The next day in Station Square seemed as normal as ever. But for Tails, it was a day of having difficulty focusing, because he could not stop thinking about the mysterious hedgehog that helped him so. Most of the people that walked by Tails when he was being bullied would just continue to walk by. In a big city like Station Square, it was hard to find people with that much courage.
Nonetheless, Tails went to Station Square Middle School with every intention to excel as much as he usually did. He walked up the small white stair case, and pushed through the heavy double doors to enter the center of learning.
Tails turned around and saw that it was his friend Amy Rose. A bubbly pink hedgehog with the heart of gold. She was the kind of girl where nothing should be able to bring her day down. But interestingly enough, the one factor that isn't visible when you look at Amy is her tempter. She had quite the temper problem, and it's what kept a beautiful girl like her off the popular kids table.
“Oh, hey Amy,” Tails said.
“You weren't there when I called you last night. Were you being held up on the streets again?” Amy asked.
“Well um, there's a funny story about that.”
“Tails, you know I could have walked with you. Because of the you know, the new ACCESSORY I got.”
“Amy, just because you have a hammer doesn't mean you can protect me.”
“Wanna bet?” Amy then took out the huge hammer she now carried around. Red and yellow in color, its pretty image would make enemies feel a bit too complacent before the hammer were to carry out its final smash.
“Wait, you took it to school?”
“Doesn't it make the cutest accessory?”
Tails chuckled. “Sure Amy.”
“Anyway, what's your funny story?”
Tails then proceeded to explain what had happened to him last night at sunset. He had much enthusiasm in his tone, as the words of his excitement flowed effortlessly. Tails always wanted to be the one to make an important new discovery. He was an enormous science fanatic, and any abnormalities immensely interested him.
“You saw a hedgehog do all this?” Amy asked sounding skeptical.
“I know it's crazy but it's true!”
“Well do you know who he is?”
“Um...well no, but he did leave this behind.”
Tails took out the dirty wristband he found, pointing to the name that was engraved into the object.
“Sonic?” Amy asked.
“It's a cool name isn't it?”
“I guess so. Maybe we can look him up on the computer.”
“Hmm, I guess I can't be the only person he's saved!”
It was settled. After the two finished all their classes, they would go visit the school's library and do some research on this mysterious hedgehog together. Tails did his best to keep focused on the subjects at matter, while Amy tried her best to not be annoyed with not understanding the material.
As much as he tried, Tails could not completely forget about the hedgehog. Seeing someone selflessly help him like that was a new and pleasant surprise. He didn't have to bottle up his emotions from his parents that night, because there weren't any negative feelings to bottle up. This Sonic was like this awesome comic book hero, only he wasn't a character of fiction of course.
Amy meanwhile wasn't nearly as excited, as she knew how easily excited Tails could get. But there wasn't any reason that what Tails was saying wasn't true. Besides, she wanted to play along with him anyway because it made him happy. In a place where bullies were thriving, constantly beheading the weak, these wild adventures are what kept Tails going. She couldn't help it. Can I really believe there's a hedgehog out there who attacked people rolled up in a ball and ran at the speed of light?
Amy was a good friend of Tails, and would do anything to keep him happy.
When school finally passed by, the two friends immediately met up in the library. Its bland tastes in color was made up with the rows of books that lied throughout the entire area, each one adding its own color to the room. Well, it did for Tails anyway. To Amy, it only made the library even less desirable.
The two grabbed a computer and Tails immediately began searching.
“What are you going to even search?” Amy asked.
“Don't you remember who my dad works for Amy?” Tails asked.
“Of course I know your dad works for the pres...”
“Shh!” Tails suddenly said. “It's a secret.”
“Right, sorry.” Amy blushed a bit. It was surprisingly easy to forget how Tails' dad was an important person to the most powerful person in the world. But Tails himself doesn't get many details on his father's job, and what he is told makes little sense to him. All Tails was told was his father was very important. Tails had tried to learn more in the past, but his computer skills were still in development being a twelve year old.
“Anyway, he has access to this country's database of its citizens. And I know the password to my dad's account.”
“He didn't just give it to you did he?”
“Of course not. I just know a little too much about my dad.” Tails typed some more and then a look of satisfaction came to his face. “There, we're in. Now to search for......Sonic.......male hedgehog.”
The two awaited for the results. Many male hedgehogs with the name Sonic came up, but Tails immediately recognized the Sonic he was looking for.
“There he is!” Tails clicked and took a look at this person's profile. But one fact on it immediately took both of their eyes.
“Wanted by GUN?” Amy asked.
“But...he helped me last night,” Tails stated. “Surely he didn't do anything bad.”
GUN was the country's powerhouse military service. Which contained all sorts of divisions directed to one of the major crisis that plagued the country. So to think that this Sonic was one of them only intrigued the two even more. So they continued to read on. Sonic's profile was not too long. He was found on the streets by an orphan mother. So his parents were unknown. He stayed in the Roseland Home until age 5 where he ran away when he found out...
“The government wants to do tests on him,” Tails said.
“Because he could do what you saw him do,” Amy concluded.
“Apparently before he ran away, he ruined the orphan home when he destroyed it with his mysterious powers. If he did find out he would be tested, it's no wonder he ran away.”
“And he was never seen since.”
“His speed must make it easy to run away. But imagine not being able to settle down and live life for ten years...”
Amy still had difficulty digesting that Tails was not kidding, and that there really was this mysterious hedgehog out there. A hedgehog that was still in this city. Amy couldn't find herself looking away from the picture. Those brave green eyes, that muscular body, and the lush, cool, blue spikes, with the face of a warrior. A smile crept to Amy's face as her heart began pumping rapidly.
“W-what?” Amy asked realizing how far off her mind just wandered off.
“Do you want to help me find-”
“YES! Let's find this guy now!” Amy then began to run out of the library at a speed faster then what Tails was used to.
“But what about our homework?”
“It can wait!”