Right have been trying to find it again, but have found just about every other Advanceshipping fanfic.
It was by one of those older ~Advanceshippers, and was posted on Serebii. It wasn't completely completed, because the Advanceshipper who wrote it left before it could be....
AArgh, now This is getting annoying, where has it gone???
I should have saved a link but It used to be in Google if you typed in Advanceshipping fanfic, but IDK where in the virtual world it is now, I just remember that it was almost identical to what was described.
You're born, you take s-. You get out in the world, you take more s-. You climb a little higher, you take less s-. Till one day you're up in the rarefied atmosphere and you've forgotten what s- even looks like.
One of the hints that I don't think has been mentioned yet is the fact that May stopped by Ash's house in Kanto right after Hoenn.
Now, as I recall, May dropped by Ash's house in a surprise visit; apparently without much reason either, unless of course, it is because she wants to stay with Ash a little longer.
However, as the Grand Festival ended in Kanto; she probably reached the decision that she could not impress Ash by traveling with him, because Ash would usually solve the problems; so, she would impress Ash by traveling by herself, and solving her own problems, even going without Max as a navigator.
Post by Elite4James on Mar 15, 2008 0:19:56 GMT 12
Just to support the above posts. This is a map of Japan with the regions of Pokemon shown, you can find this on Bulbapedia as well.
As you can see, Hoenn is Kyuushuu turned on its side. If this map is an indication of actual distance, you can see that Hoenn isn't exactly just down the road from Kanto. This can mean that May certainly put a lot of effort into visiting Ash.