Chapter 1

Shadow the Hedgehog stood inside of the space colony ARK looking out towards Mobius. "Goodbye forever, Shadow the Hedgehog." The dark hedgehog dropped an old photo of Maria and Professor Gerald as he made his way out of the ARK, and towards a new life.

Meanwhile, deep inside the core of the colony, a green capsule inside a dark room slowly began to come to life as it lifted off of the floor. A pair of devilish, silver eyes blinked open. "Shadow."

'Well, I might as well get back down to Mobius, since I have nothing left up here', the dark one thought as he made his way through the abandoned halls of the colony. "What the hell?" he stated in shock at the sight of a spacecraft approaching the colony. "Whoever that is, they have no right to be here, especially if it's GUN."

Shadow made his way up to the ARK docking area to stand up against the intruders. The dark yellow spacecraft landed and the metallic door slowly slid open. Out stepped a familiar white bat, a 2 tailed fox and a blue hedgehog.

"What are you guys doing here?"

Sonic was the first to answer. "We saw you blow up that comet and figured you might need a lift home."

Tails was the next to speak. "Do you still have the Chaos Emeralds?"

Shadow nodded and stuck his hand in the air. Immediately, the 7 mystic gems appeared and floated around him.

"That's a nice trick."

Sonic and Tails made their way back to the ship which left Shadow and Rouge standing in the docking bay.

"We were all worried about you Shadow, but it seems you can handle yourself."

"They don't call me the ultimate life form for nothing."

"As proud as ever I see, come on let's get going."

Shadow followed Rouge up the ship's ramp and into the mechanical wonder. Just as Shadow was about to enter, a hard fist collided with his face, sending him flying off the ramp. "What the hell?"

"Hello Shadow, it's been a while."

Shadow whirled around to face his adversary. Standing before him was a hedgehog almost identical to himself. The only differences were that he was a white base color with silver highlights, silver eyes, and 2 top quills that pointed down instead of up, like Shadow's.

"Who are you!" the infuriated hedgehog screamed.

"Strange, that you don't remember your own brother."

"What did you say?"

At that point, Rouge, Sonic, and Tails ran out of the ship.

"Shadow, are you alright?" Rouge asked as she came to his side, helping him back to his feet.

"I'm fine."

"How pitiful."

Shadow and Rouge faced the silver hedgehog.

"Tell me who you are!" Shadow screamed at his 'brother'.

"I am Eclipse the Hedgehog, The TRUE Ultimate Life Form."