So here we are, the final chapter! First off, I would like to thank everyone for all your comments and support. Honestly I really thought this story was terrible until all these comments came in. But anyway I thank everyone for reading my first story and if you all have any suggestions about anything let me know. I would love to become better and I would love any criticism you guys have to give me, even if it's bad don't hold back! Meanwhile school is about to start for me so I don't know if I'll be able to do much with sequels and stuff, but I promise to do my best! So I'm getting tired of rambling enjoy!
Chapter 29: To Be With You
She stirred awake slowly the next morning. Her head was slightly pounding from the liquor she drunk the night before, but oddly enough she was pleased to see the sun shining down upon her face.
Misty smiled and rolled over away from the light, determined to go back to sleep, until she realized she was in a bed. Not just any bed…it was Ash's bed. She figured this out when she realized that he was sleeping right next to her. She almost screamed out loud but covered her mouth at the last second. Now she was laying there as stiff as a board, her hand over her mouth and her face turning redder by the minute.
Oh my god, what is this? Why am I in Ash's bed? Don't tell me we…oh crap why can't I remember anything?! Ok Misty…settle down…oh no where are my clothes?
She looked down to discover she was wearing one of Ash's white t-shirts, but was a bit relieved when she saw her clothes folded up neatly on a chair.
Ok ok ok…c'mon Misty think…why can't you remember the events that led up to this? Should I just ask Ash? What would he think of me?
Before she could think any further she felt Ash turning beside her.
"Mmm…morning Misty," he mumbled.
"M-morning Ash…" she stuttered out.
Ash noticed that she was blushing really hard and moved closer to her. "What's wrong Mist, am I making you nervous?"
"W-what, n-no of course not! I'm just…uhm…well…" Misty never found herself this flustered and it was a bit irritating. Ash on the other hand was enjoying every minute and couldn't stop thinking about how beautiful she looked.
"Are you ok my little Corsola?" He said with a mischievous smile. Then he wrapped his arm around her waist, bringing her even closer. "You didn't get too drunk last night did you?"
Damn you Ash Ketchum! You're enjoying this!
Her eyes flashed in anger but she was able to gain her composure back. "You know since we're this close there's a lot of things I could do to you right now…"
"What could be more different from what we did last night?"
Misty's eyes widened. "Y-you…you mean we…"
Ash then began to laugh. "No, but we were really freaking close as you can tell. I can't believe you don't remember, after I proposed to you and everything!"
"Oh, Ash I remember that, it's everything afterwards that's giving me trouble…like how I ended up in this bed with you in the first place!"
"Hmm, well we didn't do what you think we did, but it was kind of nice. I must have watched you sleep for hours," Ash replied.
"Wow, now that's creepy."
"I'm only kidding honey!" Misty laughed, tapping him on the shoulder. "You know, I don't really care what happened after you proposed, I rather just remember the proposal. Ah, I can't believe it, out of all the things to ask me after a sunset like that and you asked me to marry you!" She began to laugh.
"Yeah, I'm sure that wasn't what you were expecting, but to tell you the truth I've been planning it for weeks. It was so hard to think of the perfect way to ask," Ash said.
"Well," she replied, taking a look at the ring on her finger, "I still think we should have told some people during the party that we were getting married, because now we have to call everyone."
"So you're starting to remember huh? Nah, I'm glad we didn't, some of those people were just as drunk as you were or even worse. They wouldn't have remembered if we pointed it in front of their faces," he laughed.
"How did you pick it out anyway?" Misty asked.
"Oh well Pikachu helped, and so did mom. Ha, I still can't believe she kept a secret like that for six months, I know it must have been hard on her," Ash replied, a smile spreading across his face.
"Ash…I love you," Misty said.
Ash flashed a bright smile, then reached out to hold her closer than she already was, effectively squeezing her. "Misty I love hearing you say that! Can I hold you like this every morning?"
"Sure, sure, Ash just don't suffocate me are you are now…"
"Oh! Sorry." He apologized as he released her.
"Gosh Ash, I thought only girls love to squeeze people to death." She giggled.
"Yeah, I must have got it from you."
Ash and Misty came down a few short minutes later to see Delia on the couch watching tv. Pikachu was sitting right next to her, also enraptured at the bright picture before him.
"What are you guys watching?" Ash asked.
Delia turned around. "Oh, this is the video Misty gave to me, did you see it dear? It's an old tournament match your father was in."
"I saw it on tv the other day and I had to record it," Misty said softly, "I figured it would be a nice gift for you, Ms. Ketchum, and it was fun to watch an older version of Ash in a battle."
"I can't thank you enough for this, Misty, it really means a lot to me," Delia replied, reaching out to grab her hand.
"It was no problem!" she said happily.
"Wow, I can't believe this is really him." Ash sat down on the couch next to Pikachu, who almost instantly jumped up to sit in his lap.
"No way, you've never seen your dad in a match?" Misty almost felt stupid for asking it, but she thought at least Ms. Ketchum would have shown him the video she gave her.
"Nope, but I'm getting excited already!" Ash nearly jumped for joy as he saw his father bring out a Flareon.
"Hey, there you guys are!" Dawn said coming from the kitchen along with May. "Are you going to eat breakfast with us Misty?"
Misty, however, was caught in a bunch of thoughts at once and didn't even hear Dawn's question.
I wonder what our wedding would be like. Hmm, let's see who should I call first? Maybe I should save my sisters for last... they would come and take over like they always do…I wonder if it would be hard for a gym leader to be married to a pokemon master….I wonder how many kids does Ash want, or even if he wants kids? Wait, do I want kids?
"Hello, earth to Misty!" Dawn walked up and wildly waved her hands in front of her face.
Misty finally snapped out of it and answered Dawn, "Oh, sure I love to eat breakfast! I'm starving."
Then May had noticed the ring on Misty's finger.
"Oh my gosh, Misty, is that what I think it is?" May stood captivated by the shining little object. Misty was completely embarrassed and tried to quickly hide her hand behind her.
"Wha-what are you talking about May?" She blushed nervously.
Dawn gasped. "Ash, you proposed to her!" Ash was now caught off guard but had no problems telling everyone that Misty was now his fiancée.
May squealed and hugged Misty. "Oh my gosh this is amazing! Congratulations!"
Delia smiled sweetly. "My baby is growing up now! I finally get to have grandchildren!"
"Mom!" Ash had a heavy blush on his cheeks.
"Hey what's going on?" Brock had walked in through the back door and was a bit surprised to see everyone up so early.
"Brock this is amazing! Ash and Misty are getting married!" Dawn bounced up and down excitedly.
"Really?" Brock couldn't help but stand in shock. They only have been going out a year and already engaged? Wow…
He was stopped from his train of thought when he saw Misty's worried face. "Oh, I mean that really is amazing, congratulations to the both of you!"
"Yay, we should have a party!" Dawn exclaimed.
"But we just had a party yesterday!" Misty laughed.
Brock blocked out the rest of the conversation and focused on his thoughts. Wow first the championship and now this? What more can I say? It feels like the world is moving too fast for me now. He then felt Ash's hand on his shoulder.
"Morning Brock," he said with a soft smile.
Brock smiled back. "Morning Ash, quite a morning huh?"
Ash nodded. "Hey, uhm, you want to go for a walk?"
Brock was taken aback by this, and a part of him didn't want to, but his curiosity got the best of him. "Uh, sure thing Ash."
When Ash got back from his walk with Brock, Misty was on the back porch.
"It's so adorable, Ash, she fell asleep waiting for you," Delia giggled. "Maybe you should get her and put her in bed."
He walked out and saw Misty curled up on the porch bench, sleeping soundly with a slight blush on her cheeks. Looking at her peaceful face found him in his own thoughts.
I wonder how our life would be together. Misty and I have been through so much together, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.
He kneeled next to her and touched her face with his hand. "Afternoon, my little Corsola, time to wake up sleepy head."
She moaned a little but didn't stir too much.
Ash sighed. "You're starting to remind me of me, and I'm not sure if that's a good thing…I mean, I don't think I would want to marry a girl version of me." He chuckled slightly as Pikachu came out to greet him.
"Hey Pikachu," he whispered, "Did you miss me?"
Pikachu nodded, being careful not to say anything loud in front of the sleeping Misty.
"Hey, Pikachu I've got a poem I've been working on, and I need an opinion before I let Misty hear it. You want to hear it buddy?"
Pikachu nodded again and then Ash had pulled out a folded up piece of paper from his jacket pocket and began to read.
"My dearest Misty, to be with you I'll climb the highest of mountains, to be with you I'll dive the deepest oceans. I would soar through the sky like a striking Swanna and run across the fields like a rapid Rapidash. To be with you I would do anything, be anything, just to see your beautiful face over and over again."
Ash then sighed and folded up his paper. "That's all I got, Pikachu. What do you think so far?"
"Sounds more like a sappy love letter to me," a voice said from behind.
"Hey! Misty you were listening, no fair!" Ash said. "And it's not sappy, is it Pikachu?"
"Pika…" Pikachu tilted its head to the side in confusion.
"I bet Pikachu thinks it is mushy, like something from a corny love show," Misty giggled.
"Well, thanks a lot I put a lot of thought into this you know," Ash retaliated, "Just don't complain that I never write you poetry, because now you know why."
"Oh, Ash I'm sorry, really I am. I was just joking I really liked it, really I thought it was very sweet."
Ash shrugged his shoulders and turned away. "I don't know, it sounded like you meant it, and I don't know if I can accept your apology."
"Oh Ash I'll do anything," Misty pleaded.
"Anything huh?" he thought aloud, "Well, there is a new jacket I've been wanting for Christmas…and maybe you could throw in a pair of gloves, and a new hat too?"
Misty narrowed her eyes. "Don't push it Ketchum."
"Are you talking about me or you?"
"I'm not a Ketchum yet, so of course I mean you," she said back.
"Well technically you've always been a Ketchum, my mom was so sure a long time ago that we would get married eventually she told some of my cousins about you." Ash laughed.
Misty sighed in annoyance. "Why am I marrying you again?"
"Because I'm sexy and you know it, and completely irresistible," he answered.
"You wish, Ash."
Ash then reached out to hug her. "Your wish is my command, my little Corsola."
Misty laughed. "You're awful."
"But you love it, just like you love me."
"I think you're pushing it again, but yes I love you Ash." She said as she wrapped her arms around his neck.
"How much do you love me, Misty?" he asked.
"I'm beginning to wonder…"
"I'm joking, joking!" she laughed.
A few hours later Ash, Misty, Delia, and Pikachu were all eating dinner.
"So did you and Brock work everything out, Ash?" Misty asked.
"Yeah, I did feel bad though, I felt I had been holding him back all this time. There were a lot of things he wanted to do in life but he couldn't because he was always with me. That's why he was so depressed because he didn't know how to tell me. Worse part was that he felt so alone and afraid about what he would do now that my journey is finally over. So I told him to become both a pokemon doctor and a pokemon breeder, since he loves pokemon so much and he loves to take care of them.
"You told him to go for both? Are you sure he can do that, it sounds like a lot of hard work," Delia said.
"Maybe, but if anyone can do it, it would be Brock. He's the smartest guy I know there's no way he wouldn't be able to."
"I guess you're right, besides Brock always has a lot of energy to burn so I bet he could pull it off," Misty replied.
"Yeah, and at least he won't be chasing after girls as much now," Ash said.
"Ash, he's Brock, no matter what he'll always chase after women," Misty laughed.
It was then that Misty snuck food from Ash's plate and began to eat it.
"Hey, Misty I saw that!" Ash pouted. Ash didn't complain too much, in fact he was used to it and actually liked it.
"Oh, hush, I always ate your food. Come to think of it, you remember the first time I ate from your plate like this?" she asked.
"No silly," Misty replied laughing, "Go back farther than that!"
"Hmm…oh yeah it was in Johto!"
"Yeah, I remember because you wanted to eat at some fancy restaurant but we only had enough for two plates. I also remember because you spent the whole night pulling Brock's ear away from every waitress that passed by," Ash laughed.
"No wonder I didn't remember…that would have been a night I tried to forget," Misty said, rubbing her forehead.
"Why you ask?"
"Well, Giovanni had a picture of us there and I couldn't remember any other time before that, so I wondered if you did."
Ash sighed. "I hated that bastard took pictures of us since the beginning. I never felt so violated."
"Well, we don't have to worry about that anymore," she said wrapping her arms around him, "After all Team Rocket is done for."
"Yeah most of them, but there might be still the remaining few who still wish to carry out Giovanni's wishes," Ash replied.
"Well, that doesn't matter either," Misty replied back, "Because no matter what happens we will face it as a team."
"A team?" Ash repeated.
"That's right, you, me and Pikachu, right Pika?"
Pikachu gave an affirmative nod. "Pika!"
Ash reached out and held Pikachu with one arm and Misty with the other. "What would I do without you guys?"
"You probably would have run into a wall by now," she laughed.
One year later…
"Oh, I'm going to miss you both so much!" Delia said tearfully.
"Mom, don't worry, we'll only be gone for a few months or so," Ash said back.
Ash, Misty, Delia, and Professor Oak were all at Cerulean port, ready to catch a cruise ship that was set to take them to Sophian Island. They were both especially happy about this, since it would be their first trip as a married couple.
"It is said that Sophian Island is home to a lot of different pokemon, and it's a very peaceful and relaxing place," Professor Oak explained, "I always wanted to go there for research, but other things would always come up."
"We'll try to find some cool pokemon for you Professor," Ash said.
"And we'll take plenty of pictures! I can't wait to see the Aqua Resort!" Misty added.
They were all interrupted in their thoughts by the sound of the ship's horn.
"Oh we better get going! Take care you guys! See you soon!" Misty yelled.
"Hey wait for me! Bye mom and Professor, and we'll try to send you a postcard!" Ash kissed his mom's cheek and ran off with Pikachu still waving goodbye on his shoulder.
"Bye! You two have fun!" Delia yelled and waved goodbye along with Professor Oak.
"So are you ready, Ash?" Misty asked. "Our first real adventure as a couple starts now!"
Ash gazed into Misty's bright blue-green eyes and smiled. "I was born ready, let's go!"
"Pikachu!" Pikachu yelled, full of excitement, pumping its little fist into the air.
After a bunch of waving was done, Ash, Misty, and Pikachu were off, ready to go on another adventure. No matter how long or tough the road might seem, the main and most important part was that they had each other. This would be the essential part, for every road has a few bumps, and this one would be no exception.
Yay, happiness! To think I started this story only because I was bored! Well when I decided I was going to do a sequel it was a bit hard because I had no ideas at all. But once I thought of a place they could go for a vacation it all just started flowing in my head and I got happy again. In case you don't know, I got Sophian Island from a pokemon game called Pokemon Ranger Guardian Signs. I believe that's the name of the game I never played it ha ha. I found it randomly when I realized Sophian was close to Cerulean, according to Serebii and their maps, and then everything fell into place like pieces of a puzzle. I'm still looking for more ideas to go along with it so give me a suggestion and I'll put it in. Anyway I'm rambling again so I'll stop here. Thanks to everyone for reading and be sure to stay tuned!
Until next time...I hate odd numbers...*sigh*