Gold x Reader .Ti Amo.
Gold's pov“Uhm, don’t you think that’s a little overkill?”
“Hey! He deserves it. You need to be more intimidating to be in a healthy relationship with him.”
“Huh? Oh, he’s waking up!”
My eyes fluttered as consciousness returned to me. Blurry figures are looming above me, one being worried while the others are glaring at me. As my vision slowly comes to focus, the images of the Kanto champion Red, Gym leader Green and (Name) came into view. Beside the trio is a Pokémon I recognize as a Hoothoot.
“I swear to Arceus it wasn’t my idea!” (Name) blurted immediately as tried to sit up. “Big brother did it! Also, good morning.”
My gaze shifted to Green who just nodded smugly. “Serves you right for cheating on her and messing with an Oak.”
“…” Red sighed and punched the latter on the head.
“What was it that you said earlier? Oh right, serves you right.”
“What actually happened?” I coughed and grabbed the attention of the trio once again. “How long was I out?”
“One year two months and twenty-two days.” They said albeit Red signed it, in unison.
“Nah, just kidding. We just wanna see your reaction but it’s only been a week. Turns out you’re highly susceptible to Hoothoot’s hypnosis and ended up reliving the nightmare I suggested giving you.” The Viridian gym leader sheepishly scratched the back of his head as Red gave him a deadpanned I told you so look.
“What did you saw anyway?” My ex-girlfriend inquired with pure curiosity.
“You are burning me in a furnace.” I bluntly answered while I’m still trying to digest everything I just learned.
She gasped in horror and glared at her brother. “What the actual hell, Green!?”
“Hey! No one, and I mean no one, messes with an Oak. We Oaks have a reputation to uphold.”
“…” Red gave Green a meaningful look and a soft smile.
“Yeah, yeah. I get it.” The gym leader sighed as he grabbed the latter’s hand. “Let’s go then. You two talk things out and decide what’s next.”
With that, the two former Kanto Champions left the room, leaving me and (Name) behind. A deafening silence occupied the room as it seems that both of us can't seem to find a way to break the elephant in the room. I watched her hesitantly and saw her face contort with confusion and pain. As much as I want to say so many things, I can't seem to find the words to express them, which only serve to prolong the voidness of the room.
“Gold, be honest.” She finally spoke with evident fear lacing her tone. “Why?”
I swallowed fearfully as I know my answer will only anger her. “I honestly don’t know either. I just… did.”
“Is there anything wrong with me?” I shook my head in response and she continued. “I anything I did wrong then?”
“Arceus, no. You’re perfect the way you are.” I lowered my head and clutched the white sheets in desperation. “I’m the one who’s flawed. I don’t even know what I've done to deserve you and yet here I am, wasting such gift.”
Silence filled the room once again. My labored breathing and the stinging in my eyes are the only things I feel right now. I kept shaking in fear that she’ll leave hating me still. I heard shuffling and felt a hand wiped my tears away. I raised my head and saw her look at me in forlorn and placed me in her embrace.
“Let it out. You’ve been through a lot all alone.”
She continuously rubbed my back in a soothing manner that I can't help but cry even more. I admitted how I feel so lonely every time that me being this perverted kid became my coping mechanism. I wailed at how I always fear that one day they would all just turned around and disappear in his life leaving him alone again. That the happy go lucky, cocky kid persona of mine is tiring to do every day but I don’t want to worry anyone so I kept at it. I lost track of what I was saying but I can feel her nod and combed my hair gently with her left hand while the other continued to rub my back. She muttered calming words of reassurance every time I pause so I can let everything out. When I finally calmed down she parted from me and made me look at her.
“Gold, while it takes time to forgive such act I understand that you’re going through a lot of things. I want us to be stable if we’re going to be together so for now, let's rebuild our friendship along with our trust.” She concluded with a soft smile on her face. “And who knows, maybe things can work out in the end and we’ll see how it goes.”
I sniffed and smiled back at her. “I understand. Thank you for listening to my ramblings.”
“No problem, Gold.”
I cleared my throat and extended my hand towards her, which she looked at with confusion.
I smiled once more and involuntarily cleared my throat again. “Hi, my name’s Gold. I’m a Pokémon trainer and the current Johto Champion. Will you be my friend?”
Joy sparked into her (e/c) eyes and smiled happily. “Hello, Champion Gold. I’m (Name) also a Pokémon trainer and aspiring champion. I would love that.”