"Hey Dawn!" Dawn turned around to see Ash running at a swift pace, followed by Pikachu, behind her. She had just left her mother's house on a request she recieved to come home and visit. She was walking alone in the nearby forest, and very surprised to see Ash running after her, as she had expected him to continue on the journey with Brock. None-the-less, she was very glad to see him, as she had been holding onto a secret crush for quite some time now.
"Ash, what are you doing here?" Dawn asked curiously.
"Well, Brock had to go back to Kanto to look after his family's gym for awhile, so I thouhgt I'd go ahead and come find you," Ash said. Dawn noticed his face was red, and from the running, or possibly something else, she could not tell.
"Ash, how far have you run?" Dawn asked, curious to find out why Ash had stru