Sonic had no one else to turn to.
He’d considered Rotor, but he knew his question fell well outside of the walrus’ area of expertise. Normally he would have gone to Bunnie, but she was away on an extended mission, and there wasn’t time to wait for her to return. Tails and (ugh) Antoine were definitely out. That left only one option.
“Hey Nicole. How’s it hangin’?”
The hedgehog watched as the computer’s monitor flickered to life. “What is up, my main ‘hog?” it greeted back.
It hadn’t been easy convincing Sally to let him borrow NICOLE. She rarely went anywhere or did anything without it. But persistence, a vague enough excuse (“I just wanna chat with her a little, y’know? Make sure she’s still up on the ol’ lingo!”), and the best use of Puppy Dog Eyes he could manage (the hedgehog feared the day Tails realized just how well those worked o