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May hugged her arms around herself, taking in the cool breeze that Hoenn has to offer her that night. Somehow, her feet led her to a small coffee shop
She pushed through the glass doors and stepped inside the establishment. Her nose was immediately struck by the strong aroma of freshly brewed coffee. She went up to the counter and ordered a latte. A few minutes of waiting later, she claimed her hot drink.
She looked at her watch, realizing she had nothing to do. She was bored. She left the house to give her brother and Leaf some privacy but she never really put thought on what she was going to do. People leave places when they want to get away from the awkwardness. But where do they go?
She left the store and tried to see where her feet would lead her again. This is what she likes to do anyway, go for mindless walks. Go on a journey around the city where she really has no place in mind as a goal. Like the time when she bumped into Drew that one day and they went on a walk together after she spilled ice cream all over him. They went on that walk for so long that he had to give her a piggy-back-ride the rest of the way.
Arceus, she missed Drew. She missed his presence around her so much; it made her whine out loud that people would stare at her weridly. She kept her steps at her same pace, going nowhere: making turns at any given corner, crossing every pedestrian at sight.
But what she didn't expect was to arrive at a familiar area, in front of a familiar store. She looked through the glass window, past the instruments on display, wanting to take even a small peek at him.
There Drew was standing behind the counter, writing in his general ledger which probably was the day's profits. He looked different. He looked tired, like he hasn't relaxed in days. His eyes looked tired and weary. But still he kept himself occupied. She couldn't help but feel a clench in her heart. May was worried for him. She was guilty too. She done this to him. She's turned him into a wreck. He offered her his heart but she didn't give it any importance. She took him for granted.
She doesn't deserve him. She doesn't deserve his love. She doesn't deserve a man like Drew. He's given her everything, but all she gave him a broken heart. Drew deserves someone so much better then plain old her…
Drew had the paranoid feeling that he was being watched. He raised his head and turned to the display window and found May's peering eyes staring at him. She was alarmed when their eyes met. She caught her breath and started to walk away with glassy eyes.
Drew dropped his pen and closed his ledger and ran for the door. He called at Brianna telling her he'll be back. He followed her out to the streets; she can't really run thanks to her coffee. Drew had an easy time catching up to her.
"May, wait..." he called out to her desperately.
She bit her lip, trying not to cry and turned and faced him,
"Drew…" she paused for a second, staring into his eyes, "I'm so sorry…" she whispered out painfully.
"For what?" he asked her with a confused expression.
"Everything—" she said with a cracked voice, "We can't be together, Drew..."
"Why not?" he asked her with a glare, and pent up frustration.
"Because I have nothing or offer you," she said, tears starting to blur her vision until they came spilling down her cheeks. "You gave me your everything, but I have nothing to give back to you. I like you. But I'm not in love with you yet… and–and next to you what you've done and given me, I'm nothing. And I feel so ashamed for that. I've broken your heart countless times now, and—I can't. I just can't. I'm sorry, Drew. I'm so sorry," she broke down now, dropping her coffee, sobbing hysterically.
"May..." Drew came a step closer to her, sweeping hair off her face and wiped her eyes dry, "I'm not expecting anything from you. May, I love you no matter what. Okay so you don't feel what I feel yet, but I'm willing to wait. I'll wait for you."
"Drew, you've waited so long—"
"And I can wait forever if it's you," he assured her, "May I just want you to be happy."
She shook her head, frantically, still crying "Please don't leave me," she whispered out to him.
He let out a laugh, "I would never leave you," he wrapped his arms around her and hugged her tight, kissing her forehead gently.
She inhaled his scent through his chest before looking up at him. She took in his striking face and bit her lip. She stood on her toes, pushing herself up to him. She pressed her lips onto his with her eyes closed, taking in his taste, kissing him. Drew, caught off guard, and took a while to get himself together before finally kissing her back passionately. She couldn't help but gasp in the kiss. It was then May realized that this was what she was missing all along. This is what she didn't feel from Brendan. It was love.
One year later~
May pushed the glass door open as she walked out of her office building. She pulled her sunglasses out of her bag as the sun's rays immediately hit her face and shine through her vision. She clutched on the strap of her bag, hanging freely on her right shoulder, and pushed on with her walk.
Typical Hoenn to be busy at twelve noon, with preoccupied people crowding down the streets, creating that never ending traffic and making it slightly more difficult to pass through. It was the lunch rush. Every working person has come out of their offices to go have some lunch with friends, fellow office-mates, or meet up with someone special. May herself was about to meet someone too.
She pushed herself through crowds, crossed through pedestrians and kept her pace until she finally made it to the park. He told her that they would meet here for lunch. She wasn't exactly sure why, since she could easily walk to where he worked. But somehow, she was excited for this new adventure.
She went across the small stone bridge that ran above the famous lake. She couldn't help but smile at the sight of someone familiar.
"Brendan," she smiled calling out to him, walking faster towards him. He was leaned over wall, watching the kids feed the Pokémon in the lake.
He looked up at the sound of his name. "Hey Maybelle," his cute smile obviously hasn't changed one bit.
She gave him a tight hug and a kiss on the cheek. "You look great!"
"So do you!" he said with a laugh returning the compliment, "Arceus, how long has it been?"
She nodded her head from side to side, "Almost a year actually... Wow..."
"A year," He nodded his head, "So, how are you? What are you doing here?"
"I'm meeting someone here for lunch" she said with a smile.
By the way she smiled, Brendan immediately knew who she was going to meet. "I see everything went well..." he waggled his eyebrows at her.
She blushed and continued to smile. She was embarrassed to answer, "How about you? How are you?"
He swung on his heels, giddy on what he had in mind to tell her. "I'm engaged now, actually"
"What! Brendan!" she gave him another hug, "Congratulations! Who is she?"
"Her name's Courtney." He blushed slightly, "She was actually my classmate in college in my Linguistics class. She was the girl who nailed every given language. We ran into each other a few months after we ended..."
She nodded her head. "I'm happy for you," she told him with a big smile.
"I love her so much, it hurts!" he chuckled slightly, "She's from Little Root Town as well actually. So, I'm moving back there after the wedding. I'm going to transfer to their local hospital."
"What about little Ben?" she asked, remembering the sweet little boy that Brendan called a friend.
"He's better now, actually. He barely checks in anymore. I guess nature's running out of sicknesses," he said with a light laugh.
"Well, I'm glad. She's a very lucky girl to have you," she told him happily.
May's steps stopped at the sight set in front of her. He told her to meet her at the park, but she did not see this coming.
Drew sat in the middle of the greenery, the same spot where they sat on the night they hung out and threw ice cream at each other. He had a small picnic set up for the two of them on a big mat, with roses all around, as he just sat there, smiling like an idiot. She couldn't help but laugh.
"Oh my Arceus!" she cried out with excitement, as she sat down across him. She leaned in to plant a kiss on his lips before her final settle on her place. "Hayden, you out do yourself every time."
"Are you surprised?" he asked her with a smirk.
"Always!" she said with a laugh, "Drew, seriously, this is—" she looked around in awe and a huge smile on her face. Ever since they started dating, she has never felt so loved in her entire life and she couldn't help but utter the words that she has been feeling all the time since they started dating.
"I love you," she told him softly, looking into his green eyes.
His smirk turned into a huge smile at the sound of those three words. It wasn't the first time she's said it. She's already said it before—but that's a longer story. But every time May would say that sentence, happiness would rush up his body and remind him that this was all real. She actually loved him back. He's been waiting for hear those words from her since high school, and not that she says it to him all the time—mostly in bed—he feels like there's nothing more he could ever want. There was nothing more he could ever ask for.
"I love you too..." he replied softly, grabbing her hand and placing a gentle kiss on it.
May smiled at him. She reached down for the ice cream he bought, and was about to feed it to him, but instead wiped it all over his face and she started laughing hysterically at his expression.
Drew blinked a couple of times, getting over the impact and smirked at her. This was war. And with that the couple had—yet another ice cream war. What a waste of food, but I guess that's what happens when you're in love with your best friend.
'You and I
We don't wanna be like them
We can make it till the end
Nothing can come between
You and I'
THE END YAY! HAPPY ENDINGS FOR ALL! But I hope you guys enjoyed the story. I know at the beginning my grammar was pretty bad and there were some mistakes but hopefully I'm improving. Anyways, I have so many more story ideas! So keep a look out. Right now I'm working on a story called Fall for You which is oldrival, contest, and ikari. Then my sequel story Bad Boy Gone Good which is ikari and poke! Thank you guys so much for all your reviews. :)