The story is based off of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) and is a serious oneshot about their relationship. It takes elements from the game and goes into detail on them.
This fanfic provides examples of:
- Dark Fic: Sweet Sorrow is more introspective than the original game. It also goes into slightly detail than Sonic 2006.
- The Hero Dies: Sonic's death scene is gone into depth.
- Interspecies Romance: There's a romance between Sonic, a Funny Animal hedgehog, and Elise, a human.
- Shout-Out: The title comes from a line from Romeo and Juliet.