Chapter 8: May

I sat up in me bed.. Sleep remained elusive. I looked over at Ash.

There he sat, like he did every night, by Misty's side, gently running his fingers through her hair.

"Ash... Ash..." I whispered quietly.

Ash didn't respond. He didn't even show nay sign of noticing me. I guess he had decided it was easier to simply ignore me than to argue. Ash could be so stubborn sometimes...

"ASH, we need to talk," I whispered a bit louder

"What's there to talk about?" Ash whispered back.

"Ash... Don't be so selfish. This isn't the life Misty would want. She wouldn't want you to give up your dream, give up your life, and give up any real chance at a real family. You know that..."

Ash turned his head away.

"Don't say that this is what misty would want. This is just what you want. Think about what Misty really needs, think about what I need... Ash, she isn't the Misty you used to know, not anymore. She's different now. The girl you knew and loved is gone."

I stood up, and walked over to Ash, laying a hand on his shoulder.

"Please, Ash... Just think about what your doing..." I withdrew my hand, and walked back to my bed.

"I do know what I'm doing." he repiled firmly

"No, Ash, I don't think you do... What will you tell her each morning? 'hello honey, I know you don't remember this, but we got married a few years ago. Oh, and in case you were wondering why your pregnant, it's because we ahd sex a few months back Of course, you won't remember that either. Here, watch this informative video I made for you, it should help clear things up...' What sort of life is that?"

Ash paused for a moment.

"But, May... I love her."

"If you love her, than do what's right: let her go."

"May-"

"Ash, just stop it, your being irrational!"

"MAY,"

"What?"

"Thank you... I guess I was being selfish..."

"Don't worry about it, Ash. I'm here to help you get through this whole mess." I walked over, and gave him a hug.

"So... what do we do?"

"We need to find a way for Misty to live a happy and meaningful life,"

Preferably one as far away from Ash as possible, in case he changes his mind...

Ash looked back down at Misty, and placed a soft kiss on her forehead.

"I'm sorry, Misty... but it's for the best." Ash was visibly near to tears.

I felt sorry for him, I truely did... but I also couldn't help but feel a silent satisfaction at my victory over Misty.

'Ash Katchum... You are all mine, now.' I told myself, 'May Katchum... that has a bad ring to it...'

"Hey, Ash... I can't sleep, and you don't seem to be able to either. How about a nice walk, just the two of us?" I suggested.

"I guess that would be nice... It would keep my mind off things for a while." Ash stood up, and walked to the exit of the crevice.

I smiled, and followed after him.

The night air was still, and chilly. It nipped at my cheeks and arms, but my heart felt warm and comfortable. I looked up at Ash, and took his arm in my arms.

Ash looked down at me, but didn't pull away.

"You know, May... I always thought that you had a thing for Drew... I never knew... not in my wildest dreams."

A cold chill ran down my spine. Perhaps I DID have something for Drew... but I buried it deep inside my heart. So deep, I hardly admitted it, even to myself. Even so, Ash was the only real one for me.

"Uh... No, I guess you were mistaken. I don't blame you for not noticing me before. After all, your denseness is one of the things I find most attractive about you." I smiled at him, and pulled him closer.

Ash looked down at me, obviously a bit uncomfortable. He blinked twice, then smiled back.

"Sorry... I guess I'm just seeing things..." Ash rubbed the back of his head nervously.

I didn't reply. After all, I didn't really care if he was having hallucinations, as long as he was mine.

I took Ash's hand in mine... He led me along, and I simply closed my eyes and folloed him.

I didn't know where he was bringing me, and I didn't really care either.

He was finally mine...

"Ash... I love you... Just say you love me too, that's all I ask."

Song: (So Much for my Happy ending)

The End... of part two.

Ambezua: This isn't the end! Part three coming up!