No More Need to Dream Chapter 27

Blaze POV

"Silver, what's that in your hand?" It was the evening after the Extreme Gear incident and Silver was holding a piece of cloth in his hand.

"It's a blindfold." He answered simply.

"Okay Silver, you know I love you, but I don't think we're that far into our relationship yet." I joked. Silver chuckled slightly and continued.

"That's funny Blaze, but seriously I want to make up for yesterday. But I also want to make it a surprise. So please, just trust me."

"Silver, I do trust you, more than anyone." I said giving him a hug. "So, if you want it to be a surprise, go for it." I turned around and let him put the blindfold around my eyes. Then he did something unexpected and picked me up. He must have felt my confusion because of what he said next.

"Just relax and enjoy the ride my love." He said with a little bit of a fake accent. Then he stepped outside and started flying. Obviously I didn't know where we were going, but it was sort of a good thing since I couldn't look down. After about a minute he stopped flying and started just floating. The air was a bit thinner and chillier as well.

"Are you lost?" I asked him after a few seconds.

"Nope, we're here." Silver said. He used his powers to remove the blindfold from my face and I was amazed. We were floating and had the full moon as a background. I was so distracted that I didn't realize that Silver had stood me up on some sort of psychic platform he was making in the air.

"Silver, this is amazing!" I gasped. "You didn't have to do this for me!"

"Yes I did. You weren't having a good day yesterday and I was partly to blame for it. I wouldn't be a good boyfriend if I didn't try and make you feel better. I do things like this because I love you so much and because you of all people deserve to be happy." And then he wrapped his arms around me, dipped me down a little, and kissed me with lips full of passion. "I love you so much Blaze, and it hurts me when you're hurt." He said after we broke apart.

"I love you too Silver. I just wish I could do something like this for you though."

"You do. Everyday all the little things you do make me love you more and more. But, we're not done yet. I have something else up my non-existent sleeve." Silver said floating us both down. We landed right next to a small boat in a canal.

"A boat ride through the city sounds like a lot of fun right about now." I said to him.

"I thought it would." But before we could get in we heard someone yell.

"There she is! Get her!" We were cornered by a green hawk and a big gray albatross. They were pissed and both holding guns.

"What do you two want?" Silver asked them. He didn't sound or look scared at all.

"Well it seems your girl here threatened to turn one of our gang into fried chicken. We're here to show you what happens when someone messes with the Babylon Rouges." The green one said.

"We're not scared of the likes of you, right Blaze?" Silver asked even more confidently. Then it hit me what he was about to try to do.

"Silver, you've never done that before." I hissed in between my teeth.

"Don't worry, I've been practicing." He said with a smirk.

"Shut up already!" The hawk said. Then him and his friend pointed their guns at Silver.

"Oooh, I'm so scared, I bet those things are loaded with blanks." Silver mocked them. The hawk just lost it and it would have been funny if they didn't have guns.

"You know what?! Eat lead smart ass!" And they both started firing. I closed my eyes and hid behind Silver and when I opened them about a dozen bullets were floating a few inches away from his face.

"It's a good thing Shadow is such a gun nut. And that he was willing to almost shoot me a couple times so I could do this." Silver said letting the bullets fall. The two birds were totally shocked for a second until the green one snapped out of if some.

"Uh Storm, maybe we should get out of here. We weren't told we were going to have to fight freaking Neo over there." His partner agreed and they ran off. But then the big guy tripped and his gun fell out of his hand. Everything went south after that. All I remember is a sharp pain in my leg and then passing out.

Sonic POV

Amy and I we're playing Scrabble at in the living room of the condo when the phone rang. Mom answered it and it didn't sound good.

"Silver, calm down. Where are you and what happened? Oh my! We'll be there as soon as possible." She turned to us. "Silver and Blaze are at the hospital. They almost got mugged but Blaze accidentally got shot."

"Then what are we doing sitting around here?! I'll get Shadow and he and I will run there with Maria and Amy. You and Shadow's dad take the car." I said. The four of us were at the hospital in two minutes flat. We all saw Silver in the waiting room with tears in his eyes. Amy went up to him and gave him a hug.

"I'm so sorry Silver, what happened?" She asked. So Silver explained.

"Well yesterday the girl who taught us to ride Extreme Gear forcibly kissed me and blaze threatened her to leave me alone. Tonight we came to find out that she's part of a gang and her buddies came and found us and held us at gunpoint. I baited them into shooting at me and I caught all the bullets to scare them off. But then one of them dropped their gun and it went off and hit Blaze in the leg. I flew here as fast as I could. She was losing a lot of blood, I just hope she makes it." On closer inspection I could see all the blood all over his spines. I knew I had to be the one to instill confidence in him or we were all going to lose it.

"Silver, it's going to be okay. Blaze is a fighter and I'm sure that in whatever part of her mind that's conscious she's thinking of you and fighting because of it. So don't lose hope, it's the best thing you can have at a time like this." That seemed to calm him down a bit.

"You're right Sonic. I did my best to save her, now I just need to keep hoping." He said. A few minutes later the adults showed up and he explained what happened again. The longer and longer this went on the more and more we were all on pins and needles. But finally the doctor came out.

"Are you the girl's legal guardian?" He asked our mom. She nodded and he continued. "Well, I have some good news and some bad news." Please, for Silver's sake, say that Blaze is okay.