You mean as in a crush right? Well, I don’t think that I have feelings for anyone right now… I mean, if I did, I don’t think I’d announce it so that everyone can see it. That’d just end up with me feeling embarrassed and humiliated, don’t you think?
G. Sexual orientation.
Uh, I dunno. I’ve never thought about it! ‘Course I think girls and pretty, but I think what’s most important is how you feel about that person, boy or girl.
I thought it might be too, but I guess not. Seems quite a few are goin’ without proper dates. But it would be great to see you and hang out a bit! I don’t wanna be annoyin’ my brother the entire time after all.
I’ll have to see what I can do for ya then! Pretty sure it won’t be a problem though.
Guess we’ll be a bit of each other lately with all of this, huh? I mean, you coming to Unova and this Valentine’s Day stuff. Not that I mind, it’s just been awhile since I’ve heard from anyone from Kanto besides my mum. Have you heard from Misty or Brock?
Yer going to the ball too? Hope I wouldn’t be like a third wheel or anythin’… but if it’s cool, I can get Green to introduce you to Red then? Since they’ll be there too of course.
I wasn’t going to since I thought it was just for couples and uh… Well, you know. You’re not a third wheel or anything like that though! Iris and I are just good friends, so it’d be okay for you to join us.
Well I’m kinda on vacation already, visiting my brother for a little while, so I guess there’s no harm in extending it a bit more whilst I’m away… don’t know how long I’ll be here for though, so I’ll let you know when I’m planning on coming.
Yeah, of course! It’ll be happy to see Pikachu again, heh.
Great! How’s your brother by the way? Hey, hey, doesn’t he know Red really well? Like, they’re buddies? I wonder if he’d introduce me sometime- Uh, sorry, got a bit sidetracked there.
Sounds great! Maybe just if he’s not too busy though.
Aw c’mon, you totally do! S’cool, I guess I miss you too. It has been a while… we’ve both been kinda busy, I guess. I’ll at least try and stick around a bit longer - after all, I wanna hear all about your journey!
Okay, okay… I guess I did miss you after all. When do you think you’re going to be able to leave? I’ll have to pack up and head to Castelia a couple of days in advance, so be sure to let me know! I’ll be sure to be there as you’re getting off the plane.
Oh, uh… Are you bringing Umbreon? I think Pikachu would like that.
I should definitely get over at some point, it all depends on work though to be honest. If anything I’ll try and get over on a research trip, but surely I can take time off for old times’ sake. I’m not so much battling any more but I can’t turn my old rival down, aheh.
She’s doin’ pretty well… she does ask if I’ve heard from you though - you should probably give her a call actually, I think she worries. But I guess I never called Grandpa much when I was busy training, so I get what it’s like.
That’d be great! You’ll have to take an air plane down here, ‘course. It was kind of intimidating at first, but the flight goes pretty quickly, and then you land right in Castelia City. Wait till you see how big that place is! I almost got lost when we first landed. If you want, I could meet you there ‘n show you around.
Oh… I didn’t mean to worry her, honestly. I’ve just been busy. I’ll be sure to phone her as soon as I can, though. Don’t want her upset or anything like that. I’m glad you understand.
Anyway, I can’t wait to see you again! I mean… Not that I miss you that bad or anything.
I asked because I was just wondering~ do you consider yourself as famous?
Me? Weeell… In a way, I guess. Not really, though. I’m not the most famous trainer out there by any means. There are plenty of trainers who have become famous and compared to them, the little fame I’ve earned is nothing.
Yeah, I’ve been researching all over the place to be honest. What about you? Caught any new interesting Pokémon?
I swear if I had a dime for every time you called me that…
Have you been to Unova lately, then? If you were here, we could maybe hang out. Or something like that.
I’ve got an entirely new team, actually! Pikachu’s still here, ‘course, but there’s Oshawott, Snivy, Tepig, Tranquil, Scraggy, Swadloon, Palpitoad and Boldore. Yup, I think that’s about it. Pretty impressive, huh?
I’m Ash Ketchum of Pallet Town! You might have heard of me - I think I’ve been on TV a few times now… Anyway, I’m traveling in the Unova region with two friends of mine and it’s proven to be great so far. I’ve also journeyed through Kanto, Johto, Hoenn and Sinnoh, in case you didn’t know.
I’d like to meet some more trainers! I’m always up for a battle.