I made a bed of blankets right outside of Sonic and Tail's house. I sighed, wondering what would come of tomorrow. It was going to be a long day and I wasn't sure if I was ready. Am I rushing into this all too fast? No, I need to know! I deserve to know what and who i am. There must be some reason to why i was created. I lye down and close my eyes and try to get some sleep. The morning sun rises and i slowly open my eyes. I see that not too far from me there is a group of hedge hogs whispering under their voices. i sit up and begin to roll up my blanket and put it into my backpack. "Morning, ready to go?" I hear Sonic say to me. "Oh, uh yeah! Just one sec." I pick up my bag and stand up. I jumped when i saw Sonic right behind me. "Ah!! oh, I'm sorry, you just startled me!" I said. he chuckled. "Thanks again for letting me stay the night. and, you know you don't have to take me right? You can just tell me where he is and-" "Oh, It's fine. It's a long way for a kid to be walking by herself. Plus, Shadow can be really...well, not pleasant." He replied. "You know i'm like, The same age as you, right?" I asked. "Im 15." He looked away and back at me. "Oh, seriously? You ARE the same age as me!" He laughed. "But, The hedge hogs and I can protect you. you have a pocket knife. We, well. we all have our own unique...powers." "That is half true. There is a lot you don't know about me. But i don't trust you enough to tell you..yet." I said. He gave me a funny look. "I could really use the company though." i said quickly. I picked up the Back-sack and smiled. We began to make our way through the jungle. i was mostly quiet and the others talked and laughed along the way. "So, how do you know where he is?" I asked. Sonic looked at me a hesitated. "well, you see, when we had the last battle...uh..." he stuttered."i...uh..he..a-anyways i took this piece of rock or something. It leads the way to him. He passed me a clear purple piece of rock. It looked almost diamond. "Maybe it would be best if you gave it back to him." He said. I nodded and clutched it in the palm of my hand. "i bet i could identify it, see what it is. I'm pretty good at that sort of stuff." Tails said. I smiled and passed it to him. He examined it closely. "It looks kinds like an emerald of some sort or someth-WoAH!!" He tripped over a stone and went face-first into the ground. The rock flew out of his hand and between two giant boulders. Sonic went to his aid and helped him up. "The rock! How are we going to find Shadow now??" Amy cried. "Nice going. Real smooth." Knuckles said sarcastically. Tails looked embarrassed. "i-I didn't mean to!" He flustered. I bent down and tried to reach for it, but it was no use. The crack was too small. "Watch out,i can move em" Knuckles said. Sonic went as well. i watched as they tried to shove and push the boulders with all their might. "huff...huff...sorry Danny.. They are too heavy. we might have to turn back now.." Sonic said between deep inhales. I hesitated and made a long sigh. "Okay back up, I know what to do." i said. i closed my eyes and tilted my head up. i took a deep breathe and PSSSHHHH! A bright light shone and I grew smaller and smaller in a matter of seconds. I felt my bushy tail form and my fur grow through my skin. long narrow teeth push through my gums. everyone looked down in astonishment. i twitched my nose and scurried up Sonic's body and onto his shoulder. "Haha! It tickles! s-so this 'power' of yours you were too afraid to show was to turn into a squirrel??!!" He asked in a surprised tone. I face palmed with my tiny little paw and hopped back down. I ran over to the boulders and ran between. it was dark and tight in there and i couldn't see anything. i felt around until my paw felt a hard, sharp object. i grabbed it and ran back out. I went back onto sonic and placed the stone in his hands. I went down again and Into my human form. Every one looked shocked. I could feel my face become red and i smoothed out my hair. " My 'power' is to turn into creatures of my desire. i can even duplicate people if i feel like it. And when i do, i learn everything about them. Their lives, secrets, the way they talk, everything." I said. "Woah! That is Wicked!" Silver exclaimed. i blushed. "thanks." "That may come in hand. we have a long way ahead of us." Sonic said. i nodded. "Wait...Can you duplicate me? Please?! That would be so cool!" knuckles said. "a-are you sure about that? Remember, i learn everyth-" "Yeah yeah, whatever. Just please??" he whined. "okay..." i sighed. i went up very, very close to him and put a hand on his shoulder, one on his forehead. I could feel my breasts against his chest and he looked very uncomfortable and embarrassed. "uh..What are you doing?!!" He asked in a surprised tone. "shh! I'm extracting your thoughts and appearance." I said. I took a deep breathe in and closed my eyes. i could feel myself shrink a couple feet. I became a dark shade of red. I backed away to let him see his 3D reflection. "I AM good looking!" he said. "You? psh. I'm The good looking one." i said. Sonic burst into laughter. "You sound exactly like him!!" He said. "And by that you mean charming and amazing, right?" i asked. I went back into my human form and smiled. "Okay. That's enough fooling around. We should keep going."Sonic said. i nodded and we were on our way. After a while i got sick of walking and flew with tails in humming bird form. The sun began to set and my wings got tired. When I got Back to ground level Everyone was teasing each other about who they liked. "I told you for the last time I DO NOT like any one!" Knuckles exclaimed. "yeah...that's a lie." I laughed. "I warned you , but you didnt listen". i said. "But since Im nice I wont spread your personal info." "okay wise guy. Who Do You like?" Knuckles asked. "No one at the moment. ive been home schooled all my life so i didn't really get to know anyone to the point of liking them romantically. But now that Ive dropped out from school and i live here, maybe...jusssst maybe, i'll find someone. Everyone made a "OOOooooOOO" sound and i laughed embarrassingly.Just then someone yelled from the back of the crowd. it was silver. he'd Fallen and twisted his ankle. i offered him a hand but he declined. "I'm totally fine don't worry about it... ow! ow! shhhhhhh...." He said. "yikes...I'll form into a horse and carry you if you'd like. it will only get worse if you continue walking, and you'll keep everyone behind." i said. He nodded understandingly. i formed into a chestnut stallion with a long beige mane. i kneeled to help him get on. He crawled on top and petted my hair. It made me feel uncomfortable and awkward but i didnt say anything. "Who's a pretty girl? You are! yes you!!" he said. i rolled my eyes. everyone else chuckled. after a while of carrying him i got a weird Adrenalin rush. i'd built up a lot of energy and i needed to burn it off before the day ended. I wanted to warn him that i was going to run so I pushed my hooves back on the gravel a few times. "What is it girl? You gotta use the bathroom?" Silver asked. I let out a frustrated huff. 'you know what? I'm just gonna bolt.' i thought. I bucked a few times and began to dash. He fumbled for something to grab onto as he let out a shrill holler. Everyone else laughed and laughed as I flew in front of them. After at least 10 minutes I slowed down and came to a halt. I let him off and lyed down on the ground. "What a good girl you are! What a good girl!" He said as if I was a dog. If it was a dog he wanted, A dog he was going to get. I went into a husky form and ran to his lap. "A puppy! yay!" He cheered happily. i rolled over and let him pet my stomach. It felt amazing. The others caught up and saw. They began to laugh and I was absolutely mortified. i went back to human form and bit my lip. "Did you like that girl? hm? oh, what a good puppy!" knuckles teased. my face was hot and red. "Do you want a biscuit? hm?" He went on. We set up camp and made a fire. It was pitch black now and everyone was ready to sleep. we sat around the campfire and began to talk. We had sandwiches that amy packed. "Hey Danny, what does your hedge hog form look like?" Sonic asked curiously. "well that depends if its male or female." I said. "Which are you?" he asked. "Im neither. but if I'd have to choose, female." i replied. i formed into the female hedge hog. I was crimson, white and black. I had smoothed down spikes on my head and a white beauty mark between my eyes and chest shaped as a heart. Everyone looked shocked and red. I realized that I was completely naked to them. quickly I changed back into a human . I was ripe red and couldnt dare look them in the eyes. "I am so sorry...Oh my gosh. I-i completely forgot. I am so sorry!!" i squealed. I could hear knuckles thoughts and it made it even worse for me. "it's okay, Mistakes happen. Maybe we should go to bed now..??" She said. Everyone agreed and we put out the fire. Before we went to sleep sonic told me something that made it hard for me to sleep. "You kinda looked like a female Shadow." morning came and we began to walk again. Sonic said that we were nearly half way there and if we hurried we would probably make it there by sun set. Once again i was carrying Silver In my horse form until later on when amy fixed his foot with an ankle support.