pick two songs that describe your character at two different points of their life, and explain why you chose them.
behind these hazel eyes - kelly clarkson. no this isn’t about her current relationship, it’s about her old one. it wasn’t great and she won’t really talk about it, but amy did learn a lot from it. it helped mold her into who she is now and helped her realize what she actually deserves and how strong she really is.
girl on fire - alicia keys. adding on to the whole ‘stronger now’ thing, this song’s a good fit for her today because of the underlying ‘strength’ aspect to the song. it’s about the respect that she’s earned and how’s she’s built herself from the ground up and how she’ll keep burning bright.
by myself - linkin park. it’s a pretty good description of his mindset when he was out, alone in the world and doing his own thing but also a good representation of the slight isolation he felt from it. he’ll never really admit it but he was lonely during his years on the road, due in part to no one really taking him as he was. tack on a few bad experiences and more than a few failures and the song’s pretty fitting.
never gonna be alone - nickelback. to juxtaposition the last song, we have this one. because his team is now his family and he wouldn’t trade them for anything, this song drives home the fact that he’ll always support them. he won’t always be perfect at it, but he will always be there for his friends and vice versa. they’re going to live their best lives together.
Harmony was not about to let this race be easy for Sonic, either. The way he had taken off with her right beside him only left Volt chuckling as Amy had responded to his comment. While the older hybrid wouldn’t lie and say he hadn’t noticed the slightly higher ego that the hedgehog keeping pace with his daughter had, Volt had also noticed that he spent time trying to cheer her up on occasions when she was feeling down. Piggyback rides might be out of the question nowadays with her growth spurt. But it wouldn’t stop them from having fun.
Amethyst eyes followed the two streaks along the forest path that lead to the open field, raising the board just a little bit further so they would have a clear view of who was where. And the smirk graced Volt’s muzzle as he spotted his daughter’s streak right beside that of the hero.
“I’m expecting the day she does beat him, he’s going to be egging her on for a rematch.” Volt might not have been expecting Harmony to win that day, but he was fully expecting her to give her friend a run for his rings. Which was precisely what she was doing. The minute her hands and feet passed the tree line to the field, the ten-year-old gave it her all for that stretch of land. Sonic’s comment got a bit of a pant filled giggle before she responded, from right beside him.
“Ya ain’t seen nothin’ yet, Sonic!” The call carried, as did the howl that followed and scared a majority of birds from some of the trees from the fading tree line. Sonic would find that no matter how much he pushed ahead, Harmony was matching him step for step. This slightly cooler weather was helping to keep her from overheating for the moment, and that was going to be used to her advantage.
“Catch me if ya can!” With their rate of speed, they’d reach the mountain section of the course in no time, which meant she would have to slow down just a bit to make the u-turn to head back. But until then, the pup was going to give it her all and push to make just a little headway on the hero. Even if it was only a few inches.
if amy was going to be honest, the whole thing surprised her as well. while she had known sonic for more than a few years now, she had never really seen him as the type of person to get along so well with kids. while he was friendly enough to the children in the village, despite some of their comments, whatever he had going on with harmony was so far beyond that she couldn’t help but be amazed and, honestly, relieved.
she could only hope that wouldn’t change when he finally got bested in a race. she didn’t think that would happen, but her partner wasn’t always the best sport. still, she had to smile at volt’s comment. “that much i can pretty much guarantee. he won’t stop until he beats her again, even if it never happens. at least we found a way for those two to burn off energy.”
that much sonic would agree with. while he did have a competitive nature that was sometimes just a little too much for others to handle, he actually did have a desire to see how far harmony could go (without ending up in the hospital, that was) and help her achieve that goal. because he knew the younger hybrid wanted to make something of herself, to use her abilities to help people, he saw it as a good cause. plus he got the occasional race from it and he wasn’t complaining about that.
he’d admit, he was impressed too. the speedster could tell that along with having a blast, she was giving her all and it was a vast improvement over their last race. hopefully their current one would end a little better than that one but, for now, in that field, they were running with no holds barred and it was great. while sonic had taken a few moments to swerve side to side just for the heck of it, he stopped at the playful call.
that’s the plan, kid, ❞ he paused, just for a second as he looked at the upcoming obstacle, before making a gesture with his hand as he drew level with her. ❝ you know, catching you in the running sense, not the falling off a mountainside one, again. try to take it easy this time. ❞
second day of favorites! favorite comfort food, favorite vice, favorite outfit, favorite hot drink, favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.
amy’s favorite comfort food is probably, honestly, ice cream. it’s pretty much the standard and she loves customizing it and making little sundaes depending on her mood. favorite vice? probably bragging or vanity, depends on the day and, again, how she’s feeling. favorite outfit? the one she usually wears, it’s stylish and perfect for being active (that’s why she wears it in the first place).
she loves tea, coffee and cocoa but leans more towards coffee and tea. her favorite time of the year is spring because of the way nature blooms on the mainland and her favorite holiday is christmas.
chili dogs are his favorite food and, therefore, his comfort food. his favorite vice is pride, mostly in his abilities even though it annoys some people. as far as outfits go, he doesn’t wear many clothes and never wears pants so he’d have to go with his day-to-day wears, mostly his neckerchief. he’s grown pretty fond of it by now.
as far as hot beverages go, his favorite is probably apple cider or hot cocoa. his favorite time of the year is summer, it’s perfect beach weather and his favorite holiday is a tie between christmas and new years.
“Sounds good to me. Gives me something to do next time I’m around as well.”
*He gave the other two a smile. A trip around the ruins nearby sounded like swell fun. hopefully it was just as fun as it sounded too. Lil’ began to attempt to figure out what else to ask the two…He wanted to know more…Then again he maybe he was prying too much. He had always been curious about what other zones had gone through and what he himself might have missed.*
“…You know, I’ve been so focused on learning about this place and what you two have gone through, I guess I haven’t given you both much of a chance to learn about me.”
then to the ruins it was, something neither hedgehog was going to complain about. it was one of amy’s favorite pastimes, exploring the ruins, and sonic was never one to turn down an adventure no matter how big or small. sure the speedster didn’t get as excited as his teammate but he could admit the ancient technology and designs were pretty cool.
since they were all in agreement, the pair shared a nod before leading the way. they would be going through the village, not only because it was the fastest way but so their guest could get a good look at the quaint little town. there wasn’t much to it, but it had its perks though they hadn’t gotten far before the other spoke again.
“that is true,” amy agreed, though smiling in a way that said it wasn’t a big deal. they were used to people being curious about the island but maybe a few questions wouldn’t hurt. “what’s your zone like? other than what you’ve told us already, i mean.”
describe your character’s hands. are they small, long, calloused, smooth, stubby?
amy has hands that border on the side of a little smaller. like most of her friends, she wears gloves pretty regularly but underneath them her hands are smooth and well-trimmed. she doesn’t usually bother with nail polish since fighting robots and searching for ruins would just ruin it anyway but she will wear it every once in a while if she’s going to a fancy get together.
again, he usually wears gloves (and sports tape on top of those) but sonic’s hands are definitely on the rougher side. since he can literally punch robots into pieces and uses his hands a lot to skid to a stop or turn while running they’re a little more than beaten up and calloused. but they are sturdy, and that’s something.
Volt enjoys when they come over because he likes that he has someone to be able to talk about more domestic things with. It’s nice when they can just sit across from one another while something is baking and just chat.
I think some of the times they come to visit, Harmony spends a portion of it with Amy and working on scrapbooking together. That’s not to say part of the hedgehog’s living room isn’t covered in glitter by the time they’re done, but it’s a fun activity for the two of them.
Volt might enjoy teasing Sonic, but a lot of the time, he does it just to get a rise from him. I could see them actually having some pretty deep conversations sometimes at night when the girls are asleep. Similar to the one ask you answered of mine.
Every time they race, Harmony loves it but I think a lot of the time she also enjoys being able to just sit and talk with Sonic too. She really looks up to him and sometimes just likes to hear him talk about things that he did when he was her age. She also probably considers him the ‘sassy sonic’ from all his alternates.
what might your character’s ideal romantic partner be like?
like we don’t already know. i mean, for amy, it’s pretty simple. most importantly she wants someone who’s going to be faithful and not drop her the second they get bored with her. it’s happened once and it took her a long time to recover from that, and even then it caused her a lot of insecurity, not only about herself but relationships in general. apart from that she wants someone she’s comfortable with, someone she can be herself around and who will let her be independent but also spoil her from time to time.
basically, she wants someone she won’t have to change for and someone who’s going to stick by her through thick and thin.
sonic is the same way, in a sense. while he’s never given that much thought to what he wanted in a relationship (until recently) he’d say he falls along the same lines. he just wants someone who accepts him for who he is but also keeps him on a straight path and doesn’t let him get too full of himself but who will also give him praise when he deserves it. as long as the other person is confident, has a decent sense of humor and reliable, he’ll be happy.
Ah, yes that would be a question some might ask. She’s lived long enough to get all nine although sadly strain and stress brought them on much earlier than meant to. Control came later. “I have all nine of my tails, I simply keep eight hidden considering I don’t like all the cluster plus its a lot of extra power.”
Granted they don’t have to move much it’s just she’s an expressive kind when happy and gotten them tangled once. “The royalty thing is not something all kitsune are. Where I’m from I’m the last of my kind, however in my travels to other worlds I have met some that were wanderers, workers, and gods.” Suppose her adoptive little brother being an Inari god was a story best not told.
even though the concept of kitsune was one neither hedgehog was an expert on (not even close) the idea that the tails would be clutter actually made a lot of sense to them. it seemed logical, after all. it was the concept of power that seemed to confuse them but amy seemed to think better of asking about it and bit into her burger while serinaty continued her explanation.
“it sounds like there are more of you guys out there than we realized, but you’re still the first one we’ve ever met. though if some of you are gods, maybe that’s a good thing.” amy didn’t know how well that would blow over on the island but she also had a feeling they’d never find out. they didn’t get a lot of visitors, even now.
so that was probably why the couple was so curious about their guest, and it didn’t take long for sonic to pull an attentive look. ❝ do you travel a lot then? i figured being a queen and all you’d be too busy to do that. ❞
not really, no. she believes there’s an explanation for everything and has never seen anything like a ghost so she can’t say she believes in that kind of stuff. she still gets a kick out of going to haunted houses and all that though because she knows it’s just cheap parlor tricks, smoke and mirrors. as for everything else she prefers to think logically.
sonic is so-so on the whole thing. while he does want to think logically about most things, and find a tangible explanation, sometimes he just can’t. he doesn’t believe in ghosts either but during his travels he’s seen and heard a few things that he, to this day, just can’t really explain. he has theories, of course, but he’s also a little more open-minded to that kind of stuff.
if your character could time travel, where would they go?
back to the time of the ancients, no doubt about that. she would love to see how the civilization was in their heyday and she’d have a blast seeing how everything worked before it all became ruins. she got a small taste of that when she and the rest of her team were fighting lyric and had to use the chaos crystals to open gates and activate certain machinery but she knows it was nothing compared to back in the day.
if she ever could go back in time and do that she’d take so many notes it would be ridiculous.
honestly, having already been forced to go back in time during the whole altercation with lyric and shadow, sonic can’t say that he’s a fan of it or that he’d ever do it again if the opportunity showed itself. if he had to pick something, he’d probably jump ahead a few years just to see how he and his friends are doing and what they’re up to. it would be done purely out of curiosity though, and he wouldn’t do much with the chance.
Darcy smiled at the pink heroine feeling glad that she was able to help relieve her concerns, but it didn’t stop the healer from letting out a over dramatic playful sigh in response to her last comment.
“Ah~ damn it!. I was so so close to learning your deepest darkest secret and waving it over you to force you into eternal servitude. Oh~ if only you didn’t see through my devious motive~” she proclaimed in a eternally dramatic playful context while draping an arm around the pink hedgehog.
The healer styles a half smirk across her features while holding a side gaze towards her friend.
“I’m glad you’re feeling better Amy. So~ how do you feel about getting ourselves a warm drink?”.
amy just had to laugh at the dramatics, her good mood intensified tenfold by darcy’s antics. of course, she still had to shake off a little bit of apprehension, unsure if the brunette was poking at something else or utterly oblivious to the fact that the heroine did, in fact, have a secret.
luckily, it wouldn’t show and she just shrugged under the weight of the other’s arm as she gave her own smirk in return. nice try darcy, nice try. “oh well, better luck next time. maybe you’ll catch me off-guard then.”
it wasn’t likely but who knew what would happen? maybe by the time the two of them talked again that secret would be public knowledge. amy doubted it but things had a funny way of working sometimes. only time would tell.
as for the offer, amy didn’t even have to think about it before nodding. “i think i can do that. did you have a place in mind or did you just want to head back to my place?”
It was astonishing how much
self-awareness this blue hedgehog showed with that sentence. Or perhaps he was
merely regurgitating what had previously been said to him and nothing more.
Despite that, Mephiles looked to him, ears pinned back slightly and accompanied
with an amused, if also perhaps pained, smirk. “Yours are an amusing sort.”
There was a sort of… venom to his words.
Going back to the female’s
statements, the dark tapped the side of his head before he shrugged. “It is
there. It is there like the remains of your last meal are still there, wherever
you’ve left them. It is not a sight you like to recall, is it?” Gross, but he
did find that analogy somewhat amusing.
“People never realize what
they’re doing in the quest for power.” Mephiles snorted. “Energy. Some were
told it was about finding an energy source. Some knew it was about harnessing a
power to control elements. Fewer still knew that it was truly about the annihilation
of a creature beyond any mortal understanding, though I suppose that part was
just a byproduct of all that energy and power.
“So yes, it’s still there,
it’s just quite dead.”
noting the tone, sonic decided not to comment on that little response, if only for his own sake. since he hadn’t met very many of his own alternates, he couldn’t exactly judge how they were or weren’t, he was just making an educated guess, more or less. he wasn’t entirely blinded by his own ego after all. maybe he had been, once upon a time, but less so now.
still, that was beside the point and he, alongside his partner, pulled a face at the analogy but even it didn’t last long before it turned into further confusion on both their parts. though, surprisingly, it was sonic who spoke up next having followed the explanation with no small amount of wonder.
❝ if it’s so dead, why are you still around? ❞ asked without hesitation, the blue hedgehog only flinched when his teammate lightly punched him in the arm, a scolding look on her face that seemed to go over his head. ❝ what? it’s a fair question.❞
“remember what i told you about how you say things?” it was a rhetorical question, mostly, and she turned to mephiles with a much more inquisitive look. “were they searching for something related to this ‘chaos energy’ we keep hearing about? or was it something completely different?”
she won’t admit it, but yes. while they’re not overpowering necessarily, she does fear a few things like failure, imperfection and being betrayed. for some reason, and even she can’t say why, she feels like she has to be at her best the majority of the time and succeed in everything she does. if things aren’t perfect or if she does mess up in some way she gets uncomfortable and flustered pretty fast. she used to be a lot worse but things have leveled out a little more as she’s gotten older.
the betrayal issue comes from her previous relationship, which really just says it all. and no, she won’t talk about it with just anyone which only adds to the problem.
sonic’s most obvious one is his fear of water, which is ironic considering he lives and actually really loves the beach. another, lesser-known one, is his fear of snakes and a third is his fear of being alone. the snake one has absolutely nothing to do with the fight against lyric and is actually something he’s had since he was a kid, the fear of being alone is a lot more recent. and by alone, that’s completely and utterly alone with no one to lean on and no one to rely on.
he likes his alone time but it’s the thought of being left behind that gets to him. since he was the last person to join the team, and one of the very last people to move to the island, he’s always afraid that somehow translates into the idea that he’s easily replaceable and that he’ll never really be ‘one of the team’ so to speak. obviously that’s not true, but the thought crosses his mind more than it should.