Sonic looked around and saw Blaze helping Cream with her sandcastle. Sonic didn't expect Blaze, to ever make a sandcastle, considering how serious she was. Blaze turned around and saw that Sonic was looking at her. Sonic smiled and gave Blaze a thumbs up. Blaze smiled back.

Blaze continued helping Cream build her sandcastle. As time went on, the sandcastle became very wide and tall. Blaze looked at Cream, while saying, "I hope the sandcastle looks okay. I'm afraid I don't know much, when it comes to this sort of thing."

Cream replied, "It looks great, Blaze. I really appreciate your help."

Blaze responded, "You're welcome."

Knuckles and Shadow stared at Blaze, in disapproval. Sonic noticed that, so he ran by them, while asking, "What's going on, with you two? You both like grouches."

Knuckles gritted his teeth and said, "I'm upset, that Blaze is going to be staying, for a while."

Sonic asked, "Why does it matter? If anything, it's a good thing."

Knuckles whined, "No it's not. I already get enough annoyance, from you and the others. I don't want to deal with anybody else, ever again."

Shadow said, "I admit I'm not a big fan of Knuckles, because he's a grumpy dork. However, he is making a good point, this time. Blaze is the type of person, that we don't want to deal with."

Sonic looked confused, while asking, "Why do you feel that way? What's wrong with her?"

Knuckles said, "She's one of your friends and anybody, who's friends with you, is an untrustworthy problem."

Sonic folded his arms and said, "Oh, really? If I'm such a pain, how come you guys always hang around me?"

Shadow tried to keep his dignity, while nervously replying, "Um, you just happen to go to the areas, that I like going to."

Sonic smirked and responded, "I don't think that's the case. I think you guys are jealous."

Knuckles angrily said, "Jealous? What would we be jealous of?"

Sonic smugly replied, "You're jealous of me." Knuckles and Shadow started looking scared, that their secret had been revealed. Although they were both rivals of Sonic, they liked Sonic and they wanted to be like him. In order to save their dignity, they started running away.

Sonic ran by Amy Rose, who was using her hammer, to smash random rocks. Sonic said, "Hi, Amy. How is Blaze doing, with Cream?"

Amy Rose explained, "They seem to be getting along, quite well. I think Cream has been missing Blaze."

Sonic said, "And Blaze has been missing Cream."

Amy Rose asked, "How long do you think Blaze will stay for, this time?"

Sonic shrugged his shoulders and said, "I don't know. Blaze seemed awfully stubborn, to go back to her home planet. However, I'm hoping she'll stay, for a while."

Amy Rose asked, "But where will she sleep?"

Sonic said, "I'm sure I can help, with finding her a place."

Blaze helped Cream build five more sandcastles. Cream enjoyed playing in the castles and throwing sand around. As much as Blaze didn't want to admit it, she enjoyed it, too. Cream was a very innocent and lighthearted kid.

Sonic ran up to the sandcastles. He observed them, before looking at Cream and saying, "Nice work."

Cream replied, "Thank you. Blaze was a big help, when it came to making the sandcastles."

Sonic looked at Blaze, while asking, "How are you doing?"

Blaze yawned and said, "Making the sandcastles was fun, I suppose. However, I'm feeling a bit tired, from the fight. Maybe it's time, that I go back to my planet."

Cream replied, "Please don't go, Blaze. It's so nice, to have you around. You're such a cool friend."

Blaze said, "I should go back home."

Cream asked, "Do your family and friends miss you?"

Blaze stoically said, "I have no family and friends, on my home planet."

Cream replied, "Then there's no need, to go back to that dreary-sounding place. You should stay here, with me."

Blaze said, "I appreciate your kindness, Cream. However, I have nowhere to stay, on this planet."

Cream smiled, while saying, "You can stay at my house. I live with my mom, Vanilla. I mean, I haven't gotten her permission, but she's really nice and understanding, so I'm sure she'll be cool with it."

Blaze thought it would be for the best, if she rejected Cream's offer. She figured she better only hang around Cream, at certain times. She felt this way, because she was afraid of Cream treating her like an aunt, like in her dream. Part of Blaze would be touched and happy, to be Cream's aunt, but another part of her was against this idea. She didn't want to be the aunt, that lived on another planet. She felt that Cream deserved family members, that she could rely on. She didn't want to be like Cream's dad, who left the family and never came back. Blaze said, "As sweet as your offer is, Cream, I must decline. I'm afraid I lead a dangerous lifestyle, that kids, like yourself, should stay away from."

Cream replied, "Then where will you stay?"

Sonic stepped up and said, "She can stay with me." Everybody looked surprised. Sonic casually said, "I have a room, in my house, that nobody's using. It used to be the room, that Tails lived in, but he's moved away, in order to learn more about technology."

Blaze shyly replied, "I suppose that would be okay."

In an excited-sounding voice Cream jumped up and said, "Yay, Blaze is going to stay."

Blaze put her hands on her hips and tried to look reserved, while saying, "I'll only be staying, for a short time. It's nothing permanent."

Cream replied, "Well, that's better than nothing."

Amy Rose looked at Sonic, while saying, "Can I talk to you, for a moment?"

Sonic said, "I guess."

Sonic and Amy went behind some giant boulders, so that Blaze and Cream couldn't hear them. Amy grabbed her hammer and pointed it at Sonic, while asking, "Are you crazy?"

Sonic nervously smiled and replied, "Considering you're the one, that's threatening someone with a hammer, I think you're the crazy one."

Amy Rose asked, "You asked Blaze, to move into your house?"

Sonic stuck his arms in the air and replied, "Hold on, Amy. I didn't do anything wrong. I'm just letting Blaze stay in my spare room, for a while."

Amy Rose responded, "Don't downplay the situation, Sonic. Asking a girl, to move-in with you, is a major part of a relationship."

Sonic stuck his hand in front of Amy's face, while saying, "Once again, you need to hold on. It's not like Blaze is my girlfriend and I'm trying to have her move into my place, so we can settle down. She just needs a place to stay, because she's from a different planet."

Amy Rose said, "Well, I still think this situation is suspicious."

Sonic replied, "You aren't jealous, are you?"

Amy Rose folded her arms and said, "I'm not a kid, anymore. I realized you didn't like me, in a romantic way, so I moved on. I intend on finding a new soulmate, someday and I wish the same for you."

Sonic replied, "Wow, that's a mature sentiment. I appreciate it."

Amy Rose responded, "However, you better be careful, about how you hangout with."

Sonic replied, "I know what I'm doing."

Sonic ran back to Blaze and asked, "Ready to see your new home?"

Blaze shyly said, "Um, I guess so. However, it's just a temporary home. I might only be there, for one night."

Cream looked sad, while saying, "Only one night?"

Blaze couldn't stand to look at Cream, when she was sad, so she said, "I suppose I can stay, for a few more nights."

Cream smiled and replied, "That's great."

Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman was in his lair. He was upset, that Blaze had defeated his last group of robots. He didn't like losing, in general, but he was extra-mad, because he wanted Sonic to fight his robots, rather than her. He angrily paced around his lair, while saying, "I can't believe, that the fire-girl got in Sonic's way. Sonic is my arch-enemy. Although he can be an annoying pest, he's also my greatest challenge. I don't even know the fire-girl. She must be someone, from another planet, that Sonic has connections with."

Dr. Eggman walked into his machine room, where he had a new army of robots. The robots were made of steel and they were pink. Dr. Eggman smiled, while saying, "Pink is such a nice color. I don't get why it's such a sparingly-used color, among mad scientists. It's so pretty and it really polishes the robots' design." Dr. Eggman got out his cellphone and took pictures of his new robots, because they thought they looked really nice.

A few minutes later, Dr. Eggman said, "Anyways, it's getting late, so Sonic's probably left the beach, by now. I'm guessing he's going to go back to his home. Because of that, he won't be with his friends. His friends all live at different homes, so they won't be getting in my way, this time. Tails used to live in Sonic's house, but that boring brat moved away. I'm glad about that. Sonic may think that Tails is his best friend, but deep down, I'm the one, that he's closest to. Sure, we're always fighting, but I'm the one person, that's always in his life. I don't just come out of nowhere and randomly leave, like that fire-girl. I really don't like her. I mean, she's got a nice outfit, especially compared to Sonic, who just wears gloves and shoes. However, she's too serious. I need somebody, that can challenge my wit." He smiled and twirled his mustache, while saying, "I'm a master, when it comes to wit."

Dr. Eggman attached a screen, to one of the robots. He said, "This'll give me a chance, to watch the fight." He looked at the other robots, while saying, "Go to Sonic's house and fight him. He should be alone, so I don't think you'll have to worry, about his bothersome friends. Find Sonic and attack him. Sonic moves fast, but I don't think he has what it takes, to defeat all of you. After you hurt him, bring him to my lair. I'm going to make sure, that he never gets to see his mediocre friends, ever again." The robots started leaving the lair, while Dr. Eggman did an evil laugh.

A short time later, Sonic took Blaze to his house. The house was light brown, on the outside and was blue, on the inside. Sonic and Blaze went into the house. Blaze looked around and saw that it was decorated with racing trophies, pictures of racers, a treadmill, running-related magazines and several paintings of Sonic. Blaze looked at Sonic, while saying, "You sure stay loyal, to your racing theme."

Sonic replied, "You could say that. So, do you have any luggage?"

Blaze said, "No, I didn't even think I was going to be staying here. It's okay, because I don't need any luggage. I just need my body, mind and powers."

Sonic replied, "Sounds like you're a minimalist. That's admirable, but I can't say I relate. I'm a hoarder."

Blaze eyed some stacks of magazines and responded, "That certainly seems to be the case. You've hoarded a lot of stuff, that you don't need."

Sonic defensively replied, "I do collect a lot of stuff, but it's stuff I need."

Blaze asked, "Do you need all these racing magazines?"

Sonic answered, "More or less."

Blaze asked, "How many magazines do you have, in your living room?"

Sonic was really fast, so he quickly ran around the room and counted every magazine, that was in the room. He said, "I have over two-hundred."

Blaze replied, "Sounds like you're a true hoarder."

Sonic smiled and said, "Come on, Blaze. These magazines are important."

Blaze sighed and said, "I apologize, Sonic. I shouldn't be judging you. After all, you're letting me stay at your place."

Sonic replied, "Now that you mention it, I should be charging you." He paused and said, "I'm just joking. You can stay, as long as you want, on the house."

Blaze walked closer to Sonic and hugged him, while saying, "Thank you."

Sonic replied, "Um, you're welcome." He felt surprised, by the hug, but he tried to forget about it, by saying, "So, do you want a private tour?"

Blaze replied, "I appreciate the offer, but I think I'm okay. If you can just show me where I'll be staying, I can get out of your hair and stop judging your collectibles."

Sonic walked Blaze to the room, that was next to Sonic's bedroom. Sonic opened the door. Blaze looked at her new room. It was light-blue and was decorated with science stuff, that used to belong to Tails. There was a green bed, that had purple blankets. Sonic said, "So, what do you think? Is the room okay?"

Blaze replied, "It's very nice. I'm really thankful, that you're letting me staying in this room, for a while."

Sonic responded, "You're welcome." He smiled and said, "I'm going to be practicing my running, so if you need me, I'll be on my treadmill. I intend on becoming the fastest creature, that any planet has ever seen."

Blaze replied, "I believe you can accomplish that."

Sonic was used to his friends groaning, when he talked about his boastful goal, so he was surprised, by Blaze's reaction. He asked, "Do you really think I have what it takes, to become the fastest thing, from any planet?"

Blaze said, "Well, I haven't been to every planet, so it's hard to know what other racers there are, but I've seen how fast you can go and I'm very impressed. If you keep being a hard worker, I think you have a good chance, at accomplishing your goal."

Sonic gave Blaze a hug and replied, "Thank you." He ran out of the room and started running to his treadmill.