Hey guys! I'm back for the final chapter of this fanfic. I added a slight... something here. So read it to find out. Enjoy reading! :)
Chapter 6: Miare Day
Ferry Port, Sinnoh Region…
"Uuh… Huh?... Where… am I?" I said, waking up at a ferry port. I saw many big ships.
I began walking aimlessly. I saw a souvenir store. Then suddenly, Satoshi and a guy with squinty eyes and brown, spiky hair rushed out of the store, holding many bags. They went to a girl with blue hair who was standing outside the store. I decided to hide behind a nearby wooden box to watch the scene.
"Takeshi, that's a lot of bags." The bluenette, surprised. I guess his name's Takeshi?
"Don't forget I have many siblings back home to take care of." Takeshi said.
I heard a ship calling. Maybe it's about to set sail?
"Our ship is about to set sail! Let's get going!" Satoshi said. The three of them began hurrying towards their ship.
I see them standing, ready to board the ship. For some reason, I could hear them from a far distance, and I can see them as if I have binoculars on.
"Thanks for helping me through my journey." The bluenette said.I saw her eyes watering and cheeks blush a little. I got a bad feeling about this girl.
"We should be thanking you, Hikari." The guys said. So the girl's name is Hikari.
Then Hikari raised a hand in the air. Perhaps asking for a high-five?
Satoshi then got a look on his face, and then raised a hand in the air also. That's what friends are for; giving high-fives, but something feels a little bit off.
I was surprised by what Hikari had done next; she hugged Satoshi! I saw him return the hug. In that moment, my heart began to beat faster from dread, mouth quivering, hands and feet shaking. I watched in horror as they share a romantic moment. I also saw Takeshi jaw-dropped, although that didn't help me feel better.
And then I heard Hikari said, "Satoshi, don't go. I love you too much to see you go away." She began to sob into Satoshi's clothes. My eyes also began to water. I should be the one sobbing into his clothes, not you.
"…I'm sorry, Hikari, I can't say that back to you…" Satoshi said. That did help me feel better a little. I immediately regret putting my guard down as I saw Satoshi's face closing in on Hikari's. Somehow, the moment was in slow-motion effect. I had the chance to break the moment. I began rushing towards them.
Room 216, Pokemon Centre, Miare City…
"Don't!" I shouted, getting up, stretching an arm as if I was reaching for something. I then realized I was in my room here at the centre. I felt myself soaked in cold sweat. I woke up Eureka and Fokko from my sudden cry early in the morning.
"Serena, what's wrong?" "Fokko?" Eureka and Fokko said.
I didn't quite hear them as I was trying to remember the terrible nightmare I just had. I haven't had nightmares in years, but this one's the worst of them all. I almost had a trauma because of it.
"I… it's nothing, just had a dream. Don't worry." I said dream, not nightmare.
"Oh. Ok. Well, it's still 7:30am, so you have plenty of time to prepare for your date." Eureka said.
"Yeah…" I said. I can't seem to erase the nightmare in my mind.
Pokemon Centre lobby, Miare City…
I woke up, feeling refreshed from my sleep. I saw Pikachu getting up also beside me.
"Good morning, buddy." I said.
"Pikachu." Pikachu said.
I suddenly remembered what happened last night. Pikachu now knows my feelings for Serena. I started thinking possible situations where Pikachu will use it to black-mail me. I might start considering not giving Pikachu ketchup.
I saw Citron's bed empty, maybe making breakfast? The word breakfast made me hungry.
"I'm starving! Let's eat breakfast." I said.
"Pika pi, Pikachu?" Pikachu asked. It said 'you're not taking a shower first?'
"Oh, I almost forgot. Hehehe." I said. Now that I think about it, I don't remember myself taking a shower first thing in the morning. Oh man. I began smelling myself, and walked towards the bathroom.
Pokemon Centre lobby, Miare City…
I walked towards the lobby, completely refreshed from that shower, thanks to Pikachu reminding me. I saw Eureka and Serena sitting on a table. I came to them and greeted, "Good morning, girls."
"Good morning, Satoshi." Eureka said with a bright smile. That's odd. Why didn't Serena answer? Moreover, why does she look sad, and somewhat distant?
"Umm… Where's Citron?" I asked, not wanting to know what is going on with Serena 'cause I might ruin her mood more.
"He's making breakfast. His almost done, actually." Eureka answered. My stomach began growling again from the word breakfast.
"Oh, there he is." Eureka said, pointing at Citron, carrying a tray full of food.
"Oh hey Satoshi, good morning." Citron said. I wasn't paying him attention as I my attention was stuck on the food.
"Let's dig in!" I said.
After we ate breakfast, all the food was gone, except for Serena's, who barely touched her food. I don't want her to miss breakfast.
I gestured for Eureka to come with me for a second. We walked a fair distance from the table. I really can't help but want to know what's going on with Serena.
"Eureka, what's wrong with Serena? She barely touched her food." I said with concern.
"I don't really know, too, to be honest. But a while ago, she woke me up when she screamed, and I asked her what happened. She said she had a dream. I don't know what kind of dream it was, though." Eureka answered. It was a long shot. Oh well. Maybe I'll find about it later if I ask Serena myself.
"Oh. Ok. Thanks." I said.
In the remaining time before my date with Serena, we went to our separate activities; I went on the battlefield outside the centre to train my Pokemon, Citron and Eureka went to spend quality time with their father, and Serena , I think she went for a walk around the city, taking out whatever it is in her mind.
I walked around the city to take my mind off of that nightmare. At the same time, I was thinking how to tell about that to Satoshi. I was looking down when I was walking, and bumped onto someone.
"Oh, sorry mis-" I said, looking up to see a familiar face.
"Pansy-san? Hey!" I said, greeting her warmly.
"Serena? Hi! How's your journey going so far?" she asked.
"Great, actually." I said. Then I remembered my nightmare. Why does it keep haunting me?
"Is something wrong? You look pale." She said in concern. I might as well share it to her. It wouldn't really hurt.
"It's just that… I had a nightmare last night." I said.
We walked towards a table nearby, and we talked about my nightmare.
"And that's what happened." I said, finally finished talking about my story.
"Wait a minute… You have feelings for Satoshi?" Pansy-san said in surprise.
"Y-yeah. You could say that." I said while a tint of red was on my cheeks.
"That's great! Did you tell him?" Pansy-san asked.
"Not yet." I said.
"Actually, last night, he asked me to have dinner with him tonight. So I might confess to him… later." I added.
"Good timing! Today is Miare Day after all. It will be really romantic for you two." she said.
"Well, I think you should tell your nightmare to Satoshi. He can definitely help you with that. I'm not really good at giving advice." She said, standing up.
"Oh. You're going to work now?" I asked.
"Yup. I'm working on a new article. So, see you later. Bye, Serena." She said, waving goodbye.
"Bye." I said.
I continued walking around the city until I got a bit tired and went back to the Pokemon Centre to take a short nap.
6:00pm, Pokemon Centre lobby, Miare City…
I'm standing inside, in front of the door of the Pokemon Centre, waiting for Serena to finish fixing herself up. For some reason, I feel confident about our date, and I think it's gonna go smoothly as expected. I'm already wearing the clothes I both back in the clothing boutique.
I saw Pikachu running towards me, holding a light-brown bowtie. I forgot about that thing.
"Thanks, Pikachu." I said, getting the bowtie, and attaching it.
As soon as I finished fixing the bowtie, I heard a familiar voice. "Satoshi." Serena said.
I looked up, and I thought I saw an angel. She wore a beautiful, silver high-low dress that is sleeveless, silver flats, a small light-brown belt strapped around her waist, and a small light-brown purse. Her hair is curled at the bottom. And the best part about that? She's not wearing any make up. As I look at her, I felt almost all my confidence go down the drain. I realized we look like a matching pair.
"Wow, Satoshi! You look great in that suit." Serena complimented.
I wasn't able to thank or compliment her back because I was still stunned by her beauty. I didn't realize my mouth is opened half-way. Pikachu went outside to leave us alone.
She giggled, and went in front of me. She raised one hand and placed it below my chin and closed my mouth.
"I-umm.. uh. Sorry… It's just that…" I said.
"What is it?" she asked.
"You… look… amazing." I said. To be honest, I can't find the words to describe her right now, so I went with that word. To my surprise, she blushed deeply on my compliment. Well, I think that's enough to satisfy her, isn't it? I don't really know.
"Th-thank you…" she said, shyly. She's really cute when she's shy.
"Well. Let's get going." I said.
I opened the door for Serena to go out first. Then we went to our destination, unbeknownst to Serena, which I will tell her later while we walk.
We are walking on the sidewalk towards the destination I have in mind.
"By the way, where are we going?" she asked.
"You know Restaurent Le Amour?" I said, credits to Citron for suggesting that place.
"Oh my Arceus! That's the most romantic restaurant!" She squealed.
"That's where we're going." I said.
"Thank you, Satoshi…" she said, locking arms with me. We walked a comfortable silence until we arrived to the restaurant.
Restaurant Le Amour, Miare City…
"Welcome. Table for two?" a waiter asked.
"Yes." We said in unison. The waiter walked us towards our table. The waiter went away.
I pulled out a chair for Serena, and took a seat for myself. We hear smooth French music played by some bands. The waiter came back to ask for our drinks.
"Water, please." We both said. The waiter went away. He came back with two glasses of water and went away to get a paper and pen to take our orders.
I then remembered Serena having a problem this morning, so I decided to ask her about it.
"Serena, you look really distant this morning. What's wrong? I asked.
Finally, he asked that. I was waiting for him to ask me about it this morning, though this place seems like a good place to talk about it.
"Well, I had a dream last night, a nightmare, at least." I said.
"What happened?" I asked.
"Well, let's just say you went away." I said, kinda ending the story abruptly. Although I want him to ask me what's wrong, I didn't really want to tell him the whole story. I'll save it for later. Oh, and when I think about what I just said just now, it rhymes.
"Why?" He asked.
"I'll tell you why later." I said.
Satoshi just sit back and pouted. He really wants to know what happened in my dream. He's really cute though.
The waiter came and asked for our orders. Surprisingly, Satoshi didn't order everything. Well, this is a formal restaurant, so he should behave a little.
The waiter went away. Satoshi and I engaged into small talks. The talk I'm really shocked about was when he was hated before by Pikachu when he started his journey. I just can't really see it in Pikachu when I think about it.
The waiter came back with our food. We were busy eating that we can't really talk. For once, Satoshi is eating with discipline and grace, which surprises me. After we ate, we engage in yet another set of small talks, this time, some became a big conversation. After some time, Satoshi paid the bill. To my surprise, the bill was astronomically high. Luckily, Satoshi had the money he earned back in the Battle Institute. Why are there so many surprises today? I bet there are more surprises later.
We went outside, and we saw a lot of people in pairs. There are some on the sidewalks, some near the fountain, pair here, pair there, pair everywhere!
"I just can't believe Pikachu hated you before. I just can't see it." I said, bringing back the topic of Pikachu hating Satoshi.
"Well, it didn't really trust humans before. I don't know why, but I'm not gonna find out." Satoshi said.
Prism Tower, Miare City…
We went In front of the Prism Tower. Since it's 8:30pm, the tower is glowing a beautiful bright yellow. Our breaths were taken away by the big and beautiful sight in front of us.
Suddenly, in the corner of my right eye, I saw what it seems to be a girl with blue hair. If my nightmare is any indication of anything involving Satoshi, I won't take the chance of her seeing us, but I don't know where to go.
I saw the door to the tower open by itself. Maybe an invitation from Arceus to get out of the impending situation? I'll take it!
I was about to grab Satoshi's hand and drag him towards the tower's door, but I was surprised that it was the other way around.
He grabbed my hand and said, "Well, let's go to the top." He said, beaming a smile. Oh Satoshi, I don't know how much I should thank you for unknowingly know about the approaching situation.
We went inside, went to the elevator, and Satoshi pressed the button leading us to the top floor.
I didn't notice it before. I was holding Satoshi's hand. I don't know if he already knows, though. He changed my mind when he spoke, shyly, "Your hand feels… nice." Did he just say that? Then again, he made my heart skip a beat.
"Thanks…" I whispered, blushing lightly.
Balcony, Prism Tower, Miare City…
The elevator sounded a 'ding' when we were at the top. We went outside to the balcony, and our breaths are yet again taken away from us as we saw the big city's lights below and the stars in the night sky. This time, someone complimented the sight, and that's me.
"It's beautiful." I said, hugging Satoshi's arm, releasing a light sigh when I said that.
"Yeah. It is." Satoshi said.
I have thought of a rather corny line, but I was debating whether I should say or not.
"You know, Serena, if you didn't exist, my life would be similar to that of a broken tip of a pencil." I started. I'm nervous. If she didn't ask why, I would probably relive the time when I jumped to save Pikachu when he fell from the top of this tower.
"W-why?" Serena said. Thank Arceus for making her ask.
"…It's pointless" I said.
When I heard him answer, my instinct got the better of me as I planted a quick kiss on his cheek. The redness that I was holding back took over my face.
"Wha-what was that for?!" Satoshi said, surprised by my sudden action. I saw him turn red also. I guess he liked it? I don't know, but I don't care. I just did what I want to do.
"N-nothing. Just had the urge to do that. Thank you, Satoshi…" I said softly.
"Hehe, it's nothing." He said.
I then remembered the nightmare I had. I was about to tell it to Satoshi, but an alternate method came to my mind.
"Satoshi?" I said.
"Hmm?" He said.
"Would you… leave me for someone else?" I asked.
"Why would I? I liked traveling with you too much to leave you." He said.
"You… like… me?" I said, shifting the topic to 'like and love'.
"Of course I do! You're my friend." He said. I think his obliviousness is getting the better of him. Time to bring out the big guns!
"No… I mean… like 'like'." I said, giving more emphasis on the last word.
"Uhh… umm…" he mumbled. I got impatient, and so I helped him.
"Maybe this will help…" I said, preparing to do what I always wanted to do with him.
I crashed my lips with his. My mind suddenly went blank. My heart is beating in a rapid rate. I closed my eyes, and wrapped my arms around his neck to deepen it. I don't know if his eyes are closed, though.
"No… I mean… like 'like'." Serena said. I didn't get what she said there.
"Uhh… umm…" I mumbled. I really can't answer it.
"Maybe this will help…" Serena said. Suddenly, her lips came into contact with mine.
My mind went blank. I saw her eyes closed, and felt her arms wrap around my neck. The moment she crashed her lips onto mine, I felt something inside me came bursting out. I closed my eyes, and wrapped my arms around her waist. So this is what 'love' feels like.
I felt his arms wrapped around my waist. I think it finally came out of him. We shared a deep, loving, and passionate kiss. This is what I was wishing for the past years.
When we broke away, I saw his face really red. But that didn't bother him, though, as he beamed a warm smile. I blushed, but didn't care either, as I smiled too.
Wrapped in each others' arms, and not wanting to leave each other's hold, we watched as the lights of the city shine bright and the stars above twinkle.
"Happy Miare Day, Satoshi." I said.
"Happy Miare Day, Serena." He said.
"I love you." We both said at the same time.
Outside Prism Tower, Miare City…
"Well, big bro? How'd it go?" Eureka asked beside me.
"Pika pika?" Pikachu asked too.
I put down the binocular. "Well, Eureka, your plan worked out fine." I said.
"Yes! Mission accomplished!" Eureka said in triumph.
Then, in the corner of my eye, I saw a familiar face. It was Corni. What is she doing here?
When I was jumping up and down from extreme happiness, I saw Corni, walking towards us.
"Hi, Eureka. Hi Citron…" Corni said, blushing… when she said… Citron… Oh… My… Arceus!
"Hi, Corni. It's been a long time. What brings you here in Miare City?" Citron said.
"Well, I heard about the Miare Day… where people… you know… date and stuff…" Corni said, shyly. Hihihi, I know where this is going.
"Oh. So, who's your date?" Citron asked.
"Ummm… uhh…" Corni mumbled. Maybe big bro needs a little push, and so I pushed him towards Corni.
Corni caught big bro falling in time. They were in a state so awkward and cute I'm going to faint.
Corni then dragged big bro to wherever she wants to go with him.
"Eureka! Help me!" Big bro shouted.
"Bye bye, big bro! Take care of him for me Corni!" "Pikachu Pika!" Pikachu and I said, waving goodbye, with a smile on our faces.
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