My part of an art trade with @asb-fan who wanted their designs for Silver and Espio which, might I add, are absolutely adorable! I have no idea what’s up with the background but I hope you like it! owo
I seriously miss drawing sonic and I’m glad I got to draw these two again since all I draw is Sonic and nobody else in this series lol
(I don’t own this image, second, it’s not even the image I wanted -puffs up cheek- but whatever, why is there no picutres of Amy’s head leaning up to kiss and Sonic not moving but hidden behind it??? come on!)
Upset by Sonic disappearing and not saying goodbye, Amy had worked hard to help the others keep Eggman at bay, until finally…
She teared up in anger when she saw him, acting like nothing was wrong.
Although she had been thrilled to hear he’d come home, and amazed when they said he showed up randomly to save them from Eggman’s invasion, she was still trying to stay a little mad at him.
Before he left, she had thought nothing was wrong. But she was crushed when she found out what had happened to him. Being thrown into another dimension… knowing he might never be able to return.
But return… he did.
She clutched her fists tight to her sides, arms straight and down.
She struggled to not run to him, wrap her arms around him and just simply cry in relief that he was back.
He stood there, up on the hill, with one hand relaxing on his hip and a neutral smile upon his face.
Did he even see her? Or look right through her?
“Long time no see,… Amy.” He raised his head. His eyes kept a serious, firm expression… but his mouth was still curled into a smile.
What was he doing..? Couldn’t he see how much she…
She shook her head, and lowered it as her shoulders started to bounce. “You… you were gone an awfully long time…” she barely got the words out of mouth before her lips started trembling.
He continued to smile, without showing much reaction to her.
She felt her hands going numb from squeezing them so long, but spoke again. “When we last saw each other… you didn’t say goodbye. You knew it was risky and you didn’t say anyting.. did you even know.. how much I… how much I missed you?”
That was the last thing she could say, before the tears silenced her for a moment as she sobbed.
Now, he started advancing, closing his eyes a moment as if settling something within his mind before coming closer to her.
“You… You should say something next time!” she blurted out, and jumped into his arms, something he seemed to expect as she cried over his shoulder.
“I waited for you for so long! What were doing over in that dimension! Sight seeing!? I’ve tried to be so strong and help fight. I’ve tried to not think about if you never… I couldn’t stand thinking that I was fighting for a future that… that might not..”
When she quieted down, he held her back, dipping his head down slightly too, and gently saying, “I missed you too… Amy.”
Suddenly, she was scooped up into his arms bridal style, something that she had long forgotten for some time.
She wiped her eyes, trying to see clearly. “W-where are we going?”
“Home.” He smiled, looking down at her.
Her face pursed up again and she rubbed her head against his chest. “I don’t want to go home. I just want to be with you. You were gone for so long. I want you to promise you’ll stay this time. Stay… and don’t ever go away again!”
With seeing how desperate she looked, he realized the others would surely see her red eyes and distraught state.
Going off of wisdom, he decided to take her further into the wilderness…
Amy sniffed under a tree as she rested on Sonic’s chest. His arms were up and hands behind his head. He seemed to be chilling as she let the last bit of her emotions slip out.
Finally, she rubbed her eyes and looked up to him. “You never promised.” she pouted, but then looked away. “But.. I guess that’s asking too much of you.”
She knew he couldn’t control the wacky adventures or daring fleats his life naturally took him on. And no matter how much she pleaded, he was the hero of the world.. more so then her own…
Sonic finally opened his eyes and looked up then, at the stars.
It had gotten so late..
“Back in that other dimension… there didn’t seem to be a way out.” He took a finger and stuck it in his ear, cleaning it out, seeming fairly unemotional or unattached to what he was saying..
“I often thought of you guys.. the war with Eggman… and how you all were doing. I did get some help from that dimension, but it seemed to be taking forever. I even thought of that future you were talking about… The one you’re fighting for… And what would happen to it.”
Amy stared up at him, a little awestruck as she realized he was saying he was worried about her while he was away.
He looked down then, smiling that smae ol’grin.
“Wouldn’t want to disappoint ya, if you had to change all your big plans.” he winked, as she felt touched by his sentiment.
“Sonic…” her eyes shook, before new tears threatened her eyes.
She wiped them away and got up, holding her fists up by her side to show some new strength or courage.
“I’ll keep fighting for our future, Sonic! No matter what!” she smiled and giggled, closing her eyes as he looked a little confused.
“Our future?” he blinked, and tilted his head in curiosity.
She nodded, putting her hands on her hips. “Well, of course! I know you’re not 100 percent thrilled about it yet, but I’m gonna make it worth it! Hehe~” she got up and started walking out of the forest, as Sonic quickly strode up beside her.
“I can carry you back, Amy..” his voice was suddenly softer.. as if a child’s.
“Em-mm.” she shook her head, continuing in new found spirits. “I want to give my eyes time to cool down and not look like I’ve cried in front of the others.” she stuck her tongue out a moment. “You’re not the only one who likes to keep up appearances!”
He watched with a new expression, as if deep in thought and looked down.
He stopped walking, as Amy suddenly halted in her stride too and looked back over her shoulder. “Hmm?”
“….” he stared at the ground for quite a second, before speaking again.
“I’m worried… Amy.”
She lost her smile.
“That we’re not fighting for the same future…”
She had to think a moment too at that statement… before her bubbly self came back through and she turned fully to Sonic, rocking slightly on her heels before spreading her arms out dainty by her sides.
“It doesn’t matter what futures we’re fighting for, Sonic! The important thing is to fight to get the chance for a future!”
His eyes widened and he looked up, thinking upon her profound words before rubbed under her nose with her finger, mimicking his cocky attitude as she held her head up high.
“What’s wrong with multiple possibilities for a future? As long as you’re with me, I’ll always be happy wherever I am!” she flicked out her pointer finger and winked, waving it around to continue to tease him in his mannerisms.
He smiled and closed his eyes looking down gain.
“Now, it’s getting late. We should head back soon-”
Amy’s eyes blinked open, still frozen in the frame and pose she was last in, before turning, a bit awkwardly, and crunching her body up a bit.
“W-…what did you say?” she blinked in almost unbelief, still trying to keep her smile on her face, but it was squiggling into a nervous one now. Two distinct sweat-drops showed upon the side of her head…
“When we’re alone like this… out of the public eye… you can kiss me. But I can’t give you anything back.”
She remained silent, not sure what- on the last strands of earth- he was talking about.
He looked up, seeing her expression, and suddenly struck an actor’s pose; a cheeky look in his eyes before acting it up.
He shrugged and turned his head away, “Really, Amy. I give you an opportunity to get what you want and you just freeze up like that?”
He then shook his head. “Once in a life time opportunity.. letting it slip out of your grasp, just like that.”
He then raised his head up, as Amy still wouldn’t move…
“…Time start.” he winked.
He suddenly thrust out his hand, “5…”
“W-wha?” She sweated, nervously, slightly swaying her arms in a flailing manner of surprise. “What are you-?”
“4!” he withdrew his thumb into the palm of his hand.
“3…2…!” he kept pulling fingers down and back, the last finger remaining was his pinkie, that he left there a second longer while Amy charged him, panic all over her face.
He braced himself, lowering the hand down with that same neutral smile on his face.
She stopped the second she came up by his face, and kept her head down, shaking…
One hand held by her heart, hearing it race quickly…
“Well? Are you going to fight for your future or not?”
She raised her head, pouting at his taunt.
What had gotten into him!? A-all of a sudden asking her to..
She shivered a bit… but slowly began to lean up, and close her eyes.
He watched her… before keeping his hands to his sides, and after a second, closing his own eyes as well.
It wasn’t anything special or glamorous.
It was light and sweet to the touch.
Nothing fancy, just a first kiss, a first try, and first experience.
When she pulled away, she realized he really didn’t do anyting. He didn’t move away, or flinch, or anything!
This made her slightly upset, as he smiled and grinned widely, taking only a second to open his eyes to look at her before closing them again.
“There.. now I’ve got an idea what future you’re fighting for.”
She tensed up.
“D-did..” she shook a moment, holding her hands tightly in front of her.
“Did you just allow me to do what I w-want.. without really wanting it?”
“Huh?” he tilted his head, moving back slightly as his hands went up. “I thought you’d be happy about that..” he blinked, acting innocent as a child again.
This made her more furious, as she shook her head and turned away.
“I don’t want to just kiss to kiss, Sonic! That’s not what my future is! Nor what it looks like!” She then flung herself back around to him, shouting a little more authoritatively… “My future isn’t about what I want! It’s about what we both want!”
His eyes remained locked to hers.. processing..
She lowered her eyes, seeming sorrowful now that he didn’t understand that.
“I won’t count that as our first kiss.. because that’s not how I wanted it to be like..” Her small tears returned, making Sonic panic a moment that he did something wrong.
He waved his arms out in front of him.
“H-hey! I thought those were gone by now!” he seemed worried, but with great care, narrowed his eyes and stepped forward again.
He pushed his lips into a tight line, before lightly pulling Amy closer to him.
“I’m not sure I completely get it, Amy… But when we’re alone like this… would you mind showing me again? What you mean?”
She looked up, amazed again by this child-like sincerity, but also that he was really trying to grasp the future she fought for so desperately.
“…Sonic…” she was more than touched, she was starstruck.
(There is more to the story, lol. But I think I should leave it here ;) Hope you enjoyed it!)
When you run with the Doctor, it feels
like it’ll never end. But however hard you try you can’t run forever. Everybody
knows that everybody dies and nobody knows it like the Doctor. But I do think
that all the skies of all the worlds might just turn dark if he ever for one
moment, accepts it. Everybody knows that everybody dies. But not every day. Not
today. Some days are special. Some days are so, so blessed. Some days, nobody
dies at all. Now and then, every once in a very long while, every day in a
million days, when the wind stands fair, and the Doctor comes to call…
Who, Series 4
Episode 9 “Forest of the Dead”)
This is an initial sketch I did for Sonic running in a forest. I never comped the background, but he was supposed to be swinging on and off trees and running through them. The final shot ended up very different and separated into two shots.