|What the Future Brings
Author: Rudolphtheechidna PM
Set years into the Sonic Universe's future where many of the characters have aged and are learning the values and stress of raising kids as the new generation slowly overtakes the last with many new characters as well as old. Update speed increases with feedback.Rated: Fiction M - English - Adventure/Family - Sonic & Blaze - Chapters: 20 - Words: 134,535 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 04-28-13 - Published: 10-16-11 - id: 7468812
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
The sounds of a soft but loud snore could be heard throughout the hallways of a large castle, echoing quietly, silencing as quickly as they began, keeping a gentle yet vibrant flow. As the snore ranged peacefully, it was interrupted by the sounds of an alarm going off, causing a tall hedgehog to jump out of his large chair before falling onto the ground, his cape slowly trailing from the air and covering his body and face, he groaned as his gloved hand reached from under the cape itself and reached to the crown that fell from his head and landed on the ground due to his utter shock at the alarm going off. He gave a small grunt with the sounds of lips smacking together before a loud yawn could be heard as a panel in the ceiling opened up and a small screen slowly eased down before him, the picture showing an image of a frantic cheetah, glaring at the person before him who was covered in his own cape.
"My King! Please don't tell me that you've been sleeping again! It is 5 in the afternoon!"
The man spoke quietly, shaking his head and sighing, "Hey hey how about you calm down and stop yelling. And turn off that stupid alarm."
The creature in the picture tightened his gaze on the hedgehog as he banged on the screen. "This isn't a joke My Lord! That alarm only sounds when something serious is happening and you know it!"
The hedgehog grunted and sighed, pulling his long red cape from over his head, showing the face of a blue hedgehog with emerald green eyes with hair slightly trailing over his face before he placed his hand to his neck and pushed it to the side, giving it a small crack. "Alright I'm up I'm up… now what's the problem? Are we under attack? Did some crazy scientist decide to try and nuke the world? What are we dealing with?"
The cheetah sighed as he leaned back into his chair shown on the screen and smoothed out his beard with his fingers. "No My Lord, its far worse than that…"
The hedgehog looked up, slightly shocked as he turned to the screen. "Something worse? Are you…. Oh man don't tell me its…"
The sounds of screaming could be heard from the city as a barrage of balloons fell on top of a store owner, causing the man to shout in anger and shock. As the balloons fell onto his face and body, the sound of air being split and a purple blur whizzed by with the echoes of laughter being heard, admitting from the blur.
"DAAASSSH! YOU BRAT! JUST WAIT UNTIL I CATCH YOU!"
The purple hedgehog turned back to the dog he just left looking like a twister mat before laughing and shaking his head, "Please? You? Catching the fastest thing alive? Not even possible old man! Catch ya on the flip side!" The young hedgehog turned forward, increasing his speed as he dashed past a group of citizens, whistling and laughing with his long cat tail swaying with his steps as he took off down the road.
The blue hedgehog sighed as he was in his bedroom, searching for his trademark red shoes as a female lavender cat stepped into the room, her golden eyes somewhat cocked before she leaned again the wall of the doorway, her long sliver-white dress hanging just out the doorway and watched as the blue hedgehog tumbled around underneath the large bed before her. "Ummmm Sonic, might I ask what are you doing?"
The sounds of grunting could be heard as he continued to struggle from underneath the bed and chuckled lightly to himself. "Hey Blaze, sorry no real time to talk I'm kinda in a hurry right now but… ow… I can't find my damn sneaks!"
The lavender cat cocked an eyebrow slightly, turning to her left and looking down by the doorway, noticing the blue sneakers of her husband and sighed, shaking her head and folding her arms. "Sonic… dear…"
"Your shoes are over here…"
With that a pause quieted the room before a sudden gust of wind blew by her, Sonic now standing on the outside of the doorway, sliding his feet within his shoes. "Thanks Blaze! What would I do without you?"
The cat gave a small sigh, shaking her head and giving a small shrug. "Who knows, maybe walk outside with your boxers on your head."
The hedgehog laughed as he turned around and kissed her on the cheek, kicking his second shoe on quickly. "I love you too honey."
She leaned into the kiss, purring slightly before turning back to him, watching him closely. "What's going on? You seem… how you say it… ampt today."
"Heh, its nothing. It seems that our son is out messing with people again today."
"Ugh!" The female cat growled as she placed her hand over her head, shaking it slightly. That little boy skipped school again? If he misses one more day of school they'll hold him back another grade!"
"Chill out honey, it's not the end of the world, besides Dash is smart… to smart. He gets bored in school so what would you expect from him?" Sonic said as he laughed, taking off his cape and rolling the sleeves of his blue shirt up to his elbows.
"I expect him to be a good boy and go to school like he should. He's always complaining about being treated differently but he acts out! This is getting so..!" But before she could finish her sentence, Sonic sped up to her and pressed his lips against hers, kissing her gently with Blaze simmering down and leaning into the hedgehog before her.
As Sonic pulled away, he sported his trademark confident and determined grin, shaking his head as he turned around. "Don't worry. I'll catch him and I'll talk to him. Just worry about dealing with Flare alright? Word is she's been beating up bullies again and I figured you'd want to congratulate her." And before the lavender cat could make a retort, the hedgehog was gone, leaving only behind a fading blue trail as she scoffed and rolled her eyes.
"Damn that fast blue hedgehog. If only he was this fast in bed, we would have more energy during the day…" A crimson blush covered her face as she spoke those words, closing her eyes and leaning back against the wall before opening them slowly, staring to the ceiling as the sounds of the front door opened, stepping inside a dim lavender cat with golden eyes and blue shaded tips on her hair sporting an outfit similar to one worn by Blaze in her youth, only shaded darker colors of black, a dark purple and red. She slowly made her way down the hall and to a door, with two guards standing on each side. As she attempted to move forward they stepped before her, looking down to her with an expressionless gaze. "You." Blaze spoke loudly, standing at the opposite end of the hall causing the young feline to turn to her. "We need to talk."
The young purple hedgecat laughed as he kicked his legs off the side of a building, watching as people ran around in terror, completely naked and exposed to the world around them with clothes behind the young boy. She shook his head and whipped a tear from his eye as he held his stomach, taking in the sight before him. "Man these guys are just funny! HEY!" He called out to them. "Is today streaking day or are you guys just wanting to share your view! Cuz I gotta admit, the view is pretty nice from up here!"
He laughed yet again at his own comment with the people down below growling and screaming to him, shouting profanity at the young boy accompanied with insult. "You stupid little fucking brat! We're gonna make you pay dearly for this when we catch you!"
Dash then glared down to the citizens below the building, sticking out his tongue causing them to riot even more. "Please! You can't catch the fastest thing alive so don't even bother pretending that you could!"
"Who's the fastest thing alive?" I with that Dash froze as he slowly turned around, shaking slightly at the sight of his father, the great hero and ruler of Solaria, Sonic the Hedgehog. "Dash… it seems you're causing trouble again. And what do you mean YOU'RE the fastest thing alive? Last I checked, that title belongs to me and me alone little buddy."
In an instant, Dash hiked himself up off the ground and turned back to his father completely, stepping on the ledge of the building. "No way dude, you're an old man now. Its time you stepped down and let the new age pros show you how it's done!"
His face sported a large grin, almost as great and identical to that of his father's as Sonic folded his arms, cocking an eyebrow and looking down to his proud son. "Oh you really think so? Come on Dash you're good but you'll never beat this "Old Man" right here."
"Wanna bet?" Dash smirked and asked softly before he quickly leaped off the 5 story building, flipping many times in the air before pressing his feet to the wall, slowly kicking against it and running down before landing on the ground and took off like a bullet with his father shaking his head and leaping off the building right behind his son, landing on the ground and rocketed after his son with a large grin plastered on his face. As Dash ran down the streets of the city, he pushed through the crowed before him, knocking everyone away trying to keep a straight path with Sonic tailing his every move, reaching out and running around, catching those knocked over by his hyper happy son, apologizing before taking off after his offspring. The young boy quickly looked back, seeing his father nowhere in sight and grinned before turning around, his now replaced with one of shock to find his father standing before him several meters away. With this, Dash quickly pressed the palm of his hand to the ground, turning his body with a slide before taking off down the road to the left with Sonic chuckling and shaking his head before taking off after his son, quickly catching up to him, staying directly on his tail. Dash looked back, feeling the eyes of his father directly on him before he tried to zip off onto a small alleyway, keeping his turn nice and sharp but was surprised and slightly angered at the fact that his father was still only inches away from him and quickly tried to lose him by leaping onto a trash can and ran up the side of the building with Sonic following suit. With his the purple hedgecat leaped off the building onto another and another, growling at the sight of his father performing the same acts with little to no effort on his part. Dash then tried to leap onto a cable, using his hands to slide down it watching as his father did so as well, but was balancing on his feet with sparks slightly flying off from his grinding souls. Dash scoffed as he tried to kick himself off the wire with Sonic leaping off as well, smirking at the idea of tricking his father as he used a small fruit cart to catapult himself into the air and landing on a roof and taking off down to the west towards the setting sun and towards the grassy planes of Solaria. As Dash slowly came to a stop, he panted, breathing heavily and gasping for air as his body hunched over, coughing slightly but loving the adrenaline rush he was getting. "T…t-take… TAKE THAT OLD MAN! I'M THE FASTEST THING ALIVE!" Dash shouted, letting his victory cry ring throughout the plains with him leaning back, his eyes closed tightly and his fist raised to the heavens, feeling as if he could fly up and reach them himself.
"Sorry Dash but you have a long time before you're able to lose me."
Dash's confident feeling turned to complete shock as he turned around finding his father standing over him, scratching his nose with his eyes shut with his breathing perfectly normal and showing no signs of fatigue. "I… I can't… believe it…" He slowly said as he fell back into his father's arms, breathing heavily, felling completely worn out from his little game of cat and mouse with his father, finding himself once again in the hands of defeat. "This makes… 40 times you've beaten me daddy… you are the fastest thing alive…"
"What can I say Dash, you're old man has got more tricks up his belt than a magician and more lives than… well your mother." Sonic smiled down to his son, slowly sitting down and letting Dash rest against his body as they turned to the sky, watching as the stars slowly began to peak out from their hiding places with the moon shining down to them, not a single cloud in sight to ruin the view with Dash getting comfortable against his father as he himself rested again a small hill that was behind the two of them.
"Hey daddy." Dash called up to his father, keeping his eyes on the moon.
"What do you think my big brother is doing right now? You know, Maurice."
Sonic chuckled as he closed his eyes, "I know Dash you have only one brother after all." The blue hedgehog turned to the moon, his grin now forming into a soft smile with his eyes shutting slightly. "I'm sure he's having one heck of an adventure right now, perfectly fine as he travels whatever world he's in."
Dash's face lit up as he turned to his father. "And someday I'll do the same. I'll go on my own adventure and become a great hero like you! Dash! The Defender of Truth and Justice!" He gave a small childish giggle as Sonic wrapped his arms around his son.
"Yeah I bet. Now what does pulling pranks and making everyone miserable have to do with being a hero? Huh? Don't get me wrong I love a good gag here and there but water balloons of paint? Really son?"
Dash turned away, his face showing a small scowl. "Eh those people had it coming… they were all jerks."
Sonic turned down to his son. "Oh? How so?"
"Well…" Dash began as he turned away towards the ground. "The butcher, he called big brother a brat for leaving when he did, saying he was childish and it was good riddance and wished I was gone too."
"Is that so? Well then I'll have to talk to him about that. And what about the others who you stripped naked?"
Dash chuckled at that, a smile growing on his face. "Well a girl walked by and those guys ran behind her and lifted her dress and took a picture and she ran off screaming so I broke their stupid camera and took their clothes to see how they liked it."
Sonic chuckled lightly, giving a small nod at his son's comment. "I gotcha. Well that's actually a good reason and I can't say anything other than… nice job!" Sonic smirked as he ruffled the hair of his half-breed son.
Dash gave a small laugh and he leaned back looking up to his father before turning around and giving him a tight hug. "Well what can I say? I learned from the best after all. School can't teach you that."
"Hmmm speaking of school… you know your mom is gonna talk to you about skipping school… again."
Dash gave a dark groan, pressing his face deeper into Sonic's chest. "But Daaaaddy! I hate school it's so freaking boring! I mean addition? Really? I found astrological physics more of a challenge when I was 6! What's the point of me even going when I'm smarter than most of the people at my school… in this country for that fact?"
Sonic gave a small shrug as he turned down to his son. "So you don't end up a stupid old man like your father. That's why."
"Pfft! I have you beat there daddy."
Sonic smirked as he watched his son. "What about if you don't go, your mommy will beat your butt cuz she's really close to doing it ya know. I can't hold her back for much longer." Dash shivered at Sonic's comment, his tail curling up around to his front, wrapping around his stomach. "Ha! Don't like that idea don't you?"
"No… but really do I have to go? It's so boring over there and it's no fun at all. I like it better with Uncle Tails."
Sonic looked up to the sky before a large smile crossed his face as he rubbed his son's head gently and down to his back. "How about I go ask your uncle Tails to be your teacher or at least watch you? This way you'll actually learn something new and you'll get to study with Terry."
With that, Dash quickly leaped up and hung off his father's shirt, looking him dead in the eyes with an incredibly large smile spread across his face. "Really! I can go to Mobius whenever I want and see Uncle Tails and Aunt Cream and Terry and Jeanette and-!"
"Whoa whoa whoa calm down little buddy!" Sonic laughed, slowly pulling his son off his chest. "You'll get to see them all whenever you want but remember you're going there for work, not for play or adventure."
Dash cocked an eyebrow looking at his father with a look of confusion and sarcasm. "Really daddy? You expect me to believe that one?"
Sonic laughed and he shook his head. "Not at all but I had to say it in case your mother decides to use a lie detector test on me this way I won't get in trouble."
"Smart." Dash said with a grin as he cocked his eyebrow. "Mind if I spend the night over Uncle Tails' house?"
Sonic smirked as he picked up his son and placed him over his shoulders, grabbing his ankles to keep him from falling off. "Oh no you don't. Sorry son but you'll have to face the music and that demon you call your mother."
Sonic laughed as Dash pouted, folding his arms. "I'm telling mommy you said that!" Sonic chuckled as he took off running, blazing down the grassy plains and headed into the city.