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Disclaimer: I am not rich and I do not own Ash/Ashley, Misty, Janine or Brock or any of the characters that are in this story. I do however own this story so don't take without my permission. Also don't sue me.

Episode 08: Return to Vermilion City!

Author's Note: I will still only cover the major events of the Anime Series. It is basically my re-telling of the journey Ash took only as Ashley. Also from what you saw in the last chapter I am not going to cover the Exeggcute/Exeggutor Magician Episode since Misty and Brock are currently back at their gyms, however Ashley may take part in a magic show simlar to the one that Misty took part in during the Anime Episode: March of Exeggutor Squad. I also made Team Rocket only five years older than Ashley and Janine rather than seven. Brock is 14 rather than 16 at the moment.

Ages: Ashley: 10, Team Rocket: 15, Janine: Age 10

Still no romance planned for a while yet.


Previously on New Life, New Journey...

Ashley and Janine defeated Misty for their second badge the Cascade Badge. Now Ashley has three badges and Janine has two. Will Ashley get another badge? Also will Janine get her third badge? To find out Read On!

Back on the road...

"So where is our next stop?" Janine asked.

"Well, Vermilion City is our next stop." Ashley said. "That is where I will battle Lt. Surge again for my Thunder Badge."

"Should we capture some ground Pokemon as well?" Janine asked. "I think you captured a Sandshrew didn't you in Mt. Moon?"

"I think I did." Ashley said. "Though I am not really sure, so we better head somewhere to capture some ground Pokemon."

"That sounds like a good idea." Janine said.

With that Ashley and Janine went to continue their training before going to Vermilion Gym to Challenge Lt. Surge.

A Week Later...

"Well do you think we are ready to take on Lt. Surge?" Ashley asked.

"I think we are." Janine said. "So shall we go to challenge Surge?"

Ashley nodded as they headed toward the Gym.

"I Ashley Ketchum of Pallet Town wish to challenge Lt. Surge to a battle." Ashley said. "

"I Janine from Vermilion City, wish to battle you as well Lt. Surge." Janine said. "Could we make it a Tag Battle?"

"I don't see a problem with that." Lt. Surge said. "I choose Pikachu and Raichu."

"Pikachu, sweetie are you ready to face Raichu again?" Ashley asked her starter.

Pikachu nods and jumps off of Ashley's shoulder and takes his place on the battle field.

"I choose you Sandshrew!" Janine said as she sent out her ground type.

"This is a two-on-two battle between Ashley Ketchum of Pallet Town and Janine of Fuchsia City and Lt. Surge the Vermilion City Gym Leader. The battle is over when both of either sides Pokemon is knocked out!" The Ref said. "Let the battle begin."

With that the three battlers nodded and were ready for a battle.

"Pikachu use Thunder Wave, Raichu use Thunderbolt!" Lt. Surge said.

"Sandshrew use Poison Sting!" Janine said.

"Pikachu use Agility followed by Thunder!"

"Dodge the attacks both of you!" Lt. Surge said.

The two Pokemon tried to comply but couldn't as they were both Poisoned. The Electric Attacks didn't phase Sandshrew at all and barely hit Pikachu.

"Use Double Dig!" Ashley and Janine both said together.

Both Pokemon burrowed underground Pikachu and Raichu were confused and couldn't figure out where the two Pokemon went.

The two confused Pokemon didn't even think about using their hearing as Sandshrew and Pikachu came up from under the ground and hit the two Pokemon dead on.

The two Pokemon that belonged to Lt. Surge were knocked out immediately since they were already weakened.

"Pikachu and Raichu are unable to battle." The Ref said. "The winners are Sandshrew and Pikachu! The winners of this tag match are Ashley Ketchum from Pallet Town and Janine from Fuchsia City!"

"Return guys." Lt. Surge said dejectedly. "Thanks for your hard work."

Lt. Surge then turned to the two girls.

"Well, I guess you two deserve this badge." Lt. Surge said as he handed each girl a Thunder Badge. "Good luck with the rest of your journey young ladies."

"Thank you very much Lt. Surge." Ashley said as she shook Lt. Surge's hand and released it.

"We appreciate the battle." Janine said. "I will tell my father hello for you Lt. Surge."

"You do that Janine." Lt. Surge said. "It was nice to meet you. Also Ashley, it was nice to see you again. Good luck with the remainder of the journey."

"Thank you sir." Ashley said as she curtsied it seems the chemicals that transformed her made her more polite than she had ever been as Ash.

"We just won..." Ashley and Janine chorused. "The Thunder Badge!"

Ashley and Janine winked and posed and headed on their way.

A Week Later...

Ashley and Janine have been traveling for quite sometime now and have now arrived in Saffron City. The Haunter that Ashley had given to Sabrina was given permission by Sabrina herself to seek out Ash or rather Ashley. Haunter did eventually find Ashley, and even though Ashley was a girl now the Haunter still recognized her and opted to become part of Ashley's team so Ashley's team now consisted of Pikachu, Ivysaur, Charmeleon, Wartortle, Pidgeotto, and Haunter. So now Ashley and Janine arrived in Saffron City after a sidetrack to Lavender Town so Janine could capture a Ghost Pokemon. She managed to capture a Gastly she also captured an Ekans which evolved into Arbok. So Janine's team consisted of the following Pokemon: Venonat, Venomoth, Gastly, Arbok, Weezing, and Nidorina. So now they were off to the gym after restoring their Pokemon. Ashley loves being a girl now more than ever. She has accomplished so much more than she did as Ash, that she is leaning toward staying female for the rest of her life even if a cure for Erika's Concoction is found. Also after training for a while, Haunter evolved into Gengar since it had changed hands quite a bit. Now Ashley's Pokemon team consisted of: Pikachu, Pidgeotto, Ivysaur, Charmeleon, Wartortle, and Gengar. Now it was time for Ashley's rematch with Sabrina. Janine then spoke up.

"I have really enjoyed traveling with you these past few months Ashley." Janine said, "but once we get the Marsh Badge from Sabrina, I am going to head to Celadon City to take on Erika and go off on my own journey. Let's promise to see each other in the Indigo League Competition."

"Agreed Janine," Ashley said to her best human friend. "Let's make our battle the best battle we have ever had."

"Deal!" Janine said as she shook Ashley's hand. "Let's get to Saffron Gym."

Ashley nodded as she led Janine to Saffron City.

What is in store for Ashley and Janine now, will they get their Marsh Badges? To find out stay tuned.

To Be Continued...

Next Time: After arriving in Saffron City, Ashley and Janine head to the gym, however Team Rocket shows up again to try and ruin everything. What will happen now? Will Ashley and Janine win or lose? will Ashley and Janine even get their battle with Sabrina? Stay Tuned to find out!

Next Time on New Life, New Journey: Episode 09: Return to Saffron City! coming soon to a fanfiction site near you.

Episode 08 of New Life, New Journey.

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