Cream and Amy had just left. Tails was still waving as the hill sloped and they were out of sight. The last thing he heard Amy say, thinking he was out of earshot, was,
"Man....he seems to be doing better...been a month. I hope he gets better soon...." as she and Cream went down. Tails shut the door, a tear coming down from his eye. He slowly began to cry. 'No Amy...not better at all...faking it for you guys...' he thought to himself as he slowly walked to his bedroom, getting himself ready for another long cry. He wept as he stared at the rose that had bloomed on the by his window. The light carefully made the drops of water from Tails' tears glisten as the sunset's light fell onto the plant. 'There must have been another way....why did I have to shoot her....why couldn't we have put all the emeralds into the cannon and then fired it? Oh....why why why?....' he cried as he drifted to sleep. He dreamed of what Sonic had told him, 'Tails, she is okay. I was under a tree when I heard her voice, she told me that she was with her family, the colony, and that they were in a better place, that they found a new home.' but Tails didn't believe him. He knew better, she lied to him to make him feel better about being one of the ones that pressured Tails into killing her. Tails then had a nightmare, the same one he had been having for a
month; him shooting Cosmo, then seeing her after she kissed him, her being on a foreign planet, sandy with deep dunes and heavy winds, then her whispering how it is lifeless, sad, and depressing. Then he would always hear at the end Cosmo saying, "The only thing that makes this even more unbearable....is not being with you, never seeing your face or happy voice, Tails....." before he awoke, drenched in sweat and tears. Once he had slept at Sonic's when he was helping him fix an old hover board he wanted to use again, to try and cheer Tails up and have fun. Sonic had told him he was screaming and crying out Cosmo's name all night, how he could not wake him up, and how he came close to crying when he saw how desperately sad Tails was. Tails was awoken, drenched in tears and sweat, hearing a voice calling his name. He
looked around the room, then he realized it was the sweat voice of the plant he loved, Cosmo. "C-Cosmo? Where are you?!" "Tails...technically....I am right in front of you," Cosmo said to him. Tails looked down at the plant in front of him, it had a slight glow of bright beautiful light as he heard Cosmo's voice. "Tails....I miss you.....Please save me from this planet....." Tails then realized she had been trying to contact him the whole time, the dreams were messages, images of her, trying to show him where she was. "Cosmo, where are you? H-How are you alive?" he said, his voice trembling. He thought he had gone mad, been so sad he had become a schizophrenic. "You aren't crazy Tails," Cosmo told him, practically reading his mind, "Tails, I lived because I ended up growing through this plant, until it has become full bloom, my life deepened on it being watered. Now that is is in full bloom, this rose, I no longer are attached, I too am in full bloom....but I need you Tails! I cannot stand this dessertous place, like I said, the only thing making it worse, is you not being here with me...." she told him, her voice breaking practically ready to cry. "D-Don't worry Cosmo! I-I'll save you....I'll come for you....." Tails told her, "But where are you? What galaxy? You know anything?" Tails asked, frantically trying to get as much information as possible. He desperately wanted to fine her, Cosmo, the one person he yearned for, to be with, happy and together. Cosmo started thinking, trying to remember what she saw as she went across the universe, before her seed fell onto the dry dusty planet. "All I remember is that the galaxy is a spiral, and that it seems that it isn't new. Uhhhh....It also is, I think, five-hundred galaxies away from where we were when we took down the Metarex." she told Tails, hoping she remembered correctly. "f-Five-hundred galaxies?! That's light years from where I am....it will be about two months before I can get to you......" Tails voiced trailed off. As happy as he was to know he found out she
was alive, he was sadder, sadder that he would have to wait longer to fine Cosmo, sadder that he would have to leave her on the planet, alone, sad, hungry, and without anything or anyone. He stood up, "If I am tofind you as soon as possible, I need to get to work right away!" he shouted before picking up the plant and carrying it to the garage to work on a way to get to her. "If I can fine the cardkey to the old ship we lived on, and make some adjustments, I should be able to get to you in about....one month." Tails smiled a bit, knowing he might be able to shorten the time if he could find the key. "T-Tails, you really mean that?" Cosmo asked, excited. "Of course! Would I lie to you?" he laughed. 'Soon Cosmo....I will find you....soon you will no longer be alone, and neither shall I...we shall reunite...I will save you!' Tails
thought as he looked through old cardkeys that went to old crafts, rooms, his house, and so on. Tails sighed a breath of relief, he found the card, under thousands of others.
"Why was this down so low? I never even go to this box anymore...." Tails thought aloud as he picked it up. He picked up the rose, "Cosmo, are....okay over there? Can you wait one month?" Tails asked, curious and worried over how the plant was doing. "I don't know....this planet is so dry....I might be able to keep going with a little pool of water I found two weeks ago, but it is drying up, Tails, I might not make it passed a month and a half." Cosmo told Tails. "Well...then it is good that I might get there in just one....'cause I still have the coordinates to where we were." Tails told her, calmly, hoping to calm the plant that seemed to be getting afraid. "Don't worry, I'll get there and everything will be okay. Soon we will be together again, and then you will never be alone again, Cosmo, I will make sure of that...." Tails told her reassuringly.
But he only hoped he could keep the promise, only hope he could make it in time to save her......