AN: I needed cheering up today, and writing about these two cheers me up damn it!


Nobody thought they would work. Sonic pondered on this as he gazed at the sleeping face of his boyfriend snuggled in his arms, listening to the sound of his quiet breathing. He gently pushed a lock of hair away from Mario's face and kissed his forehead before an uncontrollable smile spread across his muzzle.

Well, they sure showed them, hadn't they?

Not everyone had been skeptical of their relationship though. Luigi, Peach, Mega Man, Pac-Man, Rosalina, Samus and Pit had fiercely defended their relationship to anyone who dared say anything bad about them, and even though Sonic knew that there were still quite a few Smashers who had their doubts, at least they kept it to themselves and didn't whisper as they wandered by hand in hand.

Sonic's grin grew wider. He remembered how nervous they were to hold each others hands at the beginning of their relationship. Eventually though... it ended up being second nature to them.

And of course they had their fights, every couple did. And yeah, sometimes it would take days for them to reconcile, but they always did because the truth was they missed each other too much when they weren't speaking. And of course they did, not only were they lovers, they were best friends. They told each other everything, no matter how mundane it seemed.

Like the time shortly after Sonic's twenty-first birthday, when Sonic had swiped a bottle of wine and a couple of glasses and gone to the rooftop with Mario where they proceeded to get a bit drunk and look at the stars. Mario had babbled on about constellations for what seemed like hours and Sonic had just listened, head tilted towards Mario with half-lidded eyes. Eventually they'd fallen asleep up there on the roof, Sonic's head on Mario's chest and an arm snaked around his body while Mario had a hand threaded through his quills while the other cuddled him close.

And how could Sonic forget the cuddles? Even when they hadn't been boyfriends he enjoyed snuggling with Mario simply because Mario was a very huggable person and gave wonderful hugs, but now that they were together... he definitely took every advantage to cuddle.

Mario drew closer to Sonic in his sleep and Sonic chuckled and pressed their foreheads together, closing his eyes and adjusting the blanket so it was covering both of them. He lightly pecked Mario on the lips before closing his eyes, enjoying the tranquility between them before their matches in the morning.