Love and Lost
Author's notes: Hey!! This is my first Pokèmon fic published here. Hope you all enjoy. This fic is a bit Alternative, but only their ages are different and some things too. So apologies for some wrong info, since I am a fan, and I didn't get to watch the whole series. Sorry about that. So please, read and review!! And this is a AAMRN, so please review and don't worry.
Ash, Misty, Gary, Erika, Melody and Lara (from Pokemon Movie 3: The Spell of the Unown (I have a VCD of that!!!)): 18
Brock and Tracey: umm… about 20+ or something. You decide.
Ash sat on his house's porch, his face in his hands. Misty just got angry with him about his Pokèmon and stormed off with Gary Oak. As he was thinking about her, trying to stop the verge of tears, someone, with a very sweet voice, came by.
"Ash…? Ash, is that you?" a sweet voice asked him. Ash looked up, and saw sweet green eyes.
"Erika?" Ash said in a hoarse voice. "Aren't you the Celadon City Gym Leader?"
"Yeah I am. I can't believe you still remember me! After eight years." Erika exclaimed, eyeing him. His black hair was still stuck up in all sides, which made him cuter without his hat. His brown-black eyes were looking at her, which made her blush a little bit.
"Hey, I still remember that Gloom incident. How is it?" Ash asked, looking at Erika.
"It already evolved into Vileplume and it's doing great." Erika replied, taking a seat beside him.
"What are you doing here in Pallet by the way?"
"I'm traveling right now, seeing if I can catch other Grass Pokèmon around." Erika replied, looking at him. Noticing that he was in some kind of stress or pain, she asked: "Ash…what's wrong?"
"Huh?" Ash asked, trying to hide the fact that he was heartbroken. "What do you mean?"
"Ash, don't hide it from me. You're in some kind of trouble." Erika said, looking at him with concern. "Even though I'm not really close to you, I can still feel that you're in a lot of pain."
"I don't want to talk about it really. It makes the pain grow you know." Ash mumbled. He looked away from the attractive girl.
"Well, okay. If you want to talk about it, I'll always be here, alright?" Erika asked, resisting the urge to hug him. "Anyway, Ash, do you know where to find a hotel here?"
"A hotel?" Ash thought for a moment. "It's some miles away. You can stay at our place, if you like."
"At your place? What will your mom say about it?" Erika asked worriedly.
"Don't worry. Mom always likes visitors." Ash chuckled. "C'mon, get inside. It's getting pretty dark."
"Thanks a lot, Ash." Erika said as Ash smiled. His smile made her blush a bit, hoping that he didn't see.
Erika liked Ash for some years now, even though she couldn't see him. After hearing the news that he had beaten the Indigo League, the Orange League and the Johto League, she really admired him. Ever since the Gloom incident, where Ash saved her Gloom, she was really thankful, and after seeing that he wasn't a brat, she quickly fell in love with him. Sure, anyone could call that puppy love since they were only 10 years old. But her need of him grew stronger everyday she didn't see him.
***Inside the Ketchum residence…***
"Hello, Ketchum residence. Mrs. Ketchum speaking." Mrs. Ketchum's voice can be heard down the hallway.
"Mom, I'm back!!" Ash shouted, laying Erika's luggage beside the door. "We've got a guest!!!!"
"Great honey!" Mrs. Ketchum said, covering the phone's receiver. "Show her the guest room!!!" And with that, Mrs. Ketchum turned back to the phone.
"You're mom's very friendly." Erika said as Ash carried her things upstairs.
"Yeah." Ash said, walking upstairs. Erika, noticing that Ash was the only one carrying her things, looked at him.
"I can carry that, Ash. You don't have to." Erika said, going to get a bag from Ash.
"I don't mind." Ash said, smiling as they continued up the stairs. They continued down the hallway and stopped in front of a mahogany door.
"Here you go." Ash said, opening the door. "Unpack and I'll call you for dinner, okay?" He stepped inside and dropped the bags neatly down the bed.
"Thanks so much, Ash." Erika thanked him and he stepped out of the room. As the door was closed, Erika flopped herself down her bed dreamily and mumbled: "I love you Ash…"
***Meanwhile… in the Orange Islands…***
Melody walked up to her sister quietly, hoping that her sister would allow her to come to Pallet.
"Hey onii-san…" Melody said, turning to her sister.
"What, Melody?" her sister said.
"Can I go to Pallet?" She asked.
"WHAT??" her sister exclaimed.
"Please? I want to go there because I want to see someone." Melody said, putting on her puppy dog eyes.
"Okay. But take 6 Pokèmon with you. And you have money, right?"
"Yup! 500,000 dollars." Melody said happily.
"I think that's too much. Anyway, when are you going to leave?"
"How about tomorrow?"
"That's fine. Have the boat ready."
Lara packed her things up and whistled happily.
"I'm going to Pallet next week. Wait till Ash sees me!"
Author's notes: This is my first Pokèmon fic, so please no flames. Thanks. Not this fic is a bit weird, since Erika, Lara, Melody and Misty all have crushes on Ash. The fight between Ash and Misty will be later explained in the later chapters.