May sat up and yawned, while she stretched her arms out. Her eyes were still closed, but she had a smile on her face. She had had a most wonderful dream. Right then May opened her eyes, and saw Drew still sprawled out on the bed right next to her. His hair was ruffled and messy, and his mouth was open and he was slightly drooling.
She hadn't been dreaming it after all.
The two of them had come to the poke center very late that night, and so she didn't want to disturb her brother, Ash and Brock. So, Drew decided that it would be okay if she slept with him in his room that night. May scratched herself. Her clothes had somewhat gotten stiff, because she hadn't changed out of them, and neither had Drew. She tilted his face and then leaned in to give him a kiss. At first it felt like nothing at all, but then all of a sudden, his hand was against her neck, and he was kissing her back.
What a great way to start off the morning.
Drew pulled away, and let his head rest on the pillow.
"Did you have a nice night May?"
She smiled playfully, and stood up.
"Only the best."
They both chuckled. Drew stood up and yawned. He dragged himself over to the mirror, and then suddenly his cheeks grew red. May saw this and couldn't help but ask why.
"Drew, what's wrong?"
"Come on, what is it?"
He seemed reluctant but then gave in. It felt so good to have someone to talk to.
"Uhh… it's my hair… I look like a mess! I'm surprised you haven't run out of here screaming, 'Monster!'"
At this, May laughed, and then walked over to him. She put her hands around his neck, and then ran them through his hair.
"Really? But you see… I think that it makes you look even better than a monster! I happen think it makes you look cute!"
Drew smiled and then pulled her in for a long kiss. He never knew that he could be so happy, and with May out of all people. May of course, just felt her heart race, and she couldn't help but feel like on top of the world.
Suddenly there was a knock on the door.
Both of them quickly separated from each other and a slight blush gathered on their cheeks.
May's heart started to race again, but not because of Drew; it was because standing there in the doorway was Max and Sarah. How could she explain why she was in Drew's room? She glanced at the bed and anyone could tell that it had been slept in. Drew noticed this as well, and cursed himself in his head. The two of them stood there fiddling, and looking everywhere but at themselves or their guests.
Finally Sarah spoke up.
"Drew, are you ever going to be on time?"
May and Drew sighed with relief. The first question hadn't been, 'What is May doing in your room?'
Drew relaxed and came back into full arrogance.
"Sarah, I'm never late for anything. I don't even know what you are talking about, so how in the world would I be late?"
"Drew!" May shot him a mean glance, but she rolled her eyes, and continued, "what is he late for Sarah?"
"Well, I guess he forgot that we were going to have a nice get together with our aunt and uncle!"
Drew sweat dropped and scratched his head.
"I guess I did forget, didn't I?"
Drew went over to a chair, and picked up his coat. Meanwhile Sarah pulled Max aside.
"Max! Isn't this incredible? One day, and your sister has already made Drew nicer!"
Max looked puzzled, and almost looked exactly like Ash.
"What do you mean? I don't get it! Oh no! Something must be wrong, I don't understand this!"
Sarah shushed him, and rolled her eyes. How familiar.
"Well come on then Sarah, we have to go."
They were just about to leave the room, when Sarah tugged on Drew's jacket. He gave an exasperated sigh, and then looked down at her.
"What is it now Sarah?"
"Aren't you forgetting something?… Someone?"
Drew's cheeks turned a slight shade of pink, as he turned around and met May's eyes. He smiled, and she smiled back. Without taking his eyes off of her, he asked.
"May, do you… want to go meet my aunt and uncle?"
Inside she wanted to squeal with delight, but then she caught a glimpse of Max, and tried to act all cool, like it was no big deal.
"Sure, why not? Max, do you want to go with Sarah and Drew?"
"What? Do I have to? I don't know…"
This time Sarah's eyes caught Max's and she smiled.
"There's going to be ice cream…"
"What are we waiting for? To auntie's house we go!"
"Hey Max, do Ash and Brock know about this? I hope they weren't worried…"
"Oh yeah, don't worry about them, they went off to go find someone that Ash could battle. All they were talking about was going to go find somewhere they could train."
"Okay, good. What about you? What did you do all day yesterday?"
Max knew what he had done yesterday. He had set up May and Drew with Sarah.
"Oh, um, yesterday… I just played with Sarah! That's all…"
May looked at him curiously, but she bought the story, and smiled.
"Here we are."
The house was nice and cozy, not too big, and not too small. Drew rang the doorbell and they all waited for about a minute. Suddenly the door opened and a tall woman appeared. She had her black hair up in a half ponytail, and she wore a pink blouse with tan pants. Sarah immediately ran up to her, and hugged her.
She chuckled and smiled at her niece warmly.
"It's nice to see you again Sarah! And Drew! You've grown so much since I last saw you! Come over here!"
Drew reluctantly came up to his aunt, and she hugged him, while she ruffled his hair. May and Max saw the embarrassment show on his face, and they began to stifle their laughs. He pulled away, and then cleared his throat.
"Aunt Haley, I would like you to meet… my… um, May and Max!"
Maggie turned her attention to the pair, and smiled, extending her hand to each of them.
"It's so nice to meet you! Won't you come on in?"
May and Max followed them inside, where they found a wonderfully decorated and comfortable dinning area. There they saw that breakfast was about to be served. Only four places however were set. Haley quickly saw this and brought out two more plates.
"Oh you didn't have to Aunt Haley! Max and I will just wait."
Suddenly, her stomach growled. Max began to laugh and he couldn't help but comment.
"Looks like May's stomach doesn't listen to what her mouth is saying!"
May squinted at him, and gave him a deathly glare. Max retreated and sat down next to Sarah, away from May.
"Oh don't worry May, it's no trouble at all, really. Why don't you sit down next to Drew?"
So she did, but for some reason, she felt uneasy about it. Drew looked at her and smiled slightly. Right then, she wanted to kiss him, but then she saw their siblings, and Maggie coming in with more food. That saddened her heart, but Drew quickly found her hand, and squeezed it gently. She smiled to herself.
"Ah! Good morning everyone!"
He was a tall man, one could say strong even. His brown hair was a bit long, not too long, just long enough so that it didn't cover his eyes completely. He was already wearing a black suit for work.
Sarah jumped out of her seat, and jumped into his arms. He gave her a bear hug while he chuckled with delight.
"Sarah! How's my favorite niece in the whole wide world?"
"I'm great Uncle Fray!"
She sat back down, and sat there beaming. This was one happy kid, no doubt about that.
"Ah! Drew, my boy! You've grown up so much!"
Drew smiled and chuckled.
"Yeah, that's what Aunt Haley said."
"So she did huh? Hmm, well who's this?"
"Oh, this is May, and that is Max, her brother."
"Nice to meet you Uncle Fray!"
"Yeah, nice to meet you!"
Fray chuckled once more and shook each of their hands.
"Nice to meet the both of you."
At that moment, Haley walked into the room, and Fray gave her a short but loving kiss.
"Good morning sweetie."
"Good morning to you as well!"
May and Drew somewhat shifted in their seats after seeing this, but they remained cool and collected.
"Okay then, let's not waste any time then! Dig in!"
So they all sat down at the table, and began to eat. There were scrambled eggs, sausages, and even pancakes with maple leaf syrup. May hungrily ate, even though her brother kept kicking her, so that she would show some manners. Finally, after what seemed like forever, May held her stomach and breathed heavily.
"Aunt Haley, that was… the best breakfast I have ever eaten!" exclaimed May.
"Why thank you for the compliments May. So tell me, do you and Drew travel together?"
All eyes turned on them, and then Max spoke up. May's eyes grew large.
"Why actually Auntie, May and Drew… OW!"
Sarah stepped on his foot, and then smiled sweetly.
"What Max is trying to say is that May and Drew know each other… very well."
This time, it was Drew that gave Sarah a daring glare. How could she have known? He must admit though, he knew she was always smart and clever. She was his sister after all.
"Yeah, they don't travel together, but they bump into each other a lot…"
"Okay then! Well it was nice seeing you Aunt Haley, and Uncle Fray, but I must be going, shouldn't you be going as well Sarah?"
Drew gave her a glance, and she sighed.
"Yes, I guess so."
"Why that is disappointing to hear! I thought you two would be around for longer than that!" Fray chimed in.
"Yeah, I know Uncle, but I have to train, you know."
"Ah, why of course! You being a top coordinator and all!"
May wanted to just suck the air right out of Uncle Fray's mouth, and in place of it, show him how good she was as well… but she couldn't. She didn't want to risk further questioning from Uncle Fray and Aunt Haley about herself and Drew. Suddenly, May had an… urge.
"Umm… could someone show me where the bathroom is? I'm afraid I need to use it…" May said shyly.
"Why don't be afraid to ask dear! It's right around the corner…"
"I'll show her."
Drew took her by the arm, while he motioned Max and Sarah to start heading out.
"We'll show ourselves out. Thanks for the breakfast!"
"You're welcome dear! Have a safe… journey."
Haley couldn't finish her sentence, because Drew and May had already turned around the corner.
Drew and May were now in front of the bathroom door, which happened to be oddly placed near the front door. Max and Sarah were still laughing and talking with Haley and Fray. They stood there now, and Drew pulled her in close to him. He leaned in for a kiss, but May pulled away reluctantly.
"I'm sorry Drew, I want to… but I really need to go."
Drew chuckled and let go of her. She smiled back at him, and then closed the door. A few minutes had passed, and Drew started to get impatient. He started to pace around, and then he finally stopped and sighed.
"May, what is taking you so long?"
"I'll be out there in a few minutes!"
Drew rolled his eyes. Shouldn't he have known that girls had side affects to them?
"Okay, fine. I'll be waiting outside."
May heard the front door close. When she stepped into the bathroom, she saw how horrible her hair looked. She couldn't even believe that she presented herself like that to Drew's aunt and uncle. She quickly began to search everywhere for a brush. She finally found it, and went to work.
Drew stepped outside into the morning sun. He breathed in the chilly air, and the dew that was still on the grass. He smiled to himself. Everything in his life was perfect. Drew started to walk down the sidewalk, when his smile immediately disappeared.
"Oh no…" he muttered.
"Drew! Wow! I totally didn't expect to see you here!"
Inside, Ashley knew that she did. She had followed Drew here of course. This was her final chance.
"Really? Me neither…" said Drew honestly.
"So… have you tried out my gum yet?"
"Oh, um, no actually, I haven't yet."
"Well then you just got to right now! Please?"
And she leaned in closer to him, and he slightly backed away. He sighed, and forced a smile. He would do it just to get her off of him.
Drew jammed his hand into his pocket, and pulled out the pack of gum. He took out a piece, and pulled off the wrapper. Ashley was smiling widely, and her eyes were wide with expectation. He put the piece of gum into his mouth, and began to chew. It actually wasn't that bad. It was… it was… unbelievably amazing!
Drew started to grin as if he was daydreaming. In his heart, he began to feel butterflies flying. It felt like he was on heaven, and that the girl in front of him was a beautiful angel. Her voice radiated harmony.
Ashley gleefully clapped her hands. Her plan had worked. She leaned into him, and wrapped her hands around his neck.
"Kiss me Drew."
He was giddy, and nothing would stop him. He nodded his head, and his lips landed on hers.
May looked at herself in the mirror and smiled. She twirled around and examined how she looked. Perfect. She stepped outside of the bathroom, and she could still hear voices in the dinning room. She smiled, and quickly stepped out of the house.
Everything in her fell apart. Disbelief sat on her shoulders, and her heart was going to explode into a million pieces. Her eyes clouded with a storm of tears, and her insides twisted with agony. How could Drew do this to her?
She started to run at them, but just at the last minute, decided she didn't even want to speak to them at all. May dodged the two who were still kissing, but then suddenly, Skitty got out of its poke ball. It jumped up onto Ashley's shoulder, which made her jerk away from Drew. As if by some kind of magic command, he shook his head, and examined what had just happened. In a split second of time, Skitty raised its paw, and scratched Ashley on the face. It then jumped off, and raced after May, who was now running away. Drew saw this and he immediately began to chase after her.
"May! MAY! Come back!"
He stopped running. She was gone. Behind him, he could hear the hysterics starting up. Drew turned around furiously and ran up to her. He stood in front of her, over towering her, so that she cowered a bit. Ashley stopped crying instantly. He grabbed her shoulders, and shook her.
"WHAT DID YOU DO?"
She bit her lip, but smirked.
"I said, WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME?"
"Oh but Drew, it's not what I did to you, it's what you made yourself."
He let go of her. What on earth was she talking about? Ashley saw his confused look, and decided to break the news to him.
"Don't tell me you didn't know! I surely thought you knew what kind of affects poke blocks had on pokemon… and then go talking about humans. Well I know it definitely works!"
Drew stood there frozen. She titled her head up, and gave him a quick peck on the cheek.
"See you later… Drew."
And off she went. All she needed was for May to see, right? Well it had happened. And all because of the poke blocks that May and Drew created. He clenched his fists, and then began to run off after May.
May had cried enough. Her eyes were now brimming with light, a reflection of all the tears she had shed. No more of that though. All of her pain just stung at her heart, sat there with the coldness and darkness of the night. She had wandered around idly through the town, and now she found herself in a forest, perhaps the same one as the night before. But she didn't care. There was a tree among the many of them, so she decided to sit down against it. She curled up herself and rest her head on her knees.
She woke up and now she realized that it had become really dark. Something flew past fluttering its wings, and so she covered her head. Then she began to shiver. She heard the leaves crackling behind the tree, so May instantly stood up. By doing this, her bandana got stuck into the branch of the tree. Frozen to the spot, she did nothing. Even her breath was stiff and silent. Closing her eyes, she wished Drew was here now.
May jumped at the touch of his hand on her arm. Okay, so maybe she didn't mean it literally.
"May please, just listen."
"I don't need to listen to anything, and more importantly, I don't ever want to see you again!"
She tore away from the tree before he could grab her. The red bandana was left behind.
Running with all of the strength that she had left in her, she dashed by the trees with great speed, however earning cuts on her arms along the way. She was so focused on getting away, that she didn't hear it. The water rushed passed by the rocks and the trees. Drew followed relentlessly, and upon hearing the stream, he feared the worst.
"May! May stop right now!"
Instead, she pushed on even more. Only then, she tripped, and fell right into the stream of rushing water. May couldn't even open her eyes, because she was already unconscious by the time she hit the water. Drew finally caught up to the stream, and May's body floating along the water hit him right in the chest. Everything in him went berserk, so he did what was natural and normal to do at a moment like this. He jumped into the freezing cold water.
He fiercely swam straight ahead, and reached her. His arms wrapped themselves around her, but this was not the time for reunions. He had to get them out of the water, and fast, because up ahead, was a huge pile of boulders, right in the middle of the stream. Quickly Drew called out.
"Flygon! Come out, and help us!"
The winged pokemon came out of its poke ball on command, and swept them up out of the river, but it was weak, so it could only gather enough strength to pick the two up, and drop them right on the bank of the stream. Drew began to cough, and spout out water. Then he turned to May who looked really pale. This didn't make matters any better.
"Oh May… please wake up… wake up…"
He touched her cheek gently as he knelt next to her, and while holding her in his arms. As if on cue, she started to flutter her eyes open. Next she began to cough violently, and finally she settled back down into his arms. She looked up at his face, and his eyes. She knew he was worried about her, for her. But she also knew that they were the eyes of a backstabber.
"Shh… don't speak, let me do the talking," Drew gently said, so she nodded her head.
"May, I never wanted to kiss Ashley. It was the gum she gave me."
Her eyebrows furrowed in puzzlement, but he just stroked her hair, and so she seemed to relax.
"Ashley stole our poke blocks, that's why we couldn't find them. She used them to make the gum, and I put it in my mouth… and well you know the rest."
He looked at her lovingly, and more of his warmth spread through her.
"I'm sorry May… so sorry…"
Tears now appeared in her eyes once again. He wiped them away, but even more of them came. How could she have been so stupid, to even think that Drew was just using her? She hated herself…
Drew pulled her up, so that she was in sitting position. Then his lips landed on hers, and for the first time since the very moment when they woke up, they felt whole again. May's spirit soared, as Drew kissed her pain away. She felt like she was flying, and that no one could bring her away from the land of happiness she was in. He picked her up, and now they were standing, May leaning against him, with her arms around him tightly.
"May, you I know I love you, right?"
To this, she responded with another kiss, and this time, Drew's heart swelled with joy. There were no worries left, and the water seemed to become docile and quiet.
"Drew, don't ever let go of me again…"
She laid her head on his shoulder, and he rested his cheek against her hair. He stroked her hair, and closed his eyes.
----- FIN -----
A/N: Well, this is it, the ending of Blending Emotions… I hope you have enjoyed this story, and I want to let you know how much I have appreciated your support! Thank you to everyone who has reviewed and or will review! This wouldn't be possible with out that support and knowledge that someone out there has liked my work! So the credit goes to you!
NEXT UP: I will be writing two more (maybe more) but for now, two more May and Drew fics. The first will be a story, somewhat similar to this, but not as long, and it will have a somewhat "Halloween" feel to it. I know, I know, Halloween is well over with. But it never hurts to have some fun! So stay tuned!