The song 'Mirror, Mirror' is copyrighted M2M
Pokémon is copyrighted Nintendo, GameFreak, etc.
I own nothing, sadly... ;_;


You should be abe to realize who's point of view this is from
pretty fast.



Mirror, Mirror
Part 1



I stand in front of the mirror, gazing into my own aqua eyes. The
color of the ocean. Now clouded over with tears. I wipe a tear away
before it can fall. I had vowed not to cry over this. I will not be
weak now. I was strong the whole way through and I can be strong
now. It's been almost seven years. I can't cry now. After all, who
needs him? Come on, who really needs him?





I do....

-------

Seven years earlier.....


"It's all you're fault we're lost again, Ash Ketchum!" I
scream at him.
"It is not!" Ash yells right back.
"Now, both of you, PLEASE be quiet. I already have a
headache." Tracey tries to calm us.
"Stuff it Tracey." Ash and I snap at the same time.
"Pika!" Pikachu exclaimes worridly.
"You stay out of this too, Pikachu." Ash says sharply.
Pikachu's eyes widen with shock. Ash had never spoken
sharply to him before.
"That does it!" I throw up my hands in frustration, "I
am tired of wandering around lost! When was the last time we
actually KNEW where we where?"
"I know where we are." Ash replies.
"Where then?" I demand.
"Right here." he replies smugly.
Right here and now I decided I hate him. I never hated
him before. My eyes narrowed and my hand flung upwards.
Before Tracey or anyone could make a move to stop me, my
hand had slapped Ash hard around the jaw, swining his head around.
"Son of a..." he trailed off angrily, clutching his
wounded cheek.
"Send the money for my bike to the Cerulean Gym. I'm
outta here." I say angrily and stalk off, not knowing where
I'm going.
I don't look back. I know I've left Togepi behind,
but I don't really care. All I care about is getting as far
away from Ash Ketchum as possible.
I know I've walked for fifteen minutes now and I
slow my furious pace to a leisurly walk. My breath slows
to normal as does my pulse. Sometimes he gets me so angry.
I lean against a nearby tree for a moment and check my
backpack. I have my sleeping bag and some supplies. Enough
to last me a week at least.
I pause and think for a moment now. Why hadn't
I done this earlier? I could've just went home and tell
him to ship the money to the gym? I don't know. And if
I do....no, I DON'T know what I'm thinking about. I
have no romantic feelings for Ash Ketchum at ALL.
Then I slump against the tree and slide down
until I'm sitting on the soft grassy ground. I curl up
into a ball and rest my head on my knees.
The I raise my head and bite my lip, keeping back the
tears that threaten to overwhelm me. I will NOT cry, I tell
myself firmly. I will be strong. I'll show him that I don't
need him.
"Who am I kidding?" I whisper aloud as I drop my head
back onto my knees. "I need Ash Ketchum."


-------


"No, I do not need him!" I say aloud to the mirror,
loud enough to startle even myself.
"Misty, you're on in ten minutes." Violet pokes her
head into the dressing room.
"Thanks, Violet." I smile at her.
"You look really great tonight." she smiles back, then
leaves.
I take one last look at myself in the mirror. The short
orange hair of my youth is no more. It has turned dark gold
and is now waist-length and permed, much like Daisy's. I
smooth my silk aquamarine dress over my hips. It was fairly
short and cut a bit low in the neck. I was wearing matching
heels.
"Now, for the finishing touch." I mutter to myself
as I take a seashell barette and pin back half of my hair.
"Five minutes, Misty." Violet pokes her head back
in.
"I'm coming." I mutter and this time, I follow her
out to backstage.
"We've got a full house tonight!" Lily squeals
excitedly as she rubs a towel through her wet hair.
"Between your singing, the synchronized swimming,
my ice-skating, Lily's ballet and Violet's artistic
gymnastics, we put on the best show." Daisy says. She's
still wearing her bathing suit. Tonight it's a deep blue
bikini.
"And, here's the Fourth Sensational Cerulean Sister,
the singing Starlet, Misty Waterflowers!" the announcer
cried out.
"Go on, Mist." Lily pressed a microphone into my
hand and gently pushed me out onto the stage.
"Whoo!!"
"Yeah!"
"Yahoo!" met my ears, along with a few whistles.
But I couldn't see anything, for the stage lights were
almost blinding.
But something's missing, I think and squint into
the audiance. Something has always been missing. It's
been missing for seven years. Seven years ago I ran
away from my first love, my true love.
Only then did I realize that I was speaking out
loud.
"And this song is for him. He knows who he is.
And I want him to know...that I'm sorry..." I whisper into
the microphone, the sound-system carrying my voice
throughout the gym. "This is Mirror, Mirror and it's
for him."
I take a deep breath, then straighten up and the
musci begins to play and I open my mouth,
"Why don't I like the girl I see?
The one who's standing right in front me
Why don't I think before I speak?
I should have listened to that voice inside of me
It's all you're fault we're lost again, Ash Ketchum!
It is not!
"I must be stupid
Must be crazy
Must be out of my mind
To say the kind of things I said last night"

That does it! I am tired of wandering around lost! When
was the last time we actually KNEW where we where?
I know where we are.

"Mirror mirror hanging on the wall
You don't have to tell me
Who's the biggest fool of all
Mirror mirror I wish you could lie to me
And bring my baby back
Bring my baby back to me"

Where then?

"Why did I let you walk away?
When all I had to do was say I'm sorry
I let my pride get in the way
And in the heat of the moment I was to blame"

Right here.

"I must be stupid
Must be crazy
Must be out of my mind
Now in the cold light of the day I realize"

SMACK

"Mirror mirror hanging on the wall
You don't have to tell me
Who's the biggest fool of all
Mirror mirror I wish you could lie to me
And bring my baby back
Bring my baby back to me"

Son of a...

"If only wishes could be dreams
And all my dreams could come true
There would be two of us standing here in front of you
If you could show me that someone that I used to be
Bring back my baby to me"

Send the money for my bike to the Cerulean Gym. I'm outta
here.

"Mirror mirror hanging on the wall
You don't have to tell me
Who's the biggest fool of all
Mirror mirror I wish you could lie to me
And bring my baby back
Bring my baby back to me"

I finish the song and find that my eyes are wet. My
vow has been broken. I cry now, freely, unafraid of anything.
Then I walk off the stage, feeling as if a weight has been
lifted from my heart.
"That was fabulous, Misty!" Lily squeals. She is now
in her ballet outfit, ready to go on and do her routine.
"Thanks." I smile, bt the smile is forced. Lily
doesn't notice that though. She's too busy fussing with her
outfit. "Listen, i'm gonna go outside for a couple of
minutes, okay?"
"Sure. Fine. Whatever." Lily waves me off, annoyed
by her outfit.
I walk off briskly towards an exit and push the door
opne. I walk out into the warm August evening. Much like
the one when I left Ash.
I stare up at the starry sky, the tears still running
down my face and falling onto the ground. I hear footsteps
and look up.
My breath catches in my throat.
My heart stops for a moment.
My eyes widen in shock.
My mouth drops open at the surprise.
"Misty?" the figure asks as I close my eyes, overwhelmed
with emotion.





Please, please, please, PLEASE tell me what you think about this!