Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:00 PM
Sonic Adventure 1
Sonic awakens to the sounds of a radio. Sonic struggles to his feet trying to make sense of where he is. The location is an empty alleyway. Sonic moves toward the nearest source of light. He reaches the end of the alleyway to see he is in a large city that is practically empty besides the illuminating street lights. Sonic searches for a while longer and finds a dumpster. Within it were many products he’d never seen before. One thing stood out in particular. A newspaper, with the headline “Earth Day Comes Again,” the newspaper dated April, 22, 2009.
Sonic never heard of an “Earth,” and what was an “April?” He could only assume the 2009 meant 2009 MOBI, because anything before MOBI was scientifically proven false. Still, the confusing image has stuck with Sonic his entire life as he tried to make any sense out of the predicament as he could. And suddenly, out of nowhere the street is bustling. People everywhere, that’s right, HUMAN people, with higher mental parameters than the average cow. Moving, talking, and not even noticing the obvious change in biology that was Sonic. He ran from the people in the streets down more and more streets, each becoming busier and busier. Sonic couldn’t handle the pressure, constantly watching out for the sudden influx of the HUMAN population, and hid away in another alleyway. He couldn’t understand where he was. There wasn’t supposed to be such a large human population in 2009 MOBI. He hadn’t even seen a single animal since he got there. Just as Sonic contemplated this, he heard the growl of a stray dog in the alleyway. The vicious, instinct driven expression on the animal was enough to convince Sonic there weren’t any intelligent animals in 2009. It was also enough to tell him to get out of there.
There wouldn’t be any human that Sonic could find in this time that would help him, the only things that will help him here are speed… and Tails. Where was Tails?
Tails woke up in the presence of a younger looking human child. It looked female, but it had CLOTHES on (which the very thought of it was absurd), so it was hard to tell. He just lay there, staring into the eyes of what he thought was the IQ of “cow” they were notorious of having in 3274. It wasn’t until the human spoke that Tails rethought this.
“Hello” it said. How basic, maybe it’s just sort of cow IQ level. Tails got the idea to respond.
“Hello” he said back. The child was clearly surprised to get the response. Tails was confused as to this. He thought that humans would be accustomed to the speech of an animal.
“You can talk?” the human said.
No sh*t? Tails thought. “Yes I can, you’re surprised?” was all he could come up with.
“Well, around here, not very many animals can talk.” The human said.
Where on Mobius was Tails? A place where not very many animals talk? What kind of place didn’t have the occasional passerby?
“Where are we” Tails asked next.
“San Francisco. It’s a big city!” the human said.
Where the hell was San Francisco? It couldn’t have been an island; he had travelled all over Mobius with Sonic and hadn’t once seen a place called San Francisco. Wait, Sonic! Where the hell was he?
“Hey, I need to get going now!” Tails could only say.
“Why? You just got here!” the human said. Why was this thing trying to drag out the conversation (although it was pretty impressive how it COULD have the conversation in the first place)?
“I need to go find my fr…” Tails thought for a moment. “I need to go find my BROTHER.”
“That sounds like a lot of fun! Can I come with!?” the child shouted. You’ve got to be kidding me, Tails thought, of all the humans to get stuck with, it’s the one that can talk and doesn’t stop.
“No, there are dangerous things that I do, and I can’t let low intelligence life forms hold me back.”
“Yeah,” was what the human said next, “There are lots of bad men out there.”
“Lots?” Tails said next. “I can only think of one. The Chaos Emeralds keep everyone else in check.”
“Cares Emeralds? What are those?” the human said
“Are you kidding? The Emeralds keep equilibrium over all Mobius and give Sonic and I the power of the sun.”
“Who is Sonic?”
“Look, I SERIOUSLY need to get going now.”
“Ok, but be careful. Those bad men have a lot of tricks!”
I get the idea kid. Tails thought, and he got up to leave the room. Upon opening the door, he was greeted with an incredibly wrinkled and incredibly hideous human. The human let out a screech and ran from Tails.
“Wait, Nana!” the child shouted after the abomination. “He’s really nice!”
What in the hell have I gotten into? Tails thought.
After a while, the abomination and the child returned to Tails.
“This is Nana…” the child paused. “Nana, I don’t even know his name!”
“I still am not sure of this!” the abomination said.
“I’m Miles, but you SHOULD call me Tails (if you know what’s good for you)”
“Oh, Holy Spirit it DOES speak!!” the abomination squealed.
“Nana, Tails is really nice! You don’t need to be scared.” The child said.
Don’t be too sure, Tails thought, I’m REALLY starting to get sick of all this.
“Ok, I absolutely must go now, so if you could just move…” Tails’s exit was blocked by the bubbling mass of pure ick that was this abomination.
“I can’t just let you terrorize this town! You cannot go anywhere!” the abomination spoke.
“Please, Nana! Trust me!” the child said “I promise he won’t hurt anyone! Just let him go!”
Right, NOW you want me to leave.
The abomination stood for a few agonizing seconds. “Fine.” It said. “If you truly believe what has come about that thing is good then you must be right.”
The abomination stepped aside, and Tails was finally free to go. The child smiled and the abomination turned.
“That thing is just gross.” It said. It was as much as Tails could do not to smack the bitch. He held back and looked out at “San Francisco.” Out the home he walked, and he took his first true step onto Earth in the year 2009.
Knuckles didn’t have such an easy entry into the harsh world of 2009 Earth. He woke up behind a building that reeked of beer, sex, and illness. He thought it could only be a college university. It was not; rather it was jam-packed with full grown disgusting humans. It wasn’t any normal human hangout, for these humans wore clothing, not something very customary of a cow level IQ organism. When Knuckles tried to get the attention of some of these animals, they took no consideration of the echidna’s authority.
“H-hey Bruce! Check this out it’s o-one of those giant rats people been complaining ‘bout!” One bumbled out.
“WHAT DID YOU CALL ME!?” Knuckles shouted at the dirty bastard.
“Whoa, Jim! Be careful there… I... I think you m-made it angry!” another came tumbling into view.
“Jee-SUS! This f*cker’s ugly! What the h-hell could it be?” the first one said.
“I’m giving you to the count of 10 to tell me what is going on!” Knuckles shouted at them.
“It might be one of ‘em… I don’t know…” The second one said.
“You think we could m-make some money off it? Like those scien-whatzawhozits that look at s-stuff like that?”
“No… I mean like… it could be a red tiger!”
“This thing c-could be worth millions!”
“You ever seen a red t-tiger… what the hell’s your name again?”
“Huh? Oh, man, this stuff is AMAZING!!”
The two humans walked (the term used very loosely) away from Knuckles and out of sight. Knuckles, still with no answers turns to his treasure hunting instincts and leaves the little alleyway he was in. He travels down many empty roads until he finds an electronics store. The hunter’s instinct tells him to stop, and Knuckles finds himself staring into many televisions all conveniently lined up. On those televisions was a date: 4 – 23 – 2009 / 1:14.38 and counting. Knuckles could make no sense of the seemingly random numbers (he’d never looked at a calendar before) and only hoped treasure hunter’s instincts could lead him back to his friends… and away from the humans!
Those humans… stupid cows.
Knuckles proceeded to search for his friends once again.
At this point all Sonic is looking for is someone to talk to. There’s just so much going on, a whole lot of changes at once. He finds his way into a building and scales it from the inside. He then manages to find his way onto the roof. What he sees is incredible: Hundreds upon hundreds of concrete structures, so much more different than the steel constructions of 3274. Not only is the shock of the structures forceful to Sonic, but there were so freaking many! The Mobians of 3274 understood smaller communities were more productive than larger ones. Cities had all but disappeared in 3274, and this was more than Sonic had ever seen at once. Then the arising problems from the sheer size of the city flooded into the mind of the blue hedgehog. This place is so huge. There’s no chance I’ll be able to find Tails and Knuckles, Sonic thought as he went back down the building.
The city was still dark, and still bustling. Where would he go next? Sonic stopped to look around. No longer travelling light speed, Sonic re-entered natural time and space, and the world around him began to move once again. This meant the humans could see him again. It wasn’t easy for them to take in. First there was a shriek, and then another. Two vehicles collided with each other, one’s robbery siren engaged. Everyone on the street had stopped moving and was staring at Sonic. No one moved or made a sound.
“Uhh… hello?” Sonic awkwardly spoke.
The humans were not ready for this. There were more shrieks as the humans scattered, running every which way yelling like a herd of frightened cows. Sonic never had been a man of stereotypes, but all that talk of humans having the IQ of “cow” was beginning to make sense. The humans were still screaming as the sound of police sirens filled the air. Soon enough, Sonic was surrounded by a wagon circle of police cars. Sonic had never seen police cars and had no idea what to think.
“Put your hands where we can see them!” a voice emitted. Sonic had no idea where it had come from or who could have such a loud voice.
“What the hell is that thing?” one officer asked another.
“It doesn’t matter what it is, we have orders to fire if the suspect doesn’t comply,” the second officer responded.
Sonic was engulfed by a new light from the sky. He thought that day had finally come, but instead it was a flying machine. At first he thought it was Tails, but it was an incredibly weird looking plane, with the rotor on top, and it wasn’t even moving forward.
“Final warning,” came the voice again. “Put your hands in the air, or we will be forced to shoot.”
Sonic spun around trying to find the source of this voice. He moved in a direction and was immediately bombarded with firepower provided by the police officers. He had to jump up and down and all around to avoid the bullets, and got to an open stretch of road.
“After him, now!” was what Sonic heard next, and as he tore down the road, red and blue lights kept close. It was as much as Sonic wanted to go light speed to escape, it was just incredibly exhausting. He didn’t want to waste all his energy on these cows. He tried evasive action, but these cows had to have been trained for years. Sonic barreled through alleyways and underground parking garages. The red and blue cows stayed right behind him. There was no way any human could have been this well trained. They were smarter than any human he’d ever seen, and there were 12 of them! This couldn’t be any place in MOBI time. Maybe there was a land before Mobius? Sonic didn’t have enough time to contemplate the possibilities, as one cow had gotten close enough to him to begin shooting. Why did these cows want him dead? More and more red and blue lights approached Sonic as he turned down into a tunnel. The noise from the human’s vehicles was unbearable in the tight walls of the tunnel. There were at least 5 cows shooting him at this point. Sonic had no choice; he had to go light speed.
Sonic entered his second state, preparing his mind for the switch to light speed. The sounds began to slow; the world was stopping around him. The humans’ cars slowed to a crawl.
“What’s happening to it?” was all an officer was able to spill out before time stopped around it.
Everything around Sonic had stopped moving, except for him. Now Sonic was travelling at light speed, and perpetually moving forward. Sonic zipped through the still city, and eventually out of it. He was nearly out of breath when he reached a coastline. Time began to move again around him, and Sonic came back into reality. He was so exhausted, his heart was racing and his lungs felt as if they were about to burst. He caught his bearings and looked around. Sonic was finally alone again after what felt like forever. The moon was still high in the sky at the beach, and Sonic sat down to listen to the waves, and TRY to make sense out of what was happening. Sonic stared with what he knew: he wasn’t home anymore. Now he went on to the unknowns: where was he, WHEN was he, where were Tails and Knuckles. Sonic could only use what the newspaper had told him: 2009. It couldn’t have been 2009 MOBI; there was no way intelligent humans could be wiped from the face of the planet in only 1500 years and still have beautiful landscapes in his time. Sonic first thought he had entered a new dimension, but that couldn’t be true. The mad doctor might have been crazy, but he got his machines to work the way he wanted them to one way or another. Wait, Dr. Robotnik… if he and most likely his friends were in this time, the doctor MUST be there too! There wasn’t any time to sit around and think, Sonic HAD to find the doctor before he destroys this place too. But just as Sonic stood up, he fell back down again. He couldn’t even find his own friends, how could he find Eggman? It was then that Sonic looked around the beach and saw a little suburban area. He decided to take a look around there to scavenge for food. Man, he thought, One day I’m the savior of Mobius, and the next I’m digging through trash for food.
The first house he came to had a trashcan full of empty containers.
“Rice-a-Roni?” Sonic said. “Jif Peanut Butter? What’s with all the labeling? Food wasn’t just packaged and delivered in this time?”
The next home’s trashcan was completely empty, the one after that filled with the shattered remains of some appliance, and the one after that smelled like sh*t, and Sonic didn’t even want to look. He was about to move onto the next home when he saw its door open. He quickly took cover next to the putrid stench of the trashcan. He observed as a hideous, shriveled up human stood facing away from the outside. After a few minutes (which felt like hours next to that trashcan) the human stepped away from view. Sonic saw an opening to run away, but he stayed still when another figure went out the door. Sonic kept put as the door closed behind it and it walked off. Watching from afar, Sonic could barely make out the silhouette of the thing in the darkness. It moved past the home Sonic was hiding in, and Sonic came out from behind the trashcan. He could have run off from here and probably wouldn’t be heard by the figure, but curiosity got the best of him. He followed the figure as it approached the exit to the suburb. The silhouette approached a lone streetlight and stopped underneath it. Sonic couldn’t believe his eyes: it was Tails.
Tails stood underneath the streetlight, trying to read the map he’d taken from the home. It was a confusing read, but he came to the conclusion that it was not a map of “San Francisco,” and he threw it to the ground in anger.
“Well, well,” a voice said from behind Tails. This really surprised Tails, the talk about bad men with the human may have subliminally scarred him for life. In any case he tried to look as menacing as possible as he spun around.
“Who’s there?” he said. Stupid. He’d look like easy pickings with that response.
“I’m here for 20 minutes and nearly get killed multiple times, and you’re already living it up in the suburbs?” it spoke now.
Now Tails was confused. The sentence made absolutely no sense in context with rape => murder preceding. Or maybe that was the idea: confuse the victim into submission. The owner of the voice stepped into the light.
“Tails, I swear to Phil, if you think you can do this to me, you’ve got another thing coming!” the owner of the voice was Sonic. That saved the trouble of finding him.
“Sonic! Thank goodness it’s only you. For a second there I was really scared,” was what Tails said next.
“You should still be scared! I have half a mind to rip one of those tails right off!” Sonic raged. Well, so much for a nice conversation.
“Sonic calm down, we’re back together again. We better off this way, and it helps not to be at one another’s necks at all times. Why are you angry?”
“I saw you coming out of that house,” Sonic said, “If you’ve just taken up shop there without finding me first I think I have the right to be angry.”
“Me taking up shop there?” Tails asked, “I woke up there to a young human.”
“Young… human?” Sonic laughed, “You sick pervert! I don’t think I can be friends with a pedophilic zoophile.”
“Are you kidding me?” Tails shouted, “First of all, she looked MY AGE, and second, sex is the very first thing you can think of when I say ‘I woke up next to blank?”
“Wow,” Sonic said next, “Calm down! You say I’m overreacting.”
“Just listen,” Tails resumed, “We talked for a while and… I can’t believe this happened she actually seemed like she wasn’t a complete cow! Like there was actually something in that pathetic excuse of a brain they say humans have. Anyway, it talked about bad men, and that’s what had me scared of you.”
“You were scared because of what a HUMAN had said?” Sonic asked.
“I know it sounds ridiculous, but it was such an intriguing altercation. It said something that reminded me of you, and I tried to leave, but then this… huge… disgusting abomination of Mobius blocked the doorway. It ran off, and the kid ran after it… I was stuck there for, like, 10 minutes before it would let me leave. Dumb bitch said I looked GROSS!!”
Sonic stood there for a second thinking and then said: “You need to be more careful. Next time it might actually be a rapist.” He walked off.
Tails covered his ass in fear. Sonic can be such a douche sometimes, he thought, and followed Sonic out of the suburb.
“So… do you know where Knuckles is?” Tails asked Sonic when he caught back up.
“Do you f*cking expect me to do everything?” Sonic shouted, “No, I barely even managed to find you.”
“I hope he hasn’t caused too much of a ruckus…” Tails said.
There was a yelp that came from around the corner. Sonic and Tails followed the sound of the shout.
Knuckles brought his fist down on the glass one last time, this time it finally shattered. He sifted through the mounds of candy.
“Chocolate…chocolate…more chocolate!!” He kicked over a small bin. “I HATE CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!” Knuckles screamed.
Sonic looked at the hole in the window of the grocery store.
“Yep,” he said, “Knuckles has definitely been here.”
Sonic and Tails stepped through the hole and looked around for Knuckles in the darkness. They heard him scream again, and easily found him.
“Are you kidding me Knuckles? Aren’t you supposed to be calm and collective to be allowed to guard the Master Emerald?” Sonic said, examining a candy bar.
“Yeah…” Knuckles mumbled, “It’s just something about this city… it makes me so ANGRY!”
“Well, just don’t break anything else in here, those red and blue cows will probably be here in a flash with that window.”
Tails was inquisitive. “Red and blue cows?”
“The humans,” Sonic said, “They drove cars that had red and blue flashing lights on them.”
“Oh!” Tails said, “Those were police officers. Before peace spread across Mobius, there were law enforcement officers that kept the “peace” on Mobius. After all criminal activity ceased on Mobius, there was no longer any reason to keep the police around. All of that is a distant memory now, and only works of literature portray what law enforcement was like.”
“So the cops stopped criminals?” Sonic asked, “I wasn’t even doing anything wrong.”
“Well, we make mistakes sometimes. Simple biology!”
“Right, I should totally just forgive them for mercilessly attacking me with GUNS.”
“Well you’re… strange… looking. They probably just didn’t know what to do.”
“Gee, shooting at someone just because they look strange. That is a PERFECTLY reasonable motive.”
“Well, they are complete morons,” Knuckles chimed in, “With IQ levels that low, it must be natural to be that moronic.”
“Knuckles, it couldn’t have been that.” Sonic said, “These guys weren’t complete morons. I tried everything I could to get away and they stayed right behind me. I had to go light speed just to evade them.”
“Well, it’s been proven that 1 in 2642 domesticated humans will be born more intelligent than others by a noticeable factor.” Tails said.
“Yeah, but there were at least 10 of them, and ALL of them could do what I did in their huge, bulky vehicles.” Sonic said, “I don’t think we’re dealing with any normal humans. I think we’re dealing with something much larger than that.”
“If what you say is true, then there is no way were dealing with something produced by Mobian biology.” Tails said, “I think we’re in a completely different time period. Nothing MOBI, I’m saying WAY before that.”
“I was thinking the same thing,” Sonic said, “There was a newspaper that read ‘April 22, 2009.’ That couldn’t be 2009 MOBI, but it’s been scientifically proven that anything before MOBI isn’t possible.”
“I think this world is very possible. We seem to be existing pretty well in it,” Tails said, “Do you think that just because everyone said everything before MOBI was impossible, they weren’t just saying that to avoid investigating it?”
Just then, police sirens began to fill the air again.
“There’s those cows,” Sonic said, “We should just fight them now and get it over with.”
“Are you serious?” Tails asked, “Law enforcements had hundreds of recruits at hand at all times. Taking out a few won’t help for anything.”
Tires screeched as the police cars blocked the trio’s only exit. Soon the police forces were able to set up shop outside the store with weapons drawn.
“This is the Commander of GUN.” A voice emanated from the police force, “You have 2 minutes to surrender peacefully, or we will use lethal force.”
“What do we do, Sonic?” Tails panicked.
“I’ve gotten past these fools before I can do it again.” Sonic said
“You have one minute remaining!” The Commander spoke again.
“How about you take that megaphone and shove it up your ass!” Sonic yelled from atop the building.
The Commander stared at Sonic wide-eyed. “No… it can’t be!” he said.
Sonic jumped down from the building in front of Tails and Knuckles. Noise came from the police force
“There are more of them??” One of the officers shouted.
“Don’t just stand there,” the Commander shouted, “Take them down, NOW!”
The GUN soldiers took aim, and rained lead upon the trio. Sonic leaped out of the way of the bullets bringing Tails and Knuckles with him. The three ran from the GUN forces. The red and blue cows gave chase to the trio. The three led the GUN forces around the tightest of corners and down alleyways. No matter how hard they tried, the forces stayed right behind them.
“How do we get out of this one?” Tails shouted.
“Just keep running!” Sonic shouted back.
Sonic led the trio onto a packed expressway. The three ducked and weaved in and out of the traffic trying to throw the GUN forces off balance, but no matter where they went, the GUN forces could weave in and out of traffic just as good as the trio could. As they travelled down the expressway, the traffic got tighter and tighter to the point where they could barely get in between the cars without getting hit. The GUN forces still managed to keep right up with them. Eventually, the traffic around them had completely stopped. Each lane was filled, and only a straight line ahead of them could be travelled. It was then Sonic saw the cause of the traffic jam. At the very front of the traffic jam, two trucks had collided, blocking the entire expressway, leaving one of the trucks in a slanted shape: a nearly perfect ramp. Sonic knew exactly what to do. He grabbed onto Tails and Knuckles. He prepared his mind for light speed. The gun forces could only see them getting blurrier.
“What’s happening to them?” the Commander demanded to know.
Sonic engaged light speed and the GUN forces slowed to a crawl. Everything stopped around the three, and Sonic pushed forward at the speed of light onto the ramp truck. In an instant they were airborne. The completely still city from 200ft in the air was truly a sight to behold, and after the awe inspiring scene, Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles landed on a hill just on the outskirts of the city.
“That was amazing Sonic!” Tails shouted.
“I’m impressed!” Knuckles even said, ‘How did you do it?”
“I really don’t know!” Sonic said, gasping for air, “It’s just something that came to me one day… and it’s proved to be useful.”
At the same time, the Commander was livid.
“I told you NOT to lose sight of them,” he shouted at his driver.
“I’m sorry sir, but you saw it! They just disappeared right in front of us!”
“If you EVER screw up like this again, I will personally make sure you couldn’t get a job as a custodian at a landfill!”
The Commander stormed out of the vehicle onto the crowded expressway.
“Lieutenant Sparks!” the Commander hollered, and a pencil thin geek ran to the Commander. “I want the entire area scanned with a fine tipped comb. Put all other cases on hold, and deny any until these things are stopped.”
“Sir,” the geek said, “Are you sure this is a good idea?”
“I did not sign you on to question my authority!” the Commander barked, “Do as I say or kiss your career goodbye!”
“Yes, sir!” the geek said, “I just don’t believe doing that will help…”
“I pulled you out of the dump ass ghetto you called a home on my terms, and I can throw you right back with even less in one call. I’m giving you one last chance, do NOT mess this up. Now GO!” the Commander took out an image of a black hedgehog. “If this is truly you, Shadow… I’m not letting you get away. Not after what you did to GUN… to Maria.”
The sun was finally rising over the hilly outskirts of San Francisco. The three silently watched as it rose, the sky morphing color after color. When the sight was over, the trio got right back to business.
“So, we can all agree that we are in MOBI time anymore?” Sonic asked.
Both Tails and Knuckles nodded.
“And we can also agree these humans aren’t complete cows?”
Both Tails and Knuckles nodded again.
“We’re eons away from home, and yet we still stay strong. I’ve got to say it’s an honor to be alongside you guys.”
“Are you going to stop with the sappy stuff so we can get to the action?” Knuckles shouted.
“Really, I can’t have ONE emotional moment?” Sonic asked.
“We seriously need to get back on track,” Tails said. “It’s great that we have come to terms with the event, now we need to get to business. If we’re here, Dr. Eggman must be too. That guy is brilliant. In the amount of time it’s taken us to get our bearings, he could have an entire army at the snap of a finger.”
“Are you about done sucking the guy’s dick?” Knuckles asked.
“Shut up, Knuckles. The point is, if we really have travelled back in time, and Eggman messes something in the space time continuum leading up to our future, our existence could just collapse… causing a whole lot of bad things to happen.”
“So basically we just have to stop him like always, right?” Sonic asked.
“Almost,” Tails said, “We need to make sure he doesn’t ruin history leading up to us. What we need to do is stop Eggman before he breaks anything.”
“That will be impossible. He probably already has,” Knuckles said.
“Well, we need to prevent as much of that as possible.” Tails said.
“Okay then, Braniac, what do we do now?” Knuckles asked.
“We can’t do much until we find the doctor, so let’s start there.”
The team looked high and low for the mad doctor, avoiding all human interaction. The city was even busier during the day than night, and it was difficult for them to slip around undetected. It didn’t help that the GUN Commander had stepped up patrol 10 fold. It was clear that the Commander held something against Sonic, but none of the three knew what. It wasn’t until nighttime engulfed San Francisco that any of the trio could get even a lead to the doctor. Sonic was observing from a rooftop.
“This place is too big, there’s no way we’ll find Robotnik this way.” He said.
No sooner had he spoken then a force of 5 police cars stormed down the street in front of him.
“No reason not to follow them,” Sonic said, and ran after the police cars.
The officers had crowded around the entrance to a parking lot, making it difficult for Sonic to see what all the commotion was. All he could hear was the firing of their weapons.
“It’s not working! Fall back!” Sonic could hear one shout. He jumped past the officers guarding the entrance to the parking lot to see the creature they had cornered. It was a rolling mass of presumably water. It looked like an alien from another planet.
“Okay, whatever you are, what are you doing here?” Sonic asked it. He got no response from the creature. It just stared into Sonic… deeply.
“Isn’t that the beast the commander wanted dead?” one of the officers shouted.
“I think so! Take them both down!” another shouted.
Sonic turned to see the soldiers taking aim at him, only for those soldiers to be knocked unconscious by the water creature he had just met. He turned back to the creature to see it staring at him yet again.
“So, does this mean you’re on my side?” Sonic asked. The creature continued staring. It then lunged at Sonic, knocking him over. The water creature then escaped through a sewer grate. “Alright, that answers that…”
Sonic thought it was over from there, and ran out of the parking lot. He did not see the large being on the top of a nearby building. The being was none other than Dr. Robotnik.
“So Sonic really is here too? Good, without him taking over the world just wouldn’t be fun,” he said looking down at his Chaos Emerald. “I just have to make sure and find the other emeralds before that hedgehog, and my master plan will all come together.”
Sonic returned to the trio’s camp on the hill.
“So, did you find anything?” Tails asked.
“Actually I did.” Sonic said, and he relayed the events that just transpired between him and the water creature.
“Maybe your Super form could have stopped it,” Knuckles suggested.
“Hey, that could work!” Sonic said, and started doing a forced scream. Tails and Knuckles looked at each other in confusion.
“What are you doing?” Tails asked.
“What?” Sonic said, “I can’t go Super!”
Sonic looked all over his body.
“I lost all the Chaos Emeralds!!” he shouted.
“Makes sense,” Tails said, “If we were all separated from the time machine, the emeralds very well could have too.”
“What do we do now!?” Sonic panicked.
“We just find them before Eggman does. If we don’t, who knows what he could do with them?”
“Looks like we’ve got a mission!” Knuckles shouted, “Alright! I was getting worried we wouldn’t be doing anything anymore!”
“Then maybe this time you can actually get WORK done,” Sonic told him, “Why don’t YOU go after the Chaos Emeralds? That’ll prove you really have ‘treasure hunting’ skills.”
“Fine, I’ll find each and every one of them. I might even find my OWN Super form!”
“Yeah, right. Have fun with that.” Sonic hesitated, “Okay, so what can we do, Tails?”
“We need to find the doctor’s base of operations,” Tails said, “There’s a higher chance we can find a flaw in his plan if we see it first hand BEFORE it’s unleashed.”
“Alright, works for me. Now what can I do?” Sonic asked.
“What? You think that I’m automatically inclined to take up that mission because I came up with it?” Tails asked.
“No, I think you can do it because you can FLY,” Sonic explained. “That ought to assist in the reconnaissance involved in something like that.”
Tails thought for a moment. “Sorry I snapped back like that. This whole ordeal has been incredibly life changing in such a short period of time.”
“It’s fine. We can’t focus on petty arguments. Let’s just find the doctor and put a stop to his plans. Then we can settle our problems.”
Sonic rushed off in one direction and Knuckled grabbed a magnifying glass out of practically nowhere and began investigating the ground.
“What a bunch of characters,” Tails said, and he flew off.
The GUN headquarters in 2009 was a lot more elaborate than in 1959. The group was supposed to be disbanded in 1961 after the attack on the ARK got into the hands of the media. On the outside, they are merely common officers of law, but they are still much more than that. Underneath the concrete jungle of San Francisco is a system of tunnels, most of which leading absolutely nowhere. The exact directions are known only to the three thousand remaining members of the team. A grueling 20 mile walk from the entrance to the base is what keeps the group under the radar at all times. One mistaken turn down the wrong tunnel can end with no way to judge your previous path, and ultimately no escape. The walls of most tunnels are 4 ft thick, meaning practically nothing going down the tunnels will make it in or out through the walls. And even if by some otherworldly luck you find your way to the GUN HQ, you’ll be GUNned down on sight. One of the most important figures perpetually in the GUN HQ is a withered 91-year-old lifeless shell of a man. This man was the GUN commander for 34 years until he passed the title onto their current Commander. This man commanded the attack on the Space colony Ark in 1959, and his assassination was staged in late 1960. When the public GUN crumbled, the old man brought the forces all together in the intricate system under SF. Now he is nothing more than a center of knowledge and advising for the other soldiers.
“What is the situation with the mutants?” was the very first thing that the soldiers heard from the old man that day.
“We’re trying to track them down, but we have nothing as of now.” The current Commander told him.
“Try harder.” The old man said next.
Two wounded soldiers entered the room of the Elder. They were covered in blood and muck, their shoes covered in the grime of the tunnels.
“Status report, Wasowski?” the Commander turned to his soldiers.
“Sir,” the soldier attempted to salute, but could barely even hold his own weight up.
“At ease,” the Commander told him, “What happened out there?”
“We… we were searching for the target,” the other soldier explained.
“Did you find and apprehend it?” The Commander asked next.
“No… we did find it… but we were distracted by an alien-like… water beast,”
“Water beast?” the Elder laughed, “That’s preposterous!”
“Soldiers are sworn never to lie, so help his soul. What you’re telling us is the truth, correct?” the Commander asked.
“Yes… I know what I saw,” Wasowski stated. “It was too powerful; the bullets literally bounced right off it.”
“Is everyone in your party safe?” the Elder asked.
“No,” the other soldier could barely hold his head up to the Commander. “We’re the only ones who made it back.”
“Get cleaned up men, you’re both disgusting,” the Commander… commanded.
“But, sir! What about the water beast?”
“We’ll deal with that after we stop the mutants,” the Elder said.
The soldiers were drug out of the room, and the Commander and Elder were the only ones remaining in the room.
“What is it with so many of my once loyal men suddenly questioning my commands?” the Commander thought aloud.
“With all the freedoms these kids are given these days, it’s no wonder they don’t know everything about our pasts, Commander,” the Elder told him, “In my days, we would have been de-commissioned from that single comment.”
“Never mind that now, what are we to do about the 3 mutants?” the Commander asked.
“First, we find them!” the Elder laughed. “We can’t do much until that part is out of the way.”
“Well it’s obvious we need new tactics to apprehend them. Giving chase hasn’t worked for sh*t.”
“Watch your mouth, sir,” the Elder laughed again, “Go talk with the soldiers that saw the mutant. Find out everything you can, all the information you get can and WILL be used against them.”
“May GUN be prosperous Elder,” the Commander said.
“Oh, just get out of here and leave all the official crap,” the Elder said.
The Commander left the room and immediately found his assistant.
“Has the 24 hour surveillance of the city picked up anything?” he asked.
“Nothing now,” the assistant said.
“Where the hell did you put the cameras, up your ass? Two of my soldiers just told me they saw it in the city,” the Commander yelled.
“We’re trying as hard as possible to optimize the systems, they have picked up ALL activity in the entire city,” the assistant tried to counter.
“You have 5 hours to find something, or your entire family will be put back onto the draft listing,” the Commander hollered for some coffee and went to his quarters.
Back on the surface, the sun was high in the sky shining down onto the red mass that was Knuckles.
“Sonic thinks he knows me, that I can’t treasure hunt! Ha,” he told himself, “he won’t be laughing when I find all 7 Chaos Emeralds on my own!”
The day drug on for Knuckles, and after an hour of looking, he was sick of it all.
“Alright, so nothing out here,” he said, “There might be some in the city,”
Knuckles snuck through the alleyways avoiding any human contact. He didn’t care about what Sonic said, the humans were still brain dead cows. He came upon what could only be described as a crumbling structure in the middle of a street with brand new buildings around it. Knuckles saw a homeless man next to the building, and as much as he didn’t want to he asked the man about the building.
“Oh, that there’s the Henderfinkel building, been abandoned for years,” he stated, “The place once belonged to the duo of Johnny Henderson and Howard Finkel. Too bad they never used the building.”
Cows. All of them. Knuckles went into the building and was immediately taken aback by an awfully sickening smell. He investigated further inward and saw a huge pile of rotting raw meat.
“Dumbass cow,” Knuckles said to himself, “This was an old meat producing factory.”
Knuckles got out of the building finding nothing. That was when he saw the Dr. Robotnik entering a hotel across the road.
“HEY!” Knuckles shouted at him, “GET BACK HERE YOU BEAST!”
Knuckles ran after the mad doctor and entered the hotel, only to find the doctor had vanished.
“Have you seen a giant egg pass through here?” Knuckles asked the receptionist.
“Why yes! He just entered the pool area! It won’t do much without any water in there. I don’t like him, he doesn’t pay the fees,” the receptionist droned on and Knuckles thought just to go with the pool lead. Knuckles found an elevator, but the dastardly cows that built the vertical scaling machine put the button too high for Knuckles to reach. He had to use the stairs instead. Knuckles used “treasure hunting skills” leading him to the pool area after 15 minutes searching.
“Alright, Eggman!” he shouted to the doctor, “Come quietly and I might refrain from beating that moustache right off your face!”
The mad doctor laughed, “Oh Knuckles, you’ve always been so independent, having the qualities of such a great leader. Why do you take orders from Sonic when you could be the one MAKING the orders?”
“Don’t try to trick me, Robotnik! Fool me once, shame on you!” Knuckles told him.
“Yeah, but fool you at least twenty times, then what?”
“Are you trying to tell me something?”
“Oh, nothing. Just that you’re so naïve that even Sonic can tell you what to do without much effort! You’re just a useless lackey.”
“I’ll make you EAT THOSE WORDS!!”
“Why don’t YOU have a taste of my new pet, Knuckles?”
A mass of water began to seep out of the drainage system in the empty pool. It all came together in front of the mad doctor in the shape of a giant alien-like creature.
“What IS that??” Knuckles shouted.
“Why, this is Chaos! This is the centermost piece in my grand plan of WORLD DOMINATION… whatever world this is.”
“If you think you’ll get away with any of this, you’ve got another thing coming!”
“Oh, I do believe I AM going to take over this world. Why not just eliminate you from the equation while were in the same room! Chaos, take out the trash.”
The monster garbled an incoherent mixture of grunts and groans before setting sights on Knuckles.
“Have a nice time, Knucklehead!” the mad doctor gleamed with joy as he escaped from the pool area.
“Well, I have no idea what you’re supposed to be, but that won’t stop me from kicking your aquatic ass!” Knuckles shouted to the water creature.
The monster screamed… maybe that’s what it was, before transforming into a ball-like shape, and bounced across the room.
“Hey, I’m supposed to be beating you, not playing with you!”
The monster lunged still in ball form toward Knuckles, who had to dive to escape. Knuckles winded up a left hook, and took a jab at the beast, but his fist merely sunk into the watery beast. Knuckles tried to free his hand, but the moment the fist had punctured “Chaos,” the membrane hardened, and he could do nothing about the trapped fist.
“What are you?” Knuckles shouted to the beast.
The monster merely threw itself into Knuckles, and while this freed his hand, it didn’t really leave him anywhere to go from there. Out of desperation, Knuckles threw another punch, and this one must have landed in an important spot, because the water creature burst apart, leaving exposed two Chaos Emeralds. Knuckles’s spirit immediately lifted at the sight of the emeralds.
“I TOLD Sonic I knew what I was doing!” he shouted with glee, and raced to the emeralds, but “Chaos” came back together at the last second, engulfing the emeralds once again in his watery membrane. Knuckles was ready to fight the monster again, but this time the creature hesitated, and then escaped down the drainage system in which he came.
“Oh sure, NOW you don’t want to fight, now that I know how to beat you!” Knuckles did a ridiculous victory dance and rushed out of the hotel.
Tails didn’t have as good of luck searching for the mad doctor as Knuckles did. While Knuckles HAD found the doctor, Tails didn’t even pick up a trail. He stopped near city limits for a rest when he found a newspaper stand.
Perhaps this could help? Tails thought.
The front page had the date April 22, 2009 emblazoned upon it. The reverse side held a list of “America’s Most Wanted Criminals in California.”
“Hmm, bad men,” Tails restated. That statement had been haunting him since first finding Sonic in this new world. There were a lot of bad men in the San Francisco area judging from how long this “Most Wanted” list drug out. The first was a rapist/murder suspect, the second a rapist/bank robber, the third a duo of rapist/drug traffickers, the fourth another rapist/murderer… why did every one of these huge criminals have ‘rape’ in their description box? Does every criminal on “Earth” have to be a rapist on top of every other offence? It certainly wasn’t helping Tails’s psyche. Look at that one! Rapist/child sex slave trafficker, what the hell kind of place is California? And the next was a rapist that killed his entire family, both his neighbors and each of their pets. What the f*ck is wrong with these humans? The highly adapted species of 3274 never killed one another, do only humans do this? It was then Tails read a life changing detail about this super murderer: “He was last seen in the San Francisco area.” Tails dropped the newspaper out of his hands in pure shock and stared right through his hands. He couldn’t even speak a word and just began walking slowly backwards. No matter how adapted the species of 3274 were, Tails was still only 8 years old, and pretty much every child has a fear. The thought of the multi-murderer being anywhere in the city was a shocking fact. He couldn’t control himself for much longer, all those suppressed fears while with Sonic, all those times he forgot to turn on that nightlight in the hall, that moment underneath the streetlight earlier that morning all came rushing up at once. Tails was about to let it out… when he backed into something. He didn’t want to, in any meaning of the f*cking word, turn around… but he had to. He slowly turned and found himself staring into the eyes of the very man he’d seen in the newspaper. The man cracked his neck and stared into Tails’s eyes.
“What the f*ck are you?” was the first thing he said. Tails nearly sh*t himself from the murderer’s voice… actually, he did sh*t himself. “Well? I’m waiting for an explanation.”
Tails could barely breathe at the sight of the… inhumane beast in front of him. “I-I-I’m… Tails…” he was shaking from his head to his feet.
The murderer looked at the two tails, “Makes sense.”
Tails was about to pass out before the murderer said his next sentence: “Why don’t we just save the both of us the trouble of chasing you and you just step into the van.”
Tails tried to shove past the man, but he grabbed one of the tails that Tails is known for and began to drag him off to the piece of machinery the murderer called his car. Tails tried everything within his power to break free from the grasp of the maniac, but found no way to loosen the grip on the ever approaching doom that was about to be his. The murderer threw Tails into the back of his “van” and they drove to a secluded shack near a ridge of a San Francisco bay Cliffside. By the time they arrived at the assailant’s mound of sheet metal he called a home, the sun was already setting on what Tails believed at that point to be his final day. Tails was all but thrown into the home. Lined on the walls were bloody hacksaws and pelts of human flesh. This was no ordinary multi-murderer, this maniac was borderline insane. Then the moment began that Tails had been dreading. The maniac’s pants were off, and it was all Tails could do to find a way though the puny shack that could throw off the maniac long enough to find a way out. He was on the verge of coming up with an escape plan when his tail was grabbed again, and he was drug back to the maniac. Only seconds remained of Tails’s purity. There had to be a way. He grabbed a beer bottle at the very last second and brought it crashing onto the murderer’s skull. This split second of grip ease allowed Tails’s momentary escape. He managed to find his way to the door, only for it to be locked. Tails tried in vain to force it, but the door held steady. Tails heard the pumping of a shotgun next, and turned to see the now-armed assailant holding the barrel to Tails’s head.
“I told you we could have made this easier, now just surrender and I MIGHT let you live,”
Yeah, that was total bullsh*t, but what else was Tails to do. Tails eased, and the assailant took one hand off the shotgun to grab him. This was the opening. Tails made a final ditch effort to kick the gun toward the murderer. It worked. Tails escaped the vial grip of the maniac, as the gun batted the assailant’s head. Tails used every ounce of his power to kick out a window, and crawled out from there. The murderer had had it from there. He kicked open the door, and gave chase to Tails. The maniac’s yanking had done a number on Tails’s… tail, and there was no way he’d be able to fly away. The pant-less maniac tackled Tails next to the ridge of a San Francisco bay Cliffside. He threw a fist into the Tail’s skull and he barely managed to stay conscious from it.
“You’re the most difficult one I’ve ever gotten!” the maniac spat out, “I don’t know what the f*ck you are, but you’re tough.”
Tails gathered all the strength he could, “My name is Miles Tails Prower!” Tails yelled at the man, whose penis was inches from his ass, “I AM A FOX!” He drove a kick into the man’s dangling meat sack. It sent him reeling backwards to the very edge of the ridge. “And I’m not afraid of you anymore.” Tails drove his foot into the murderer one last time, and the battered, insane beast was sent off the Cliffside down to the rocky valley underneath. It was over. Tails managed to keep his purity, and kill one of California’s most wanted criminals. He wouldn’t be getting any compensation for it, but the fulfillment of overcoming his largest fear since entering this new world was compensation enough. All he could do was let out a small laugh. Now, how the hell was he going to get back to the encampment? He looked over to the shack and then to the sunset. There wasn’t much else he could do.
As night fell, Tails couldn’t sleep, #1 being the rotting prizes the assailant had collected over the years was unbearable, and #2 the fear came back full force in the middle of the night. What if the maniac survived? What if he had a whole band of… bandits, and they’d be coming for Tails? Judging from that newspaper, all of them would probably be rapists as well. He came so close to being taken up the ass that he just didn’t even want to sleep. He stayed up the whole night emptying the entire shack of bones and body parts. The stench cleared up after a while, and he set up a little work area in the center of the shack. Building throughout the night, Tails was able to transform the shack into his own little workshop. The night carried on with no more interference.
“Where the hell is Tails?” Sonic yelled at Knuckles.
“I haven’t seen him since this morning,” Knuckles responded.
“It’s the middle of the damn night, Tails hates the dark! He wouldn’t just be out at a time like this.”
“You expect me to be his freaking babysitter?”
“When I’m not around, yeah I do!”
“I can’t be everywhere at once with cameras all over the city!”
“Well, I don’t care about anything but finding my brother from here on out.”
“You’re overreacting, Tails is fine.”
“You don’t know him like I do, this isn’t like Tails. Something is wrong.”
“Well, why don’t you go look for him? I’ll stay here and wait, and when he shows up, I will have proven you wrong for the SECOND time today!”
“Fine, if you can’t even help me out one time.”
Sonic ran off in search of Tails, but never thought to look in the mountains that Tails was actually in. Sonic searched the entire night for Tails. Finding nothing, he went back to their encampment. But Tails had been working that night, and using the power of a Chaos Emerald he’d discovered along the Cliffside, he’d built a third Tornado. At the crack of dawn, he took to the skies in search of the encampment he’d made with Sonic and Knuckles.
“I told you he was just fine,” Knuckles stated with glee at the sight of the Tornado III. Tails landed the plane expecting a glorious welcome back party, but only got this:
“Where the f*ck have you been Tails?”
“I was just out for a while…”
“You spent the entire night alone, and didn’t even tell us?”
“Chill out man, I’m fine! You’re acting like a mother!”
“What happened to you? Your tail is all messed up and you’ve got a black eye…”
Sonic stared right into Tails.
“What. Happened. To you?”
“I was taken to a shack on the Bay Cliffside and nearly raped by a multi-murderer.”
“Are you f*ckING kidding me? How the hell do you nearly get RAPED?”
“The guy what a complete psycho, he would’ve f*cked a cactus.”
“Where is he now?”
“At the bottom of the cliff.”
“Well, that solves that problem, I still can’t believe you got nearly RAPED and MURDERED by one of those cows.”
“Can we just drop the subject, I… just can’t stand the idea.”
“You just went through hell and don’t even want to talk about it?” Knuckles asked.
“Shut up Knuckles,” both Sonic and Tails said together.
Barely getting anywhere with the little family reunion, the three returned to their daily affairs while a big brooding figure watched them from afar.
“Enjoy the peace while you can, this will be the last day you will see it,” the mad doctor said, “All I need is the Chaos Emerald from that plane, and I can harness the full power of ‘Chaos.’” Robotnik held a Chaos Emerald in his hand. “The plan is coming together perfectly.”
Tails decided to finish the story of how he stopped the maniac.
“I used the Chaos Emerald for its power source and flew back here.” Tails told them.
“I’m still amazed it wanted to rape you,” Sonic said.
“Well, they do have the IQ of cows,” Tails said, “Anything a human can f*ck, they will.”
“Can you show us the place you’ve taken over? It would defiantly beat sleeping in the cold for another night.”
“Yeah, let’s get going,”
The trip was short in a plane when long is a beaten-to-hell rape van. The dark and imposing location was colorful and bright in the morning, with a shimmering lake and waterfall near the workshop. There even looked to be a mineshaft leading to a forest behind a rock face on the mountain as well.
“This place is beautiful,” Knuckles said, “You played it up to being frightening,”
“Well, it was night and I feared for my life,” Tails snapped back, “I think I had the right to be afraid.”
“Right, so let’s see this Chaos Emerald.”
Tails got the Chaos Emerald out from the plane.
“Once I get a better engine, I shouldn’t need that on the plane.”
Out of nowhere, Dr. Robotnik swooped in yet again.
“Are you serious?” Tails asked.
“I am very serious, and I am very sure that emerald belongs to me!”
The mad doctor knocked the emerald from Tails hand all the way from his flight pod with a grabbing mechanism. The emerald entered the waters of the waterfall and lake. Eggman tossed his in there as well.
“What the hell are you doing?” Sonic yelled to the mad doctor.
“Merely feeding my pet, is that against your many laws too, Sonic?”
The water erupted, and resting on the surface of the water was “Chaos,” now in the shape of a shark.
“That thing gets more and more powerful with each emerald it consumes,” Tails observed.
“It wasn’t too tough to beat with 2 emeralds, 4 doesn’t sound like much of a challenge either!” Knuckles shouted, and he ran to the beast.
“Knuckles, wait!” Sonic shouted after him.
Knuckles pounced on the creature and broke it apart exposing the emeralds again.
“Maybe he does know what he’s doing,” Sonic said, and ran for the beast.
The attacks were ridiculously aggressive for the beast, and Sonic had to make a couple dives to escape the grasp of the beast. Eventually, the might of the monster was suppressed by the trio.
“Well, it seems you all have sharpened up your skills here,” the doctor said. He looked around, “My, Tails, you’ve changed this place up! And that plane of yours? Bravo. How would you like to see what I have been working since arriving?”
The mad doctor pressed a button on his flight pod, and soon enough, a giant airborne vessel filled the skies above them all. It was inhumanly massive, definitely something that couldn’t be produced from scratch in 2 days.
“It’s been great fun friends,” Eggman told them, “but I have some havoc to wreak! Call me when you’ve got another Chaos Emerald!” and with that, the doctor was beamed up to the enormous ship.
“Eggman. He never runs out of ideas.” Sonic kicked the dirt up.
“What do we do now?” Knuckles asked.
“First of all we need to stop practically handing this guy these Chaos Emeralds,” Sonic told him. “Then we put a stop to the both of those creatures.”
“What was that ship? It was absolutely massive!” Tails was in awe.
“We can’t let it get away, let’s go after it now. Tails, get that plane back in the air.”
“What? I haven’t even perfected the new settings without the Chaos Emerald yet!”
“Just do it! Knuckles, you stay in town in case the creature comes back.”
“Fine, but I’m going to kill Egghead next time I see him.”
Tails gets the plane back into the air and they go after the Egg Carrier.
The skies were murky as the two vessels travel across the troposphere.
“Tails, where are we? I can’t see anything below us.”
“There’s no reading up here, I can’t track our position.”
“No matter, follow that ship!”
It was then the Egg Carrier activated its defenses.
“Okay, follow that ship, and dodge all that crap!”
The technology of 2009 is no match to Tails’s advanced skills, and the missiles come nowhere near the two. It wasn’t until they passed the ship that they were in danger.”
“Get a little closer so I can jump on!” Sonic shouted.
The Egg Carrier charged up its main laser and fired directly at the Tornado III. It was a direct hit and it sent the Tornado III into a nose dive of imminent death. Luckily they were right above water, which shielded most of the impact. Sonic and Tails managed to bail before hitting the water’s surface. The plane was torn to pieces. They safely landed in the water.
“OH PHIL, OH COLLINS! SAVE ME I CAN’T SWIM” was all Tails could hear.
“HELP ME PLEASE, OH MY…”
“Sonic! You’re in knee deep water.”
“Oh,” Sonic looked around him, “so I am.”
They both watched as the Egg Carrier soared out of view.
“There goes our most sought after nemesis… probably never to return,” Tails said sadly.
“He’s coming back,” Sonic told him.
“How do you know?”
“The last 3 Chaos Emeralds are still here.” Sonic said as he got up and walked onto the beach they landed on. He looked over to see a half-naked corpse by the rock face.
“Oh good Collins, look at that poor sucker,” Sonic said.
The Commander of GUN stood at attention in the mayor’s office.
“The perimeter around the city has been set. The creatures have no escape. We will make sure your city is safe.”
“You had better know what you are doing, sir. These creatures are not to leave this city alive. They have brought only danger and despair and must be eliminated before word gets out." The Mayor told him.
“You can rest assured that they will not live to see tomorrow.”
“You had better, because I’m keeping your team under the radar, and it’s taking a lot of tax money.”
“Mr. Mayor, leaving me in charge of these affairs was the best decision you could have made. The city will be safe by the end of the day.”
“Good, now go and wait for them. I’ve got a feeling their arrival is near.”
Knuckles observed the Tornado III’s fall from afar, knowing they would be fine. He then set his sights on the mineshaft that would lead him to the unknown forest behind the waterfall. He sat in a lone mine cart, not knowing what it would lead him to. All at once the door to the mine cart slam shut, and the cart raced through the double doors keeping Knuckles from the forest. The mineshaft wasn’t too hellish, the pathway was somewhat straight, and nothing jumped out to Knuckles in the ancient architecture of the mineshaft. He barreled through another set of double doors into an extensive, beautiful forest. All he could see were treetops on a ledge above the forest. In the distance, though, was a huge triangular structure, and Knuckles was more than interested to it. In fact, he was sort of drawn to the structure. There was a ladder to the forest from the ridge, which was strange. It looked brand new, but no one had been through that shaft for years, Knuckles knew it. He reached the bottom to a dense forest that he couldn’t even see out of. He just thanked himself that he didn’t wait until night to go through the forest. Knuckles went in circles for what felt like an hour. He eventually found an opening with a home-like structure carved out of a tree. Knuckles didn’t know what to expect in the home, but he searched it anyway. The place was desolate besides a lone stove in one corner. Knuckles was about to leave when a large purple biology filled the doorway. It spoke.
“Heyyy,” is what it sounded like, “Who are youuu?”
Knuckles was actually scared of the beast. It wasn’t a normal human in that doorway. It was much larger and imposing than those cows. It actually looked a lot like the cats of 3274. Could this be an early stage of adaption for the species of his time?
“Greetings, brethren,” Knuckles said to it, “I am Knuckles of the Echidna species. I’ve come in search of the evil Dr. Robotnik, and have entered your home because…” Knuckles thought for a moment, “it looked suspicious.”
The cat said nothing for a time, then responded, “Okay, friend. You’re gooddd.”
Well, that went better than expected! Knuckles began to leave when the cat stopped him again.
“Wait, friend! Please help me find Frooogggiieeeeyyyyy,” it said.
“What? I can’t do that, I am sorry. I must current my finish mission,” Knuckles nearly got his point across. When he tried to leave again, the cat spoke again.
“But he swallowed a new shiny object that I found! He might have trouble digesting it!”
Knuckles thought for a moment, “What was this shiny object like?”
“Well, it was blue and sparkly, and when Froggy swallowed it, he grew a tail!”
It wasn’t much, but it was the only lead Knuckles had to the remaining Chaos Emeralds. “Okay, I’ll help you find that frog.” Knuckles said.
“Yippie!” the cat shouted, “Let’s go find Frooogggiieeeeyyyyy!!”
The cat tore down the pathway of the forest. Knuckles hesitantly followed it, kind of fearing for his life. They eventually got to a clearing, and in the center was the triangular structure Knuckles had seen before. The stone used to build it looked prehistoric compared to things around the city, was it possible that the history of this planet went back even further than 2009?
“Froggy went in there!” the cat said pointing to the pyramid, “You’ve got to get him out!!”
“Okay, wait here,” Knuckles said, “I’ll go in and try to find your frog.”
Knuckles climbed the stairs leading to the top of the pyramid. The stairs stopped in a boxy section of the tip of the structure. He groped along the outside of this section, and must have tapped the right panel, because the doors widened, beckoning Knuckles inside.
“Alright then,” he said as he entered.
The walls were darker than the first night, and Knuckles couldn’t see a thing. He came upon conveniently lit torches along a wall and continued through. Eventually he reached a light, what he thought was the exit. It turned out to be an even larger center room flooded to the brim. After some observation Knuckles spotted a Chaos Emerald across the water. Now how was he going to get there? Suddenly the walls began to shake. Layers began to fall from the top of the compartment. Knuckles next saw a large stone water snake slithering along the water’s surface.
“What in the HELL is going on?” Knuckles shouted.
Knuckles approached the water, and as the snake made a pass, Knuckles leaped to it, and latched onto the stony surface. The velocity was high, and Knuckles could barely hold onto the spiraling snake. He got his bearings long enough to jump off the snake onto another platform. This one had the Chaos Emerald on it. Knuckles took the Emerald with pride. Now all that was left was to find the frog. Knuckles went further into the pyramid. He came to another large open area that dropped down into a wide hallway. There was almost no light to the hallway, and Knuckles only premonition was to go forward. There was another ground shaking crash, and Knuckles looked back to see a huge wheel, rolling toward him like Raiders of the Lost Ark. Knuckles tried as hard as he could to run from the wheel, but there was no way he’d be able to escape it. Then out of nowhere he feels pressure in his wrist, and an obvious increase in speed. He looked over in the near darkness to see Sonic there helping him along. They picked up enough speed to just beat put the rolling wheel, and they tumbled into another large compartment, with a shrine that looked as if it was dedicated to a god.
“How the hell did you find me here?” was what Knuckles asked Sonic first.
“The door to a giant pyramid just opens, and I’m not curious? Plus the huge cat-thing out there told me you went in here looking for a ‘froageh.’”
“So that’s what this thing is called, huh?” He looks to the shrine, “Hey, that thing kind of looks like…” he thought for a moment.
“It looks like that creature we’ve been battling,” Sonic finished the thought.
“Yeah, but this place has got to be old! Has this water creature been around that long?”
“I don’t know, but something tells me we should just leave, before something else tries to crush us.”
“I told that cat I wasn’t leaving until I found that frog. You can go right ahead and leave, but I’m not leaving until I find…” he looks to a corner in the chamber and spots the frog, “FROGGY!”
The frog hopped out a dark hallway and the two gave chase, and before they knew it they were back in the forest. The frog bounced all the way from the pyramid to the ledge, and had disappeared by the time the three were able to get there.
“Oh, no,” the cat said, “Froggy is gone again.”
“I will find your frog, citizen!” Knuckles shouted, “Just you wait, in due time, your frog will be back in all his… frogginess!”
Sonic and Knuckles left the forest and the cat stayed behind.
“But I can’t wait anymore… I’m going to find him myself!”
The cat ran back into the forest and eventually found his friend again hopping into a huge metal structure, and the primitive mind of the cat didn’t stop him from following it right into the structure. As soon as the cat was in there, the structure powered up. It was the Egg Carrier, and it was taking to the skies once again.
Back at the waterfall, Sonic and Knuckles found Tails working on another plane.
“Is that ready yet?” Knuckles asked.
“Not quite, just a little more optimization is going to be needed for a better flight!” Tails said without even looking back.
“Well this is going to need to be the final product, because look over there!” Sonic pointed to the Egg Carrier in flight. “We’ve got to go now we can’t let him get any more of a head start than he has now.”
“Well, you can’t just put your project out on the market when it hasn’t even been completed yet!”
“That hasn’t stopped anyone before, let’s get going now!”
“Alright, but it’s on your hands if this fails.”
Tails powered up the plane and Knuckles took the seat.
“Where the hell am I going to sit?” Sonic shouted.
“I’m not moving from this spot,” Knuckles told him.
“Fine, I’ll just STAND out here on the WING.”
The Tornado IV took to the skies after the giant Egg Carrier.
“Can you try dodging the laser beams this time?” Sonic asked.
“Shut up Sonic!” Tails shouted back.
The three powered through the skies after the Egg Carrier like before, dodging every bullet on their way to the front. That was when business picked up again.
“Okay, so we’re just going to get blown out of the skies again?” Sonic shouted.
“Oh, you just wait!” Tails yelled back, “Battle mode, activate!”
The plane began to morph into a full-fledged fighter jet. When the transformation completed, Tails looked pulled the plane into a 180.
“Are we seriously traveling backwards?” Knuckles shouted.
“That’s not even the best part!” Tails shouted back.
He then engaged the missiles on the plane. The laser on the Egg Carrier fired up as well. Both fired at the same time. The advanced controls of the Tornado IV allowed evasion of the laser, but the missiles from the plane impacted on the Egg Carrier’s laser, rupturing the appendage.
“Alright, I think it’s safe to land now!” Tails hesitated, “OH sh*t!”
“What now? We were just winning weren’t we?” Sonic panicked.
“I told you to let me finish! I didn’t put a landing gear into this damned plane!”
Next was a mixture of profanity and screaming as the Tornado IV crashed into the Egg Carrier.
“Are you guys alright?” Sonic asked as they got out of the wrecked plane.
“Yeah, I’m fine,” Knuckles said, “And I’m going to crack open the Eggman myself.”
“Not so fast!” came a booming voice from an unseen loudspeaker. “You’ve all proven to be very persistent in your efforts to stop me, but your valiant cause will come to an end today. If you can find me in my central control room, I’ll pull the final plug on your little operation!”
The Egg Carrier now began morphing into a completely different upper structure than before. Now there was a straight path to the bowels of the Egg Carrier.
“Wow, that was quite the transformation!” Tails said in awe.
“No sh*t?” Sonic told him and he raced to the doorway to the Egg Carrier’s interior.
“Oh no you don’t my spiny friend!” the doctor observed, and he sent a barrage of missiles toward the hedgehog, who was able to completely dodge every one of.
“You’ll have to do better than a few missiles if you want to stop me!” Sonic shouted as he entered the Egg Carrier with Tails and Knuckles.
Inside of the Egg Carrier was an amazing display of craftsmanship, and three separate doorways.
“We should each take one of these doorways and find our own ways to the doctor,” Sonic told them. Without hesitation, Knuckles took one of them.
“Are you sure about this? We’ve never been here and who knows where these doors go?” Tails told Sonic.
“What’s that? Weren’t you JUST complaining about me being too much of a mother?” Sonic asked as he ran through another door.
Tails looked at the door he was left with. The label read “Personification of Fears.”
“Dammit.” Tails said as he entered the door.
Knuckles opened yet another door and found himself on the deck of the Egg Carrier again. Sunset was upon the team. He would’ve turned back at that point if it hadn’t been for the fact he saw that frog again.
“Hey!” He yelled all the way across to it, “How the hell did you get here?”
The frog paid no attention to Knuckles and continued along the deck. Knuckles raced after it and up a raised section of the Egg Carrier. Up there, Knuckles was greeted first by being knocked over, and then having his Chaos Emerald taken from him. Atop this section was the mad Dr. Robotnik, and with him “Chaos.” Eggman held the frog helplessly in his rotten hands.
“You let that frog go!” Knuckles shouted to him.
As if drawn by the words, the big purple cat bumbled up to the little rendezvous.
“Hey, what are you doing with my Frooogggiieeeeyyyyy?” the cat shouted.
“Why I am merely giving MY pet his dinner!” the mad doctor said to the cat as he tossed the frog and the Chaos Emerald into the watery beast. The monstrosity morphed again, into a ghastly frog-like creature.
“Frooogggiieeeeyyyyy!! Noooooooo!!” the cat shouted dramatically.
“It’s alright I think your frog is still alive in there!”
Next Sonic made his way up the platform.
“Did I miss anything?” he asked.
“No, you’re just in time for an epic beat down!”
“Chaos! End these fools!” were the words that began the battle.
Sonic raced around the creature, but when he came into contact with the beast he would only get stuck in its membrane. Knuckles tried to get to the soft spot he knew, but it had gotten too deep for him to safely reach.
“There’s no way to get to it! That beast is nearly perfect.” Knuckles said.
The cat was having none of it. “Don’t worry Froggy! I’ll save you!” The cat tossed out a fishing lure into the monstrosity. The frog almost instantly latched onto the lure, and began to break out of the membrane.
“What?” the mad doctor shouted, “How can this be?”
The frog broke out of the watery encasement, and “Chaos” shattered.
“You’ll never get away with this, you hear!?” the mad doctor yelled to the three, and he ran off to his control room again.
“I’m putting a stop to this once and for all,” Sonic told Knuckles. “Once Tails gets back, you three get off this ship. I’m going after the doctor.”
“Are you mad? He’ll tear you apart all by yourself!”
“If that’s what it will take to stop this madness, then so be it.” Sonic said as he ran off.
It wasn’t much later that Tails exited the Egg Carrier’s interior.
“Eggman’s a freak.” Tails told himself. He quickly caught up with Knuckles and they exchanged stories.
“Alright, so how are we all supposed to get off this thing safely?” Tails asked.
“I’ve got no idea,” Knuckles said as the deck of the Egg Carrier began to quake.
Sonic was hot in pursuit of the doctor when they reached a new corridor that dropped into a room with floating platforms.
“Where are you, Eggman? Let’s finish this!” Sonic yelled for the doctor.
The doctor and his flying robot appeared. “So nice of you to join us Sonic! We were hoping you’d gotten lost along the way!”
“I was right behind you the entire time!”
“Whatever, the point is you fell right into ANOTHER of my traps! This one I know will prove fatal!”
The robot flew in disorienting patterns around the room shooting at Sonic at every turn. The robot had to calm down and level itself after some time. Eggman was left vulnerable just long enough to attack.
“Do you really think you can beat me?” the mad doctor yelled to Sonic.
“I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t!” Sonic yelled back as he cannon-balled into the Eggman again. This shot sent the mad doctor into a crash course, demolishing a part of the platform. The robot continued focusing its firepower on Sonic and violently tore through the large room. One final blow to the robot sent it into another aimless pattern. The machine then nosedived right into the platform Sonic was standing on, sending both of them to the bottom of the chamber, the robot exploding on impact. The Egg Carrier continued its combustion, and soon the entire ship was at an end.
“Where are those rumblings coming from?” Tails asked Knuckles.
“I think the entire thing is falling!”
“Froggy, what’s this?” the cat looked at the Tornado IV. Apparently it was still functional, as it powered up as soon as he entered it, and the plane careened off the edge of the ship down to the forest below.
“Jump for it!” Knuckles shouted as the entire ship was engulfed in a fiery explosion. The two barely made it off. With some quick thinking, Tails grabbed Knuckles and began to fly safely down to the street of San Francisco. Once they land, they watch as the Egg Carrier drops past the horizon.
“I hope Sonic is alright…” Tails panicked.
“Oh, come on, this is Sonic we’re talking about! I’m sure he’s fine.”
Dr. Robotnik was. He spiraled down to the street in his flight pod.
“My ship destroyed… my plan in shambles… I can’t let it end this way, not with how far I’ve gotten.” Eggman got out a new control pad, and set forth the launch of what can only be described as a giant f*cking rocket.
“All systems… FULL POWER!!” the mad doctor shouted in glory as the giant pinnacle of death shot across the sky to the center of the city… doing nothing.
“Are you f*cking serious?” the mad doctor threw down the control, “How can THAT part of the plan fail too?”
Tails and Knuckles had watched as the missile was shot.
“That was too close,” Tails said. “We need to get over there and make sure nothing sets off that missile!”
“I don’t care anymore! If nothing can work in my favor, I’ll just take myself down with the rest of these brain dead cows!” the mad doctor reignited the flight pod, and set off for the missile.
“You were saying?” Knuckles asked.
“Oh, fantastic,” Tails said, “There’s no way we’ll be able to keep up with the guy!”
It was then the planet’s guardian angel made his entrance. Sonic fell straight from the sky and landed perfectly in front of the two.
“Are we just going to sit around as our lives hang in the balance?” he asked them.
“No way! Let’s get going!” Tails shouted as the three gave chase to the doctor. They weren’t even able to get around the first block when they were face to face with another adversary. The Commander had blocked off the street and stood between them and doom.
“Where do you think you’re going?” the Commander spat.
Sonic told him, “We’re trying to save YOUR ass! If you don’t mind, we’ll be on our way now,” the Commander pointed his gun to the hedgehog.
“You don’t understand, you’ve caused more paranoia in this city in the last 3 days than anyone else ever has. We’re going to kill all three of you, and leave it all at that.”
“Oh well, in that case…” Sonic took Tails and Knuckles and dove into the building they were closest to, and he began to scale it.
“This is the Commander of GUN calling all forces. The targets have entered a building and are presumably climbing to the top. Get all forces to the rooftops, and shoot to kill. I’ve had enough of playing around.”
The night was strong, but they could easily make out where the missile had landed from the illumination from the buildings. The trio raced across the rooftops without the mad doctor anywhere in sight. They had no idea where he was. Then the GUN forces began to turn up on nearly every rooftop. These men were clearly well-trained, and each was a task to get past. The Commander himself followed closely to the team via helicopter, and occasionally took shots with a sniper rifle to the trio. The night was lit by the red and blue lights all across the rooftops, nearly every member of GUN in pursuit of the three in the lead.
“Why are all these ‘law bringers’ coming after US and not Eggman?” Sonic yelled to no one in particular.
The building with the rocket was quickly approaching, but so were the forces behind the trio. There wouldn’t be enough time for them to reach the rocket before GUN would reach them. Sonic’s only choice was to go light speed, but he was already exhausted from everything that had transpired before. The three hopped across more buildings, with GUN closer than they had ever been before. The Commander was about to take a fatal shot when Sonic’s image became blurry. The forces all around the three all slowed down, but Sonic definitely did not. Sonic reached light speed, and ripped across the final rooftops all the way to the rocket. When the three arrived, there was no sign of Robotnik, but there was no time to search for him. Sonic was on his back, barely able to breathe from the light speed.
“Tails, you have to find a way to deactivate that missile, permanently,” Knuckles told him.
“But… I know nothing of explosives! I can’t just tear into the thing,” Tails responded.
“You have to! It’s everyone in this city’s one chance of survival!” Knuckles yelled back, spotting the doctor.
Tails removed a panel from the missile to see an extensive system of wires, any of which could have been the one to deactivate the missile. He searched left and right for a pattern in the wires and couldn’t find anything that could help out.
“You need to do something NOW!” Knuckles yelled.
Tails squeezed his eyes shut and cut one of the wires. Nothing happened. Tails opened an eye to see that a wire had been cut. He didn’t know if it helped out at all or what. He couldn’t wait to see either, as the mad doctor shoved him aside.
“This is it! Goodbye, ‘San Francisco’!” The mad doctor pushed an ignition switch and nothing happened. He flipped it more times in confusion. Tails had cut the correct wire, that missile was worthless. The three were ecstatic and started cheering victory. The doctor kicked the missile out of anger as the trio was victorious. The moment was broken by the pumping of guns behind them. All four of them turned to see hundreds of silver barrels glaring into the souls of the adapted species of the future. The Commander stepped into view.
“It’s a shame you’ve all come so far only for me to stop you right when you’ve thought you’ve won,” the Commander told them.
“Listen, I don’t know why you’re attacking us when this fat man behind me is the BAD GUY here!” Sonic shouted at him.
“That obese bloke is not what this is all about. This is me and you.”
“Then why are you trying to kill my friends??”
“All of you are the same, you say you want the best intentions on the outside, but then you cause the massacre of hundreds of citizens of our country!”
“I seriously have no f*cking clue what you’re talking about!”
“You know DAMN well what I’m talking about Shadow!”
“Shadow? I’m not Shadow! Who the hell is Shadow?”
“Don’t play dumb with me. You’re the government controlled project to create the ultimate super soldier for war. You’ve obviously created more life forms and plan to take over the world”
“I’m not ‘Shadow’! My name is Sonic the Hedgehog! I come from a time where animals are superior to the brain dead humans, which you are clearly one of!”
The Commander hesitated, “I know what you are. You are a clone of the Shadow project, given another personality.”
“Oh, for f*ck’s holy sake, man, I’m not Shadow dammit!”
“On my count of three, fire upon these mistakes.”
Sonic stared with pure hatred into the eyes of the Commander.
Tails was sh*tting himself again. Knuckles glared at the Commander as well.
The many possibilities of Sonic and his friends in this new world were falling apart at the seams, and only one pathway remained.
Hundreds of soldiers unloaded all of the ammunition they had brought with them at the spot where Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles stood. The reign of firepower went on for what felt like forever, kicking up a cloud of dirt and debris. Once the final bullet had been fired, the cloud finally began to settle. When it had completely dissipated it was revealed to the soldiers that there was nothing there. Even the fat man had made his escape in the gunfire.
“Evacuate the city,” the Commander ordered without any sign of surprise in his voice, “these things are going to tear this city apart in very short time.”
“What do we do about this missile?” one of the soldiers asked.
“Donate it to the damned museum if you want to, I only care about killing those things.”
At the waterfall workshop Sonic was being treated by Tails’s medical expertise.
“Your left lung has collapsed,” Tails told him, “With all this extra pressure on them lately, I’m surprised this didn’t happen much earlier.”
“That’s just great…” Sonic responded.
“You need to take it easy for a long while. A collapsed lung is nothing to fool around with.”
“I can’t just sit around while Eggman is still out there terrorizing this city.”
“Why?” Knuckles asked, “These people clearly couldn’t give less than two sh*ts if you died, why sshould YOU help them?”
“If Eggman changes too much in this time, the entire future could collapse,” Tails told him, “Whether we (or they) like it, we need to protect them from anything the doctor cooks up.”
The doctor wandered around the forest lost in thought. He had to use cover from Sonic’s struggle to escape. Sonic helped him? No, no one helped him, this was all Eggman!
“Who am I kidding,” the doctor asked himself, “I’ve lost. There’s no hope for the Eggman Empire…”
The doctor noticed a small mass of water cross his path.
“Chaos? Is that you?”
The mass grew into an alien-like form. The doctor looked at the final Chaos Emerald he had found in that building.
“Here you go, Chaos,” the doctor gave “Chaos” the final Chaos Emerald, “Now let’s get out there and rule the world!”
Chaos had become full again, and no longer needed the doctor. Chaos barreled through the doctor, knocking him over. Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles had been taking a simple walk through the forest when the mass of water barreled right through them.
“Was that Chaos?” Knuckles yelled after the beast.
Sonic noticed the doctor and ran to him.
“Chaos attacked me,” the doctor said, “I don’t think I control him anymore.”
Sonic drove his fist into Eggman’s skull.
“That’s for everything you’ve put me through!” Sonic yelled to him.
“Sonic, take it easy!” Tails yelled to him.
“I’ll take it easy when this monster pays his debts!”
“We can’t focus on Eggman now! That beast is headed straight for the city, and it’s sure to cause damage.”
“Fine,” Sonic gave one last look to Eggman, “We’re not done here.”
It was the start to a regular day in SF. Everything seemed perfectly normal, besides the full scale evacuation that had occurred, leaving the entire city empty. The manholes in the street began rumbling, and soon enough the entire city’s streets were erupting with water. The roads submerged as SF was engulfed in the flood, and becoming of the water was a Godzilla-like creature… made of the water. It was Perfect Chaos.
By the time Sonic had made it to the city, it was destroyed. Raised highways had fallen, buildings crumbled, and that undefinable demon of water was perusing around the wreckage.
“What the hell can we do now?” Sonic asked.
They watched as the creature tore through the city. A second large body now filled up the sky. It was another Egg Carrier.
“Stop this right now Chaos!” a voice erupted from the Egg Carrier.
Chaos had none of it, and lashed a tentacle at the second Egg Carrier. That fell in a fiery explosion into the flooded city. Sonic was at a loss of words and searched for anything that could help them.
The Chaos Emeralds lay in a pile, only a lot less magnificent. All color and life had drained from them.
“What’s happened to these things?” Sonic asked as he saw them.
“It looks like they have been completely drained of energy, they’re completely useless,” Tails told him.
“Well that’s just great!” Knuckles shouted, “We could barely beat this thing before, now look at the thing! We can’t even go Super to try and beat it!”
“There’s no reason not to try,” Sonic said as he grabbed the emeralds, “If that beast isn’t stopped, the future will be doomed to damnation.”
The Emeralds had a faded glow to them, as if the plea to victory was responded to.
“Something’s left in these things, I know it!” Sonic shouted.
The Emeralds began to glow brighter, their remaining powers sank into Sonic, and Sonic became was engulfed in a yellow flash. When the light dimmed, there stood Super Sonic.
“It looks like the water beast only absorbed the evil powers within the emeralds,” Tails tried to explain, “Our cause to save this planet and the future must be noble enough for the good powers of the emeralds to come through!”
Sonic began to fly, “Man, these people need to open their hearts and realize I’m a hero!”
In a Sonic boom, the yellow emanation flew off to glory, and the only thing standing between Sonic and the future of the entire planet was this giant water creature. The beast began to defend itself from the ever approaching enigma that was Super Sonic. Easily dodged those attacks were, though, and Super Sonic flew right into the monstrosity and attacked the weak spot. The water beast let out a Godzilla screech and collapsed into the sea that had become San Francisco. Just when Sonic had thought he’d won, the beast lifted platforms up from the flood. The creature sat at the furthest end of the city from Sonic, and the only way over was through an onslaught from the water beast. Sonic started off pretty well, being able to get through the first attacks, but then the debris began to be thrown at him, and dodging buildings were a lot more difficult than a few blasts of water. Then Chaos even began to spin whirlwinds of water out to Sonic, which he was caught in and he was lifted into the sky, this proved beneficial actually, because at eye level, Sonic was easily able to locate the weak spot and drill right through Chaos’s head. The beast let out yet another screech as it collapsed one last time. Light emanated from the fallen beast, and absorbed back into the Chaos Emeralds. “Chaos” was defeated.
The city was destroyed, and Chaos defeated. Sonic returned to his friends with the revived Chaos Emeralds.
“I have no idea how, but you actually did it!” Knuckles told Sonic.
“It wasn’t that bad, all it took was a little kick to the head,” Sonic responded.
“The guy that’s trying to kill us should have seen this,” Tails said, “Maybe THEN he’d realize we’re the good guys here.
As if the mention drew him to the three, a helicopter descended upon them.
“What have you done to our city?” A voice came through from the helicopter.
“Really? You think we did all THIS?” Sonic shouted back.
“You’re all under arrest for… annihilation of this city!”
Sonic looked to his friends, “I know what he wants, it’s me. If I surrender to him, he might actually stop harassing you.”
“You can’t just give yourself up!” Tails told him, “They’re going to murder you!”
“Eggman’s been stopped, the creature destroyed, and the future safe. There’s no reason to run from this fool anymore.”
Sonic ordered them to leave as he waited for the helicopter to come down. The team that saved the entire planet from destruction broke apart as Sonic was captured by GUN.