Advanceshipping, AshxMay, AaMayL, SatoshixHaruka. That's all the different names I know, oh, and MAsh. Well, this is a story after Ash's journey through Unova, but I'll leave that to the opener. It also involves VineShipping, Squirtshipping, HyperNyaaShipping, WeatherBalletShipping, and I think the one bewtween Ash's Sceptile and May's Blaziken is called FireGrassShipping, correct me if I'm wrong. I have two OC sort of Characters in here, as well as it also being highly focused on the journey. Probably should've mentioned that before. It is a journey, unlike no other! Well, except for Ash's rivals... -.-;
Dawn - 14
After Ash finally won a league in Unova, he travelled around each region again. He won all the leagues he participated in, and now he has been given the challenge to find and defeat each Elite Four member of each region, and then challenge their champion. His new rival, Max, is racing him for this goal. Though much younger than Ash, he is not to be underestimated. Ash has asked two of his previous travelling companions, Hilbert and May, to travel with him again, and Max became good friends with Cilan upon meeting him, and is travelling with him and one of his friends from when he first travelled Hoenn, Dawn. We join Ash on his first day of his new adventure.
"Hey, Pikachu, you ready for a new adventure?" Ash asked his old buddy.
"Pika Pi! (Of course, Ash!)" Pikachu said.
"Great! Let's go down and say bye to Mum and hi to May, then we'll meet Josh at Viridian."
The electric mouse jumped onto his trainer's shoulder, and Ash ran downstairs to say bye to his mother.
"Ash, look after yourself on this journey. I know you've been on lots of other journeys, but be careful, dear." his mother told him fondly.
"I know. Anyway, I've got my friends. Seeya, mum!" he hugged his mum, then left the house.
"I said I'd meet May at the entrance to Route 1, she should be here soon enough." Ash said to Pikachu.
"Pikachu. Pikachu, pi, pi, pi? (I know. Can I play with Zoe, please, please, please?)" Pikachu asked.
"Sure. Come on out Zoe!" Ash said, opening a pokeball. A small, black and blue fox came out in a shower of sparkles. The shiny Zorua opened its eyes.
"It's good to be back out in the sunshine!" Zoe said happily, telepathically speaking with Ash and Pikachu.
"Pika pi? (Wanna play for a bit?)" Pikachu asked Zoe.
"Sure, why not?"
Ash chuckled to himself as he watched the Pokemon play. He looked down the street, but there was still no-one there. He dialled a number into his X-Transceiver and waited for May to pick up.
"Hey Ash. Sorry I'm running late, the ferry encountered some migrating Wailord. I'm almost there now." May said, her face popping up on the screen.
"It's okay, shall I meet you at the docks?" Ash asked.
"Alright then, see you there!"
"Bye!" Ash said, as May cut off at the other end. He had a warm feeling inside that he would be seeing May again, but he didn't know why.
"Hey guys, come on! We're meeting May at the harbour instead!"
"Race you down to the harbour?" Zoe asked.
The two Pokemon raced ahead, leaving Ash behind.
"Hey wait for mee!" the teenager said, running after his Pokemon.
"I'm going to go and see Ash again, guys! We're going on a brand new adventure with him and his Pokemon!" May said to the Pokemon she had brought with her. Skitty, Glaceon, and Blaziken cheered, looking forward to seeing Ash's Pokemon again. Munchlax was eating a cake.
"Munchlax! Where did you get that cake?" May said. Munchlax finished it off.
"Muunchlax. Munch munch... (I was huungry. It was just left out in the cafe...)" it replied.
May sweat-dropped. "You need to stop stealing food. C'mon guys, let's go." she returned her Pokemon, except for Glaceon, who walked next to May.
"Oh, do you want to see Pikachu? I should have known." May said to her pokemon, as they walked out of the cabin she'd been staying in. The ferry was just docking, and she looked around the harbour, hoping Ash would be here to greet her off the ship. She saw his jet black hair first, bobbing along in the crowd. Pikachu and Zoe were on his shoulder, Zoe occasionally looking different. She transformed into Pikachu, and span the real one around with her. May walked down the gangplank, a smile on her face.
"Hey Ash," she said, greeting her best friend. "How're you doing?"
"Hi May. I'm fine thanks. And you?" the boy said turning and grinning.
"Great! How are you two, Pikachu and Zoe?"
"Pika Pi! Chu Pika! Pikachu, Pi. (I'm great, thanks! Good to see you! Translate, please, Zoe.)"
"Pikachu says he great and it's good to see you. I'm fine, too!" Zoe said.
"Hey, we- what's that?" Ash started. He had been cut off by his ringing X-Transceiver. "Oh, it's Josh. Hi Josh!"
Josh's face came up on screen.
"Hi Ash, I've got some good news. You and Mai-"
"It's May." the girl butted in, annoyed.
"Sorry. You and May should get over to Viridian quickly, because Lorelei is staying here for today and tomorrow!"
"Aargh! Only a day! We're on our way! Seeya Josh!"
"Wait, before you go, May might be interested in a contest that'll be happening. Lorelei is going to be on the judging panel, and the contest is tomorrow."
"Sure, that sounds cool," Ash said, agitated. "We should go now Josh."
"Alright then, see you."
The X-Transceiver cut off, and May looked excited at the fact there would be a contest.
"So, that was Josh? I thought you said he was called Hilbert." May said.
"He is, but he absolutely hates that name. So me and Iris and Cilan called him by his middle name." Ash replied. "Come on, let's go."
While this exchange was going on, Glaceon greeted Pikachu.
"Glace! Eon! (Pikachu! Good to see you!)"
"Pika pikachu! (You too Glaceon!)"
The pokemon nuzzled their foreheads together in greeting.
"Who is this, Pikachu?" Zoe asked.
"Pi, Pikachu, Pika pi. (This is Glaceon, one of my best friends. I travelled with her in Hoenn.)"
"Okay. Nice to meet you, Glaceon. I'm Zoe, one of Ash's pokemon."
"Glaceon? Glace, glaceon. (How come you can talk? Anyway, it's nice to meet you too.)
"This is just telepathy. I hear Espeons can do it too, so I could have shown you how if you'd evolved into Espeon."
"Glaceon Glaceon, Glaceon. (I contemplated evolving into Espeon, but when the oppurtunity to evolve into a Glaceon came, I took it.)"
"Pika Pikachu. (Good to see you're becoming friends!)" Pikachu said.
"Hey guys, come on! Lorelei is in Viridian, we don't have much time! Let's go!" Ash said to the pokemon. "Zoe, return!"
"See you later," Zoe said, as she let the red beam envelope her.
"Pikachu, come on buddy." Ash said, holding his arm out for the electric mouse.
"Pika, chu! (Coming, Ash!)"
"Glaceon, do you want to go back in your Pokeball?" May asked her pokemon. The ice fox shook her head, signalling she wanted to walk with Pikachu.
"Well, we can't wait much longer, let's go! We have to get to Viridian!"
The two teenagers rushed through Pallet, dusk beginning to fall. Their silhouettes were easily visible on their way to Viridian City ~
That was the first chapter, hope you enjoyed it! I'll try and get something shippy going on in the next chapter, but I can't say for sure.