It had been over five months since heroes died...
since the hell bound war had begun from the grimy hands of Dr. Robotnik
He had gained allies around the world
as they take over more and more of the world
the human's government and now suddenly concerned
It was just the animals at first but now Dr. Robotnik is attacking their colonies
and this bothered them...
going to war they did the one thing they never thought they would ever do
team up with the animals to bring down this monster
Just what would it take?
Location: Mercia, Eurish
People ran and screamed in the small village as it was set to fire. Families divided... homes burnt down to the ground. One small child was divided on what to do. Mighty, the little armadillo. He shivered as he ran from the city, his family had been taken away and he couldn't find them. He couldn't save them... he was too small. He cried because of this. He wasn't sad... he was angry.
So angry that he punched the tree in front of him and grabbed the tree out of the ground with ease and threw it into the woods. The tree was caught in mid air by a green aura. "Great strength... by such a small boy..." a voice said.
Mighty looked towards the voice, "W-who is that?"
The man stepped forward and dropped the tree to the ground gently, his large tusk and his face poked out from the shadows and into the moon light giving off from the missing large tree. It was a tall ad bulk mammoth. Mighty was threatened at first but the mammoth waved his finger, "no need to be afraid, young man... I'm not here to harm you... I'm here to help you."
Mighty fell to his knees and cried, "I lost my family..."
The mammoth walked over and picked up the small armadillo in his hand and held him up to his chest, "what's you're name?"
"M-Mighty..." Mighty stammered, looking up at the mammoth.
"Well Mighty, I'm Mogul... Mammoth Mogul..."
Location: Harlem, Pacific
It was another morning I spent with my mother, we would go to the market and buy some produce. Father usually had someone else do it, but mom wanted to walk and do something for herself. We locked arms with another, as she held a basket in her hand. There wasn't that much people on our path home, which cut through the park and down the market lane. I smelled the fresh (somewhat stale) city air. It was comfort to me. Comfort because I knew mom was with me, right at my side.
I heard the doctor say that she doesn't have that many years left to live, I did the math and I figured that I would leave Harlem once she passes... there is nothing else left otherwise. No one likes me, except for my one and only friend, Lucardio. He didn't like it here either, but he was being raised by his strict father... total jerk... just like dad.
Fallont moved out of our house and into an apartment with Felicia and Olivia, he doesn't talk to dad anymore. I looked up at mom and noticed she was humming a tune, a very old tune by the way. Mom often told me about an old Casino Club where she heard many singers sing these old classics she would sing. To be honest I sung to most of them myself, it was this very jazzy and mellow feel to it that made me drown in the feel of music and make me escape to another world... crazy what music could do, huh?
I looked to my left to see a boy, about my age... green fur and blue eyed hedgehog, who held a gun aimed right at us. My mother pulled me back behind her, as the gun went off, hitting her right in the chest. She fell backwards, I held her in my arms and began to weep. Her cold blood covered my hands and arms as she shivered. This was my fault! Looking back the boy was gone, I heard my mom whisper, "R-Rouge..."
"Y-yes, mama?!" I weep holding her tighter.
"I... I love..."
That was it, she was gone. For the next five hours I blocked everything out, I went back home and climbed into my room and took a bag of things and left without a single goodbye. I climbed the wall of the city in the weakest spot and took flight. Nothing was holding me back... not anymore...
Location: Angel Island
This was another story for a small echidna, destined to protect the master emerald. It had been that way for all of his fore-fathers. He was training with his father, Locke, to become the best guardian. Knuckles, the small echidna was also taught history of their kind and the Master Emerald.
They praised two gods... Chaos, god of destruction, and Tikal, savior of peace. This was the basic belief. Chaos was the first guardian of the Master Emerald. The Toleans, an echidna tribe tried to use if for evil, this angered Chaos... hate over took his heart... so Tikal, the daughter of the Chief of the tribe, sealed herself in the Master Emerald along with Chaos. Its said that Tikal keeps the power of the Master Emerald in check.
"Hey Uncle Archie?"Knuckles asked a small fire ant that was standing on a rock watching him train.
"Yes, Knuckles?" Archimedes asked.
"Where did the Chao come from?" Knuckles asked.
"Well," Archimedes sighed, "when a man and a women love each other..."
"Is that what you're teaching my son?" Lara-Le had walked up to the area, this surprised Knuckles.
"Mom!" Knuckles ran up and hugged her tightly.
"Aye! Mi Lady!" Archimedes smiled, jumping up to her shoulder, "nice to see ya!"
"Same to you, Archie..." Lara-Le smiled, "Now where is Locke?"
"He's up by the lake," Archimedes said.
"Very good, Knuckles I'll be back in a moment," Lara-Le said, "I need to have a word with your father."
Lara-Le walked to the lake to see Locke standing at the edge skipping stones. Making her way over in her yellow dress with white bands across her waist. "There you are..." Locke turned and smiled lightly but frowned a little when she handed him the papers, the final divorce papers.
"So you still want this..." Locke sighed.
"I'm ready to move on and have this over with..." Lara-Le crossed her arms.
"Fine..." Locke signed the papers and handed it back to her.
"How is Knuckles doing..." Lara-Le asked.
"He's doing well... learning... still..." Locke explained.
"...Right..." Lara-Le nodded.
"So where did Chao come from, Archie?" Knuckles asked.
"Well," Archimedes tried to explain again, "who know of Chaos and Tikal right?"
"And how their bond was strong enough for Tikal to stop Chaos from destroying the world with his anger?"
"They were lovers," Archimedes said, "the chao had come from them..."
"...Wait- what?!" Knuckles dropped the weights he had in his hands, "we praise them for banging each other and making cute little creatures?!"
At this moment, Lara-Le had come back, "WHAT ARE YOU TEACHING MY SON?!"
"Now- Now- Lassie!" Archimedes jumped to her shoulder, "I was just trying to explain were Chao came from..."
"Well you're doing a terrible job at it," Lara-Le took a seat on the bench and patted the seat next to her for Knuckles, "let me tell you the story..."
There was once a young echidna tribal girl, Tikal. Her father was the chief of the tribe, Toleans. Her father was hungry for power and wanted to find a way to win a battle with other tribes. One day when Tikal went to go explore the forest she came across a temple... where water rested peacefully. On top of the shrine was a large glowing emerald, Tikal was taken back by its beauty and walked up the shrine, with only the intent to look at it.
That's the moment she met him, Chaos... a peaceful water beast that talked to her for hours about the lovely nature. When it was night, Tikal said her farewells to Chaos, and the next morning she came back to talk to him once again. They did this for many days and had become best of friends...
"When does the Chao come in?" Knuckles interrupted.
"That's not the point of the story..." Lara-Le said.
What really mattered was her bond with Chaos. He had grown to enjoy her company each day. Soon enough he had fallen in love with the young tribal woman. Tikal cared for him as well, and even adventured to the beach and brought back shells for him to admire, since he was bound to the Master Emerald. They had love one another so much that they had...
"Had what?" Knuckles asked.
"Um... well... Knuckles... when a man and a women love each other a lot... they make love... which makes..."
"See I told you it wasn't easy..." Archimedes said.
Anyway, Tikal and Chaos shared a small child together... but this child wasn't ordinary... it was a small little blue creature. Tikal feared it would be put in danger if her tribe were to see it, so she let it stay at the shrine with Chaos. Soon Tikal had another little creature, which once again remained at the shrine. When Tikal went home she was approached by her father, asking where she had been. Noticing she hadn't been doing her studies she was given to do. Tikal wouldn't tell him the truth though... which led the angered chief to take his tribe and march into the woods... right to the shrine. They had found the ultimate power and wanted to take it.
This angered Chaos, he had to protect the Master Emerald by their hands. Setting fire to the temple and grounds of the shrine, burning the tribe members alive. But it didn't stop there, the fire was reaching the forest. Tikal ran to the temple and up to Chaos, begging him for to stop this. It was too late for him to stop it... she had to fix it. "Servers are the seven chaos..." "Chaos is power..." Tikal bowed at the feet of Chaos and chanted, "power enriched by the heart!"
Tikal had sealed herself into the Master Emerald, along with Chaos, in order to bring balance to the power of the Master Emerald and Chaos.
"Oh... I get it now..." Knuckles smiled.
"Glad to know that's straightened out..." Lara-Le smiled.
Mighty was well fed and given a warm bed to sleep in that night, in the morning Mogul woke him up with a bucket of water. Mighty snarled. He was angry. "You must learn to control that anger..." Mighty paused and took a deep breath. "Very good now lets go..."
"Where are we going?" Mighty asked.
"On our merry way back to Casino Night..." Mogul said.
"Where's that?" Mighty asked, getting up out of the bed.
"Northamer..." Mogul said as they walked out of the small hut.
"But that's a whole continent over!" Mighty exclaimed.
"Which gives us plenty time to train..." Mogul smiled, "walk with me, boy."
"You have the strength to fight... but your strength is only a reaction to your anger... we need to change that..." Mogul said.
"How?" Mighty asked.
"Like if... something fell on you, a big bolder or a large enemy," Mogul suggested, "you must be able to do it without anger..."
Mighty scoffed, "that's stupid..."
Mogul smiled, and dropped himself onto Mighty, but that didn't really help, Mighty was flat down and the only thing preventing him not to be crush was his shell, Mogul then got up, "now... you would be dead..."
"Ugh..." Mighty groaned, "what do you weigh a trillion pounds?"
Mogul picked him back up to his feet, "you need to be trained..."
"You need to lose weight, big guy!" Mighty said back, Mogul hit him on the head with his cane, "ouch! Sorry! Sorry!"
"You're also undisciplined..." Mogul sighed.
"Hmph..." Mighty growled.
"I can only do so much for you..." Mogul explained, "I can teach you my lessons but you will need to be able to carry out your skills in some way..."
"What do you mean?" Mighty asked.
"There is an organization that is looking for volunteers... to assist in the war efforts," Mogul explained, "its run by G.U.N."
"Isn't that a human organization?" Mighty asked.
"Yes," Mogul nodded, "but I've been in contact with them recently..."
"...Why were you in the forest?" Mighty asked.
"I knew of your strength... I came to recruit you... I apologize," Mogul cleared his throat, "in arriving too late to help..."
Mighty kicked a rock, "stupid Robotnik..."
"We must use our time left very wisely, Mighty," Mogul said, "you understand that, correct?"
"Yes..." Mighty nodded, Mogul hit him in the side with his cane knocking the wind out of his chest.
"It's Master Mogul..." Mogul said with a small smile.
"Ugh- Yes- Master Mogul, I understand," Mighty apologized.
"You have much to learn..."