Hey everybody! Sorry about the false update scare a while ago, but it's dealt with one! So I'm back with another update, we're nearing the stories end here, but I've got a few things first!
Obliviblur: I reckon everyone else did as well! Some very nice things happened last chapter!
TailsFan77: It was definitely difficult for her to share what had actually happened, and why she had kept this as a secret for so long, but I imagine it was worth it!
SuperTailsFan0812: Yeah, after hiding it for so long, it's a breath of fresh air for Tails to finally be herself!
Hjue44: Yeah, they had some awkward moments before getting back together. But while it was a issue at the time, it's more than likely made their relationship stronger!
Stripe the Hedgetiger: Just because she's a girl doesn't mean she has to wear dresses! In fact, I don't think it would suit her!
Sonic Vs Evil: Yeah, there will be a few more scenes in this fic, they should be able to make up before the end!
Let's get going!
The next night, Tails had been messing with the remnants of the machine that had been used to divide herself into Miles and Skye, eventually, she managed to recreate the scenario in a controlled environment and split herself once again. Leaving Skye practically beaming at Miles.
"See!?" The yellow fox began, "I told you Sonic wouldn't be mad!"
Miles couldn't help but grin in response, "I suppose you're right, what was I thinking?"
"I'm not sure, but I know that you did it to protect us, which is a good thing!"
"I guess, but I made us have to life in hiding for years! I'm- I'm sorry Skye…"
Skye looked at his counterpart with concern, "It's ok, you did what you thought was best. And hey, with this new project we're going to be working on, it should let us be able to split whenever we want!"
The statement did cheer Miles up a bit, alright, we might as well get back in one piece, we're meeting with Amy remember?"
"Yeah I do!"
After working on perfecting their new tech for a little longer, the duo recombined themselves and Tails made her way upstairs, as she did, she snagged her shoes and made her way out the front door. Sonic waved goodbye to the kitsune as she left. Eventually, after traveling for a bit, the kit came to a small clearing in the nearby trees, Amy was already waiting for her.
"Why'd you want to meet here?" Tails asked.
"Don't you remember, this is where you first told me about… You know!"
Tails did indeed recall it from her birthday last year, when she had finally broken the news to Amy. "Yeah, I mean, I do! It's just… Why here?"
"Because, I've come to ask you something…"
"What is it?"
"Tails, you know how much I want to be with Sonic, but him knowing you're a girl, might mean he'd want to be with you… Tails, do you… Love Sonic? Because if you do I don't want to get in the way…"
Tails practically gagged at the question, "What? No! I mean… It's not that I don't like him or want to be friends with him… But he's my family at this point, that would just be weird! He's all yours, trust me!"
The hedgehog smiled at her, "Plus, now he's got somebody helping me!"
"Amy, I have something I want to tell you as well…"
"Go ahead! You've earned it!"
"I'm- I'm going to pretend to be a boy for a little longer…"
"But Tails, you know that can't be good for you…"
"I know, I'm just scared of what everyone's going to think…"
Amy gave her a reassuring pat on the back, "Hey, take as long as you need. I know this isn't easy for you."
The two of them laid out beneath the stars, gazing up into the nighttime sky. They sat like that for an hour, just contemplating on their lives…
-1 Year Later-
"Today's the day…" The kitsune thought to herself, "No backing out this time…"
Tails had recently turned eleven, and on the night of her birthday, had become scared of what could happen and backed out of telling everyone. Luckily, Sonic being the protective brother he was, decided to reschedule Tails birthday party and moved it back a week, because of an 'illness'.
Over the past year, Tails had grown a bit more shapely, but was still indistinguishable other than from the three that already knew about it, she was occasionally questioned if she was growing her chest fur out, to which she always responded with a confirmation. Additionally, she had started wearing a maroon red shirt and a pair of brown shorts modified to accommodate her namesakes, mainly for Sonic. Though it did help with her still being able to retain her appearance as a boy for a little longer.
Today however, was when she was finally going to break it to everyone… Sonic had made sure that everyone would be there, so there was no backing out this time…
Sonic, Amy, and Knuckles had all agreed to help with set up and to help boost the kit's confidence with her choice, despite her second thoughts.
"Tails, you'll be fine! I'm sure everyone will be just fine!" Amy exclaimed, noticing the nervous fidgeting that the kit was starting to get up to.
"I know, I'm just nervous, that's all…"
"Just get it all out there bud," Sonic responded, "Just let everything out."
"Yeah, you've got this!" Knuckles added, issuing a slight blush from the kit at everyone else's confidence.
As the time for the party neared closer and closer, Tails could practically feel the butterflies in her stomach getting worse and worse with each passing moment.
The kitsune paced back and forth in the living room, "You've got this." She thought aloud. "You can do this…"
Eventually, the guests began to arrive, Cream and Cheese were among the first. "Happy birthday, I'm glad you're feeling better, we were excited to come to your party last week!"
"Yeah, I'm a lot better!" The kitsune responded, "It's good to see you here as well!"
Cream quickly joined Amy as the remainder of the guests began to show up. Eventually, everybody that was invited had arrived, much to Sonic's pleasure. The hedgehog pulled the kitsune upstairs with him, "Alright bud, you ready?"
"Can it just wait? I mean-"
"This is what you did last time bud! Besides, I don't think I'll be able to get them all in one place again. It's now or never bud, I know it's stressful, but you've got to do this. I'll be right with you."
"Alright, let's do this."
Just as the hedgehog was due to leave, Tails interrupted him. "Sonic, I just, want to say sorry, for all the trouble I caused. This should have been my problem, not yours."
"Hey, it's alright! Besides, I shouldn't have pressed something I knew you were uncomfortable with. But apology accepted Tails."
After a moment, the two returned downstairs and Sonic quickly gathered everyone's attention. "Alright everyone, I'm sorry I had to call off last weeks celebration, but I figured there was no point in having a celebration while Tails was sick. Speaking of which, he said he wanted to make an announcement."
All eyes turned to the kitsune, whom simply took in a deep breath, calming her nerves before beginning. "Hey everyone, I'm happy you could all be here today. But there's something I need to say, I haven't been truthful with all of you… It's something I've been hiding for a while, and now that I'm eleven, I think it's about time I told you."
Everyone else listened intently, they weren't sure where the fox was going with this.
"I- I'm a girl…"
There was silence in the room for a moment, up until the room descended into chaos. Tails was overwhelmed by the questions that were being asked, and Sonic noticed this.
"One at a time everyone!" The hedgehog exclaimed, "Nobody can hear you!"
The room went silent and Shadow raised his hand, "Is this a joke? How long have you been a…"
"I've always been a girl Shadow… I was just scared of telling you guys… Long story short, when I first met Sonic, I was terrified, and wouldn't talk to him. He assumed I was a boy and I never bothered to correct him… Mostly because I was scared."
Cream was the next to ask a question, "Scared of what?"
"Right, you don't know Cream… I never knew my parents. I was made fun of a lot for my tails, Sonic was really the first to be nice to me. I was scared he wouldn't want to be my friend any more."
Cream seemed satisfied, albeit now curious, but she figured now wasn't the best time to ask about the kit's past. Especially with what they had just learned. Rogue was next to raise a question, "So is that why you've started wearing clothes?"
"Yeah, I told a few people about a year ago, and I figured it was about time I got used to it."
"Makes sense, I mean, especially since it definitely looks like you're a girl now that I see it."
Tails blushed, "Y- Yeah…" She stammered. "I understand if you all hate me, I'm not asking you to not. I'd just like to clear this up…"
As Tails spoke the sentence, she felt a weight lift off her shoulders, it felt liberating to finally be free of having to hide her gender. For once, she felt what was complete freedom. No nagging thoughts at the back of her mind to drag it down.
Cream piped up from the crowd again, "We don't hate you Tails, you're still my friend at least!"
The rest of the crowd agreed, and Tails could feel tears start to run down her face. Rather than tears of sorrow however, these were tears of joy. "T- Thank you all," She responded. "It really means a lot to me that you'd say that. Hopefully there's no hard feelings and we can all just still get along."
Everyone nodded in agreement, Sonic took the floor back from the kitsune. "Alright everyone, with that out of the way. We've got cake!"
Amy stepped over and gave Tails a reassuring pat on the back, "You did great! How's it feel?"
"Amazing, like a weights been lifted off my shoulders. I mean, knowing that I don't have to hide who I am is an amazing feeling."
"I imagine! Also, how's that machine going downstairs? Seen Skye and Miles again?"
"It's going great, in fact, I can show you if you want!"
"That'd be awesome! Let-"
"Mr- Mrs. Tails?"
The two turned around to find Cream, the kitsune was the first to speak. "You can just call me Tails, that shouldn't need to change. What's up?"
"I was just wondering if I could come with, I'd like to see Skye again."
"Sure, might as well!"
The rabbit followed behind the two of them as they descended the stairs into the workshop. Tails eventually grabbed a small gray colored box with panels on opposite sides, he activated it and pressed his palm against one of the panels for a moment, after a short wait, the machine fired and where Tails stood were two different versions of the kit.
Miles' appearance had changed slightly, she now shared the same body shape that Tails had, along with her same outfit of tan shorts and a maroon shirt. Skye, like her counterpart, also had a few differences. Her shirt was white and she still wore a pair of tan shorts. Additionally, a small yellow flower sat in her bangs. Cream and Skye immediately embraced one another.
"Cream, it's been forever! How are you?" The yellow kitsune asked.
"Been doing great! It's good to see you again too!"
Amy stepped over to Miles, "Welcome back."
"Yeah, it feels a bit strange to not be sharing a body with Skye again… But I guess it's just something I'll have to get used to."
"What do you mean?"
"We figured out how to reliably split and combine ourselves, so you'll be seeing me and Skye more often!"
Amy grinned, "That's awesome! Now, why don't we head back upstairs, don't want to miss out on your own party!"
Miles and Skye nodded in agreement and the two made their way upstairs, grateful for being able to be themselves…
Alright everyone, that's all for this story! I hope you all enjoyed and I'm thankful to have all of you guys share your thoughts and comments with me the whole way! This was super fun to write and I'm kind of sad that it's over. But all good things must come to an end! Now, I've just got a few short things before we go. There's a new poll on my profile that I'd like you guys to answer if you get a second, and me and Obliviblur have started a collab story on their profile. Please give it a look if you could! Until next time!