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Blue and Co. (c) Sega SonicTeam
Shtier (c) Winky
Ace and Co. (c) Me and my sister.
A quiet, moonlit night, gentle starlight shimmering in the darkness. No clouds could be seen, and not a sound could be heard, save for voices from a small group of Furries.

“Over here! He ran this way!”

“No, he ran HERE!”

“Don’t be stupid, he ran up HERE!”

“Shut up and just FIND him!” A louder voice said, drowning out the others’.

“Right!” All the others said, and then dashed into different directions of the road.

While the group dashed around randomly, a teenage Lop Rabbit hid underneath a bridge, water soaking his fur up to his neck. Shivering, he waited for the group to leave before he shakily got out and shook his fur out to dry it as best he could.

“Blue…” He whispered softly, his soft blue eyes shaking fearfully. “Where did you go?” Small crystal tears slipped down his face, creating ripples in the cold water. “Please…come back.”

Elsewhere, the gentle moon lit up a town in the midst of a forest. Inside this town, inside a large building, were several Furries talking happily, save for a few. And one, a blue hedgehog, was sitting alone, in deep thought.

“Sonic?” A soft voice said, breaking him out of his thoughts. “Sonic, are you even listening to me?”

“Wha—Oh, right. Sorry, Tails.” Blue looked up at him and grinned slightly. “I was just…remembering a friend I left back at home.”

“You forgot someone?” Miles said, blinking in confusion. “Was he close to you?”

“Somewhat. He was the closest thing I had to a family.” Blue shrugged, and then stood up. “I’m going out for a breath of fresh air.” He smiled slightly, and then walked outside of the house. Once outside, he walked out to the edge of town and then fell back on his back, letting out a soft sigh.

“…Shtier…I hope he’s okay. I left him all alone with Maya and the others.” He rolled over on his side. “What if they’ve done unimaginable, cruel things to him? After all…” He closed his eyes and curled up. “They’ve done that much to me…”

The wind blew across the grass, lulling him to sleep, and he didn’t even realize he was in dreamland when he felt a hand brushing his cheek.

His opened his eyes to find himself inside a large building decorated nicely, with a silk blanket draped over his bandaged body. He felt the hand again and looked over his shoulder at a meerkat. “Maya…” He said weakly, his eyes half-closed.

“Shhh. Don’t speak, you’re still kinda’ weak.” She bent over and kissed him softly. “If you hadn’t have tried to run away, Ace wouldn’t have hurt you like this!” She stroked his cheek gently.

“I want to go find Shtier…” He mumbled, wincing as he moved his wounded arm.

“Shtier, by now, is most likely in hiding. Because of him, you were hurt. Why do you want to see him so much?” She asked, cooing softly as she stroked his cheek gently. “Stay with us, Blue.”

“No…I need to get back to Shtier…” He moaned, feeling hands shaking him awake. He didn’t realize he was back in reality until he heard a female voice saying, “Who’s Shtier, Sonic?”

“Wha---Amy?” Blue sat up and looked around. His arm wasn’t hurt, although the pain had felt so real in his dream.
No, not a dream. A Memory.
Shtier was calling to him.

The next day, Blue and Miles were in conversation away from the others. Blue had just told Miles about his dream, and Miles was slowly shaking his head.

“I don’t think so, Blue. I used to think that…before. I had nightmares, and thought I was being called. Turns out it was just a cruel memory being brought back by my thoughts of my past.” Miles said, leaning against the rock they were sitting on the other day.

“Well, you don’t understand. He has a power to send me images like this.” Blue said, sighing. “What if it’s really him?”

“Did you hear him call out to you as you slept?” Miles asked, crossing his arms.

“Well, no, but—“

“Has he done that before?”

Blue stopped short, and then sighed. “Yes. I have heard his voice as well, normally.”

“Then it’s not him. Wait until he really calls you, Blue.” Miles said, then stepped away from the rock. “I’m going to go talk to Metalla.”

“Right. You do that.” Blue said, sighing as he sat on the rock alone.

To be continued…
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