Just a short and shippy Halloween story I am making to "take a break" from writing Dark Fire ^^ will return to that as soon as this is done though, I promise! It's only a few chapters!
Gold hurried across the train platform. Even though the train would not leave for another thirty minutes he wanted to be able to choose which seat to sit in rather than to sit in whichever seat was left when the other passengers had chosen theirs. As the train was supposed to depart to Johto, he was surprised to see one of his fellow dexholders standing on the platform, seemingly waiting for the train.
"Yellow?" he shouted, causing the small girl to twirl around and wave.
"Hey Gold," she said in a flat voice, looking down at the floor.
"What are you doing here?" Gold asked. "Going to Johto?"
"What are you doing here?" Yellow countered in an annoyed voice. Gold raised an eyebrow, surprised at the out of character reaction from the older girl. Just an instant later, however, she sighed and shook her head. "Sorry Gold, I didn't mean to snap at you."
"It's okay," Gold assured her. "Did something happen?"
"No, nothing," Yellow mumbled, looking away again. Gold rolled his eyes.
"That's the problem then, I assume."
"Problem?" Yellow asked.
"This has to do with Red, right?" Gold asked, giving her an amused grin as she blushed fiercely. "Come on, you can tell me."
"It's not-" Yellow started, but Gold interrupted her.
"Listen Yellow, I may seem a bit tactless sometimes," he said, taking her by the shoulder and walking towards the train with her, "but I really know what I'm doing when it comes to things like this and I promise I won't tell anyone."
"Not even Red?" Yellow asked.
"I promise," Gold repeated.
"Not even Crystal," Yellow pressed. Gold opened and closed his mouth a couple of times.
"W-Why would I tell her?" he asked with a forced laugh, scratching the back of his neck in that way that reminded her so much about how Red used to do when nervous.
"You guys are dating, right?" Yellow asked, finally smiling a bit as Gold started stuttering halfhearted denials and waving his hands as if to counter the question.
"I am just going to visit her to help with the decorations for Halloween!" he protested finally. Yellow nodded, she had gotten an invitation as well but had planned on telling Crystal she could not come, just vanish for a few days to clear her head. She was sitting with Gold on the train now, with almost twenty minutes left before departure.
"Hey, here is an idea kid," Gold said after a while.
"I am older than you," Yellow reminded him.
"Oh right," Gold said, looking at her a couple of seconds. "Sorry senior Yellow."
"What is the idea?" Yellow sighed. Gold thought he did notice a small smile though.
"Come with me to Crystals place," he told her. "Help us decorate, bake and cook for the dexholder Halloween weekend. We can ask Crystal to help you hook up with Red during the weekend, she's good at stuff like that."
"Somehow I don't really see Crystal as an expert on hooking up with guys," Yellow said, now with a clear smile and only a faint blush. "But she got you hooked, so I guess there is some merit to her methods."
"So you're coming?" Gold asked, looking out. The train had just started moving and they were still the only ones he could see, except for an old man sleeping with a newspaper over his head. He gave a silent curse over having rushed so much when he heard Yellow say something.
"Sorry what?" he asked.
"I said fine, I'll come," Yellow repeated. "If you tell me the truth about you and Crystal."
"Oh, um, can't you ask her about that?" Gold pleaded, but Yellow just laughed and leaned back in her seat, the hat tilting forward to cover her face.
"Just wake me up when we arrive, okay?" she said.