“Do these brownies taste funny to you, Knuckles?” Sonic asked the red echidna, as he took another bite of the chocolate treat. “I mean, not BAD, they taste good, but... it's like there's something different about them? I wonder if Big used some kind of special ingredient when he baked these? Nice of him to drop by and give us such a big plate of them though...”
“I'm amazed that Big even knows how to bake... he's always... fishing... and... and fishing...” Knuckles answered back, as he took a bite of brownie as well. The echidna blinked slowly, before narrowing his eyes suspiciously, leaning back on the reclining chair he sat on. “What's he even fishing for anyway? I never see him eating fish...”
“Isn't he always fishing for Froggy?” Sonic answered after a moment. He turned to glance at Silver, who was finishing off a brownie, and picking up another one from the large plate of them on the coffee table. “Yeah, he's always fishing for Froggy, right, Silver?” The ivory hedgehog didn't answer, taking another bite of brownie... he seemed to be quite transfixed by the bowl of fruit on the coffee table, tilting his head while staring at it, and letting out a hum in response.
“He can't always be fishing for Froggy... he fishes even when Froggy is with him!” Knuckles exclaimed, looking more suspicious, as he finished a brownie and took another as well. “So why is Big always fishing? What's he after?”
“I dunno man...” Sonic answered after finishing off another brownie, and taking a fourth... he'd already had three brownies, but he seemed to be hungrier now than before. “...maybe he's fishing for... um... treasure?” Knuckles eyes narrowed further, and he seemed to get tense, as he finished the brownie he'd just taken in about two bites, idly picking up another.
“Treasure? Treasure?” Knuckles asked, tilting his head, a look of deep concentration coming over his face, as he took a big bite of the new brownie. “Is he aftah mah Emerawls?” the echidna blurted out a moment later, his mouth still full.
“What? No!” Sonic laughed, taking another brownie. “What would Big want with your Emeralds?” the blue hedgehog turned to Silver again, who seemed to be on his sixth brownie. “What would Big want with his Emeralds, right, Silver?” The ivory hedgehog seemed to be looking from Knuckles, to Sonic, to the fruit bowl on the table, and let out another hum in response. Sonic giggled, not even knowing why he was doing it. “Man, these are really good brownies! Hahaha... I've... haha... I've had like seven of them, hahaha!”
“...” Knuckles settled back down again, taking yet another brownie for himself. “...I ain't gonna let it get to me, I'm just gonna creep.”
“What does that even mean, man?” Sonic laughed, snickering almost uncontrollably, as he sprawled out on the couch, finishing off his brownie and stretching his arm out for another, letting out a grunt as he couldn't reach from his new position. “Pass me the plate?” Knuckles blinked, before reaching out and sliding the plate of brownies farther away from Sonic.
“Ain't nobody gon' come here and eat my plate, no!” Knuckles protested. The sound of the front door opening caught the echidna's attention, and Sonic leaned farther off the couch, snatching a brownie from the plate, before falling off the couch and onto the floor, still snickering. Tails stepped into the house, closing the door behind him, before glancing at the three in the living room.
“Hey guys!” The young fox piped up, before blinking, and staring at the three of them, looking between Sonic, Knuckles, Silver, and the large plate of brownies. “Um... what's going on?”
Hah.... hehe... we've got a lot of brownies...” Sonic chuckled from the floor, taking a bite. Tails glanced at the brownies, before biting his lip, amusement coming over his face.
“I see... and, um... did you happen to get those brownies from Big?” The fox asked.
“I asked him a question...” Knuckles answered, very seriously. “...and he vanished in a second!” Tails turned away slightly, as though trying to hide his face, bringing up a hand to cover his mouth, though he was clearly holding back a laugh.
“Big, heh... Big tried to give me some earlier while I was out... and he happened to tell about some special ingredient he threw in, that he found growing out by his hut...” Tails answered, still sounding as though he was holding back a laugh. “I checked it out and, turns out it was-”
“Delicious?” Sonic guessed, interrupting Tails, as he finished off his brownie. “Man these are way past good!”
“Guys?” Silver finally spoke up for the first time since they'd begun eating the brownies, his voice muffled. Tails' eyes widened as he looked over at Silver, before he covered his mouth again, as he nearly burst out laughing.
“I'm getting my camera. Right now.” The fox hurriedly ran off to his room, as Sonic and Knuckles both turned to look at the ivory hedgehog, who had taken a particular fruit from the bowl on the coffee table.
“It's a banana.” Silver exclaimed, before opening wide. “And it's in my mouth.”