A/N: Sorry for the late update. Thanks for reading this!
Chapter 3: Of Bamboo Decorations Part 1
When all four travelers woke up and went to the lobby of the Pokemon Center, they saw Chanseys and Delibirds waddling all over the place carrying huge boxes filled with…
"What are those decorations? For Christmas? Why are you moving them?" asked May at a rapid-fire pace, running up to the closest red and white penguin. Indeed, the Pokemon were carrying paper chains, streamers tipped with golden stars, and the like.
"Airhead, the Pokemon won't understand you. Even if they did, they can't respond," commented Drew drily as he and the other two stood to the side. "Besides, didn't we come here to eat breakfast? I wonder who started banging on the door shrieking hysterically that we needed to get downstairs to eat."
Solidad smiled demurely at this, although she did look as though she was hiding a laugh. Harley, on the contrary, started guffawing at Drew's comment.
"Hun, it was epic! I never saw Drew so flustered that he didn't even do his hair! May-May, you need to do that more, just to Drew. I, on the other hand, need my beauty sleep." Saying so, the eye-catching (not in a good way) man walked away toward the dining room, Drew and Solidad following, though the green-haired boy seemed annoyed at Harley's "advice" to May.
The chestnut-haired girl, who had been playing with the mildly irritated Delibird, turned around curiously at this…and noticed that she had been left behind. Rushing to catch up, which had never occurred before a meal, May shouted at them to wait. After catching up, she pulled Drew's jacket's sleeve. "Did I surprise you that much? I didn't notice anything. And, well, I was hungry! But I knew that it's bad manners to start eating without waiting, so, well, you know…" she trailed off, desperately rationalizing why she had (forcibly) woken up her traveling companions initially at five o'clock by yelling that it was the end of the world.
The most reasonable voice in the group, Solidad finally spoke up, informing May, "Most people would react that way if someone, especially if they trusted that someone, told them that it was 'the end of the world.' Not many have your definition of that, which is 'not eating for more than eleven hours.'"
"Oh," pouted May. Then perking up, she replied, "No, my definition is 'not eating a filling meal for more than eleven hours.' I mean, I ate those carnival things, but those don't count."
As the door to the dining room came into view, Drew sighed, "Eating so much isn't ladylike, June," to…an empty space that had been previously occupied by the girl.
From the entrance, May angrily bit back, "Sh…shut up! Eating well and sleeping well is important to a growing girl like me!" She purposely decided to ignore the sting that had accompanied Drew's "You're unladylike" remark. She did care about her unfortunately growing waistline, but her love for food overpowered that worry. By a lot. Still, what girl doesn't feel sad when the one she cares for (May objected viciously at this thought, eliciting a few odd looks from the Pokemon and other passers-by) says that she's not very mannered, and, however indirectly, that she's becoming fat?
"Hurry up, I swear you guys get slower every day. And Drew, you're the one that calls me a Munchlax!"
"It's true, though. You're just like one. Slow both in mind and body, but fast only when it comes to food. You eat a lot, and then sleep. How are you not like a Munchlax?"
May's normally bright blue eyes flashed an angry red. Maybe Drew had gone too far? Emitting a flaming aura, she stomped back to the latecomers, grabbed her rival by the neck, and dragged him to the dining hall, ignoring the boy's protests and the adults' efforts to calm her down.
Forcing him into a seat, she growled, "Drew, you better find out what those decorations mean. And then, even then, I might not forgive you." Then she flounced off to the buffet ("How fast can that girl change emotions?" muttered Harley) and piled breakfast on three plates, holding one in each hand and resting one between her shoulder and chin.
Author's Note: Ok, I know it's short. It's about half the length of the other chapters! But I started experiencing some mild writer's block, and I thought that it would be better to upload how much I have completed. Part 2 will be up soon, I promise. Jirachi's coming!
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