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You're only a heartbeat away.
Misty opened the door of her beach house, to make her way down to the mailbox. Rubbing her eyes and yawning, she opened the mailbox. 'Hmm…still no letter… that's strange…' she thought to herself.
Misty lived on the edge of Cerulean City. One of her favourite wishes had come true, that one day she would live near the sea in a beautiful beach house over looking the crystal blue ocean. She was now 19 years old and had left Ash and Brock over a year ago to return to the Cerulean gym. Her sisters had let the place go down hill and had made the Cascade badge a joke, most, if not all, trainers thought it was one of the easiest gyms out of the whole Indigo badge collection trail. Not any more, Misty had made sure of that!
Misty was worried about the fact that Ash had not written to her for quite some time. The last she heard from him he was headed for 'New Bark' and that was over three weeks ago. She sighed and turned to head back into her house. Entering through her sliding doors, she went over to her navy blue sofa and slumped down on it. Sighing she lifted her feet onto the coffee table and crossed her legs. It was going to be another one of those days where she would feel sorry for herself or just worry about her stupid and annoying friend.
She hadn't been sitting there for long when she decided that maybe a shower would help her feel better. She walked out of her light blue coloured living room, into the lower level en-suite bathroom, feeling too lazy to walk up the stairs to her own bathroom.
It helped a little, but she still couldn't shake the feeling that Ash may be in trouble. She mentally cursed herself, why couldn't she get him out of her head, it was so frustrating. 'I'm supposed to hate you Ash Ketchum'.
Misty had left Ash and the others just over a year ago. The day she told Ash she was leaving had not gone well. They were arguing about who would get to sleep near the fire, it was what Brock always used to call 'The usual disagreement'.
"Ash, you always sleep near the fire!" Misty whined.
"Tough Misty, if you don't like it, then just leave." Ash fought back.
"FINE! I guess you're going to get your wish."
"Ash, I… I'm going back home. The gym belongs to me now."
"Ash, I was going to tell you, but I…"
"Misty, just leave…" he interrupted her.
"I said leave… pack your stuff and go." He said without emotion.
Misty stared at him for a moment before she picked up her bag and Togepi. "I guess this is goodbye then…"
She felt her eyes fill with tears. Not letting them show, she let her anger and pride take over. "Fine, I…I Hate you Ash Ketchum."
"I wish I never met you!" Misty continued.
"The feeling is mutual." He resorted back.
She turned and ran, not even saying goodbye to Brock or Pikachu…
She could hear her name being called, but continued to run through the forest. Blinded by her tears she tripped and fell to the ground sobbing.
She understood why he had been so heartless. Ash knew Misty wouldn't leave on her own accord.
He had kept in touch, and wrote to her every week up until now. The time apart from Ash had not helped as she thought it would. If any, it made her feelings stronger and she thought about him 24/7.
Putting on her blue and white two-piece, a white T-shirt and cut offs, she walked over to the mirror to tidy her hair. 'Ah… what a mess…' she thought as she brushed through her shoulder length red hair. It had darkened a little over the years and she no longer earned the name 'Carrot head'. She was still a little on the skinny side, but had developed in other places perfectly. 'There' she thought. Feeling better, she walked out of the en-suite to enter her living room.
Reaching her sofa and jumping down onto it with a sigh, she reached for a magazine on the coffee table, opening it to read the contents. When something fell from it, she looked to see what it was. It was a white folded piece of paper. She remembered it was Ash's last letter; she opened it to read it once more…
I need to tell you something… I can't believe I'm actually going to do this… it's a really peaceful night, the moon and stars are shining brightly, and I can only think of one thing. So I'm going to blame this all on YOU, but I think, NO I know I'm in love with you!
I never knew what I had until it was gone! Wow! Did I just say that!?!
Misty put the letter down despondently; he confesses his love one day and the next he disappears with out a trace. She worried so much it had begun to hurt, she hadn't been sleeping well and couldn't get the thought of him being in danger or hurt out of her mind.
'Humph… I should be getting on with my own life…why should I be worried about him? '
The sun had just started to set over the horizon. She stared up into the beautiful orange/red sky, thoughts whirling around in her mind had began to make her head hurt, she just wanted to put her mind at ease. Anything to stop the throbbing. 'Damn you Ash Ketchum!' she thought angrily. She could hear the waves' hypnotic, calming sounds as it lapped onto the shore. The water always seemed to comfort and relax her.
She sighed once more; maybe a swim would relax her. Getting up from the patio chair, she went in to fetch her towel.
As she walked down the path toward the beach, she passed the water Pokemon aquarium. Water Pokemon like Gyarados, and other large creatures resided there. The stories she heard when she were younger always made her think…
Gyarados have been known to attack humans and Pokemon unprovoked.
Remembering many meetings with the giant of the sea, she wasn't sure if it would have been a bad idea to be eaten alive by one of those giant sea animals.
Her bad luck never seemed to end…
'I can't believe I thought about that…I'm not that unhappy…am I?'
When she first met the seemingly cute, black spiky haired, brown eyed, Pokemon Master wannabe. He would always break a moment or didn't seem interested in her when ever she would try to confess.
'Oh well, he had his chance! So what. What do I need a guy in my life for, I'm independent now.' She thought to herself. Knowing deep down inside she didn't really want this. She had convinced herself this was for the best, but she wished she never left Ash in the first place.
At least he would have managed to stay out of trouble. 'Oh… there I go again…why can't he just leave me alone!'
It was getting darker, noticing how peaceful it was around this time, all she wanted to do was swim. She stripped down to her two-piece and waded about waist deep in the calm waters, it felt relaxing and right about now all she wanted was for her worries to float along with the waters current.
She didn't notice someone was watching her while she relaxed in the waters depths...
She'd only been in for less than a minute or so when she felt something warm wrap around her. She gasped and jumped in surprise, nearly losing her balance. When someone grabbed her arm, she yelped a little before a hand covered her mouth and held onto her arm tightly.
"Shhh…" A soft voice whispered into her ear.
Misty's eyes widened in fear. She could feel her heart start to beat rapidly, as an arm moved around her waist, and pulled her closer toward his chest. She couldn't see who he was, due to her dazed vision from the shortness of breath, but noticed his face edging nearer to her own. Slowly he moved to kiss her. She responded by kissing him back. Feeling shivers reaching up and down her spine and a sense of comfort, but only for a split second when she realized what she was doing.
Misty tried pushing him away, but he held onto her tightly. She then used all her strength and shoved harder, he moved away, but only a few inches from her. She looked directly into the face of her attacker and gasped in surprise.
"What's wrong Mist? Did I scare you?" he questioned.
She stared at him weirdly as if he were just plain stupid.
"Firstly, what do you mean 'What's wrong?!' Y-you grab me, cover my mouth, and force me to kiss you and you ask me 'What's wrong Mist!' Secondly, YES! You scared the living hell out of me! Lastly, I STILL HATE YOU!" Gasping for breath to calm herself, she closed her eyes tightly as not to show her sadness and worry.
"I'm sorry, I didn't mean to." He said calmly.
She sighed as she spoke, "I'm not talking to you".
Misty then turned around to face the other way with a "Humph"
"Please Mist…" he begged walking near to her and reaching for her hand.
"NO! Get away from me…" she ordered. He stepped back from her, she then mumbled through clenched teeth "and get your hands off of me, you jerk!"
Giving her puppy dog eyes, he smirked and let go of her." Oh come on Mist, you have to forgive me."
"Mist, you're not making this easy for me, I know what your doing, your playing hard to get…" he started, but Misty, now fuming, interrupted him.
"I…I am not playing hard at anything… you…you… self-centred arrogant pig!" She pushed past him.
He followed close behind her and just stared while she got dressed, she turned and glared at him "WHAT, WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?" feeling her blood boil. He instantly knew she was peeved at him and said the first thing that came to mind.
"Have I ever told you you're…beautiful when you get mad and yell like that at me?" he said. Hoping it would do the trick.
Misty blushed. 'Errgh…why does he always do this?' "Whatever" she mumbled and turned to leave. He ran quickly behind her, grabbed a hold of her, and twisted her around to face him again. "What now?!" she said getting annoyed at his persistence.
"Come on Mist… don't be like this." He said before Misty could argue back.
"Leave me alone… I'm not in the mood for this… please… just get lost…!" She stuttered.
"Oh… you didn't feel that way when I surprised you by kissing you before… come on… you must be glad to see me… I know you can't stay mad at me for much longer" he said with a grin. He then pulled her closer to him. Misty brought her arms around his neck, giving into his persuasion. They both gazed into each other's passion filled eyes, perceiving their desire, need, and Love for the other that emitted from deep within their hearts and soul.
They moved together to meet each other's lips and kissed gently at first, when Misty responded with a contented moan, he couldn't refrain from taking the kiss one step further. She gasped in surprise at first when she felt his tongue gently touch her own, but carried on with their passion filled heat.
They broke away from their heated kiss after nearly 5 minutes of passion filled bliss, to catch their breath.
Misty, feeling light-headed touched her swollen lips trying to savour the moment a while longer.
After a minute or two, she had regained her composure. Still, she would not let that 'little' kiss change her mind. She was still angry and had not forgiven him yet.
She removed his arm from her waist and opened the door of her house. He was still at her heels when she walked in.
"Come on Mist, I know you want this… we both do…" next thing he knew the door was headed for his face. Reacting fast he reached out his hand to stop it from shutting completely, "Please Misty… forgive me" he said, grabbing her by the waist and spinning her completely around so that she was now pinned against the door.
"I love you Misty." He whispered into her ear.
Misty couldn't help but go limp in his arms at those words and sighed. Once again, she felt whole in mind, body, and soul.
"I love you too Ash."
Continuing where they had left off from the beach, they kissed passionately while stumbling to make their way toward Misty's bedroom.
Misty awoke feeling the warmth on her arms from the suns rays, which was pouring through the partially closed blinds. She stirred from her position and felt another warmth touching her back, panicking she opened her eyes only to find Ash sleeping soundly next to her. 'It wasn't a dream' she thought to herself happily. She edged closer to him and laid her head on his chest, listening to his heart beating its steady rhythm, and drifted back into peaceful slumber.
It was past Midday when Ash woke up. Yawning and stretching his arms, he reached down to kiss Misty on the head. "Afternoon sleepy head" he whispered into her ear, wrapping his arms around her waist and pulling her into his chest.
Misty opened her eyes and looked up into his face, "I thought last night was a dream." She said still feeling drowsy. He smiled and kissed her nose, "I'm here now, and I'm not going any where". Feeling better, she smiled up at him, and then frowned. "Ash Ketchum, you worried me half to death, I'm supposed to be mad at you!" remembering all the pain and anguish he put her through for the last two weeks.
"I'm sorry Mist, but I needed to be with you, so I… umm… it was a spur of the moment kind of thing and I didn't have time to write or contact you to let you know I was safe". He stammered sincerely.
"Do you know what you put me through? I was so worried. I thought you were hurt… when I tried to contact you at 'New Bark' Pokemon centre, they said you hadn't come through there yet… I was so… so…" she sobbed through her tears.
"Shhh… it's alright now. I didn't mean to cause you any pain, but I just had to come here. I needed to see you so badly. I left Pikachu with Brock way back in 'Palm Springs' so you can imagine how they're feeling… I was just so god damn miserable with out you, I just left." He said to her quietly.
"Oh Ash." She breathed and buried her head into his chest, holding onto him tightly.
They held onto one another for a while longer before pushing apart.
They stared into each other's eyes, feeling complete once again. Then moving closer to one another's lips they kissed.
Forever wishing this could last a lifetime over, they knew they would never be apart again.
'Forever more, soul mates and more. Some love lasts a lifetime, true love lasts for more.'
Tell me if you want the prequel to this story!?! Leading up to when she left!
Again, Thanks to Trish for proofreading this story for me.
I hoped you liked it Ark9!?! Sorry it's late! Blame ff.net for it! It would not let me upload! Wa!