Title: Love?
Author: Shadow/Phantomness
Pairing: Championshipping (Lance x Red)
Fandom: Pokémon
Theme: #55, Love

Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Pokemon belongs to Nintendo and Shogakukan Comics. This non-profit, non-copyright infringing fanfiction belongs to me under international copyright laws and taking it is plagiarism. Thank you. *Phantomness bows*

Notes: for telepathy, ** for thoughts, italics if a pokemon talks

Warnings: AU, Fanon, Het

Summary: Red needs comfort after his girlfriend dumps him. Charlotte cleans up the mess, and Lance comforts.

"Love is a verb, Red." The girl said. Red blinked at her, feeling rather befuddled. They were seated across the table from each other outside a café, underneath a bright pink umbrella, and she was sipping on lemonade.

He wasn't quite sure what she was talking about, though.

"I mean you're sweet and all, but I like romance, and you're just not my type."

"You're breaking up with me?" He asked.

She nodded.

"Well in that case, pay for your own meal." He said quietly, and turned back to his chocolate milkshake.

Lacey stared at him in shock. That was not what she had expected! "But…"

"There's no reason I should, now that you aren't my girlfriend anymore, ne?" He asked, and stood up, signaling to the waitress, who nodded and took his card.

Lacey was left at the table with a strange feeling welling up in her body, and she couldn't help but feel suddenly worthless.

Impossible! She was breaking up with him! Wasn't she?

So why… why…

"Pity," Lance said. Lacey jumped, seeing the Dragon Master walk out, looking after Red's retreating figure, barely visible since he had taken Pidgeot. "Looks like he'll be off to Mount Silver again."

Lacey stared at him. "What…"

"You're not the first girl to dump him, love," She smirked.

Lacey felt marginally better, but only just, and she watched Lance release her Dragonite and fly after Red.

Something else tickled her mind, but before she could realize what it was, she felt excruciating agony, almost as though her skin were being burned off, and collapsed.

Charlotte smirked as she flicked her fingers a second time, sending the girl's corpse going up in flames.


The Cosmos Champion laughed as she flicked her fingers again, vanishing in a swirl of brilliant fire. She was sure that she could leave the rest to Lance…

After all, it was not her duty to console Red unless he wished it. No, she would take care of the problems while Lance healed their Shadow Child, and that was that.

And perhaps, Red would finally realize what was right in front of his face.

Red sighed as he dismounted in front of the Pokemon Center on Mount Silver, recalling Pidgeot. What a waste. He sighed as he sat down on the grass outside, trying to collect his thoughts. This was the third time he had been dumped, but that didn't make things any easier.

Was he a bad person? Was there something seriously wrong with him? He had a lot of fangirls, but they didn't seem to understand him at all…

Who was he really?

He propped his head in his chin as he pondered, and try not to feel too depressed. Lacey hadn't been the best catch anyway.

If only there was someone like him he could confide in, and be friends with, and maybe then he could fall in love….

Casual dating just wasn't working out.

He'd ask Misty, except she and Brock were going out, and he wasn't sure about Erika or Sabrina. They were quite a bit older.


The Dragon Master materialized silently behind him. Red sighed.

"Do you love me?"

"What brought this on?" She asked softly, surprised.

"Well, I was just thinking…" Red said, closing his eyes. "You're always the one that comes after me…"


"You wouldn't bother if I wasn't important to you, right?" He asked, not quite sure what to say.

Lance nodded slowly, completely unprepared when Red threw himself into a hug, knocking the Dragon Master to the ground. It was odd of him to be so affectionate…

"Okay then." Red said, making his decision.

He would stay with her for now, and hopefully, Lance wouldn't treat him like those stupid girls would.

She caught the motive in Red's eyes, and smiled.

End Fic

Completed 2/28/07

Edited 6/19/09

Not really fluff… and I like killing OCs.

Red: *Clings*

Lance: *Hugs* Now, now…

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