Twilight's Shadow (Preview)
Twilight stood looking over the valley, staring at the peaceful house down below in the fields. The calm river ran under the ancient stone bridge. The sun was setting, casting a shadow over the land, and the sky turned to grey. Twilight sighed, and levitated the detonator in front of her. The cold, grey feeling was creeping over her, and as it passed over her cut which would not heal, it began to seep blood again.
Twilight lowered her head as tears began to drip from her moist eyes. She whispered, "I'm so sorry." She pushed the detonator, and the peaceful valley shook, shook as the house was sky-high, shook as the fields were set ablaze, shook as the thousand year old bridge fell into the river. She sobbed quietly as the fires rose, and the smoke carried off into the blackening skies.
She turned away, aware the princess would draw near, and ran. She left the scene with high remorse, and the grey had over taken her once more. She disappeared into the night, the screams of fear a
Sonic's Alpha Part 33"Drones!!" the Alpha King shouted as he burst through the palace doors. Thousands of glowing eyes immediately snapped open at the sound of their leader's voice.Sonic's Alpha Part 334 years ago in Drama More Like This
"G.U.N. has encroached upon our territory and will be here shortly," Shadow quickly announced as he and Scourge faced the halls where the countless numbers of hibernating individuals now paid attention.
"Organize into groups and fly out to all the residences that you can think of and warn the citizens!" Scourge ordered.
"Once there, each of you are then assigned to a different household; quickly tell the residents of our situation, and Chaos control them to our rendezvous point. Now, move out!"
The halls became blackened with the beating wings of Drones as the vampire soldiers dropped from the ceiling and took to flight.
"What are your orders, Shadow?" Scourge asked as he ran alongside his king.
"Make sure that everyone in the palace and all those in business areas get out safely and to our rendezvous point above the ARK. And m
Sonic's Alpha Part 31The night rose grey and rainy with the moon hidden within dark clouds. At the vampire palace, on the second floor from the top, lived Mephiles and Silver.Sonic's Alpha Part 314 years ago in Drama More Like This
Silver was very pregnant and had grown to an enormous size and due at any moment. Mephiles was losing it. The Beta now never left the room, let alone the palace, unless it was to get something his mate wanted. Not when any day his child could come.
In bed, Mephiles sat up, silently watching over his dear mate. He watched as Silver slept and breathed in and out with his stomach moving a bit, showing the baby kicking and stretching its legs. Mephiles, who was curious, very much like a child, wondered how he could sleep like that.
Silence was broken by thunder and a whip of lightning tore across the sky, waking Silver in fright.
"Meph?" he cried out as he rose quickly, his back not liking the sudden movement and shot a pain up his back, causing him to groan and placed his hand on it.
"It's ok... It was only lighting." Mephiles calmed do
Sonic's Alpha part 11Sonic the Hedgehog was now able to walk through the enormous palace without fear. He was one of them now. He'd gaze up at all the slumbering drones and smile. He couldn't wait for them to wake so that he could meet them all.Sonic's Alpha part 114 years ago in Drama More Like This
He held onto Shadow's arm as they walked through the moonlit corridors, looking for the others, listening to his husband summarize the rest of his past.
Shadow went on to tell his wife about how Gerald had a hard time getting the vampire pup out of the tree that morning because the man was human (his mother had COMPLETELY forgotten to mention that). After some time, the young prince went on to live with Gerald and his granddaughter, Maria, in a cozy little cottage at least 5 miles from the nearest village. This made keeping a rapidly growing vampire in your attic not much of a hassle. Shadow was able to grow healthy and strong, consuming the chicken blood left behind by Gerald whenever the inventor drained the poultry for their dinner. But on some occasions, he'd s
Sonic's Alpha Part 29"These are their heads," Dr. Autumns pointed to four different areas of the screen. "And their hands... and here..." She moved the probe to a slightly different position on Sonic's stomach so the overall image would be clearer, "The feet."Sonic's Alpha Part 294 years ago in Drama More Like This
At three months now, things were a lot more distinguishable during the ultrasound scan, and Sonic smiled as Shadow, enthralled, let out a soft, "Aaww..."
Though still small, the fetuses could indeed be easily made out on the screen this time - little limbs and all, and their heartbeats, now picked up by the Doppler, were in a steady, comforting rhythm. Warmth filled them both and Shadow pressed a kiss to Sonic's cheek, eyes shining as he gripped his hand a little tighter.
The doctor smiled at them. "Now, do you want to know the exact genders of your babies?"
When she told them that they had three boys and a girl, the look on Shadow's face resembled the face of a diabetic in a candy store. And Sonic actually face palmed when his husband ran out of the
Sonic's Alpha part 12Back at Sonic's place .Sonic's Alpha part 124 years ago in Drama More Like This
Sonic Chaos Controlled to his home only to find it was surrounded by police!
"What the heck?" he asked raising a brow.
"Sonikuu!!!!" Amy shouted from out of nowhere, wrapping her arms around Sonic in a death-grip, right on the spot where Shadow bit him.
"Gah! Amy, let go!!" he growled, shoving the girl off. She looked confused and heartbroken as the blue blur rubbed the sore spot on his neck.
"What are you doing here this early in the morning?" he asked, for the sky was just starting to lighten with the dawn.
"Tails called me and said that you went out looking for the Chaos Emeralds and hadn't come back yet," she explained. "We waited all night for you, but when you didn't show up, we were worried and called the police to do a search party for you."
"A search party? Ames," Sonic began and then changed his mind. "Where's Tails?"
"He's inside, but - -"
Sonic had zipped into his home before she could finish.
"Ooh, why does he always do that!?!?" she sto
Sonic's Alpha part 7Sonic the Hedgehog soon found himself searching all over for where he'd been last night. He'd searched all day, actually; only to come across the area as the sun was beginning to set. But, he wasn't about to stop now. He wanted to get to the bottom of this and he wanted some answers from the king himself.Sonic's Alpha part 74 years ago in Drama More Like This
As the evening drew closer, the moon started to rise and could still be seen in the sunlit sky as the hedgehog traveled across unknown land. Sonic could feel the fur stand on the back of his neck, and immediately afterwards, he could hear three individual sonic booms.
"What up, Blue?" Scourge smirked, appearing to the right of him in seconds.
"Well, hello, handsome," Sonia smiled, now on his left.
"Sonic," Manic merely said, right beside Sonia.
"Scourge, Sonia, Manic," Sonic replied, acknowledging their presence, trying his best to suppress a growl.
"Is something wrong?" asked the only female of the group.
"It's nothing," he answered.
"He's lying," Manic smirked with a sing-song kind
Sonic's Alpha Part 21Moonlight shone in through the thick curtains of the Alpha King and Queen's bedroom, awakening Shadow. He opened his glowing eyes and closed them for a moment, mumbling something under his breath. So he stirred and sat up, stretching and showing off his muscular body. His ears perked when he heard the faint shuffling beside him. He gazed over to see his beautiful mate turn over and curl up closer to his side, giving a content sigh and purr in his sleep. The ebony furred male smiled and gave his cobalt queen a gentle kiss on the cheek. Slowly, the blue male stirred and opened his beautiful glowing emeralds. The king's smile grew, extremely proud to have such a rare jewel to call his own.Sonic's Alpha Part 214 years ago in Drama More Like This
A soft smile spread across the peach muzzle.
"Good morning, Shadow," Sonic cutely smiled, his head coming to rest in his husband's lap, his quills in full disarray after their little 'romp' in the bed last night.
"Good morning, my queen," he replied (even though it was nighttime, it's when vamps woke up
Sonic's Alpha Part 36Previously....Sonic's Alpha Part 364 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Is it true?" Dark Sonic asked blankly, still in his trancelike state as the dark aura around him faded but still left his dark fur.
"Is what true, Sonikuu?" he asked as he hesitantly approached his mate.
"Is it true that if G.U.N. finds the ARK, they will take my pups away from me?"
Shadow tensed slightly and swallowed, hoping nothing bad would happen when he answered, "Yes, it's true."
Dark Sonic finally blinked before then asking, "Where are the Drones?"
"They're three floors beneath us in the same room as all of our artillery and military equipment."
Dark Sonic slowly held out his hand to his mate, saying, "Give me the Trigger."
Shadow frowned slightly and gripped the detonator tighter as he said, "I don't think that's a good idea, Sonikuu "
The dark aura instantly rose around him once more and Sonic finally made eye contact with Shadow, death-glaring at his husband as he bared his lengthened fangs and angrily hissed, "Give me the Trigger, Shadow. NOW!!!"
Sonic's Alpha part 8"I apologize for that brief interruption, my dear," said the Alpha once the door closed.Sonic's Alpha part 84 years ago in Drama More Like This
"There's no need to apologize, Shadow," Sonic replied, blushing slightly for being called his 'dear'. "Silver needed your help and you knew exactly what to do. That was very kind of you on your part."
Shadow smiled and went to sit on top of the office desk instead of in the leather chair, placing one leg atop the other. The wine bottle filled with the red liquid caught his attention. Holding the bottle in his claws, he glanced over at Sonic before corking it and setting it aside. He could tell it made him uncomfortable.
"My brother would have my head if I'd have done anything otherwise," he smiled. "Mephiles and Silver have been married for going on three and a half centuries now and they are expecting their first child together. It was the least I could do."
Sonic's mouth almost hit the floor. 'Three and a half centuries!?!? WTF!?'
He quickly regained his composure, asking, "Wait, why would
Sonic's Alpha Part 6"TAILS!!!" Sonic shouted, bursting into Tail's workshop.Sonic's Alpha Part 64 years ago in Drama More Like This
"GAH!!" Tails jumped with surprise, hitting his head underneath the Tornado since he was giving it new upgrades.
"Darn it, Sonic, will you stop doing that!?" the kitsune shouted, sliding from underneath the plane and rubbing his head.
"Oops, sorry bro," Sonic apologized as he help the fox stand.
"Oww, I wouldn't be surprised if I didn't end up with a brain hemorrhage because of you," he groaned, rubbing the sore area even more.
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm sorry," he said quickly. "Listen, what do you know about vampires?"
Tails blinked. "Vampires? What the heck do you want to know about vampires for?" he replied, raising a brow. Sonic sweat dropped and rubbed the back of his neck.
"Uh, you know, heh I uh, just saw this new movie. Yeah, movie!! I just saw this new movie about vampires the other night and I'm a big fan all of a sudden!" he lied, laughing sheepishly.
"Uh-huh," Tails merely said, not buying his story one bi
Sonic's Alpha Part 22Not too long after Shadow left, Sonic was awakened from his sleep by that sharp pain again. He groaned and sat up, hands coming to wrap around his abdomen again. He looked around and saw that his mate was nowhere to be found. The uke sighed and just as he stood from bed, his stomach lurched and he clamped a hand over his mouth, bolting into the bathroom. He barely made it before he violently puked. Peach hands gripped the porcelain sides of the toilet as he emptied his stomach. No matter how hard he tried to stop, it kept coming. After some 5 minutes or more of dry heaving, the weakened male managed to pull the handle and flush away his stomach's contents. He sat on the cool tile floor, panting heavily and wiped the bile from his mouth. He couldn't understand this. He hadn't eaten in two days and just the thought of food nearly made him sick again. What the heck was going on? The pain was so intense, he could do nothing but coil into a ball and whimperSonic's Alpha Part 224 years ago in Drama More Like This
After a while, the wave of
Sonic's Alpha Part 27If there were three words to describe how Sonic felt right now, it would be 'bored to death'. He'd been cooped up in the palace for what seemed like an eternity and to make matters worse, he hadn't been out for a good run since the night of Amy's death and that was over two months ago!!Sonic's Alpha Part 274 years ago in Drama More Like This
So, there he sat on the floor next to his ceiling-high bedroom window, impatiently tapping one clawed hand on the cool marble floor while the other came to rest on the ever-so-slight curve of his stomach. He woke up alone again, Shadow having left a few hours before nightfall. He'd left a note saying that he loved him and that he had to work very late which meant that he probably wouldn't get to see him tonight. Of course, his uke was upset and cried about it, but he guessed that was the price he had to pay for being married to a king in the middle of a war with G.U.N.
Sonic wanted SO badly to go to battle with him, at least one time, but Shadow strongly suggested that he remain put since he was in no c
Sonic's Alpha Part 23When Shadow the Hedgehog broke the news all hell was let loose. Chaos reigned supreme in the room.Sonic's Alpha Part 234 years ago in Drama More Like This
Sonic went pale and started to fidget and laugh nervously, making Shadow nervous as well. Shadow was certainly worried sick about his mate now. The younger male had collapsed on the floor and seemed to be in a trance, repeating incessantly, as a mantra: "No, no, no."
Shadow run to his side but he didn't know what to do to comfort him. He knelt in front of his uke.
"Sonikuu, calm down, please." But Sonic didn't seem to hear him. The crimson streaked male sighed and caressed softly the younger male's cheek.
"Look at me, Sonic." He said cupping his chin. "Stop it. You're stronger than this."
Sonic the Hedgehog seemed to get out of his stupor and looked at Shadow with full blown madness and rage in his eyes. His fur even flashed a dark blue.
"You " he hissed. "You knew all along and you didn't tell me anything. You let this happen! This is all your fault, you bastard, how could you!?"
Sonic's Alpha Part 34"AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!"Sonic's Alpha Part 344 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Sonikuu, you're doing good, just keep it up...Breathe."
"I'm trying!!" Sonic cried out in return, his voice strained.
High above the planet Earth, within the Space Colony ARK, fellow vampires continued to Chaos control onboard to their temporary place of dwelling after G.U.N's attack. Many were wounded and were being treated for their injuries as Scourge and the others made sure everyone was alright and that everything was under control. And they all flinched whenever they heard their Alpha Queen scream.
Dr. Autumns and fellow nurses stayed back and let Shadow try to calm his mate through his current contraction, staying silent and ready for anything. Shadow watched anxiously as Sonic's throat tightened into a series of stuttered shouts as another contraction wracked through his frame. His hands gripped the sheets, pulling up the sheet from the mattress and his knuckles going white.
Shadow's dead heart felt like racing; he was nearly bursting from within himself as
Sonic's Alpha Part 26"Silver, I'm going to do an ultrasound so you can see your baby " Dr. Autumns addressed the silver male. A month had passed and both Sonic and Silver were scheduled for an appointment, and of course, the proud papas tagged along as well. Sonic and Shadow were in one room while the Beta couple was in another.Sonic's Alpha Part 264 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Really?" He asked overly excited, laughing with joy. All Mephiles could do was smile.
"Of course," she smiled. "The ultrasound will let us see the development of the child. But to obtain a clear image you need to have your bladder full. So you must drink all that water." She said pointing at a huge jar, placed on a tray, containing at least two litters of liquid. Silver gulped, he wasn't even thirsty, but he obeyed, and started to drink from the glass he was grabbing, after sitting down on an examination table settled in the center of the room. Mephiles remained in silence, looking attentively and seriously at him, ignoring anything and anyone else.
"Now, to the ultrasound. T
Sonic's Alpha Part 25"You will eventually have to tell the others. You know that, right?"Sonic's Alpha Part 254 years ago in Drama More Like This
Sonic leaned back on the examination chair/table he was sitting on. Shadow had taken him to see a doctor they were considering for prenatal care. His stomach was in knots; doctors' offices made him very uncomfortable. He could remember spending a lot of time in them when he was younger because of all his battle with Eggman. May he rest in peace. He eventually outgrew the pain and could withstand a lot more hits the older he grew, but every time he stepped into a doctor's office all he could think about were the needles and medicine he'd seen as a child. Sonic still didn't like needles, which were now his greatest fear since he'd conquered his battle with water.
"Relax," his husband told him. He comfortingly touched his arm. "She's not going to cut you open or anything like that. It'll be okay."
"You would be nervous too if you were in my position."
He smiled. "Yeah, I suppose I would."
Dr. Autumns was one of
Sonic's Alpha part 13Later on that day, Tails did come back to Sonic's house, just like he asked. Sonic managed to call his other friends as well, inviting them over. Sonic's self-proclaimed brother still had a bad feeling about all this, but he tried his best to ignore it. And the bandage that Sonic now had on his neck only made the feeling worse.Sonic's Alpha part 134 years ago in Drama More Like This
It was around 11:30 when the rest of Sonic's pals, Knuckles, Amy, Rouge, Blaze, Cream (and Cheese, of course) arrived. They all lounged around the house, wondering who Sonic wanted them to meet. Sonic decided to challenge Knuckles to a game of EA Sports Car Racing, while they waited. The girls all talked about girl things and Tails had his eyes glued to Sonic's computer screen, acing an online IQ test, as the hedgehog and echidna played two games and a re-match. And of course, Sonic won all three.
"Why you little - -" Knuckles growled, "YOU CHEATED!!!"
"Ha!! You wish!!" the blue blur laughed. "Just admit it, Knux, you can't beat
Sonic's Alpha Part 14Quills were forced back by the wind resistance that came from the roaring motorcycles. Sonic sniffed, taking one of his hands from around Shadow's waist to wipe away his tears.Sonic's Alpha Part 144 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Are you alright, Sonikuu?" his husband asked with concern.
"Yeah, I'm fine," he smiled; now resting his head on Shadow's broad shoulder as he wrapped his arms tighter around his mate.
"I just can't believe that my friends don't like you guys," he sadly added.
"Yeah, no offense, Sonic, but " Manic replied, pulling up alongside Shadow's bike.
"Your friends are jackasses and jerks!!" Sonia finished for him as she held on tight.
"Yeah, that pink one is a b****!!!" Scourge shouted over the roar of their engines.
"They're not jerks, guys," Sonic half-heartedly defended them. "And Amy she's " all he could do was sigh.
"Hey, don't worry, love," Shadow smiled to his mate. "You've still got us."
"Yeah, we've got your back no matter what, Sonic!!" Sonia smiled.
"We're not going anywhere, Blue," Scourge chuc
Sonic's Alpha part 4Sonic the Hedgehog soon found himself having the best night of his life! Never before had there been anyone out there that could give him a real run for his money in a race! And now, he just so happen to be racing against three!Sonic's Alpha part 44 years ago in Settings More Like This
They'd all hit supersonic speeds a little while back, with Scourge and Sonic in the lead. Heck, if he didn't know any better, he'd say they were all his clones only with different fur. He loved every minute of the adrenaline rush that he was getting and the cool night air slicing through his quills. He could see the smirks on their faces as well. They were enjoying it too. 'Where have they been all my life!?' He thought as they approached the towering palace not too far in the distance, the half moon behind it making it look all the more menacing. Sonic's eyes widened and he gulped, finally remembering his predicament. He wasn't racing towards Eggman's newest hideout or anything. He was running to meet a vampire, the Vampire King to be exact!!
Sonic's Alpha Part 35Four agonizing days had passed aboard the Space Colony ARK and Sonic still hadn't woken up. The doctors had found out that the pregnancy was too much strain on Sonic's body and had forced him into a coma. And Shadow was just a nervous wreck. He didn't eat, he didn't sleep, and his smooth midnight fur was even starting to turn dull.Sonic's Alpha Part 354 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
To make matters worse, he'd just watched the news and the world below was abuzz with the fact that G.U.N. made the 'startling' discovery that vampires truly do exist by 'stumbling upon a large vampire nest while in their travels'. The Commander was to be given a medal in a day's time for 'making such an incredible find', for 'putting this threat to humankind on the run', and 'being in the process of wiping out this threat before it's too late'. The Earth was in celebration while he and his people were suffering in the process.
Shadow felt that he was failing them as Alpha and without their queen, what could they do? He'd never felt so lo
Sonic's Alpha Part 19The sun had barely risen when Sonic woke up with a pounding headache, his vision blurred; he was sure he was going to be sick but thankfully he was no longer seeing pink. He rolled about, expecting to be in the soft confines of his bed with Shadow beside him until he fell and made contact with a cold cement floor with a thud. His emerald eyes snapped open, looking around frantically as he sat bolt upright.Sonic's Alpha Part 194 years ago in Drama More Like This
'Huh? Where am I?' he thought, his head spinning despite his light headedness.
'Great, I'm seeing pink again,' he added. He sat up and winced, but continued to ignore the pain as he looked around his small confines. His eyes widened when he saw a whale pass by!!!
'What the - -' his mind rushed and he desperately tried to stand, almost falling in the process; he couldn't remember anything except the time he spent with Shadow on the beach. He made his way to the glass wall and saw a school of fish swing by. He placed his hand to the window.
'Huh?' He looked
Sonic's Alpha Part 24Two weeks laterSonic's Alpha Part 244 years ago in Drama More Like This
On the bed, Shadow sat with his arms crossed across his chest. For the past two weeks, Sonic had been unwilling to mention their little predicament and tried to act like nothing was wrong when around the others, even begging Scourge not to say anything to the others about it. He seemed perfectly fine to all of their friends. But Shadow had caught him in the bathroom more than once, locked away and on the verge of a panic attack. His heart was breaking for his mate. He felt so guilty for what had happened.
Thinking it had been long enough, he stood up and went to the bathroom where Sonic was bent over the countertop, staring at four different pregnancy tests. None of them had results yet, and Shadow could see that Sonic's nerves were about to get the better of him. He was paler than usual and his hands were restless. He kept drumming his claws on the marble countertop.
"Sonikuu, why don't you come sit with me and wait a little while?" he asked, touching his
Sonic's Alpha Part 15Well, they were all at Twinkle Park now, having easily left Tails and the others lost back in the mall. Although Scourge and Manic had to literally be dragged from Victoria's Secret because all the women wanted to keep them since they found them so 'fuzzy and adorable'!Sonic's Alpha Part 154 years ago in Drama More Like This
So, Sonic figured that they might as well enjoy it. At least, that's what he figured they should do. In reality, they probably should be trying to figure out what their first move against G.U.N. would be, but you know what? Even heroes needed a break sometimes! Vampires included!!
Scourge went off to the shooting range while Sonic and Shadow went to the food court. Sonia grabbed Manic's hand as usual, leading the now limping hedgehog away in his new sneakers. And just when they walked past the Tunnel of Love, the gentleman there asked:
"You two lovebirds don't wanna ride?"
Sonia and Manic blinked and looked at their intertwined fingers before snatching their hands away, both shouting, "HELL, NO!!"
The guy just swea
Sonic's Alpha Part 30"Tell me, Sonikuu," Shadow asked his mate some time later as they walked through one of their busy military hangars in their fancy royal attire, "do you know the true reason as to why G.U.N. hasn't stopped the war with us after all these centuries?"Sonic's Alpha Part 304 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Because they're a bunch of sore losers?" his wife replied.
"No," Shadow chuckled, "it's because of that."
Sonic frowned when Shadow pointed to the ring on his wrist.
"Why would G.U.N. want my wedding ring?" he asked, holding the item close to his heart.
"Because it's not just a wedding ring," his husband admitted.
Sonic blinked, "What do you mean?"
"The rings that you and I wear are actually warp rings. They have been passed down through my family line for countless generations. They enable us to travel to the all the dimensions where vampires rein supreme and I must admit that I haven't been entirely honest with you," Shadow confessed as he rubbed the back of his neck nervously.
"I am not a mere king, Sonikuu since y