Sonic GeneX - The Series: Zodiac in Time
Mini Episode - Odd Couple
Note: Sonic the Hedgehog and related characters are (c) SEGA and
Sonic Team. You knew that, right?
GeneX and related fanchars are (c) 2BIT (TheGreatGator), the author.
Sonic & Tails living together under the same roof, what could make more sense? As much a match made in heaven as it sounds, the move was still certainly a rough adjustment for one of them... It started with Tails being awoken every night to the sound of Sonic's loud snoring...from DOWNSTAIRS. The snores would turn to strange moans as Tails tossed and turned, hiding his ears under his pillow to escape the noise. This was only the beginning. Sonic would often interrupt Tails as he worked on building and fixing things, asking where something or other was. "Hey, Tails! Where's your towels?" he asked, dripping wet. It'd take him two seconds to run through the house to find things, Tails thought with an eye roll. "Where's the remote?" "Where's your quill trimmers?" "Did you see where I left my shoes?" Tails collapsed into his seat after a while with a groan. "I can't get any work done! Ugh... I need a glass of water..." he grumbled, walking towards the kitchen only to randomly trip over something and land flat on his face! "Sonic! I found your shoes!" he growled.
It only got crazier from there. Tails would often return to his living room and kitchen from the garage after a day of tinkering to find the place a total mess. Chili spatters everywhere. "Soniiic... You can make a mess at the speed of sound, why can't you clean it up just as fast!?" he asked, his eye twitching in suppressed anger. "Huh? Oh, I can... I just... didn't yet." Sonic replied from his seat, burping loudly. Tails climbed upstairs, heading for a closet where he thought he might have stashed some spare light bulbs he needed. Opening up the closet, he was suddenly buried under an avalanche of gold rings, the only sound he can hear being the crashing sound they make when they go flying! "SONIC!!" he cried, "...Now I'm sorry I wondered where you keep all those rings..." he groaned. Sonic ran up, looked at the mess, and then sped back with a broom. "Sorry, bro! I was savin' them for a rainy day! Never know when we'll have seven emeralds but need 50 rings!" he chuckled softly.
This was just about the last straw for Tails, and Sonic's snoring that night was pushing him over the edge. It had been days. Maybe weeks. He couldn't take it much longer. He climbed out of bed and clutched a Piko Piko Hammer Amy had left at his workshop once. "Sonic must leave... Must leave..." he said drowsily. As he crept down to his living room couch where Sonic was sleeping, though, he heard Sonic begin to moan. Then he realized it wasn't moaning... Sonic was talking in his sleep. "No... no, Eggman... Not tofu..." he murmured. He was having a nightmare? "Wait... Tails??" Tails stopped in his tracks. A snore told him Sonic was still asleep. But then...was he in Sonic's dream? "No, Tails, stay back... Eggman... Infinite, don't! T-take me instead... D-don't hurt... Don't kill Tails!! N-nooo!!" he babbled, shaking frantically on the sofa. Tails lowered the hammer, dropping it at his side. "Sonic..." he sighed, rushing over to shake him awake. "Huh? Wha?? What's happening? You alright, bro?" Sonic babbled. Tails hugged him. "You thought Eggman killed me... I'm so sorry, Sonic... I know what that's like; I thought he killed you." he sniffled. Sonic gently hugged him back. "Talkin' in my sleep, was I? Sorry, Tails... That's how Eggman tortured me for six months... let me think you were dead. I had to pretend everything was fine. Couldn't let everyone think he'd broken me...'specially not him..." he sighed. Tails couldn't throw him out after hearing this. They'd just have to work things out. "We're okay now, Sonic." he said with a smile, looking around, "But seriously, you gotta clean up after yourself." he sighed, noting the mess. Sonic chuckled softly, "Okay, little buddy... I promise."