Title: Camera, Shy
Author: Shadow/Phantomness
Pairing: Candidshipping (Solaceon Editor x DP Hero)
Fandom: Pokémon
Theme: #6, Candid

Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Pokemon belongs to Satoshi Tajiri, Nintendo and Shogakukan Comics. This non-profit, non-copyright infringing fanfiction belongs to me under international copyright laws and taking it is plagiarism. Thank you. Phantomness bows

Notes: for telepathy, for thoughts, italics if a pokemon talks

Warnings: Shonen-ai

Do you realize?

I'm not really interested in your pokemon, Diamond. I know you're very good at training, and I miss you when you're out exploring mountains and caves or foiling Team Galactic's evil plots, but it was never really about them. You could complete the entire National pokedex, and while I would be happy for you, failure to do so wouldn't change my feelings one iota.

I only wanted to see you.

Do you remember the first time we met? You popped into my editor's office and I asked for a Starly. You had one on your Team, so you showed it to me. I took several pictures and said that I would be able to write a great article, and gave you three Heal Balls in response. Your entire face lit up happily.

You talked to my assistant then, which gave me time to wipe my glasses and try to hide the blush on my face. Oh Diamond…

For a few days, you came by every day, but when I asked for a Torterra, I saw your face fall. You had chosen Piplup as your starter and didn't know how to obtain one. I wasn't discouraged, but you were.

I bought you a vanilla milkshake that day, so you would feel better. Diamond, don't you see? It was never about my newspaper articles. I only wanted to spend more time with you.

I looked forwards to your visits Diamond, not the pokemon you obtained. No, even when you managed to bring in a legendary Manafii, that didn't mean anything. Diamond, I think love you.

But I can't tell you, so all I do is hand out Luxury Balls with a fake smile as you leave with your Raichu.

End Fic

Completed 1/14/08

Yes, I know it's based on the Diamond/Pearl game, but since I named the shipping I decided to write something for it!

Introspection, whee!