(9 years later)
It was a dark night in the city: the stars were shining bright as the moon lit the sky up. Cookie Cat was walking down the street as she thought about the strange dreams she had been having recently.
She saw a man that was a mere shadow and three blurred faces in her dreams. She decided to go for a walk to try and figure it out. She liked finding new routes so she wouldn't get stuck with the same one.
Her best friend and caretaker left to help out with secret business and had been gone for a few months but she could take care of herself. She wore a purple shirt with a pink heart on it and a blue skirt. She sighed looking around at the shadows the street lights were casting.
'I wish I knew anyone around here. I never got to meet anyone because of fear, but now I'm all alone...' she thought to herself. While she was walking, she heard a rustle and stopped, looking around. What was that?
Her ears twitched, trying to hear something and heard whispering of multiple voices. She located the noise near a bush and stared at it. She gulped and her hearts flashed purple.
"We can't just stalk whomever walks down the street ya know! That's creepy!" A girl voice whisper yelled. "W-what wait! No dont- Gahhh!!" The person was pushed out of the bush and tumbled on top of Cookie.
"Eeep! Please don't hurt me!" She shrieked and the black hedgehog laughed. "Ah don't worry if anyone will get hurt its Sonic! Haha!" she said with a smile.
She hopped up and held her hand to help her out. Cookie hesitated and slowly grabbed her hand and was lifted up.
"Are you okay? I uh didn't mean to scare ya like that...Sonic pushed me out of the bush. He said we need to keep a look out for anything suspicious. I haven't seen you around here before. What's your name?" She said explaining herself.
Cookie was still a little uneasy because she hadn't talked to anyone but her caretaker from when she was little.
"I am.....C-cookie cat....." She said quietly.
The black hedgehog noticed the fear in her eyes. "Hey you don't have to be afraid I don't bite. I'm the one and only Alicia Rose!" She said in a sing song tune.
Cookie smiled at this a bit. "There ya go! See everyone loves to smile. Hey you guys come on out!" She shouted to the bush.
Cookies got a little nervous again but if they were as nice as she was they wouldn't be bad.
They all came out of the bush and Cookie saw a orange two-tailed fox.
He looks so familiar..... She thought to herself.
She looked at the others and saw a pink hedgehog who looked like Alicia, a blue hedghog, a black hedgehog with red stripes0 and a silver hedgehog. "Don't worry Cookie, this is Sonic, Shadow, Tails, Silver and my sis Amy." She said introducing them.
Cookie waved shyly at them. "Hey why are you all alone out here at night?" Sonic asked her.
She looked down with a nervous expression. "Well my caretaker is out on important business and has been gone for a few months. I was just taking a stroll so..." She said as she looked at them hoping they wouldn't think she was some lonely weirdo.
Tails looked at her with a smile "Don't worry Cookies, we can keep you company until your caretaker comes back. It will be fun." He said walking up to her putting a hand on her shoulder. She looked up at him and saw someone so familiar but shrugged it off.
"Really? Oh, thank you so much!" She said with a smile her hearts glowed orange.
"Wow! Your hearts can glow? That is amazing!" Alicia gasped, amazed by her new friends cool trick.
"How can you do that?" Silver asked her curious.
Cookie thought about it for a second and said "Huh....ya know I never really thought about it. I guess I was just born with it." She shrugged, getting more comfortable talking to them.
"Well, c'mon Cookies. You're now part of the gang of hero's!" Sonics said proudly.
Alicia rolled her eyes and leaned towards cookie and whispered "He thinks he's so great when really he is a scaredy- hog when it comes to water."
Cookies giggled a bit and Sonic's face turned red. "I am not scared of water! I'm just not too fond of it, that's all..." he said looking at Alicia.
"Riigghht..." She responded sarcastically.
"Cmon, we'll take you to our hang out, where we pretty much live at." Amy said grabbing Cookies hand and dragged her towards the house as the other followed quickly behind.