I saw that Red got the same sort of message…
I think you’re right. Thanks for telling me, I guess…
I saw that Red got the same sort of message…
I think you’re right. Thanks for telling me, I guess…
Oh, well s’long as y’don’t mind it.
Of course I do! Yer butt is probably the cutest out there.
Heh, I think I’m blushing… Thanks, Gary. You made my day!
I-I mean, uhh… I really like your, uhm, well… I really like it when you wear your lab coat.
I’m sorry. That’s weird, isn’t it?
It is? Guess I wasn’ thinkin’, eheh. Didn’t think ya’d mind, s’all.
I don’t mind that much, I guess you just surprised me by saying something like that.
… Do you really think I have a cute butt?
Y’don’t mind I think y’got a cute butt, right?
Well, no… But do you have to announce it to everyone? It’s embarrassing…
That’s just like asking Gary to pick between me ‘n his brother, isn’t it? Gary is extremely important to me, but so is Pikachu. Just in different ways!
No! No, of course not. To be completely honest with you, I never thought much about that kind of stuff before he told me that he liked me more than a friend. I was more focused on training my Pokémon. When he did tell me, it made a lot of sense. I mean, I did think of him a lot, even when we were apart. I’d always ask my mum how Gary was doing, heheh. I guess that I wasn’t aware that the feelings I had for him were stronger than friendship, but I’m really glad that I’m good enough to be by his side.
With Ash’s body pressed up against his own, Gary could feel Ash’s heart beating just as fast and hard as his own, though slightly out of time with his. He loved finally being so close to his old rival, knowing after so long that he certainly wasn’t alone in his feelings. He could feel almost every inch of Ash’s body against his own, and it took every bit of strength he had to try and keep calm. He tried to keep in mind that they were still in public, that their public display of affection and longing was there for all to see. But as Ash pulled away briefly, moving slightly so that their bodies were close enough to nearly be one with one another, Gary disregarded all abandon and let himself be completely taken by Ash’s lips. With the boy’s hands in his hair and at his neck, Gary’s own slipped down to Ash’s waist, pulling him tightly to his own. In all the times he’d imagined it, he’d never thought that they would be kissing one another with such raw passion and he lost himself in the moment, all reservations completely abandoned.
Ash soon became lost in the moment between the two of them, letting his senses take over. It felt intoxicating, making him want more, but he had to keep in mind the fact that they were in a public place with people all around them. Of course, he couldn’t have cared less about that as he continued to kiss Gary fervently, slipping both of his arms down around his neck. He moved his leg in between the other boy’s only to feel a certain something, which made him pull back from the lip lock in surprise. “W-What is…” His eyes widened in realization and he glanced up at Gary, wondering if he’d even noticed himself. “Oh,” he said, smiling up at him knowingly. “Jeez, Gary, I didn’t know that would that to you… Uhhh, do you want to get out of here before someone else besides me notices?” After all, he didn’t want any embarrassment for Gary, though he was positive their kissing had attracted them plenty enough attention.
That’s none of your business! I’ve actually… never done anything like that all, anyway. I never even really thought about kissing someone before I got together with Gary. Heheh.
I don’t know… I didn’t know that there was people obsessed about the two of us.
W-Well, I’m not sure if I want to tell a complete stranger about my… Uhhh, my urges. Gosh, that sounds weird- Uh, I guess I wouldn’t be against that, no, but it’s not like it’s all I think about.
I never said anything like that! Jeez, why do you want to know, anyway? … ‘sides, it’s none of your business what Gary and I do or don’t do.
I-I… He does? Uhh, I don’t think I.. err…
W-What? No! What kind of question is this? Ack…
“I’ve been ready for that hug for so long,” Gary said, smiling widely as his eyes met with Ash’s for just a second, before he held the boy close to his chest. His heart was beating faster than he thought it ever had before, something that he didn’t really care whether Ash noticed. He wouldn’t have cared a dime if the entire airport could hear either. “I’ve let myself be without you for too long, like hell I’m gonna let you go now,” he whispered, his head resting upon Ash’s hair. “And I’m yours, and I’m always gonna be as long as you’ll have me.” And as Ash pulled him closer, he didn’t need telling twice. He leant down slightly and kissed Ash full on the lips, his grip on the boy tightening as he did so, no longer holding back as he clung to the boy. It just felt right to Gary - exactly how he’d imagined it would be all those times when he found himself thinking of Ash. He’d tried to push him out of his mind then but now he was all that was on Gary’s mind, and he wouldn’t have had it any other way. His mind right now was blank - with his lips locked with Ash’s, there was nothing else Gary could possibly think of. He simply wanted to savour the moment, wanting nothing more than to just stay there like that, with the eyes of the public watching and neither of them caring.
He was so relieved to hear words like those, reassuring him once again his former rival felt just as strongly as he did. He almost paused to open his mouth to say something in response, but Gary seemed to know what he was asking permission to do a second ago, and took the initiative of doing it himself. The moment Ash felt Gary’s lips on his, all of his thoughts were thrown away and forgotten. His heart pounded louder than ever through his chest, yet he hardly noticed. All that he could think of was that he wanted more, that this felt so right, so unlike anything else Ash had ever experienced. He lowered his hands to the back of Gary’s neck while the other gently ran through his hair. Breaking away for only a couple of seconds, he pulled himself closer to Gary’s body, if that was even possible considering how close they already were. Then once he was comfortable with that position, Ash kissed Gary for a second time. Only this time, he was much more spirited about it now that he felt he had a grasp of how to go about this kissing business.
Gary’s heart was racing as Ash drew ever closer, both with excitement and nerves. He bounced up and down on the balls of his feet, finding it more difficult than ever to retain his cool. Not that he cared at all about that right now - his mind was totally engulfed in watching Ash swerve his way through the crowd, Gary’s smile growing wider with every step Ash took, looking like a dork but for once not giving even the slightest damn. He’d gone over this moment a million times in his head, dreamt of finally being able to hold Ash with no inhibitions but nothing could have prepared Gary for the force at which Ash threw himself at him. For a moment, he was taken aback - he was so convinced that he would be the one clinging to Ash, not the other way around. For a second, he realised that Pikachu must have known what was going to happen before even he knew. But he wrapped his arms around the boy, pulling him in as tightly as he could and burying his face in his shoulder. This had been a long time coming, but so worth the wait. Everything he had originally planned to say, the words he’d been going over ever since Ash told him he was coming… he couldn’t remember them at all any more. Not that it mattered to him at all - he opted for simply hugging Ash as much as he possibly could. After all, that said more than Gary could put into words.
Ash continued to smile as wide as humanly possible, not caring about the looks that the boys were getting from the people around them. At that exact minute, he didn’t care about anyone else besides Gary Oak. Pikachu sat about a foot behind the two of them, observing with a cheerful expression, glad to see the two of them reunite after so long. “I told you to be ready for a hug, didn’t I?” Ash said, laughing lightly as he pulled back, glancing up at his friend for a brief moment. He then rested his head against the taller boy’s chest, sighing happily, allowing himself to take in the moment for as long as he could. “I never want to let you go again,” Ash murmured. “I… I just want you to know that I’m yours and nothing will ever change that. I-I… Sorry, I’m so excited and nervous that I…” He took a deep breath of air and pulled back again, snaking his arms up behind Gary’s head. “I hope you don’t mind if I…” Before he could finish his sentence, he began to gently pull the other boy down toward himself.
Gary felt like he’d been waiting forever. Of course, after spending the time to clear things up with his older brother, he’d only gotten to the airport about 10 minutes before Ash’s flight actually came in. Ideally, he’d wanted the time to sit down and have a hot chocolate to calm himself down beforehand, but he was at least glad to have gotten things sorted with Green. And now, as he watched the plane land, he waited anxiously for what he still couldn’t quite believe was happening. How he’d gotten so lucky was totally beyond Gary, and it was all he could think about the entire time since he left his brother’s house, up until right now. He stood as near to the gate as possible, on tiptoes in an attempt to see over the heads of the crowd now coming from the plane. And sure enough, he could just see a hat and Pikachu’s ears weaving their way through the horde of passengers. He really had come, after all. Gary couldn’t wipe the smile off his face as he watched Ash get closer and closer, going over what he wanted to say when they were finally reunited yet again.
Once Ash was safely off of the plane, Pikachu fought to keep his perch on his trainer’s shoulder because of how fast he was moving. He was focused on only one thing right now, which was getting himself out of this crowd to find the one person he wanted to see most. The moment that he caught sight of that familiar spiky chestnut hair, he felt his heart race like it never had. Confused, Pikachu glanced between Ash and Gary for a second, then leaped off of the black-haired boy’s shoulder almost as if he knew what was about to happen. Once Ash could see Gary and the smile on his face, he couldn’t help but grin back at him, uncaring that he looked like a fool. Right now, words could wait. There was one thing he wanted to do before anything else. He ran as fast he could toward Gary and the second he was close enough, he quite literally threw himself at him, wrapping his arms around him tightly. Ash’s hat fell off his head in the process, but he couldn’t have cared less at that moment.