Sonic knew that he was making a scene with all of the residual noise, which would bring concern to not only his siblings but worse his mother, but he didn't care. He stayed hunched over, curling into himself, on the floor repeating the same mantra in his mind.
I knew I should've stayed quiet.
Now they know my secret.
They must think I'm some kind of freak.
You're nothing but a disgusting fa-
Jolting his head up and looking at the door made him notice the wetness of his cheeks; he was too caught up in his thoughts to realize he was crying. Using his right arm, he wiped away his tears and any other signs that he was crying.
"Sonic, please unlock the door!''
By the sound of it, it seemed like it was just Sonia and possibly Manic barging at the door, so he was somewhat relieved. Albeit he still was not in the mood for company, so he didn't budge from his spot.
"Leave me alone...'', he finally responded.
There was a bit of mumbling at the other side of the door that he couldn't quite make out, but he knew it wasn't a good sign. After a few moments, he heard the sound of footsteps coming up the stairs. He knew who it was, he wasn't looking forward to confronting them though.
"Sonic honey, unlock the door!''
He didn't move.
"Sonic... please", she pleaded.
The woman sighed. "Your brother and sister told me what happened in the car, and I think we all know what's happening'', she started.
"You're embarrassed about what you said, and you're scared of what we possibly think of you now" He held his breath.
"Well, I'm here to tell you that it's okay. Nothing has changed about our perception of you, honey. We still love you."
After taking a moment to digest his mother's words, he gingerly walked over to unlatch the door. Slowly opening the door allowed him to see the proud smile on her lips, along with the cautious expression of his siblings. Once again becoming overwhelmed by emotions he lunged onto his mother and held her tight. Tears began to flow for a second time, but he let them. Feeling all three pairs of arms wrap around him had him know that he was safe and that nothing would tear them apart.
"I love you guys, too.''
Now there was only one other person to tell, but that would have to be another day.
... at least it would've been if not for his accident.