Well Hey guys! Howsit going? This is my first attempt at writing a story with chapters so please don't hate me :) The first few chapters will probably be short and there might be some OOCness in it :/ Just thought I'd warn you now!

Disclaimer - I don't own Pokemon or any of it's characters! Even if I wanted to!

Right so this is a Ikarishipping (Paul/Shinji and Dawn/Hikari)! I love them so much!

It would be great to get reviews seen as this is new to me! Anyways, enough talking! Hope you like the story :D


"ASH KETCHUM! WHERE DID YOU PUT MY CONTEST DRESS!" Dawn Berlitz screamed as she ripped the contents out of her yellow backpack, throwing them everywhere. Brock Stone caught two flying pokeballs before they smashed into his face.

Carefully, he placed them on the ground before addressing Dawn,

"Calm down Dawn, I'm sure its there somewhere!" Dawn gave him a death glare and snatched up her bag. She held it upside down and when nothing came out, she threw it at the ground, giving a scream of frustration. Slowly, she advanced on a terrified Ash.

"Where," she took a step forward "Did. You. Put. It. Ketchum." She hissed. Ash took a step back rubbing his neck.

"Well… you see Dawn, Brock here…" Brock shook his head.

"Oh hell no! You are not dragging me into this one!" Ash glared at him before turning back to the enraged bluenette.

"Um… well… it was a emergency and um…" Dawn's eye twitched, her hands balled into fists.

"Continue…" she snapped. Ash had sweat dripping down his forehead as he backed away, franticly looking for something to distract her.

"And um…" he looked behind her for a brief second, "Hey look! Its Paul!" he called out happily, thankful for the distraction. Dawn's eyes widened and she flew around.

"P-Paul…?" sure enough the purple-haired man was making his way over to them. His face twisted up in disgust and a pink frilly object clenched in his hand.

"I'm guessing this is yours," he snarled, throwing the object at Dawn. It smacked into her face and she let out a small yelp of surprise. Prying it off, Dawn recognized it as her contest dress.

"There it is!" Ash laughed, "Now if you don't mind! Pikachu and I are going to get something to eat!" he turned to walk away but was stopped as Brock grabbed the collar of his shirt.

"Not until you explain what that red mark is." he snapped, pointing at the dress. A confused Dawn frowned and looked for the said mark, only to see it sprawled right across the front of her dress.

"This looks like ketchup…" she muttered.

"Well, um… Dawn you see Pikachu spilt a bottle and I needed to clean it up and…"

"You used my contest dress to clean up ketchup?" Dawn asked, her voice rather calm. Brock swallowed hard.

"Hey Paul." He called out, "Do me a favor and grab Dawn for me." Paul glared at the breeder, and opened his mouth, clearly about to ask why. Unfortunately an inhuman scream cut him off.

Dawn lunged for Ash, a scream ripping from her throat and hands ready to strangle him, just as the boy let loose a squeal and sprinted behind Brock. Paul, finally seeing as to why Brock had asked him to grab Dawn, leapt forward and threw his arms around her waist.

"LET ME GO!" she screamed, slapping his arms and trying to stomp on his feet.

"NOT UNTIL YOU SHUT UP AND CALM DOWN!" Paul shouted back.

"THAT BASTARD USED MY DRESS AS A RAG! I'M NOT GOING TO CALM DOWN!" she screeched, waving the dress clenched in her hand, in the air.

"ITS JUST A STUPID DRESS!" Ash yelled at her, pecking out from behind Brock, who facepalmed at Ash's stupid statement.

"JUST A STUPID DRESS!" She yelled, "I HAVE ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CONTEST'S IN MY LIFE COMING UP AND YOU GO AHEAD AND RUIN MY LUCKY DRESS! IT WAS A GIFT FROM MY MUM YOU STUPID ASSHOLE!"

"JUST GET ANOTHER ONE!" Ash yelled back.

"I CAN'T GET ANOTHER ONE LIKE THAT!" she screamed, really trying to break out of Paul's grip. "YOU STUPID JERK! LET ME GO PAUL!"

"No." was all he said, his voice cold.

Dawn struggled viciously against Paul, but he had an iron tight grip and refused to let go. Signing in defeat, she slumped in his arms.

"I hate you Ash Ketchum. You're the worst traveling partner EVER!" she huffed and crossed her arms. "I bet even Paul is better than you!"

A knowing smirk came onto Brock's face. Leaning down, he started whispering quickly into Ash's ear and a smirk came on Ash's face.

"Sorry Paul." Dawn mumbled to him, as she waited for the two idiots in front of her to stop gossiping. He gave her a 'hmph' before letting go of her and shoving his hands in his pockets. He was just turning to leave when Brock finally spoke up.

"We'll take you up on that bet Dawn! You have to travel with Paul!"