Disclaimer: I do not own Pokémon.

Hi! It's like 1:00 am, and I'm bored. I'm starting a new story.

I know, I should be working on my old ones, but I saw a picture of Paul and couldn't resist writing this.

Okay! Let's do this! ^^



"It's coming, it's coming!" Ash said happily. He stared in happiness, his eyes twinkling with delight. He watched as the boat slowly approached the dock. He couldn't wait. He felt like jumping up and down, he was so excited.

"Ash, calm down, she'll be getting off right now. We just have to be patient," Brock said standing calmly.

Dawn smiled at Ash. "She means a lot to you doesn't she?" she giggled.

"Yeah, she's my best friend!" Ash answered with a huge smile.

"So I take it that you two are…" Dawn took both of her index fingers and pressed them against each other.

Ash stared at her fingers for a while, then began to wave his arms franticly. "No! No! Nothing like that! We're just friends! Honest!"

Dawn laughed. "Then why are you blushing?"

Ash was about to say something, but then he heard her. He turned to the sound of her voice.

"Misty!" he yelled. He waved his arms. "Misty! Over here!"

"Pikachu!" Pikachu squeaked.

"Hi! Hi everyone!" Misty said, running toward them.

Misty came to a halt. She stopped right in front of Ash and smiled. Ash stared at her. She looked different, but the same. Her orange hair was let loose, she wore a yellow shirt sleeve shirt and red and yellow shorts. Her clothing hadn't changed all that much.

"Pika!" Pikachu yelped. It leaped into Misty's arms.

"Hi, Pikachu!" Misty cooed.

"Hi Brock!" she said. She had changed, she had lost a lot of her tomboy-ness.

Brock grabbed her hand and put one knee on the ground, as if to propose. "Misty! It's so nice to see you again. I've been away from you from far too long," he said.

Croagunk was about to use Poison Jab, but Misty pulled on Brock's ear.

"Brock. Get over it," she sighed. Then she looked at Dawn, who was standing quietly. "Hi! You must be Dawn."

Dawn smiled. "Yeah, and you're Misty. Ash talks about you all the time," she said.

Ash blushed and Misty laughed. "Still a goofball, I see," she said.

"I'm not a goofball!" Ash defended.

Misty just laughed.

"We already have a room at the Pokémon Center, so let's go eat," Brock said.

Ash nodded happily. "Alright! I'm starving!" His stomach let out a huge growl.

"You haven't changed a bit Ash," Misty said with a smile.

Ash blushed and smiled. His stomach let out another gigantic growl. "Come on, come on! Let's go, I'm starving!" Ash began to run toward the Pokémon center. Misty eagerly ran after him calling out his name and telling him to slow down, that she couldn't keep up with him.

Dawn slyly smiled. "Are they sure they aren't a couple?" she asked Brock.

Brock chuckled lightly. "It's complicated."

And with that, they ran after the pair, hoping to stuff their faces with delicious food.


At the Pokémon center they ate until their stomachs hurt.

"Ah! I haven't had a meal that good in forever!" Misty said. "I haven't since…" She stopped. "Since I stopped traveling with Ash…" she bit her lip to refrain from crying at those painful memories.

Dawn could see the pain in her eyes and immediately changed the subject. She looked at her Poketch. "Hey look! It's late! We should go to the room," she suggested. The others nodded in approval, and Ash even yawned.

They headed to the room and entered it. There were two bunk beds. Ash and Misty took one bunk, Dawn and Brock took the other. Ash and Brock changed into their usual shorts and shirt, and dawn changed into her pink pajamas. Misty wore a blue tank top with blue shorts.

Everyone got in to their beds. Then they began to talk.

"So, Misty, I hear that you're the Cerulean Gym leader," Dawn said.

Misty made a small smile. "Yeah. I finally got o break because my sisters finally came back. So now they're the gym leaders."

"You have sisters?"


"So how are your sisters?" Brock asked with much interest.

"Hmph. They are total snobs who just treat me like if I'm adopted or something. They only care about each other," Misty answered.

"Still? Man, you'd think they'd get over that," Ash said.

"Wow. I'm the only child in my family," Dawn said.

"So am I," Ash said.

Brock smiled. "I have too many brothers and sisters to count. At least I'm the oldest," Brock said chuckling lightly.

"Yeah, but I'm the youngest," Misty said.

"I would love to have a brother or sister," Dawn said.

"I don't care. I wouldn't be home to see my little brother or sister," Ash said.

"I love my sisters, I just wish they wouldn't treat me so mean," Misty said.


Misty turned to see Brock. He had fallen asleep in their conversation. She looked at Dawn. Her eyes were droopy, and before she knew it, she was fast asleep. Brock and Dawn were asleep, but Misty wondered if Ash was still awake.

"Hey," Misty whispered. "Are you still awake, Ash?"

"Yeah," Ash answered.

Misty climbed down from her top bunk and sat on the floor. They smiled at each other, until a cold blast of wind hit Misty and she began to shiver. Goosebumps crept onto her skin. Ash noticed this and smiled. He lifted up the blanket from the bed.

"Come and lie down," he said.

Misty hesitated, but she was cold so she climbed in with him. He turned to face her, and she smiled at him.

"I'm happy that you came to visit, Misty," Ash whispered.

"Did you miss me," Misty whispered back.

"Like crazy."


"Because it's not the same without you. I miss the times that we argue, and how we had fun together. I especially liked when you were jealous of those girls who kissed me?" Ash smirked.

Misty scowled, then smiled. "Not as jealous as you were with Danny. And Rudy. Oh Rudy was so romantic, dancing and flowers…" Misty sighed.

Ash blushed a little. "Whatever," he said.

Misty giggled. Her eyes began to feel heavy. She tried to keep them open, but it was too hard. Before she knew it, she had fallen asleep with the soothing of Ash's heavy breathing, and the warmth of the bed and his body heat.


"And they say they're not a couple."

Misty and Ash opened their eyes to see each others face. They were covered by a blanket, but they were wrapped in each other's arms. Misty screamed as she fell out of the bed and landed on the floor with a thud. Ash had a worried expression on his face. The others weren't supposed to know about the thing last night.

Dawn was laughing like crazy, and pretty soon, everyone joined in the laughter. It was pretty funny, after all.

Everyone got ready and put on their normal clothes. They walked outside to get some fresh air. Misty stretched her arms.

"Ah! This feels great!" she said.

"Pika!" Pikachu said, taking in the sunlight.

"Hi! Ash! Brock! Dawn! Hi!"

Everyone turned to see May running toward them. Everyone smiled. Misty did, too. She hadn't seen May in such a long time. It was as if everyone was getting together all at once.

"May! Hi!" Ash said waving his arm.

Then he stopped. He could see some one with green hair walking after her. "Drew! Hi there!" he said.

Drew lifted his hand, but said nothing.

May stopped n front of everyone. She stared at Misty. "Misty I haven't seen you in a long time!"

"Hi, May!" Misty said with a smile.

Then Drew walked beside May. Dawn and Misty stared at them. He stared back.

"And you are?" Dawn said.

Drew flicked his hair. "I'm Drew," he said. "Nice to meet you."

"Oh. Hi!"

"So Drew, what are you doing here?" Ash asked.

"I was just checking out the Sinnoh contests. I ran into May in town, and now here we are," Drew said.

"Oh. Okay!"

"Wow. It seems like the whole gang is getting together," Misty said.

Everyone smiled in response.

"Well I'm starved," May said.

"As always," Brock laughed.

May scowled. "Let's go get some food."

"Let's go then!"

They headed for the Pokémon Center cafeteria. They got their food and Ash and May began to stuff their faces like crazy. Everyone gave them an awkward smile. They ate their food slowly and calmly, unlike Ash and May.

Ash and May finished first, and waited for everyone else to finish. Once everyone was finished, they went to go rent a coupe rooms for the night. At the desk, the saw Paul looking for a place to stay as well. Ash frowned at him. Pau ignored him; he couldn't care less about what Ash had to say.

Nurse Joy helped them out. Misty kept Brock away from a safe distance. It was just like old times.

"I'm sorry. We only have one room left," Nurse Joy said. "But I could put you in a room with this young man here," she said pointing at Paul.

Paul shot Ash a look.

"No…" Ash started to say. May covered his mouth. "Shut up, we need rooms so just do it," she said.

So that was that. The boys were now going to share a room with Paul. Paul was n a state of shock, and also anger. He did not want to share a room with these pathetic excuses for trainers. Except he had never seen the green boy before.

Ash and Paul glared at each to her then walked away in different directions. Dawn saw that Paul was alone, so she ran over to him.

"Ash, who was that?" May asked.

Misty and Drew lifted their eyebrows in interest.

"That's Paul," Ash said. He said Paul's name as if it disgusted him. "He is this guy who treats his Pokémon really bad. Instead of training them, he lets them go if they aren't strong enough."

"That's terrible!" Misty said.

"It is! Who would do that to a cute little Pokémon?" May said.

Drew looked over at Paul who was annoyed because Dawn was bugging him.

"But maybe you can try to be friends," Drew said after a while.

"I guess so," Ash mumbled.

Paul and Dawn walked over to the rest of the group.

"Guys! Paul is going to hang out with us, today!" Dawn said happily. Paul looked away.

"You are?" Brock asked in surprise.

"It's not because I want to, got that. It's because this troublesome girl wouldn't leave me alone, that's all."

Ash smiled. "I'll take it!"

Paul frowned. 'Could he be anymore, retarded?' he thought.

Misty smiled and took out her hand. "Hi! I'm Misty! Nice to meet you!"

Paul's expression stayed the same, but he took her hand anyway. "Paul."

May smiled a big smile. "And I'm May! Nice to meet you, too!" she took out her hand.

"Paul," Paul said as he took her hand. He let go of her hand and shoved them right into his pockets.

"So I guess we'll be sharing a room," Drew said.

Paul stared at him. "Who are you?" he asked, dully.

Drew flicked his hair. "Name's Drew," he said.

Paul stared at him then looked away.

"So, what do we do, today?" Dawn asked.

"I think I saw a shopping Center nearby. Let's go shopping!" May squealed. The other girls squealed along with her.

"What the heck are we waiting for? Let's go!"

The boys groaned. When they realized that the girls had already ran off , then began to run after them. "Girls! Girls! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttt!"


Hehe, how'd you like that? I had fun writing this.

Paul seems both in and out of character, what do you think? :\

Oh, well. I hope you enjoyed! :3