This is an indirect sequel to The Misfortune of Fortune
Disclaimer:I don't own any of the characters (not even Honey)
“When the time has come, I don’t want you to run. I know that you’re the only one,” Amy sang, as she applied some makeup to prepare for a date with Sonic. She finally was able to convince him to go out with her again. And if he stood her up like the previous three times, she planned to track him down and let her hammer make her point.
Her best friend Honey listened to her sing, as she channel surfed in the living room of the apartment. Even though Amy walked away from the music business a couple of months ago, she still hasn’t lost any of her skill. As Amy walked out of the bathroom, the channel Honey was on caught their attention.
“This is an important news flash. Eggman, after disappearing 5 years ago, has returned to attack Station Square. We’re taking you there now.” the TV said.
Both pairs of eyes were on the TV, as the camera went to the large golden robot piloted by Eggman. The robot looked a lot like Eggman, except that it was 20 stories tall. Also, there was some blasters mounted on the wrists of the robot and some missiles attached to the back. The entire body was golden, and Eggman was on the top of it’s head. Except for a few grey hairs, Eggman himself didn’t look any different.
As they watched, Honey said, “Amy look. It’s Sonic.”
Amy looked, and could see Sonic standing in front of the robot, looking up at Eggman. Amy figured that because of this, the date has been postponed. Amy watched, her eyes full of worry for her friend, hero, and current crush.
“Sonic, please be careful,” Amy thought.
Meanwhile, Sonic was standing in front of the robot. His hands was on his hips, and he was looking unimpressed, as he looked up at Eggman. He knew that the entire city was watching him, and that Tails was standing by if he needed help. So he was confident, as always.
“You know, Eggman, you disappoint me,” Sonic said, in his usual cocky attitude. “You disappear for 5 years, and have me sitting around bored. Then you return, and this is the best you can do?”
“I see you haven’t lost any of your cockiness,” Eggman replied. “But after I eliminate you, I can level this entire city, and then the Eggman Empire will rise.”
“And people think I‘m overconfident,” Sonic thought, as he used his speed to dodge Eggman’s laser blasts with ease. As he dodged, he could tell Eggman was getting irritated.
“Hold still, hedgehog!” Eggman yelled, still attempting to hit him.
“While I enjoy all the gifts you’re trying to give me, you’re really not my type,” Sonic remarked.
Eggman gave a smile, as he stopped firing. Sonic skidded to a stop, wondering what was up. He soon got his answer when Eggman pressed another button, launching a couple of missiles from the back of the robot.
“These are no ordinary missiles, Sonic,” Eggman said, as they angled towards him. “These are my special hedgehog seeking missiles. They took me a couple of years to make, but they’re going to be well worth it.”
The missiles then rocketed right towards Sonic. Sonic ran a couple of feet away from where they would land. But the missiles sensed this and altered their course to go towards him again. So Sonic started running, while the missiles followed his every move.
“They’re almost as fast as I am,” Sonic thought. “So I have to get rid of them somehow. Maybe I can turn these missiles against Eggman.”
Sonic raced around as couple of corners, coming up from behind the robot, and ran straight up the back, stopping at the shoulder. Eggman turned to see Sonic standing right next to him, gasped as he realized what that would do, and tried to shake him off. Sonic almost fell, but was able to barely get his fingers in between 2 pieces of metal. He glanced back to see one of the missiles headed right for him.
He waited until the split second before it would hit, then let go. His body dropped straight down, and he rolled into a ball to avoid injury. The missile tried to follow, but hit Eggman’s robot instead, exploding against it.
Then Sonic realized something important. There were two missiles following him, but only one hit Eggman. He looked around frantically, wondering where the other missile was. He soon spotted it.
And it was headed right for the apartment building Amy lived in.
Sonic didn’t think, he just ran. He and Tails tested his speed at one time, and they found that he could run at twice the speed of sound. They thought that this was the fastest he could go in his normal form. But now, with his friend’s life in danger, he wanted to push his running to the absolute limit. Because of this, he found he had a whole new speed.
He was so focused on catching up with the missile, he didn’t notice the changes that was going on around him, and how he was in a whole new place. At least, not until he almost ran into a building that wasn’t supposed to be there. He screeched to a stop, his nose mere inches from the building.
Sonic stepped back and looked up at the building. It towered over all the other buildings around him, and was painted black. The only non-black part was a yellow circle, with a picture of Eggman’s face on it. He noticed that all the buildings around him were black as well, and the sky was full of smog.
He walked through the streets of wherever he ended up, looking around at the new stuff around him. He noticed that the city seemed to be deserted, and there weren’t really any roads. There was enough room between the buildings to walk, however. He got his answer on his location when he stepped on a piece of metal.
He picked the chunk of metal up and read it. Even though it was rusty and bent up, he could make out the words “S.S. Central Station.”
“I’m in…Station Square,” Sonic realized.
To be continued…