Sense Of Serenity Ch. 8: Worrisome Skies
Chapter 8: Worrisome Skies
The year passed without much consequence. Serenity kept stubbornly practicing her running, determined to someday surpass her father in an honest race where he didn't hold back for her. And indeed, he had kept good on a promise he'd made to not slow down for her in their races.
Reni was frustrated. She had not won a race since the promise was made, but she kept at it, running herself almost to the breaking point each day. She sighed heavily, plopping down in the dry leaves and grass. The Great Forest's trees were bare; winter was upon them again. Though it was less than two months away from her birthday, the first snows had still not yet fallen. The winter so far had been unseasonably warm. Prophecy said she felt a strangeness in the air, as if the planet were waiting for something uneasily. The Mystic Serval was quite unnerved by the odd weath
Sense Of Serenity Ch. 7: Rite of Passage
Chapter 7: Rite of Passage
"You LET me win AGAIN!" Serenity whined as her father crossed the finish line several seconds behind her. "I wanna win on my OWN!" The eighteen-year-old purple hedgehog sighed and plopped down on the grass under one of the Great Forest's huge trees. "I wanna do it myself without you always slowing up for me " She wiped impatiently at a tear. "I'll never be as good as you, Daddy " Come to think of it...I seemed a lot slower than I usually am...have I completely lost what speed I had?! She thought worriedly to herself.
"Reni Plumcake I'm sure someday you'll come into your own " Sonic sat down next to his frustrated daughter, placing a hand on her shoulder.
Serenity snorted. "Huh. Yeah, right You were routinely beating 'Butt-nik by sixteen I can't even go as fast as you when I'm eighteen!
Sense Of Serenity Ch. 6: Growing Pains
Chapter 6: Growing Pains
"AGAIN! TELL IT AGAIN!"
"Shh Ren Not so loud especially not so loud in my ear!" Sonic winced, twisting his finger inside his left ear as his daughter, now twelve years old and hyper as ever pranced about excitedly. Her two best friends, the six-year-old Tails twins, shadowed her every move.
Wherever the trio went in the hidden village, they caused smiles on the faces of the townscreatures. Every mobian that remembered the days of the coup remembered the way the fathers of the three youngsters used to act almost the same way.
"Yeah, Uncle Sonic, tell it again "
"Please?" All three children chorused in unison, their eager eyes on the smirking king.
He caught the look Sally shot him. "What can I say, kids just love hearing me tell the stories."
"Yeah, but you are giving them the wrong idea about the war. Ki
Sense Of Serenity Ch. 5: Little Whirlwind
Chapter 5: Little Whirlwind
Years passed. The young princess grew into a happy, energetic child. Extremely energetic.
All was quiet in Knothole as the sun crept above the sheltering crown of trees bordering the little village. Most of the populace was still asleep this early in the morning, and those who were awake spent the early hours quietly, reluctant to disturb the serenity of the new spring day. Most of them.
Within the stump home of the royal family of Mobius, a pair of sparkling sapphire eyes peered cautiously into the still dark master bedroom, filled with mischievous intent. She giggled softly at her father's snoring as she backed up, her tiny tail a blur of violet motion. Stifling another giggle, she launched herself
Sonic was jarred out of a pleasant dream by the sudden impact of a plum-colored bullet to his chest. His eyes shot open as he wheezed, tryi
Sense Of Serenity Ch. 4: First Light
Chapter 4: First Light
One week passed. Then two. The infant still hadn't opened her eyes. The lids were still sealed tightly. Sonic was starting to get a little worried. Quack said they'd open in a week. They're not.
"Relax, honey. You can't rush nature, you know." Sally said as her mate peered anxiously at the child for the fifth time in ten minutes. "Have some patience."
"But what if they never open? Is my daughter gonna be blind her whole life?!"
"You're cute when you're worried."
"I'm not worried."
"Yes you are."
"Well I wanna see my daughter's eyes!"
"Patience ain't my thing."
"Well then, you'll just have to learn it, won't you? Now calm down; you'll agitate her."
"Huh?!" The azure 'hog's eyes opened wide. "Did she just-"
"Heh She called me Da Sal, she called me D
Sense Of Serenity Ch. 3: Futures Promise
Chapter 3: Future's Promise
A gust of polar wind howled through Knothole, searching for any creature unfortunate enough to be caught out in the storm. Nothing moved in the secluded valley. Every creature was safe in their homes, warmed by cozy fires and surrounded by family and friends. Winter had a firm grip on the Great Forest and its inhabitants, causing a general feeling of reticence and sedateness. It was the eve of the Winter Solstice, and every creature celebrated by taking it easy and staying inside with friends and family. Well, almost every creature...
Sonic sat up abruptly, awakened from a light nap on the couch in the main room of the hollow stump he and Sally called home. Ears straining, he listened. There it was again. A whimper issued from the bedroom where an extremely large-bellied Sally slept fitfully. The Blue Blur was instantly on his feet and b
Sense Of Serenity Ch. 2: Beginnings
Chapter 2: Beginnings
That evening, back at the same clearing the pre-marriage party was held in the day before, another celebration was taking place. The scene was very similar to that of the day before, with one major difference: the grinning azure hero now had a crown on his head. The linked rings rested on a velvet-cushioned pedestal between him and Sally, now wearing her own crown.
Something orange darted behind the tree the new king was lounging against. Tails glanced out nervously, casting furtive glances into the assembled crowd.
"Hey, big guy, whatsa matter? Want a chili dog?"
"N-no thanks..." the fox trailed off, glancing again into the crowd.
"Suit yourself, more for me." the hedgehog popped said chili dog into his mouth. "Why're you so jittery, 'lil buddy?" he asked after swallowing.
"I-it's her, she looked at me, I just know it!" Tails indicated the same gray fox from