Hey guys! I come to you with a new story. Dare. So yeah, yada yada yada, thanks to all of those who read my oneshot Give your Heart a Break and reviewed. So, I know that some of you that read the sneak peak weren't expecting Dare to be what it was but like I said, it isn't what is expected and as you read on you will understand why that's the title. With that said, let's get on with it.
Disclaimer: I don't own the characters. I'm just using them to provide both you(the readers) and I(the writer) entertainment. I hope you are throroughly entertained. So, yeah, on with it!
Part 1: Chapter 1: Making Enemies
The school was as noisy as ever. The playground was full of excitement as students played, ate or recounted stories of their summer holiday. Yes, it was indeed the first day back at school.
The first day in a new place. Four year old Amy Rose the hedgehog was not used to new places. Her father had gotten a new job in Station Square that pays well so the family immediately packed up and moved. To Amy, this was scary. Leaving behind their neighbours, friends and the home she was so used to was something that she did not want to do. Yet she had to. When Amy's parents were finished unpacking, their new neighbours came to welcome them and the whole time, Amy had hidden behind her father's legs. It was obvious that she was a shy child.
Her new class was nice enough although she hadn't made any friends yet. Her teacher had put her to sit with some girls so that was okay. At least she wasn't sitting with any guys. Amy walked over to where she saw the people she sat with, holding a juice box in one hand and a cheese sandwich in the other.
"Can I sit with you?" she asked them nervously. The three girls sitting there, a bat, a fox and a squirrel, exchanged looks before one of them nodded her head. Amy smiled brightly.
"Thank you," she said before sitting down next to one of them.
"Amelia, right?" the squirrel in front of her asked. Amy had forgotten that the teacher had introduced her as 'Amelia Rose'.
"Yes but you can call me 'Amy'," she replied. "What're your names?" The same girl who had remembered her name introduced them.
"Well, that's Rouge," she said pointing to the bat sitting next to Amy. "This is Fiona," she referred to the fox sitting next to her. "And I'm Sally."
Amy smiled, "Nice to meet you!"
Amy was glad that the girls let her sit with them because it turned out that they were really nice. After eating, they mainly talked about where Amy used to live. She was enjoying herself until the teacher rang the bell, signalling that it was time to go inside. Everyone got up to throw away their trash. When Amy got up, she saw a blue hedgehog just hit his trash over before walking away. Amy ran after him and stopped him.
"Hey! That's not nice," she began. "Now, pick up your trash and throw it in a real bin." The hedgehog looked at her for a second before smirking.
"As you wish, princess," he said with a bow before picking up his trash and dumping it down the front of her shirt. Amy gasped and then glared at the boy. The teacher, fortunately, had seen what had happened and scolded the boy.
"Now, apologize!" she told him at the end of her rant. The boy glared at Amy before speaking.
"Sorry for putting my trash down your shirt," he said to her. The teacher seemed to be satisfied with the apology because soon she left the two children. The blue hedgehog picked his trash up from the ground, pushed past Amy's shoulder and threw it away, properly.
"Happy now, princess," he said with a scowl on his face before storming into the classroom.
"Wow." Amy turned around to see a purple cat.
"Huh?" Amy said.
"Oh, I'm Blaze," the cat said introducing herself. "Do you know who that is?" she asked referring to the boy. Amy shrugged.
"He's the one and only Sonic the Hedgehog," a different voice said. Amy looked and saw it was Fiona. "I can't believe you stood up to him." The pink hedgehog didn't see why this was so magnificent.
"Sonic is the big kid in class." This time it was Rouge. "Tell us what you think of him," Rouge said before dragging her away. Amy looked behind her and saw Blaze still standing there so she shot her an apologetic smile. Blaze nodded understanding what she meant.
"So, what's he like?" Amy hadn't even realized that Sally had joined them.
"I think he's an idiot," Amy stated simply. All three girls exchanged looks before turning back to Amy with interest.
"Why? Don't you think he's cute?" Sally asked. Amy stared at her as if she was stupid.
"Ew, no way," she told them. "He's just a big headed idiot." All three girls nodded in understanding before sitting Amy down at their table and talking about other things. One thing was for sure though, Amy had made an enemy. But she didn't care, that was the most daring thing she'd ever done. It gave her a rush she'd never felt before and she wanted more. She'd also made friends that day. So when she came home that afternoon and her parents asked how her day was, she said that it was great before skipping to her new room.
(3 years later)
The bell rang. Children could be seen bursting out of their classrooms and running to, well, wherever they were going. Amy Rose and her friends could be seen heading to their usual lunch table under a tree. There had been some additions to the group, two to be exact. There was Bunnie Rabbot, a rabbit who had been born unable to walk so her parents had provided her with robot legs, making her able to walk. There was also Wave the swallow. She was normally quiet but she was also extremely intelligent. That day, Fiona and Wave offered to get the group's lunch so while Amy and the others waited, they talked and played hand games. When the two girls returned with everyone's lunch they ate and caught the two girls up on what they had missed. It was only when someone kicked Amy's bottle of water over and it rolled away from the group that the peace was disturbed.
"Sorry Rosy," Rouge apologized. The girls had come up with a nickname for her other than 'Amy' and Amy happened to like both of them.
"It's okay," Amy told her before getting up to chase her drink. Sally got up to follow Amy and help her catch it. When Amy finally spotted the drink, she bent down to pick it up but before she could, someone else picked it up. Then Amy heard a voice that could literally make steam come out of her ears.
"So, the princess decided to leave her castle." A scowl formed on Amy's face. 'Princess' was the only nickname she had that she didn't like and Sonic had decided to keep it for her since the day they met. Amy stood up and came face to face with the blue hedgehog.
"Can I get my water back?" she asked trying to sound as polite as possible, which wasn't very. Sally had caught up to Amy and stood behind her. Two of Sonic's friends, Tails and Knuckles, had also joined them. The three of them had been tormenting Amy from the start.
"Sonic, what's the hold up?" Knuckles asked before seeing who was in front of Sonic. "Oh." Sonic glanced down to Amy's hand, which was held out to receive her water. He simply ignored it and kept the hand holding the water at his side.
"What brings the princess out today?" he asked with a teasing smirk. Amy decided to ignore this and play along.
"Oh, I'm just touring my kingdom," she replied coolly. Sonic still held his smirk.
"Okay, so, in your kingdom, what am I?" Amy immediately knew how to answer this.
"I don't know. Maybe commoner, peasant," She narrowed her eyes and smirked before saying the next one, "slave. You choose." Sonic raised his eyebrows at her answer and Amy heard Sally giggling and she knew that her friend found it hilarious. Still, Sonic held his smirk.
"And if I choose slave," he began, "what would my punishment be for this?" Amy stared at him confused. What was he talking about? Sonic took Amy's water, unscrewed the cap and took some of the cool liquid in his mouth. Amy immediately realized what he was going to do but it was too late. Sonic then spat the water out in Amy's face. Amy stared at him with disbelief before smirking.
"Just a good beating," she replied before proceeding to chase him all around the playground. Sally glanced at Tails and Knuckles and saw that they were shaking their heads trying to suppress their laughter. Sally then looked back at Sonic.
'Oh Sonic,' she thought. 'Will those two ever get along?' She smiled slightly before heading back to the group to tell them what had happened, as well as to get an extra shirt from her bag. When the bell rang again and it was time for class, Sonic walked into class with a cut above his eyebrow and Amy walked in with a satisfied smile on her face and a new shirt.
After school, Amy walked over to the bench that she saw her cat friend, Blaze, sitting on. Blaze was wearing glasses and had a book in her lap. Amy put her bag down and sat next to her.
"Sorry I didn't come to you at lunch," Amy apologized. "Sonic spat water on me, completely drenching the top of my shirt." Blaze closed her book and took off her glasses.
"I get it. Sonic is really annoying," she told the pink hedgehog. Amy laughed. Blaze was the only one who equally shared her hatred for the blue hedgehog. Everyone in Amy's group understood how annoying Sonic was yet some still liked him while others didn't mind him. It didn't matter to Amy. Her hatred was a personal matter and Sonic hadn't really done anything wrong to them besides the pranks that were meant for Amy, which got her most of the time. Blaze was different though. She didn't have many friends and she was normally alone. For that, Sonic's crew picked on her. Amy had stood up for Blaze once but that resulted in Sonic teasing Blaze and pranking her more.
"My mom says you can come and do homework at my house," Amy told the other girl.
"I'd like that," Blaze replied before packing up her bag and standing up. "But I have to be back by five. Cream's coming over to play." Cream was a rabbit who lived across the street from Blaze. She was one year younger than them and one of Blaze's few friends. Sometimes, Amy would come over to play with both of them so she knew how sweet Cream was. No one would want to disappoint her.
"My mom can drop you home later," Amy said to her before picking up her bag and walking with Blaze outside of school. Her house wasn't too far from the school; it was a five to ten minute walk so Amy's mom gave her a key and allowed her to walk home every day. When Amy and Blaze got to the house, Amy unlocked the door and they walked inside.
"Hey Carey," Amy said to the live-in-maid. Carey waved to the girls and they headed upstairs to Amy's room. Amy sat on her bed while Blaze sat on the couch across the room. Before they could decide on a subject to do, Blaze asked a question.
"Your birthday's on the 18th of October, right?" she asked.
"Yeah, but it's on a Wednesday so we're having the party on the 14th," Amy explained.
"That's next week Saturday, isn't it?" Amy tried to figure it out.
"Today's Thursday the 5th, so it's the Saturday after this one," she stated. "Yeah, you're right."
"Am I invited?" Blaze asked. Amy stared at her with disbelief.
"Of course," she said as if there wasn't even a choice. "Why would you even think you weren't?"
"You hang out with the popular girls," Blaze told her. "I thought you'd be embarrassed by me." Amy shook her head frantically.
"You're my friend and if they don't like that, then they're out," she explained. Blaze sighed with relief before deciding to change the topic.
"Let's start with math, shall we?"
Amy had just finished putting her plate in the sink when her mother called her. Amy's dad had offered to take Blaze home and they had just left so it was just her and her mother in the house, along with Carey.
"I'm coming mommy!" Amy yelled as she ran up the stairs. Amy stepped into her parents' room to find her mother on the computer. "Yes?"
"Are these okay?" her mother asked referring to what was on the screen. "They're your invitations for your birthday party." Amy stepped closer to the screen and scanned it with her eyes. As usual, it was part Halloween themed but instead of fairies and princesses, it was spookier. The colours were red, black, purple and orange. It said that you could either come with a costume or wearing the colour code. Overall, Amy approved.
"I like it," she told her mother. "How many people can come?"
"I'd say about twenty of your friends because family have to come too," her mother told her. Amy found that it was just the amount she needed.
"That's okay," Amy assured her mother. "I'm going to go get ready for bed," she said before walking out of the room.
"When you're ready, you can watch TV until it's your bedtime!" Amy's mother yelled after her.
"Thank you!" Amy yelled back.
Naturally, Amy fell asleep with the TV on, before her bedtime. When Amy's father got home, he ate dinner, as he hadn't gotten to because as soon as he arrived he had to take Blaze home, before heading upstairs. He saw the lights on in Amy's room and heard voices as well as music. He checked the time and saw that it was 8:19pm, past Amy's bedtime which was eight. He came into the room and saw his daughter with her eyes closed and heard soft snores coming from her nose, the TV remote still in her hand.
Her father took the remote and turned off the TV before turning off the light. Then he pulled the blanket up over Amy's body before finally kissing her on the forehead. Amy opened her eyes at his touch.
"Daddy?" she asked sleepily. He nodded his head.
"Go back to sleep, princess," he told her. A frown formed on her face.
"Don't call me that," Amy told him. This had her father confused.
"Why?" he asked her.
"That's what Sonic calls me," Amy explained. He wracked his memory for any mention of Sonic.
"Is that the fellow who teases you and pulls pranks on you?" he asked. When Amy nodded he knew that she was clearly bothered by this. "Maybe he likes you." Amy gave a look of disgust at this.
"He hates me. His life goal is to make me miserable," she told her father. "He's the most annoying thing alive."
"Who knows, maybe he'll change," her father suggested. Amy snorted.
"Not likely." Amy's father knew it was pointless to argue with Amy on this topic so he changed it.
"Anyway, if you are my princess, why can't I call you one?" he asked.
"I don't need anything to remind me of Sonic at home," she replied. "I see him too much during the day."
"Okay, why don't I call you my little angel," her father compromised. Amy smiled feeling a bit embarrassed.
"I'm turning eight in two weeks. I'm not that little," she said to him.
"It doesn't matter. You'll always be my little girl," he told her. Amy smiled brightly.
"Okay, little angel works," she told him. He smiled and kissed her forehead again before getting up. When he reached the door, he turned around and saw Amy looking at him.
"Get some sleep, angel." Amy laughed.
"Night daddy," she said before closing her eyes. Her father shut the door behind him before heading to his room. Many thoughts crossed his mind but the main one was,
'We'll just wait and see what happens with this Sonic fellow.'
That's the first chapter. This was really just an introduction to the characters. I hope you like it. Don't worry it's still gonna be Sonamy and she's not gonna be eight(or almost) for the whole story. Because this story has to cover a lot of years, it will have a lot of time skips but the biggest one was three years later (as used in the chapter above). Also, I'm hoping I can get the next chapter up in two weeks. So please review and any questions you have feel free to PM me. Anyway, Good Day, Good Night, Eat some Pie, Until Next Time,