Sonic's Unknown Life: Chapter 1
I can't believe it.
I simply can't believe it.
Scourge threw me out of our house. A house we had both worked so hard for and he just throws me out just like that! I don't even know what I did wrong. Did I insult him? Did he feel like it was time the two of us part ways? If so, than shouldn't he be the one moving out and not me?! I'm homeless now because of him.
"Damn you, Scourge. We're twins, aren't we?! How can you just kick me out of the house like that?!" I muttered to no one in particular in anger as I walked down the street. The large and heavy sportsbag I had swung over my shoulder contained some of my personal stuff and clothes, the only things I had left now after being kicked out of my own house.
It was unfair. Maybe it had something to do with that new girlfriend of his, Fiona I think her name was. Either way, I wasn't going to come back in. You'd think that, as twins, I should be able to put my foot down and claim my place in that house.
But I couldn't.
Because I was affraid.
It may seem odd to be frightened of your own twin, but it was true. Scourge and I were kinda like the good twin and the bad twin. I was the one who had always tried doing good, while Scourge searched for trouble and often got me and others hurt.
I didn't want to get in trouble because of him anymore and that's why I didn't stand my ground against him. It would be futile anyway. And if I still had a roof above my head, I would've even been reliefed to be rid of him and shenanigans. But unfortunatly, I don't.
I wonder what I'm supposed to do now. I dont have nearly enough money to buy or even rent a new place. And it's going to take while a before I do have. Am I really going to be homeless until then? Is that even possible? I don't think I can survive on the street for long. Although, it doesn't look like I have much choice.
Maybe I can count on my friends? Maybe Tails will help me out? Nah, he's too busy with Cosmo and his own growing family. I can't just waltz into his home and intrude into their lives. Knuckles? Nah, I haven't spoken to him in a couple of years. Even if I were to find him, I can't ask him take me into his home after practically not speaking to him in years.
What about Sally? She's my girlfriend! Surely she will be ready to take me in until I have a place for myself, right?
Would Sally really want to take me in after that big argument we had last saturday? Maybe if I apologise. But even that will take a couple of dates. Sally could be very stubborn when it came to fights. I could make it up to her and she would still be made at me.
I sighed as I sat down on a nearby bench. It seems I have just aimlessly wandered into the city park just like I often did when I needed some time to myself. I took my sportsbag and placed it on my lap use as a sort of pillow as I crossed my arms and laid my head on top of it as I watched people pass me by, most of them not even noticing that I was sitting here. Not that they needed to, of course.
I sighed once more as I decided that I wouldn't do myself any good if I'm to search for a place to stay and stood up. But as I swung my sportsbag over my shoulder without looking, I accidently hit someone. And with the kind of weight that the bag carried, that wasn't exactly a light impact.
"Argh!" A voice yelped in pain behind me.
My ears perked in shock and I quickly turned around to see who I had accidently knocked over with that deadweight on my shoulder.
It was a hedgehog, like me. Only a much darker tone of fur and up-turned quills. Another difference was the large, brown stain of coffee tainting his clothes. And by the looks of it, that was some pretty hot coffee.
"Oh, I'm so sorry! I wasn't looking! Are you okay?" I apologised as I helped the hedgehog up on his feet.
"It's fine. You should look out next time." The hedgehog said, obviously somewhat mad about getting a load of hot coffee thrown over him.
"I'm really sorry." I said with a sheepish grin as I felt a bit silly about this incident. I pulled an old sweater from my bag and tried to dry the spot, which wasn't so succesful.
"What do you have in that bag anyway? A stack of bricks?" He asked, commenting about the heavy weight that had such an impact on him. Literally.
His comment made me chuckle.
"Ah, no! It's not a stack of bricks, don't worry. It's actually just some clothes and other stuff." I answered with a smile.
"Does that other stuff so happen to be brick?" He asked as he still tried getting the coffee out of his shirt.
"No. But anyway, is there any way I can make it up to you?" I asked.
"A new coffee would be nice." He said with a slight smile of his own as he zipper his jacket up and, fortunatly, hid the brown stain on his shirt.
"Deal! I'm Sonic by the way. Sonic The Hedgehog" I said and reached with my hand for him as I finally introduced myself.
"Shadow The Hedgehog." Shadow responded and shook my hand.
"So about that coffee you promised me." He said as he walked down the stone path. I quickly followed him by his side.
I had a feeling this will be the best time I ever threw coffee on someone with my sportsbag.