So the other day I was reading A TON of Sonic-meets-Tails fanfictions…and that got me thinking. We all know what happened to Tail's before the hedgehog showed up…but what about Sonic? Why does he fight Robotnik? I mean, he's the hero, but every hero has a motivation before they are actually a hero. Spider-Man stepped up because of his Uncle, Batman wanted Justice, etc. But why Sonic? So I started throwing idea's around and well…came up with this. Not sure how long it's going to take to type, but it's pretty long. I hope you all enjoy.

To everyone who follow's my other story. I'm not abandoning, just wanted a change of scenery (and I'm suffering from writer's block). Thanks for understanding.

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Here's how I think Sonic met Tail's… But before we get to that, here is how I think Sonic had a life. You may notice that I've crossed a few universe's, such as Archie and Sonic Underground. But don't worry, there's no singing from the kids. I think music tells a story itself, so I may list a song, not the lyrics. I suggest you look it up and listen to it while you read (if you can). One song I list lyrics, but there's a reason…hope you enjoy.

Okay! Let's get moving!

Sonic's POV:

People have asked why I fight. I've never given the true answer, but smirked and gave a thumbs up instead and usually answered with a question. People would laugh then move on. I avoided the subject at all costs, as it brought back painful memories…

Narrator's POV:

It's true, Julian and Aleena Hedgehog were poor as mice, but that never spoiled their attitudes. The two of them had fallen love in the last year of high school. By the second year of college, the two were engaged. Only one problem…

"But Daddy! I love him!"

"You are not marrying a blue mutant freak!"

Unfortunately, Aleena's parents didn't approve. Her father especially was against the whole thing, as he believed that anything or anyone who could run at the speed of sound was a mutant. He told his daughter that if she married him, then she and her offspring were not welcome in his home again.

Sorry to say that he held true to his word. Julian's parents had died the previous year, so there the two of them were no inheritance, no family to help out.

Did that bring them down? Absolutely not. They decided to settle deep in a forest where the nearest town was over 50 miles away. Every 5 or so mile's was another small cabin with a family, but nothing to major. Julian and Aleena couldn't have been happier. One year later, triplets were born.

First born was Maurice. He was his father in every way imaginable, with blue quills and green eyes. When the kid began to walk, the parent's also discovered he had his father's quick feet, zipping around the house.

Second was a girl, Sonia. She had pink quills and was the little princess of the family.

The last one was a boy named Manic. He was green and had wild quill's that stuck all over the place. His eyes shone with mischief.

The two parents couldn't have been prouder of their children. Aleena took care of them at home while Julian did package delivery in order to pay the bills. He came home late at night and left early, but always found time for his children, no matter how exhausted he was.

*Flash forward 4 years*

"Maurice! No fair!" Sonia ran after her brother as he zipped around the yard.

Instead of slowing down, the blue hedgehog sped up, yelling with joy the whole time.

Behind his older siblings, Manic trailed behind, trying to keep up with them. He got to the top of the hill and fell down coughing hard. "Son-*cough*. Maur-*cough, cough*…"

Fortunately for him, Sonia heard him. She ran back up the hill to her brother, calling Maurice the best she could. The older brother was nowhere in sight.

Sonia knelt down next to Manic. She held her brother tightly as he coughed and coughed. Even at a young age, Manic suffered from severe asemia. Several minutes later, Manic calmed down and began to breathe a little better.

Maurice zipped up the hill, coming to a stop next to his sibling's. Sonia began to yell at him,

"Maurice Hedgehog! You leave Manic here!" She scolded him profusely until Maurice sheepishly pulled out Manic's inhaler.

"He left it at home…" After handing it to Manic, he helped his brother up and walked down the hill with Sonia following close behind.

The three of them wandered back to the yard where their Mother waited. She swooped down on the three of them, kissing them on the cheek. "You three are later than usual."

"Manic had another fit…" Sonia supplied her Mother.

Aleena picked him up concerned and motioned for the other two to follow. Maurice piped up,

"Is Daddy home?"

"Not yet sweetie, you know how late he works." She sat down on the couch, still holding Manic. Very tenderly, she checked him out. Finding nothing wrong, she smiled. "You three always look after each other. I'm so proud of you! Cookies for the three of you after dinner!"

The three siblings cheered and ran to the dinner table.

*After dinner*

"Maurice, it's time for bed. Now come here and get in the tub!"

"No bath!"

Sonia and Manic had already bathed, but Maurice just would not get in. Aleena sighed just as Julian called from outside.

"Where's my troublesome threesome?"

He was greeted by six tiny arms around him. "Did I miss anything today?"

Aleena smiled, leaning against the doorway. "Just Maurice refusing to take a bath…again."

Julian chuckled and picked up Maurice, "If you want a story and song tonight, then you better listen to your Mother." Maurice grudgingly agreed.

After the shortest bath ever, the three children were tucked into bed. Julian and Aleena came in, smiling. Jokingly, Julian yawned. "Well I'm off to bed."

The three kids' immediately began to argue, even though they knew he was kidding like he did every night.

Julian laughed then sat down at the foot of Maurice's bed. "What story do you want this time?"

Sonia always wanted a story about a princess while Manic liked cowboys. Maurice was always different. Every night they switched between the siblings. Tonight, was Maurice's choice.

"Tell us about robot." Maurice smiled from under his blankets.

"Again? Alright," Julian smiled and then cleared his throat. "Once I was delivering a package to a nearby family. On my way I ran into a small bot that looked like a bee. It acted like a bee too, come to think of it. It came after me, shooting lasers and trying to keep your Dad in the same spot. But I wouldn't let him. I ran up a tree then jumped up on it, breaking the top open. Then out came this little bird! It was so cute, that I couldn't believe it was in that robot. He thanked me for getting him out of there, and then flew away."

Maurice smiled and asked the same question as he did every night, "Is that true, Daddy?"

Usually Julian would smile and nod, replying in a joking manner, "Everything I say is true!" But tonight was different. The Father smiled sadly at his blue son, "Yes son, it is."

The children looked a little confused at their Dad's sorrow, but Aleena stepped in. "Well kid's it's been a long day. Shall we sing tonight?"

Forgetting about their father's mood for a moment the three of them cheered.

Aleena smiled and started.

Song: Goodnight My Angel

Artist: Billy Joel

Goodnight my angel, time to close your eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you've been asking me
I think you know what I've been trying to say
I promised I would never leave you
Then you should always know
Wherever you may go, no matter where you are
I never will be far away

Julian smiled again and sang the second verse.

Goodnight my angel, now it's time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay
And like a boat out on the ocean
I'm rocking you to sleep
The water's dark and deep, inside this ancient heart
You'll always be a part of me

Maurice was starting to drop off. Manic was already sleeping softly and Sonia was almost gone.

Goodnight my angel, now it's time to dream
And dream how wonderful your life will be
Someday your child may cry, and if you sing this lullaby
Then in your heart there will always be a part of me
Someday we'll all be gone
But lullabies go on and on
They never die
That's how you and I will be

Maurice smiled as he fell asleep.

*one year later*

Maurice was playing with a racecar in the house when he heard his Father talking to his Mom. He frowned confused since his Dad hadn't called out that he was home. The young boy crawled behind a couch and listened.

"-I just don't like it…"

"I don't like it either Aleena, but someone has to help."

"I know…"

Julian took his wife's hand and kissed it. "I'll be back soon. I'll come back. I promise."

"I know you will." She kissed him gently.

Aleena handed him a small bag. "This will have food for a little while."

"Thanks sweetheart." Julian kissed her. "I love you."

"I love you too."

He sped out the door. Aleena stood in the door frame for several minutes. Maurice couldn't take it anymore.

"Where's Daddy going?"

Mom turned around and smiled at Maurice, "Daddy has some business to take care of in the next village over. He'll be back before you know it."

Maurice nodded slowly as Aleena went to make dinner. He sat at a chair by the window and stared out it, wanting to be the first to see Dad when he came back.

Every day for almost a year, Maurice sat at that window with his siblings for a least an hour. Every morning, he ran out of his room and peaked into his parent's to see if Dad had come home. Every night he stared out the window, hoping that his father would speed up any second.

Two days before his sixth birthday, Maurice was sitting in that same spot staring out the window.

"Maurice! What do you want for your birthday dinner?"

Maurice didn't answer, but continued to stare out the window. Aleena came around the corner and repeated herself.

"When's Dad coming back?"

The woman sighed sadly, "I don't know Maurice. But he'll be back."

"I know…"

She left her son staring out the window.

Five minutes later Sonia and Manic came by and convinced their brother to come play hide n seek. They played for an hour in the woods. When the sun started to go down, they began to make their way back. Slightly, Maurice heard a small boom, but knew what it was immediately. "Dad's home!"

The three of them began to run towards the house.

At the house, Aleena had also heard the Sonic Boom and smiled. She rushed over to the door and flung it open. Julian ran inside without pausing then shut the door behind him. "Are you okay?"

A bit confused, Aleena nodded. "Yes, I'm fine. Oh, we've missed you so much!" She hugged him tightly. Julian looked around the house, his eyes still full of worry.

"Where are the kids?"

"Somewhere in the forest. They should be home soon."

"No!" Julian stopped then breathed deeply. "I mean, no. You need to get the kids and leave."

Now Aleena was defiantly confused. "Why?"

"Remember what I've been doing this past year? Well…"

Aleena caught her breath. "You mean he's coming…"

"Yes, now you need to go! Now!" He kissed her and pushed her out the door. "I'll be right behind you."

Aleena ran into the forest…straight into her kids. Maurice smiled up at his Mother, "Is Daddy home?"

He peered around her and smiled at the sight of his Father. Aleena stopped any of her kids from running to him. "Kid's we need to go. Now. Dad will be right behind us." The three of them stared after their Father as their Mother dragged them into the forest.

After he was out of sight, the three of them picked up the pace as Aleena began to run. "We're going to Uncle Chuck's, okay?"

"Okay…Mommy, what's going on?" Manic asked, already breathing heavily. Aleena picked him up and started to hurry with him.

"Your Father is expecting some company, but we aren't supposed to be there."

After a few minutes of silence, a large boom filled the air. Aleena could see a large smoke cloud rise from where her house was. Her blood went cold then she caught her emotion's and shoved them down.

"Hey kid's…we're going to play Hide and Travel."

"Hide and what?"

"It's simple enough. You have to hide and not get caught, but you have to get to a location first. You three have to stay together while I count. First one to Uncle Chuck's wins. Okay?"

Sonia and Manic nodded slowly. Maurice grabbed their hands and frowned.

Aleena began to softly count as the kid's hurried into the forest. She stopped counting at five and looked behind her. She began to run in the opposite direction of the kids.

Only seconds later, a bee robot showed up with Julian in its…stingers? It dropped him on the ground.

"Julian!" Aleena ran over and held him in her arms. He opened his eyes.

"Where are the kids?"

"They're safe…"

"Thank goodness…" He sighed softly.

A large white pod flew over the trees and came to a stop over the clearing. "Is this the Mrs.?" A cold voice laughed. "She hardly seems your type…"

Aleena tightened her grip on Julian. "I don't blame you…"

"I know…I love you Aleena."

"I love you too Julian." She cried silently and held him even tighter.

The cold voice laughed then pointed his robots at the two hedgehogs. "Well my old friend. I guess this is the end." The man smiled evilly. "Fire."

Husband and Wife kissed one last time then were engulfed in fire.

In the bushes nearby, Maurice ran away from the scene. Hearing the missile's launch and the explosion he had closed his eyes a few moment's too late. He picked up speed and ran back to his siblings.

Manic sat on a log trying to catch his breath with Sonia rubbing his back when Maurice ran up. "We need to move."

"But Manic need's to rest…" Sonia frowned.

Maurice helped his brother up. "We don't have time." He grabbed their arms and ran as fast as he could with them, Manic still coughing.

They didn't get very far.

"Hello, kiddies!" A cold voice called.

Maurice tried to keep pulling them, but Manic was on the verge of collapsing and Sonia couldn't keep running much longer.

The villain smiled and pointed a laser at the kids from behind then fired. The three hedgehogs went flying.

Sonia and Manic landed near one another. The sister helped brother up and began to run with renewed efforts. They ran as more bot's began to chase them through the forest.

Maurice was nowhere in sight.

The two kids ran for another mile until they got to Uncle Chuck. "Uncle Chuck! Uncle Chuck!"

The hedgehog poked his head out and yelped. "Get inside!" He pulled the two little kids inside as the robot's surrounded the building.

The man flew up a few moments behind. "Three bird's one stone…" He ordered the attack and every bot fired. Soon all that remained of the building was burning timber. The man smiled evilly and laughed. "That will teach people who mess with me!"

Only one mile behind him, Maurice woke up in ditch covered in small pieces of timber. He crawled out of the pile painfully and limped the mile to Uncle Chuck's. When he arrived, the bot's and man had left. All he found was burning timber.

The little boy fell to his knees and cried. He laid there for a whole day, crying and calling for anyone.

No one answered.

Two days later, he woke up on the ground; his cheek's stained with tears, his head pounding. Maurice stood up and looked around. Today was his birthday…he was six. The boy looked at the rising sun and closed his eyes.

Goodnight my angel, now it's time to dream
And dream how wonderful your life will be
Someday your child may cry, and if you sing this lullaby
Then in your heart there will always be a part of me
Someday we'll all be gone
But lullabies go on and on
They never die
That's how you and I will be

He opened them and fell to his knees. Staring at the ground he frowned.

"They'll never die…" He looked up again and stood up. Maurice looked at his Uncle's burned cabin then turned his back and took off running. He refused to cry anymore. He knew his parent's wouldn't want him to cry for so long. So he ran…and he never stopped.

I cried so hard while writing this. I think it was better in my head, but hey. You have to try. Next Chapter; Maurice becomes Sonic. Why Sonic? Two reasons. Next time. Reviews are always welcome.