Hello once again my lovely readers :D first off i would like to personally thank the anonymous review that told 'flaminglikecharizard' off...despite the fact that this is like a million chapters old, i feel so honoured that people still feel the need to tell him off and support me :) I would also like to thank a second anonymous review that told off the retard who wanted lemon...infact I'd like to thank everyone who did...and just all my reviewers in general for taking the time to review :D I love you guys!
I bet you guys all thought i'd forgotten about Dawn's jacket right? XD well nooooo...it was one of the most important components of this story 8D
anyways...sadly (for you guys) no one was correct about the mystery person XD xXOldrivalshippingXx was very close so I'll give them a little insight to my next chapter...just tiny one ^-~
Sooo...any mistakes, please let me know :) chapters are short again...if 5,608 is considered short XD but yeah, anyways let me know if you find any :D
Feast your eyes upon the mystery person...NOW! 8D
Why did it have to be him? Of all times to see him again, why did it have to be now? She loved the boy to death, but right now he was last on her list of people to want to see – even lower than Ash. Reason being – this was the second time he had saved her life and now he was probably going to jump to conclusions and assume that she had been trying to commit suicide again. This meant that the blonde-haired boy was going lecture her and scold her like there was no tomorrow and make her feel even worse than she already did.
"WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?" The blonde-haired boy shouted at her incredulously. Yep, he was definitely jumping to conclusions "WHY DO YOU KEEP TRYING TO K-" he stopped his rage when he noticed the bluenette's red eyes and tear stained face "Are you crying?" his anger was instantly replaced with worry "Hey, Shh...Don't cry" he pulled her in lightly for a hug and stroked her hair while she hid her face in his chest "What happened Dawn?"
"Dawn!" both figures looked up to see Ash stop infront of them "Thank god your okay" he sighed in relief and reached out a hand but she leaned away.
"Don't touch me" her voice was weak but anger was still audible and written across her face "Just go away"
"I don't want to hear it!" she cut him off, her voice gaining more strength "I can't believe you did this to me" fresh tears welled up in her enraged eyes "I loved you Ash...I really cared about you"
"I care about you too"
"Clearly you don't! You only care about yourself" she averted her eyes from Ash to see Gary, Paul and Drew finally catch up "And so do all of you!"
"Dawn just please listen to us" Drew started but she put a hand infront of her – indicating for him to stop
"I've heard all I need to" she shook her head in disbelief "I don't even know what to say to the other girls"
"Let us at least explain" Gary reasoned but the bluenette shook her head
"Explain what? That we were just little guinea pigs? You were using us for your own benefit?" she laughed bitterly "I guess it's my own fault" she then turned back to Ash "I should've realised something was up when you suddenly decided to call me after two whole years...you promised you'd keep in touch – but you never did"
"NO!" she interrupted Paul before he could reason "Just go away! I don't want to talk to any of you ever again!"
"But Dawn" Ash took a step forward "You don't understand" he reached out a hand to take hers
Barry – who had been watching the whole scene in confusion – finally stepped in and lightly pushed Dawn behind him in protection before swatting Ash's hand away.
"I don't know what the hell happened...but you've hurt my little sister" he narrowed his eyes at all four boys "Now you better get out of here before I hurt you"
"You really think you can back up that 'claim'" Gary snorted before stepping forward "Making empty threats against us is a bad idea"
"Oh I don't make empty threats" the blonde-haired boy clenched his hand into a fist "Back off"
"Gary, just leave it" Paul put a hand on the brunette's shoulder and pulled him back "Don't force her if she doesn't want to"
"Whatever" he shrugged off the plum-haired boy's hand and stepped back
"We never meant for any of this happen" Ash looked at Dawn straight in the eye "We never wanted any of you to get hurt" he sighed and lowered his head to the ground in shame
"Come on Barry" The bluenette ignored him and lightly tugged Barry's arm "Let's go" he nodded and turned back to face her.
"Are you staying in your holiday house?"
"Alright, come on"
"We are so fucked" Gary threw his head back and groaned as the two disappeared "She's gonna tell all the other girls and then they're gonna hate us forever"
"Let's just head back" Ash responded while turning around and heading back towards their home – his head slunk down like a scolded puppy the whole way.
By the time they had returned home, Dawn had broken down into tears again and was leaning on Barry's chest while he kept his arms around her shoulders and rubbed her arm soothingly.
"Don't worry, we're almost home" he smiled reassuringly but the bluenette continued to sob "Dawn" he sighed "Please stop crying, what are the other girls gonna think?" that just caused her to cry even harder and the blonde boy sweat dropped as they reached the house.
He rang the doorbell once and heard footsteps coming after a few seconds. As soon as the door opened, Dawn ran into the house and straight up the stairs to her room – slamming the door shut on the way.
"Dawn!" Misty looked back at the stairs where her bluenette best friend had just disappeared, before turning back to face the blonde boy "Barry?" she raised an eyebrow "What are you doing here? And more importantly – Why is Dawn crying?"
"Hey, I didn't do anything" he held both hands infront of him in defence "I just saved her from getting flattened by a truck and she burst out crying" his voice then turned serious "Ash did something"
"Come in" Misty stepped aside and gestured for him to come inside before closing the door and walking into the living room "Wait here, I'll go get her"
"Uhh...I don't think that's the best idea"
"Why?" the red head looked at the boy curiously
"I think you should let me go talk to her" Misty continued to look at him in confusion "Back when we were kids, whenever she cried this bad...no one could talk to her but Leaf and I" he elaborated "Is she here?"
"Yeah, Leaf is in her room"
"You should probably go call her"
"Alright...let's go get her"
Within seconds, Leaf had come darting out of her room – along with May – and now all three girls plus Barry were continually knocking on the bluenette's door.
"Come on Dawn, please" Leaf tried again "Just tell me what Ash did...I'll set him straight!" anger was clear in her voice as she knocked again "Let us in"
"I don't think it was just Ash" Barry told his other childhood friend "Dawn was saying something to all four of them...something about them using you all as guinea pigs for their own benefit"
"What?" May questioned in surprise "Are you sure you didn't just hear wrong?"
"Maybe I did" he shrugged "But to find out we need Dawn" he knocked on the door again "Dawn get out here right now before I tell everyone about your 'adventures' when we were six!"
"What adventures?" Misty raised an eyebrow and Leaf giggled
"You don't wanna know"
"Uh...yes we do" May put her hands on her hips but before anything else could happen, the door opened to reveal a dishevelled bluenette. Her eyes were bloodshot and puffy, tear stains were dried on her cheeks; her hair had become a complete mess and she was still taking shaky breaths.
"Dawn!" Leaf pulled her out of the room and hugged her, followed by May and Misty "Why are you crying so much? What happened?"
"It was all a lie" she managed to choke out as her voice had become hoarse
"What was a lie?" May questioned as she rubbed the bluenette's back softly
"They don't care about us" she sniffed "They just used us"
"The boys?" Misty hugged her tighter
"I hate him!" her voice became louder and once again filled with anger "He never loved me" she then looked at the other girls "They never loved us"
"Come on" Leaf pulled away and took the bluenette's hand, tugging her lightly and gesturing for her to go back inside her room "Let's start from the beginning" she nodded solemnly and walked back inside her room, sitting on her bed while the others entered and sat around her.
"Alright Dawn" May said as she sat on the bluenette's left "Tell us what happened"
As Dawn began to explain everything that happened, the three other girls had become frozen in shock while Barry had clenched both hands into fists. Misty had brought her right hand to her mouth and had cupped it over her lips; May was gripping the bluenette's blanket tightly in both hands and had clenched her eyes shut while lowering her head. Leaf, however, seemed to be the most affected as she had completely frozen up and was as stiff as a board – her eyes were wide in shock and were slowly starting to water up. She squinted her eyes shut – allowing a few tears to escape – and stood up before running out of the room and straight back to her own.
"She must be really upset" Barry sighed as the darker brunette's door slammed shut with a loud 'BANG'
"Ya think?" Misty narrowed her eyes at the boy and he sweat-dropped sheepishly before sitting down in Leaf's spot on Dawn's left side. He wrapped his arms around her and pulled her closer so that she was leaning on him while he stroked her hair.
"Shh, it's okay" he soothed "Stop crying, he's not worth it" he then looked at the remaining two girls "None of them are if they're going to hurt you the way they did"
"Paul and I were never dating" Misty tried to sound indifferent but sadness was still evident in her voice "I have no reason to cry" she then narrowed her eyes into slits "But I have every reason to be furious and want to kill them all...which I really do"
"Why" May finally spoke "Why would they do that?" her voice came out as a choked sob as she sniffed before her eye narrowed "Wasn't it bad enough he made my days at the Academy hell? Why did he have to go and do THIS?" she stood up and ran out of the room, storming down the stairs before the backyard door was heard opening and then slamming shut.
"I should probably make sure she doesn't break anything" Misty sighed and stood up before putting a hand on Dawn's shoulder "Try not to get too worked up about it...Like Barry said, he's not worth it" she then walked out of the room and down towards where May was presumably trying to let out her anger.
"He's an idiot to lose someone like you"
"Huh?" the bluenette looked up to the male
"Ash is an idiot to have hurt you like that" he shrugged and leaned down till he was lying on the bed with his arms behind his head "If he isn't already...then he's gonna regret it"
"Hmm..." Was all Dawn said as she took off her shoes and lifted up her feet onto the bed and brought her legs towards her chest "It was all a joke for him...I doubt he even cares" Barry sat up and moved until he was also in the same position as the bluenette but was on the opposite side so that his back was against hers. Dawn was facing her pillows and Barry was facing the window above the dresser.
"If he has any decency left in him then he'll at least apologise for it"
"Apologising isn't going make me forget that he used me for his own benefit Barry" her voice came out harsher than intended and she bit her tongue sheepishly "I'm sorry, I just feel so stupid for falling for his lies"
"It's alright; it's not your fault"
"But it is!" she insisted "I should've realised that something was wrong when he called me after two years – he promised he would keep in touch, but he never did" she sighed "And then he suddenly just called me, saying he wanted to meet up again and conveniently told me he had writer's block"
"He's an asshole" Barry rolled his eyes "And I know it's hard but just try to forget about him, he's seriously not worth it"
"I know..." Dawn sighed "And eventually I will – but right now, it's not gonna happen"
"Don't worry, I'm here for you" he smiled, even though she couldn't see it "Always"
"I know, and that's why I love you like my brother"
"Remember, I told you I'd be there in an instant to kick the ass of the guy that made you cry" she could tell there was a smirk on his face "So Ash better watch out"
"Dawn..." the bluenette and blonde both looked at the door to see Leaf standing there – dried tears visible on her cheeks and her eyes were slightly red "Can we talk...please"
"Sure Leaf" Dawn looked at Barry, gesturing for him to leave and he nodded before standing up and giving the brunette a sympathetic look. Just as he was about to exit, he noticed something through the window
"Someone's here" he walked towards the dresser and looked out the window "A black car just pulled up"
"It's probably them" Leaf spat as she walked towards the window. Her voice was filled with so much venom that it surprised both Dawn and Barry – despite everything that happened.
"Let's go check" Dawn stood up from the bed, slipped on her shoes and then headed out the room, towards the stairs – followed by Barry and Leaf – as the doorbell rang.
"THAT ASSHOLE!" May screamed as she picked up a rock and threw it as far as she could "THAT STUPID, SELFISH, SELF-CENTRED ASSHOLE!"
"You know, you shouldn't swear so loud when you're outside" the fuming brunette turned around to see Misty standing at the backyard door "People will hear you"
"Let them hear me" May growled as she picked up another rock "I don't care" she was about to throw it but felt a hand hold hers and take the rock.
"I agree that you should vent out your anger" the red head explained "But not like this, people will hear and you don't want them getting caught up in our private matters" she gave May a hug and led them towards the table and chairs "Drew is a jerk – they all are"
"Don't say his name" May glared at the ground as a few tears fell "I hate him, and anything to do with him"
"It's okay May" Misty held the girl closer "I know you're hurt really badly"
"Why would he do that?" the tears were now flowing freely down her cheeks and her voice had raised a few octaves
"Because he's a useless, selfish, conceited jerk who is bored with his own life so he decided to make you his entertainment" she soothed "The worst part, is that Paul had actually been trying to tell me all along to stay away from him – this is most likely why" she then sighed deeply "But I was too stupid to understand"
"It's not your fault Misty" May wiped away a few tears "If Paul wasn't a part of it then he should've told us directly" her face held a serious expression "He's just as much at fault as the other boys because he kept quiet and let them use us"
"That's true" she mumbled "It's his fault too" Misty then smiled at the light haired brunette "Forget them – they're all useless anyway, it's good that we found out now instead of being rejected by them infront of everyone"
"You're right" May attempted to smile "It'll be hard but we should forget about them, they can go on with their singing career and we'll all continue our pokémon journey's"
"Good" Misty stood up and held out a hand for May "Now let's go back inside, it's a little chilly out here" she nodded and took the red head's hand, standing up and both headed back inside just as they heard the doorbell ring.
Leaf screamed into her pillow as tears flowed from her eyes. She felt like such a fool – she had let Gary use her like she was just a rag doll and then throw her away when he was done. The brunette slowly pulled her head up from her – now – soaking wet pillow and wiped the tears from her eyes.
"I hate you Gary Oak" her voice was hoarse but still filled with anger "I can't believe I ever fell in love with you" she stood up from her bed slowly and walked towards her mirror "I should've known you couldn't be trusted – after everything that happened at the academy, I should've known you were nothing but a lying, sneaky, dirty player"
Leaf glared at the mirror as if it was Gary staring back at her "I hope you die a slow, painful death you asshole!" the anger in her voice had involuntarily been replaced with sadness as she fell down onto her knees and burst into tears again. No matter how much she hated him, she knew that a part of her would remain with him forever and it was her own fault that it was like that.
"I wish I could go back in time and change everything" she wiped away a few more tears "I wish I'd never met you" she stood up slowly and opened the door to her room; maybe talking to someone would help her. Right now, the only person she could confide in was Dawn – she would tell May and Misty later...maybe.
"Dawn..." the bluenette and blonde both looked at the door to see her standing there – dried tears visible on her cheeks and her eyes were slightly red "Can we talk...please"
"Sure Leaf" Dawn looked at Barry, gesturing for him to leave and he nodded before standing up and giving the brunette a sympathetic look. Just as he was about to exit, he noticed something through the window
"Someone's here" he walked towards the dresser and looked out the window "A black car just pulled up"
"It's probably them" Leaf spat as she walked towards the window. Her voice was filled with so much venom and she could tell that Barry and Dawn were surprised – despite everything that happened.
"Let's go check" Dawn stood up from the bed and headed out of her room towards the stairs and Leaf followed swiftly, with Barry right behind.
"Who is it?" the three looked up to see Misty and May walking inside "Is it them?" the lighter brunette narrowed her eyes
"I think so" Dawn also glared as she reached the door. As soon as she opened it, it revealed the hopeful expressions of Ash, Gary and Drew and she slammed the door shut again before walking away "It's them" the doorbell rang again and she ignored them, continuing to head towards the stairs
"Wait" Barry took her hand and stopped her "They're not gonna leave, might as well face them"
"But I don't want to!" the bluenette whined like a child being forced to eat vegetables
"You'll have to do it eventually, might as well do it now" he smiled as he walked towards the door with her "Don't worry, I'll come with you"
"Fine" she sighed "But I can't promise I won't let Misty rip their faces off" Barry suppressed a laugh as he opened the door to see the three boys still standing – Ash was holding a book on top of a folded piece of clothing"
"Barry?" the raven-haired boy raised an eyebrow "Why are you here?"
"What's it to you?" the blonde boy narrowed his eyes when he got no response "What the hell do you want?"
"We came to give this back to Dawn" he put his arms forward to hand the clothing and diary and Dawn grabbed both items – holding them close – before glaring
"I've got them...now leave" her voice was furious and Ash flinched slightly
"That's not all" he explained "We also came to say sorry"
"Sorry?" Leaf snorted as she pushed Barry out of the way roughly and took his place "You think that sorry will fix everything?" her deadly glare remained fixed on Gary
"You used us" May appeared and the two girls moved aside so the lighter brunette could join "Sorry isn't going to cut it" her voice lowered as she turned her gaze to Drew "nothing will"
"Just go away" Dawn spoke again "If it isn't bad enough you used us, you also stole and read my diary!" she looked at all of them with equal disgust "Have you no shame? You can't read a girl's diary without feeling insecure about what she thinks of you" she then turned back to Ash "And you clearly were"
"They stole your diary?" Misty appeared with a shocked look on her face before narrowing her eyes at the boys "Unless you feel like dying – leave now"
"I'm not leaving until Leaf talks to me" Gary spoke for the first time – a serious expression etched on his face
"Talk to you?" the darker brunette stepped out onto the porch so that she was right infront of the boy "Alright...let's talk" she put her hands on her hips "What do you have to say Gare Bear" she seethed and when he remained silent she let out a laugh "Nothing?" she then shoved him back roughly "Nothing...you have nothing to say!" she shoved him again "Why don't you say something?" she shoved him a third time "What's wrong? Why won't you say anything?"She continued to shove the boy until Dawn handed her items to Barry before walking out and pulling her away.
"Leaf!" she held the struggling girl tightly before looking at the boys "Just go!" she cringed as she felt the darker brunette's nail's digging into her arms "GO!"
"I HATE YOU GARY OAK!" Leaf screamed while continually struggling – completely unaware of the pain she was causing the bluenette "YOU'RE NOTHING BUT A DIRTY PIG! GO DIE IN A HOLE! I HATE YOU!" Gary recoiled at the insults but still took the few steps required till he was infront of her
"No matter how much you hate me" his voice held a tone of sadness "I still love you and always will" he then lowered his head in shame "It just took me too long to realise it"
"Hah!" She finally stopped struggling and snorted "You expect me to believe that crap?" her voice then turned deadly "After everything you did – I will never believe another word you say"
"May?" Drew walked towards the lighter brunette – who was still at the door – and held a hopeful expression "Will you at least let me explain?" May, however, responded with a tight slap across the emerald-eyed boy's cheek and a glare
"There's nothing to explain Drew" her voice was deadly "I never should've given you a second chance – you're nothing but a self-obsessed jerk and you're not even worth crying over...so get lost" she then turned and walked back inside, leaving Drew to process what the girl had just said.
"And ofcourse Paul didn't come; did he?" Misty crossed her arms "He thinks he's too good to apologise to me because he told me to 'stay away' from him"
"He went out somewhere" Drew explained while placing a cool hand over his burning cheek "He doesn't even know we came here"
"Why are you talking to me?" the red head raised an eyebrow "Did I say I wanted an answer? Did I say I wanted to talk to you? No." She answered her rhetorical question before turning on her heel and also walking back inside. Drew held a dumbfounded look before rolling his eyes
"Bitch." He mumbled before turning to see Dawn and Leaf locked into a fierce argument with Ash and Gary respectively.
"Ash Ketchum, if you don't leave right now I will call the police!" she balled her hand into a fist "You're trespassing on my property! I don't want to talk so go away!"
"You don't want to but you have to!" Ash held a persistent look "Just let me explain everything, then you'll understand"
"You and your explanation can go jump off a cliff for all I care anymore!" the bluenette spat and if the matter weren't so serious, Drew would've laughed "I hate you for what you've done and no explanation is going to change that!" her eyes then saddened as her voice lowered "All you had to do was ask"
"You just had to ask me once" she ignored him and held up her index finger for emphasis "And I would've gladly helped you write your songs, why did you have to lie to me and pretend you were in love with me?"
"I'm not pretending!" Ash tried again "I really am in love with you, and if you'd just let me explain, you'd realise that I'm telling the truth" Dawn, however, refused to listen and the two continued to argue so Drew turned to Gary and Leaf's conversation.
"Leaf I'm serious! I do love you!"
"I'm not that stupid Gary!" Leaf absolutely livid "I may have been fooled by you once, but it won't happen again" she narrowed her chocolate brown eyes into slits "Stop playing games with me and just get lost!"
"I'm not playing games!" he was practically pleading now "I'm sorry for what I did!" he sighed "I was a jerk, but then when we started spending more time together – I realised I was in love with you...but I was too late"
"Why did you do it?" the darker brunette's voice had lowered and her voice was filled with despair "Why did you use me like that?" Drew noticed the paling expression on Gary's face and he raised an eyebrow
"I know it was wrong of me to do that to you" he sighed but then looked at her seriously "But In all honesty...I don't regret it...at all"
"But I do" Leaf narrowed her eyes into slits and then gave him a slap across his cheek – much like the one May had given Drew – before running inside, slamming the door behind her.
Dawn stared after the girl before glaring at Gary "Whatever you did to her...you're going to regret it Gary Oak" she then turned to Drew "You too Drew Hayden" and then to Ash "All of you are going to regret it" Instead of returning to her home, she stormed off down the street.
"Should we go after her?" Drew questioned but Ash shook her head
"Let her cool off, we'll try again later" his expression then turned serious "I'm not giving up this easily" he then headed back to the car and started it up, soon followed by the other two and they drove back to their home.
Dawn sighed deeply as she reached the shopping village near her home; it was only small but had all the basic requirements for the household. She sat down on a bench outside a gelato store and stroked her hand through her hair. In just one moment, the happiest day of her life had turned into the worst
"Why would he do that?" she mumbled to herself while lowering her gaze to her knees "He used to be so kind and caring...why would he turn into such a selfish person?" she titled her neck upwards and felt a cool breeze bite at her skin as it blew her hair backwards. "I should have brought a jacket" she rubbed her arms with her hands before standing up, intending to go inside the tiny shopping centre for some heat.
"Look! It's Dawn!"
Before she could go, however, she was ambushed by reporters and people asking for her autograph. The bluenette's eyes widened in surprise at the cameras, microphones, papers and pens that were all being shoved in her face at once.
"Miss Berlitz!" A reporter called out "What was it like being the opening act for 'GPAD' at their concert last night"
"Miss Berlitz!" Another reporter questioned "Do you and your friends have any future plans as superstars?"
"Dawn!" the bluenette turned to see a young teenage girl with a paper and pen in her hands "Can I have your autograph please?" and the ambush continued, hundreds of questioned being thrown at her without even giving her a chance to respond.
"WAIT!" she cried out and the reporters and fans finally stopped "Look" she explained "My friends and I have no intention of becoming famous, singing superstars" she made sure that all the reporters and fans could hear her "May and I want to be top coordinators and Leaf and Misty want to become pokémon masters" before anyone else could question, she continued "What we did for the boys was nothing but a favour and I really wish they hadn't added my songs to their album – but they did and it can't be changed now"
"So you won't be singing anymore?" A blonde, female reporter questioned
"We'll still sing" the bluenette smiled "But it'll be more of a hobby, we don't want to be famous that way. Right now, all we want to concentrate on is our pokémon, nothing more"
"At least tell us this much" A brunette male then managed to push through the crowd "What is like being Ash Ketchum's girlfriend" That one hurt...a lot. Dawn did her best to keep a straight face and managed to give a small smile
"It was an experience I'll never forget" was all she said before walking away, leaving the reporters and fans behind with confused expressions.
She continued to walk until she reached a park that she visited every time she came to Sunnyshore for a holiday "Maybe I'll be able to relax here" she sat underneath a large oak tree and brought her knees up to her chest before wrapping her arms around her legs and resting her chin on her knees. The wind was getting cooler and started biting at her skin, causing her to shiver violently "I really wish I brought a jacket"
The bluenette yawned as she felt her eyelids become heavy – everything that had happened within the past few hours had made her extremely exhausted. She rested her head back up against the tree and closed her eyes, a little nap wouldn't hurt – and before she knew it, she was in a deep sleep.
Dawn's eyes fluttered open to see Barry, Leaf, May and Misty crowded around her – relief flooding onto their features. She rubbed her eyes and sat up slowly to see she was on her bed in her room...and was wearing an unfamiliar jacket.
"You're awake!" May cried out as she jumped on the bluenette to give her a hug "We were so worried about you!"
"What?" the bluenette raised an eyebrow "Why?"
"When Paul brought you here, you were really pale and cold"
"Paul?" Dawn held a confused expression
"He said he found you under a tree in the park" Barry explained
"And he didn't want to take a chance so he picked you up and brought you home" Misty finished, she then gestured to the jacket around Dawn's shoulders "He gave you his jacket to keep you warm"
"That was nice of him" the bluenette refused to smile or sound grateful as she shrugged off the jacket and handed it to Barry "Can you give it back when you see him?"
"Sure" the blonde boy took the jacket and wrapped it between his arms before sitting down next to her "Are you feeling okay? You looked half dead when Paul brought you – he looked pretty freaked out too" Dawn noticed the faint smile on his lips and rolled her eyes
"Paul doesn't get freaked out...he probably thought it would help his and the boys' chances of being forgiven"
"Well, you're not sick or anything" Misty stated as she put the back of her hand onto the bluenette's forehead "But I'm still going to make you soup" she removed her hand and exited the room
"Come on May" Barry took the lighter brunette's hand "Let's go help"
"What?" May raised an eyebrow "Why? Misty can cook fine by herself"
"Just come on" he pulled her out of the room and closed the door, leaving Leaf and Dawn alone so they could talk.
"You wanted to talk to earlier, right Leaf?" Dawn questioned as she sat up further on the bed and patted a space infront of her "What's wrong?"The brunette sat down and burst into tears
"I-I was so stupid Dawn" she choked out and the bluenette wrapped her arms around her in a hug
"I let him u-use me" she continued to sob "A-and he d-did, he used me and th-threw me away when he was done"
"Shh..." Dawn hugged her tighter "You're not stupid, if anyone's stupid it's Gary" she then rubbed the brunette's back soothingly "We all let them use us and throw us away, you're not alone"
"But I am!" she insisted "I don't think the boys did to you or the other girls what Gary did to me" she had calmed down slightly but was still crying
"What did he do?"
"I know that all the boys used you, so I feel like you'll understand my pain better" the brunette sniffed
"Probably" Dawn then pulled away "But I can't understand anything until you tell me exactly what happened"
"You what?" she put both her hands on either of the brunette's shoulders and held a serious look "It's okay, you can tell me" but her eyes widened in utter shock at Leaf's next words
"I slept with him..."
Okay...letting you guys know right now! there is NO lemon in the next chapter...no flashbacks or graphic details or anything!...i dont do that stuff -.- and just so you know...this was planned from the start, i was actually wondering if anyone would pickk it up because i've been dropping subtle hints since like chapter 12 XD
anywaiizzzz...so, it was BARRY! 8D did anyone expect him? if you read carefully in the previous chapter, he foreshadowed that if dawn every cried again then he'd be there in an instant :) so yeah, xXOldrivalshippingXx was very close because they mentioned Barry, so yeah, in a review they can tell me if they want a spoiler or not, cuz somee people dont like them XD
Btw, a shopping village is not a shopping centre...or, most of you would call it a mall, but yeah its not. I have one near my house, and its a small area with a few small restaurants and a single level indoor shopping area that has a grocery store, news agency and all those other basic requirements :)
Anyways, i hope you enjoyed this chapter :) mostly just a look on how the girls deal and ofcourse Leaf's 'deep, dark secret' XD thanks for reading and pretty pretty pretty pretty pleaseee!
okay...time to go feed my dogs -.-'