Hello and welcome to my third story! This will be an advanceshipping story, but it will just be a few chapters!
First of all: I'd like to thank Justicez for correcting the story and helping me with the grammar and so on, but let's get started!
The story will be some years after the Sinnoh league!
Enjoy the chapter!
Brock felt his hands get all sweaty, he looked at the girl in front of him, the girl with light red hair and blue eyes. They had known each other for a while now, it all started after the Sinnoh league, she had looked him up and then came to visit him. He had been delighted when he saw her, even if she didn't want to tell him the reason for her visit.
Two years later they had gotten together, she had always felt a little jealous when Brock flirted with Nurse Joy and Officer Jenny, but then he suddenly stopped and started to spend more and more time with her. Then it was time for Brock to meet her parents, he had to admit that he was feeling very nervous at the beginning, but it then turned out that her parents actually like him!
And now here he was, the big moment, the moment that came at least once in a lifetime for most people.
"Holly." He looked straight into the girl's eyes as he a blue and white bird pokemon, a Wingull, rested on her shoulder.
"What is it, Brock?" His girlfriend answered with a sweet smile, unfortunately, the smile only served to make Brock even more nervous than before. "Are you OK?"
Brock gulped a bit before he broke his gaze and then looked out over the sea of Kanto, he saw several flying and water pokemon under and above the sea, but they were too far away to tell what they were.
"Holly..." Brock sighed in frustration; this was a lot harder than he thought that it would've been. "How long have we been together?"
"Four years, Brock." She smiled once more at him and wrapped her arms around him and hugged him tightly. "Time sure flies fast when you're in love!"
"Yeah..." The breeder tried to gather his courage once again.
He gazed into her eyes and was about to speak, but he choked it back when he saw her smiling her sweet and innocent smile that she was directing at him.
She had come and told him that she wanted to learn how to be a breeder, but she didn't tell him that it wasn't just lessons that she was seeking. Brock had taken this mission to heart and taught her almost everything he knew about pokemon and breeding, she was a quick learner and after just one year she had learned just about everything that Brock could teach.
After that they had started their own breeding center in Pewter City. It was a center where people can come and turn in their pokemon for some grooming or pampering, like a spa of sorts for pokemon.
The business was good, seeing as they had set it up next to the gym so that trainers could rest their pokemon after their battles.
"What's wrong Brock?" Holly asked, now a little worried, she had never seen her boyfriend space out like that before. "Are you feeling sick?"
"It's not that." He denied, waving his hand in front of his face. "I was just thinking."
"Don't tell me that you've started flirting with Nurse Joy again, haven't you?" Holly sighed, she knew that it had only been a temporary, but welcome, phase.
"No!" Brock almost cried out. "I'm not doing that anymore, believe me, I've changed!"
"I know you have, Brock." She smiled once more. "If something is wrong, why don't you tell me?"
"Fine, I will." Brock sighed and broke the embrace and got down on one knee in front of her, much to her surprise.
"Holly." Brock was starting to look through his pockets for something. "We've been together for many years, and in that time, you've come a long way as a breeder, but more importantly, you've also honoured me by being my girlfriend, and the last four years have been nothing short of magical for me. We own a company together, my family loves you, and your family hopefully likes me too .What I'm trying to say is...... Holly, will you marry me?"
Holly gasped as she saw the diamond ring in his hands, she didn't know what to say. She had been dreaming of this day for ages now, but when the day actually came, she didn't know what to say!
"Yes...." She managed to whisper, however, Brock didn't hear her.
"What did you say?" Brock asked, his voice filled with hope.
"Yes!" She shouted and hugged him. "I will marry you!"
Her words suddenly struck Brock as he started to laugh and hug her back, they broke the hug and Brock put the ring on her finger as he then got up and sealed their promise with a kiss.
A few hours later... The Pewter City Gym...
Flint really had a hard time taking care of the children, as usual. Lola was probably away on some shopping-tour or something useless like that.
He groaned as the twins threw a big metal pot on his head, he didn't know how he was able to take care of the family, but it all worked out in the end.
His thoughts were interrupted when he heard someone open the door and saw his wife enter the house, cheerful as always.
"Hi sweetie!" She cooed and gave him a quick peck on the cheek. "Were the children behaved while I was away?"
"What do you think?" He mumbled and sighed as he placed himself on a chair. "I don't get it, how did Brock manage to take care of them by himself for ten years?"
"He's a responsible young man!" Lola stated with pride as she took a seat beside her husband. "Where is he anyway?"
She got her answer when she heard the door open.
"Mom! Dad! Guess what!" They heard Brock shout as he ran inside, Holly's hand in his. "You won't believe what have happened!"
"Let me guess, you're going to get married?" Flint smirked as he leaned back in his chair with his arms crossed.
"How..." The couple was dumbfound. "How did you know...?"
"You're wearing the same look your mother and I had when we were about to announce it to my parents!" The former gym leader just laughed as he got up and hugged his oldest son and his fiancée. "It's great to hear!"
"Thanks dad!" Brock laughed and hugged him back, only to thrown aside by his mother.
"I'm so proud of you!" She squealed and squeezed the breath out of his lungs.
"Mum... can't... breath..." He panted as he tried to get some air into his tortured lungs.
His mother ignored him, but she eventually let go of him and then hugged Holly.
"It's so nice to see that Brock finally is getting married!" She told Holly with a big smile. "We were starting to think that he was a lost cause!"
"Mom!" Brock yelled, frustrated as he glared at her a little. "You don't have to embarrass me!"
His mother just ignored him and stuck her head into the living room.
"Kids! Brock's getting married!" She shouted, Brock gulped as he heard the thunderous footfalls of many small feet.
After an hour of hugs and cries, Brock and Holly decided to spread the news to their friends.
The male breeder thought about who he was going to tell first, he then decided to just flip through his address book and see what number it stopped at.
"Gary..." Brock dialed the number eagerly, he really wanted to spread the news and prove to his friends that he was able to get married.
It took a few rings before he heard somebody pick up the phone.
"Hello, this is Gary Oak!" He heard a slightly arrogant, yet kind, voice say on the other line as his picture came up on the screen.
"Gary!" Brock let out a cry. "Guess what!"
"You finally got a girlfriend?" Gary smirked, he still liked to tease his friends, especially Brock for his misfortune with the ladies and...
"No!" Brock replied, annoyed. "I'm getting married!"
The researcher spit out the coffee that he was drinking.
"I'm getting married!"
"To a girl!?"
Brock sweat-dropped at his comment.
"Yeah, with Holly."
"Wow..." Gary seemed to think. "I didn't expect that..."
Brock looked at the 19 year old boy with an amused look, Gary had taken over the lab a few years back and he was now the region's professor, and he didn't hesitate to tell everyone of that fact.
"Can you tell Tracey and Samuel that they're invited to the wedding?" Brock asked eagerly.
Tracey was a 21 year old man that was working as an assistant for professor Oak, but not Samuel Oak though, he was retired but still lived at his lab, Tracey was working for Gary now and he really enjoyed it.
"Sure, don't you wanna tell them that yourself?"
"I really want to, but I'm rather busy right now." Brock tried to explain, but Gary seemed to get what he meant.
"It's okay Brock, I'll be seeing you at the wedding!"
"Yeah!" The breeder sighed out in relief. "Bye!"
"Now... who's next?" Brock seemed to think as he gazed through the phone book. "Misty!"
He quickly dialed Misty's number and waited for her to pick up.
"Hello, this is the Cerulean Gym, Misty speaking!"
"I'm getting married!" Brock cried out in delight, causing Misty to shriek and jump high up into the air.
"Okay! Whoever you are!" Misty started to yell at the yet unknown caller. "I'm a gym leader, and just because I'm single doesn't it mean that you can come and..."
"Misty, it's me, Brock!" The breeder laughed wholeheartedly at his friend. "I'm getting married to Holly!"
"Yeah, right!" Misty laughed, this was really a strange call. "I know that you want that, Brock, but it's better to ask her first, isn't it?"
Brock growled in frustration, this was not something he had hoped for, he didn't have time for this either.
"Misty, we are inviting you to the wedding and you'll get the invitation through the mail!" He quickly hung up before she had time to respond.
Now Brock closed his eyes as he picked out a number and dialed it as he waited for the call to connect. Soon, somebody picked the phone up and a blunnete appeared on the screen.
"Hi! This is Dawn speaking, how may I help you?"
"Dawn! What's up?"
"Brock? Is that you?" Dawn eyed him curiously. "I haven't seen you in years!"
"Yeah..." Brock felt guilty, it really had been a long time since he last contacted her, but he tried to change the subject quickly. "How's Scott doing?"
Dawn smiled at the mention of her son. "He's doing fine, thank you."
At the age of 15, Dawn had become pregnant. Nobody knew who the father was, but some suspected Paul and others Kenny. But one thing was certain though: Dawn had never felt happier. She was now 17 and Scott was 2 years old, and although he could be a handful at times, she wouldn't have it any other way.
Dawn was no longer a coordinator, she couldn't continue to travel due to her having a child. But she now worked at a company that designed dresses and her pay was good enough that she could support the two of them and still have some leftover, so she was happy in other words.
"But enough about me!" Dawn chirped, even if she had been mostly talking about Scott. "How's your life?"
"Well..." Brock had a hard time hiding his smirk. "Holly and I are getting married!"
Dawn was about to say something, but then she took in his words and her eyes grew as huge as saucers as she eyed him suspiciously.
"You... Holly... married?!" She finally managed to say. "That's great!"
"Thanks!" Brock laughed. "I was about to..."
He got interrupted when he heard a crash that came from the other side of the house, Dawn sighed and looked at the breeder with an apologetic smile.
"I'm sorry, but I think Scott just broke something, can I call you back?"
"There's no need!" Brock assured her. "I just wanted to tell you that you're invited to the wedding and that you'll get your invitation in your mail!"
"Thanks!" Dawn's eyes shined with excitement. "I'll be seeing you there then!"
"Yeah!" Brock smiled his friendly smile as he watched the young mother end the call. "Now… Who's next?"
He looked through the phone book and stopped at a familiar name that started with P.
"It's been ages since we last talked, but I know that he's more friendly now..." Brock tried to reason with himself if he should, or shouldn't call the person. "Ah, what the hell? It's a wedding after all!" He smiled as he dialed the number to the trainer.
One ring... two rings... Suddenly, somebody answered the phone and a rather strict face with purple hair was shown on the screen, his face seemed to soften a bit as he noticed Brock.
"Brock." Paul greeted him. "What can I do for you?"
"That's it?" Brock asked in a fake-hurt voice. "No 'How ya been?'"
"C'mon Brock." Paul shook his head. "I've a challenger right now, so please make it quick!"
Brock suddenly remembered that Paul's new job was to be the last Frontier Brain in the four regions, he had taken over Brandon's vessel and was flying between the regions, taking on challengers from each frontier facility.
He had changed a lot from the arrogant and rather ill-tempered boy he had been when he was younger, after his defeat in the Sinnoh league he had become a lot humble as well as nicer to everyone. He even took good care of his pokemon now! But Brock still found it a little difficult to talk to him, that's why he wanted to get this call over with as soon as possible.
"Okay." The breeder watched the Pyramid Master for a moment before his face cracked up into a smile. "I'm getting married!"
"Congratulations." Paul nodded. The purple haired man tried to appear emotionless, but you could see his face crack up into a smile along with Brock. "When did it happen?"
"A few hours ago!" Brock stated proudly. "You're one of the first to know!"
"I'm honored." Said the 20 year old male honestly, he watched the breeder for a few seconds before he thought it was time to end the call. "I'm sorry, Brock, but I got to go and finish my battle. I'll be at the Pokemon Center in Cinnabar Island, just in case you need something." He ended the call with a nod and then hung up.
Brock, still feeling slightly puzzled and awkward from the call, saw that there were only two people left to call. He decided to wait with the last one and take the younger of the two first.
He punched in the number to the Hoenn region phone and waited for someone to pick up the phone.
"Hi, Brock!" Exclaimed a boy of about 16. "How'ya been?"
"Very good, Max." Brock smiled at the younger boy, he had certainly grown. "You're not going to believe what have happened!"
"What?" Max asked curiously as he leaned closer to the phone.
"I'm going to get married!" Brock cried out in happiness as he restrained himself from laughing at the expected reaction on Max's face, but it never came...
"Really? Good for you." Max said in a casual tone as he leaned back in the chair. "Anything else?"
"W... what?!" Brock cried out in both surprise and slight anger. "Max! I'm going to get..." He was interrupted as he heard the young man laugh.
"Calm down, Brock!" He laughed as he pointed on his side of the screen on the breeder. "I was only joking, it's great!"
"But... But your reaction..." Brock tried to find the right words as he, at the same time, tried to figure out what was so funny. "What's going on?"
"You seem to have forgotten my sister!" Max smiled mischievously towards the older man. "Don't you remember that she and Holly are like best friends?"
Brock mentally hit himself on the head, how could he forget that?!
Holly and May had met a year or two after the Sinnoh League and hit off right away, they were probably closer than anyone else he knew... almost.
"Let me guess..." Brock sighed with a smile on his face. "Holly asked her to be the maid of honor?"
"You got that right." Max got a painful expression on his face. "My ears still hurts from the squealing!"
Brock chuckled in pity and amusement at the younger boy on the other side of the screen, he had also thought that he had heard a high squeal from the other side of the house as he made some of the calls just now.
"So..." Max snapped Brock away from his thoughts. "I'm the last you're calling?"
"Not really." Brock didn't seem to notice the sweat-drop on Max's head. "I still have one call left to do."
"Let me guess, it's him, isn't it?" Max asked with a tired smile, he was still afraid to mention his name in front of his sister.
"Yeah..." Brock sighed. "Do you know if they're still fighting?"
"I don't know." Max answered honestly. "I haven't talked to him since his mother's funeral."
Brock felt a little pang in his heart as he remembered Delia Ketchum, she was probably the nicest woman he had known, but she had passed away two years ago.
He had never seen Ash that depressed, he stopped talking to other people and soon they started to give up on calling him. Then he disappeared! Many people had tried looking for him, but he was nowhere to be found.
It also happened that there had been a major argument had happened between Ash and May a few years ago, only Ash and May knew the entirely reason for their argument, but both had refused to tell anyone or talk to each other for that matter.
"Anyway." Brock's thought about the wedding did cheer him up a little "I just wanted to tell you that you're invited to the wedding!"
"That's good to hear." Max nodded, but he didn't sound as cheerful as before. "I'll be over a few days before the wedding... When is it?"
"Oh..." Brock groaned silently, he had completely forgotten to tell his friends when the wedding was.
"It will be in about three weeks, we know that it's rather short notice." Brock smiled a little awkwardly. "But we're sure that it will hit off if everybody works together!"
"Yeah, you're right." Max agreed as he seemed to look towards the door on his side of the phone. "My parents are back, I'll tell them that they're invited too!"
"That's great, I'll be seeing you later!" Brock quickly hung up the phone and started to flip through his notebook, he hadn't used that number in such a long time that he had forgotten it.
Finally, he found the number to the Ketchum Residence and dialed it as he waited for somebody to pick up.
One ring... two rings.... three rings....
He sighed and hung up after the fifteenth ring, he knew that he wasn't there, but he was not going to give up that easily.
He could hear his soon-to-be wife enter the room with a smile on her face.
"Hi, dear!" She smiled and kissed his cheek. "My friends were thrilled about the wedding, they can't wait for it!"
"Yeah, neither can mine." Brock seemed a little low, and Holly noticed that.
"Brock, what's wrong?"
"I can't find Ash." Brock placed himself on a chair in the room and buried his head in his hands. "I just can't!"
"Don't worry, Brock." Holly placed herself next to him. "I'm sure that you'll find him eventually!"
"But there's only three weeks before the wedding!" Brock complained slightly, he was starting to think that they had planned their wedding way too fast. "I don't know how I'm going to be able to find him!"
"You can go look for him for a few days." Holly comforted him. "I can take care of most things, and I can ask your mother and sisters for help too!"
Brock looked at his fiancée with tearful eyes, he couldn't believe how blessed he was to have such a great person for a girlfriend (fiancé, he corrected himself mentally).
"Thanks, Holly." Brock got up and hugged her, he then broke the hug and headed out towards the door.
"Where are you going?" Holly asked a rather surprised, was he going to leave already?
"I'm going to find my best man!" Brock exclaimed as he shut the door after himself.
End of chapter 1
Some things may not be clear in the chapter, but I promise that it will be sorted out later in the story!
The story will only be about four chapters, so it's only three left until I'll begin with my pearlshipping story!
You may have seen many wedding-stories, but I can promise you that you haven't seen anyone like this (I hope)!
It's better to review later than never and I'll be seeing you in the next chapter!