Tales' room, Midnight. Sonic enters and sits on the bed where Tales is asleep.

Sonic: Tales…you awake buddy?

Tales (sobbing): Just go away, Sonic.

Sonic: C'mon Tales…don't be that way. Talk to me.

Tales: There's nothing to talk about.

Sonic: You're in here crying. Today when I called you in to fly me up to Robotnik's lair on Hill-Top zone you barely had the energy to get me up there. Your heart's not in it buddy…I can see it. You have to tell me what's wrong.

Tales: It's us, Sonic…we're over. I saw you with him.

Sonic (nervously): What do you mean…him?

Tales: DON'T YOU FUCKING PLAY DUMB WITH ME SONIC!!! YOU KNOW DAMN WELL WHO I AM TALKING ABOUT. I SAW YOU WITH KNUCKLES!!!! I SAW YOU TWO TOGETHER LAST FRIDAY AT CASINO NIGHT ZONE!!!!!

Sonic: Tales…honey….calm down. This is just a big misunderstanding….it wasn't what it looked like.

Tales: Oh really? Then tell me what it looked like. Because it damn well looked to me like he was giving you a handjob.

Sonic: Tales…it wasn't….that wasn't…

Tales: I know what I saw Sonic! (begins crying hysterically) So what? All the levels we went through together? All the Robotniks we beat surpisingly easily? All that and then we move on to Sonic 3 and this new red enchida comes along who can glide and climb walls…and now I dont look so good to you no more Sonic?

Sonic: Tales…I never meant for this to happen…it just did. Don't be upset. I'm sorry? C'mon Tales….(puts an arm around him) C'mon….what do you say you and I take a trip to Emerald Hill Zone? Huh? Good old level one?

Tales: I hate that little red lolita. I'm going to fucking kill him.

Sonic: Tales…this isn't his fault…you know that. If it's anyones fault its mine. Im so sorry Tales, I never meant to hurt you.

Tales: Can I ask you something?

Sonic: Of course.

Tales: Is it better?

Sonic: Is what better?

Tales: The sex.

Sonic (quietly): He's gentler with me….I'm sorry Tales it's the truth. When we're out at work we're the perfect team….we're equals. It's amazing and I wish it were like that all the time. But when we're at home you're different.

Tales: What do you mean, 'different'?

Sonic: Oh God…I didn't want to have to say this. Tales…sometimes you treat me like a whore. Im sorry but its true! Iim sorry Tales, but it's over.

(Sonic runs from room)

Tales: I love you…you bastard.