"Y-your highness! Your father, he has returned!"
A young servant ran frantically through the corridors of the castle before opening a large wooden door.
Sonic looked up at the doorway and placed a finger against his lips as the servant entered the room. The young servant opened his eyes in shock as he saw a purple-furred hedgehog sleeping in his master's bed with Sonic sat in a chair next to it.
He looked up at the young male with a questionable expression and noticed that he now had a soft smile present on his face.
"Shh, she's asleep... now, did you say that my father was here?"
"Y-yes... he has returned from his long journey."
Sonic nodded his head as he stood up from his chair and gently caressed Kirana's cheek before walking over to the young servant.
"Thank you, Ganix... I shall speak with him now."
Ganix bowed his head as he gently placed a hand on Sonic's shoulder.
"F-forgive me, your highness. May I ask why there is a young woman upon your bed? N-no