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We're happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time.

If only Taylor Swift really understood how these lyrics applied to Amy's life. The pink hedgehog paced back and forth in her living room. She watched the fire crackle in silence, wondering what to do.

She was upset because she made all of these promises to Jet and broke every single one of them. Amy said she would try and she was giving a better effort, but she blew it when she kissed Sonic. Jet was nothing but nice and sweet to her. He was a loyal boyfriend who constantly looked past her shit and would never leave her hanging the way Sonic had in the past. She recalled that sweet moment with Jet and sighed deeply.

She took a breath and said, "I haven't let you in because get me pretty well and I guess that scares me because only one person all my life has been able to do that. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I have...feelings for you, feelings that I wasn't sure how to deal with, but now I do...and I want to...I really want to let you in. If you still want to be let in."

Way to go, Amy. You just poured your heart out and he probably think you're fucking crazy. Flustered, Amy looked at the ground and mumbled, "This is stupid. I'm sorry for bothering you."

"Did you mean that?"

"My incessant babbling? Yeah...every word."

"Amy, I want to know you. Will you let me?" Shocked, she looked up to see that Jet was smiling softly at her, waiting patiently for her answer. Amy felt taken back. She had never known someone who was so interested in her, so patient with all of her shit other than...well, Sonic. Except, Jet had feelings for her and expressed them on a daily basis.

The pink hedgehog said honestly, "I can't promise you it will work out, but I'll try."

He laughed at this and said, "That's all I need," before kissing her lips softly. Amy returned his kiss eagerly, to let him know that she would try.

He was perfect, but wasn't perfect for her. Amy couldn't get Sonic out of her head, especially now that it seemed like he was returning her feelings. She was so confused because she was used to Sonic's constant rejections. Amy had come up with the brilliant plan to fake date Sonic a few months ago. She convinced him that it was so that Sally would get jealous and then eventually confess her feelings for the hedgehog, but in reality, it was for selfish reasons. Amy wanted him to see that she could be a good girlfriend and hoped that he would realize his feelings for her. It was safe to say that her plan backfired.

She yanked the door open and shut it behind her. Amy walked around the back until she found his bedroom window. In the lighted room, she could see two silhouetted figures standing close to each other. With her fists clenched, Amy listened to their laughter until their groans of pleasure took over. She forced herself to look up at the kissing couple pressed against each other to punish herself. This image would be stuck in her head for a long time and that was a good thing. Never again would Amy convince herself that Sonic liked her. To him, they were only friends. And how could they be more with perfect little Sally Acorn in the picture?

She was beautiful, intelligent and an all around fun girl. Everyone strived to be like her and all of the boys were attracted to her like a magnet. How could she compete with that? Amy unclenched her fists and stared down at the ground blankly. Her eyes filled with tears and she bit her quivering lip to keep from sobbing. Amy looked back at the window.

This is what you get for deluding yourself into thinking he could ever love someone like you.

Amy had been so jealous of Sally. She was the perfect girl, the one that Sonic deserved. He missed a few of their movie nights because he was hanging out with her and tried to make up for it by inviting her on a double date with Sally and Jet. That was also a mistake on so many levels.

Thinking about kisses, Amy looked out of the corner of her eye to see what Sonic was doing. She hoped for a split second that he would be watching her, but that hope was crushed immediately. Amy saw Sonic and Sally furiously making out in the back row. Amy's stomach churned when she saw flashes of tongue being used. Disgusted and angry, Amy tightened her grip on the popcorn bag, desperately wanting to make a big scene.

Amy tried her best to unclench the popcorn bag, reminding herself that he wasn't her boyfriend.

The pink hedgehog dug into the popcorn bag for a handful of popcorn and shoved it into her mouth. She stiffened in her seat when she heard noises of pleasure coming from behind her and wished desperately she could pay attention to the movie, but the burning sensation that they were kissing was too distracting for her to pay attention.

She was so fucking happy because Sonic returned her feelings that she's had for almost as long as she could remember. They always made up excuses as to why they couldn't be together, but they shared millions of kisses, each one in it self being special. She remembered the first time she kissed him, when she was pretending to be his fake girlfriend.

Sonic gently grabbed Amy and sat her on his lap. The pink hedgehog's eyes widened. She was actually straddling Sonic. What the hell was happening? His muscular arms snaked around her waist, pressing her against his body. Amy forced herself to stop blushing and to just go with it. She put her hands on his face and said suggestively, "I'm waiting."

He smirked and pressed his lips against hers. She pushed him into the booth and returned his hungry kiss. Amy opened her mouth slightly, allowing Sonic's tongue to slip into her mouth. He sucked on her bottom lip and then her top. Amy groaned in pleasure and ran her fingers through his quills. She tugged on his quills and used her other hand to pull his head even closer to hers. His hands rubbed up and down her back, sending shivers shooting up her body. She whimpered when he pulled away finally, breathing heavily.

Sonic held her closely and attached his mouth to her earlobe. He whispered huskily, "You were saying?" Amy flushed and said nothing. For the first time, she was speechless. Sonic was an insanely good kisser. He made her feel weak in the knees, the arms, the chest...everywhere.

Amy remembered the time he took her out to the club to spend quality time together and things got heated pretty fast if she recalled correctly.

"You wanna dance?" She shouted, standing up from the bar stool. Sonic hesitated and even though Amy's mind was clouded, she knew he didn't think he was a good dancer.

"If you don't I'll dance with someone else," she said playfully, tugging on his arm to follow her. Instantly, Sonic jumped up from his seat and the two hedgehogs stumbled onto the dance floor.

Amy could already feel the heat intensifying around her. Sweat dripped off bodies as they moved with each other in sync. She grinned flirtatiously as Sonic pulled off his jacket and threw it to the side somewhere before returning her grin. Listening to the loud pumping beat of the rock music, Amy closed her eyes and moved her hips to the beat. As if entranced, Sonic watched her hips sway from side to side and quickly followed her movements.

The pink hedgehog pulled him closer to her body and watched him open his mouth slightly. They locked gazes throughout the entire song as they moved against each other, pressing closer and closer. Sonic noticed how bright Amy's cheeks were and how sexy she looked with her quills whipped back. He watched her faded red lips curve into a smile before his eyes gazed into her seductive, glassy green eyes. Hazily, Sonic pulled her out of the crowd of people and into a secluded hallway. He needed her now.

Amy ran her hand through his sweaty quills as he put his hand on her neck. Smirking, Amy yanked his head down towards her, but didn't make a move towards his lips. Unable to contain his desire any longer, Sonic growled and attacked her lips. She groaned in his mouth and pulled lightly on his quills with her fingers. His hand moved from her neck down to her waist. Sonic pushed her up against the brick wall behind her and in response, she wrapped her legs around him as their tongues battled for dominance. His hands ran down her thighs and tore at the tights because he desperately wanted to touch her skin.

Amy whimpered and pulled away to catch her breath. Laughing, Amy tore at her tights and allowed Sonic to run his hands down her bare thighs. Attacking his lips once again, Amy clung to him tightly, trying to breathe in him as much as she could. She felt the entire room spin and tried her hardest to focus on his lips, but her vision was slowly blackening. Something in the back of her mind screamed to think about what she was doing, but Amy ignored this voice in her head. She's loved Sonic for all of these years and she's wanted him to kiss her like this for years now. Amy deserved this; she needed this.

All she could think about was how right it felt.

Throughout the heated kisses, there were always the sweet, gentle kisses. She remembered when he asked to see her at Homecoming. Regardless of the fact that he went to the dance with Sally, he wanted to spend time with her.

Sonic picked his head up when he heard someone clear their throat. Ecstatic, Sonic stood up and jogged over to Amy who was glowing in the moonlight that streamed onto her face. Wringing his sweaty hands, Sonic said nervously, "Did I tell you how beautiful you are...?"

She bit her lip and smiled hesitantly. "You might have said it a few times tonight."

He laughed, his nerves fading away. Sonic tucked a strand of her hair behind her ear and cupped her face. "In five seconds, I'm going to kiss you. If you don't want me to, all you have to do is say so." He searched her eyes as he said softly, "5...4..." Taking her silence as encouragement, Sonic averted his eyes to her lips as he skipped numbers and said, "1." Amy met his soft lips eagerly, putting her small hand on the side of his face.

His heart quickened when she returned his gentle, sweet kiss. He lightly pushed her against the school building and pressed his hand against the wall as he pecked her lips several times in a row. Amy yanked on his tux, gesturing for him to come closer towards her. She pressed her lips hungrily to his and sighed into his mouth when she felt him return her kiss.

Pulling away, Sonic took a deep breath and looked at Amy with parted lips. He had kissed Amy before, but this time was different.

She knew that Sonic was telling the truth when he confessed his love for her. The pink hedgehog could see it in his eyes and hear it in every word he spoke. He was so genuine and sincere that it made her heart melt. She couldn't help but kiss him.

Sonic noted that Amy was lost in her thoughts and smiled softly. He turned her chin so that she was looking into his eyes. She wanted to cry when she saw how sincere he was being. His emerald eyes were sparkling with love and affection. His trademark grin was softened and she thought that he had never looked so beautiful. He tucked strands of her hair under her ear and whispered in her ear softly, "You waited for me for years so I'll wait as long as I have to because I love you, Amy Rose. And when you love someone, you never give up."

And in that moment, a snow flake fell. One after the other, flurries started to drop for the first time in a long time. They both looked up to the sky and felt wetness hit their cheeks.

Looking away from the sky, Sonic made a move to stand up, but she wouldn't let him. Without realizing what was happening, she reached out and grabbed his hand. She heard the sound of Andrew whispering his advice in the wind.

You deserve to be happy.

Wordlessly, Amy pulled him towards her and kissed him.

She was annoyed because almost every time they shared a sweet moment, they made up excuses. They were drunk that night at the club so the kiss didn't count. The kiss to make Sally jealous was purely for making Sally jealous. The Homecoming kiss was in the heat of the moment and so were the countless other kisses. Amy was ecstatic every time they kissed, but then she felt like absolute shit when the meaning of the kisses were diminished by their future actions.

And Amy was lonely. It was almost Christmas Eve and she was too conflicted to be excited. She knew she had to think about Jet and Sonic and Sally and even her mom, but also focus on what she wanted. She exhaled deeply and sat in front of the fire, watching the embers flare up. Amy wished the answer was easy, but then again, nothing about this year had been easy.

She was taken out of her thoughts by a knock at the door. Standing up, she wondered who it could be and why they were bothering her so late at night. Amy glanced at the clock and saw that it said 11:11 before she walked over to the front door. Standing in the frame of the doorway was one of the reasons why she was sad and confused.

"We need to talk."

"Yeah, we do," she managed to say as she opened the door for him to walk in. Jet smiled at her briefly and walked in. He walked straight to the couch and sat down. Amy followed in pursuit and sat down next to her, her eyes trained on his.

"I've been talking to Sally."

Amy paled, but nodded for him to continue talking. She wondered why Jet and Sally were talking. They weren't friends, which gave her an uneasy feeling. "And?" The pink hedgehog was curious if Sally was spreading rumors about her to give her a bad rep or what Sally could possibly have to say to Jet.

"She told me that Sonic broke up with her."

Amy nodded as a confirmation. "And she said it was because of you."

The pink hedgehog froze and looked up from the floor to see that Jet was watching her intently. "She said that?" She swallowed thickly, but kept her eyes locked with his.

"What do you think about that?"


"What do you think about that?"

Amy turned her gaze away from his and looked at the fire was slowly dying out. She listened to the crackling of the sticks burning in the fire and wondered how she could make this situation better, but knew it was useless. She tried to pick her words carefully when she said, "I feel sorry for Sally. She's a nice girl and I'm sorry that she is hurt."

"Pinkie, I believe you, but that's not the answer I was looking for. What are you going to do?"

He looked over at her and his heart clenched when silence filled the room. Jet shook his head and said, "That's what I thought. The minute I heard that Sonic broke up with Sally, I knew. I knew that he did it for you and I knew you would be pleased. You've been in love with him for years and he's finally maning up, isn't he?" Jet stood up and ran a hand through his hair in frustration.

The only thing Amy could think of to say was, "I'm sorry."

"It's just…why now? He has the worst fucking timing," Jet said in frustration, refusing to look at her. "I'm hurt, Pinkie…really hurt, but I know it's my fault too. I know you said you couldn't make promises, but that you would try. That made my day because I thought…that maybe this could work, that we…"

"I'm so sorry, Jet. I'm just as confused as you are. The truth is I've been trying to get over him and it's not working because he's such a big part of my life. I can't cut him out of it and I can't hate him for all the past rejections. I just can't…I'm sorry because the truth is I have feelings for you. I care about you and if it had been another time, we probably could have had something, but we can't."

"You're in love with him."

"I am."

Tears welled in her eyes because Amy knew she was breaking his heart. She didn't realize how deep his feelings were until now when she watched him. He couldn't seem to look at her and he kept swallowing thickly. Jet looked so upset and lonely. She wanted to hug him, to let him know that he was going to find a great girl one day, but she couldn't bring herself to do that. Amy knew he needed space and even though she wanted to have some kind of relationship with this amazing guy, she knew it was better to give him space. He deserved way more than what she could give him and for that, she was sorry.

"I hope you're happy and that he treats you right," he finally said, still avoiding her glance. She swallowed back a sob when she saw how choked up he was about the situation. Amy could tell that a part of him hoped that she would say everything was okay and that Sonic breaking up with Sally wouldn't affect their relationship. "Thank you," was all she could say.

Amy couldn't lie anymore.

With that, Jet muttered a goodbye and headed towards the front door. Wordlessly, Amy watched him walk out the door.

It was time she started being honest with herself.


Sonic couldn't believe it.

He kept thinking about the conversation that he had with Amy a few days ago and wondered why he didn't figure out her feelings earlier. Now, looking back at the past few months, he wanted to punch himself for not knowing. She offered to be his fake girlfriend and even when Sally wasn't around, she kissed him.

"Will you catch me?"


Amy smiled, a blush forming on her cheeks. Stop that. He just said that to be cute. He doesn't think of you romantically. "Ready?" She called out, preparing herself to drop.


Amy closed her eyes and let go of her grip to jump. Just as he said he would, Sonic caught her and the two tumbled to the ground gently. "Nice catch," Amy said with laughter. They both laid on the grass at the base of the tree, entangled with each other. Amy's body was pressed against his, but he didn't move to get up. A dark blush crept onto Amy's face. Sonic smirked at her, oblivious of their closeness. Amy listened to the rhythmic sound of their heavy breathing and made a quick decision.

You only live once.

Amy pressed her lips against his. Although he didn't move to push her off of him, it was clear that Sonic was surprised by Amy's bold move. She took notice of this and quickly pulled away.

Cover up your tracks.

Amy smirked and challenged, "Race ya." She stood up quickly and sprinted towards the far away picnic basket. Watching her sprint away, Sonic sat up, dazed. Did she just kiss him? Was she practicing for their fake dating? Or was she mocking him?

So many people tried to tell him that he was blind. Sonic just ignored them because he couldn't possibly fathom the fact that his best friend could be in love with him. The signs were always there and that's why their fake-dating was so believable. He remembered when Knuckles approached him.

Knuckles continued, "Man, it's all over school. You're dating Amy! Why didn't you tell me?"

Sonic hesitated. Should he tell Knuckles that he was only fake dating Amy? But then what would Knuckles say? He would most likely call him pathetic or a pussy. His reputation was at stake. Knuckles wouldn't care that much if he later found out that dating Amy was a lie.

Scratch that. Knuckles would kill him.

"I mean I always knew she was crushing on you. That's why she didn't really hang out with other people. She was always stuck on you."

Sonic rolled his eyes and stopped Knuckles before he could say anything else. "Knuckles, Amy and I are just friends."

The red echidna shook his head and said, "Dude, you don't have to cover it up. I think it's cool that you two finally got together. I always thought it would happen."

Sonic laughed. "You're so out of it, Knuckles. Amy told people we were dating to make Sally jealous."

Knuckles didn't say anything for a few seconds. "'re not actually dating?"

Sonic shook his head. "You know I like Sal."

"What does Amy think about this?"

"It was her idea."

"Are you sure she didn't have a different reason for doing it?" Knuckles asked slowly, wondering how dim witted his friend could be. Did he really think Amy would suggest it to help Sonic? She clearly did it so that Sonic could view her differently and perhaps fall for her.

Sonic rolled his eyes. "Are you suggesting that Amy has a crush on me? That's insane, Knuckles. I've known her for my whole life. We're just really good friends."

Or when his mom tried to suggest it as well.

Her mom simply nodded and paused. Was right now the time to tell Sonic what she really think? She's watched Amy grow up with Sonic and she knew it was more than just giving Sonic his space to hang out with Sally. "Did you ever consider that maybe Amy...likes you?"

Losing his weariness, Sonic looked at her alertly like she had three eyes on her face, "What?"

"You've been friends for a long time. She might have developed feelings for you," his mom suggested, even though she knew that this was the real reason behind Amy's aloofness. She's known for years that Amy had strong feelings for Sonic even if the pink hedgehog rarely let out hints and innuendos. Mrs. Hedgehog watched Amy share secret, sweet smiles with Sonic and eye him with adoration when she thought no one was looking. If one simply looked, one could figure out that Amy was in love with her son.

She just didn't know if Sonic returned those feelings. Mrs. Hedgehog knew her son cared about Amy and would do anything for her, but were his feelings romantic? Sometimes, she thought his intentions were romantic and whenever she hinted at it, Sonic would laugh or roll his eyes at the absurdity. "It's a possibility."

Sonic laughed and shook his head. "That's what Knuckles said. It's weird why you two would come to that conclusion. Sure we spend a lot of time least we used to, but, Mom, Amy is just a friend."

Sonic had a right to be confused though because every time he made a move towards her, she always made up an excuse. Granted, they were both in relationships, but they never talked about their kisses afterwards. They always ignored the fact that they kissed and at first, Sonic thought the kisses were in the heat of the moment, but he realized that was dumb of him to think. When she started hanging out with Jet, he remembered being insanely jealous and wondering what the bird had that he didn't have. Sonic tried so hard to think about Sally and to focus on their relationship, but he couldn't. She was always in his head.

Ripping off a section of his shirt, Sonic tied the piece of cloth around her elbow securely then stood up to admire his handiwork. She ignored the visible skin peeking out from his shirt and the muscles that came with it.

"There we go-" he said, extending a hand towards her. She took his warm hand and stood up. Looking up, she realized how close she was to him and if it was even humanly possible, she turned redder than she already was.

"-All better," He finished, breathlessly. With her lips parted, Amy looked into his eyes and then glanced down at his inviting lips. All she had to do was lean her head in and she would be kissing him. That desire to kiss him burned inside of her like a fiery flame. She listened to the rapid beating of her heart and to his short breaths. Closing her eyes, Amy tried to convince herself to do the right thing.

But how could she determine what was right and what was wrong? She wanted to kiss him so bad, but that would be going against everything she planned. Amy wanted to step backwards, but it felt so right being this close to him.

Opening her eyes abruptly, she stepped backwards and turned away from him. Picking up her skates, she said shortly, "We should get back," before staggering up the hill.

Her words shook him out of his daze. Looking at her retreating figure, Sonic wondered how he was going to get Amy out of his head.

Sonic checked his phone for the millionth time that day. It was Christmas Eve and his mom was in great spirits because family was coming in the next day, but he couldn't bring himself to be happy. He groaned and threw his phone on the table. Opening the fridge, Sonic pulled out the chilidogs his mom made him. He wanted to give her space to sort out her feelings. After all, she was still dating Jet and Mike had just left the house. She had a lot to deal with so his timing sucked badly, but he had to be honest. Sonic knew Amy felt the same way about him. The stolen kisses, the deep conversations, the playful encounters, and their ever-growing memories told him so. Unfortunately, Amy was stubborn. She had a lot of pride and he wondered if she would allow herself to be happy, to be with him. He would wait as long as he could because she did the same for him. If she wanted a friend, he would try to ignore his feelings and be what she needed him to be. First and foremost, Sonic wanted her in his life and if he had to wait in the wings, he would. He preferred not to do that, but he would wait. He would wait until he was in a wheel chair at a retirement home for this girl.

He was so in love with her.

Sonic looked at her with a raised eyebrow and small smile. "Why? Because how can I keep going out with her when I'm crazy about you. I'm sorry that I had no idea. And it now all makes sense. All of the guys and even my mom always dropped hints about you and I never paid fully attention to them. And I'm so sorry, Ames. I'm sorry that I hurt you because you're the last person I want to hurt. I knew something was off because you've been so distant lately and that killed me, so I can't even imagine how you felt. And I'm so sorry. God, Amy, I'm so sorry." Sonic wanted to punch himself in the face. How could he have not known? He thought about it a bunch of times, but always blew it off as just him over reacting and seeing something that wasn't actually there. The smiles, the laughs, the flirting…he was such an idiot. Sonic always knew that they had a special relationship, but he never considered all of those hints until now.

"Sonic, I don't know what to say. Part of me is really happy that you think you love me, but I'm with Jet. I promised him that I would be a good girlfriend and I really like him. And when you started dating Sally, my feelings for you lessened," she lied. She lied straight through her teeth because she didn't want to open the door between Sonic and her. It wasn't fair to Jet or fuck, even for Sally. They were better off as friends. Everything that happened to them told them that. It was a sign from the gods.

Sonic's mood changed instantly. His easy going, but confident declaration sobered. Sonic looked at Amy and watched the breeze blow back her quills. She was such a beautiful person and she needed to know that he thought that. "Amy, I know that you have feelings for Jet and I don't have any right to ask you to leave him. I know that. I just want you to know that I have feelings for you. I don't think I love you, I know I love you. You're the most beautiful person I have ever met. You are intelligent, hilarious, caring, and the realest person I know. I wouldn't trade you away for anyone. You're my best friend for a reason and I'm just sorry for the both of us that it took me so long to realize it."

Taken out of his thoughts, Sonic heard his phone buzz. He sped over to pick it up and saw that Amy was calling him. He let out a whoop of excitement and almost forgot to answer the call. "Hello?"

"Hedgehog, can you meet me at Gilligan's park in ten?"

Sonic's heart fluttered at the sound of her voice. "Absolutely. See you then." He never ran as fast he did in that moment.


Amy paced back and forth, wondering how this would go. She was hopeful that things would finally go her way, but she was unsure. In the past couple of months, she went through a hell of a rollercoaster. She questioned everyone and every move she made. Amy had never felt so insecure before in her life.

Amy had never felt so alive either.

She blew out her breath and watched the whiteness seep into the cold air. The pink hedgehog rubbed her mittens together and finally sat down on one of the park benches. Amy heard the crunch of boots against the snow and she looked up. A few yards away from her was Sonic, walking in full strides. She forced herself to stop gaping at him. He was so cute in his beanie and his scarf. He was such a good dresser that it was like he was out of a J Crew magazine. "You came."

"Did you think I wouldn't?" He asked with a lopsided grin.

Amy bit her lip to keep from smiling, but found that she couldn't. "Nah, I knew you would show."

He chuckled. "You know you have me wrapped around your finger." His voice sounded like he was joking, but his eyes told a different story. Amy's smile faded and she exhaled loudly.

"What are we going to do? About you and me?"

"You know what I want," he said firmly, pressing his leg against hers as he stared into her eyes confidently.

"It's not that simple."

Sonic sighed with exasperation and said, "It can be, Ames. Everything between us can be easy and exciting if you just let it happen."

"But what about Sally?"

"I broke up with Sally. You know that. I can't do anything about Jet. That's your call."

"I broke up with Jet," she blurted out.

Sonic's eyes went wide and he asked, "When?"

"Today. I had to because I'm not in love with Jet."

Sonic nodded, but couldn't help his excitement from bubbling over. A laid back grin appeared on his face and his eyes were bright. "Well, that makes things a lot easier then." When he saw that Amy wasn't convinced, he tilted her chin so that she would look at him. "What are you waiting for?" he breathed out, watching the white mist pass between them.

Amy covered her hands over her face. "I don't know! I just don't know and I'm sorry that I'm being such a girl right now. I bet you're really mad right now and I'm sorry. It's just I've liked you for so long now and I never thought that you would ever like me back."

"I am mad, but not about what you think I'm mad about. Why don't you think you're good enough for me, Ames? You've put me on this pedestal, but I'm far from perfect. I'm clueless and I can be an asshole sometimes. I disregarded your feelings this whole time and you'll never truly understand how sorry I am, but as long as you let me, I'll try my best to make it up to you. I want you to see how much you mean to me, how much I love you," he said softly.

"You're not a fuck up. You're a pain in the ass sometimes, but I love it. I love your sarcastic attitude and the banter that we have. You're intelligent, funny, and the easiest person to talk to. And I know you have the biggest heart. You've always taken care of me and I never realized until now that I have a whole lot of making up to do. It's my turn to take care of you. You're the most beautiful person I've ever met and I will wait as long as I have to for us to be together because that's what you do when you're in love."

Amy felt her eyes water and wonder if perfection did exist because Sonic was pretty damn close to it in her eyes. He wasn't perfect in the literal sense, but he was perfect for her. Lamely, she added, "What about those heat in the moment kisses?"

"I wanted to kiss you every single time. No exception."

"But we were drunk."

Sonic looked embarrassed. "I wasn't that drunk. I was really confused afterward, but I knew that I wanted you at the bar. Jesus, you almost killed me that day, Amy. And every day after, I wanted to punch Jet and steal you away. I wanted to take you to Homecoming and I wanted to dance with you the whole night. I wanted to kiss you so many times and stopped myself every single time because I didn't think you were interested. I have no idea why I couldn't see it before and I'm sure I'll keep punching myself over it."

Amy reached for his shoulder and chuckled lightly. "Don't beat yourself over it, Hedgehog. I've got an awesome poker face."

He snorted and reached for her hand. "You got that right." He laced his fingers with hers. Their eyes locked and Amy felt her breathing become shallow. Her palms itched with anxiety. She wanted to kiss him more than anything and even felt herself leaning towards him.

Shallowly, Sonic's raspy voice breathed out, "Ames, I'm going to kiss you unless you tell me not to."

"Kiss me."

And then they were kissing with so much passion and force. Amy wrapped her hands around his neck and pushed herself higher so that she was practically sitting on his lap. His arms snaked around her waist and he pulled her as close as he could. The heat radiating between their bodies was maddening and delicious. Hearing his grunts, Amy couldn't help but moan into his mouth. She pulled away and Sonic made a sound of protest.

Amy listened to beats of their hearts and said, "I love you, Sonic."

His smile widened as he looked down at her with affection. She looked up at him with so much love in her eyes and her soft smile said it all. "I'm done pushing you away. It's our turn to be happy," she said as her lips attached back to his. They continue their fervent kisses until Sonic heard the sharp bell of the tower clock ring. He pulled away from Amy and looked over at the clock in surprise.

"It's midnight."

Amy raised one eyebrow in annoyance, wondering why Sonic was interrupting their moment. "And?"

"Merry Christmas, beautiful," he said softly, tucking a strand behind her ear. Amy wished she could capture this moment forever as Sonic pressed his forehead against hers. His lips touched hers softly and he murmured 'I love yous' against her mouth. She threw herself into the kiss and finally, everything made sense.

It was time she started looking out for herself. For the first time in a while, Amy was truly happy.

And in love.




Thank you to everyone who supported me in all of my stories, especially this one that I'm very proud of. I have a strong following in the Sonic fanfiction so thank for being the best fans in the world. I hope to write romance novels one day and hope you guys will look me up then.

There might be an epilogue to this, but here is the finale. I am off to college in a few days and know that I wouldn't be able to continue this story or start a new one and for that, I am very sorry and sad. I hope to write fanfiction in the future so maybe I will return next summer or give a one shot here and there.

Drop me one last review! Tell me you loved it or tell me you hated it (jk lol please don't). Let me know your favorite parts and the frustrating ones. Say anything honestly like which teen wolf character you want to have sex with or a song that turns you on whatever floats your boat kiddies. (Stiles and 'Sex on Fire' by the way).

Thanks again guys! It's been amazing; honestly, no words can describe my mixed emotions right now.

Lots of love, Anime.