Disclaimer: Sonic The Hedgehog and all related characters are titles are trademarks of Sonic Team/SEGA and are used without permission for entertainment purposes only.' Beyond All Odds' is © 2003-2010 to Hamato Kameko. Ki The Echidna is © 2003-2010 to Hamato Kameko.
Rating: R (L, AC)
NOTICE: "Beyond All Odds" is no longer canon to "My Life: Anything But Ordinary." They are completely separate storylines. "Beyond All Odds" is now a stand-alone "what if" story only. (01-01-2010)
Everything seemed unreal, otherworldly. Ki followed Ella into the house, walking, as if on autopilot, into the living room. She felt as if she would collapse at any moment. Ella set a gentle hand on her shoulder.
"I think you'd better sit down, sweetheart. You look like you're about to pass out."
The girl nodded numbly, letting the maid guide her to the couch. She sat, not a moment too soon, and closed her eyes. Her life was over. If not over, at the very least it was no longer hers. Her whole world had once again been turned upside down. She couldn't begin to imagine how Sonic would react when he found out. 'What will he do? Will he be angry? Will he be happy?' The knowledge that she had to tell him only served to increase her own fright.
She silently accepted a glass of water from the human woman that had offered so much support to her in the last few hours. She sipped the water, only then realized how thirsty she was. She emptied the glass and nodded her thanks as Ella refilled it for her.
"What am I gonna do, Ella? I don't know anything about this kind of stuff..."
Ella sat down next to her and pulled her into a hug. "It'll be all right, sweetie. And I'll be here to help, so don't you worry."
Ki blinked back tears. "Thank you, Ella... for everything. You've done so much already..."
"Shhh... It's okay, don't worry about it. You're going to do just fine, I know you will."
"What's wrong?" Ki jolted at the sound of a third voice in the room. She turned to face a concerned pink hedgehog. The dam gave way, and she found herself crying yet again.
Amy furrowed her eyebrows. "What's wrong? Ki? ...Ella, what's going on?"
Ki mumbled something unintelligible, and Ella frowned. As far as she was concerned, it wasn't really her place to tell Amy or anyone else about Ki's situation, and yet it was hardly something that could be kept hidden. She only hoped the thirteen-year-old was as much over her infatuation with Sonic as she claimed to be. She started to speak, but the echidna beat her to it.
Ki took a deep breath and spoke in a shaky voice. "Amy... remember... remember when I told you Sonic and I were spending a lot of time together? That... that we were getting kinda serious?"
Amy's jaw set rigid, but that was the only sign of her lingering jealousy over the blue hedgehog. "Yeah...?"
The yellow-furred echidna was intently studying the fabric of her jeans. She was having trouble forming the words she needed. "I... we..."