"King Sonic," Lancelot rough voice called as he bent his knee in respect to his king, "you called for me?"
The crowned hedgehog stood from his beloved throne walking towards his dear knight. He was the truest friend the blue hedgehog could ever ask for, "Lancelot there is no need for the bow, please rise." The counterpart knight rose to his feet knowing that his king never did take his respectful actions kindly due to their relationship. "I called you here for a very important conversation."
Pulling back his visor, Lancelot rose a brow while staring into the emerald eyes that burrowed into him, "What may it be about my king?"
"You see," Sonic began making his way back to his throne, "the kingdom is creating a stir from my absent of a wife and it seems that other kingdoms are looking at us with great interest from the sudden uprise of the people."
Lancelot nodded in agreement, "That is very true sire. When the roundtable went to town recently that was all the talk of the villagers. They fear for when and if you have an offspring. They are wishing for you to secure the kingdom."
Sonic's fingers tapped solemnly upon the arm of his chair; his brow furrowing to a deeper set at this new found information that was being presented to him. He knew it was only a matter of time till this would happen, "I suppose the people have waited long enough, I intend to pick my wife by the end of the week."
Lancelot's ears pricked up at the joyous news he has been waiting to hear from his dear friend for three years since ascending to the throne, "This is great news your highness, you must tell the people immediately."
Sonic only gave one of his famous smiles that were painted into all of his portraits; it was a feature that made so many women swoon over him from land to land. Giving his friendly thumbs up in agreement at his loyal knight's statement.
The heated gasp that escaped her lips was only ecstasy to the feline as her hands grasped to the quills of the man that held her pinned to the wall. His lips moving quickly suckling on her neck as she extending her neck for him in pleasure. "L-Lancelot..." she cooed as her grip tightened on to the quills as he nipped on her neck.
He gave a soft hum for her to continue as he looked at the flustered feline through the corner of his eye. Her face broke in that crimson shade that matched his very quills only increased his need for her.
"Tomorrow after he tells of the bride, can we..can we ask? For m-marriage?" Her sweet voice whispered into her lover's ear.
Lancelot movement stopped suddenly as he pulled away from her neck as he stared up at the feline. He could feel her body tense in his arms as he stared at her, "Of course Percival, of course," His lips attaching to hers only for a moment, "we've waited for so long."
She let out that soft rare giggle that seemed to make Lancelot fall for her all over again, their lips brushing against one another as she spoke, "A whole four years of secrecy waiting to become one with you it felt like it would never come."
His own smirk escaped his lips, "Soon you will be all mine Percival," His hand tracing along the outline of her jawline, "and I will learn of your true name."
Her amber eyes gleamed with a burning fire that only seemed to grow as their conversation continued, "You would've know of it before this but your such a stickler for the rules aren't you?"
"Only so I knew you could be mine."
All nobles flooded into the great hall at the news that their king had chosen his bride. The murmuring bouncing off the walls seemed to make it as if the whole kingdom was crowd into the great hall waiting for the exciting news. Knights lining the walls at attention as the king entered followed by the knights of the round table who stood by their great kings side ready to for whoever or whatever may come to harm their beloved king.
"Sire I have something important to ask of you after your announcement." Lancelot whisper as he walked next to his friend. However, his friend attention was drawn to something else. "Sire?" He repeated staring at his leader catching his attention this time.
"Yes of course Lancelot after." Sonic responded quietly as he stood in front of his throne where a new smaller throne was now placed next to him. Lancelot nodded as he took his post with the other knights; his gaze catching his lover's through the advisor. Giving a soft nod to her to let her know that it was all in order.
"Your highness, you have made your choice for a wife, this is correct?" The Lady of the Lake asked standing below the raised thrones. Sonic smiled and nodded his head, in which made the Lady smile as well, "Who is she your highness?"
"Percival, please come forward."
The room seemed to go silent at the command of the king. Slowly the amour cladded female made her way in front of the blue hedgehog.
"Percival, your the only woman that is creditable to become my wife and the only woman to make me feel emotions that I can only call as love. So I must ask you my dear knight, will you be my bride?"
Lancelot's heart jumped to his throat as he stared at the endeavor playing out in front of him. He had no way to interfere with the junction. His hands tightly wrapped into tight balls as they shook slightly. He knew she was trapped. It was all over. Even if she denied the offer they were going to ask for marriage after Sonic's bride was picked making it only look like an offense to their king potentially leading to her death.
Percival stood quietly not staring at the man who proposed to her but rather to the man she truly loved. Her eyes whelming with tears as she saw the dark aura forming around him like when she first met him. Swallowing her emotions she continued to stare at the fellow knight under her visor, "Yes."
The crowd erupted in cheers at the acceptance of the proposal. Percival made her way next to her newly found fiancé in which he took her hand quickly a pleasant smile painted on his face along with a pink tint to his cheeks. Sonic then leaned over to whisper into the feline's ear, "You can take the helmet off, let them see the face of their new queen."
No words escaped her lips she just simple pulled off the helmet making the crowd going into a more intense rave at seeing her beauty. Men whistling louder then before at the sight of her along with comments about the couple already began bouncing around whether it be about their looks as a couple or how adorable their children will be.
It only took all of Percival's inner power not to let her tears spill over as it took all of Lancelot's power not to act upon his internal thoughts that were running through his mind.
"Lancelot, I love you not him please never forget that." Percival, now known by her true name as Blaze, whispered as she placed her forehead against the cold metal of her true lover's helmet. It was the day of the wedding. She stood in a white gown that was worth more then she ever thought she would ever make in her lifetime. She no longer looked like a knight but a princess, as if it was always her true calling rather than knighthood.
"It's Shadow," Lancelot stated while wrapping his arms around her small waist, "that's my real name."
She release a soft sob as her hand cupped his muzzle gently, "Then I love you Shadow, with all my heart."
"I love you too, Blaze."
They soon pulled apart before the servants came to the room to complete the work of the bride to walk down the aisle. Shadow left the same way he snuck into the bridal room while the servants were gone. If he could, he would have ran away with her right then.
Listening to the sounds of the pair exchanging their vows only irked Shadow even more. And for for the first time in a long time, tears were escaping his eyes. Feeling the cold jewels dribble down his face only called for more to follow the past trails of the past trails. He was suppose to be up there. Not Sonic. She was his woman not his. But here he was, in the pews, not the only exchanging vows.
He could see the smallest changes in his lover's demeanor that no other could see unless they stared at her for the amount of devotion that he had, and for as long as he did. The fire that usually was burning brightly behind her amber eyes had gone out as she stared at the emerald eyed hedgehog in front of her. It was as if she was just a simple doll that was playing her part in this world. No one else could see it. Only he could. They didn't know her like he knew her. But most importantly, they didn't love her like he loved her.
"S-Shadow we can't it's a crime..." Blaze called from feeling the soft bed that she was being pressed against by the male on top of her, she could only feel her deep purple dress rise with his hands traveling with the dress.
"I don't care anymore," He muttered as he sucked gently one her collar before taking her hands in his, "you're mine." He added as he pulled off her golden band that only laid on her hand for a month.
She held back her soft calls for her lover as she felt him once more, "I-I'll always be yours."
Shadow knew this was a lie she didn't mean to say. He knew Sonic indulged in her body. He knew he didn't have her by marriage. She could never be his. But he believed in the lie anyway.