Disclaimer: I don't own much of anything. You know, like Pokemon, Dragon Ball Z, Yu-Gi-Oh, or anything else really worth my time. I just own my brain and a few characters.

A/N: this chapter is normal POV.

Chapter 3

A Few Weeks Later…

A few weeks had passed, and Ash had only one more badge to win.

"Ash Ketchum, get your butt over here!" Misty said.

"Yeah? What's… man, what happened?" Ash said, walking over to her.

"Your Ursaring shredded my sleeping bag. My only sleeping bag. What do you plan to do about it? Seeing as we're at least a day's walk from a town, you can't buy me a new one until tomorrow. So what're you going to do?" Misty said.

"Ursaring wouldn't do that," Ash said.

"She told it to. I think she wants you to answer a certain way, but I don't know what she wants," Brock whispered to Ash so Misty wouldn't hear.

"Oh. I'll see if I can figure it out," Ash replied. Turning to Misty, he said, "What do you think I'm going to say? I'll go get you a new one."

"No, Ash, it'll take too long. I guess I'll just sleep on the ground. Sleep on the cold ground, yeah, that's what I'll do."

That's it! She wants to… whoa, whoa, whoa… she wanted her sleeping bag shredded so she could stay in my sleeping bag… does she like me? Oh, god… that's great! "Misty, I know what you're up to… do you like me or something?"

Deny! I can't tell him yet! "Ye- no- uh, maybe. Why, do you like me?" Almost messed everything up. I can't say yes or no, because neither one will work quite to my advantage yet.