Everyone seems to like that one. XD. I have a couple others, but there's one on another account where Ash started his journey and then was nearly killed by the spearow and other stuff and ended up waiting another couple years before he went back out there. He has aura, but only one normal arm so it's harder (he just learned he has it), he lacks the harem, and there is no anabel romance in this fic. Eventually though... years from now... i never thought of Ash getting Butterfree as a starter. That's cute! I hate the ash fics that turn him into a jerk.
I really like the AU with Ash's mom being sick. XD A more... mature Ash is something I am always interested thing. Sadly, it's hard to find a competent Ash who hasn't mastered Aura, has a harem, or just a on set pairing with romance that makes me want to vomit. Tbh I always wanted Ash to have a different starter. (Like Butterfree being his starter.)
Now that summer is here, I'll have time put aside to begin outlining what I want to happen in those stories I mentioned.
Where I live, there is an ammusement park that takes basically everyone, so getting a first job isn't that hard. It's just that they expect you to work all the time with a minimum wage that is lower than the rest of the state. The team leads don't get much of a raise either. 60 cents comapred to regular employees, which isn't worth.