(A/N): Aw, here's the last chapter guys. Thank you all for reading this story because it really means a lot to mean. You guys were so patient and kind, and even though I got that occasional 'mean' review, I still loved hearing what you guys thought. I really hope you enjoy this last chapter. Pictures of the dresses are on my website!
Two months later…
"AH! I'm so excited!" Cream exclaimed clapping her hand excitedly. Amy, Rouge, Blaze, and Jennifer were all at Cream's house getting ready to prom. That's right, prom.
"Cream, you're not even going." Blaze said as a hair stylist styled her hair.
"So! I'm excited! Can't I be excited for my friends?" Cream asked as she gathered all the dresses together. Vanilla had created a salon within her home; hiring specialist to help get the girls ready.
"Really Dean Vanilla, thank you for this." Jennifer said as she got her nails done.
"It is no problem. This is prom after all!" Vanilla said clapping her hands before leaving the room.
"I see where Cream gets it from now." Rouge muttered to Blaze making her laugh. Amy was texting Shadow on her phone as she got her quills done. Cream walked by and quickly snatched Amy's phone out of her hands.
"Hey!" Amy exclaimed looking at her rabbit friend.
"Enough with texting your boyfriend. You have to focus on getting ready." Cream said as Amy frowned.
"I don't see the problem…" Amy muttered as she crossed her arms. Amy hadn't spoken to Shadow in person for three days! Cream had Amy running around to get her things for prom. Amy supposed it was partly her fault because she didn't buy anything until the last week, but she was really busy! Amy had taken upon herself to become a tutor and she also had driver's training along with multiple end-of-the-year projects. Amy really just wanted to see her boyfriend. That was the only thing keeping her through this day.
"Let the girl text her boyfriend," Rouge said. "They're in love after all." Rouge smirked. Amy blushed as Cream and Rouge giggled. Ever since the dramatic professing of love Amy and Shadow had at the talent show no one in the group ever lets them live it down. Amy focused on herself or rather what the lady was doing to her quills.
"I think Cream took her phone." Shadow pouted as he sat in Knuckles' house. All the boys (Shadow, Sonic, Knuckles, Manic, Silver, and Tails) were all in Knuckles' house chilling before they actually had to get ready for prom.
"Probably," Silver said with a shrug of his shoulders as he played FIFA with Tails. Shadow sighed as he slid his phone back into his pocket and watched Silver and Tails play the soccer video game. "Yes! Suck it, Prower!" Silver yelled as he jumped off the couch.
"I don't like you when we play this game." Tails pouted making Shadow chuckle.
"I'm so bored!" Knuckles exclaimed with a mouth full of chips.
"Marley, I didn't ask for the weather." Manic said as Knuckles rolled his eyes.
"We only have an hour before we can start getting ready." Sonic said walking into the living room from the kitchen with a drink. Knuckles groaned as he tossed his head back against the couch. "C'mon, you can handle one more hour." Sonic said sitting next to Shadow. Knuckles just stuffed his face with more chips as Sonic and Shadow shook their heads.
"You want to come with me to pick up Amy's family from the airport, Mr. Boredom?" Shadow asked standing up from the couch. Knuckles looked at the dark hedgehog and pondered the offer.
"Eh, why not?" Knuckles said with a shrug of his shoulders.
"I'll come too." Manic said getting off the couch with Knuckles.
"You just want to see Darius." Shadow said grabbing Sonic's keys off the table. Sonic had the biggest car and Sonic was letting Shadow borrow it.
"Shadtana, you know Big-Bud and I are the best of pals." Manic said as the three guys walked out of the house. They all piled into Sonic's car before Shadow started to engine and drove off. Shadow, Knuckles, and Manic arrived at the airport and got out of the car. They walked through the arrivals section and soon found Amy's family.
"Shadow!" Elena—Amy's mom—exclaimed before wrapping her arms around the dark hedgehog. "How are you?" Elena asked happily.
"Great, Elena." Shadow said as he smiled at his girlfriend's mother. "How was your flight?" Shadow asked.
"Oh, it was just fine." Elena said waving her hand dismissively. "Are you excited about tonight?" Elena asked excitedly. Shadow chuckled at her excitement and nodded.
"Humph! I don't see why they need to go." Victor—Amy's dad—mumbled before getting swiftly nudged in the side by his wife. Victor didn't hate Shadow; he just didn't like the idea of his daughter dating. Shadow smiled tightly before Darius patted his back.
"Don't worry; I cooled him down for you." Darius—Amy's brother—said. Shadow chuckled before Manic came over and swung his arm over Darius' shoulder.
"How you've been, Big-Bud?" Manic asked as everybody started to walk out of the airport. Darius laughed and started to talk to Manic. Knuckles distracted Victor with talk of college football and Shadow kept Elena company. Amy looked at herself in the mirror before exhaling slowly. She couldn't believe the sight in front of her. She looked so beautiful. Amy was wearing a maroon dress with a jeweled, sweet-heart neckline. The dress was tight on her body and the skirt of the dress was made up of satin roses that ended just above her knees. Amy's quills were lightly curled and fell down her back in waves. Amy had the necklace Shadow gave her after they said I love you to each other around her neck. Amy held the necklace between her fingers and smiled fondly.
A week past after Amy and Shadow (and the rest of the couples) went public and sure there was a lot of staring and whispering, but nothing devastating happened. Amy and Shadow walked towards Amy's dorm after the club closed. Shadow had his arm wrapped firmly around Amy's waist and Amy leaned into him comfortably. Shadow stopped when they were under the garlands of jasmine flowers and turned turns Amy. Shadow kissed her softly before pulling back and smiling at her.
"I love you." Shadow whispered as Amy smiled brightly.
"I love you too." Amy said looking up at Shadow. Shadow reached into his pocket and pulled out a black velvet box. "A-Are you proposing?" Amy stuttered nervously.
"No," Shadow chuckled before opening the box. Inside the box was a gold necklace with a gold heart hanging on the chain. Half off the heart was twisted with interchanging diamonds and rubies on it. Amy gasped as she looked down and the jewelry. "Last week was a pretty big step for us, so I kind of wanted to give you something to remember it by." Shadow said as Amy smiled up at him.
"Thank you." Amy whispered. Amy unclipped her key necklace and Shadow hooked the heart necklace around her neck. Shadow kissed the back of her neck and Amy smiled. "I love you." Amy said turning around to face him. Shadow leaned down and kissed her with a smile on both of their lips.
"I love you, Amy Rose." Shadow whispered against her lips.
End of Flashback
Amy let her hand drop back to her side as she smiled at her appearance. Amy heard a knock at the door and she whipped around to see her mom. Amy smiled happily before running over to her mom and hugging her tightly.
"Oh honey, you look so beautiful." Elena said as she looked at Amy's complete look.
"Really? You think Shadow will like it?" Amy asked nervously biting her lip.
"He'll love it." Elena said smiling at her daughter. "Now, c'mon, we're going to start with the walking down the stairs thing!" Elena exclaimed making Amy laugh. All the guys were downstairs wearing their suits. The parents were all there with their cameras ready. Tails and Cream were there eagerly waiting to see their friends (mostly just Cream was eager). Manic walked to the foot of the stairs wearing a white tux with a royal blue vest and tie. Jennifer walked down wearing a royal blue dress the flowed down to her knees. The dress was strapless with a jeweled V in the middle of the neckline. Jenny's hair was straight and pulled halfway back with a sapphire clip. Manic smiled at her as she walked down making her blush.
"You look magnificent, Jenny." Manic said as Jennifer smiled up at her boyfriend. She knew he was serious because when he wasn't Manic would call her 'bug-a-boo' or 'sweet treats'. Manic always used her name when he was being completely serious and honest to her. Manic slipped on her corsage which was made up small blue and white daisies. Jenny pinned on a similar boutonniere on him. They stood for pictures before moving off to the side. Knuckles walked up wearing a light purple tux with a dark purple vest and tie and white shirt. Rouge walked out and Knuckles nearly choked on his own salvia. Rouge was wearing a dark purple dress that almost had a metallic look to it. It was strapless and ended about mid-thigh. It had some cheetah spots here and there and her hair was done its usual way with a little more style. Rouge walked down to her boyfriend and smiled brightly at him.
"Too good for words, darling." Knuckles said as Rouge kissed him lightly. Knuckles slipped on her corsage of lavender roses as Rouge did the same for his boutonniere. Rouge and Knuckles walked over to stand with Manic and Jennifer as Silver walked over to the steps. Silver was wearing a dark gray tux with a white shirt and a red tie and vest. When Blaze stepped out Silver's mouth dropped to floor along with some others. Blaze was wearing a tightly red dress with panels along the entire dress. It had straps the connected behind her neck and her hair was down with curls.
"And I thought my dress was something…" Rouge muttered as Knuckles nodded in agreement. Silver shook out of his stupor making Blaze giggle.
"If I knew you were going to look like this I would have—"
"Parents are here." Blaze whispered interrupting her boyfriend. Silver smirked before slipping on the red rose with small white flowers corsage on her wrist. Blaze did the same with his boutonniere before they stood for pictures. Shadow walked towards the steps wearing a black tux with a red tie and vest. Shadow's face almost split in half with the smile that appeared on his face when he saw Amy. Amy smiled at Shadow as she walked down the stairs towards him.
"You look beautiful. So beautiful." Shadow said as Amy blushed. Shadow put her corsage—which was a white lily—on her wrist and Amy did the same with his boutonniere.
"Sonic, who are you going with?" Vanilla asked in confusion. Sonic was wearing a really dark gray tux with a black shirt and royal blue vest and tie.
"She's coming." Sonic said as all his friends looked at him confused. Everybody had thought that Sonic was going to fly solo. Who was he going with? The doorbell rang and Cream all but sprinted to the door. Cream opened the door to show Elias standing there. Everybody looked at Sonic in shock, but Sonic smiled brightly. Cream squealed as Elias covered his ears.
"Sally!" Cream exclaimed. Sally walked through the door wearing a tight, blue dress that ended mid-thigh. It had a wrapped-like pattern with some jeweled pieces here and there. Sally's hair was pinned back and curled at the ends. Her tattoos were covered with makeup because of the school's dress code and she was smiling brightly at everybody.
"Hey guys!" Sally said waving at everybody. She hugged Sonic before hugging everybody else.
"Why didn't you tell us you were going with Sally?" Rouge asked as Sonic shrugged his shoulders.
"No one asked." Sonic said as everybody either shook their head or rolled their eyes. Sonic slipped on the white rose corsage on Sally's wrist before she did the same with his boutonniere. The group took pictures before getting into the limo and driving off to prom. They all arrived to the prom and it was already in full swing. Everybody went their separate ways with their date. Shadow and Amy danced a bit before walking over to get something to drink.
"Oh my God." Amy whispered nervously before turning to hide herself.
"What?" Shadow said in confusion. Shadow looked over Amy's head to see Scourge and Fiona together. "Ew…" Shadow whispered as Amy slapped him playfully. "What? I know you were thinking the same." Shadow said.
"Shadow." Fiona said as she and Scourge walked over. "I just wanted to say that I'm over you. Scourge is much better. He actually gives me what I need. Isn't that right baby?" Fiona said wrapping her arms around Scourge.
"You got that babe." Scourge said.
"That's great…" Shadow said awkwardly. "We're just going to go…" Shadow said before pulling Amy with him. "Let's forget that ever happened." Shadow said as Amy nodded. A slow song started to play and Shadow smiled at Amy. Amy wrapped her arms around Shadow's neck and Shadow wrapped his arms around her waist. They slowly swayed to the music and Amy soon leaned her head against Shadow's chest.
"I love you, Shadow." Amy whispered against Shadow's chest.
"I love you, Amy." Shadow said before leaning down and kissing her.
10 years later…
Amy sighed as she sat in the car with her husband. They were currently parked outside her former high school and she wasn't exactly happy that she was here. Don't get her wrong. Amy had fun in high school, but her only friends that were going to be here were Sonic, Manic, and Rouge. Cream was still on bed-rest after having her baby and Tails wasn't about to leave her side. Blaze and Silver were on a second honeymoon and Sonia was with Elias at a basketball retreat. Stupid high school reunions. Amy could feel her heart beat increase as her husband unbuckled his seatbelt.
"I don't want to go yet." Amy said nervously. Amy ran her sweaty palms down the seats of the car they were currently sitting in. "I need to mentally prepare for this." Amy said as she exhaled heavily.
"You had the whole week, love." Amy's husband said as Amy sighed. Amy turned the visor down and looked at herself in the mirror. At 26 she still looked pretty much the same. Amy had cut her quills short and they ended a little above her shoulders. Amy's curves have filled out since the birth of her first and latest child. Her sweet little Serenity. Amy smiled a bit as she rubbed her (at the moment) flat stomach. She was currently pregnant with her second child. Amy couldn't be happier. Amy was wearing a black dress that reached her knees. It bunched together between her breasts and had thin straps.
"Amy, you'll be fine." Amy's husband said grabbing her hand and kissing it. Amy smiled at him and held his hand.
"Ok." Amy said as she let go of his hand to get out of the car. Her husband walked around and took his hand in hers. They walked hand and hand to the entrance. Amy let go of his hand to pick up her nametag and pinned it on her dress.
"Darling, I'm going to get us a drink." Amy's husband whispered in her ear once they've reached the banquet hall. Yes, the school had a banquet hall. Amy smiled and nodded before watching her husband walk away. Amy walked around in search of Rouge when she ran into someone.
"Amy Rose!" Amy whipped around at the sound of her name to see Mina Mongoose running her way. Amy smiled and opened her arms to hug Mina. "How are you?" Mina asked.
"I'm good. I'm actually here with my husband." Amy said motioning away from herself.
"Really? Where is he?" Mina asked craning her neck to look around.
"He's getting me a drink. How about you, where's Ash?" Amy asked happily. Amy was ecstatic when she heard that Ash and Mina had tied the knot.
"We're great! We're actually trying to have our first child." Mina whispered excitedly.
"Good for you!" Amy exclaimed.
"What about you? Any kids?" Mina asked as they started to walk around.
"I have a two-year-old daughter named Serenity. I'm actually pregnant." Amy asked rubbing her stomach fondly.
"Oh my God! That's so exciting!" Mina exclaimed making Amy laugh.
"Yep, it sure is." Amy said as Mina grabbed Amy's hand and turned to face her.
"You don't have to answer, but, what happened to you and Shadow? Last I heard you two broke up." Mina said as Amy winced. That wasn't a great memory.
Amy was now in her third year of college at Columbia. Shadow was attending NYU and they were still dating. However, things had become stressful and their relationship became strained. They only saw each other once or twice a week and talked even less than that. Amy was stressed with school and Shadow was only trying to spend some time with her. Amy was currently in her small studio apartment studying for a final she had coming up when there was a knock on her door. Amy sighed heavily and got up from her desk before walking over and opening her door. Shadow was standing outside with some Chinese take-out in his hands. Amy groaned and rubbed her hands over her face.
"Is this a bad time?" Shadow asked, his ears flattening against his head.
"Kind of…I have to study for my American Literature final." Amy said before walking away from the door. Shadow followed her and put the food on the table.
"Do you need help?" Shadow asked hopefully. Amy sighed and plopped down on her bed.
"Not really." Amy muttered.
"Sweetheart, you shouldn't stress yourself out this much." Shadow said as Amy groaned before shooting out of her bed.
"How can I not stress, Shadow? This is my future!" Amy yelled.
"I understand that! I'm just trying to help!" Shadow exclaimed throwing his arms up.
"I just told you I don't need help!" Amy shouted at him. "Shadow! I don't have time to be all happy couple with you! I'm three semesters away from graduating!" Amy yelled as she paced her apartment.
"News flash, Amy! I'm one away! You don't think I'm stressed? The only reason I'm doing all of this is because after all of this I still want to have the love of my life still in said life!" Shadow yelled at Amy. Amy ran her fingers through her quills and sighed heavily. "I just want to have my girlfriend." Shadow said softly.
"Shadow," Amy said as tears started to pour down her face. Amy stated to cry before Shadow walked over to her and held her in his arms. "I just…can't…" Amy sobbed.
"Sshh…sshh…" Shadow said even though his heart was breaking.
"I can't be your girlfriend anymore." Amy cried into Shadow's chest. Shadow held back his tears as he held Amy in his arms.
"I love you, Amy. More than anything." Shadow whispered as Amy sobbed against him.
"I-I just need time." Amy mumbled against his chest. Shadow nodded silently as he continued to hold her. They stayed like that for a long time. Holding each other because they knew as soon as they'd let go, it will be over. They eventually did and Shadow walked out of her apartment. Shadow and Amy broke up officially and didn't talk to each other for a full year. It was hard on the both of them, but they learned to move on.
End of Flashback
"Things are better." Amy smiled. Mina smiled at her before spotting Ash.
"It was nice talking to you Amy, but my husband needs me." Mina said as Amy nodded in understanding. Mina walked off to meet up with Ash as Amy continued to make her way in finding her friends.
"Rosebud!" Amy whipped around to see Manic frantically waving at her with Jenny, Sonic, Sally, Rouge, and Knuckles by his side. Amy sighed in relief before walking over to them. "Finally! We were trying to find you. You just missed your hubby." Manic said.
"Oh, where did he go?" Amy asked.
"He went to go look for you." Sally said holding Sonic's hand. Sonic smiled happily and held her closer. Yep, Sonic and Sally ended up married after four years of dating. Sally was currently a few months pregnant and Sonic could not be any more excited.
"Ok, I'm going to go find him." Amy said before walking away from the group. Amy looked around for a bit before an ugly sight stopped her. Scourge—bum beard and annoying Bluetooth in his ear—and Fiona—Botox and weirdly skinny—were standing off to the corner with wine glasses looking like they were better than this. If that was so, why were they here? Amy quickly turned on her heel, but Fiona's fake posh accent stopped her.
"Amy Rose!" Fiona exclaimed with fake astonishment and giddiness. "Why, I haven't seen you in ages! How are you?" Fiona asked walking over with Scourge right behind her. It was almost like he was on leash.
"I'm good." Amy said politely.
"You look good, a little big around the hips, but that's ok." Fiona said waving her hand dismissively. Amy wrapped her arms around herself suddenly feeling self-conscious.
"She actually had our first child and is now pregnant with our second. Amy may have gained a few curves, but she is still, actually, even more beautiful." Amy's husband said wrapping his arm around her waist. Amy smiled and wrapped her arms around him and felt safer. Fiona and Scourge looked at him in shock, nearly dropping their precious alcohol.
"S-Shadow?" Fiona stuttered out. Shadow smiled at her as he tightened his arm around Amy. Amy smiled and leaned against her husband, the love of her life. "Wow, I thought you two had broken up." Fiona said. Shadow smiled down at Amy as she looked up at him through her lashes.
"I couldn't stay away from him." Amy said with a smile on her face.
Amy sighed as she sat at her desk. Being an intern was not easy work, but she wanted to become a book publisher and she was going to work to become one. Amy grabbed her coat and turned the light off of the small office she had. Amy walked out in the cold New York air and started to make her way to her apartment. Amy lucked out and was able to get a reasonably priced apartment by her job. Amy decided to get some tea before heading home. She walked into her favorite coffee shop and walked to the register. Amy placed her order and paid before leaving to sit on one of the comfy couches. Amy sighed in content as she sat down. Amy opened her eyes and the sound of the small bells that were attached to the door. Amy's eyes widened when she saw Shadow walk in with a girl. The girl had a hood on her head, but her coat was belted and you could see the hips and slim waist. Amy's heart went into a panic and she quickly bolted out of the store before Shadow could see her.
"Oh jeez…" Amy let out an uneasy breath as she rested her back against a stone wall. Amy exhaled heavily as she put her hand to her chest. 'That was close.' Amy thought to herself. Amy removed herself from the wall and walked towards the coffee shop. Amy slowly peered into the coffee shop to see if Shadow was there. She didn't see any sign of him and decided she was grabbing her tea and booking it. Amy walked into the coffee shop to see her tea waiting there. She made a straight B-line towards her tea and grabbed it. Amy turned around and almost ran right into someone. Amy looked up to apologize to see a familiar pair of eyes.
"Ebony?" Amy exclaimed in surprise. Ebony had overcome her cancer a little over a year ago and now is looking much healthier. Her quills are growing back and her body is not as pale.
"Amy! I didn't know you stayed in New York." Ebony exclaimed before reaching over and hugging Amy.
"Yeah, I mean I got an internship with this publishing company. I'm close to getting an actual position." Amy said as she let go of Ebony. Ebony smiled brightly and her eyes glimmered in happiness.
"That's great! I'm here attending NYU." Ebony said as Amy nodded. Amy took in her appearance really quick and noticed that she had a hood hanging off her jacket and her jacket was belted. She was the girl Shadow came in with…which means he's still here.
"That's amazing. Well, I'm sorry, but I have to go. Don't be afraid to call sometime. I would love to catch up." Amy said quickly. Ebony nodded in understanding and hugged Amy one more time.
"Bye Amy!" Ebony said as Amy smiled and turned to leave. Amy froze in her steps when she saw Shadow standing in front of her. They stood there in silence as they stared at each other. Amy was staring at Shadow with wide-eyes as Shadow just looked at her in disbelief. "Oh Shadow it's so good to see you. You too Amy!" Ebony said imitating Amy's and Shadow's voices. Shadow threw her an annoyed look and she quickly walked away.
"Hey," Amy said awkwardly.
"Hi," Shadow replied."You look good." Shadow said.
"Thanks, you too." Amy said rubbing the side of her arm. Amy hasn't seen Shadow for almost two years now and she couldn't process all the emotions she was feeling. Happiness, doubt, fear, shock, confusion; the list goes on.
"Um, do you want to sit and talk? You know, catch up." Shadow asked with a shrug of his shoulders. Amy bit her lip nervously as she looked at an empty table.
"Sure, why not?" Amy said as Shadow smiled at her. Shadow and Amy took a seat a two-person table together and smiled softly at each other.
"How you been? I heard that you were an intern at a publishing company." Shadow said as Amy took a sip of her tea and nodded.
"Yeah, it's really great. I'm hoping to be promoted soon." Amy said as Shadow smiled at her. "I heard you were producing music." Amy said. Amy was still good friends with Rouge, Cream, and Blaze and of course they were still dating Knuckles, Tails, and Silver. Amy knew practically everything about Shadow already.
"Yep, I work for a bunch of artists." Shadow said with a nod of his head.
"Any I would know of?" Amy asked.
"A lot of the mainstream people like Bruno Mars and Jason Derulo. I do work with some independent artists like AJ Rafael and David Choi." Shadow said as Amy's eyes widened.
"Wow, that's impressive." Amy said as Shadow chuckled.
"It pays the bills." Shadow said making Amy laugh softly. The two continued to talk for hours catching up from all the missed time. Ebony eventually left back to her apartment when she noticed that they weren't leaving anytime soon. Amy looked at her watch and noticed it was almost two in the morning.
"Oh jeez! I really need to get home." Amy said as she started to pack up her stuff. This was another reason why this was Amy's favorite coffee shop. It was opened 24 hours.
"I'll walk you home." Shadow said grabbing his jacket.
"No, you don't need to." Amy said shaking her head.
"Amy," Shadow said holding her arm. "It's 2AM in New York. I'm not letting you walk alone." Shadow said as Amy smiled softly.
"Thank you." Amy whispered. Shadow nodded and they walked out of the shop. Amy and Shadow walked the short distance to Amy's apartment. Shadow walked Amy up to her apartment and they smiled at each other as they stood out her door.
"It was nice seeing you again, Amy." Shadow said. Amy inhaled deeply before looking up at Shadow.
"I've really missed you, Shadow." Amy said quietly.
"Amy, don't," Shadow said shaking his head. "I know what it's like to have you gone from my life. I'm just starting to adjust. Don't do this to me." Shadow whispered.
"Shadow," Amy said as she started to cry. "I've done many things I've regretted in my life. But, leaving you was by far my biggest regret." Amy said with tears spilling down her face. "Seeing you today brought back all those memories and feelings. I miss you so much, S-Shadow." Amy sobbed as she took a step towards him. Shadow took a step back and lifted his arm.
"Amy," Shadow said in a warning tone. "Know that if you take another step towards me, I'm never going to let you go again." Shadow said. Amy choked back a sob before running into his arms and kissing him passionately.
"I never want you to." Amy whispered as they held each other.
End of Flashback
"Oh, well congratulations you two. Scourge, let's go." Fiona said before the couple left. Amy sighed in relief before turning towards Shadow.
"You have the best timing in the world." Amy said as Shadow chuckled.
"Maybe not the best, but pretty damn good." Shadow said as Amy laughed and kissed him.
"Hey! I know you two are away from your kid, but c'mon now!" Knuckles yelled as Shadow glared at him. "Don't give me that look! We have to make a speech, remember?" Knuckles yelled back. Shadow rolled his eyes as Amy laughed.
"C'mon, we have plenty of time later." Amy said as Shadow smiled and kissed her.
"I love you." Shadow whispered.
"I love you, too." Amy said happily before she and Shadow walked over to their friends. A red hedgehog, blue hawk, green echidna, white fox, and gold cat took the stage. They all looked like students here and were all extremely handsome males.
"Good evening alumni of Emerald Academy." The red hedgehog said. "I am Max Bondoc and a student currently enrolled here." Max said. "I'm here with Jason the Hawk," Max said motioning to the blue hawk. "Emmett Rivers," Max motioned to the green echidna. "Gabe Phoenix," Max said as the white fox waved his hand. "And Tyler Jules." Max said motioning to the cat. "We are a part a club known as the Gentlemen Escorts. Tonight, some of the founding members are here tonight and we would like to honor them." Max said. "So, may Sonic, Knuckles, and Shadow please come up here?" Max asked as the guys got up from their seats. The crowd clapped and cheered as Sonic, Knuckles, and Shadow walked onto the stage.
"Thanks Max, you're doing good kid." Sonic said as Max thanked Sonic. Sonic, Shadow, and Knuckles all shook hands with the current members before Sonic grabbed the microphone.
"Hey everybody! It's great to see you all again." Sonic said as he stuffed one hand into his pocket. "As some of you might know, Shadow, Knuckles, and I were part of a group on campus called the Gentlemen Escorts." Sonic said as a few people cheered and clapped. "Now to those who did not attend our school, we weren't a prostitution company. I swear." Sonic said as the crowd laughed. "We were a club that helped girls on campus feel confident and maybe even find a man themselves. And by a few faces here tonight, I think that worked out pretty well." Sonic said as the crowd laughed again. Sonic handed the microphone to Knuckles who smiled happily.
"We're damn proud to see that our small club is still going strong. Especially with Gentlemen like those boys." Knuckles said pointing to Max, Jason, Emmett, Gabe, and Tyler. "Now, let me guess which ones are you guys." Knuckles said walking over to the group of teenagers. "Gabe is clearly the silent and brooding guy like Shadow over there." Knuckles said as Shadow rolled his eyes the same time Gabe did. "Tyler is the ultra nice guy like my man Silver, who couldn't be here tonight." Knuckles said as Tyler shrugged his shoulders. "Max is the athletic, funny, leader guy like Sonic." Knuckles said as Sonic ran over and shared a high-five with Max making the crowd laugh. "Jason is the intelligent and cute guy like Tails who also couldn't be here tonight." Knuckles said as Jason nodded. "And Emmett here," Knuckles said putting his arm around Emmett. "Is the big teddy-bear tough guy—the best one—like me!" Knuckles exclaimed as everybody laughed. Emmett and Knuckles fist bumped before Shadow grabbed the microphone out of Knuckles' hand.
"Anyways, thanks to everyone for making this club what it is today. Not only is it still happening at this school, but hundreds of others." Shadow said as everybody applauded them. "We may not be Gentlemen anymore, but we are thankful for everything that club has done for us. Not only has it made us friends, but it allowed us to meet our beautiful wives." Shadow said motioning to Amy, Rouge, and Sally. The crowd clapped and cheered for the girls as Shadow smiled at Amy. "Thank you guys for your support." Shadow said as he placed the microphone back on the stand.
"Gentlemen for life!" Knuckles yelled into the microphone before walking off the stage. The music started up again as the guys walked back to the group. Amy smiled at Shadow before wrapping her arms around him.
"You did so well." Amy said as Shadow leaned down and kissed her.
"Thank you, love." Shadow said as Amy smiled. "I love you, Amy the Hedgehog." Shadow said smiling.
"I love you, Shadow the Hedgehog." Amy said before leaning up and kissing her husband, the love of her life.
(A/N): Aw…it's really over! Thank you all for reading this story. It meant a lot to me. This is one of my favorite stories I've written and it means a lot that it was this popular. You all are amazing and I'll be sure to write as much as possible before I go off to college myself. Love you all and thank you so much!