If Ash and May were traveling together alone (no Brock or Max), what would they do to support each other? And do you think It will be Shippy just between the two?
It's like Speed_Fox_IV said, probably like the first few episodes of the Advance generation... Although, as time went on, their friendship would grow. It would have been interesting to see what would have happened if Max and Brock hadn't come along... And no I'm not volunteering to write a fanfiction about it. I already have enough on my plate.