Koneko: Welp, here it is! The sequel to 'Snowy Days Dream'! I hope you all enjoy it! Kitsune?

Kitsune: KonekoKitsune33 does not own Pokemon, Pikachu, or any related characters. They belong to Nintendo and Satoshi Taijiri and she cries in her sleep every night because of it.

Koneko: *Blush* Don't tell them that!

Kitsune: Too late! On with the story!

It had been a little over a month since the incedent at Christmas. Feburary 3rd to be excact. It would be a day neither Ash nor Gary would forget. Ash and Gary had been together the whole time... without telling anyone. And Ash was begining to have problems. It seemed that Misty had come to realize her feelings for Ash and was slowly hinting at it. Ash continusly tried to act oblivious, like usual, but it only seemed to make her more resiliant. He looked to Gary for a possible answer.

"Gaaaaaryyyy!" He yelled in panic as he ran through the lab

Gary looked up from the thesis that currently held his attention, "Hm? What's wrong Ash?"

Not caring if anyone was in the room, and thankfully there wasn't as Gary liked his peace and quiet, Ash threw his arms around Gary's neck. This worried Gary. Not that Ash wasn't affectionate, but he never did anything like this. He placed his arms protectively around Ash.

"Tell me what's wrong."

"It's Misty... I think she likes me!" he wailed

"You think?" Gary asked, her hints weren't very subtle...

"Okay, I know. But acting oblivious isn't working anymore! I think she's gonna confess to me when she sees a good chance!"

"Don't let her get a chance." Gary said simply

"But what if it happens anyway?"

"Tell her you're seeing someone."

"What if she asks who!?"

Gary didn't have an answer for that. He looked thoughtful for a minute, "Don't you think it's time to tell our friends and families?" he asked

"About what?" Ash asked stupidly

"About us." Gary answered, barely restraining his urge to bop Ash on the head

"I... I don't know..." Ash said, his cheeks flushing slightly, "I'm sure my mom would freak out."

"Or she might be happy for you." Gary supplied, trying to rise up his confidence

"Maybe..."

"I already know Grandpa won't have a problem with it."

"How?"

"I'm getting suspicious about how much time he spends with Tracy."

"What!?"

"I don't get it either, but hey... You can't help who you fall in love with." he pulled Ash down for a chaste kiss

"I see your point." Ash said when they parted, silently wishing they hadn't stopped, "I guess I'll tell her next time I see her."

"Good. Now I unfortunatly have to return to my thesis. I'll see you later okay?"

"Okay."

With one last chaste kiss, Ash departed from the lab, leaving Gary to his work. Far be it for him to know that he'd run into Misty not even five minutes later.

"Ash!" he heard behind him

Turning, Ash saw his orange haired friend running up to him, a blush across her face. He felt the color in his own face drain. He hadn't even thought of how he would tell her yet!

"Hey Misty. What's up?" he tried to sound casual, but his voice rose an octive against his will

"Um... Can I talk to you for a minute?" she asked, her foot absentmindedly kicking the dirt

"Uh... sure."

"Well, you see, I wanted to tell you for a while now, but... The truth is... I lo-" she was cut off by Ash's hands covering her mouth

His hat covered his eyes as he spoke, "I'm sorry Misty. I just don't think I'd be able to keep my cool if you finished that." he laughed hollowly, "I don't want to hurt you Misty... But I can't return your feelings. I've already got someone I like." he slowly lowered his hands from her mouth, keeping his gaze on the ground, partially so she wouldn't see his tears and partially because he was afraid to see her reaction.

"W-who?" she asked after a long silence, her voice wavering slightly

He looked up and saw the tears falling from her eyes, matching his own perfectly. He couldn't bring himself to lie to her, "Gary." he said simply

Misty's eyes widened to the size of... oh, I don't know, dinner plates I suppose. That was the last thing she ever exspected to come from his mouth. May or Dawn maybe, but not Gary. She lowered her gaze to the ground.

"I... I understand. I don't know why I didn't notice before..." she wiped her tears on the back of her hand, "I guess... I'm happy for you Ash." she smiled, "I'll always feel this way about you, but I won't be bitter. I hope you and Gary are happy together. And if he ever makes you cry, I'll beat his brains out for ya!" she smiled, trying to diguise her sadness.

Ash smiled, it worked, "Thanks Mist. It means a lot to me that you said that." he surprised even himself as he hugged Misty, "You'll always be the sister I never had."

Misty smiled sadly as she hugged him back, "And you'll always be the brother I never had."

Stepping out of the hug, Ash froze as a pain shot through his abdomin. Clutching his stomach, he fell to his knees in pain.

"Ash? Ash!? What's wrong!?" Misty cried out

~End Chapter 1~

Koneko: Cliff-hanger! What could possiby be wrong with Ash? Will he be okay!? What will Gary say? ...I'm so glad I decided to make Misty supportive instead of bitter. It's much eaiser to write this way.

Kitsune: You mean boring! I wanted to gag at the end too.

Koneko: Nobody asked for your opinion!

Kitsune: Since when have I cared?

Koneko: Not the point! Why are you so mean!?

Kitsune: Somebody has to. And it's not like I'm gonna act like a love-sick school girl and bouce around screaming; 'Oh! He's so cute!', 'That was sooooo adorable!', or 'OMG, I can't believe that just happened!'.

Koneko: Dispite the fact that that was faked, I got it on tape! -holds up video camera- I'll edit out the sarcasm!

Kitsune: You give me that f**king camera you sadistic b***h!

Koneko: Hey! No cursing! I'm planning on keeping this PG as long as I can!

Kitsune: Again, I care? Give me that camera!

Koneko: See! You do care on some level, seeing as you didn't curse that time. Welp, I'm gonna run now, so thanks for reading and join us soon for the next chapter! -runs out of room laughing hysterically-

Kitsune: -mutters a string of curse words that are only understandable to certain species of tuna as she runs after her-