Disclaimer (for the entire story): I do not own any of the Sonic the Hedgehog characters.
(A/N): Update! As of today's date, which is 7/1/16, I'll be going through this story and revising it. You know, fixing grammar, spelling errors, and just cleaning up the plot a little.
They'll be some changes like clothes, songs used, some added dialogue, and moments to provide more depth and flow to the plot. I will unfortunately take out two characters that I do not feel like added anything to the overall plot and similarly for some moments in the story that I felt like didn't add anything and/or were unnecessary.
Hopefully I will have most of this finish soon and start on College Life! Thank you all!
In a secluded section of a park a bright green flash appeared and when it disappeared, three teenagers were standing in the middle of it. Two were girls, one looking happy and the other looking annoyed, and one boy who looked paranoid. The boy was taller than both girls and a black hedgehog with his quills slicked back, but the ends pointing upwards. Indigo streaks ran through his quills complementing his deep purple eyes. He was wearing a black, long-sleeved shirt with the sleeves pushed up to his elbows. He had black Converse sneakers and dark colored jeans and was holding the mighty Chaos Emerald.
One of the girls—the one who was smiling—was a beige-colored fox with long wavy hair that ran down her back. Her eyes were a mixture of blue and green that sparkled with a certain twinkle of mischief. She was wearing a pale yellow shirt with a scoop neck with a chambray, button-up over it. The sleeves were rolled up to her elbows and the shirt was unbuttoned showing the yellow shirt underneath. She had light brown skinny-pants on with dark brown, leather ankle boots.
The other girl who had a scowl on her face and glaring at the other girl was a hybrid of a fox and a rabbit. She had cream fur with fox ears and face, but instead of a foxtail she had a white rabbit tail. Her hair was slightly wavy, but pulled back into a ponytail high on her head. Her eyes, a mesmerizing shade of blue and hazel, were hidden behind wire-rimmed glasses. She had a white V-neck shirt with a red, blue, and white plaid shirt over it and unbuttoned. She was wearing dark blue jeans and woman gray Vans. She threw her arms in the air and began pacing angrily.
"I can't believe you made us do that again!" She yelled.
"Calm down, Chrissy." The black hedgehog said to the girl.
"Stop sticking up for her Shade! It was all right when we did it the first time for their graduation, but now our parents are surely going to kill us! Why do I let you talk me into this stupid crap, Lauren?" Chrissy shouted while putting her hands on her hips.
"Well, if you just keep standing here and yelling we're going to get into even more trouble! Shade drop us off at our houses." Lauren, the other girl, said looking at Shade, the black hedgehog. He nodded and began to raise the Chaos Emerald above them.
"Stop right there!" A voice yelled stopping Shade from actually using the emerald. They all winced, but it was Shade who looked the most worried as he came face-to-face with his father. He stared at his fiery red eyes nervously and scratched the back of his head trying to avoid his wrath. His father, was none other then the Ultimate Life Form himself, Shadow the Hedgehog.
"Hi Dad." Shade waved innocently. Shadow glared at his son and crossed his arms over his chest.
"Don't you 'hi dad' me! This was the seventh time, Shade! You know better than to take my Chaos Emerald!" Shadow yelled before grabbing the emerald out of his hand and grabbing Shade's arm with the other. "And to travel back in time! What were you thinking?" He continued to yell at his son as he pulled him away from Chrissy and Lauren. Shade stared back at them apologetically and both girls sighed heavily.
"Great," Chrissy muttered sarcastically. "Now we have to walk home. This plan of yours gets better and better." She looked over at Lauren who rolled her eyes.
"Oh would you stop complaining? We don't even live that far." She said and Chrissy just shook her head and started walking.
"We just had to do this before the first day of school. I wanted to spend this day preparing for tomorrow!" Chrissy muttered and Lauren threw her arm over her friend's shoulders.
"Stop being such a spoil-sport, my nerdy friend. I know you live for the first day of school, but what's a better way to end summer than seeing our parents at the end of their high school years?" She smiled at Chrissy, but Chrissy didn't look amused one bit.
"We saw them at their graduation before. I don't really care about seeing your parents' wedding." Chrissy mumbled and shrugged Lauren's arm off of her shoulders. "You better have that image of them at 18 and happy to see you engrained into your brain because I doubt they'll be happy when they see you now." She told her before turning at the corner of the sidewalk to head to her house.
"Whatever. I'll see you tomorrow." Lauren rolled her eyes and waved goodbye to her friend. When she reached her house, she snuck around back to the rose wall on the outside of her bedroom. She began to climb up the vines, carefully avoiding any thorns, and propped her window open. She pulled herself up and rolled into her room only to get an unpleasant surprise.
"Mom and Dad are not happy, just so you know." A peach-colored fox said. She was slightly taller than Lauren and had bright green eyes. Her hair was wavy and long like Lauren's, but had white streaks throughout it. She was wearing a thin, green sweater with sleeves that ended just below her elbow and light blue jeans with rips on the knees. She was wearing white slip-on Vans and had a delicate gold necklace around her neck that had a tiny heart on the end of it.
"Well, they knew this was going to happen for almost 18 years now, Ginger. I'm sure they can't be that upset." Lauren said dusting her pants off as she stared at her older sister.
"Jesus, please tell me you didn't actually do what I think you did." Ginger asked with her hand over her face.
"If you mean meeting them, telling them about me, and their future then yes, you are right." Lauren shrugged and Ginger groaned. A white fox popped his head in and looked over at them. He had shaggy hair the pointed every which way, but surprisingly not in a crazy or ugly manner. His eyes were similar to Lauren's—that being blue and green. He was wearing a gray, fitted t-shirt with a green hoodie over it. The hoodie had a white zipper with white drawstrings and he also had black jeans on. His shoes were black high-top Vans with a white stripe on the side and white laces.
"What did you do this time?" He asked pushing the sleeves up his hoodie up and walking into Lauren's room.
"She traveled back in time to Mom and Dad's wedding, spoke to them, and basically told them that she was their daughter." Ginger told him and he looked over to Lauren judgmentally.
"Shut up Shawn! Don't act like you're the perfect child between the three of us." Lauren glared at her older brother who put his hands up innocently.
"Me? Why, I never do anything wrong." Shawn batted his eyelashes. Ginger rolled her eyes and Lauren snorted. She was about to tell him off before she was cut off by a very angry voice.
"Lauren Marie Romaro! Come downstairs right now!" Reese Romaro—her father—called out. Lauren winched and slowly began to make her way downstairs.
"Dead man walking." Shawn muttered and Lauren flipped him off before Reese yelled at her again. Shawn snickered as he watched his younger sister walk off to face her doom. He looked back at his older sister and Ginger just stared at him disapprovingly. "What? It's funny." He said defensively and Ginger shook her head.
The next day, after hours of being reamed by his dad, Shade woke up groggily trying to shut off his blaringly loud alarm. It didn't stop and he gave up, reaching under his pillow for his trusty blue Chaos Emerald. When he didn't feel it, he sighed when he remembered that Shadow had taken it away from him as punishment. If the clock wasn't loud enough his door suddenly burst open and he came face-to-face with his older sister. She was a pink hedgehog with fiery red eyes that were currently glaring a hole into his head. Her quills, although slightly messy from sleep, were long and straight with lavender streaks through them. She stomped over in her pajamas and shoved her brother's head.
"How hard is it to turn your fucking alarm off?" She shouted at him before whipping out a hammer very similar to their mother's and smashing the clock.
"Language." Shade said lifting his finger up. She grabbed his finger and bent it backwards making him hiss in pain. "Ow! Ow! Ow! Ebony let go!" He growled and she let go of his finger angrily. He always found it weird that his parents named their brightly colored daughter Ebony, but now he could see it was because her soul was a dark pit.
"Get ready for school." Ebony huffed before stomping out of his room. Shade sighed before getting up and taking a shower. He threw on his usual outfit, fixed his quills, and grabbed his backpack before heading downstairs. He saw his mom, the illustrious Amy Rose, leaning against the counter with a mug of coffee in her hand.
"Good morning, Mom!" Shade smiled happily before leaning over and kissing his mom's cheek. Amy smiled sweetly at her youngest child before offering him a blueberry muffin.
"Couldn't figure out how to turn off your alarm again?" A lavender hedgehog asked. She was almost the inverse of her younger sister Ebony with long lavender quills with pink streaks through them. She had green eyes similar to her mother's and her bright smile to boot. She was wearing a see-trough, short-sleeved black lace top with a black tank-top underneath. She had khaki pants on and black combat boots on her feet with thick black laces.
"If Tails didn't have to make them so complex, I wouldn't have a problem with it. You didn't seem to bugged by it, Serenity." Shade addressed his older sister while Ebony walked in. "Like some other people." He muttered and Ebony rolled her eyes.
"It's not my fault that you're an idiot and can't figure out simple technology." She told him biting into an apple. She kept her outfit simple with a red V-neck shirt and dark skinny jeans. She had high-top red Converse and she pulled her quills into a ponytail.
"You guys are so quick-tempered and impatient. Definitely traits of your father." Amy said before Shadow came speeding into the room and wrapping his arms around her waist.
"But you still love me, right?" He asked kissing her cheek. Amy smiled and turned in his arms to face him.
"Of course." She said as she kissed. All three of their kids turned away and groaned in disgust.
"Hey! I'm eating here! Is that really necessary?" Shade complained with a mouthful of muffin.
"We're parents. It's what we do." Shadow told him and his son rolled his eyes. "You guys better get to school." He said as they all looked at him like he was stupid. "It doesn't matter if you're all fast just go!" He yelled and they all sped out of the kitchen. They made it to school in less than a minute and Shade and Ebony skidded to a stop smoothly. Serenity, on the other hand, ran into someone and they both went crashing to the ground.
"Why must you get in my way Julian?" Serenity muttered as she got up and dusted herself off. Julian the Hedgehog—otherwise known as Todd and Jillian's eldest child—just smirked as he got off the ground. He was a dark blue and orange hedgehog with an interesting mix of gray and lavender color for his eyes. He had a crescent shaped birthmark on the side of his temple and his quills were slicked back. He wore a black, fitted t-shirt with dark jeans and black Vans.
"It's about the only way to get a hug from you. You know, for one of my best friends, you really don't hug me that often." Julian said and Serenity rolled her eyes before hugging him lamely.
"Where's Ginger?" She asked looking around. Julian extended his arm out and pulled an approaching Ginger into him and wrapped his arm around his shoulders happily.
"Right here!" He grinned and Ginger pushed herself away from him.
"I would have been earlier if my dad didn't lecture us about interfering with the past." She said as Serenity laughed.
"So, I'm guessing Lauren got it bad?" She asked and Ginger nodded.
"Yup, grounded for two months with no cell phone, computer, and TV." Ginger told them and Julian whistled lowly. "How about Shade?" She asked.
"No Chaos Emerald for two months." Serenity smirked and the other two laughed.
"Man, that must be hell for him! He always carries that thing with him." Julian said looking over to Shade who was talking to Lauren and Chrissy. Suddenly two skateboarders passed by quickly as the group watched them go by. Another skateboarder jumped over them nearly hitting them.
"Watch it Tyler!" Julian shouted at the guy who jumped over him, but there was a hint of amusement in his voice. The skateboarder—Tyler—turned around and smiled over at Julian. He was a white rabbit with a foxtail that had a gold tip at the end of it. He had a black beanie on his head with bangs sticking out from underneath. His bangs had gold tips on the end and the inside of his ears were a soft yellow color. His eyes were dark blue and he had a boyish smile on his face. He was wearing a black band t-shirt with gray jeans and black Nike SB's. He had a silver chain bracelet, black leather cuff, and green wristband on one arm and several rope bracelets on the other. He waved over at Julian apologetically.
"My bad Julian!" Tyler Prower, son of Tails and Cream, called out. Two echidna/bat hybrids skidded to a stop on their skateboards next to Tyler. They were a pair of fraternal twins, one boy and one girl. The boy was a red echidna with a single fang and, while similar to an echidna's tail, a bat's tail. His eyes were a dark purple color and the expression on his face was a passive one. He was wearing a gray snapback with a black strap and lid. He was wearing a plain, purple t-shirt with black jeans and white Vans.
His sister was also a red echidna, but with bat wings that were black on the outside and dark blue on the inside. Her eyes were dark blue and she had dreads that were wrapped around with white bandages. She was wearing a dark blue hoodie zipped-up over a gray V-neck. She had black skinny jeans on with high-top white Converse and a white snapback with a black strap and lid. Tyler patted the boy on the shoulder before kicking his board up and grabbing it.
"Let's go get our schedules, Onyx." Tyler told him. Onyx's sister put her hand on her hip while she held her skateboard with the other.
"Excuse me?" She said raising her eyebrow.
"C'mon Ruby, you should know by now that I mean the both of you. I swear," Tyler chuckled. "You can be as dense as your dad sometimes." He said and Ruby frowned. Ruby and Onyx were the youngest children of Rouge and Knuckles.
"Dude, just because our dad isn't a rocket scientist like yours doesn't mean his stupid." Ruby defended and Tyler just laughed before he skated away with the other two following him.
Shawn walked into the school looking for his friends and smiled when he saw them by their lockers. One was a gray hedgehog with white markings on his body and quills. His eyes were dark blue though and his quills were in a messy disarray, pushed back and away from his face. He was wearing a black, blue, and green flannel shirt with a white t-shirt underneath it. He had light blue jeans on with rips at the knees and white Adidas sneakers. Flash Storm was his name and he was the youngest child of State and Midnight.
The hedgehog beside him was his cousin and son of Spark and Winter, Bolt Solari. Bolt was a black hedgehog with icy blue streaks running through his quills that were slicked back. His eyes were a mixture of blue and green and he had a cocky smirk on his muzzle. He had a green t-shirt on with a blue hoodie over it and dark blue jeans. He had some beat up, special running shoes on that had once belong to his father.
"Hey Flash! Hey Bolt!" Shawn called out as he walked over to his friends. While the two were cousins, you could have sworn they were brothers. So much so, that many people confuse them for being brothers.
"What's up, Shawn?" Bolt asked leaning against his locker.
"The usual. Have you guys gotten your schedules?" Shawn asked, pulling his out from his backpack. Bolt and Flash pulled theirs out so they all could compare. They were all in different class levels (Flash being a freshman, Bolt a sophomore, and Shawn a junior) so they didn't expect to have too many classes together, but it didn't hurt to look.
"Whoa! Almost all your classes are honors or APs!" Flash exclaimed, clearly shocked over his cousin's schedule.
"Shows how much you know about me." Bolt muttered.
"When did you become smart?" Flash asked as Bolt rolled his eyes.
"I've always been smart. I inherited my Mom's brains." He said tapping the side of his head.
"You must have inherited your Dad's slowness too." Flash snickered, but was quickly shocked. "Ow! What was that for?" He asked rubbing his arm.
"First, for thinking I'm stupid and second, for calling me slow. Now get away from my locker, I need to get my books." Bolt told Flash as Shawn snickered. "What's so funny?" He asked as Shawn shook his head.
"Just wait. Trust me you'll laugh." Shawn told him as Bolt shrugged his shoulders.
"C'mon move!" Bolt shouted as Flash crossed his arms and stuck his ground.
"Nope. Just for you shocking me, I'm not going to move." Flash shook his head and Bolt shrugged.
"You asked for it." Bolt said as his arm began to fade away. He stuck it through Flash who was completely grossed out. He came back with his Trigonometry book. Flash, suddenly feeling sick, sped off at super speed towards the bathroom. Bolt and Shawn cracked up before making their way down the hallway. "You were right, that was funny." Bolt said before running into someone. That someone dropped all her books and Bolt immediately dropped to the ground to help her.
"Sorry about that." Bolt said picking up her books. He looked up at met with the prettiest pair of eyes he has ever seen. She looked vaguely familiar, but he couldn't quite remember where he has seen her from. He was about to ask for her name, but she cut him off.
"Don't worry about it." She mumbled, quickly picking up her books and walking away leaving Shawn and Bolt confused.
"What's her hurry?" Bolt asked. Shawn started to snicker that familiar kind of laugh and Bolt looked over to him expectantly. "What?" He asked.
"Oh nothing." Shawn grinned before walking into his class.
"Stupid future predicting fox." Bolt muttered under his breath.
"I heard that." Shawn said peeking his head out as the bell rang. Bolt sighed heavily for speeding his way through the halls and into his Honors Trig class. He spotted the girl he ran into in the hallway in the class and she stared up at him in confusion.
"I think you have the wrong class." She said looking up at him.
"No I'm where I'm supposed to be. This is room 115, right?" Bolt asked seating next to her.
"Yes, but I seriously think you're in the wrong classroom." She said and Bolt narrowed his eyes. He was about to say something when the teacher walked in and began calling roll.
"Christina Prower?" The teacher called out and the girl raised her hand. Bolt suddenly realized that she was Tails and Cream's daughter, one of his parents' friends' kids. He never really talked to her since he usual spends his time with Flash and Shawn whenever the parents meet up, but if he was Tails' daughter, he could only assume that she was crazy smart.
"Daniel Smith…Bolt Solari." The teacher said as Bolt raised his hand. Chrissy's mouth dropped as she looked at Bolt.
"Thought you would judge me and think I'm stupid?" Bolt asked as Chrissy closed her mouth and glared at him.
"I didn't judge you." She snapped back at him.
"Oh no, of course you didn't. You just assumed that because I'm a jock and am Spark's son that I must not be smart enough to be in an honors class?" He raised his eyebrow and she rolled her eyes. "I know you're Tails and Cream's kid so I know you know who I am." He told her.
"Good for you. Want a cookie?" She grinned at him mockingly.
"What I want to know is why you felt the need to tell me that I was in the wrong class. So you assume because I'm not wearing glasses or sitting straight means I shouldn't be in this class?" Bolt asked.
"If you're trying to make fun of the way I am, I can tell you now it's not going to work because I don't care what other people think." She told him as she began to write down notes of what the teacher was saying.
"You have to care some amount what other people think about you. It's basic human nature." Bolt said as she rolled her eyes.
"News flash I'm not human." Chrissy said and Bolt snorted.
"You know what I mean by that. You can't honestly say you don't care what other people think about you. Not even just a little bit." Bolt said as Chrissy turned to him.
"I can and I did." She said as Bolt smirked.
"Then you wouldn't care that there is a piece of toilet paper stuck to your shoe." He told her casually and she quickly looked down making him laugh.
"What?" She asked narrowing her eyes at him.
"See, you do care. It's nothing to be ashamed about. Everybody is that way." He said and she rolled her eyes.
'This is going to be a long day.' Chrissy thought as she focused back on her notes.
Meanwhile on the other side of the school in a Ninth Grade English class, a peach hedgehog was sitting there with lavender eyes looking completely bored. She was wearing a white tank top with a navy cardigan and jean skirt. She had brown sandals on her feet and she huffed, blowing a bang off her face and towards the rest of her long quills. Her interest piqued when she saw Shade the Hedgehog walk into the classroom.
"Um…is there a Suzanne Annette the Hedgehog here?" Shade asked as Suzy raised her hand quickly.
"It's Suzy." She corrected. She hated whenever people called her Suzanne, it made her sound like a hillbilly and old.
"Oh, okay…you need to come with me." Shade said giving the note to the teacher. She looked over to Shade and smiled. It seems like her day was getting better by the minute. She grabbed her backpack and walked out of the classroom with Shade. "Why am I leaving class?" She asked walking down the empty hallway.
"There was a problem in your schedule and mine. I'm not supposed to be in Biology and you're not supposed to be in Chemistry." He told her.
"I'm guessing you're a sophomore." She asked, assuming since it was mostly sophomores who took Chemistry and since he maneuvered across the school a little bit better than most freshman.
"Yup, good guessing and I'm guessing you're one too." Shade said as she blushed.
"I'm actually a freshman." She said nervously.
"Oh…sorry about that." He chuckled, laughing at his own mistake and she giggled along with him.
"Suzy!" A voice called out. Suzy sighed as Shade turned around confused. A yellow and light blue hedgehog was walking straight towards her. He had deep blue eyes and was wearing a blue and white checkered t-shirt with black jeans and gray Jordan's. Shade recognized him and smiled before waving at him.
"Hey AJ." Shade greeted nicely as he walked over to them.
"What the hell do you think you're doing with my sister?" AJ asked. Shade's eyes widened as he frantically looked between the two.
"S-She's your sister?" Shade stuttered out in shock.
"Yes she is! What are you two doing by yourselves?" AJ asked crossing his arms and looking at them suspiciously.
"Our schedules got mixed up and now we're going to the office to fix them. Is that a problem?" Suzy asked her brother with her hands firmly placed on her hips. AJ backed off a bit, but still glared at them.
"I'm watching you." AJ told Shade while doing the motion with his fingers. Once he was gone, Shade slowly looked over to Suzy.
"AJ is your brother?" Shade asked, still in shock.
"Yes, Aaron Jesse is." Suzy said rolling her eyes.
"Aaron Jesse? That's what his name is!" Shade laughed and that made Suzy smile. "We should really get going. I don't want you to miss the rest of your first day." He smiled at her and she shrugged her shoulders.
"I'm not missing much." She told him and he smiled softly towards her before continuing down the hall.
The bell soon rang and the halls were flooded again. Several things were happening in the crazy hallway with different powers flying left and right. Ever since Sonic, Shadow, and the others graduated the school became one for the "gifted." The students constantly used their powers in the halls and classrooms, and are often encouraged to use them by the staff and faculty. However, there are certain rules so the school doesn't run rampant with dangerous powers everywhere.
A red cat with bright lavender eyes was speeding down the hallway at super speed. She was wearing a purple and white raglan shirt with the sleeves ending just after her elbows. She had black skinny jeans on and black and white Nike SB's. Her name was Tsunami and she was the daughter of Midnight and Static. She skidded to a stop in front of the main office before casually walkin in. She frowned when she spotted a familiar face sitting there.
He was a black panther who was tapping his foot impatiently. His eyes were a bright green and when he spotted Tsunami he smirked. He was wearing a fitted slate gray t-shirt with a dark blue button-up shirt over it. It was unbuttoned and short-sleeved and he had a dark jeans. His shoes were blue Nike SB's with a white swish. He patted his knees and jumped onto his feet making Tsunami roll her eyes.
"Well, well, well, isn't it Tusi!" He smirked and she frowned at him.
"I told you not call me that anymore, Lazarus." She said glaring at him. "I also said I didn't want to talk to you again."
"What happened to the nice friendship we had? Don't you miss me?" Lazarus pouted while giving her wide kitty-like eyes. Tsunami scoffed and rolled her eyes.
"You really think that's going to work on me? My mother was the originator of 'kitty eyes.' As for our so called 'friendship' it went down the drain when you found being a jerk way more fun." She told Lazarus and he was a little taken aback by her accusation and also a little hurt. He recovered quickly and was about to say something to her, but an elderly fox woman walked out. Tsunami immediately ignored Lazarus and turned to face the woman.
"Excuse me Miss Everson, can I switch out of my fourth period Chemistry class into another period?" She asked politely.
"Why do you want to switch?" Miss Everson asked.
"I rather not say." She muttered. Lazarus narrowed his eyes towards Tsunami and pulled out his schedule to check it.
"You're switching because of me!" He exclaimed appearing right next to her before she could even realize he could move. He was incredibly agile and fast—more than an average Mobian—and that only further annoyed her.
"And if I am?" She asked tilting her head to the side to look up at him.
"I'll switch too." He smirked and she glared at him.
"You wouldn't." She said trying to call his bluff, but he just smiled more and turned to face Miss Everson.
"Miss Everson, may I switch as well?" Lazarus asked politely and Tsunami huffed angrily.
"I changed my mind Miss Everson. Thank you." She said grabbing her paper and turning towards Lazarus. "If that's the game you want to play, then so be it." She sneered before whipping around and stalking out the room. Lazarus smirked as he watched her walk away before turning back to the confused office assistant.
"Never mind Miss Everson. I believe I'll be perfectly fine in that period." Lazarus told her before walking out of the office. Two periods over with and a whole day of school to go.