A/N- And here's the final chapter. I would like to thank Samus PWNS the Chief hard, iggyrules517, TheBlueAlienRobotZombie, Steve993, HBee16, Thomas Holmes II, PeaceLoveSonicandChao, AngeliclyAwesome123, TailsDoll13, jazzybizzle, SonicBlueBlur, Gloomy Shadows, xxxShadmariaxxx, ABSOselfRBED, Kevin-T-stormhog, Random Person, corpman Auger, The General 321, Van39MaxKatAlex4, Brandon the Lynx, Sunheart13, ProjectSarah4, lydiathetigeropean, Kera Cooper 20, ShadowandMadonna, Sentinel07, imnotraven16, and Duskii for reviewing. You guys have made this story the 3rd most reviewed Shadow/Maria story and it's really close to being 2nd. So, without anymore stalling, the final chapter. Enjoy.
The Ultimate Lifeform Slows Down Chapter 41
14 Year Old Silver POV
"Blaze, do you ever wonder if our lives are meant for more than just staying here the whole time?" I asked as we were walking down the castle hallways.
"I've never really thought about it Silver. Though it does get boring around here sometimes so I know where you're coming from. But do you really think now is the best time to think about that?"
"Yeah, I guess you're right Blaze." We were summoned by the queen five minutes ago and we didn't know why. All we were doing was some extra training before our guard shift started. Anyway, as we entered the throne room it was pretty barren at the time. The only people in there were Queen Maria, her bodyguard Iggy, and a hooded figure who had their face concealed. Blaze and I bowed and then rose back up.
"What do you need from us our Majesty?" Blaze asked the queen.
"How many times have I told you, you can just call me Maria. We're friends so it's fine."
"Well, you have a guest, I didn't know how you know them."
"Sorry I should have told you, he's my husband." I was shocked. There was a King as well as a Queen?
"Well, they were going to find out eventually." The hooded voice said. It was familiar, but I didn't find out who it was until he pulled his hood down.
"Shadow?!" Both Blaze and I asked in surprise. We didn't expect out combat instructor to be there and be the King of Mobius.
"Yeah, I know it's a surprise. But I had my reasons."
"Why are you here and why are you being so secretive?" I asked him.
"Well, I couldn't let you guys know I was the king because you wouldn't have taken be seriously. I've been training you two specifically to go on a secret mission for me. The fate of the universe is at stake." I was still shocked and so was Blaze, but she was calm enough to respond.
"Where do you need us to go?"
"That's the other thing, I need you two to go to the past to meet my younger self. You see, I'm about 270 years old and immortal." I was getting a bit wary about all this, so I asked a question.
"Do you have proof of this?" I asked. Shadow responded by pulling out a weathered photograph and handing it to me. It was of him, me and Blaze all smiling and being friendly.
"That's from a very long time ago, about 195 years give or take some." Shadow commented. I handed the picture to Blaze and her eyes widened.
"So, If we're to go to the past, what are we supposed to do?" I asked.
"Well, Shadow and I have compiled a list of things that you need to do." Maria said to us while handing us two big envelopes.
"Each envelope is tailored to what you both need to do. But it is important that you don't show each other's instructions so you don't mess up the time stream." Shadow added. "Anything that isn't listed though is up to you."
"You really went all out didn't you two?" I asked.
"We had to, or none of this would exist and the world would be in fiery ruins." Maria said. "Now I know that it might be hard for you to leave but know this, you will make many friends and you will find answers to the questions you have about your lives."
"Well, I'm convinced. What about you Silver?" Blaze asked turning to me. I mulled it over. I only really had one friend here and she was going to be going with me if I went. And I don't want the world to be ruined. I had made up my mind.
"Yeah, let's do it." I said confidently.
"Okay then, I'll open the portal." Shadow said pulling out a glowing purple rock. "CHRONOS CONTROL!" A purple portal opened up in front of us.
"Good luck you two, and have fun!" Maria said as we walked through it. On the other side we were in a lush green field that was a stark opposite to the technological time we lived in. I opened up my envelope and read the first instruction.
1. She likes you back, give it a few years (about 4) but she'll come around.
"And now for Mephiles." I said pulling out a scepter we had used to seal him a few years ago. I gave Blaze one exactly like it to trap him again. "As soon as he hits the ground he'll be released."
"It has to be done." Maria told me.
"I know." And with that I threw it and the purple Chaos Emerald into the portal. The all three of us looked around. Everything looked fine, but I had to make sure. "Let's find out if we're good." I pulled a lever and the Master Emerald rose from the ground in the middle of the room.
"Do the honors Iggy." Maria said. And yes, it's still actually Chaos. He touched the Master Emerald and it started glowing. Then two ethereal figures, one blue and one pink, came out of it like genies in a bottle.
"Hey guys, what' up?" Sonic asked us. "Just kidding, I already know. It's a perk of being Guardian."
"Good job convincing Silver and Blaze too." Amy added.
"So, is everything good? Did we fix it?" I asked them.
"Yep. The timeline is secure. You're done, and might I say you guys did a good job pulling off a 200 year plan." Sonic said. "Well, we need to deal with something so see you later. And don't be a stranger." And with that they faded back into the Master Emerald. I turned to Maria.
"We did it!" I said hugging her and spinning around.
"I'm so relieved. But what are we going to do now?"
"Well, I was thinking, our anniversary is coming up, why don't we renew our vows and reveal to the rest of Mobius that I'm actually the king?"
"Is saving the universe giving you a swelled head?" Maria joked.
"Nah, you would never let me get away with that. So what do you think?"
"I think it's a lovely idea Shady."
"Well now, I haven't heard that in a while."
"Then how's this? I love you."
"I love you too Maria, now and forever."
A/N- Yes! It's finally done. So, yeah. My next story is kinda short (7 chapters) and it's about Silver and Blaze. After that I'm probably taking a break from writing for a while to reload on ideas. If you want to read a preview of my next story you can visit my Tumblr blog which is linked in my profile page.