A/N: This is the sequel to Shadow of ARK.

Disclaimer: I don't own nothing.


Rouge's Shadow

Chapter 1: Together


Rouge held up two pieces of white cloth next to each other. She scrutinized them for several minute before exchanging one for another. Behind her Shadow the Hedgehog, her fiancé leaned against the wall. He watched her with a contented smile on his face. His second best friend clomped steadily into the room holding several boxes.

"Where do you want these Rouge?" E-123 Omega inquired in his monotone voice.

"On the center table." She waved absently. The robot obediently did as he was told. The white bat looked at her lover. "What?" He laughed at her cross tone.

"I'm just enjoying the show." He said in a sly tone she had grown to love. She grinned wickedly.

"Want a better one?" She said, her hand on her hip. He laughed lightly.

"If the others weren't here." He said pointing to the door to the next room. Knuckles, Amy, and Miles 'Tails' Prower were currently helping to get the ARK ready for the wedding. He gave here a smile she both loved and loathed. "Unless it was just Amy and us…" He ducked when she threw a plastic cup at him. "Only saying."

"One day I'm going to have Omega record you when you're like this." She threatened. The ebony hedgehog was only this playful when no one but Rouge and the robot were in the room. He teleported behind her. He wrapped his arms around her and kissed her on the cheek.

"I'm just on an endorphin rush." He whispered seductively in her ear. She shivered at his closeness. She couldn't resist him, she never got like this with other males. She had to fight herself to keep from dragging him to the ground then and there.

"Shadow…you know what'll happen if they find us like this." She tried to protest. Her next attempt was cutoff when he began kissing her neck gently. She moaned softly before twisting in his arms. She stared lovingly into his beautiful crimson eyes. "Ten minutes. The apartment. Now." She commanded breathlessly. He grinned and held up his Chaos Emerald.

"Chaos Control." He whispered into her ear. In a flash of green light they were gone. After the light faded, Omega wandered back into the room.

"Rouge? Shadow?" He walked into the next room. He looked around for whomever was the least busy. He stomped over to Amy. "Amy Rose, do you know what happened to Rouge and Shadow?" The pink hedgehog glanced in his direction before returning to watching Tails' attempts to decorate the room like a chapel.

"They weren't in there?" She pointed to the room he had exited.

"Negative." She frowned in thought. An idea struck her and she blushed lightly.

"Don't worry about it Omega, I think I know where they went." She began to drink the soda in her hand. The robot considered her reaction for a moment, comparing it with those of Rouge and Shadow he had in memory.

"Why are you embarrassed?" He asked in his monotone voice. She choked on her drink, causing Tails to knock the pew he was working on over.

"Tails!" She yelled at the unfortunate fox cub. She huffed in annoyance. "Omega can you help Tails?" The robot wordlessly marched over to the fox and helped him lift the pew back into place. "I'm going to call Rouge."

"I have her phone with me." Omega reported.

"I'm not calling that phone."


Rouge panted heavily, curled up against the ebony hedgehog's chest. His arms were wrapped tightly around her. She listened to his pounding heartbeat, smiling at his excitement. She loved in when she pulled him out of his cold act. It had become much easier ever since he proposed. He looked down at her and kissed the top of her head, causing her smile to grow.

They were brought out of the moment when the phone rang. She tried to get up but was held down by Shadow. She gave him a questioning look. He shook his head.

"My ten minutes aren't over yet." She smirked at him.

"Well, I'll just have to fight my way free. Won't I?" He grinned broadly.

"If you can."


"Pick up already!" Amy yelled into her phone frustrated. "The wedding's tomorrow and the bride and groom are missing." She held the bridge of her nose. "I'm giving them two more minutes, then I'm sending Omega after them." She nodded to herself.

"Amy, is this right?" Knuckles approached her. She had ordered him to try on his tuxedo. He was wearing it backwards.

"No. No it isn't." She put her hand on her hip. "How could that possibly be right?" She shook her head. "As the best man you need to look, well, the best. Next to Shadow of course." A flash of light and an annoyed voice interrupted their conversation.

"Your attraction to me is well noted." Shadow winced when Rouge elbowed him in the side. "But we appreciate you're help." He said quickly. "Why did you call?" She raised an eyebrow.

"That was a horrible apology." He snorted. "But the best I can expect from you." Rouge giggled at her fiancé. "I need to get your tux fitted." She looked at the echidna. "You do know how to wear one right Shadow?" He nodded. "Could you help Knuckles?"

"He's a big boy, he can dress himself." Rouge wrapped her arms around his neck.

"Will you do it for me?" He looked at her blankly.

"That's cheating." He sighed. "Come on Knuckles." They walked to another room. Rouge turned to Amy.

"So why did you call?" The pink hedgehog giggled.

"Omega was looking for you guys." She pointed to the robot. He was currently holding a ladder for Tails. "When you get over there tell Tails to try on his tux." Rouge nodded and walked towards the two.


"Why do I have to wear this thing again?" Knuckles asked as Shadow tied his tie.

"Tradition." The echidna nodded, he could respect that. "There, now put on your jacket." Knuckles did as he was told. "How's it feel?"

"Fine, I guess. I'm not really into the whole clothes thing." Shadow gave him a look. "What?"

"What about your hat?"

"Hey that hat was amazing. I still can't believe you shot it." The echidna grumbled. Tails walked into the room holding a tuxedo. Shadow eyed the fox.

"Please tell me you know how to wear that." The fox shook his head, looking humiliated. "Fine. You can't be any worse than Knuckles."



A/N: I honestly don't know why so many people liked the first one. W/e, that's the first chapter done.