Disclaimer: Well here we are again, the disclaimer. I hate these don't you? Anyway, I don't own any bit of Pokemon but I wish I did because then I could turn this saga into some episodes and then everyone would be happy, I hope. This story was written in December 2003.
Today is a very interesting day for our heros. First of all, Tracy is going back to the Orange Islands for a family emergency. Because of that, Brock and Max were asked to stay behind to help Oak while Tracy is gone. May, with her brother Max staying, is going back to Hoenn to compete in more Pokemon Contests. Gary is going back to the new region: Ohnee for more Pokemon Evolution research. And finally, Ash and Misty, are going to start a new adventure in the Ohnee region. Right now, all of the rest have been saying goodbye to Tracy.
"Bye Tracy, see you soon!" Misty said while waving to Tracy who was already almost gone.
"Bye guys, see you when I come back," Tracy said back to everyone while waving goodbye. Tracy was now gone.
"Well I should get going too. I have to go back to Ohnee to finish my research right away," Gary said to all of them now walking in the opposite direction.
"Right now?" Oh, okay, I'll see you later," Ash said to Gary.
"Yeah, see you the next time we meet," Misty said to Gary while waving. Everyone else said their goodbyes and then Gary was gone too.
"What about you May?" Max asked his older sister.
"I'm not leaving yet, Max," May answered back.
"Do you two have to leave for Ohnee yet?" Brock asked Ash and Misty.
"No, were going to leave later on today," Misty said.
"Okay, how about we go up to Professor Oak's Lab?" Brock suggested.
"Got nothing better to do right now, lets go," Ash said to the others.
So off they went to Prof. Oak's Lab when Ash suggested to Pikachu, "Come on Pikachu, I challenge you to a race to Prof. Oak's Lab."
"Don't do it Ash, you know that you can't win. Pikachu wins every time," Misty said to Ash trying to talk him out of it.
"What I know is that Pikachu can't win every time. He has to lose at least once in his life to me," Ash said confidently.
"Okay, then why don't you just show me you can win, go ahead, I know you can do it Ash," Misty said sarcasticaly.
"Okay, I will. Come on Pikachu, and no attacks," Ash said and with that he was off running with all his might.
The race was on. They ran leaving the others behind in their dust. It was neck and neck for most of the race but then something happened that Ash didn't expect, even though God knows he should have. Team Rocket appeared out of no where in their balloon and snatched Pikachu with a mechanical hand that James called Handy Andy.
"Prepare for trouble."
"And make it double."
"To protect the world from devestation."
"To unite all peoples within our nation."
"To denounce the evils of truth and love."
"To extend our reach to the stars above."
"Team Rocket blasts off at the speed of light."
"Surrender now or prepare to fight."
"Me-owth, that's right!"
"Not you guys again!" Ash said to Team Rocket up in their balloon.
"Say hello to my new invention: Handy Andy," James said refering to the hand that had captured Pikachu.
"Pikachu! No!" Ash screamed at Team Rocket. "Give me back my Pikachu, Team Rocket!"
"Now we wouldn't be very good theives if we just gave Pikachu back would we, twerp?"
"Don't worry Ash, we'll help you out," Misty screamed out to Ash.
"Misty, your here!" Ash exclaimed.
"Go Politoad, use watergun!" Misty screamed as her Politoad came out of it's Pokeball. Politoad sent out an enormous water gun attack which caused James to drop Handy Andy.
"Looks like Team Rocket's blasting off again! Wobbefett!" Ding.
Ash was running to catch Pikachu before it crashed to the ground.
"Pikachu!" Ash yelled while diving to catch Pikachu. "Got ya buddy, are you alright."
"That's great, Pikachu."
Turning to Misty, "Thank you Misty for saving Pikachu," Ash said with Pikachu in his arms.
"It's nothin'. You would have done the same for me too, Ash," Misty said to him.
"Politoad, thank you. You did a really great job, return!" Misty said recalling her Politoad.
"Come on lets go to Professor Oak's Lab now," Ash suggested to the others.
So off they went to Prof. Oak's Lab until they finally got there.
"Come on Brock, faster!" Max said to Brock as Max was running up the steps to get there faster.
"Not so fast, it's not going anywhere, Max," Brock said calling out to Max who might not have heard it because he was considerably far away now.
"My little brother is so stupid sometimes," May said to the other three humans and the Pokemon.
The other five of them, Ash, Misty, Brock, May and Pikachu eventually arrived at Prof. Oak's Lab to find none other than Max waiting for them, surprize surprize.
They all went inside to greet Prof. Oak when May said,
"Well, I really must be going. I have a long way to go before I get back to Hoenn."
"Already! But you just got here, May," Prof. Oak said to her.
"I know, but I have to go, bye guys," May said as she was going through the door.
"Bye May, until next time," Max said to her as she was leaving. Everyone said their goodbyes and then she was gone.
"I'd thought she'd never leave," was all Max said once May was gone. "Sometimes I just can't stand her!" Max finished with.
Ash and Misty stayed there for a couple of hours until they too had to start their own journey.
"Bye!" Ash and Misty yelled out to Prof. Oak, Mrs. Ketchum, Brock and Max.
Everyone said their own goodbyes in their own way, and then Ash, Misty and Pikachu were on the road alone, heading to Cerulean City so Misty can pack for the trip to Ohnee.
A couple of hours later it's around 9:00 P.M.
"Ash, I'm tired. Is there a Pokemon center around here?" Misty asked Ash.
"Uh," looking at the map Ash says, "Yeah, I think so. We're in luck, there's one just over the next hill.
"Well then, what are we waiting for? Lets go, Ash," Misty says to Ash, then starts to run to the Pokemon center which is now in view.
Once in the Pokemon center, Ash and Misty leave their Pokemon, except for Pikachu, with Nurse Joy and head to their room. (Ash and Misty do not share a bed).
As Ash is getting ready for bed he starts to think, 'How am I going to tell Misty that I love her?'
Meanwhile while Misty is getting ready to go to sleep, she starts thinking, 'How am I going to tell Ash that I love him?'
Also, while Pikachu is getting ready to fall asleep in Ash's bed, Pikachu starts to think, 'How am I going to get some more of that ketchup that I love so much?'
"Goodnight Ash, goodnight Pikachu."
"Goodnight Misty, goodnight Pikachu, see ya in the morning."
"Pi ka chu, pi chu ka, pi pi chu."
So what do you think about it now? I think that there's going to be one more part left in this saga I call "New Beginnings", but don't quote me on that. Please review. If you would like to review you can either click on that big blue button on my main page that says review; you know the one I'm talking about. But I digress. That's all for now. Misty101803, signing off.