Okay, heyo everybody, and welcome to this new fic!

So, I've had this idea for some time; what would that be? People seeing each other in dreams. I'll let you see where that goes from there. Just expect a love story and stuff, so you know what to expect if you've seen these kinds of things before. Of course, we'll get great, great character development, so keep an eye out for that.

So, yeah. I unfortunately never played the Banjo-Kazooie games as a kid, but I think the Let's Play of the series by one Rooreloo of the Something Awful forums has informed me enough, so here we go! This will include the events of Nuts and Bolts, by the way, so let's look forward to stuff, shall we? I love the Sonic series, though, so this will be tons of fun to write for sure!

And yes, I'm dedicating this fic to a very dear friend of mine in fanfiction, who's always been by my side in everything I've done. Yes, I'm talking about RoyalFanatic; a great, great Super Smash Brothers writer who's gotten into Guitar Hero/Rock Band fics as of late. She's been my friend in writing for pretty much the entirety of my fanfiction career (dating back to 2004!). So, RoyalFanatic, this fic is for you, and it's probably the best way I can thank you for all of the years of support and friendship. This fic is also dedicated in part to Madhog thy Master; his oneshot collab he's got going with his C2 is full of stories that got me back my creativity! Writer's block's never been fun, but thanks to him I've been able to write this idea down. So, this is dedicated to him and the staff of The Dark Side of the Hog C2.

After that, we need to tackle disclaimers, of course! Banjo-Kazooie, its characters, Spiral Mountain, and Showdown Town do not belong to me; they belong to the guys at Rareware. Likewise, Sonic the Hedgehog, its characters, the Chaos Emeralds, and its settings do not belong to me either; they belong to the guys at Sega and Sonic Team.

With that said, let's begin. First, a prologue! Let's begin!

Through the Looking Glass


Dr. Ivo Robotnik had finally done the unthinkable.

He had captured Sonic the Hedgehog.

Shadow still wasn't sure how it had happened. All he remembered was Sonic getting himself into yet another fight against the megalomaniacal doctor again when he pulled out this incredibly complex trap. Thinking about it then, the ebony hedgehog should have realized it would be obvious how the doctor would catch Sonic. But to think that the trap would actually work was something else entirely.

The ebony hedgehog would not have minded so much if not for the fact that most of Sonic's allies had also been captured at around the same time. Tails, Amy, and Cream had been among the first to be kidnapped by the evil doctor, and shortly after this quite a few people that were also allies to the blue hedgehog had been captured. Even worse, Rouge had willingly gone to Robotnik's side with the promise of extraordinary profits, which meant that one of the only other people who could do anything was not going to do anything. Even worse was the fact that the doctor had already claimed four of the seven Chaos Emeralds to power a machine that would erase the minds of everybody on the planet to make them mindless drones to serve him; all he needed were the three remaining emeralds and the Master Emerald and he would finally take over the world.

What was worse about this was that Shadow and Knuckles were the only two people left who could possibly do anything about this conflict. Thankfully, the ebony hedgehog had a quick mind and could run even faster than that.

So naturally, he took action as quickly as he could.

He and Knuckles had both managed to move Angel Island to a remote spot far, far away from any visible land. They knew it was only a matter of time before the evil doctor would find the island and claim the Master Emerald, but they knew that they had to buy a little time for themselves. Besides, they would try to move the island again if the doctor, his minions, or Rouge (especially Rouge from the echidna's point of view) came anywhere near, so as long as neither of them was caught they would be in good hands.

However, to be extra careful, Shadow had done a little something else; he took the three remaining Chaos Emeralds, and left one of them in a place Eggman would hardly think to venture and keeping two of them to himself so he could use Chaos Control to travel as far as he could with that. With this done, he began to move all over the world quickly, making it difficult for him to be tracked by Robotnik's machinations.

Even then, however, the black hedgehog knew it was only a matter of time until Robotnik had found him, so he prayed for a miracle to occur.

A miracle, that would begin on a very, very sunny morning in Spiral Mountain, in one of the most unlikely ways imaginable...