~*~ Déjà vu ~*~

Disclaimer: I do not own Pokémon, or Pokémon Special/Adventures. If I did, GrantedShipping would be canon, and Ash would not exist.

I lay down in a stranger's bed. I don't know why I'm here, or how I got here. All I know is I'm here right now.

I also know I hurt like hell.

I decide it would probably be a pretty dumb idea to try to sit up, so I just look around instead. And I'm struck immediately with the feeling I've been here before. But I can't remember when, or where I am.

I look next to the bed and see pictures on the desk near me. There is a group picture of every dexholder from Kanto, Johto, and Hoenn with their starter pokémon. I recognize it from when we went to Hoenn for the Battle Tower, and can't help but smile at the memories, even though some are tinged with sadness. There are also more pictures, some of people, some of pokémon. Many are of us dexholders, and a few hold images of me.

I assume this house is either the home of a dexholder, or a fan of us. There are quite a few of those out there…

Who was the owner of this house? This house which seems so familiar… I had to figure it out!

I heard a sound on the other side of the bed and looked quickly to see what it was. A raticate was scurrying around, seeming to be cleaning the room, moving this here and that there. Even the pokémon seemed familiar, though I couldn't place it. It moved so fast, never saying in one place for more than a few seconds. I could see it well enough to figure out who its owner was, or even if it was a trained pokémon. It moved something light brown, putting it under the bed. I thought it might be a hat, but couldn't be sure.

Seeing it made me wonder where my pokémon were. And that just lead me to even more questions.

Suddenly the raticate seemed to notice I was awake and ran out of the room quickly. I couldn't help wonder where it was going as I looked around the room once again. Was it going away from me or to a trainer...?

I figured out where I was a moment before she came in, and chuckled, although the action hurt me slightly.

I was in Viridian City. Well, technically, I was on the edge of it, just barely in the city and closer to the forest. I was in the house of a girl, the same on who had saved me years ago, who had asked me to become leader of the gym for this city, a title currently held by my best friend, Green. I'd helped her catch a rattata, Rat-chan, who had evolved into a raticate years ago.

"Red, are you alright? How are you feeling?" I heard the light voice ask. It was a voice I loved.

"Yeah, I'm okay. Thanks for helping me out again." I smiled at the blonde, wondering how I hadn't recognized the room sooner. She smiled in response, a somehow shy and bright smile at the same time, and it took my breath away, as always.

"I'm so glad! But really, Red, you need to be more careful!" She scolded, lightly, and I just chuckled, painfully. She smiled at that and sat down by the bed, holding Rat-chan. I hoped she didn't realize how much the action had hurt me.

It was years later, and the same scene replayed itself once again.

I was in Yellow's house, in her room, injured and bandaged from a training accident. She was taking care of me diligently, sitting by her bed, with me in it, and Rat-chan on her lap. Once again.

Talk about déjà vu.

Authors Note: I actually wrote this for my fiancé, who loves SpecialShipping. I know it's short and not in my usual style, and I'm sorry about that. I do hope, however, that you enjoyed this read. Reviews always welcome~ Thank you.