Lost Past, New Friends

Author's Note: Hi, thanks for reading this story. I'm still working on The Demonic Angel, but I figured I should get this story down before I forgot. So many ideas so little time. In this story, Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles all live in this big house together as roommates. I had no idea how to explain that in the story so I put it here lol. So please read, review, and most importantly, enjoy.

Sonic awoke with a yawn. He rolled over in his bed to glance at the clock. It was 7:30 AM. "Well," mumbled Sonic, "Time to start the day." Sonic changed his socks and gloves, and then he quietly opened the door to his room. He looked about the hallway and listened for a moment. He could hear Knuckles' loud snoring coming from the room across from his own. Sonic shook his head and craned his neck to look at the door next to his. There was absolute silence.

Sonic tiptoed down the hallway and slipped into the bathroom. He went to work on his bed-head. Sonic opened the medicine cabinet and grabbed his brush, comb, and quill gel. Taking a deep breath, Sonic began to comb through his tangled quills. He grimaced as the comb caught on knots and yanked painfully at his scalp. After a good 15 minutes, Sonic had combed out his quills perfectly causing them to settle into a sort of low hanging cloud that went to his shoulders. Maybe it's time for me to get my quills cut. Or at least trimmed. Thought Sonic as he began to brush the blue mass. As he brushed, the quills recovered from being yanked and pulled and began to revert to their natural state. When Sonic had finished, his quills puffed outward and upward in their natural style. "Heh, check me out. I make this look good." said Sonic as looked at him-self in the mirror. With a shake of his head and a smile, Sonic reached for his quill gel. "Sorry quills but I don't feel like going with the natural look today." he said with a smirk as he removed his gloves and dabbed his fingers into the jar. He smeared the gel into a chunk of his quills and pulled it backward. It stuck in a slightly drooping cone shape. Sonic went to work on making 5 more cones. Tails had custom made the special gel just for Sonic. It was the only thing strong enough to hold his quills in place.

Sonic gave his signature chuckle as he winked at himself in the mirror. He exited the bathroom and went towards the kitchen. As he passed the door to the basement, Sonic could hear Tails speaking excitedly. He stopped and waited for him to come up the stairs.

Tails burst out of the basement, grinning ear to ear, "Oh my God, Oh my God! This is so exciting!"

Sonic snagged him by the scruff of his neck, "Whoa, little bro. Cool your jets and keep your voice down. Knux is still sleeping."

Tails covered his mouth and snickered, "Sorry Sonic but I'm just so excited!"

Sonic put Tails down and ruffled his bangs, "It's cool. So what's the fuss about?"

"Well, Dr. Botner at the University of Neurological Studies has come up with a radical new theory that could cure mental diseases like Alzheimer's and chronic amnesia! It involves a specialized machine that he asked me to build! Isn't this great?! This could be the greatest project of my career!"

"Well congratulations! But keep it down or-"

"Or what?" asked Knuckles as he appeared beside them, rubbing his eyes.

"Never mind." laughed Sonic, "Tails just got a big project and he's really jazzed about it."

"Oh cool. What is it?" replied Knuckles, looking interested.

Tails answered proudly, "It's a machine that will cure Alzheimer's and chronic amnesia!" Suddenly Tails' face took on an expression that Sonic knew well.

"What's your idea Tails? I know that look."

Tails turned to Sonic, "I was just thinking, this machine could do wonders for Shadow. If it works, he could finally get his memory back." There was a moment of silence as everyone thought this over.

Knuckles spoke up and said, "So Sonic when are you going to make breakfast? It's your week to cook and I'm starving."

Sonic laughed, "Knuckles is there a time when you don't think about food?"

After breakfast, Tails took Sonic aside, "Sonic I need a huge favor from you."

Sonic nodded, "What is it?"

Tails hesitated before saying, "I need you to track down Shadow for me."

Sonic's ears went up in surprise, "Ok. But why if you don't mind my asking."

"This machine really would help Shadow and I want him to be the first to try it when it's built. So I need you to find him and ask him to come here. I want to explain everything in person. I would do it myself but I have to build the machine."

Sonic crossed his arms, "You know, this isn't going to be easy. Shadows more of a drifter than I am but I'm not sure he'll want to come if I do find him. But don't worry Tails; I'll get the job done."

Tails' face lit up in a smile as he hugged Sonic and said, "Thanks Sonic."

Sonic hugged him back, "No problem bro." Sonic went to the front door. Against the wall was everyone's shoes. Sonic put on his trusty sneakers, stretched his legs a little and dashed out the door. The house was on the outskirts of town so he had to travel a little to get to the city. As he ran, Sonic thought, Man! So much excitement and I haven't even gone on my morning jog yet!"

Author's Note: Here's the first chapter of my new story! I'm still doing The Demonic Angel but it's a long story and I'm still sorting everything out. Anyways, I hope you enjoy this story. Please read and review. Thx.