Hey everyone! I'm sorry it took me a while to update. School has been and hassle and it's kept me pretty busy. Don't expect fast updates from me. But this is a faster update than usual. Anyways, I bring you a chapter that really adds to the plot of this story. I hope you enjoy it :)

Disclaimer- Haven't done this in a while. But, I still don't own Pokémon, sadly.

Chapter 7- Our Little Secret

I sighed as I opened the front door to my house. I shut it behind me and took off my shoes, placing them on the tiny rectangle shaped carpet before saying, "I'm home!"

My mom came out of the kitchen and greeted me with a hug. She told me dinner would be ready later. She was making her famous chicken stew which took quite a while to make, to my surprise. But it was worth the wait. I walked over to the living room, barley holding onto my bag. I saw my brother and dad watching some sort of Battle Tournament on television. I stood there for a few minutes, watching as well. It appeared to be the Indigo League they were watching. Right now there was a battle going on between a girls' Venusaur and a boys' Pidgeot. Those two Pokémon looked super strong and stood right back up after every hit. I shuddered at the thought of battling those Pokémon and walked over to my dad and brother. They were so caught up in watching the battle that they didn't hear me walk in.

"Hey Dad, hey Max. I'm back from school." I said, sitting on one of the sofas, throwing my bag onto the ground. It felt so good to relax a bit after what happened a little earlier. I pushed that thought into the back of my head, concentrating on the battle on TV. It was silent for a few minutes until someone decided to speak up.

"So how was your day, sweetie?" My dad asked. I looked at him and tried not to sigh.

"It was pretty good. Drama as usual, you know? But nothing that involves me or my friends." I replied, lying and telling the truth at the same time. He nodded in understanding and turned back to the battle. I did as well.

The boys' Pidgeot was going in for a head-on Aerial Ace attack while the girls' Venusaur just stood there, waiting for the right moment. When Pidgeot got close enough, Venusaur threw out a quick Vine Whip and caught it just before the Aerial Ace made contact. The vines wrapped around Pidgeot's whole body. Pidgeot was struggling, trying to get out of the Vine Whip's grip while Venusaur started to power up some sort of attack in its mouth. I stared at the screen, wide eyed. That was a risky move, seeing as Venusaur was kind of a slow Pokémon. It must be trained really well.

The trainer commanded Pidgeot to use Wing Attack and slice its way out of that Vine Whip, which worked perfectly since Venusaur was still charging up power. But just as Pidgeot got free, Venusaur let out a powerful attack of which I believed to be Solar Beam. It was shot out so fast that Pidgeot didn't have time to dodge and was hit straight on. There was some smoke on the field, but once it cleared up, it showed Pidgeot on the ground, unable to battle. The girl and Venusaur were declared the winners of that match. I was surprised that a grass type could defeat a flying type. But I guess types don't always matter in a battle.

When the announcer for the league requested a break before the next battle, I got up, picked up my bag, and headed out of the living room and up the stairs to my bedroom. When I got into my room, I looked around, taking in the sight like I haven't been in here for years. The room was pretty simple. The bed was basically covered in red and white sheets, the walls were white with some blue, and the furniture was chocolate-brown coloured. Once I stopped looking around, I threw my bag onto the floor and jumped onto my bed, sighing in the process. I closed my eyes and thought about what had happened earlier.

We all just stood there, completely shocked. And not just at Misty, but at Dawn, who had just run away. I looked at Misty who had a big smirk on her face as she watched Dawn run further and further away. All my anger started to boil up as I saw her smirk grow wider with every second that passed. That's it!

But before I could say anything, Gary beat me to it. "Hey, where'd Ash go?" he asked. We all looked around and noticed that Ash was nowhere to be seen. We were the only ones left in the front of the school, so you think we would have spotted him, but no luck.

I turned to Misty, ready to take all of my anger out. "How could you do this Misty? You know Dawn likes Ash! What is your problem, you little Zapdos?"

"Ah, May...you poor, helpless, little Bidoof. You just don't understand, do you? I'm in love with Ash and I won't let some little bitch like Dawn steal him away from me!" She shouted. Her face was starting to boil with anger. Yeah, well so was mine!

"What makes you think Ash even likes you that way, huh? Have you ever tried asking him? Because I think you should before you do fucked up stuff like this. I bet Ash didn't even say yes. You probably blackmailed him, didn't you?"

"For your information, I don't need to ask him. I already know he loves me. And no, I did not blackmail him. Do I seem like that kind of person to you?"

"Um, yeah you do." Gary said. We all looked at him, except Misty, with a 'no duh, are you stupid?' look on our faces.

"Shut up, Mr. Omg-I'm-So-Hot. Who brought you into this argument, anyway?" Misty shot at him. Gary looked at her with a glare in his eyes.

"No one did. I have every right to enter this argument whenever I want to. You're not the boss of me, you little bitch!" Gary shot back. Everyone, including me, stared at Gary wide eyed. He had a bad side, but it took a lot of effort to get out. Misty was really pushing it this time.

"Let me ask you a question," I said as I turned back to her. "Why do you hang out with us if you hate Dawn so much?" Misty let out a heavy sigh, as if the answer was obvious.

"Isn't it obvious? Because Ash hangs out with you guys. I thought if I was there, he would notice me. And it's working too, since he already said yes to go to the dance with me." She said, smirking slightly.

"We're not going to stand here and believe that Ash said yes to someone like you!" Ursula shouted, finally joining in on the 'conversation.' She looked absolutely furious.

"Well, you don't have to. I don't care if you don't believe me. Ash said yes and that's that. Now if you'll excuse me, I—" Misty said casually, only to get cut off at the end.

"Hold it! You're not going anywhere until we figure out just what the Mew you are doing!" Gary shouted, glaring at Misty. The carrot-head just snorted at his outburst.

"Psh, I'm not doing anything. End. Of. Story." She said. And with that, she walked off, not looking back.

I opened my eyes and sighed once again. I sat up on the edge of my bed and looked at the carpet. I swear to Arceus that Misty is really up to something. I know because she actually told me Ash said yes to her earlier, before she told everyone else, so I knew. I guess that's why I was kind of nervous when I saw Dawn come outside. I just knew Dawn would take this the hard way and leave right away. And I don't blame Dawn, either. I would be crushed if I was her. Misty is such a Zapdos sometimes and I swear on Lugia that I will not let her get away with this. It's time for some Misty sabotage. This will be fun.

x – x – x

Knock Knock! I got up from the couch in the living room and went to open the door. The house was empty since my parents and Max went to go visit my cousins. I refused due to something else I had to do. And it was just about to start. I opened the door and there was Ursula and Zoey. I had called them not too long after my parents and Max had left. I needed them in order to help me with the plan. I'll also need some other people, but for now, I just need them. They're two of the very few people I know who actually don't fear Misty.

"Are you going to let us in, or what?" Zoey asked teasingly, snapping me out of my thoughts. I smiled sheepishly.

"Ha-ha, right. Come on in." I said as I gestured them to go into the living room while I closed the door behind me. I walked into the living room and sat down on the floor on one side of the coffee table. I asked them to do the same.

"So what did you need us for, May?" Ursula asked, looking as curious as ever.

"Well, you know all the stuff that happened today?" I asked. They nodded their heads in response. "I want to get pay back at Misty, you know? I want to sabotage her. And I need your help that is if you're willing to do it."

Zoey crossed her arms and closed her eyes, thinking. Ursula looked down at the carpet, thinking as well. You could have said this would be an easy decision, but then again...

"I guess I'll do it," Ursula said, speaking up first. "After all, she's not really our friend since she was using us to get close to Ash. And it's obvious that Ash was blackmailed into going with her to the dance. There's no way he would have said yes to her."

"I agree. Even though I don't seem like the type to do this, I think it'll knock some sense into her." Zoey said. I nodded at her and Ursula and got ready to spill out all of the ideas that I had thought of.

"Okay, well I was actually thinking we could..."

After I finished telling them my ideas, Zoey and Ursula also contributed some ideas and we roughly made a plan on how this would work. It's not confirmed yet since we need to talk to the 'others' who will possibly be helping us with this, but it's good so far. Although, with this plan, we'd have to talk to more than just the 'other' people for this to work out. I just hope everything goes according to plan and nothing gets messed up in a bad way, or else we'd get into big trouble. We don't want Misty to know it was us who did it, you know? That wouldn't be a pretty sight if she found out...

x – x – x

I got out of my mom's car and said goodbye. After she drove off, I walked toward the entrance of the school. After Zoey and Ursula left yesterday, I talked to the 'other' people online and asked them to meet up somewhere at lunch to discuss what we've been planning and to see if they would like to join us. Ursula and Zoey will also be coming to this meeting. I continued to walk down the halls, still thinking about yesterday's events. I was so occupied with my thoughts that I didn't notice a certain someone tap me on the shoulder. I jumped and turned around to see who it was. And to my surprise, it was...


"Uh, hey Drew. Did you want something?" I asked him, trying to look casual. He shook his head.

"Nah, I was just wondering if you wanted to hang out at lunch. We never hang out anymore." He said. Shoot! I would totally accept his offer, but I'm busy today at lunch. Of all days! I thought, mentally smacking myself over and over.

"Sorry, I've got plans already. But you can come with me if you want. I think you'll be...helpful." I said. He raised an eyebrow at me in curiosity.

"Helpful..?" He asked. I winked playfully at him, sticking out my tongue as well.

"Well, you see –" I started, but got cut off by the bell. "I'll tell you later. See you at lunch!" I shouted as I ran towards my homeroom class, English.

. . . .

I quickly got out of my last class for the morning, trying to get to the spot me, Zoey, Ursula, and the 'other' people were supposed to meet at. Although I was stopped by Drew when I saw him waiting outside my classroom. I'm guessing he's going to ask about the important thing I'm supposed to do right now. I walked toward him, grabbed his arm, and dragged him, taking him to my destination.

"H - Hey! Where the hell are you taking me?" He asked, trying to get out of my grip. I rolled my eyes. I'm not that weak.

"To the thing I told you about this morning. Like I said, you could be very helpful in this. So just go with it, okay?" I said. We were getting closer to the spot...

"Alright...I guess." He said quietly as I let go of his arm.

We got to the meeting spot just a few seconds after I let go of Drew's arm. We were near the far edge of the school field (and the field was huge) that led to another area. No one really came around here so it was a quiet, safe, and private place to discuss something like this. Except...no one was here yet. I looked around the field once more to see if Zoey, Ursula, or anyone else was coming, but no luck. Drew looked around as well but didn't spot anyone either.

I let out a frustrated sigh. "Okay, we're going back into the school and looking for them!" I half-yelled, angry already.

"You're kidding me right? We just walked all the way out here and you want to go back! Like I'm going to listen to you." Drew said, crossing his arms. I gave him a glare and started walking away, ignoring his last comment.

He sighed and started to follow me, moving slower than a Slugma. Once we got into the school, we started searching around in the hallways near the cafeteria. No luck. We stood at the cafeteria's main doorway and looked around, searching for them. From here, I could see Gary talking to a few girls. Probably trying to ask one of them to the dance, I thought while rolling my eyes. I told Drew to go talk to him while I looked for everyone else. He nodded hesitantly and went inside the cafeteria. I walked off a few seconds later to look for Zoey or Ursula.

After walking through about 3 hallways, I turned a corner and spotted Paul talking to a girl, looking...flustered? What the heck? Why would Paul act flustered around a girl. Is he shy, or what...? I decided to stay back a bit while he talked to the girl. I don't want to ruin his chances...I thought.

"So...do you, uh, want to go to the, uh, dance with me?" Paul asked the girl. The girl shook her head.

"I'm sorry, Paul. Ritchie already asked me. Maybe next time?" She said, trying to make things easier.

"Yeah, sure." Paul said. The girl smiled and walked off. I decided to walk over to Paul to talk to him.

"Hey Paul." I said, waving slightly. He turned to look at me, eyes wide in panic. That immediately told me what he was going to ask. But before he could utter a word, I answered his question.

"Yes, I did see that whole scene. No, I won't tell anyone." I said, reassuring him. He quickly calmed down and nodded.

"So, what do you want, anyway?" He asked, slowly going back to his arrogant old self. I tried my best not to punch him in the face.

"Don't you remember? The meeting, Mr. I'm-so-cool-I-can-get-a-date-so-easily-and-win-a-bet?" I asked him, slightly annoyed by his rude behaviour, like always. Paul snorted, fuming as well.

"So? Like I give a Rattata's ass about your stupid plans for Misty. This doesn't involve me." He said, glaring at me.

"Well excuse me! You're the one who said you'll help. I guess you're just scared that she'll beat the crap out of you, huh?" His glare deepened as I said this.

"I'm not scared! I'll show you, Maple. I'm helping." He said, determined. I smirked slightly and nodded.

"Okay, then help me find Zoey and Ursula. We've already wasted 10 minutes of our free hour." I said, walking off with him following.

x – x – x

Normal POV

"Now that we're all here, let's begin!" May said while throwing her hands up in the air excitedly as everyone else stared at her like she was some crazy maniac.

"Wh-what...?" May asked, feeling slightly embarrassed as her face started to heat up. Drew shook his head, smiling playfully.

"You're acting like this is supposed to be some amusement ride." Zoey said, arms crossed and looking serious. Everyone else nodded their heads in agreement.

"No I'm not. Anyways, let's just get to the plan okay? I'm starving." May said while rubbing her stomach, hungry as ever. She internally groaned.

"Okay, but where's Dawn? Isn't she going to help us with this? And what about Tracey?" Gary asked. May shook her head.

"Nope. We're doing this for Dawn. No need to get her involved. As for Tracey, I think he would get mad if he knew what we were doing." She said. Ursula and Zoey nodded in agreement.

"Alright. So explain what you want us to do." Paul said, getting slightly annoyed.

"Yeah, and in detail since I don't get what's going on." Drew said, rubbing the back of his head.

"Okay, but just remember this is our little secret..." May said and soon started explaining.

After explaining everything, the boys suggested that they go talk to the student council instead of eating, much to May's dismay, just in case things get out of hand. And since they want to do this around the day of the dance and the student council was in-charge, they wouldn't want to get into any trouble. So it was best, although usually people wouldn't dare tell anyone in-charge of anything about this kind of situation, but this student council was different.

. . . .

The 6 teenagers now stood in front of the Student Council office. The Student Council consisted of a President, a Vice-President, and a few other people as well. The President and Vice-President usually hung out in the office for most of the day, so they knew they would be inside. And let's just say that the 6 teens knew those two pretty well, so they shouldn't be nervous. But...are they?

"Okay...well, let's go." May said hesitantly. The other 5 nodded slowly and May knocked on the door.

How was that? My longest chapter yet. Once again, I'm sorry it took a while. I wasn't really satisfied with the last few scenes in the school, but it's okay. As for Dawn and what happened after she ran away, it'll be revealed next chapter ;)

I'm not sure when I'll update again. I'll try to update around Halloween, or in November. It depends on... if I have time. If not, then December. Sorry...school keeps me REALLY busy these days.

But, thanks for reading! :)