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"Achoo! Achoo! Achoo!" Ash kept sneezing. The itch was unbearable to withstand. Once, he finally stopped, Ash groaned as his nose felt like it was on fire for sneezing so much.

"Ash? Are you okay?" Brock asked, nearing him.

Ash nodded, and said, a little congested, "Yeah. I'm fine. I just wish I knew where Misty and the others are."

Tracey and Professor Oak got up from behind the chair, as they also walked toward him. "Well, last time we heard from them. They were in your nose." Tracey said, crossing his arms.

Brock looked up in realization. "But you were sneezing!" He said, making the rest of the group look at him in confusion.

"So?" Ash said.

"So. What if they got out?" Brock said, making Professor Oak snap his fingers in realization.

"Maybe they were the ones that made you sneeze." He said.

"But they could be anywhere! Ash was sneezing everywhere." Tracey pointed out, making everyone jump up as they thought that they accidentally stepped on Misty, Pikachu, or Azurill.

Professor Oak cupped his chin in his left hand in thought. "But the first time Ash sneezed, he sneezed in his hand!"

Professor Oak quickly ran out of the room, as Brock and Tracey gathered around Ash, looking at the palms of his hands.

A few seconds later, Professor Oak came back into the room with a magnifying glass in his right hand. "Okay. Now let's see if they're there." Then he put the magnifying glass over Ash's hands. The magnifying glass continued to move over Ash's hands, as they couldn't find a trace of their friends.

Suddenly, something caught Ash's eye as he saw something completely yellow in his hands. "Wait!" Ash yelled, as he grabbed the magnifying glass with his free hand.

"What are you doing?" Tracey asked.

"I thought I saw Pikachu!" He said, looking through the magnifying glass. And once again, he saw a tiny, yellow ball in the palm of his hand, along with something that was completely blue, next to something that was kind of orange. "I see them!" He said, making everyone gasp in delight.

In his hand, Misty slowly sat up, and put a hand to her temple. "Ow. That was a rough ride." Then she turned her head as she saw Pikachu and Azurill lying beside her, not moving. "Pikachu! Azurill!"

Misty quickly picked both of them up in her arms, as she tried to wake them up. "Are you okay?"

"Pika." "Azurill." They said, making Misty smile, until she realized what they were covered in. Misty set them both down, as she tried to wipe her hands on the ground they were on. "Ew. You guys are covered in mucus!" Misty said.

"Pikachu pi." Pikachu said, pointing at Misty's orange hair.

Misty slowly put a hand to her head, feeling her hair. She immediately wished she hadn't. "Gross! Do you know how hard it's going to be to get mucus out of my hair? It'll take weeks, maybe more!" She said, making the two Pokémon sweat drop.

Suddenly, the ground below them started to rise. Misty quickly grabbed Pikachu and Azurill, and held them both close. "Not like I've already said this a million times today, but where are we?"

Misty looked up as she saw a warm smile greet her. Looking down at her was Ash Ketchum, along with the three other boys in the room. "It's Ash!" Misty yelled.

"Pika pi!" Pikachu shouted, waving at him.

Ash smiled back at them, as he waved back. "Nice to see you, buddy." He said.

"Come on. Let's go. We still need to unshrink them." Professor Oak said, as he led them to a different part of the room. "Okay. Now just set them down there, Ash." Professor Oak ordered, pointing to the ground.

Ash nodded, as he slowly moved his hand down, and slid Misty, Pikachu, and Azurill off of his gloved hand. Then he backed away toward Professor Oak. "Okay." Professor Oak said, as he pressed a button, making a big machine come out from the ceiling.

"Uh? How did he-?" Ash asked to Tracey.

Tracey smiled, and said, "He got tired of building microwave ovens." Then slowly, Ash turned away from him.

"Now!" Professor Oak said, pressing a different button. Once it was pressed, the machine shot out a big, greenish-colored, laser, hitting Misty, Pikachu, and Azurill.

Misty and the others felt strange inside, as they felt themselves growing, and their surroundings get smaller to them. Suddenly, the laser turned off, as they were now their original size. Misty felt around her body, inspecting that everything was where it should be. "We're back to normal!" She yelled, happily, hugging Azurill.

"Pika pi!" Pikachu shouted, happily, as it jumped out of Misty's grip, and ran toward Ash.

"Pikachu!" Ash yelled, opening his arms wide, until he saw what Pikachu was covered in. "Uh. Wait. Pikachu, no-!" But it was too late; Pikachu jumped into Ash's arms, and rubbed its yellow fur against Ash's jacket. Mucus came off of Pikachu's fur and rubbed off against Ash's clothing and skin.

Ash shuddered. "Ew. But am I glad to see you're okay." Ash said, wincing a little by how gross the situation had been.

"Pikachu." Pikachu exclaimed.

"Are you guys okay?" Professor Oak asked, as he turned off the machine.

"We've had better days. But yes, we're all okay. Maybe a shower or two." Misty said, laughing afterwards.

"Come on. You can use the shower at my house." Ash said, as he took Misty's slimy hand, and led her back to his house. Unknown to Ash, Misty had produced a streak of red over the bridge of her nose, when he touched her hand, and led her away from the others.

When Ash opened the door to his house, Delia and Mr. Mime welcomed them with smiles. "Hello, you two! Did you see what Professor Oak wanted to show you?" Delia asked.

Ash, Misty, Pikachu, and Azurill all looked at each other before smiling and said, "Yep."

"And did you like it?" She asked.

"It's definitely not what we expected." Misty said, smiling, sheepishly.

Delia then turned her attention to Misty, closely. "Um, Misty? What are you covered in? Along with Pikachu and Azurill?"

"Oh. Uh, well you see-." Ash started.

"I don't want to know." Delia said. "Just go upstairs, and clean yourselves up."

"Yes, Mrs. Ketchum." Misty said.

After Misty's shower, and Pikachu and Azurill's baths, Misty, now nice and clean, walked into Ash's room, where he laid on the bed, staring at the ceiling.

Misty sat down at the front of the bed, and nudged his foot. "Ash? What's wrong?" Misty asked.

Ash slowly sat up, and I said, "I'm sorry."

"For what?" She asked.

"For everything. For the fights we used to have. For making fun of you. And for eating you." Ash said, looking down at the covers on his bed.

"Ash, it's okay. You didn't mean to. It was an accident." Misty said, calmly.

"Yeah, but we just got reunited with each other, and what if you were killed inside of me? It would've been my fault. You probably hate me because of what happened." Ash said, quietly.

Misty smiled and put her hand on his, making Ash look up at her in shock. "I could never hate you, Ash Ketchum." Then slowly, she got up from the bed, and walked out of the room, leaving behind a speechless Ash.

I'm going to say that this is the end, because I have another story idea burning inside of me and it needs to be born! Sorry if that sounded a little awkward. ^^; But anyways, thank you for the people who reviewed my story and favorited it! It means a lot to me! And stay tuned for a new story! ^.^