Author's Note: Sorry if this chapter feels weird.
[Back with our Heroes]
"Are we there yet?" I whined.
"No!" Shadic said annoyed.
"We were not there five minutes ago. We were not there two minutes ago. Please just shut up and let us get there in peace!" Goldie begged me.
I let the matter drop for a minute. "So where are we going exactly Shadic?" I asked with an inquisitive look.
"I don't know," Shadic said nonchalantly.
"What?! We don't even know where we are going?!" I shouted louder than I meant to.
"Don't worry," Shadic said waving his hoof in my face,"Something will happen."
"Like...what?!" Goldie asked obviously tired from the weight of carrying our friends.
Suddenly we saw a giant airship flying right towards us.
"Damn it! I probably should've brought my gundam here," I muttered silently to myself.
"Well that is something," I heard Adven mutter.
Before anyone could say anything we heard a familiar voice come from the airship. "Shadic! Come and get me Shadic! I am waiting here for you! Come and save Sonic! Hohoho!"
Shadic smirked," Told you something would happen." Before I realized what was happening Shadic and Advin grabbed us and flew us to the top of the airship.
"Hey guys look!" I yelled throwing my hoofs up," No hooves!"
I saw everypony roll their eyes.
"Just shut up and walk," Shadic said as he dropped me on top of the airship's surface. I looked and saw nopony was before us.
"Come on no time to lose," Adven said starting to fly away. Shadic followed suit leaving me and Goldie behind in the dust.
I sighed loudly and shrugged," Pegasi." I then began to gallop after them. Goldie followed close behind me as I heard his hooves clang on the metal of the airship as mine did.
By the time we caught up Adven and Shadic were already opening the entrance to interior of the airship.
We walked in silently.
[Inside Eggman's Lair.]
"Oh goody seems like your friends have come Sonic and they have brought Knuckles. Now the real fun can begin.
The doctor's laugh filled the room.
"Now go my creation and teach Shadic to never tangle with me again!" Eggman said to his creation.
"Yes Dr. Robotnic," the creation replied. The creation headed through the doors.
The doctor smiled as he turned to his view screens to await the fateful encounter.
[Back to the good guys of uh goodness.]
We continued walking. [Ok I admit it we were running. Shadic was walking. Hey shut up! I'm not a track star.]
We came across a gigantic metal door.
"Should be easy to knock down," I said preparing to buck it down.
While I began warm ups Adven went up to the metal door and cut open a pony shaped hole for us.
"Well fine. I mean if you want to do things the easy way," I said pouting.
We walk and walked. Fuck it I'm bored!
Suddenly we heard something was heading towards us through another door. [I see doors everywhere! Look out there is a door behind you! Ha! I made you look.]
I was moving forward to meet this thing. [Whatever it was.] Shadic raised a hoof and gave me a serious look. I decided to stay where I was and we awaited the new 'friend.'
We waited as it approached. In a minute the thing reached us. It was a robotic fox with two tails.
"No," I could hear Shadic say as a tear ran down his face. "Tails!" he shouted sadly," Is that you?"
The cyber creature merely nodded and continued walking forward until it was five feet away from us.
"Tails, what happened?" Shadic asked Tails.
Tails rose a finger and pointed directly at Shadic," You are what happened Shadic. You deserted us. The others fell one by one. Big was eaten by a giant frog. Amy was attacked by Chaos. I watched Shadow fall as he went to take down Eggman himself. Eggman did not spare a single one even Cream and Cheese. He ordered his robots and now they are..." Tails trailed off unable to finish what he was saying.
Shadic and the rest of us were left speechless.
"This," Tails said indicating his new body," was all your doing Shadic. You left me alone. You killed all our friends. Including me!"
Shadic tears returned," I am sorry, Tails. I am so sorry."
Shadic continued,"I promise you Tails, I will help you." Shadic's face rose with a determined look.
The machine fox looked stunned at the pegasushog's look of confidence. [Wow. I never thought I would ever type up that line....Fucking epic!]
It quickly shook its head to restore its composure. It proceeded to lift its hand at Shadic. A hole appeared from the hand and a bright light was glowing.
I reached to grab Shadic and throw him out of the way but I felt a hoof on my shoulder. I looked back and there was Adven with a look of disapproval. I gulped and just watched one fo my friend's last few moments tick by.
Tails raised a mechanized brow," Why do you laugh? Is it because you realize your failure?"
This only made Shadic laugh louder and soon I found I was laughing too. Adven and Goldie joined in our maniacal laughs. [Although Adven's was more of an evil chuckle.]
After a minute Shadic caught his breath," No because I know you won't do it."
"What makes you so sure Shadic?" the robot inquired annoyed by the laughing. [And chuckling.]
"Because Tails would never shoot his big brother," Shadic answered with a big smirk.
The robot looked shocked at Shadic's response. The robot's hand started to go back down.
"No! You're not getting off that easy!" We heard Eggman say over an intercom.
Tails's arm started to go back up readying to fire.
"Don't do it Tails," Shadic said firmly.
The gun began to charge.
"This is not you Tails. You are stronger than this," Shadic continued moving closer to the blast range.
Shadic continued walking until his chest was right in front of the gun's fire area. "I believe in you Tails," Shadic said giving his roboticized brother a hug.
"Activating emergency shutdown system," the robot said as Tails's eyes went black and lifeless.
"Quick help me get this off of him," Shadic begged us and we all obliged.
After a few minutes of dismantling the mechanical parts we saw that the fox was okay. He was only unconscious.
"And now that makes three and we are out!" I joked mimicking an umpire.
Shadic not missing a beat turned towards us. "Adven you and Goldie stay here. Goldie is in no condition to fight and Bass is not as strong as you. Or as experienced. Or as funny." [I will admit that last remark made me tear up a bit.]
Adven nodded as Goldie put Knuckles and Shadow's bodies down.
"Come on Bass we got a fat old guy's flank to kick," Shadic said excitedly.
I smiled and nodded.
[Thirty minutes later.]
We finally came to the last door.
"I hope this was not just some wild goose chase," I said panting.
Shadic shook his head," Nope if it was Eggman would not have been so insistent for Tails to kill me."
I pretended to put on imaginary glasses," Most logical, Quite logical."
Shadic and I locked eyes and charged the door knocking it off its hinges and to the floor.
When we entered the room we found a strange sight.
We saw Eggman sitting on a chair playing with action figures.
Shadic and I shared a look of disbelief and then began laughing our flanks off.
"Stop it!" Eggman said in a high pitched voice..
That only made us laugh even harder.
"I mean," Eggman said clearing his throat," Stop it!"
Still we laughed. [You know if it was the Joker he would probably be happy we were laughing at him.]
"Fine," Eggman said pressing a button," How is this for a joke?" Suddenly a glass tube popped up with Sonic inside it.
"Okay Eggman," Shadic said while I was still giggling," You got our attention. Sucks to be you. Dark it is time."
"Who is Dark?" I muttered to myself.
Shadic's body became engulfed by shadowy energy. It resembled Shadow's yet it felt...different.
My view was blocked by the shadows.
Author's Note: Okay folks we have finally arrived. The Next Chapter is the Finale of the Rescue Sonic Arc! Stay tuned faithful readers! [Expect it to be a while but I promise it will be well worth the wait.]