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Quest for Camelot

Sonic Style

By Sean Kelly

Chapter 1

One day had started out with an invisibly clear sky, with the exception of clouds. The sun shined its rays of light down on a beautiful green landscape that was complete with a dirt path. On the path there were travelers: a family of hedgehogs on horseback.

There was a red hedgehog, dressed in a blue tunic and chain mail; mounted on a trotting brown horse. Riding on the left side of the armor-clad hedgehog, was a female hedgehog, with white fur, in a graceful orange dress on a pale brown horse. Last, but never the least, was a smaller, pink hedgehog. She had jade green eyes, had neck-length hair with three bangs above her forehead, and wore a gray tunic. She looked at her father and how he rode upon his horse, so she did the same.

They all traveled not to far, just to a beach. As the family arrived the red hedgehog dismounted his steed, and helped his wife down on her own horse. When he turned to help his daughter, he saw her standing on her steed, giggling. The red hedgehog smiled and walked over. "Father!" the daughter exclaimed and literally jumped into her father's arms. Chuckling, the father raised his child up in the air, and then they both fell backwards and rolled down a sandy hill, still laughing. Then the daughter asked while lying where she stopped rolling, "Father, do you really have to go?"

"I'm afraid I must, Amy." Her father admitted, " You know the king's knights will be here soon." Amy giggled again and pleaded, "Tell me again why you became a knight." Her mother just chuckled and said, "Amy, you've heard it a thousand times."

"Oh, but it's fine, dear." The father assured and turned to his child, "Well my daughter," he began, "before you were born, the land was dark and treacherous. The people stood divided; brother against brother. The only hope for peace was in the legend of the sword, Excalibur. For it is said, 'Only a true king could pull this magical sword from its stone and unite the people. Many tried, all failed. Then on the very day you were born," the father narrated to his daughter, "an unexpected hero stepped forth. And his name… was Arthur. And he was the true king. With Excalibur at his side, Arthur led us all out of the darkness. And together, we built the greatest kingdom on earth. Everyone rejoiced."

Amy ran around joyfully and squealed, "Camelot!" then she landed on the sand. Her father held out a shield that was decorated with three rings. "These rings represent our unity, Amy." Her father explained, "As a knight I took an oath; to protect Camelot, King Arthur, and Excalibur." Amy was amazed then looked out yonder and saw three mounted animals in the same attire as her father. "The knights are here!" he deduced.

"I must go now, Amy." Her father said as the family traveled to the knights. "The king has summoned his knights for a special day at Camelot." The father kissed his wife then galloped off to his fellow knights, with Amy following him. "I'm coming with you, Daddy!" she cried. "Yes, when you're old enough, Amy." Her father said. "I'll take you to Camelot, I promise." He said as he galloped away. "I love you!" was the final thing Amy has heard her father say.

All Amy could do was smile as she saw her father far away. "Someday," she said, "I'll be a knight, like Father."

The father and his men began their travel to the kingdom of Camelot. They have traveled through fields, for days until they had visual contact of village of people traveling to a castle. A song greeted all the knights and they joined in.

United we stand
Now and forever
In truth, divided we fall

Hand upon hand
Brother to brother
No one shall be greater than all

United we stand
Now and forever
In truth, divided we fall

Hand upon hand
Brother to brother
No one shall be greater than all

All the knights greeted each other and stepped up a staircase to see a lion in detailed blue robes, accompanied by a silver-gray hedgehog in a night-blue cloak.

It's been ten years we celebrate
All that made our kingdom great
Liberty and Justice for all

Each of us will now divide
In equal shares our countryside
Promising equality for all who reside!

They've all entered the great hall, where the round table stood upon a stone platform.

United we stand
Now and forever
In truth, divided we fall

Hand upon hand
Brother to brother
No one shall be greater than all

Liberty!
Justice!
Trust!

.No one shall be greater than all

Freedom!
Peace!
Honor!

.No one greater than all

Goodness!
Strength!
Valor!

None be greater than . . .

"Me!" finished a green hedgehog, with spikes on the back of his head. And had a fierce look in his eyes. All the other knights glared at him.

"If we're done with sing-a-longs, then let's down to business." He suggested and all have sat down, "I've waited a long time for this day. What about my new land?"

"Sir Scourge, always thinking of yourself." Said the lion, King Arthur, "As Knights of the Round Table, our obligations are to the people. Not to ourselves." He then raised himself from his throne. "The lands will be divided according to each persons needs." He announced. "Well, I need more than everyone." Scourge said. "I would've never supported you all these years if I thought you were running…a charity." The red hedgehog pounded his fist to the table, "The king has decided!" he told Scourge and he replied. "Well, It's time for a new king, and I vote for me." And pointed his thumb towards himself. "I will not serve a false king." The red hedgehog said as he raised himself up.

Scourge slipped his right hand under the table and said, "Then serve…" then he quickly drew out a mace and roared, "a dead one." And jumped onto the table. The other knights drew out there weapons and began to stop the traitor. The red hedgehog armed himself with his shield and charged at the overthrowing Scourge. Before the betrayer could attack Arthur, the red hedgehog got in his way and Scourge swung his mace at the face, knocking him off the table. He did the same to the other knights. Arthur acted quickly. Before Scourge could take him out, the king drew his grand sword. Scourge made a swing down, but Arthur blocked it with Excalibur and sent the traitor flying off the table near the door. Scourge stood back up and made a deep growl and swore out, "That sword will be in my hands." The rest of the knight, armed, charged at the traitor, but Scourge sprang to the door. "And all will be mine!" He finished as he closed and locked the door so no one will follow him. The knights, still conscious made there way to the red hedgehog and said his name, just to see if he's alive. "Lionel." Some of the knights continued saying the name, but received no answer.