Well, this is my first try at romance, and character POV, so please review and give me some honest feedback.

Disclaimer: I don't own anything mentioned in this story. The Chez Pierre was a restaurant that I just made up, but it may exist somewhere.

Just a Jewel

Sonic

Today started out like most days for me; I ate some breakfast, went to Emerald Beach and I chowed down on some of nature's perfect food: chilidogs. I was just laying in the sand, sunbathing, minding my own business, when almost on queue, that idiot Dr. Eggman floated down in another stupid Egg-o-matic of his.

"Ha ha ha! Prepare to die, you idiot hedgehog!" The self-proclaimed doctor shouted, firing a laser at me.

"I'm trying to have a relaxing day!" I retorted, jumping into the air and destroying with machine with the homing attack.

Eggman coughed a few times and then shouted "I'll be back!" as rocket-powered roller skates came out of his boots and he shot off. ROCKET-POWERED ROLLER SKATES! God, how can he be a genius and yet so stupid?

Anyway, after destroying his machine I landed on the ground and at the same moment, my feet felt wet. I looked down to see that I had landed in the shallow water on the beach and was up to my ankles in the wet stuff. I was about to go back to the nice, dry sand to continue my sunbathing when something brushed past my ankle. I looked down and saw what it was. I picked it up to examine it.

It was some sort of strange jewel. I carried it to a table with an umbrella to examine it more closely. It was a sky blue jewel, it was in the shape of a diamond and even had a string attached to it as if it were a necklace. I held it by the string and stared at it.

Rouge

I was having lunch at the Emerald Beach beachside restaurant while plotting my next jewel heist when I noticed my friend Sonic walking by looking at a very beautiful jewel. "I WILL get that jewel." I muttered as I walked over to Sonic who was now at a table, looking, still, at that jewel.

"Hello Sonic." I said. First I would try just asking.

"Oh, hey Rouge. What do you want?" Sonic said, putting the jewel down on the table.

"I want that jewel." I said, reaching out my hand for it.

Sonic seemed to consider it for a moment and then said, "Nah. I think I'll keep it for now."

Damn... I'll try asking one more time "Aw, come on, PLEASE?" I asked again.

"Hmm... nope." Sonic responded.

Fine then, time for plan B. I leaned over the table at Sonic, exposing more of my chest than usual and said, "But Sonic, I would just LOVE to have that wonderful jewel that's on the table right now."

Sonic

Now, I knew what Rouge was trying to do, and I tried my best to keep my eyes on her face, but I guiltily glanced down at her large breasts before I answered. "I-I think I'll keep it if that's fine with you."

"Well, can I at least look at it then?"

I thought about it for a bit. What's the harm? If she tries to leave with it, I could always catch her. "Alright..." I said reluctantly, handing her the jewel.

Rouge

This hedgehog is smarter than he looks. Now that I had a closer look at the gem, I wanted it even more. I twiddled it in my fingers as I tried my final trick. "Sonic, since you seem to like jewels almost as much as me, it would be just GREAT if we could meet for dinner tonight."

Sonic

I looked at Rouge. For some reason, I found that way that she played with that diamond incredibly attractive. Without thinking I said, "O-okay."

She smiled and looked genuinely happy. "That's great!" she held up the jewel. "Oh, and can you promise to bring this little pretty with you?"

Again, I answered without thinking. "Sure, whatever you say"

"Thanks. Just stop by my penthouse tonight at say, 6:00, and we'll go to the Chez Pierre from there." She smiled and kissed my on the cheek. I felt my face redden as she put the jewel back on the table and fly away. Once she was gone, the strange things I had been feeling were gone. What's going on here? And why am I having these thoughts about Rouge! "Well, I promised her, so I might as well go. Who knows, I might have a good time." Besides, no matter how hard it is to deny it, Rouge is HOT!

Later, I purchased a bouquet of roses and at 6 that evening, I got out of the elevator at the complex Rouge lived at, walk up to her penthouse doorway, took a deep breath and knocked twice.

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Well, not much romance in this chapter, mostly Rouge just trying to get that jewel. And what is up with that jewel anyway? Is it just a jewel, or something more? I know, but you don't! (evil smile) Review please!