Author: AGodofIrony PM
Companion piece to Chaotic Memories. In the other dimension Shadow and Amy are trying to enjoy their honeymoon while the others are hunting for the Chaos Emeralds. With a new villain, and Issai's part of Metal's plan, things are not going to end well.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure/Romance - Shadow & Amy - Chapters: 11 - Words: 25,838 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 09-02-09 - Published: 03-07-09 - id: 4909514
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First off, thanks for choosing to read this fic. Firstly though, have you read Chaotic Power? This is one of the two sequels to it.
You have? Good. If you haven't, then go and read it. Otherwise, nothing is going to make much sense.
Now, have you read Chaotic Memories? Yes? Good.
If not, don't worry. Yet. Some things might not make sense later on, so it would be best to go and read Chaotic Memories when something like that pops up.
This is technically a companion story to Chaotic Memories and is also a sequel to Chaotic Power but deals back where things in Chaotic Power took place, and with Shadow, Amy, and the others who didn't go to Silver and Blaze's world.
Now, enjoy! Muhahaha!
Shadow growled, getting up and slipping his shoes on. Next to him in the bed Amy rolled over with a snore.
She was faking it, Shadow knew, but he didn't care. Technically, they didn't need very much sleep. Two, three hours was all they really needed to help recharge. They could even go without sleep for a while with no adverse affects, but Amy was still use to it, and Shadow, though he might not admit it, liked those few hours of quiet, dream-like state where he and Amy were close together.
Unfortunately there was a very loud noise coming from somewhere outside their hotel room…Yelling, it sounded like. Shadow hadn't spent three days straight gathering Rings to get here for his and Amy's honeymoon to have it ruined by a squabbling duo.
Stalking forward, fixing on his golden bracelets, he slammed the door open, ready to yell at whoever was shouting.
The yell died in his throat before it could even start. Why hadn't he recognized their voices sooner? Maybe it was the fact he had simply been angry.
Either way, the two didn't stop arguing.
"I'm just saying!" a white cat mobian dressed in purple said, arguing with a dark green and blue hedgehog with tan highlights, "Why can't we go to more places like this?"
The hedgehog gave the cat a look, akin to "Are you insane?" but voiced this, "What the hell do you mean? We're on mission from Father!"
"Your father," the cat huffed, "Not mine."
"Then leave!" the hedgehog scowled, "I can do this myself."
"Noooo…" the cat said, with a pout, "It's fun being around you! We can blow stuff up and have a grand old time! Besides…"
The cat produced the purple Chaos Emerald with a flourish, "You need this, don't you?"
"Humph, I can take that back whenever I want!" the hedgehog shouted, "Just because I lost it in a card game…"
"…Ahem," Shadow said with a cough, a look of confusion on his face. Behind him, Amy watched from the bed with an amused expression.
Issai and Stream, the hedgehog and the cat, respectively, whirled around, staring at Shadow.
"I thought you said he was on the fifty-first floor!" Issai shouted, turning back to Stream and pointing an accusing finger at her.
"Well, that's where I thought they were…" Stream answered, looking at Issai cutely.
Issai scowled again, then turned back to Shadow, "Bah! Shadow, I am here for your Chaos Emerald!"
Shadow looked over at Stream and Issai, then glanced back to Amy. She had the one Chaos Emerald they had managed to recover. The other five were still scattered across the world. When Vinny had warped the Emeralds, it screwed with the radar, making them impossible to find. It had even affected the one Emerald not warped, the one currently in Stream's possession.
Probably had something to do with the connection of Emeralds. Shadow wasn't sure, nor particularly cared. He just knew it meant finding the Emeralds would be a lot harder then usual.
"Listen…" Shadow sighed, rubbing his forehead, feeling a headache of sorts begin to form, "Do we really have to go through this? We'll fight, go Super, fight some more, and one of us will probably warp away before having to give up their Emerald. Meanwhile, there's a lot of collateral damage, innocent people hurt, and no one's the better. I really just want to spend some quality time with Amy that doesn't involve explosions and life and death battles. Just, leave us alone for a week. We have no intention of going Emerald hunting on our honeymoon. Bother Knuckles and my brother Cerrivae…Or the Chaotix. They're the ones who are actively looking for the Chaos Emeralds…Alright?"
Issai paused, faltering at Shadow's declaration, unsure of what to say.
"Come on Issai…" Stream sighed, "Let's leave them be for now. We can get their Emerald later. And besides, maybe we can take a mini vacation! I mean, we're at a resort right now anyways…It'll be fun!"
Issai turned his confusion to Stream again, another look of utter confusion on his face, not getting what the heck she was talking about.
"We are warriors!" Issai declared, "Not here for vacations or seeing the sights! Father gave us a mission, and we must fulfill it, end of story!"
Stream frowned, glaring at Issai, "We will leave them be for now, alright? There are five other Emeralds to find, and they said they weren't going Emerald hunting right now anyways!"
Issai opened his mouth to protest, but stopped. He knew arguing with Stream was pretty pointless.
"Fine…" Issai relented, hanging his head, "But just for a week!"
Stream grinned happily, taking Issai by the arm, "Good! Now I saw an authentic taco place on our way here…"
As the two walked off, Shadow sighed, walking back into his room and closing the door, taking a seat by the bed.
"Well, I'm not getting back to sleep," Shadow declared. He glanced at the clock. Five in the morning.
"We could go watch the sunrise," Amy volunteered, sitting up. Shadow smiled slightly.
"Alright…Sounds like a plan…"
Knuckles wiped some sweat from his eyes, glancing up in the direction of the hot sun. Next to him stood Cerrivae, but despite his dark fur, he seemed fine.
"Are you sure you trust Rouge alone with your Emerald?" Cerrivae smirked, as the two walked along the desert. Padding along behind them was Omega, who carried most of their supplies. Knuckles didn't really know how to pilot the Tornado III, and while Omega could conceivably figure it out rather quickly, he was to big to fit into the cockpit.
And so, it was on foot these three tread. They weren't to worried though. Cerrivae, if needed, could survive on meditation, though he needed more time then his younger brother Shadow. Omega didn't need food at all, and had optional solar charging, which meant when they camped, usually during the day, then he could fully recharge his batteries from the night's march.
Now usually, they walked during the night, and slept during the day. It was a desert survival tactic that Knuckles had picked up from somewhere. However, they were soon approaching their destination. A village in this spot had been having weird activity lately among wildlife, and had used the village radio to call for help.
G.U.N., which was suffering from a power vacuum created when General Braxton retired, had yet to respond. Knuckles figured it might be a sign of one of the Emeralds, and suggested the three go look.
"Yah…I do…" Knuckles answered, then paused. He raced up a sand dune, and gave a sigh of relief. An oasis, the heart of this ragtag village, welcomed them. Knuckles quickly made his way down, Cerrivae behind him, with Omega following suit.
"Hey!" Knuckles shouted, waving his arms as he approached the village. A number of people, mostly women and children, came out to look at him. "Uhhh…My name is Knuckles…We heard there was a problem…"
There was chatter amongst the group, they seemed unsure of what to do.
After a few moments, an old man hobbled out, looking at Knuckles.
"Hello…" the old man said, peering at Knuckles, "I apologize, only a few of us know Standard. Most of the young men are out right now, trying to see if they can stop what has been plaguing our village."
"That's what we're here for," Knuckles said, motioning to himself, Cerrivae, and Omega. "What exactly do you need help with? We have a lot of experience."
The old man paused, looking them over.
"Yes…I believe you can help us…" the old man smiled, "Now, out in the sands, a strange creature has been destroying the wildlife, and attacking the other oasis. Most of our warriors have gone off to try and destroy it, before it wipes out this village…Please, hurry."
"Right!" Knuckles said. After getting some directions, Omega dropped the backpack, and three took off across the sand, grains blazing behind them as they hurried.
In a short time, they came across another oasis. Several young men armed with spears were shouting, circling around some sand, staring at it intently.
Knuckles, Cerrivae, and Omega paused, moving forward carefully. One of the men looked up, and shouted something at them they did not understand. He shook his spear at them.
"Ummm…We don't understand you," Knuckles said, holding his hands up, "We're here to help."
The group paused, and it seemed a couple of them understood Standard, and told the others what Knuckles had said.
However, before they could start trading information, the sand exploded, some thing bursting from it, twisting around with a roar.
It looked like a giant scorpion, scuttling along. It had two tails however, and it's claws were larger then what would be normal. It had a depression in it's center, and it gleamed in the sunlight.
And…it was made of metal…
"Eggman?!" Knuckles shouted, "Is this one of his machines?"
The Egg Scorpion roared, snapping it claws, one of the native warriors rolling in the sand, throwing his spear, which clanged off the robotic creature with no effect.
"Move aside!" Omega commanded, stomping forward. He held up his arms, firing missiles from them. They zoomed forward, smashing into the robot, who scuttled backwards, shaking it's claws, then glaring at Omega, Knuckles, and Cerrivae.
"I…sense a Chaos Emerald…" Cerrivae muttered, "Somewhere in that creature…I can't pinpoint it…"
"Yah…I can sense it too," Knuckles nodded, "Alright, let's take this thing apart! Cerrivae, get the people to safety. Omega and I will keep it distracted!"
"Got it," Cerrivae nodded, dashing forward, waving his arms, "Hey! Everyone, get away from the creature! My friends can handle it!"
As the warriors, realizing their weapons were useless, hurried after Cerrivae, Omega had picked Knuckles up and started spinning. With a sudden stop, he launched Knuckles who shot forward at the creature, smashing into one of it's claws.
He barely cracked it.
"Shit!" Knuckles shouted, jumping back as one of the claws slammed into sand where he had just been, "Well then…"
The Guardian focused, sand erupting around him, then shooting forward collapsing unto the Egg Scorpion in a giant mound. Knuckles and Omega paused, but the sand suddenly shot everywhere, Knuckles and Omega ducking, the Egg Scorpion letting out a loud roar.
Omega moved now, his robotic arms clashing with another of the giant claws, thrusting forward, attempting to beat it in a test of strength.
"Look out!" Knuckles shouted, seeing the tails shoot forward at Omega. The robot shot backwards, unleashing another barrage of missiles, the Egg Scorpion being hit, roaring and scuttling backwards.
"Looks like I'll have to up the ante…" Knuckles muttered, focusing. He let Chaos Energy build around him, and in a flash of light, he was glowing a soft pink color.
Super Knuckles floated above the sand, glaring at the Egg Scorpion, who paused, looking at the empowered echidna. Super Knuckles shot forward, smashing into one of the tails. He frowned, not breaking through it, but the Egg Scorpion did let out a roar of pain.
Cerrivae appeared in a flash of light, landing on the Egg Scorpion. "I have an idea!"
He focused, waving his hand rapidly at the base of one of the tails, the Egg Scorpion moving erratically, trying to shake Cerrivae off.
Lasers mounted on the back appeared, aiming at Cerrivae, who jumped off. Where he had been waving his hand was rust.
"Try smashing through that spot!" Cerrivae shouted. Knuckles nodded, flying into the air, then spun rapidly, flying at the Egg Scorpion.
Omega let loose with his flame thrower, distracting the robot long enough for Super Knuckles to spin through the weakened area.
With a strain, one of the tails collapsed unto the sand, and the Egg Scorpion scuttled quicker, trying to figure out the next phase of attack.
Cerrivae shot forward again, running around the creature, focusing on his Time element, and the creature began to move slower, slowly being covered in rust.
The creature shot it's tail downwards, barely missing Cerrivae, who still had to stop in his attack and jump away.
Super Knuckles grinned, as the Egg Scorpion creaked at him.
With a sudden loud, screeching noise, it's fallen tail was jammed into it's back by Omega, who had picked it up. He twisted it, the Egg Scorpion giving out a cry as it lurched forward, pulling the dismembered tail out of Omega's hands.
It took a couple steps back, and then lurched into the sand, deactiving.
Knuckles landed on the ground, powering down, stepping forward and looking the creature over. Omega and Cerrivae joined him.
Knuckles and Cerrivae jumped unto it's back, and Knuckles paused, sliding into the depression in it's back.
"Here…" he said, indicating a spot. Cerrivae's hand blurred, and the spot rusted, making it easy for Knuckles to punch through it, taking out a Chaos Emerald. Blue.
"Wonder how that got in there…" Cerrivae muttered, looking at the Chaos Emerald, "Either way, I bet that's what had it activated…"
"Most likely," Knuckles nodded, "But who's using Eggman's old machines? Could he still be alive?"
Knuckles glanced to Cerrivae, who shook his head, "Sorry…I've been having trouble telling the future outside of a few hours ever since that Enerjak guy was defeated. I can only plot the most logical course from data that I know. I'm not a crystal ball."
"Fair enough," Knuckles said, and the two hopped off the Egg Scorpion. Omega was ripping it apart so it wouldn't be easily repaired and used again. Nodding, the two helped out, despite the heat.
A short man with naught but three hairs, and a large nose chuckled to himself, looking over the ruins of this former base of Dr. Eggman's. He wore a green, turtle neck sweater and pants, along with a slightly amused expression.
"Heh…" the man snorted, clutching the green Chaos Emerald, "That arrogant fool got himself killed. I knew he would someday. Now, it's my turn…"
Snively Robotnik stepped forward into one of Eggman's former bases, and prepared to get to work…
A.N. IT HAS BEGUN!
I hope you enjoyed the first part of Chaotic Relations.
Now, hold on to your seats…I have plans…Evil, evil plans.
I do NOT own Sonic and all related titles.
And also, thank you again for everyone who let me use their fan characters for the Chaotic storyline!