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Orphan in the Snow part 31"Wake up, Sawik!" a small voice exclaimed. "It Cwismis!"
Sonic yawned and opened his eyes, smiling at his little brother. "I'm up, Tails. But I heard Christmas was cancled this year."
"No!" Tails objected, stomping his little foot. "It Cwismis NOW, Sawik!"
Sonic laughed and sat up. "I know, Tails. I'm just messing with ya." Sonic paused and looked around. "Wait, where's your brother?"
"Right here," Merrick replied, coming in with Alvin in his arms. "He just had another accident."
"I sowee..." Alvin whimpered, snuggling up against Merrick.
Sonic smiled at his new adopted brother. "It's OK, lil' bro. Come here." Merrick gently handed Alvin to Sonic, who started tickling the toddler. "Wanna go open presents?"
"Pwesens!" Tails squealed, racing out of the room. Sonic laughed and followed Merrick, Alvin on his hip.
"Don't open them yet, Tails." Merrick told his young cousin, who had found the pile under the tree. "Wait for your brother, OK?"
"OK," Tails said as Sonic sat Alvin down. "Sowee,
Orphan in the Snow part 30"You're kidding me." Merrick gasped, looking at the silent chipmunk on the couch. "His parents really did that...?"
Sonic sadly nodded and looked back at Alvin. The child hadn't said a single word since Sonic had taken him from his parents. He hadn't even taken his eyes off of his burned plushie.
"Alvin...?" Sonic asked, gently sitting down beside him. "It's OK, lil' buddy. They can't hurt you anymore." To his suprise, the child burried his face in Sonic's chest, sobbing. "What's wrong, kiddo?"
The toddler clung to Sonic. "M-Mommy hurt Pwushe..." There was no way Sonic could fix the toy this time. It was beyond anyone's ability to repair.
Sonic sighed and picked the child up and started cradling him. "It's OK, Alvin." he whispered to the upset child. "I'm right here."
Alvin held his toy tightly, letting Sonic hold him. "Mommy 'n' Daddy bad...?" he sniffed.
Sonic hugged Alvin tightly. "I'm so sorry, lil' buddy." he whispered, tears in his own eyes. "You don't deserve that."
Orphan in the Snow part 29"PWUSHE!!!" Alvin sobbed, reaching for his only toy. His father stepped hard on his tail, keeping the toddler from running to rescue it. "NO HURT PWUSHE!!!"
"Shut up, you rat!" his father shouted, pushing harder on Alvin's tail. Alvin cried out in pain. Why were they doing this? He just wanted his plushie back. They had already shoved him in a dark place after shoving something into his mouth, and when they pulled him out, they had started screaming at him, saying he wasn't supposed to have toys and he'd have to be punished.
"Say goodbye, freak." his mother sneered, throwing Alvin's only toy into the flames of the fireplace.
"NOOO!!!" Alvin screamed, tears pouring down his furry face. "PWUSHE!!!" He didn't hear the door fly open or notice his father lift his foot. All he knew was that he had to save Plushie. He quickly ran to the flames and, not noticing the heat, ran in and scooped his toy into his arms. "Pwushe..."
"ALVIN!!!" Two arms pulled him out of the fireplace faster than Alvin
Orphan in the Snow part 28"Coming!" The door opened and Sonic looked up at Alvin's mother. She looked furious, but a moment later the anger was gone. "Oh, it's you. What are you doing here?"
Sonic held up Alvin's plushie. "Your son left this at my place. I know he'd probably want it back."
Alvin's mother glared at the plushie, but carefuly took it from Sonic. "Thank you. Yes, our son has been asking where his toy was."
Sonic looked behind her, into the house. "Where is he? Can I...see him?"
Alvin's mother quickly shook her head. "No. He's...umm, taking a nap right now. He's very tired."
"OK..." Sonic said sadly. He'd been hoping he could see the child again. He had no idea that Alvin was currently locked in a dresser drawer with a rag in his mouth. "If you think of a good time for us to visit, can you give us a call?"
"Fine. Whatever." Alvin's mother muttered, gently pushing Sonic out the door. "Thanks for bringing his toy back." Then she slammed the door shut.
Sonic stood there frozen for a few minutes, then f
Orphan in the Snow part 27"I wan' Awin..." Tails whimpered, snuggled against Sonic.
Sonic sighed and lifted Tails onto his lap. "I know, lil' bro," he whispered, stroking Tails' fur. "But he's with his family now." Tails burried his face in Sonic's chest, crying.
Sonic gently cradled his little brother, tears in his own eyes. He already missed Alvin.
"How you two doing?" Merrick asked, sitting down beside them.
Sonic sighed. "Tails really misses him," Tails whimpered and snuggled closer to Sonic, sobbing.
Merrick gently stroked Tails' fur. "It's OK, buddy. We can still go and play with him whenever we want."
Tails sniffed and hugged his cousin, tears in his large eyes.
Sonic sighed, then saw Alvin's plushie on the floor. "Oh, man," he sighed, picking it up. "Alvin forgot his plushie."
Merrick sighed. "He must miss it."
Sonic held onto the plushie and headed toward the door. "I'll go drop it off for him."
Orphan in the Snow part 26"MOMMY!!! DADDY!!!" Alvin squealed, throwing his arms around his mother's legs. "Sawik! Mommy 'n' Daddy back!"
"T-that's great, kiddo," Sonic managed, watching the reunited family. He had no idea why he felt disapointed. He had been getting attatched to the toddler. But now that he'd found his parents, he could go back with his real family.
Alvin's mother stared down at the child hugging her legs and wagging his tail. She wanted to kick the child away from her, but she couldn't with the hedgehog and foxes nearby. Instead, she slowly picked the child up. "Thank you for taking care of him for us." she lied. "We've been worried sick about him."
"No problem." Sonic said, sadly smiling. "He's...a great kid."
Alvin's father barely managed to stop himself from rolling his eyes. "Yes, he is." he muttered. "A...g-great kid..."
Alvin threw his arms around his mother's neck, wagging his tail. "Mommy..." he said happily. Sonic smiled at the toddler. The child was happy, and that made him happy.
Orphan in the Snow part 25"Wookit!" Alvin squealed, tugging on Sonic's hand.
Sonic turned around and saw the tracks behind them. Alvin had been busy running around in circles, fascinated by the patterns he was making. "Good job, kiddo."
Alvin beamed. He was extremely proud of himself. "I do good!"
Sonic laughed and patted his head. "Yes you did, kiddo."
"Pawk!" Tails exclaimed.
Alvin looked up and immedietly hid behind Sonic. It was the same place those big kids who hurt Plushie had been. "Bad..."
"It's OK, kiddo." Sonic said, gently patting the child's fur. "You're gonna be fine."
Alvin looked up at Sonic and smiled. "Pway...?"
Sonic smiled and nooded. "OK, kiddo."
Alvin squealed and raced after Tails, who was already playing. "Pway! Pway!"
Sonic and Merrick smiled at the toddlers played together. They were already covered in snow. "Havin' fun, kiddos?"
"Yep!" Tails exclaimed, tossing a pile of snow. Alvin squealed and plopped down in the snow, a large smile on his face.
Alvin shook the snow off of him and gig
Orphan in the Snow part 24"Aww..." Merrick smiled as he saw the small chipmunk in Sonic's arms. "Ready to play outside, kiddo?"
Alvin looked up curiously at him. The child had been dressed in one of Tails' extra red coats, a pair of red boots and gloves, and had a red scarf around his neck and a red hat on his furry head.
Sonic smiled and set the child on the floor. The toddler stood nervously beside Sonic, not used to these clothes. Insinctivly, he held onto Sonic's leg. Sonic laughed and patted the toddler's head. The kid had been there for a week now, and they had found no trace of his parents.
"Now! Now!" Tails called, dressed identically to Alvin, only in light blue. "Now!"
Sonic laughed. "I know, lil' bro. You wanna play in the snow."
"Now!" Tails repeated, wagging his tails. Alvin saw how excited Tails was and started wagging his own tail.
Sonic laughed. Alvin had been mimicing Tails lately. Sonic could tell Alvin had no idea what Tails was excited about.
Alvin hid again behind Sonic when Merrick opened
Orphan in the Snow part 23"Wha tis?" Alvin innocently asked, picking up a book. He was already feeling a lot better, thanks to the medicine.
"That's a book," Sonic told him, lifting him up and setting him down on Tails' bed. Tails, who was already on his pillow, smiled when he heard the word 'book'.
"Wha ook?" Alvin asked as he snuggled up under the covers.
Sonic smiled and sat down on the nearby chair. "Well, how about I just read you two a story?"
"Orry ime!" Tails squealed, wagging his tails and scooting closer to Sonic so he could see the pictures. Alvin sat there for a moment, wondering if he should follow. Finally, he moved over beside Tails.
Sonic smiled at the sight of the two toddlers. Tails was wagging his tails and bouncing up and down, looking adorable as usual in his light blue PJs. Alvin was clutching his plushie and sucking his thumb, looking up at Sonic with his big brown eyes. "What story do you wanna hear?"
"Oo nit wil ar!" Tails exclaimed, jumping up and down. Alvin didn't answer, just contin
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