Hi! All of you may remember me as the author of Shadow Adventure 2 and Scales Adventure! If you haven't read either of them, do so now, they're both finished. Anyway, this is the awaited sequel to Scales Adventure, Scales Adventure 2! Well, guess that's obvious. Anyway, this one is going to be very different from the others, because of the storyline, characters, and levels. The levels are completely different from anything you're used to because I took them from Rayman 2. Why? They fit the story and I'm not capable of truly making up my own levels. I hope that's not a problem for you. Anyway, shall we begin this? Disclaimer: Pretty much every character and place that you see here I own. All levels based on Rayman 2: The Great Escape. The final boss is sort of my own, but I based him on a Digimon, sort of. Don't mind if anything seems historically inaccurate, remember this is a different world than the one you are accustomed to. Are we done with the legal crap? Let's go already!

But first, one last little detail. Let's begin the fic with Scales' theme song Throw It All Away. Yes, I am well aware that's Shadow's theme song. But this is a different universe, remember? Here, it's Scales' theme song. Enjoy.

Now, wake up

Everybody tries to be straight

But things are still unchanged

It's useless to resist

Their effort will be wasted

Head straight for your goal by any means

There is a door that you've never opened

There is a window with a view you've never seen

Get there no matter how long it takes

Oh dark, the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away

No one can break you, nobody can tear you

You live an endless life forever

Oh dark, the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away

You see a light wherever you go

You have to face it again and again

Again and again, again, again...

Oh dark, the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away

No one can break you, nobody can tear you

You live an endless life forever

Oh dark, the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away

You see a light wherever you go

You have to face it again and again

You live an endless life forever

Forever

Oh dark, the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away

No one can break you, nobody can tear you

You live an endless life forever

Oh dark, the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away

You see a light wherever you go

You have to face it again and again

Oh dark, the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away

No one can break you, nobody can tear you

You live an endless life forever

Oh dark, the darkness that dozes in the dusk

Throw it all away

You see a light wherever you go

You have to face it again and again.....

It was a lovely spring day in San Francisco. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, the flowers were blooming. Not to sound too cliché or anything, but love was in the air. Really! All over the city people of the opposite (and in some cases, the same) sex were getting together and forming relationships that would change their lives. Even some of our old friends are enjoying the lovely spring, even though most of them have found whom they wanted to be with long ago. It was three years after the incident called by many as the attack of the Demonic Five. Things had calmed down a bit after that incident, though now and then there were upheavals from those trying to take Snively's place. But in the meantime, family life got more and more important. Knuckles and Rouge were married, and the vampire bat had recently given birth to twins, one echidna, and one bat. The echidna female was named Bleu, and the male bat was Nail. The two Chaos Angel and Devil had triplets, one Light, one Neutral, and one Dark. The new Eggchao was just like the old one, a good worker and researcher, and welcome company to old Dr. Robotnik. Stripes the Chao and Nightshade the Chao were obviously in love. Shadow and Amy now had a child. She was a dark purple hedgehog with stripes of red and pink in her fur. She seemed to have both her father's speed and her mother's skill with hammers despite being less than three years old. Her name was Shamy, a mix of her parents names. Tikal and Chaos now had a son, a new species in a way. Like Chaos, he was made of water. Like Tikal, he had the form of an echidna. Both parents were happy to find he was immortal like them, a new demigod. Big was never alone, thanks to his numerous entourage of Omochao. Metal Shadow and Metal Amy were thinking of building a kid. Yes, everyone was happy with a special someone to keep them company, to be with in times of pain or jeopardy. Everyone except for a single person. A lone figure stood atop the highest skyscraper in the city, watching the people down below. She was very sad, and lonely. She found herself spending more and more time up here these days. Scales the Lizard had changed quite a bit in the last few years. As a side effect from her world- shattering battle with Satan, she had gained a slightly different look and some different abilities. In height and form, she was essentially the same. She now had more blades at the end of her long tail. Her talons seemed permanently longer. Her Jet Anklets were larger than they used to be and encrusted with gems. The mess of cables coming out of her life support had vanished completely underneath her skin. Seven colored jewels representing each of the Chaos Emeralds were imbedded in her flesh, ringing around the black Emerald in her life support dome. Her skin had darkened slightly. There were now several large stripes of pure black on her body. Some stripes, like the ones on her arms and neck, were larger than others and actually encompassed most of the body part they were on. This was all a result of the darkness that now was inside her, the incredible power that could be tapped at will. She had, as I said before, gained a few new abilities. For one thing, she could now conjure and throw energy balls to hit things at long distance. Also, her anklets were much stronger, allowing her to actually hover like Amy's walker. In fact, if there were enough heat rising, there was a chance she could use the jets to gain a limited flight. The gems in her back worked like the real Chaos Emeralds, allowing her to go Super anytime she wanted. They could also, in times of dire need, allow her to combine with the black Emerald, becoming Omniscales again. Her speed and strength had been slightly enhanced as well. But enough about physical descriptions, I'm sure you're dying to know why she's sad and lonely. You may ask, How can she be lonely? She has great friends, family, a Chao. Why would she be lonely? It is simple to answer that question. Scales is the only one of our group of heroes who does not have somebody to be with. Rouge has Knuckles, Angel has Devil, Robotnik has Eggchao, Big has his Omochao pets, Amy has Shadow, Tikal has Chaos, Metal Amy has Metal Shadow, even Stripes has Nightshade! (By the way, the relationship between the two scientists and their Chao are simply as owner and pets. Nothing more.) But who does Scales have? Nobody, that's who. Now you might think, Why doesn't she just go out on the town, try to pick up a guy or two? Because she knows it would be worthless. She can't afford to fall in love with anyone, because everyone else was mortal. If she formed a relationship, the other person would wither away and die as time wore on, while she would remain exactly the same. Therefore, she had no choice but to be alone, since she didn't want to be hurt or hurt anyone else in that manner. So why not have Big or Robotnik do what they did to make Amy and get herself a mate? First of all, her DNA was too unstable. Any clone, no matter how much genetic engineering went into it, would be unable to support her code. And there was no way that either Robotnik or Big could replicate the unique life support system Scales used, especially since it would need the power of the black Emerald to even work. And even if there were a way around all that, Congress had recently passed a law banning all cloning due to a recent incident caused by a genetically created cat that went insane. So that meant they couldn't just whip up a guy for Scales. And so, she was alone. She sighed. "Great. Once again, I come back up here. Why? Is my subconscious telling me to jump off or something? I don't think I'm lonely enough to get that desperate just yet." She looked down at the top of the building. "This is the first time since puberty and my teenage years that I've hated my mother. She just HAD to give me an eternal life span, didn't she? You always went on about how Shadow and I were supposed to make others happy, but did you for once ever think about how we might want to be happy?! Did you, Mom?!" Scales ranted at the air. "You said we were made to make the people of the world happy. Don't we count? Didn't our happiness matter at all? Did you ever really...." Scales broke off, unable to say anymore. This was stupid. Her mother wasn't too blame, she had indeed wanted her children to be happy. But she had never accounted for the creation of a mate for either of them. She had assumed that Shadow and Scales would have each other in times of loneliness. She had never accounted for the possibility of someone like Amy being made. She shook her head. "Sorry Mom. It's not your fault. I guess it's just too much to hope that everybody will be happy, isn't it? I suppose somebody is always unhappy about something or other. I guess-" She hesitated, choking up. "I guess I'm supposed to be alone." She forced out, trying not to cry. Now, this may seem a little juvenile to you. After all, Scales is a full adult, right? Well, this has been eating at her for a long time, watching everyone but her having kids, going on dates, being able to share romantic moments with the ones they loved, it was all too much. It's about time she broke down, isn't it? Scales looked over the edge. "I guess I could just give in and jump off, but that would be going against my meaning, wouldn't it? I'd be making so many people sad, especially you. And I don't want that." She buried her head in her hands. "I just wish I didn't have to worry that if I find a guy, he won't die of old age on me. I just wish I could find somebody like me." She whispered, tearfully. Her head shot up, her tears forgotten. She stood up. She could sense something, a strange energy reading, unlike anything she had ever felt before! It was growing stronger, coming from behind her. Scales turned around, looking for what was causing the energy. She could see nothing, but her senses were going off. Suddenly, there was a flash of white light, and something was standing before her. Scales recoiled, nearly going off the edge of the building in surprise. The thing that had just appeared was a velociraptor! It was about her length from tail tip to nose. Although the raptor walked with his chest down like most dinosaurs did, it looked about her height. The raptor was blue in color, with brown stripes about his body. He wore what could only be jewelry, in the form of a bracelet made from some kind of red and white entwined vines, a pair of anklets made from bark, and a necklace with a few dried leaves and sharp teeth hanging from it. The raptor had the most dazzling green eyes. It blinked, peering around for a moment, catching sight of Scales. The cyborg lizard almost did fall over the side of the building when, in perfect English, the raptor asked her, "Are you Scales the Lizard, she who once became a High One?" Scales stammered gibberish for a second, then managed to say, "You- you can talk?" The raptor nodded. "Of course. Please answer the question. Are you Scales?" Scales blinked. "Y-yes. Who's asking?" The raptor bowed his head. "My name is Arik. I have come to bring you back with me." Scales frowned. "Why?" Arik hesitated. "I will explain later. But please, you must come with me, it is of the uttermost importance that you help us!" Scales' frown deepened. "I thought you guys were extinct." Arik sighed. "We are! Look, it's a bit complicated, and I'd really like to explain it at home. Will you please just come with me?" Scales thought a moment. "Would this happen to be the beginning of an adventure against evil?" Arik rolled his eyes. "Something like that, yes." "Count me in! I need something to keep my mind off my despair." She said, mumbling the last one to herself. Arik frowned. "What was that?" "Nothing, nothing." Scales said quickly. Arik looked like he didn't believe her, but he didn't seem to worry about it. He beckoned her over. "Now hang on, I don't want to come back empty-handed." "Just where are we going, anyway?" Scales asked, touching his back. Arik grinned at her. "Not where, but when!" Scales was confused. "What are you talking about?" Arik didn't respond, instead he pulled out a large white jewel that looked exactly like a Chaos Emerald! The only problem was that its energy signature was completely different, in fact it was the same thing she had sensed right before Arik had showed up. "Chronos Control!" Arik yelled. There was a flash of light, and they vanished.

How was this for a teaser? Anyway, sorry this chapter was so short, but it's just the introduction. Anyway, next chapter we have the first level and learn what's going on. Longtime fans, I'm sorry to say that I'm not just ready for the Scales interviews yet. But send in questions if you want, and our heroine will answer them soon. Anyway, see you soon, and don't forget to review, okay?