A/N: I don't own the Pokemon franchise, blah blah blah.

Changing Times



There used to be times when I'd get annoyed,
To keep hidden feelings at bay.
But stubborn as he was, he'd never avoid
Any challenge that came his way.

There used to be times he'd insult me
In response to something I'd said
And sometimes I'd respond by boldly
Malleting him square on the head.

There have been a few times he'd been fraught with despair
After losing to someone more skilled.
Those are the times I made sure I was there
To listen as his thoughts were spilled.

There have been times we have had lots of fun
Such as Kids' Day and the Whirl Cup,
We were close friends, and felt like we were one
And our future kept looking up.

There have been times that we've been apart
Like the time I returned to the Gym.
Coming back here had broken my heart
Now I know the same was true of him.

There were times when I thought he was lost,
A new girl, and then a new trophy for the shelf,
But how elated I felt when the threshold was crossed
On our wedding day, by none other than Ash himself.


by Misty Ketchum