Author's Note: Hey! I'm kind of new to fanfic… I used to be obsessed with writing them when I was 10, but I'm 16 now, so you do the math. It's been a while.

Just a warning---I get kind of wrapped up in my own ideas, so if the people in my stories aren't exactly true to character, I apologize. Don't hate me. It's creative license.

As for the story, you may think it's totally random--- but fear not, I alone know where the plot is going.

Shippings in general amuse me to no end, and as most of you know, pokémon has a ton. You'll find quite a few are incorporated into my story. If you feel annoyed because the shippings being touched on aren't the ones you like, sit tight. You'll find that almost all major shippings will play a rule.

I hope you have as much fun reading as I did writing.

Without further ado, I present my story.

Jail Break

As the sun rises on another beautiful day in the lovely region of Kanto, we see our favorite characters, Ash, Brock, Misty, May, and Max, ready for another exciting day on the journey to becoming Pokémon masters. Lucky for us, the characters reunited just in time for the convenience of this story.

Funny how things work out.

And as fate would have it, this story starts the same way 9 out of 10 pokémon episodes begin. Our heroes are lost on the way to the next gym.

"Are we lost again?" whined Max.

"I think so," said Brock, holding up the map and gazing at it.

"Brock!" exclaimed Misty, sounding annoyed, "The map's upside down!"

"Oh… well that explains a lot."

"Good afternoon, children," came the sound of a voice approaching from behind, "Not lost are you?"

The group turned to see two figures approaching. A girl, with short blue hair and a man, with long red hair, both in tour-guide uniforms, came towards them.

"Yeah," said May, gratefully, "Can you give us a hand?"

"Of course," said the man, with a surprisingly high voice, "We wouldn't want you to get in any trouble."

"Wait a second!" said Ash, "They're not tour-guides! It's just Team Rocket in one of their disguises!"

"What's a team rocket?" asked the blue-haired girl.

"You're right, Ash," said Misty, "You can drop the act, guys. …ya know, they pull a stunt like this every episode… you'd think we'd expect it by now."

"I really have no idea what you're talking about," said the girl again.

"Give it a rest!" said Ash, "Pikachu! Thunderbolt!"

Immediately, Pikachu darted forward and with one well-placed electric attack, sent the two on their way.

"When are they gonna give it up?" asked Max.

"I don't think they'll ever learn," said Brock.

The Team Rocket music starts to play and Jessie and James appear.

"Prepare for trouble," Jessie began.

"And make it double," continued James.

"Team Rocket!" exclaimed the group in unison.

"What are you doing here?" asked Ash.

"What we always do," replied Jessie, "Try to steal Pikachu! Now do you mind? We're in the middle of a motto, here."

"But didn't Ash just beat you three seconds ago?" asked Max, confused.

"He certainly did not," replied Jessie.

"Yeah, when we get beat, we remember it," added James.

"Team Rocket doesn't get beat, you moron!" yelled Meowth, in his Jersey accent as always.

"Hold it right there!" came a voice, making everyone jump, "Police!"

Joining the already befuddled parties was Officer Jenny, closely accompanied by the two tour-guides from before.

"Now I'm really confused…" said May.

"Officer Jenny!" shouted Team Rocket. The three exchanged glances and inched their way back into the forest.

"Officer Jenny!" exclaimed Brock, rushing forward.

"Hold it!" said Max, grabbing his ear.

"Excuse me," said Misty, taking Brock's ear away from Max, "That's my job."

"Actually," said Max, adjusting his glasses, "I've been keeping Brock in line for quite some time now."

"Please!" said Misty, waving her arms without letting go of Brock's ear, "I've been doing this since before you were born!"

"It hasn't been that long," said Max, as Misty finally let go and Brock fell to the ground, clutching his ear.

"Maybe…" said May loudly, "This isn't the time to be having this discussion!"

"What's wrong, Officer Jenny?" asked Ash.

"These two," said Officer Jenny, indicating to the tour guides beside her, "Claim you instructed your Pikachu to electrocute them."

"Um…" hesitated Ash, "Technically, that's true… but we thought they were someone else."

"You're not helping us, Ash," said Misty, pushing him, "It was a mistake, Officer. We didn't mean to hurt anyone."

"Yeah," continued Ash, "Pikachu does it all the time to Team Rocket, and they're just fine!"

The group groaned.

"I'm sorry," said Officer Jenny, "But I have to take you all in for questioning. Follow me."

Later that day

Our protagonists, or in this case, possibly antagonists, are gathered in the pokémon center, discussing the events of the day.

"I can't believe we're going to be sentenced to 10 years in prison!" exclaimed Ash.

"Don't worry about it, Ash," said May, soothingly, "It'll all be fine. They can't possibly convict us. We thought it was Team Rocket."

"I don't think that's going to help us much," said Misty, "Officer Jenny seems to think we endangered their lives."

"Would you stop being such a pessimist?" exclaimed May, "Can't you see Ash is upset? Show a little consideration!"

"And since when are you so concerned about everyone's well being?"

"I'm not. It's just that Ash has had an extremely stressful day, and I think it…"

"Ash this, Ash that… if I didn't know better, I'd think you were in love with him!"

"So?" exclaimed May, defensively, "It's none of your business! I can be in love with Ash if I want to!"

"You can not!" gasped Misty.

"Why not?" exclaimed May, "Or are you in love with him t---"

"You do realize," Brock interrupted, gazing at the two of them, "That Ash is right here, listening to every word you say…"

Misty and May froze, their faces rapidly turning red. They glanced quickly at Ash, but he seemed to be deep in thought.

Clueless… thought May.

Pathetic… thought Misty.

Dorks… thought Max.

Just then, a loud knock was heard on the door.

"Come in," said Max.

The door opened and Gary entered, dressed in a suit, and carrying a briefcase.

"Gary!" exclaimed Ash, becoming aware of the outside world at last, "What are you doing here?"

"Saving your sorry butts," Gary replied.

"What are you talking about?"

"The case," he replied simply, "I heard about what happened, and I wanted to help out. You see," he indicated to his appearance, "I'm a lawyer now."

"What?" exclaimed May.

"When did you become a lawyer?" asked Max.

"Yesterday," replied Gary.

"That's great!" shouted May, "You can win the case for us!"

"Yeah, right," said Ash, rolling his eyes, "This is probably his first case."

"You're wrong, Ash," said Gary, indicating to his briefcase, "This is my first case."

Rim shot

Silence followed.

"Well, look on the bright side, Ash," said Brock, "He can't be any worse than his jokes…"

"I don't know guys…" said Ash, hesitantly.

"Let's give him a shot," said Max.

"Fine," said Ash, at last, "But it better be good."

"It's getting late," said Brock, checking his watch, "We should get to bed."

"Yeah," agreed May.

The group got up and began to exit.

"Hang on," said Gary, "Can I talk to you a second, Misty?"

"Oh," said Misty, surprised, "Sure." She turned to the others. "I'll meet up with you in a couple of minutes."

Gary waited until the others left and he shut the door.

"I'm glad you're on the case, Gary," said Misty, "We might really have a shot now!"

"I'm glad you feel that way," said Gary, "Now I wonder if you could do me a favor…"

"Oh, sure!" said Misty, "It's the least I could do, what with you saving our butts and all…"

"I won't help you… unless you go out with me."

"WHAT?"

"You heard me."

This… thought Misty …might be a problem.

To be continued…

Well? What did you think? I had so much fun writing it that there's a good chance I'm gonna keep at it--- but I want your feedback! Questions, comments, praise, slander, I pretty much take it all. You help me improve. So do me a favor and REVIEW! I appreciate it.