Shoo!!!

I should be finishing "What Magic Can Do To You" but there's nothing to worry about, the next chapter will be up soon. =)

This story however, is kinda old (for me), I wrote it sometime last year. . . around Christmas, I think. The reason to why Masato isn't in this story is because when I wrote it, he hadn't showed up yet.

This ficcy has a bit of everything. This chapter should be kinda funny and let's just say that many things will happen. Anyway, just read it and (I know, I say the same all the time) review!

Ages:

Ash - 17

Misty - 17

Tracey - 20

Brock - 22

May - 16

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They were now finally at the Hoenn Stadium at the top of a mountain at Ever Grande City. Ash, Pikachu, Brock and May had been sitting outside the Pokémon Center. Well, at least Brock and May were sitting down. . . Ash was jumping around and yelling out his excitement. Brock had tried to tell him to calm down several times now, but now he started to wonder why he even bothered. After that a 20th group had passed by them and looked weirdly at Ash, Brock said,

"Ash, could you please calm down. . . you won't get into the league without a psychologist's permission if you don't stop jumping around like you had put your backside on fire."

"Oh well, I think that sitting out in the sunshine has affected someone in a bad way." Ash said. The years hadn't changed Ash that much, maybe he was aware of more stuff then he was before, but now it was time to compete in his fourth league tournament! And he was determinated to show the world what he was made of.

"Pikachu, pikapi!" Pikachu said happily and ran up to Ash's shoulder.

"Seems like Pikachu is just as happy as Ash." May commented.

Ash had celebrated his 17th birthday last week. He didn't throw any big party, he had spent most of the day at the phone trying to make his mom stop crying about that he was a growing man and that he was becoming an adult and all that stuff.

"Shouldn't we go into the Pokémon Center?" May asked.

"As fast as Ash had calmed down so he doesn't hurt anyone by poking an eye out or something." Brock said.

"Hey, I'm cool. Let's go." Ash said and entered the Pokémon Center.

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Later. . .

"C'mon, it ain't that hot outside!" Ash complained.

"For the last time no, we can go later." Brock said.

"Eh, yeah, when all the other trainers have been there and I'll be the last one to enter the stadium!" Ash said.

"I can go with you." May said and went up from her seat.

"Thank you!" Ash said. They were just about to start to walk towards the exit when,

"Ash?" a female voice said. Ash turned around, "huh?" , the next thing he knew was that someone embraced him. It took him a little while to figure out who it was.

"Please tell me that you do recognize me, or else I guess I'll have to jump from a bridge or something." The girl said.

"Oh. . .my god. . . " he started to feel that he had a hard time breathing, "Um. . . I. . . " that was the last thing he remembered before everything turned black.

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When he woke up, he was lying down on something that resembled a hospital bed but it was somewhat smaller since it was built for Pokémon.

"So you finally decided to wake up, huh?. . . I knew I shouldn't have showed up like that." Ash went up from the bed he was lying on and embraced her back. After that they broke the embrace, they sat down on the chairs,

"What are you doing here?" he asked surprised.

"I heard that the league tournament began tomorrow so I figured you'd be here. And my sisters world tour ended perfectly in time."

"I have really, really missed you." Ash said before he had a chance to stop himself from saying it.

"I've missed you too."

They both blushed and didn't say anything for a while..

"Um, where's Pikachu, Brock and May?" he asked.

"They are outside waiting. Who's that girl?"

"Um, that's May, she joined us soon after you left." Ash said.

"How soon after that I left?"

". . . hmm. . . ..a day or so."

"How old is she?"

"Gee, you're asking more questions than my mom did." Ash said smiling.

"Well, I'm curious!"

"Then why didn't you ask May yourself?"

"Because I went with you in here! So I didn't have time to present myself or ask her all these questions."

". . . she's 16." Ash replied.

"Ooh. . . a younger girl." She said teasingly.

"Misty, knock it off." Ash said.

"You understood what I meant by that?" Misty asked surprised, "What kind of stuff have you and Brock been talking about?"

"Are you gonna be in the tournament?" Ash asked, pretending that he hadn't heard that last question.

"Nope, I just came down here to cheer for you." Misty said, "Are you feeling any better?"

"Are you kidding? I'm on my way to compete in my fourth tournament and your're back!" Ash said over thrilled, "C'mon, let's go!" he said, grabbed her hand and went out of the room.

"Wait!" Misty said.

"What is it?" Ash asked and turned around to face her.

"You're taller than me!" she said and stood straight.

"Apparently." Ash said. She went closer to him and put her hand on her head and moved it towards Ash. It came right under his nose.

"What are you doing?" he asked and looked weirdly at her.

"You are half a head taller than me!. . . " she said. He didn't know why, but suddenly he started to blush, "It's nothing to be embarressed over." She said and gave him a friendly push.

"I might have grown, but you're suntanned." He said.

"Yeah, I know. . . I was in Valencia Island for two weeks, I went straight from Valencia Island to Ever Grande City" Misty replied

"Oh really?. . . what did you do there?" Ash asked.

"Nothing important." Misty said and shrugged. They were walking down a hall,

"Did you go with your sisters?"

"Nope, I was there with Tracey." Misty said easily.

"With Tracey?!" Ash blurted out quite shocked.

"Yes, Tracey. Y'know, Tracey the Pokémon Watcher that works with Prof. Oak." Misty said.

"Yes, I know." Ash said. They had just arrived to the entrance, Pikachu, Brock and May came towards Ash,

"Ash, are you okey?" May asked worried.

"Yeah, I'm fine, I just got a little surprised that's all."

"Attention all Pokémon trainers! The opening cermony at the stadium will start in five minutes, please, all trainers that are going to compete get to the fourth entrance of the Ever Grande Stadium now. I repeat, the fourth entrance of the Ever Grande Stadium, now." Said a man with a french accent through the speakers.

"I guess I gotta go now." Ash said.

"I'll go with you to make sure you don't get lost on your way to the fourth entrance." Misty said.

"C'mon, Pikachu. Let's go. I'll see you guys later." Ash said to Brock and May. Pikachu ran up to Ash's shoulder as Ash and Misty started to walk out of the Pokémon Center and towards Ever Grande Stadium.

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Five minutes later..

"Welcome to the Hoenn League Tournament! The Pokémon trainers look ready to battle and this year we have alot to expect. Different champions from other regions will be competing in this tournament, which will put some pressure on the rookies. The battleing will begin tomorrow in different stadiums. . . "

All the trainers came out from different entraces to finally gather in the middle of the stadium. The crowd was wild and Ash felt how butterflies flew in his stomach, his fourth league competition and he was just as nervous as when he competed at the Indigo Plateau, but the difference was that he was more prepared now than he was then. He had trained hard and now he was standing here. He sighed deeply and stared at the crowd that was infront of him.

She looked admiringly at him, he had faught so hard to come to where he was now. At the beginning he had to try to ignore all those who didn't believe in him, he had to ignore their comments about that he didn't have a chance to become a Pokémon Master. Misty sighed and looked dreamly out at the stadium, she looked after Ash but it was almost impossible to find him. When she finally found him, she heard that someone was talking to her.

". . . we might as well throw you from your seat down to the seats downstairs." Brock said.

"Sorry. . . I was just thinking. . ." she said, "What did you say?"

"I asked what you have been up to lately." Brock repeated.

"Nothing, really. . . I've been taking care of the gym, I won sometimes and lost the other times. I've been at Valencia Island two weeks. . . ." she began.

"Valencia Island? That explains your slight suntan." Brock said.

"Well, it's actually fake. . . it's just a sun screen, I can't get suntanned, I'll just turn red then." She said.

"Did you have a good time?" Brock asked.

"Yeah, it was quite fun." Misty replied.

They got interrupted as the crowd went wilder and they saw "the wave" spread from the other side of the stadium.

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An hour later, the opening cermony at the stadium ended but continued outside. The streets were filled with people that were buying souvenirs, eating in different restaurants, looking around and having a blast. Ash was out, walking down the streets with Pikachu. It was pretty late, so it was kinda surprising that there was so many people outside. He sat down by a bench and Pikachu jumped up to his lap. He started to scratch behind her ears and looked out at the mass of people. A couple of yards from there, there was two persons watching him.

"Why did you drag me out if you were just going to follow him?" a young man asked tiredly.

"Stop whining. . . you're here as moral support." The girl explained.

"How hard can it be?. . . just walk up to him and ask him if he wants to go out with you!" he said somewhat annoyed.

"It's not that simple, Tracey." The girl said.

"It's simple. . . you're the one who makes it complicated!" Tracey said.

"If it's so easy, you walk up to him and ask him out." The girl said.

"What are you nuts?!. . . I can't ask him out! I happen to be hetrosexual." Tracey burst out.

"Can't you yell just a little bit louder!. . . what should I do?"

"Walk up to him and talk to him, I mean, you're already out, so half the job is basically done. Misty, what are you afraid of?" Tracey asked.

"Gee, Tracey. . . I dunno, what if he tries to bite me. . . what do you think I'm afraid of?!" Misty asked sarcasticly.

"I don't think he would reject you." Tracey said.

"You're only saying that so you can go back to the Pokémon Center." Misty said.

" You don't need to start the conversation with "Ash, I love you, I wanna spend the rest of my life with you, please go out with me!'" Tracey said, "Just ask him if he's hungry and want to go and eat something." Tracey added.

"Ask him if he's hungry?. . . then he'll probably think that I'm high or something!! I've known him for about seven years!! I can't ask him if he's hungry!" Misty complained.

"Then write me a list about things you can ask him about and then we'll talk." Tracey said with a sigh.

"No, wait. . . I'll ask him. . . now." Misty said.

"Great, I'll wait here." Tracey said. Misty started to walk slowly from behind the huge tree they had been hiding. She walked closer and closer and before she knew it, she was at the bench where Ash was sitting with Pikachu.

"Hi, Ash!" she greeted. Ash almost flew out form the bench.

"Misty?. . . You scared me." He said.

"Sorry. . . " she said and sat next to him, "What are you doing out here so late?"

"I was just taking a walk with Pikachu." Ash said.

"Your first battle's in two more days, right?" she asked.

"Yup, in two more days, in the third stadium, twelwe o'clock." Ash replied, smiling.

Misty looked back at the tree and saw that Tracey was giving thumbs up. "Um. . .I was going to get something to eat. . .do you wanna join me?" Misty asked.

"Yeah, sure. . . I haven't eat since. . . dinner!" Ash said and stood up. Misty smiled and went up too. Pikachu ran up to Ash's shoulder and all three started to walk into the crowd and Tracey went happily back to the Pokémon Center.

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"We can go into this one." Ash suggested and looked at another fast food restaurant, Misty was losing her temper. That was the fifth fast food restaurant he had suggested and the only difference was that the fast food restaurants were on different places.

"Ash, that's a fast food restaurant." Misty said.

"I know." Ash said, "What's wrong with that?"

"I do not wanna eat fast food, can't we eat at that restaurant?" Misty said and didn't bother to hear Ash's reply. She went to another restaurant that was more elagant and it reminded alot of the restaurants in The Water Capital, Alto Mare.

"Here?!" Ash asked as he saw the restaurant Misty wanted to eat in, "Misty, these kinda restaurants are not good. When we ate in one of these restaurants back in that Water city, I got mushrooms in my soup." Ash reminded her.

"What had you expected to find in a Soupe De La Mer?!" Misty asked annoyed.

"Hey, don't cuss at me in another language!" Ash said.

"Ash, that's not. . . " she sighed frustrated, "You know what, just forget about it. I'm gonna eat here!" Misty said and continued into the restaurant. Ash stood still for a moment, with Pikachu giggling on his shoulder,

"What did that mean anyway?" he asked as he ran after her.

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Well, how will their date develop? How will Ash do in his first battle? And what will happen before that??

I swear that you might drop dead when we come to that chapter *o*

Some of you probably thinks that this chapter didn't involve anything of what I wrote in the summary. . . but just wait and see. Oh, rating might go up for later chapters.

That's all for now, bye bye!!