"Surprise!"

Everyone hopped out of their hiding places as Cream opened the front door, confide went everywhere. Cream cried with joy as Amy went up to her and gave her a great big hug. It was Cream's birthday and she was turning eight today, she and Amy made their way to the rest of us giggling. We all joined in a group hug with Cream and Amy in the middle. Soon after the hug we eat pizza and cake, danced, played games, laughed and joined in conversation, but Amy ignored me the whole time. She didn't jump me with death hugs or kiss, and to tell you the truth I liked the attention she gave me. Amy just hung with Cream the whole time like her whole life depended on it.

After hours of fun Cream wanted to open presents, she went for Tails present first. Her eyes widen when she looked inside, we eagerly waited to see what made her happy. Cream pulled out a white chao egg with blue specs on it; she ran over to Tails and hugged him, "Thank You! Thank You! Tails, I always wanted a chao!"

Tails blushed as he hugged her and looked away, "No problem, Cream."

"Cream, what are you going to name it?" Amy asked eagerly.

"Cheese," she said as she and Tails pulled away from each other and retook their places.

Everyone agreed with nods of their head and continued to watch as she unwrapped Rouges, Knuckles, and mine. Happy with what she got so far she looked around for Amy's present, but when it was no were to be found, she frowned and looked over at Amy. We all did a little irritated that Amy wouldn't get her best friend a gift for her birthday. "Amy," Cream asked, "Where's your present for me?"

Amy looked up from the ground and over at us, "Oh, Cream I wrote a song for you."

"Really," Cream's eyes lit up.

Amy nodded and lifted up her guitar, she strung it making sure it was tone, when she looked over to Cream and started to play.

Amy: We sign our cards and letters BFF

You've got a million ways to make me laugh

You're lookin' out for me, you've got my back

So good to have you around

You know the secrets I could never tell

And when I'm quiet you break through my shell

Don't feel the need to do a rebel yell

'Cause you keep my feet on the ground

You're a true friend

You're here till the end

You pull me aside when something ain't right

Talk with me now and into the night

'Til it's alright again

You're a true friend

You don't get angry when I change the plans

Somehow you're never out of second chances

Won't say "I told you" when I'm wrong again

I'm so lucky that I've found

A true friend

You're here till the end

You pull me aside when something ain't right

Talk with me now and into the night

'Til it's alright again

True friends will go to the ends of the earth

Till they find the things you need

Friends hang on through the ups and the downs

Cause they've got someone to believe in

A true friend

You're here till the end

You pull me aside when something ain't right

Talk with me now and into the night

No need to pretend

You're a true friend

You're a true friend

You're here till the end

You pull me aside when something ain't right

Talk with me now and into the night

'Til it's alright again

You're a true friend

You're a true friend

You're a true friend

Amy stopped playing and smiled at Cream, who was tearing up a bit. Cream ran over to Amy and hugged her tight while muttering, "This is the best birthday yet."

Rouge walked up to the two and tapped Amy on the back. Amy turned around to face her and frowned as Rouge whispered to her it a quiet matter. Finally, Amy nodded and smiled happily, behind her Cream held a confused face. There was an awkward silence between all of us before Amy broke it, "So Cream, how was it?"

Cream clasped her hands together, "Amy it was amazing. Your voice was amazing! You have a talent."

Amy giggled, "I know, so I have to tell you guys something."

I stood up from my chair and walked over to Amy, "What is it Ames?" I asked.

"Well," she began nervously, "I got a record deal."

Knuckles, Tails, Cream, and I smiled happily for her, we cheer her on for following her dream, Rouge stayed quiet before she asked, "Where are you recording?"

We looked back over at Amy, as her smile disappeared from her face, "Well umm," Amy replied, "It's in Hollywood."

We cheered her on, but realized what she said everything froze as if time it's self was stuck. A sad look was on everybody's face, "What?" I asked confused and shocked she was going to be that far away.

"I'm going to Hollywood, so I can record my music," Amy said coolly.

"I know what you said," I shouted causing everybody to jump, "You're leaving the team?"

Amy nodded slowly, Cream ran up to her and cried, "Please Amy," she pleaded, "Don't leave."

"I have to," said Amy, "This is my dream and I'm not letting go."

Cream let go of Amy, she glared at her and scooped up her egg, she ran over to the stairs and turned back to Amy, "You're not my best friend anymore. I hate you!" Cream ran upstairs and slammed her bedroom door shut.

We all looked each other, than Amy, who had tears pouring down her face. Before one of us could say anything Amy ran out the front door and slammed it behind her. The house filled with the sobs of Cream and Amy, Tails headed upstairs to try and cheer up Cream, Rouge and Knuckles sat on the couch to chat, and I went outside to talk to Amy.

When I got outside Amy was nowhere to be seen. I looked around the yard and spotted her sitting on a swing under a big oak tree. I quietly walked over and stopped behind her to listen to her she start singing.

Amy: We both lie silently still

in the dead of the night

Although we both lie close together

We feel miles apart inside

Was it something I said or something I did

Did my words not come out right

Though I tried not to hurt you

Yeah, I tried

But I guess that's why they say

Every rose has its thorn

Just like every night has its dawn

Just like every cowboy sings his sad, sad song

Every rose has its thorn

Yeah it does

I listen to our favorite song

playing on the radio

Hear the DJ say loves a game of easy come and easy go

But I wonder does he know

Has he ever felt like this

And I know that you'd be here right now

If I could let you know somehow

Though it's been a while now

I can still feel so much pain

Like a knife that cuts you the wound heals

but that scar, that scar remains

I know I could've saved a love that night

If I'd known what to say

Instead of makin' love

We both made our separate ways

and now I hear you found somebody new

and that I never meant that much to you

And to hear that tears me up inside

And to see you cuts me like a knife

She stopped singing and started to cry again, I touched her shoulder, as she jumped I spoke, "Ames that was beautiful."

She turned around and looked at me, "Cream hates me, Sonic," she sniffed.

I pulled her up into an embrace; I smelt her hair for one last time hoping the smell of strawberries wouldn't ever go away. When she finally wrapped her arms around my waist, she cried into my chest and I let her, knowing this would be my last chance. "When are you leaving?" I muttered into her hair.

"Tomorrow," she replied still clutching on to me.

After a few more minutes, she had stopped crying and pulled away from my embrace, even though I didn't want to let go. I didn't want her to leave, but I wanted her to follow her dream, so I wished her luck and we went back inside to where the party was. Cream had come down still holding the egg with much care; she didn't look at Amy or leave Tails side the rest of the party and Amy sat down in an arm chair staring at her hands in her lap.

The party ended earlier then we planned to, Tails realize no one was having fun, so he sent us home and we all wish Amy the best of luck except Cream. I just hope I can see Amy again in the future.


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Sonic the Hedgehog doesn't belong to me,

Nor do the two songs, "Every Rose Has its Thorns" and "True Friend"