Chapter 10: Will you be my girl?
By Finaille Nailo
A/N- GASP I'm actually starting another chapter two days after I finished one. Sorry I have just been so busy… but I will now shut up and let you read on…
Friday, October 10
Wow this year has been so amazing. I never thought high school could be this fun! I finally started working on my project for this years art scholarship… since I missed the deadline last year I'll have plenty of time to make a perfect piece. I wish Ash would model for me though… he hates pictures yet he is so photogenic. It's irritating. Oh well.
School is tough this year. At least I'm getting mainly A's… except in Physics where I'm bearing pulling a B. Funny, I enjoyed Chemistry so much. Ash told me they did AP Chemistry at school here so I plan on signing up next year.
Sam is doing well too! Well… except for the bad thing that has happened. Well, a week after Ash's birthday party, her mom got in a terrible car accident! She is paralyzed from the waist down, and now she and her parents have to move to Violet City so her aunt and uncle can take care of her. We had a 'going away' party last Saturday.
Anyways, before I go, school dance is in two weeks! I'm so excited! I don't know if I'm going to go with anyone… hopefully I can get a date… I need to run!
Misty sets her journal on her desk and grabs her backpack off the chair. Ash is going to be coming by any second now. She yawns. I had a terrible time sleeping last night. I had so much on my mind…
"Misty! Ash is here!" She hears her mother yell down the hallway. Hope I don't fall asleep in class… She walks down the hallway.
"Hey Ash!" Misty says as cheerfully as she can.
"Hey! Ready to go?"
"Yeah. I've been ready for a while. Actually had enough time to write in my journal this morning." Misty says- almost sarcastically.
"Wow, when did you get up?"
"I've been up since… around four this morning? Yeesh… I couldn't sleep at all last night. I had… a bit on my mind…"
She looks up at Ash- who has a concerned look on his face- and blushes. "Anything you'd want to talk about?"
Misty looked down at her shoes. "No, not really. Probably just stress. Anyways, let's go, I need to walk… maybe it'll get some energy in me."
She is acting pretty strange this morning… that's unusual… and I'm actually being serious, too. Ash thinks as Misty walks out of her front door. He follows her out. Misty stays pretty quiet most of the walk to the bus stop. Ash decides to make conversation… before the walk got any more awkward.
"So, the school dance is in two weeks." Ash acknowledges.
"Yeah, it is." Misty mumbles.
"Are you going with anybody?"
"No. I'm not even sure if I'm going. I have never been able to get a date for a dance. I tried going with friends one year, but I really couldn't do that either. I guess I'm just meant to go with one… guy…" She glances at him. "What about you?" Maybe since he likes me… he'll ask me out to the dance…
Ash looks up to the sky for a moment. I'd love to ask Misty… but she still doesn't have any feelings for me… she could say no… "I don't know, I might ask that new Sakura girl you've been hanging out with. She seems pretty nice. Where was she from again?"
"Ecruteak… well, a bit west of it." Misty adds. He's going to ask her? And… why not me? "She is a pretty amazing battler… I've watched her outside on the battle grounds after school, waiting for you to get out of detention."
"Yeah, she's in my technique class. She's amazing… and so pretty!" Ash sighs. And she's not even showing a single sign of jealousy. Ouch!
Is he just TRYING to get at me or what? "You should ask her to the dance."
She CANNOT be serious… "I think I will. But please, come to the dance! It would be so fun to hang out with you there."
"I'll think about it." About ten feet from the bus stop, she spots her friend from choir. "Hey, it's Arisa! I need to go talk to her about some music. I'll see you in English, Ash!" Misty runs off to her friend.
I wish Misty would have argued when I told her I was going to ask Sakura. I thought most girls did that! Uhh… girls are irritating…
The next Wednesday Ash has a rose in hand, making sure he gets to Battle Technique early.
"Hey Gary! Have to go… talk to a teacher!"
"Hey Brett, can't talk, have important stuff to get done!"
"Brockster! I'm going to be late, sorry!"
God! Does everyone want to prevent me from asking Sakura? Finally he gets out to the battle grounds, and sits on a bench. He takes a deep breath. I don't even have a crush on her, yet I feel so nervous… Two minutes later, he spots Sakura walking in alone. He knew she hadn't made many friends other than Misty. He hides the rose behind his back.
"Sakura!" He calls out. Her head jolts up when she hears her name. She looks at Ash and jogs over to him.
"Hey… Ash! What's up?" Sakura asks, while taking her long hair out of a ponytail.
Wow… she is pretty… haven't really paid too much attention… "Hey, I have something to ask you. Want to sit?"
Sakura plops down on the bench with a confused look on her face. Ash's heart skips a beat as he feels her weight press on the rickety bench. "Sure, what's up?"
Ash takes a deep breath, and pulls out the rose from behind him. "Sakura, would you want to go to the school dance with me?"
Her mouth drops open, her eyes widen, and… "YES ASH! I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO THE DANCE WITH YOU!"
Ash goes rigid due to shock from her excitement. "That's… good…"
"So… does this mean you actually want to date me?" She asks with hope sparkling in her eyes.
"Well… I think… I'm pretty sure…" After stammering like crazy for a few moments, he thinks to himself. I want Misty. Maybe I can get to her through Sakura. He takes another deep breath. "Yes, Sakura, I want to date you."
"This seems so sudden, but oh wow… I've never had a boyfriend before!"
"You… haven't? But you're so pretty." Ash remarks quickly.
Sakura's entire face turns crimson. "You're so sweet Ash!" She leans in to give him a quick peck on the lips. "Come on, class is going to start!" She runs off to meet with the group of students in the middle of the battle ground. Ash just sits there, bright red, and thinking, I believe I just made a HUGE mistake…
Ahh… another great session of choir. I think we might actually win the Goldenrod Choir Competition next month… Misty sighs and glances at the clock in choir. And we finished early…
"Yeah, did you hear about Ketchum?" Misty hears two voices behind her.
"Yeah, Ash and Sakura are dating now! Sakura was telling me all about it last hour!"
Woah, what the hell are they talking about? Misty whips around to face the two voices. It was Tammy and Melanie. "Woah, Ash is dating Sakura?"
"Yeah! It just happened last hour too! He went to ask her to the dance, but then he also asked her out as well!" Melanie exclaims.
"Oh… I didn't know about it…" Misty sighs and turns around back in her chair just as the bell rings. She gathers her things. Great! Now how am I going to face him in Health? She walks as slowly as she can to Health, making sure to avoid having to talk to Ash during Health. Unfortunately, she is late, and her teacher gives her detention. She groans, goes to her desk, and puts her head on the table.
She feels a poke on her shoulder. She turns her head to the side to see Ash giving her a goofy smile. "Not today Ash…"
"What's wrong, Misty?" Ash asks.
I'm not going to say anything… I'm not going to say anything… I'm NOT going to say anything… "So, I heard you and Sakura were dating…" Damn it!
So… she heard… "Yeah… she is really sweet…"
"So, are you going to find somebody to go to the dance with?" Ash counters.
She gives him the best normal look she can muster up. "I don't think I want to go anymore…"
Misty sighs as she is riding the bus home from school. The dance is in two days… not a single person has asked me, and Ash has a girlfriend. Could life get any worse? It's already pretty bad enough I have to suffer watching Ash and Sakura making out in the hallways at school. I've barely even talked to him this last week.
Another voice pops in her head. You don't even like Ash, but you care so much. Are you sure about your feelings, Mist?
Yes… I'm completely sure! I do not have any feelings for Ash Ketchum!
She sits there for a moment, and rests her head on the back of the seat in front of her. At least, I didn't too long ago…
"Hey, you're Misty, right?" A voice startles her. She looks up to see a fairly tall boy with dark hair sit on the bus seat right next to her.
"Yeah, I'm Misty. And you… are in my Algebra class, right?"
"Yeah, and choir and physics. I'm Rudy." He extends his hand.
"Nice to meet you." She mumbles politely.
"Listen, I know you don't know me or anything, but I think you are very pretty… and I was wondering if you had a date for the dance." Rudy asks.
"Uhh… no I don't have a date for the dance. Why?" Misty wonders.
"Well, I was wondering if you'd like to go with me. My mom's going to let me use her car, I already have the tickets. All I need is an answer." Rudy explains.
Well, maybe going to the dance would be fun. Maybe Ash would get a little jealous himself… "You know what Rudy? I'd love to go to the dance with you!" They exchange phone numbers and Misty gives him her address. They decide he will pick her up at eight on Saturday night. They just talk until the bus stops at Misty's stop.
Before she walks down the aisle to get out, Rudy grabs her hand. "Thanks for saying you'll go with me." He stands up to kiss her cheek. "It's not every day a pretty girl like you accepts an invitation from somebody like me."
Misty leaves the bus blushing. Well, I suppose now I have to go out and find a dress…
Ash stands outside of Sakura's house, with her corsage in hand. Man, the dance really came by fast… It's going to be a lot of fun… I wonder if Misty is going to go though. She hasn't even said a word to me these past few days.
Sakura opens the door, in a beautiful yellow dress. Her purple hair is pulled up into a fancy bun. "Hiya, sweetie! Come on in!"
He walks in her house, and holds up the corsage. Her parents take pictures as he puts the corsage on her wrist. It is a simple corsage, two yellow roses with some tiny yellow flowers. They take more pictures, and then they walk outside hand-in-hand.
"This is going to be such a fun dance!" Sakura exclaims happily. Ash nods.
"Yeah, fun." I really hope Misty is there… They gather into the back seat of his mom's car and his mom drive's them to the dance. When she drops Ash and Sakura off, Delia pulls Ash aside.
"Call me when the dance is over." Ash nods, takes Sakura's arm, and they walk into the dance. There were probably about 100 other students there, but it was still pretty early. Ash looks around to see if Misty is there.
"What are you looking for, sweetie?" Sakura asks, gripping his hand tighter.
"Nothing, Sakura." He smiles at her, and kisses her nose. "Shall we dance?"
They go out into the dance floor and start dancing to a Christina Aguilera song…
Misty and Rudy are walking towards the front door of the school from the parking lot. Misty is a little worried; Rudy had some car trouble on the way there, but luckily they were able to fix it pretty quickly. Misty is more nervous however. As they walk in the front door, she takes a deep breath.
"You ok, baby?" Rudy asks.
"Yeah, I'm fine."
"I can tell you're pretty nervous. Anything I can do to make you feel better?" Rudy sympathizes.
"No, but thank you for asking." Misty sighs.
"I know it has something to do with Ash, right?" Rudy asks right out of the blue. She gapes at him.
"No… well… how did you know?" Misty asks.
"Well, you've been staring at him in the hallways a lot, you twitch every time Sakura comes by, and I can just tell by the look in your eyes. Misty, you're cute, and I wish you'd like me, but you have to tell Ash how you feel." Rudy suggests.
Misty nearly falls over, but after thinking over his words, she sighs. "Yeah, you're right, aren't you?"
"You're beautiful tonight." Misty is wearing a turquoise halter dress that matches perfectly with her eyes. It slinks against her body so it shows off her great curves, something Misty normally hides from the world. "Go find him."
Misty walks onto the dance floor. I'm not even sure if Ash is here yet… But moments later, she sees him kissing Sakura. She somewhat chuckles as she twitches at the sight. But she can tell from ten feet away Ash did not look too happy.
Ash pulls back from the kiss, and looks at Sakura. He had had something on his mind the entire night. Misty… He gave Sakura a serious look. "Sakura… I can't be with you." He blurts out immediately. "I love somebody else." His gut instinct told him to look straight to his right, and he finds Misty, staring straight at him as another song starts to play throughout the room.
Hey, hey baby
I wanna know
If you'll be my girl
When I saw you walking
Down the street
I said that's the kind of
Girl I'd like to meet
She's so pretty
Lord, she's fine
I'm gonna make her mine all mine
Hey, hey baby
I wanna know
If you'll be my girl
When you turned and
That's when I want to say
Come on baby give me a whirl
I wanna know if you'll be my girl
Hey, hey baby
I wanna know
If you'll be my girl
Ash walks up to Misty, staring at her. "God, you're beautiful Mist."
Misty blushes, and for the first time, she lets him see her blush. He puts his hands around her waist; she puts her hands around his neck.
"Misty… I'm so sorry if I hurt you. These last two weeks have been driving me crazy. I wanted to ask you to the dance."
"Why didn't you?"
"You mean, you would have said yes?" Ask teases.
Misty leans in close to his ear. "Yes… it hurt so bad when you told me you wanted to ask Sakura."
"I thought you'd get jealous… and force me to go with you." Ash grins.
"Well, I did get jealous, but there's no way I'd ever force you to go with me." Misty smiles. "Ash… I think I love you."
Ash stops moving to the music at her words. He holds her tight against his body. Then he lets go a bit, so he can look her straight in the eye. "Misty… I think I love you too. Will you be my girl?"
Then he leans in to kiss her.
And she accepts.
A/N- Woah woah woah people! This story isn't even close to being over yet! We still have another two and a half years of high school! But we finally have some romance thrown in! w00t! Thanks and review ;)