"I can't believe I'm actually here!" May exclaimed when she arrived at the Trainer's lounge. She finally made it to the Grand Festival after almost a year. She stood in front of the screen, waiting for the whole thing to start. Then, she was bumped. She turned around and glared at the boy who had just bumped her. "Hey, watch it!" She gasped and stared at him in shock. Drew?
The teen had slightly spiky green hair and green eyes to match. He wore a black leather jacket with a plain, grey longshirt underneath. His grey pants were a little baggy and the black and white VANS he was wearing matched well with his whole attire. He cocked an eyebrow in confusion. "Yes?" he asked plainly.
May snapped out of her trance and blushed in embarrassment. It was rude to stare, after all. "S-sorry," she giggled, "You looked like someone I knew...not so long ago." Her face saddened at the memory and she walked off to some other part of the large lounge.
The young male huffed and sat down. She looked so familiar. Could she have been May? He remembered her appearance perfectly. She had brown hair that weren't parted and reached her shoulders. Her white sleeveless cut half of her stomach, exposing her belly a bit and a small pink cloth was attached to the collar, serving as a hood. Her black shorts were quite short and the (short) blue skirt on it and was parted from the front made her style more...unique. Along with her black and white converse? "Wow," the teen, Drew, whistled.
May pondered over everything that just happened. "That can't be Drew," she said to herself, "It just CAN'T be!" She held her chin thoughtfully. "Can it?"
"Can it what?" Drew's voice mumbled from behind.
May yelped and jumped. Twirling around, she gasped. "You!" She pointed at him. "What are you doing here?! I thought you were over at the benches!" She flushed in a brilliant color of bright pink.
Drew rose an eyebrow, but then ignored her statement. "Uh...yeah," he muttered, "Anyway, do you happen to be the one I'm looking for?" He received no response and sighed. "In other words... Are you May?" He smirked when he saw her eyes widen and her body tense up.
"D-Drew?" May choked, "Is that you?" He nodded and shrugged, and she cheered. "Alright! I knew it! You WERE Drew all along! Haha!" She lost control and hugged him tightly.
"So you ARE May," Drew confirmed and returned the hug half-heartedly. "That's good. At least I didn't have to go and look for you all over the whole place. That would've been such a drag..." He felt the brunette pull away from him and held back a growl.
"Wow, Drew," May awed, "You sure have gotten taller over the months." It was true. She now had to look up just to look at him in the eyes.
"You've gotten taller yourself," Drew counterd with a smirk. She was at the level of where his jaw was and he felt kind of weird about that fact. "Gee...I guess you were right, May. In that card of yours...you said that when we met each other again, we might not recognize each other. That was very true." He chuckled a bit and gently ran a hand through his spikes.
May blushed and simply nodded. "Yep. Hard to believe that THAT'S you. You look...different!" She smiled cheesily and clasped her hands together shyly. "I mean...c'mon! You've got spikes and your attire is totally... I can't find any word to describe it."
"Same goes for you," Drew said to her, "Exept for the spiky hair thing, of course."
All of a sudden, it was a moment of long silence. Drew and May looked at each other and it seemed as if their very thoughts collided with each other. We're together again...but we have to make the best of the time we have being together. Don't let this moment pass by unoticed like the wind. It's just too much of a blessing. Let us cherish it and remember it with all of our hearts. They then simutaneously reached out to one another and shook hands. In that very contact, both teens felt whole again...like the emptiness they've had carried throughout the past many months was finally filled with the very thing they needed.
Like last time, Drew was the first to break away. He looked at the screen from afar and said, "They're about to start. I hope you make it to the final round so I can beat you."
May put on a confident smile and said, "Don't even THINK that you have a chance against me! Ever since we seperated, my pokemon and I had been working really hard! So just watch your back, Drew!" She stood her ground firmly, but then left when she finally heard her name being called.
"This oughta be good," Drew said sarcastically as he watched May climb up the stairs.
May stepped out into the open stage and waved at the cheering crowd. She then took out her pokeball and let out her Meganium. This came as a shock for a particular green-haired boy because he never knew she had a Meganium. "Mag!" Meganium cheered happily.
"Meganium, use petal dance- going upwards!" May ordered and pointed to the clear skies.
Meganium obeyed and released numerous pink petals in the air. Due to its skyward motion, the petals started to spin gracefully, making a pink 'whirlpool'.
"Follow up with Razor leaf!"
Spinning leaves followed the spiraling petals and struck each one, creating a cherry spring rain. The pink and green pieces descendedl all over the place.
"Use solar beam!" May cried with excitement.
Meganium gathered sunlight very quickly and launched its attack, hitting the floating petals and leaves. Once the blinding light disappeared, sparkles were seen all over the stage. The audience awed at the marvelous sight and then clapped and whistled. May and Meganium bowed serenely in appreciation.
The judges gave their comments and stuff and then started to write down some things. Within no time at all, the big screen flashed a clear 90. The whole place was filled with cheers and claps. "Thank you everyone!" May squealed and walked away with Meganium, back in the lounge.
"Not bad," Drew teased as she approached him, "For someone who's not very talented at appeals." I hate to admit it, but she was good. I can't let her know that, though. He smirked and placed his hands in his pockets. "Of course, I can top your score...like always."
May turned red and fumed, "I do SO have talent! And 90 is a good score, know-it-all! I'd just like to see you try and beat my score!" She huffed and turned her back to him. There he goes putting me down again. Why does he always have to do that?!
"Fine," Drew snickered. After watching a guy and his Alakazam do their appeal, his name was called. "Watch and learn from an EXPERIENCED and TALENTED pro."
"Whatever," May pouted and looked at the screen. After all this time, he's still an obnoxious jerk.
Drew walked up to the stage and immediately let out Flareon. "Flare!" it meowed and did a summersault as its entrance. After it landed on all of its four paws gracefully, the crowd cheered. It wagged its tail happily and showed off its shiny fur.
May sweatdropped. So that's where Flareon went. I sould've known...
"Flareon," Drew started, "Use fire spin and dash right through it!"
Flareon let out a vortex of flames and leapt right through it with amazing speed. Its acrobatic skills helped a lot. "Flare!" it cheered.
"Use quick attack and go into a spiral!" Drew commanded.
Flareon quickly increased its speed and spun during the process. Its bushy tail flailed about and made the fire break down into little sparks that spread all over the stage. As soon as it landed, it used its powerful legs to bounce itself high up in the air. "Flare!" it signaled its trainer below.
Drew nodded. "Spiral swift followed by spiral ember!"
Flareon spun around in mid air and shot out little stars all over the stage. With perfect accuracy, it hit each one with ember and made them glow with bright orange colors.
Flareon unleashed powerful balls of light and hit each glowing star, causing the whole entire area to sparkle and glow. Flareon started to descend and looked at its trainer.
"Finish this up with flamethrower- to the ground!"
Flareon fired its flames to the floor and landed safely. "Flare-on!" it squeaked and wagged its tail. It flashed its cute smile once more and earned the cheers and squeals of the audience.
The judges gave their comments and wrote some stuff down again. After that, the screen flashed a big 95.
May watched Drew walk down the stairs and huffed. "You weren't all that great. You just got off lucky." She pouted and looked away from him.
Drew smirked and swept a hand through his spikes. "If I didn't know any better, I'd say you're jealous of me."
May flushed and glared at him. "I am NOT jealous of you! Ugh! You are so accusing!" She folded her arms and left with a scowl. He is such an egotistic loser sometimes.
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