Chapter 5: Promise Me

Hello everybody, and welcome to the final chapter of Surprise Visit. First of all, I would like to thank you all of for reading this story with me. You guys are really the best. I'm going to have a longer Author's Note at the end of this chapter, so please read that. Now, on with the story.


"Promise me that you'll call, okay?" Misty asked him. He smiled, her attachment to him was more than adorable.

"Pinky promise." Ash whispered back to her and extended his pinky. She hesitated before reaching out with her own pinky finger and wrapper it around his. They smiled back at each other once again, knowing that it would be a while until they would see it in person. Misty had to return back to the gym to fulfill her duties once more, and he had a thirteen hour flight to catch back to Kalos the next day.

It had been a couple days since New Years. During that time, the new couple had finally gotten to explore their relationship. While Ash never had any experience in a relationship, he had paid attention to Brock's ways of love. However, he never pulled anything extreme or creepy on Misty. She, on the other hand, was well-versed in matters of love due to her sisters. They had taught her what she needed to know while keeping her mind innocent, surprisingly.

For Ash, the past couple of days had been absolutely bliss. He had taken Misty out again to make up for the time they were about to spend away from each other. He might have been inexperienced, but he was a complete gentleman at the restaurant. Misty had been surprised at the way he was treating her, but it was amazing. He knew what he was doing, barely.

Now, the two of them sat in Ash's room. Delia had chosen to give them couple some privacy before Misty had to leave. It was only right. Ash stared at Misty. While she didn't have the elegant clothing that she wore on dates, she was still just as stunning. She long red hair curled around and framed her face perfectly. Her small lips were set in a small pout. Her cerulean blue eyes shimmer in the light of Ash's bedroom. They were brimming with tears at one point, but Misty had held them back. She didn't want to appear weak, after all.

Ash wrapped his arms around her, just like he had after their first date. She reciprocated and threw her body in to Ash's chest and held him just like he held her. Neither of them wanted to ever let go. They sat there in silence, because not a word was needed. It was clear for both of them that they were going to miss each other. As perfect was the moment was, Misty's phone decided to vibrate in her pocket.

Both teens straightened up in surprise before realizing what it meant. Misty's ride, the Sensational Sisters, were here. Misty looked up at Ash.

"Ash, I'm sor-." He interrupted her.

"Don't say sorry." he said gently. "It's okay." She nodded at him before looking down once more. He cupped his cheek with one hand and pulled her face closer to his. They kissed deeply, the contact between their lips serving as a way of telling each other about how much they would miss this. "It's okay." he whispered once more. Misty nodded once more before standing up.

Ash stood up with her and took her bags downstairs. Delia came from her room and helped Misty with het things. Once she was ready, she said bye to Delia and thanked her for all she had done during her stay. Delia said that it was nothing, and that Misty was now almost officially part of the family. Both Ash and Misty blushed.

Ash brought Misty's bags to the car and put them in the trunk. He then turned to face Misty, who was waiting for him. She pulled him in to once last hug. It wasn't as long as the hug they shared before, but it was just as sweet. He took her lips in to one last quick kiss before whispering in her ear.

"I'll miss you."

"I'll miss you too."

Then she pulled away. Ash let his arms fall to his sides before he waved to Misty. She returned it and waved back. She graced him with one last smile before she entered the car.

"She's so beautiful."

With that, the car started and began to leave. Ash watched it go and waved the whole while. Soon enough, the car was gone and it brought Misty along with it. Ash smiled, because even though she was gone physically, she was in his heart. Even though he might miss her, she was going to be there for him. The distance wouldn't bring them apart.

Besides, distance makes the heart grow fonder.

I started with a short chapter so it feels fair to end it with one as well.

I'd like to thank all of you guys again for enjoying and reading this story. This idea came in the middle of my head in the dead of the night and I knew I needed to write something. So here I am, five chapters later. While it wasn't a long journey, it was important. I've learned a lot and I'm planning a lot more. Now, on with my upcoming plans.

I plan on making a longer story in the pokemon universe featuring some OCs as well as some in game characters. I want to make it in the Sinnoh region after the events of Pokemon Platinum and it will have a brand new storyline that I'm planning out. However, school is starting again for me tomorrow, so I will be much more busy. In the mean time, I plan on making a bunch of smaller works to help me prepare for my bigger project. I know that something on that scale will take a lot of time, so I need to get some experience to write in different situations.

I'd like to thank you guys for sticking with me. Please review if you enjoyed it.

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Look forward to my coming works, and they will be out as soon as I can write them. Thank you.

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