Chapter 15

Hyper Shadow appeared in front of Super Eclipse giving him a cold stare.

Super Eclipse smirked. "You may have a higher power level now, but you still won't beat me!"

Hyper Shadow did not respond, instead he flew towards Super Eclipse and punched him hard in the stomach.

Hyper Shadow's super powered fist went straight trough Super Eclipse.

The evil hedgehog coughed up blood as his eyes widened. Hyper Shadow removed his fist from the hedgehog's body. Super Eclipse looked at it and smirked. Instantly, the hole closed up and he looked as well as ever.

"I told you Shadow, you can't beat me!"

Hyper Shadow did not respond. Instead he pointed both his hands at Super Eclipse and floated away a bit from Super Eclipse who continued to stare.

Lighting crackled in his hands as he unleashed his attack.

"Chaos Barrage!"

Hundreds of energy blasts erupted from Hyper Shadow's hands and flew towards Super Eclipse.

The evil hedgehog tried to avoid some but the blasts soon overwhelmed him.

Hyper Shadow continued his assault and Super Eclipse was lost in a sea of energy blasts.

After about a minute or two of shooting, Hyper Shadow lowered his hands. When the smoke cleared, all that was left of Eclipse was half a body, half of one arm, and half of his head. It was connected to a bloody mass at the bottom.

Super Eclipse screamed in pain but then started laughing. His body glowed a white color and he was fully revived.

"You will never generate enough power to kill me!"

Hyper Shadow looked down. 'I have to do it,I have no other choice,but I should at least say goodbye.'

In a flash of light, Hyper shadow warped away leaving a bewildered Super Eclipse.

With The Group

The group was waiting patiently for Shadow's return when he appeared in a flash of silver light.

"Shadow, did ya beat him?" Sonic asked.

Hyper Shadow shook his head.

"Why?" Knuckles asked.

"I still could not generate enough power to destroy him."

"Shadow, there has to be a way." Amy said.

"Well, there is one attack I could use. It would surely wipe him out."

"Then why didn't you use it yet?" Tails asked innocently.

"The cost is very high and I wanted to say goodbye first."

Everyone's eyes widened.

"Shadow, what do you mean?" Rouge stammered.

Instead of answering the question, Hyper Shadow floated over to her.

He then lifted his super powered hand and caressed the beautiful bat's cheek with the back of his hand.

"I wanted to thank you Rouge."

"For what Shadow?"

"For showing me a love I have not seen for 50 years." Hyper Shadow smiled while speaking. And not just a smirk of pride, but a smile of true happiness.

"Shadow what are you talking about?" Rouge asked.

Hyper Shadow lowered his hand to his arm and removed one of his golden bracelets. He opened Rouge's hand and laid it in the palm of her hand softly closing her hand. He then floated away from her and faced the entire group.

"I would also like to thank the rest of you. Thank you for giving me friendship. Something I have not had in 50 years…."

"Goodbye Everyone."

Everyone's eyes widened and Rouge had tears in her eyes. "Shadow w-what are you"-

At that moment Hyper Shadow disappeared with Chaos Control.

Rouge stuck out her hand while tears flew from her eyes.

"SHADOOOOOOOOW!"

BattleField:

Hyper Shadow once again appeared before Super Eclipse who smirked.

"Back for more?"

"Eclipse I will rid you of this world!"

"I would be frightened if you could actually do that."

Hyper Shadow smirked. "Well then, time to be afraid.CHAOS SPEAR!"

The attack erupted from Hyper Shadow's hand and shot off one of Super Eclipse's arms.

The evil hedgehog screamed in pain which gave Shadow his chance.

He took a power up stance as his body began to glow more and more bright.

"N-NO, WHAT ARE YOU DOING!" Super Eclipse screamed after recovering and looking at the Hyper hedgehog.

Hyper Shadow smirked.

"CHAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOS….."

Hyper Shadow threw his arms, legs, and head back as he released his attack.

"NOVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!"

A huge white explosion erupted from Hyper Shadow's body that consumed both super powered hedgehogs.

Inside the light, Eclipse's body began to burn up slowly along with Shadow's.

"Why you fool?" Super Eclipse stammered. Half of his and Shadow's body were now gone.

Hyper Shadow smirked.

"For Maria...and Rouge."

Hyper Shadow closed his eyes as the huge attack took the last of him and Eclipse.

With The Group

The group were startled by a giant white explosion in the sky.

After it faded andrealizing what happened, Rouge and the others fell to their knees.

"No." Rouge muttered " No no no, Shadooooooooow!" Tears were flowing freely from her eyes as she clutched Shadow's golden bracelet.

The rest of the group was shedding tears now as well.

Their sobbing was stopped however when the Chaos Emeralds and the Master Emerald floated down in front of them.

Knuckles ran up to the Master Emerald and grabbed it, and shrinking it. Then he put it in his pocket.

When Sonic reached for the red emerald however, it shattered. Sonic gasped in shock. Then one after the other, thesix remaining emeralds also shattered to pieces.

"What the?" Sonic exclaimed.

"I don't know." Knuckles said.

Sonic went over and picked up an emerald shard.

"Do you think you can fix them Knuckles?"

Knuckles went over and examined them.

"Yes, but it will take some time. I will contact you when I've finished."

Sonic nodded and Knuckles gathered up the pieces and ran off.

Tails, Amy, and Cream also slowly turned and walked away without saying a word.

Rouge was still on the ground when Sonic came over and helped her up.

"He promised." She muttered.

"Promised what?"

"That he'll always be there for me."

"I'm sorry Rouge."

She started crying again. "I-I loved him."

Sonic smiled. "I know, and even though he didn't show it, I'm sure he did too."

Rouge smiled.

"Come home to Station Square okay?"

Rouge nodded and Sonic sped off.

She looked back down at the golden bracelet and then towards the sky. There was a sudden rush of wind that whispered:

"I will always be there for you."

Can your feel life moving through your mind
Looks like it came back for more, yeah yeah yeah
Can you feel time slipping down your spine
Ooh, you try and try to ignore

But you can hardly swallow
Your fears and pain
And you can't help but follow
And puts you right back where you came

Live and Learn
Hanging on to the edge of tomorrow
Live and Learn
From the works of yesterday
Live and Learn
If you beg or if you borrow
Live and Learn
You may never find your way

Can you feel life tangle you up inside
Yeah, now your face down on the floor, whoa

But you can't save your sorrow
You've paid in trade
And you can't help but follow
And puts you right back where you came

Live and Learn
Hanging on to the edge of tomorrow
Live and Learn
From the works of yesterday
Live and Learn
If you beg or if you borrow
Live and Learn
You may never find your way

There's a face searching far, so far and wide
There's a place where you dreamed you'd never find
Hold on to what if
Hold on to what if

Live and Learn
Hanging on to the edge of tomorrow
Live and Learn
From the works of yesterday
Live and Learn
If you beg or if you borrow
Live and Learn
You may never find your way

Live and Learn
Hanging on to the edge of tomorrow
Live and Learn
From the works of yesterday
Live and Learn
If you beg or if you borrow
Live and Learn
You may never find your way

By Crush 40.