She got up. She smiled as she petted Cream’s head. They had fallen asleep during their little teal party. She placed her head on a soft bed of snow. She began to climb the stairs, she looked back. “Goodbye Cream,” she whispered.
Once on the street she pulled her purple coat tighter around her neck. A gust of cool, crisp wind blew her front bangs and braided quills backwards. She ran back to the apartment, at normal speed. “Gah! This is so slow!” She hissed.
“Hey, what’s the rush?” A man called.
“I’m on my way home, I was caught at work last night,” she lied.
“Oh, never mind then,” he said. She knew what this guy was doing, and no way was she going to get anywhere near him. She ran faster.
“Hey, my boss was talkin’ to ya,” a tall buff echidna said, blocking her path.
“And like I said, I need to get home,” she repeated. She tried to walk by him, but he didn’t let her. “Out. Of. My. Way.” She growled.
“Pretty with an attitude, I like it,” the boss-man said, touching her quill at the back of her head. She grabbed him and twisted his arm behind him.
“Touch me again, and you’ll lose it,” she threated. The echidna grabbed her, holding her up by the waist. “Hehe, what did I just say?!” She said fiercely. The echidna let go of her with a yelp, hands freezing. She broke out running fast, at Mach 2, ignoring the pain in her hips. She heard the two yell something but didn’t know what, probably cursing her or something. She stopped a good few miles away. She was now in the heart of the city.
She finally reached the apartment building, walked inside the lobby. “Good morning miss,” the lady at the front deck greeted.
“Mornin’” she returned the greeting before entering the elevator. She saw a red-orange hedgehog in the hallway. “Power,” she hissed. “What are you doing outside?”
“What took you so long?” He smiled. He opened the door for her and the two walked in.
“Nothing,” she replied.
“Oh, hey, your back,” Silver turned from the computer screen, spinning his chair around, “Where were you, I lost you last night.”
“I was hiding, you weren’t supposed to see me,” she answered. Before entering her room.
She felt an inner tug. She knew it was her Chaos Energy and Shadow’s reacting to each other. She was in her bedroom, doing nothing.
“When did you get back?”
She turned quickly, slightly startled. “Shadow,” she gasped. “Not too long ago.”
“What happened?” He asked.
“What?” She didn’t want to tell him. “What are you talking about?”
“I could feel you in danger,” he looked up at her, “Or did you forget we’re connected.”
“Nothing happened, nothing I couldn’t handle,” she answered. He walked towards her, now only a few feet separated them. He just looked at her. Her heart began to race. She couldn’t ignore the pain in her hips any longer. She groaned.
“What is it?” He asked. She shook her head. He put his hands under her arms. He hands weren’t steady, but he didn’t remove them. “What’s wrong?” He asked again. She moved his hands slowly towards her hips.
“Stupid echidna on steroids,” she winced. He didn’t understand. “A gangster, Shadow, a gangster.”
She could see he was angry. She put her hands on his shoulder, shaking her head.
He pushed her genteelly on to the bed. “What-what are you doing?” She asked, face burning.
“Let me see,” he answered softly. She exhaled, loosening up a little. He unclipped the second black diamond on her coat. He then lifted her black shirt, stopping right under her breast. “Doesn’t look to bad.” He ran his hand down her hips.
“I told you it was nothing,” she protested.
“With you, nothing is always something,” he answered, wrapping a bandage a couple of times around her waist. He looked at her. She was good looking, and that’s what gangsters like, but he was still angry that some gangster tried to take her from him, he wouldn’t let that happen, she was his.
He suddenly felt arms wrapped around his neck. He placed his hands, slowly, behind her head. He felt good inside. He never wanted this to end. All the pain, and saddens, and just-everything-was gone, it was just him and her. “Winter,” he whispered. “Promise me…that you’ll never leave me.” She looked at him, braking the hug.
“Please,” he hugged her again. “I can’t lose you too.”
“I promise Shadow,” she promised.
He sighed. He got up from the bed. “Should check on the others.” He said awkwardly.
“Yeah,” she said, pulling her shirt back down and re-clipping the latch on her coat. He walked out into the living room.