Hey guys! Wow it's been awhile! So I should just get started right away.

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CH. 8:

As they kissed, Shadow realized what he was doing was a huge mistake, but he couldn't stop. He wanted the love he felt he couldn't get from Amy anymore, and since Rouge was so willing, he didn't think much of it. It would also be a way to spite Amy, to get her back for what she did to him.

But then, he had to break the kiss.

"I'm sorry," Shadow muttered, "I shouldn't have done that, sorry."

Rouge was still quite taken aback by his forwardness. 'Wow, he just finished my plan all on his own! Now to take it to the next level…'

"Don't be sorry. I know you're hurt, so let me ease your pain…" The bat stood up as she completed her sentence. She grabbed his hand and made him stand up. Shadow, getting a feeling to where this was going, knew he shouldn't, but he felt so hopeless and vulnerable that he just let it happen. Rouge led him back to her bedroom that she shared with Knuckles, although there would be a different man in there on this night.


The two concerned friends arrived at Shadow and Amy's home to find Sonic sitting on the porch. Upon seeing them, Sonic jumped up.

"What're you guys doing here?" He asked in a panicked tone.

"Sonic, we know what's going on with you and Amy," Tails said. Sonic just looked to his side on the ground. "It needs to stop. You know that Amy and Shadow love each other and Shadow could be hurt way too badly if he found out. It's your fault in the first place, Sonic, Amy loved you but you never gave her a chance." At this statement, the blue hedgehog interjected.

"Ha! Now that's a lie! She told me she never loved me! She only had a crush on me!" Sonic said in a raised voice, obviously upset.

At this moment, Amy was rushing to her home when she abruptly stopped seeing her loved ones outside. The first thing she could say, however was, "Sonic, leave, now" in a strong tone.

He ran over to her. "Amy, please! I love you!"

"There was a time when I would have given anything to hear you say that Sonic, but it's not now. I love Shadow, so please, just go." Amy said, seemingly unfeeling.

Sonic tried to argue back, but she wouldn't let him continue whatsoever and held her ground firmly. Finally giving up for now, Sonic just dashed off. Amy ran to her door trying to avoid talking to Knuckles and Tails with tears in her eyes, but they stopped her.

"Amy! Are you okay?" Asked Knuckles, a little shocked at the events that took place right in front of him.

"I'm fine, I just need to talk to Shadow" was her response as she fumbled with her keys.

"Amy, the car isn't here, I don't think he's here," Tails said in a weak voice, trying to be careful with the pink hedgehog. Tails' observation reminded her of how her husband had said he would be staying with a friend.

She stopped trying to unlock the door of her home, and finally turned around to confront her friends, no longer worried about the tears in her eyes because she was now looking for information on where to find Shadow.

"Shadow told me he would be staying with a friend," Amy sniffed. "Do you guys have any idea who he would stay with?"

Knuckles immediately thought of how the black hedgehog and Rouge had just gotten so close over the past week, so he blurted out what he was thinking.

"Well Rouge and Shadow have been hanging out every day this past week and I wouldn't be surprised if he was at my place; the two of them have become pretty close friends."

"Let's go." Amy stated with a hint of suspicion that implied something would happen between those two. Knuckles picked up on that hunch and straight away told the girl that they are only friends and that there is nothing to worry about.

"Knuckles, don't be stupid now. We all know that there used to be something between Rouge and Shadow and it is a definite possibility that something could happen, especially now given the stress and the crazy emotions between all of us right now," argued Amy the Lawyer.

Knuckles mulled this over for a quick few seconds as Amy was already heading towards Angel Island, and concluded that what she said made a lot of sense. The three bolted off to Angel Island and arrived at Knuckles and Rouge's house in around 20 minutes.

Amy marched to the door and just went right in; she ignored her manners as she was so angry and depressed that she just didn't care. She stopped in the living room briefly while Tails and Knuckles shuffled in behind her, looking over her shoulders to see if the black hedgehog and the white bat were there.

Amy, now almost sure that Shadow was returning the favor and cheating on her, continued her march throughout the house until she finally reached the back of the house where Rouge's and Knuckles' bedroom was located.

The female hedgehog paused as she knew what was behind the door, but doubted herself at the same time. She hoped with all her heart that her assumptions were false, although it didn't seem like they were. At this point with all her doubts and thoughts, Amy wasn't sure what to expect to see behind the door. She took a deep breath, grabbed the doorknob, opened the door and was shocked to see the scene before her.

So guys, how was this chapter? I hope this story comes together okay because it is just all over the place. I might be able to make it work though! Sorry updates take forever, but college and friends are pretty time consuming. So please, please, please, please, PLEASE review! I love to hear what my readers are thinking! While you're at it, please R&R my third fanfic as well: Together Forever. I would really like to continue that story with my readers' thoughts in mind. Well, until next time!