Death of Sonic the Hedgehog Part 3
It was a quiet morning on Angel Island.The Crimson Guardians stood at their post in the main entrance hall of the Chaos Emerald Shrine.
Suddenly the entrance doors flew open with a loud bang.
The Crimson Guardians looked as their Captain was thrown almost twenty feet across the room.
One soldier ran over ran over to check the Crimson Captain.He flipped him over quickly to remove his helmet.
Crimson Soldier 1:"Sir!?"
Crimson Captain:*moans*"H-He's here!"*points at the entrance*
The blinding sunlight formed a silhouette around the familiar figure.
Crimson Soldier 1:"IT'S SCOURGE!!"
Scourge*knocks on door*"Knock!Knock!Ha-ha!"
The soldiers turned their attention away from their Captian,and pointed their guns at Scourge.
Crimson Soldier:"STOP RIGHT THERE!!"
Scourge*puts his hands up*"Damn!Here I was thinkin' this was gonna be easy!"
He walked to the center of the room.The Guardians surrounded him with their weapons ready to fire.
Scourge*Sinister grin* "Alright!This is already gettin' old!IF YA WANT ME!COME AT ME THEN!!"
The soldiers stood silent for a moment until one of them threw down his weapon and charged at Scourge.
Scourge leaped over his head,and landed behind him.He then buried his fist into his back;breaking his spine.The others watched as he collapsed letting out his last gasp of air
Scourge*looking around*"Anyone else feel lucky!?"
The entire group of soldiers came at him full-force.
Scourge grabbed one,and tossed him into a pillar.
He then crouched down,and when they all got close he unleashed a gravity defying spinning jump kick.
The group of soldiers were laid out on the floor with Scourge standing in the middle.
He looked around at his work,then pulled out his cigarette and lighter.
Scourge:"You boys deserve a pay increase*puffs cigarette*AWW!!"
Scourge was shot in the back by a young Crimson Soldier who was behind him.He was shaking nervously as Scourge slowly walked toward him,but he tried to be brave
Scourge got close and looked at the young enchinda,puffing cigarette smoke into his face.
Scourge:"You've got some balls kid*grabs the boy's gun* now run along before I get mad!"
The boy ran out of the shrine without ever looking back.
Scourge walked over to the teleporter that would take him to the Sky Sanctuary.He touched the red glowing orb,and within seconds he was there.
The sun shined brightly over the ancient site,illuminating the statues and hieroglyphs chiseled into the walls and pillars.The emeralds sat atop a platform glistening with on top of the pillars they were set in,with the Master emerald at the center.
Scourge stepped toward the shrine.Chaos energy pulsated through the grooves in the platform.
He got close to the first emerald.
Scourge:*reaching for the red emerald*"Looks like this is gonna be a short day for me!"
Suddenly,a shuruken struck the emerald,causing Scourge to fall back.
Scourge:"GAH!SON OF A*looks up*Huh!?"
An invisible distortion,clinging to an emerald pillar,became visible.It was Espio.
?:"It's over Scourge!"
He looked back to find Julie-su standing over him with a pistol in hand.Ray,Vector,and Mighty were behind her.
Julie-su:"You might have gotten away with killing Sonic,but your trail ends here!"
Scourge:"What can I say
You've got me!"
With a mischievous grin,he quickly disarmed Julie-su.He finished by grabbing her arm,and quickly flung her into a stone pillar.
Vector quickly went at Scourge with Mighty following behind him.
Vector unleashed a flurry of powerful punches that were either blocked or dodged by Scourge.
Vector kicked at Scourge.The green hedgehog grabbed his foot and nearly broke Vector's leg with a powerful kick to his knee.
Mighty moved in with a powerful head-butt to Scourge's stomach then followed with another to his chin.
Scourge stumbled,wiped his bleeding lip then went at Mighty again.
They continued while Julie-su regained her strength.She quickly noticed her pistol on the ground,and scrambled to retrieve it.
Scourge noticed her out the corner of eye.He abruptly blocked Mighty's punch and yanked the astonished armadillo toward him to use as a living shield.
Julie stopped herself from firing,but pointed her pistol,shaken by the thought of almost killing Mighty.
Scourge:"Ya know,after everything that's happened up to this point!I gotta say
I'm havin' the time of my fuckin' life!HA HA HA HA HA!!"
Ray,who was checking on Vector looked at Julie-su.He gestured to her that he was going to move in on Scourge,but she shook her head to stop him.
Scourge:"Boy,you really are a sad bunch!Just look at ya'll"
Espio:" How can you look at what you can't see!"
Scourge glanced behind just as Espio slashed his back with his dagger.
Scourge:"AAARGH!"*releases Mighty from choke-hold*
Mighty crawled out of the way as Julie fired two shots into Scourge's chest.
He stepped back observing his wounds,then fell over the side of the high platform.
Espio:"I can't believe he went down that easy"*cleans his dagger*
Julie-su:"I'm just glad it's over and we can give Sally some good news!"
Espio helped Ray with Vector with Mighty behind them,they started walking to the teleporter orb.
Julie-su stood looking at the emeralds for a moment.She began thinking about Knuckles,hoping he was alright on his mission.
Espio:*looking back*"Is everything alright,Julie!?"
Fine*puts pistol on her hip*
Just then the entire platform began to rumble.The Chaos Emeralds began to glow bright with unstable energy.
Mighty:Hey! What's up with the stones!?"
Espio:"Whatever it is we better!..."
Over the side of the platform came a ball of dark energy,at its center was Super Scourge.
Espio looked at Julie-su.He ran over and reached out his hand to grab her.
Espio:"JULIE!LET'S GO NOW!!"
He unleashed a powerful blast of energy that not only hit Espio,but caused a shockwave knocking back the entire team.
Julie-su leaned against a pile of rubble,barely able to keep her eyes open,as Scourge landed in front of her.
He lifted Julie by her neck with one hand.His dark eyes were like daggers starring at her,as she gaged and struggled to get free.
Scourge:"Okay!Maybe I spoke to soon!"
He opened his other hand,and showed her the bullet casings that were inside of him.
Scourge:*tosses the casings up and down*"That was a good little skirmish we had!"*stops tossing the casings*"I think I'll keep these for good luck!"
With the shells in hand,he balled up his fist and knocked out Julie-su.
Knuckles awoke,sweating as he looked around realizing he was in the sleeping quarter of the Zephyr.
Meanwhile Tails and Bunni sat at the front of the Zephyr.Amy sat behind Tails,bored out of her mind as they tried to make contacted with Nicole.
Tails:"Nicole!?...Nicole,do you read!Dammit*slams his fist on the control panel*Bunni try another!"
Bunni's robotic finger converted into a splicer as she pulled out another wire form the control panel and connected to it.
Bunni:*nods at Tails*"All clear,suge!"
Tails pressed the communications button again.
Tails:"Nicole!?Do you read me!?Nico"
Knuckles:"What's going on !?"
The three of them looked back to find Knuckles leaning against a wall as he went for his seat behind Tails.
Knuckles:*waves his hand*"I'm fine,I'm fine!"
Tails:"I thought that was you screaming back there!Glad to see you're awake,for a second we had assumed the worst!"
Knuckles*massaging his shoulder*"It's gonna take more that crash to take me out!What happened!?"
Tails:"That crash knocked out our link to Nicole!Unless we can get the communication array working again we're sitting ducks!"
Bunni:"Wait!I thank I got somthin'!"
Suddenly the power to the Zephyr shut down.
Bunni:*unplugging the wire from her finger*"Welp,so much for that!"
Amy sat,shivering in fear,with her hands over her mouth.
Tails:*sigh*"Well,we're left with only one option!"
He got up and went to the back of the ship.The others sat in confusion as he rummaged through a closet and pulled out a large backpack full of supplies.
Tails:"We're gonna have to move on foot!"
Amy:"WHAT!?B-B-But,Nicole said that's suicide!"
Tails:"Whoever shot us down will be looking around this area for us!We need to move away from here now!"
Bunni:"He's right,sittin' here we'll be caught off-guard by anything that's after us!"
Tails noticed Knuckles sitting with his head down,and his arms folded.He was upset with the present state of the mission.Furthermore,he knew Julie needed him.
Knuckles:"FINE!We'll go on another wild fuckin' goose chase!"
Tails nodded his head and walked with the others to the rear of the ship.
Tails:"Bunni, if you don't mind"*points at the door*
Her robotic arm converted into a blaster cannon,and with one shot,she cleared an opening large enough for them to walk through.
Tails stepped outside with Amy gripping his arm,while Knuckles and Bunni stood beside them looking around.
The jungle was very humid,with large trees surrounding them.Large tree roots and strange,exotic plants marked the moss covered ground,and although it was still daylight,the tree branches were covered with so much greenery and thorny vines it was impossible to see anything.The only source of light came from the crash site where a group of trees were knocked down.
Tails put on his goggles,looked up,and pressed a button on the side of them.
Bunni:"So where do we go from here!?"
Tails' goggles revealed a smoke trail left from the missile that had hit them earlier.
Tails:"We should be able to find Scourge if we back-track to where that missile fired from!"
Knuckles:"We find him! That's great,but what about getting off this heap!?"
Tails:"We'll find a way!Right now"
Knuckles*gets in Tails' face*"Right now,you're gonna give me an answer!"
Knuckles knocked Amy on her back.
Tails shoved him into an odd-looking flower with purple thorns pointing out of its center.
The thorns gashed Knuckles' arm,piercing right through his Freedom Fighter uniform.
Tails:*waving his arms*"What the hell is wrong with you!?"
Bunni went over to aid Knuckles.
Bunni:"Let me have a look*sigh*see what happens when you pick fights!"
Knuckles yanked his arm away from Bunni and stormed off into the jungle.
Knuckles:"Let's go follow this damn smoke cloud!"
Tails helped Amy up,and glanced over at Bunni.She shrugged as she walked past them.
They continued to traverse the dark jungles of Reaper Island.Amy made sure to stay close to Tails,avoiding the flowers around them.
Bunni constantly looked around observing the scene for anything unusual,while Knuckles remained in front of them.
Bunni:"Ya know ya really oughta work on that attitude!"
Knuckles glared over his shoulder at Bunni.
Ah really don't see how Julie puts up with ya!"
Knuckles turned quickly,and was about to speak when his legs unexpectedly buckled under him.He then let out a vicious cough.
Tails and Bunni ran over to help him,but Knuckles pushed them away,mustered up enough strength,and continued walking ahead of the group.
He stumbled again,using a tree to hold himself up as his vision went blurry.
They all ran to his aid again.
Tails:"Knuckles?You don't look so hot!"
Bunni:"Suga,that's uh understatement,ya look like hell!"
Amy:"W-What's wrong with him!?Why is he sweating like that!?"
While they conversated,Knuckles looked at them and began hallucinating.
He saw Tails as Metal Sonic,Amy as Robotnic,and Bunni as Dr. Fintevus.
Tails:"Damn,it's probably that plant that did this to him!Luckily,I've got a med-kit in my backpack that!"
Knuckles:"STAY!THE HELL!AWAY FROM MEEE!!"
Knuckles:*stepping back*"YOU SON-OF-A-BITCH! YOU THINK YOU CAN FOOL ME!?"
Amy:*steps toward Knuckles*"Knuckles!?"
The sweaty enchinda backed away,and ran off into the jungle.
Bunni:"Don't worry I'll go after 'em!"
Bunni:"I'll bring 'em back ah promise!"
Tails:"Okay,we'll setup camp here!Me and Amy will be waiting,but hurry it's getting late!"
She leaped in the air,and flew off into the foggy darkness of the jungle.
Meanwhile in Robotnic's lab
The mad scientist sat in a dark room filled with small monitors that he used to watch Tails and his friends.
Just then Scourge came into the room.
Scourge:"I'm back with the goods"
Robotnic:"Excellent*gasp*It seems our island has received some visitor"*Points at the monitors*
Scourge was shocked to see Tails had made it to the Reaper Island,and that he was still alive.
Scourge:"So!What are ya waitin' for!?Send some bots after 'em!"
Robotnic:"No,to send them would be pointless,none the less useless*gasp*besides at the rate they're going they won't last through the night!Heh-Heh-Heh*cough,cough
Scourge left the room,unsure of what Robotnic was thinking letting them live.
Deep in the jungle,Bunni continued her search for Knuckles.It was now evening time and Bunni still had no clue where he had gone.
She landed softly in a small grove,and began walking.
Bunni*cupping her hands around her mouth*"Knuckles!!"
Her voiced echoed through the placid jungle.The only reply was from the slight gust of heat that brushed passed her face.
Unknown to Bunni,Knuckles was watching her,and when she got close enough he pounced on her from the trees above.
She quickly tossed him over her shoulder,but Knuckles quickly regained his footing.He was sweating profusely as he stood ready to attack.
Knuckles:"I haven't forgotten what you did to me and my people,you fuckin' maniac!!"
Bunni:"What ah did!?*shakes her head*Listen to me suge,you're not well!We have to get back to Tails so he can help ya!"
Knuckles:"NO MORE TRICKS!!"
He ran then glided at Bunni holding his fist out.
Bunni moved,but Knuckles kicked away from a tree and came at her with a powerful punch.
Bunni managed to block with her robotic arm.Knuckles used this to his advantage and tightly gripped her cybernetic limb.
Knuckles:"I'M GONNA SNAP YOU LIKE A TWIG!!"
He now gripped her arm with both of his hands,and without knowing,he broke her arm in half.
She stumbled back,clenching her arm as it dangled from a wire.Blood and oil trickled from her cybernetic appendage.
Knuckles:"YOU'RE DONE FINTEVUS!!"
F-Fintevus!?...Ya think ah'm*gulp*Fintevus!?"
Knuckles dug underground.Bunni,who was in excruciating pain,watched the ground closely.He came up ,knocking Bunni on her back,then ripped what remained of her already damaged arm off.
Knuckles:*tosses her arm to the ground*"You thought it was funny doing that to my people,DIDN'T YOU!?"
He stood over her ,dripping sweat on her metallic legs.Bunni whined,holding her metal arm,but then noticed sparks shooting from it.She had a plan on how to stop him.
Knuckles:*drawing back his fist*"Now you'll feel there pain!"
Bunni swiftly kicked Knuckles in his gut.Then shocked him with her robotic nub.She checked his pulse to make sure he was okay.Then laid against a tree for a well deserved rest .
She looked up into the dark canopy as she took a deep breathe,then closed her eyes for a moment.
Bunni:"Maybe you're right,Rock-head
Maybe this is a wild goose chase"
Night had fallen.Tails stood near the camp looking for Bunni in the darkness,while Amy sat near the campfire.
Tails:*pacing*"I wonder what's taking so long!?"
Amy glared at him.
Amy:*Patting the ground*"Why don't you sit down!?"
Tails:"They could be in trouble!Maybe I"
Amy jumped up and grabbed Tails' hand.She guided him to the campfire and took a seat close to him.
Amy:"Tails,relax.Bunni is fine
I'm sure she's found Knuckles and is on her way back right now."
They sat silent for a moment.
Amy:"Mmm.Kinda warm out here."
Amy unzipped her top,slightly revealing her cleavage.Tails kept his head turned toward the trees,trying not to pay her any attention.She knew that she would have to change her tactics.She held his arms down as she flopped face-forward on his lap.
Amy:"Oh,Tails!I just can't help myself,I want you!"
Tails:"Amy!What the hell!?"
Amy:"I need to come clean!I didn't come on this mission for the thrill!Icame because I knew it would be my chance to have you!"
Tails struggled,but she had him pinned down good.
Tails:"To have me!?"
Amy:"I knew that we stood a chance of be trapped on this island,and that crash sort of sealed the deal
Now we can give in to our emotions!This is always how imagined it!"
Tails:"Wait you think because we're trapped here I'll forget about Cream!?"
Tails:*buries his face into the palm of his hand*"Amy,you're a sweet,sweet person,but you know I'm married to Cream and that we have kids.I'm sorry about what happened to Zonik.I know he left you and Jenna,but this isn't right,okay"
Amy turned her back to him.
Why didn't you say that to Martina before you screwed her and made Kira!?"
She turned and looked at him with a mischievous smile.
Amy:"It's no secret ,the whole team knows about your little Grevon love affair
I'm surprised Cream forgave you!"
Tails:"Who told you about"
The argument was cut short when the two of them heard what sounded like Bunni yelling in the distance.
Amy caught him off guard,and French kissed him.
They could make out Bunni yelling in the distance.He shoved Amy off and stood up,looking to the jungle.
Tails:*wiping his lips*Pew!Bunni,over here!"
Amy sat with stars in her eyes.
Amy:"Wow!That was magical!"
Tails looked at her with a cold glare.
Amy:"Reminds me of the first time I tasted candy!"
Tails:"Amy!Please shut up!"
Bunni noticed the campfire and landed near Tails,with an unconscious Knuckles over her shoulder.
She dropped him then collapsed,grabbing her badly wounded arm.
Tails ran over to her,frightened by what he saw.
Tails:"Hang on I gotcha."
went berserk on me
ripped ma'h arm clean off!"
Tails:"I'll get to work on it right away!"
He walked over to Amy.
Tails:*whispering*"We don't talk about what happened earlier,you hear me!?"
Later that night that night,Tails had given Knuckles the proper medicine to kill the effects of the plant's toxins.He was now sleeping peacefully next to the campfire.Amy had fallen asleep against a tree,while Tails finished repairing what he could on Bunni's arm.
Tails:"That should do it for now until we get back home."
If we ever get back home."
Tails looked down in sorrow.
Tails:"No, I should be apologizing.I'm the one who drug you guys into this
Bunni:"Actually,we did volunteer."
Tails:"Yeah*smiles*so I guess we can only blame ourselves"
The two of them laugh for a moment.
Bunni:"Don't worry*touches his shoulder*Suga-hog would be proud."
I wish he was here
Bunni:"Don't we all*turns over on her side*G'night,Tails."
They all went to sleep around the fire hoping for things to be better for them tomorrow.
Back in Mobotropolis,It was morning.Sally and Cream had spent the night over at Shadow and Sabrina's condo that was located in a skyscraper in the downtown area
Sally walked into the living room,rubbing the bandages on her back.
Sabrina:"You okay sis?"
Sally:"Yeah,just a little pain,but I'm fine"
Sabrina:*smirking*"That's hard to believe considering how loud you cried last night when I put them on."
Cream came out of a bedroom,and noticed Sally was awake.
Sally:"Yeah and feeling a lot better.Where's Sonic?"
Cream:"He's in the other room with Kira,Warp,and Lena.I just put Miles to sleep in the other room."
Sally noticed Cream's worried look on her face.
Cream:*sigh*"I'm scared.Tails hasn't called since he's been gone,and every time I try I just get static."
Sally:"I'm sure he's fine Cream.Nicole would warn us if anything went wrong."
Cream acknowledged what Sally said and sat down in a recliner chair.Just then Shadow walked through the door.His hands were stained with oil as well as the rest of his body.
Sabrina noticed him come in from behind the kitchen counter.
Sabrina:*slams cooking pot*"Aw!Dammit Shad,you and that bike of yours!"
Shadow glanced at her and continued walking.
Sabrina:"And don't you dare sit on the couch!"
Shadow rolled his eyes at her and hopped over the back of the couch,plopping down next to where Cream was sitting.
She stormed out of the kitchen,cursing under her breathe.
Shadow:"I heard that!*looks at Sally*You wanted to speak to me?"
Yeah*sits on the couch next to Shadow*Last night
Shadow:"Attacked by a raptor who made a comment about the Doc,I know,Cream told me"
Sally:"Yes and I was wondering if you knew anything about it"
Shadow:*rubbing his chin*"Nothing really comes to mind
Wait! I do remember him having a secret lab located somewhere near Downunda.During my final days with him,he I recall him sending supplies to a distant island.When I asked him what it was for he told not to worry about
It was almost as if he felt me falling from his ranks.Later, he sent his machines out to find "specimens" for a secret project he was planning."
Cream:*covering her mouth*
Sally looked at her .
Sally:"That explains our raptor friend,and Reaper Island"
Shadow:"Sally,I swear,If I would have known what he was doing I would've to stopped him before all this happened"
Sally:"Thanks for telling me that Shadow"
Shadow:"Soo,where is this raptor?
Sally:"Cream and I left him a bleeding pulp in an alley near Stalker's Point"
Downtown,Stalker's Point.The Mobotropolis police viewed the entire crime scene from the alleyway where Sally and Cream left Rip.
M.P. officer 1:"Alright,let's wrap this up!"
M.P. officer 2:"Man,those F.F. guys don't mess around!"
They looked at the shattered glass and dried up blood on the pavement.
M.P. officer 1:"Yeah,and then they get us to clean up the mess!"
Farther down the alley another officer made a good discovery.He waved for the others to come over and have a look.
M.P. officer 3:"Hey! You guys gotta see this!"
The other two officers walked over and looked .They found the body of Rip lying beside a dumpster.
M.P. officer 2:"Jackpot!"
M.P. officer1:"This has to be the guy the queen was talkin' about!'
M.P. officer 3:"I'll call it in sir.''
As they stood around the body,Rip sprang to life,slashing the first two officer across their throats.
He sank his teeth into the next officer, then tossed him aside as he went for the remaining officers.
The other M.P.'s noticed him and started firing their pistols at ,but Rip danced around the shots,killing them quickly. He licked the blood from his metallic claws and sniffed the air.
Rip:*evil smile*"Found ya! HA! HA!"
Back at the condo,Sally continued talking with Shadow and Cream when suddenly,Nicole appeared.She was weak and out of breathe as she dropped to her knees.
Nicole looked up at them,holding her chest.
I've been trying to contact you for some time to tell you about Scourge's attack on Angel Island!He managed to take all seven of the emeralds!"
Shadow:"Why didn't we hear anything from Julie and the others!?"
Nicole slowly stood to her feet with some help from Sabrina.
Nicole:"He managed to defeat them all!"
But Tails and his team
They waited for Nicole to finish as she caught her breathe.
Nicole:"Tails*began to sob*They were shot down over Reaper Island!"
Cream began to shake,her eyes filled with tears that rolled down her cheeks.
Nicole:"I lost contact with them upon impact'*starts crying*
Cream walked to the room where Miles was sleeping with a blank expression on her face.
Cream walked into the room.She shut the door and began crying as she slid her back against it and sat on the floor.
?:*humming "Rocka by Baby"*
Cream stopped crying and slowly looked up to find Rip sitting on the window's ledge,holding Miles in his arms.
Rip:"Ssssh! He's sleeping"
Cream:"P-Please*gulp* put him down"
Rip:"Aww,now why would I want to put down such a precious little morsel like him*tickles Mile*Goo chi-goo chi-goo!"
The child laughed unaware of the danger he was in.
Rip:" That was some ride we took last night wasn't it,and the way it ended
It's a good thing I have a high metabolism
Rip:"Sorry!AHA HA HA HA! You're sorry!?How desperate can you get!?Next thing you'll do is want to feed me and make me one you fine creatures and let me in your club house!...No,now I'm going to teach you a lesson for sticking your nose in SHIT that doesn't involve you!Now I'm going to make you feel the way I felt when you caved my chest in!..."
Rip moved back on the ledge preparing to jump.
Rip:"Tell the officers to look for a blue blanket
I'll use it for a napkin"
Sally Shadow,and Sabrina busted into the room.
Cream*crying erratically*"HE HAS MILES!HE GONNA KILL HIM!"
Shadow ran and leaped out the window after Rip.
Rip used his claws to break his fall by digging them into the building.He quickly made a run for it dashing down the street.
Shadow kicked off the wall to break his fall and was after Rip.
The two of them ran between traffic.Rip even dodged an oncoming car by hopping over it.Shadow followed closely.
Rip noticed the subway track above him and saw a train coming.He moved swiftly through the traffic and leaped to the top of the train just as it passed.Shadow saw him and did the same,landing right in front of him.
The two of them glared at each other.The movement of the train made them struggle to stay on top as they prepared themselves for a showdown.