What if by a twist of fate Ash was not the happy go lucky boy he was supposed to be? Living with a widowed mother, bullied by most of the other children and a strong will to become a Pokemon Master one day, changed him and he became the cold, serious and hard working young man he is today. This is the story of his adventures in Kanto with his arch-enemy Gary Oak and the girl who was crushing on him since...forever, Leaf Green. With a trusty Ralts by his side he begins his grand adventure into the Kanto region not as the pathetically weak, loud and obnoxious trainer he was supposed to be, but as the serious, hard working and cold persona that listens to none and goes his own way. But the dark lurks in the corner as an old threat re-emerges...Team Rocket. Can he stop the evil people threatening to destroy his homeland? Can he become the Pokemon Master he wills to be? Will he find the love of his life in his childhood friend? This is a story to answer those questions...This is a story of the spirit of adventure...Of friends and rivalries...Of love and hate...Of happiness and sorrow...But most of all this is the story of your choices in life. This is about how a path you choose affects you. "...In the end...It doesn't matter who you are or what you've become. What matters at the end of the day are the decisions you made...The paths you chose...The roads you walked and where that has led you...Now...As I stand upon the roof of my office...My extra cool champion cape fluttering in the wind behind cliché style *chuckle*...And look back at the choices I made...I feel regretful...Guilty. And yet...I walk ahead...I move on with a smile on the face...Because...I learnt from my mistakes...My shortcomings...And became better than I used to be...And now...I know what truly matters in the end is... ...Going My Way..." - Ash Ketchum, 19 Year Old Pokemon Champion. DISCLAIMER : I DO NOT OWN POKÉMON!!