Hey, guys! Here it is! The start of the sequel to 'Longtime friends.' Now, I'm just going to go over two things. First of all, thank you for the incredible reviews! It really inspires me to write more when I read your reviews saying that you enjoy my stories. Now, the second thing: this story might be decently long. I'm not entirely sure, but, as you can see with the description, this story is going to be an entire journey through Kalos and, of course, that's going to include those fill-in chapters that consist of sole plot or Ash and Serena flirting with each other, or even just training. So, that's all I have to say. Now, let's get to the chapter!

"Pikachu! Use Iron Tail!" Ash exclaimed, pointing at the rock in front of them both.

Pikachu ran forwards before hopping into the air, somersaulting as his tail changed from the usual yellow and brown to pure white, slamming it down into the metre-wide rock, chopping it smoothly in half.

"Pika!" Pikachu exclaimed, joyful with his achievement.

"Well done, Buddy," Ash said, walking over to Pikachu and patting him on the head, earning a light coo from the Pokémon.

It had been thirty days since both Ash and Pikachu left Kalos, also thirty days after Ash confessed to Serena, too. The two of them had decided that they were going to make sure that they would win the Kalos league when it came to it, training for half the day while spending the other half either helping Delia, Ash's mother, or relaxing.

"Shall we head back to Professor Oak's lab?" Ash asked Pikachu, who nodded, hopping back onto Ash's shoulder before he ran over to Oak's lab.

"Hello, Ash, Pikachu," Oak greeted as Ash sped through the door, closing it behind him.

"Hey, Professor!" Ash responded.


"So," Oak started. "What brings you here?"

"I would like to see my Pokémon again before Pikachu and I head back to Kalos," Ash explained, to which Oak nodded.

"Of course, Ash, my boy! Follow me!"

Ash followed Oak, Pikachu clinging onto Ash's shoulder as they walked. Oak proceeded to open a door into the room which contained all the Pokémon kept at the lab.

Walking over to a section marked with Ash's name, Oak slid all of the Pokéballs into a bag, handing it to Ash. "There you go," he said. "Take them outside and do what you want."

Ash thanked the old man, turning and leaving the lab, stopping just outside and heading around the back to a big field. Ash released all the Pokémon in the bag when he reached there, greeting each Pokémon with a smile as they announced their names, Pikachu greeting them too.

"So," Ash started. "As always, I'm going to get you all to battle against each other. Pikachu and I will be heading back to Kalos tomorrow, so today is the last time we're going to be doing this for some time."

Ash's Pokémon let out a cry each, telling Ash that they understood.

Pikachu ran into Delia's house, Ash slowly following behind him.

"Hello, you two!" Delia greeted them as they entered the house.

"Hey, look, 'Ma, I made it!" Ash said, flopping down onto the couch.

"Yes, you did! For once, you're back in time for dinner."

Ash laughed, knowing that his mother wasn't joking. He was frequently late arriving home due to his training with Pikachu and, occasionally, his other Pokémon, just like that day.

"So," Ash started. "What is for dinner?"

"Burgers," Delia said, bringing out two plates, one for her and the other for Ash.

"Looks great," Ash said, complimenting her.

"I hope they taste great too."

Ash took a bite into his burger, happy with the taste. "Tastes great, Mum."

Delia nodded, unable to say thank you as he mouth was filled with the juicy burger.

"Pika!" Pikachu exclaimed, asking where his dinner was.

"I'll get you something in a minute," Ash told him, already half-way through his burger.

Pikachu nodded, understanding that Ash would be finished with his dinner in under a minute.

"You eat way too fast, Ash," Delia told him, giggling a little as she watched him push the last fifth of it into his mouth at once.

"And?" He asked after he swallowed it, wondering what the problem was.

"Doesn't it hurt your throat? You know, when it all gets stuck?" Delia asked, confusing Ash more.

"Doesn't have any effect on me," Ash said, picking up his plate and letting Pikachu jump onto his shoulder, heading into the kitchen to place his plate in the sink and to get Pikachu his food.

Two hours later, Ash was upstairs alone. Pikachu had decided to stay downstairs with Delia to watch T.V. They were both emerged in a drama, neither of them wondering who Ash was talking to upstairs.

"Yeah, Serena. I've got everything packed, don't worry!"

Serena sighed. "Ash, I can't see you, but for some reason, I don't believe you."

"I'll just have to send you a picture of my full bag, then," Ash said into his phone, hearing Serena giggle on the other end.

"It's okay, I do believe you. You may be daft, but not so daft that you'd put off doing something so important!" Serena exclaimed, almost deafening Ash through the phone.

"O-Okay, no need to shout," Ash muttered, his left hand on his left ear with a pained expression on his face.

"Sorry, Ashy," Serena said on the other end, giggling a little again. Sighing, Serena smiled before she decided to make Ash feel loved after that unpleasant experience. "I can't wait until you get here tomorrow!"

"It's a long flight, Serena. It's not like it's going to take an hour," Ash told her, to which she pouted despite Ash not being able to see.

"I know," Serena said. "How are we going to do it?"

"What do you mean?" Ash asked, confused as to what she meant.

"When you get here, I mean. Are we going to stay in a hotel and leave the next morning, or are we going straight away?" Serena questioned, eager to say something else, but holding herself back.

"I don't know," Ash said. "If you don't mind, I'd like to see your village at some point, so we could do that? I know that there's a town close by Vaniville, so we could stay in a hotel there?"

"Aquacorde is a small town, so I don't know if there's a hotel there, let alone a decent one," Serena said. "But if you want to see Vaniville, why don't you stay at my house?"

"What do you mean?" Ash asked her, not getting a response for a few moments, confusing him more.

"Mum said that would be okay," Serena told him, indirectly informing Ash as to why she went silent.

"Okay, shall we do that?" Ash asked, to which Serena nodded.

"If you bring a Pokémon that can fly, we can go from Lumiose back to Vaniville on that?" Serena suggested.

"You could stay in Vaniville," Ash told her, to which Serena shouted at him through the phone.

"But I won't get to see you for longer!" She screamed, destroying Ash's eardrums past repair.

"Okay, okay," Ash said in pain. "I'll meet you at the airport in the morning."

"Good," Serena said, satisfied with the result.

"Well, I should go. I'll take a shower then get an early night," Ash told Serena.

"Okay, Ash. Goodnight. I love you," Serena said, smiling to herself as she said it, still astounded at the fact that they were in a relationship.

"I love you too, Serena. Goodnight!"

And with that, Ash hung up, grabbing some clean underwear to put on before going to take a shower, returning a few minutes later to hop into bed and to go to sleep, sinking into the void of dreams in mere moments.

There we go! The first chapter! Obviously, this chapter wasn't going to contain some incredible circumstances or occurrences seeing as it is the first chapter. However, as we all know, the first chapter is always one of the most important. Anyway, leave a review with anything you want in it, as I will approve. Yes, even 'hate.' It's merely constructive criticism, so I'll be happy to hear about what I need to improve. BYE!