Title: Ash's Journey! ... with his mom?

Summary: What if Ash's mom came along with him on his first journey?

Pairings: Potentially, but not until late in the story

Note: I'm keeping this chapter short, but not to worry future chapters will be longer.

Chapter 1: The Journey Begins

"ASH KETCHUM GET UP KNOW!" Delia's voiced bellowed throughout the house, instantly waking Ash, who was nearly knocked out of his bed at the sound. He wondered 'What is up with her?' He then, however looked at his clock, only to find it was already 10:00!

"Oh my god, I'm gonna be late!" Ash screamed, sprinting out of the house, not even waiting to change out of his pajamas. He sprinted out the door, rushing through the road to Professor Oak's house, leading to many passersby to stare at him incredulously. The boy, however ignored the stares, rushing to the doors of the Professor's Lab, not even bothering to notice the splotches of mud now all over his clothes as he rushed in, nearly colliding with the surprised Professor.

"Ash! Where have you been?" The professor asked sternly, and looked over Ash, clothing, now confused.

"I'm sorry... but... my...alarm... clock..." Ash started, still panting hard from his previous run.

"Your alarm clock didn't go off" The professor finished, having a good mind to slap the boy at that moment. He refrained from this at the moment, instead leading Ash towards a tall machine, devoid of anything inside, which worried Ash.

"Where are the pokeballs?" Ash asked now wanting to cry.

"I'm sorry, but I gave out the last one an hour before you came" The professor responded, looking down in pity of the boy.

"Are there any other pokemon? Please!" Ash begged the profesor.

"Well, there is one..."

"I'll take it!" Ash interrupted him.

"Very well" The professor sighed, taking a pokeball out of his pocket, and releasing it, revealing a Pikachu.

"Wow!" Ash said rushing over, staring in awe of the pokemon, and attempting to pet it. The Pikachu did not take to this well, shocking Ash and sending him back a few feet.

"We haven't been able to get this Pikachu to do anything. It won't listen to us. Are you sure you want it?" The professor informed Ash, now awaiting his answer.

"Yes!" Ash shouted rushing back over to the Pikachu, who was looking away from Ash.

"Ok then" The professor said, a little shocked by his answer, but handed the pokeball over to Ash, who shot the red beam towards Pikachu. Pikachu hopped out of the way avoiding the beam.

"Do you not like being in pokeballs?" Ash asked, an understanding smile on his face. The Pikachu, still avoiding eye contact, nodded.

"Ok, well you don't have to go in them" Ash responded, and the Pikachu looked over at him shocked.

'This human's weird' He thought looking over at Ash. Ash rushed out the door, with Pikachu, still rather reluctantly following him. When they got outside, Ash immediately noticed Gary along with his cheerleaders rushing towards him.

'Dang I thought he was gone already!' Ash thought as he glared at Gary, who had started laughing after scanning Ash's clothes.

"So Ash, did you even get a pokemon?" Gary asked sarcastically.

"Yes I did!" Ash responded pointing over at Pikachu who was staring strangely at Gary.

"Looks pretty weak to me!" Gary taunted, not to the liking of Pikachu, who sent out a thundershock, frying Gary's clothes. Gary glared angrily at Pikachu, while Pikachu and Ash both snickered.

"Ash!" Delia's voice was heard as she rushed over to he son.

"Ash Ketchum! What did I tell you about changing into proper clothing!" Ash's mom scolded him. Gary and his cheerleaders all began to laugh at Ash, who blushed in embarrasment.

"Mom!" Ash complained.

"Fine! I'll stop, but I've made an important decision. I am coming with you on this journey" She stated firmly looking over at Ash, who was wide mouthed.

"What?" Ash exclaimed.

"That's right! How else am I to make sure you are changing your underwear daily!" She stated as though it was the most obvious thing ever. Gary was now on the floor laughing so hard it felt like his stomach would blow up.

"Why me?" Ash murmured.

"What was that?" Delia asked.

"Nothing" Ash responded quickly.

"Well then, let's get going. We have to buy you some proper clothing for your journey" Delia said grabbing Ash's arm and leading him towards the town mall. When they got in, they went to the Kid's Clothes store and began to look around, something quickly catching Delia's eye.

"Oh my gosh! It's perfect!" She squealed, pointing at a tiny green shirt with the words I Love my Mommy etched in on them. She grabbed nearly 10 of them handing them off to Ash who looked on in terror. Gary revealing himself, laughed once more at Ash's situation.

"Come on Ash! Go try it on" She said gesturing him towards the dressing room. When he came out, the green shirt was practically strangling him, now making it hard for him to breath. Gary laughed so hard he collapsed on the floor of the store

"It looks great honey!"

End Chapter