ANIMATED EARTH: THE WEDDING OF DANNY AND SAWYER
BY WILLIAM RAYMER
Imagine, if you will, that there are two Earths: the one we as real people live on, and one that the characters we enjoy on television and motion picture screens live on. This story takes place on Another Earth-the "Animated Earth."
Before we begin
Chapter 4, here is a note from the author.
This is the hardest chapter I've written for any of my stories. See, my brother, who lives in Pennsylvania now, got married recently. But, due to the fact that I live on the other side of the country than him, I couldn't have been there for him.
Now, I feel that I may never share happiness with anyone like my brother can now share with my new sister-in-law. But, until I take my own walk down the aisle, I will be able to continue my commitment to Unofficial CDD.
So, this is to Erwin and Summer Raymer of Nescopeck, Pennsylvania. May Blissey's luck be with you both.
William C. Raymer
Yuma, Arizona USA
January 6th, 2005
And now, on with the show.....
Chapter 4- "Ash's Admission"
In the Fuschia City Pokemon Center, Ash, Misty, Brock and Sawyer were nervously awaiting word on whether or not the Chansey they brought in would survive. Sawyer turned to Ash. "Ash, I'll handle the Chansey. You have something else to do," Sawyer said. Ash looked down at the engagement ring on his finger, then back up at Sawyer. "Brock, will you let me know if there's any word on the Chansey?" Ash asked. Brock nodded.
Ash felt as if he was sent to the principal's office as he walked over to the bank of videophones set up in one corner of the Pokemon Center. Ash picked up the handset and punched in a phone number.
Back at the Oak Pokemon Research Laboratory, Delia heard a videophone ring. She moved over to the terminal and picked up the handset. "Hello?" Ash appeared on the screen. "Mom! What are you doing at Professor Oak's lab?" he asked. "Don't you remember that I help out here sometimes?" Delia asked in return. "Yeah, now I remember," Ash said.
"So, to what do I owe the pleasure of this conversation?" Delia asked. On the screen, Ash held up the hand his engagement ring rested on. "Ash, does this mean what I think it means?" Ash nodded. "So, who's the lucky girl?" Delia asked. "Will you hold for a moment?" Ash said. Delia nodded. She turned in her chair as the image on the display switched to a test pattern. "Sam! Tracey! Get down here! Ash is getting married!"
Meanwhile, back in the Fuschia City Pokemon Center, Ash
walked over to where Misty sat. "Time to meet the parent," Ash said.
Back in Fuschia City, Misty smiled when she saw the shocked looks on Delia, Tracey and Professor Oak's faces. "Yes, Mrs. Ketchum. Ash and I are engaged to be married," Misty said. "Well, if someone has to become engaged to my Ash, I am glad it is you, Misty," Delia said. "Thanks, Mrs. Ketchum," Misty said. A chime sounded. "Ash, Misty, I think Nurse Joy is coming," Sawyer said. "We'll tell you more when we swing through Pallet on our way back to Hollywood," Ash said. "Bye, Mom."
After hanging up, Ash and Misty went to join Sawyer and
Brock as Nurse Joy and another Chansey-a regular Nurse Chansey-came out of the
examination room. "Miss Dumas, your Chansey is going to be all right,"
Nurse Joy said. Nurse Chansey handed Sawyer a Pokeball. Sawyer opened it,
revealing the Chansey she rescued in the Safari Zone. Chansey waddled up to
Sawyer and hugged her. "I think Chansey is saying 'Thank You' for saving
it," Brock said. "Chansey, you can repay me by being the best Pokemon
you can be," Sawyer said. Chansey lifted an arm to her head in a salute.
Ash smiled as Sawyer recalled Chansey into its Pokeball.
"Sawyer, we're supposed to stop by my mom's house when we get to Pallet
Town so we-Misty and I-can explain to my mom about our engagement."
Back in Hollywood-at Danny's mansion-Max (May's brother, not Darla Dimple's manservant) went to get the newspaper. Unfolding it, Max saw the picture of Ash and Misty and gasped at the headline of the article accompanying the picture. "May! Danny! Get up! Ash and Misty are in the paper!"
Surrounding the dining room table, Danny was drinking a cup of coffee while May poured a cup of orange juice. Max read the article:
Max set the paper down on the table. "Ash and Misty...
I knew it, I knew it," Danny said. The doorbell rang. Danny stood up and
went to answer the door.
"Mr. Mammoth, to what do I owe this pleasure?"
Danny said. Mammoth walked in. "I am sure that you are aware of the
impending marriage of Ash Ketchum and Misty Williams," Mammoth said.
"Of course I am," Danny said. "I just read it in the Daily
"Well, I am contemplating uniting with the World
Pokemon Trainers Congress to put on an extravagant dual ceremony," Mammoth
said. "Excuse me, L.B. I thought that you said in that statement with Mr.
Goodshow that you weren't going to do that. Uh, before we proceed further, we
should have the other three people in this picture here," Danny said.
"My thoughts exactly," Mammoth said. "Please call me back when
Sawyer, Ash and Misty return from Viridian City." "I will," Danny
Back in Pallet Town, Ash and Misty smiled as Delia ran up
to them and hugged them. "Congratulations, you two," she said.
"Mrs. Ketchum, I'd like to say luck is with your son and future
daughter-in-law," Sawyer said. She pulled a Pokeball from the belt at her
waist and opened it, revealing Chansey. "Oh, my gosh! You caught a Chansey!
Legend states that happiness and luck will come to whomever is lucky enough to
catch one," Delia said. "But, Mrs. Ketchum, I didn't exactly catch
Chansey," Sawyer said. "Team Rocket attacked the Safari Zone. After we
fought them off, we saw Chansey. It was hurt and needed help. So, I captured it
and took it to the Fuschia City Pokemon Center. After Chansey was released, she
showed her gratitude by staying with me." "Oh, I see," Delia
said. "With the kindness you've shown Chansey, it'll show you kindness in
"Let's go back to Hollywood so we can start planning
our weddings," Sawyer said. "Ash and Misty nodded. "We'll be in
touch, Mom," Ash said as he, Sawyer and Misty left.
A few hours later, as Sawyer's limo approached Danny's
mansion, May is playing Dance Dance Revolution against Danny (and
getting decimated), when the door opens. "Danny, they're back!"
As soon as Ash and Misty came through the door, they saw
Danny, May and Max, with frowns on their faces. Danny's voice changed into a
perfect imitation of Desi Arnaz. "Ash, Misty, you have some 'splaining to
do," Danny said. "Like where you're going on your honeymoon," May
said. "We're thinking maybe Porta Vista(1),"
As the conversation continues, Danny makes his way to the
telephone. "L.B., this is Danny. Ash and Misty are back."
The preparations continue next time...
1. See Pokemon Banned Episode "Beauty and the Beach" (http://www.serebii.net/anime/epiguide/indigo/018.shtml).
Author's Notes and Disclaimers: This story is my creation, but the characters aren't. Cats Don't Dance and related characters are owned by Warner Bros. Pokemon and related characters are owned by Nintendo Co. Ltd. and The Pokemon Company.