Staring dead into the screen
My head is swimming
We're the problem?
Then why not fire us and be done with it?
Oh wait you can't. You've no one there.
You need the worker in order to do the job
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Krissie: some cuteness is planned and Shadow is happy from chocolate cake. Also I published an ebook the other day! Emi the Deity book 2 is now out! Go check it out if you want to see my original work.
Yippe! I won a claw machine! ^.^
Amy parked her car in front of the house. Though calling it a house was a bit odd to her. It was more like a mansion. The place was huge. No other home was around it. The yard was nice and trimmed with trees of a forest close by.
She smiled as she walked up the stairs. It amused her how Shadow could bring all the finer things in life to such a secluded place. She briefly wondered if he had this home built for him as she knocked. The door was metal and cold under her touch.
It took a few minutes before the door opened.
Despite it being a little past 10 in the morning, Shadow was sweaty from a workout. His quills were a mess and he looked tired. He stared down at Amy. The pink hedgehog was sure he was eyeing the cake in her hands.
Shadow had been in the midst of working out when he heard someone knocking. He knew it wasn't Rouge. The bat knocked three times before just waltzing into the home. He grabbed his water bottle and drank hungrily as he opened the door. He was greeted to Amy. She was holding a cake container in her hand. Her pink quills were slightly curled. He recognized the eyeshadow and bright pink lip gloss on her lips. It added to her face and drew Shadow towards it without being too much. His red eyes shifted over her clothes. The sleeves of her dress wrapped around her shoulders. The skirt drapped around her legs but stopped a few inches above her knees. Amy had switched her boots for a pair of wedge heels. A chocker around her neck had a piece dangling down. The piece rested right above the top of her cleavage. Cleavage that was far to exposed.
Shadow instantly wanted to push whoever the blind date was for the day off a cliff. Whoever the girls had gotten did not deserve to take her out.
"Good morning! " Amy held up the cake. "We had a lot of leftovers last night. I thought you might like some of it."
Shadow smiled as he took the cake. "Is this more chocolate cake?"
Amy nodded. "With strawberries! I'm still working on the recipe, so let me know what you think of it."
Shadow nodded as he went to put the cake in the house. He half expected the pink hedgehog to follow, but was confused to not see her behind him. He walked to the porch and found Amy bent over in her car.
"There's more food?" His eyes stared at the edge of the skirt. It was coming up a lot in the back. Though not as much as the red dress she wore when they first met.
"Yeah. There were lots of left overs." Amy stated as she stood up with several containers holding food.
"Allow me," Shadow took several of the containers from her. The two walked into the house and began putting the items away.
Amy was still amazed at how large the kitchen was. It was larger then her living room at home.
"So what are your plans today Rose?" Shadow asked. He didn't often make small talk, but he grew too curious. Amy had been humming a song he didn't recongize as she organized the food in the fridge.
"After I'm done here, I have nothing else planned for today." Amy responded as she began reading the expiration dates on containers in the fridge.
"Dressed like that?" Shadow arched a brow at her.
"Honey wanted me to try on an outfit for today to test if it's comfortable and eye catching. Does it look bad?" Amy looked up at Shadow with large emerald eyes.
Shadow looked her up and down again, making it obvious that he was. "Too enticing," he mumbled so low that Amy could barely hear. He looked her in the eye and smiled, "You look like you're going on a date."
Amy smiled at that. "At least I don't look bad."
"Would Honey ever make you look bad?" Shadow questioned.
"No," Amy shook her head. "She's very proud of her work." Amy looked around and found all the food put away. "So what are your plans for today?"
Shadow shrugged. "I have the day off. I haven't really made plans yet though."
Amy nodded. Shadow probably just wanted to spend the day in quiet. He always said he never got enough of it. "So working out is how you relax?" Sje teased, "Do you even need to? You always seem in top shape to me."
Shadow shook his head. "That's true, but I can't move past my limits if I don't push them."
Amy hummed for a moment. "So have you been able to do that?"
Shadow looked at her and took note of the height difference between them. He wasn't much taller then her. Sonic had already grown taller then him. Even Tails was taller now. "I'm becoming short compared to the rest of you."
Amy clenched her hands together. She could see the saddness in Shadow's eyes. The fact that he was immortal bothered him because he had to watch friends grow old. "You've gotten a little taller," Amy spoke softly.
"How so Rose?" Shadow tapped his fingers on the counter.
"Well you used to be 3'3" when we first met right?" Amy beamed. She could tell that Shadow had grown at least 3 inches since then. Even though Shadow probably didnt notice.
"I am still the small height Rose." Shadow stated.
Amy shook her head. "No you're not. Let's get a ruler measure you. You'll see that I'm right."
"And what do I get if I'm still 3 foot 3?" Shadow mused.
"What would you like?" Amy replied as she began looking around the mansion for a tape measure.
Shadow thought for a moment. "A favor that I can cash in any time. One you can't refuse so long as it isn't illegal."
Amy chuckled. "Alright. I get the same if I'm right." She frowned as she exited the laundry room. "Where is the tape measure?"
Shadow zipped away and was back in a second, a tape measure in hand. It was yellow and black.
Shadow stood up straight against the wall as Amy pulled out some of the metallic ruler.
Amy frowned, "Take off your shoes."
"Why?" Shadow questioned.
"Because they add more height and will fudge the results."
Shadow nodded as he took off the shoes. He placed them neatly beside himself as he stood straight.
Amy measured him and beamed. "Well, you're not 3'3" anymore." She remarked.
Shadow placed his hand on the measure at the base of his head. "May I see?"
"Of course," Amy beamed as Shadow brought the final result to his face.
3 foot 6 and a half inches he read.
"See! You've gotten taller!" Amy jumped up and down with joy.
"When did this happen?" Shadow muttered.
"Over time like all wonderful things." Amy beamed.
Shadow looked at her and smirked. He knew wonderful things came with time. Sunsets, blooming flowers, trees growing, peace and quiet. Shadow clicked the button on the tape measure and the metallic ruller rushed into the case with a quick sshik sound. He took a few breathes as he stared at the ruler.
"Shadow?" Amy walked up to him when he didn't seem to rejoice like her. She squealed when she suddenly found herself lifted into the air. It rushed around her quickly as she was spun. She could feel Shadow's hands on her waist holding her up. She laughed at the sudden burst of energy.
She quickly became dizzy. She firmly placed her hands around Shadow's neck in an attempt to ground herself.
Shadow slowed to a stop and collapsed on the ground. The two took heavy breathes as they still. Spinning in a circle would make anyone dizzy. Amy slowly looked around the room. Their spinning had caused a mini tornado it seemed as several items were laying on the floor. Luckily nothing appeared to be broken.
She attempted to sit up but Shadow gently pushed her back down. Amy just nuzzled into his chest fur. It was soft and cozzy there. She could hear his heart beat. It was beating rapidly, but slowly down.
Shadow laid his chin on her head and closed his eyes. He had grown taller. That ment he was aging. He was just aging very slowly. The discovery over joyed him. He wouldn't have to watch his friends die and leave forever. It was possible he could die of old age at least. It would take 4 to 5 times as long, but it would mean eventually he would die. He could see everyone in the afterlife. Maria, professor, and everyone else who would pass away long before him. Maria and Amy would both get along so well. Laughing and giggling at the simplest forms of life like grass growing because to them it would simply be wonderful.
Shadow hugged Amy tighter to him. He could feel his eyes watering. He blinked it away so the pink hedgehog wouldn't notice. "Do you want to help me plant a garden today Rose?" A garden sounded nice to him. He couldn't put his finger on why, but it did.
"Sure," Amy murmured half awake.
"Ok you, I'm not a pillow." He sat up and brought her up with him.
"But you're so warm," Amy whined as she wiped sleep from her eyes.
Shadow shook his head as he helped Amy stand.
(I just finished reading Moving On & now I'm back here.)
"Come on, we have to go buy plants," Shadow rolled his eyes.
"I wanna see the back yard first. That way we can figure out what plants will grow well."
The back yard was large and spacious. There was a small set of lawn chairs on the back porch. Amy could just see Rouge lounging in one of them. Amy took note of small second house in the back.
"What's with the second house?" It looked liked a small cabin.
"Oh that? That's the pool. It's enclosed, but you can see through the roof." Shadow stated.
"You sure like the finer things," Amy breathed.
"I work hard enough for it." Shadow stated. The phone began ringing and he left Amy outside to answer it.
Amy sat on the grass and ran her fingers through it. She could see several different color flowers decorating the garden. She wondered if Shadow wanted to plant vegetables too. It took a few minutes before Shadow returned.
"We'll have to plant the garden later Rose," Shadow sighed.
"What is it?" Amy stood up and walked back to the porch. Shadow was frowning. His face screamed work mode.
"The commander has called me in. The mission should be quick. I should be home by dinner tonight."
Amy nodded, "Well if you want, I can get the garden started for you."
"Are you that bored today?" Shadow mused.
"But i can already see some small flower beds," Amy smiled. "I think you'll like it."
Shadow nodded. "I'll leave the door unlocked. You can buy the flowers and I can plant them when I'm off during the day."
Amy beamed. "I'll be sure to help!"
Shadow nodded. He teleported to work as Amy drove to the store.
Kittens are fluffy
Krissie: so here is the end of this chapter. Next chapter will be more cute before i have to make myself cry.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Krissie: so I'm confused as to why chap 9 & 10 don't have reviews yet, but i just read Moving On's latest chapter and i had to write some shadamy goodness. Now we're going to be following the guide and there is a major plot changer in this chapter. Heads up!
Sonic was stunned as he sat on the stool in Tails' workshop. "Are you serious?"
"As serious as I love drums bro!" Manic handed Tails a tool.
"He's really trying to smile?" Sonic felt his eyes water. "And for a bet?"
"Yep! Apparently his co-worker will wear a kilt when he does!" Tails beamed as he rolled out from under the machine he was working on. "Hand me the blow torch please."
Sonic picked up the torch and handed it to the fox. He wiped a tear from his eye. "They grow up so fast. One minute they try to blow up the earth and the next they're trying to smile for the first time."
The two guys laughed at Sonic's antics.
"Maybe we should go help him today," Tails suggested over the roar of the blow torch. "After all, Amy is busy cooking with Bunnie and Antoine today."
And with that, the boys had their plans for the day.
Shadow looked up from his paperwork at Topaz. The blond woman stood at his desk with an uneasy expression. "Sonic, Manic, and Tails are here to see you."
Shadow instantly felt himself tense up. He did not want to talk to Sonic. In fact, he had been actively avoiding the blue blur since their last encounter. He didn't need nor want "the" talk from Sonic.
"I'm not here." Shadow quickly spat.
Topaz widened her eyes at the reaponse. "Where should i tell them you are?"
"On a mission, at home with some alien virus, the flu. Anything that makes them leave." Shadow felt himself begin to panic. He hated this feeling.
"Hey Shadow! What's up?" Sonic suddenly appeares beside his desk.
Shadow let out a scream as he curled up in his chair. He soon composed himself and glared at the blue hedgehog. "Who gave you clearance to be in here, faker?"
"The president," he beamed back. Manic and Tails entered the room at that moment. Manic seemed mesmerized by the size of the basem
"What are you doing here?" Shadow asked begrudgingly. Hoping that he could make them leave quicker If they got to the point.
"We heard about your smile bet," Sonic beamed. "So we decided to help you win it."
At that moment, Manic pulled out a book titled '206 jokes sure to get a laugh.' Shadow groaned. It was going to be a long day.
Amy smiled as she greeted the coyote.
"How have you been?" He stepped aside to let her in.
"I've been well. I'm trying to help Shadow to smile genuinely in public so he can win a bet. I'm hoping this new chocolate cake recipe will do the trick."
"Well, I hope we'll be able to fit it in to the schedule. It's very busy today." Antoine laughed as they entered the kitchen.
"Oh? Are we throwing a party?" Amy asked with a bemused smirk.
"Yes we are suga," Bunnie amswered as she got up and hugged the young woman.
"What's the occasion? " Amy laughed as she returned the hug.
"We're going to have a baby!" Bunnie beamed.
Amy stood motionless for a moment before a huge smile over took her facem "you guys are pregnant? "
"Non," Antoine shook his head. "Bunnie is pregnant. I am the pere who is supposed to keep her happy and stress free until the baby is born."
The three shared a hearty laugh.
"So when did you find out?" Amy began prepping the kitchen to cook.
"Yesterday at the doctors." Bunnie beamed as she pulled out some old recipe books.
"When's the party?" Amy squeed. She was getting excited.
"Tonight," Antoine smiled as he put more tools on the table. Today was going to be busy.
Amy wasted no time discussing what should be prepared for food as well as decorations.
That evening, the whole backyard was nicely lit with small Christmas lights around the backyard. They had three long picnic tables decked out with food. Amy had texted while Antoine made some calls to invite their friends over. It wasn't going to be too many people coming over. But they made plenty just in case.
Sally and Niccole were the first to arrive.
"So what's the occasion?" Sally asked as she hugged Bunnie.
Amy began to bounce were she stood. She wanted to celebrate with glee, but didn't want to spoil surprises.
"I'm pregnant," Bunnie quickly explained with a smile.
"Congratulations! " the two responded.
"Are you two going to find out their gender before hand or let it be a surprise?" Niccole asked.
"We're not sure yet," Bunnie led the two to the backyard.
"Why must I attend a party?" Shadow grumbled as Sonic dragged him into the D'Colette home.
"Because there is free food and..." Sonic snickered as he looked aat the book in Manic's hands. "We're not even half way through the book."
"Oh joy..." Shadow rolled his eyes.
"It is so nice to see you guys could make it," Antoime greeted.
"Hey here's a good one!" Tails chimmed as he read over Manic's shoulder. "Shadow, why did rhe chicken cross the road?"
Shadow stared at Antoine with no expression as he responded, "To escape the McDonald's chicken nugget factory?"
"No." Tails shook his head.
"You're supposed to ask why." Sonic patted Shadow on the shoulder.
Antoine arched an eyebrow at the antics.
"We're trying to help Shadow win a bet." Tails explained.
"It looks to me like you are poking a cranky bear with a stick." Antoine noted.
"What is the cause fo celebration today, Sir D'Colette?" Shadow asked courtly as he shrugged off Sonic's arm.
"Bunnie and I are going to be parents soon." Antoine stated.
"Oh you're adapting? Sonic tilted his head.
The four men stared at the blue hedgehog dumbfounded.
"What?" He finally questioned them.
"They had sex and now Bunnie is pregnant," Tails blurted.
Sonic froze as he stared at Tails.
"Tails, you know every time we mention sex in front of him, his brain short circuits." Manic spoke softly as he nudged his older brother.
Tails sighed as he led Sonic away by the arm. "Pardon us while we fix our brother."
"I guess you are wishing to flee before they get Sonic back to his senses?" Antoine mused after a brief silence.
Shadow nodded, "But I will greet your wife and congratulate her as well before I do so."
Antoine nodded as he motioned for Shadow to follow him.
Bunnie was seated at a table filled with desserts. Shadow found that quiet fitting for a pregnant woman to be from what little he knew about pregnancy.
"Shadow was brought here by Sonic, he wanted to greet you before leaving." Antoine stated as he picked up a plate and put some food on it.
Shadow nodded at the rabbit. "Congratulations on your future offspring. I hope you both remain healthy."
Bunnie smiled, "Thank you Shadow." She gestured to the food on the table. "Please help yourself to some food before you go. Amy worked really hard on the chocolate cake."
"Sshh... he'll take the whole cake if you let him." Amy murmured. All of her attention was focused on something she was fiddling with in her lap.
"What are you doing Rose?" Shadow arched a brow at her.
"I'm carving this cantaloupe into a flower." Amy held up the piece of cantaloupe so he could see it as she placed the knife in her lap. Shadow examkned the small flower in his hand before walking around the table to give it back to her. "You've made it too pretty for anyone to eat now Rose."
Amy pouted, "But it'll be even sadder if it rots."
Shadow shook his head as he carefully removed the knife from lap and put it on the table. "So why are you carving fruit to look like flowers?"
"Cream saw a picture of something simular online and since I like hobbies, she asked if I could do it. So I gave it a try. What do you think of my first attempt?"
Shadow glanced at the fruit that was neatly held within her fingers. "I'll give you an E rank. Now where's that chocolate cake? I'm hungry.
Amy frowned as she shook her head, "You and your junk food." She held the cantaloupe up to his face. "Eat my failed flower sculpture and I'll take you to the cake. You need to at least eat some fruit every once in a while."
Shadow stared at her with no expression. The gears in his head turning. He wanted to eat it straight out of her hand. Such behavior wasn't approitate and Amy would be sure to hit him with a hammer. He wasn't too found of a hammer to the face. He didn't really care what anyone thought of him. Most people still thought he was a monster anyway. He stared at Amy's face. She wore a bored face, but in her eyes he could see a look of triumph. Shadow wanted to take that triumph. She would not be triumphant over him.
Shadow grabbed her hand and pulled it to his lips. The cantaloupe was sweeter then he expected. Some cinnamon that was on Amy's hand had made it onto the fruit. He could feel the heat coming off her skin. He could easily feel her bones through the warm skin. Her slender fingers seemed to have the bare minimum of meat on them. It was almost concerning. His ruby eyes were locked onto her emerald ones. He felt great joy at seeing her triumph wiped away, though a part of him wanted to fall to the ground laughing at Amy's cherry tomato face. Another part wanted to take Amy home and see if the rest of her body was as slender as her hand. He called that side his perverted side and told it to shut up so he could have cake.
"There, I ate the fruit. Now where is the cake?" He acted as if nothing had happened. The looks of 'seriously?' from the other parties at the table didn't escape his notice, he just pretended not to notice.
Amy huffed a sigh as she stood up. "It's this way." Shadow followed the pink hedgehog without a word.
"Can I plot his death now?" Hershey asked the members at the table.
"How? He can survive a fall from space." Antoinr reasoned. "There's no way to kill him and it look like an accident."
"You're not allowed to go to jail, sug." Bunnie chastised.
"You don't want to go either luv," Geoffrey picked up a plate. "I've been there and it sucks."
"But his behavior towards Amy just now was not ok," Hershey hissed.
Geoffrey nodded as he got up and hugged his wife. "There, there. I know you're worried about Amy, but she's a grown up now. I'm sure she can beat up any bloke that crosses her path."
Hershey huffed in defeat. Geoffrey kissed her on the head before walking away.
"Hey Hershey," Bunnie smiled.
"What?" Hershey perked up in her seat.
"Can you get pregnant soon. I would like to at least know and be friends with one my kid's friend's parents." The rabbit beamed hopefully.
"I think I'll go greet more guests now." Antoine quickly gled after giving Bunnie a quick kiss on the cheek.
Hershey blushed before throwing the queen under the bus. "I don't know if Geoffrey and I are ready for a kid yet. Why not ask Megan? Her and Elias already have Alexis. I'm sure she would like a little sibling."
Megan laughed. "Too bad for you, we asled Alexis if she wanted a sibling years ago. She told us no because she likes getting all of our attention."
"Curses, you were my only escape." Hershey hissed.
The girls at table laughed.
"Welcome to the pressures of being married." Megan chuckled.
"Shouldn't my in laws be the ones providing the pressure?" Hershey whined.
"You and Geoffrey did great with Amy when Tails turned her into a toddler." Bunnie tried to ease the cat.
Amy picked up a plate in the kitchen. She cut Shadow a large slice of the cake. "Take some other things home with you too. There are sandwiches, pies, and a billion other things." Amy handed the plate to the ebony male.
Shadow nodded as he took the plate. He noticed that the kitchen was cramped with just the two of them.
"It's going to be even more cramped once they put in the child's high chair." Shadow stated absent mindly.
Amy nodded. "I'm sure they'll make it work. After all, another word for cramped is cozy."
Shadow chuckled. "Is that what you call it?"
Amy bit her lip as she took a step back from him. "Yes. Do you not like it?"
He arched an eyebrow at her. "Why are you stepping away? Are you afraid I'll eat you like a cherry tomato Rose?" A smile spread acrossed his face.
Amy felt her face grow hot. She thought it was a shame no one else was there to see his smile. It wasn't a soft one. It was teasing, but still a genuine smile. "I am not food for you to eat."
Shadow nodded at her. "You should eat something though," he grabbed her hand and curled his fingers around hers. "Your hamds barely have any meat on them."
Amy gave a soft laugh. Shadow was concerned over the sillest things it seemed. She really liked that part of him though.
"Amy, Hershey wanted some of the pudding. Can you take her some? I want to make myself a plate before i go back to the table." Geoffrey stated as he came into the kitchen.
Shadow and Amy found themselves stepping away from each other. Neither of them had realized how close they had been standing to each other.
"Depends, are you and Hershey going to give me a baby sibling any time soon since Bunnie a d Antoine are having a baby now?" Amy teased.
Geoffrey rolled his eyes. "We take care of toddler you for a few months and you now think your our kid. Goodie." He handed Amy a plate of food he made for Hershey. "Be good and I'll talk to Hershet about it later."
"Okay," Amy took the plate. "I'll see you later Shadow."
"Bye Rose." Shadow nodded as he grabbed more food to put on his plate.
Once Amy was gone, Geoffrey scanned for witnesses as he put some mac and cheese from the counter onto his plate. "So how has work been Shadow?" He made small talked as walked to the table.
"The usual stuff. Missions and paper work." Shadow replied.
Geoffrey nodded. "Paper work is always the worst part of being a soldier." He cut a slice of pie and put it on his plate.
"Aren't you a teacher now? Isn't that nothing but paperwork?" Shadow mused.
"Not all paper work, though I'm glad I got a teaching degree back when i did." Geoffrey smiled. "Though I doubt I have to tell you this, but I feel it should be stated,"
Shadow suddenly felt an odd feeling. He wanted to run. The look in Geoffrey's blue eyes as if he was staring at him from the trigger of a gun.
"You're a natural gentleman, and I admire that. However some of your flirtous antics with Amy makes Hershey worry. Amy is strong physically. There's no doubt there. But emotionally, Amy is as fragile as a sand castle. So no matter where this little relationship of yours take you, just do us all a favor and be gentle with Amy's emotions. I trust you to do the right thing, Shadow. So prove to everyone that you can." Geoffrey patted Shadow on the shoulder. The smile he gave was a sad one. Shadow stood quiet as he put more food on his plate. He allowed the skunk's words to sink in on his way home.
Krissie: we're 2 chapters away from the lists. Also, yesterday I published a book! It should be available in most ebook stores in the next few days. It's called Emi the Deity. It's a series. So there is book 1 and book 2 now.