The Institute 17The next morning, Sonic was silent at breakfast. Silver and Manic understood why and left him alone, watching with sad expressions on their faces. On the Semes' side of the room, Shadow was strangely subdued.The Institute 17 by Shades365
"Hey, Shadow, you okay?" Knuckles asked in a low voice.
"Fine, now leave me alone," Shadow snapped, although Knuckles didn't flinch at Shadow's harsh tone.
"All right." The echidna sighed.
Breakfast ended and the Carriers and the Semes started their usual trek to their first lesson. Manic and Silver hung back with Sonic who was finishing up his breakfast. He was slower than usual because of Dark; the six month old was starting to eat food in addition to the breast milk Sonic provided. Once the two of them had finished, Manic took care of the tray while Sonic got up.
"So I guess we've gotta say goodbye to Dark, huh?" Manic asked softly, returning to where they were.
"I guess so." Sonic nodded sadly.
"…Can I hold him?" Manic asked.
Manic held out his arms and Sonic pu