Nothing for Granted, Part 2/7

From: Robin Hood <>
Date: Sat, 18 Nov 1995 13:54:53 -0500 (EST)

Nothing for Granted
A Sonic the Hedgehog story
by Kris Kelley

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Part 2

One week later.

     Antoine saw him first, while on sentry duty. He hurriedly took out
his com-link and activated it. "'Allo, Sonic? Sonic, come quickly! Zere
ees somebody in ze forest!"
     Sonic replied and was beside Antoine only seconds later. "What's up,
Ant? This isn't another one of your ghosts, I hope."
     "No, no, look!" Antoine pointed.
     Sonic looked. "Well well well, we have us a visitor. Stay here, Ant."

     Sebastian had been walking slowly through the forest when he almost
bumped into something he could have sworn wasn't there a second ago. The
something spoke. "Hi there! Who might you be?"
     Sebastian jumped back, ready to fight.
     Sonic put his hands out in front of him. "Whoa, easy there, bud!
I'm not loaded."
     Sebastian looked at Sonic, and relaxed. "Sorry, you surprised me."
     Sonic chuckled. "I seem to have that effect on a lot of people.
Now, who are you?"
     Sebastian extended his paw. "My name is Sebastian. Tell me, are you
Sonic the hedgehog?"
     Sonic shook his paw, chuckling again. "Why, yes, I am," he said with
mock-formality. But then, he looked at the wolf with a thoughtful
expression. "Sebastian? Now where have I heard that name before?"
     "I don't think I know. I haven't met you before now."
     Sonic thought for a moment, then snapped his fingers. "Wait a
minute, I remember! You knew a fox named Todd, right?"
     "Todd? Yes, I did! Do you know him? Is he here?"
     Sonic's smile faded. "Well, I did know him..."
     Sebastian blinked. "What happened?"
     Sonic sighed. "Long story. Really long. Listen, would you like to
come back to Knothole with me? I know Sally would love to meet you!"
     "Knothole? Yes, of course! I was hoping I would find it."
     "Heh. Yeah well, it's not exactly a place you'd just happen to run
into. We stay nice and hidden. Have to, you know, with ol' Buttnik
sniffing around."
     Sebastian nodded.
     "C'mon, then, let's go." As they walked past the watchpost, Sonic
shouted, "Hey, Ant, it's okay! We're gonna scoot back to Knothole."
     "Ah, okay. I'll be here, wi' ze eagle's eyes!"
     Sonic smirked. "Right, whatever. See ya, Ant!"

     "Sebastian? Really?" Sally studied the wolf.
     Sebastian chuckled. "Everybody seems to already know me, around
here. And you, you really are Princess Sally?"
     "Well, things being what they are, I'm just Sally for now."
     Sebastian bowed his head slightly. "Even so, it is an honor to meet
     Sally smiled. "It is an honor for me, too, Sebastian. We've heard
so much about you." Right then, there was a knock at the door. "Come in."
     Tolouse entered the room. "Sorry, Sally, I hope I'm not
interrupting. Rotor just wanted me to tell you that he won't be able to
make tonight's meeting on time. He... uh... needs to clean up his hut."
     Sally chuckled, imagining why. "Oh, that's okay. Tolouse, there's
somebody you might want to meet. This is Sebastian."
     Tolouse blinked. "Sebastian?"
     Here we go again, Sebastian thought with a smile. Turning to Sally,
he said, "Is there anybody here who doesn't know me?"
     "Well, Todd did talk a lot about you."
     "Todd, yes. Tell me, please, what happened to him?"
     Sally sighed, and the room fell silent for a short moment. "It's...
it's a long story."
     "That's what Sonic said. If it's alright, I would like to hear it."
     Sally looked at Tolouse. "Do you want to?"
     "I could, I guess..."

     Sebastian shook his head. "I never knew about all that. Poor fox,
no wonder he was always ready for a fight."
     Sally said, "Sebastian, if I may ask, Todd said you were travelling
with others. What happened to them?"
     This time Sebastian sighed. "That's not quite as long of a story.
Basically, we got trapped and I was the only one who escaped."
     "Oh. I'm sorry."
     "It's okay. That's kind of why I'm here. I would like to help you
out fighting Robotnik, if I may. I have nothing else to do, now." He
gave a small chuckle.
     "Well, we'll just have to see," Sally said with a smile. She looked
out the window, which was showing a darkening sky. "It's about time for
the meeting. Why don't you join us, Sebastian?"
     "Thank you," Sebastian said. "I appreciate that."
     "Great." Studying Sebastian's vest, she said, "I see you are a
master of Quandolo..."

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