My first TailsxCream fic. Ah jeez.
A yellow-orange fox flew out of a series of trees and to his workshop. Opening the door of the small building, he looked around. All of his projects were done. The X-Tornado needed no repairs.
He let out a long, quiet sigh.
There was nothing to do.
Heck, the only reason he was out in the forest was just to pass time, and not that much had passed by.
Slowly, he walked over to the cold, gray wall and slid down to the floor. What was he going to do for the rest of the day? Surely, he could hang out with Sonic, but he was off running somewhere and probably didn't want to be disturbed. Amy was probably doing that part, anyway. He thought about calling Knuckles, but he was probably too busy "guarding the Master Emerald". Tails wasn't that close to Rouge or Shadow, so that crossed them off the list pretty quick.
He sighed again. Who else was there?
At that exact thought, there was a knock on the workshop's door. He jumped to his feet and opened the door to find the one person he hadn't thought of.
"Hello, Tails!" Cream the Rabbit smiled at the two-tailed fox. She was holding a brown paper bag. "I baked some cookies from scratch with my mom, and I wanted to know if you were hungry for some."
What was this? Had God seen his loneliness and sent a friend?
Tails looked at her, and smiled back. "I'd love some cookies. In fact, why don't you come in here and eat them with me?"
A small blush appeared on the little rabbit's face. After all, she was just planning on dropping the package off and heading back home. What the heck, she thought. What's the worst that could happen? She stepped inside, shutting the door behind her.
"I never noticed how small this place was," Cream looked at her friend, and gave him a nervous laugh (although, she wasn't nervous).
Tails blushed this time, and rubbed the back of his head. "Well, you know...it's not a store or my house or anything..."
Cream's blush hardened. "Oh, I know that! I was just saying...just saying...uh, never mind."
All was silent for awhile, until the scent of warm cookies touched Tails' nose. His eyes brightened. "Well, you wanna chow down?"
Cream's smile returned. "Sure!"
Tails looked around nervously. He wasn't that cool around girls like Sonic was (even though she is just a friend), but he sure could try. "I'm sorry, but I don't seem to have a good place to eat."
"Oh," Cream looked around too, and then nodded as if she'd realized something. "We could just sit outside and use the napkins I brought as plates," she suggested.
"Oh? Oh! Yeah, let's do that." Tails awkwardly opened the door again, letting Cream go ahead of him.
"Thank you," she curtsied.
"Um...you're welcome," he looked behind him before shutting the door. Maybe he should just stay inside, take the cookies from Cream and be alone, snacking on them. But he couldn't treat one of his friends that way. He sighed, and stepped outside.
The fox and the rabbit sat next to each other on the grassy field in front of Tails' workshop. It smelled so good, the natureness of the grass and cookieness of the cookies, that Tails found himself relaxing. Maybe this wouldn't be so bad after all.
Cream took the eight chocolate chip cookies out of her bag slowly, laying them out on two separate napkins. There were four for her, four for him. Cream looked at Tails, who was looking at her, and they both smiled nervously.
It felt weird to Cream to be eating this meal with Tails because, well, she wasn't planning on it and she's never had a sit-down with him alone before. Sonic or Amy or Knuckles were always there, taking away the awkwardness. It also felt kind of like a date to her, and the idea of dating, she didn't like.
The two sat, nibbling their cookies, not talking.
"This is pretty good," Tails finally said, breaking the ice. "Did you really make it from scratch?"
Cream looked at him with guilty, brown eyes. "No...It's Nestle Toll House."
Tails lowered the cookie that was in his hand. "Oh."
The two looked at each other, and then started laughing.
"Well, at least they're good," he wiped away the single tear that was escaping from his eye from the laughter.
"Yeah," she smiled at the fox. "If I made it from scratch, they wouldn't look that good...Do you cook?"
"Oh, no," Tails shook his head. "I do make sandwiches and heat food up, though, if that counts."
Cream laughed. "I suppose the sandwiches count, but not heating up food part."
Tails smiled. They kept eating the cookies.
After the only thing remaining was crumbs, Cream crumbled both napkins and placed them back in the bag. She looked at Tails. "So, did you like them?"
He nodded. "Yup."
They sat next to each other, not quite ready to get up. Both of them felt like they needed to say something more, but it just didn't come out.
"So..." Tails shrugged his shoulders, trying to relax himself again. "You make cookies a lot?"
Cream nodded. "Yeah. I just love the smell, don't you?"
"Sure do," he thought for something else to say. Finally, he came up with: "You ever bake anything else besides cookies?"
"Mmhm. Sometimes, my mama and I bake cakes or cupcakes. And, sometimes I prepare smoothies all by myself. They taste pretty good. I could show you some time," she felt herself turning red. "I mean, if you want to."
"Hm," Tails thought for a moment again. For some reason, it was hard for him to think with this one around. Maybe it was those soft chocolate eyes. Maybe it was the pretty color of her fur. Maybe he was high on cookies. "I'd like that."
She grinned. "It's a date."
Tails' ears twitched at the sound of the 'D' word. "Did you say date?"
Cream turned redder. "Well, not a date date, more like a day to hang out, you know?"
"Oh," Tails tried not to blush like her. They didn't need two tomato faces. "That kind of date. When are we going to do this?"
Cream relaxed, happy that Tails didn't get the wrong idea. "Um...tomorrow? If you want."
"Hm..." he thought of the how lonely he was earlier. Did he want that to happen again tomorrow? The answer was no. He didn't want to be alone anymore. Tails needed somebody. "Alright. Sounds good. I'll meet you at your house."
"Okay," Cream looked at the sun, surprised to see how low it was. "Guess time passes when you're having fun after all. I think it's time for me to go. Mama might be worried."
Tails tried to hide his disappointment. "Alright," he stood up and brushed himself off. Then, he reached for Cream. The friendly gesture made them both blush as helped her to her feet.
"Thank you," those brown eyes snuggled themselves against his blue ones.
"...For what?" he asked, a little dazed from her soft stare.
"For keeping me company."
"Oh...Wait a minute, I should be thanking you for that. And for the cookies."
"Oh," she laughed. "Well, you're welcome."
"You're welcome, also."
The two smiled at each other for awhile, until she said:
"I better go. Goodbye, Tails." Cream walked away from the workshop and its owner, holding her bag of nothing.
He watched her until she disappeared from his sight. Then he just stood there. Finally, he muttered, "Goodbye, Cream."
Tails looked at the closed door on his workshop, and let out a ragged sigh. It was time for him to be heading home, too. He started walking. And the whole time he walked, one thing was on his mind.
A change had come to his heart.
Awww lol :) I love these two!
Thanks for reading, guys!
PS - This is only going to be two chapters long.