Safe Escape WWFFY part 1

Safe Escape WWFFY part 1

It's been two years since mobians came to Earth. Most of humanity is still very wary of them, but many are working to accept their new neighbors. You are homeless, and have been so for a while now. You struggle, but you survive. You usually don't run into trouble, but one night trouble ends up running into you. Thankfully, you aren't alone.

published on May 2091 responses 44 4.9★ / 5

Winter snow fell softly as you hid near the bin behind a small cafe. You, a human, been living in these back alleys in Mobius for months now, maybe even a year already. You had trouble keeping up with time since you've struggled just to make it though. Pulling your torn coat even tighter around you, you hoped that you could find some matches or a lighter to start a fire before everything froze over.

*searches in the bin for any kind of resources food, clothes, matches...*
*explores the alley to find a place to rest for a while*
*watch the customers in the cafe from outside a window small enough to just to fit an
arm though*
*rummage though pockets to see if there is of anything of use*

The side door to the restaurant opened and you kept quiet, like you did every night around this time, waiting for the leftover scraps of food to be thrown into the bin so you could fish them out and at least have some food in your stomach. After some banging around, the worker went back inside and you scrambled to your feet, yanking open the bin lid. What did you see?

A small chilli dog
An apple
A half a plate of pasta
A portion of chips

Spotting this food on the rubbish heap made heart flutter with excitement. This sort of thing seemed to be happening more often in the past week, having more food in these bins then usual. You yanked the food out of there and retreated to your hiding spot, nearly forgetting to chew as you greedily ate.

*eats it all now knowing there should be some same time tomorrow*
*eat it whilst digging though the rubbish in search of more food*
*stops to eat to take a drink of water to wash it down*
*eats some but saves the rest for later so you will have something to tide you over till tomorrow*

You were happy. It felt almost as though you weren't homeless, alone, and striving to survive. Food was something you took for granted in your childhood, but it was something that you treasured greatly now, especially knowing the feeling of true hunger. You closed your eyes and relaxed a little, trying to ignore the chill of the icy wind as it blew down the alleyway. After a few moments, you heard footsteps. You didn't think anything of it, people walked down the alleys all the time. The steps got closer though, and you tensed up.

Do they see me?
Go away...
Ignore me, like everyone else does
Don't hurt me! Please!

Louder and louder they grew, until you could feel a presence next to you. Swallowing air, you opened an eye and looked up. They blocked the light and their face was shadowed, but you could practically hear their smirk as they let out a low chuckle.
“what's a cutie like you doing in a place like this?” You didn't respond, not like you talked much anyway. You averted your eyes and closed them tight, wishing you could disappear. The man's voice became more demanding. “Hey, look at me when I'm talking to you.”

*looks away*
*folds arms*
*does nothing*
*whimpers*

They gave you a kick. Not too hard, but enough to knock you onto your side. The man leaned over, grabbed your arm, and lifted you off the ground. He got in your face and you could smell the scent of alcohol on his breath. Suddenly it was like you were back in your childhood home.
“What's wrong, sweet pea, cat got your tongue?” Spit landed on your face. You lift a hand to wipe it off and shut your eyes tight. Suddenly and very forcefully, you were thrown to the ground. You heard a crack in your arm as you landed and a cry escaped your throat. Your body was throbbing in pain as the walked toward you again.

*clutches arm*
*glares at the man*
*curls into a ball*
*tries to move away*

You sobbed silently, wondering how you got back into this sort of situation. You hadn't had many problems while living on the streets. If anything, people seemed to ignore you.
“Stupid bum.” The man spit at you, reaching down like he was going to grab you up again.mClosing your eyes as tight as possible, you braced yourself.
“HEY! WHAT IS GOING ON BACK HERE?!”

No more people!
*silent and watches everything play out*
Help me!
*whimpering and sobbing*

A new voice. A woman? The man turned around and glared at the new opponent. He laughed.
“The hell are you? Some disgusting pink h-" The man was hit by something and thrown back into the alley. You saw it flash by, a hammer maybe? You heard footsteps again as a figure ran up to you and knelt down. "Amy! This person is a human!" Your head was swimming, and you felt nauseous. "Are you alright, human?" You tried to look at the figure in front of you. Face hidden by shadows, but they were red. You tried to form words, opening and closing your mouth. Nothing. Hands wrapped around you. They were very uncomfortable and large. You went limp as they picked you up and began to carry you.

Who are these people?
Where are they taking me?
Should I be worried?
I know who they are~

The woman spoke again “Come on, Knuckles. If they're hurt, we need to get them to Sapphire.” Your vision began to blur and your consciousness fading. The last thing you remember was the roar of a car engine. And then darkness.

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..
...
....

You woke to a bright room. Your ears were ringing at first, but soon you were able to make out the murmurs around you.
“Is she going to be alright?”
“It's nothing too major. A fractured arm and a bruised rib. She is very dehydrated though.” You coughed lightly and the room went quiet. "So, you are awake now?" You turned your head and your vision focused on a new face. This Mobian was a light blue hedgehog. Her face was very concerned yet held a soft smile.

There she is! ;D Sapphire!
*blinks*
You are..?
Thank you...

“My name is Sapphire. My friends brought you here and I have tried to bandage you up best I can!" You looking around the room you went to sit up. Sapphire told you to take it easy and placed a hand on your back, gently helping you into a seated position. You're on a bed, several mobians were standing in the room alongside Sapphire. Another girl resembling a hedgehog, a echidna, and another female hedgehog. The room was silent for a moment, all eyes on you, until Sapphire chimed in, "Ugh- hey! I bet your thirsty! Let me go get you a glass of water.”
“I can get it for her" the echidna mumbled before catching eyes with you and awkwardly rubbing his neck whilst leaving. Sapphire giggled. “That's Knuckles. Let's just say he's not much of a people person.” She gestures toward the other mobians in the room. “Thats Amy, she is the one who heard the fight in the alley.” The pink hedgehog smiled. “That guy shouldn't be bothering you again. I took care of him.”

*tilts head* ?
*nods*
*smiles*
*shyly looks away*

Amy placed a hand on another hedgehogs shoulder. “This is Maria! She's a got a healing power and helped you along with Sapph" Maria nodded and smiled “I am glad to see that you are ok.” You sat in more awkward silence for a moment, you still weren't sure if you wanted to speak, you didn't know these people...even if they did just save your life. Knuckles came back into the room, glass of water in hand. He held it out to you and you hesitated.
“Go ahead" Sapphire encouraged sending you a smile. You took the glass and held it up to your mouth. You sipped slowly at first, but as the water satiated your thirst, you began to gulp it down, feeling a tinge of sadness once it was gone.

This is too much, I can't take their kindness
I'd ask for more if I could...
You are too kind
Do I still have my water from earlier?..

“Don't worry.” Maria said, “We have plenty of water, and you can have all that you like. But it would be wise to drink a little more slowly. You won't want to make yourself sick.” You looked into her eyes, they were very gentle, very inviting....like how you thought a mother's eyes should look. Sapphire turned to the others “Maybe we should give her some rest. She has been through a lot in the past few hours"
"I'm sure you can stay here for a while, I-if you want to anyway" Knuckles stammers taking interest in the floorboards You thought for a moment and then nodded slowly.
“Then it's settled! If you need anything, I have a bell laying on the nightstand. So you don't have to yell and stain your voice. I'll back with another glass of water.” Sapphire chirped. As everyone told you goodnight and filed out of the room, you wondered if any of them actually knew that you didn't actually have a home to return to.

Oh no...I can't let them worry about me anymore
If they knew they would kick me out...
I shouldn't be here. I don't belong
Feel so bad for troubling them..sorry, sorry!