How Shadow looked everyday he forgot I wasn't with him....
Shadow was tired of crying after losing me. This was hard for him to take. The only words he muttered were, "I failed....she's gone....I'm not the Ultimate Life Form, I'm the Ultimate Idiot. I've let her and the kids down...." The children, on the other hand, had cried themselves to sleep. They sleep talked very often and they kept on muttering, "Mommy, cwome bwack pwease." Shadow thought that was highly touching and that made him feel even worse. Why didn't he do anything? I was his true love! He was just too slow enough to grab me away from his brother, Reverse. Shadow couldn't take it anymore; he's been crying and worried for days. It was time to take some fucking action. After a silent breakfast one morning with the used-to-be upbeat children, Shadow said, "Daddy's going somewhere. To go save Mom!" His voice beamed with confidence and determination, but the kids didn't see it that way. Platinum started wailing that he was going to lose his daddy and mommy, and that they would be put in a sheltered home. Trinity banged her fists on her plastic highchair and screamed repeatedly, "No! No!" Ann-Marie was hugging Shadow tightly, tiny baby tears trickling down her face. Dusk couldn't help but stop acting like his father for a minute and silently cried into Shadow's fluffy white chest fur. Shadow hated to see them this way, but he didn't want them to have no mother. Who knew what Reverse did to me? Shadow already thought horrible thoughts and picked up the little ones gently. "You can come with me." Shadow whispered softly. The kids stopped crying and edged up a little smile. "Weally?" Ann-Marie said curiously, her cat tail wagging in the air. Shadow knew this was going to be a shitty mistake, but he couldn't help it. "Yes." Then Shadow and the children packed many supplies and ran off. First, Shadow had to find the stealthy ninja: Espio.
The city looked the same without me. People were happy, go lucky, and friendly as the usual. The only ones not like that were my friends, and Shadow. Espio wasn't really one of my friends, he was my other brother. We talked and laughed together a lot. Espio was devastated when he heard the news about me getting captured and blamed the whole mess on Shadow. That took a heavy toll on him, one of the reasons he cried for. Shadow ran extra fast on his hover skates, the kids keeping up easily. Surprisingly they could walk, and run like Olympic pros. Platinum asked where were they going, and how long would it take to get there. Shadow hardly answered his son's question in words, more like gibberish in its purest form. Trinity raised her eye hoods and ignored them. Shadow finally slowed down when they reached a small house, in the center of the city. This was where the others gathered to talk about what to do to make the city a better place. Espio lived here alone, just the way he liked it. Shadow used the secret knock and told the kids to be extra quiet, and no funny business. Rouge was the one who opened the door, with tears running down her face. "Hi Shadow..." she softly whispered, afraid of Espio hearing them. He sat on the couch meditating, opening his golden eyes to see Shadow. He frowned and scowled and grunted, "Let the man in." Shadow felt his ears lower, but he perked them back up again. Dusk didn't even try to be serious this time, the kids just stood there in the doorway, plain quiet. Shadow saw all of his old friends and rivals there, sitting in a circle. The kids took a seat near the sofa and talked to each other. Shadow sat next to Silver, the white hedgehog we met about 5 years ago when I was 6 months pregnant and we went to visit Soleanna. "Begin the strategy." said Sonic.
Espio started taking about many plans to save me, and he shot Shadow glares the whole time. Shadow didn't return them, but he stuck the occasional middle finger behind his back to indicate Espio. Some guys caught this and laughed silently. Espio knew what he was doing, but he kept his still composure the whole entire time. After the meeting of saving me, Espio told everyone except Silver and Knuckles, to come with him. The kids thought this meant them too, so Espio let them tag along with a smile. Shadow felt scared a bit. Espio said silently, "I have a plan I think some of you should know. It's called S.O.A.P." Everyone's eyes widened. DID HE KNOW HOW RISKY THAT PLAN WAS?!?!?! Shadow mentally screamed at himself. This will never work! But they had to try......My fate depended on this plan.