Sonic and company where on their way to Meh Burger to grab a bit to eat. Everyone in the village was acting stranger than usual. “What’s going on here?” Sonic asked.
“Haven’t you heard?” Dave asked.
“Obviously not, or I wouldn’t be asking,” Sonic answered, annoyed.
“And you can’t answer a question with a question,” Tails put in.
“Winter the Hedgehog is coming to the Island!!” He nearly screamed.
“Yes! Winter the Hedgehog! …Who is that again?” Knuckles exclaimed.
“Oh Knuckles, Winter the Hedgehog is a famous skateboarder,” Amy explained.
“Why would a skateboarded come to this place, it’s counter-productive?!” Knuckles asked.
“Knuckles a place can’t be counter-productive,” Tails groaned.
“Who cares why she’s coming to this horrible place, with nothing to do, and she probably leave two hours later…SHE’S COMING!!!!!!” Dave cheered.
“Alright, suddenly I’m not hungry anymore,” Sonic stated.
“Yeah, we need to get ready for her robot overlord army, and for the fact she’s a snob,” Sticks yelled.
“Sticks there is no robot overlord army, but you’re right about her being a snob,” Amy answered.
“What’s a snob?” Knuckles asked.
“You’ll find out when she gets here.”
“Aren’t you guys being a little hasty here?” Tails began. “I mean she doesn’t have to fit the stereotype.”
“We aren’t judging; we’re just preparing ourselves for what’s coming,” Sonic shrugged. “Didn’t you all learn your lesson from Swifty?”
“He was an Eggman robot!” Tails exclaimed.
“Based off a skateboarder,” Sonic said raising his arms, and voice.
“Really, you’re basing someone off of one of Eggman’s robots?!” Tails asked.
“Yes,” everyone but Knuckles yelled. Tails sighed.
“Hey guys,” Mayor Fink called.
“What?!” They all yelled.
He flinched before replaying, “She’s here, she coming right now!”
“Great,” Amy mumbled.
“Well don’t just stand there, c’mon, I want her to meet our Island’s greatest-and only-heroes!” He ordered shoving them along.
“I’m finally going to see what a skateboard is,” Knuckles said, happily.
They arrived at the edge of the village, where people where leaving with autographs. “Can I have your autograph?”
“Miss Winter the Hedgehog,” Mayor Fink began, again.
“Please Mr. Mayor, just Winter,” the albino hedgehog insisted.
“Yes, of course, Winter, I would like you to meet Sonic and his friends, Tails, Amy, Sticks, and Knuckles, they are the heroes I was talking about before.”
“Hi, nice to meet you guys,” she waved.
“Is it really, or are we too low class for you,” Amy shot.
“Ummm, no……I mean yes, it is really nice to meet you all,” she stumbled.
“Excuse me, but wants a snub?” Knuckles asked.
“Oh, a snob is a person with an exaggerated respect for high social position or wealth who seeks to associate with social superiors and dislikes people or activities regarded as lower-class,” she answered.
“Thanks!” He turned to face the others. “What’d you call her a snob, she seems pretty nice.”
“Knuckles, cork-it!” Amy hissed.
They all turned to face their guest. She was looking around.
“Are you looking for a fancy hotel, sorry for bursting your bubble there isn’t one,” Amy said cruelly.
“No, this Island, it’s beautiful,” she smiled.
“You really think so?” Mayor Fink asked, not hiding his excitement.
“It’s one of the most beautiful place I’ve ever been,” she sighed. “I’m so happy to be living here.”
“LIVING HERE?!” They all exclaimed.
“Yes, did I not tell you?” The Mayor asked. “Also, you guys are going to show her around.”
Knuckles rushed over and took her hand. “I would love to show you around.”
“Well, ok, what’s first Knuckles?” She asked, walking with him.
The tour only lasted for about two minutes, there wasn’t much to show. Knuckles enjoyed himself. “I have another question…”
“What is it?” She asked giving him a smile.
“Where’s you skateboard?”
“Oh shoot I left it back there, I’ll be right back,” she exclaimed, running off…as fast as Sonic.
“What, she’s as fast as me?” Sonic asked, shocked. “No one’s as fast as me.”
She was back in a flash, literally, she sighed, brushing her three front quills away for her face. “Got it,” she sighed, holding it out for them to see.
“Why are their diamonds on it?” Knuckles pointed.
“Haha, because I put them there, I like them,” she answered, getting on the board beginning to ride it.
“Show off,” Sonic hissed.
Soon a crowd had gathered and started cheering. She did a few jumps and kick flips, and even rode upside-down!
“You have to admit, she is really good,” Tails said.
“If she’s good I’m the fastest thing alive,” Sonic answered.
“You where amazing!” Knuckles complemented.
“Glad you think so,” she answered.
“So…Winter…where are you going to stay tonight?” Amy asked.
“Oh, I’ll make do,” she said, nervously. “Thanks for showing me around guys.”
“No problem,” they all shrugged.
“Where are they?!” Sticks screamed.
“Who’s they?” Winter asked.
“Your robot overlord army, I know who you are, you can’t fool me,” she growled.
“Ummmmm, there is no such thing as a robot overlord army,” she answered.
“Or is that what you want us to think,” she accused.
“Ignore her, she’s paranoid, you’ll get used to it,” Tails stated sheepishly.
“Winter, you simply must stay with me in my manor tonight,” Mayor Fink offered.
“Thanks you kindly, but I much rather stay in the great outdoors,” Winter answered.
“Nonsense, you are a celebrity, and I insist,” he persisted.
“Ok,” she sighed.
“See ya,” she waved as the Mayor dragged her along.
“She’s pretty nice, right guys,” Tails said.
“Ehh,” Sonic shrugged.
“She’s tricking you, no, she’s mind controlling you, you’re becoming another member of her mindless army!” Sticks panicked.
“I don’t see why you guys hate her so much, especially you Tails,” Knuckles began.
“ME?! What?!” Tails exclaimed.
“If you actually got to know her, you’d like her,” he finished.
“And I’m Eggman sister,” Amy answered.
“I always knew you were,” Sticks hissed.
“No Sticks, I’m not Eggman’s sister,” Amy groaned.
“Then why’d you say you where?” Knuckles asked.
In the morning.
“Mornin’ guys!” Winter called. She sat at the table with them. “So what do you guys do for fun around here?”
“Oh, I don’t know if you’re up for what we do,” Amy began, sounding bored, “we shoot each other out of cannons and throw each other at coconut trees.”
“Why wouldn’t I be up to those things?” She asked, placing her hands on her hips.
“You’re going to get dirty, or hurt,” she continued.
“What’s life without a little adventure?” Winter replied.
“I like how you think,” Sonic smiled.
“You know, I could give you a lecture on skateboard safety,” Amy yelled the last part.
“No thanks, Amy, I’m good,” Winter replied, smiling weakly.
“Really, then why aren’t you wearing a helmet, elbow pads, or knee pads?” She asked, smiling smugly.
“Cause…I don’t have too,” she answered, nervous.
“Oh, so you think you’re above the law?!” Amy shot. Gasps from nearby villagers filled the air, as they all gathered round to listen.
“NO!” Winter yelled. “I don’t think I’m above anything!”
“Amy calm down,” Sonic said, pulling her away.
Winter ran off, two sonic booms filling the air. Everyone was quiet for a very awkward amount of time.
“What just happened here?” Dave asked. All the villagers shrugged.
“Do you think she’s coming back?” Knuckles asked.
“Sure, to kill Amy maybe, and I wouldn’t blame her,” Sonic stated. The villagers gasped dramatically. “Oh come on, I didn’t mean it that way.”
“You have to get her back!” Mayor Fink ordered.
“She’s sending radio signals to her robot overlord army, telling them to come and destroy the entire island, connecting us all to a computer system to be their power source!” Sticks yelled. Everyone just stared at her. “Stop looking at me like that, I’m not crazy.” She looked behind her to see her shadow. “Stop following me!”
“C’mon guys, we gotta find her, this short story is getting kinda long,” Sonic called running off.
“Sonic, this island only has four locations,” Tails yelled after him.
“I know that, which is why I should be able to find her in no time,” he called, again, running off, again.
“I’m not a snub am I a snub why does she think I’m a snob…I really shouldn’t be talking to myself.” She was running, alone, not knowing where she was going, how could she, she was new to the island.
“Winter, Winter, where are you?!” She heard Sonic calling. She run up to him. “Hey, I was supposed to find you, not you find me.” She didn’t answer him. “Look, I’m sorry about Amy, she’s really a nice gal…when she wants to be.” He chuckled slightly.
“Yeah, I’m not worried, by the end of this short story, we’re going to be good friends,” Winter shrugged.
“Good pointed,” Sonic said. “Wanna race back to the village?”
“Let’s go,” she grinned.
Few seconds later, back at the village.
“I won!” Sonic cheered.
“Sure, whatever makes you feel good slow-poke,” Winter laughed.
“Oh thank heavens,” Mayor Fink sighed. “Are you alright, Mis- Winter?”
“I’m fine, I can handle myself,” she answered.
“Winter… I’m sorry for judging you the way I did,” Amy apologized.
“No problem,” she replied.
“You know, it’ll be nice to have another girl around, evens it out,” she said, looking at the guys.
“Yeah, it’ll be nice to have a friend that’s a girl, instead of only guys,” Winter smiled.
“You poor thing,” Amy gasped, “surrounded by guys twenty-four seven!?”
“Hey!” The boys exclaimed.
“Ehh, they’re not that bad,” Winter defended. “Though, they can be pretty messy.”
“Ya don’t say, did they ever ruin your couch then blow up your entire house to cover it up?” Amy growled looking at Sonic and Knuckles.
“Noooooooooooooo…” Winter said, looking confused and surprised.
“So whatdoya say, Winter, ready to join mine, I mean our team?” Sonic invited.
“Oh, I have my own team,” she said, a little nervous. “They should be here in a couple days.”
“Her army, they’re coming!” Sticks screamed, running off.
“OOOOOOOOOOkkk, if she had stuck around I could have told her that they are my very best friends, who are normal hedgehogs.”
“Ugggg, more hedgehogs?!” Knuckles groaned.