The Trail of Emeralds
Ok, this is my second fic, but I never finished the other one, so you could call this my first. This is about knuckles' and rouge's search for the emerald pieces, and their growing feelings for each other. Later on it tells what they did when they got all the pieces. This is NOT based of SA2B, it is a completely different story! This happens a few years after the events of SA2B.
This fic is rated PG for minor violence while finding the pieces and an amount of romance between knux and rouge. If I feel I need to go beyond what was specified in either of these departments I will change the rating to PG-13 and bold it so you will notice.
~chapter 1, meeting again~
It was a sunny day on Angel Island, Knuckles was watching the clouds while sitting in front of the Master Emerald, thinking about what will happen if he ever can leave the shrine.
He groaned, muttering “I wish I had someone who cared for me, who loved me... Then I wouldn't be so lonely.” quietly, but it seemed he hadn't done it as quietly as he thought, because he heard a laugh come from behind him at the comment.
“But-that laugh was familiar, it sounded like-” Knuckles said, but was cut short when a white bat with purple wings flew up to the shrine. “Rouge!” Knuckles yelled in surprise, staring in shock at the bat he hadn't seen in years
Rouge only winked, then headed toward the master Emerald. “Oh no, where do you think you're going!?!” Knuckles called, blocking Rouge before she could get to the Emerald.
“You said you were gonna lay off the master Emerald, shows how much your word's worth!” Knuckles yelled, disgruntled at the bat's lack of trustworthiness.
“I don't care what I said, this gem is mine!” Rouge called back at Knuckles, trying to kick him.
Knuckles dodged, and drill clawed Rouge away. She was hit, and tried to fly over to the Emerald, but was blocked by Knuckle's glide attack.
Rouge was hit by a volley of punches, and fell down the bottom of the shrine.
“Wait, are you alright!?!” Knuckles called down from where he was standing, realizing what he had done.
Rouge weakly stood up and looked disgustingly at Knuckles. She tried to walk up to the shrine's top, but fell on the steps and blacked out.
Knuckles ran over to Rouge and checked her over. “Man, What was I thinking!” Knuckles thought to himself while getting Rouge onto his back. He took her to what he had been using for a bed, a tree house-like bed of leaves.
“She can stay here while she heals up, but if she tries for the Master Emerald again I can't try to help her if she gets hurt.” he thought, trying to adjust her so it wouldn't be putting pressure on where he had punched her.
~A few hours Later~
Rouge woke up to see she was in a pile of leaves supported by branches. Not exactly her taste in furniture.
She looked toward the sky, it was sunset, and Knuckles was standing in front of the Master Emerald, looking at Rouge suspiciously.
He walked over to Rouge and asked how she was feeling. “Why should you care, you nearly killed me with those fists of yours!” Rouge hissed at Knuckles, who jumped back. “Well, at least you're awake..” Knuckles replied, angered Rouge didn't appreciate what he had done to try and make her comfortable.
“Whatever, this doesn't mean I owe you one!” Rouge said, hoisting herself off the bed of leaves and walking away slowly.
Knuckles, seeing where she was heading, ran in her way. “There's no way you're getting your hands on the Emerald, especially after what happened a few hours ago!” he said, blocking Rouge from approaching the Emerald.
“Um, the Emerald is the same way as the exit” Rouge commented, looking toward the stone steps.
“Fine, leave, but don't go near the Emerald again!” Knuckles scoffed to Rouge.
Rouge walked toward the Emerald, and grinned,”Fool” she thought, before kicking the Master Emerald.
“What the!? What do you think you're doing!” Knuckles screamed, watching the pieces scatter everywhere.
“What it takes to get my gem!” Rouge cackled before gliding away.
“Dang it, how did I not see that coming!” Knuckles thought, glaring at Rouge from afar.
“Well, being mad isn't gonna help, I'll have to get those pieces before she does..” he thought, coming back to his bed so he could get his things before setting off to find the Master Emerald's shards.
That is the end of chapter 1. Next chapter, Knuckles and Rouge set off to find the Emerald shards, and get into a bit of trouble getting them.
Ok, chapter 1 is kinda small because I didn't know how big to make it. Tell me how big and I'll make it that way.