Yeah, but don't we all love denseness (what a word) of Ash? ^^ ...Well... Sometimes ... ._.
New topic: How could Ash understand his feelings if Misty wasn't there with him? For example, I thought he could see a dream about himself being with Misty and realize when he wakes up. :D I saw fan-art like that once, Ash woke up and said something like "Oh god! I think I'm in love with Misty!" =D