anonymous asked:

Ello! I'm a big fan of all your work, and I just want to request a prompt if that's alright. Sometimes I like to imagine that the Sonic Boom characters are really just older versions of themselves from the games, thus their personalities has changed a little. For example, Amy is no longer openly obsessing over Sonic. I was wondering if you can write a story that takes place between the Modern!Sonic timeline and Sonic Boom timeline where Sonic starts to notice and question Amy's new personality.


Aw, thank you so much! This is a wonderful concept to work with! I hope I do it justice ^^


“Oh my hero!!!” A small Amy Rose held her arms out to embrace him.

Why does she do that? Can’t she tell I’m-

Sonic let the strange girl embrace him, but he stepped back a bit; exaggerating his movements as he tried to lightly put his hands to the sides of her shoulders.

With a light tug, he was able to have her let go.

She never seemed to care or notice that he would let her have her movement, before moving on.

But as she got older… She would take any opportunity to try and get closer to him.

It was so exhausting…

Sonic looked up from the outdoor table at the ‘date’ Amy arranged, wagging his foot out that balanced on his knee while he waited anxiously for the day to be over.

At the end of it, Amy insisted on him taking her for a run, even when she would voice that she was getting tried of him simply carrying her all the time. 

She wanted something more… something interesting.

I was always nervous it wasn’t enough for her anymore…

Sonic frowned as she once again would hug him… but this time,…

Before he could even lightly touch her shoulder, she already started to pull away.

At first, he smiled shyly, but now he looked surprised.

Her face… was distant.

Why is she so sad?

Was it something I said?

Sonic began to look over his shoulder, and realize that Amy wasn’t as enthusiastic about keeping up with him on his adventures like she used to be.

Life began to shift, and suddenly she was more interested in little projects here and there then chasing after him.

Puzzled… Sonic took the opportunity to engage her back into his life.

When Tails mentioned an Island where a small village lived, and that they could spend some relaxing years there while Eggman set up camp; he took the chance to see her again.

 With Eggman building a lair there… it was probably best the team hung out there to make sure he wasn’t up to no good.

Would the village be able to defend themselves without him and his team? Pfft.

Sonic smirked and raced off to get Amy, trying to find her anywhere he could.

Amy… Amy… Where are you?

It was always easy for Amy to find Sonic.

And for the first time…

He envied that.

Amy… Amy… Amy..?!

He spotted her in a shop, not having seen her in quite some time.


He was shocked to see her so grown… a figure in a new look, a lady instead of a child.

She turned around and smiled. The features on her face still resembled the girl he knew… but something was somehow…



“Oh, Sonic!” She happily waved.

He was used to her at least running up to him…

He shook himself out of it, and walked up. “Tails found out where Eggman was vacay-ing too. Want to ruin his fun?” He smirked, gesturing a thumb behind him.

“What do you mean? Like… we’re all going to live there?” Amy blinked her eyes, as Sonic opened his own excited ones and nodded, leaning up.

Amy’s eyes widened, and he was proud to show off his height now~

“Yep! What do ya say!? Up for some more adventures?”

“An island..?” Amy looked away smiling as she seemed to think about it.

She put a hand up to cup her cheek. “Oh! Beaches and jungles! New adventures! And everyone being so close again! How could I refuse?!” She excitedly squealed, kicking a leg up and out.

“Heh, nice try, Amy.” Sonic stuck his nose up, “But just because the island is small, doesn’t mean you’ll be able to catch me off guard or anything.”

It was mostly said to be sarcastic and humorous, but he was surprised by her response.

“Oh, that doesn’t matter. It’ll be fun to hang out, but I’m more excited about getting a tan!” She turned to the fabric and picked something out. “Besides, you’ll probably see me fighting off Eggman too! I’ve changed a lot in a few years! Oh, I see you let your hair grow out on your arms? Nice!” she lightly went to feel, before giggling and turning back, flinging a brown fabric towards him.

“Hmm… This one is good, but maybe this outfit won’t go well with a scarf..?” she kept looking around, before flapping her hands out as if giving up. “Oh, who am I kidding. It’s a ISLAND! I won’t need a scarf!” she laughed and dashed out, before waving off to him.

“See you at Tails’s, Sonic!”

He held the brown fabric… almost hurt by the fact she didn’t flirt back or even try too…

He looked down at the scarf…

“…Maybe you won’t try…” he tied the fabric around his neck like a bandanna, and then smirked, turning around. “But I haven’t given up so easily! And I know you haven’t either!” He dashed towards Tails, admiring his new fashion statement.

He held it up by a hand before taking a sniff and looking up. “All she needs is another push… shouldn’t be a problem!”


Arriving on the island, Amy acted more like a ‘chum’ than she did beforehand…

It was easier for him to be around her, but odder for him to see her the way he used too.

It was kinda sad for him, to see her not even try and make a move, but also made things more comfortable in that he could always be around her and not feel the need to keep any walls up.

They ended up getting closer…

And when Amy did make plans for something, she never called them ‘dates’, and he was able to say ‘yes’ to more alone time with her.

He… kinda liked that.

It was casual, easy, free…

“That was fun, Ames!” Sonic stated, walking her home one day before she stopped laughing and turned to look at him.


She seemed almost touched, as he turned around and put his hands down from behind his head, scratching his nose and avoiding her stare.

“Oh yeah. I thought it’d be a good idea for a nickname. It doesn’t bother you, does it? I know it’s not really original or nothing, but it’s quick, rolls off the tongue, kinda cute when you say it right and well-”

She suddenly hugged him.

He was surprised, it had been a long time…

His arms came down and so did his eyelids, but she pulled away right before he could even try and return the embrace…

He nervously moved back as if he wasn’t going to hold her back.

“H-heh.. what was that for?” he acted cool, playing it off as he lightly rubbed his arm, growing… strangely more awkward and nervous than he ever had before…

“Oh, just a thank you…. Sonic.” she smiled… something he could never pull his eyes from.

He smiled back.

“Glad it made ya happy,… Ames.” he winked.

She nodded and continued to her home, “Well, this is my place. Sorry for the hug, by the wa-”

He slammed his hand on the door at lightning speeds, suddenly stopping her from advancing as she flinched back, and turned to him as he leaned on the door.

His elbow now kept it shut as he looked to her and then away, trying to once again seem ‘casual’ and ‘cool’.

“Sorry? F-f-for what? I’m used to it. It’s been a while. Ehem. Are those shoes new?” he looked down.

She raised an eyebrow, but didn’t seem to realize he was stalling…

“Hehe, the whole outfits new, Sonic.” she looked down and moved her shoes around, showing off before flipping her hair and posing a second. “Haven’t you noticed?”

“More than you’d think…”

“Huh?” she blinked her eyes open as he stared at her…

“Bah-wh-wha-whelp!” he clapped his hands and moved off the door, before gesturing to it and swaying his arms out that way. “You’re probably tried and haa~ So am I~” he stretched and faked a yawn. “You should get to bed. I’ll um… just… walk around here.” he kicked a foot out, putting his hands behind his back and whistling as he took off with a merry little bounce in his step.

she was still suspicious, but figured- this was Sonic we’re talking about- and looked up, shaking her head at even thinking the thought, before heading inside.

When she closed the door… Sonic turned back to it, his smile suddenly becoming a genuine look of missing her.

Now that Amy’s holding back… I’m starting to want some of the old days back…

He sighed, his shoulders coming down as he looked forlorned and kicked a rock out.

Guess I’m just a few years too late…

His eyes suddenly lit up as he looked to her window.

Or maybe.. just too slow!

He looked around and a few feet away, there was a sunflower that was lying on the ground. Probably blown off from the strong winds the islands got.

He opened his mouth wide into a grin, and looked back at her window.

He took some courage and grabbed the flower, heading up to the window.


Before he could surprise her, he heard her conversing on the phone.

“Boyfriend? Oh please! I’ve moved on since then!”

His face sunk a little… his excitement leaving him suddenly…

She waited a second before responding to the person on the phone. “Emhmm. I’m a new woman now! you know what that means! The world is mine for the taking and I don’t need any stinkin’ man!”

Sonic dropped the flower into the room and dashed off.

“Haha! That’s right! And this time..-”

Well, if that was the case… might as well just let life take it’s course…

Get close while I still could be close…

-What he didn’t hear-

Phone: So you’re not gonna call him your boyfriend anymore?

“Boyfriend? Oh please! I’ve moved on since then!”

Phone: Oh.. you’re taking on a new strategy then!?

“Emhmm. I’m a new woman now! You know what that means! The world is mine for the taking and I don’t need any stinkin’ man!”

Phone: hahaah, that’s right! Only a ‘Hero’ will do!

“Haha! That’s right! And this time…-

                                         I’m gonna make that Sonic respect me!

                                                        With his own free will….

                                                                He’s gonna fall and chase me into love!”

Phone: Good luck, Amy! Me and Cheese are rooting for you! ‘Chao Chao!’

Amy hung up the phone after saying goodbye, before almost stepping on something that crumbled slightly under her feet.

Reaching down, she touched her heart and admired the beautiful sunflower, before looking around and up at her roof’s window.

“Did you get blown in here, little fella?” she smiled and looked down at it, putting it into a water jar.

“There. Now you can flourish in a new home!” She lightly stroked the petals. “Much like something else I hope will grow..”

(I thought the progression would look something like this..? xP Idk)

bubbacaiks  asked:

Hi! If you aren't too busy, would you mind writing a modern or classic (your pick) sonamy prompt? So, a new hedgehog arrives, and *somehow* falls madly in love with Amy. And Amy, being the person she is, is flustered, but is still loyal to Sonic. You know. 😅 And during this, Sonic is annoyed and maybe even a biy jelly. Again, please write this whenever you feel like, because I wouldn't mind, and don't want to be a burden. Thank you! :)


I appreciate the patience and shall do my very best! :)


During a battle, there seemed to be a lot of civilians within close range of Eggman’s fighterbots.

Worried about the citizens, Sonic called out to his friends to get them out of there.

“I’m on it!” Amy called out, as a boy looked up to see a rock coming at him.

He winced and ducked, ready for impact and immediate death before blinking his eyes and chancing another glance.

Amy spun her hammer, and as she spun, the boy witnessed through his fearful adrenaline a somewhat slow motion blur where Amy’s twirl made her look absolutely beautiful.

When the rock split and crumbled around her, she held her hammer to her shoulder and held out a hand to him. “Quick! You’ll get hurt! Get out of here!!” she ran at him and began to lightly push, but still enough force that it shook him out of his brain naturally connecting the adrenaline of being spared in death to Amy’s image. (This is a real medical thing that happens to victims who are saved ;) )

She pushed him off from the battle till he fell back and out of range.

“Sorry!” she waved, smiling weakly as she hoped she didn’t use too much sternness in trying to get him to safety.

As she ran back in her usual trot to the battle, he stared after her, before his eyes drooped slightly. “Wow… what a girl.”

Not too long after that, Amy started receiving anonymous love poems, and eventually flowers left on her doorstep.

Thinking them cute at first, she went over to Tails’s house where Sonic happened to be staying, and hoping for some jealousy or retorted comment of concern, she would read them and dote on their words.

“Ah! I can’t believe someone would be courageous enough as to send me something like this!”

“Or bold.” Tails rolled his eyes to Sonic, walking passed him as he was organizing his tools.

Sonic slurred his lips downward, eyes half closed as if annoyed or bored by the topic and lounged on the couch.

“Do you even know who this guy is, Amy?” Tails asked, showing some worries about the excessive letters she would get.

“N-no…” Amy looked to Sonic, but he ‘pah!’d loudly and straightened himself out on the couch, gesturing to her.

“Don’t look at me.”

“Ohh..” she looked back down at the new letter she received, and then pouted, placing her hands out and onto her hips.

“Well then I really don’t know… It’s not some cruel prank is it!? Sonic The Hedgehog!” she pivoted quickly to scolding him, but he just turned his head, still looking annoyed, but avoiding the conversation.

“It’s definitely not Sonic.” Tails looked up from having squatted down to put his tools neatly in his cupboards.

“Then… I have a fan?” Amy held the paper up again, both hands turning it left and right as she wobbled her usual walk in a bit of a circle. This time, Sonic took a chance to peek at her behavior.

“More like ‘admirer’ Amy.” Tails pushed some things back and started putting his heavier tools far back in the cupboards. “What I’m worried about is all the red-flags this is indicating…”

“Red flags?” Amy turned back, this time blinking in innocence.

Happy someone other than himself mentioned it, Sonic looked to Tails and returned to being relaxed. Stretching out on the couch and closing his eyes, he took his pinkie finger and scratched within his ear, still having a bit of a grumpy face on.

“Well…” Tails’s ears spun back a moment, as if nervous about mentioning something like this. He looked over his shoulder, “Think you could help me out here,… Sonic?” He gestured.

Sonic continued to be aloof and disconnected from the conversation, as Amy looked to him, used to his behavior but still making a disapproving face before turning back to Tails. “What? What are you trying to tell me?”

Tails sighed, and looked up to Amy, holding a hand on the cupboard’s door to balance himself. “It’s just… this is a complete and total stranger.” Tails moved his other, free hand, up and down to try and give emphasis of what he was saying. “You say it started with letters… but has increasingly started to become more ‘physical’ signs of affection. Such as flowers, gifts,.. what if he knocks on the door, Amy?”

That did it.

Sonic’s eyes shot open, and he quickly removed his finger from his ear.

Alert, attentive… his eyes bolted to the side where he could see Amy’s reaction, her answer…

Amy looked torn,…

She peered down a moment at her lovely letter… not realizing it could be ill-intent…

“..I…” she looked away, holding the letter more in her hands with a grip, and closer to her.

“I don’t know…”

Sonic’s eyes narrowed, and he shot up and ripped the letter out of her hands.

“Ah!” Amy eyes widened in shock.

“Sonic!” Tails quickly got up, moving towards him, hands out to try and calm him. “Take it easy!”

Sonic turned to Tails, standing firm as he held the letter up. “She doesn’t get it, Tails.” he shook his head, and threw the paper over to him.

Tails moved back and let the paper hit the ground, as Sonic pointed to it.

“There. Look. You won’t even touch it.”

He then turned to Amy, walking powerfully, as if having authority, over to her. “There’s no reason you should open your door Amy. None at all.” he gently moved his hand out in front of him, a light swipe in the air to make a point, but still trying to be gentle with her.

He only wanted her to understand their concern…

Amy’s eyes lingered on the letter, before Sonic snapped and she shook out of it, looking up at him.

“Do you understand..? Amy..?” He ducked his head slightly, his eyes searching her face. “This isn’t ‘cute’. It’s ‘scary’ Amy… We don’t know what this man wants with you. And according this letters… it doesn’t look like friendship.”

Amy’s hands slid over the other in her nerves.

She couldn’t look either of them in the eye now.

She wanted a reaction from Sonic… but maybe she pushed it a bit out of him… being too overly excited and not realizing the potential danger this could entail…

“Amy…” Much more tenderly now, Tails stepped forward, his eyes only of care for her. “We just don’t trust a couple of friendly letters and anonymous gifts… we just want you to be safe.” He gestured his arms out, and then looked to Sonic. “Sonic of all people doesn’t want anyone taking advantage of your good nature and heart.”

“…Em.” Amy nodded lightly, agreeing before she turned away.

“S-…Sorry… I’ll be more careful about it from now on…”

Although Tails had softened up, sighing a bit as she walked out… Sonic’s eyes remained like steel on her back…

“I don’t think she’ll tell him off, Tails.”

Tails looked up at Sonic, a bit amazed he would say that.

His mouth closed though and he looked back at the door… slightly agreeing with him.

“She may try and give him the benefit of the doubt.” he lowered his head and closed his eyes, seeing it. “She may even let him down gently… but then something could go wrong… Amy’s just too nice. Think she’ll get the point across?”

When he looked up, he had to squint, due to the gust of wind rushing around his room.

Book pages flew out a bit, but in the mix of them… was the love letter.

It gently flew down into the fire place, burning and becoming nothing more than ashes flying around.

Tails watched, thinking there was no way Sonic could have calculated wind power to directly cause the letter to be tossed into the fire… but wondered about it for a moment, as he looked off at the door…

The boy fixed his bowtie, licked his hand and pulled the loose hair over his eyes up and tried to look presentable.

He breathed in and out, before about to knock on her door.


He lost all nerve the second he heard her behind him.

He turned around, rubbing his arm and freaking out a little bit. “Amy! I-I didn’t know you were out… ehem.” he cleared his throat, trying to not look like a nerd. “S-sorry, you probably have no idea who I am…” he weakly smiled, not able to make eye-contact with her.

She held a solemn face… realizing…

“You’re the boy…? Sending me love letters and… and flowers and stuff?” she suddenly held herself, growing nervous as she also held her head down to mimic his own shyness.

Tails was right.

No… They both were right.

“Um..heh. Sorry! I’m just so excited to finally meet you!” The boy straightened up slightly, being cutely shy as he rubbed the back of his head. “I’m the boy you saved a couple of weeks ago… W-when Eggman attacked the city?”

“Boy..?” Amy looked down, before her face lit up at remembering. “Oh! You’re that boy!”


‘She remembers me!’

The same thrill came back to him, and he immediately moved down the steps, but not too close. “I wrote those letters at first as a thank you… but then I guess I got over-thankful about it all… it was my life, but I’m sure you’ve saved many people before.” He looked away, but kept a pleasant smile on his face.

He didn’t look threatening…

He didn’t even look like he wanted more than a friendship…

Amy smiled.

“It’s okay! I thought they were cute.” she grinned, before tilting her head. “What’s your name?”

“Oh! I’m-!”

Sonic suddenly darted into the conversation, his arms folded and his eyes closed.

The boy seemed to get a little spooked, stepping back as Amy gasped.


“Woah… the legendary hero…”

Sonic’s head turned slightly to the boy, before his eyes darted up and spooked him even more.

“Eee! He looks upset!” He sweated and threw his arms back, flinching nervously.

“Sonic! Don’t be rude!” Amy walked over to the front of him, hands on her shoulders and eyes closed. “He was just saying hi. He doesn’t even want anything from me. He just wanted to say thank you for saving his life, isn’t that great!?” She lifted a leg cutely up and put her hands together, before opening one eye to see if Sonic had calmed down.

Seeing him just return to his previous pose made her grow saddened again, before she thought of a good idea.

Or what she thought was a good idea…

“Let’s all have something to eat! My treat!”

Sonic walked inside the home first, behind Amy as Amy, from within, called the boy in.

Sonic’s eyes darted open once again as the boy flinched, but walked to follow Sonic in.

The dinner… was far more than awkward.

The boy squirmed in his seat in fear at Sonic being there, because he couldn’t help but feel some strange sensation that if he even dared to reach for his fork Sonic would attack.

Sonic, however, yawned and leaned back in his chair, not seeming like a threat at all…

But the presence of ‘you’re dead if you move’ still rose around the room…

“Cookies!” Amy called out, placing them down. “Well, I wanted to say that it’s my pleasure! I’m always helping Sonic with his hero stuff. So you’re very welcome! It’s not a problem at all!” Amy waved off, letting the fears that Tails and Sonic mentioned go as the boy nodded politely, and flinched at Sonic’s eye opening sharply at his sense of movement.

“Oh! I forgot the milk!” Amy put a dainty finger to her mouth before rushing back into the kitchen.

The boy gulped and twitched his head over to Sonic, nervously shaking as he tried to speak to him. “U-um… I didn’t… o-offend you or anything… d-d-did I?”

Sonic placed his arms up over the chair, as if completely comfortable. “No, not at all.” he scratched inside his ear, “However…”

He suddenly leaned forward sharply and placed his arms on the table, winking one eye open to look up at him.

“Mind if I tell you something?”

The boy was suddenly gripped from behind his neck and his head almost smashed against the table.

Now he was sweating buckets galore as Sonic began to smile and speak softly, barely a whisper but nothing too loud.

“I don’t know what you’re trying to pull here… but if it’s all just a ‘thank you’, then I respect that. But if not…”

The boy felt a sharp, squeezing pain on his neck, “Ow, ow, ow.. I swear-! I didn’t mean to step on any toes!” the boy was immediately released and huffed for air.

Sonic seemed friendly once more. “Of course. But you’re letters suggest otherwise. You understand why her friends may be a … tad bit… concerned.” Sonic leaned back again and lifted his leg up over the other.

His hands held his head up as the boy rubbed the back of his neck. “…M-may I just ask… I thought… you and her weren’t..” he gestured his finger to Sonic and implied Amy as he swooshed it back and forth.

“…Not what?”

Both eyes now opened and glared him down.

“EEEEE!!!” In completely fear, the boy jolted out of his seat. “I-I honestly just wanted to say thank you! I understand the situation now and shall be on my way!” he gripped his jacket and bolted. “I’m out of herrrreeee!!!”

Amy came back, smiling and bouncing happily over to the table. “Got it~ Ah… hey, where’d he go?” Amy looked around as Sonic smirked away from her sight, and then itched his nose.

“Beats me… but I think you won’t have to worry about any more ‘thank you’ letters from now on.” Sonic leaned forward to triumphantly eat a cookie, but Amy slapped his hand down.

“Ek.” Sonic flinched as he pouted at Amy yelling at him that he wasn’t polite.

Sonic took the heat though, and waited for her to finish her scolding, keeping quiet and snatching a cookie or two, taking a sip of milk, before also taking his leave.

“And further more, you- …you… Sonic? AH! Sonic!!! Rurr…. GET BACK HERE!” Amy shouted out the door, but he was already half way down the street…

(I don’t know if Sonic would fully ‘threaten’ someone, but I could see him intimidating from an aura… not so much ‘seeming angry’ but secretly emitting a presence of such ^^)

Y’all I Think I Got Sonic Forces Figured Out

Okay so I know we are all over the moon about the trailers and game play videos that we have gotten these past few days, but I honestly think that we have been glaring over a pretty CRUCIAL detail from the classic sonic game play video 

Think about what we have heard from the Sega Officials, this is not a Sonic Generations sequel. But how can this be if classic sonic is in the game? How are Sonic’s past enemies here alive and ready to fight? How is it not akin to generations if classic Sonic is alive and here?

But what is he isn’t?

What if this classic sonic isn’t the one from generations at all? But instead, from another dimension? Now I suppose Dr. Eggman may just be referring ro another state of time, but I don’t think the connection stops there. For the most obvious question, how in the WORLD did Eggman take over the world without Sonic to stop him? Its the focus of the game but H O W? In colors, generations and lost world. sonic had made stabs at Eggman claiming “Its like its his job to stop him” because, well? It is. Eggman knows this. He knows it far too well. In generations he went back in time to try to right his wrongs, to redo his errors and end Sonic but time and time again it didn’t happen. So what if Dr.Eggman instead decided to look beyond his world, to another dimension, with another Eggman? But why stop there? Why not bring forth a dimension where Sonic failed? Not only that, but a universe where Chaos destroyed Station Square. A world where Metal Sonic won the race on Starlight Speedway. A world where Shadow never helped to defeat the bio-lizard. A world where the deadly six drained the world of its life? This would explain why Shadow has suddenly switched over to the dark side, why Metal Sonic is still functional, why Zavok is alive and why Chaos is in his earlier forms before he became perfect chaos. 

 Of course, like the Time Eater, Eggman wouldn’t be able to do this on his own, as we have seen with our new villain: 

Now as menacing as he appears, these cubes are so….out of place. It’s strange on why he has all these cubes, and why the trailer makes them look as dramatic as it can. Showing our new villain SURROUNDED by them and then ending the trailer with him hurling them at you. It’s odd. So what are they if the cubes are so important? Well to put it simply,

They’re different dimensions 

Whoever this guy is, he is in control of countless dimensions, more than enough to combine and design a whole new terrible reality. A whole new HORRIFIC dimension, where Sonic has failed, and Eggman reigns supreme. What is the name of this devious villain?


As in..Infinite worlds?

The clues are right in front of us, and all we had to do was pay attention. The trailer certainly wants to get the point across

Now, I may be jumping the gun on this one, with my head of fan fiction type ideals, and perhaps this new villain will just be connected to whoever you create as your own character, (either it be an evil twin or something like that) but who would want to do this? Who would want to bring total destruction onto a world full of peaceful people? Who would want to see the world burn and fall apart right before their eyes because of their wrong doings? Who would want to see people of the resistance fail hopelessly, desperate to save their once beautiful world? Who would want to team up with Eggman to decimate the world? Who hates Sonic so much that he would want nothing more than to force him to watch as his legacy, friends,home,universe fall apart? WHO IS INFINITE? Well I may be wrong, but there’s only one person who can and will

From the timeline that was erased. From the universe you reversed in Sonic 06. From the world you fought so hard to save and redo, rewriting reality so you could get the happy ending. 

Now, its his turn 

On a side note, Sonic Team knows that sonic 06 was a disaster, and make reference to it in the Sonic story episode in Lego Dimensions. Pretty coincidental or foreshadowing? Some other things we can consider as well could be that in 2012 we first heard rumors of a Sonic game called “Sonic Dimensions” The rumor said that we would be traveling to other universes with different color Sonics that had their own personality. My personal favorite, is a promise of a boss fight of an evil Amy Rose, wishing for Sonic’s pain rather than love. Now the rumor as we know now is false and was debunked and this could very well be a coincidence. However, this rumor broke out in 2012, a year or so after Generations and 1 year before Lost world released in 2013. I think we can safely say that Lost world was at the very least in early stages of production during or sometime after Generations especially with its ambitious game play style. It would have taken more than 2 years to make, with the game play style and everything else. This means, Sonic Forces could had possibly be in the early stages of development a little before Lost World, playing on the idea of different universes.I think it’s also possible that Sonic Forces may had been delayed at some point because of Sonic Boom’s games and tv show, since its not being advertised at the 25th anniversary game. Also is a pleasant time to remember that this happened:

Due to Gravity Falls’s more dark story telling, I think its safe to assume that Alex had some kind of influence on Sonic Forces’s story. Either way, 

We are in for a long deserved fantastic Sonic Game my friends.