Lovely Day (AAMayL One-shot) (Inspired by the song 'Lovely Day' by Bill Withers)


When I wake up in the morning, love…

"Ten more minutes," I mumbled to myself as I hit my alarm that was resting next to me while I was sleeping in my sleeping bag. Yep, ten more minutes sleep was all I needed… but no, Pikachu didn't let that happen when he zapped me with his Thundershock attack. Now, if only if I didn't train him, his attacks wouldn't be so painful.

When I got outside my tent, I looked up and the sun was shining, which hurt my eyes a little bit, made me look away from it. I can't be blinded when I'm doing pokemon battles can I?

And the sunlight hurts my eyes…

I took a bottle of shampoo, a pair of toothbrushes (one for Pikachu and one for me) and some toothpaste out of my bag and headed towards a nearby lake. I was thinking that Brock might be making breakfast, May helping out and Max checking on his PokeNav.

When me and Pikachu made it to the lake, we did our usual morning rituals – brushed our teeth, washed our faces and then I washed my hair while washing Pikachu's fur, which he found relaxing.

After I've done freshening up, we came over to the breakfast area. I was surprised when I saw May making breakfast instead of Brock. I had a bad feeling of what breakfast was going to taste like.

And something without warning, love…

"Morning, Ash," she said happily. That got me snapping out of my shock. Taking part in pokemon battles are nerve-wracking, but having to taste her cooking is another thing. I felt nervous, but I managed to put on a brave face… I hope.

"So, er…" I started nervously. "Where's Max and Brock?"

"They've gone to find some berries," she replied as she spread some more ingredients in the sandwich. "Brock says that his been thinking about some jams out of them today."

I looked at the jam she was spreading with. I never saw that kind of jam before, some of the jams I've tasted had their own colours like dark blue and red… this one was dark green.

"Er… May?" I said, catching her attention. "Did you buy that jam somewhere or did Brock make one?

"Neither," she replied with a smile. "I made it myself."

Bares heavy on my mind…

Hearing that really gotten to me. I had this urge to ask what she put in that jam but I held it back, just in case. I had two reasons why – One: If she tells me the ingredients for the jam I might lose my appetite for breakfast and maybe lose some of the food I had yesterday. And two: She might have a big mallet like Misty had.

"Finished," she said as she placed another slice of bread on top of the bread she spread on. She handed the sandwich. "Here you go."

I wished that I was eating some pokechow that Pikachu was chewing on. I sighed, releasing my nerves. Heck, if I can save the world then I can eat a sandwich… even if it poisons me!

I took a bite out of the sandwich, ready to spit out the ingredients because of the bad taste. But surprise surprise, it tasted really good. Tasted like apples. No side effects, no stomach pain, nothing.

"Did Brock teach you how to make this jam?" I asked, still liking the taste.

"Nope," she replied. "Did it all by myself."

Then I look at you…

Then, for some reason, I looked at her face while she was making other sandwiches, maybe they were for Brock and Max. Anyway, I don't know why I looked at her but I did. To tell you something, this wasn't the first time I did it. Maybe it was the fact that she looked cute or something. Still…

And the world's alright with me…

Every time I look at her face, I get this positive energy about her. Inspiration, heart, spirit, will… could it be that I'm building a crush on her?

Just one look at you…

"Ah… May?" I blurted out.

"Yeah," she replied looking at me, still smiling.

"It's a lovely day, isn't it?" I asked suddenly. Darn! That's not what I wanted to say to her!

"Yeah, looks it," May replied as she looked at the blue sky while a cool breeze past through her.

I wanted to ask her about something else but something held me back!

And I know it's gonna be…

"Hey, guys!" a voice shouted, which turned out to be Brock's; I know that voice anywhere.

I turned round and saw Brock and Max carrying different kinds of berries, mainly Pecha berries. They looked surprised when they saw May making breakfast.

"Uh… May, you don't usually make breakfast," Max said.

"Well, there's a first time for everything," May replied. "Jam sandwich?"

"I think I'll pass," Max said as he looked at the sandwich. Somehow I knew that he doesn't trust his sister's cooking. "I got a Nav to clean."

"It tastes great, Max," Ash said. "Try some."


We took some time trying to convince him to just take one bite. When he did he said he liked it… although I could've sworn that I heard him spitting it out and tossed the rest of his sandwich away behind our backs.

When we've finished our breakfast, we started cleaning up and stuff. I spotted one more plate on the table, when I was reaching out for it someone's hand touched mine. I looked up who the culprit was and it turned out to be May. I looked at her face and she did the same. I could've sworn that she blushed a little bit…

"Er… I'll take it," I said.

"Okay…" she replied.

When we started to wish the dishes, I looked at her one more time without her noticing me. I know what today's gonna be like…

A lovely day…

Yep, it is gonna be a lovely day.

Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovely day
Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovely day
Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovely day