This is really, really short, I'm so very disappointed, and I could have done better, but I have to work on other projects that I've been thinking about for a long time, sorry. Which reminds, I'm still wondering if I should post some stories, their more, along the lines of Yu-gi-oh (Original) and Harry Potter, or just post another comashipping. I still have to post those other one-shots, what a hassle. OK, so here it is, hope you like it.


You could say it was surprising when I woke up in an unfamiliar room, surrounded by soft pillows and a large blanket over me, warm and snug in a comfortable position. In reality it wasn't as surprising as you would imagine, I felt strongly at peace. It wasn't until I tried to get up did pain erupt from all over my body. Still I persisted, and slowly with each groan of pain I was now sitting. Surveying my area with an attentiveness that I thought I would only use in Pokémon battles. It was then that I realized I wasn't alone.

In a chair on the far right corner of the bed was Paul. Luckily he was sleeping but it was kinda weird. That's when my common sense came rushing back. As best as I could, I got off the bed which ended in me falling to the ground with a very loud 'thump'. A loud gasp escaped Ash, as the pain started to worsen. Paul was soon hovering over Ash, who awoke from the sound of Ash falling.

"What are you doing?" He asked, kneeling down beside me.

"Trying to get out of here." I said simply, flinching every now and then from the dulling pain.

"How's that working out for you?"

I glared at Paul, who only returned the gesture, moving myself to a sitting position. It hurt, it probably would have been worse if Paul wasn't there helping me, again very weird.

"Why am I here?" I asked trying to sound casual, although that went out the window when I felt the intense pain in my chest and gave out a whimper.

Paul only gave out a small sigh. "Who knows." He answered.

All I could do was give him a curious look. Wasn't this Paul's room? He would know why I was here. Oh wait; it was last night, the cave, fight, Paul.

Slowly I looked into Paul's eyes, to see only for a second a;; the different emotions clashing inside before it went blank.

I couldn't help looking at his busted lip, remembering how he obtained it, which was all, of course, my fault.

"Sorry about your lip."

"Worry about yourself." He said, picking me up gently, to place me back on the bed.

I didn't complain.

He raised the blanket back over my chest, no cruel remarks, no cold comments, just the same emotionless expression as usual.

"Relax, if you don't, it will only take longer for you heal, and more trouble for me."

Never mind.

"You're a real jerk, you know that right."

Paul ignored me as he sat back down in his chair, grabbing a remote that I never noticed till now.

I watched him click at the buttons before unconsciousness set in.

I woke up only to find Paul's chair empty.

Looking around the room I didn't find Paul anywhere that I could see being stuck in a bed and all. Slowly I sat up, feeling the pain returning, not as sharply as before it was there.

What should do, there's no point in getting off, I'll just fall back down, worse than before. Where could that guy be though?

What a nuisance, Paul thought walking up to Gary's door, knocking a few times, before stepping back. The door opening instantly revealing Gary's worried face.

"A-, Paul." His expression changed into one of disappointment. "Hey, what are you doing here?"

A cynical smirk appeared on Paul's face. "I saved him."

Gary glared, his fists tightening. "What?"

"Are you deaf? It seems that I have every right to have him as you do."

Gary threw a punch at Paul, who only blocked it, but neither flinched as they made eye contact.

"Is that so, even if you saved him, it won't mean anything, I've known him the longest, I care about him." He started putting pressure on his fist, which didn't affect Paul much. "To me this isn't just a bet you know."

Paul stayed silent, as he took a step forward into Gary's punch.


I took the advice of making a sequel, hopefully, I'll write it better next time. Anyway, let me know how soon you want the next sequel because I'm serious when I have other projects to work on, but on more important news can somebody tell me if it's official that Paul's not going to be in the next season of Pokemon. It wont be any fun without him, he was the only realistic character, I mean no one in Pokemon can be that nice, and I happen to like those types of characters, well except Sasuke, he disappointed me. Also, if you guy's want me to post any, puppyshipping or harry potter stories soon, just let me know. I'm slightly confidant that those stories are better written than this one.