“See? I told you that you’re fluffy.”
“Heheh! Shads, stop it!”
His only intentions had been to help Sonic heal. He’d only meant to help him overcome his trauma and depression. Or so Shadow had told himself. Upon self-reflection, he had to admit there was more to it than simply helping his rival recover from the abuse inflicted on him while on Moebius. From the moment he’d seen Sonic so bruised and defeated, it had changed everything.
His rival wasn’t as much of a rival as he’d originally been, and had been more of a friend than such for some time now. Shadow’s respect had grown greatly for the blue hedgehog, and he’d come to admire his determination to always do what was right. But stubbornly he’d always let Sonic’s mischievous and impulsive side keep him from ever looking deeper into what he liked most about him. He hadn’t known just how much he valued the hero until he’d nearly lost him. Now, he couldn’t imagine living without him. Loved had bloomed, its roots binding their souls together.
Months had passed since Sonic’s rescue, and Shadow took him to more places. They went out every day, now. With the nightmares fading he didn’t always sleep at Shadow’s, sometimes spending the night back with Tails at their workshop home. Then the best thing happened; Sonic’s smile returned. Not the faint traces of a smile, but an honest, genuine grin of enjoyment. It had been seemingly over the smallest of things, while picking flowers in the woods. They’d sat together in the shade of a tree, the blue hedgehog enjoying the feel of his cheek against Shadow’s chest fur. Really, he was envious of it, and said so. “It’s so fluffy! I don’t get why I can’t grow fur like that.” He said, getting to his feet.
Shadow snorted with amusement at his boyfriend’s fake pout, following him. “You’re fluffy too. Here. I’ll prove it.” Stepping in front of Sonic, Shadow began ruffling the rich blue and peach fur, at times nearly tickling the other in the process. “Here.” He fluffed the fur on his belly. “Here.” His rib cage. “And...” He ruffled Sonic’s forehead, before leaning in to steal a quick kiss. “Here. See, I told you that you’re fluffy.” It amused him that it took so little for Sonic to be unable hold back his chuckles, twitching at the ticklish, teasing touches. “Heheh, Shads, stop it!” Gently grabbing the offending hand, the blue hedgehog pushed it away before leaning in for another kiss. “I get it though. Thanks. For everything.” He couldn’t count how much he owed Shadow for pulling him out of the dark, and Shadow didn’t need anything back except for Sonic’s happiness.
, sonic the hedgehog
, shadow the hedgehog
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15 Apr 2019 10:37 CEST
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