Is this what my life has been all along? Just one bitter memory that has wrapped itself around my mind and squeezed until all logic is left? Thoughts in that I refer to as Memories of Blood, or otherwise known as Hell. Honestly, was this always what awaited me in the end? Yes, I figured as much.
I can't even remember what life was like before you bought me. Before all the love and tender touches that was replaced so easily with hard punches and rough kicks. Now I have nothing to look forward to when the sun begins to set and I return to you once more. Will you pound me into the bed tonight out of lust, not love or will you just lock me outside the palace all night in the cold again? Either way, it leaves me broken.
It's too late for me to turn back; I have nothing left to live for. You were my only one, Scourge. I know that after what I did you could never forgive me. I lost the only thing you ever wanted, an heir to your kingdom. But I can't go back, I can't change what happened. If only I had not had a miscarriage, what might have been our life together? Would you still have loved me? Would you have finally viewed me as a mate and not a slave? Things I will never know, because you already gave up on me.
I've given up as well. I can't live in a world without you by my side, my king. First, my master Shadow died trying to protect me and now you no longer want me. I've given everything to you and all I ever wanted was your love in return, but you will no longer give that to me. So I will not tell you about this pup which I now carry, but I will instead end both our lives and save you the trouble. I bet you've wished for my death anyway.
However, I dread ending my life and the little one inside me. I might be able to take my own, but what about the other life you helped prove inside me? I guess it's silly really, like you even care about what happens to us now. We mean nothing to you and I begin to wonder if I never did. It won't stop me though; it's already too late for that. My life or my child's is nothing without you...
I feel completely empty as I bring the blade to my wrist, slowly and easily cutting the peach flesh deep. I laugh lightly, thinking how before you might have stopped me. But now...Even if you walked in right now...I doubt it. You never never will care for me again.
Seemingly I can only remember the good times as my mind weakens further. My body is tired and my mind is slipping. Though, I couldn't stop myself from writing you a small note on the floor in my own blood. Just so you know...
'I still love you, Master.'
And the world goes totally black.
'Godammit, Sonic, please wake up. Please...'
Why is there someone talking to me? They sound so loud and clear, so familiar.
'Sonikuu... I'm sorry.'
Scourge ? But
I open my eyes slowly to come face to face with a bleach white wall, oddly like one in a hospital. Wait, hospital? I blink a few times to focus my sight before something... or someone squeezes my hand and I turn my head slowly. A splash of emerald green is what I see from the person with their head down on the side of my bed, their hand in my own.
"Master...?" I choke out, my voice being too dry for my own good.
His head shoots up quickly, artic blue orbs staring at me in surprise. He looks shocked to say the least, and his eyes give out the impression he might have been crying. No, he has been as a single tear streaks down his moist cheeks.
"Oh god, Sonic, I'm... I'm so sorry. I'm so... sorry." His voice is a little forced, like he's not use to saying the words in which he had spoken.
"Why...?" I honestly wonder what makes him even care at all. Why is he here holding my hand and even crying...?
"Because...I still love you too," he keeps eye contact with me and places a free hand on my stomach. My eyes fill with tears and I glance down, suddenly remembering the pup inside that I was carrying.
"And the baby...?" I ask, swallowing hard, still feeling the cool emerald collar around my neck. Surely they wouldn't have had time to save it, meaning once more I'd lost the king's heir.
"Fine...I found you soon enough to get you to a doctor. They said you and the baby will be fine..." he trailed off, taking a quite breath. Averting his eyes from Sonic he continued, "Uh, I know it might be hard... But will you... Forgive me and please take me back?"
"I was never mad at you, Master hurt sure, but I love you." I smiled tiredly at him, giving his hand a squeeze. "I always hoped you'd come back to me..."
He smirks slightly as he pulled a small box from his quills and placed a gold ring on my finger.
Scourge waited outside the infirmary for the news of his slave's check-up. He had yet to tell him how he ended up with that bruise and a split lip. It didn't matter now as the cobalt hedgehog was sent out of the infirmary.
"You okay?" Sonic nodded.
"Yes Master. The nice nurse said that I will be fine by the end of the week."
"Come on," Scourge said as he wrapped an arm around Sonic's waist, making the slave blush, "You should get some rest. It's getting late..."
And with that, the king escorted his slave back to their quarters. Sonic's blush slowly grew as the King's relentless hold on his hip. The bedroom soon entered both of the males' vision, Sonic made an attempt to go to his little corner like the good slave he is, but it was an attempt. Scourge wrapped his arms around the cobalts abdomen and lifted the squealing slave into his bed.
"M-Master what are you doing!?" Sonic near screamed as Scourge rested his arms on either side of his head, effectively trapping the blue slave beneath him. His face was as red as a friggin' tomato!!!
"Wanting you to finally understand how important you are to me," said the king, looking him directly in the eyes. "Wanting you to understand that you no longer have to hide anything from me, Sonikuu..."
The poor blue slave nearly died of happiness (or was it shock?) at that last word.Then what happened next made die inside with euphoria. His master and king brought his face closer to his, and captured the slave's quivering lips in a deep, searing kiss. Sonic's heart leapt with joy, his eyes closed and pushed to deepen the kiss.Once the shock had finally subsided, Sonic's eyes closed and he kissed back, his arms snaking around to rest around his king's neck. He moaned as Scourge dipped his tongue inside his mouth and explored his delicious blue slave.
Sonic moaned softly and Scoure could feel the other's member rub against his thigh. Their arms wrapped around one another as their lips and tongues battled in a frenzy of passion. Sonic found that he was free of any clothing in moments and as he watched Scourge quickly undress, he could tell his master has been wanting him for quite some time now. Their lovemaking making was brief but very pleasurable.
The two enjoyed their after glow, Sonic snuggling into his master's chest, enjoying the spicy scent of his lover. He was no longer a slave, he was a person again, and with something more precious than the freedom of the wind. Scourge smiled down at his beautiful uke, the boy to adorable and innocent for his own good. He gently combed his short claws through cobalt quills and lovingly scratched behind a twitching ear, making his treasure purr with content. And with a kiss to the forehead, he wrapped his arms around his lover, allowing sleep to take hold of them both. Both let sleep take over them, but both failed to notice a pair of glowing eyes just in the corner of the window. Silent shadows went unnoticed in the regal halls, blades slowly unsheathed.After a few moment's rest, Sonic just couldn't seem to go to sleep, despite how comfortable, content, and happy he was. His master-- or should I say--his mate, was fast asleep, dead to the world and everything around him. Sonic turned and smiled at the slumbering male's regal face. He couldn't blame Scourge for being out cold, since he was the one that did most of the work. Sonic leaned over and kissed the soft lips of his king as a thanks and a way to express how much he loved him. His ear twitched to the slight opening of large mahogany doors, just enough to see into the room. His muscles tensed as a blackened figures walked in the room. Blades glittering in the moonlight, and inching closer to his mate. Sonic calmed his breath, and lunged at the threat.
Scourge awoke with a start as soon as he felt Sonic jump up from bed, his sleepy mind trying its best to keep up with his body. He whipped his head around just in time to see a dark figure raise a dagger at him. With lightning quick movements, Scourge had grabbed the assassin by the wrist that held the dagger and twisted it, snapping the arm. The person screamed out in agony, letting the blade drop. Scourge turned to see his mate struggling with yet another masked figure. With an uppercut to the face and a round house kick, one of the assassin's was knocked unconscious. The other assassin's , who'd been keeping the blue male occupied, eyes widened slightly when he saw the his partner go down, and out of desperation to flee from the approaching king, grabbed Sonic by the forearm, pulling him close, and drove a dagger into the male's stomach, not once but twice. Sonic screamed out at the top of his lungs.
"NO!!" Scourge yelled as he ran over as his mate dropped like lead to the floor and the cloaked figure escaped.With a blind rage he charged the assassin, in his grip was the same dagger covered in Sonic's blood. In mere seconds he caught up with the disguised killer. A roar of pure fury and the killer had his own blade severing his head from his shoulders.Scourge panted heavily as he came down from his rage-filled high, only for reality to finally set it.
"Oh, god," he whispered as he dropped the blade and ran back to the room where he'd left his wounded mate. Guards and servants alike all crowded around the bedroom door, having heard all the commotion and came to investigate. The guards had already came in and removed the other assassin, having placed him in the dungeon. Scourge pushed past everyone and his heart dropped. Doctors knelt down beside Sonic, tending to the now pale and heavily bleeding slave that was now the king's mate. His breathing was short and shallow, obviously it even hurt for the azure to breathe. His eyes were clenched closed in pain and he trembled slightly as tears fell from his eyes and he coughed up bits of blood.
"Sonikku, please hold on." The three royal physicians worked fast, putting pressure on the wounds, another sewing the gash together. They moved a bit, making room for the king to hold his mate's head
"I'm sorry. *cough* I wasn't fast enough." His body shivered even in the warmth of his mate.
"Sorry your Highness, but we need you to back off." Scourge's heart wailed to stay by Sonic's side, but he knew if he didn't the doctors would not be able to save him. He slowly stood up, took a couple steps back, and watched as Sonic was put on a stretcher and hurried out of the room.Servants went to clean up the blood stained room and Scourge instantly followed after the doctors. He knew that he couldn't get too close, but he just had to be there to know he'll be alright.The whole time he never lose sight of the cobalt fur till the doctor asked him to wait outside. He paced back and forth in front of the infirmary, pacing till the sun was well above the horizon. Hours and hours, and the only thought was of his hurt mate and his blood on his chest. The early morning sun found the young king slumped on the floor in front of the infirmary, his knees pulled to his chest and arms wrapped around them as his fingers tapped impatiently on his shoulder. His eyes were bloodshot red from little sleep. But he wouldn't dare. He wouldn't dare fall asleep and take the chance of having his mate die on him while he slept the day away!! Tears threatened to cloud his vision and he wiped them away before they fell. Anger and rage boiled in his blood. Whoever was behind all this was going to pay. They were going to pay with their very life, he would see to it himself!!!And he was about to get his answer, his Captain of the Guard came up to him. Keeping his distance for the lime green king looked about ready to rip off a few heads.
"M'Lord." Scourge looked up. "We've discovered who the assassins were working for." Scourge was on his feet in seconds, making the captain jump a bit.
"He said that he was hired by Princess Sally and Lord Max from Acorn, Sir." Scourge stood quiet for a minute, and the captain took the chance and ran for it. What came next made every person, servant, slave, and guard jump back a few feet.
"HOW DARE HE TRY AND KILL ME AND MY MATE! MAX AND HIS WHOLE KINGDOM WILL FALL!"
"My lord, what's the matter?!" the doctor exclaimed as he quickly exited the infirmary. "Please try to keep your voice down, sire, the slave is sleeping..."
Then, something the king had said registered in his mind.
"My king, who are you talking about when you said your mate?"
"That very slave that you're attending to is my mate, Doctor," Scourge said once he managed to get his composure in check. "And if anything happens to him, then this kingdom had better get ready for war."
"Y-yes Sir." and the doctor hurried back into the room. Scourge's back hit the wall, and slowly slid down till her was back hugging his knees. More time went bye, but it all didn't matter to him. He only realized it was noon when two robed figures brought him a steaming bowe of soup. He looked up to find the music nymphs, the fennec was garbed in an olive green robe. The hedgehog was garbed in bright blue.
"We heard what happened." said the fennec. Scourge's ears pinned to his skull in regret and he buried his face in his arms, almost acting like a child again, saying, "I'm not hungry."The hedgehog gave an annoyed sigh while the fennec sat down beside the depressed king.
"Me and I'shad didn't spend two hours for you to turn your nose up at it." I'shad sat on the other side of the king.
"Plus, Skye and I put special herbs in it to keep your energy up."
"Don't you think that Sonikuu would need this more than I would?" came the mumbled response from within the king's arms.The nymphs looked at each other, silently Turing to come up with a plan. Then it was Sky who broke the silence.
"When we first came here, we gladly shared what we know of herbs found around here. The only thing that anyone can do now are the doctors, and patience." She held the bowel in front of the king again.Scourge sighed heavily before taking the bowl from the nymph and eating a few spoonfuls of the delicious broth.Both nymphs gave comforting smiles, and sat with their king for the next few hours. The day was slowly receding when a doctor, clothes with slight blood splatters on them, came out with a relieved look on his face.Scourge was up to his feet within seconds, thankful that the nymphs had practically forced him to eat the rest of the soup so that the herbs could give him the needed strength.
"How is he? Is he alright?" the king asked impatiently.
"He's okay. We had almost lot him for a second, but he's a lot tougher than he appears." Scourge felt all the tension release form his body in one quick motion.
"Thank god." and he was in the infirmary in a flash.The nymphs followed Scourge inside, peeking from behind him at the resting hedgehog in the bed. Both of them left the two their privacy and waited outside.Sonic looked peaceful as he rested, his breathing still a little wheezed, though. Heavy bandages wrapped around his midsection and there would be the occasional scrunch of pain evident on his or a whimper of discomfort as he slept.Then his eyes cracked open pained and tired emerald eyes. He smiled as he laid eyes on his mate. A pained groan came as he tried to sit up.
"Take it easy, love."
"Are you alright?" Sonic managed to ask, for it even hurt to speak. He was more concerned about his master than anything else right now.
"I'm fine, but right now you're more important." He sat the edge of the bed, wrapping one arm to pull the cobalt male in his embrace.Sonic smiled tiredly and fell back asleep in his mate's arms.And there they stayed there for the rest of the evening. The nymphs I'shad and Sky kept curious lords and demanding servants from disturbing the couple.Sonic was truly grateful for his master and hoped that he would still keep him, even though he's now wounded and can't do very much. But, what he didn't know was that Scourge had already claimed him as his mate. Now, all the king needed to do was tell him.
"Sonikku?" The cobalt make looked up into the sky blue eyes of his lover. With a deep kiss, the king gathered all of his courage.
"I love you. My dear mate."Sonic's eyes grew wide and he gasped, despite the pain.
"I'm your...your mate?"
"Of course. You have taken my heart and filled it with something I thought that I would never find."Sonic's eyes were starting to tear up. He couldn't believe what he was hearing!!
"A-and what might that be?" he hesitantly asked.
"More love than my own mother gave to me. A great gift in which I could share with you."
"You...love me?" Sonic asked with a shocked smile as happy tears fell.
"Of course! My sweet, beautiful mate." Scourge brought Sonic in closer, and intending not to let him go. Sonic sniffed and lovingly held onto his...his mate.
The next day, Scourge woke to his phone going off. Sonic groaned in his sleep, turning over onto his side and burying his face in Scourge's chest to try and block out the irritating noise. Scourge reached into his head-quills and pulled out his phone, putting it to his ear and answering it before Sonic could wake up and groan at him.
"Hey," said Shadow on the other end. "Meph and I came by yesterday to see how Sonic was doing, but we didn't see you guys at home. Nothing's wrong, is it?"
“Ah, right. You see, me and Sonic are at the hospital right now.” Scourge explained, stroking the said male's soft quills.
"What!?" Came the shocked voice from the other end."What's wrong with Faker?! He's not hurt, is he?!"
“No, he's not hurt.” Scourge replied, hiding the annoyance in his voice when Shadow called his love 'Faker' again.
"Well... What the doctor say?" the red-streaked male asked.
“To put it simply.” Scourge smiled. “Meph's got himself a baby buddy.”
Scourge snatched the phone away from his ear when he heard it hit the ground on the other and, Shadow having no doubt dropped the thing out of shock.
Quick shuffling could be heard before Shadow was heard on the phone again.
"He's pregnant?!?!" He near shouted.
“Yep. That's why me and Sonic weren't home yesterday.” Scourge chuckled softly.
There was a long pause before Shadow chuckled. "I guess congrats are in order then, huh?"
“You guess correctly Stripes.” green smiled.
"Well, congratulations, Scourge," Shadow smirked. "to the both of you..."
Scourge chuckled before realising something. “Oh, by the way, don't forget to tell Meph the news. I'm sure he'll be happy.”
"Heh," Shadow chuckled. "just wait till they both see each other... Now, that is gonna be a long day."
“Ugh... Tell me about it...” Scourge groaned, putting his hand over his eyes. “I don't to even want to think about that day...”
"Well, when they both feel better, why don't we all meet up or something?"
“Sure Stripes.” Scourge smiled.
"Talk to you later, Anti." Shadow smirked, giving Scourge a new nickname.
“Anti? Oh, very funny.” Scourge smirked.
Shadow laughed. "Bye, Scourge."
“Bye Shadow.” Scourge smiled before hanging up and putting his phone away in his quills.
He turned to see his mate still asleep, the little uke having heard none of the conversation. Scourge smiled, gently and carefully threading his fingers through the other's quills, being lucky enough not to have cut his fingers on them. Sonic sighed softly in his sleep and nuzzled into Scourge's hand when he gently scratched him behind the ears. Smiling more, Scourge leant down and kissed Sonic's belly before sitting up. Watching his mate sleep a few more minutes, he stretched and yawned, baring his sharp teeth in the meantime and quietly got out of bed to go use the bathroom.
As soon as Scourge stood, his mate stirred from the movement, his ear twitching in annoyance from the sound. But, thankfully, Sonic simply buried himself beneath the covers to get a few more winks. Scourge came back a few minutes later, coming to sit on the bed before reaching into his headquills and grabbing his wallet.
“Are you hungry Sonikku?” He asked, looking at the tired form beneath the covers.
Only an annoyed groan came from the other.
“I'll take that as a no...” green said as he stood. “See you in a little while love, I'm going to get myself something to eat.” and with that he left towards the cafeteria.
Later on that day, the doctor came round to check on Sonic; he was told he was still just a little underweight, the doctor told him that he could go home but he had to make sure he ate more so that the pup didn't die.
As Sonic and Scourge were leaving the hospital, Scourge remembered when Shadow had called him earlier.
“Oh Sonikku, Shadow called when you were asleep.”
Sonic blinked cutely. "He did?"
Scourge nodded. "He and Meph went round to ours yesterday but they couldn't find us since we've been at the hospital all day." Scourge explained.
"Oh," he nodded before asking. "did you tell them why we were gone? … About the baby?"
“I told Shadow and there's no doubt that he's told Meph. He said to congratulate you.” Scourge smiled, pulling Sonic close.
Sonic sighed with relief and smiled into the hug. "I'm glad..."
Scourge smiled as well, kissing his love on the head. “Shadow invited us round if you want to go to his and Meph's?”
"Sure." the uke smiled. "I haven't seen Meph in a while."
“Let's go pay him and Shadow a visit then.” green said as he lead the way towards their neighbourhood.
Sonic was taking a little stroll through the forest since it was his day off, because Dr.Eggbutt hadn't shown his ugly mug for a while now.In fact NOTHING bad had happened since the cobalt male's last encounter with the failed scientist.Sonic just shook the thought off.He'd worry about Mobius's safety when its in danger. He stood there admiring the scene.Sunlight was pouring through the leaves of the trees, making them appear as if they were priceless gems.At least that's what Sonic thought.Squirrels, deer, rabbits and the like were all walking around and enjoying the day just like the azure hedgehog.Occasionally one would stop and look at the boy, but they knew him so for the most part they ignored him. Sonic continued his walk toward his favorite spot.He paused when he came to a large open clearing.In the middle of it was a beautiful lake, the crystal waves sparkleing in the sunlight.The male took a deep breath inhaling the sweet scent of the forest, mingleing with the sound of the nearby water. He walked over to a large flat rock a few feet from the water's edge.The boy sat there enjoying the view.Here he didn't have to be anything, no reputation to uphold he could just do whatever.Sonic let out a sigh and layed down on the rock, hands behind his head.He thought he would just lay there for a little while, and enjoy the peace.As his thoughts drifted so did he until he was fast asleep.
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Sonic awoke with a start.He looked around and saw that the sun was setting.How long had he been out here!?The male suddenly felt a chill go down his spine.It had become quiet.Eerily quiet.The azure hedgehog felt as if he were being watched.He looked around, but saw nothing.He decided it would be best if he left.The cobalt male started at a slow jog, but soon found himself running.While leaving Sonic did not notice the pair of sea blue eyes staring at him as he left.
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The boy finally arrived home, but as soon as he opened the door he was attacked by a loud, squealing, pink pincu-...hedgehog."SONNIKUUUUU!!!!!!" "Hi Amy..." said Sonic looking down at the female that had just glomped him."Hey Sonic," said Tails the Fox looking at the scene before him with mild amusement."Hey buddy!" replied Sonic. Amy had (finally) gotten over her fangirl moment and asked a question that had been on her mind for a little while."WHERE WERE YOU?!?!?!?!" screamed the once happy now murderous Amy.The cobalt male looked over at his "friend"."I was in the forest.Going for a run." replied the annoyed hero."Oh.Well you must be hungry.How about I make chilidogs for you?" asked Amy.It was her way of apologizing to her crush (obsession).Sonic's eyes widened, a smile formed on his lips, and his stomache grumbled at the prospect.Tails laughed."I think that's a yes!"
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Everyone was scattered throughout the house doing various things.Amy was reading a book, Tails was working on some new project and Sonic was playing video games on his PlayStation.Everyone was having fun doing their activities when the doorbell rang rather loudly and repeatedly.Finally the pink fangirl got fed up and yelled "I'M COMING!"When she answered the door it was none other than Knuckles the Echidna. "Hey Knuckles!" chirped the pink girl.The ruby echidna merely nodded in her direction and walked past her.She didn't like that and slammed the door.Tails walked in with grease covering him from head-to-toe.When Tails noticed his echidna friend he said "Hey Knuckles!" "Hey Tails,"replied said male,"can you get Soinc off?We all need to talk."The yellow kit nodded.He walked behind the t.v. and pulled the plug on tne game system."HEY!" "C'mon Sonic."The speedy hedgehog followed pouting."What is it Knux?" he asked sitting on the couch.Tails sat next to him and Knuckles opposite.Amy didn't sit because she left earlier. "Scourge is back." "WHAT?!" the two best friends screamed in unison."Yep, that's the problem." "When?" inquired the small fox."A few days ago.I couldn't come because I had to find someone to watch the M.E." "Kay so where is he?" asked Sonic.Just then the news came on."Scourge the Hedgehog is running rampent in Station Square," stated a blonde reporter.
Mobians of every kind filed the moss filled hall. Wet stones made walking a bit of a chore to the nobles in highly decorated clothing. Hiding in the shadows within the back of the hall stood a dark figure with cold blue eyes. A few loud bangs resonated through the hall getting the attention of everyone attending. A mobian mongoose dressed in formal tunic and leggings with boots stood behind a podium eyeing the crowd. With a grunt he cleared his throat and gently grazing the whip at his side.
"Thank you for coming my colleagues. I hope my merchandise catch your eyes." A sharp whistle rang through the hall with low voices from outside. Mobians dressed in rags lined up behind the mongoose, all of them reflecting death in their eyes. One after another the future slaves were brought forward, their description and health given. It was usual business, a noble would stop come forward and inspect the hollow shell in rags. Then decide who, or rather what, they want.
"Next I have is a recently caught blue hedgehog. He is in excellent shape for hard labor and is very quick. This specimen..."
"Stop! I want to see it up close." The shadowed figure stepped into the light revealing a green hedgehog dressed in a black tunic and red vest, black leggings with red, gold trimmed boots. A flowing cape with gold shoulder plates adorned him. He stood tall and filled with pride, but blue eyes showed something else. Everyone in the room froze at his presence, and those who stood in his path parted as he walked by. All bowed briefly and seem to breathe the words 'Your Majesty'. The green hedgehog calmly walked up to the display area where the few remaining slaves waited and scanned the blue captive. He roughly grasped the hedgehog's jaw showing white teeth with a few sharp canines. Emerald eyes burned holes into the others blue, wild freedom still present in the deep green.
"Hmm. I will buy this one." he released the blue hedgehog and offered a leather purse singing the sweet tune of gold.
"Of course King Scourge, but I must warn you. He has yet to be broken. It almost attacked its last master."
"We'll see about that," Scourge smirked, pulling roughly at the blue slave's collar once the slaver's attached the leash. He yelped with surprise and fell to the ground.
"Get up!" one of the slavers shouted, kicking the blue male in the ribs. Sonic let out a scream of pain. A deep purple bruise was already starting to form as the slave weakly stood and unwillingly followed his new 'master'.
Only time would tell what fate had in store for him.
The carriage ride back to the castle was uneventful with a few escorts shoving peasants out of the path. The castle stood on top of a hill overlooking the valley that was the center of Scourge's kingdom. The carriage stopped in the castle's courtyard with a number of finely dressed servants order slaves in rags away from sight. Scourge stepped out getting a few scrolls about information from the other kingdoms, but he ignored them and walked to his study. All around the servants stopped and bowed to their King and asked if he needed anything. Once he reached the study he ordered that the blue slave be brought in front of him. Not a minute later the hedgehog was thrown on his knees just below Scourge's feet. The king looked at his recent purchase, ideas of how to break 'it' were brewing in his mind. The blue hedgehog stared in malice at his 'master', not liking the look the king was giving him. Scourge sent away the servants that brought the slave in and the two continued to stare at the other. Scourge made the first move by stepping forward and leaning down to eye level with the blue one.
"Let's get this straight, slave. Behave yourself and your punishment will be less severe." The blue one just silently glared back, emerald eyes burning with rebellion.
"I'd hate to have the money I spent on you lost in vain." Scourge roughly grasped the blue's jaw forcing his gaze into the king's icy blue eyes. The hedgehog growled and spit into Scourge's eyes.
"My name is Sonic, not 'it'!" The king reeled back wiping the spit from his face. He glared at the slave, picking one of his favorite forms of torture to use on it. With a quick click he unhooked the slave and dragged him to the lower parts of the castle.
"That was a big mistake!" he yanked hard on the rope that was tied to the hedgehog's collar in fury.
Sonic let out a strangled choke as Scourge pulled him to his feet by the collar and threw him inside, making the blue male land on the cold stone floor of the dungeon. Sonic was about to get up, but Scourge pressed a boot down on his head, pinning the male to the floor. The scarred king then knelt down on one knee, which only added pressure to the squirming slave's head, and whispered in his ear, saying:
"I'm pretty sure you know what happens to slaves that disobey, right?" he smirked evilly.
"They get punished!!" he laughed cruelly as he immediately removed his foot off the male, only to yank him up hard by his head quills. Sonic screamed in pain, tears threatening to fall from his eyes, as Scourge grabbed him by the neck and shoved him so hard against the stone wall that it nearly knocked the breath out of him. Before the blue male knew it, he was chained to the wall; iron cuffs clamped down tightly on his arms. He tried his best to get free, but it was no use.
Scourge just stood back and smiled, crossing his arms with an iron branding rod in one hand. Sonic let out a low growl at his 'master' and with Scourge, that was the last straw. In one quick swing, the rod made contact with Sonic's face, brutally knocking the male's head to the side. Sonic's head hung low as Scourge could easily see the blood drip. The cobalt hedgehog weakly lifted his head and death-glared at Scourge, now with a bloodied nose and a busted lip. And he was sure his jaw may be broken or at least fractured. The king gave off his sharp-toothed smile as he walked over to the forge, where red-orange hot coals blazed in the fire, and placed the iron rod inside.
Sonic's eyes grew wide with fear and his ears pinned to his skull. In no time at all, the rod was as red as the coals and Scourge lifted the device from the sweltering heat. The blue male whimpered as he tried to back away from the slowly approaching king.
"Is that a whimper that I hear?" Scourge sneered as he stood in front of his new pet, holding the branding rod dangerously close to the male's body. "Do you wish to beg for mercy?"
"P-please, master," Sonic finally spoke, his voice barely a whisper. "I'll be good please, I-I'm sorry."
"It's a little too late to apologize!!!" the king cackled as he pulled up one of Sonic's legs and jabbed the red-hot iron into his flesh.
"AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Sonic screamed at the top of his lungs as the brand burn through his fur and flesh. Scourge abruptly pulled away and the blue male slumped over in his chains; his body trembled as he sobbed helplessly. Scourge undid the chains and Sonic dropped to the cold ground like a dead weight, yelping in immense pain when he landed on his rear. He looked up helplessly at his master with large, hurt emerald eyes, his tears mixing with the blood of his wounds.
Scourge knelt down beside him and Sonic flinched under his touch when his hand grazed over the new branded area. A large "S" with a crown behind it could easily be seen on Sonic's right cheek. Sonic whimpered and his ears lowered in submission to the superior male, lowering himself closer to the ground and away from his master. Scourge smiled with satisfaction; that's the reaction the he was looking for.
"Will you submit to your master from now on?" he asked in a low, cold tone of voice.
Sonic sniffled and immediately nodded, managing to say, "I'll obey you from now on, Master."
"That's a good pet," he chuckled, petting the top of Sonic's head. Then, to Sonic's surprise, Scourge gently picked him up off the floor and held him bridal style, being careful of his new mark. The blue male blushed as Scourge held him close and carefully carried him out of the dungeon to make sure his new slave got the medical attention he needed.
Shadow was deeply concerned for his mate when he didn't wake. He would nudge and nuzzle him, but so far none of it helped.
Sonic was in a deep healing sleep since his energy had been drained to critical levels from the birth. It would nearly be an entire day and a half before he woke again. Shadow sighed and called for Mephiles, Knuckles and another wolf to carry his pups back to the pack. While he managed to get Sonic on his back to take him home.
The following day, around noon, a tired groan came from a certain cobalt uke. An emerald green eye slowly opened, only to close tightly from the sunlight shining into the cave. So, he turned and buried his face into the body of fur that lay beside him, about to fall back to sleep. His eyes instantly snapped opened and he quickly stood up from the body, thinking he was still with Scourge and trapped back at his former home. He'd unfortunately stood too quick and his weakened legs gave out on him, making him land with a startled yelp.
Shadow eyes snapped open, "Oh Sonic! You're okay." He exclaimed, nuzzling the male. Their pups were with Silver currently who generously offered to look after them for a while.
''Shadow?" He looked up at him with confusion, ''What...what happened?"
Shadow couldn't stop smiling as he said, "After you gave birth to our pups you lost consciousness. We managed to get all our pups and you back home. And you woke up today...I waited for you to wake..." he murmured, nuzzling his lover.
''How long have I been out?" He asked, a smile growing across his face now that he was free and his pups were alright.
"A few days?" He asked himself before answering, "Almost a day and a half I believe. Don't worry though. Silver volunteered to take care of our pups while you were out..."
Sonic ears perked up at that, ''How...many did I have actually? I lost count, I think...'' Shadow thought about it for a moment--having forgotten as well, "You know...I believe it was four or five..."
''That many?" He said happily.
Shadow nodded, "I'm really proud of you." He murmured.
Sonic blushed slightly and smiled, ''Thank you...''
Shadow nuzzled Sonic affectionately, "Wanna go see our pups...?" He asked.
Sonic's eyes lit up with excitement and he nodded eagerly.
Shadow smiled and helped Sonic over to where Silver and Mephiles' den was and their pups were.
Sonic was nervous and somewhat hesitant about entering, yet he didn't know why. But a gentle nudge on the rear from Shadow had him moving forward.
Silver lifted his head from where he lay, smiling at his fellow uke. "Glad to see you're better Sonic," was all he said before motioning with his muzzle at Sonic's pups.
Sonic would've answered if he hadn't locked his sights on his pups. His breath hitched in his throat and he slowly walked over to the slumbering little ones. He smiled so happily, his eyes filling with happy tears as he leaned down and nuzzled them all gently. His ebony pup, his beloved first born, stirred from the caressing and whimpered after waking up from its peaceful slumber. And when the little one noticed the scent of its mother his whimpering, squeaks and cries increased as he tried to locate his mother, moving around with what little motor skills he had and since he was still 'blind'. It only earned another smile from the uke.
Shadow chuckled while Silver only looked highly amused. Silver's remaining two pups--the third having been killed by Scourge to distract the pack--lay beside his muzzle. The two remaining were the pretty white female who they found had one gold and one green eye, and the dark gray male who merely had two green eyes like its father. Each of them was a good bit older then Sonic's brood, their other sister having been killed by Scourge when she wandered off while her siblings, Silver and Mephiles had been eating. The metaphor being true: Curiosity killed the cat...or wolf in this instance.
"So...there's nothing wrong with them?" Sonic then asked, his voice holding worry. ''They...they weren't supposed to have been born for another three weeks, but...'' he sighed sadly, not wanting to relive the memories.
Silver shook his head, "Amy said all of them were healthy enough." He murmured.
A great weight of worry was instantly lifted off the mother's shoulders, but he still had a question that he feared the answer to.
''So...what happened to Scourge?" He asked hesitantly.
"I didn't kill him. He's still ruling in that dumb as fox s*** pack. But never you worry about him..." Shadow murmured.
''As long as he's around, I can't help but worry,'' he admitted. ''What if he tries to take me again or hurt the pups?"
Shadow sighed as his ears folded, "I'm sorry..." he muttered before leaving. He tried but he didn't think to waste time in killing Scourge back then...
Sonic, with the help of Silver, carried his protesting pups back to his own den, each uke carrying two pups each. Sonic lay down with his little ones and Silver placed the other two beside their siblings, the pups quickly turning to feed from their mother instead of whimpering about being woken up.
Silver smiled softly before it faded, "You really shouldn't haven't brought that up about Scourge. You probably just reminded Shadow that he failed at protecting you the first time...you know he didn't kill Scourge because he had to find you."
Sonic had been thinking about it ever since Shadow left the cave and he now felt bad about.
''I know...'' he sighed sadly, ''I never should have said anything. Shadow already has a lot to worry about and I'm only making it worse...''
Silver smiled sympathetically, "Oh...don't blame yourself Sonic. I'm sure Sonic knows you didn't mean it..."
Sonic nodded, glancing down at his nursing pups with a motherly smile, glad that they were all alright despite what they'd been put through.
"Well, I'll see you later Sonic." Silver said, leaving to take care of his pups.
Sonic said his goodbyes to Silver and turned his attention to his little ones, smiling that he had three healthy sons and a beautiful little girl.
Shadow returned to Sonic smiling a forced smile, "Hello, Sonikku."
Sonic looked up and smiled at his mate, "'Hello, Shadow-kun...''
"How are they...?" Shadow asked, nudging one of the pups lightly with his nose.
''Hungry...'' he chuckled.
Shadow chuckled as well. "That's good," he murmured softly.
''Have you named them yet?" He then asked, realizing that he could go around calling his pups 'it' all the time.
Shadow shook his head to say no, "I was waiting for you to wake up."
''Oh...'' Sonic said before asking, "we could name them now if you're not busy...''
"No, I'm not busy." Shadow answered simply.
''Okay,'' he said happily, his tail wagging a little.
Shadow sat beside his mate, watching his kids before beginning to think of names.
''What do you think we should name him?" Sonic asked, nuzzling his nursing ebony pup, ''he's our firstborn, by the way...''
Shadow's eyes shifted to lock upon his first born. He pondered over a few names. It was hard to randomly think up names seeing as he had hardly had the time to come up with them.
''Think of anything?" Sonic asked after a few moments.
Shadow sighed in aggravation, "I'm terrible with names. Always have been. When I was younger my mom asked me to name one of our pack's pups...God...I blurted out Squirrel and ran."
Sonic burst into laughter at that, ''Squirrel? Seriously?"
He laughed even more and quickly quieted when the pups started to fuss.
''How does Doom sound?" He asked curiously, indicating a possible name for their eldest son.
Shadow didn't laugh, "It isn't funny!" Was all he said while Sonic laughed before Sonic requested the name Doom for their son.
"Doom...I like it."
''You sure it doesn't sound too...'' he shrugged, ''depressing?"
"Nah." Shadow stated, confident the name was good.
"Dark...?" He questioned pointing to another pup with his muzzle--this being their third born.
''It goes with his fur,'' Sonic giggled.
Shadow chuckled, "Yes it does..." he still knew he was no good with names, though.
''I like Chaos for this little guy,'' the mother smiled down at his little azure one.
"That's good. And for our daughter, her name will be Gaia." Shadow said with a smile as he nudged his daughter.
''It suits her,'' Sonic smiled before giggling, ''See? You're good at names after all.''
"Nah. Not really." Shadow said, absorbed in the fact he had a family... new one. Sonic smiled at his mate and after giving him a gentle lick to the cheek, he nuzzled him affectionately, glad and thankful that he now had a family of his own.
Shadow's happiness was familiar. He'd felt it before...but it felt all the better now. Being able to let go of Maria...his two children Jett and Angel--which had both been names Maria had chosen. He was always terrible with names. His brother, when they were pups, asked him to name his first catch. He named it Rabbit and ran again.
And Sonic, in a strange way, wanted to thank Scourge for all that he'd done. If he had never chased him away in the beginning, he would've never met Shadow and have the wonderful life he has now with his mate. He didn't know whether he would be able to live a happier life if he found out that Scourge was eventually killed on his behalf, though. He was his brother, that would never change, and there was just no place in the merciful uke's heart to wish harm upon anyone, let alone someone who actually deserved it. And as he gazed down at his little ones and at his mate that looked on lovingly and with pride, he knew that despite all the pain and suffering he's been put through, he wouldn't hesitate to go through it all again if this would always be his outcome: having pups to call his own and a wonderful mate to love him no matter what. Besides what more could he ask for?
Sonic felt a small prick in his arm and then was suddenly very drowsy.The boy looked at his arm and Scourge inject a clear liquid into his bloodstream.He struggled to stay awake, to resist but it was so hard.He feltlike he was fighting some invisible force and was losing.Horribly.Sonic heard a quiet voice whisper "I'm sorry" before he succumbed. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Tails managed to find Amy and get them prepared for a fight all in under ten minutes flat, although the yellow kitsune began to worry that wasn't fast enough.He just couldn't shake the feeling that his best friend had bitten off more than he could chew. When they finally arrived at their destination the pink female jumped out of the X-Tornado and began searching frantically, almost like a madwoman, for the beloved hero.Tails and Knuckles, however, hung back being as careful as possible.They believed not seeing Sonic as soon as they get there was a bad sign.Plus the two remembered, unlike a certain fangirl, they were also searching for the emerald doppleganger.
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The scarred male heard the pink (insert bad word here) screaming at the top of her lungs for the hedgehog was now asleep on the ground in front of him.Cursing under his breath, he lifted the sleeping uke and, carrying him bridal style,took off as a green streak in the opposite direction.Scourge was surprised at how light Sonic was despite how many chili dogs he ate.The emerald male chuckled at the thought.He rounded a corner when the ruby echidna spotted him carrying...Sonic?! "HEY!", he shouted.The only thing that did was alert Scourge to the guardian's presence and aid him in getting away.
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The cobalt male woke up in a strange bedroom, but nice nonetheless.It was definatly a master, with the bed facing the door.On the wall to the right was a HUGE window with an equally large window seat upholstered in a light blue fabric, and large fluffy, colorful pillows.The walls were white and the hardwood floors were oak.The comforter which he lay under was a bright jade green while the sheets were black.The bed had a light gray canopy with the curtains pulled back. Sonic got up and opened the door to the left of the bed.The room it lead to was a bathroom, He did his stuff then took a quick shower.When he was done the uke decided it was about time to explore this cute little home.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Scourge was just sitting on the couch relaxing and watching Adventure Time, when he heard someone walking around upstairs.He started to get up and greet his little houseguest, but then thought better of it.He was afraid he might frighten the boy,so he decided to wait and let Sonic find him.The emerald hedgie turned his head because he heard a creak coming from the stairs.He then saw a very terrified Sonic the Hedgehog. Scourge jumped up and grabbed the boy's wrist just as he was about to make a mad dash for the door."LET GO OF ME!!!", screamed Sonic."Would you calm down for a second?" asked Scourge loosening his grip on the uke.He wanted to stop him not hurt him."Why should I?", the boy retorted."Because lunch is on the table", replied the jade male releasing Sonic."Lunch?" "Yeah.Chilidogs."Sonic literally ran Scourge over while trying to reach the kitchen. The cobalt male was seated across from his green counter-part at a round, white table;the cabinets were white as well.The walls were a pale yellow while all the appliances were stainless steel.He was enjoying his lunch when a thought suddenly occured to him.'I probably shouldn't be eating this...it could be poisoned...' He shrugged his shoulders and continued eating nevertheless. Scourge broke the silence."Hey Sonic." Said hedgehog looked up from his meal and said, "Yeah?" "I need to tell you something..." The azule hero blinked at him."Which is...?" "There's someone after you.Someone who's stronger than you or me or even Shadow." "Who is it?" asked Sonic intrigued. "His name is Zicron.And...he-...he's a computer virus." The cobalt male cocked an eyebrow.'Is this guy for real?' "Is THAT why I'm here?" "Yeah if I'd gone to that fox boy's workshop you'd 'ave locked me up without listening for sure." replied the green hedgie.They locked eyes and Sonic got the feeling Scourge was telling the truth about the virus guy.He also had a feeling that Scourge, for whatever reason, actually cared about what happened to him.
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Everyone was gathered at Tails's workshop and were discussing the best course of action, except for Amy who had passed out upon hereing the fact that her precious Sonniku had been kidnapped."I wonder what he wants..." said Tails."He WANTS to get rid of Sonic.Am I right?" asked Knuckles."What do you think hun?" Rouge asked Shadow."Knuckles is probably right..." he responded."But...I don't think he would've run off with Sonic if he wanted to........kill him," said Tails said having trouble saying those final words. "Well then what could it be?" asked Silver.He and Blaze had arrived ten minutes earlier for a visit and had been briefed on the situation."Perhaps he has teamed up with Dr.Eggman," said Blaze.Shadow responded."That's not his style.If he'd wanted to capture Sonic he'd have done it either himself or used one of his creations.He's a proud human." "How do you know that?"asked Knuckles."I've worked for him long enough to know," he said coldly. The whole time no one noticed the black and green hedgehog through the window watching.Listening.And if one looked hard enough they would realize he appeared to be made of pixels.
sorry I haven't been posting peoples but we've been registering for our classes for highschool next year.Hopefully I'll have a computer soon and then I'll be able to post more frequently.Oh and please comment before you favorite.I like seeing what people thinkof my stories and what to improve on.
Sonic the Hedgehog and gang- SEGA Zircon the Virus- me!