I dunno! L-like I said, he’ll be around soon! And that’s good that S-Shadow stays, he always…he’s always really reliable, checking up on you like that. It’s good! [ “Maybe I’ll stop by” bubbled up in his throat, but he stifled it. He couldn’t make promises he couldn’t keep, could he?
(his legs his legs are gone they’re gone they’re GONE
he’s never gonna run again he’s never gonna run he’s never gonna RUN)
He began to fidget, shaking so hard that he nearly dropped the phone. Sonic… ]
I, uh…I think…I-I’ve gotta go! [ And yet, he stayed on the line. ]
[ Sonic’s ears easily picked up the stammer, and suddenly care flowed back into him as he no longer thought about himself, but indeed his concern for his little brother, his friend. ]
Are you okay?
[ His voice was somewhat subdued. For once, it wasn’t from his own pain. His stumps dully ached, sure, and he was hoping they wouldn’t bleed, but worry for Tails dominated his mind. He switched to Big Brother, to hero mode, and he wasn’t about to come back down from it. His own safety was no longer his concern. ]