...tnik sat on the edge of her bed in her room aboard the Space Colony ARK. Recently, Maria hadn't felt very well, and she'd been noticing a lot of strange changes going on with her body. This was to be expected of a girl Maria's age though, but since Maria didn't have much if any adult females to rely on asking for help, she was worried about what was happening to her. Bare chested, Maria sat, fingering her nipples at the ends of her blossoming breasts, wondering if this change was caused by her Neuro Immune Deficiency Syndrome that she had been born with. From all the changes happening, she thought for sure that she was dying.
The sudden sound of her bedroom door opening startled her, so she quickly covered her breasts by folding her arms over them. Maria's face was scarlet as she turned to see who had come into her bedroom without even knocking. A black hedgehog with red highlights stood in the doorway. Maria relaxed a little when she realized it was only Shadow, her best friend and playmate that she'd known ever since he'd been created by her grandfather.
Upon seeing that he'd walked in on a private moment, Shadow's muzzle turned from golden to 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.