...he 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.
"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 hims...