Welcome to Inkbunny...
Allowed ratings
To view member-only content, create an account. ( Hide )
The Island: Chapter 3
« older newer »
SonadowKokoro100
SonadowKokoro100's Gallery (114)

The island: Chapter 4

Hide
the_island_chapter_4.rtf
Keywords male 690114, sonic the hedgehog 31737, shadow the hedgehog 9478, hedgehogs 6942, sonadow 6731, c-boy 989, shadow uke 410, sonic seme 154, male/c-boy 41, stranded 28
The Island: Chapter 4


Sonic's POV

I wasn't so lucky when it got to the pain from the sting that bug decided to give me after I hadn't provoked it in the least.
I hoped it wouldn't come in endless waves for the rest of the day and instead slowly fade away after about half an hour, like Shad said and reassured me could happen. I hoped it wouldn't start itching and swell up 'till it was about the size of my head.
'Course, that was exactly what happened.
And hours of pain coming in waves didn't only make me weep like a total baby for the rest of the day, what a sight that must've been for the hedgehog that had a crush on me for longer than a year now, but also didn't stop my arm from being sore for days to come and from swelling up like a water balloon that itched for hours on end. It even felt like it was kinda hard to move my left shoulder right aswell.
That soreness dragged on for a good few days afterwards, but I hardly noticed as my mind was obviously on more important things. Or people, I should say.
Shadow has constantly been on my mind lately.
Ever since we kissed that day, everything's been great. There was just no other way of putting it! Call it twitterpated or whatever, realizing that I did really, really like him and kissing him was taking a toll on me.
I used to get a rush of energy from running through the open fields. To feel the wind rushing through my quills, my heart pounding, pushing my legs until they cramped and my lungs burned, that was what gave me a true adrenaline kick. Battling Egghead's robots, saving the world time and again also never failed in making my blood boil with excitement.
But now just waking up and seeing Shadow was all I needed to get my heart pumping and pounding loudly in my chest.
He'd be standing there in the water to fish and I'd stand by the sidelines, admiring his slender and tight physique from afar. He could just be writing in that book of his by the fire and I would be sitting there and watching the light emphasize his face in just the right way. He'd get out of the water, maybe even get splashed by a wave, and I'd just take notice of the way his clothes stuck to his body, especially his white shirt.
And I swear it's not creepy in any way because he likes me back.
For some reason being stuck here with him as my only companion wasn't so bad anymore. Yeah, I'll always be missing my friends, like all the time, but that wouldn't stop me from feeling lucky that it was Shadow I had ended up with.
We were an official couple now. Realizing that time and again made me feel so much better than I ever thought possible. None of my exes, few as there were, ever made me feel this way before.
That was probably why I've never slept with any of them before either.
Yeah, I was a virgin, something that I don't think Shad was aware of. If he held any expectations for our first time together, than I hope I can still meet all of them when the time comes. Because yeah, I can see myself actually sleeping with this guy.
I guess it would only be fair. I did hold some for him aswell.
Like not hanging out with my attacker for example.
"I always thought you were the most afraid of bugs out of the two of us. Now I see you chilling here with one and I feel my skin crawling at just the sight of it." I stated, watching from a small distance as Shadow sat at our extinguished campfire in front of our modest home.
Chest bare and nose stuck in a notepad, he had one of those black scorpion bug things sitting next to him in a plastic container that used to hold expired food from the plane as stuff still occasionally came washing ashore from the crash four and a half months ago.
There he was, writing in a notepad I had never seen before and with the little prick who could possibly have been the one to sting me. And somehow Shadow did not see a single problem with that.
"I'm not particularly enjoying this either, Sonic, but it's important that we keep track of these animals. No one knows what might be living on Hedgehog Island, so we should at least know which are dangerous and which aren't. I have already added the boar, the fish we eat, and dedicated a still relatively empty page to the creature we were supposed to be checking out in the lake well over two weeks ago." Shad replied, clearly missing the point.
"And you had to bring it here?" I asked in turn, referring to that black little jerk chillaxing in that small plastic box, breathing through the holes Shadow made in it with his knife.
I understood why Shadow wanted a catalogue of all these animals, I really do get it. I mean, safety first right? But does it have to be here?
I could pretty much see it staring back at me with those callous black beady eyes.
Without a doubt it's plotting my murder.
"I brought it here because I thought it'd be a bad idea to stay away from the shore for too long." Shad replied a bit too nonchalantly, causing me to believe something a little different was going on in his mind right now.
"Oh yeah? And why can't you stay away from the shore for too long?" I asked, a smile appearing on my muzzle as I knew what this was really about and I didn't care enough to hide it.
"Well..." Shadow had never been the one to lie, always the kinda guy who told the truth no matter how harsh. So it wasn't a surprise he couldn't come up with a good excuse now either. He was a terrible liar.
"Scared you'd miss me too much?" So I asked and soon chuckled when Shadow didn't deny it even after a little while of silence.
His lips curled up in a slight smile aswell as he heard my question and the teasing tone attached to it.
"Okay, fine. I didn't want to stay too long away from you. Happy now?" He replied, placing the notepad down for a moment.
Another chuckle left me at his answer, after which I decided to lean back against this log we decided to place on two sides of our campfire.
It was for decoration and for slow days like today, when we'd simple sit around, do nothing useful, and enjoy the sun.
They were actually logs we found washed up aswell. Not here at the beach, but deeper in the jungle at the shore of a river, which was where we got our water from as you just can't drink sea water. Too salty and not the good kind.
Yeah, we took some risks, but Shadow ensured me it was safe. So far I don't experience any troubles with it.
Anyway, finding them did bring Shad to an idea, though. What it was I had absolutely no idea as he hasn't shared it with me yet and I hadn't bothered to ask either.
But there was something I wanted to ask him, though.
"Where did you get that notepad from anyway?" I asked, changing our subject to something a little different.
That thing did just appear out of thin air.
"This?" Shadow asked, referring to the thin book he held in his hand, to which I nodded.
"I found this a few days ago. It was amongst the stuff in that cave of the Two Lovers. While you were out wood hunting I took my chance to go back and see if there was stuff we might need. Turns out they had this laying around and I thought it might be useful. I am running out of space in our book, so it turns out it was." He explained and flipped through the pages, not knowing how I'd react.
When I frowned, I reacted exactly the way he'd think I would.
"I know you don't approve of me ransacking their stuff, but we could really use some of it." He added, making a bit of a good point.
Yeah, he's told me that before and that didn't make it any less true, but still it felt really wrong to be stealing from the dead. They might not need it anymore, but that didn't make me feel like any less of a jerk.
Shadow knew this and he understood how I could feel this way, but at the same time he couldn't understand how I could let that feeling get to me so much when there was clearly stuff we could use.
A deep sigh left me and I sank even deeper down the side of the log, arms crossing and my gaze cast upwards.
I guess a part of me just didn't want to get it either. That's pretty much the reason why Shadow, in some way, was tougher than me.
My boyfriend, still kinda gotta get used to calling him that, quickly caught onto my silence and decided to make a remark about it.
Putting the notepad and his pencil away on top of the small container with that creepy crawley, Shadow decided to get up and approach.
"Sonic... We need that stuff. If those two could look down on us now, they would've wanted us to use their belongings because they would know how hard it is to survive out here." He told me as he settled in front of the log next to me.
"We seem to be doing quite okay right now, but don't let quiet moments like these fool you. We hardly have a sanitary bathroom, we wash ourselves with freezing cold water, and I'm not even going to start on how I take care of my... monthly business, but anyway!" Shadow kept on talking, only quickly mentioning that last part as he really didn't want to elaborate on that.
"We are only getting by this fine because we're lucky. It's honestly a miracle that you're not skin and bones or caught some kind of illness yet. But things won't always go this smoothly and we will one day need everything we can find. That will include their stuff. They would've wanted us to use it if it would help us survive." He was a voice of reason right now, settling a hand on my thigh as I was being the grump for once.
Shadow was right. This was all about survival, about staying healthy and safe. if they had something we might someday need, we shouldn't let our feelings cloud our minds and keep our morals from taking that which we may need.
I didn't like it, but it was the truth.
"Fine, you win. We can take another look later, 'kay?" I asked, taking Shad's hand into my own and he gave me an ever so slight smile and a small squeez as a response.
"We'll go tomorrow. I want to finish my observation concerning that insect so I can get rid of it and fast. The thing's giving me the creeps and I want it gone." He stated, briefly glancing at the plastic container with the unmoving bug as it still continued to stare back at us with its callous gaze.
I could see Shadow grow visibly more uncomfortable the longer he stared at it form the corners of his eyes. He knew aswell as I did that it was scheming something.
"Okay, tomorrow. And this time I'll come with you and you won't have to sneak off behind my back, however the heck you managed to do that." I promised and set up a little straighter, his hand still in my hold.
"It actually isn't all that difficult, Sonic. All I need is to send you away for a chore or to wake up a little earlier than you usually do. It's quite easy actually." Shad replied, honest about how easy of a time he apparently always had sneaking away from me. He was a bit smug about it too, just for the sake of teasing me.
"Really? It's that easy? Clearly I need to step up my game." I returned the teasing, though I don't know for what I needed to step my game up for, it's not like Shad could leave me.
And even if he could, who would wanna leave this sexy hunk of a hedgehog behind?
"If you think that's going to help." After one last smile and a squeeze in my hand, Shadow got up and took back his original seat at the opposite side of the fire. Enough stalling, he wanted to continue on with his catalogue, so he could get rid of this bug spider thing still in our midst.
After all of this is over and done with, Shadow and I could figure out what to do with the rest of our day.

The next morning came soon enough and, after some breakfast and gathering some wood to stack up on top of the pile of ashes for later use, we were on our way to the cave I promised we could take a second look at together.
Though I knew what awaited us inside, I figured I could give the place another chance as Shadow was right about two things. We needed to stick together and the Two Lovers did have some stuff that might come in handy someday. So I decided to tag along at least for today.
Besides, he needs to cut it out with this whole 'exploring island by himself' thing. At the smallest signs of trouble do I think something's the matter with him!
Heh, you'd think it'd be the other way around. That I would be all over this place, discovering the secrets hidden in every little nook and cranny and Shadow would be the one telling me to stay close to camp and be careful.
Okay, so Shadow was still the more sensible one out of the two of us, but for some reason he was also the one who did most of the searching, who's curiosity made him want to explore our island until every secret was known to him.
We found the cave again, which wasn't even a long walk away from our campsite and we got a nice romantic late-morning walk on the beach out of it, and Shad was the first to enter inside.
Following him in, the first thing I noticed was that the couple hadn't been moved from their spot, but a tarp had been placed over them to hide the two from view.
I shot my new lover one confused look and he replied to my silent question.
"Just because I rob this cave for our convenience and disrespect the dead doesn't mean I particularly like seeing dead people." He stated before opening the trunk we found the first time we looked in here.
I guess it is a sight one just can't get used to no matter how many times they see them. Some people might get used to it, but not us.
As the darker hedgehog searched the large and old leather trunk, I stood there awkwardly in the middle of the wide space, scanning our surroundings and once again reminding myself of how those two had made this cave their home, however long ago that had been.
Their stuff was old, though. How long ago were they shipwrecked? A couple of years? Decades? Have they really been here for that long?
"Sonic, hold that for me." Shadow suddenly spoke up. Looking back at him, I saw him hold out a pair of binoculars for me to take while he continued his search with only one hand.
I took it from him and looked through it out the entrance of the cave. The thing was dirty, but still in perfect working condition. All it needed was some cleaning and it'd be as good as new! Or it looked that way at least, not that I'm an expert.
If there even was such a thing as an expert on binoculars.
Leaving Shadow to search through the abandoned stuff, I left the cave for a little while to search the horizon with the binoculars in hand. Like a small kid did I look through it and scanned the ocean. In the background I could hear my boyfriend mutter and rummage behind me about what might and what might not be useful to us.
Though not expecting to find much on the open sea, I have to admit that it was pretty for a body of water with the rays of the sun shining down on it, but something did manage to catch my attention.
Something was catching the light way up ahead. It's colour was white and it appeared to be shiny. It was too far away to even make out what it was from this distance, but there was definitely something strange out there, an object of sorts that didn't belong out there on the ocean.
Or did it?
After taking a brief moment to glance back at Shadow, who was now kneeling in front of the leather trunk with his nose stuck in a dusty and worn book, I sped away from the cave entrance to stand knee-deep in the water.
Now closer to my current target of interest, though not by much, I took another look through the binoculars as I hoped to see it better now, hoped this small difference in distance could still help me see what it was.
And I did.
It's most prominent feature was still the white colour, but now I could also see that it had windows, which was where the shine came from as it reflected the sunlight, and a very familiar kind of shape.
Was that a...
Yes, it had to be!
It was a boat!
"Shad! Shadow! Come here! You have to see this!" I shouted as loud as I could to draw his attention. And when he didn't react as fast as I would've liked him to, I quickly ran back over to the cave and scooped the darker hedgehog up in my arms to bring him back to the shore with me.
He had given me a look that spoke volumes of how rude he thought it was for me to interrupt his searching and looting, one eyebrow raised in a fashion that I often used myself. Though only a fan of close contact when it came to me, this was not something he really appreciate.
At first, because when I shoved those binoculars back into his hands and pointed where I wanted him to look, one glance was enough to turn that frown upside down and he said exactly what I was thinking.
"A boat... That's a boat! Someone must've seen our fire, after all!" Excited just as I was to finally get out of here, Shad couldn't help but smile, his usually calm voice raising.
A feeling of happiness, a sensation so big even I wasn't that familiar with it, swelled up inside both of us at the thought of returning home, to our friends, to civilization. I think I'd even be happy just to see Egghead again! I've been dying to smash some bots of his!
"Hold your breath." My boyfriend told me, completely catching me off guard with that strange demand.
"Wha?" Leaving our stuff at our campsite in fear of missing the boat, this dream come true, Shadow grabbed my wrist on a whim and wasted no time in Chaos Controlling us as close as he could to our rescue, trying to warp on judgement alone.
Of course, that meant I immediately got a lung full of water as Shadow's teleportation wasn't as accurate as we would've liked and so we ended up in the ocean instead.
But thankfully, Shad decided to repay me for keeping his ass above water when we crashed four months ago, nearly five already as we were certain it was nearing October by now. Admittedly, he was doing a better job at it than I was, holding me close to his chest and my head above the sea level while blind panic wanted me to start thrashing and yelling for being dunked in the ocean so suddenly. Clearly, G.U.N had made sure he was trained at this too.
"I've got you, Hedgehog. Don't worry, I've got you." He reassured me and for some reason it worked.
My heart was still pounding up a storm, my breathing was quick and shallow, I was acting nothing like the knight in shining armor that pulled Shadow out of the water after the plane crashed or tried to save him when I thought he was drowning in that lake. Still, having him near and hearing his voice somehow helped me calm down.
Was it because we were official now? Or maybe it's because I've known him for so long now?
Shadow spotted the boat he was hoping to Chaos Control towards and found out he managed to get us pretty close, which was pretty good since he had only an unclear image and only an estimation of how far away it was to work with just minutes ago.
A smile briefly appeared on his muzzle, feeling slightly smug at this small accomplishment, as he swam closer to our target.
But then he suddenly stopped and with my back turned to him and the boat, I couldn't see just what made him halt like that.
"Uh, Shad? We're still in the middle of the ocean. Mind trying to get us onboard?" I asked as I held onto him for dear life as much as I could in this position. My chest was tightening up while it became harder and harder for me to breath and it wasn't just because of the chilly temperature of the water all around me.
No, it was all that... that deep... deep water... No bottom to be seen anywhere, the closest landmass already too far away to swim towards.
Chaos, I hate water...
An annoyed sigh, close to a frustrated growl, left my companion before he swam over to our destination.
"Shad?" I'd want to know where such sudden hostility came from. Despites the water gaining all of my attention, I didn't fail to notice such frustration.
I expected Shadow to call out to whoever owned the boat or to climb up on it himself and to haul me up there with him. I was pulled out of the water by him, alright, but not on a sleek white surface.
As the darker one of us stood up on his feet, clothes, fur and quills heavy now that they were soaked through, I now found myself sitting on rock instead.
Confused, I turned to look at the boat we were supposed to board, figuring that we were further away than Shad had though. But that's when I noticed that it was right there in front of us.
Stuck on the same rock formation we were now on aswell.
Once again there was a spike in Chaos energy and I glanced up to Shadow, who was facepalming at this discovery.
"A damn boat that crashed right into a reef." I heard him mutter, growling imminent.
The sharp rocks, the colorful corals, and fish escaped our attention as it was drawn entirely by this lost thing. It was abandoned, just like every other manmade objects and such we found here. Now that we were so close to it, we could see that the weather had already taken its toll on the boat by now. Was it a yacht? Nah, too small.
As I got up on my feet, wringing my clothes dry to the best of my ability, a sigh left my lungs as disappointment settled in my chest.
Heh. For a good moment there I really did believe we were finally gonna get out of here. I dared to hope we could go home.
Turns out I was wrong. We both were.
If Shadow was feeling in anyway angry or upset, he wasn't showing it anymore as he approached the boat and climbed up with ease. I followed him up there, slipping slightly as my sneakers were wet too.
Shad was being silent as he made way to the wheelhouse for the helm, opening the door and entering without hesitation. Once inside, a slight look of disgust made way to his face, one that didn't stay there for long before his neutral expression returned to his face to mask his emotions.
He was quick to return to my side and make sure that I didn't let my curiosity get to me.
"It's the owner of the boat. Dead. Still decomposing. Couldn't have been here for longer than a few months." Just the thought of it was making me sick to my stomach. I don't get how Shadow could deal with all that.
Geez, all these deceased people... I've never seen so many lives lost until I left for this lovely holiday.
What was it about Hedgehog Island and people dying when they come here? That couple, the people on the plane, now the captain over there...
I asked this exact same question to Shadow.
"Why do ships and planes disappear in the Bermuda Triangle? Magnetism, aliens, sea monsters? Let's just say this island's omen of death is something we should leave as a mystery, just like the Triangle." I wanted to repeat the question.
"Sonic, I'd rather not end up alone because you ask questions that are better left unanswered. For all we know you're being an idiot and this is all just a simple coincidence." Was his answer, teasing and taunting to lighten the mood after another harrowing discovery.
I showed him I appreciated the effort with a smile, one he returned.
"Do you want to check down below deck? We might find something to eat or drink that's not fish, fruit, or water." He suggested and I just could not pass this opportunity up.
"Oh, you don't have to tell me twice!" I replied and was quick to dive below deck, eager to find something new to eat.
Fruit and fish was fine and all, especially now that my personal cook was finding new ways to prepare it, but I'm dying for something a little sweeter and with more sugar. A lot more sugar. Though usually preferring more the healthy kind of diet, except when it comes to that little piece of heaven known as chili dogs, I could totally go for some junkfood right now.
With a shake of his head, Shadow followed me down into the cabin, huffing in distate upon noticing the cobwebs littering this place.
Geez, spiders get everywhere, don't they? How do they even do that?
We didn't find it worth it to raid the fridge, figuring that everything supposed to be kept in there was probably way overdue by now anyway.
So we looked through the cabinets and such instead and, boy, did we find a whole treasure trove of food! We found a couple of candy and chocolate bars, some soda, even a bag of marshmallows. They were all pure gold in my eyes!
I will do my best to conserve such precious treasures.
And since Shadow is certain that poor man upstairs had to be here for a few months at most, we were sure all of this was still edible! We could take it all home with us! Awesome!
So that's exactly what we did. With one simple Chaos Control, this time a lot more accurate, Shad brought us both back to our campsite, where we quickly stored our newly found food away in the same plastic crate we had also found in that cabin.
I was absolutely exhilirated with our find, though it had followed a more dreadful one.
But that didn't stop my thoughts from taking a darker turn.

Early that evening after dinner that was followed by chocolate for dessert, the glee of our find began to fade away and that's when those thoughts arrived, when my mood became a little more gloomy.
Shadow easily picked up on it.
"Is something the matter?" He asked after a little while, looking up from his new book again, like he's been doing a couple of times now once he noticed my frown as I poked the fire with a stick, legs crossed and leaning my chin in the palm of my hand.
"I was just thinking of all the bodies we find in this place. I mean, sure, we shouldn't ask too many questions, but don't you think we should do something about them?" I replied to him with another question and gazed back at him.
"We won't be solving any mysteries, Sonic. Don't tempt fate or it will take you away from me." Shadow answered, worried at the very thought of what I might do.
I tended not to think things through. Luckily for him, that wasn't what I was talking about.
"That actually wasn't what I was gonna say. I'm talking about doing something... nice for them, I guess? I mean, I know they're dead and all, but-"
"You want to give them a funeral?" He finished for me, though with another question, as he closed the book on his lap. It was the same one I saw him reading when I spotted that boat earlier today. It was an old novel apparently, one about timetraveling.
"Yeah, kinda like that. It doesn't have to be a funeral, but I think we should at least give them a proper burial instead of letting them lie around and rot. You said it yourself, the Two Lovers gives you the creeps, right? Isn't that why you covered them up?" I don't know why I was so eager to convince him of this plan.
Shadow gave it little thought, quickly coming to the same conclusion as me. Though we couldn't give them an actual ceremony, we could at least bury them and he found himself to be more comfortable with that aswell.
Well, more comfortable than having bodies just lie around for their empty eye sockets to peer straight into our souls.
As a sigh of defeat left him, I knew there was no way Shadow would refuse.
"You're right. We should at least give them that. It's only right." He responded, though it wasn't exactly something he was looking forward too himself.
And so I guess I know what we'll be doing first thing tomorrow.

And tomorrow came quicker than we would've wanted. Knowing what we had decided to do, this morning wasn't a good one.
Yeah, yeah, we were doing it for a good reason and with the best of intentions, but that didn't mean we liked to do this or even remotely looked forward too it. I honestly don't know who was less excited out of the two of us, me or Shadow.
But we made a promise, though to no one in particular, that we would do this. If just for our own peace of mind.
Shadow managed to fashion us some makeshift shovels out of sticks and the strongest tree bark. They were weak and splintery, but they got the job done just fine at least.
We found a good spot little ways past the cave, near the same cliff it had been carved into throughout the endlessly long, long years, and dug three graves. We couldn't get exactly 6 feet down under, but they were deep enough at least.
It wasn't the nicest chore in the world, Shadow was especially disgusted as he took it upon himself to move the still decaying body from the boat to his last resting place as he wasn't capable of becoming sick, but we did feel like we were doing the right thing.
That's what I liked to believe.
Once all three of them had been moved to our new graveyard, never thought that was something we'd create, like ever, we bound the straightest branches we could find together to create three crosses just to keep tabs on where we buried them.
Now that all of that was finally over, we held a moment of silence for them out of respect. Between the two of us, that was spend mostly thinking.
"We're not counting this as a first date, right?" I asked once the moment passed and a huff left the other.
"If we're dating than I surely hope not. You have to treat me to a nice restaurant next for this to qualify as a date." He answered as he left my side in order to wash his hands with the salt water of the ocean. It was all he could do with our current circumstances.
"'If we're dating'? Did you seriously just say that?!" I asked as I followed him, only pretending to be angry in a teasing kind of way.
"Yes. Yes, I did." Was Shadow's simple reply. Not feeling up to coming with a retort, I smiled back at him instead.
Well, the mood was light now after what we had just done, both of us were smiling, and soaking up the good weather.
So how about we ruin it again?
"I hate to bring down our mood, but this does remind me of all those people on the plane." Shadow started up quite the dreary conversation, though I guess it was more appropriate than cracking jokes and taunting eachother.
"Yeah, same here." I sighed and dropped down on the sand next to him as he had kneeled when trying to wash his hands clean.
I honestly didn't try to think about it, Shad's even been trying to keep the topic closed since the last time we discussed it weeks and weeks ago. It worked until situations like this pushed the event back to the front of our minds again.
We already knew two things for certain. Those people were assassinated for this important world-changing meeting they were all heading to and the pilots were the culprits, that's what their sudden disappearance told us anyway. But knowing so didn't make it any easier to deal with.
It was one thing to come across strangers unfortunate enough to come across this place and meet their ends without their loved ones ever knowing what happened to them, but it was entirely different thing when people died on my watch.
I was right there! Shadow was there! The Ultimate lifeform and Mobius' favourite hero! It happened right under our noses!
How could they have poisoned those people without us noticing?
Yeah, we had both been dozing off, but does that really explain how we never noticed?
I guess that's why Shadow wasn't so keen on talking about it either, though he was infinitely more familiar with these kinda situations than I was. The verb 'losing' just wasn't in my personal dictionary.
"What do you think is happening out there right now? With those pilots? With Eggman? The others?" Our disappointment from the day before fresh in our mind, the questions just came pouring out.
Though I try to keep up this positive outlook on life even now, not a day goes by that I don't think about them.
"Well, those pilots, if they truly were assassins, are now living good lives with the money they earned from a job well done, probably paid extra for taking us out in the process. Ivo is most likely growing bored because you're not there to stop him. And our friends and allies are probably doing what they do best; annoy eachother and save the world." Was Shadow's quick answer, something he didn't even need to think twice about.
"Oh, and how would you know?" I asked with a raised eyebrow, pulling my legs up to my chest to rest my elbows on my knees. I referring more to Egghead and our friends. There just was no question of what those two dudes really were.
And yeah, the water of the ocean was soaking through my pants, but that's just something you grow used to over time when living on the beach of an island. At least I wasn't actually in it myself.
"I sometimes forget, but you don't know Ivo the way I do, do you?" Shadow asked, turning his head to look back at me.
"Well, you're both Robotniks. So no, I guess I don't." I responded, shrugging.
They weren't related by blood and had only met just a couple of years ago in possibly the worst and most unhealthy circumstances possible, but they still considered eachother family to some degree. And with that I mean that they didn't let their shared last name get in the way of a battle.
But still, there were some things only family could know, especially with a person as weird as Eggman, no matter how young that bond could be.
"If you're curious, he does actually enjoy your battles. More than he lets on at least. Honestly, if you weren't there to stop him, he'd live a boring life." He told me and I can't help but be surprised.
So for all his attempts to kill me and all his fury and rage whenever I beat him, Eggman still enjoys it somewhere deep down, huh? And here I thought I was the only one who felt that way.
I'd tease him with this little secret my boyfriend let slip, but because of obvious reasons that will have to wait.
"Okay, now what was that about our friends being annoying?" I asked, nudging him with an elbow, causing him to smirk lightly.
"Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't have our inner circle any different, but haven't you noticed how they are all driving eachother insane all the time?" Shad stated in a question, causing a laugh to erupt from me.
"Are you sure that's not just you?" I asked, smirking.
"Oh, I'm positive, Hedgehog. Are you saying that I'm a liar?" Shadow responded, eyes narrowing in a playful glare.
"What if I am? Are you gonna make me pay for it?" I retorted and leant in closer, supporting most of my weight on one arm, my challenging smirk never once fading.
"Depends on how much you deserve it." Leaning in just a little bit closer in turn, it took us a good second to realize just how close we were, our faces only inches apart.
It was so easy to close the gap now, like all those months of tension meant nothing anymore. I don't know exactly who made the first move, but our lips met immediately. Mine pressed deeply against his and our hearts skipped a beat.
They say that this kind of passion, the heated excitement of just being around eachother, the fluttering feeling in our chest, the butterflies in our gut, only lasts the first few couple of months of a relationship. That is if it doesn't already die down sooner.
I genuinely hope it'll stay much longer than that. It isn't a feeling I think I could ever grow tired of.
Our kissing grew more heated as our eyes closed. Shadow's arms wrapped around my neck and mine around his lower back, pulling eachother even closer.
We would've continued, but the moment I tried to slip my tongue between his lips to pretty much initiate the very first make-out session in our fresh and young relationship, Shadow suddenly pushed me away. With his hands on my shoulders did he stare at me in shock, like I had just tried to do something completely foreign to him.
Heh, I sometimes worry because I haven't actually slept with anyone yet myself and now I find out Shadow knows even less than me?! I was worrying for nothing! This is great!
Well, it was for me.
"Uhm... Maybe we shouldn't do this here..." Unusually hesitant, Shadow stood up and took a good step away from me.
I followed his example, soon smirking as I noticed the distance he was keeping.
"What's wrong? This too much for you?" I asked and gestured to my own body, eliciting a short and amused huff out of him.
"Oh sure, that must be it. And certainly not the three graves we just dug." He retorted back in a sarcastic tone, pointing towards the crosses not all that far away from us.
And there goes the mood again.
"Right... That was... Huh..."
"Insensitive? Careless? Thoughtless?"
"You're not helping, Shad." That slight smile returned at my response.
"Let's go back to our camp. We've done all we can here." Shadow stated and I couldn't help but agree.
It was better to return and let this final resting place for these three deceased people stay a place of rest. There wasn't anything else we could do for them.

Back at our fancy shack did we try to get on with our day. Despites the way our morning had started out for us, what we did wasn't exactly a pleasant job, we tried to find something to brighten up our mood.
Everything was so strangely quiet now and I didn't like it. And this time the tension between us wasn't caused by some callous action of mine.
But no matter how hard you want to try, sometimes you just can't stop a bad day from growing even worse.
We were standing at our signal fire, which was still proving useless so far even now that it was burning so bright and fierce. We were getting rid of our makeshift shovels. They had broken somewhere along the way and had no value for us anymore, so we decided to add them to our pyre instead. That way they could still be of use to us after all.
It changed little to our pile. It was still as hot, big, and loud as ever.
But it was then that we noticed, as we turned to our camp to keep our other, smaller fire going to scare off animals and critters alike, that we noticed something strange in the sky.
"Sonic..." Shadow called my name to turn my attention to it aswell, even though I was already looking at it.
Something was falling, shooting through the sky. And what was that it left behind? Was that a smoke plume? A trail?
My eyes squinted as if that could help me get a better look at what I was seeing. It was definitely coming straight for our island, could impact it at any second. Without a doubt it would be loud and we would feel the tremors even from here, but at least we'd still be safe from it at this distance.
When it did and the two of us had to brace ourselves at the loud bang that hurt our eardrums, that's when it suddenly hit me. Shadow seemed to realize it too.
"It's an Eggman robot!" We exclaimed at the same time and a new sense of hope welled up within.
"Come on!" I told him and we both hurried over to where it crashed, the smoke telling us exactly where to look.
What should've been nearly an hour of walking to a cliff far from our home turned into a full-out sprint that took us there in just a few seconds, in time to catch the robotic object that just fell from the sky.
I don't think I've ever been more happy to see one of Egghead's robots than today. The color scheme of red, yellow, and black, his logo and ego plastered all over this thing, I never thought I'd ever miss seeing one of his pieces of junk, especially when it was made to destroy.
But here we were and here it was. Just seeing that thing, broken as it was, felt like a miracle!
Shadow was especially happy with this new turn of events.
"Yes... Yes! This is it! Sonic, it's our way home!" He could barely contain his happiness, much like yesterday when we found that oh so promising boat.
I couldn't really follow, though.
"What? This thing? How?" I asked, watching the darker hedgehog approach the robot with hurry and kneel next to it.
It was a classic badnik, one that was still so round and wasn't all that big. It was all torn up and I could recognize that technique from anywhere. It was definitely Knux who did this!
Of course those guys were doing great in keeping the world safe in my place. Though saving people was my life and has been for a long time now, I still can't help but feel glad that they're doing just fine without me.
I watched as Shadow pulled the broken robot's chest plate away with ease, revealing its wiring and inner skeletal structure inside. I just stood there and stared at what he was doing, clueless as to how this thing could possibly help us.
"Yes, it's still working!" He stated, out of nowhere even more excited for reasons that were beyond me as I still had no clue.
He pulled something out of the robot's chest, a small grey and rectangular box held in both of his hands with numbers in bright red LED-lights. The box was still connected with wires to the energy source, the battery, that kept this thing going.
"You see this?" Shadow asked, showing me those numbers. I figured this was the part where he would give me an explanation, so I nodded.
"These are our coordinates. Every single one of Eggman's creations have random numbers set. In order to prevent his technology from falling into the wrong hands, he's programmed his robots to launch towards these set coordinates." He said, which was something I actually didn't know.
Heh, imagine that. Years of battling him and his creations and I didn't know that.
"They are all connected to the base he's currently in. If I somehow reroute this thing to send these exact coordinates back to Eggman, he might be curious enough to check it out and that could mean our rescue!" Shadow continued before rummaging back inside the robot, determined to see this plan through.
Lucky me! Not only is my little bro a genius, but my boyfriend's got some smarts too!
"Now I may not be as handy in technology as Tails or Eggman, but I think I can accomplish this somehow. Even without the proper tools." I was perfectly okay with sitting back and letting him do all the talking and work, arms crossed and a smile on my muzzle. There wasn't much I could do here now anyway.
But I can't help but notice that, while Shadow's undivided attention was on the inside of the robot's chest cavity to search for whatever he needed to bring this mission to a success, the box with the coordinates was hanging outside by its wires.
And a very small extra series of numbers on the side in those same red lights was quickly counting down. An eyebrow of mine raised in confusion when I noticed it.
By the time I realized what it was, really there weren't even a couple of seconds left, the counter had already reached zero.
"Shadow!" I didn't think twice about reacting, the action just came as natural to me as breathing, especially after all of these years of saving others.
Just before the broken robot would be destroyed in an explosion that I would rather not find out would do what to Shadow, I rushed forward to grab him in the nick of time. The thing went off right as we reached the very edge of the cliff, the heat of it signing parts of fur and quills told us we were only just out of reach. The shockwave of it just nearly didn't send us plummeting off the cliff.
A long silent moment passed as we let the ringing in our ears settle and realisation kick in, Shadow unceremoniously slung over my shoulder in my hurry to get him to safety.
"Well... That's new." I chuckled nervously, trying to not let this stinging sensation of disappointment get to me too much.
Shadow decided not to be the bigger man in this situation.
"Are you kidding me?!" Struggling fiercely to get out of my grip, he got back on his own two feet and made way for the smoking scattered remains of the bot, his Chaos Energy rising to a whole new level.
"We wait nearly five damn months for rescue and this is what we get?! Two fake-outs in a single week?!" You know, Rouge told me more than once that Shadow's temper had calmed down a lot since we first met, for obvious reasons trying to put in a good word for him.
And yes, that was true, but sometimes it did still rear its ugly head. This was one of said scary moments.
Shouting and cursing, Shadow let this entire island know of his frustrations and his apparent need for sanitary facilities as his powers raged beneath his skin, his blood boiling.
I'd calm him down, but as I could feel a Chaos Blast coming up, I figured I should probably keep a safe distance for now.
Needless to say, that cliff looked a whole lot different by the time that day ended.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
page
1
page
2
page
3
page
4
page
5
page
6
page
7
page
8
page
9
page
10
page
11
page
12
page
13
page
14
page
15
page
16
page
17
page
18
page
19
page
20
page
21
page
22
page
23
page
24
page
25
page
26
page
27
page
28
page
29
page
30
page
31
page
32
page
33
page
34
page
35
page
36
page
37
page
38
page
39
page
40
page
41
page
42
page
43
page
44
page
45
page
46
page
47
page
48
page
49
page
50
page
51
page
52
page
53
page
54
page
55
page
56
page
57
page
58
page
59
page
60
page
61
page
62
page
63
page
64
page
65
page
66
page
67
page
68
page
69
page
70
page
71
page
72
page
73
page
74
page
75
page
76
page
77
page
78
page
79
page
80
page
81
page
82
page
83
page
84
page
85
page
86
page
87
page
88
page
89
page
90
page
91
page
92
page
93
page
94
page
95
page
96
page
97
page
98
page
99
page
100
page
101
page
102
page
103
page
104
page
105
page
106
page
107
page
108
page
109
page
110
page
111
page
112
page
113
page
114
page
115
page
116
page
117
page
118
page
119
page
120
page
121
page
122
page
123
page
124
page
125
page
126
page
127
page
128
page
129
page
130
page
131
page
132
page
133
page
134
page
135
page
136
page
137
page
138
page
139
page
140
page
141
page
142
page
143
page
144
page
145
page
146
page
147
page
148
page
149
page
150
page
151
page
152
page
153
page
154
page
155
page
156
page
157
page
158
page
159
page
160
page
161
page
162
page
163
page
164
page
165
page
166
page
167
page
168
page
169
page
170
page
171
page
172
page
173
page
174
page
175
page
176
page
177
page
178
page
179
page
180
page
181
page
182
page
183
page
184
page
185
page
186
page
187
page
188
page
189
page
190
page
191
page
192
page
193
page
194
page
195
page
196
page
197
page
198
page
199
page
200
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
next
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
previous
page
 
 
page
1
page
2
page
3
page
4
page
5
page
6
page
7
page
8
page
9
page
10
page
11
page
12
page
13
page
14
page
15
page
16
page
17
page
18
page
19
page
20
page
21
page
22
page
23
page
24
page
25
page
26
page
27
page
28
page
29
page
30
page
31
page
32
page
33
page
34
page
35
page
36
page
37
page
38
page
39
page
40
page
41
page
42
page
43
page
44
page
45
page
46
page
47
page
48
page
49
page
50
page
51
page
52
page
53
page
54
page
55
page
56
page
57
page
58
page
59
page
60
page
61
page
62
page
63
page
64
page
65
page
66
page
67
page
68
page
69
page
70
page
71
page
72
page
73
page
74
page
75
page
76
page
77
page
78
page
79
page
80
page
81
page
82
page
83
page
84
page
85
page
86
page
87
page
88
page
89
page
90
page
91
page
92
page
93
page
94
page
95
page
96
page
97
page
98
page
99
page
100
page
101
page
102
page
103
page
104
page
105
page
106
page
107
page
108
page
109
page
110
page
111
page
112
page
113
page
114
page
115
page
116
page
117
page
118
page
119
page
120
page
121
page
122
page
123
page
124
page
125
page
126
page
127
page
128
page
129
page
130
page
131
page
132
page
133
page
134
page
135
page
136
page
137
page
138
page
139
page
140
page
141
page
142
page
143
page
144
page
145
page
146
page
147
page
148
page
149
page
150
page
151
page
152
page
153
page
154
page
155
page
156
page
157
page
158
page
159
page
160
page
161
page
162
page
163
page
164
page
165
page
166
page
167
page
168
page
169
page
170
page
171
page
172
page
173
page
174
page
175
page
176
page
177
page
178
page
179
page
180
page
181
page
182
page
183
page
184
page
185
page
186
page
187
page
188
page
189
page
190
page
191
page
192
page
193
page
194
page
195
page
196
page
197
page
198
page
199
page
200
The Island: Chapter 3
Last in pool
Hi everybody! :D
I haven't been on Inkbunny for weeks! :D
But I'm back now. Sorta.

I actually finished this a couple of days ago, but I didn't quite take the time to upload it onto Inkbunny yet.
It's here now, though!

This counts as general, right?

Keywords
male 690,114, sonic the hedgehog 31,737, shadow the hedgehog 9,478, hedgehogs 6,942, sonadow 6,731, c-boy 989, shadow uke 410, sonic seme 154, male/c-boy 41, stranded 28
Details
Type: Writing - Document
Published: 1 year, 10 months ago
Rating: General

MD5 Hash for Page 1... Show Find Identical Posts [?]
Stats
182 views
15 favorites
15 comments

BBCode Tags Show [?]
 
Ithiliam
1 year, 10 months ago
Yay!! New part!!

Aww poor Sonic and Shadow not finding a way to get back home. At least they got that yummy junk food. :D
SonadowKokoro100
1 year, 10 months ago
Yup, it seems like fate or the writer*coughcough* doesn't want them to leave yet.
So yes, it is a good thing that they now have junkfood to comfort them. Well... Junkfood and eachother. ;D
AerinPierce
1 year, 10 months ago
Well, imagine that, I'd actually started to wonder if something had happened to you after the radio silence had been happening for a while, but I'm glad to see this continuation, as well as them dealing with things like the two lovers. I also can't say I'm surprised they aren't getting off the island just yet, but I must also admit for a moment there I did question, will they get off? That said I am enjoying the two of them,being close, and watching their highs and lows play out as I'm reading, it's a most interesting tale you are telling us, and I as always eagerly await the next installment.
SonadowKokoro100
1 year, 10 months ago
Yeah, I felt like Sonadow needed to address the Two Lovers. Though I wasn't entirely sure of writing the 'funeral' scene, I could have them just leave those two skeletons lying around, especially with what I have planned for these two in the near future.
And now, they won't be getting off anytime soon. Sonic is not taking the chance to run into the open ocean so long as there will be the chance of him plummeting into the water and drowning and Shadow will only be able to get them off with an emerald. Either something lucky happens or they stay stuck on that Island until I say otherwise, haha.
Out of all the Sonadow stories I've written, I feel like I have done the best job at their chemistry here. It might be wishful thinking, but I do hope they come off as natural to those that read this fic  as they do to me when I write them. I honestly do enjoy writing them here than I do in any other fic.
AerinPierce
1 year, 10 months ago
They are coming off splendidly hun, your doing a great job as usual with this story it's one I'm enjoying the ride quite a bit.
SukiChan
1 year, 10 months ago
Omg, yes, finally!
I absolutely loved this one, as the others aswell but by that little heat of the moment I guess that the smut is coming soon right? Cause of it is, then: Fucj, yeah! 8D
But don't underestimate me, I love he fluff you writing, it's so sweet how they threat each other now even if they are not so experienced on this, Shadow more than SonSon. :')
But your explanation of the feelings just killed me; in my opinion it was the cherry on top for describing it so good, making us get so touched by it. :'0
But I have to admit the two false-alarms were pretty sad, but still, we got some funny moments from it. I just love so much how Shad loose his temper. X3
Btw, glad you are back! I missed you. ♡
SonadowKokoro100
1 year, 10 months ago
Yes, we are now four long chapters into the story, 14 chapters if you're also following this fic on FF.Net, and there will be a minor time-skip in the next installment. Smutt is bound to come sooner or later. XD
Poor Shad is trying so hard to survive, to keep Sonic healthy, and his temper in control. All he wants is to go home and fate*coughs*me*coughs* won't allow it. XD
I'm glad to be back. ^^
Darkravenrose
1 year, 10 months ago
Yay your back!💖
I haven't even read the story yet but I wanted to say so glad you're back. And I found something that you might like.
https://youtu.be/CHKO0sx2YKg
SonadowKokoro100
1 year, 10 months ago
That was the most adorable YouTube video I have ever seen! D8<
Darkravenrose
1 year, 10 months ago
Aww! I thought it was too.
I found another one about a hedgehog that escapes the vet's office and they spent over 20 minutes trying to find him and they finally do but the guy that's rescuing him is calling him like swine and hogget and all the cute names.
https://youtu.be/wl6atdB3gcg
SonadowKokoro100
1 year, 9 months ago
Oh hahaha! That was so sweet! That hedgehog went on an adventure! XD
jessicashadow
1 year, 10 months ago
Another great chapter! So many chances they could have got back home too! haha but something tells me they wont get back home for quite awhile XD This island is keeping them there because it ships them haha get it?
SonadowKokoro100
1 year, 10 months ago
Yush, so many chances and I made them miss every single one! Haha! XD
Haha, of course, the Island ships them! It's the founder of their fanclub and it shall go down with this ship! Why else would they be stuck there for so long? XD
BlazePyro
1 year, 9 months ago
I should make a proper review to this! But I am so busy since I started school! One thing for sure, this is a work of art. I am so flipping happy ur making this story. Amazing kokoro!
SonadowKokoro100
1 year, 9 months ago
I'm really glad you're loving this so. I am working to finish the next chapter soon! X3
New Comment:
Move reply box to top
Log in or create an account to comment.