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Nature's Ring

Amy approached her prey softly, silently. He was standing on the corner, tapping his foot impatiently. Don't turn around. Don't turn around, she begged. The store windows on either side of the street could give her away. She stepped lively, moving as fast as she dared in her boots.

His ears twitched. Did he hear her? She had to act now. Amy jumped high into the air, spread-eagled. He turned just as she called his name. "Sonic!"

She latched onto him, holding him tightly. She inhaled his wind-swept scent and nestled her face into his warm chest. Amy always did enjoy this closeness, even when the blue hedgehog was frantically trying to pull her off. "Amy! Loosen up, will you?"

She was reluctant to do so, sure that he would run off. Amy had tried dozens of time to give him his space and not be overbearing. Nevertheless, he always left her just the same. Still, she did relax her hold. "You want to go get something to eat?" she asked. "I found this place that serves great chili dogs."

"Tempting, but I have to pass," he said. He slipped from her and dashed off. "See you later, Ames!"

"Sonic!" she screamed. She started to follow, but gave up. "Oh, what's the use?" He was long gone by then. Assuming he stayed in the city, she would never be able to find him among the maze-like streets. Amy turned for home, kicking tiny pebbles along the way.

Why did he run from her all the time? Was she that unlikable? Her friends had assured her that she was not and that Sonic was simply a free spirit. She realized that, but that did not help the pain each time he left her alone.

Amy entered her house, but not before plucking a small flower near her doorstep. Inside, she removed her left glove. Tied to her ring finger was a withered flower, its fragile stem falling apart. She snapped it off and tied the fresh flower to her finger. Why do I keep doing this? she wondered, sitting down on her sofa. It's not like Sonic cares. Then again, ten years is a long time. I'll bet he's forgotten.


Amy traipsed merrily through the park. It was a beautiful day. The sun was shining. Nature was alive and cheery, with birds and small critters darting back and forth. Best of all, Sonic had offered to spend some time with her. So far, they had raced through the park, played hide and seek, and leisurely lied on the grass, picking out shapes in the white clouds.

She wished the day could last forever. Amy always wanted to be by Sonic's side. Although very young, she had already decided in her mind that she would marry him one day. She often told him so, asking if he would want to as well. He always avoided the topic, scratching his head. He usually changed the subject, telling her she was far too young to be dwelling on such things, or he would simply leave. Even asking how he felt about her caused the same reaction.

She could broach the subject that day. After all, everything had been going swimmingly so far. But Amy did not want to ruin anything. She was too deep in thought to notice Sonic trying to get her attention. It was only when he snapped his fingers in front of her that her train of thought was broken.

"Ames? What's wrong?" he asked.

Amy shook her head. "It's nothing."

"C'mon. Tell me what's eating you. I'll try and help."

"Well," Amy said slowly. She had to approach this delicately. "Sonic, do you ever think about what you'll do when you grow up?"

He shrugged. "Keep saving the world, I guess."

"What about your friends?" she asked.

"What about them? I'll stick with you, Tails, and Knuckles."

Amy shuffled her feet. "Will I always be just your friend?"

The light dawned in his bright green eyes. "Oh," he said. "Look, Ames-"

She came closer to him. "Please, Sonic. I just want to know."

"You shouldn't be thinking about this," he said. "That's far into the future, if at all."

"You always say that," Amy said, dropping her head. "I only want to know if you'll marry me someday. I want to know if you love me. That's all."

He sighed and dragged his hand down his cheek. He dropped his head and saw a patch of flowers near his feet. He bent over, plucked a pair, and asked for Amy's hand. She held it out to him. Sonic removed her glove and tied the flower around her ring finger. "I promise, I'll tell you someday, okay?" he said, finishing the knot. He had her tie the other flower on his finger. "This will be a reminder. Even when I have to leave, I'll always come back until I've told you."

Amy could accept that for now. She could wait. "And it will also remind you I won't ever stop loving you," she said. When she finished tying his flower, she wrapped her arms around him. He patted her head and they continued their walk.


Sonic had kept his word on that. Whether because trouble liked to rear its ugly head in their city or because he missed his friends, Sonic always returned. He was always concerned for her as well. She could not deny that. But why could he not answer a simple question? They were both older, so whatever the answer, they could handle it. If he said "No," she would be heartbroken, yet she could survive. If he said "Yes," then she could act rationally. Although on the inside, she would be jumping for joy.

Amy stared at her makeshift ring, turning her hand over. Well, I made a promise, she thought. Whether or not Sonic holds up his end, I'm going to hold up mine. She would wring an answer out of him someday. Besides, Amy could not stop loving him, even if she tried.

Evening was near and she had some chores to do around the house. Abandoning Sonic, she started her tasks before she was too tired to do them.


The cool wind at sunset was always pleasant to Sonic. Not to mention the view was spectacular out in the Mystic Ruins. There were so many colors of orange, red, and yellow that bounced off the landscape, painting the forgotten ruins with intense shades. The deep colors breathed life amongst the encroaching shadows. It was simply beautiful.

I should bring Amy here someday, he mused to himself. Maybe tomorrow. At his feet, he saw a lonely, long-stemmed flower. He picked it and removed his glove. The crinkled, brown flower tied to his finger was nearly gone. He brushed it off and tied the new one on.

Besides, I have something I need to tell her, he thought. He reached into his quills, checking them. His fingers brushed against a round object nestled safely inside. It was still there. For a split second, the sun’s rays caught a glint of gold, highlighting the object in his blue hue.

Maybe Tails can lure her here, he mused. He continued to shape his vague idea he had had for a while into an actual plan. Then she can “find” me and I’ll “give in” to going for a walk with her. When we reach a flower patch, I’ll take off my glove, remind her of the promise, bend down, pretend to get a flower, and bam! Satisfied, Sonic dashed off to Tails’ workshop in the distance, hoping to enlist the young fox’s help for his plan tomorrow.

Property of The Pen Vs The Sword. Please do not use without permission. Thank you.
Sword: This was fun to do!

It was, but it was a shorter idea than we planned. Anyway, this is a birthday gift for :iconthedeviantassassin: aka :iconsonicxrose99:. Happy birthday!

Sword: *throws streamers*

Pen: Joy. *leaves*

Sonic, Amy, and all related material belong to Sega. The story belongs to me. Please do not use without permission. Thank you.

Edit: After :iconalyta2000:'s critique, we thought we'd add a little more where Sonic plans what to do at the end in more detail. Please, let us know what you think and if it's too much, just enough, etc.
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What to say.....THIS IS AWESOME!Without a doubt.This is a very original idea.Though some it was predictable like for instance:Sonic running away other parts were not so predictable.Like Sonic actually keeping his word.If you've played Sonic and the Black Knight(racism!)you'll know Sonic missed his date with Amy.Predictable.Your idea wasn't though.It's amazing what nature can do.Every little thing in this story is just......amazing!From the slanted writing to the ending.If I were a nit-picker I bet £1,000,000 that I wouldn't be able to find a single bad thing about your story even if I spent the rest of my life trying to.Just excellent.
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Well. In all of my years writing, seeing, and reading fanfiction, this SonAmy one particularly stands out. I have seen many fanfics and oneshots based off of a promise, but never one with a flower reminder. Nice work on that.
The details were a plenty and I could basically picture everything in my head, minus the flowers themselves.
I gave you 4 stars on impact because I don't think it really hit me. Like, I didn't go "Awww~!" or anything. Maybe adding in the actual confession would help. If you do that, maybe you could have added in what Sonic had in mind? If you didn't want to add anything, that is perfectly fine! I just wanted to give you a reader/writer's perspective on this, and how it got across. I hope you don't take this critique to heart, as I only want to help you not criticize you so that you feel un-confident in your writing. I truly did enjoy this piece, so thank you for entertaining me and so many others!
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IamNotcrazyYouare Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student
That's a very interesting idea. ^^
ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! ^^^
liseli20002002 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Artist
OOOOOOOOOOOH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY GLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOB you have got to do a part two!!!!! Your stories are the BEST!!!!
ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Student Writer

Thank you! But I don't think we'll do a part two.
liseli20002002 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Artist
your welcome and okay but anyways your other stories are sooooo sweet I love how descriptive you are my favorite is the no more secrets one where sonic cant lie and the one where sonic was a werewolf and amy kissed him in his sleep. You described it so much I practically felt it and saw it myself no lies. Can you make one in which amy gets really hurt, loses her memory(momentarily) and you decide on sonic because I love how you make sonic`s personality :)
ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Writer
Thank you! Glad you like those two! It always surprises me how popular the "She Cried Wolf" is.

You mean a story where Amy is really hurt, loses her memory, and Sonic has to help jog it?
liseli20002002 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Artist
yeah just make sonic feel was his fault and he suddenly realizes that he likes her... kind of like a you don`t know what you have until you lost it...or do what you think is right cuz your stories are awsome
ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student Writer
I don't know. You'd have to give me more to go on than just that.
liseli20002002 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Artist
Oooooh...okay but it's cuz I just wanted to give you the basics and you do the rest because I like being surprised and if you thought of the plot yourself, as in originally, they'd be much better. Ima say it again...your stories are fudging awesome!!!! :D :D
ThePenVsTheSword Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Writer
Hm, I may have an idea of doing it with Sonic Boom.
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