Winter had arrived in Sinoh, and the new year had arrived with a cold wave. It was late January and the cold wave wasn't over. The inhabitants of a local ranch, however, were enjoying it, Cold weather meant snow! It had snowed all-month-long, and with that, the number of snowmen, snowball fights and sleight-riding.
Jenna's ranch was brimming with joy, all of her Pokemon seemed to love snowy days like this, even the eldest, even the youngest; Sibelius, the bird-Pokemon, who usually didn't like cold, was starting to love snow! Scratch, the Pachirisu, had showed him, with the help of other of Jenna's Pokemon, the joy of snowy-days: Snowmen, Ice-Skating, Snowball fights (Much to Elizabeth's, the Vespiqueen, dislike) Downhill sleight-riding (A lot got hurt by this, but didn't seem to matter), and hot drinks.
Napoleon and Cotton were ice-skating at a nearby pond, neither of them was wearing skates but they didn't seemed to matter, the Lopbunny moved gracefully on the ice, and the Floatzel didn't do bad either.
Suddenly, Cotton tried a spinning jump, but she didn't seem to make a good landing, she was slipping, with all the strength of her jump, she was going to get hurt; the Lopbunny closed her eyes, bracing herself for the impact, but then...
Something softened her fall, Cotton opened her eyes and noticed Napoleon had caught her in midair.
"Napoleon!" She exclaimed dreamily, the Buizel was so distracted by this that he didn't noticed he was sliding right into a large pile of snow at the edge of the lake.
"Whoa! Cotton! Are you OK?"
"*Giggle* Yes! It's just a bit of snow, don't panic (n_n)" She said wiping a bit of snow off her fur.
"Say, Cotton, are you cold?" He said with a mischievous smile.
"Oh! Napoleon! You naughty boy!" She said in a seductive way...
(OK! Character switching now! =) )
Veruka, and Rupert were having a snowball fight, but...
"Hey! That's not fair! It was a fireball!" Complained Rupert. Veruka just laughed.
"Oh! Come on! You can do better than that!" She teased him. Vincent got near Veruka, he was holding a cup of hot chocolate.
"Veruka...I'm freezing. Mind if I stand by you?" He asked her, handing her over the cup.
"Fine! Just watch were you put your tongue!"
"OK" He said hugging her tightly.
"Time Off!" Called Veruka, Rupert stopped hurling snowballs.
Veruka was somehow touched by Vincent's detail, so she didn't reject him, instead, she hugged him too. Vincent thought of saying something, but halted, trying not to ruin the moment this time.
Rupert went over to find Ina's Glaceon, Iris, making a snowman, and started helping her.
Everyone seemed to love snow, except for one of the younger females...
A lonely Leafeon stood inside the ranchouse, even though she was wearing a thick, pink-green stripped scarf around her neck, she was shivering, while the rest of her teammates enjoyed this season, she wasn't really fond of it.
"Saria! What are you doing in here? Go outside and play! Snow is not waiting!" Called her Trainer, pulling a scarf around her neck and opening the door.
The Leafeon obeyed, much to her dislike, and went out, shivering violently; She didn't like cold, she was a grass-type, that somehow explained it, yet, she didn't just felt cold, she felt somehow gloomy; It was always like that whenever winter came, didn't matter how cold it was...
It was always like this ever since she evolved, and somehow regretted this, she could still remember happier times when she was younger, playing on the snow with Vincent, the Riolu, Veruka, the Monferno, Rupert, the Toxicroak, Cotton, the Buneary, Napoleon, the Buizel, and her best friend, and even something more, Ross, the Pikachu.
However, those times were gone, ever since evolving she had come to dislike this season, little flowers grew and berries were scarce, most of trees lost their leaves, and somehow, also made her feel gloomy.
She was shaking even more violently, cold wind was blowing in her face, she went to find shelter from the wind behind a (leafless), tree, however, temperature was dropping fast, she was unable to move now.
Now that cold was striking her hard, she regretted the day she evolved, when she was an Eevee she had at least a thick fur to keep herself warm, to be able to play in the snow, to be able to move freely, to be able to enjoy this rising agony...she was at the edge of tears when...
Something soft, but heavy, fell over her, everything went dark, she was scared, but then heard a familiar voice...
"You really don't like cold, do you?"
The sound of this voice was soothing for her, the cold of bitter memories seemed to melt by this. She was now able to tell that what had fallen over her was a thick comforter, she popped her head out and looked up, she saw a familiar face.
It was Ross, the Raichu, he was wearing a pale green-blue cotton sleeping hat. He had climbed a low branch and dropped a comforter on her. He climbed down the tree and took of his own hat, and put it on her head.
"You're going to catch a cold if you don't take care (n_n)" he said in a comforting low tone.
"Ross..." she only exclaimed, and hugged him tightly.
"But now you're going to freeze"
"It's Ok" He just said shivering, and walked away...
"Hey wait!" She called him.
"Huh?" He looked back at her.
"There's room for one more, if you don't mind..." She said as her face turned pink, her ears went down as it did her head.
"Just wait a minute" He said smiling back at her.
Ross hurried into the ranchouse, came back a few minutes later carrying two small cups, Saria was no longer shivering, wrapped up by the thick comforter, she didn't feel gloom no more. Ross got closer, and Saria was able to tell that the cups had steaming-hot herbal tea.
"Hot! Hot! Hot!" he said putting both cups in front of Saria.
He scratched the back of his head as he picked up one of the cups. Saria lifted up one side of the comforter, inviting him to get inside, Ross accepted it without hesitation, and handed over the other cup to Saria, both smiled at each other.
"Thank you Ross" She said hugging him deeply, Ross hugged her back.
They remained cuddled-up together for a while. Both of them knew they wanted each other, both of them knew what was coming, but neither of them said a word, they just looked, smiling at each other, directly onto the eyes, and then both pressed their lips together; Both fell onto the kiss for longer than they would have expected. All the cold of before seemed to have vanished in just a moment...