Sonic and the Kidz chapter 66"Why didn't you tell him anything that happened?" Tails asked Alvin as Sonic ran to the closest Pizza Hut.
"I did," Alvin protested. "I told him we went swimmin', went to the park, and tried makin' a skateboard."
"You know what I mean," Tails replied. "You left out that you almost drowned, ran away, and got captured by robots."
Alvin shrugged. "He's still worried about Ian. I don't wanna freak him out."
"Pizza's here!" Sonic called.
"Finally!" Alvin cried, racing after Tails.
"You got sauce all over your face," Sonic told Alvin.
Alvin giggled. "The sauce got my fingers all sticky, too."
"I see," Sonic smiled. "I'm going to have to check those hands out again."
"Not the feet!" Alvin protested.
"Well," Sonic started. "You've been moving a lot, so I SHOULD check them."
"I don't have to clean them again," Sonic assured him. "I'll check those gashes, too."
Sonic and the Kidz chapter 65"Hello?"
Alvin giggled. "Hey, I wanna extra big pepperoni pizza with breadsticks and boneless wings and "
"How'd ya know it's me?" Alvin asked.
"Easy," Leah laughed. "You want that every time we go to Pizza Hut."
"Nuts " Alvin muttered.
"What's wrong?" Leah asked. Then she added teasingly, "Did they kick you out?"
"No!" Alvin insisted.
"I'm kiddin'!" Leah explained. "Quick question, though why'd ya call my cell?"
Alvin blushed. "Well, I don't 'member Aunt Patti's number "
Leah was silent for a moment. "How'd ya know we're at Mom's house?"
"Well," Alvin started, but Leah had already put the phone down.
"DAVE!!!" she called. "ALVIN'S SPYIN' ON US!!!"
Alvin, Sonic, and Tails burst out laughing.
"Alvin?" Dave's voice asked.
"Hey, Dave " Alvin managed, suddenly homesick.
"Alvin," Dave sighed. "How do you know that we're at your aunt's?"
Alvin blinked. "I watched you guys drive up."
Dave's voice changed from exasperated to worried. "Are you alright?"
Sonic and the Kidz chapter 64"No!"
"Come on!" Alvin begged. "I wanna ride on the wing!"
"No," Sonic groaned. "It's too dangerous."
"Aww " Alvin whined.
Sonic sighed. "Hey, look at all the houses down there."
Alvin looked down. "Hey!"
"Hey what?" Sonic asked.
Alvin pointed down at one of the houses. "That's MY house!"
"Really?" Tails asked, looking.
A familiar car was pulling out of the driveway.
"Where do you think they're going?" Sonic asked.
"Hmm " Alvin murmured, watching as the car traveled a few blocks, then pulled into another driveway. "Aunt Patti's."
Alvin's hand slipped and bumped into a strange speaker that had numbered buttons beside it.
"What's this?" Sonic looked. "Oh, that's a speaker phone."
"Phone ?" Alvin repeated, a smile creeping across his face.
Sonic and the Kidz chapter 63"You OK?" Tails asked.
Alvin nodded, eyes wide. "What happened?"
Tails frowned, examining the board. "It looks like the wires weren't connected to the conductor correctly, causing the circuits to fry."
Alvin stared at him. "Wha?"
Tails tried to think. "I hooked it up wrong."
"You kids OK?" Sonic asked, coming in. His eyes grew wide when he saw the soot covered faces of the two kids.
Alvin nodded. "The board just blew up."
"What's this new board supposed to do?" Knuckles asked.
Tails smiled. "It's an Electromagnetic Board." he explained. "It moves with electricity so you don't have to use your foot, and it attracts to your shoes so you don't fall off."
Knuckles glanced at Alvin. There was a new bandage on his forehead. "Skateboard problems?"
Alvin frowned. "That tree came outta nowhere!" he protested.
Knuckles shrugged. "Whatever you say."
Alvin stuck his tongue out and wandered off.
"What?" Knuckles demanded, eyeing the silly looks on Sonic and Tails' faces.
Sonic smirked. "You'r
Sonic and the Kidz chapter 62"So, how was the park?"
Sonic shrugged. "Actually, Knuckles, not so bad."
Sonic had brought Alvin and Tails to the park after being stuck inside with the storm. Fortunately, the day had been uneventful not counting a few skateboarding accidents Alvin had and Alvin 'accidently' knocking Sonic into the lake.
"Where are they now?" Knuckles asked, looking around.
A loud explosion shook the house.
Knuckles shook his head. "Why would Alvin be in the lab? I didn't think he liked machines."
"Tails came up with an idea for a new skateboard at the park," Sonic explained, heading towards the lab. "Alvin wants to try it out."
Sonic and the Kidz chapter 61"NOOO!!!"
Sonic jumped out of bed. "Who was THAT?!"
He checked Tails' room, finding him asleep.
"Alvin " Sonic muttered, racing to Alvin's room.
Sure enough, Alvin was thrashing in his bed, tears pouring down his cheeks.
"Come on, buddy," Sonic tried, shaking Alvin's shoulder. "It's a nightmare."
Alvin continued struggling.
Sonic shook a little harder. "Wake up, lil' bro. It's me, Sonic."
At Sonic's name, Alvin's eyes flew open. "S-Sonic ?"
"Hey," Sonic smiled. "You OK?"
Alvin's eyes refilled with tears, and he threw himself at Sonic.
"Whoa!" Sonic exclaimed, startled. He'd never seen Alvin like this. Alvin usually tried to hide his tears. But now, Alvin was burying his face in Sonic's chest, sobbing.
'That must've been some nightmare,' Sonic thought. "Hey, it's OK. I'm right here." Sonic gently rubbed Alvin's back.
Alvin sniffed. "E-Eggman k-killed you guys "
Sonic knew that nightmare. Tails had it a lot when he was younger, and still did sometimes.
"Don't worry ab
Sonic and the Kidz chapter 60"Alvin!" Sonic cried. "You OK, lil' bro?"
He ran to the chair Alvin was tied to and pulled the cloth off his face.
"You found me!" Alvin gasped.
"Of course we did!" Tails exclaimed. "We'd never leave you behind."
"Yes, you will," a voice echoed.
Sonic and Tails screamed as explosions filled the room.
"GUYS?!" Alvin cried.
The smoke cleared, revealing Alvin was now alone in the room.
"No " he sobbed. "You you killed 'em "
"Yes," Eggman's voice echoed. "And now you're all alone."
Sonic and the Kidz chapter 59"Alvin?"
Alvin looked up at Tails.
"You've been staring at the phone for almost an hour. You OK?"
Alvin sighed. "They forgot about me "
It had been almost three days since he'd seen his family, and they hadn't even called.
"No they didn't," Tails replied. "They're probably just real busy."
Alvin shook his head. "Nope, they forgot."
"You don't know that," Tails said, putting his hand on Alvin's shoulder.
Alvin looked down and sighed. "Why'd they leave me ?"
Tails felt bad for Alvin. He'd been through a lot in the past few days, and he didn't have his family there to comfort him.
"I don't know " Tails admitted, putting an arm around Alvin's shoulders. "But you got us."
Alvin still didn't look up. "Yeah, but I'm just a loser."
Tails couldn't believe his ears. Did Alvin really just say that?
"No you're not, Alvin!" he cried. "Don't even think that!"
Alvin flinched. "S sorry "
Tails immediately felt guilty.
"It's not your fault!" he rushed, hugging Alvin. "You're no
Sonic and the Kidz chapter 58"You OK?" Sonic asked Alvin from outside the bathroom. Maybe he had gone too fast for Alvin.
Alvin finally came out, still off balance.
"You OK?" Sonic asked again.
Alvin nodded, then smiled. "Let's do that again!"
Sonic smiled and shook his head. Alvin was sure full of surprises.
"He OK?" Tails asked.
"Yeah," Sonic answered.
"What's for lunch?" Alvin asked.
Sonic smiled. "How about chilidogs?"
Alvin frowned. "Chilidogs?"
"You've never had a chilidog?" Sonic asked in surprise.
Alvin shook his head.
"Then you're in for a treat!"
Tails smiled. "Here we go again."