Author: Lady C Andrews PM
New friends, new foes, new adventures. Can Knuckles and Rouge survive this epic adventure with the help of their new friend, Tarosamo? Now Complete.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Knuckles & Rouge - Chapters: 18 - Words: 52,648 - Reviews: 149 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 01-17-05 - Published: 03-13-04 - Status: Complete - id: 1770501
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Last Chapter! Wow, I like to say that I'm sorry for the wait. I've been having one major writer's block. But here's the next chapter! ENJOY! And REVIEW!!!
Sonic sped through the jungle, dragging the pink hedgehog along with him, running pass the flying Tails. Branches and leaves brush against him as he made his way through to the chamber where he was sure that Knuckles would be at. He finally came to a halt once he reached the ruins. "This is where Knux went?" He asked, looking around.
Tails landed next to him, panting slightly. "I…guess…so…" he said gasping for air.
Kevana jumped from the trees landing to Tails right, startling him. She stood up, looking around with an emotionless glaze. "So this is Avalon Sacred Chamber? Lets move."
The four rushed inside the chamber and through its many corridors until they came to an open door. Peering inside, they took notice of a large fiery beast attacking a center echidna relentlessly. Upon further inspection, Knuckles couldn't be found anywhere.
Sonic raced over to Tarosamo, "Yo! Taro! What's up with that beast?!"
Volcano growled at Sonic for interrupting his meal. He roared, throwing a large fire ball at the blue hedgehog.
"Sonic!" Amy cried, wanting to run to her blue hero.
Sonic quickly ran out of the way as the large fire ball crashed into a wall, sending flames everywhere, "Ha! Missed me!" He taunted before turning back to Amy and the rest, "You three get out of here while I'll help Taro!" Amy was about to protest when Volcano spit out another fire ball in their direction.
Tails grabbed Amy and ran out of the chamber following close behind Kevana. "Sonic!" Amy yelled, trying to resist Tails pull.
Sonic ignored her and turned to a near dead Tarosamo. "Hey, man, you okay?" He went over to the echidna's side and help him up.
Tarosamo rolled his eyes, "What does it look like?" He said without any humor in his voce.
Sonic grinned, "Well, if you ask me, I'd say—" He was cut off as the fiery beast swung his tail at the two. Sonic quickly jumped out of the way with little trouble holding up the slightly taller echidna. "What is that thing, anyway?" He asked as they narrowly missed another blast from the beast.
Tarosamo groan in pain as Sonic landed on the ground, "That is…Volcano, protected of the...Light Jewel."
Sonic nodded, dodging around attack from Volcano, keeping a firm hold on Tarosamo. "Where's Knuckles?"
It took a moment before Tarosamo could respond considering all the pain he had to endure before Sonic showed up, "…He went to sought out Sameo…in the underworld."
"He left already?" Sonic shook his head, "How do we defeat this creep?"
Tarosamo sighed, "Honestly, I have no idea." He grabbed his shoulder as a horrid pain seared through it.
Sonic growled, "Great. Lets just get out of here and hope that beast doesn't follow us." He zoomed pass the beast before Volcano had a chance to stop them. Sonic ran out the door, still holding onto his friend. Once they made it out, Sonic stopped to let go of Tarosamo, "Man, for an echidna, you sure are heavy." He smirked.
Tarosamo ignored him and quickly pushed the gold plated door shut to stop it from getting out. He had a difficult time shutting the door due to the irritation of the wounds he'd acquired. The door slammed shut just as the beast was about to go at them. Tarosamo slid down, clutching his wounded arm.
Sonic glanced at him, "So, what's going to happen to Knuckles?"
Tarosamo opened his mouth to speak when he was suddenly cut off by a voice, "Sonikku!" Amy ran to Sonic and gave him one of her death hugs, "I'm so glad that you're okay!" Tails and Kevana ran over to the small group.
Kevana smirked at Tarosamo, crossing her arms, "Long time no see, echidna."
Tarosamo stood up, holding the wall for support, "Hello, Kevana." He said with bitterness evident in his voice as he said her name.
Sonic scratch the back of his head, "You two know each other?"
The black and pale blue echidna limped pass them, "Unfortunately." He muttered making his way out of the place.
Sonic raised an eyebrow as he looked at Kevana, "Old girlfriend?"
The cat smirked never left her, "You could say that."
Rouge shield her eyes as the light from the two jewels became too intense. After a long moment, the light faded, and the bat could clearing see the two figures once her eyes readjusted.
Knuckles and Sameo stared each other down, or in Knuckles case, stared up at Sameo. Sameo eyes were glowing white with hatred as the black jewel clung around his neck. Tension built up in the room, clogging the air. Bolts of lightning flash around the room giving it a chilling frightening aurora. Then, suddenly, both Sameo and Knuckles let out one last battle cry before charging at the other.
Sameo grabbed the dark jewel from around his neck, and pulled it off, aiming it at the approaching echidna. Knuckles noticed and did the same with his jewel. Both jewels let out a beam of light. One black and one white light slammed into the other, forcing both back slightly.
Sweat poured from Knuckles as he held his ground. Sameo was indeed stronger then he was, but he wouldn't allow that to beat him. He was the only hope for the future now. Everyone depended on him, he will defeat Sameo! …He hoped, anyway.
Sameo smirked as he forced more strength into his jewel, "Ha! You can't win, echidna! When will you give up?!"
Knuckles growled, being pushed back an inch, but also forced more energy in the jewel and a burst went through, sliding Sameo back, "If there's one thing I've learn, that's never to give up!"
Sameo growled as well, and in one swift movement, he dodged to the side allowing the beam of white light to collide with the solid wall, creating a large crater. The dragon smirked as he swung his long tail around to smack the Light jewel from Knuckles hands. The jewel went flying into another wall, nearby Rouge.
Knuckles watched as the jewel flew from his hands but before he could make a run for it, Sameo swung his tail again, hitting the echidna head on. Knuckles let out a shout of pain as he too went into a wall. He slide down and spat out some blood, wiping his cut lip. A long gash was visible over his right eyebrow as blood tingled down the side of his face. Dragon tails aren't something to be taken lightly.
Sameo laughed as he aimed his jewel at the fallen echidna, ready to dealt the finishing blow. "Such a shame, echidna, I was beginning to like you."
Knuckles slowly got to his feet, glaring daggers at the taller creature. He looked over at the jewel which was opposite of where he know stood. He couldn't get it, not with Sameo in his way. He cursed under his breath at his misfortune and sighed. Now what was he going to do?
Same eyes glowed with malice as his smirked became more crueler. "Say goodbye, echidna!" And with that, he shot a dark beam towards the echidna.
Knuckles didn't had enough time to get out of the way as the beam of dark energy headed towards him at a blinding speed. Knuckles closed his eyes, knowing that he had failed. There was nothing he could do now, but to embrace death. 'I'm sorry, everyone. Rouge…I love you…' He waited for the pain to come when he heard a startle cry and opened his eyes to see a blinding white light smash into the Jewel of Darkness, sending it off curse. His eyes widen as he stared at the one holding the jewel.
Rouge grinned weakly as blood matted into her once white fur, the jewel held in both hands, aimed at it's twin, sending it flying from Sameo's hands and onto the floor. It bounced a few times before coming to a slow roll and falling through a crack in the floor.
"NO! What have you done?! You filthy bat!" He glared evil eyes at Rouge, "How did you escape?!"
Rouge coughed, wiping some blood from her lip, "I have my ways." She smirked and rushed over to Knuckles.
Knuckles stared at her for a moment before taking the jewel and throwing it down the same crack the dark jewel fell down.
"You're pay for your insolence, you disgusting mammals! I'll kill you and eat you for breakfast!" Sameo charged at the two, ready to kill.
Knuckles stood in front of Rouge, protecting her best he could from the charging dragon, but before Sameo could reach them, his whole domain started to rumble, knocking Rouge and Knuckles off their feet.
"What's happening?" Rouge asked as the ceiling started to collapsed and the floor beneath them started to cave in.
Then, two lights, one white and one black, shot up from the ground and engulfed Sameo, "What?! What's going on here?!" The demon lord demanded as both lights surrounded him, lifting him from the ground. Rouge and Knuckles shield their eyes as the two lights became intense and spun around the demon, creating a whirlwind. Sameo let out a loud, roaring yell and then disappeared.
The two furries stared in shock at the spot Sameo once was. The place continued to rumble and collapse with them still trapped inside. "How do we get out of here?!" Rouge asked over the loud noise.
A bright ball of white light than came in front of them, "Rouge, Knuckles, you had defeat the fearsome creature known as Sameo and now his lair is falling. I shall lead you out of here." It was Chenoa, formed in her little ball of white light.
Knuckles nodded but Rouge shook her head, "We can't leave yet!"
Knuckles gave her a look of incredulous, "Why not?! We need to get out of here!"
"We can't leave without Slice and Black Light!" Rouge said, quickly looking around.
"We're here!" Came a voice from the other end of the falling room. All three turned around to see Slice and her panther friend, Black Light.
Slice grinned at her sister with one arm swung around Black Light for support, "I didn't think you'd care, Rouge."
Rouge rolled her eyes as she, Knuckles, and Chenoa rushed over to the two sides, "Don't push your luck, sister."
As they were about ready to leave, the floor underneath Rouge crumbled, "Ahh!" She screamed, reaching a hand out, she would fly out if it wasn't for the fact that her wing was broken. "Knuckles!" She cried as Knuckles reached out a hand to save her.
"Rouge! I got you, hold on!" Knuckles grunted as he pulled her up from her uncertain doomed. Looking down in the bottomless pit set a chill down his spine. There was no end to it. Knuckles held her in a hug. "Are you alright?"
Rouge smiled, "What do you think? Besides almost getting killed today, I'd say I'm actually pretty good."
Knuckles nodded, "Good." He looked up to the floating light, "Chenoa, get us outta here."
Chenoa hovered up and down before spinning around the group of four, creating a tornado of light. She begin to pick up speed with each turned she made until she was at a speed which would envy ever Sonic. Then, they were gone.
Sonic paced around the green surrounding where he, Tails, Amy, Tarosamo, and Kevana waited for the arrival of Knuckles and Rouge. He let out an impatient sighed, "Man, where are they?"
Tails sat on the ground, bored, "Do you think that they are okay, Tarosamo?" He looked at the injured echidna.
Tarosamo nodded, deep in thought, "I believe that Knuckles will defeat that monstrous being Sameo."
Amy grinned, "Of course! Good guys always win!" She looked up at Sonic who blushed under her glaze. He didn't understand why she made him feel this way, but she did.
Any further conversation was cut short as a blinding light suddenly occurred and they all turned away from it until it cleared. Once it cleared, the group turned back around to see four other figures.
Amy jumped up in excitement, "You made it!" She hugged them then jumped back and looked at Rouge and Knuckles, "You two need a bath, and you're hurt!"
Rouge smiled, "Its fine, nothing to worry about."
Sonic walked up to them, "So, how'd it go? What happened to Sameo?"
Knuckles shrugged, "He was engulf by two lights and then disappeared."
"He was sealed away again." Tarosamo spoke as he made his way to them.
Tails rushed up to them, "So, is it over? We can all go home now?"
Tarosamo nodded, "Yes, we can go home now…"
Tails jumped, "Yes!" Then he paused and turned to the newest characters, "Um, who are you?" He asked, looking at the bat and panther.
Rouge grinned, "This is my sister Slice and…uh, Black Light." She introduced them.
Slice smiled slightly, happy to have finally got away from that creep Sameo, "Hello, there, kid."
Tails blushed, "My name's Tails."
"I can see why." She said, glancing at his two tails.
"Alright, alright, can we go now?!" Sonic asked, obviously impatient.
Chenoa smiled at them as she flew away, "Farewell friends. May you still safe." Everyone waved at the bird as she departed.
"Finally, I can have some chilidogs!" Sonic grinned, leading the way.
Everyone laughed, thankful that now, they could finally go home and rest. Tails handed Knuckles the Master Emerald and Knuckles placed the Master Emerald back on the shrine where he hope it'll still there undisturbed for the rest of eternity.
Two Years Later
A lot really hadn't happen in the last two years. Rouge and Knuckles stayed together and until recently, he had finally popped the question and Rouge was more then happy to accept. The wedding was nice and small with friends and family attaining. For their honeymoon, they decided to head to Paris. Who would've seen that one coming?
Sonic finally confessed his feelings to a certain pink hedgehog and the two are currently going out and it wouldn't be long before the blue blur would finally pop the question.
Tails is still Tails, also working on his plans and inventions. Nothing new there, though he is showing a little interest in one certain rabbit.
Slice and Rouge finally decided to become a family again and Slice visits Rouge every chance she can now that they had settle their differences. Also Slice and Black Light had both fallen madly in love and guess what; they are expecting their first child soon! (Eh, Banther? Bat/Panther? Gosh…weird…)
And Tarosamo…he resides on Angel Island along with Rouge and Knuckles and serves as a guardian, protecting the two in any way he can, though he does know that they are quite capable of defending themselves, but he grew attach to them to leave them now.
And as for Kevana, she disappeared again, still remaining a mystery.
Everyone lives happily ever after…Except one…
In a galaxy, far, far, far away from the one known as the Milky Way, a maniacal laughter was heard, traveling through space, "Soon, echidna, soon!"
Well, that's it for EQ. It was my best story ever. Oh, you all think there's a sequel coming, huh? Who knows? I'm thinking of stopping the fanfic bizz. I don't know, what do you all think? Well, this is probably my last story, anyway. Who knows? Maybe I'll surprise you, stay on the lookout!
That's it for now, please, review! Thanks!
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