Thanks again guys. And special thanks to Guyface for proof reading this stuff. If you want a theme to go along with the fight, have this. Trust me, it works.
Ponies of all shapes and sizes looked in horror of the 3 beings speeding around Ponyville. Metal Sonic flew triumphantly above all the ponies while behind him was Sonic and Rainbow Dash, aggressively going after him. This whole event gave Sonic deja vu of his past. The last time he fought Metal Sonic like this, he was running around Stardust Speedway, a city in ruin because of Eggman. He didn't want that fate to befall Ponyville either. Rainbow had never had to chase someone like Metal Sonic before. This was the first and last time.
Metal slowed down and allowed Sonic and Rainbow Dash to overtake while still keeping a steady pace. Cautiously, they looked back at him. Metal began to surround himself in a strong lighting sphere of energy and began to glow furiously. He then charged at them while barrel-rolling, his arms pointing outwards. As he did so, the electric field dispersed behind him as he aimed at Sonic in particular, however, Sonic was ready. He leaped into the air, curled into a ball and over Metal Sonic. Sonic landed and continued to chase after his robotic counterpart. He saw his moment and took it. Sonic again jumped into the air and blasting himself forward into Metal Sonic, homing in on him. When he hit him, Metal hit the ground and rolled at the same speed Sonic and Rainbow were travelling at, dirt and debris flying everywhere. Rainbow watched in awe.
"How did you do that?” she asked Sonic.
"It was an old trick I learned from long ago. It's called the homing attack!” he replied. Before Rainbow could say anything. Metal was up and flying again. Unexpectedly, he took a sharp turn to the left. Rainbow Dash brilliantly followed him with Sonic left to run alone. He stopped and looked in the direction that they flew off. He put a hand on his side and tapped his foot. He became worried about Rainbow Dash and what might happen to her. Rainbow chased after him as Metal turned to face his new adversary.
"So you think you’re a big shot huh? Try me tin can!” she taunted. Metal responded by grabbing nearby lampposts and throwing them at her. Rainbow's eyes widened at this sudden attack but she remained vigilant. She rolled to the side to dodge one of them and dashed across the air to avoid the other ones. The lampposts hit the sides of buildings and scrapped against the ground. No ponies were hurt by the flying metal. At that moment, a young orange filly walked outside of a shop near the centre of Ponyville out by a large fountain hearing all the commotion. Her head turned to what sounded like jet engines heading her way. She looked up to see her hero Rainbow Dash and an unfamiliar being fly right past her. They circled the fountain before flying into the air. Scootaloo watched in awe as the battle played out.
"Go Rainbow Dash!” she yelled out loud. Meanwhile, the recent barrage of attacks against Sonic and Rainbow Dash had slowed Metal Sonic down considerably. Rainbow caught up to and passed by the blue robot. She stopped above him and as Metal Sonic reached her, she turned so her hind legs were facing him and delivered a powerful kick to Metal Sonic's head. The blow disorientated Metal and he began to spiral downwards toward the ground.
Rainbow watched triumphantly, but her victory was short lived as she noticed what Metal Sonic happened to be spinning toward. She noticed that a familiar filly was watching the event unfold but was too busy watching to notice the danger she was in. In a blind panic, Rainbow blasted downwards to the ground. Scootaloo noticed the robot heading her way but was struck still in fear. Metal was now only a few feet away from Scootaloo but Rainbow managed to pass him. She grabbed the small filly, tucking her under an arm and made a direct turn to fly across the ground. Metal smacked against the ground. Hard. Rainbow came to a steady halt and set Scootaloo down on the ground. "You saved my life!” Scootaloo said happily. Rainbow gave her a smile.
"It's not a problem, but please, get to your home and tell your mom and dad to stay inside", she instructed. The little filly nodded and ran off. Rainbow turned to the cloud of dirt that surrounded where Metal had landed. He was up on his feet once more, though he did seem damaged. Sparks were flying off his chest and his eyes seemed to flicker. Rainbow prepared herself once more as Metal darted toward her. However the roles became reversed as unexpectedly, Metal was kicked to the side by a blue blur. Sonic landed on the ground as Metal tumbled onto the ground once more.
"Give up faker! You can't beat us both!” Sonic yelled triumphantly. Metal got up, though he seemed to struggle slightly. Now even more sparks were flying out of him, and one of eyes were cracked. He just stared at them. Metal began to hover once more, smoke billowing out of his engine, but he didn't attack them. He instead flew up into the air and away from the town, a small trail of smoke being let out as he did so. All was quiet in Ponyville. The silence was broken by several scared ponies leaving the safety of their houses and gathering around Rainbow Dash and Sonic, as they cheered for the heroes. Rainbow Dash and Sonic turned and grinned at each other. Sonic put a fist out toward Rainbow. She hit her hoof against his fist, completing the brofist. Or brohoof. They then waved at the crowd with smiles on their faces. However the crowd died down, leaving only 1 person clapping slowly. Everyone turned toward the lone black figure walking through the crowd of ponies toward the two. Sonic froze as a familiar black hedgehog walked toward him.
"Well done...Sonic", muttered Shadow quietly. I'm impressed that you both managed to defend the town from Eggman"
"Shadow...what are you doing here?” Sonic asked quietly. Shadow closed his eyes and smirked.
"The same way you did. And now that Eggman is here, you should be looking for the Chaos Emeralds. Not playing with these silly ponies", he replied. Rainbow Dash growled angrily.
"Hey buddy, I'll happily go against you as well if you want, tough guy!” she yelled aggressively. Sonic instantly turned to Rainbow.
"Rainbow no, don’t try it.", he quietly muttered. Shadow smiled menacingly and cracked his knuckles. Rainbow remained defiant.
"Hmph! As you wish!” said Shadow, and he started to skate toward her. However, he was stopped by a yellow pony that landed in front of him out of nowhere. He stopped on the spot.
"Fluttershy? What are you doing? Get out of my way!” demanded Shadow. Fluttershy stared him down, and Shadow tensed up.
"No! I will not allow you to attack my friends. I don't care if you want to prove a point, I will not allow it!” she yelled back at him. Shadow remained perfectly still as Fluttershy lectured him. He couldn't move. Her stare somehow stopped him from being aggressive.
He was almost scared.
"Ok, ok. I won't. I'm...uh...sorry, I guess", Shadow muttered quietly. Sonic watched in shock at what happened. He had never seen Shadow back down so easily. He walked up to Rainbow and whispered in her ear.
"How is she doing that?” he asked quietly.
"Fluttershy has this weird 'stare' that she can do. Somehow it makes her much more intimidating. She has taken down dragons doing this", she replied. Sonic was surprised to hear that dragons existed in this world, but compared to seeing magic, it wasn't too big a deal. Besides, he's fought worse. He turned to look at Shadow again, who was looking right at him.
"Well still, you should be looking for the emeralds. I already have one, but who knows how many the doctor has. He did have them all when he fired that machine. So be on the lookout. Got it?", Shadow asked. Sonic just nodded. "Good, now if you'll excuse me...", and with that, Shadow skated away, potentially embarrassed. Everyone just stared in silence in his general direction. Fluttershy walked up and broke the silence.
"Sorry about that Rainbow Dash", he apologized quietly. Sonic walked up to her.
"How do you know Shadow?"
"Shadow defended me from this large bear yesterday. I promised I'd help him look for these emeralds of his. But I didn't know he was this aggressive. Oh, and are you the 'Sonic' that Rarity was talking about?", she asked.
"Yeah, I am. You know I'm impressed you instantly calmed him down. I've never seen someone do that before", he said. Fluttershy felt a little flattered by this. They were interrupted by Blaze running up to them through the crowd. As she got there, Twilight appeared out of thin air, this time with Rarity at her side.
"So, did you guys get that shiny thing?", asked Rarity. Sonic and Rainbow nodded in reply.
"Sorry we couldn't help, we were helping get some ponies to safety. Luckily no-one was hurt, but a few buildings are damaged where that thing hit. Also we saw some lampposts scattered around the area", said Twilight. "So....who is this 'Eggman' Sonic?"
"He was the crazy guy I was telling you about before. But he being here means that you’re all in trouble. If anyone sees any particularly powerful looking emeralds, bring them to me or Blaze", he announced.
"And If you see ones that look like this...", Blaze then pulled out her Sol Emerald, "Then bring them to me"
"How many emeralds are there?", asked Rainbow Dash.
"All in all, 14", replied Sonic.
"Urgh, they could be anyway where!", retorted Rarity.
"Sonic...what was Metal Sonic doing here?", asked Blaze. Sonic looked off to the distance where Metal Sonic flew off.
"I really don't know. But I hope Eggman doesn't get any more ideas..."
It was a bright, metallic room. Various monitors and wires surrounded the room. A large door slid open and a tall figure entered the room. He walked over to a large table. On the table were various tools and mechanisms, but at the centre of the table was a blue robot. Its eyes were black with no light in them whatsoever. One of the arms was detached from its body and at the centre was a large hole with a small engine next to it. It looked like it was being repaired or upgraded. The man walked next to the table brushing his moustache. Eggman carefully lifted up one of the lenses on Metal Sonic's eyes. Behind them was a small chip. He carefully picked up the chip and placed it into a monitor. After a few seconds, the chip played a video.
It was Metal Sonic's point of view during his fight with Sonic and Rainbow Dash. Eggman skipped a part of the battle to see what happened to Metal to cause so much damage. He played the video at normal speed. On the monitor was the plain sky. The view was interrupted by a cyan blur flying past him. It stopped as Metal continued forward, it kicked him in the head as Metal's point of view was suddenly changed to that of the ground, spinning in circles. Eggman reversed the clip and slowed it down at the point where Metal was kicked. He saw a cyan pony, and it turned, showing off its hind legs before kicking. He sped up the clip again to before Metal hit the ground. He saw a little orange pony being saved by the same cyan blur as before. He slowed down the clip to see the rainbow colored mane of the pony. Eggman had a look of contemplation on his face as he continued to watch the clip.
Once the dust cleared, Metal had looked at the cyan pony. Eggman froze the clip to get a good look at her. He studied her, before smiling evilly. he then turned toward the dismantled Metal Sonic.
"Get ready Metal Sonic. Your about to make a new friend! OHOHOHO!!", he laughed manically. before picking up various tools and getting to work on something.
Hours passed but finally, Eggman's newest creation was ready. He stood back to admire it.
"I am your master.. recognize me..", he demanded. The creation's piercing red eyes lit up at his command. Eggman smiled evilly. "Now, nothing will stop me!"
Alarms sounded, as he looked toward a large monitor. On it were the words, 'CHAOS EMERALDS LOCATED: LOCATIONS: EVERFREE FOREST AND UNKNOWN. Eggman fiddled with the controls to find the second location. Then it hit him. One of the emeralds was outside of this world. Eggman looked over to a case. Inside it were 5 gems. 3 of them were shaped like diamonds, the other 2 were rectangular.
"Well, let's see if we can fix that!", he shouted. He cycled through various menus, he appeared to be selecting co-ordinates. Then, a large image came to view. it was of a large highway in the sky, it had various twists and turns. It went up, down and all around. Eggman just smiled at his new, yet dangerous idea....
The sun was setting on Ponyville, yet some ponies remained hard at work, clearing debris off the ground and taping of some buildings due to damage. Among them was Applejack alongside a smaller yellowish pony with a large pink bow in its hair. Applejack was busy clearing up bricks and pieces of metal.
"Now watch yourself Applebloom, these pieces might be sharp", she said. The little filly rolled her eyes.
"I'll be fine sis", she retorted. "So anyway, what happened back here? I heard Scootaloo talking about Rainbow Dash fighting this blue thing"
"I dunno. It wasn't until Twilight told me that I found out. After that, I decided to help out clearing up the mess. I tell ya, i swear I saw something earlier as well"
"Oh? What did you see?", asked Applebloom.
"I saw this yellow thing flying around, it seemed to be looking for someone..."but I think i was just seein' things"
"It had 2 tails...", she said calmly.
"Oh...yeah that really is weird", muttered Applebloom. "Well, I'm off home sis, see ya!", and Applebloom happily trotted away.
"Goodbye", replied Applejack. She remained puzzled about what she saw, but she put it aside to concentrate on cleaning up, pausing at a bend and broken lamppost. She sighed before slowly moving it aside. Meanwhile outside Ponyville, Sonic and Blaze were walking side by side alone together. The sun was setting in front of them.
"Hey Blaze, I have meaning to ask you something...", said Sonic. Blaze turned to him.
"Hm? What is it?", she asked.
Sonic remained silent for a few seconds. "...Why did you hug me earlier? It's not like you to do that"
Blaze blushed slightly. "Well, I was just so glad that you were...uh-ok, after what happened", she replied nervously. Sonic looked at her and smiled.
"Well, I'm glad you’re ok as well", he replied. He turned to the sky. "This world is completely different to mine or yours. Aside from the ponies I mean"
"I know, but we can't admire it for long. If Eggman is here, who knows what kind of trouble this world is in" Blaze looked at the ground before turning to Sonic again. "The sunset is lovely tonight. Don't you think so?" Sonic turned to her, and grinned.
"Yeah, I guess so", he smiled, and they continued to walk onward. Blaze became disgruntled at something though.
"Sonic, do you feel that?"
"The ground is moving....", she said alarmingly. At that, the ground began to shake violently. Leaves from nearby trees began to rustle and far off into the distance, a bright light was shining. Meanwhile, inside Ponyville, Twilight, Rarity and Applejack all gathered at the centre. Several ponies were panicking.
"What the hoof is going on?!", shouted Applejack.
"I don't know! Earthquake maybe?!" replied Twilight in a panic. She turned to see a less than ordinary sight. Pinkie Pie was shaking along the ground with a smile on her face.
"HeY! ThIs MaKeS mY vOiCe SoUnD sIiIlLlyY", she gleefully announced.
"Pinkie! This is no time for jokes!", shouted Twilight. "Come on, follow me!" Twilight ran off. Rarity, Applejack and Pinkie followed, Pinkie bouncing of course. They made a beeline to the outskirts of Ponyville. Twilight spotted Sonic and Blaze and ran up to them.
"What is going on now?!", she demanded. Sonic turned to her.
"I don't know!", Sonic replied in a panic. They all looked over at the bright light shining in the distance. They were quickly joined by two others.
"Sonic, what have you done now?!", demanded Shadow as he skidded to a halt beside him. Alongside him was Fluttershy who elegantly landed beside him. She whimpered slightly in fear of the unknown.
"I have no idea Shadow! Have you done this?!", demanded Sonic.
"No...but that is the emerald's power...." he replied calmly. Sonic looked back at the light in pure fear. As the light began to glow brighter, a rainbow shot across it and stopped in front of them all. Rainbow Dash landed without saying a word. The light glowed to the point that they all shielded their eyes.
Far away at the farm, a young yellow fox sat on top of a farm house roof, looking at the same light. His twin tails waved slowly in the air. he covered his eyes from the light for a short while. Once the light died down, he looked at the result. His face froze is shock.
"No...it can't be..." he uttered quietly.
Back with the group they all stared at what became of the light. The 6 ponies looked in awe. Shadow and Blaze looked in confusion. However, Sonic was in shock. He knew what it was. More than anyone.
It was a large city. Several tall skyscrapers stood tall over the sky. The originally blank land was now bright and tall. Alongside the buildings was a twisting road, which didn't look like it would function as a normal road. helicopters also flew around the buildings. It wasn't from this world. It was from Sonic's. Before anyone could speak, a large sign slammed into the ground in front of them. It was covered in dust. Applejack cautiously walked up to the sign, brushing off the dust. She studied it with a look of confusion. Sonic walked up to her to read it himself. Once he did, his fears were confirmed.
"Welcome everypony....", he said quietly.
"...to Speed Highway"