Tale as old as Time chapter 3
Back in the castle where Sonic was in his girly guestroom. He felt kinda tired. He went towards a cute and girly wardrobe and opened it to find some nightclothes. A living wardrobe door handed him a gown.
"Thanks!" said Sonic.
"You're welcome!" said a female child voiced wardrobe.
When Sonic was about to go to bed, he stopped and slowly turned around to see the wardrobe.
"Hello!" smiled the wardrobe.
Sonic freaked out and he turned around to see a Latin fancy mirror.
"Hola, Señor!" greeted the female mirror.
Sonic got very shocked, surprised, stunned and amazed to see talking objects as he sat on.
"You... you're moving.. And talking.." stuttered Sonic.
"Si, Señor!" said the mirror.
"Am I dreaming?" asked Sonic felt kinda confused and dizzy.
"No, sir. This is real." said the wardrobe.
"Sorry, ladies. I've never seen moving and talking objects." Sonic apologised.
"That's alright, sir! My name is Melissa Whitney Sparkle! And I'm the royal dresser." smiled the wardrobe.
"And my name is Monica Glamora, Melissa's assistant!" smiled the mirror.
"I'm Sonic." said Sonic.
"It's very nice to meet you, Señor Sonic! And welcome to the castle!" smiled Monica.
"It's been a long time we had guests." said Melissa.
"Si!" Monica agreed to Melissa.
Sonic started to feel curious about the castle that had moving and talking objects and furnitures.
"This castle is so extraordinary. I think I need to look around." said Sonic.
"Si, Señor! Except for the West Wing. The master's orders." said Monica.
"Okay." said Sonic as he went out of the room and looked around in the castle and he saw more living objects. And then, Sonic went into the dining room were Knuckles, Rouge, Vanilla and Cream showed up.
"Good evening, Monsieur! I'm Knuckles and I'm the head of the household." Knuckles greeted.
"En chante! I'm Rouge!" said Rouge with a wink.
"I'm Vanilla, and this is my daughter Cream!" Vanilla smiled.
"Hello!" Cream smiled.
"It's very nice to meet you! My name is Sonic! Sonic smiled.
"Would you like a cup of tea and some croissants, my dear?" asked Vanilla sweetly.
"Why yes, madame?" Sonic replied with a smile.
Sonic sat on a table and the servants served him a nice cup of tea and some fresh baked croissants while the servants entertained him with their best talents they ever did, much to Sonic's amusement and he applauded.
"Wow! That was amazing! This is the first time I've been in an enchanted castle!" Sonic smiled.
"Enchanted? Who said anything about an enchanted castle?" said Knuckles sheepishly. And then he turned around glaring at Rouge.
"It was you, wasn't it?" He yelled at her.
"Me? Nonsense!" said Rouge looking innocent.
"I figured it out for myself. I'd like to look around in the castle." said Sonic.
"You mean a tour?" asked Rouge.
Sonic nodded. But Knuckles whispered to her.
"Wait a minute, Rouge! I'm not certain it's a good idea. We can't let him poking around in certain places. You know what I mean." Knuckles whispered.
"Maybe you could take me. I'm sure you know everything there is to know about the castle, do you?" Sonic smirked at Knuckles.
"Fine." said Knuckles.
When Knuckles and Rouge took Sonic a tour around the castle, he saw the West Wing. He couldn't resist being curious despite he was being told not go in there by everyone in the castle. Sonic sneaked into the West Wing with Knuckles and Rouge noticing. He went inside Shadow's room and explored it. He saw an old portrait of a familiar black hedgehog, he realised that the werehog and the hedgehog were the same person. Then, he saw the enchanted blue rose in a glass cover. He removed the glass cover and when Sonic was about to touch the rose, Shadow rushed in and placed the glass cover back the way it was. He turned around and glared angrily at Sonic.
"Why did you come here? I warned you never to come here!" Shadow snarled.
"I'm sorry! I didn't mean any harm?" said Sonic frightened and backed away.
"Do you realise what you could have done? You could have damaged the rose! GET OUT!" Shadow roared with anger which caused Sonic to run away! Shadow turned to see the rose that one petal fell. He was despaired.
Sonic rushed down to the hall. And the servants saw him who was about to leave.
"Sonic! Where are you going?" asked Rouge.
"Sorry! Promise or no promise! I can't stay here in another minute!" Sonic panicked as he hopped into Lightning's back and ran off into the forest from the castle.
When Sonic and Lighting kept running in the snow storm, they got chased by a pack of wolves. They got cornered. Lightning was a very tough horse and kicked some of the with his hoofs and Sonic used a branch to hit the other wolves but one of them pounced onto Sonic. Suddenly Shadow showed up and tossed the wolf away. It was a real fight between Shadow and a pack of wolves. After the fight, the wolves ran off with fear and Shadow was unconscious and wounded. Sonic and Lightning took Shadow back to the castle with him. Later, when they were back into the castle, Sonic tried to nurse Shadow's wounds but Shadow wasn't stood still, so it stinged so much.
"That hurts!" Shadow roared in pain.
"If you'd hold still, it wouldn't hurt as much!" Sonic argued.
"Well, if you hadn't run away, none of this would have happened!" Shadow argued back.
"Well, if you hadn't frightened me, I wouldn't have run away!" yelled Sonic
"Well, you shouldn't have been in the West Wing!" yelled Shadow.
"Well, you should learn to control your temper!" said Sonic.
When Shadow was about to say anything, he realised that Sonic was right while keeps nursing Shadow.
"By the way, thanks for saving my life." blushed Sonic.
"You're welcome." Shadow smiled and blushed.
Meanwhile in the tavern where Tommy Thunder, Dixon and an asylum caretaker Dr. Finitevus the white Echidna had a meeting.
"I don't usually leave the asylum in the middle of the night but they said you make it worth my while." said Finitevus.
Tommy gave him a sack of gold coins.
"Ah, I'm listening." Finitevus said as he was delighted with the gold.
"It's like this! I've decided to marry Sonic, but he needs alittle persuation! Everyone knows his uncle is crazy! He was here tonight and raving about a werehog in the castle." Tommy said.
"Sir Charles is harmless." Finitevus said.
"The point is Sonic will do anything to keep his uncle from being locked up." Tommy continued.
"So, you want me to throw his uncle away in the asylum unless Sonic agrees to marry you, isn't that right?" asked Finitevus.
"That's right!" Tommy nodded.
"Oh dear! That is despicable!" Finitevus said with as sad face, but then he smiled very evilly. "But amusing!"
In the house, Chuck was off to go back to the castle and save Sonic. While he was off, Tommy and Dixon came into the house and searched for Sonic and his uncle but no one was home.
"Oh well, we tried. Let's go!" said Dixon as he was leaving the house.
"They'll be back sometime, and when they do, we'll be ready for them. Dixon, you stay outside this house and don't move until Sonic and his uncle come home!" Tommy ordered as he left Dixon behind in the cold snow by the porch, much to Dixon's disappointment.
To be continued..