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Later that day
Ash walks into his and Paul's dorm room in frustration. He slams the door getting a strange look from Paul while doing so.
"Dude why the hell are you going with Giselle to the dance?" he asked him in bewilderment, narrowing his eyes at his roommate.
Paul raised an eyebrow at him, "I'm still not talking to you." he grunts rolling his eyes in annoyance.
Ash rolls his eyes at Paul's immaturity, "I don't really care if you aren't, all I asked was a simple question. Now answer, are you going with her? Yes or no?" he stated in a frustrated tone.
Paul scoffed at him, standing up from his bed and towers over him, intimidatingly "Who the fuck are you supposed to be? My father?" he growls getting pissed off.
Ash glares right back at him, glancing up a bit since Paul is a bit taller. "No, I'm your best friend. And as your best friend, I want what's fucking best for you. So you're not going with Giselle."
Paul lets out a dry laugh, "I was never going with her in the first place. If you were really my best friend you would know that. But you don't dictate what I do in my life. So now I might go with her, just to piss you off." he said condescendingly with a smirk forming its way onto his face.
Ash sighs in frustration, yanking at his long brown locks as he took his signature hat off. "I'm serious, Paul. Don't go with her."
Paul scoffs again, "I'm going to do whatever the fuck I want to do." He roars at him, and turns to leave the room.
Ash then throws his hat at the door, causing Paul to turn around and look at him in disbelief. "You are going mess up your chances with Dawn if you go with her."
Paul lets out a sarcastic laugh, "You're not serious are you? She's the one who messed up her chances with me! Everything was perfect until she screwed it up. She's a troublesome stupid girl who can't even fix her mistakes, because all that comes from those mistakes are more mistakes." He spat bitterly.
Ash finally clenched his fist getting even more agitated, "You know what! At least she is trying! You? You don't try to fix anything! Not your relationship with your father, not your brother! Hell I bet if your mother came back, you wouldn't even bother because you always think holding fucking grudges is the answer!" he paused breathing in an out to calm himself down, but he then continued "I'm done, go back to having sex with anyone who breathes and live that emotionless life of yours, because that's the only thing you know how to fucking do."
Paul didn't answer him instead, Paul walked right up to his best friend and punched him in the face and walked out of the room, slamming the door in the process.
Ash fell to the floor with a loud thump, holding his cheek in shock that his best friend actually through a punch at him. I mean he was pretty harsh, but some people just can't take criticism. He groaned in pain, but got up nonetheless and walked to the bathroom to clean up the blood on his face.
The next day, the day before the homecoming dance
Misty was walking to her next class, when all of a sudden Ash comes up from behind her and wraps his strong arms around her waist and kisses the back of her neck softly.
"Hey babe," he whispers in a soothing voice.
Misty turns around and folds her arms against her chest, "Oh, so now you remember you have a girlfriend—wait what happened to your cheek?" she frowned, uncrossing her arms to use on of her hands to touch his cheek gently.
He sighs softly, before tightening his grip on her waist, "Paul… but never mind that," he scratches the back of his neck, "I know I haven't been giving you a lot of attention lately, but I um—um." He stutters out nervously.
She decides to let the whole punch thing go, because she sees that he is nervous already. She smiles softly at him, "Why are you so nervous right now?" she said with a light giggle.
He narrows his eyes at his girlfriend, and lets go of her waist, shoving his hands in his pockets. "I'm not nervous" he argues back defensively, "Maybe I am a bit, but that's because I'm trying to ask you if you want to go to homecoming with me?" he bit his lip, looking at her with a small shy grin on his face.
She laughs, "Oh my Arceus, I can't even believe you are asking! We're dating so of course I'd go with you silly! Besides you know we are up for King and Queen." She said with excitement, smiling up at him softly.
Ash let out a laugh, "Yeah I know, I can't believe that actually. You think we're going to win?"
Misty sighs softly, "I don't know… everyone is voting for Dawn. I don't think I can compete with her." she mentions sadly, with a small frown on her face.
Ash steps forward and pulls her closer to him, "Have faith in yourself Mist, besides even if we don't win, you will always be my queen." he smiles cheekily at her.
Misty can't help the smile that forms on her face, she punches his shoulder lightly "Stop being cheesy." She said, while letting out a fit of giggles.
Ash chuckles and leans his forehead onto hers, "Oh come on you know cheese is good on everything!"
Misty pulls back from him, rolling her eyes playfully "Only you would be thinking of food at a time like this" she teased lightly.
Ash smirks at her, grabbing her hand and now walking her to class, "That and you of course."
She blushes red a bit, and slaps his arm again playfully, intertwining their fingers together as they head to class.
Later with Paul and Dawn in class
Dawn was facing forward still in Paul's seat of course, but she was glancing at him with the corner of her eye. She couldn't help it. He still chose to sit next to her, like nothing even happened and that broke her heart.
Paul felt her stare at him, and he glances at her with a glare "Take a picture it will last longer." He rudely comments.
Dawn's eyes widened a bit, embarrassed from getting caught. She turns and glares back at him, "You're right it would probably last longer then you ever did." she lied through her teeth, trying to show she wasn't bothered by it. But the reality was she was bothered by it, a lot.
Paul clenches his fist, his jaw tightening. "Nothing was ever enough to keep you satisfied, at least I can keep Giselle satisfied. She at least has a heart." He lied through his teeth. He never slept with Giselle. He never would even if she was the last person on earth, he just wanted her to feel the ache and pain he felt.
Dawn's eyes started watering slightly, and she feels like her heart has been stomped on again. She expected him to sleep with someone, or sleep around like he used to. It killed her to think about it, but she was the one who caused him pain. And now it's her turn to feel the same pain. She swallowed a huge lump in her throat and looked back at the board, slightly sinking in her seat.
Paul frowned deeply, his glare softening as he saw her eyes get glassy. He looked back at the front and he sighed to himself, not really meaning to make her cry. He felt like an asshole.
The next day. The day of the Homecoming Dance
Ash raises his hand to knock on the door, his palms sweating like crazy. He doesn't know why he is nervous, he already got the girl. But he couldn't help it, because this is the first dance they will be going together, not just as friends, but as a couple. And it meant a lot to him. He wanted this whole night to go perfect. Not only for him and Misty, but he hoped it ended well for Paul and Dawn at least.
He pulls at his tie and then knocks on the door, waiting patiently for his goddess like girlfriend.
Misty opens the door, biting her lip anticipation.
Ash's eyes went wide and if his jaw could hit the floor, it would.
Misty was wearing a strapless, sequin aqua colored dress. It was tight on her body, but flowed out on the bottom like a mermaid. Her short hair was down, but pushed back like an Oscar-worthy look. Her make-up was natural, but simple. She looked stunning to say the least.
Ash gulped trying to regain his composure, he gawked at her still looking at her up and down. He then saw that she looked incredibly nervous, waiting for him to give his opinion. He broke out into a toothy grin, "Wow Mist! You look—you look amazing."
Misty blushed and looked down shyly, "Thank you, you look handsome as always." She smiled shyly at him, with twinkle of happiness in her eyes.
Dawn was sitting on her bed with sweats on, watching them with a smile on her face. She was truly happy for the both of them, they were so in love that you think it would be sickening to see, but it was actually sort of sweet.
Ash grabs Misty's hand and then notices Dawn sitting on her bed, wearing sweats and he frowns at her, "You aren't coming?" he asks in a sad tone.
Misty rolls her eyes impatiently, "She doesn't want to go, let's just go already."
He glances at Misty giving her a look then back at Dawn, "But you have to come, you can't let Paul go with Giselle!" he tells her with determination.
Dawn sighs and shakes her head, "I'm sorry. I don't think I can handle seeing them together. I'm not going to go…" She says sadly.
Misty rolls her eyes dragging Ash closing the door in the process.
Dawn leans back laying down on her bed reminiscing of all the good memories she had here, at the time she didn't think they were, but now looking back she did have a fun time here.
Misty, smiles at Dawn. "So let's get your bags to your room, and then I can show around? Sound good?" Misty spoke while picking up one of her bags.
Dawn rolled her eyes, "Sure, whatever." She spoke in a tired tone, and walks away from Misty, expecting her to carry all of her stuff.
Dawn grins thinking of that memory, Misty was so nice to her and she treated her like crap. They have come a long way since then.
Misty starts laughing again at her, "You know, the more I get to know you, the less bad you seem." She smiles warmly at her.
Dawn giggles, "Same here." She smiles back at her, and looks around and spots something happening that doesn't look so good, "Uhh, Mist? It looks like someone's messing with your guy." She points towards where Ash is.
She smiles thinking of how real of a friend Misty was. Well is, and she screwed it up. She sighed softly to herself, wishing she could just fix everything. She closes her eyes again, thinking of more good times she had here. And one person came to her mind, and that was the person who she hurt the most, the person who she was madly in love with.
Paul rolls his eyes impatiently, "Idiot, while you are my girlfriend. I'll help you get suspended." He grins crookedly at her.
Dawn bites her lip shyly, "Um… how about friends with benefits?" She spoke in an unsure tone.
Paul lets out a laugh, and raises an eyebrow at her, "You really want to be my friend?" He states sarcastically.
Dawn laughs genuinely for the first time around him, while his grin gets bigger seeing her laugh.
She smiled at how their whole arrangement started, she never planned for it to mean anything. But it did mean something. She went back to her thoughts, and suddenly thought of when he helped her embarrass Giselle. She frowned at the name, she can't believe that he's actually going to the dance with her. He couldn't stand her just as much as she did.
Dawn was exhausted, she has her head on Paul's shoulder, basically half asleep.
Paul glances at her and smirks to himself, he leans in closer to her ear and he whisper yells, "TROUBLESOME!"
Dawn jumps almost falling off of her chair, "I'm up, I'm up." She rubs her eyes tiredly.
Paul chuckles, "I'm done. Take a look."
Dawn looks at the computer screen, and on the screen was a photo shopped picture of Giselle over the body he picked out from google. On the bottom he wrote, 'Want this? Call this.' With a random phone number she assumed. At the bottom of that, it said 'Love DB.' In bold letters. She then bursts out laughing.
She suddenly feels her heart break at the thought of them two actually together, especially what he said early. She feels tears swell up in her eyes at the thought of them two actually being intimate together. She remembers their first time, she had never felt so loved before in her life. Even if they didn't know it at the time.
She giggles lightly at the spot he just kissed and he looks up at her raising an eyebrow, "You're ticklish?" He asks slightly pleased with this information.
She narrows her eyes at him. "Noooo…." She tries to drag on, biting her lip, trying to hold in the giggles. When he kisses her there again.
He laughs, "Don't lie." He pulls her underwear down her legs, throwing them somewhere with the rest of their garments.
She opens up her eyes sitting up, clutching her chest as tears stream down her cheeks, she remembers the time he paid for her clothes when she couldn't.
Dawn frowns at him, feeling his withheld information, "You didn't have too—"
Paul interrupts her again, "A thank you would adjust, just fine." He sneers down at her.
She remembers the passionate night they spent before she screwed everything up. She will never forget the hurt look on his face. She wipes her face and stands up from the bed. She has to do this. Even if he doesn't want to be with her, even if he embarrasses her in front of every single person there. She doesn't care, she needs to do this because he's worth it. She needs to put her heart on the line, even if she's absolutely terrified to do so.
She makes her way over to her closet, pulling out a dress that he bought for her, but never actually saw. She smiles softly at it, thinking it was perfect and she goes to get ready. Everyone always needs to make an entrance, and that's exactly what Dawn Berlitz is going to do.
Paul was sitting at a table by himself, glaring at all the stupid teenagers and their happiness. Why can't he have that? Why does everything bad always happen to him? Was he that bad of a guy? He sees Ash and Misty walk through the entrance and he nods his head towards them and they come over and sit by him.
Ash grins at him, "I thought you weren't talking to me." he comments smartly to him.
Paul rolls his eyes, "I'm not. But that doesn't mean I can't talk to Misty. How's your cheek by the way?" he smirks, raising an eyebrow at Ash.
Ash touches his cheek, and scowls at him, "Whatever, where's your new stalker girlfriend?" he mocks rudely.
Paul rolled his eyes, "Don't know, don't really care." He replies grumpily.
Misty looks back and forth between them and sighs, she tries to break the tension by joking, "Aren't you just a gentleman Paul!"
Giselle walks up to their table and squeals loudly seeing Paul in a tuxedo. "Oh my Arceus! Like Paul you look so hot" she comments, staring at him like he was a piece of meat.
Paul groans, "Good to know." he replies dryly.
She grabs his hand, "Come on baby! Let's dance the night away!" she shouts at him, filled with glee.
"Uh—I don't dance—" but he was sadly interrupted by her dragging him over to the dance floor. 'For crazy girl, she has a strong grip.' he thought in annoyance. He growled impatiently, "Don't call me baby." he sneered down at her.
"Whatever you say honey." She grins wickedly at him, and wraps her arms around his neck, pressing her body closer to his.
He groans again, "Don't call me that either." He takes her hands off of his neck, "and it's a fast song. You don't need to be this close." He says with a sigh. For once in Paul Shinji's life, he did not enjoy another girl's body against him. He doesn't know if it's because it's Giselle or not. But he feels like it's wrong.
"But Paulyyyyyyyy!" she whines, putting her hands around his neck. But this time he doesn't do anything, because he is wide eyed, gawking behind her. She furrows her eyebrows and turns around to see what he is staring so hard at.
There was Dawn, standing there looking around in awe of everything. She was wearing dark purple dress that flowed all the way down, with a split on her right leg. She had a beautiful diamond choker to add flavor to this simple, beautiful gown. Her long navy blue hair was let loose, full of beautiful curls. And little bits of sparkle clips were in random spots in her hair to give it that complete look.
An actual smile appears on Paul's face. He couldn't even believe how breathtaking she looked at this very moment. And he's seen all of her and he couldn't help but always marvel at her beauty. But right now she shined bright like a diamond. Her dress was so simple yet so elegant. He wanted so bad to go over there and kiss her and be able to dance with her and just simply be with her, but something was holding him back.
He was still pissed off at her and still felt a pain in his chest, but for some reason he couldn't help but still love her anyways.
Dawn glances around, she sees Ash and Misty sitting at a table giggling and enjoying themselves and other people dancing, but she felt eyes on her. She looked to where it was coming from and she saw Paul and Giselle staring at her. She blushed a bit, and her heart beat sped up completely. She started to make her way over to them.
"Hi…" she said shyly, biting her lip nervously glancing at Paul.
He gulps slowly, and glares at her "Sorry, my wallets in my room. Do you need me to go get it?" he replies sarcastically.
She frowns at him, and stutters out "Can we talk? Please?" she asks him in a raspy voice.
Giselle buts in "Why would he even want to talk to a prostitute like you?" she snaps, smirking at her comeback. "Come on Paul." and she drags him away without another glance.
When they are far enough, he yanks his arm out of her grip, "I don't need you to fight my fucking battles!" he snaps at her angrily.
"But Pauly!" she whines, stomping her foot like a spoiled brat.
"Stop fucking calling me that, you annoying brat!" he yells harshly at her.
Dawn sighs softly to herself watching Giselle drag Paul away. She walks over to where Misty and Ash are sitting.
Ash and Misty were watching the whole thing, and Ash frowns at her.
"Didn't work out, huh?"
"No…" she replies with a sad tone.
Misty rolled her eyes, still obviously pissed off. "She doesn't really care. It's all part of an act. She probably just came to get her crown for homecoming queen." She snaps sharply.
Ash frowns at his girlfriend's rude comment, "Mist! Don't be so harsh, she is trying to make amends you know!" he stared down at his girlfriend with a displeasing look.
Misty scoffs, "Are you kidding me? She was terrible to Paul! She is just a horrible person in general. She has no heart to make amends, or do anything good in her life!"
Dawn sits there glancing at the table, not even bothering to fight back.
Principal Cynthia walks onto the stage and motions for the DJ to cut the music. She grabs the microphone from him, "Alright guys. The moment you all have been waiting for is here. It's time to announce this year's Homecoming King and Queen!" she says with excitement, trying to get the students all excited.
Dawn, Misty, Giselle, Ash, Paul, and Barry take the stage, and stand behind the principal.
Misty grabs onto Ash's hand and squeezes it nervously.
"Okay, so your Homecoming King is…" she opened up the paper in her hand, "—Ash Ketchum!" she shouts out into the microphone.
Misty squeal jumping onto Ash while he picks her up, hugging her tightly and then places her back down. "Congratulations!" she says with excitement, smiling at him genuinely.
Ash smiles at Misty, kissing her lightly on the cheek, "Thank you." he laughs and walks up to the principal and she places the crown on his head, offering her congratulations.
"And now for your Homecoming Queen…." she opens up the other paper, "—Dawn Berlitz!" she shouts excitedly to all the young teens.
Misty was crossing her fingers hoping she'd win, but as soon as she hears Dawn's name she frowns, glancing at her sadly.
Dawn's eyes furrowed, she glanced at Misty giving her an apologetic look. She walks up the principal, but just as she was about to place it on her head, she grabs it instead.
Giselle was absolutely furious, "UGH I cannot believe this!" she screeches and stomps off the stage pissed off, but trips down one of the steps and falls flat on her face and everyone starts cracking up. Even Paul cracked a smirk.
Dawn rolls her eyes at Giselle's stunt. And she walks up to Misty. "You deserve this more than I do." She places it on her head, smiling softly at her. "You are a beautiful Queen and a better friend."
Misty looks at Dawn surprised, she touches the crown that was now on her head, "But—Dawn, you won…"
Dawn shakes her head, "No, I didn't. I lost. I lost the most two people important to me. I lost you and I lost Paul. What kind of a queen does that make me? You are the most genuine person at this school, and it deserves to be on your head." she says softly, smiling at her.
Ash grins widely, seeing a smile grow on Misty's face and watches her pull Dawn in for a hug.
Misty starts to tear up a bit, "Thank you… I'm so sorry for all the mean things I've been saying." She whispers softly, hugging her.
"I should be the one apologizing, you had every right to talk to me the way that you did." She pulls out of the hug and looks at her, "thank you for being a real friend."
Misty smiles at her happily.
Paul cracks a small grin when he watched Dawn place the crown on Misty's head. He had no idea what she said to her, but he had a feeling it was something good.
Principal Cynthia smiles at this act, "Alright now—" she tries to say, but Dawn interrupts her.
"Can I say something? Please?" when Principal Cynthia nods her head and hands her the mic, she glances at everyone "So, I know everyone probably heard of a terrible thing I did recently. It's not something I'm proud of, and I will regret it for the rest of my life, because I hurt someone I really cared about, someone who is really important to me." She glances at Paul with a painful and regretful glance.
She keeps her eyes on Paul, "I know I can't ever fix what happened. I can never take it back. But that doesn't mean I don't regret my actions. I know you probably hate me, and won't ever forgive me. But I need to get this off my chest, because I meant everything I ever said to you."
Principal Cynthia then speaks up, "Dawn we don't have all day." She whispers to her encouragingly.
Paul's eyes were fixated on Dawn's and he could truly see the pain and honesty in her eyes.
Dawn glances at Principal Cynthia, and nervously giggles "Right—sorry." She then looks back at him, glancing into his steely eyes. "I'm not giving up on you, because you are worth the fight. You are worth so much more then you think. And I know I don't deserve you. But I'm in love with you." she hands the mic back to Cynthia, and then walks over to be right in front of Paul.
"And it's okay if you don't feel the same anymore, but I just wanted you to know that someone out there cares about you and loves you for all of you. Because I do—with all of my heart." She says genuinely, meaning every word she is saying from the bottom of her heart.
Paul stares at her in astonishment.
Dawn bites her lip, nervously waiting for him to say something.
All of a sudden all the students start chanting, "Kiss her! Kiss her! Kiss her!"
Giselle frowns, chanting along "Kiss ME! Kiss ME! Kiss ME!" even though no one hears her, or is even paying any attention to her at all.
Dawn turns red from embarrassment, and glances down to her feet. "I know you don't feel the same anymore… it's okay. I know it will never make up for what I did." She feels tears build up in her eyes, but she blinks them back and turns to walk away.
Paul grabs her hand before she could leave and swings her around, pulling her closer to him. He cups her face, and kisses her passionately.
Dawn gasped, not expecting him to do this but she kisses him back, tears now falling from her eyes because of how happy and relieved she is that he feels the same way still. She wraps her arms around his neck and pulls him closer, if possible.
Paul smiles into the kiss, even though they kissed so many times. This one was so much different. It was one of those kisses where you just felt the passion, and love. He pulls away wiping her tears away, cooing her gently, and giving her butterfly kisses all on her face, and placing one last one on her lips. He leans his forehead onto hers, "I love you. I love you. I love you." he whispers over and over again, bringing his hands down from her cheeks, to her waist.
Misty has her arm wrapped around Ash's waist smiling and tearing up watching them makeup.
Ash grins, and tightens his grips on Misty and kisses her temple gently. Finally happy for his best friend and his new best friend.
Misty glances up at him, "Guess what?" Ash grins, looking at her to continue. "I love you" she smiles, giggling happily.
Ash chuckles and kisses her lightly on the lips, "I love you too Mist."
A couple of weeks later
Paul knocks on the door. He then opens it and walks inside slamming the door, looking around in confusion. "Uh—babe? You wanted to see me?" he grunted curiously, looking around for her.
Dawn pokes her head from the bathroom and grins wickedly when she sees him in a tight muscle tee. "Someone's been working out."
Paul raises an eyebrow at her, but smirks nonetheless "And someone's enjoying it." he then notices that she is still behind the bathroom door. "What's going on?" he asks her curiously.
She giggles, "Well, I need a little help with something." She bites her lower lip and opens the door revealing the same dark purple corset that he purchased.
Paul's eyes widened, but he chuckles a bit. He walks towards her with a grin on his face, "I'm sensing an amazing Déjà vu."
She smiles at him, "Then can you remind me again—what happened next?" she steps towards him, placing her hands on his chest.
He swallows hard at how appealing she is right now, "Fuck—Arceus, I love you." and with that he slammed his lips onto hers, refreshing her memory.
A/N: So, I wasn't going to upload this today, but I just wanted too :) but THE END! I'm excited for you guys to read the sequel. It's going to be called Bad Boy Gone Good, so make sure you look out for it xD but anyways, sorry if there are any mistakes. I'm pretty tired, but everyone needs a happy clichéd ending XD but you won't believe what will come in the sequel! Thank you guys so much for sticking with me through this story. I have so many ideas for new future ones, and I hope you will check those out in the future! Thanks so much guys! Leave a review with your thoughts! Laters~