I'm baaaack! And guess what that means? Another chapter!
Here it is.
A loud crash erupted a good distance away from the pasture, but it was loud enough to hear where Ash, May, Brendan and Max rested. Ash snapped awake. On either side of him, May and Brendan stirred in their sleep. Max turned over onto his side. Pikachu's ear twitched. In a few seconds, it woke up and looked up at its master curiosly.
"Pika pi?" it asked. Ash looked down at it and smiled.
"No, I'm fine." he said, stroking its fur. "I just thought I heard something." There was a rustling sound in the grass. Ash got to his feet and looked around. Pikachu also stood, its fur standing on end as it growled at whatever was making the rustling.
A figure appeared and headed toward Ash, Pikachu, and their sleeping friends. Ash's fist clenched and he prepared to fight again if he had to. Sparks now danced around Pikachu's cheeks.
Finally, the figure stepped into the light. It was Nurse Joy!
"Nurse Joy?" Ash asked, confused. She looked up.
"Ash? Is that you?" she asked. Ash nodded slowly.
"What are you doing here?" he asked.
"I was just wandering around, trying to find a place to stay. Glacier Town was attacked by some sort of Pokemon." Nurse Joy replied.
"That Pokemon was Mewtwo. We've been running from it all night long." Ash said.
"That's not hard to believe." Nurse Joy said, looking Ash up and down. "Have you had a lot of close encounters?"
"More than I can count." Ash replied. Nurse Joy looked down at Pikachu.
"Oh, you poor thing. You must be starving." she said, kneeling down in front of it.
"Probably is. It hasn't eaten in a while." Ash replied, kneeling down so Pikachu could climb onto his shoulder.
"I have some Pokemon food if you want to give it some." Nurse Joy said.
"Sure. Sound good, Pikachu?" Ash asked.
"Pika!" Pikachu cried. Nurse Joy reached into a large backpack that she had with her. Ash hadn't noticed it until now. She sat a bowl full of Pokemon food on the ground. Ash allowed Pikachu to scamper down his arm to the ground. It started eating.
"I could whip up something for us to eat if you'd like." Nurse Joy offered. Ash looked confused.
"What would you cook with?" he asked.
"Well, there's some logs over there, and I've got matches, bowls, and a pot in this backpack." Nurse Joy replied. She didn't wait for Ash to answer this time. She sat the backpack on the ground and walked out of sight. She returned with her arms full of small logs. Sitting them on the ground, she reached into her backpack and pulled out a box of matches, five bowls, and a big pot. After lighting the wood, she placed the pot over the fire and started mixing up something. Finally Ash spoke.
"So, you're an outdoorsmen as well as a nurse?" he asked.
"Uh huh. I used to go on lots of camping trips and to summer camp when I was younger." Nurse Joy replied. Brendan and May woke up.
"What's going on?" Brendan asked, walking up beside Ash.
"Nurse Joy?" May asked, surprised as she came up on the other side of Ash. Max awoke and joined them, saying similar things.
When Nurse Joy finally finished, she handed out bowls to Ash, May, Brendan and Max.
"Um, thanks?" Ash said.
"No problem." Nurse Joy said, giving him a warm smile. Ash smiled back.
When the group had finished eating, Brendan told Nurse Joy about the poison in Ash's body.
"Do you think you could get it out?" he asked.
"Sorry, I can't. I only work with Pokemon." Nurse Joy said. Brendan sighed.
"Well, at least you ate something, so your strength boosted up a little." he said to Ash. A loud crash erupted nearby. Everyone jumped to their feet.
"We should get out of here while we still can." Ash said. "If we don't, Mewtwo's gonna find us." Everyone nodded and followed Ash through the pasture and toward the rising sun.
Sorry this chapter is so short, but hey, at least I wrote one.
The next one'll be up soon. Be lookin' for it.