|In the Aid of Love
Author: Pols PM
NEW VERSION This is the new version of my old story. Sonic's feelings for Amy change as he grows and he becomes insanely jealous as her and Shadow become a couple. [Violence in later chapters, please RR!]Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Drama - Amy & Shadow - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,361 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 05-30-07 - Published: 04-05-07 - id: 3476699
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Hey guys! I'm really sorry about the slow update! I have exams on at the moment, so things are pretty hectic here! But, yes. Here's chapter 4. Hope you enjoy!
Sonic is disappointed as he walks through the rushed and busy atmosphere that is the city. He looks around, and has been for as long as an hour now, and still hasn't seen Amy Rose. His grip on his camera tightens in with his nerves and his eyes wildly skim across the scene of cars, buildings and people in front of him in hopes of finding the hedgehog he desires.
He sighs in frustration and checks his watch.
"Damn!" he suddenly exclaims, kicking one of his feet against the pavement in frustration.
He sighs again then, trying to calm himself as he notices the looks wavering in his direction at the outburst. He carries on walking, disheartened and annoyed, until he eventually approaches the shopping area of the city. Each window he passes, Sonic impulsively glances through and quickly gazes at what the shops have to offer. Most aren't pleasing to him and it isn't until the 5th window when Sonic is stopped by what his eyes have found through the glass.
On display, there are many beautiful pieces of jewellery; necklaces, bracelets and rings of gold and silver sparkling likes dew in the morning sun. One piece in particular, however, is what has caught Sonic's eye. A large diamond ring sits proudly in a box, in the centre of the display. It flashes and lures Sonic in, like a moth to the flame and the hedgehog stares in awe at the jewel.
"That's it." He realizes with a gasp. "That's the gift!"
A couples of days pass since the tearful reunions and it comes to Amy's mind, as her eyes flutter open to the golden morning sunshine shining through her window and an arm draped across her midriff, that it's the day everybody's been waiting for.
She giggles quietly with an inner excitement and even more so when the arm drooping lazily around her body tightens its grip, pulling Amy Rose closer to the body encasing her.
"Morning." Shadow's voice whispers tiredly.
Amy turns her body round from her side to her back, looking up at Shadow's sleepy form with a smile.
"A very good morning to you too." She replies and leans up to steal a kiss from Shadow's tired lips. Shadow hums quietly through the kiss and, as the two break apart, he runs a hand through her sleep-rustled tuft of hair.
"Happy Birthday." He says, again simple and quiet with fatigue.
Amy grins, the excitement positively boiling in her belly as she thinks of what the day would bring and snuggles closer to her beloved, letting him wrap his arms around her as she buries herself into the crook of his neck.
"Thank you." She whispers.
For a moment, the two simply lie there embracing, Shadow occasionally dropping kisses to Amy's hair and Amy doing the same to his neck. Before long, Shadow glances over Amy's form to the clock on her bedside table.
"We have just under eight hours to get ready…," he says quietly.
Amy hums in reply before pushing herself up to sit on her haunches, letting out a tired sigh before stretching her arms up into the air. Shadow can't help but let out a small laugh at the sight and Amy does the same, realizing how strange she must look.
"Don't you laugh at me." She says playfully, leaning down and stealing a quick and teasing kiss before taking herself off of the bed.
Shadow smiles and turns to watch as Amy leaves, sighing and wiping his hand back through his spikes.
"Love you…" he whispers.
Music thuds rhythmically through the air and Sonic smiles at the sound as it reaches his ears. Approaching the front door of the apartment, the blue hedgehog lets out shaky sigh and squeezes his grip on the small wrapped box his has in his hand.
"This is it…" he whispers to himself. 'You won't get another opportunity as big as this, man…"
He stands on the door step then, arm aloft and ready to flick knocks on the door in front of him. However, his heart has sped up in rhythm to the music from inside and Sonic can't bring himself to complete the action of knocking. Swallowing his heart from his throat, Sonic cough and shakes his head.
"No pressure, huh?" he laughs inwardly at himself.
Just as his knuckles brush the smooth wood, the door suddenly flies open of its own accord. Sonic yelps, almost dropping his precious gift and teetering backwards to the ground as the before blurred music booms at the hedgehog with force.
The hedgehog looks to the doorway at the sound of his name and his chest quenches in an even greater feeling of anxiety and love all at once.
Before him, Amy Rose is leaning against the door frame with a champagne flute clutched in her hand. Her eyes are bright amidst the darkness of the room behind her and she wears a petite black dress with matching high-heeled shoes. She smiles animatedly at her old friend as she takes in his appearance, her emerald vision moving and soaking in his stature.
Sonic gulps and feels somewhat under scrutiny, lowering his gaze to his shoes and brushing his hand through his perked spikes.
"H-Hey…" he says, shy and timid like a small child beginning school.
"Damn it! This is your only chance at happiness, you coward! Look at her, at least!"Coughing awkwardly, Sonic obeys his inner thoughts and looks up at Amy Rose again.
"It's really great to see you again." He says, still quiet yet a little more confident at the reaction he receives; Amy smiling and stepping forward to open her arms and envelope Sonic in an embrace.
"It's great to see you too, Sonic." She says fondly.
The hug leaves the blue hedgehog somewhat
flustered and his heart speeds up as Amy speaks her kind words into
his fur. He lets his eyes close for a moment as he returns the
embrace and secretly breathes in the young girl's scent.
He takes in the sweet aroma and breathes a silent sigh of happiness, the fine hairs of his fur tingling with excitement. All noise around the two hedgehogs seems to disappear and Sonic feels happily cocooned within the soundless bubble.
However, as Amy breaks away from the hug, reality sets in again and Sonic can hear the music once more; booming, insistent and inviting all at the same time.
"Come on in and see everyone." Amy says, stepping back into the apartment. "They're pretty eager to see you again."