“Seriously… where are they?” Sonic asked again. They shrugged.
“You should be heading back. Your friends are looking for you,” Mirlinda suggested. Tails nodded. They walked to the shore, then Mirlinda stepped on the water and it rose up. Tails hesitated at first but then he followed. He couldn’t believe it, she did walk on the water, she froze it on the top of it and walked on that! He looked down, the ocean looked normal, he could see the tops of the trees that made the woods around their hideout. Tails lead Mirlinda through the woods, soon a clearing came into view, Mirlinda stopped.
“Go on, I wait until your friends might you,” she said. He looked at her, then walked toward the clearing.
“Hey, guys!” He called.
“Tails!” They said with glee, running over. Tails looked back. Mirlinda smiled, and waved, then dashed off.
“Who was that?” Knuckles asked.
“Mirlinda,” Tails answered. His friends gave him blank faces. “The human,” he finished.
“So… what are they like?” Sonic asked.
“Kinda like us. Best friends,” he informed. “Oh and the hedgehog… Shadow… has a Chaos Emerald!”
“What?!” The others asked in utter shock.
“I know! I think he used it to blow Eggman’s base!” He continued.
“We did the right thing, Shadow,” Mirlinda said. Shadow nodded. He felt a odd feeling… happy. He couldn’t understand why, all he did was rescue a kid and make sure he got back to his friends, what was the big deal?