My heart's desire
This is my very first fanfic, so please be nice! I will try to update as regularly as I can, but school is a pain so no promises. :(
Anyway, please enjoy!
Disclaimer- I do not own any of the Sonic Characters.
Chapter 1- Mistake
Amy sighed, her long pink quills swinging gently in the breeze. She was sitting in the middle of a forest, and the cool dense green around her was soothing. She needed the comfort. She'd just had yet another argument with Sonic.
Amy was shopping in Station Square, she needed some more ingredients for her cake-making. She was browsing the stalls outside in the market place, they were always so much cheaper. The people who ran them were short on money and made lovely home grown/made ingredients of a high quality. Amy liked to help them out by buying their products and almost always gave them a tip. The people loved her.
Amy browsed slowly, taking her time. She needed the best possible ingredients for this cake, it was Cream's birthday cake. Cream was like a little sister to Amy, and she wanted to please her as much as possible.
Amy had just finished paying for the flour she would need when a huge robot came crashing down on the stalls. Eggman. Oh wonderful.
Amy put her goods behind a statue of Sonic (the people loved him so much they made statues of him), and turned to face Eggman's oncoming robot. A giant bird. He's so original, Amy thought sarcastically.
She knew really that she should just have gone to fetch Sonic, or try to help some people, get them out of harm's way. But she was just really annoyed at the moment. She was trying to do nice things and then Eggman came and ruined it. URGH.
Amy summoned her upgraded hammer, it had tons of spikes sticking out of it. It was lethal.
Amy drew her arm back and chucked her hammer with enough force to power a forceful gale, and it made a satisfying dent in the middle of the giant bird. The hammer then fell to the ground, where Amy ran to retrieve it.
Eggman leaned over the edge of his cockpit and shook his fist at Amy. Amy grinned sweetly, and was then kicked by the giant bird's metal foot. She flew through the air and crashed into a hard, stone building. Rubble crumbled down on top of her as she fell back to the ground. Amy groaned and pushed her way out of the rubble pit, picking up her hammer and tensing herself for another attack.
She was pulling her arm back for a second blow when she was interrupted.
"AMY! WHAT ARE YOU DOING?"
Amy dropped her hammer. She knew that voice. He'd come to save her, and the innocent people.
Amy paused for a moment, remembering. Sonic had come right when she had looked the worst. No doubt about it, all he'd seen was when she'd been kicked about 20 foot. Heaven forbid that he should see her when she looked good.
Amy kicked a piece of rock and glared for a moment at a gnarled looking tree root. Then she resigned herself to thinking about what had happened next.
Amy turned around, slowly, not wanting to have to look him in the eyes. But she did, much too soon for her liking, and she was staring right into Sonic's furious green eyes. Despite the obvious hostility Sonic was showing, Amy still felt her heart speed up and bang in her chest.
"What are you doing?" Sonic repeated.
"I... I don't know." Amy replied in a whisper. Sonic rubbed his head between two of his fingers. Then he straightened up, and dashed past Amy and towards the robot that had been forgotten for a moment. Amy considered helping him, but all of the previous frustration she'd felt had melted away as soon as Sonic had joined her. So she just stood and watched Sonic fight it instead, feeling scared about what Sonic would soon be saying to her...
Amy was so absorbed in her thoughts, she barely even noticed Sonic finish the machine off and laugh at Eggman as he flew away in his Egg Carrier, then come to stand next to her. Sonic had to snap his fingers in front of her face before she came to, and then he just glared at her.
Amy held out her hand, and Sonic sighed once before dragging her onto his back and speeding away to the pond in the park. Once there, Sonic slid Amy off his back and onto a bench.
"Sonikku..." Amy began, but Sonic cut her off.
"What were you thinking of, Amy?" he snapped at her, and Amy flinched.
"I, I don't know, I just-"
"Just what? Just thought that you'd risk your life and the lives of everyone around you?" his voice was rising in volume now, a sure sign of his frustration.
"No! I was trying to protect them!" Amy cried in reply, her eyes beginning to tear. She hated it when Sonic was mad at her.
Sonic laughed humourlessly.
"Yeah, you were trying to protect them. And getting kicked into a building is really gonna cut it, isn't it?"
Amy gasped. Of course, he'd seen her get kicked, but not throw her hammer into the machine. He only ever saw the bad things. Never the good things. And Amy was sick of it.
"I threw my hammer into that machine before you got there! Sure he retaliated but I struck first!"
Sonic raised one eyebrow, like he didn't believe a word of it.
"Why didn't you just come and get me?" he asked.
"Because who knows what would have happened to those poor people at the stalls if I had! They could have been seriously hurt, even killed!"
Sonic shook his head. They would have been fine. And so would you. But instead, you had to try and prove yourself, had to put yourself in danger. And so, you got hurt. Stop trying to prove that you're as good as the rest of us and grow up!"
Amy recoiled like he'd slapped her. Tears began to fall rapidly down her cheeks, hot and wet. He'd just gone too far.
"Is that what you think I'm trying to do? Prove myself? Well you're wrong. I have nothing to prove to you. I was just trying to help! But you can't handle that can you? You always have to be the star, the one in the glory! You can't stand for someone else to be the hero, someone else to save the day. Well you know what, I'm sick of it! Can't you just be grateful to your friends and the people who help you and stop being so selfish?"
Amy couldn't bear to stand with him anymore, and she turned away from him and stalked out of the park, her head held high.
Amy sighed again. She'd walked away from Sonic and come here, where she'd sat and cried and thought about everything that had gone wrong that afternoon. Everything she'd said was permanently etched in her mind. What have I done? Amy thought to herself. I love Sonic. Now I can't ever go back.
Amy let out a sorrowful sob. Just then, something cracked in the dark woods around her. Amy froze. She didn't know how far into the woods she was. She didn't know if anyone would hear her scream.
Amy held her breath as the shadow moved, and a figure came out of the gloom. A tall, slim figure. Silver in the sunbeams, with curves and large, bat-like ears.
Amy glared at Rouge as she came into the light, her large eyes curious.
"I thought I heard you wailing," Rouge teased, "What's up, anyways?"
"Nothing" said Amy hotly.
"Hey, hey! Wait a sec! I wasn't gonna taunt you or anything like that! Actually," Rouge looked shifty, "I want to help."
Amy stared at Rouge for several long moments, during which Rouge became very interested in a piece of grass. Eventually, Amy broke the silence.
"You want to help me?"
"Yeah, I do. So, are ya gonna tell me what's up now?"
Amy looked down at the ground, then back up at Rouge. "Yeah, okay. It's Sonic, Rouge. Everytime I try to get closer to him, help him, talk to him, try to do nice things for him, all he does is push me further away. He just spins me the same old line, 'It's too dangerous Amy, you'll get hurt Amy. He just wants all the glory for himself, and I told him so. I bet he hates me now, and I love him Rouge!"
Amy broke off to cry softly. Rouge studied her for a moment, going through all of the possible responses she could give, some less than civil. Eventually, Rouge spoke.
"I know what you could do."
Amy looked up.
"What? Tell me!"
Rouge laughed slightly at Amy's desperation.
"You have to make him realise that he can't live without you. That you are the centre of his universe. And I know exactly how. I'll join you of course."
Amy was confused. "What are you talking about?" she asked the silver bat next to her.
"Run away! Leave that no good hedgehog! Make him feel the pain he's caused you! Then he'll come begging for you to take him back."
Amy stared blankly at Rouge. Run away? From Sonic? Was she insane? How could she leave the one she loved? Amy let her mind wander through the events of the afternoon. How Sonic had yelled at her. How she'd yelled at him. How he always mistreated her. How ungrateful he was for her help.
Amy had decided.
Screw you, Sonic the Hedgehog. I'm out of here.
"Let's do it!" She told Rouge, and the silver bat smiled.
Rouge had run away from Knuckles a while ago. She was almost certain that when Sonic came looking for Amy, Knuckles would coming looking for her.
And she would finally have that gullible echidna for her own.