Saturday, October 14, 2017

My Deutsch/German Notes Ep03 - Saying Hello and Goodbye

Friday, October 13, 2017

Discovering Body Ch1

The music was playing softly as two voices spoke over head. Maureen shifted and felt a pang in her back. It felt like something was digging into her back. She attempted to rub her back but froze as she found her hands bound. She slowly opened her eyes and found herself laid across the back seat of a car. Tape bound her hands in front of her. She could hear the air pushing against the car. Panic over came her as she looked out the window without moving her body. It was a dark night sky. She recongized the street lights that lit up the highways. She looked forward. She couldn't see the driver, but she could see the silhouette of the passenger. The lights from passing lights and cars gave Maureen a good look at him. She recognized his short, nearly shaved head. She could easily see the tattoo on the back of his shoulder. She could easily guess who might be in the driver seat.
She glared as her panic turned to rage.
How dare they?
She looked at the door and found it unlocked. She rolled over into the floor board and pretended to be asleep.
"What was that?" The driver asked.
The passenger looked in the back seat. "She rolled over in her sleep. She sure squirms a lot."
Maureen closed her eyes and allowed drull to leak from her mouth. 
"She's still asleep too." The passenger stated as he turned back around.
Maureen waited a moment before squirming toward the door. She was lucky the two didn't notice. They were probably the worse kidnappers ever. She recognized their voices. There was no doubt in her mind who they were. She was sure to turn them over to police once she got away.
The door handle was easy enough to reach. She felt the car begin to shift into the opposite lane. She took this chance to gain distance. She pulled the handle and pushed against the door. It flung open and she tumbled out.
She clenched her teeth as the concrete scrapped up her back, arms, and legs. She was glad that she wore jeans to bed. Otherwise she would be in a lot worse condition. The rush of movement made her dizzy. She needed to run and get away from them. It was dark and yet bright all at once. Her legs felt like jello, but she turned and ran away from where she thought the car was. Her ears rang from hearing several horns go off. Burnt rubber and gasoline surrounded her as she tried to run in a zig zag motion. She knew one of them had a gun. She wasn't sure how far she had gotten before a car had hit her. She heard the squeals of the brakes as she rolled onto the hot hood of the car. There were several squeals and Maureen soon lost the ability to differentiate the sounds as she rolled off the car hood and onto the ground. She laid like a sack of potatos on the ground. Her mind screamed to run, but her body didn't comply and soon she lost consciousness.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Halloween party

Maureen felt nervous. She was wearing something she was sure would cause her ridicule. The loose flowy fabric felt fantastic on her skin and she was in love with the jingling jewelry. She took a deep breath as she spun around in her bedroom mirror.
The mirror was long and touched the floor. It had a dark wood frame with an elegant seashell designat the top.
A soft knock sounded at the door. "Are we going to the Halloween party or not?"
Maureen turned away from the mirror and opened the door. Before her stood Frankenstein. Or at least the one that appeared in the Munsters show. His charcoal suit was nicely pressed and his tie was adorn with black cats.
"You look very nice Dr. Bonner." Maureen complemented.
Dr. Bonner nodded as he stared at her. "Please change clothes. You can't go in that attire." He stated flatly.
"What's wrong we my costume?" Maureen questioned.
"I don't want to look like the guy from Lolita?" He answered with a shurg.
"Isn't lolita a fashion style of dressing up like a doll?" Maureen tilted her head. She was dressed as a belly dancer, not a doll.
"It is, but the name comes from the title of a book." Dr. Bonner sighed.
"What's it about?" Maureen asked full of inncoence.
"A guy who kidnaps his land lord's daughter so he can travel across the country having sex with her. Now please change clothes so people don't think I'm that guy," Dr. Bonner pled as he pinched the bridge of his nose.
"But I spent forever on this," Maureen whined. "Plus, I'm covered," she gestured to the black shorts she wore under the outfit. "And I have a white shirt on underneath."
"That's all well and good, but I don't want to hear the jokes tonight." Dr. Bonner stated.
"No one is going to call you a pedophile," Maureen shook her head. "You're a very well respected doctor."
"I'm willing to bet five bucks someone will."
"I have no money to bet with," Maureen pouted. "But I bet you're wrong."
"What do I get if I'm right?" He mused.
Maureen thought for a long moment.  There wasn't much she could do. She had no money. A light bulb lit up above her head. "I won't complain or cry for the next round of tests I have to take."
"What? Not more then one?" Dr. Bonner tilted his head.
"It'll be too hard for me to not cry more the one time in a row." Maureen answered.
"You'll be surprised how quickly the tests will go if you're not crying." He teased.
"Are we going to test this bet?" Maureen smiled as she stepped out of her room.
Dr. Bonner sighed. "I got tricked. This is what I get."
"Come on," Maureen called as she reached the living room. Her cat sat up from his spot on the window frame to look at her. Maureen smiled as she petted him. "We're going to a Halloween party. We'll be back in about 2 hours."
Krissie: and this is as far as I got into writing this scene last night. I'll add more later.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Deutsch Notes 2

Recorded a 2nd video of German/Deutsch notes form my class in 2010. So here ya'll go. 
Here is page 1. Go check it out sometime.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Blind Date Ch10

Krissie: wrote like a paragraph and stopped. But I'm awake now. I have to stay in bed for another hour before waking my boyfriend for work.
'.' Woo a ghost
Shadow was just done. He was done with work. Done with being a person. Done with unexpected weirdness from other.
His brain was still reeling from Sonic's little chat. He did not want to  have another chat about Amy with him ever. Not in Sonic's lifetime or his.  And he was practically immortal.
He sent the soldiers on two laps around an obstacle course before leaving for the day. He just wanted to go home. Eat something and then go to bed and pretend today never happened. He was greeted by Amy at the door. He had forgotten they were supposed to go somewhere.
Amy looked hopeful and bright. Her emerald eyes sparkling. A sweet big grin on her face. She was brimming with confidence. Shadow liked that. He noticed for the first time that her hair down. Her signature red headband missing in action. Her quills now reached below her shoulders. She wore a yellow top with some black design that reminded him lf an Asian restaurant.  It buttoned high around her neck with two orange flowers. She wore khaki shorts that shoed off her legs and a pair of brown boots suitable for hiking.
"Are we hiking some where Rose?" His frown loosened some as he looked at her.
Amy beamed, "A little bit, I wanted to take you to this nice spot on Angel Island."
"Is there something there that you think will make me smile?" Shadow tilted his head. "I assure you Rose, I am not like Rouge. I do not love Knuckles."
"Well that's a relief," Amy smirked, "Now I won't have to fight him for your affection. But not why we're going. So let's go before we lose the light."
Shadow nodded as he followed her outside. He found her car in the parking lot and stared at it as Amy got into the driver seat.
"Are we driving to the flaoting island?" Shadow mused.
"It turns into a plane." Amy responded, "Now get in so we can go."
Shadow stared at the car before shaking his head. "It's pink."
"It's also purple." Amy stale faced. "What do you expect of a vehicle made for me to race in?"
"I don't want to get in that car." Shadow stated.
"Because of it's color?" Amy glared at him.
"How about I chaos control us there?" Shadow suggested.
Amy pouted before undoing her seat belt and stepping out of the car. "If it gets us there."  She locked the car and clipped the keys to a bracelet on her arm.
It took less then a second for Shadow to get them to Angel Island. Amy led Shadow on a short hike before stopping in a chao garden.
"Ta~da!" Amy sang as she waved her hands in the air.
"It's a chao garden." Shadow stated with no amazement.
"Yes it is. Chao gardens are nice and tranquil. A perfect place for anyone to come and relax." Amy sat on the grass and began playing with the chao that approached her. "I figured you would like it here."
"I'm not anyone Rose. Chao can't relax me into a smile." Shadow replied in defiance as a few chao walked up to him.
"But you do have a soft spot for children and small creatures," Amy pointed out.
Shadow glared at that statement.
"Cream just has to ask with big puppy dog eyes and you'll give in. You don't like to see children hurt." Amy petted the chao in her lap. "It's one of the rare times that big heart of yours shines through your prickly exterior."
"Is that how you really see it Rose?" Shadow placed his head in his hand.
"Yep!" Amy scooted over to him. She placed the chao into his lap. "It's why I thought I would appeal to the side of you that likes children to get you to smile. And chao are more sweet then kids. So I dont have to worry about you chaos spearing a bratty kid."
Shadow nodded as he watched the chao smile up at him. It snuggled into his chest fur.
"See, he likes you," Amy cooed.
"He does," Shadow agreed as he began softly petting the blue creature.
Amy smiled down at the creature. "Aren't they kind creatures? Doesn't it feel nice and relaxing being surrounded by them?"
Shadow chuckled as he listened to Amy babble. She had that habit. When it was quiet, she would get nervous. He wrapled his arm around her waist and pulled her closer to him. He laid his head on her shoulder. His fingers drawing small circles on her side. "Shh... silence isn't that scary." He whispered. "Just enjoy the scenery."
Amy felt her face flush as she laid her head on Shadow's. The chao smiled at her as she reached out and patted it's head. It laid across Shadow's lap and into hers. Shadow rubbed the creature's back as Amy petted it's head. It coed softly as it drifted off to sleep. They stayed silent for a long time.
Shadow heard a rustle of leaves of someone large approaching. He sat up and at attention as the new comer came into view.
"What are you doing on Angel island Shadow? Knuckles asked roughly. "You better not be here to help Rouge take the master emerald."
Shadow rolled his eyes as he placed the chao in Amy's lap. "I'm not here for the Emerald. Nor am I assisting Rouge." He stood up and walked to greet the echidna face to face. "You look like you've been training," he noted the sweat dripping down Knuckles' fur.
"A work out helps me stay in shape." Knuckles stated proudly.
Shadow smirked. "Really? Would you like to test it out?"
"I do love to Shadow box." Knuckles punched his fist together. 
Shadow nodded as he got into a fighting stance. "Let's see how long you last guardian."
Knuckles got into a fighting stance and it took less then five seconds before the two were dueling.
Amy sat and watched bored for a few moments. The two men shot quips at each other every so often. But after a while, Amy grew bored of the duel. It seemed to her the two were actually trying to hurt each other. Especially when Knuckles sent Shadow flying into a tree.
"Hey guys, can you stop fighting?" Amy called as the chao gathered around her for safety. They didn't want to get hurt by one of the attacks.
The two men didn't acknowledge her. Amy sighed as she stared at the two. "Shadow! Knuckles!" She yelled.  Still nothing. Knuckles broke a large rock that Shadow happily threw him into.
Amy pulled out her phone and sent a quick text. She knew there was no way she could stop them. Not without fighting them herself and she didn't want to do any more damage to the area then they were already doing.
Rouge arrived within the hour. She frowned as she saw the two fighting. Amy was sitting surrounded by chao as she watched with an annoyed expression.
"How long as this been going?" Rouge asked as she landed next to Amy.
"About an hour and a half. Nothing I say gets through to them and they're wrecking a lot of the island." Amy frowned.
Rouge shook her head. "I've got an idea. I'll be right back," Rouge flew off and left Amy to watch over the fight. A few minutes later, she heard the rushed footsteps of someone coming up.
"Knuckles!" The female yelled as she ran up to them. "What are you doing?" She grabbed Knuckles by a dreadlock and pulled him down to her level. Shadow clenched his teeth as his body was already in motion of throwing a punch at Shadow. She grabbed the fist and was moved back a few inches, but she kept her ground. Her sapphire eyes burned into Shadow.
Shadow gulped before standing up straight. "Hello Tikal," he greeted with a nod.
Tikal nodded with a frown. "You two are wrecking the island and scaring the chao!" She waved her hand around at the destruction. "What did I tell you two about dueling?"
"Only at the area?" Knuckles answered as he attempted to stand.
"And the rules for area?" Tikal glared at the two.
"First out of the ring loses." The men answered in unison.
"Good," Tikal smiled as she released Knuckles' hair. She turned and looked at the damaged. She stops as she spots Amy. She jugs uo to her and encircles her in a hug. "Amy! It's so good to see you!" She released her.
"It's good to see you too." Amy smiles. "I didn't know you could catch a punch like that."
"Well, I did grow up in a warrior tribe." Tikal laughed. "I don't like fighting, but I can do it. If you want, I can teach you how to do it sometime."
"That sounds great." Amy nodded.
"So what brings you here?" Tikal pets several of the chao.
"Oh, Shadow has a bet with a coworker to smile genuinely. I brought him to the chao garden to help him relax." Amy answered.
"Ah..." Tikal nodded. "I'm sorry the duel got in the way of that."
"I've got an idea!" Rouge stated as she flew down to the ground.
The group all looked at her.
"Yoga." Rouge smiled.
Tikal and Amyu smiled at the thougt why the men groaned.
"I was made to perfection in a lab," Shadow grumbled. "I was not ment to stretch this way."
They had been doing basic stretches for a while now and the whole time Shadow and Knuckles complained.
Knuckles wasn't flexible at all, so he had trouble with every stretch.
Amy got up and pushed against the red echidna's back to get him deeper into the stretch. "You need to stretch more Knuckles!" Amy giggled as Knuckles cried out in pain.
"Echidnas were not ment to curl up into a ball like hedgehogs." Knuckles growled.
Shadow looked up at the two. He instantly noticed that the button on the top of Amy's shirt was undone. The orange shirt was opened a lot more then any shirt should. He could clearly see the top of her breasts dangling down, nearly touching Knuckles back. Her bra straps were a dark burgundy. He could even see the lacey beginnings of her bra.
Shadow glared at Knuckles. He did not have any right to have Amy so close to him in such a matter.
Knuckles noticed the glared and arched a brow. "What did I do?" He mouthed.
Shadow darted his ruby eyes at Amy and then back at him.
Knuckles looked up at Amy and noticed what Shadow had noticed. "Can I have a break from stretching?" Knuckles asked as he turned to face Shadow. "Didn't notice. Stop being jealous and enjoy the view," he mouthed to Shadow.
Amy released Knuckles. "If you stretch more often, I won't have to force you into one."
Knuckles nodded at the advice as he stood up. "I'll think about it," Knuckles waved his hand as he walked away.
"Where are you going?" Rouge question.
"To take a leak. Geez, I can go pee in my own home without people questioning me." Knuckles shook his head.
Rouge looked at Tikal. "Is he ever polite?"
Tikal just shrugged. "Manners aren't something you learn growing up alone."
"Hmph." Rouge crossed her arms, "It wouldn't hurt him to learn some."
"Really? I thought you found that rough exterior attractive?" Shadow teased, "Isn't that why you're always visiting him? So you can get as close to a date with him as you?"
Rouge turned bright red as she glared at Shadow.
Amy stiffled her laughter.
"Oh!" Tikal gasped. "Am I getting in the way of your bonding?" She looked at Rouge with bright eyes. She felt guilty.
"No. No. No." Rouge waved her hands in the air. She glared at Shadow for causing this conversation to happen.
Tikal pouted a little. "You know if you ever want alone time with Knuckles, I am more then willing to elsewhere."
"Tikal," Rouge tired to think of a way to end this awkward conversation.
Amy put a hand on Rouge's shoulder. "Just accept her offer so you can have a date with Knuckles," the pink hedgehog ordered. She smiled at Tikal. "If you ever want, you can come hang out with me. You don't leave the island very often. I can give you a nice tour of some places you might like."
"That sounds nice." Tikal smiled. "But it won't get in the way of your dates?"
Amy shrugged. "I am kind of tired of all the blind dates. I think a break from it all would do me some good."
Tikal tilted her head as she bit her lip.  She turned to Shadow quickly. "Shadow, please go to the restroom with Knuckles so I can ask Amy some intimate girl questions."
"What?" Shadow coughed.
"I said please." Tikal stated politely.
"O...kay..." Shadow got up and left the area. He would just have to figure out where the restroom was.
Once Shadow was out of hearing range, Tikal smiled as she turned to Amy.
"Blind dates haven't been going well for me Tikal," Amy stated with a chuckle. "No need to send Shadow away to get the details on that."
"Oh, I had to." Tikal stated. "Are you and Shadow not an... item?" She looked at Rouge to confirm that was the right term. Rouge nodded with a smile.
"What? No." Amy shoom her head.
"So... you're not interested in Shadow? At all?" Tikal questioned.
Amy blushed slightly. "He's a good friend. And he's obviously attractive. Anyone would agree to that. But Shadow isn't interested in dating or love in general."
"Ah.. so you haven't noticed." Tikal moved a dreadlock behind her shoulder.
"Haven't noticed what?" Amy placed her hands on her hips.
"Let's start with what I've seen," Tikal smile. "Knuckles left because Shadow was glaring at him. Shadow was glaring because while you were helping Knuckles stretch, Shadow could see your boobs because your shirt is hanging so low." Tikal pointed at Amy's undone shirt.
"We both moved so we could see what Shadow was staring off into space at," Rouge added. "You have a cute bra, by the way."
Amy flushed at that.
"Shadow thought so too. He did stare at it long enough," Tikal stated pointedly.
Amy's blush grew deeper. She clutched her shirt close.
"No need for that," Rouge teased. "It doesn't hurt to show a little skin."
"Especially since it causes Shadow to show that he has a crush on you." Tikal shrugged. "Though he is the jealous and possessive type. You'll have your work cut out for you, Amy."
Amy hung her head. She could play denial, or she could admit it. "I do like Shadow, but I don't know if I love him in that way." Amy admitted.
"And that's fine," Tikal smiled. "You can take your time. That's what life is for."
"Tikal is right. Just take your time and think you're feelings over. Beside I don't mind watching you two stumble around each other." Rouge chuckled.
Krissie: So hereis the end. Finished on a bus ride home. Enjoy.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Blind Date Ch9

Sonic yawned as he came back from his morning walk with Uncle Chuck's new dog. It was a traiked service doge which the triplets got him a year ago. Sonic was watching him while Uncle Chuck went to some science convention thing in another country.
They stopped by the mail box. Sonic pulled out its contents and flipped through it as he walked into his home. He sat at the table and unfolded the newspaper. His eyes widened as he read the article sporting a photo of Amy and Shadow.
"SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG HAS A GIRLFRIEND." The article title stated in big bold letters. Below it was a picture of Amy leaning on Shadow's shoulder. Shadow was leaning into her, appearing to whisper into her ear. The article continued,
"On INSERT RANDOM DATE HERE, Shadow the Hedgehog was spotted at Station Square Art Muesum on a spectulated date with Amy Rose. Shadow the Hedgehog is the ultimate life form created by Professor Gerald Robotnik. Shadow was created to be the ultimate weapon. Professor G. Robotnik created Shadow with the help of the Black Arms while working on Space Colony Ark.
Amy Rose is a well known Knothole Freedom Fighter. She was infamous for being Sonic the Hedgehog's number 1 fan for years. She has had many attempted fail dates with Sonic the Hedgehog and was labeled a stalker for pervious actions."
Sonic rolled his eyes as the article mentioned passed events of Amy's not so good moments. The news just wanted to make it juicer then it was.
"The odd pair were seen holding hands at the museum. Eye witnesses even claim that Shadow the Hedgehog was laughing with Amy Rose.
The two were later spotted at Dina's Diner by Station Square Train Station  at around three that afternoon. Eyewitnesses reported that Shadow attempted to chock Miles Tails Prower as he held a protesting Amy Rose in his lap.
It is being speculated that Shadow is only dating Amy Rose in order to get back at Sonic."
At that Sonic threw down the newspaper. It was practically becoming a tabloid! Though it normally did if Shadow did anything. People were still afriad of the ebony hedgehog. Even if all he was doing was buying food at the store.
Sonic found it ridiculous and he knew Shadow hated it. He patted the dog on the head as he got up. He would have breakfast and then pay Shadow a visit. Amy would be fine.
Though Sonic knew it was probably only a matter of time before the media put Amy under a microscope. Amy just wanted to be seen as normal, but Sonic knew that if everyone found out she was a member of the Mercian royal family a lot of people would be treating her  differently.
Not only that, but Sonic was willing to bet that the news outlets would be speculating if Shadow was only dating Amy in an attempt to gain power before he took over the world or some other stupid thing.
Sonic sighed as he picked up the phone. He placed the dog's food in his ceramic bowl Manic made for him on the floor. He switched out the water in the matching bowl as the phone continued to ring.
"Hello?" Came a familiar voice.
"Hey little bro," Sonic greeted. "You're wide awake already?"
"Nah," Tails laughed, "I haven't gone to sleep yet. I'm working on a new plane."
Sonic nodded. "Well if that works for you, but get some sleep later." Tails mumbled a quick will do. "So what happened yesterday? The newspaper is saying Shadow and Amy went on a date."
"Ah! Are you jealous Sonikku?" Tails teased.
"No, but I'm concerned by the sentence that says he attempted to chock you?" Sonic busied hikself with making breakfast.
"Oh that," Tails sighed, "I told Shadow that I stole Amy's first kiss. He got jealous. It was cute."
"Tails, Shadow should never be called cute." Sonic shook his head. "And you shouldn't joke about things like that. Amy wouldn't like lies like that being said about her."
Tails burst into laughter, "It's not a lie. Remember when Amy and I shared a birthday?"
"Yeah..." Sonic moved the eggs around in the pan.
"I kissed Amy a few days before thinking that it was a good luck charm. I found out pretty quickly that it wasn't a good luck charm and that we had missed her birthday." Tails stated.
"You really... kissed Amy?" Sonic said the question slowly as it processed.
"Yep." Tails answered.
"Miles Tails Prower, it is not alright for you to do that to Amy. She's like a sister! Kisses on the cheek and  forehead is fine, but not the lips! Do you understand?" Sonic lectured.
Tails laughed. "Oh no, big brother Sonic is so over protected."
Sonic pouted as he put sausage into the pan.
"Listen, I'll be a good brother to Amy from now on. So why don't you go give Shadow the over protective big brother act? I'm sure it'll make his day. Or throw it completely off. I think it'll be amusing anyway."
Sonic rolled his eyes. "You love people watching."
"I do. It's a guilty pleasure I don't regret having."
"I'll talk to you later Tails," Sonic put his food on a plate.
"Bye Sonic," Tails sang into the phone.
"Go to bed soon," Sonic ordered before hanging up. He would have to go over to Tails' work shop and make sure the fox went to bed.

SONIC ARRIVED at GUN's base within a few seconds. It wasn't that hard for him to get in either. He was the hero of Mobius a few times over. Though GUN soliders would keep him from wondering where he didn't belong. It was irritating, but GUN liked their secrets away from hedgehogs of any and all kind. Sonic found Shadow doing training exercises. He was shouting orders as the soldiers attempted to obey. Their running forms were awful. Sonic felt bad that they had to be wiped into shape by Shadow. He was a cruel teacher.
"Hey Shadz!" Sonic called into the room as he walked up to his rival.
"It's Shadow," the black hedgehog corrected. "And what brings you here, Sonic?"
"Well, I woke up and decided to watch you train your fellow commards in arms." Sonic smirked.
"What are you really here to talk about?"
Sonic sighed as he rolled out his shoulders. "Always have to get to the point, don't ya?" Shadow crossed his arms as he awaited a response. Sonic streched out his legs. "Race me and then we'll chat." He challenged. Shadow could never turn down a challenge.
Shadow smirked with interst. A race sounded nice right now. "Very well. Take a rest break while I race faker. Get hydrated and relieve yourself if needed." He turned to Sonic. "Let's go."
Sonic smirked. "To the pear tree in the park."
And with that the two dashed off.
Sonic grinned ad the two basically tied. Though it didn't help that he was just a milisecond quicker at touching the tree.
Shadow frowned as he stared at Sonic. "So what did you want to talk about Sonic?" He was used to Sonic not wanting to talk in front of Gun. He felt they were too nosey sometimes.
Sonic crossed his arms as he looked Shadow up and down. His back pressed against the tree. "What is your... intention with going out with Amy?"
Shadow tilted his head. "Isn't it a little too late to be jealous now Sonic?"
"I'm not being jealous." Sonic glared.
"Sure." Shadow held the word out as he began walking back to work. "And your question is just what? Curiosity?"
"Don't dodge the question Shadow," Sonic ordered as he walked beside him.
Shadow looked and saw the glare. It wasn't one of rivalry. He had seen the glare a few times before. It was the glare he gave any one who might be a threat to his siblings. Mainly Sonia's boyfriends. "Is there a reason why you're glaring at me like I'm one of your sister's boyfriends?" He shot back.
Sonic rolled his eyes. "Because you took the girl whose been like my baby sister since like ever out on a practical date yesterday and the news media is having a field day with it. So yeah, I'm glaring!" Sonic growled. "So answer the question!"
Shadow took a step back. "You're... interrogating me..." Sonic only glared back at him. "I don't think I can do this right now."
"Too bad, we are." Sonic crossed his arms. "So intentions?"
Shadow sighed as he threw his hands in the air. "We just went to an art museum. To see art. Hang out. Like friends. The news paper is just over reacting because it's me."
"And thd pictures of Amy leaning on your shoulder are what? Photoshopped?" Sonic retorted.
"No." Shadow shook his head. "Listen, Rouge set Rose up on a blind date with Thomas." He decided to start from the top would be best.
"Sleezy, sex obsessed Thomas?" Sonic arched an eyebrow. He didn't like where this was going.
"Yes. But he got caught up with a barista and sent me to tell Rouge to find someone else. I saw Rose. She looked miserable so I took her on a date and told Rouge Thomas sent me as a replacement. The next day, Thomas asked how the date with Rose went, and I lied and said that the museum was a 2nd date to get under his skin and throw everyone off balance. I never ment for tabloids to get involved."
"Hmmhmm," Sonic hummed. "Is Amy aware of this?"
"Of course. We're just friends," Shadow heaved a heavy sigh. "You can stop with the big brother act now."
Sonic cocked an eyebrow at Shadow. "For now."
"What does that mean?" Shadow threw his hands above his head. He was not prepared for this when he woke up this morning.
"You know what that means Shadow," Sonic taunted.
"Why would I ask if I did?" Shadow glared at the blue blur.
"What are you guys up too?" Amy asked as she walked up to them. She could feel the heavy air of a fight that was about to break out. She had to find a way to diffuse the situation quickly.
"We're have a conversation," the two answered. Shadow glared at Sonic. Sonic looked angry, but tried to seem less so in front of Amy.
Amy nodded, "Sure." She didn't buy a word of it. She turned to Shadow. "I thought of something that can help win that bet with Steve. When do you get off work today?"
Shadow checked his watched. "About an hour."
"That's great. Would you like to come with me afterwards?" Amy beamed full of hope. Shadow simply nodded.
"So what's this bet?" Sonic asked.
"My co-worker stated that if I smile genuinely, he would wear a kilt and do a jig at the train station."
Sonic snorted, "Sounds fun. Good luck with that." Sonic hugged Amy. "You'll have to pull out all the kittens and rainbows Ames." He placed a hand on Shadow's shoulder. "We'll talk later."
Shadow stayed with a stale face as Sonic walked away. His red eyes closing following the blue blur's silhouette.
"Shadow?" Amy called.
"I need to get back to the base. Please accompany me, Rose." Shadow began walking to the base.
Amy only chimed in with a happy, "Ok," as she followed him.