(A/N) Okay guys, it has been 3 years since I've updated. So much has changed, this feels like so long ago. I've grown up, I'm in university, I'm not a teenager anymore. I remembered about this story and I felt so guilty because people are still reviewing this and I want to thank all of those people who took the time to comment. I honestly don't know where this story is going and I decided I'd make a chapter from where I left off. I apologize if this chapter may not be good, it's just been so long since I've written, I can't remember the ideas I had for this. So please enjoy this chapter and if you're an old reader, WOW, thank you so much for keeping up with this story! And for the new readers, I can't promise an update anytime soon as I am very busy now, nor can I promise that it will continue, as my interests have changed. Enjoy this chapter folks!
"Uh," uttered Sonic, his mind scrambling.
Rouge? She was the sender?
It didn't surprise Sonic, but at the same time it did. Everyone waited for Sonic to reply as the seconds ticked on the clock.
The email seemed so insignificant now, after what had just happened with him and Amy. Nothing else mattered because they had mutual feelings for each other. Yet Sonic knew Amy was friends with Rouge and he didn't know how this would affect their friendship. So many things could change.
As if reading his mind, the officer spoke. "Sonic?"
Sonic took in a large inhale. "We're not friends, but she's friends with a guy who isn't very fond of me" he told.
"And what is this guy's name?" the officer questioned.
"His name is Shadow,"
Sonic had to tell the officer how he and Shadow had gotten in to a fight, how he thought Shadow was the sender of the email. Sonic explained to him that he and Shadow had always had a bitter relationship but he swore to Sonic that he never wrote an email.
"And what about this girl by the name of Amy Rose?" continued the officer.
That made Sonic wince.
The last thing he wanted was to get Amy involved in this. He did not want any trouble to come her way, especially since she was not even aware of it. He suddenly felt a bit of guilt for not telling her.
"She's a very good friend of mine. She doesn't know about this email though," he told the officer.
Of course he wanted to say that she was his girlfriend, but it wasn't true. Yet.
The officer put some information down in a notebook and told Sonic and his mother that they were in the process of speaking with Rouge. He explained to them that charges could be laid because this was considered an offence.
Sonic didn't think it could go this far. The thought of pressing charges on someone was kind of intimidating.
The officer left the residence and Sonic's mother turned to speak with him. "Honey, did you think she could have been someone to send you something like that?"
Sonic slowly shook his head, but then shrugged his shoulders.
"I don't know mom, I thought it was someone else" he said, somewhat confused still.
"Well," she said, her tone turning serious, "you heard the officer. Charges can be laid here"
She waited for Sonic to say something. But all he could do was stare at her blankly.
Did he want to do that? Go to all that trouble? For an email that clearly doesn't mean anything anymore?
Sonic took a moment to think. If Rouge had a heart and apologized to him, then he wouldn't do anything. She would have to be genuine about it though and it would have to come from her own free will to tell him that she was sorry.
If she didn't, then she would get what she deserved.
"I'll think about it for a bit," he finally said, "I'm pretty tired right now so I'm going to go get ready for bed"
Sonic's mother suddenly perked up and smiled. "How was the dance sweetie? Did you have fun? Did Amy enjoy herself?" she asked curiously, with interest gleaming in her eyes.
Sonic knew she wanted details. So they walked upstairs and Sonic told her that they had a wonderful time. Of course he left the part out where they left the dance. That was between him and Amy only.
"Rouge, you do understand that you have committed an offence" said an officer sternly at a stunned bat.
Rouge blinked. Her heart race was increasing by the second as her eyes flickered to her mother, and she was met by a pair of fuming eyes.
"Rouge? What the hell is going on?" her mother barked.
The officer explained the incident to the uniformed mother. He handed her mother the paper where the email was printed on. Rouge stood there, nervously watching as her mother's eyes scanned the page. Every second felt like an eternity.
She felt a lump in her throat. Her hands were sweaty. Eyes began to tear up. She felt guilt inside of her.
She felt horrible.
"I didn't mean for this to go so far," whimpered Rouge "I was trying to help my friend"
"And how does this help anyone? Rouge, I've taught you better! I cannot believe what is happening right now! My daughter committed an offence," ranted her mother, her arms flailing to her hips "my daughter bullying someone! I hope you feel nothing but shame right now young lady!"
The officer cleared his throat. "Sonic will have the decision to press charges or not. The fine will amount to approximately two hundred dollars, and this will appear on your criminal record" he explained to Rouge.
Rouge's mother laughed humorlessly as she ran her hands down her face, smearing her mud mask.
As for Rouge, the words hit her hard.
After a couple minutes of the officer explaining a few more things to Rouge, he left, leaving her helplessly to the wrath of her mother.
And did she ever get an ear full.
She had spent almost an hour in a lecture, which included her being grounded and privileges gone out the window.
Her night had been spoiled.
She laid in her bed sadly, thinking of what her options were as she felt the continuous gush of guilt spread through her body like poison.
The next day at school, Sonic told what had happened to Tails.
"Wow," breathed Tails. "That's a lot to take in, huh?"
Sonic shrugged his shoulders. "I just don't know what to do. Amy doesn't know but I have to tell her at some point. I just don't know how it will affect her and Rouge" he explained.
Tails shook his head slightly. "You know Amy will stick up for you. But what are you going to do though? You going to press charges?" he asked.
Sonic took off his glasses and rubbed his tired eyes. He did not get a good sleep.
"I don't know Tails," he said, "if she apologizes then no, I'll leave her off the hook. But if not, then yes"
"Well you're a pretty nice guy if you are giving her the chance to say something. Not everyone would let someone like her off the hook" chuckled Tails.
Sonic agreed. Rouge may have had a high status here at school, however she was not liked very much because of her 'diva' like persona. It just never seemed to settle well with people who were not in her group of friends.
Just then, Sonic's ears twitched to the sound of a laugh. However, it was not just any laugh. It was like music to his ears.
It was Amy.
His gaze turned to her direction and he was greeted by her warm jade eyes.
However, he then saw that she was not walking alone. Rouge was by her side, smiling and talking as if nothing had ever happened.
Rouge and Sonic made eye contact and Sonic's expression grew dark. He glared at her, trying to get a reaction.
To his surprise though, Rouge seemed to reflect that away and completely dismissed it. She smiled at Amy and gave her a small hug before heading to another hallway without hesitation.
Sonic did not know how to react. Maybe a part of him hoped that Rouge would be more responsive and step up to her actions. He now knew that she was just like Shadow. Cold, rude, and just plain immature.
By now, Amy was right in front of Sonic and Tails. However, her attention was focused on Sonic.
Suddenly, Sonic felt a pair of lips on his cheek.
Baffled, he blinked numerous times as he felt warmth spread like fire across his cheeks. Did she just kiss me? he thought to himself.
He looked directly at Amy, whom was smiling brightly at him. "Why so serious?" she asked him.
Tails was laughing. "No way!" he chimed, "You guys dating?"
Sonic felt his insides melting. He felt this tingling electric feeling where Amy was, so close to him. He gave a soft groan and leaned forward to nuzzle the space between Amy's shoulder and neck. Her scent was so pleasant and alluring, it relaxed him in an instant.
"OK now you guys are getting all mushy gushy," snickered Tails as he slightly backed away from them.
Amy laughed as Sonic's action tickled her. "To answer your question Tails, yes, me and Sonic are dating" she told him proudly.
Sonic looked up at her with nothing but a smile. "Amy," he said gently, his smile creeping up higher and higher, "you haven't let me ask you out yet"
Amy turned to Sonic and she shrugged her shoulders. "You don't have to say. Me and you feel the same way so there's no need" she told him, her hands resting on his chest.
Sonic's arms wrapped around her frame as he held her close to him. Words could not describe how much joy she brought him.
"You guys make me want to puke rainbows" muttered Tails.
Sonic glared at his friend but Tails just gave him a thumbs up.
He then realized that the other people in the halls were watching them. He slowly let go of Amy who was more than happy to stay in his embrace. She the noticed what Sonic was looking at.
Everyone looked away.
"Alright guys, I have to head to the library to work on a project," said Tails. "I'll catch you two love birds later"
Amy's hand intertwined with Sonic's and she gave him a gentle squeeze.
"Don't worry about what everyone else thinks," she told him reassuringly. "They're just being judgmental"
Sonic gave a faint smile and they proceeded to walk down the halls.
"Did you get a good sleep, Sonic?" asked Amy sweetly, her eyes glimmering at him.
Sonic felt his breath get caught in his throat.
"You're so beautiful" the words just tumbled out of his mouth.
Amy, stunned for a brief moment, blushed madly.
"Sorry!" said Sonic quickly. "I-I mean, you're beautiful, but I didn't mean to say it,"
Amy's expression changed in half a second.
Sonic realized what he said did not sound good. "I mean I did mean to say it, b-but it just came out," he stuttered, "You really are beautiful, it's just that-"
He was cut off when Amy pressed her lips against his ever so gently.
JADKJFSKLFJLDJFLLJSDJFLJDFJL is what Sonic felt like inside and what he could think of. His insides were jumping like never before, pleasure coursed down his spine, he felt so alive.
And too soon, Amy pulled away.
Sonic immediately made a small noise of disapproval and rushed back to lock lips with her again. Muffled giggling came from Amy as she contently kissed him back.
As their lips parted, Amy let out a sigh.
Sonic noticed again that people were looking at them, but he didn't care. All that mattered in this moment was his female counterpart.
"Would you like me to take you out for lunch?" asked Sonic as he pressed his forehead against hers.
Amy thought for a few seconds. "Could we go out for an ice cream? I have been craving one all day!"
She looked up at a clock on the wall. "We have 15 minutes left of lunch…" she realized with a hint of disappointment in her voice.
Sonic smirked. "Have you already forgotten about yesterday, Miss Rose?" he whispered huskily in her ear.
Her reaction was a shiver with a faint hue of red staining her cheeks. Sonic was pleased.
"Don't worry about the time Amy, I got you covered on that" he said with a wink.
"Anymore scoops?" asked the employee nervously as she held onto an ice cream cone with six large scoops of assorted flavors.
"Um," pondered Amy out loud as her eyes quickly scanned the buckets of ice cream behind the glass.
Sonic was trying his best to hold his laughter in.
She really wasn't kidding when she said she was craving ice cream he thought to himself.
This particular ice cream store was having a special today, get as many scoops as you can fit for $2.50. So when Amy saw that sign outside the store, she almost ran as fast as Sonic towards it.
"No I think that'll be all," said Amy casually.
A look of complete relief came over the employee. Sonic paid and was handed a cone with two scoops of chocolate ice cream.
"C'mon Sonic, you should've gotten more" said Amy as she carefully licked her frozen treat.
"I don't think I like ice cream as much as you do Amy," he told her, eyeing her tower on a cone.
The two hedgehogs decided to sit on a curb as they chatted away.
Amy was telling him about a time where she accidently spilled a cup of coffee all over a costumer at a job she used to have back in her old town, and how mortifying it was for her. However, Sonic's attention was not all there. He thought about telling Amy the email incident and what had happened when he got home. He was not sure how she would react.
"And that was my last day at that café. Can't say I miss it," she laughed.
"Uh huh," she said as she licked the very top scoop.
"I received an email the other day telling me to stay away from you. To save your reputation," Sonic began.
Sonic continued on with the story, about how he thought it was Shadow. Telling her how last night the police came to his house.
"They found the person who sent it," Sonic said slowly.
Amy went rigid.
"It was Rouge"
Splat! was the first sound Sonic heard as he realized Amy's ice cream fell on to the pavement.