Author: Pyrekiss PM
When May and Brendan finally meet each other again, they decide to travel together to beat the Elite 4. Soon, they fall in love with each other and the press finds out. What will hold them together when false accusations are thrown at each other? COMPLETERated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 20,065 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 11-20-06 - Published: 06-21-05 - Status: Complete - id: 2448052
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Disclaimer: I do not own Pokémon. Added Note - Thanks to calbergerac, I have found out May's official pokémon.
Warning: Characters may be OOC, as I usually do not read or watch Pokémon.
CHAPTER 1: We Meet Again
May Maple yawned in the darkness; her Munchlax, Combusken, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Beautifly were all sleeping. Unfortunately, she could not join them. Her head was full of thoughts about the pokémon world.
Many people, like her, had grown obsessed with Pokémon ever since they were discovered. Her dream was to someday become the Pokémon League Champion, and she was getting close to Lily Cove City to attempt to achieve it. She had beaten every gym leader at every town, and earned every gym badge she fought for. Sure, May had lost a few times, but she tried over and over again until she finally won. For at least several nights now she was too excited to sleep. Usually when she "slept", she was actually in a trance. She closed her eyes, but she was still awake. Her head was nodding off as soon as she heard a loud rustling in the bushes.
Immediately, she jerked, now fully alert, right back up again. Was it a wild pokémon?
A dark figure, in the shape of a human, rose above the bushes. May gasped a little. Was it one of Team Magma's or Team Aqua's members?
"Relax, it's only me." The figure said. May was still not that relieved at all, she kept up her guard.
May shivered a little, but tried her best to not show her fear. "Who is it?"
"It's me, Brendan." The boy said as he walked towards her and grinned a little at her ignorance. "Hey, haven't seen you in a long time." He said, carrying his sleeping pokémon on his back.
Brendan Birch was May's neighbor, rival, and friend rolled all in one. May smiled and let out a sigh of relief. "I thought you were a wild pokémon or something." May commented as she stirred a pot of burnt berries – she was horrible at cooking (she had never really learned the art) and she was too dirt poor now to afford any better food. She was so bent on traveling to Lily Cove city, she didn't accept anyone's Pokémon battle challenges, and therefore didn't earn any money from it.
Brendan wrinkled his nose with slight disgust. "What are you cooking?"
May sighed. "Some berries. I can't afford any food for myself or for my pokémon because I constantly buy supplies for them like health potions mostly to prepare for the Elite Four…so I gather berries for all of us." She answered, and turned to look at her sleeping pokémon. "I hope they aren't starving. They never complain, but that's how they are. Even when they hate something, they hardly ever show it."
Brendan opened his pack. "I can share some of my soda pop and unburnt berries with you, if you'd like."
May's eyes twinkled with happiness at the thought of her pokémon getting better food. "Really? Thank you..." she replied gratefully.
Brendan grinned. "Yeah, you're welcome." he said. He took out some food and drinks for May, and then he put out food for himself and his pokémon. His pokémon cried out cheerfully, as they usually did most of the time, and ravenously ate the berries. The sounds of the feast woke May's pokémon, and they cautiously walked towards Brendan's pokémon. The pokémon had never met each other outside of battle and but now became friendly with each other. They shared food and chattered in pokémon talk.
May smiled. "They like each other already."
Brendan nodded, and began to eat. May had not eaten good food for a while; she was so hungry that she wolfed her whole meal in just a few bites. Brendan stared at her, stunned. He had never seen a girl with such bad table manners. But he shrugged it off because he knew she didn't have good food in a long time, and finished his meal the way he usually did.
"So...how did you come by here?" May asked, finishing off her berries. Her lips were now bright pink from the peachpa berries.
"Well, I was going to try to find a clearing to sleep tonight. I was wandering by and saw a warm, cozy fire. I wanted see who was there so I hid behind some bushes and saw that it was you. I'm heading towards Lily Cove City to research some more Pokémon." Brendan answered, already having finished his meal. "Usually the other pokémon I have already usually hide in the grass, so I make sure to avoid them when I get tired of researching." He yawned, and stretched.
"I can see that." grinned May and licked her fingers. The couple talked for at least two hours after that. All the pokémon were finally sleeping from their hard-earned meal, next to each other.
Finally, May crawled into her sleeping bag and watched the last remaining embers of the fire die slowly. Brendan was still wide awake, staring at the sky and lying on his back. She giggled slightly to herself. "He looks so ...weird...when he's spacing out." May thought.
"Good night Brendan." She yawned, tilted her head back, and finally slept.
Many hours after she slept, Brendan turned his attention to stare at May. "She looks so peaceful when she sleeps." Brendan mused to himself.
"Good night, May." He whispered to her softly, even though he knew she couldn't hear him, and he laid back against his sleeping bag, and closed his eyes, dreaming of nature, and the Pokémon world.
Preview of the Next Chapter, "May's Journal":
Unfortunately for her, May left her backpack inadvertently. The contents of her bag spilled everywhere. Brendan bent down to place the fallen items back into her bag when something that also fell out of the backpack caught his eye. May's Journal, the cover said. Brendan picked it up and examined it. Then, out of curiousity, he opened the cover to the first page...