Chapter One: Just the Beginning


So this is my first fanfic ever, so go easy on me this time. What makes it harder is that I'll be writing this on the notes app on my iPod Touch. I'll try my best, hope you guys like this, Rate and Review!

NOTES: This story will be told in first person, from several different people's POV (Mostly May's), which will be noted before each section. Also, This takes place after Ash's journey through Unova. I'm also keeping Ash, Dawn, and May 10 years old.

Oh, yeah, and I don't own Pokémon. But it would be awesome if I did.


May's POV

I stood on the deck, leaning against the railing. Below me were the waves, crashing noisily against the boat. I sighed and took a deep breath, focusing on the sunset before me.

I was nervous, more nervous than before any contest. Sure, I was just going to on a pleasant visit to see my old friend, Ash Ketchum. Why should I feel nervous? We were friends, we could tell each other anything. But I felt like what we had might be more than just a friendship.

I had just finished my long hard journey through Johto. Where I had participated in the Johto Grand Festival. I had managed to get runner up, being defeated once again be Solidad.

But this time around, I had no one to really go to after my loss, Max, Ash, and Brock had always been there for me, but not this time around.

Harley just made things worse, making me feel miserable about losing. I must of cried the rest of the day.

Now here I am, riding the ferry toward the hometown of the boy who makes my heart tingle. I ignored the feelings for a long time, thinking it was just something childish and immature. But after I lost the Grand Festival, I realized that I needed Ash, that had feelings for him, that I... Love him...

I glanced at the half ribbon sitting in my hand, the ribbon that me and Ash split after tying in a contest. I closed my eyes, holding the ribbon tightly. But was it possible that he would have the same feelings towards me? Even if he did, he would be too dense to realize it.

I laughed softly, but it quickly disappeared, last I saw Ash, he was traveling with Dawn, he might of fallen for her, or some other girl. I held my ribbon even tighter

"Only one way to find out." I said out loud.


Ash's POV

"Look Pikachu! I can see the house!" I said excitedly.

"Pi Pikachu!" Pikachu replied, showing he shared my excitement.

"No point in making Mom wait any longer!" I told him, breaking into a run. Pikachu nearly fell off my shoulder, and was now clinging on for dear life.

I came to a screeching halt as I approached the front door. I turned the knob and quickly threw the door open. As I entered the house, I could smell the wonderful aroma of some of my favorite meals cooking.

"Mom! I'm home!" I said, throwing off my shoes.

"PikaPika!" Pikachu said, hopping off my shoulder, he quickly ran into the kitchen. I followed after him, but before I could even step into the kitchen, Mom threw her arms around me, Pikachu was sitting on her shoulder.

"Ash, I've missed you so much!" She said, get voice already starting to crack.

"Yeah, and I've missed you too, Mom." I said, "boy you won't believe some of the adventures I've had on this last trip!" I said trying to change the subject.

"Why don't we talk about that over dinner, dear?" she said. "I'm still cooking it, why don't you go over to Professor Oak's Lab and visit you Pokémon?"

"Sounds great, I'll go drop off my other Pokémon too!" I said, racing out the door, Pikachu hot on my heels.

"Boy, I can't wait to see how much My Pokémon have grown!" I said to Pikachu as he climbed up me, and sat on my shoulder.

"PikaPika!" He said with a big smile on his face. We approached the Lab and knocked on the door, soon after, a tall boy with a bandana around his head opened the door.

"Hey Ash! Hello Pikachu!" He said.

"Hey Tracy, it's been awhile, how are things going at the around here?" I asked.

"Pretty good, but I've notice your Gible and Totodile have been pretty restless lately. I can tell that they miss you." He said.

"Oh, hey, were's Professor Oak?" I asked, looking around.

"He and Gary went to Johto, saying that he was on the breakthrough of something big!" Tracy said.

"Sounds cool, hey, I'm gonna go check on my Pokémon, okay?" I told him.

"Okay, take your time." Tracy said, turning around and walking away.

"You ready Pikachu?" I asked with an uneasy voice. My Pokémon were known for getting extremely excited about seeing me.

"Pika!" Pikachu replied confidently.

I walked out onto the huge ranch, where thousands of different Pokémon lived. As soon as I stepped out the ground began to shake, a cloud of dust emerged from over a nearby hill, all my Pokémon coming straight at me.

"Alright you guys settle down!" I yelled as they got closer, but there was no point, it was like trying to stop and avalanche. Pikachu jumped off my shoulder to evade the attack. My Pokémon picked me up and carried me off. But they eventually settled down, and I was able to get off the Tauros that had picked me up. Before I could even turn around, two hands covered my eyes.

"Guess who?" a voice said.

"Pikaka!" I heard Pikachu say.

I ducked out of the persons grasp, and turned around to face:

"Dawn! What are you doing here?" I was a bit shocked, I never excepted to see her here.

"I'm visited my old friends." she said cheerfully, a big grin on her face.

Pikachu climbed back up on my shoulder, "So why didn't you show up earlier?" I asked.

"I didn't want to be attacked by your Pokémon as well." she said plainly.

I was about to say something, but I felt a mouth gently bite my head.

"Gible!" the thing biting my head exclaimed. I felt something crawl onto the shoulder opposite of the one Pikachu was perched on.

"Totodile!" I heard the little blue alligator on my shoulder say.

"Hey Gible! Hey Totodile! How have you guys been?" I asked them.



"I heard that you both have missed me a lot lately, hu?" I asked, they both shook their heads glumly.

"How about I take you guys on my next adventure? I don't plan on sticking around too long." I said. Both of they faces lit up with smiles, as they agreed.

I let out all my Pokémon from Unova, and introduced them to my other Pokémon, after that, me, Dawn, and Pikachu headed home.