...o scarlet, he quickly held his hand up, covering his eyes so he wouldn't see. Unknowingly, however, the hedgehog was trying to peek through his fingers to catch a glimpse of his best friend's elegant figure.
"Oh-- Excuse me, Maria! Please forgive me! I wasn't aware you were getting dressed!" Shadow said hastily, still trying to peek through his fingers to see Maria's beautiful figure. "I'm so sorry, I should have knocked, I'll leave!"
"It's alright, Shadow... I think maybe you can help me. I'm so confused as to what's going on with me... my chest is getting bigger, plus I've been getting... hair growing in places I've never had it grow before... You don't think it could be my NIDS that's acting up on me, do you? I thought I was getting better being up here." Tears welled up in Maria's big blue eyes. "Shadow, I don't want to die yet!"
Shadow stopped himself from leaving the room, his hands still covering his eyes.
"No, I don't think it's anything like that, Maria. I've read about this sort of thing in some of the Professor's biology books. It's... how do I put this... natural for a girl your age to be experiencing these kinds of changes." Shadow lowered his hand away from his face, and looked at Maria's face, trying to prevent his eyes from wandering a little south to stare at her breasts. "You're just becoming a woman, Maria."
Maria's tears slo...