I ran through the woods. Tears cascaded down my cheeks as a fire siren rung in my ears. I couldn't believe it. I'd been having the time of my life at my birthday party and I went over to our neighbor's house to ask for some sugar. I turned around to head back and saw flames licking the sky as they ate my house. My neighbor tried to comfort me as I cried.
My best friend, Ash, had told me that I was not alone. Yeah right. I'd already lost my twin brother when a drunk driver drove into him, so Ash had promised that he'd protect me forever. I'd thought he meant on Earth, beside me.
I didn't look where I was going and collided with a huge brown furry object. "I'm sor-" I started, but the figure growled at me. I looked up quietly. Sharp teeth and eyes as dark as the night. Just my luck to run into an Ursaring in a scary forest! I turned around and sprinted away. A roar shook the woods as the Ursaring gave pursuit. My heart thudded painfully inside my chest.
A branch suddenly appeared in front of me and I didn't act fast enough. The branch cut me on the leg as I fell to the gound. I winced in pain and watched the Ursaring run toward me. It roared in truimph and raised a paw into the air. I watched the bear bring down its paw, but when it was just a few inches away from me, a figure leapt from the shadows and tossed something onto the ground. A Pikachu appeared from a red light that came from the object. The Ursaring snarled and its claws grew and it leapt for Pikachu.
"Go Pikachu! Use Thunderbolt!" The person commanded.
The yellow mouse Pokémon cried out and a lightning bolt appeared above the Ursaring, shocking it. It roared out in pain, and dashed away from the Pikachu. I became fully aware of the pain in my leg and darkness filled my sight.
Beeping. A steady pattern. I opened my eyes and looked around. A huge machine stood inches away from me. It had a zigzag line on it and the beeping noise emitted from it. I struggled to sit up, and realized I was in a Pokémon Center stretcher.
"Careful," a voice warned. I looked in the direction of the voice and saw a Nurse Joy. Her beautiful blue eyes watched me worriedly, and her long pink hair draped over her shoulders.
"Did you save me?" I asked.
Nurse Joy shook her head. "A boy came in the hospital with you in his arms. He's in the waiting room. He said he'd tell you everything you need to know when you get out there. After he finishes telling you all that stuff, you may go home."
"Am I allowed to walk, or do I need a wheelchair?" I really wanted to meet the guy who saved me, but I didn't want to worsen the pain in my leg.
"It'd be better if you used crutches. Here," she offered, handing me two metal poles with tennis balls at the very bottom. "Do you know how to use crutches?"
"Yeah, I messed with my best friend's when he broke his leg," I replied. My best friend that I killed, I thought bitterly.
The nurse helped me get out of the hospital bed and into the crutches. I stumbled down to the waiting room. The only occupant other than the receptionists was a boy in a hooded black jacket, who was leaning against a wall and staring at the ground, like he was thinking hard. I stumbled over to him. I didn't know why, but he seemed familiar.
are you the guy that saved me?" I stammered, suddenly nervous.
"Sleepyhead," he teased, raising his head. The hood fell off, revealing raven colored hair and brown eyes. My breath caught in my throat. "You slept in there for a century."
"A-Alex?" I managed to choke out. He was Ash's twin brother. My crutches slipped out of my hand and onto the floor. Alex darted over and caught me before I fell on my crutches. I cried into his chest while he rested his chin on my head.
"What's wrong, May?" he murmured into my hair.
" my voice trailed off as Alex pulled away from me and lifted my chin up, forcing me to look into his brown eyes.
"May, Blaziken was putting on a fire show for Max and his friends and accidentally lit your house on fire, but everyone got out the back door in time. Ash freaked out when he didn't see you anywhere, but I had seen you running away, so I followed you. I saw a Ursaring about to attack you, so I threw a rock at it, then carried you to the hospital. Ash wanted to see you, but the nurse said it'd be better if he waited at home," Alex explained. "She let me stay because I brought you in."
"So, everyone's okay?" Happiness nearly drowned me as Alex nodded. I almost killed Alex as I threw my arms around him.
"May-can't-breathe," he coughed. I quickly let go.
"MAY!" I turned as something ran into me and someone glomped me. I suddenly knew how Alex had felt.
"Ash, you could hurt her even more than the Ursaring did!" Alex chuckled.
"I was so worried about you," Ash breathed into my ear. "Don't do that ever again!" he scolded.
"What, go get something for my mom?" I asked.
"Yes!" he answered.
When we arrived at Ash's house, my family and my Pokémon "hugged" me even harder than Ash had. As I relaxed on their comfy couch, Ash walked up to me.
"See," he whispered so only I could hear, "you're not alone." Then he leaned down and kissed me on the cheek. He started to walk away.
" I whispered.
"Yeah?" He turned around and looked at me, his eyes hopeful. I smiled and motioned with my finger to get him to come and lay on the couch with me. His body fit right into the space my body left, and we stared at each other for a long time.
"Oohh, lovebirds on the couch!" Alex teased. Ash glared at him and Alex raced upstairs.
I love you." Ash looked at me, his gaze softening.
"May, I love you too."
Click! Ash and I looked up, just in time to see black hair disappear up the stairs.
"I'M GONNA KILL THAT FU-" Ash was cut off as my lips covered his, and he closed his eyes and kissed me back. After what felt like only a few seconds but was like 5 minutes, I felt something wet trying to get in my mouth. I hesitated, unsure if I should let Ash's tongue in or not. Ash whimpered and I finally gave him access.
"Hey, May, Ash, what are you do- WHAT THE HECK!" Max yelled as he walked into the living room and spotted us making out on the couch. Good thing Max doesn't know any cuss words yet, I thought. Ash and I broke apart for a few seconds just to laugh at Max, and then we started kissing again. "EWWW!! MOM, ASH AND MAY ARE MAKING OUT ON THE COUCH!!!" He hollered, running into the kitchen.
"My baby's already got her first kiss!? I need a picture!" My mother slid into the living room, her camera in her hand. She quickly snapped a photo.
"Mom!" I complained.
"Forget them," Ash whispered, and his voice sent chills down my back. We went in for another kiss, and my Beautifly squealed with happiness. I ignored her and it felt like Ash was the only thing in the world.
Wait, no. He is my world.