Title: The Aqua Diary Author: Alexis_Wingstar Fandom: Pokemon Characters: Misty and Brock, mostly. Genre: AURomance, humor, others perhaps. Note: Though this is based on the Pokemon anime which ages Misty at 10-years old at the start of the show (1997), I am going with the manga age of 12 for her at that time period where she met Ash because she looks older than 10 even in the cartoon. I’ve aged the characters one year for every two years in real life which would make Misty around 19 during this story. Brock is 23, and Ash 17 (though Ash isn’t in this much except for being mentioned once in awhile by the main character, Misty). This is for the Diary Challenge 2013. ~~~ May 12, 2013: I can’t believe I’m starting a diary at age nineteen. You’d think I’d have grown out of it, but something big has happened, and I need to get my bearings. You see, two weeks ago, I got a phone call from Brock. I hadn’t seen him in ages! I used to travel with him and Ash, training our Pokemon. That is, until my sisters needed me to take over the gym for them when they went on tour. I’d seen Brock a couple times since then, but only briefly. Anyway, he called me because he needed help setting up the water section of his Pokemon farm. He’s finally able to become a breeder now... it was his dream. Anyway, since my sisters are back, I agreed to go help him. It was nice seeing him again. So, I’ve been working closely with Brock for the past couple weeks. I never told him this, but back when we were travelling with Ash, I had a crush on him. It always made me sad when he would freak out over one beautiful woman after another... even my sisters... and never even blinked an eye at me. I mean, he could even tell all the Nurse Joys and Officer Jenny’s apart! It made me feel awful... yet at the same time, it allowed me to get to know him better, and I’m glad we became good friends. He’s a very nice guy when he isn’t making a fool of himself with some pretty lady. Well, this morning after breakfast we had our swimsuits on because we were working with the water, setting up the final touches before we let any of the water pokemon in, and I saw him watching me. When he realized I caught him looking, he blushed and quickly looked away. Suddenly, I felt like the 12-year-old girl who had a crush on him way back when. I became very distracted and wasn’t watching what I was doing. The rocks around the pond area were slippery, and I fell in the water. As I did so, I hit my head against the side of the rock I’d been standing on. Next thing I knew, I heard his voice sounding very anxious, repeating my name. I felt a calloused hand on my cheek, and when I opened my eyes, I was laying on the grass and Brock was leaning over me. I swear, his face could not have been more than 10 inches away from mine. I felt dazed and confused, and asked what had happened. When he explained, I remembered slipping, but didn’t remember hitting my head... but knew he told the truth because the back of my skull hurt really bad. I tried to get up, but he made me lie still and told me that paramedics were coming. I had been out for five minutes! I was at the emergency room for several hours, but they let me go. I have a light concussion, and am staying in one of Brock’s little sister’s rooms in his father’s home. His sister let me use this diary because she never used it. But that’s not what I wanted to say... while I was in the emergency room, Brock stayed with me the whole time when the doctors and nurses weren’t working on me. He held my hand in his for most of that time as we talked... about nothing really important except he apologized to me about what happened. It wasn’t his fault... just my own stupidity. I swear though, my heart at times felt like it was about to beat out of my chest. I like the feel of his calloused hands holding mine. They’re so warm and strong, yet gentle. I think I’m falling in love with him all over again. I hope this doesn’t ruin our friendship.