Shadic slammed a Raccat against the wall while Sarah held onto his fur to keep from falling off his back, he instantly grabbed the squirming enemy’s head in his jaws and ripped off it’s head, causing an instant death to the beast.
“Grandpa I think you’re enjoying this too much!” Sarah exclaimed.
Shadic replied with a snarl, true, he did enjoy killing these things, but he had a reason to kill.
“Come on! There’s more I think I can shoot with Archer.”
Shadic swiped his tongue over his muzzle and let out a howl, long and low, this set the army of werewolves to become more violent to the enemy.
With a gleeful wolfish grin, Shadic ran off with Sarah on his back, slashing and biting any Raccat that came into his line of attack. Sarah continued to shoot arrows into the heads of targets, the help with Archer improved her aim immensely.
Andy was fighting next to Zato, the Naga was biting Raccats and leaving them writhing in agony, it only took Andy that moment to realize Zato was a poisonous Naga.
They were backed into a corner, Zato hissing in rage at Raccats that got close to him.
“Z-Zato what are we gonna do?!” Andy yelped, having only enough power to help finish the battle, but not enough to save themselves.
Zato seemed to think a moment before he smirked, “Your wife is a piecce of ssshit.”
Andy’s ears perked and his eyes turned red while black started to go to the whites of his eyes, “WHAT THE FUCK DID YOU JUST SAY?!”
“You heard me. A piece of ssshit.”
“WHY YOU LITTLE--” Andy’s voice mixed with one of the seven deadly sins, Zato instantly went out of his line of sight as Wrath took full control of Andy’s body.
It was only a matter of minutes before Andy’s entire body was soaked in blood and he stood over the bodies of Raccats. His eyes returned to normal and he breathed heavily. Zato slithered up to Andy and wrapped his tail around him.
“Good j-- AGH!!” Zato yelped in pain as he felt something stab his tail, he jerked his tail away from Andy and saw a sharp rock stabbed into him.
He looked to Andy in shock. Andy just glared at him, his face dripping with blood, “Never insult my wife again.”
Andy turned and stormed off, the very air around him saying that he wasn’t to be messed with. Zato hesitated before he took the rock out of his tail and quickly followed Andy.
“Andy… I’m ssssorry. We needed to get out of there…!”
“I don’t give a fuck. You insulted her!” Andy turned onto Zato and glared right into the Naga’s eyes.
“We may have fucked, but it doesn’t give you the right to insult my wife! Now learn to take a hint and leave me alone right now!” Andy snarled before turning away and walking away from Zato.
Zato stayed still for a long moment before he nodded, he understood Andy’s anger and knew it was only temporary, but just to be safe, he slithered off in a different direction to fight.
Gorse and Dark were fighting back to back, unarmed other than their fists even as spirits.
“Having fun prick?” Gorse asked as he shoved his thumbs into the eyes of a Raccat and tossing it aside.
“Oh you know it!” Dark exclaimed, punching a Raccat away from him.
They backed up to where their backs ran against each other, they glanced back at eachother then they smirked.
“Been a long time since we’ve used this move,” Dark chuckled facing a horde of Raccats.
“Think these spirit bodies can handle it?”
“Oh hell yeah.” Dark chuckled.
“Let’s do it.”
They pressed their backs together to where there was no space between them, they both closed their eyes as a glow formed around them both.
“Vampire….” Gorse whispered as the glow formed brighter, blinding the advancing Raccats.
Both their eyes opened and their colors both turned a deep blood red, “COMBINE!!!” They screamed.
There was a bright flash, once again blinding the Raccats, when they looked they saw a man that looked like both Dark and Gorse at the same time.
Their bodies had merged together, creating a being more powerful than Dark and or Gorse alone. The being smirked.
“Ready for this Dark?” Said the being in Gorse’s voice.
“Hell yeah.” Dark replied.
The being jumped up before slamming back down with a massive stomp, causing the very ground to shake and crack underneath the Raccats. some fell into the ground only to have it close over them.
The Raccats screamed in fear and tried to run, but the combined Dark and Gorse attacked what was left, ripping out hearts and ripping off heads or limbs, whatever they could get to.
Eventually they cleared out enough Raccats to where they could stop attacking, they stood on the ground as a glow formed at their chest before consuming the entire body.
Once the glow faded, Gorse and Dark were standing next to each other. They turned to face each other and smirked before they gave a high five.
“We still got it old man!” Gorse laughed.
“Fuck yeah we do!” Dark smirked, “Let’s go kill some more.”
Both men ran off into the middle of the battlefield.
Sarah and Shadic had finally managed to get into the castle, Shadic’s muzzle was now caked in blood but he found a puddle to get most of it off, turning the water red.
“Where are we...?” Sarah asked, “This doesn’t look like the castle I remember…”
Shadic let out a wolfish groan in reply, he was unsettled by the castle even though it was once his home. He slowly walked, the silence of the castle was unsettling compared to the noise that he had heard outside.
Sarah seemed to sense Shadic’s unease and gently pat his head, trying to keep him calm.
“Widow sweet… Widow sweet..” Sarah murmured.
They turned down a hall and instantly they saw Tailsica get slammed against a wall.
“AGH!!” She screamed and slid a couple inches before full on falling to the floor. She hit the ground hard.
Shadic let out a yelp and instantly ran to her, nuzzling his nose under her back before managing to slide her body on his shoulders with Sarah.
Sarah put a hand on Tailsica’s stomach to steady her, but she saw many wounds on the girl she had known since she was little.
The girl groaned and managed to roll over a bit on Shadic’s shoulders, “Not.. Exactly… Her.. Past.. Self..” Tailsica groaned.
Shadic turned his head and gently nuzzled her cheek as if he was trying to say not to push herself.
“Hn... Always caring for me and this body huh..? Good dog Shadic. One day you’ll get her...” Tailsica said slowly, trying not to use too much energy.
They heard another slam and they all looked to see Silver, but he looked different, almost glowing.
“Do you really think that trite cares for you?!” A voice said, they looked and saw Mephiles.
“I don’t… Care… She’s my friend…!” Silver growled, he looked over and saw Shadic with Tailsica and Sarah and directed his words to Tailsica.
“She can’t handle much more of this. Please stop.”
Tailsica seemed to hesitate a moment before her eyes turned blue and she passed out.
Shadic seemed frozen in pure shock, he didn’t even notice when black flames slid by him.
Riku appeared next to Mephiles, a dark chuckle escaping his form.
Shadic instantly seemed to snap out of it and he turned his gaze to Sarah, she read in his eyes that she needed to help Silver. She aimed her bow and arrow at Riku and fired, but the arrow went right through.
“Impossible!” Sarah gasped.
Riku let out a dark chuckle and dived into Silver’s body, causing Silver to stop glowing and scream in pain. He glanced over to Shadic and Sarah.
Shadic stood there, frozen in pure fear.
“Witness as your ally disappears before your eyes!” Mephiles said gleefully.
Shadic stared in shock, for a wild moment he thought that the curse he had put on Silver was happening then and there, but then he saw Silver start to glow.
“I... WON’T… GIVE UP!!!” Silver screamed as his fur turned a golden color and his eyes turned red. Riku let out a scream of pain as he was pushed out of Silver’s body.
“S-Silver?!” Sarah exclaimed.
Silver looked to Sarah, “You should go on ahead, Shadic, get T to the camp. I’ll deal with this.”
Sarah picked up Tailsica quickly, putting the unconscious girl on Shadic’s back, “Come back as soon as you’re sure she’s safe. We’ll need you after the final phase of the plan.”
Shadic nodded and hurried, careful not to drop his friend as he went. Sarah waved at Silver, and quickly left.
“Oh you sent your friends away? How gutless.”
“How is that gutless?!” Silver growled
“Because...suicide is the coward’s way out.”
“Grr…! SHUT UP ALREADY!!”
“You will die this way Silver the hedgehog…. And It will be slow and painful…”
“You’re wrong. I didn’t get it before, but I do now. It’s how Shadow cares for this place and his friends. I didn’t want to get attached cause I thought I would lose someone again. But I was wrong.”
“Oh? What makes you say that?”
“...Wait a minute. Oh how rich! You’ve fallen in love with her! You fool! You know that I will kill her, just like I killed all your other dumb friends!” Mephiles laughed.
“No you won’t! I won’t let you hurt them! Not this time!”
"Oh? Are you going to try to stop me Silver? Because trust me...that is NOT a good idea."
"Mephiles...you were right that I've failed...you were right that Shadz will never truly be on our side...you were right that King Sonic can't handle this...this hellscape of war..."
"But...you were wrong when you said you would kill her, hurt them, or even erase this world. That won't happen. Because...I won't allow it!"
"You are nothing in the face of my power, I am a GOD!"
"Then quit yackin' and prove it to me!"
Mephiles growled, shooting a beam of dark power at Silver.
Silver smirked, "Hmph. This is gonna be a long day for you..."
Elizabeth and Miranda just quietly chatted, trying hard to ignore the unbareable sounds and screams of the fight.
"So what do you think about Miss Cream?" Miranda asked.
"Well...she's actually really nice once you get to know her! She told me about what her life was like before all this."
"Oh really? What was it like?"
"She had this pet creature, called a 'chao?' And she used to garden and make flower crowns with her friends."
"That sounds lovely."
Suddenly, their heads glanced towards the entrance. At first, they had feared a Rauncher or Raccat had found them.
They calmed quickly when they saw it was only Shadic. However, their shock returned when they noticed Tailsica unconcious. "What happened?" Miranda asked gently.
Shadic gently lowered the girl to the soft ground and grunted. He glanced at the medical tent, and then ran off. Elizabeth seemed to understand and began dragging Tailsica into the tent.
Miranda helped shortly after, figuring out what Shadic was asking of them.
Elizabeth watched as Miranda began patching up her wounds, and stared out into the distance, "...I believe in you...grandpa...everyone..."
"UGH!!" Shadow grunted, as he hit the wall.
He growled and looked up, into the eyes of the madman behind all the years of torment, who had beaten him, tried countlessly to kill his friends, and whom had hurt the one he loved above all others.
"Give it up rat, you're no match for me."
"That's...where you're wrong...I just...didn't know it before..."
"It's what's been keeping me...from dropping dead here really...aside from my...my..."
"Your true origin of vampiric power..."
"No...not a vampire...a demon...but...I'm not fighting for her...I'm...I'm fighting for him..."
"How pathetic. Fighting for the affection of one who cannot love you is a fate far worse than death indeed."
"That's...okay...wouldn't work out...with what's happened...recently...but even after all his stupidity, harming others even if not under his own will...I love him..."
"Shame that he will never know any of that," HellFrame said, stretching out an index finger as black energy formed.
Shadow growled, weakly trying to remove one of the rings around his wrist. Finally he got it loose, and without warning blasted a counter-active beam of energy, blasting HellFrame away.
He got up slowly, and removed the other ring with haste, "I'm not done with you...you...bastard...!"
HellFrame coughed, noticing blood as he did. He growled, "Damn...guess that old timer wasn't kidding...you ARE the ultimate lifeform..."
"No...that title belongs to someone else...I am Shadow. Shadow Avarcus Priddin, and with Aleena as my witness, you will be slain."
Silver cast a counter acting beam after Mephiles had stopped firing, catching the demon by surprise. He growled, "Why you...!"
"Save your breath, Mephiles. It'll save you from anymore humiliation today."
"You feckulant scum...! I'll kill you!"
"Wrong. It's YOU who will die today."
Without warning, he once again blasted a beam of energy at Mephiles, knocking him into a wall. Mephiles growled, pulling himself free from the debrie and began preparing another attack.
Silver scowled, "I don't think so Mephiles..."
Silently, he put two fingers on his forehead, seeming to be focusing on something. Just before Mephiles fired, he could just faintly hear Silver say, "Chaos..."
Once Mephiles fired, he noticed the ball of black energy stop, and he heard Silver cry out, "CONTROL!!"
Like that, the attack altogether was gone in a flash of light.
"What?! Impossible! How did you harness the power of chaos control?!"
Silver huffed, "Damn...it takes a lot outta ya...how does Shadz do it...?!"
He shook his head, and stood up, "Give up now Mephiles, and maybe I won't kill you."
Mephiles growled, "NEVER!!"
Silver smirked as Mephiles began forming another ball of black energy, "Heh...I was kinda hoping you would say that."
Slowly, Silver gathered his own energy to charge another beam to counter-act against Mephiles's attack. As he did so, he thought of everything that had been lost as a result of Mephiles's selfish desires.
Then he thought of Tailsica, and sudddenly the power in the charge increased.
"Chaos..." Silver started.
"Chaos...!" Mephiles repeated.
The two attacks clashed, and both tensed as it seemed their power was matched.
Silver's ears flicked up, "...Blaze...!"
Don't give up...we believe in you...
"...I won't...I can't...I have to protect her...and I won't let him hurt anyone else..."
Suddenly, something inside Silver snapped, and he cried out, "HE WILL BURN IN HELL FOR DARING TO LAY A FINGER ON MY FRIENDS!!!"
The power in his blast overpowered both Mephiles and his attack, and he began losing power. Soon he returned to his normal form, and began burning alive from the amount of light energy.
Silver scowled, "I get it now...it's not our power that makes us strong...it's what we fight for, and what we have to gain from stopping evils like you..."
Mephiles, even though he was suffering, chuckled, "You are a fool...you cannot erase evil...peace cannont reign forever..."
"Maybe you're right...but I will hold onto it for as long as I can...for my friends's sakes...for her sake...see you in hell, Mephiles..."
Light engulfed the room as Mephiles was eviserated by the blast. Once it had faded, he was not even dust, just nothing. Silver slowly lowered himself to the ground, and fell onto his hands and knees as his fur and eyes returned to normal.
"Ha...ha ha...it's...it's finally over...he's gone..." Silver groaned, still in pain from his wounds.
"Damn...he messed me up real bad...I should leave the rest to them...I gotta make sure she's okay..."
Tailsica stirred, groaning. She couldn't remember anything after watching the battlefield. But she was in so much pain it didn't matter. She looked up, seeing a blur of white and a bit of amber until it cleared up. It was Silver.
She gasped, and tried to sit up, but flinched from the massive pain. Silver quickly made her lay back down, "You're still hurt....just stay still. I disposed of Mephiles, but Iblis escaped my grasp. Your friends are still fighting, but I wanted to make sure you were okay..."
Tailsica giggled, "I-I'm fine...really...I've spaced out before..."
"Heh...yeah right...you're covered in blood..."
Silver suddenly frowned and blushed, "L-Listen...about the other night...I-I-"
"It's okay Silver..."
"I didn't mind..."
Silver smiled, but looked down frowning anyways.
His ears flicked up, and he looked up at her.
"Don't look so glum. It doesn't suit you," she said, before booping his nose.
He blushed even more, and she just giggled. Silver smiled again, "You know, you never told me your real name."
"That's a beautiful name...I've heard in Fox clan language it means 'gentle butterfly.'"
She blushed as he took ahold of her hand. She smiled at him, "Thanks for coming back..."
"I'd never leave you behind."
Slowly, despite the pain, she sat up once more and pulled him into a hug. He blushed, hugging her back gently.
She nuzzled the fur on his chest, and fell asleep. He smiled and kissed her on the head, laying her back down, "Sweet dreams T..."
HellFrame coughed up another puddle of blood, and growled, "Fuckin' brat...just kill me already..."
Shadow spit in his face, and removed his other ring, "With pleasure..."
As he removed the ring, it revealed some sort of gadget underneath. He flipped open the lid, "Come in, Shadic, Andy, anyone that might still be in the castle. Evacuate now. I repeat, evacuate! I am commencing the final phase!"
With that, he slammed the lid shut, and turned to HellFrame, "I'm comin' home...Terrisa..."
HellFrame sat in silence, as Shadow began glowing with red energy, "Vampire..."
Sam was sleeping beside his master, when his ears flicked up. He saw a large beam of light over the trees, and nudged his master till he awoke.
Talon groaned, "Sam...what the hell are you-"
When he saw the blast, he knew well who it was, "Oh no...leave the supplies! We have to get there right now!"
Sam nodded and ran ahead, as his master followed.
"No no no no no no no...!" Talon grumbled, hoping it wasn't too late.
Everyone outside the castle stared in horror and awe as a red light spewed out of the castle and began to engulf it. Andy gasped, "EVERYONE!! GET BACK!!!"
The blast had sent most of them flying by the time they could run away, and everyone laid still, waiting as the light from the blast faded.
The first one to rise was Sarah, noticing the mist and dust that covered the area. But she could clearly see debrie, what used to be HellFrame's castle was nothing more than ruins now.
Steadily, she moved over to her father, and shook him awake, "D-Daddy...get up...we have to..."
Andy's ears flicked up and he sat up, "Ooogh...where's Shadic...?"
"I donno, I haven't seen him yet."
"Calm down Andy...I'm fine...!"
They turned their heads as he got up from under some of the debrie, "I'm just so damn tired...that form takes a lot outta ya after so many years of not using it."
After a few minutes, they were able to gather everyone else that wasn't already killed in battle. Andy suddenly realised something, "W-Wait...where's Shadow...? Did he...did he make it...?!"
Shadic seemed mortified when he heard that, "Oh no...Sh-Shadow?! Shadow?!"
Sarah seemed on the brink of tears, "Oh no..."
But a groan emerged from one of the bigger piles of debrie. Without hesitation, Shadic hurried over to the noise and began digging out the source. He gasped and almost cried with relief and joy when he saw Shadow.
Shadow coughed up some blood, "Fuck...that really drained me...I feel like shit..."
Slowly, Shadic managed to pull him out, "Sh-Shad-"
"Shut up idiot...I...I'm not gonna make it..."
"Wh-What? What're you talking about...?!"
"My inhbitor rings...were...d-destroyed in the blast...that blast drained me of everything I had...I'm dying...Alex..."
His ears flicked up, and shook his head as tears formed in his eyes, "No...no no no...! It can't end like this...! This isn't fair...!"
The others just watched, trying not to let their emotions get the better of them.
"Life ain't fair now is it...I mean look at me...I couldn't get you no matter how hard I tried..."
"...You have me now..."
Shadow's ears flicked up, "...You can't return my feelings it's not possible...not now...not ever..."
"Shadow...I...I'm sorry I didn't-"
"DON'T...don't...don't you dare apologise...this isn't your fault...it's mine..."
"Wh-What're you talking about?! I-I'm the one that bit you, I-"
"You bit me because you were defending your father...that's my fault for attacking him..."
"Can you...forgive me for all this...?"
"...I-I...I do...I always did..."
Shadow smiled, "...idiot...but...I always loved that the most about you..."
His ears flicked up and his eyes widened at the familiar voice, "...no..."
Shadic looked up, sure enough, there stood Talon and his guardian Sam.
Gently, and shaking, Talon went to the two and kneeled down to him, "No...you can't do this..."
"I'm sorry Talon...my son...I hope you can forgive me for leaving you like this..."
Talon hugged his father tightly, tears running down his cheeks, "No! No I won't! I won't! You can't leave me like this!"
Shadow weakly returned the gesture, "Shh...it's okay Talon...just know...I've always been proud of you..."
"I love you...son..."
"I love you too dad...I love you too..."
Shadic's ears flicked up, "Wh-What is it...?"
"...Take care of her...and fix your mistake..."
Shadic's ears flattened, "...Y-Yes...of course..."
Eventually, Shadow went limp. Talon gasped, "N-Nu...? Nu...?! NU!!!"
Everyone hung their heads in sadness, the fallen warrior had done so much for them over thousands of years, and now he was gone.
Shadic stood up, "...We have lost many loved ones today, but let me assure you...it was not in vain. Today, we've achieved something great with such sacrafices. We've claimed back our home. Our kingdom."
Everyone looked up still seeming unsure, "And from here on out...we will stand tall against all and any enemies that threaten to destroy our freedom! Because today...we have won!"
The crowd cheered, the remorse covered by joy.
Silver sat up, waking from his slumber. He noticed a beam of light from far off in the distance as he looked out the entrance of the camp through the flap of Tailsica's tent.
Suddenly he tensed, as he could sense a powerful energy, "...They found them..."
He glanced back at his sleeping mate, and sighed, "I'll try to get back to you, but I can't promise anything..."
With haste, he rushed out, leaving Miranda and Elizabeth in confusion.
Sonic and Shadz waited impatiently as the chaos emeralds were carefully placed on the ground. They looked up when Silver flew down to them.
"About damn time," Shadz spat.
Silver didn't acknownledge him, "Whatever. Do you have them?"
Sonic nodded, "Shadow located Iblis with his sensory power. You ready?"
"You kidding? Let's put this bastard back in hell where he belongs!"
The three put their hands out, as the emeralds glowed brightly. One by one, they glowed, and their fur began to change color.
Sonic and Silver opened their eyes, now red and full of determination. Slowly, the emeralds themselves turned gray, and began to crack. Finally, after absorbing all their power, they broke.
The three hedgehogs flew up. Shadz averted his eyes until he finally pointed, "By the lake, it's headed for the castle!"
"The castle?! We have to stop it!"
"Sonic! Go warn the others! We'll hold him off!"
Sonic nodded, "Right!"
Silver watched as he flew off towards the castle, or at least...what was left of it anyways.
Tailsica woke up, but was surprised to see Silver gone. She got up, and peeked out her tent, despite her wounds, "L-Lizzy...? Miranda...?"
"Miss Tailsica!" Elizabeth cried as she ran over to her, "What're you doing?! You need to rest!"
"S-Silver...where...where did he-"
"We don't know, he just up and left a while ago! You need to stay here and heal!"
"But I wanna help!"
Miranda piped up, "I know you wanna help, and we do too, but you need to stay here Miss Tailsica. It's not safe."
Tailsica sighed, and gave in, "Alright..."
Elizabeth smiled, "I hope he finds what he's looking for out there."
The crowd's cheering had long stopped as they prepared to gather the bodies for burial and head back to camp to gather those left behind.
Shadic looked up, seeing a light out of the corner of his eye, and saw a yellow glowing figure headed towards them. He was about to order Sarah to shoot it, until he noticed it was only Sonic.
However, he looked different, he was yellow and his eyes were red instead of green, "King Sonic! What's going on?"
"You have to get back to your camp now! Iblis is still on the the loose!"
"It's best you guys sit this one out! We've gotta handle this one on our own!"
Shadic hesitated before nodding, "Alright...you heard the man! Hurry up!"
Without further question everyone hurried towards the camp sight.
Shadic turned to thank Sonic, but found he was already gone. He sighed, "This is gonna be a long day..."
Tailsica stared worriedly, but her ears flicked up when she saw a hooded figure walk in. Miranda herself noticed this, "Um...who's there...?"
The figure lowered their hood, it was Paula. Miranda gasped, "The queen! Is it truly you...?!"
"Miranda...! Y-Yes child it's me...I apologise for being gone for so very long..."
"No no, don't be sorry. We've been okay your highness."
Elizabeth stared from her tent, "Miss Miranda...who's that...?"
Paula looked up, instantly recognising the girl, "By the stars above...is that...is that you my child...?"
"I am Queen Paulina Margona Ligginheath The Second, I am...I am your mother..."
Paula nodded. Elizabeth stared unbelieving at first, then, suddenly, she grinned and ran up to her mother, "MOMMY!!"
Paula caught her child in a sudden hug, and smiled, laughing, "Oh Lizzy my child! How I've missed you!"
Miranda smiled as well as Tailsica. It was a touching sight to see. However the moment was interrupted by a familiar voice, "Princess...?"
Paula turned around, seeing Shadic as well as the rest of the camp behind him, "...Papi..."
Shadic walked up to his daughter, his hands shaking, "It's...it's really you..."
Paula nodded, "I...I had to stay hidden...he wanted the power in my necklace...it would have ensured we never win had he gotten ahold of it."
Gently, she put her child down, and pulled Shadic into a hug, "I was so scared...they...they killed him papi..."
Shadic's eyes widened, and he hugged his daughter back tightly, "Oh princess...I'm sorry...it's all over now...at least...it will be soon."
She let go of him, a confused look on her face, "What do you mean?"
The survivors screamed and scattered into the camp in a panic. Tailsica ran out of her tent and looked outside, "Oh my god!
Silver, Sonic, and Shadz were all holding a monstrous creature that appeared to be made for fire back. Tailsica stared in fear, "Shadow...?"
Shadz looked back at her, "...It's her..."
Suddenly, Iblis pushed against them harder, noticing Shadz distracted. However, he kept him away from the camp, "GET BACK!!"
The survivors didn't question that order, including Tailsica and they all fled into their tents.
With a sudden burst of energy Shadz managed to blast the beast back from the camp. He growled, taking off his inhibitor rings, "Sonic! Silver! Now!"
The three held their hands out, and in unison they cried, "Chaos...BLAST!!!"
A bright light engulfed the skies and soon the camp itself. Everyone soon found themselves unconcious, though not sure they would ever awake again.
Tailsica opened her eyes, and turned to see Silver. She felt strange, until she looked down and realised she was floating, "What's going on...? Where are we...?"
Silver tensed, "We're moving through time...into...the past..."
A bright ball of light suddenly shown, "It's...Iblis...? N-No...Solaris..."
They flinched as the light engulfed them.
"Look, Elise. This is Solaris, the flame of hope."
"It's so beautiful...!"
"When the flame has grown large enough, our world will change. Solaris will allow us to control time and move through history. People will be able to recitfy past mistakes, and avoid bitter fate."
"Will we be able to see momma?"
"...Yes, Elise. We'll both be able to see your mother once again."
Shadic awoke, noticing he was in a building of some sort. However, the only light was a tiny flame embedded in the wall. He got up, noticing others as well. Paula, Violet, Elizabeth, Tailsica, Silver, Sonic, Shadz, Andy, Sarah, Fiyo...
"Where are we...? What happened...?" Elizabeth groaned.
Silver stared at the small flame intently, "In the past. That flame...it's Iblis. Or at least, WAS Iblis."
Tailsica raised a brow in confusion, "I don't get it...why...? Why're we here...?"
Silver gently took the flame from out of the wall, and held it with his powers, "...Mephiles is the cause of all this devastation. But...he only exists because of Iblis. This past...is not your world's, it's mine..."
Violet chimed in, "So...we are on Mobious...?"
"Soleanna to be exact. There was an accident, involving Iblis growing out of control. The king sealed Iblis into the Princess, Elise. Mephiles was a product of Iblis's rampage. Mephiles had killed Sonic, and the Princess's tears released Iblis."
Everyone sat and listened in silence.
"We brought him back, but we failed to kill either Iblis or Mephiles. Mephiles began creating creatures of darkness, and placing them in your world. Why yours...? I'm not sure. He's the reason HellFrame existed."
"So you're saying...if we erase him now...none of this will have happened?" Shadic asked.
Silver nodded, "No one would have died, Shadow wouldn't even be in your world really...but some of you will not exist. Hell, Sonic, Shadz, and I? We will never meet you. Any of you."
Paula stood, "...Even if I do not exist...do not experience breath and life...I will do this so that no subject will ever have to suffer."
Elizabeth piped up as well, "I want to help everyone too!"
Sarah smiled, "...I guess...this is what we've been looking for right...? Peace...? A way to keep everyone from suffering...?"
Andy smiled as did Fiyo, "Yeah, I guess that is what we wanted isn't it...? Let's do it then."
Shadz crossed his arms, "It's up to you Silver..."
"I'm with you all the way Silvs!" Sonic said, giving him a thumbs up.
Violet just simply nodded.
Silver's ears flicked up and he turned to the voice. His eyes met with his mate, and they grew saddened. She was crying. He walked up to her, "Tailsica..."
"This...this isn't fair...! I wanna stay with you...! I can't lose you too...!"
Silver gently wiped her tears away, and smiled, "You won't lose me...I promise no matter what...I'll find you."
Tailsica blushed, "Silver..."
"We'll do it together okay...?"
Tailsica nodded, and sniffled. Though they both hesitated for a moment, they blew out the flame, and the room went completely black.
Shadic laughed and blushed as he walked down the path, his hand intertwined with Tailsica's. The kids up ahead just a few meters playing a bit as they walked.
"You know, you really are a goofball Alex!"
"Yeah I know...!"
"Oi! Devin! Slow down!" Mercedes shouted, as she tackled Devin down and gave him a noogie.
Tailsica huffed, "Hey! Play nice!"
Shadic just chuckled, "You're so cute when you're mad."
Her face went red, "Wha- am not!"
She pouted, looking away from him, "Aw c'mon hun! I was just playin' with ya!"
She smirked, "Lucky for you, you're also really cute."
Without warning, she pulled him into a kiss, ignoring the groaning of the disgusted kids.
Unknown to the family, a certain hedgehog was sitting on a ledge above them, watching. He smiled, and flew off, never to be seen again.