Chapter Six: Hazed and Confused
Ash returned back to their groups table with smoothies for all of them, even Pikachu and Piplup. Brock had returned, and was making sure not to flirt with anyone else that evening.
“Thanks Ash.” He said, taking a banana one and gurgling at it. Dawn and Misty both went for a berry one, and their hands touched.
“Ash, who is this one for?” Dawn asked, pulling it towards her.
“It must be for me, I really love berries.” Misty grinned, pulling it back towards her.
“He knows I love them more!” Dawn growled, yanking it to chest. The two began a tug-of-war, pulling the glass faster and faster, causing drops of the drink to start to fly out of the top.
“Ladies, I did get another berry one.” Ash said, holding it up.
“Oh goodie.” Dawn said, and let go of the drink. Misty had been pulling on it at the time, and she toppled over, spilling the blue contents over her dress. Several people nearby gasped and sniggered, and Dawn burst out in laughter.
“How dare you!” Misty whispered, her eyes wide with shock and anger. She slowly stood up, wishing to intimidate Dawn, but the blue haired girl just continued to laugh. Misty stared at Ash, who looked both shocked and amused at the same time, and she grabbed the smoothies out of his hands. She poured a berry and an orange smoothie over
Dawn, who instantly stopped laughing.
“Oh, it’s on now!” Dawn yelled, and she shoved Misty over. Misty fell to the ground, nearly whacking her head against the table. She swung her right leg around, hitting Dawn’s legs. The coordinator yelled out, before landing on the ground as well. Almost everyone at the party was watching them now. The two girls had started to slap and scratch at each other, and Dawn even pulled Misty’s hair.
“Ugly cow!” She yelled.
“Ditzy bitch!” Misty cried. Ahs and Brock finally rushed over, and pulled them apart.
“Calm down you two!” Brock said, easily restraining Dawn, despite her
best efforts. Ash was having more trouble with Misty.
“What is wrong with you two?” He said, shaking his head. Misty managed to shake Ash off. She looked at Dawn, before turning and running away. Brock let go of Dawn, who grabbed Piplup and ran off to get some food.
“Women, eh?” Ash chuckled.
“Chu Pika.” Pikachu agreed.
“Attention everyone, attention.” Everyone at the party turned towards the bandstand. Nurse Joy was standing there, alongside her Chansey that was wearing a frangipani clip as well. There was a large brown barrel between them, fill of raffle ticket slips.
“Ok, it is time to draw the winners of the raffle competition!” Nurse Joy said, talking into a microphone. The crowd whooped and cheered at this, everyone eager to win something.
Behind the stand, Jessie, James and Meowth were waiting, listening carefully for their cue.
“Those twerpettes are putty now after that fight.” Jessie said excitedly.
“I was able to catch a look at the raffle book while getting my ticket,” James explained. “And I have the exact numbers of their tickets.” There was applause from the crowd as someone won some department store vouchers, and the trio froze.
“Ok, now we are going to draw the winners of the VIP dinner!”
“That’s our cue!” Meowth cried. Jessie nodded, and she quickly sent out Seviper.
“Now Seviper, use Haze on the stage and crowd!”
“Seviper!” The snake cried, and quickly released a black fog. Everyone started to cough and splutter. James and Meowth slipped on stage. As Nurse Joy and Chansey coughed and tried to calm the crowd, the two used mini torches to find the right ticket numbers.
“Found them!” Meowth whispered, pulling them out on his claws. James nodded, and switched the tickets with two in Nurse Joy’s hand. The two rushed off stage, just as the haze attack began to clear. In the crowd, Ash and Brock were standing together, with Misty and Dawn on either side, not talking and still covered in smoothie.
“Sorry about that folks. Ok, the winners of the VIP dinners are….Brock from Pewter City, Misty from Cerulean City and Dawn from Twinleaf Town.” As the crowd cheered, Brock beamed and walked forwards, managing to stay cool. But Misty and Dawn froze, absolutely gobsmacked.
But then, they both smiled.