EEnE Z IDC Ch. 20: Multiversal ChaosThe unclear world in the young prince's mind finally began to make sense. Ronno's change, Corey's strange behaviors, that strange dark-colored fawn...it all was slowly being pieced together. Bambi could not comprehend it, and yet, somehow, it made more sense than all the other conclusions he and his friends had come to regarding the strange pair, Corey and Sonic.
They weren't forest animals at all. Bambi felt it through the vibrations - his father had told him to feel the forest; and now that he could feel it, he could see clear as day that there was something big going on here in this forest - something beyond even the threat of Man. And when he'd asked Sonic about the truth, he saw resignation in his eyes - the blue hedgehog had clearly known that there was no use denying it anymore.
"...and that's the whole story of how we got here," Sonic finished relaying his story. The young prince, still running in the direction where he sensed the fawn named Terror, was absolutely bewildered by
EEnE Z IDC Ch. 19: Oskuro's Other AgentBack in Corey and Sonic's home universe, their friends had come up with a risky plan to try and find Oskuro and cut him off before the negative energy being could find the final Dimensional Stone. While they were at it, they would also see if they could find their displaced friends. The dimensional disturbances had been progressively getting worse, to the point even non-fighting civilians could see them and be frightened.
The Chaos Emeralds were to be gathered at the shrine on Angel Island. From there, Shadow, Edd, and Knuckles would all combine their powers and use Chaos Control to sear portals into the fabric of space and time, one for each Emerald. From there, each fighter would jump in a portal and see if they could find anything. However, the fighters did know that they might not be able to hold their humanoid forms for long given the physics of some universes - and some universes may not be habitable at all.
It was a huge gamble, but in the end, the group realized that they had n
EEnE Z IDC Ch. 18: The 2nd Half of Corey's MindAs the battle between the fawns continued to rage, auras clashing violently as hooves and headbutts were exchanged, Sonic continued to leap backwards, evading physical attacks. The hedgehog knew that he and Terror, as the latter was at that time, were evenly matched, but his inner sense of danger was telling him that if he didn't try to knock him senseless soon, things would quickly go bad for him.
First thing's first...I have to draw him to the scene of the fighting fawns! thought Sonic as he continued to evade the attacks. Occasionally, he would launch a Homing Attack to Terror's sides, serving to keep his attention solely on their fight.
"C'mon, Terror, step it up!" the speedster taunted, leaping backwards in a ball once more. Oskuro's minion growled in annoyance.
"You little rat!" he yelled, shooting two beams from his eyes, which Sonic narrowly dodged by the spines on his back. "Don't think you can outrun me forever!"
"I don't plan on it!" retorted Sonic, managing to strike
EEnE Z IDC Ch. 17: First Stage Corruption"So, Stumbles..." Ronno began, walking towards him, "...What was that all about? Scared to make that jump?" He had that "I'm going to bully you" sneer on his face again as he continued to move towards the Saiyan, who stood his ground.
"Not my jump to make," retorted Corey, unknowing he was actually telling more of the truth that he cared to know.
"Not your jump? C'mon, you know you'd fall like a rock if you tried to make any jumps longer than a few trees in length!" the darker-colored fawn continued. The Saiyafawn, on the other hand, continued to notice that his energy was rising. For a moment, he'd wondered if Ronno was experiencing a rage boost, until Corey suddenly noticed the antagonistic fawn was changing fur color and eye color.
Then, a loud crack was heard in the distance. Faline looked towards it, and out of instinct, Corey whirled to the source of the sound. A moment later, the Saiyan sensed something terrible: Terror's energy signal was nearby, and Sonic's was close to him!
EEnE Z IDC Ch. 16: The JumpThe Saiyan lead the group of five animals, though Sonic was not that far behind his forelegs. He checked over his shoulder, seeing Bambi, Thumper and Flower following his lead. At this point, his hedgehog friend poked at one of his legs.
"What are you doing?" he whispered in question. Corey leaned down so the hedgehog could hop up on his head as they passed the halfway point. The energy signatures of Ronno and Faline were getting closer and closer. Quietly, the Saiyan informed the blue hedgehog of this. When Sonic began to pry as to what Corey was planning, he began to explain in detail...
Bambi was beyond confused as to why his latest friend had decided to lead him this far from the den. He and the strange colored hedgehog were whispering about something. If he didn't know better, he'd have outright accused them of something downright awful. Besides, his father had seemed a lot more stressed about something when he returned from his rounds. However, just as quickly as these th
EEnE Z IDC Ch. 15: Second PsycheIt was early the following morning. Sonic was up earlier than he usually was, trying to regain another one of his trademark moves: the Sonic Boost. Though he didn't exactly use it all that often in battle, but more or less while on his daily runs or races with Eddy, the hedgehog figured it'd be useful all the same in combat. He dashed around their makeshift home, his small body soon becoming a blur as he continued his solo training.
When running, the blue blur thought, going through how he usually winds up pushing himself into the boost. Dig deep, find the energy...dig deep...and find it... He'd been trying this approach since yesterday, and because of it, he'd re-learned the homing attack for his animal body. Now he had to apply it to his running motion. For two hours, he'd been at it, the sun peeking over the horizon in the east.
"One more time...!" Sonic grunted, launching forth into his laps once again. By now, his legs were burning, the exertion still a very alien th
EEnE Z IDC Ch. 14: The Truth Comes OutA few hours had passed since Corey and Sonic elected to train themselves to get as used to their bodies as they could before the former tackled the problems he'd caused while confronting Ronno. Sonic was running about the duo's "base of operations", as it were, practicing his jumps and running ability. Corey, on the other hand, had been intensely meditating, trying to regain control over his energy.
Despite their limitations, the former anthro and Saiyafawn were somehow able to make some progress on regaining their innate skills. Before long, the hedgehog was running at an accelerated pace - about 200 miles an hour - a far cry from Mach 1, but it would do for him. The swapped Saiyan soon gained a dim green glow as he finally made contact with his energy, and opened his eyes. A pair of lasers shot forth - painfully - and almost clipped Sonic as he jumped to avoid them.
This event soon got the two of them into a very awkward spar, which turned to the hedgehog's favor, as he'd needed to w
EEnE Z IDC Ch. 13: The Hedgehog of Clan LightningDrew's eyebrows arched at the hedgehog opposite of him. What made this orange hedgehog different from all the other furries he had met so far? Well, for one thing, even though he was male, he wore white pants and green shoes. Also, he seemed to specialize in elemental energy control, as he demonstrated when sparring with Zach when they found him.
Just how did they wind up with this new ally? Well, after a hard day's training in the gravity room, Tails and Amy came up with a plan for the fighters to improve their numbers, to compensate for the two dimensionally misplaced. Drew, Zach, and Eddy set out in the world, combing every area. Eventually, they found a forested area, where the orange hedgehog in question was busy fighting off other dead villains. They proved to be no match for him at all. Curious about his skill, Zach, the one who found him, had a quick spar, and was happy to lead the hedgehog back to base.
"I just don't get it..." Drew said. "Of all the fighters we could have fou
EEnE Z IDC Ch. 12: A Grand SlipCorey began to make his way up to the riverbank where Bambi and company were. As he was walking, Sonic, perched on his back, working as fast as he could in dislodging the porcupine's quills from Corey's rear end. Every time another one came loose, Corey would wince in pain somewhat. The whole time, Ronno continued to laugh and snort, not even coming close to trying to act composed.
"Are you alright?" Bambi asked, still looking at him.
"I've been through worse," Corey replied instinctively, without even thinking about it. Sonic smacked his forehead as he continued to work on the de-quilling of Corey's rump.
"Smooth one..." the hedgehog grumbled, now on the third to last quill. He gave that a sharp tug, dislodging it from the muscle.
"Wha--?" Corey whispered back. He then realized his error. Sure, it was true, as a Saiyan, he had been through hell and back, almost daily, but as a deer...how could he have said that. "Oh..."
"What are you whispering about?" Bambi asked. "And...uh, what cou