Chapter 2.5 Bootz n' Team Rose ... sorta
Hello again dear readers, you're just in time to find out what else lies in store for our feline hero, Bootz, as he goes through the land that is Neo Mobotropolis. As we last left off he and two other new aquaintances, Cream the Rabbit and Amy Rose, were on their way way to a nearby city on their way to a concert being held by a pop idol named Mina Mongoose. Of course, before they went the girls couldn't help but do a little shopping to look just right for said concert, something that surprisingly enough our hero wasn't to reluctant on doing as we will soon come to find out.
"Alrighty then, before we go to that concert we have to look just right. Get some party duds on, and you know what that means.." the pink hedgehog started out as she looked to Cream with an eager smile. "Shoppiiiing!"
Cream had only giggled and cheerd before looking to Bootz, raising an eyebrow in confusion of his lack of reluctance. "Mr. Bootz? You don't mind shopping with us do you?"
"Just as long as you don't try and dress me up in anything pink," the feline said jokingly before hearing an "Ahem!" from a nearby hedgehog, the feline snickering before shrugging. "Hey I really don't mind so much, just don't get anything too riskay, alright?"
"Yeesh, what are you, 40?" Amy says teasingly as she grabs the feline's hand and walks ahead into one of the stores. "C'mon live a little, sides we're not too young to where we can't wear anything to get too noticed," she then says as she looks around for a dress to wear.
Bootz on the other hand just looked around looking at the clothes, blinking a slight bit at the shortness and designs of them. "Uhh ... this ain't the only store we're going to, are we?"
"Why? You shy?" the pink hedgehog teased as she poked the feline's nose. "Relax I'm just shopping for me right now and if anything Cream's mom would murder me if I dressed her up like a show girl."
"Ok, nice to know that that exposition is outta the way. But anyway who is the person we're gonna see anyway?" the feline asks with a raised eyebrow. "Seems kinda flashy to me," he then says before Amy started looking to the feline as if he had a third eye or arm.
"You've never heard of Mina Moongoose before?!" she asked astounded that he hadn't heard of the pop idol, grabbing her headphones and placing them on his ears. "Here, listen to this track and you'll be astounded," she says before Cream tugs on the hedgehog's dress. "Yes hun?"
"He's kinda not from here.." the bunny explains as Bootz started listening to the given track, his tail wagging as he listens to the melody. "He didn't really say where he was from though.."
Amy then raised an eyebrow at the bunny's explination, soon looking back to Bootz before forgetting he was listening to her walkman. "Hmm ... we'll have to see what he's hiding a little later, till then you stall him. I'm gonna go see how this skirt looks with that top," the hedgehog says before grabbing said top and said skirt before heading into one of the changing rooms, the bunny wondering what to do before the feline had taken off the walkmen.
"Huh, not bad. A little flashy for my tastes but not a lot of actually happy go lucky music now a days," the feline comments aloud before noticing Cream's tail fidgeting, raising an eyebrow before crouching down on his knee. "Something on your mind cream?" he then asks before the bunny jumps as if she had seen a ghost.
"Uhh ... umm ... I uhh ... " the young bunny then turned to the feline, the feline raising his eyebrow at her sudden stammering. "Well ... I was kinda .... w-wondering ... you never said where you came from ... " she said as she scuffled her feet looking down shyly.
"And you wanna know huh?" the feline answered with a smirk before patting her head. "Well ... like I said its a place you've never heard of, a place called Suibom," the feline explains as the bunny's head tilts slightly.
"What kind of place is it?" Cream then asks with her curiosity, the feline pondering for a moment figuring out how to answer the curious young bunny.
" ... Well it's pretty rough if ya don't comply but not so bad if ya don't complain ... least that's how my brother once put it.." the feline answered with a shrug. "What I can tell you from my experience ... it's not a place you'd like, sides not a lot of nice people there anyway."
The young bunny then tilted her head in confusion again to Bootz's responce. "But you're nice though Mr. Kitty," she then answered grabbing his bandaged hand. "So there must be some nice people even if there's not a whole lot."
Bootz just blinked and scratched his head to the young bunny's reply, not really expecting such an answer even in its simplicity. " ... Heh..well ... I guess when you put it like that.."
"Tada!!" Amy yells out with a wide smile as she comes from the dressing room wearing a black long sleeve top with three silver stars going across the chest, a light pink skirt with black stars going down the sides of her skirt and black laced boots going up to her ankles with short heals. "What do you think? Enough for Sonic to notice me?"
"Wow, you look really pretty Amy!" Cream says with a wide smile running up to the hedgehog. "I'm sure alot of people will notice you."
"In more ways than one.." the feline said aloud, his comment being heard by the store clerk as well as the two girls in front of him.
Upon hearing that comment Amy soon walked up to Bootz and looked him in the eye with an anoyed look, tapping her foot as he looked to him. "Care to repeat that?"
" ..... If I did you'd wanna smack me with your hammer, besides half of what I think of that outfit would pretty much be labled bad considering, well, we have Cream in the room," the feline says with a shrug as Amy rolled her eyes.
"Oh what, can't go five sentenses without swearing? Yeah, it's better to keep your opinions to yourself then," the pink hedgehog then says turning away from him and walking back to Cream before an "Ahem!" would be heard from the feline.
"I didn't say that ... " the feline then said with an irritated tone in his voice, this catching the pink hedgehogs attention. "In fact, I wouldn't even need to curse about how you're, how do I put this in words you'll understand ... putting out for someone who probably doesn't know who you are?"
With that comment said, just as he had predicted the now angry hedgehog pulled out her hammer and held it towards Bootz angrilly. "Putting out?! What kind of girl do you think I am you creep?!" she yelled out, the store clerk hiding behind the counter while Bootz stood there without budging.
"Told you. And since that was a little too strong for you how 'bout I put it this way. Here you are in attempts to dress 'sexy' for some guy whom you may or may not know, all for the sake of his affection let alone his five minuite attention span before his eyes goes from yours to your behind or whatever else that outfit reveals," Bootz starts out as he walks over to the hedgehog and points off where her admirer might had look as he explained. "Hell, I could be wrong about your said admirer but god forbid someone else happens to catch how your flaunting your stuff, with a young child in our company, no less, which of whom looks up to you as a role model. And if this guy has at least one fifth of sence I'm pretty sure he'd say the exact same thing and he would concur when I say that that outfit don't do you no justice ... " he then says looking into her eyes with his own look of annoyance before he shrugs. "Besides, you looked good in the outfit you had on before although that's just me."
Amy just stood there as she processed what was said, narrowing her eyes before she began to speak. "You know ... you're right about one thing ... Sonic WOULD say something like what YOU said ... he just wouldn't be a jerk about it..Humph!!" she then said before walking back to the dressing room, giving off another 'Humph' before shutting the dressing room curtains.
"My my ... aren't we bold," the store clerk says in a sarcastic tone as he leans over the counter with Bootz looking over to him with a 'Lay off' look in his eyes.
"Funny coming from the man who hid the moment she raised her voice," the feline says with a smirk as the clerk frowned and narrowed his eyes. He then felt a slight tug on his pants. "Hmm? What is it?"
Cream then looked down twiddling her fingers, the feline raising an eyebrow as he looked to her. " ... Umm ... I ... I didn't really understood what you said for the most part ... but did you have to be so mean to Amy..?" she then asks before the feline crouches down, getting nervous eyes looking up to him before feeling a hand on her head.
"Believe me, I would've been nicer ... but she's still a kid, it wouldn't have gotten through," Bootz starts out before looking back over to where Amy was changing. "Sides, once I offer to pay for whatever else she gets, perferably tame, she'll kick my butt a bit later," the feline then whispers to Cream, the young bunny giggling a bit before he then gets up to his feet again. " ... Also ... I gotta ask ... who's this 'Sonic' character anyway?" he then asks before soon getting grabbed finding himself face to face with a half dressed Amy.
"You've never heard of Sonic?! Just where do you come from exactly?!" Amy then asks as if the feline had a third arm or a third eye, the feline blinking before clearing his throat slightly.
" ..... I'll answer you in a bit .... but umm .... " Bootz then points to her atire ... or lack there of before the pink hedgehog blinks and looks down realizing she was wearing the jeans but no shirt leaving her black and red laced bra exposed leaving Amy to blush bright red.
"Eeeeeek!!! You pervert!!" Amy then says swatting at Bootz, the feline covering his eyes. "Here you are saying that I shouldn't wear anything revealing and now you're trying to get a look at my goods!"
"Pervert nothin', you're the one who ran out with no shirt on!" the feline says covering his eyes as Amy runs back into the dressing room shutting the blinds, the feline soon uncovering his eyes sighing with relief " ... Yeesh ..... and what's with that black and red laced bra outta curiosity?"
"Mind you're own you .... you jerk!" Amy yells out, blushing brightly leaving Bootz to shake his head with a smirk. All the while Cream just watches confused before pulling on the feline's pants again in curiosity.
" .... Umm .... you- .... you don't like Amy verry much do you Mr. Kitty?" Cream then asks, her ears going down slightly.
Bootz on the other hand grinned and blushed a bit hearing his new nickname before poking Cream's nose gently. "Nah she's alright, a breath of fresh air from what I'm used to anyway. I think we'll be the best of friends really," He says with a smirk, Amy overhearing and blushing a bit not knowing what to think but still not willing to give him much of a break regardless as she then comes out wearing her traditional red dress.
"Alright then, how's about we get going over to the center?" Amy then says with a cheery look, the feline blinking a bit as she soon turned to him. "And maybe show him around a bit, IF he's good."
"I'll be on my best behavior just as long as you don't go crazy fan girl on me again," the feline comments before Amy growls pulling her hammer back out, the feline smiling before picking up Cream and holding her on his shoulders. "Hee, catch me if ya can!" he says before running out the store, Amy chasing him angrilly.
"Come back here you jerk!" the pink hedgehog yells out, chasing the feline, Cream giggling as she rides on the feline's shoulders being chansed by Amy only enjoying the ride as Bootz playfully runs away from the enraged hedgehog. After about several minuites of the chase they happily continued on their way over to the statium on their way to the concert, where only more events would occur as he would soon meet the pop idol Mina Mongoose in person.