It had been six weeks now since Shadow had shown Sonic Cirque du Freak. Since Sonic wouldn't come with Shadow to the vampire council, he accompany the circus instead.
After six weeks he had gotten to know many of the people and experienced many exiting numbers with them.
Sonic woke up late in the morning and lay down for a while and looked up at the roof. He watched the lightrays shining through a gap between the curtains. It reminded him of mornings at home when he woke woke up before the others in time to see the sunrise. He still missed his family sometimes but it had been many years now. Sonic liked his new life and never felt any remorse. He took a quick bath in a tub of cold water. He shared a carriage with Scourge and Amy. Altough Amy was in many ways easygoing, she was very strict with cleanliness. She insisted that Sonic would take a bath every other day. In the beginning he had protested but now he was used to it. When he was finished he put on some clothes and reported for duty. People were already in the process of taking down the circus tent during Mr.Talls management. Sonic helped to stack the chairs and move them away. By noon everything was neatly packed and they took to the road in their horse-drawn carriages. Sonic sat on the driver's seat along with Amy and enjoyed the view.
-''How do you like to be here with us?'' Amy asked.
-''It's better than I thought it would be.''
-''I guess you rather wanted to follow Shadow to the council huh?''
-''Well, I have got used to be with him for a long time now. It felt weird when he told me he was going to leave me for a while. I miss being with him actually. Sometimes I wonder if he will ever come back to get me or if he only leaved me here forever.''
-'' Don't worry ..he is your master he wouldn't leave you like this. If he really didn't want you around he would have got rid of you for a long time ago.'' Amy smiled.