BlackLynx17: Last chapter people, thank you so much for all your support! Hope you like it!
I was leaving Unova. My birthplace, the only region I've ever been too. I was going to search the world for my loved one, for my best friend. I had no regrets. I knew I would come back one day, hopefully bringing N with me to introduce him to my Mother. I'm sure she would love him, anyone could love N with his childishness.
"We'll be leaving soon Hydreigon, why don't we stop by at home first?" I asked.
My Hydreigon nodded. We took off and landed in Nuvema Town in a few short minutes. Man it felt like forever since I've last been here. Let's see the last time I was back home was before I faced the Elite Four and N. Then I was in the Pokemon Center for a week plus the three days I've been traveling trying to find the Seven Sages. That was about... 10 days.
I wonder if my Mother would be cooking breakfast at the moment? Or brunch. I searched my pockets and my bag for a key but remembered something. I always use to hide it in my hat when I was younger. Over time when I grew I couldn't get out the habit, even when I had pockets and a bag. My hat was the one thing I would never lose so I always stuck it in their. I guess I finally lost my hat.
"Mom's going to kill me" I muttered as I started knocking on the door.
A few knocks later and the door opened. My Mother was standing there in the Audino apron I bought her for her last birthday and a spatula in hand.
"Touko!" she yelled and pulled me into a hug.
I cried a little as I hugged her back.
"Mom!" I yelled.
She pulled away and held my face between her hands.
"It's been so long since I've last seen you dear, look how much you've grown" she said kissing my forehead.
"I've missed you" I mumbled.
"I've missed you too dear. Good heavens come in, come in! I'm making breakfast! Chocolate Chip cookies, your favorite" she said pushing me in.
"White and black chocolate chip?" I asked.
"Of course dear, I know how you like them" she said.
I kicked off my shoes and dropped my bag on the floor. I walked with my Mother into the kitchen and went to wash my hands as she continued cooking. Now would be a good as time as ever to tell her.
"Mom, I'm going to be going on a trip... tonight... to another region" I said.
She paused and stared at me.
"So soon? You've just got home" she said.
"I know but this is something I need to do. Please understand" I begged.
"Your not a little girl Touko, you can make your own decisions now. Just remember to call me every once and again"
"Aw Mom" I said and hugged her.
"Love you dear"
"I love you too"
My Mother pulled away from me.
"So tell me, which region will you be going to? I have a friend at Sinnoh who I haven't talked to in ages! She might be able to help with whatever you need, who knows maybe she could be another Mother figure for you so you won't miss me too much" she joked.
"I'm not sure but if I go there, I'll be sure to pay her a visit. Is the pancakes ready yet? I'm starving" I asked.
"It should be in a few minutes dear, go set a plate down for you at the table"
I walked into the living and sat down at the table. I looked around my home, it was exactly how I left it, not a thing out of place. As I placed my plate on the table... I noticed something unusual.
"Um... Mom?" I called out.
"You know you set two plates out already right? Why'd you make me set a third?" I asked.
"Oh I plum forgot! You have a visitor! Could you be a dear and tell him breakfast in ready?" she asked.
"Sure thing" I said getting up.
It had to be Cheren, since Mom said him and not her. I'm glad he was talking to me now, I wanted to make up with him before I left. Bianca too.
"Cheren! Cheren breakfast is ready!" I yelled opening the door to my room.
I didn't see Cheren holding up my Lillipup doll Biance gave me as a gift when I opened my door though. No, I saw N holding up the Lillipup doll Bianca gave me as a gift when I opened the door.
I slammed the door shut. I blinked before opened the door again. N was still standing in the middle of my room, holding the Lillipup doll.
I slammed the door shut again. I walked downstairs to the kitchen and confronted my Mother.
"When you said I had a visitor who was it?" I asked.
My Mother smiled as she flipped a pancake in the air.
"He called himself N but I can't be sure that's his real name" she said.
"How long has he been here?"
"Around 10 days"
"Why didn't you tell me?"
"I tried, that was the reason I called you so many times but I always got side tracked in our conversations and when I did remember you always hanged up on me" she said.
I turned around and walked back towards my room. I reached for the door handle but found the door had opened and N was standing right there. He grabbed my hand and pulled me in, shutting the door after.
"There now you can't shut the door in my face anymore" he said proudly.
I walked over to him and poked his chest.
"Is it... Is it really you?" I asked.
N gave me a strange look as I continued to poke him.
"Of course it's me, why wouldn't it be? Don't tell me Zoroak has been looking like me again!" N yelled and reached for his belt.
I hugged him though. N froze as I wrapped my arms around his neck and cried into his chest.
"N!" I cried.
It was a while before he wrapped his arms around me and started stroking my hair.
"Your hairs down" he said.
"I lost my hat trying to follow you" I mumbled against his chest.
N started moving over a little to the right, I didn't want to let go of him just yet so I moved with him. A few seconds and silent mumbles later I felt something land on my hand. I lifted my head from N's chest and touched the top of my head.
"My hat" I said.
"Found it! No need to cry over it any longer" he smiled brightly at me.
I laughed. All this time I've been looking for N and he was at my house this whole time. It just seemed so funny at the moment, I couldn't stop.
"Touko?" N said questionably.
Warms tears fell down my cheeks as I laughed. I couldn't tell if it was from laughing to hard, or believing N was right here at the moment. I felt a hand run across my cheek, wiping the tear drops away.
"Please stop crying, I don't like to see you cry" N said.
I wiped my eyes and pulled myself together.
"It's just... all this time I've been looking for you and you've been here! At my own home! It's funny" I said.
N gave me a light laugh to humor me.
"What are you doing here?" I asked.
I saw you, I saw you fly off into the distance with Zekrom. N pushed me backwards until I fell onto my bed.
"It's a long story" he said sitting next to me.
"Okay well I was flying off with Zekrom when I heard you calling for me. I turned back and Zekrom told me Reshiram was near. I told him to turn back and we were close enough to hear and... I heard what you said"
Oh my god I had confessed my love to N without even knowing it. I blushed deep scarlet, this was so embarrassing! How could this had happened! He wasn't suppose to be listening in!
"I saw you fall, I ordered Zekrom to go after you but, I caught you hat instead. We saw Reshiram catch you and flew off. I... was confused at first, I didn't know what to do, continue on my adventure or see if you were okay. I looked down at your hat I caught and decided to return it too you. I've been at your house every since" he said finishing his story.
So if I were to go home the minute I landed, I would have been able to see N again. This sucked so much but I didn't even care anymore. N was here with me, that's all that mattered. I sighed in relief and let a small smile grace my lips. I felt something grab my hand though; N was holding it.
"There's something else. The real reason I came back was because something you said bothered me" he said furrowing his eyebrows.
OH MY ARCEUS! HE WASN'T GOING TO ASK ABOUT THE CONFESSION WAS HE? I'M NOT READY TO CONFESS MY LOVE TO HIM JUST YET ANYMORE!
"You said you should have chosen me over the world. That you were scared and shocked when I told you I was King of Team Plasma... what did you mean by that?" he asked.
Touko now was the time. It was now or never, confess your love to N or forever be his best friend. You can do this, you traveled all around Unova searching for 6 Sages to find him only to be disappointed in the end. I don't want to be disappointed anymore, I want to be with N.
"I'm sorry. I was just scared about my own feelings, about the consequences about loving you but I'm not scared anymore. I meant what I said. I should have chosen you N. You were more important to me than the world, you were the most important thing to me. I guess what I'm trying to say is..
I paused mid breath and leaned towards him.
A kiss. I was a short and sloppy one, but a kiss was still a kiss. N stayed there paralyzed. When we parted I smiled brightly at him.
"I love you N. I traveled half way across Unova searching for 6 old men just to tell you that. I love you" I said.
N was silent. Things felt really awkward at the moment. Maybe I shouldn't have gone so far with the kiss, confessing to him would have been enough... but the kiss... it was so pure and innocent. My first, his first, our first. I didn't regret.
"Y-yo-your Mom!" he yelled.
I raised an eyebrow. I just confessed my love to him and kissed him and he was talking about my Mom?
"I- I told her what you said about me and she explained the whole 'love' process to me. I'd never known about it until now. She was shocked and surprised to hear you love someone... I felt some sort of relieve in my chest knowing you haven't been with anyone. She asked me... she asked me how I felt about you. It took me half a day to tell her everything and at the end do you know what she asked me?"
I shook my head.
"She asked me if I love you. I didn't know so I asked her if I loved you... then she got angry and yelled at me" N said scratching his head.
I shook my head in amusement.
"I remember back at the Ferris Wheel. My heart was beating so fast that day being in that cart with you, when the sun hit your face I swear it was about to beat right out my chest. Since then every time I've thought of you I found my heart beating faster. Your Mother asked me that question the 2nd day I was here. Since then I've been thinking about it, wondering if I'd ever find the answer before you came back. Funny how I only found it once you came back"
What did that mean? What was his answer?
"Touko... don't be alarmed but... I may be in love with you. Is that okay?" he asked.
I started crying again, this time I knew they were tears of joy though. I nodded my head frantically.
"Of course it is you dummy!" I yelled and pounced on him.
We fell back onto the bed and laid there.
"I love you Touko" he said.
"I love you too, N" I replied.
"There's something I need to tell you though... my real name... it's Natural" N said.
I leaned up and stared at him.
"I KNEW IT!"
I held up one finger to N, Natural, before I got up and opened my door. Leaning near the door was my Mother.
"I just wanted to see what was taking two so long since breakfast was getting cold" she said.
I glared at her.
"Take you time, I'll microwave it" she said before scurrying down the halls.
"Touko?" N said leaning up.
"Whitlea" I responded.
"My real name, well my first name. It's Whitlea but I started using my middle name, Touko, because the other kids used to make fun of my name"
N walked over to me and brushed a stray hair from my face.
"I like the name Whitlea" he said.
I smiled. "And I like the name Natural"
I was pretty sure N was about to kiss me... if it wasn't for the slamming open of my door.
"TOUKO YOUR BACK! GASP! OH MY ARCEUS! N!" Bianca screamed.
She ran over and hugged him.
"DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH YOU PUT TOUKO THROUGH? I'M SO GLAD YOUR HERE!" she yelled.
Pure fear showed on N's face.
"Bianca, is the girl here or not... YOU!" Cheren yelled pointing towards N.
Cheren walked up and pulled Bianca off of him, to my satisfaction.
"Aren't you a criminal?!" he yelled.
I walked beside N and grabbed his shoulder.
"Not anymore, I made a deal with Mr. Looker. N's a free man now" I smirked.
"YAY!" Bianca giggled clapping her hands as she jumped up and down.
"Free man? I've always been free though... haven't I?" N asked turning to me.
I reached up and patted his head.
"Of course you have N" I said.
N smiled and pulled me into a bear hug.
"TOUKO! N! COMPANY AND BREAKFAST IS GETTING COLD! COME GET THE PANCAKES!" My Mother yelled from downstairs.
"Pancakes!" N said jumping from the sound of it.
"Oh Whitlea have you heard about pancakes! There so light and sweet and fluffy! And there's black and white sweet's in the middle of them!" N said bouncing up and down like Bianca.
Oh great now I had two Bianca's to deal with.
"Come on let's go!" he yelled grabbing my hand and pulling me downstairs.
"Wait up!" Bianca said following after.
We all sat at the table, N sitting next to me, Bianca and Cheren sitting across from us and my Mother around us. She stared at N.
"Have you found your answer Natural?" she asked.
N nodded his head. And in case that wasn't enough he bent over and kissed me on my lips.
"I love her"
BlackLynx17: Hoped you enjoyed!