50 Frantic Ways
#01 – Comfort
Sapphire knew only to shake at Ruby violently as a form of comfort, wondering if she shook hard enough, the sadness would be expelled. Then she smiled at him, and that was more than enough for the young boy.
#02 – Kiss
She leaned her head towards Ruby, and the boy just couldn't move away from those crystal clear eyes.
#03 – Soft
Every moment he held her hand with his soft touch sent tingles up and down her spine, in and out of the battlefield.
#04 – Pain
She ran her eyes remorsefully over his scar, her heart paining as she realized how much he had sacrificed just for her.
#05 – Potatoes
He failed to believe she ate them raw, and was determined to change her diet, whether she liked it or not.
#06 – Rain
When she refused to use an umbrella to shelter herself, he defiantly threw his own aside much to her surprise and alarm.
#07 – Chocolate
Sapphire held out the poorly wrapped box to Ruby, softly muttering that it probably wouldn't taste good, but the boy instantly knew that it would be the sweetest thing that would ever touch his lips.
#08 – Happiness
He only found true happiness when she was right there with him, whether she was swinging on a vine or crawling on all fours in the dirt, it hardly mattered in the end.
#09 – Telephone
He ran a hand down his face as he realized that they would have to find other more prehistoric ways to communicate.
#10 – Ears
She was sensitive to every word, every mumble he produced, and was rewarded one day when he softly admitted '… I like you too.'
#11 – Name
When he said her name with that tender tone, she just couldn't say 'no'.
#12 – Sensual
She taught him the wonders of nature, at first to his disdain, and then gradually to his wonder.
#13 – Death
He had faced it once for her, and would gladly do it again for extra measure.
#14 – Sex
"What's that?" Sapphire asked, and Ruby knew that he would have to have a good talk with Professor Birch later on.
#15 – Touch
When he touched her callous hands, she melted, and when she touched his fragile scar, he froze.
#16 – Weakness
She was his only weakness on the battlefield, while he was her only strength.
#17 – Tears
When they began to fall, he didn't know what else to do but embrace her.
#18 – Speed
She envied his quick wit, while he envied her quick footing.
#19 – Wind
No matter how cold it was on some days, Sapphire just wouldn't stay indoors, and Ruby had to grudgingly follow along, just to make sure she was safe.
#20 – Freedom
Spending everyday with her now in Hoenn made up for all the years his father had forbidden him to participate in contests.
#21 – Life
He learned the true meaning of it from her.
#22 – Jealousy
His eyes flickered to her for that split second in the Battle Frontier, as she made conversation with a Pokemon Champion and his close runner-up.
#23 – Hands
Her hands were rough, but delicate in that sense, but he didn't like those sharp nails, Ruby was determined to do something about it.
#24 – Taste
She would never admit that the cakes he baked were far better than any old berries in the jungle.
#25 – Devotion
She was a girl, that wouldn't change, and sometimes she secretly imagined that spending everyday with him made it feel like they were married.
#26 – Forever
Their bickering would never run out of topics to spark it alive, but neither would their love.
#27 – Blood
She watched the blood trickle down his face for the second time in his life and her head spun while the unwanted memories flowed, she swore violently as she couldn't stop the tears from falling again.
#28 – Sickness
She was too ill to snap at him when he came to visit and watch over her, making her fever worsen.
#29 – Melody
Her voice wasn't angelic at all, it could sooner be compared to a car horn, but the effort she put into the song made him smile weakly all the same.
#30 – Star
"I wished on one a long time ago, I hoped that I would see you before my 11th birthday." She explained rather awkwardly.
#31 – Home
He had never intended to return to Johto, for he longed to return back to Littleroot with her at his side.
#32 – Confusion
Her heart thumped rapidly like a caged animal in her chest as he shoved her off the Tropius and into a car, one question echoing in her mind – 'Why?'
#33 – Fear
He feared many things; getting his clothes dirty; fighting with his Pokemon; losing a contest; but what he feared the most was a downcast Sapphire.
#34 – Lightning/Thunder
Something always crackled in-between the two of them as they fought childishly, and this magnetic field always seemed to draw them closer together as well.
#35 – Bonds
Some people say most of the strongest bonds are invisible, but she feels that their matching clothes tie them together more than anyone else, because he put his heart into making them.
#36 – Market
The first time he brought her to the store (against her own will) was… interesting, to say the least.
#37 – Technology
He felt like he didn't need anything intricate that to have fun with Sapphire, as long as she stayed out of the mud of course.
#38 – Gift
He tossed the box towards her with a grin, and the girl had to use all her will to prevent herself from giving away her happiness.
#39 – Smile
She couldn't stay angry at him forever, could she?
#40 – Innocence
He laughed when Sapphire initiated a kiss and planted it on his cheek, receiving a thorough beating from the cavegirl soon after.
#41 – Completion
"DONE!" She beamed with accomplishment, holding up a pile of leaves that had been tied together, thrusting them towards an alarmed and disturbed Ruby.
#42 – Clouds
They shouted at each other with annoyance, wondering how the other could spot a rampaging Tyranitar while there was clearly an adorable Skitty floating about.
#43 – Sky
Ruby could remember the first time Sapphire forced him onto Pilo and sent them soaring across the region – It was both terrifying and enthralling; but mostly terrifying.
#44 – Heaven
She clearly was not angel, but sometimes... it didn't really matter.
#45 – Hell
He acted like a devil in most cases, but during those exceptions…
#46 – Sun
She looked dazzling under the sun and in a floral dress he had made just for her.
#47 – Moon
It was even more enchanting under the night sky, as she sat close to him, he didn't mind her dirtying his hard work, her beautiful face made up for everything and more.
#48 – Waves
She liked it when both of them sat on her Wailord, and sailed off to unchartered places, Ruby on the other hand, required some tiring persuasion.
#49 – Hair
He made it a habit to brush Sapphire's hair at least once a day, much to the girl's chagrin and embarrassment.
#50 – Supernova
She had picked out the best spot on the top of a gigantic tree, and as Ruby saw the shooting stars raining down from the skies, he never regretting climbing up and soiling his clothes after all.