How about a game SonAmy plot where she feels (or Sonic gets annoyed) that he doesn't want her around. And although she doesn't avoid him, she stops looking to spend time with him and only shows up to battles and meet ups with general politeness and giving him some space. All of this starts to drive Sonic nuts on the inside realizing now that he misses and wants her hugs and affection
I… this is my guilty pleasure. Because deep inside me, I know how Sonic would react, and it would mean so much for Sonic Games to show this kind of relationship between the two. It doesn’t have to be super intense or anything, but just to show that Sonic really isn’t as annoyed with her as everyone supposes his actions to mean.
I love, love, LOVE these plots. I daydream about them CONSTANTLY. They are my go-to for anything Sonamy when I want to just space-out and smile~ (Some see that as creepy, but if they only knew the wonderful scene before me, they would leave me in peace without judgment. A.K.A My friends make fun of me for this T-T) But it truly does reveal a deeper friendship between the two, and opens up a new dimension to Amy too, showing she has awareness that Sonic gets out-winded by her over-energetic nature sometimes. It also shows how much she wants him to be comfortable and happy, more so than over her own happiness, which is only shown briefly in some games.
Okay, enough ranting about this AMAZING Anon request! I’ve been super pumped to write it for a long time now. And now, I CAN! ://DDDDDc
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World: Sonic Forces (as far as we know about it. lol)
Writing Style: A mixture of Modern!Sonic with Japanese!Sonic portrayals. So mostly canon writing, dipping slightly into AU standards, respectfully. (Towards the end is the AU icing on the cake. If I didn’t throw it in there, I don’t think you guys would be satisfied xP Everyone likes a happy ending.)
Couple: Sonamy (SonicxAmy)
As the Rookie cheered, Amy happily jumped in the air with her fist skyward, glad that the new recruit had learned something from her.
“That was great-!” She began to approach him before a familiar sound-effect of spinning crossed her ears and she wearily bent her own, looking out to the right, behind them.
She suddenly sunk down, backing away, and seemed uncomfortably timid.
She gave a sorrowful look of shame to the Rookie, before dipping her head and quickly sneaking off away from him.
Sonic’s blue, glowing ball of light bounced happily down the wavy road that resembled tall hilltops from their slanted position.
He would appear and disappear in them, before uncurling quickly to land on his feet and do one last roll till cheerily waving to the new recruit.
“Hey, Partner! Thought I’d find you-…”
His thoughts trailed off as he turned his head to see his friend retreating quickly with hurried steps, clumping along the ground until finally…
Out of sight.
He only watched her a moment, before looking to the recruit, and giving him a shrug. “Guess she didn’t have the time.” He fibbed, showing full well within his guilty slant on his eyebrows that he was hiding something.
The recruit had heard rumors about Amy’s over-exuberance when it came to her open affections for Sonic, but…
This isn’t what he expected.
“Eh-heh.” Sonic motioned his eyes to the corner of his vision, suddenly turning awkward by Amy’s clear avoidance of him. Nervously, hoping to get off the subject, Sonic leaned to one leg and tapped the other, scratching his nose to demonstrate his own avoidance on the subject. “I’ll… have to deal with that later…” he admitted, but nothing more was said as he shook himself out of his previous stance and encouraged the young recruit on.
“Come on! I heard Amy was leading you to some cool factory operation!” he raced ahead after a pat on the back, but the recruit had grown fond of Amy…
He turned to glance back at where she had run off too, and looking back to see the still soldier, Sonic slowed down his pace.
Coming to a full stop, he looked once again worried and guilty, before gazing to his shiny but scrapped up shoe a moment.
“…Hey, don’t sweat it alright?”
He suddenly jolted and turned to Sonic.
With a look of absolute surrender, Sonic closed his eyes and leaned his head up from looking down at his extended and raised foot.
It flopped with a pat to the dusty ground…
“…Even friends have their fallouts… sometimes.” he gently opened his eyes, and a profound tenderness of sorrow appeared in his eyes for a moment. “I would talk to her myself, but she’s been avoiding me lately… don’t tell anyone about this… But if you could look after her until then…” He suddenly looked away, as if asking for help like this was uncomfortably humbling for him.
“…Could you do that for me? At least… be there for her. Until I can get the time to do it myself.”
What exactly was he asking? Look out for Amy till he could talk to her personally?
Either way, the Rookie could tell this was something he couldn’t ask easily, so he nodded, smiling gently in a promise that he would do his best to figure out what he could do for Sonic.
And what was possible for Amy…
Sonic barely looked behind his shoulder, but just nodded with a smile. “Thanks…” He then looked ahead in silence for a moment… it was almost painful to watch.
The fastest man in the world… stopping to hold himself back from running after a clear conundrum that was aching at his heart.
But without another pause to wait upon, Sonic spoke up again, his head only slightly rising.
“Let’s get going… Partner.”
He then turned around with an exquisite smile, “Well, come on! Eggman’s factory isn’t going to explode itself!”
Amy giddily leaped from her computer chair, shaking in a happy dance at hearing of the victory the Rookie had achieved. “Ohh! Way to go, Rookie! Hehe!” she cheered, before blinking her eyes open to see Sonic laughing, walking into her computer’s frame of vision and slinging an arm around the Recuirt.
Her arms… slowly fell down.
The Recuirt politely smiled with the praise, but also seemed embarrassed at his hero giving him so much credit.
“Job well done, Partner!”
Amy… leaned her head down.
Before softly raising it to a smile.
He was happy… wasn’t he?
She bit her lower lip as it started to tremble.
He was smiling.
After hearing Amy’s communicator go silent, the Rookie curiously took his attention away from Sonic and glanced down at the communicator.
He could only see her face, but it was enough to realize there was something off with her smile… even her poise, graceful and cheery, had somewhat been toned down.
“I’m glad to see you’re all safe…”
Her voice made Sonic’s happy-go-lucky expression blink to one of pleasant surprise, before dipping his head down to the communicator.
“Hey.” he stated, “Did you see that? This new recruit is awesome!”
Amy nodded politely, closing her eyes to tilt her head with a bigger, more restrained smile on her face. “He’s wonderful.”
The realization of her ‘over-politeness’ made Sonic dip his head even further, blinking in confusion.
“Huh? Just great?”
He humorously startled the young recruit as he took his arm and held the camera directly up in front of him.
His face suddenly shown a slightly serious look… but his smile never wavered.
“What’s wrong with you, Amy? What happened to all that gloating praise you used to so enthusiastic give to everyone? Why so stone-cold and bland all of a sudden?”
The Rookie flinched, thinking that awfully direct, before slowly turning his glance back to his wrist’s communicator.
“…Just doing my best… Sonic.” her face sank with a now half-broken smile.
Immediately, Sonic clung to the Rookie’s arm a little tighter at seeing it.
It was just a joke,… Amy. Don’t take it so hard, Amy! I was just playing with ya! I was just worried about you, that’s all… you seem different lately…
“…You don’t have to try so hard… Amy.”
Was that what he should say?
His tone nearly broke the poor Rookie’s heart, realizing how difficult it must be for Sonic to see his friend acting so out of the norm. Even the recruit, himself, noticed… she was just fine around him… but she suddenly put on a strange, overly polite act when Sonic came on the scene.
What happened between those two?
“Talk to ya later?” Sensing the change of mood, Amy tried to kindly smile brightly again, but Sonic wasn’t buying it.
He dropped his head.. and then released the Rookie’s arm.
“I want… to talk to you.”
There was a pause.
“We have a meeting coming up soon! See you there~”
He tightened his fist, hearing the false shift of a lighter pitch in her voice.
The communicator turned off, and he strode passed the Rookie, who gazed off after him, concerned for both his mentors and role models.
He frantically looked to his communicator on his red furry arm, then Sonic’s retreating frame.
Sonic’s foot stopped hard on the ground.
The recruit turned sheepishly around, pivoting to him with blank blinks as a reply.
“… The meeting should be fun.”
The Rookie seemed to nod, thinking that it could be fun with everyone there to greet them.
“…She’ll be dying to see me!” He struck a confident look, turning back to lower his head down and close his eyes, smirking. “Did you know? She’s kinda got a thing for me. Hard to miss. She’s nuts about me! Guess you’ll see when we get there!”
The recruit’s face grew grave and crinkled up.
He had heard that.. but was failing to see it so far.
“Ahh.. Guess I have no choice.” Sonic placed two arms over the back of his head, sighing as if composed and grinning wildly up to the sky; almost on the verge of laughter. “We’d better hop to it. Amy’s not one to wait long!”
His whole composure and attitude suddenly… may be a slight overstatement… because what the Recruit didn’t see…
Was a desperate longing to not wait any longer… to see Amy Rose… -to Sonic- meant setting things right again.
As they should be…
Sonic arrived a hero, greeting all his friends who were happy to see the two made it back okay.
Nothing seemed off with Sonic, but the recruit happily hung back from the crowd, calmly scanning every now and then for Amy Rose.
His eyes caught a glimpse of her from a distance and he let a small gasp escape his lips.
She looked as though she was composing herself. One hand hung to her heart, the other clung to a tree as her leg lightly, like a girl’s fairytale, lifted up at trying to look over the crowd and finally seeing her Sonic within it.
The recruit smiled.
Perhaps she still did love him.
Then.. he saw her fix her hair, adjust her dress, and take a deep breath.
She held her hands elegantly in front of herself and walked towards the crowd.
He lowered his eyelids.
Oh yeah… she still was head over heels for him. The rumors must be true, maybe she was crazy for his attention.
Then… why so distant?
She approached as calmly as she could muster, but the Recruit saw her hands trembling, and knew that she must be awfully excited to see him.
Amy’s mouth curved and sank, up and down, swiveling as if to conceal wanting to launch herself through the crowd and embrace him.
When Sonic did notice her, he smiled and singled her out.
Their eyes locked… and the recruit hoped the two would silently make-up for whatever may have gone down between them.
But Amy broke her conflictions, and simply nodded to him, an overly-polite bow that would be more suitable for someone other than a life-long friend, and greeted Sonic’s return with her hands moving excitedly up to her face.
“Welcome back! I hope you’re not too worn-torn and tuckered out from all the fighting, Sonic!”
Sonic’s face, so full of hopeful joy, suddenly relaxed to a look of disappointment.
He faked his expression, and scratched the back of his head, chuckling lightly… he looked at the ground-
Then the Rookie.
With determination at helping his tragically torn-apart idols, the Recruits eyes lit up with a plan of rejoining these kindred spirits in a flame of unified friendship once more!
His fist flew up to the side of his face.
He wouldn’t let them down!
Walking into the control room, the team all shared small talk, then serious tones about how the war was going and how the resistance was holding up before Sonic singled out Amy again.
“Sounds like we’re short on men. Why not stretch your legs out, Amy? It’s been a while since we’ve been in action, right?” He cleverly called her out, punching a hand into his open palm upon the other, and waited as his pleading gaze of a challenge settled upon her face.
She froze a moment, before contemplating and looking at the ground.
“Battling again.. huh?” she placed a finger at the corner of her mouth.
She nodded, before looking to Tails. “I could help out Little Sonic with the next raid!”
The recruit swore he heard the pieces of Sonic’s countenance shatter and break the floor all at once.
He was now purely immobile.
“O-oh? But I don’t think we need any-..” Tails began, before Knuckles worriedly looked to Amy, stepping in.
“Amy… we’ve all been wondering but.. you’ve been sticking to yourself lately. Don’t you want to impress Sonic with your powerful new moves you’ve been working on?! Or win his heart through sheer epic takedown!?” Knuckles punched the air, getting pumped up and then looking to her for confirmation of his assumptions; but Tails just shook his head, looking awkwardly embarrassed on behalf of his friend.
“I don’t think that’s how it works…” Tails lightly spoke out, smiling oddly before Amy stepped out, seeming happy as her eyes closed to shut the windows of her clear -see through- soul out from peering eyes…
“Nope! I wouldn’t want to try and be a distraction for him. Besides! He’s really busy these days. He’d probably be happier alongside the recruit or you guys! I’ll just do my own fighting in the meantime, hehe!”
Another blow to the face.
This time, the recruit slowly creaked his head in sympathy towards his hero, his own face a sheer white cloth; a motionless entity.
He was RIGHT there…
In comradery, the Rookie slightly reached out to Sonic, to somehow lessen the blow of an obvious side-swipe.
Completely shut down,… Sonic finally moved and repositioned himself, looking away.
The pure level of self-restraint was apparent on both Amy and Sonic’s false appearances of everything being alright, and tension grew in the air…
“Why… are you lying?”
The two suddenly turned to see Silver at the base of the door, looking unamused.
“I can feel the pulse of your hearts. You two are making fools of yourselves!” He approached them, looking rather serious, but also seeming full of care in his tone.
“Amy.. you’re never this cruel.”
She looked down, “I.. I’m not being..”
“I wasn’t talking about Sonic,” he admitted, his eyes bending up in added emphasis of his true concern about this situation. “I meant to yourself. To your own heart.”
He gestured out to her, and she suddenly began to break.
She stepped back, examining the floor back and forth…. before gripping her face with her hands, hiding her apparent tears.
“I was just trying to do what YOU wanted!”
Sonic’s shoulders bounced, but he never looked back.
Amy swished her head, unable to say more it seemed before taking off.
Everyone stared… before Silver turned to Sonic.
“You’re only making things worse by trying to make believe this is all normal. You have to act now, Sonic. …Not only for yourself… but for all of us! This foolishness has kept everyone on pins and needles, afraid to ask and too blind to step in-between. Finish this and make it right, we already have Eggman and Infinite to worry about. Shadow’s still rampant, Zavok’s been spotted terrorizing survivors, Chaos is loose, and Metal Sonic keeps taking down our forces near the capitol! It’s up to you now, Sonic… We need you both focused on the stakes at hand..”
Sonic’s fists were tightened, but other than that, he was motionless, staring at the ground.
Tails, seeing the poor state of his friend, suddenly intervened, “Silver… We can’t place all the blame on Sonic..”
“No. He’s right.” Sonic shook his head free of whatever was clouding his mind and prohibiting his reactions from before.
“I have to own up to it, Tails… Amy’s my responsibility. Our getting along affects everyone. I need to start prioritizing better…”
The group all seemed to silently agree with him, but the recruit’s heart still lingered on wanting to help him… not leave him to do this alone.
he turned his attention to the stairs that led up to the roof, and taking one last double look back to Sonic, he dashed off after her.
Upon the roof, Amy looked over the forsaken, war-torn world around her… mimicking the dry, and ruined state of the realm of her own heart, she covered her face from it’s horrific and gloomy sight, leaning over the edge.
She repeated, “I shouldn’t have said that… I shouldn’t have said that… I shouldn’t have… I…”
The Recruit’s eyes shifted back and forth over the heartbreaking sight.
When she heard his footsteps, she gasped and turned around.
“You scared me!” she exclaimed, before sighing in relief and touching her racing heart. “I thought for a second you were-”
She cut herself off, turning away and trying to be stronger than that.
She looked up at the blackened skies, “You know… he told me once that I try too hard. That I should step away for a minute, give him a break. I thought he meant that it was over, but he laughed and said I took things way too seriously.”
The recruit pressed his lips together, knowing it would be a mortal sin to anthro-kind to interrupt her now.
“…I.. I told myself not to cry. He wasn’t saying forever. He just wanted time. So I thought I was giving him that… but it got harder, you know? Pretending to be so normal… when everything inside me kept begging to not be ignored.”
There was a sudden rush of wind coming from the stairs, and the recruit’s eyes widened as he turned around- Don’t stop her now!
Amy’s voice suddenly broke into a sweet moment of tenderness.
“I will put my whole life on hold… my dreams… my very desire to be with him… if it meant…”
The recruit panicked, seeing Sonic race up the stairs suddenly, he quickly spread himself out and completely blocked him from advancing.
Let her speak!
“-That Sonic could be happy.”
“You think I’m happy…!?”
The recruit couldn’t hold him back now. Sonic moved by him, gesturing out towards Amy in what was apparent annoyance and frustration.
“This whole time, I’ve just been wondered where my friend has gone!” Sonic swiped out his hand across himself, as she seemed a bit fearful and stood up, afraid to approach him.
“But you… you told me too.” Amy’s face was full of confusion, innocent to the very roots of her confession.
Sonic suddenly shook his head, absolutely losing all will to stay mad at her any longer. It wasn’t really her, it was the situation.
There was an apparent misunderstanding.
“No… Amy, what I said was-… forget what I said! It doesn’t matter! If hugging and doting on me makes you happy and feel like yourself, then don’t stop doing it because of me..! Ohh… I was an idiot to say anything, and I’m an even bigger idiot for letting myself get away with it.”
The recruit put his hands daintily up to his mouth, shifting views from looking to Amy, then Sonic, as if he knew he was to remain absolutely still and unexisting for this one, crucial moment.
“Amy… I… I can’t..” He withdrew his hands to his chest, looking them over, tightening and releasing them, before dropping it all and swinging himself to the side, hopelessly gripping for words.
“Ohh… I can’t always express it so freely as you do. But I do…worry… about you. And especially how you feel.. and if you’re safe.. and happy too, Amy…” he seemed to have difficulty even admitted he cared about her, was he purposefully being choosy with his words?
Amy started to giggle.
The recruit smiled, dropping his hands a little from his face. Was this his natural charm?
“But.. you’ve looked happier without me…” Amy admitted, darting her eyes to the ground and then back up at him… but her feet played with the ground, and her body swayed…
The Rookie curiously examined her further, and suddenly noticed her playful eyes, the way her heart was being soothed by his more affectionate mannerisms, and immediately began to see what everyone was so gung-ho about with these two.
“Amy… I missed you.” he seemed to fully give in to his better nature now, and the Rookie was glad to see this side of him.
Amy seemed to have already, mid-apology, forgiven him.
She cutely twiddled her fingers in front of her, then rocked on her heels and moved them behind her.
“…Desperately?” Oh, how she teased.
Sonic suddenly rose from slouching forward. He shyly and nervously smiled in a slight panic. “Eh..heh…heh..”
“…Helplessly?” She turned her body a bit to angle herself a little away from him. “Madly? Truly? Deeply?” she continued to swish with every adjective.
“Honestly, you haven’t told me exactly what kind of ‘missing’ you were feeling, Sonic. How do I know it was sincere?”
He scratched behind his head, before gesturing a surrendering hand of friendship to her.
“Can we settle on painfully agonizing, horrible, and stressful?”
That seemed to win her instantly.
“OH SONIC!” Sonic braced for impact with a nervous but pleased grin as Amy ran and embraced him in what the Rookie could only assume was a signature Amy hug. “I felt so too!”
He held his heart at the touching scene, and was determined to support them henceforth!
After that, they would occasionally hold hands. Sonic initiated more ‘kinda’ hugs, but mostly they were opening his arms subtly in hope she would notice his silent plea for some attention.
Oddly enough, with him slowly expressing more, Amy did settle down quite a bit; and although still very energetic, her friends could tell she looked more secure and well-put-together.