Doing Things Differently

Disclaimer: I do not own Pokemon. I own only the characters that show up when Ash is wondering certain regions and gets certain Pokemon. I own the characters there.

Summary: Ash is given Pikachu in the beginning. What if Pikachu ditches him in his time of need. What is another pokemon takes place of his starter. He takes to the world differently and is colder. He wants to be the best of trainers. Watch out world.

Chapter 1

Starting Differently

The broken clock is a comfort, it helps me sleep tonight
Maybe it can stop tomorrow from stealing all my time
I am here still waiting though i still have my doubts
I am damaged at best, like you've already figured out

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
With a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain, there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on, I'm holdin' on
I'm barely holdin' on to you

The broken locks were a warning you got inside my head
I tried my best to be guarded, I'm an open book instead
I still see your reflection inside of my eyes
That are looking for a purpose, they're still looking for life

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
with a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain (in the pain), is there healing
In your name (in your name) I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin')
I'm barely holdin' on to you

I'm hangin' on another day
Just to see what you throw my way
And I'm hanging on to the words you say
You said that I will be OK

The broken lights on the freeway left me here alone
I may have lost my way now, haven't forgotten my way home

I'm falling apart, I'm barely breathing
with a broken heart that's still beating
In the pain(In the pain) there is healing
In your name I find meaning
So I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'),
I'm barely holdin' on to you

I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'), I'm holdin' on (I'm still holdin'),
I'm barely holdin' on to you

- Lifehouse– Broken

Ash watched as his starter pokemon took off. "Pikachu how could you..." He was astonished and disgusted that it left him in the clutches of these flock of Spearow. He could only think in terror as he watched the flock make it's descend on him.

The pain hit Ash in seconds. He could hear the screeching and clawing. He turned on his right side and reverted to the fetal position. He tried to protect himself as much as he could. Ash felt the most as the vicious birds attacked his face.

He screamed as they got to his left eye that wasn't as protected. He felt the marks leaving deep punctures and scars. His only thought while, he was in agonizing pain. "I can't believe this is happening... I will..." Then his world went black.

One of the Spearow could only look on in horror. He was originally the one the boy through the rock at. He thought for sure the boy would have been protected by that Pikachu.

He saw the rodent take off like a rocket the minute his flock appeared. The boy looked horrified that his pokemon ditched him in his time of need. He felt disgusted himself that a pokemon would do that to it's trainer.

He saw the boy protecting himself and trying to make himself appear as small as possible. He could already see the scars and blood from the boy. Spearow could only think, 'Dang... I started this... But I can...end this...'

After hearing that thought the Spearow got a new resolve. He turned to his flock. He screeched and told them to stop. He said the boy has had enough. A few ignored his words until a peck and tackle settled them.

He glared as hard as he could. The flock asked why he wanted to stay with this human. "Because, He seems different from the others... I also think he didn't deserve this... I mean his own pokemon left him to die..." The other Spearow were startled by that when that thought hit them.

They then looked at the unconscious boy and felt guilt hit them. They told him that he could stay with him. He also got their respect. "He lasted longer then some pokemon under our attack." They then started to fly away. The one who stayed behind watched as they left. He felt the need to stay with this boy. He felt down inside that this boy would be a great help in the future.

Spearow turned to the unmoving body of the boy. He called to him to wake up and move. The boy just layed there. He saw the boy leaking blood. The left side of the boy's face was covered in scars. He had a huge set of claw marks on his left eye.

He nipped the boy gently on his shoulder and nuzzled him to wake up. The boy didn't move what so ever. Spearow was getting scared, "I need to get this boy help... But what can I do?"

He looked around in panic. He saw a river bank near by then remembered a town was near by. He screeched in happiness. He turned to the boy and thought of ways to move him. He then thought of maybe making the boy go down river.

How would I move him in the river he thought. Spearow flew over and started looking around the river. Then he stopped a dark shadow in the water. He felt down to a tree nearby and glanced closely at the water. What he saw was a Magikarp.

He then smiled to himself in happiness. That pokemon would be a great help.

He flew down and landed on the bank. He then put his head in the water and saw the fish pokemon. "Hey. Sorry to interrupt your time... But can you please help me?" He hoped the fish would help him. If not then he would have to think of another way to save the boy.

Magikarp glanced at the bird pokemon who had spoken to her. She saw the disrepute look on his face and then nodded at his question. "Yes. What is the problem?"

Spearow smiled and looked to the surface to continue the talk. The Magikarp followed. He spoke of the injured boy and needed to take him down stream to the town. The Magikarp looked at the Spearow horrified and disgusted. She agreed with the Spearow about how the boy's pokemon leaving him in his time of need.

"Of course, I'll help the boy. Push him in the river and I'll try my best." Magikarp retorted. Spearow smiled and flapped his wings. He flew up to the waterfall and stopped the boy.

He crawed and landed near the boy. He saw the boy groaning and then realized he was still in function.

Ash started to blink his eyes in a haze. His body felt like it went through a blender. The most of his pain was on his face. He felt a warm substance fall down the left of his face. He would wipe it, but was in so much pain to do so.

He felt worthless as the thoughts of his Pikachu leaving him to be killed. He cried to himself at those thoughts. All his thoughts of himself being worthless disappeared after feeling a nuzzling on his face.

He turned his head slightly as much as he could to stare at the thing who was doing that. His right eye widened at the sight of the Spearow. He closed his eye fast to keep it from being injured.

Minutes went by and he felt no injury. He looked up slowly to see the Spearow looking at him calmly. It then leaned down and nipped him slowly on the hair. He couldn't believe that this pokemon was helping him.

It cawed at him and tried to point to with it's wings to make him understand what it wanted him to listen to it. Ash saw it point to the waterfall and then the stream. He realized it wanted him to go in the river.

He looked at the bird pokemon and saw it's sincerity in it's eyes. He didn't want to trust it but when he saw it's eyes he couldn't say no. He hoped it wasn't play him and leave him to die like Pikachu.

Ash slowly got up. He started to crawl his way towards the waterfall. The Spearow walked with him slowly to show that it was still with him. He grimaced but smiled at the little bird. When he got to the waterfall, he saw the river below it. He glupped and looked towards the Spearow.

It gave him a content look and looked towards the river and him. He looked at the river again and saw a dark shape in the river. It made it's way towards the bottom of the waterfall and stayed there. Ash thought, 'So Spearow has a friend to help me?' Ash looked at the river and nodded to himself.

He crawled over and then threw himself off the waterfall. He hit the bottom of the river and felt a pair of scales coming up his right half. He opened his right eye and saw a Magikarp. It was pulling him along. It pulled him to the surface and he breathed in fast.

He saw the Magikarp and said, "Thank you." The fish pokemon looked at him and nodded. He smiled to himself for thanks that these pokemon saved him and did more then his own starter did. He helped the Magikarp as much as he could with kicking his legs.

A while passed and Ash was slowly starting to fade in and out of pain. The water in the river calmed it but did very little to the open wounds. He was glad to have these two pokemon by his side. He looked towards the sky and saw the Spearow looking at him and Magikarp. He was touched by it's consideration for him.

Magikarp sensed him becoming unconscious and started to franticly swim faster. She looked at the boy and kept him afloat.

She bellowed for Spearow to get down here and look for help. Spearow looked down and saw what was happening and freaked. It nodded to Magikarp and flew a little further down river. It looked around and stopped a young women fishing. He saw a bike and instantly knew that she could help.

He cawed and turned and flew back to Magikarp. He told her of his findings and she told him, she'll follow him to the girl.

He flew back to the girl and cawed. The girl looked up and saw a Spearow. It landed before her and screeched. She quirked an eyebrow at what the Spearow wanted. It pointed it's wing at the river. She looked towards the stream and saw a shape making it's way towards her. As it drew closer, her eyes widened. She gasped seeing the bleeding boy in the river being pulled by a Magikarp.

She jumped in the river instantly and started to swim towards them. She grabbed the boy and dragged him to her fishing spot.

Misty looked at the bleeding boy that was covered in scars. She couldn't believe what happened to him. She looked at the two pokemon beside her. The Magikarp in the river watching with concerned eyes along with the Spearow.

"Is he your trainer?" She asked. To her astonishment they shook their heads. Then to her next shock Spearow made it's way to the boy's belt where there was poke balls. It pecked it gently and was sucked in. It dinged and was captured instantly. The Magikarp jumped in and out to be in the poke balls too.

Misty blinked and saw Magikarp's actions and grabbed one of the boy's poke balls. She threw it at it and watched it get captured without any hesitation.

She looked at the boy before her and then realized she needed to get him to a hospital quickly. She hoisted him on her bike and packed everything. She petaled as fast as she could to Viridian City that was the nearest hospital area near by.

While on the way she looked at the boy's injuries and winced. He looked like someone through a blender and felt bad. She was amazed that those pokemon wanted to be with him even if they were wild. She was shocked by them even saving him.

She petaled faster looking at the area getting near the city. She spotted the buildings and made a few sharp turns. She heard the boy panting and freaked out. Misty spotted the hospital sign and let out a sign of relief. She looked at the boy again and saw his expression of pain.

Misty parked her bike quickly and chained it. She grabbed the boy and held him to her side. She made her way to the double doors and called for help. The doctor's and nurse's heard her and looked at her. They spotted the bleeding boy at her side and quickly made their way towards them.

They grabbed the boy and asked Misty many questions. "I don't know him at all. His Spearow and Magikarp helped him mostly and I helped him as much as I could. I don't know what happened to him." She answered as much as she could. They thanked her for her help and answering their questions as much as she could.

Misty asked if she could be his guardian and watch his things. She was given his clothing and saw his pokedex. She found his name was Ash Ketchem and started his journey today.

She made her way to the phone. The pokedex said to contact Professor Oak incase of emergency. She called and waited patiently for him to pick up. The screen came up and she saw an elder man on screen. "Hello can I help you?" She heard the man say. "Are you Professor Oak?" Misty asked. She saw the elder man nod. "Excuse me sir. I called you to say I found a trainer named Ash in the river. He was injured and..." She watched the Professor's face become pale and he asked, "What happened? Is he alright? Where are you?!" She said they were in Viridian City and heard him say he would be there and would bring along Ash's mother. Misty nodded and said she would be here.

She exchanged more information with Professor Oak and then ended the call. She sighed and straightened up. She looked towards the emergency room and prayed everything was fine with Ash. "I hope things are ok."

In the emergency room Ash rested unknown to the things happening and new team he has.

End Chapter 1

My idea of Ash starting differently in the world. I like Spearow and Magikarp. I have a whole list of what he's gonna get. Hope you enjoy it.