Torchick: Another fic that I wrote after listening to Always by Blink 182. The question 'How did Steven feel when May left home after beating him?' struck me, and some of the song lyrics seemed to fit the question.

~ Gothik Torchick, the MayxSteven fan for LIFE

Notes: Told from Steven's P.O.V

Skarmory fell before the young girls Blaziken. I could see May Maple was jumpy and happy through her beautiful cobalt eyes.

May ran towards her beat Blaziken and hugged it. "We did it, Blaziken!" she happily graced her giant chicken. I made my way towards her while recalling my beat metal bird. "Nice job, Skarmory." I said to the Pokeball. "And you, May." I began to congratulate. "You did an awesome job." My hand had absently reached out to shake hers.

When she placed her slender hand in my, I seemed to stop, freeze. Her eyes met mine, in trance. She was the first to reply. "Thanks, Steven. You were really tough."

I nodded, our hands still intact. "Urm..." was all that came from our mouths as we quickly let go.

I've been here before, a few times

And I'm quite aware we're dying

And your hands, they shake with good-byes

And I'll take you back if you'd have me

So here I am, I'm trying

So here I am, are you ready?

C'mon let me hold you, touch you, feel you

Always

Kiss you, taste you, all night,

Always

We were both inside the Hall Of Fame; the giant screen lightened the dark room. Magneton, Spinda, Camerupt, Pelliper, Kadabra, Raichu, and Blaziken. The six Pokemon that beat me today.

"May..." I began as all of her partners were registered. It was time for her to leave. She looked up at me, eyes innocent and beautiful. "Yeah, Steven?"

"It was an honor to battle with you today. You're quite the trainer. Hell, I bet you could have beaten earlier." I smiled, knowing that she would have given me a difficult battle. "Same here." She replied, quietly.

And I'll miss your laugh, your smile

I'll admit I'm wrong if you'd tell me

I'm so sick of fights I hate them

Let's start this again, for real...

So here I am, I'm trying

So here I am, are you ready?

So here I am, I'm trying

so here I am, are you ready?

I watched her as she left. She seemed to fade away as she left. Something tugged at my heart. Yes, I think I did fall for May. That time I met her back at the cave (I forgot what it was called...Union? Bleach.), she looked so cute, walking in and blushing as she asked if I was Steven.

"Why, yes I am, love." I teased, knowing it would make her blush even more. And...It worked.

Ah, yes. I'm now rather drawn to May. Oh, if she'd only feel the same. What if she's in love with that Brenden or Wally? It pains me to think about it.

C'mon let me hold you, touch you, feel you

Always

Kiss you, taste you, all night

Always

Touch you, feel you

Always

Kiss you, taste you, all night always

But it can't be helped. Love...and Life...yes, both are bitches (I find that ooc...). Sydnie, Phoebe, Glacia, Drake and I wave as May leaves, me in front of the Elites. I seemed to wave super hard, and May waved back... Pain engulfed me. Would I ever see her again? She was already champion. She didn't need to come back. "Bye, May!" we all yelled.

I've been here before a few times

And I'm quite aware we're dying...

C'mon let me hold you, touch you, feel you

Always

Kiss you, taste you, all night

Always

Touch you, feel you, all night

Always

Touch you, feel you, all night

Always...

Good-Bye...May

Torchick: Hmm...A bit weird. I don't know...I feel as if it's no good. Wait, I feel like that with all my fics anyways, review please? 'Tis my second fiction, no flames please, maybe tips and pointers?