Who's ready for PurpleVioletShipping? Wait, you don't know what that is? That's the pair of Kelly and Marina (of New Bark Town). QuestShipping is also here, as well. This is yet another side story in the 'All Roads' universe, this one detailing the true relationship between Kelly and Marina and what led the younger Kelly to hate Marina so much. It also includes Kelly coming out to her parents at age thirteen. This is rated for language and strong sexual content. Enjoy!
NOTE: This chapter is, more or less, a prologue for the story as a whole. Kelly isn't in this chapter as it focuses on the reason why Marina isn't traveling with Jimmy during this time. This takes place around the spring of 2006 in the timeline.
DISCLAIMER: I do not own Pokemon, a creation of one Satoshi Tajiri, and is produced domestically (in the United States) by Pokemon USA/The Pokemon Company, and internationally by Shogakukan, TV Tokyo, MediaNet and OLM. I personally own nothing and make nothing by writing this. Please do not flame.
(Prologue- Who Needs You, Anyway?)
"Look, I really don't wanna argue with you about this!" exclaims Jimmy, who seems to be at his last wits with the person directly across from them at the Viridian City limits.
"Who's arguing?" asks his girlfriend, Marina, who does appear to be very red in the face at the moment.
"You are, and don't try to deny it, either!" Jimmy retaliates, stating what he feels is the obvious.
The two of them have just completed a tour of the Kanto region with Jimmy making it to the top sixteen in the Indigo League and Marina making the final four in the region's Grand Festival. Right now, they are trying to figure out where to go from here. Marina, having heard about the great weather, large cities, shopping destinations and other spots of note, wanted to go to the Hoenn region while Jimmy, having heard of the many different species he hadn't seen before and the unique terrain that came with being a northern region, wanted to go to Sinnoh for the brand new challenge.
"I don't see why we can't just go to Hoenn!" Marina contends. "It's somewhere that neither of us has been before, meaning that both of us start at square one again."
"You call a two-day bus tour through all the various cities in Sinnoh 'being there'?" Jimmy questions. "That's crap, Marina! Bottom line! You don't wanna bear the cold weather and you don't want to get shown up by Sinnoh coordinators because they might actually dress better than you do."
Marina gasps at such a notion coming from a young man who claims to have great feelings for her. "Jimmy, I can't believe you'd say something like that! I never told you that that was the reason I didn't want to go to Sinnoh!"
"Well, you said it first!" he claims. "You talked about how dressing up is nothing for them and they make it into half of their performance, and do you also remember how you doubted yourself, too?"
"I never doubted myself!"
"That's a lie, Marina!" Jimmy affirms. "You know how I feel about that. Even as a star coordinator in Johto and now Kanto, you didn't think that you could keep up?"
"Of course I can, I just don't want to freaking go to Sinnoh, all right?"
"Why are you yelling, huh?" Jimmy questions. "And why are we arguing about this? I don't get it! There will be plenty of time for both of us to tackle both of the regions, after all. Besides, if I recall correctly, weren't you the last one to pick a region for us to go to? Why should that be the case this time?"
"We both agreed to go to the Kanto region, Jimmy!" Marina clarifies for her boyfriend. "It had nothing to do with who had a choice in the matter!"
"Okay, but we agreed to give each other a choice once we left the Johto region, am I right? What happened to that? That's suddenly gone because you feel that your image has somehow been threatened or tarnished?"
"It's not even like that, Jimmy?"
"Then what is it?" he inquires. "Is it just you going back on your word, Marina? Because if you ask me that sounds more like what you're doing."
"I just don't wanna freaking go to Sinnoh, all right?" Marina speaks to Jimmy. "Can't you get that through your skull? It'd make a heck of a lot more sense if we went to Hoenn. It's very near the Kanto region; just one three-hour boat ride and we're there, and there we can actually enjoy the spring and summer months, but apparently, you don't want that! But you know something?"
"What is it, Marina?" he asks, quite annoyed at his girlfriend.
"I'm not gonna stop you from doing what you want to do," she informs him matter-of-factly. "There's really no need for me to do that. It's very apparent that you're gonna do what you want, and that's fine. Just don't expect me to be behind you following along like I'm man's best friend or something like that. There will be time for Sinnoh just like there would be time for the Orange Islands, which you promised we'd go to after we wrapped up business in Johto!"
"Wait a minute! Don't tell me you're gonna pull that rabbit out of your hat!" Jimmy retaliates. "We both know that we missed our boat then, so don't think that you can just bring this back to the forefront and find a way to blame it on me just so you can get your way! If that's the attitude that you're gonna give me then you might as well just go wherever the hell you want!"
"You really mean that?" Marina asks, not shocked by the question.
"Yeah, go on," he affirms, motioning with his arms and pointing in the direction to transportation that will take her to Hoenn. "I won't stop you! I can go through Sinnoh myself. I've done it before in the first half of Johto and I'll do it again for Sinnoh if it means not having to hear your crap!"
"That's how you feel, right?"
"That's exactly how I feel!" Jimmy speaks while walking away and off into another direction to start planning a Sinnoh getaway. "Have a great trip, Marina," he waves, very ticked off at his girlfriend. "Call me when you actually start speaking some sense."
Marina watches dumbfounded as Jimmy goes out of sight without another word. Thinking that the young gentleman would come back concerned because she didn't immediately respond or reconsider, she's quite surprised when something like that doesn't happen and he was apparently serious when he said that he was going his own way. "Okay, if that's the way it's gonna be, goodbye and good riddance."
Out of nowhere, she then hears the voice but doesn't see the body as Jimmy tells her, "Fine! Right back at you, Marina!"
Offended and somewhat disgusted at the comment Jimmy just made, she fires back, saying, "Fine, then! Who needs you, anyway?" After a minute or so, she leaves this fork in the road in a huff, speaking some seedy words in Jimmy's direction that she really doesn't make the spunk to say right to his face.
"That damn…boy," she speaks under her voice while walking to a nearby ferry to get to Littleroot Town, "thinking that I'm trying to tell him how to run his career. I know what we discussed and we already talked about the two of us going to Hoenn so that's on him to figure out." Thinking about it for a second, Marina throws all caution to the wind. While still walking to the port, she makes this final remark about Jimmy that she says out of both anger and honesty.
"That stubborn jackass gets whatever he deserves."
A/N: This is just the prologue of quite a nice chaptered story that will detail Kelly's unfiltered hate for Marina and why that came about. Next chapter involves Kelly and something important that she must tell her folks.
Until then, this has been Rave!