no problem. as a fanfic writer, i often think of how characters would evolve and progress with one another.
ash and dawn have such a close bond that they could do things like high fives, hugs or kisses (little things) and not really see anything different. anyone else would see the obvious romantic undertones of such actions but ash and dawn wouldnt get overly excited. probably saying something like "what? we just hugged. nothing wrong with that."
that's what i like about pearlshipping: that powerful unspoken bond that they share.