Author: Joy-girl PM
Revised 9.05 Ash is planning something special for Misty, but poor Ash! He can't seem to get a break, let alone get the words out. On top of it all, he has to deal with Team Rocket...again...Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Ash K./Satoshi & Misty/Kasumi - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,065 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 03-16-03 - Published: 02-24-03 - Status: Complete - id: 1248884
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Part 5; Proposal
Two people and a pokemon raced down the busy sidewalk. They ignored the many stares they were getting from the passer-bys. They were quite the sight! The one boy was chasing the girl was wearing a tux that was slightly grimy, but generally okay. However, what caught most people's attention (and amusement) was that he was running like he was missing a wedding (or so people though after witnessing him in the tux). A small yellow pokemon, also wearing a tux, was running beside the girl who didn't look too good. Her hair was frizzy and obviously out of place from the way it was originally, and her once beautiful dress was torn. A distraction came to bring the people's attention from the odd trio. There was a series of sirens coming from down the street and soon whizzed passed them. First came two police cars, and then to Misty's horror, an ambulance followed by three more police cars.
Misty swallowed back her fear and pushed on harder. The restaurant was finally coming into view! She saw the officers jump out of their vehicle and kicked open the front door with guns pointed and ready to fire. The ambulance's back door swung open and three medics jumped out, rushing to the side of the building. When Misty finally made it to the scene, she could see the men place a body on the stretcher. Two medics were saying something to each other while the other silently grabbed a sheet out of the ambulance and placed it over the body. Misty strained to see the body, to see any sign that it wasn't Ash, or even any sign that Ash was alive in the building. The doors burst open and the police officers were coming out after a series of shooting and yelling. They were dragging angry, and some injured, rockets with them. Immediately after, the terrified customers poked their heads out to make sure it was safe. An officer jenny stood at the entrance directing the policeman and telling them where to go.
Misty's eyes finally spotted something under the blanket covering the dead body. She felt as though someone just punched her in the gut. She could feel her legs buckle beneath her and she fell to her knees. Her arms feel limp at her side and her gaze was straight ahead, but not seeing. Everything around Misty melted away into darkness. Her once bright, happy eyes were dull and glazed over as if she were in another world. She was vaguely aware of Brock and Pikachu running to her and asking if she was okay. She couldn't speak. She felt a numbing sensation all over, but the tears wouldn't fall. Nothing seemed to be functioning. However, somewhere she managed to whisper out, "He had black hair. He had a tux." She swallowed, not able to come out with a full sentence. "Dead."
She could feel Brock's hand pull back from her shoulder in shock and she heard Pikachu's surprised cry, but she didn't respond. She could only sit there on her knees and do nothing. The tears finally came as the realization finally hit her. Ash was dead. Those words kept repeating in her head over and over. Ash was dead. Ash was dead. 'No, Ash isn't dead!' Tears were coming out in rivers now. 'He can't be!' She could still picture him sitting across from her. He was so nervous about something… something she'd never find out.
Somewhere in her mind, she heard a shout from Pikachu and Brock's cry, but she didn't move, she didn't even want to think. She heard things being spoken around her, but nothing actually went to her head, only the words, Ash is dead.
A hand was placed around her shoulder and it pulled Misty toward a warm, welcoming chest. A voice whispered her name into her ear, hoping that it would get through to her. Misty's eyes finally blinked, a light appeared in them that she thought was lost forever. She pulled away from the warm embrace and looked over her comforter in alarm. "Ash…?" She managed.
Ash smiled warmly. "Hey," He ran a thumb over the streaked left side of her face. "What's with the tears?"
Misty's let out a strangled sob. "I saw you! I saw them put you on a stretcher and put a sheet over you! You were dead!" She was beginning to get hysterical now. Was she seeing things? Was this just her mind trying to make her believe Ash wasn't dead?
Ash's face sobered and he shook his head. "No, that wasn't me." A sad smile formed on his lips. "See…"
The rocket closed one eye and aimed the gun carefully. Just as he pulled a trigger, he felt someone push the gun away, making the shot miss its intended target. The rocket was surprised by the push and instinctively fired another shot.
Ash stopped and felt a searing pain in his shoulder. He looked. Apparently, the last bullet had gone clean trough the top of his shoulder. Ash sighed with relief. It wasn't anything too serious. Ash looked back at the rocket that had shot the gun. He was cursing at something. In front of him was a body lying motionless on the ground, a puddle of blood was forming beneath him.
Ash's instincts finally kicked in. 'Run you idiot! The man still has a gun, and it's got your name on it!' Ash held his arm to stop in from moving too much and ran. The rocket had regained control of the situation and ran after Ash who had just rounded the corner. As the rocket turned the corner, he was met with five guns aimed right at his face and a smirking Ash standing behind the policemen.
Misty wiped a hand across her face to wipe away most of the tears that had stopped sometime during his story. "But what about the body? Why did I think it was you?"
Ash smiled and wiped a stray tear running down Misty's tear stained cheek with his finger. "Luck I guess. Someone got some common sense and decided to come and help. But I guess their idea of help was to push the gun away and end up getting shot instead. And it just so happened that the guy looked like me."
Misty nodded in understanding, then her eyes widened. "Ash! You're shoulder!"
Ash grinned and shrugged, wincing as he did so. "It's nothing serious." He looked at Misty, a serious expression replacing his grin. "Misty, I have to ask you something. I love you, you know that, right?"
Misty cocked her head and nodded. "Of course, Ash. And I love you! I'm really glad your okay!"
Ash smiled and gazed into her beautiful cerulean eyes. "Right, and I wanted to ask you –"
"Sir," Ash and Misty both looked up at the paramedic, both annoyed at him for ruining the moment, especially Ash. "We need to check your shoulder sir. Please come with us."
Ash closed his eyes and counted to ten. They said it calms people - it didn't work. Ash jumped up ignoring the pain in his shoulder. "No!"
Misty looked at Ash, astonished. "Ash! What –"
Ash grabbed Misty's hand with his good arm and dragged her away. "I'll be back later." He called over his shoulder.
"Ash, where are we going?" Misty giggled at Ash's determined expression. Ash was dragging her through the nearby forest muttering to himself, something about bad timing and everyone being against him.
Ash stopped suddenly and looked and Misty, smiling. "You'll see. Now close you eyes."
Misty did so.
Ash smile grew wider as he led her a little more ways before stopping her and setting her down on a rock.
Misty cocked her head. Did she hear running water? "Ash, can I open my eyes now?"
"Not yet." Ash knelt down on one knee and grabbed the jewelry box from his pocket with his good and pulled it out. He placed it on the ground beside him and grabbed Misty's hand. "Okay, open them."
Misty blinked her eyes open and was surprised to see Ash one knee. Happy, but surprised.
Ash took a deep breath and began. "Misty, I love you with all my heart, and I know that you love me. And, I wanted to ask if we could spend the rest of our lives together. I wanted this night to be so perfect, we'd drink and eat at a fancy restaurant, just like you always dreamed of, but it just ended up being a disaster. You got hurt, I got hurt, and well…" Ash sighed. "I'm sorry about all that, but I think it helped me get over my nervousness. I realized that if I want to spend the rest of my life with you, I better ask now before something else happens. So…" He reached beside him and pull out the small, black jewelry box and opened it to reveal a beautiful, elegant diamond ring with the words 'A+M together forever' engraved on the side. He held it up to her, looked into her eyes sincerely asked, "Misty Kasumi Waterflower, will you marry me?"
Misty's eyes lit up and she practically pounced on Ash, knocking him over in the process, and smothered him with kisses until Ash's groaned of pain made her pull off. "Sorry…" She grinned sheepishly.
Ash just shrugged it off and grinned as well. "I'll take that as a yes?"
Misty giggled. "Of course Ashy-boy!"
Misty kissed Ash again, this time more passionately. Ash closed his eyes and wrapped one arm around her and kissed her just as deeply.
Misty finally pulled away and rested her forehead on Ash's, a never-ending smile residing on her lips. "Isn't this where we met?"
Ash grinned. "Yep!"
Misty giggled. "Very romantic!"
Ash was about to speak when he heard sounds coming from the bushes. "Do you hear something Misty?"
Misty strained her ears. "Yea… sounds like someone dragged a CD player all the way out here and somehow knew just what song to play."
Ash's smile never left his face. "What can I say? They're some smart people, and pokemon." He winked at Misty and held out his hand. "Would you care to dance, my beautiful fiancé?"
Misty smiled and took his hand, curtseying at the same time. "I would love to."
The pain in Ash's arm seemed to dull away as he placed his arm around her waist, and took her hand in his, and they danced under the beautiful moon, finally together.
Didn't revise much in this chapter just because I thought this one was actually pretty good. Hope you enjoyed it too!
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