Air Dragon: Ah, man! You just made me come up with some great ideas! Maybe I'll edit the chapter and put in some of your suggestions.
Anyways, thank you for the comment. ^_^
Dang! Where in the world is Brian Powell and Kutie Pie when you need them? >_<
Oh well! -_-
Anyways, here's the next chapter!
All I Want For Christmas is you
It was the very next day and tomorrow was Christmas. Any smart shopper would have all of their last minute shopping for Christmas done by now. However, Cosmo had yet to get everyone a gift. She was just barely brought back to life. She decided it was best to get Christmas gifts for everyone this very day.
However, there were complications. Cosmo thought hard about what everyone would want for Christmas. She had pretty much figured out everyone. There was only one left. It was her lover, Tails. It was difficult figuring out just what Tails wanted for such a special day. Cosmo knew the two-tailed fox very well, but she very little of what had strongly interested him. Cosmo knew that Tails liked working on his contraptions, but it seemed like he mainly just wanted to spend time with friends. His schedule was always open to his friends.
The other complication was that she had no money to buy gifts. However, she knew that problem was solved easily by Amy taking her Christmas shopping. She knew the pink hedgehog would be by soon. The complication in that was that she needed to get Amy a gift. If she wanted to keep it a surprise, she had to buy the gifts herself.
As she was thinking hard on the couch, she heard a knock on the door. She rushed up to the door and answered it to find Amy standing there in the doorway. She smiled at seeing the friend she was waiting for.
“Hi Cosmo.” Amy said.
“Hi Amy!” Cosmo greeted back.
“You ready to go Christmas shopping?”
“Sure, just let me get ready.”
With that, Cosmo rushed back upstairs to get ready while Amy invited herself in. She noticed it was a little quiet around the house. Maybe Cream, Vanilla and Bokkun were busy shopping as well. She decided to search the area and soon heard a bunch of noises coming from another room. She traveled in the direction of the sounds and found that Bokkun was in another room watching TV with the volume turned up a little loud.
She was surprised at what he was watching. It was a classic movie about a guy who had wished he was never born.
“Oh, I love this movie!” Amy said as she watched the main male and main female of the movie on a date.
“Yeah, for an old movie, it’s quite good. I’m surprised they only air this at Christmas time.” Bokkun said. He then turned his attention to Amy. “What are you doing here anyways?” He asked her.
“I’m here to pick up Cosmo so we can go Christmas shopping. This is the last day to try to get everyone a gift before Christmas.”
“Isn’t it also the hardest?”
“Yeah, but what choice did Cosmo have? She was just reborn.”
“Hmm, good point.” He then turned his attention back to the TV where it was at the one point where the main female character had accidentally lost her clothing and was hiding in the bushes off screen. Bokkun started to stifle a laugh.
“Oh! That is so embarrassing!” Amy said.
Bokkun couldn’t hold it back any longer and started to laugh out loud. “Yeah! But it sure is funny!”
Sadly, that remark had earned him a hit on the head from Amy’s hammer. “You do not laugh at a woman’s embarrassment, you pervert!” She scolded him.
“Sorry!” He apologized.
“Humph! Anyways, how’s your relationship with Cream going?”
Amy herself knew of the relationship that Bokkun had with Cream. It became rather obvious to all of them once they saw Bokkun had saved Cream and protected her from Eggman.
“Not too good! She must really hate me!” Bokkun said in a rather sad tone. He was always emotional.
“Why do you say that?” Amy asked with curiosity.
“Because she has a crush on Tails!” He sobbed.
Amy was saddened when she saw the look on his face. She decided to try and cheer him up. “Look! Any girl can get a crush on Tails! Heck, even I have one! He is a little bit too cute for his own good. Besides, I doubt Cream hates you.”
“How do you know? After all, she was caught in the explosion of several of those exploding TVs I always sent you guys whenever Eggman had me give you messages.”
“We all know you were only programmed to do such a thing. However, you found a way to go against your own programming and betray Eggman completely. You even protected Cream, remember? I’m sure she appreciates that, otherwise she wouldn’t be allowing you to live here. If she did hate you, you would’ve been thrown out of her house.”
“I guess you’re right, but how can I show her how much I care?”
“Maybe do something special for her tomorrow on Christmas. Make that special day extra special. One she will remember forever.”
“Well, okay! But… what should I do?”
“I think I might have an idea!”
“Okay! I’m ready!” Cosmo suddenly said as she appeared behind Amy.
“Uh, hold on for just a minute, Bokkun.” Amy said as she went to meet Cosmo.
“Well, I’m ready to go!” Cosmo said as she was dressed in a blue dress and was wearing her green coat with a hood.
“Listen Cosmo, there’s been a change of plans.”
“Yeah. I’ve decided to stay and help Bokkun with his special gift for Cream.”
“But, we were supposed to go Christmas shopping together.” Cosmo said in a sad tone.
“Yeah, I know. Don’t worry too much though. Here!” Amy said as she gave Cosmo a big wad of cash.
“This is the money you’ll be using to buy gifts for us. Now remember, it is only a thousand dollars, so be careful. I always try to limit myself so I can have plenty to give to the poor for Christmas. It is very easy to get tempted to buy gifts for yourself with the money. Just remember that you’re getting gifts for your friends and not for yourself.”
“Thank you, Amy! I promise! I will be careful.” Cosmo said. She then put the money into one of the pockets on her coat and left the house.
Amy then went back to where Bokkun was waiting for her. “Okay, here’s what we’re going to do…” She began with discussing the plan.
It didn’t take Cosmo too long to get to the town by herself. However, when she got there, she saw that the stores were packed. This was the problem with shopping on Christmas Eve. Seeing this, she knew she had to hurry if she wanted to get the gifts that she wanted to for her friends.
As she shopped, she saw the many creatures fighting over the items they wanted to get for their family and friends. It was as if it was the most important thing to do. It was basically complete chaos in the stores. Everyone seemed to be on a short fuse. It seemed as if anything could set them off.
Cosmo found one of the items that she wanted to get for one of her friends and grabbed it off the shelf. She held the item tightly in her arms in a way of protecting it. It was hard getting the items she was looking for. However, in some unknown way, she was able to get them all… all except one.
She then saw something. It hit her, the perfect gift for Tails. She rushed to get it. However, right before she could grab it, someone else did, leaving her to fall face first on the floor. The cat that had grabbed it ran off, leaving a hurt Cosmo to sob.
All she wanted was to get all her friends the perfect gift for Christmas. She also wanted to make Tails happy by getting him the most perfect gift she could think of.
“Attention customers, the mall will be closing in thirty minutes. Please make your way to the registers with your items, and have a Merry Christmas!” A voice from the intercom rang.
Cosmo gave out a sad sigh of defeat. This was the main problem with shopping for Christmas gifts at the last minute. Chances were that you weren’t able to get any of the gifts you wanted to buy. She was lucky to get any of the gifts. She decided to just buy what she was able to get and go back to Cream’s house.
By the time she had purchased her gifts, it was dark outside. It was also snowing lightly. It was a little creepy outside, but she knew she had to be brave and head back to Cream’s house. As she traveled back home though, a strong snowstorm hit. It was forcing her back a bit, but she was determined to battle the powerful winds and make it back.
However, she soon started to become exhausted and collapsed. She then lifted herself up and spotted a house in the distance. She decided to reach the house and rest there until the snowstorm cleared up.
Meanwhile, Tails was busy working on his little contraption. He was nearly complete. There were only a few nuts and bolts left to go. He put in the final screw necessary to finish it and tightened it. With that, he wiped the beads off his forehead, stepped back and looked at his marvelous piece of work. He knew that special someone he was making it for would just love it.
As he looked at his work, he heard a knock on the door. He wondered who could be coming to his house. He put a drape over his finished work and headed to the door. He opened it.
What he saw then was what he would explain as a horrible sight. For as soon as he opened it, an individual had collapsed upon his floor. It was none other than his beloved, Cosmo. His mind went into a state of panic. He picked her up bridal style and carried her into the living room. Luckily for her, he knew what to do for those coming in from the cold. He immediately set her down in front of the fireplace. He then started a fire in the fireplace. He then gulped. He knew the next thing he had to do was remove all of her wet clothing from her body.
“I hope that not all of it is wet.” He whispered to himself as he started to remove her clothing.
Later that same day, Cosmo started to stir from underneath a blanket as she lay in front of the fireplace. She woke up and immediately sat up, the blanket falling off her revealing that she was naked. She immediately took notice of this and covered herself as much as she could with the blanket. She was very embarrassed. She was sure whoever saved her had seen her exposed body.
She then noticed that there was a two-tailed fox with his back turned to her. She knew it was her beloved, Tails. She had guessed it was him who had saved her. If anyone could see his face, they could tell that the two-tailed fox was blushing with embarrassment. Cosmo was embarrassed as well. She just knew that the one she loved had seen her naked.
There was a long silence between the two until Tails broke it.
“I… I see that you’re awake.” He said, still not facing her.
“Um… yes! Were… were you the one that saved me from the cold, Tails?” Cosmo asked.
“Then, could you tell me why you had to remove my clothing?”
“There are several different sicknesses you could’ve gotten from the cold. Some of them you would have a higher chance of getting due to wet clothing. So, to save your life, I had to remove your clothing. I was hoping that I didn’t have to remove all of it, but with everything wet, I had no choice. I’m sorry, Cosmo.” The last part he had said in a sad whisper.
“Well… if you had to do it to save my life… I… I guess it’s okay.” She blushed with a deeper shade of crimson as she said this.
“I just didn’t know you were so beautiful underneath all that.” He had said that without thinking. He quickly noticed what he just said and blushed so hard, he thought he would die from embarrassment.
Hearing this, Cosmo blushed even harder, if that was possible. “Well… um… Thank you, Tails!”
“I’ll… I’ll go and get your clothes. They… they should be dry by now.” With that, he left to get her clothes.
Cosmo couldn’t believe it. Tails had seen her naked. In a way, she felt that her innocence was stolen from her. It had hurt her greatly to feel that way. Strangely, a part of Cosmo was glad that Tails was the first to see her naked. She didn’t understand why she was glad. Maybe this was part of the experience of true love.
Tails headed downstairs. Cosmo’s naked form was trapped within his mind now. It was doubtful he would ever get over seeing her like that. He was afraid that he had hurt her emotionally in some way. Strangely, a part of Tails wanted to see the naked form of Cosmo more often. It seemed that it was far too beautiful to him. He had crushes before, but he had never felt so strongly about someone before in his entire life. Maybe what he felt and this experience was part of what true love really was.
He reached the basement by the means of an elevator. He then walked up to his washer/dryer combo machine that he had recently fixed. He noticed that it had stopped, just as he had predicted. He took the clothes that belonged to Cosmo out of the washer/dryer combo machine and carried them back upstairs. Tails soon reached the room that Cosmo was in. He had his eyes closed and his face turned away from her.
“Here… Here’s your clothes, Cosmo.” He said.
Cosmo had wrapped the blanket around her and so that it covered the lower regions of her body. She approached Tails and took the clothes from him.
“Thank you, Tails!” She said.
“I’ll… I’ll leave the room so you can get dressed.” He said as he left the room without looking at her.
Cosmo immediately got dressed and as soon as she was dressed she approached Tails in the other room.
“You can look now.” She said.
Tails looked at her and a part of him was relieved to see that she was dressed again. Still, he was very ashamed of everything.
“I’m so sorry, Cosmo.” He apologized.
“It’s okay, Tails. I know you didn’t have a choice.” She told him.
“But… I… I destroyed your innocence. So how can you say it’s okay?”
“Because you saved my life by doing that. If you didn’t do it, I probably wouldn’t be here. I am forever grateful for that.”
“But… it was so wrong.”
“And you did it to do what was right. That pretty much justifies everything else in the end.”
Tails let out a bit of a smile and scratched the back of his head. “Yeah, I… I guess you’re right.” He said. He then turned his head toward the window and saw that it was still snowing heavily. “Looks like the storm won’t let up anytime soon. I guess you’re staying here for the night, huh?”
“Guess I’d better call Cream’s mother and tell her where I am. After all, since I live there now, it’s best they know.” She then rushed up to the phone and called Cream’s house. A few rings came before someone answered it.
“Hello?” Cosmo could tell that the one who had answered it was Cream by the cheerful-like voice.
“Hi, Cream! It’s me, Cosmo!”
“Cosmo! Where are you? You’ve been worrying mother and me!”
“I’m at Tails’ house. I was caught in the middle of the storm when I was walking back to your house from Christmas shopping. I saw his house and decided to stay until the storm stopped.”
“Oh, well that’s good then! I’m glad you’re okay, Cosmo.”
“Listen, the storm looks like it won’t let up anytime soon. Tails has asked me to spend the night. Would it be okay if I stayed?”
“Well, it’s okay with me, but let me ask my mother to make sure.”
Cosmo waited patiently with the phone to her ear. Tails walked up to her. “What’s up, Cosmo?” He asked.
“Cream’s checking with her mother.” She told him.
Cream’s voice finally came over the phone. “She said it would be okay!” She said.
“Thanks Cream! I’ll see ya tomorrow when we open our presents!”
“Bye!” And with that, Cosmo hung up the phone.
“Well?” Tails asked.
“She said it would be okay for me to stay the night.”
“That’s great, Cosmo!” Tails said with a smile. He then motioned Cosmo. “Come on! I’ll show you where you’ll be sleeping.” Cosmo followed Tails upstairs. “I always have a guest bedroom ready just in case one of my friends want to sleep over. It’s not much, but…”
He then opened the door to the guest bedroom and Cosmo looked at it with awe. For a guest bedroom it was rather amazing. There was a queen size bed that was covered with a green comforter. Right next to it was a maple desk with a jewel-covered lamp on it. The walls were white and the rug was red. There was also a closet along the wall, which was across from a window. Finally, right in front of the bed was a five- drawer dresser with a sixteen-inch TV on top.
“Tails, it’s incredible!” She then kissed Tails on the lips to show her affection.
Tails blushed at the sudden kiss he received. He could only think of one thing to say. “You’re welcome, Cosmo.” Which made Cosmo giggle at him.
“Well, I guess I’ll get started on wrapping the stuff I got for everyone.” She said.
“I’ll get you some wrapping paper, then.” He said as he left the room.
He soon came back with so many rolls of wrapping paper that his face was covered behind it all. He had a pair of scissors dangling from his fingers on his right hand and small roll of tape hanging from his fingers on his left hand.
“Here you go, Cosmo!” He said as he set all of the stuff on the bed.
“Thank you, Tails!” She said.
“I’ll leave so you can get the presents ready.” With that, Tails closed the door.
He went back downstairs and made himself some hot chocolate. As he sipped the hot beverage, a thought came to him. ‘You don’t have to worry about getting me a Christmas gift, Cosmo, because I already got what I wanted. All I wanted for Christmas was you, Cosmo. I hope you understand that.’
---End Chapter 7---
There's only two chapters left of the Christmas special portion of the story.
I'm hoping to have the next one up by Christmas or the day after.
The next one is rather easy, so it won't take too long. ^_^
Anyways, I hope that everyone enjoyed the latest chapter.
Well, I'll see ya later. ^_^