Shadow the Hedgehog; a happy eighteen-year-old, owns a café that's on the way of shutting down completely. He seeks guidance from his deceased mother, and his best friend, Rouge the Bat. Rouge still believes a 'angel' will pop up and save their business just when they least expect it; Shadow disagrees, still thinking his restaurant will close. But on one sunny day, Rouge spots someone tampering with their vending machine. She attttacks them, causing their hood to fall off, revealing an azure hedgehog. Once his face was shown to the bat, everything changed.