Rouge's POV

I was currently being bound to a chair by Shadow. "Why are you doing this," I asked. "Because you were mine before and you will be mine again," Shadow replied. "This is crazy. Sonic and Rocket will find us," I said. "Faker One and Faker Two? Not very likely. I made sure we went to a unknown, isolated, secluded area of the city. They won't be able to find us for days. Weeks. Maybe even months," Shadow said. "Rocket will be able to. He has the technological know-how. He'll be able to find us in minutes flat," I said. "Don't be so sure," Shadow said.


Rocket's POV

I was scanning every square inch of Station Square for a chaos energy signature while Sonic was pacing across the floor. "Sonic, don't worry. We'll find her," I said not taking my attention off the scanner. "I know that. I just think it won't be easy to," Sonic replied. "You're right," I muttered before turning up the frequency. I found something very interesting by the warehouses at the docks. "Sonic, I got something. The signature here matches the one found inside the restaurant in the very spot Shadow and Rouge disappeared," I said. "You sure," he asked. "Positive. I wouldn't lie to you, buddy," I replied before running out. "Hey, wait up," Sonic said.


Rouge's POV

I was just sitting around while Shadow was keeping a watchful eye on me. He had a rifle in his left hand just in case I tried to pull a fast one and make a run for the door. "Oh, Sonic. Where are you," I whispered.


Rocket's POV

Sonic and I were walking around the warehouses near the docks, trying to find the chaos energy signature I detected. I was scanning for the same signature with a portable scanner I brought with me. We kept following the signature until we came to a warehouse that had a trace of the same signature. I turned the scanner mode to a heat signature scanner and saw two forms in there: a hedgehog with a rifle and a bat bound to a chair. "Okay, Sonic. This is the one. Rouge is definitely in there," I said. "All right. Nice job. Now what," Sonic asked. "I was thinking I would go in the back door while you made your own entrance," I replied. "Great idea," Sonic said before going into a spin. I ran as fast as I could so I would stay out of Shadow's line of sight.


Rouge's POV

"Well, doesn't look like neither Faker One nor Faker Two's coming to your rescue. You might as well...," Shadow started before the warehouse door exploded. In its place was my favorite hedgehog: Sonic. "Time's up for you, Shadow," Sonic said. "How did you find us," Shadow asked. "It's all thanks to Rocket," Sonic said. "Faker Two's here," Shadow asked. "You bet," Sonic replied. "Well, where is he," Shadow asked. "I'm not telling you. You made off with my girl," Sonic replied. "She's not 'your girl', Faker. She's mine. Now and forever," Shadow said. I looked up and saw Rocket above us. I mouthed his name and he told me to be quiet by putting a finger to his lips.


Rocket's POV

I was walking quietly along the walkway while Sonic and Shadow were arguing. I looked down while Rouge looked up. I saw her mouth my name and put a finger to my lips, telling her to be quiet. I saw a chain right under Shadow's rifle, so I grabbed the chain and turned it into a makeshift rope. I lowered it down to the barrel of the rifle. The chain wrapped itself around the barrel, so I hoisted it up. Unfortunately, the chain didn't have a good grip and the rifle dropped before it made its way up to me. Shadow and Sonic both heard it, so they looked up and saw me. I heard Shadow growl before he pulled out a pistol, aimed it at me, and shot off a round. The bullet found its way to the very spot where my heart lied and caused me to fall to the floor of the warehouse. "Rocket," Sonic cried before he came over to me. "Oh, man. Is there anything I could do," he asked. "No, I'm afraid not. I was bound to die, anyway. Why not now," I said. "No, you can't," Sonic said. "Sorry. Life's a bitch, y'know," I replied. "Rocket," Rouge cried before she broke free. She then delivered a punch and a kick to Shadow. He was kneeling on the ground while Rouge made her way over to me. "Anything we can do," she asked. "No," Sonic replied. "It's best I go this way," I said. "No. You can't go," Rouge said tearfully. "I have to. But I have something to say," I said weakly. "What's that," Sonic asked. "You two were the greatest friends I ever could have. Goodbye, my friends," I said before closing my eyes for the final time.


Sonic's POV

A couple of dock workers who heard the gunshot that killed Rocket called 911. The squad cars came and carted Shadow off. The paramedics came a little too late to save Rocket. His time of death was 8:50 P.M. He's currently at Station Square Cemetery. Every chance we get, Rouge and I would visit Rocket's grave and pay our respects to him. After all, he was the one who brought us together. He gave his life to make sure we were safe. Today was one such day. I made breakfast for both of us, ate, and then left to get to the cemetery. Rouge and I walked around until we found Rocket's grave. "We thank you, Rocket, for you were the one that brought us closer. You gave your own life to keep us safe. Thank you for everything," I said before we left. After we left, Rocket appeared. "You're welcome," he said before disappearing.