Me: Hey Readers.

Ash: What is it now?

Me: I'm here with a brand new story.

Ash: Oh, so what's the story about this time?

Dawn: You and me. What else do you think she'd be writing about?

Ash: Uhh.

Me: She's right. Yeah, this is gonna be a Pearlshipping story. The only other pairing you'd see me writing a story for would probably be Contestshipping.

Dawn: Oh. So, are May and Drew gonna be in this story?

Me: Nope, I haven't really thought of bringing them in. But I might change my mind as the story goes on.

Ash: Can we get on with the story. I really want to know what it's gonna be about this time.

Me: Sure, Ash. But first things first. Gary.

Gary: Erin doesn't own us..

Ash: *mutters* For which we are eternally grateful.

Me: *smacks him* Shut up and don't interrupt Gary.

Ash: *holds his head* Oww. Sorry.

Me: Gary, continue

Gary: So, no suing in needed.

Dawn: Just so you know, this chapter is written from my POV.

Me: Ok. Enjoy!


Have ever you felt like you wanted to bang your head up against a wall so you can stop thinking about someone? Well, welcome to my life. Believe me when I tell you I'm hopelessly in love with my best friend. There's just no one like him. I don't quite know what is that gets me every single time but it has me screaming in my head. Could it be that sweet and caring personality? Or those brown eyes? Or just maybe that dazzling smile of his? I wonder if he has this effect on everyone he meets.

How rude of me not to introduce myself. Well, my name is Dawn Berlitz. I have a dream to become the world's top Pokemon Contest coordinator. My mother was a top coordinator back in her day so ever since the day I was born, I've dreamed to become a top coordinator like her. Of course it's not as easy as everyone thinks it is. It's really hard, in fact. I have no clue how I was able to win some of the Contests I've won, I'm not saying that I'm not happy that I won them. I'm really happy.

This best friend of mine that I was rambling on about is Ash Ketchum. He and I have been traveling around on our Pokemon journey for a long time now. You see, Ash dreamed of becoming the worlds greatest Pokemon master since he was born as well. Having already won the Orange Islands Championship and reaching the top eight in the Evergrande Tournament and the Victory Tournament in the Johto Silver Conference, he's already become quite the Pokemon Trainer. Everything I've learned about being a Pokemon Trainer I learned from him. He's been helping me since day one.

I'm so lucky to have him in my life. He's gotten me out of a lot of jams. He's saved me more times then I can count.

But, I just wish that I could stop thinking about him all the time. It's not like he'd ever be mine. He only looks at me as a friend, not a girlfriend. And it drives me crazy. I just wish I could stop these feelings. He's like some sort of drug to me. A drug that I found myself completely and utterly addicted to.

It's too bad that he'll never find out just how pathetic I am. We're best friends, that's it. I should learn to accept it. I could never tell him that I'm in love with him. He'd probably never talk to me again. I couldn't risk that. He means the world to me. If I lost him as a friend, I'd go crazy. He's just way to important to me to risk our friendship.

Besides, he already has a girlfriend. Her name is Misty and she's the gym leader of Cerulean Gym in Cerulean City back in the Kanto region. I met her when she came to the Sinnoh Region, to participate in the Sinnoh Whirl Cup and only water Pokemon Trainers are allowed to enter. She's very nice and we got along great. It just killed me to know that I would never get the chance to be with Ash because she's with him.

God, she's so lucky. How I wish I was her.

I smacked my hand to my forehead. Ughh, get a hold of yourself, Dawn. You shouldn't be driving yourself crazy over a guy who will never love you back. Just move on your life and let Ash and Misty be happy together. It's least you could do for him.

Yeah, right, that's easier said then done.

"Dawn!" I heard a familiar voice yell my name out, startling me. I screamed before I fell face forward right to the ground. "oops, sorry, Dawn." I heard Ash say. He sounded like he was really embarrassed too.

I angrily got up and looked at Ash. "What the hell, Ash?!" I shouted, "what the hell was that about?!"

Ash stood right in front of me, holding Pikachu in his arms. "Well, I kept calling you to tell you that lunch is ready now and you didn't hear me." Ash said. One thing about me is if I'm thinking about something, I won't be able to hear anything if someone is trying to talk to me. This is the perfect example. I would never purposely ignore Ash.

I looked up at Ash when I noticed that Piplup had jumped up on his shoulder and he was looking at me worriedly as well. I really didn't mean to make them worry about me. You see, Piplup has no idea that I'm in love with Ash either. I haven't told him yet. If he knew, I'm sure he wouldn't be worried about me now.

"Are you ok, Dawn?" I heard Ash ask me. I looked up at him, totally confused. "You wouldn't just usually ignore me like that."

"No need to worry, Ash," I quickly replied and I faked a smile. "You know that. I'm just fine." I don't want to worry him. What am I supposed to say to him? No, Ash, I'm not ok. I'm hopelessly in love with you. Yeah, that wouldn't work. He'd probably think freak out. He'd probably think I'm crazy and he'd never speak to me again.

I noticed that Ash held out his hand for me, probably to help me up. I blushed, which he didn't seem to notice. "Thanks, Ash," I replied and I took his hand. He pulled me to my feet.

He smiled, "no problem, Dawn." he said. "What are friends for?"

"We better get going before Brock comes looking for us." Ash said. I nodded in agreement. The last we would want is to make Brock come looking for us.

Before neither or Ash could take a take a step, Brock yelled out to us. "Hey, come on you two. Your breakfast is ready. We really need to start eating before we hit the road again."

Ash turned to Brock. "We're coming!" he yelled as we both headed towards Brock and where our breakfast is awaiting us. Piplup had jumped off Ash's shoulder and straight into my arms. "I'll race you Dawn."

I smirked to myself. Leave it to Ash to always want to race me. This time, you're going down Ash. "You're on." before I could finish, Ash took off running. "Hey, Ash, that's no fair."

As he kept running, he turned back to me. "It's not my fault you're slow, Dawn." he said and laughed. "I'll see you at the picnic table." I shook my head and started to run as well. I know the chances of chancing of catching up to Ash are slim to none but I'm starving so why not.

I finally reached the table where both Ash and Brock were. I set Piplup down on the ground, next to Pikachu and took a seat. Ash was already sitting, as Brock put two pancakes on his plate then two on mine. "Oh, by the way, Ash," Brock started, catching Ash's attention. I also looked up at him. "Misty called."

My smile faded when Brock mentioned Misty. I looked at Ash and I noticed that he looked really excited. "Really?" Ash asked, earning a nod from Brock. "What did she say, Brock?" Ash asked. I also looked at Brock, wondering what Misty said as well.

"She said that she's coming to visit us." Brock said. Misty's coming? That's great. I mean, it's great for Ash. He hasn't seen her in the longest time. It's good that she's coming to visit to spend some time with him. I know Ash has really missed her.

"Misty's coming?" Ash asked. Brock nodded, which made Ash even more excited then he was before.

I looked down at my food. I just couldn't eat. I couldn't stop thinking about when Misty arrives. Yeah, I'm happy she's coming. I like Misty a lot and I know Ash will be really happy to see her. I don't even remember the last time they saw each other. It's just that, if she comes, Ash and I won't be talking and hanging out that much cause he'll be busy with her.

"We better eat so we can meet up with her." I heard Brock say. "She said she'll be here soon."

I looked over at Ash and I saw him nod. "Yeah, lets hurry. I can't wait to see her."

Ash and Brock got back to eating their breakfast. I just couldn't seem to eat. Why am I feeling this way? Misty is Ash's girlfriend so I shouldn't be feeling this way. I know that I don't stand much of a chance of ever being with him and I accept that, but I just can't seem to help but feel a little jealous.

A little jealous? Ok, I'm very jealous. Ash is just.. amazing in every single way possible.

Yes, he's always on my mind. There's not a minute that goes that I'm not thinking about him. I love talking to him. That smile of his always makes me smile and those eyes. I'd give everything just to get the chance to be his girlfriend.

God Dammit! I thought to myself, smacking my forehead with my hand. Does Ash have this effect on everyone he meets? He's driving me crazy. I know I won't ever get the chance to be with him and I need to accept that.

"Dawn," I heard Brock call my name. I brought my head up to look at him. "Are you ok?"

"Yeah," I assured him. I don't want to make him or Ash for that matter worry about me. "Why wouldn't I be?"

Brock looked at me worriedly. "Well, for starters," he started off looking at my plate, "you haven't touched your breakfast at all. You're unusually quiet, even for you." he looked back up at me. I could also see Ash looking up at me too. The last thing I need is to make him worry. "Are you sure you're ok?"

"Yes, Brock," I said, faking a smile. "I'm fine. I'm just not all that hungry. No need to worry, I'll be fine."

"Ok," Brock started off, "If you insist." Brock didn't sound all that convinced but he didn't really want to push the topic anymore. Damn, there's no fooling Brock. Am I that obvious? I must be a terrible liar.

"Let's hurry," Ash said, "we have to go meet Misty soon."

Brock and I quickly finished our breakfast. Well, Brock did. I couldn't bring myself to eat anything. I kept thinking about this whole thing and its driving me crazy. Dammit, Dawn, you need to stop constantly thinking about Ash, I thought to myself. You know you're never gonna get the chance to be with him. He's with Misty and he seems very happy, you should be happy for him.

Oh yeah, right. That's a whole lot easier said then done.


"Do you see her ship, yet?"

I rolled my eyes at Ash's comment. That's gotta be like the fifth time he's asked that since we got here. "For the last time, Ash, nope. Neither me or Brock have seen her ship yet." I told him.

About a couple of hours have passed since this morning and now, we're all the dock, waiting for Misty's ship to arrive. Her ship should be due in any second and Ash is really eager to see her. Well, considering that he's asked me and Brock if we see her ship ever single minute, yeah. That's a dead give-a-way right there.

"Sorry," Ash apologized and scratched the back of his neck nervously. "I'm just so excited to see her."

I closed my eyes and took a deep breathe. Yeah, as you can see, Ash going on and on about how excited he is about seeing Misty is getting on my nerves. I know it's been a while since Misty visited Ash and he has every right to be excited about seeing his girlfriend again, but to go on about for like the past hour is really freaking annoying. If I hear one more thing about it, I swear I'm gonna scream.

Gee, Brock really does seem to agree with me. He looks like he's ready to strangle Ash now as well.

"Yeah," both Brock and I said in unison. "We know, Ash."

Pikachu, who was quite comfortable perched on Ash's shoulder, seem to have the exact same reaction as Brock and I did. He seems very annoyed at Ash's constant quotes about Misty as well. Heck, I think it's even bothering Piplup.

"Pip! Piplup!" I heard Piplup shout and we look over to see that the ferry arrived while we talking to each other and a redhead with her hair pulled into a side ponytail was coming off it. She couldn't be older then either Ash or I. She wore a sleeveless yellow vest with blue buttons, a red tank top, yellow shorts, and dark orange sneakers. She was also carrying a baby Azurill and she was wearing a backpack, which was shaped like a Spheal.

It was Misty.

"Misty!" Ash exclaimed excitedly when he saw her coming off the ferry.

Misty smiled and stopped in front of Ash. "Hi, Ash," she said and smiled. Ash then enveloped her in a hug. "I've missed you so much."

While I watched them, I felt a pang of jealousy and sadness come over me. How I wished I was her. I wished that I could be the one in Ash's arms now. Relax Dawn, I thought to myself. Don't ruin for this for Ash. It's a been a while since they've seen each other and they are a couple after all. Be happy for them.

Ash smiled back and pulled her closer to him. "I've missed you too, Misty. I've missed you so much."

Misty slowly looked up at Ash and they shared a quick kiss on the lips, which caused me to look away. I just couldn't bare to watch it. I envied Misty because she was Ash's girlfriend, not me. And believe me when I tell you, I would love nothing more then to be Ash's girlfriend. Misty's so lucky, if she knows what's good for her, she won't ever hurt Ash.

Pikachu grinned and cheered at Misty's arrival. "Pika! Pikachu!" which probably meant, "Misty's it's great to see you."

Misty smiled and slowly pulled away from Ash and patted Pikachu on the head. "Pikachu, it's great to see you too." She said excitedly, "and you too Brock."

"Right back at ya, Misty," Brock said.

Misty slowly turned to me and smiled, "Dawn, it's great to see you too."

"Thanks Misty," I smiled. "It's been much too long. How are you doing? How are things at the gym?" I asked her.

Misty smiled at me, "things are good." She replied, "I've had one challenger after another so I've been very busy. But now, my sisters are running the gym so I was able to come from the Whirl Cup. So, how have you been doing?"

"I'm doing good," I said and smiled. "I've gotten all my five ribbons I need to qualify for the Grand Festival so I'm now eligible to compete."

Misty seemed excited when I told her that. "That's great Dawn," she told me. "Good luck. I'll be rooting for you."

"Thanks Misty," I replied and smiled. "Right now, Piplup and I are trying to come up with a new combination. We've been training really hard. I hope I can win it all."

"Just do your best," Misty told me, "and I'm sure you'll do great."

I smiled, "Thanks Misty."

Misty smiled right back at me, "No problem. What are friends for?" Then she turned to Ash. "Oh Ash, you're never gonna guess who I ran into on the ferry."

Ash seemed confused at what Misty said. "Who?"

"Surprise," I heard a voice from behind Misty. "Ashy boy." Misty stepped aside and there stood Gary Oak, Ash's former and good friend. Both Ash and Gary from Pallet Town so ever since the day they first met, they became rivals. After Ash beat Gary in the Johto Silver Conference, Gary had given up on becoming a Pokemon Master and decided to became a Pokemon Researcher.

"Gary!" Ash, Brock, and I all shouted at once in shock. Yeah, it's a big shock. I thought he was still in Sinnoh after the last time that we ran into him. He must have went home.

"What are you doing here?" Ash asked.

Gary smirked, "am I not allowed to come to visit some of my friends?"

Ash put his hands up defensively, "sorry. I wasn't trying to be mean. I just wasn't expecting to see you here. That's all."

Gary looked he was trying to hold a laugh back as he shook his head. "Hi, Brock, Dawn."

I gave a small smile to Gary, "Hey, Gary."

Brock waved to Gary. "Hi, Gary. It's been a while."

Gary nodded in agreement with Brock. "Yeah, it has been. So, how are things with you guys? Dawn, how are you doing with your Contests?"

I took out my ribbon case. "I've got all five of my ribbons. Right now, Piplup and I are trying to come up with a new combination for the Grand Festival."

"Well, good luck, Dawn," Gary said to me. "I'll be rooting for you all the way."

I smiled, "thanks Gary."

"So, why don't we all go back to the hotel and we can talk back there." Brock said. Yeah, Brock's right. This probably isn't the place to talk.

Misty came to stand right next to Ash, taking his hand in hers. "Yeah, Brock," she said. "As usual, you're always right."

And then, we all grabbed our stuff and started to make our way back to the hotel.


Me: Well, that's it. I hope you guys liked it.

Dawn: I thought it was good.

Ash: You paired me with Misty?

Me: Yeah, Ash. Don't worry, it won't last very much longer.

Ash: Oh ok.

Gary: Well, I don't know about the rest of you but I personally thought it was awesome.

Ash: You only think that cause she made you look good.

Gary: Please, she doesn't have to make me look good cause I already do.

Ash: Wow, can you say stuck up?

Gary: What was that?!?

Me: Well, that's it for now. I hope you all enjoyed it. If you got anything I could use in the second chapter, please tell me. I got nothing. Seriously nothing.

Misty: Bye people.

Me: Yeah, what she said.