-He hadn’t done anything wrong? That was a first. Although he was still worried. The word ‘talk’ just set off a million and one alarm bells in his mind.-
Okay, Bluebell. Take as much time as you need.
… I love you, you know?
I love you too, Shadow.
-To show the sincerity of that, he brought the black hedgehog a smidgen closer and pecked his forehead.-
It’ll be fine. Don’t worry. It has to do with you, yeah, but…well, you’ll see when we talk about it.
-Oh Chaos, that only meant one thing. He’d done something wrong, yet again. And Sonic didn’t want to talk now? He wanted to get ready first? No no no, that made it worse. Shadow didn’t want to talk at all, but the fact that Sonic wanted to get ready for a talk, well, that made him want to run a million miles.-
… Later when? It won’t be long, will it?
You didn’t do anything wrong.
-Yeah, he’d seen that expression of fear flash on Shadow’s face, and it made Sonic’s stomach twist with guilt. He struggled to ignore it.-
Not too long. I’ll tell you soon, okay? I’m just not in the right mindset for it right now.
Dude, you’re fine. Seriously, don’t worry.
… I’ll stop. But please, don’t be scared of singing around me. I really do like your voice.
Are you sure it was nothing? You can tell me about it, you know?
Yeah, I’m sure.
… I actually do need to talk to you about it, but I’m not ready to right now. Later, okay?
I’d still really love for you to sing for me some more…
Also, what was it that was bothering you?
… Dude. Complimenting my singing when I lightly point out the other times you mentioned it you teasingly put me down for it feels weird. Please stop.
It’s nothing. Don’t worry about it.
Please, sing for me some more. You have a lovely voice, Sonic.
I was mostly doing it because something was bothering me. Don’t mind it much.
… It’s been a while since I heard you sing.
… -Blink.- No put downs or telling me to stop? That’s new.
Falling a thousand feet per second, you still take me by surprise.
I just know we can’t be over, I can see it in your eyes.
Making every kind of silence, it takes a lot to realize
it’s worse to finish than to start all over and never let it lie.
And as long as I can still feel you holding on, I won’t fall even if you said I was wrong.
I’m not perfect, but I keep trying
'cause that's what I said I would do from the start.
I’m not alive if I’m lonely, so please don’t leave.
Was it something I said or just my personality?
… I know I don’t, Sonic. I was teasing. You can let go of my face now.
As long as you don’t burn yourself on the fire, I’m fine with that. I did stock up on marshmallows since I know you adore those ‘smores’. Now sit down, I’m going to warm the hot water bottles and grab you some slippers.
Okay, okay, I’ll let go of your face.
-He smooches it instead. Yep, smooth as silk.-
You’re talkin’ my language there, buddy! We have graham crackers and chocolate bars too, right? We need those for s’mores. Oh, oh, and you’re gonna wear slippers too, right? Those shoes are awfully clunky.
I truly have a black heart. But… Well… You are here now so I have someone to spend time with.
And yes… I like the look of snow, but not the feel or the cold of it. But… Inside I won’t feel that anyway so, I’d like for it to snow, yes.
Shhh, shhh, no you don’t. Shhhh. Shhhhhhh. -He places his hand on Shadow’s muzzle.- Shhhhhh.
You know what I think we should do this Christmas? We should give each other gifts, watch the snow fall, drink hot chocolate, and roast marshmallows over a fire in the fireplace. That’s what I think we should do.
No. I’ve been spending time with my family. Oh wait…
I’ve been playing with Lassie mainly, and hoping that it’ll snow. Other than that… I’ve just watched TV.
Well, sheesh. That’s a little dark, don’t you think? I almost feel bad for asking now…
Why do you want it to snow? Do you like snow?