Here it is! My big linked story, the one most of my little ones have been leading up to. Expect action and all that jazz. HERE WE GO!
It started out as a normal day for Soleanna, the city of water. The sun shone brightly as it rose up from the ocean, people were rising form their beds and the gondola rowers were going about their work, acting as ferries around the canals. It was a beautiful day, as it usually was, the sunlight sparkling as it hit the water, people smiling and waving to each other and the soldiers patrolling the streets, keeping peace and security. It looked like it was going to be perfect and it was.
Until they came. They started off small, but soon, fifty of their ships filled the skies, so large they blocked out the sun. Each one was capable of holding two thousand of them, making their numbers total one hundred thousand. People were stopping to stare one moment, the next moment they were running for their lives as they were ruthlessly gunned down by this new enemy, exterminated on sight.
They let no one escape them, no mercy was shown. Their glowing blue eyes swept this way and that, followed closely by their deadly weapons, lighting up people's skeletons as their nervous systems were fried. Sonic and his friends tried to fight them, but they were forced to fall back, though none of them were killed. They took the palace and the entire city within minutes, the whole place was burning. And above the death, the destruction and the carnage, one word rose up above it all, piercing cries of the same word, chanted by the enemy who did it:
"EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!"
After the main attack, patrols were moving through the streets in strict formation. Daleks were blasting down doors, taking the survivors prisoner and killing anyone who resisted them. They were harsh, cruel and made no exceptions. The only time they stopped was to allow passage to another Dalek.
His casing was gunmetal black, except for the rectangular slats in the middle and the hemispheres on the bottom section. He gave no concern for any living thing, Dalek or human. He looked down on them all. His only master was the head of the Supreme Council and the Emperor. Some called him the Devil in Dalek form. He was the Dalek Inquisitor General, better known as Dalek X.
The plan was finally set in motion. They had been in hiding for a very long time, too long. They had grown stronger and now they were on the move and he was leading them, as he should, in the name of Skaro and the Emperor.
The Doctor had been a fool, leaving him alive in the wreck of the Lodestar Space Station. His distress signal had been received by a scout craft, sent to the wreck to find him, breaking through the radiation quarantine and finding him in his mutant form, living off the radiation that bathed the wreck. They had then slipped through a small crack in the Archeon Threshold and into this dimension.
They had hidden in the mountains, using the resources they had bought and those they could gather, to build the army now in control of the city. Resistance had crumbled, the people here had never stood a chance against them. Not even the fabled Sonic the Hedgehog had been able to stop them.
The Inquisitor General had gathered as much information on the hero as he could, to see what he would be up against. He had saved the world many times, was able to run at high speeds and could be arrogant and over-confident. He himself had fired a shot at him during the battle. The shot had grazed him on the leg, enough to cause a female pink hedgehog to run in and carry him away.
Emotion. It was one of the things that made other races inferior and why the Daleks would be supreme in all things. But it was time to get to business. He turned to see another Dalek, the leader of Attack Squad Alpha 2, according to his identity tag under his eye. He appeared to shrink in the presence of his superior. As he should.
"REPORT!" barked Dalek X, getting straight to the point.
"ALL RESISTANCE HAS CEASED," he reported quickly. "NINETY PERCENT OF THE POPULATION HAVE BEEN EXTERMINATED. TEN PERCENT HAVE BEEN TAKEN PRISONER, AS YOU ORDERED."
"SONIC THE HEDGEHOG?"
"IS IN FULL RETREAT. WE HAVE CAPTURED ONE OF HIS COMPANIONS FOR USE AS A HOSTAGE." He moved to reveal two Assault Daleks, with claws rather than manipulators, holding a young rabbit, with a creature they referred to as a Chao.
"Please..." Her small voice was full of fear. "Please s-s-sir... don't hurt me... I-"
"SILENCE!" The order stopped her pathetic begging at once, and she shivered and began to cry. "TAKE HER TO THE EXTERMINATOR II. I WILL DEAL WITH HER THERE," he ordered her guards.
"WE OBEY!" they replied in unison and glided away, the sobs of their captive following. Pointless noise, thought Dalek X and returned to the commander.
"WHAT OF THE PALACE?"
"THE GUARDS HAVE BEEN EXTERMINATED AND THE QUEEN HAS BEEN CAPTURED. SHE NOW AWAITS FOR YOUR JUDGMENT."
"EXCELLENT!" proclaimed Dalek X. "I WILL PROCEED TO THE PALACE. RETURN TO YOUR DUTIES!"
"I OBEY!" replied the commander and turned away, as Dalek X was flanked by his Elite Guard, Daleks with black domes and additional weaponry for maximum battle potential. They only guarded the most important Dalek officials, including the Emperor and did not hesitate to perform this task with extreme efficiency.
They flew alongside Dalek X as he activated their gravity repulsion machines, underneath their motive power systems. To the palace they went to show the world the might of the Daleks and this time, they would prevail.
A little taster of what's to come. I hope you'll like it, I promise it shall be epic in epic proportions. R&R please.