Author: xStart.a.RIOTx PM
Every time Valentines' Day came, she was always reminded of how she was without him; without her best friend, her crush, her LOVE. She had no way to contact him, she didn't know where he was; in fact, NOBODY did. Not even Brock. Until one faithful day..Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Ash K./Satoshi & Dawn/Hikari - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,881 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 04-10-10 - Published: 02-25-10 - id: 5775510
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Yes! xRiot-6296x did NOT die! :D
She is still alive in FanFiction.
Oh, and this was supposed to be a Valentines' Day gift to all you Pearlshippers out there.
But I guess it's a late Valentines' Day gift now :P
Please excuse the horrible-ness of this fanfic, I'm still suffering from a small writer's block (one of the MAJOR reasons as to why I disappeared from FanFiction for an extremely long time).
So, I hope you at least find this story the slightest bit interesting, and maybe even enjoy it ;D
Disclaimer: I do not own anything in this story (Pokemon, Dawn, Ash, etc.)…except for my O[utside] C[haracter], Rachel/Ray.
A thirteen year old blunette quickly turned around, her eyes meeting a pair of dark brown ones. They were full of sincere and anticipation. Dark brown eyes full of anticipation that belonged to a young thirteen year old boy who appeared to be months older than her. He was a boy with messy, shaggy black hair and a red cap covering the top of his head. A smiling Pikachu, who seemed to know the girl and seemed to like her as well, was perched on the boy's shoulder.
Dawn smiled once she saw the trainer and his Pokemon. So did the Piplup in her arms. "Oh, hey Ash," she beamed.
The two kids and their two Pokemon were standing within the beautiful atmosphere of a garden which belonged to the enormous, beautiful city of Alamos Town; a town that brought so many sweet memories back to the blunette. One memory that was important to her…the memory of Ash saving her life.
It was just last year, when she was supposed to be competing in a contest that was being held in the contest hall in the town…but the contest never occurred, due to the fact that the town was being distorted and disturbed by a fierce battle between two legendary Pokemon; Dialga and Palkia. While their older friend Brock, a Pokemon breeder, was helping evacuate the people in the city, Ash and Dawn were on their way to save the city from its demise. But at one point…Dawn fell from a high point in the city, once from an air balloon, and another time from a staircase located near the top of an extremely tall monument.
But Ash, Ash prevented her from getting hurt during those two times. If he hadn't come to her aid, she wouldn't be standing in this beautiful garden with him right at this moment. And, she was thankful for that. Dawn was thankful that Ash was so good towards her. He would do almost anything for her, just to keep her safe or to keep her happy. He was such a great and loyal friend…and nothing more.
Or so Dawn thought.
"Why'd you bring me here?" she asked in a clueless tone.
Ash and Dawn had spent most of their Valentines' Day in Alamos Town, from sightseeing to eating ice cream. Brock had decided to leave the two alone for the day, partially because he wanted them to "spend some alone time together", and mostly because he wanted to spend his whole Valentines' Day with Nurse Joy at the Pokemon Center located in the city.
Anyway, after they had spent most of the day traveling about throughout the town, Ash had taken Dawn to the famous garden in the town, the garden that was said to be "everyone's garden". They had been there before, when they visited Alamos Town the last time. And now here they were again, standing in the beautiful atmosphere of the fresh flowers and the lush greeneries and trees.
It was Ash's idea to head to the garden. And he hadn't given Dawn a clue as to why he wanted to go there.
The boy chuckled nervously, scratching the back of his head, the shaggy strands of his black hair ruffling as he did. "Uh…well…j-just…" he began, stammering each and every word. But then he grinned, and gently placed his gloved hands over the sapphire blue eyes of his best friend. "J-Just close your eyes and wait for a sec."
Dawn giggled, thinking that whatever Ash was doing was actually sort of cute. "Okay!" she chirped in reply.
Ash smiled at her, and gently tore his hands away from her eyes, making sure they were really closed. After he was sure that she wasn't looking, he quickly prepared himself.
After making sure he was ready, he stood in front of Dawn and gently grabbed her hand, placing a single red rose into her hand. Her fingers clasped the rose, and felt around the object, curious as to what it was. "W-What is this?" she breathed out.
Ash chuckled. "Okay, you can open your eyes now."
The girl fluttered her eyelids open, and once she did, she saw his hand holding her wrist, and her fingers gently clasping a thornless green stem of a red rose. She was filled with shock and disbelief. Did Ash Ketchum actually give her a rose? And a red rose out of all the flowers in the world?!
Didn't red roses signify…?
Ash smiled at his best friend's shocked state. He slowly moved his head forward, and whispered into her ear, "Happy Valentines' Day Dawn."
The blunette blushed once he said that. Was this actually happening? Or was it just a dream? She didn't know what to think, whether to think if what was happening right at that moment was actually real or just a fantasy.
Ash just laughed, amused and delighted. He then gently placed his lips onto hers,
…and kissed her.
"Dawn!" an impatient voice yelled. "Hello?! This is no time for daydreaming!"
The blunette blinked, and looked around as she returned back to reality. She was now her eighteen-year-old self, and it's been about five years since she's seen that raven-haired boy.
He and Brock actually left her to go back to Kanto the day after her…the day after he kissed her.
Yes, he left her after Valentines' Day that year. His Sinnoh and Johto journey with her had already ended earlier that month, and he decided to continue to pursue his dream of becoming a Pokemon Master. The same went for Dawn for her dream of becoming Top Pokemon Co-ordinator. They had to separate ways in order to fulfill their dreams.
But he was just such a good friend that he decided to spend a little bit more time with her just before he left (and that was another reason why she loved him so much).
But all of that is in the past.
Now, Dawn is one of the Top Co-ordinators, and has finally fulfilled her dream. She actually became famous after winning the Grand Festival in Hoenn when she started traveling with her best friend, May. And she's still on an on-going verge of winning multiple contests in all of the regions. She was actually living her dream, the dream she sought out to make a reality when she was ten.
But…it wasn't enough.
There was something missing.
And it was…
"Him…" the eighteen-year-old breathed out with a frown, and sighed after she did.
She missed him so much. And the sad part was…that she couldn't even remember his name. That beautiful, yet simple name; as she'd remembered it. Without her knowing, it had gradually slipped from her memory as the years passed by. And that made her furious.
And every time Valentines' Day came, she was always reminded of how she was without her best friend, her crush, her love…everyday. And she had no way to contact him, she didn't know where in the world he was anymore…in fact, nobody did, not even Brock. He just disappeared.
It was a depressing feeling not having him with her anymore, and she didn't like it. It made her wish that she should've decided to continue to travel with him and Brock instead of being selfish, and following her own dreams instead.
The blunette mentally slapped herself. 'Yeah, why didn't I do that instead?!' she screamed inside her mind. 'Dawn, you're so stupid!'
"DAWN! DO YOU HEAR ME?!" the impatient voice shouted angrily once again.
The blunette jumped up in her seat, and then returned back to reality once again. Her sapphire blue eyes scanned the room, observing her surroundings, reminding herself as to where she was at the moment. She was sitting on top of a plastic red booth, and she wore a sky blue summer dress that complimented the color of her hair and her eyes. Two brunettes she seemed to know were sitting in front of her; though one had mid-length light auburn hair under a green bandana and sky blue eyes, while the other girl had long, straight and layered black-brown hair and amethyst eyes.
They were sitting in a booth of a fast-food restaurant in one of the best malls in the town. The place was crowded, full of young teenagers and young couples, and the aroma of French fries spread throughout the air. Many pink and red decorations were put around the restaurant, signifying that it was Valentines' Day.
"Um, Dawn? I think you'd better speak before Rachel gets mad at you," May muttered to the blunette.
"Oh, erm, okay," Dawn breathed out, a frown still placed on her face. "Rachel, what were you saying?"
The blunette's impatient childhood friend finally settled down once she saw the blunette finally responding to her annoyed yells. "Okay, I was asking you if you had any plans today."
Dawn raised an eyebrow at her. "That's it?" she asked in an irritated, yet surprisingly calm tone. "That's what all your screaming was about?"
Rachel sweatdropped. "Er…w-well, you know how impatient I get!" she nervously said.
Dawn and May giggled at the brunette's remark. Rachel eyed them with angry amethyst orbs, but soon joined in with their laughter. She could never stay mad at them for so long, never.
After they ceased their laughing session, they straightened themselves up. "Anyway, do you have any plans for today?" Rachel asked once again.
A frown gradually started forming on Dawn's soft lips. "Uh…well…no."
May chuckled, and grinned. "Mm, I thought so."
Dawn glared at her with furious sapphire blue eyes. "Why are you laughing?! It's not funny!" she yelled.
May ignored the blunette's remark. "Well, since you don't have any plans, why don't you hang out with me and Rachel for the whole day?"
"Really?" Dawn asked, raising an eyebrow. "I thought you were supposed to spend the whole day with Drew."
Once Dawn said that, May's cheeks started warming up and turning to a shade of hot pink. You see, almost a year ago…Drew and May had finally became a couple. Drew had finally gotten the guts to ask out the beautiful brunette. It was so obvious to everyone that they both had major huge crushes on each other, it was something that they've been expecting for an extremely long time.
"Well…w-we had a change of plans," she stammered. "I knew you would be moping around the whole Valentines' Day again, so I told Drew about it…and he didn't seem to mind. So there you go. I'll be spending the whole day with you and Rachel."
An appreciative smile creeped up Dawn's face once she heard the brunette's explanation. "Oh, thanks May!" she beamed. "You too, Rachel."
They smiled back to her, and the atmosphere filled up with warmth and friendship.
Dawn smiled. "So, what are we gonna do?"
This chapter was supposed to be longer...but I didn't want to wait until the end of February.
Oh well. :P
Anyway, review this horrible story!
Please and Thank You (: