Ash, May, Max, and Brock were returning from the Hoenn League and were headed to Petalburg City to relax. May was extremely exhausted from walking that she fell to the ground.
"How long until Petalburg City? This is taking forever," she asked in a groaning voice.
"Can't you calm down?" Ash said as he continued walking.
Brock helped May get up. Everyone was tired but they continued walking down the long, narrow road.Ash and the gang arrived in Petalburg City and even more exhausted than they were a while ago. They arrived at May and Max's house and saw in the window Caroline cooking something in the kitchen. When she spotted them, she came outside the house all surprised and excited to see them.
"Hi Mom!" May and Max cried cheerfully.
"Hi kids. It's great to see you all," Caroline said with a smile of excitement. "Looks like you're all tired. Why don't you rest for a while?"
"Ok…." Everyone said in unison.
As soon as Caroline went back to the kitchen, everyone dropped down on the floor. In the afternoon, they were discussing where they would go next.
"So……..where are we going?" Ash asked in confusion.
Everyone became silent and started thinking for a while. After half an hour of thinking, Brock got up and said, "Hey we can go to the Orre region. It has lots of trainers who are dying to battle. Plus there's Mt. Battle. It's a place where you can battle all day."
"That's a great idea," Ash said as he got up from the couch.
"What about the contests?" May asked.
Brock looked at Ash for a moment and then looked at May sadly.
"I'm sorry May. There are no contests there," Brock said with a frown on his face. May then frowned but didn't say anything.
"But May you can get better with your battling skills so you can win the contests in the next region." Max explained.
"I guess." May said with no excitement in her voice.That night May decided to at least practice her coordinating skills since she might not be able to in the Orre region. After a while, she was too depressed on how there will be no contests that she didn't feel like practicing anymore. She felt sadness inside her. May really wanted to tell Ash and the others that she didn't want to go, but she also didn't want anyone to be mad at her. So May just sat there on the ground crying. The sky was dark blue with a white moon. There were trees all over the place. There was an ocean view from where May was. She did not pay attention because all she could think about was the Orre region. Then a dark shadow came in front of her. May looked up and saw it was Drew. She looked at him fiercely and then looked away which made Drew look at her in a weird way.
"Are you ok?" he said sitting down next to her.
May stared at him in an angry mood so she backed away from him.
"Yeah. Why do you care?" she said as she turned her face away from him and stared at the ocean. Drew just looked at her without saying anything. May didn't want to tell him why she was crying, but she didn't want Drew to annoy her as well so she said,
"It's just that Ash, Max and Brock want to go to the Orre region. But I don't want to go because there are no contests and I don't want to battle all day long."
Drew got annoyed but didn't say
anything. He just stood up and spoke in a calm voice,
"You don't have to go if you don't want to."
"But I can't leave my brother alone. I'm suppose to take care of him." May shouted.
"Well you don't have to do what people tell you. Just go where you want to. You don't have to listen to them." Drew explained in a loud voice that kind of scared May. She thought that he was probably mad at her. May became mad, but then relaxed and sighed.
"But I don't know where to go. That's my problem." May protested.
"You can come
with me." Drew said softly. He then gave May a rose. She took it
"In the Glenn region. There are only contests and I'm heading there. But if you want you can come with me." Drew said.
"Well I guess I could." May said. "But I have to ask my parents first."
"Ok. Meet me here tomorrow if they say yes. We'll take the ferry there." Drew said. He looked at May with a smile for a moment and then started walking. May just stood there and wondered. She ran happily to her house. When she got there she saw her mom reading a book on the couch. Caroline looked up, spotted May and closed her book.
"Are you ok honey?" Caroline asked as May sat down on the couch.
"Yeah. I'm ok," May said cheerfully, "Can I ask you something?"
"Sure," Caroline said smiling. What is it?"
"Can I go to the Glenn region by myself? I want to enter contests. Not battles," May moaned.
"I would let you. But what about your friends and Max?" Caroline said wondering what May was going to do.
"I know that Max can take care of himself. Besides Ash and Brock are going to be there with," May explained and looked at her mom in a begging way. "Please can I go. I know they won't mind."
"Sure you can. As long as you can take care of yourself." Caroline said smiling." Right now go sleep. You need some rest."
"Don't worry Mom." May got up and walked up to her room. She felt a little guilty about not telling her mom that she was traveling with Drew but she was still happy that she could go. She was too excited about going to the Glenn region that she couldn't sleep. But the most important thing that kept her awake was that she could travel with Drew.
Well thats the prologue. If you think something is wrong in it, tell me.