Specially Titled: Hallelujah
A two tailed fox sat upon a stool at a bar, guzzling down his fifth glass of root beer. He had been depressed for so long, a part of him thought he could just drown out the sorrow. In an atmosphere like this, that never truly happened. Trying to drown out the sorrow only made it worse. The thing that seemed to really make it go away was the bartender that decided to take mild interest every so often in your troubles. The green crocodile that was the bartender was busy cleaning a glass.
"Vector, give me another!" The two tailed fox said as he set down his empty mug.
"Tails, what's wrong with you? You should be celebrating with your friends for saving the galaxy. I've never seen you so down!" He said.
"Tell me something, Vector. Have you ever been in love?"
Vector was a little shocked by this question, but went along with the conversation. "Well yeah, I have! I kind of feel sorry for those who never feel love in their life."
"You think you could ever destroy the one you love?"
"Hold on! I know where this is going. Cosmo, right?" The crocodile asked, having figured it out while giving Tails a refill.
Tails sighed. "Was it that obvious? Wait! Don't answer that!" He said, knowing just how easy it was to figure it all out. He took the new drink and started guzzling it down.
"You really had something for that cute alien/plant girl. You really loved her, huh?"
"Yeah, but I still don't understand why I had to do it. I mean, someone else could have done it."
"Yeah, but if that was the case, you would try and stop them, and if you failed, you would forever hate them."
Tails sighed again. "I guess you have a point. Still," he said as he took out something that was tucked within his fur. "I wish there was another way." He looked upon the white seed that was now in the palm of his hand.
Vector looked at the small seed in Tails' hand. "Hey, wasn't that all that Sonic could find left of her?" He asked.
"Yeah, I'm surprised there was anything left of her at all."
Tails stared at the small seed with sadness. The many memories of the time he spent with her filled his mind. Especially the party she once threw for them, him believing that was the time when he realized just how much he loved her.
Back at an unknown time in the spaceship he had built called The Blue Typhoon, his love was looking out into the vastness of space. Tails had walked up next to her.
"Cosmo?" He asked.
Cosmo turned towards the voice and her blue eyes fell upon the two tailed fox. "Hey Tails!" She greeted.
They turned their heads towards the stars again as Tails spoke. "It wasn't quite what we expected, but the party turned out great."
"I'm glad everybody's having a good time!" Cosmo was worried that the party wouldn't go as planned, but it turned out better than she hoped.
"Oh yeah!" Tails said as he took something out of his fur and presented it to Cosmo. "Here!"
"Huh?" She said, wondering what Tails was giving her.
He had given her a turquoise colored flower pin that sparkled as if it was made of diamonds.
"You dropped this before. I polished it up for you." Cosmo gasped at the new beauty of the flower pin. "I hope you don't mind."
"I think it's wonderful!" She said as she held it close to her red amulet on her chest with overwhelming happiness. "Thank you so much!"
"I was hoping it would make you happy." He said as he watched her attach the flower pin to her chest.
As he looked upon her, a thought came to Tails. 'Cosmo certainly is special. I only wish I could tell her how I feel.' The next words came out of his mouth without thinking about them as a blush appeared across his face. "You're so beautif-!" He caught himself at the last second and screamed, realizing what he was about to say.
Luckily or unluckily for him, depending on the one who would put it, she didn't catch the exact thing he said. "It's true the stars are beautiful. I'm so happy right now! I feel like I can stand here staring at them forever."
"So do I!" He said with a chuckle. Inside, he sighed in relief. He was a little glad Cosmo misinterpreted what he said. If she heard him right it would've been quite embarrassing. The memory ended there.
More then that filled his head. Yet all the memories seemed jumbled, though with his brain capacity, he easily knew what order those mixed memories were in. Yet there were also fantasies within them, ones that would never be fulfilled.
The fantasies were those of the two of them going out to movies, theme parks, all sort of things he had hoped to do with her when they got back to his home planet. There was so much he wanted to do with her, but now they were nothing more than dreams that would never happen. All of this though seemed to somehow play in his mind within the space of a few seconds.
"You know," Vector said as he stared at the seed. "Call me crazy, but I think she really liked you a lot."
"Yeah, I mean, the way she cared about you. The way she admired you. Not to mention how she always worried about you. I'm sure she even appreciated how you protected her from Shadow. However, there is one obvious hint."
"I saw that her spirit gave you a kiss before going off to heaven."
Tails blushed. He didn't think anyone else but him saw that happen. He then said his next sentence without thinking. "Too bad I never actually felt it." Took him a second to realize what he said and he blushed even harder, this time with embarrassment.
"Ha! That just confirms my theory." Vector said in triumph.
Tails bowed his head in defeat, knowing Vector was right.
"You know, call me crazy," Vector said as he went back to cleaning a glass, "but I bet that seed is the key to making her come back."
"What? But that can't be right! It doesn't make any sense." Tails said, making a rather good point.
"Her species doesn't make sense! Think about it. She's part plant, part alien, yet she looks a lot like a human. Save for the obvious rose buds in her hair."
"Hmm, you do have a point. Still, how can this seed be the key to bringing her back?"
"Maybe you're supposed to take care of it like a real seed. Plant it, water it, treat it right, all that sort of stuff. It'll grow in no time!"
"But I've never been that much of a gardener. In fact, before I met Cosmo, I tried taking care of one of Cream's flowers, and I ended up over-watering it and killing it."
"So? Just get Cream to help you. I'm sure she'd be glad to help you in bringing Cosmo back any way she can."
"I don't know, Vector. She was pretty upset. She said she'll never trust me with another plant in her entire life."
"She trusted you when Cosmo was alive. I'm sure she'll trust you enough to bring her back."
Tails decided to give in and take his advice as he let out a sigh. "I hope you're right, Vector. If I fail at this, I'll never hear the end of it."
"Trust me! I bet everything will turn out just fine!"
"Thanks Vector!" He said, finally putting on a bit of a smile. He then started to leave, but then he remembered that he had to pay the bill. "Oh, uh…"
Vector knew that he wanted to pay him, yet had no way of doing it. "Don't worry, Tails! It's on the house." The crocodile said as he cleaned up.
"Thanks Vector." He said. He then left the room upon The Blue Typhoon in search of Cream the Rabbit with a newfound hope.
The hope that Cosmo the Plant, the love of his life, would return to him.