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I mixed up the history of the comics so sue me.
Planet Mobious, the Knothole. The people of the Knothole walked through the village; it was a peaceful day. The sun shined, but it was getting late in the day. It had been a few weeks since Sonic returned from space and thwarted the assassination of the king and interrupted Patch's and Sally's wedding. In the most eastern part of the village sat Bunnie Rabbot's hut. She sat on the edge of her bed after have waking from a nap not long ago. Her spirits were lifted since Antoine was back. She was happy he was with her again because she had been so lonely. However, even after the long stint of there on off relationship over the years they decided to take a break because each other were not feeling that fire they used to in their relationship. Antoine coming back wasn't as great as she had expected...
When Antoine had been kidnapped she had let her emotions get the best of her. The anger and shame flushed over her as she stood and made her way out of her hut and walked in the direction of the forest. Her face neutral; she still felt horrible about it. More because it wasn't even the real Sonic; she had been messing around with an imposter. That dirty hedgehog Scourge took advantage of her and many other women. Although she knew that was an excuse to mask her own wrong doings; she knew what she'd done. Bunnie reached the outer rim of the Knothole and not going any place in particular, she wandered through the forest.
Messing around with Scourge wasn't the only reason she felt bad about the situation though. She'd chosen to mess around with Scourge when she didn't know it was Sonic because she was trying to use Sonic to make Antoine jealous; who was actually Patch in disguise. Ever since she and Antoine had been together every now and then Antoine's jealousy of Sonic would rile him up. She had hoped it would've worked. However, not knowing it was Patch; it had no effect. She had used very low tactics to try to achieve her goal without realizing the implications of what she had done afterwards.
First, she had been using one of Antoine's worst feelings against him and second...thank goodness it wasn't the real Sonic...
She almost used Sonic like he didn't meant nothing. Bunnie hung her head low walking along; she knew more than anybody that was furthest from the truth. She looked over her robotic body parts remembering the cold grip of death before Sonic had saved her from being robotized. Her and the gang had been real tough on Sonic after he unwilling attacked the Knothole and after coming back from space and stopping the Antis. The irony was that neither events were directly his fault yet he was still blamed. Even after Sonic had cleared his name from the Mecha Sonic incident the Freedom Fighters in secret had watched Sonic up until he was teleported into space...
After her embarrassing forte with Scourge, she saw in her weakest moments how...evil she could be. Bunnie spotted a stump and went over and sat in the quiet of nature.
It was both guilt and sympathy that pushed her to wonder about Sonic's recent unsettling behavior; she was more worried about what had happened to him now lately. She wished things would just be ok for everyone, that Eggman would disappear, and they could live a normal life. Eggman did a major blow to Sonic when he roboticized him. She was beginning to see some of that depression seep from Sonic and Bunnie was to say the least, just as afraid as when he was Mecha Sonic. That might've been another reason the people were fearful of Sonic to now.
Because they looked at Sonic like he would do something horrible again. Antoine hadn't been any help during the Mecha Sonic crisis either He actually surprised her when she saw him quite pleased that Sonic was tired for treason. His attitude had changed for the better since but that had caused some friction in their relationship. Even so, Bunnie could not deny being called a hypocrite by Antoine when she was almost on the same page of fearing Sonic as everyone else. Saying that what was happening to Sonic was bad yet at the same time still saying he was dangerous; only being separated by her empathy.
Bunnie stared at the ground lost in thought; both actions led them to this temporary breakup they were in now. Antoine was not at all pleased when he found out about Scourge too. Bunnie told him the truth, saying she just used Sonic but after saying those words she felt wrong. Her thoughts were interrupted as a swirl off wind surrounded the area and Sonic screeched to a stop in front of her. Bunnie laid her hands on the stump leaning back; she smiled at the cocky grin he always held.
Sonic put his fist on his hips "Yo. What are doing out here Bunnie?"
"Nothin much. Just clearin ma head. I am kinda restless with what Nicole was saying the other day." Bunnie said smiling.
"Yeah yeah, she said she could create a city with tiny robots or something. It sure would be nice." Sonic with a thoughtful face.
"We wouldn't be infiltrated so easy neither..." Bunnie said slightly looking away. Bunnie saw in her peripheral vision that Sonic visibly had become uneasy. Bunnie quickly turned back to him; she had hurt him with what she had done. She had been trying to deny it in her head but seeing in person made her heart break.
Bunnie stood with a concerned face"I neva meant to do that Sonic..it's jus..."
"Forget it, love makes you do crazy things..." Sonic said smiling a bit making it an exit conversation; he began to turn a walk away.
Bunnie frowned "Sonic wait!"
Sonic stopped and looked back "I wanna make it up tah ya. I know I lost som of ya trust...so lets hang. We've neva got a chance to recently." Bunnie said the concern still evident on her face.
Sonic pondered for a hot second then nodded although he still seemed a bit hesitant "Alright..." he said unevenly; his face neutral.
Bunnie became neutral by his demeanor and fell into step with him and they made their way back to the Knothole. All the while, she observed Sonic's body language. Their trust was definitely broken. The guys were still weary of Sonic but been trying to help restore Sonic to his previous self by building trust with him again. She had saw Tails and Sonic spending more time together lately; Sally spent more time with him too. Bunnie as a major offender hoped this spur-of-the-moment action would lead to more trust building. They traveled to where most people spent their time socializing in the Knothole; the middle of the village. The area was pretty loud, but that was the point.
They both took a seat on a log next to each other and conversed "Were going to be I trouble if we don't get some kind of place to stay. I heard the Dark Legion has teamed up with Eggman." Sonic said looking over to her.
"Dont they mess with mechanical thangs?" Bunnie said sounding looking a bit worried.
"Yep. The Legion is under control of Lien-Da. Did you know they've been rounding up the people Eggman had roboticized?" Sonic said looking away.
"No, I didn't. I'm only half; I hope they keep their paws to themselves." Bunnie said looking straight ahead and rubbing her robotic arm.
"I dont want to find out. Some people in the Knothole have some robo parts, you know other than you." Bunnie nodded "But that's what the Legion does. If they hacked you, we wouldn't know what would happen. That's what Rotor said anyway." Sonic said looking at the ground.
"I was hopin he wouldn't say that." Bunnie said also looking at the ground.
They sat quietly next to each other while everyone around them was talking up a storm. She had never really sat and talked with Sonic before. Antoine and she spent more time with each other than she remembered now. Rotor was busy. Tails was young, and Sally and Sonic were always doing something. She and Antoine was just bound to happen she guessed...
She glanced at Sonic seeing he was now more comfortable in her presence. On the other hand, it seemed so anyway, he still looked brunt after coming back from space. She didn't think he was one to hold a grudge but the Mecha Sonic incident and the Anti's had made everyone look at Sonic differently.
"We've been in etanal war times haven't we?" Bunnie asked looking into the blue skies.
Sonic waited a moment scrounging through his mind "It doesn't ever seem like there's good news."
"If we evea make tah the peaceful times I hop everything is jus perfect." Bunnie said with a optimistic smile.
Sonic looked at her questioningly "Maybe I'm just becoming jaded but I kind of like the chaos." Bunnie lost her smile and she glanced at him as he spoke again "Seems like when things slow down the real things come out." Sonic said stretching his arms.
She looked at him confused not knowing what he was eluding to "The real things?"
Sonic remained quiet for a moment slightly confusing her and Bunnie noticed that Sonic had become uncomfortable again. Now she was thinking this spur-of-the-moment thing was a terrible idea. No matter how she tried to deny it, there was some bad water between her and Sonic now. She guessed he was talking about individual's personal issues and how ugly they were when exposed in quiet times; in their worst moments. At least when it was chaotic things that really hurt people were overlooked because of what was going on. When nothing was going on they had to sit and look into a mirror. Being bored was dangerous she knew. When bored you tend to focus on things beyond your reasonable thought, which essentially lead to extremes, which are always bad. She understood the analogy...
Suddenly, they both didn't know what to say anymore. Now as they sat next to each other, they were both looking for an excuse to get away. Bunnie wondered were they even friends anymore because Sonic, at least right now didn't look like he wanted to talk to her. Nevertheless, the feeling of dread was washed away as the alarms in the village went off. The people within the village began to scatter, and chaos ensued. Sonic and Bunnie shot up looking at each other. They both nodded, getting up and running in the direction of the Freedom Fighters hut.
Another beta chapter. Boy I tell you this was harder to write than I expected. I hope I captured Bunnies character pretty well. I'm treading lightly because Bunnie and Antoine's relationship was manufactured to the point were they had never been apart in the comics and that's like writing two characters who don't know each other. But that's not the case here. So I'll see how it goes if I'll continue. Let me know what you think.