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Fanfiction Project Conduit

Discussion in 'Literature Library' started by Infernostar, May 8, 2023.

  1. Infernostar

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    Greetings. I haven't really done...anything, around here, but recently inspiration has struck me for something, so I've been writing down that stream of consciousness to see where it all goes. Here's hoping wherever this leads is somewhere fruitful. Feedback is appreciated, and enjoy.


    Chapter 1: The Gates Open


    12171987


    “In the year 20XX, the world of robotics has advanced considerably thanks to the efforts of the renowned Dr. Thomas Light. However, the world is not at peace, as a former colleague of the good Doctor, Dr. Albert Wily, has challenged the status quo, repeatedly sabotaging Lights work, using his own robots to perform nefarious deeds or constructing his own to wreak havoc upon the world. In the name of peace, Dr. Light was left with little choice than to transform one of his own creations, Rock, a robot with a strong sense of justice, into the weaponized warrior, Mega Man. Through his heroic efforts, Mega Man has put a stop to Wily’s plots of world domination time and time again, doing everything in his power to bring peace to the world.”

    “BLAST IT ALL!” Wily shouted to no one in particular, slamming his fist against the arm of his chair as he shut off the broadcast. The mustachioed menace had left the television broadcasting the news behind him while he was working, but he just couldn’t take the station’s focus on his former colleagues' machine any longer. “That accursed Mega Man has thrown a wrench into my plans for the last time…This time, things shall be different. They will be…they have to be…” The doctor reassured himself, connecting a large power cable together as he looked up at his newest creation.

    The structure was large, roughly the size of Wily’s old Mecha Dragon, or ‘Lousy Metal Lizard’ as he called it after it was destroyed by the Blue Bomber. The device consisted of a massive metallic half circle shape, forming around a circle of space, two large generators supplying power to the device as bulbs indicating the it was operational began to glow bright.

    “Even in the outer reaches of space I couldn’t find the answer…” the doctor grumbled, reminiscing on how the Stardroids failed to finish off his fiendish foe. “No matter, I’m going beyond the stars to find the answers I need this time. I must…There has to be answers out there, something, anything that can get me a way to truly be rid of Mega Man, forever!” He cried out, looking up at the mechanical marvel he had just assembled. “You will be at the epicenter to a new future. Project Conduit, you shall find me a new world! One where Mega Man cannot hope to win!” Running a few fingers through his bushy mustache, Wily smirked as he raised a small device up with his free hand, his finger hovering over the button to activate the gate.

    “Now…Find me, the Solution!” Click


    06231991


    “Hrmmm…”

    “Something the matter, Doctor?”

    “Hum? No Sage, nothing is wrong. Just lost in thought…”

    “Understood…Father.”

    A slight smirk crossed the face of the Doctor right below his mustache, the portly robotics expert's mood lightening up slightly as he cracked his knuckles, fingers a blur on the keyboard as he overlooked his newest and greatest creation. “After all that madness in the Starfall Islands you’d think I’d be sick of things that come from beyond this planet…Never! The great Dr. Ivo Robotnik would never lose sight of his ambitions” The illustrious doctor proclaimed, clenching his fist in the air.

    “Especially not with that blasted Hedgehog still a factor against my plans of world domination…No matter. This invention is bound to at the very least give me more options to deal with Sonic and his motley crew.” Looking up from his seat behind the computer, Dr. Eggman stared in awe at his newest contraption, some of his loyal Egg Pawns doing some last minute welding to make sure it was perfect.

    “Sage, any signs of a problem before we commence the testing phase?” The doctor asked, consulting with the artificial intelligence he had designed.

    “No errors of significant alarm detected, Father. The device is ready to enter phase 3.” It replied, a reserved yet still distinctly female voice.

    “Excellent. Then it's time, boys, back up!” Eggman called to his Pawns as they were alerted to the potential danger, moving away from their posts as the doctor stared eagerly at his newest creation. A large, silver and red metal gateway, power flowing through it as the Eggman insignia on the sides of it glowed from energy. “This shall be the gateway to so many possibilities. I dub thee, the Egg-Conduit! And with this, I shall go beyond our world without ever having to truly leave it!” He proclaimed, slamming his fist on the main power button as the device began to activate, electricity sparking as the gateway roared to life.



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    “...”

    “...”

    It was like the doctors had gazed into a bizarre multiversal mirror. On one side, a small, balding doctor sitting inside a mechanical capsule, an impressive gray mustache adorning his face alongside some wide gray tufts of hair on the sides of his head, a white lab atop a black shirt and red tie for his visible clothes. On the other side, a taller, more rotund doctor, sitting behind a control panel, carrying a mustache just as impressive if not moreso, a pair of goggles covering the otherwise bald head of the doctor, a small pair glasses over his eyes, a red coat with white and yellow over a pair of black pants and boots, a pair of white gloves over his hands.

    The two silently watched as one of their respective creations approached the gateway between them. One of Eggman’s Egg Pawns approaches one of Wily’s Mettaurs, looking it over as the yellow bot hit under its armored helmet, the Pawn tapping and trying to kick the opposing bot, but to no avail. As it turned to vent its voiceless frustrations to its respective Doctor, the Mettaur raised its head up, shooting a small projectile that smacked the Pawn in the back, knocking it over, much to the two doctors' amusement, as they looked up at one another, grinning.


    “...Well now. It’s a pleasure, doctor. We clearly, have a lot of things we should discuss~”
     
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  2. Infernostar

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    Chapter 2: R&D


    12171987

    “You’re kidding. Eleven times?”

    “Well, more depending…But some of those were more side projects than anything, I assure you. What about you though, a hedgehog of all things?”

    “It's not a normal hedgehog, I assure you. The pest moves faster than any life form I’ve ever encountered! Though I suppose you’ve got it bad too, I mean, a robot made by your former colleague that can just take the weapons off the machines you send after it? Sounds almost cruel in an ironic sense.”

    “Eh…With how long I’ve waged war against him I’ve gotten used to it. Though I suppose if I was in your shoes I would be terrified if that Hedgehog were to rip off the weaponry of my machines and start using them as well”

    “Ohohoho! Now that would certainly be a bold new direction for him!” Both doctors laughed at the proposal. The two had taken to getting to know their new comrades from across realities, the more rotund Eggman opting to cross boundaries into Wily’s world, both of them seated at a table outside of their normal mechanical capsules to show they were not hostile to one another.

    “Now my dear doctor, I simply have to ask.” Wily perused “Given the success of our fated meeting, do you perchance feel that we may be able to surpass our adversaries like this? Yours versus my creation and mine versus yours perhaps?”

    “While a tempting offer my fellow genius, something about the idea…doesn’t stick with me” Eggman retorted, a few fingers idly messing with the tips of his mustache. The doctor found the idea a very potent one on paper, but something in the back of his mind told him that, though it may prove effective at first, the end result will be as it had always been for the two. “Maybe its just hesitation after my numerous attempts, but collaborations with others often…backfires, at least with my track record.”

    “Hmm, your tales did seem to bring up an alarming number of times that sort of thing did turn sour, but in most of those cases it was a more…otherworldly entity that did you in, was it not?” Wily countered, having heard tales of Eggman’s woes with the water like lifeform Chaos, the ally turned enemy turn ally once more and back to enemy after all was over in Shadow, and most recently the highly advanced lifeforms from the Starfall Islands.

    “Well, usually…Though what about you? You seem to be able to keep a hold of things more often than not but you’ve occasionally had things slip out of your control, like that brief stint with the shield carrying machine, what was his name…? King?”

    “I assure you that was all according to plan!” Wily retorted, grumbling under his breath slightly about that little mishap, one that he’d prefer be forgotten. “Though the Stardroids I can’t take credit for…They were much more advanced than I had anticipated.”

    “Fair…Hmmm, Sage, what do you propose?” Eggman asked, turning his head back to the gateway that connected his world with Wilys, his AI soon responding. “My calculations estimate a higher than average chance of victory through cooperation, Doctor. However, the odds of success also increase under the potential addition of yet more allies.”

    “So you feel if we can start opening more gateways we could maybe find more allies to up the odds? I like that…Yes, I like that a lot” Eggman mused, hand to his chin as Wily folded his arms, lost in thought. “Thank you Father” Sage replied, happy to be of assistance.

    “She calls you Father?” Wily asked, an eyebrow raised. Though he knew Light considered Mega Man and Roll as his children in some sense, he was caught a bit off guard to see his new comrade had something similar. Eggman turned his attention back to his associate and nodded.

    “I’ve made countless robots and creations over the years, but Sage is…different. She feels more like her own thing than just another Pawn I’m throwing at Sonic and his friends…Do you have any creations that you feel that way toward?”

    “Hrm…The closest I could say is Bass, but that lousy bot barely listens to me! Half the time he runs off on his own trying to destroy Mega Man, and takes his dog Treble with him! Though I was working on a new robot…But he’ll have to wait I think, at least for now.”

    “Perhaps that Bass of yours can be of some use for our plans, but no matter. I think we both are in agreement at least that finding more allies could certainly benefit, no?” Eggman grins seeing Wily nod his head in agreement. “Excellent! Now I believe it is the time for our geniuses to come together. Wily my friend, let us forge a new path to worlds yet undiscovered!” He proclaimed, reaching out his hand to the doctor, who took it in his own and shook

    “To our future triumphs over our mortal nemeses! Now, let’s see who else we can find that is ready and able to join our cause.” The two nodded their heads in agreement and stood up, as Eggman headed back across the gateway to his home dimension, intent to gather supplies before their joint operation.

    “Are you sure you trust him, Father?” Eggman could hear Sage ask him quietly, keeping her voice down so as to not alert Wily to the question. “For now, yes. I believe we both have similar interests, Sage, but don’t worry. I’m prepared for if this new partnership starts to crumble, we’ll be fine. Besides, you are the one that’s always saying I could use more allies.”

    “That is true…Just be careful please.”

    “...I will, my daughter.” He replied, grabbing an array of tools and calling upon some of his Egg Pawns to follow him across the gateway.


    Hours Later…


    “Finally, it is done!” Wily announced, lifting the welding mask up from his face. The twos hard work had proven successful, as with their combined efforts, they had produced a new gate. Half Eggman, Half Wily, all in the name of science. The gateway was perfectly split in half, with Eggman’s insignia marking the left side while Wily’s W insignia marked the right side. Eggman stood up from his position welding the back of his anchor of the device, passing by his robots before standing beside Wily, admiring their work.

    “It's glorious Wily, but now comes the big test. Time to see where this one will lead us, and who we can find with it.”

    “Agreed, time to test it! Neo Conduit, show us new worlds!” Wily announced, but not before the two of them immediately huddled behind a blast-proof glass wall…Just in case. Raising up the device to activate the Conduit, both doctors jointly pressing the button to start up the device.




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  3. Infernostar

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    Chapter 3: Alliance



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    “Well, we certainly have a more…lively group now, wouldn’t you say Wily?” Eggman smirked, arms crossed in his seat as he looked across the table the two doctors had set up for themselves and their new adversaries.

    “That is certainly a way to put it, Eggman. Though today is just full of firsts for me. First we solve multidimensional travel. And now I'm talking to a dragon and a turtle.” Wilys eyes slowly shift away from his fellow scientist to far more savage looking guests in his base.

    To his left, a downright giant turtle, at least by Wily’s standards, green spiked shell on his back, yellow body, horns with red hair, sharp teeth on display as his arms are folded, a deep guttural chuckle coming from the turtle, some light smoke emerging from between his fangs.

    To his right, the one Wily was more concerned by, was an even bigger entity, a towering, albeit skinny, purple dragon, boney wings raised behind its back, and a long, skeletal tail ending in a rather sharp tip, currently embedded in the floor. The beast almost seemed to resemble a pterodactyl in stature, its face long with rows of viciously sharp teeth, talons resting for now on top of the table as the dragon had somehow managed to get itself into one of Wily’s seats, much to his surprise.

    Well, whatever these two are, they’re smarter than I would have given them credit for Wily mused to himself, not wanting to also forget about the third one the two had picked up in their dimensional travels. His attention turned back to his left, as beside the turtle, there sat a more reasonable figure in Wily’s vision. A tall man with dark skin, hair a burnt orange with some sort of headpiece adorning his forehead. He wore a mix of brown and black armor, gauntlets adorning his hands and a red cape resting on his shoulders. His hands were clasped together as he sat with his back against the chair, yellow eyes seeming to be sizing up the others, not a word escaping his lips.

    “While I do enjoy sitting here and basking in the rather obviously evil energy we all seem to have concentrated in here, it’s probably for the best that we get down to business gentlemen.” Eggman said, breaking the silence, and getting the other fours attention. He pulls out a pair of red metal boxes, a microphone at the end of each of them, and slides them across the long table, as they stop in front of the turtle and dragon. “With these we should be able to hear both of you clearly without issue. Just speak into the microphone and they’ll translate what you’re saying and produce the audio. I made sure to pic what I imagine would be suitable voices for the both of you.”

    The turtle was first, having reached down and picked up the microphone off his respective boss, thumping his fist against his chest like he was clearing his throat. The other four leaned in curiously, as he seemed to be coughing to prepare, before finally producing a sound for the device. “GRAAAAH!”

    “Testing, Testing, Is this weird magic box working?” The box translated, produced in an equally low, growl-like voice. The others eyes widened, including Eggman, as he wasn’t expecting such a well thought out response from the turtle. “GAHAHA! Graaaaawr”

    “Man, the looks on your faces was priceless! Now, introductions are in order, right? I am the King of the Koopas, Bowser.” Bowser proclaimed proudly, chest puffed out as he finished, red bushy eyebrows furrowing as he seemed rather cocky announcing his royal title, leaning back in his seat, spiked shell making the chair creak, much to Wily’s chagrin. “Graaaah?” “Now, whats his deal?” Bowser asked, pointing a claw across the table at the dragon in his sights.

    Well, we are about to find that out. But if its as impressive of a title as King, we might have hit the jackpot on new adversaries Eggman rationed, sights shifting over to the dragon as its talons reached down, lifting up the microphone with surprising delicacy. The four observers lean in once again, curious if they’ll get the same amount of eloquence that surprised them as Bowser, when…

    “SCRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA” A piercing scream roars out from the beast, causing the others to cover their ears in alarm, the sound almost deafening. “Good LORD, use your inside screaming!” Wily cried out, having nearly fallen out of his chair as the translator started to bring up what the dragon was supposedly saying.

    “THIS is how you make an introduction, boys. Now, you may refer to me as Ridley, Leader of the Space Pirates. We bring terror across the galaxy, and no one can escape our wrath!” The device translated, somehow making the voice itself sound like it was a few steps removed from screaming while still sounding menacing.

    “Space Pirates? Fascinating…” Eggman mused, a finger running along his chin as he kept a mental note of that We were so set on conquering our worlds, but we could be going so much further if he is to be believed. “We’ve got a King, genius scientists, and now a Space Pirate here. Truly, this is much more promising than anything I may have anticipated”

    “Scraaaaaaaaaaaaaa” Ridley retorted, deciding for now to preserve what hearing may have survived out of the others. “Sounds like a promising amount of potential in this rag-tag group. But what of you, tall, dark and menacing? You’ve been silent, and you don't need the tech to be understood like us” The dragon gave as much of a grin as his menacing face could amount to as the armor clad warrior slammed his fist on the arm of his chair, his other fist just below his chin as he sat up to speak.

    “Ganondorf. King of the Gerudo in the land of Hyrule. You people seem rather advanced with your science, but where I'm from, it's magic that reigns supreme.” He demonstrated as such, holding up his clenched fist as a ball of light began to form above it, getting some slack jawed reactions from the others. Smirking at their faces, Ganon turned his attention to a nearby Mettaur, one that didn’t seem to notice his presence, as he sent the energy ball flying toward it, blasting the machine with it, nothing left of the little robot once the light clears from the impact.

    “M-My Mett!” Wily cried out in alarm, before stopping. “...Eh, I’ve got thousands of the little guys, one is replaceable. But still, rather impressive power. And to think, today I’ve learned dragons are real, and can be space pirates, turtles can be kings, and magic is not only real, but in some worlds, the ultimate form of power.” Wily let out a laugh, knowing a man of lesser intellect than him would have never recovered from such revelations all in quick succession, but his genius was willing to accept the otherwise outlandish from such an experiment as interdimensional travel.

    “True, besides, one little Mett is nothing compared to the myriad of potential troops we could all amass” Eggman replied, getting back to the matter at hand. “As you three know, the two of us have unlocked perhaps the most powerful technology any of us have ever seen. The power to cross dimensions into entirely alien worlds of our own.” He stood up while saying this, gloved hands slamming down on the table to further emphasize the gravity of what they have uncovered.

    “With this technology at our disposal, and our common goals of domination, be they global, or even beyond that, we wish to propose a solution to our continued struggles. An Alliance of Evil, one that can combine our forces and unleash them upon our adversaries, overwhelming them with foes they’ve never seen before and will have no time to prepare a counterattack to! What do you all say, will you join us?”

    The two doctors waited in silence, as the three sat there, lost in thought. Bowser was first to respond, letting out a hearty ‘GRAAAAAAAAWR’ of approval, no translation emerging, just the turtle's roar and a nod of his head. Ridley followed suit, standing up and nearly colliding with the ceiling, having to hunch over as the beast roared out its support as well, being merciful and keeping the screaming to a reasonable hearing level. Finally, it was Ganondorf's turn.

    “You two must have gone through countless defeats to resort to breaking reality itself to get the upper hand. But I am not above those who are persistent, I welcome it. Show me this is worth the decision, and you will have my support. Now let us bring ruin to all that oppose us.”
     
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  4. Infernostar

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    Chapter 4: Future Connections


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    “You want me to do what?!” Wily said, a bit flabbergasted at the warlock's request. The mechanical genius and the dark magic master Ganondorf were currently back in Ganon's home world of Hyrule. Within the vast sands of the Gerudo Desert, the two found themselves beneath the entrance to the towering Desert Colossus, Ganondorf staring out into the abyss of sand all around them.

    “You said you were a genius, right? If so, I can’t imagine a device that could traverse time would be out of your limits, no?” He said, back turned to the doctor who was floating in one of his mechanical capsules, the machine floating a few feet off the ground.

    “Its not a matter of if I can, but a matter of why. What do you have to gain from a time machine when we are already combining forces?!” Wily sneered, finding Ganon’s sudden request alarming. The warlock had asked Wily to follow him back to his world alone while the other three could scope out their own worlds for drawing up an invasion plan. To hear that it was one that desired temporal travel was not something the doctor was exactly prepared to drop everything for.

    “Listen closely to me, Doctor,” Ganon replied, motioning with a hand to the sands around him. “The sands of time are eternal, that much is true of all our realities, no? Here, legends are passed down of Heroes, their tales against the darkness and their triumphs in the name of the Goddesses and Light. We are in the precipice of one such Legend I imagine, should my timeline have continued without your arrival.” Ganon turned around to face Wily, his face lowered slightly as a nefarious look adorned the warlocks face, his cape blowing in the desert winds.

    “And yet, you and your comrade have given me a new idea. What if we could call upon not just the Legends of the Past, but those yet to be told? Imagine the darkness that each of these so-called Heroes of Hyrule clashed against, all at our beck and call!” He clenched his fist at the thought, the back of his palm facing Wily. “And not just mine, your own future could prove to be an invaluable source of information for us. Gazing far into the future, finding how we’ve advanced, and calling upon the villains that succeeded you. How does that sound?”

    Wily hated to admit it, but he knew Ganon not only had a point, but a damn good one. In a world such as his that would be right out of a storybook back in Wily’s home, there had to be a number of Legends that could potentially be not only true, but potentially usable if they had the technology to access them. And his own Future…Wily had tried a time or two to utilize future technology, he’d even gone so far as to kidnap a future Mega Man and reprogram him for battle under his command. It didn’t work, in fact that was one of his more embarrassing flubs as Mega Man dispatched his future self far easier than he should have, but still…Going much, much further into the future, and seeing what all he could learn from it and bring back…Tempting.

    “I see your point Ganon. And truthfully…I wish I had thought of it first. It certainly has a lot of potential for us to capitalize on, and it has my mind racing at the possibilities” Ganon smirked hearing that, as Wily himself grinned. “It’s been a long time since I have dabbled in time travel, but I’ve done it before, and I can do it again!”


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    “THIS is what you call home? Seriously?”

    “I swear it's not all this…colorful. I don’t live in this area at all, My castle is WAY cooler, there's lava surrounding it and everything!”

    “Yeah yeah, whatever you say.” Ridley roared as the two observed Bowser's homeworld from above, Ridley taking flight while Bowser sat in his reliable Koopa Clown Car, with Ridley increasingly baffled as he described the world. The Mushroom Kingdom, home of Bowser's main target, Princess Peach, and his mortal nemesis…a middle aged plumber named Mario.

    “You mean to tell me that among our foes, from robots specifically made to fight, bounty hunters, hedgehogs that can outrun sound and children with magic, you’ve been getting your turtle butt kicked by some portly guy?” A slight screech that almost resembled a cackle escaped the dragon's maw, prompting the Koopa King to fold his arms and scowl.

    “Look here you! He may not sound like much but that plumber is a lot more durable than he has any right to be! Mario has ruined my plans on scales that would make Eggman blush!” Bowser grumbled, turning his head away from his fellow reptilian. “I’ve gone so far as to go for Universal Domination, and he STILL found a way to stop my plans…Though the aftermath of that whole thing is a bit fuzzy…”

    “Alright, now THAT I want to hear more about later. We’ve been galactic level threats, but Universal is a level the Space Pirates haven’t gone before.” Ridley admitted, at least a little impressed by the Koopa he was just a second ago mocking.

    “That's more like it! And truthfully, aside from Mario and his closest friends, most of this world is pretty ripe for the picking! It's JUST those pests that make it hard out here, so if we can get them out of the picture, this world is ours!” “GRAHAHA” Bowser bellowed, laughing at his proclamation, with Ridley letting out a shriek in agreement with the King.

    “Excellent. Now…What are your thoughts on Bounty Hunters?”


    06231991


    “Father, the calculations appear to be complete and in order, anything else needed before we proceed?”
    “No Sage, that should be everything, thank you.” Eggman replied, fingers a blur on the keyboard as he was running through code, a newly constructed Neo-Conduit a short distance away behind some blast-proof glass.

    The Doctor had been working hard at testing for any possible snags in their potential operation, assigning himself for last minute bug testing while the others were off doing their own thing. “The last thing we need is for something to go off the rails while we’re just starting the plan, so I have to make sure we can keep things stable when crossing dimensions.”

    And not only that, getting to be alone with the Neo-Conduit with both mine and Wily’s bots, I get free reign to go looking for worlds beyond our current scope. After all, if things go well, there's nothing to stop us from going further. The Doctor leaned back in his seat to check the code before him, a hand twiddling the tip of his mustache.

    “Alright boys, fire it up and clear the way! We got unlucky with the last one leading to Ridley, as it appeared in the vacuum of space.” Eggman smirked, recalling watching Wily panic as many of his bots were sent flying out into the void, thankful that they were working in Wily’s dimension instead of his own.

    The Egg Pawns got the message and quickly finished up, hurriedly fleeing from the danger zone around the gateway as it was all set to activate. With one final check Eggman opened a tab for notes and pressed the button to start up the machine. “Neo Conduit, let’s see what else is out there!






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    04021994


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    Chapter 5: Preparations and Potential



    12171987


    “So, from the top. What's the arrangement that you have in mind for this plan, Doctor?” Wily asked, wanting to double check everything down to the last detail so nothing was unclear to the group.

    “Alright, so. We are here” Eggman explained, pointing a metal stick at a diagram. The two doctors had made some adjustments to the board room since they last used it to meet Bowser and the others, having set up a white board that Eggman has drawn out roughly how their master plan is intended to begin. 5 large circles are drawn out, labeled based on each of their dimensions, with the group isolated from the circles in its own small circle in the center.

    “As we have discussed, each of us should avoid our home dimension for the start of this, as they will be most familiar with us and our accompanying forces. As such, we are each taking a different route. Bowser” Eggman grabbed a marker and encircled the Koopa King's name in the center. “You and your forces are to invade my world” He explained, drawing a line connecting Bowser to Eggman’s World. “You have an impressively large army, many of which are equipped to withstand impacts and attacks from above, this will be vital against my enemies.”

    “With my Egg Fleet, we will be moving to Hyrule” He continued, connecting Eggman with Ganondorf’s world. “Your world is impressive with its magic, but I am prepared for it, and they are not prepared for my technologically advanced forces! They won’t be able to defend themselves from my metal minions assault!”

    “...Ahem” Taking a second to lower the fist he had raised from excitement, Eggman continued with his diagram. “Ganon, your forces will siege Wily’s homeworld. While their society has advanced past the weapons your followers carry, it is not experienced with magic at all, giving you the edge.” Ganon smirked hearing that, seeing the line connecting him to Wily’s world. Eggman was a bit surprised to see the Warlock offer himself to go after Wily’s dimension, but with his magic, the world's technological advantages don’t seem as dangerous to them.

    “Wily, you’re going off planet, and will be engaging in Ridley’s intergalactic home. Its probably the most open of all of our worlds, but that also means the most room to strategize formations. And you’ve got more than enough in the way of loyal machines, those Robot Masters of yours will be quite useful for such a task.” Wily nodded his head in approval, feeling up to the task as he was linked to the dragons home.

    “And lastly, Ridley…Try to go easy on them, based on what we’ve seen and heard from Bowser, you likely are going to have the easiest time of all of us. You only have a few serious threats to your much more advanced forces, but still, they may have tricks up their sleeves. Just try not to slaughter everyone.” Ridley leaned back in his position before letting out an ominous roar, one that wasn’t deafening, but intimidating. He knew he was likely going to be the one having the most enjoyment with his section of the plan, and he was going to revel in it.

    “Alright, gentlemen, that is phase one.” Eggman announced, folding up the metal stick he was using after drawing out where each group was set to travel. With it put away the doctor reached his hand up and with a forceful tug brought down a white screen overtop of the board he was writing on, a projector on the opposite end of the room being handled by an Egg Pawn lighting up, filling the screen with an elaborate flowchart.

    “Now, on to all the potential ways reality could fall apart from so many interdimensional tears at once!” Eggman continued, prompting several exasperated groans from the audience, even Wily among them. “Ohohoho! Just kidding friends, myself and Wily have gone to painstaking lengths to make sure that does not occur!” He announced with pride, as the projection changed slides, a roar of approval from Bowser and Ridley as the two humans in the crowd clapped at this statement.

    “Ah good, I was worried I’d have to prompt the Egg Pawns to applaud if that didn’t land quite right…Anyway, this is the part where things could get complicated. A lot more complicated. If we are to go beyond our initial scope, we may very well be breaching into worlds that we have little to no understanding of, where our already expanded understanding of science and now magic, may mean nothing compared to what they possess. As such, a continued survey of these new worlds will be necessary. In fact, I’ve already taken the liberty of doing some recon into other worlds.”

    “You have? Ivo, what did you find out there?” Wily inquired, curious what his colleague could have discovered through continued multiversal crossing. Eggman smirked as the slide changed behind him, three photographs up on display for him to detail with the others.

    “So far, I’ve been to three. The first one is here” He gestures to the first image, showing what appeared to be a raid on a remote village, townspeople trying to defend themselves as three enemy soldiers, two wearing helmets and one a girl with green hair, in massive metal suits of armor wreak havoc upon them. The most prominent part of the picture here however, was one of the suits of armor firing what appeared to be a blast of ice magic, a light blue beam that appeared to freeze those hit by it. “I only caught a glimpse of this attack, but the technology on display here seemed very promising, as though one had found a way to harness magic through technology!”

    This elicited some surprise from the others, as that was not something they had yet found possible through their combined knowledge of the multiverse. “Fascinating…This certainly warrants further research! I must know how these suits function!” Wily proclaimed, as the others nodded in agreement. Eggman nodded as well, happy to see the other genius in the room have the same amount of excitement at the potential this new discovery had, before continuing to the next image.

    “The second one, well…This one I’m a bit mixed on. It may also have some potential, but not without certain…risks.” Eggman continued, outlining the picture. It showed the exterior of a rather ornate mansion, its location appeared to be out in the woods, the architecture a fusion of different styles, numerous support pillars along the ground floor, a balcony overtop of it along the second floor, and a large window standing directly above the main entrance. “At first, I thought little of this place, it seemed almost abandoned. But I decided to get creative, and took…these.”

    The image was replaced in the projection by an infrared shot of the same region, and that was when things got interesting. The sea of colors should what appeared to be multiple human shaped figures on the inside, dotting around both floors of the manor. But the more eye-catching scene was the…Other things it was displaying. Human shaped heat signatures laying in the ground regions, massive heat signatures that were hard to identify the origin of in certain parts of the mansion, and deep below the ground were traces of extremely high heat signatures.

    “Whatever is going on here, that mansion is not abandoned. I can’t exactly identify what they are doing, but whoever owns this place must have some pretty impressive plans of their own, wouldn’t you agree gentlemen?” The others nodded in agreement, the two pictures revealing a potentially unsettling sneak peek of whatever plot was going to soon go into effect. “Something about this…It’s unnerving, having so little to go off of. But that just makes it all the more interesting” Ganon mused, a smirk plastered on the warlocks face.

    “Agreed. Now, the last one that I found so far was this one.” Eggman continued, moving their attention to what appeared to be a picture of a military base out in an arctic region. “At first I was wondering if I’d stumbled on another potential dead end like the last one. But after remembering what I had seen from that, I opted to use other forms of photography to check, and I found something that caught my attention.”

    The picture changed, first replaced by infrared, showing a slew of heat signatures around the base, showing the area was not only occupied, but actively being used for something. “Now, this was already enough to get my attention, far more people here than the mansion. But then I noticed this standout picture.” The image changed to a different angle, with a massive sea of high heat colors concentrated in one of the storage buildings.

    “If I know heat and energy like I know I do, then these guys are likely carrying radioactive materials, possibly for military grade testing. Very promising if they are not aligned to a more morally upright group like a nation's government, definitely one we should keep eyes on like the others.”

    “Excellent work, Doctor! All three of these spots have incredible future utility for us for when our plans truly begin!” Wily stated, standing up from his seat, excitement welling in his voice. “Our options for conquest and possible future allies are near limitless with the power of dimensional travel, nothing will be able to stand in our way!”

    The other villains cheered at such a confident statement, as Eggman clenched his fist. “Agreed my dear colleague, now, we will return to discuss more on these new dimensions after we have commenced the start of our plans. For now, we are all to return to our forces. The time has come, for war!”


    09131985


    “HRAAAAAAAAAAAWR!” “Attention minions! Our time has come, it is time to make our move on the world Eggman calls home! Follow my orders, and we shall emerge VICTORIOUS!”


    06231991


    “ATTENTION! The day has finally come boys. We are to cross over, into a new world! One that will not be ready for us, and is ours for the taking! Prepare yourselves, for we shall march on Hyrule!”


    02211986


    “HEAR ME, forces of darkness. The doctor's homeworld awaits us, and though they live a life of technological comfort, they know nothing of the powers we carry. This will be a glorious day, of CONQUEST”


    12171987


    “ATTENTION ALL MACHINES AND ROBOTS! You have been training for weeks in preparation for this, and here we finally are. The outer reaches of space beckon us, and they will not be ready for the sheer volume of our forces. Prepare for launch!”


    08061986



    “SCRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA” “All pirate forces, prepare for siege and landing, We have a kingdom to BURN”
     
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  6. Infernostar

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    Chapter 6: The Invasion, Part 1: Speed Won’t Save You



    06231991


    “Tails, you home?” The blue blur called out, knocking a gloved hand against the door. The fastest thing alive had been doing some traveling and just so happened to be in the neighborhood of his closest friend, and wanted to see if he was home for a visit. “C’mon Little Bro, you in or what?”

    “Sonic?” A familiar voice called out from close behind him. Realizing he’d been looking in the wrong direction for his friend, the hedgehog opted to about face and see him. Miles Prower, or Tails, the two tailed fox and genius inventor.

    “There you are! Long time no see huh?” Sonic said, internally kicking himself for having to remind the both of them of that phrase. “I was just in the area and thought you might be home so I was hoping to catch you, and turns out, I did!” He said with a smile, happy to see the fox.

    “Heh, it's good to see you too Sonic, though one of these days we really should get you a phone or something” Tails replied, smiling back. “That way you’d be able to ask me about meeting up instead of just running into each other, even if that is your specialty.” Tails was carrying a small toolbox in one of his gloved hands, the fox having been out grabbing supplies.

    “Well you know me, running, running, and more running. Don’t exactly got the pocket space…Or pockets.” The blue blur trailed off at that sentence, an awkward silence filling the air for just a moment before both of them starting laughing at the thought.

    “You know, you got me there Sonic. Maybe a belt at most, but you with pockets just doesn’t sound right.” Tails commented, a hand over his mouth from laughing at the idea. “C’mon in, I got something I’ve been meaning to show you.” He added, walking past Sonic and unlocking the door to his home. Stepping in, one of his tails motioned for the hedgehog to follow, who gladly joined his friend inside.

    “So, what have you been up to since the whole Starfall fiasco, Little Bro?” Sonic asked, looking around his friend's small but quaint home. Ever since their run-in with the nefarious Dr. Eggman out on the Starfall Islands, the duo as well as their friends Knuckles and Amy had opted to go their separate ways, wanting to spend some time apart for personal growth.

    “Well, you know that old design I was working on with the Tornado? I decided to go back and revisit it using what I’d learned from observing the Ancients tech to see if I could get something truly new up and running, and I think I finally got it.” Tails explained, having done a veritable mountain of research on the mysterious Ancients, lifeforms that came from the outer reaches of space to their planet ages ago with highly advanced tech.

    “Whoa, you actually got that stuff working for yourself? That's crazy bro!” Sonic replied, thrilled to hear Tails had figured out at least a little bit of the Ancients' work. He watched as Tails nodded his head and turned around, leading him out to the back of his home and into the garage, where a red tarp appeared to cover some large object.

    “Heh, yep! I haven’t yet given it a test run just yet, but if my calculations are correct, this baby will be able to fly faster and farther than any aircraft of its kind!” Tails proclaimed, proud of his work as he turned to face his dear friend. “Presenting, proudly constructed by yours truly, I give you, the one, the only…” Falters for a second as he sees Sonic is rolling his wrist, implying the fox is overdoing it. “Sorry, heh. Behold, The Tornado 3!”

    “Whoa…” Sonic's normally confident voice trailing off as Tails unveiled his newest creation. The classic biplane design he was used to seeing but with a more sleek, updated form. The old black propeller and wheels were still present in the front but the main body was a sleek white, the normally rounded wings of the plane a touch more angled for enhanced aerodynamics, with the front edges of the plane painted blue like Sonic. The signature Tails symbol of both of his tails was still present on top of the wings and the side of the stabilizer, with a dash of Knuckles red along the back of the stabilizer. The cockpit was about the same, easily seating someone of Tails size, but with an additional seat behind him for a passenger, and a subtle use of Amy pink as the outlining for both seats, with a streak of Tails orange running along the main body of the plane on both sides.

    “Bro…This looks awesome!” Sonic decreed, walking around the reborn Tornado to examine all the new bits “You totally overhauled it, but it still feels like the old model! Can’t wait to see how this baby flies.” He said, rounding his inspection of the aircraft to see his friend.

    “I know right? It took a lot of time but I finally settled on a design I was happy with. And thanks to Knuckles managing to keep a hold of one of the Chaos Emeralds for me…” The inventor fox paused for a moment to jump up, pressing a button in the cockpit as a small compartment opened atop the plane, revealing the glowing blue Chaos Emerald inside. “...I have the fuel source I need to get off the ground!”

    “Nice! Sounds like you and I have a date with a test flight! Can’t wait to s-”






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    “...”
    “...”

    The Blue Blur turned his head back towards the entrance to his bro’s home, the direction that noise came from. The sound was indescribable, as though reality itself couldn’t settle on what would have been produced by…whatever just happened. Cautious, Sonic turned his head back towards Tails, who seemed just as shocked as he was, before seeing the fox nod. Knowing he was alert, the hedgehog slowly approached the door and opened it, peering outside.

    There were so many of them. Creatures that, at first seemed plausible to Sonic, but the longer he stared out into the sea of them, the less reasonable they seemed to be in his mind. Turtles roughly his size of varying shell colors, some with wings, some with helmets and different weapons, some larger, some much smaller and on all fours. Strange creatures with fangs, two feet, large eyes and no main body or arms, just a brown mass with an angry face, and there were TONS of them, some of which also had wings. Black turrets loaded with what appeared to be massive bullets, that somehow were packing a set of eyes and arms. All of these creatures, and more coming from behind them, as a gigantic…rift, in reality had been torn out of the side of the mountainous region, a wildly different environment than anything in the area visible across the rift, with the very fabric of reality cracked and jagged along the area the rift had emerged from.

    “Tails. How fast can you get the Tornado 3 in the air?”

    “Umm…If my calculations were right, I’ll need less than a minute.”

    “Get it warmed up. If you hear me calling for you, open the runway.” Sonic replied, as he walked outside calmly and shut the door. Taking a deep breath, the hedgehog readied himself before staring out into the sea of creatures standing just below him, the area's terrain giving Sonic a slight elevation advantage over the coming army.

    “This is not at all how I was hoping meeting up with my best bud would go. Good to know some things never change, including things deciding to go horribly wrong at the worst opportunity.” Sonic said snarkily to himself, rolling his head on his shoulders and cracking his knuckles. The fastest thing alive readied himself, leaned back, and ran full sprint directly into the oncoming forces.

    The first few waves were manageable, as the blue blur easily plowed his way past turtles, more turtles, those weird brown things, and easily jumped over incoming bullets, noting they were significantly slower than he was expecting. Then came the more fortified turtles, and the ones carrying weapons. Those were a bigger issue, as Sonic found himself ducking and weaving his way around incoming hammers, boomerangs, balls of fire, and having to keep away from the spiked turtle shell that were all the while charging his position.

    “Jeez, I don’t remember turtles being this angry, or this fast!” He quipped as he leapt over one of the hammer lobbing turtles, delivering a swift kick to its back to knock him over, running as soon as his feet touched the ground. Almost immediately though, Sonic found himself having to make a sudden turn, sidestepping to avoid incoming fireballs and what looked to be ice balls. “You guys are armed to the teeth! What, did the rabbits finally cross a line or something?”

    Though his taunts reinforced his confidence that he could deal with these forces well, Sonic could also tell this was a lot, even for him. The more of these he knocked off their feet or sent flying into one another, the more seemed to appear from that tear in reality, and there was no shortage of them. Man, at this rate they’re gonna overrun Mystic Ruins in no time! It might be time for me and Tails t-WHOA

    Before he could finish that train of thought Sonic found himself bending over backwards, nearly slamming his back to the ground as a huge fireball soared directly over him, his eyes gazing upon nothing but scorching flames for a split second. Once it was clear of his body, he looked up to try and find the source of such an attack, only to get more than he bargained for.

    Coming out of the gateway was a turtle that simply dwarfed all the other ones he had seen before. This one was huge, a yellow to its main body, standing upright with claws adorning its hands and feet. Its large shell was green and had a layer of spikes across it, something none of the other two legged turtles possessed. Atop its green head was some fiery red hair and eyebrows and a set of horns, while its mouth was smoking from the fireball it had launched, fangs visible.

    “GRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW” It roared out, shaking the lands around them, tail swatting at the ground. The turtle seemed to zero in on Sonic, eyes narrowing as it shut its mouth, smoke coming out from its nose before blasting another fireball at him, making the blue blur sidestep it, more prepared this time. “Well, one thing is for sure…You’ve got some seriously bad breath.” Sonic retorted, waving a hand over his nose.

    That actually seemed to throw off the turtle momentarily, as he suddenly stopped his advance, looking around for a moment before tapping one of the nearby smaller turtles on the shoulder and motioning him over, growling slightly as the two seemed to get into a conversation, leaving Sonic baffled. Wait, he actually took offense to that? The hedgehog thought to himself, stunned that such an off kilter quip could have actually thrown off this apparent invader that much.

    While the two turtles seemed to be arguing about the dental hygiene of their leader, Sonic decided that now was probably going to be his best opportunity. Getting a chance to look around he noted that even the other parts of the invading force were staring at their leader in confusion, wondering what was so important to prompt a delay, as Sonic decided to make a break for it, turning and sprinting.
    “TAILS!” He yelled out as he came rushing towards the fox’s home, leaping clean over some of the invaders' heads, and using others as footstools to keep his pace moving. Looking ahead, he was relieved to see his friend had heard him, as the rocky pathway stretching from out of his house and down to the edge of the cliff side over the ocean began to open up, revealing the hidden runway he used for flights. He could already hear the sound of the Tornado 3’s engine roaring to life as the plane started to appear in the hedgehog's vision from the garage, propeller picking up speed.

    That was when he heard the blast behind him, prompting Sonic to immediately roll to the side as yet another fireball came sailing past him, blasting into the cliffside just below Tails’ house. Turning his head for a second, Sonic could see the leader of the turtles had gotten over his comment, smoke billowing out his mouth like a combustion engine as he seemed to be preparing to fire once again.

    Wasting no time, Sonic ran full sprint up the terrain towards Tails and the Tornado 3, as it was finalizing for takeoff. “Get in!” Tails shouted as he approached, the fox’s hands on the controls, ready to launch. Sonic quickly leapt up and into the seat behind him, as Tails pushed forward hard, as the Tornado 3 took off, getting off the ground after only a moment, wheels receding upward into the main body as the plane soared over the seas.

    “Phew, talk about a close call. What were those things?” Tails asked, looking over his shoulder as the runway folding on itself, the army of turtles advancing upon his home. Mentally he was grateful that he’d stored most of his research notes in his tablet, the device safely stowed away in the Tornado 3.

    “Turtles, and loads of em. Never seen so many of them before, let alone so ready for war.” Sonic said, hands folding up behind his head. “It’s like they were braced for this for a long time, and that leader turtle or whatever, he looked like he was specifically aiming for me over anything else…”

    “That can’t be good. Whoever those guys are, we need to find the others and warn them about these invaders as soon as possible.” Tails commented, turning his head back to see Sonic. The two locked eyes for a moment as Sonic could tell Tails was worried about their friends, and nodded.

    “You got that right. Last thing we want is them getting in trouble when we know what is coming their way. Guess that means Angel Island i-”

    “INCOMING!” Tails suddenly shouted, turning his head back to focus, prompting Sonic to look behind them. Just in time to see the large fireball soaring towards them.


    BOOM!!!
     
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    Chapter 7: The Invasion, Part 2: Kakariko Falls


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    His footsteps were fast but focused, keeping a steady pace going as he made his way out across the broken bridge, boots getting wet as he crossed over stone to the grassy open plains. Taking a second to look back at where he came, the future Hero of Time took a moment to mourn the loss of Hyrule Castle. In its current state the only people calling it home now were the zombie-like ReDeads and the one that had staked his claim over the fallen kingdom, Ganondorf.

    “Link!” A voice said, getting his attention. The young man in green turned his head to see the small blue fairy floating closeby him. “Let’s see if we can make it Kakariko, we can probably find a path forward from there!” She said, turning his attention to the mountainous village across the open field. Nodding his head, the blond haired Hylian started running in the direction of the village, sword and shield at the ready.

    Link had not been awake for long, having only recently awakened from a long slumber inside of the sacred Temple of Time. There he had just acquired the fabled Master Sword, the blade of evil's bane, but things were not quite as celebratory for such a thing as he had hoped. The sword was powerful, too much in fact for a ten year old boy his size at the time, so it had frozen him in time for seven years till he was older and more capable of wielding the blade. Only recently having woken up, Link was saddened to see that Hyrule had fallen in his absence, the dark warlock Ganondorf having seized the opportunity the moment Link had removed the Master Sword from its pedestal.

    In fact, Ganon had been planning on Link getting that far from the start, hinging his plans for taking over on the boy retrieving the Master Sword, as it would open the doors to the Sacred Realm, giving the king of the Gerudos an easy way through to the sacred powers that lied within. Within seven years all to himself, the scheming dark lord easily managed to take over Hyrule and throw the realm into chaos, thus bringing Link to where he was now.

    The green clad adolescent took a second while he was moving to look over his new weapon of choice. The fabled Master Sword held steadfast in his left hand, the blades handle a deep purple and green with a yellow gem in the edge leading to the blade, much more of a sword than his puny Kokiri Sword from the past was. On the other hand, he had a tight grip on his trusty Hylian Shield, the metal surface blue and adorned in yellow and red with symbols of a bird with its wings outstretched and the Triforce, the legendary treasure capable of granting wishes to those who touched it. The Triforce was a sacred object, considered to be the point where the Three Goddesses who created the world joined together before disappearing, leaving the three golden triangles behind.

    Its not much…No more slingshot, or boomerang either Link thought to himself as he trudged on. Most of the tools his child self had possessed had worn down or were weathered away in the seven years he was in stasis, leaving them useless to his now adult self. At least the bombs are untouched, those will likely continue to be invaluable in a pinch. And I suppose glass bottles do still have their uses… The Hylian mused to himself,

    “Up here Link!” Navi cried out, having flown over across the river to stone stairs leading up towards the towering Death Mountain. The stairs were carved out by the villagers of Kakariko and would lead the two to the village, where they could hopefully make a plan of action. “Hurry up slowpoke, we got a wo-”







    R̴̡̧̡̝̱̺̬͓͉̳̭͇̰̰͂̾̏̎̎̒͌͆́͊́̏̈́̅́͘͜ͅͅR̸̢̨̧̨̝̺̮͉͇̠̖̩͙̱͍͉͎̣̦̮̠̫̳͇͍̥̤̪͈̳̰̜̩̉̾͛̈̈́̈͂͊̏̀̃̅͋̔̾̕͜͠R̶͍̫̖̝̖̲̩͈̝̙͈͍̯̊̉̇͑̎͂̽̾̈́́͗͂͌̌̏͌̅̆̈́̎̚͝͠R̴̢̡̧̡̢̧̨̫͙̳̼̱̤͚͎̱̫̫̳̠̣̯̺̳͙̬̯͎̪̣̝̲̟̬͛́͊̎̂̂̂̀͜͝ͅR̵̢̧̢̧̞͙̥̦̲͔͍̳̬̙̤̻̮͔̥͕̳̩̠͍͐R̴̡̛̛̩̤̪̞͎̫̮̠͖̹̪͍̒̀̒̊̍̋̓̉̈̎̿̋͋́̄̀̓̀̐̚͝͝R̶̡̡̢̞̺̠̩̫̼͖͈̟̜̲͕̟̺̟͚̳̰͈̪̀̀͊̄̉͛̉̏̈́́̀̽̂̃̿̇̄̎̌̚͜Ŕ̶̡̖̦̙̲̥̱̦̞̭͓̝̥͊̒̉̓̋̿̄̓̀͌̾̆̐̔́̈́̔R̴̨̡̨̯̬͎̖̫̫͎̲͎͔̦͕̗͉͇͇͖͓̮͓̗̝͎̪̱̝̮͙̓̒̎̓͗̌̇̌̈́̏̕ͅͅR̸̡̧̨̢̡̝̱̭̺̯̞͖̗̣͙̣͕̹̝̞̣͚͈͇̻̖̱͕̳̘̹̙̞̿̆̈́̿̊̈̆͌͐̒̂̌̌̈̂̐͋̈́̀̈́̈́̏̈́̇̄̈́̐̉͘̚͝͝ͅR̷̢̧̛̲̘̜̙͉̣̘͙̪̼̻̙̯͉͉̞͖̦̜͖̞̫̠̼̟͚̻̼̙̜̜͕̬̲͂̍̽͌̔̅̓̃̏̈́̀̃͒̒͑͑̈́̑̃͒͝͝ͅR̵̨̛͕͔̮̭͚̘̰̝̋̐̆̍̀͒̽̓̃͛́͋̀͊̈͊̿̐̓̾͑̚̚͝R̸̡̨̻͎̩͖͖̣̗̰͈̥̬͚̦̗̲̬̙̬͇̻̥̙͔̦̪̞͉̫̭͎̈́̏͗̈̇͛͑̓̅̏̂͜ͅI̷̢̹̤͖͙̮͈̹̝̺͚̲̜̥̩͇̹͂̌̑̑͒̐̏̔́̋̄̑̽̉͘͜ͅͅI̴̧̨̛̻͉͚̥̗̗̫̳̙͖̺͉͉͖̟͕̹̮͔̪̼̞̺̝͔̼̭͙̰̎̌̇̐͐̈̉͊̓͛̀̉́̒́́͘ͅͅI̸̭͈̦͆͐̓̔̾͂̄̓̀̄̿́̅̒͋͐͒́̌̈͛̓̿̿̑͑̄̎̀͌̋͊͐̚̕͝I̷̡̢̝͈̯̠̘̥͉̝̯͔̹̭͓̘̞̮͙̗͇̙͉͑̾͆̎͗́͌̑̆́̎̀̒̾̈͌̓̊̈̀̈́̏͆̀̾̓̇̉̎̎͘͜͠͝Ï̸̧̧̼͔̼̭̙̙̮̹̟͈̩̻͚̮̪̗͚̣̻̘̜̘̻̆̌̄̓̋́̆̓̅̀̑͑̿̈́̚͝Ì̷̢̛̟̺̲͖͉̳̜̪̣̜̯͚̥͈̞͓̦̝̬̜̯̼̙̭͈̮͔̪̦̻̉̌̑͐̊̓̀̒̐̿̾̍̓́̑͊̂̉̆͘̚̕͜͜͝Ȉ̴̳͔͇̖̍͗I̴͍̟̭̲̫͓͙̱̠͍̻͂͊̑̔̂̉̃͋̌̄̄̀͗͐̍̽̍̏̐͌̿̽͑̽͂̅͂͘̕̕͜͝͝͝Į̸̳͕̳̟͔̣̮̰̯̝̤̫̫̣͈͎̺͉̩̙̣̞̖̯̫̱͇̮̋͐̇͂̽͌̍͆̀͒̔̋͆̒̌̃͒̎̇̿̂͂͊̋̂̃̈̕͘̚͜͝ͅǏ̷̛̲͔̘̖̞̠̝̜̹̦͓̩̟̭̪̤̻̔̋̈́̂̀̀̑̓͒͐̈́̉̇̿̀͂̏̍͛͘̚͜͝͝͠͝ͅI̷̡̢̧̧̛̼̰͍̫̼͈̳̠̣̟̖̜͉̙̖̳̣͈̗̮͓͖͊̂̀͋̿͒͛̏̓̋͜͠I̷̧̢̛̛͔̗̮̭̟̜̙͎͎͍̹̮͚̦̲̥̤̲̥̯̜͙̤͇͖͇̯̞̼̦̻̹̎̔̽̃̅̇̀̈̒̓͗̿̈̀̂̄͒͑͆̿̍̃̂̎̈́̌̕͘̕͝͝͝͝͝Ị̴̡̤̻̣̺̹̮̳̩͇͔̥̯̟̺͔̪̝͙̪̠͇̼̬͓̟̣̮̂̈́̍̿̉͛͊̈́͑̐̒̃̕̚͜͝Ì̷̧̛̲̯͎̱̙̳͖̬̟̠̩̼̺̥̞͔͓̻͍͖̩̥͖͇̼̥̙̍̅͋̀̌̉̐̽̋͋͌̽̍̂̃͋̍̑̔̅̈́̓̄̾̕ͅͅĮ̸̢̢͓̦̥̯̩̪͙̦̰̣̮̝̞̺͇̯͚̇̽̓̄̓͋̏̈̉̈̋Į̷̨̺̜̭̬̖̪͉͓̮̹̦̳̭̩̩̝̺̦̦̹͎̲͙̻͚̩̠̹͎͓̰͈͈͒̃̍̊̽͒͛͌́̓̓͊͑̅̋̌͛̀͆͂̉̇̌̿̽̽̓̃̀̚͠͠͝ͅI̵̤͎̠͕̜̲̺̖̝̍͗̒͘͝͝ͅĪ̸̖̣͈̘̻̙̖̪̻͖̊͑̊͜Į̵̨͓̤̤͇͔͚͙̺̼̣͖̮̠̫̯̱̥̼͔̲̄̓̊̀̓̆̅̔͑̈́͌͆̂͗͘̚͝͝͝͠Ỉ̸̢̟̯̦͇̻͇̟͚̪̤̦͚͉̦̥̘̤̮̦̻̠̅̇̿̀̿̇͆̓̀̑͊̓̃̕͜͠͝Ï̵̧̟̜͕̜̩̣̩̺͈̗̭͙̫̦̥̭̞̭̲̹̮͍̙̤̃̃̚͜͠I̶̡̧̢̨̠͔̠̠͍̠͎̤̞͔̱̗͖͈̳͙̬͚͊͑͋̌́̔̈́͊͌̉͗̂̆͒́̎͊̌̑̚̕͠͝ͅI̷̡̨̛̅̇̒̒̔̏̿͗̃͋̑̐̍͂̈̉̉̌̍̀̈͝Ĭ̷̡̝̦̲̜͓̫̱̗̞̣̣̣̣̼̆̏̈́̉͒̊̒̀́̊̀͘Ï̷̢̨̼̩͔͈̗̮̜̥͓̙̲̱̹̟̺̝͕͉͍̮̳̊I̸̦̖̭̥͎͎͔͍͓̥̞̐͊̐̎̓̈́̈̎͂́̑͂̈̕̕͝I̶̧̢̱̯̺̱̤͔̻̰̺̱̱̪̩̮͌̅̒̔̉̐̌́́̑̀̋̔̈͐́̔̍̂͂͂̌͊̅̎͗̈͒̃̔̔͘͠͝͠I̷̡̡̙̜̰̗̫̣͕͇̥͔͇̻̮͕̞̖͇̻̺͊̐͗̄͆̈̍̏̏̄͗͌̅̓̓̓̌͒̉̌̅̋̄̐̒̒͘̕͜͝͝I̶̡̧̧̳͔̟̘͎̖̣͎̠̲̫̠̩̻̅́̐̄̊̃̄̅͋̔́̎̉̎̑̅̈́͋̇̚̚̚͝͠ͅÌ̸̢̢̢̧̡̠̭͙̜̠̱͙̘̭̗͓͉͖̌͗̈̐͗͒̉I̶̢̡̨̨̢̛̝̹͓̩̘̦̝͇̞̟͈̠̤̹͎̰̫̫̻̙͔̺̽̉̊̈͆͐̄̚̚͜͝ͅÌ̵̡͓̻͚̱̼̘̗͙̲̹͖͙̥͉̙̺̣̙̣̞̮̳̦̰̿̿̌́̕͜Į̸̧̼̱̳̞̰̠̦̬̳̜͕͚̲̼̗̝͎̹̼̺̻̮͕̬͉̭̱̰̝͍͕̌̀͂̍͒̍͐̇̇̓̚͝Í̴̡̢̢̬͉̟̥̥̟̲̘͍̯̺̟͕̳̻͚̟͕̻̘̗̝̲̰͖͕̇̀̌̓̉̾̆́̍̊̾̆͊̾̒̉̈̍̃̇̏̈́̏̏̏͝͠͝͝͠Į̵̢̡̮̳̹̱͖͈̰̦̪̣̜̰̓̓̎̾̒̈́̎͝ͅI̶̧̢̢̧̡͈̫̦̫͖̘͇̫̰͇̹͕̖̫̖̱̱̗̜̬̻̼̺̝͗͐̿͆̽̈́̽̑̕ͅỈ̶̼̥̱̮̙̫̗̖͇̱̊̀̎͂̽́̆̈́͛̈́̄̿̈́͛͗͆̃̊͛̇̈́͊́͘͜͝͝͠Į̵̢̨̛͚̺͖̞̲̩̫͇̩̖͎̥̣̮͉̞̱̗͔̩͖͖̣̤̬͙̱̖̾̉͗͗̆͛̽̾́͌͊͜͠Ỉ̴̧̧̢̛͈̘̗͔̳͙̦̝͖͔̯͕̗̪̟͖͎̦̠̳̺͔̠̺̟̫͎͓̺̟͓̰̃̿̓́̓̓͋̀̒͌̌̅́̑͝͠ͅI̷̭̰̯̒̓̐̓̌̔͌̅̈́̚̚I̵̹̮͉̞̹͕͈̣̐͗̌̈̐͛̑̏̇̂̋̿͊̄̾̉̿̈́̓̃̃̑̉͒́͐̏͘͝͠ͅÎ̶̛͙͉̙̘̫̔͗̽̏̽͛͋̎̊̿́̓͒̾̀͑́̓̌̄͆̆̽̀̋́͊̅͘̚̚͠Ḯ̵̢̡̛̛̩͎͇̘̭̺̰̝̝̪̯̙̼̟̩̙̩͎̟̇̄̉̌́̊̇̔̅̑̂͊̇̽̀͛̃̓͆͂͊̃̒̀́̀̌͛̚͠͠ͅI̶̢̯̯̭̯̲̣̯̲͚̭̗͎̮̜͈̱̮̤͚͈͓͎̤̳̳̖̗̞̤̔̍̓͑͆͆͆̉̎̏̀̈̽̊̂̓͜͜͜͝͠Ĭ̷̧̛̛̛̛̭̹̱̳̫̞͚̤̠̫̼̠̜̺̳̱͔̺̳̙̱̥͙̰̬͖̥̱̳͋͂̉̌̈̆͗͗͗̽̉́̈́̑͐͒͗͂̓͗͐̂͋̂́͗̀̉̇̚͘͝ͅP̸̨̡̛̬̩̤̟̩̩̟͔̝̠͕̬̬̲̺̩̭̤̟͊͛̋͂̽̑̀͒̈́͆̌̅̔̍́̐̅̑̀̉͆͝͝ͅ







    “What…was that…?” Navi finally asked, cracks in her voice as she was scared to find out. Link took a deep breath himself, before slowly turning around, having just reached the steps to Kakariko, and steeled himself for whatever had emerged behind him.

    What he saw out in the field he could not have been prepared for. A gigantic hole in the area had been torn upon, blue static sparking around the edges of it, as red round machines marching in formation began to cross through the hole and into the field. There were hundreds, no, thousands of them, and that was just the ones on the ground. The sky was not safe either as droves of aerial based machines came flying through the hole as well, hovering above the grounded mechs.

    Not wasting any time, Link immediately turned back and began sprinting his way up the steps, prompting Navi to follow close behind. The Hylian knew that alone he likely wouldn’t stand a chance against that metallic army, and he needed to warn the townsfolk, fast. Rounding the corner on the stairs he climbed, till he found his way to the entrance to Kakariko, a lone guard stationed there.

    “Hello there, welcome to Ka” He tried to say as an introduction before Navi swiftly cut him off. “CAN IT! We have an army approaching and fast, barricade the gates!” She cried out, startling the guard. Link nodded in agreement with his fairy companion as the guard seemed to do a double take, trying to process what he’d just heard.

    “Pardon? An army, here? The evil king Ganondorf already claimed Hyrule, why would he go after us, we’re just a sma-” He tried to question before getting shut down by Navi once more “THIS IS NOT HIS ARMY! This is something much much much worse! All the soldiers look like they’re made of metal! And there’s flying ones!” Navi rattled off, as Link turned his head to check if any were visible from where they were standing, with none being in sight for now.

    Not seeing a reason to doubt the two as they seemed not only on edge, but also very angry that he was questioning them on a potentially life-threatening matter, the soldier turned and made his way inside the gate to Kakariko, Link and Navi quickly following inside. The moment all three were through, the soldier pulled out a whistle and blew it, a high pitched noise billowing out from it. Soon after that the other guards around the village came running. “We need to close the gates, now! We have enemy forces approaching fast, and in very large numbers!” he called out to his fellow guards as they started to fortify the gate.

    “Link, let's go warn the villagers!” Navi advised, Link nodding as he ran further into the village. Navi began shouting out calls to the villagers to find cover or shelter, screaming out “ENEMY FORCES ARE INCOMING! GRAB A WEAPON OR GET TO SAFETY!” Over and over she cried out the warning, as the villagers of Kakariko heeded the advice and took shelter, some opting to retrieve their own tools and prepare to defend their homes, or in the case of former Hyrule Castle inhabitants, their second home.

    Once the two had felt they’d done all they could to warn the villagers, they turned back towards the guards at the entrance, who by now had amassed a few layers of wooden barricades to block the entrance, villagers approaching them. Link began to take a few steps back in that direction when he heard something. A familiar tune of a harp being played, catching his attention as he turned his head to the right.

    Standing up near the entrance to Death Mountain they stood, the mysterious Sheik who had met Link after he had awoken in the Temple of time. Their harp at the ready, the Sheikah warrior stared down Link and spoke softly. “You cannot win this fight, Link. This is an enemy you know little of, and their numbers far outweigh any strategy you can produce with little time or tools. Retreat to Goron City, and look for a way out and back to the place you called home. I will meet you there.”

    Before Link could approach them for further inquiry, Sheik slammed down a deku nut, the flash emitted by it, lasting only a second, but by the time it was over the warrior had vanished. Taking a moment to let his vision adjust, Link turned his head back towards the gate to Hyrule Field, hesitating for a moment on if he should heed Sheik's advice or try to stop the approaching forces.

    “Link, c’mon! We need to get a move on!” Navi shouted, answering the question he was pondering. “I know you wanna stay and help, but if Sheik’s right then we would be better off running for now! We need to get to the Gorons and figure out a plan! The villagers can handle this, right now the best thing for everyone is we get going!”

    Link took a moment before slowly nodding, as he turned his body in the direction of the path to Death Mountain and ran. It hurt him to leave the villagers to fend for themselves but if they were to fall here then everything would be for nothing, running could at least give them a chance. As he quickly climbed the steps up to the gate, he heard what sounded like a large crash coming from the entrance to Kakariko. He knew better than to do so, but he had to, and turned his head just slightly while running to see what had happened.

    It wasn’t even close, metal menaces had overwhelmed the villagers and guards with strength of numbers, as they came pouring in from the gate, the wooden barricades broken into splinters as they brute forced their way in. The aerial ones followed close above, scanning the ground for enemies.

    With no time to waste, Link turned and ran full sprint up the path to Death Mountain, as Navi stayed back for just a moment, flipping the switch to close the gate to at least give them a bit of extra time. She zoomed back to Link’s side as soon as she could, proclaiming “Next stop, Goron City!”
     
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  9. Infernostar

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    Chapter 8: The Invasion Part 3: Machine Vs Magic


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    “Mega Man, can you hear me? Return home immediately, I have something I want to show you”

    “Understood Dr. Light, I'm on my way!” The Blue Bomber responded, warping out of the area he was in and back home. The mechanical marvel had been out on a scouting mission in search of any signs of the nefarious Dr. Wily, but nothing of note had shown up in the area.

    It had been weeks since Wily’s last attempt to try and conquer the world, something that was a bit uncommon for the doctor. Normally by now something would have happened, something that would get Mega Man back into the fray, yet all was quiet…And that was concerning.

    Soon enough the bot found himself back home, teleporting into his normal launching point as he looked around. The layout was as it normally was, a robotics lab that was top of the line; monitors hooked up to machinery that had layers of schematics and maps of the surrounding area, as well as scraps of metal from earlier testing. After a few moments Mega Man saw two familiar bots appear in his vision from another room, his sister Roll and the labs mechanic, Auto.

    “Mega Man! Back already?” Roll asked, a hand to her chin. The robot girl was normally on housekeeping duty as Mega Man had used to be before he was made into a robot fighter, her red and black dress neat and tidy while her blond hair was tied up in a ponytail with her usual green bow, large metal boots on her feet. She had a broom in one of her hands that she was still using, idly dusting the lab as she walked past Auto.

    “Did the Doctor find something, Mega?” Auto added, the green bot much less human in appearance compared to Roll or Mega. Though he had the same proportions as well, Auto was intended for shop keeping and repairs so was kept more mechanical looking to easily identify him.

    “I’m not sure guys, Dr. Light said he had something but he didn’t specify what.” He replied, switching his buster arm back to a regular hand. The blue clad bot walked off the teleporter platform, stretching slightly as his blue helmet removed itself, exposing Mega man’s black hair underneath. He set it off to the side and walked calmly past his sister and Auto, passing by the mechanical pets on the way of Rush, Beat and Tango.

    “Doctor, I’m back!” Mega Man called out as he walked out the lab and further into the home. Passing through more high tech equipment, the bot soon found his Creator and surrogate father, the famous Dr. Thomas Light, sitting at his desk, laptop open as he seemed to be looking over something. Hearing Megas' voice the doctor's face tilted up, his thick white beard being scratched by one of his hands.

    “Ah, good to see you back so fast Mega Man” Light responded. “Just in time, in fact, I was noticing something strange and thought you might wanna take a look at this.” He turned his laptop around so Mega Man could see, the screen showing what appeared to be a monitor for something, a line currently unmoving.

    “What is this Doctor?” Mega Man asked, confused by what he was supposed to be seeing. The Doctor turned his laptop back towards him and began typing. “This Mega Man is a sensor for spatial disturbances. I had done some research into the matter after some of Wily’s more recent schemes, namely the one where he framed me” The Doctor explained, motioning for the Blue Bomber to join him on the other side of his desk, which Mega obliged.

    “So you set this up after Wily used robots like Galaxy Man?” Mega pondered, recalling that particular Robot Masters ability to produce controlled singularities. “Correct, I had a hunch that something of that particular power might not be a one off use for someone like our old friend Wily. Now, what you saw was the spatial disturbances in the last few hours. But this…” He trailed off as he tapped a command key, the line in the sensor starting to go wild, flailing up and down in a rapid pace. “Is what it observed roughly 5 hours ago, and had been observing for several hours.”

    “Whoa…That can’t be good, but what exactly could it mean Doctor?” Mega Man watched as the needle violently shuttered up and down, his processors finding this to be a bad omen, but there was no way to tell what for. “I’m not sure Mega Man” Light replied, switching the feed back to the present time, sending the needle back into a straight line path. “But one thing is certain, whatever that was, it must be Wily’s doing. No one else in the world to our knowledge has done work with spatial distortion, so if he was inclined to, he might try using that as part of some new plot.”

    Mega Man nodded, agreeing with the Doctor's hypothesis, when the needle suddenly began moving again, at first slowly before picking up speed into a violent shifting of up and down. “Wait, whats happening?” Mega said, concern growing in his voice as Lights fingers frantically started typing, a map of the surrounding city appearing on screen.

    “It looks like there is some sort of spatial anomaly beginning. I’m going to try and localize the source, I can send you there right now if you want to see what's going on up close, but be careful.” Lights fingers were a blur as he pulled up satellite footage of the city, trying to locate the exact spot he was expecting the disturbance to appear.

    “Yes sir, right away!” Mega replied, turning and quickly making his way back to the lab. He passed by Roll and Auto, both of whom had been peeking in from around the corner to watch the two, as Mega made his way back to the teleporter. Turning around as he stepped up onto the warp panel, Mega saw his mechanical pets watching him, the canine, avian and felines eyes blinking as they seemed concerned for him.

    “Don’t worry guys, I’ll be fine!” Mega reassured them before calling out to the Doctor. “I’m ready Doctor! Send me in!”

    “You’ve got it, Mega Man. Now remember, if things get dangerous, let me know and I’ll get you out of there.” Light responded, activating the teleporter. Mega Man became engulfed in light before disappearing from the machine, having been warped to the site.

    “Doctor, I’m here” Mega said aloud, knowing the Doctor had a line open so he could hear Mega Man and respond to him. Doctor Light pulled up a visual from Mega Man’s eyes, getting a front row seat to the area he had landed in. Mega Man took a moment to survey the area, having warped to the edge of the city.

    The area was mostly quiet, a large underpass beneath a number of recently constructed highways that led dozens of people in and out of the city. The shadowed area beneath was still currently under construction, leftover supplies from the road construction robots still littering the area. Looking around for any signs of the disturbance, Mega Man slowly approached.

    “No signs of a disturbance here just yet Doctor.” he said, arm switching to his Mega Buster, just in case. “Surveillance shows the area is undisturbed, moving to search for any suspicious ind-”







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    Hearing that earth-rending noise, Mega Man immediately moved for cover, getting behind a nearby supply crate, poking his blue head out from behind the cover to scan the direction the noise came from. “Doctor, are you seeing this?”

    “Yes Mega Man, although I wish I wasn’t” Staring at his screen, the good Doctor was mortified by the sight his robotic son was beholden to. Off on the other side of the construction site late a massive tear in space, electrical sparks of cyan crackling around the portion of space that the hold was torn out of. Inside the hole seemed to be a vast, sandy desert, but of much more alarming concern was what was emerging from the tear.

    The army was clad in metallic armor, but that wasn’t what alarmed the doctor. It was the fact that most of the army was clearly no longer among the living, be they legions of skeletal knights carrying swords and shields, or lizardmen armored up and carrying shortswords. The forces slowly marched out through the gateway into the construction site, standing at attention as a menacing figure walked out from between them.

    The warrior was clad in black and brown armor, a red cape adorning his shoulders. His skin was dark and his hair a deep red, a metallic headpiece adorning his forehead. “Fall in” He said with authority, raising a hand high as he stomped over the unfinished roadworks, his loyal servants following without question.

    “Doctor, these don’t look like Wily’s machines” Mega Man whispered quietly through his feed. “What should we do?” He asked, buster switching back to his hand. The doctor had a hand to his chin, lost in thought on who these forces were.

    “I can’t say they’re Wily’s with confidence…Those don’t look even remotely like any machine he would have constructed…I think you best come back Mega, before they notice your presence, I’m loading up the stuff to warp you back now.” Light's fingers started typing in the commands to bring his son home when he heard a loud voice shriek through Mega’s video feed.

    “My lord! I have found it! May we?” A shrill, elderly voice cried out, another cackling close behind

    “You shall. Koume, Kotake, eliminate the problem, Now.” The leader's voice sounded, the two unseen voices both cackling as Mega Man poked his head out a bit more from cover. “Who is he talking to…?” He pondered aloud quietly, before light began to fill his vision from above. He turned his head just in time to spot what appeared to be two witches on broomsticks, each of them waving a wand…and firing a blast of blue and red magic towards him.

    “Mega Man, watch out!”
     
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    Chapter 9: The Invasion Part 4: Federation Firefight



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    “You are entering Galactic Federation territory, state ID and if inquired, purpose of visitation.”

    “Samus Aran.”

    “...My apologies Miss Aran, welcome” The line closed as a feminine voice sighed. “They always ask who is entering yet they shut up immediately, one of these days I better get registered in their database again so this stops happening.”

    The bounty hunter sighed as she adjusted the engines of her ship, the orange gunship slowing down as it approached one of the large Federation ships, aimed at the landing port inside its airlock. She kept her eyes forward as she gingerly adjusted the ship's multidirectional engines, located directly below the ship as it slowly lowered into one of the marked spots for ships, a small shaking on the interior indicating the landing was successful.

    Taking a moment to turn the main computer off, Samus stood up and stretched before making her way to the main elevator of her ship. Turning around, the armor adorned hunter rising up through the ceiling of her ship, finding herself standing atop it before casually dropping down to the floor of the Federation cruiser.

    Pulling up a map of the ship on her visor, Samus started to head in the direction of the meeting room she was told would brief her on her mission. Adorned in her all too familiar Power Suit, the orange and yellow metallic armor easily conceals her body underneath, carrying a set of round orange shoulder pads, red helmet with green visor, and her trusty arm cannon over her right hand. Her metal boots clanged slightly as she traversed the Federation ship, casually strolling past most of the others she came across, the bounty hunter towering over a large chunk of them due to her impressive height, at roughly 6’3”.

    The bounty hunter had been called here for briefing on her newest assignment from the Galactic Federation. Despite no longer being directly employed by the Federation due to some…choices, her former CO had made, ones that she preferred not to be reminded of. In spite of this, her work as a freelance bounty hunter often made her a prime pick for the Federation on major missions, namely dealing with the nefarious Space Pirates and stopping their plans for galactic conquest.

    To think they found the Pirates at it again, and in almost the same spot as last time Samus mused to herself, having been informed before she was brought in about the current situation. The Space Pirates had been quiet as of late, too quiet, and the Federation believed they had a lead on their location. As Samus found the door to the meeting room, she put her hand on her arm cannon and entered, spotting a number of scientists in lab coats and Federation troops in armor inside. Hopefully we can see about getting the drop on them…

    “Samus, thank you for joining us on such short notice.” One of the scientists said as the briefing began. “We have evidence that suggests to us that the Space Pirates may have set up their base in the old ruins of their former Zebes base. Though the base was inoperable for many years, recently spaceship traffic in the solar system containing it suggests that the Pirates are active there once more.”

    “Zebes…again?” Samus pondered this decision, a touch of nostalgia in her voice. Zebes, though the home of the Space Pirate base she had first destroyed, was also the planet she spent much of her life, being raised by the birdlike alien race known as the Chozo there. She was trained heavily in combat and ultimately gained her more acrobatic skill set and her Power Suit from her adoptive avian family there. Though the Chozo were ultimately no longer around on the planet, mainly due to those Pirate scum exterminating the race.

    “Though while we are at it, we were hoping you might be able to tell us about that…creature you picked up while you were finishing your last assignment Miss Aran.” The scientist continued, Samus’ attention snapping back to him

    Speaking of extermination, the bounty hunter's latest job had tasked her with wiping out the highly destructive jellyfish-like species known as the Metroids. It was a grueling effort, having led her to traverse the planet SR388, the Metroids homeworld, but through her efforts, the species was eradicated…with a lone exception currently floating around happily inside of her ship.

    While she had ultimately intended to exterminate the species, as she was leaving the planet, Samus encountered a lone Metroid egg that hatched right in front of her. The resulting infant Metroid appeared to imprint on her, the jellyfish-like entity showing her no signs of hostility despite its known aggressive and predatory behaviors. As a result, she opted to contact the Federation about it and bring the baby Metroid back with her as a possible research subject, given this may be the only chance the Federation could have to study the species up close.

    “You do have the baby Metroid aboard your ship, correct?” One of the scientists inquired, getting a nod from Samus in return. “Excellent. If you can, we’d like you to drop the infant off at the Ceres Research Station. It's close to Zebes, so you should be able to do so on your way to the planet.” They explained, turning on a holographic display showing the space station out in the solar system with Zebes.

    On route, huh? Suppose that does make things easier for once. Shouldn’t be too much of a hassle th- Samus thought, before an alarm blared in the room, a voice coming over the intercom.

    “ATTENTION. SPATIAL ANOMALY DETECTED OFF THE STARBOARD BOW OF THE SHIP. BRINGING UP DISPLAY NOW.” The automated security system announced, as all eyes in the room turned their attention to a large display screen on the wall. The screen flashed to life, before displaying a camera's view from the ship's starboard side, when…







    R̴̡̧̡̝̱̺̬͓͉̳̭͇̰̰͂̾̏̎̎̒͌͆́͊́̏̈́̅́͘͜ͅͅR̸̢̨̧̨̝̺̮͉͇̠̖̩͙̱͍͉͎̣̦̮̠̫̳͇͍̥̤̪͈̳̰̜̩̉̾͛̈̈́̈͂͊̏̀̃̅͋̔̾̕͜͠R̶͍̫̖̝̖̲̩͈̝̙͈͍̯̊̉̇͑̎͂̽̾̈́́͗͂͌̌̏͌̅̆̈́̎̚͝͠R̴̢̡̧̡̢̧̨̫͙̳̼̱̤͚͎̱̫̫̳̠̣̯̺̳͙̬̯͎̪̣̝̲̟̬͛́͊̎̂̂̂̀͜͝ͅR̵̢̧̢̧̞͙̥̦̲͔͍̳̬̙̤̻̮͔̥͕̳̩̠͍͐R̴̡̛̛̩̤̪̞͎̫̮̠͖̹̪͍̒̀̒̊̍̋̓̉̈̎̿̋͋́̄̀̓̀̐̚͝͝R̶̡̡̢̞̺̠̩̫̼͖͈̟̜̲͕̟̺̟͚̳̰͈̪̀̀͊̄̉͛̉̏̈́́̀̽̂̃̿̇̄̎̌̚͜Ŕ̶̡̖̦̙̲̥̱̦̞̭͓̝̥͊̒̉̓̋̿̄̓̀͌̾̆̐̔́̈́̔R̴̨̡̨̯̬͎̖̫̫͎̲͎͔̦͕̗͉͇͇͖͓̮͓̗̝͎̪̱̝̮͙̓̒̎̓͗̌̇̌̈́̏̕ͅͅR̸̡̧̨̢̡̝̱̭̺̯̞͖̗̣͙̣͕̹̝̞̣͚͈͇̻̖̱͕̳̘̹̙̞̿̆̈́̿̊̈̆͌͐̒̂̌̌̈̂̐͋̈́̀̈́̈́̏̈́̇̄̈́̐̉͘̚͝͝ͅR̷̢̧̛̲̘̜̙͉̣̘͙̪̼̻̙̯͉͉̞͖̦̜͖̞̫̠̼̟͚̻̼̙̜̜͕̬̲͂̍̽͌̔̅̓̃̏̈́̀̃͒̒͑͑̈́̑̃͒͝͝ͅR̵̨̛͕͔̮̭͚̘̰̝̋̐̆̍̀͒̽̓̃͛́͋̀͊̈͊̿̐̓̾͑̚̚͝R̸̡̨̻͎̩͖͖̣̗̰͈̥̬͚̦̗̲̬̙̬͇̻̥̙͔̦̪̞͉̫̭͎̈́̏͗̈̇͛͑̓̅̏̂͜ͅI̷̢̹̤͖͙̮͈̹̝̺͚̲̜̥̩͇̹͂̌̑̑͒̐̏̔́̋̄̑̽̉͘͜ͅͅI̴̧̨̛̻͉͚̥̗̗̫̳̙͖̺͉͉͖̟͕̹̮͔̪̼̞̺̝͔̼̭͙̰̎̌̇̐͐̈̉͊̓͛̀̉́̒́́͘ͅͅI̸̭͈̦͆͐̓̔̾͂̄̓̀̄̿́̅̒͋͐͒́̌̈͛̓̿̿̑͑̄̎̀͌̋͊͐̚̕͝I̷̡̢̝͈̯̠̘̥͉̝̯͔̹̭͓̘̞̮͙̗͇̙͉͑̾͆̎͗́͌̑̆́̎̀̒̾̈͌̓̊̈̀̈́̏͆̀̾̓̇̉̎̎͘͜͠͝Ï̸̧̧̼͔̼̭̙̙̮̹̟͈̩̻͚̮̪̗͚̣̻̘̜̘̻̆̌̄̓̋́̆̓̅̀̑͑̿̈́̚͝Ì̷̢̛̟̺̲͖͉̳̜̪̣̜̯͚̥͈̞͓̦̝̬̜̯̼̙̭͈̮͔̪̦̻̉̌̑͐̊̓̀̒̐̿̾̍̓́̑͊̂̉̆͘̚̕͜͜͝Ȉ̴̳͔͇̖̍͗I̴͍̟̭̲̫͓͙̱̠͍̻͂͊̑̔̂̉̃͋̌̄̄̀͗͐̍̽̍̏̐͌̿̽͑̽͂̅͂͘̕̕͜͝͝͝Į̸̳͕̳̟͔̣̮̰̯̝̤̫̫̣͈͎̺͉̩̙̣̞̖̯̫̱͇̮̋͐̇͂̽͌̍͆̀͒̔̋͆̒̌̃͒̎̇̿̂͂͊̋̂̃̈̕͘̚͜͝ͅǏ̷̛̲͔̘̖̞̠̝̜̹̦͓̩̟̭̪̤̻̔̋̈́̂̀̀̑̓͒͐̈́̉̇̿̀͂̏̍͛͘̚͜͝͝͠͝ͅI̷̡̢̧̧̛̼̰͍̫̼͈̳̠̣̟̖̜͉̙̖̳̣͈̗̮͓͖͊̂̀͋̿͒͛̏̓̋͜͠I̷̧̢̛̛͔̗̮̭̟̜̙͎͎͍̹̮͚̦̲̥̤̲̥̯̜͙̤͇͖͇̯̞̼̦̻̹̎̔̽̃̅̇̀̈̒̓͗̿̈̀̂̄͒͑͆̿̍̃̂̎̈́̌̕͘̕͝͝͝͝͝Ị̴̡̤̻̣̺̹̮̳̩͇͔̥̯̟̺͔̪̝͙̪̠͇̼̬͓̟̣̮̂̈́̍̿̉͛͊̈́͑̐̒̃̕̚͜͝Ì̷̧̛̲̯͎̱̙̳͖̬̟̠̩̼̺̥̞͔͓̻͍͖̩̥͖͇̼̥̙̍̅͋̀̌̉̐̽̋͋͌̽̍̂̃͋̍̑̔̅̈́̓̄̾̕ͅͅĮ̸̢̢͓̦̥̯̩̪͙̦̰̣̮̝̞̺͇̯͚̇̽̓̄̓͋̏̈̉̈̋Į̷̨̺̜̭̬̖̪͉͓̮̹̦̳̭̩̩̝̺̦̦̹͎̲͙̻͚̩̠̹͎͓̰͈͈͒̃̍̊̽͒͛͌́̓̓͊͑̅̋̌͛̀͆͂̉̇̌̿̽̽̓̃̀̚͠͠͝ͅI̵̤͎̠͕̜̲̺̖̝̍͗̒͘͝͝ͅĪ̸̖̣͈̘̻̙̖̪̻͖̊͑̊͜Į̵̨͓̤̤͇͔͚͙̺̼̣͖̮̠̫̯̱̥̼͔̲̄̓̊̀̓̆̅̔͑̈́͌͆̂͗͘̚͝͝͝͠Ỉ̸̢̟̯̦͇̻͇̟͚̪̤̦͚͉̦̥̘̤̮̦̻̠̅̇̿̀̿̇͆̓̀̑͊̓̃̕͜͠͝Ï̵̧̟̜͕̜̩̣̩̺͈̗̭͙̫̦̥̭̞̭̲̹̮͍̙̤̃̃̚͜͠I̶̡̧̢̨̠͔̠̠͍̠͎̤̞͔̱̗͖͈̳͙̬͚͊͑͋̌́̔̈́͊͌̉͗̂̆͒́̎͊̌̑̚̕͠͝ͅI̷̡̨̛̅̇̒̒̔̏̿͗̃͋̑̐̍͂̈̉̉̌̍̀̈͝Ĭ̷̡̝̦̲̜͓̫̱̗̞̣̣̣̣̼̆̏̈́̉͒̊̒̀́̊̀͘Ï̷̢̨̼̩͔͈̗̮̜̥͓̙̲̱̹̟̺̝͕͉͍̮̳̊I̸̦̖̭̥͎͎͔͍͓̥̞̐͊̐̎̓̈́̈̎͂́̑͂̈̕̕͝I̶̧̢̱̯̺̱̤͔̻̰̺̱̱̪̩̮͌̅̒̔̉̐̌́́̑̀̋̔̈͐́̔̍̂͂͂̌͊̅̎͗̈͒̃̔̔͘͠͝͠I̷̡̡̙̜̰̗̫̣͕͇̥͔͇̻̮͕̞̖͇̻̺͊̐͗̄͆̈̍̏̏̄͗͌̅̓̓̓̌͒̉̌̅̋̄̐̒̒͘̕͜͝͝I̶̡̧̧̳͔̟̘͎̖̣͎̠̲̫̠̩̻̅́̐̄̊̃̄̅͋̔́̎̉̎̑̅̈́͋̇̚̚̚͝͠ͅÌ̸̢̢̢̧̡̠̭͙̜̠̱͙̘̭̗͓͉͖̌͗̈̐͗͒̉I̶̢̡̨̨̢̛̝̹͓̩̘̦̝͇̞̟͈̠̤̹͎̰̫̫̻̙͔̺̽̉̊̈͆͐̄̚̚͜͝ͅÌ̵̡͓̻͚̱̼̘̗͙̲̹͖͙̥͉̙̺̣̙̣̞̮̳̦̰̿̿̌́̕͜Į̸̧̼̱̳̞̰̠̦̬̳̜͕͚̲̼̗̝͎̹̼̺̻̮͕̬͉̭̱̰̝͍͕̌̀͂̍͒̍͐̇̇̓̚͝Í̴̡̢̢̬͉̟̥̥̟̲̘͍̯̺̟͕̳̻͚̟͕̻̘̗̝̲̰͖͕̇̀̌̓̉̾̆́̍̊̾̆͊̾̒̉̈̍̃̇̏̈́̏̏̏͝͠͝͝͠Į̵̢̡̮̳̹̱͖͈̰̦̪̣̜̰̓̓̎̾̒̈́̎͝ͅI̶̧̢̢̧̡͈̫̦̫͖̘͇̫̰͇̹͕̖̫̖̱̱̗̜̬̻̼̺̝͗͐̿͆̽̈́̽̑̕ͅỈ̶̼̥̱̮̙̫̗̖͇̱̊̀̎͂̽́̆̈́͛̈́̄̿̈́͛͗͆̃̊͛̇̈́͊́͘͜͝͝͠Į̵̢̨̛͚̺͖̞̲̩̫͇̩̖͎̥̣̮͉̞̱̗͔̩͖͖̣̤̬͙̱̖̾̉͗͗̆͛̽̾́͌͊͜͠Ỉ̴̧̧̢̛͈̘̗͔̳͙̦̝͖͔̯͕̗̪̟͖͎̦̠̳̺͔̠̺̟̫͎͓̺̟͓̰̃̿̓́̓̓͋̀̒͌̌̅́̑͝͠ͅI̷̭̰̯̒̓̐̓̌̔͌̅̈́̚̚I̵̹̮͉̞̹͕͈̣̐͗̌̈̐͛̑̏̇̂̋̿͊̄̾̉̿̈́̓̃̃̑̉͒́͐̏͘͝͠ͅÎ̶̛͙͉̙̘̫̔͗̽̏̽͛͋̎̊̿́̓͒̾̀͑́̓̌̄͆̆̽̀̋́͊̅͘̚̚͠Ḯ̵̢̡̛̛̩͎͇̘̭̺̰̝̝̪̯̙̼̟̩̙̩͎̟̇̄̉̌́̊̇̔̅̑̂͊̇̽̀͛̃̓͆͂͊̃̒̀́̀̌͛̚͠͠ͅI̶̢̯̯̭̯̲̣̯̲͚̭̗͎̮̜͈̱̮̤͚͈͓͎̤̳̳̖̗̞̤̔̍̓͑͆͆͆̉̎̏̀̈̽̊̂̓͜͜͜͝͠Ĭ̷̧̛̛̛̛̭̹̱̳̫̞͚̤̠̫̼̠̜̺̳̱͔̺̳̙̱̥͙̰̬͖̥̱̳͋͂̉̌̈̆͗͗͗̽̉́̈́̑͐͒͗͂̓͗͐̂͋̂́͗̀̉̇̚͘͝ͅP̸̨̡̛̬̩̤̟̩̩̟͔̝̠͕̬̬̲̺̩̭̤̟͊͛̋͂̽̑̀͒̈́͆̌̅̔̍́̐̅̑̀̉͆͝͝ͅ







    What in the world…Samus’ internal thought trailed off, a massive hole appeared in the vacuum of space. An electrified outline of blue lightning sparked around the hole, as a massive warship made its way out into the Federation controlled sector. The ship was no slouch, even compared to a massive Federation Command Ship, easily dwarfing Samus’ Gunship, likely ten times the size of it. A massive white W was marked on the sides of it, 5 thrusters on the back, with three above and two below one another, the ship carrying a slew of small turrets and energy cannons along its sides and top. Along one of the sides was an energy field, likely a passageway for smaller ships to fly out from, as the ship came to a stop near the Federation ship.

    “This is Galactic Federation controlled territory” One of the Federation troops announced, using a communicator mic to broadcast the new ship. “State your Identity and the purpose of this unprompted entry.” He continued, before waiting for a response as the rest of the people in the room silently observed, the audio channel open in just this room so as not to alarm the others on the ship just yet.

    “Testing. Testing!” A cranky sounding, older voice replied over feed. “Is this coming through??” The scientists looked at one another, confusion on their faces hearing such a response from the foreign ship as one of them replied.

    “Affirmative, now State ID.” He repeated, wanting to ensure they could find the identity of who this ship belonged to.

    “Ah, excellent! Ahem, My name is Dr. Albert Wily, and you shall all know my incredible genius! Go my Robot Masters, attack!” The transmission cut off as suddenly the Federation ship started to shake, as the feed showed the doctors ship roar to life, cannons having opened fire on the Federation cruiser, blasts colliding with the hull.

    Just who IS this guy? Samus thought to herself, alarms beginning to blare as the troops aboard the ship were alerted to get to their stations to engage the enemy. The soldiers in the room quickly made their exit to grab their weapons, while one of the scientists turned to Samus.

    “Miss Aran, the Galactic Federation troops can handle this…Doctor. You should get a move on to Ceres and drop off the Baby Metroid, we don’t want it falling into the wrong hands after all.” They stated, encouraging the bounty hunter to leave the situation in their hands. Samus debated internally if she was actually necessary around here, given the sheer size of the Federation ship, even with this Doctors ship compared to her gunship it was still dwarfed by the Federation Cruiser. It should have more than enough firepower and manpower to handle whatever the doctor could throw at them.

    “Understood. I’m heading out now.” She replied, nodding to the scientist as she turned and set a brisk pace back to her ship, passing by several Federation Troops running for their posts. Soon enough her gunship came into view, as the bounty hunter leaped onto the roof and stepped onto the main entry platform, lowering down to the interior as the roof closed up. Quickly taking a seat in the cockpit, Samus turned her head slightly, taking stock of the ships extra passenger, as her eyes made out the small capsule holding the Baby Metroid, the floating sharp-toothed jellyfish creature hovering quietly inside it.

    Alright, let's get this infant to its new caretakers. Samus fired up the engines of her ship, the multi-directional jets below adjusting to get the ship airborne before changing direction, allowing her to drive out the energy field into space. Loading up the space map that would lead her to Ceres, Samus opted to pull up a screen of the feed behind her so she could observe the battle going on behind her.

    “...What the?” Samus was gobsmacked at what she was seeing. Dozens of smaller ships were zooming out from the invading Doctors warship, scattering around the Federation Cruisers weaponry and blasting away at the defense, reducing the main cannons to space debris. An array of different attacks were fired off by the smaller ships, electrical blasts, heavy duty explosives, sticky bombs, even razor sharp blades that cleaved through the guns like they were made of paper. Even the smaller ships the troopers were piloting to engage them didn’t seem to do anything, as they were being outmaneuvered and routed with ease.

    God…I know the Federations track record wasn’t THAT great, especially after their screw ups on Norion and the fleets with Phaaze, but jeez. Groaning to herself seeing her former employer once again getting owned by a threat they weren’t prepared for, Samus almost considered turning around and joining the firefight, before the infant Metroids cry sounded out in her ship, snapping her back to attention.

    “Right, right…Gotta get this little guy to the station” She said to no one, eying the parasite as she engaged the ship's thrusters and began to zoom away. She took just a second to eye the space battle going on in her rear view, before closing the window and focusing ahead to her destination. “Next stop, Ceres Space Station.”

    “Wily, sir! Samus’ Gunship has been spotted fleeing the Federation craft, how shall we proceed?” A robot asked, adorned with a dark blue body with a ninja shuriken visible on his forehead as he appeared on the Doctor's display.

    “Scramble the 9th Squadron and send them after her! I want that baby Metroid alive and that bounty hunter disposed of at all costs!” Wily answered, raising his fist as he observed and commanded his forces to swiftly disable the Federation Ship.

    “Yes sir! Attention, 9th Squadron! Galaxy, Jewel, Plug, Tornado, Magma, Hornet, Splash, and Concrete, pursue and incapacitate the bounty hunter Samus Aran, pronto!”
     
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    Chapter 10: The Invasion Part 5: Roasted Mushrooms


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    It was a quiet day in the Mushroom Kingdom, clear skies and calm energy abound as the notorious Koopa King Bowser was nowhere to be found. Without their number one adversary to be worried about, the inhabitants of the Kingdom enjoyed the peace and quiet, with a pair in particular having a skip in their step.

    “Man, it sure is nice of the Princess to invite us over for tea Mario” Luigi said, the green adorned overall wearing plumber turning his head to see his older brother. Though he had to look down slightly as the taller of the two siblings, his red clad brother smiled back and nodded, the two keeping up their pace as Mario twiddled with his mustache, his white gloved hand teasing the tips of his stache.

    The pair was quite the celebrity duo, having done their job to stop Bowser and his many cohorts and save the Kingdom countless times over the years. As a result they were rather close friends with the illustrious leader of the Mushroom Kingdom, the beautiful Princess Peach, who often invited them to the castle when she wasn’t busy getting kidnapped. Once more the two had received their usual invitation, inviting them for afternoon tea and perhaps a spot of tennis or golf if the mood arose.

    “You got that right Luigi, now let’s get a move on, the Princess is waiting for us! Wahoo!~” Mario replied, picking up his pace from a brisk walk to a run, as his taller brother had to chase after him. The plumbing siblings' home was a fair distance away from Peach’s Castle, but nothing beat a good jog along the grassy path to get their blood pumping to wake up in the morning. As they both ran, Marios footsteps turned into a jump, followed by a second, much higher jump, and ending in an impressive triple jump flip, showing off his outstanding acrobatic abilities in spite of his somewhat portly appearance.

    “Wait up bro!” Luigi belted out as he pursued his excited older brother, the taller of the two showing his own mobility, leaping clean off the ground as his legs kicked at the air, holding his air time a fair amount longer than his brother before he landed, stumbling slightly as he did due to some shaky stones where his feet landed. “Woah! Jeez, was the road always this bumpy?”

    “I don’t think so bro…” Mario trailed off as he came to a stop, Luigi catching up to his spot as they surveyed the road ahead of them. The normally quiet, stone path around a grassy open plan looked like a twister had blown through it. The rocky road was cracked and split into pieces at times, parts of the terrain blown off, some areas smoldering and showing little signs of plantlife, as though they were burned to a crisp.

    “Oh brother…Did we miss a Bowser invasion? This can’t be good” Mario pondered, a gloved hand to his chin. Taking a moment to look at one another, the two brothers silently nodded and turned this jovial jog into a full on run, determined to put a stop to Bowser’s newest plot. “You think maybe he called up some others for help this time, Luigi? This seems a bit more destructive than normal for Bowser.”

    “Maybe he took notes from the Shroobs, bro? They certainly weren’t interested in holding back when they showed up here.” Luigi shivered at that thought, not wanting to have to relive that incident with the alien invaders, and all the wacky events that unfolded in the duo's quest to stop the Shroobs’ invasion. “Though I suppose even Bowser wasn’t exactly happy with their approach to trying to take over either, they attacked him too after all.”

    “True! Then again he’s tried taking over the universe, and that didn’t really work either, so maybe he’s just trying something new?” Mario quipped, the two still rather lighthearted about the whole ordeal, having grown used to Bowser’s attempts to conquer the Mushroom Kingdom to the point where even mid-crisis they could make jokes about it. “Oh! Up here, we’ll be able to see the Castle from atop the hill!” The Italian added, racing his brother to the top to get a view of what all was going on.

    “Oh yeah bro, let's do it!” Luigi replied, sprinting up to the top and sliding across the dirt to the top of the hill to see the castle in the distance, coming to a stop right beside Mario.

    “Oh my…” Mario's voice trailed off, his eyes wide as bowling balls, just as his brothers were, the two slack jawed at what they were seeing. In the distance, the beautiful Castle that Princess Peach called home, had been set ablaze, trails of fire raging across the normally serene red and white structure, some of the exterior pillars having collapsed from the flames. The surrounding village of Toads wasn’t much better, the normally lively and colorful toad houses showing serious signs of damage, fires raging across several buildings, some having already fallen in on themselves. The multi-colored Toad residents of the village were scattered, many screaming in terror as they fled for their lives from the invaders wreaking havoc on their homes.

    Luigi took a step forward past his brother, hand on the red plumber's shoulder as both of them tried to find their voices. Neither was prepared for the sheer destruction they were seeing, Bowser's forces while evil were never this…vicious. Mario grabbed his brother's hand on his shoulder as the two moved forward, slowly progressing towards the Toad village as they finally managed to get a view of the invaders.

    These were no Goombas or Koopas that they knew. These invaders were far more menacing, towering, metal clad, bug like creatures with jawlike claws, that appeared capable of firing energy blasts from them, as many of them blasted the ground around the Toads, sending many of the much smaller, sphere-headed Mushroom inhabitants flying from the ensuing explosions. It wasn’t just a small number of these alien invaders either, there were dozens of them, swarming the area as they emerged from a number of heavy-armored metal ships, descending upon the village as even more ships hovered around Peach’s Castle, energy turrets aiming around it and occasionally launching volleys down on the inhabitants. All the while, a menacing shadow of some large creature was visible within the smoke coming from Peach’s Castle.

    “What…is happening here…” Mario finally said, baffled and horrified at what he was seeing. The normally fearless hero of the Mushroom Kingdom was shaken by the absolute mayhem on full display before him and Luigi, and it took his brother shaking his shoulders to get him to finally look away from it.

    “Mario, focus on me.” Luigi said, locking eyes with his big brother. Normally the much more timid of the two, Luigi’s time ghost hunting had done wonders for making him have to tackle his fears head on, but seeing his normally stoic and heroic brother freeze up, it was not normal. And yet, he knew that feeling all too well, and he knew how he could help. “Peach is still inside I bet, and she needs our help. Whoever these guys are, they aren’t Bowser. This invasion isn’t the same as the Koopas marching in and declaring they’re in charge now, this is much worse. It’s scary, very scary. But you got me, and I got you. We got each other's backs, and we can do this, right?”

    “...You’re right. I’ve got you bro” Mario said, nodding as he seemed to find some peace of mind, his brother’s reassurance letting the plumber remember he isn’t alone. The red clad plumber took a moment to shake off the fear from himself, his green adorned brother imitating the action to get himself warmed up, as the two nodded at one another once again before turning their attention back to the Toad Village. “Let’s a go!”

    Hearing his brother’s famous phrase, Luigi smiled and gave his own accompanying “Okie dokey!” Before the two charged headlong into the village, intent to put a stop to this alien threat right here and now. The dynamic duo darted daringly through the blazing buildings, ducking and jumping under and over the burning wreckage before they crossed paths with the alien invaders.

    Getting the drop on the aliens, who had not yet detected their presence, the bros quite literally dropped in, stomping down on some of them with their boots, using their body weight to send several of the bugs into the dirt. Once they landed on the ground itself, they put their fists to work, the bros back to back as they called out when either of them had an alien about to strike, to warn the brother blind to the incoming blow. Having years of practice to rely on, the two were able to seamlessly call out and avoid both the attacks they could and couldn’t see, their own fists and feet flying to knock the aliens off of their feet and away from them, as they easily cleaned the crowd around them.

    “Phew…To think I was worried” Mario said, smirking as the confidence was back on his face, making his brother chuckle as he stepped away from Mario’s back.

    “You know bro, it says a lot when I had to be the big brother for this” Luigi quipped, making both bros laugh at their brief role reversal. Taking only a moment to focus back on their main mission, the two turning their heads toward Peach’s Castle. There still stood a plethora of invaders on the ground between them and the Castle, but that wasn’t going to stop them. “Still, I can’t say I’ve ever seen bad guys like these before…If they are aliens, they’re definitely not the Shroobs.”

    “Whoever they are, they’re not welcome here, that’s for sure!” Mario replied, taking a moment to crack his knuckles, giving a mustachioed smile to his brother. “Let’s give these guys a good old fashioned Mushroom Kingdom welcome, bro!”

    “You bet Mario!” Luigi agreed as the charged at the incoming aliens. The duo’s experience working in tandem added up as both bros seamlessly smashed their way through, using one another to vault over the aliens to strike them from multiple directions.

    The invaders themselves were clearly not prepared for the bombastic movement the plumbers had mastered, their attempts to swipe with their claws or fire beams of energy easily avoided by the dynamic duo. As far as they could tell, these red and green warriors outmatched them despite their numbers advantage, as the patrol team was overwhelmed and sent flying one by one, unable to keep up with their attacks, the head of the group feeling a strong impact of Mario’s boot to his cranium as he’s slammed into the ground.

    “Well, they don’t seem to be putting up as much of a fight as we may have thought bro” Mario smirked, dusting his gloves and adjusting his red cap. “What say you and I head for the castle and ta-”

    “SCRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA”

    A thunderous roar rang out from the Castle, cutting off Mario as the bros gazed up in that direction. The hazy smoke billowing out above the castle was starting to clear, as the silhouette inside grew larger, before breaching the smoke and appearing in the twos vision.

    It was a massive creature, reminiscent of the Ruined Dragon Mario had fought when chasing Bowser across the world. This dragon however, was a much scrawnier beast, its body more slender yet still muscular, ribcage showing against its purple skin, razor sharp talons present at the ends of its front and back claws. A pair of smaller wings flapped occasionally to keep the beast airborne. Its pterodactyl-like head glared down at the two plumbers, a pair of sickly yellow eyes staring at them as its tongue lay with its rows of shark teeth, the creature's mouth agape. To top it all off, a long, boney tail snaked around behind the dragon, ending in a knife’s edge of a tip.

    The beast glared menacingly at the two, its tail flicking back as the tip stabbed into the roofing of the castle, digging into the central tower’s red roof and dragging along it, tearing apart the bricking like it was paper. The dragon slowly descended before the two, rising up slightly before slamming its claws into the ground, kicking up a cloud of dust that blew out around it. Even now that it was on the same terrain as the two the dragon towered over them, well over fifteen feet tall as it let out another earth-shaking roar.

    “SCRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA”

    Both brothers held fast, though had to cover their ears so they wouldn’t bleed from the creatures roar. “Well, I suppose you’re the one leading this invasion.” Mario deduced, locking eyes with the towering dragon. “You’re a lot scrawnier than Bowser…But much bigger. Guess that balances out, but you aren’t welcome here!”

    “Yeah, pick on some plumbers closer to your size!” Luigi added as both brothers turned their heads to one another. They silently nodded in agreement as they focused their attention on the dragon, his tail snaking around behind him like a cobra waiting to strike. “Ready bro?”,

    “Mmhmm Luigi. Let’s A Go!” Mario cried out.

    “Okie Dokey!” Luigi added as they both charged.
     
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  12. Infernostar

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    Chapter 11: Always Be Prepared


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    “...Uhh…Are we dead?”

    “Heh, not at all Sonic. In fact, we’re very much alive”

    “But that fireball hit us dead on Tails! How are we not in the ocean?!”

    “C’mon, you think I wouldn’t have beefed up the Tornado 3’s plating compared to the previous models after all of Eggman's plots to take over?” Tails turned his head back at his hedgehog best bud and smiled as the white aircraft leveled out over the waves.

    The fox wasn’t kidding, after making a 90 degree turn so the bottom of the Tornado 3 is what was hit, the aircraft showed almost no signs it was in danger, gauges and display indicating that minimal damage had been taken, impressing the blue blur.

    “Dang, I really gotta stop thinking that your tech is something to snuff at” Sonic admitted, a smile creeping onto his face as he peered out over the Tornado 3’s seat to catch a glimpse of where it was hit. Much to his amazement, the spot that was hit did indeed seem just fine, not even a scratch or any signs of blackening from the fireball's impact. “Guess it's my own fault for not learning after you clearly did.”

    “Yep, even the Tornado 2 I bet would have held up to that blast! But with this baby it's like it never even happened!” Tails laughed at how well his newest creation was fairing, proud of his work on the aircraft as he set the controls to autopilot, letting the plane fly itself for now as he turned back to look at Sonic. “So, what’s our plan of action, Sonic? We gotta let the others know about this for sure, but where do we start?”

    “Good question bro. I suppose we could make for Angel Island to check in on Knuckles, but the others you got about as much info on as I do. Last I heard Amy and friends were out on a getaway, and I couldn’t even begin to tell you where the likes of Shadow is these days.” Sonic put his hands behind his head and sighed, a bit sad knowing many of the people he considered friends he wasn’t really all that aware of the location of these days.

    “Well, Angel Island is as good a start as any! Plus, it’d be nice to have the three of us back in action together, been awhile since we did something as a team” Tails added, recalling the trios team up against Eggman from back in the day, one that ultimately had them fighting the mad doctors malevolent metal mirror of Sonic, Metal Sonic.

    “I suppose you’re right little bro. Plus I bet that knucklehead totally misses us given he tends to be stuck all by his lonesome on the island. He’ll be thrilled to hear that someones trying to take over the world again!” Sonic smirked at his comment, confident that he knew the red echidna well enough that his prediction would at least be close to how Knuckles would react once they got to him.

    “Pffffffft, maybe!” Tails replied, the two of them laughing at the idea as the Tornado 3 altered its course for Angel Island, ascending higher into the sky to find the floating island. Their old rival turned friend Knuckles was the lone guardian of the island, being assigned by his tribe the task of guarding it and the coveted Master Emerald from outside threats. Though a bit gullible due to his years of isolation protecting the Emerald and his home, Knuckles had grown much more friendly with the two and others over time, happy to help protect the world when the need arose.

    The trip to the Island was a relatively quiet one, the Tornado 3 having little issues with turbulence and its radar not detecting any oncoming threats. Even those invading turtles seemed unable to pursue them so high into the clouds, with neither Sonic nor Tails catching any glimpses of the reptiles behind them in their travels.

    “Well, they are turtles…You know, SLOW.” Sonic quipped, making Tails chuckle. “Though the fact some of them had wings was a bit alarming…And so did some of those…uhh…brown things. They looked like angry mushrooms with legs, any ideas what they might have been, Tails?”

    “No idea, but I do wonder where those invaders came from…Guys like that I would have heard about if they had appeared elsewhere, but they seemed like they knew about Mystic Ruins as well…They didn’t show any signs of confusion when they got here, so they must have been at least a little prepared…” Tails put a gloved hand to his chin, lost in thought as Sonic peered over at the fox.

    “What's on your mind bro? You got some guesses brewing about those invaders maybe?’

    “Possibly…You remember that hole we saw them coming out of? It almost seemed like a rip in reality…If it was and I can get some sort of device setup that can scan for spatial anomalies, maybe I can pinpoint that rift and find out where they’re coming from. But if that’s true…Then we just experienced interdimensional contact!”

    “Huh…That would honestly be kinda cool if they weren’t, you know, invading our home and looking ready to take over.” Sonic mused, admitting it was at least a novel thing for the duo to imagine they had just made interdimensional contact, as even their numerous battles against Eggman had not crossed such a threshold before. It had taken them beyond the stars and even across time to see fragments of their past encounters, but this was on another level.

    “Yeah it sounds pretty bad when you think about it that way. But that also got me thinking…Oh! We’re here!” Tails announced, swerving the Tornado 3 as a familiar floating island came into view for the duo.

    The floating isle known as Angel Island was a small piece of land, towering high above the clouds under normal circumstances. While not exactly a large island, the island's significance was nonetheless important, being the home of the guardian echidna Knuckles, and the illustrious Master Emerald, a large green emerald resembling a diamond in shape. Already a highly valuable gem, the Master Emerald also was notorious for being one of the few things in existence capable of counteracting the powers that the Chaos Emeralds carried, often making it the target of thieves, including Doctor Eggman and the treasure hunter, Rouge the Bat.

    As Sonic and Tails flew in close on the Tornado 3, they could see that the Master Emerald was safe and sound for once, perched atop the Altar of Emerald in the center of the island, a stone structure built by the ancient Echidna tribes to house the Emerald for worship. Sitting atop some of the steps at the base of the pyramid like Altar, the two were also able to see their old friend, the red echidna, Knuckles, his spiked fists being pressed against one another as he gazed up at the aircraft.

    Swerving the Tornado 3 downward to land, Tails activated the plane's landing gear, bringing them out from its underside storage as the plane made contact with the floating Earth, before seamlessly gliding to a stop near the edge of the circular island. “Smooth! Phew, I was worried that since I hadn’t gotten to test the landing gear outside of simulations we were gonna crash, but it seems the sims were accurate” Tails said as he hopped out of the plane, spinning his two tails to float down to the ground.

    “Wait, you didn’t actually know if we were gonna land right at all?” Sonic questioned as he also hopped out, Glad to be on solid ground once more. He raised an eyebrow at the orange fox, who tried to play it off smoothly by laughing, but before the blue blur could press the issue further, the guardian of the island came into view of the two.

    “Guys? I wasn’t expecting guests, and that normally doesn’t mean anything good if you two show up. What did Eggman do this time?” The Echidna pondered, arms crossed as he looked over to each of them. Sonic turned his head to Tails, who did the same, before they both shrugged at the question.

    “Well, I got good news and bad news knucklehead.” Sonic answered. “The good news is, it’s not Eggman this time.” Knuckles raised an eyebrow at that, not knowing many other entities who would encourage his friends to drop in unannounced. “The bad news is, well…” Sonic decided it was best to cut to the chase, so he discussed all that he and Tails had dealt with, the friendly visit that turned into an ambush by an army of turtles, as well as nearly getting blasted out of the sky during their escape. As he went along with the retelling of events, Knuckle's eyes widened in alarm, as he seemed on edge once Sonic finished.

    “Did any of them follow you two here?” The echidna asked, prompting both of his friends to shake their heads no. This made him sigh in relief as he turned his head back towards the Altar of the Emerald. “Good…Does anyone else know about them so far or am I the first?”

    “We knew where to find you so we came here first” Tails explained, stepping closer to his friend. “Amy is out with Sticks and Cream as far as I know, and we don’t exactly keep in contact with the Chaotix crew or Shadow these days…So it made the most sense to warn you first.”

    “Hey, the more people we can warn, the better, right?” Sonic added, smirking. “Especially since we’re getting the weakest link strengthened first~” The hedgehog teased, getting right up in Knuckles face for it.

    “So you’re admitting you came running to me for help because you were the first to see them?~” Knuckles countered, mirroring Sonic’s cocky expression. Before the two could escalate their battle of the sass however, Tails intervened and pushed the two apart.

    “Alright, break it up you two, we have more important things to worry about! Now, I told Sonic my worries about those turtles, but you didn’t hear it, Knuckles. If possible, could I maybe try and borrow some of the Master Emeralds power for something?” The fox asked, confusing the Echidna.

    “You need the Master Emerald? What for? You guys already got one of the Chaos Emeralds for your plane, why need the Master's power?” He replied, a spiked fist resting just below his chin as he tried to figure out the answers in his head.

    “It’s of my belief that the invaders Sonic encountered aren’t from our world and came from another dimension. If we wanna stand any sort of chance at understanding them, I think we also need to understand more about interdimensional travel. And the Master Emerald might be the only power source I know of that could let us see across realities.” Tails answered, nearly making Knuckles fall over at such a revelation. The echidna's eyes widened in shock as he looked over at Sonic, who merely shrugged.

    “If Tails thinks he can learn how to do what they did, then I say we give it a try. What's the worst that could happen, we accidentally revive Chaos or something?” Sonic joked.

    “Don’t even joke about that, the last thing I want is for that big drip to come back and get mad at us for waking it up from the afterlife.” Knuckles groaned at the thought before turning his attention back to the young fox. “...Are you sure about this idea? Can you try using the Chaos Emerald in the Tornado or something instead?”

    “I’ve run the numbers in my head, but if you want I’ll give that a try first. Though I don’t have the highest hopes for it working…”

    “Grrr…Fine. If it doesn’t work with the Chaos Emerald you can use the Master Emerald. But I better not wind up combing the ocean floor for shards of it should you wind up needing it.” Knuckles begrudgingly replied, exciting the young inventor fox.

    “Excellent! Thanks so much Knuckles, you can count on me! I’ll have us peering into worlds we never would have thought possible!”
     
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  13. Infernostar

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    Chapter 12: A Doctor's Check In



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    “Move it, Egg Pawns! I want all edges of Hyrule covered so no resistance has time to build up!” Eggman commanded, hovering safely in the Egg Mobile above his legions of mechanical minions as they marched across the open Hyrule Field.

    “Father, it appears that the Egg Pawns have overwhelmed the soldiers in Kakariko Village” Sage’s voice announced through the doctors on-board computer. “However, the boy known as Link and his fairy companion Navi appear to have evaded capture for now.”

    “Blast…Perhaps I should have led the charge on that location myself…No matter. Thank you for the update Sage, for now let’s check-in with the others.” The doctor replied, pressing some keys to open up four small displays inside the cockpit of the Egg Mobile. The feed was staticy at first, but soon enough Eggman was able to see his fellow evildoers in their own respective campaigns of conquest. Well, most of them at least, Bowser Wily and Ganon’s faces were present, while one of Ridley's subordinates had answered for him.

    “Gentlemen, how is everyone's side of the invasion proceeding?” Eggman asked, hands together as he awaited their answers.

    “GRAAAAAAAH!” EXCELLENT! My mighty minions have easily overtaken these pathetic humans and their outposts in the area, and soon enough we will storm that Station Square! Bowser roared, seeming quite proud of himself. We also caught that lousy mouse and fox you mentioned, and I blasted them clear out of the sky!

    “Really?! You actually got them?” Eggman replied, flabbergasted at the idea that the two were shot down so easily. “Did you recover them from the blast, where are they now?!” He pressed, eager to see the defeated duo.

    “Graaah..” Well, I didn’t exactly SEE the plane after that, I was busy celebrating with my minions…But I did blast it! Bowser admitted, arms folded, smoke billowing out his nostrils.

    “...” Eggman had to restrain himself from facepalming hearing that, knowing that there was a very real chance that pesky fox Tails either built a plane that could withstand that kind of blast, or the two merely escaped in the water. “Great…Wonderful. Ganon, Wily, how about you, and where’s Ridley?”

    “These puny robots and the humans that built them haven’t had any time to stop my army. We’re easily advancing into this city, and we’re closing in on that other doctor you mentioned. What was his name, Blight? Fright?”

    “It’s Light you demon, you know what it is!” Wily complained, slamming his fists on the dashboard of his ship. “But yes, you are likely closing in on that pest. What about Mega Man, have you encountered him yet?”

    “Ah, that blue robot you mentioned? My witches disposed of him easily. They got the drop on that puny machine and blasted him.” Ganon smirked, as Wily nearly fell out of his seat.

    “Yes yes YES! Finally, someone that can put down that pesky blue bomber once and for all! But don’t let your guard down, he has allies who likely are looking to stop you too.” Wily retorted, fingers teasing the end of his mustache. “As for me, these Federation fools Ridley warned me about are a bit of a joke. My Robot Masters are easily overwhelming their forces, soon enough we’ll have taken complete control of this outpost!”

    Eggman nodded at his colleagues' updates before turning his attention back toward the space pirate on Ridley's feed. “Well, what’s going on over there? Where’s Ridley?” He asked, occasionally looking down at his own forces as they fanned out, heading further into Kakariko and the other settlements across Hyrule.

    The pirate grunted as his translator sounded out what he was attempting to say. “General Ridley is engaged in battle currently with the two Bowser warned him about. The rest of us have apprehended the residents of the Kingdom” The space pirate turned his feed to show the Mushroom Kingdom wreckage, toad houses totalled or set ablaze, the once noble Peach’s Castle ablaze and slowly falling apart.

    Bowser stared slack-jawed at the video feed of his beloved Peach’s home, a mix of awestruck and terror across his reptilian face. “GRAAH?!” Good grief! I know Ridley said he would make Mushroom Kingdom burn, but that is WAY more damage than I was expecting! The Koopa King was used to just waltzing in and taking the castle with little effort, having to actually damage or destroy it was not something he was very familiar with.

    “It is a lot…But if it works, then that's fine I suppose” Eggman mused, impressed by the destruction. “Though make sure to try to keep casualties to a minimum, we’re not looking to exterminate people, we’re here to take over!”

    “Affirmative, I will let the General know after he…finishes up, with the two plumbers” The pirate replied, saluting as he seemed to struggle to find a word to describe how Ridleys battle would end. Bowser didn’t seem to catch that but both Wily and Eggman’s eyebrows raised slightly, as they each locked eyes for a moment, but only just.

    “Hmm, it seems most everyones doing well. My forces are easily overwhelming the soldiers across Hyrule, but the one Ganon said to focus on has evaded capture for now. We’re still on the hunt for him though!” Eggman reassured, seeing Ganon’s normally smirking face turn to a scowl upon hearing Link was still on the move. “Oh, and I almost forgot. I had Sage get to work researching other potential realities to explore for us, and she stumbled across a few more that I’ve archived for us to discuss after this.”

    “Excellent to hear, Ivo!” Wily replied, sitting up with excitement. “What standouts did you find from these worlds, if anything?”

    “Well, Sage showed me three. One of them was another pocket in space, but I did see some fancy looking spaceships flying past in the distance, a much larger, four winged craft following slowly behind them.” Eggman noted, sending a picture of the spacecraft to the others feed. It appeared rather futuristic compared to most of them, save for Ridley's space pirates, with a large pair of cannons below the main bridge, the ship carrying four huge metal wings in an x shape with a large fin atop it near the back thrusters. There appeared to be some sort of red insignia on the fin but it was too distant to make out easily.

    “Fascinating…More space fairing creatures means more advanced tech to play with” Wily smirked, imagining the possibilities with this reality's technology. “What else did you find?”

    “This one is much more low tech, but you Ganon, I imagine may get a kick out of this.” Eggman smirked as he loaded the next image. An imposing view of a large castle appeared on screen for everyone, illuminated by a bright full moon behind it. The castle was vaste, a slew of smaller buildings adorning the outer wall as towers raised high above, connecting to one another like a vast labyrinth of stone and metal, all seated atop a mountain of stone. A swarm of bats seemed to be gathered over top of the castle, far too many for a normal human settlement to have allowed to stay. “I may not be an expert in castle building, but anyone that's got a design like that can’t possibly be a good guy, and may be useful to us”

    Ganondorf stared at the image before him, the scowl from earlier seeming to grow slightly as his fist clenched. “Lousy…castle doesn’t hold a candle to mine…”

    Eggman had to force himself not to laugh seeing the normally stoic yet menacing Ganon potentially perturbed by someone else’s castle design seeming more imposing than his. That didn’t stop the mad doctor from grinning mischievously however, at least until Wily interrupted his train of thought.

    “Very interesting…Alright, now what about that last one, Eggman?” Wily asked, his curiosity wanting closure on the last of these areas.

    “Ah…I don’t know.”

    “...Excuse me?” Wily asked.

    “I don’t know what it was that I saw in there. All I know was I didn’t like it and I had to get out of there FAST.” Eggman explained, as he showed the group the last picture, if he could even call it that.

    It was not clear exactly what the picture was of, a strange possible landscape that was barren of life, a grayish-green hue to the area along a somewhat rough pathway high above…something. Whatever was below was unclear, a thick, equally gray fog obscuring the view. Wherever this was, there did not seem to be any traces of civilization. Or life.

    “...Concerning.” Ganon ominously said, chin resting atop his fist as he observed the picture. “What could possibly have created a world like this…It goes beyond any magic or technology that we’ve known.”

    “If only we knew. Sage did warn me however that there was a reading of energy nearby that area. That reading however, was utterly gigantic, and likely belonged to whatever entity did…This.” Eggman explained. “It was far greater than anything I’ve seen at least. Naturally, I have no desire to set foot back in there until we are better equipped for whatever is residing in that reality.”

    “GRAWR” Probably a smart move. Don’t wanna go messing with something we don’t understand while we’re all busy doing our own thing Bowser agreed, nodding his own head. The Koopa King had his own fair share of meddling with powers he didn’t really understand, and it tended to backfire…terribly.

    “Agreed. For now I’m marking down the dimensions IDs for reference should we decide to explore them more.” Eggman's fingers quickly wrote out the numbers in his notes, keeping a tab for them when they eventually got back to exploration. “For now, let’s get back to work!”

    The others agreed, as Eggman closed his feed and turned his attention back to his legion of robots. “Sage, where was Link last seen?” He asked his AI, peering down towards the red clad metallic machines as they started to patrol Kakariko, having incapacitated its armed forces and captured the civilians.They had rounded up the inhabitants and had warned them not to resist, lest they be arrested and jailed like the guards.

    “Life signs in the area do not indicate a presence of any fairies in the village, Father. Link most likely has escaped the region.” Sage explained, an overhead map of Kakariko appearing on Eggman's display. “There are 3 exits out of the village, one north to the graveyard, one south back to Hyrule Field which we have control over, and one to the west to Death Mountain. My sensors indicate a 95% chance Link had escaped through the western exit, as the northern exit does not have any other escape points.”

    “In that case, send a patrol of Egg Pawns that direction, and a smaller one to scope out the Graveyard, just in case. Better to cover our bases than to let him slip under our noses.”


    Meanwhile…


    BOOM!!!

    The blast cleared away the stones blocking the passage, as Link peered his head around the corner. His pointed hylian ears listened closely, as he heard a familiar tune from far down the tunnel.

    “You hear that Link?” Navi asked, hovering close by him. “I hear it too, this has to lead back to Lost Woods! Let’s hurry, there's no telling when those guys may try to attack this place, and with so few Gorons around, Goron City won’t be able to hold them back!”

    Link nodded, taking a deep breath before he started to head down the tunnel. We gotta get to the Forest Temple…Saria, please be safe.
     
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    Chapter 13: Emergency Repairs


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    “Mega Man, Mega Man, come in!” Roll cried out over the microphone, having done so the last few minutes, desperately hoping her brother would respond. She had just heard Doctor Light's distressed call out to Mega and had pulled up the feed for herself on the monitor in the lab, the visual feed a static screen with no signs that Mega Man was conscious.

    “Roll…” Auto watched the robot girl from a short distance behind her, standing next to the mechanical pets. Beat rested atop Auto’s head while Rush and Tango on each side of him, looking on with concern as they watched Roll’s increasingly desperate calls for Mega Man. The green mechanic bot was unsure how he could help, just looking on at the blond as she repeated the call for her brother.

    “Auto, Roll.” Doctor Light said, standing in the doorway between the lab and the rest of the house. His voice caught both of their attention as each turned to the doctor. “The signal is lost, there is no visual indication of Mega Man. That being said, I’m still getting a signal from him out in the field. We might be able to get down there to retrieve him for repairs if we’re careful.”

    “Doctor Light, send me!” Auto volunteered, saluting for the Doctor, wanting to do his own part to help. The salute startled Beat as the metal bird flapped off his head and floated idly nearby.

    “No, me! Let me go and get him Doctor!” Roll countered, wanting to be the one to retrieve her brother. The housekeeping robot stood in between Light and Auto, arms open as she tried to assert herself for the sake of the mission.

    “...I don’t want to risk either of you getting hurt. But if I have to send one of you in, Roll, can you promise me you will not take any chances?” Light relented, not wanting to see more of his creations get damaged by the invaders. The Doctor knew that the approaching army was heading their direction and he had to act fast if he wanted to rescue his robotic son.

    “I’ll do what I can, Doctor!” Roll said eagerly as she ran for the teleporter. Auto sighed, disappointed as he was once again passed up for an opportunity to be sent into the fray, before he felt the Doctor's hand on his shoulder. The green machine looked up and locked eyes with the robotics scholar, his red metal eyes looking at the bearded man.

    “Auto, I don’t want to send you in because I know how vital you are for what else we need. We can’t stay here, it’s not safe with that army approaching us. Get the pets and get the mobile lab ready to go. As soon as we find Mega Man and get him home, we need to get some distance between us and those invaders. If you can, call Proto and let him know as well if he doesn’t already, please.” The Doctor asked, as Auto realized just how vital he was for the Doctor's plan.

    “Y-You got it Doctor Light!” Auto replied, as Light nodded, moving over to the main lab computer, typing out the commands to launch Roll to the site Mega Man was last seen.

    “Ready to go Roll? Remember, get in and out, I can’t have both you and Mega Man get hurt.” Light asked, as Roll nodded, giving a smile to show she was ready. Light nodded back and pressed the button to launch, as the teleporter revved to life, warping Roll out of view. Doctor Light quickly brought up the visual feed from Roll’s internal cameras as it appeared on the monitor before him, Auto scrambled behind him to get the mechanical pets moving.

    “Doctor Light, can you hear me?” Roll asked, having made a touchdown in the area. The female machine looked on in horror at what she saw, the underside of the highway having been plowed through by the invaders. The construction site was in complete disarray, wooden pillars splintered into pieces, metal fencing melted and mangled, and so on.

    “Loud and clear Roll. Any sign of those invaders?” Light asked, a touch of worry to his voice as Roll looked around. As far she could see, no one had stayed behind in the area, no traces of those skeletal knights or lizard creatures that Mega Man had seen.

    “Negative, I think we’re safe for now…Now where is Mega Man…?” Roll immediately started to move, her metal feet moving with little thought from her as instinct took over to find her brother. Her vision flicked back and forth as she darted around the area, checking under rubble and searching for signs of the blue bomber. “Any traces of his signal, Doctor?”

    “Let me check Roll, just a moment…” The Doctor replied, having pulled up a radar ping to search for Mega Man’s signal. Pressing a button to activate it, Doctor Light saw a map of the area appear before him, a radar ping being emitted over it. Roll’s position pinged back almost immediately, as Light scanned the map for any other pings. “Come on Mega…Come on…Rock…”

    Finally, a second ping emerged on the map, as Light breathed a huge sigh of relief. “I’ve got his signal Roll” He announced, as Roll cheered, elated to hear they had found her brother. “His position is close to you, there should be a pile of wood nearby?”

    “I see it!” Roll shouted, darting over to it, a large pile of debris in front of her. The wooden foundation had been torn clean through, pieces of planks and pillars smashed and splintered, forming a large pile of rubble. The robotic housekeeper started getting her metal hands dirty, tossing away parts of the debris to dig into the wood pile. “C’mon Mega, I’m getting you out of here…” She said to herself, furiously lobbing broken planks away.

    Doctor Light watched quietly through Roll’s vision, waiting with baited breath for any signs of his robotic son. “Come on…” He said, hand curling up into a fist from anxiety. As this was happening, Auto had taken to moving the robotic pets out of the lab, making their way to the Doctors portable lab.

    Portable Lab was a bit of a generous term, at best it could be described as a technologically advanced RV with a small built into it. Auto quickly got the vehicle open and had Rush, Tango and Beat get in, as he scrambled to grab some of the doctor's supplies as well to load up for their escape. The green machine hurriedly carried boxes of scrap metals, gears, the doctor's laptop, and an assortment of other tools inside the rv, almost tripping several times.

    “I gotta get this thing all set for when Roll gets back” Auto said to no one, setting down another box. As he turned to get out of the back and grab more, his vision caught a glance at the pets, who all seemed to be observing him, worry on their three faces. “It’s going to be alright guys, we’ll find Mega Man and bring it home, I know it!” Auto said, trying to comfort them, but he was just as worried as the others. Turning his attention back to getting supplies, Auto made his way out but nearly stumbled over something as he was getting out.

    “Ack! What was…” Auto trailed off as he looked down at what he’d tripped over, the small red capsule robot Eddie, who was looking up at Auto with concern. The small bot was often tasked with sending items to Mega Man when he was in need, usually able to track his location. “Whoops, sorry Eddie. Though you should get in with the others, we’ll need to leave soon!” Auto continued, picking up the little robot and helping him into the RV before getting back to work.

    “Doctor, I haven’t found anything…” Roll said dejectedly, having slowed her digging in the rubble. The robot felt increasingly scared that she wouldn’t be able to find her brother at this point, fear starting to override common sense in her circuitry. Just as she was about to put an end to her search however, she noticed something out of the corner of her eye. “Is…Is that…?” Excitement taking control back from the fear in her metal heart, Rolls digging increased to a frantic pace as she hurriedly dug towards the faint glimmer of blue she saw within the wreckage.

    “Mega Man!” Roll cried out as she finally managed to push aside enough of the rubble, her brother becoming clear in her vision. The female bot teared up seeing the super fighting robot like this, his head facedown in the debris. The blue bomber's helmet was cracked, a few bits of the outer shell missing, as more cracks in his armor were visible down his back and along the rest of his body.

    Roll reached over for Mega and grabbed a hold of him, pulling with as much strength as she could, as his blue clad body was slowly dragged out from under the pile. After a few minutes she was able to get him free as the rest of the debris collapsed in on itself, giving Roll a chance to look over Mega’s body. Much to her horror, his left arm had been blown off, sparks occasionally emitting from where the metal limb was severed, his right leg having suffered the same fate. Roll felt tears start to fall from the sight of Mega Man like this, as she tried to check her brother's eyes, opening the blue bots eyelids to find the eyes were dimmed. A sign he hadn’t been completely destroyed as they were not blacked out, but he was not conscious.

    “Doctor, I got him, I got him!” Roll cried out, hugging her unconscious brother tight as she began to sob into his shoulder. Doctor Light held back a few tears of his own as he watched his robotic children reunite, but he was still aware that not only was Mega Man severely damaged, but not all of him had survived the surprise attack.

    “I see him Roll. But we have to get him back here. Hold still, I'm activating the command to bring you home.” Light said solemnly, enabling the teleporter once more as Rolls' vision disappeared from his computer screen. Turning to face the teleporter, Light finally breathed a sigh of relief as Roll and Mega Man materialized inside the machine, the Doctor walking over to the two.

    “Great job Roll, I’m proud of you” Light praised, as he used a hand to wipe away her tears from crying. Giving her a moment to recollect herself, the doctor picked up the damaged body of Mega Man to carry. “Now, we need to get out of here. Auto should have most of my supplies set in the Portable Lab, let's move.”

    Roll nodded as she hurriedly followed the Doctor out of the lab and into the garage. There they found Auto waiting for them, a hand resting against the side of the Portable Lab as he waved the two into the back. “C’mon, we gotta get a move on you tw…Is that?”

    “It is…” Light replied, as Auto froze up seeing Mega Man's battered body. “Auto, can you drive? I need to get my laptop up and running to look for any more signs of interdimensional activity, and so we can get repairs going for Mega Man.”

    “Right away Doctor!” Auto replied, saluting. “You just leave that to me!” The green bot ran for the driver's seat as Roll climbed inside the Portable Lab, the Doctor following suit before setting his robotic son down on a long metal table for repairs. Taking a second to close up the back doors and secure them, Doctor Light gave the signal to Auto that they were all good, as Auto revved up the vehicle's engine and opened the garage doors.

    “Doctor, can you repair him?” Roll asked, a hint of worry to her voice as she watched Doctor Light lay out his repair kit and supplies on another table beside Mega Man. The Doctor looked over at her and stared for a moment before giving his reply.

    “I’ll do everything I can, Roll. I may not have all the parts to have him 100%, but I should be able to get him back online with what we have here.” he explained, making Roll sigh in relief. However, before he got to work, Light looked down to the end of the vehicle where Auto was. “Auto, what's the hold up? Why aren’t we moving? We have to get out of here before that army reaches our location!”

    “Erm…Doctor, you might wanna see this.” Auto explained, his hands on the wheel but having not moved the vehicle at all. The Doctor made his way over to the front, looking over Autos shoulder and out the front windows to see what was the problem.

    Standing directly in the way of the group's vehicle was a familiar red and gray clad robot, a red and white helmet with black shades over his head. A yellow scarf was wrapped around his neck, while a large red shield was raised with one hand, red arm cannon held straight up with the other arm as he stared down the group.

    “Proto Man?”
     
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    Chapter 14: Ceres Ambush


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    “Oh for the love of…” Samus groaned, seeing the enemy spaceships in the rear view on her overhead display. The bounty hunter's early exit from the Federation fleet apparently hadn’t gone quite as she had hoped. “Let’s see here…two, four, six, eight? That Doctor must really want my attention with this many on my tail.”

    Keeping an eye on the ships, Samus can spot the Ceres Space Station coming into view. While she had intended to drop off the baby Metroid here, odds are the Doctors fighters weren’t going to give her breathing room for such a thing. She opted for now to scan the surrounding region for a potential spot to hide out, before realizing there was only one place for the job. “Oh brother…”

    Taking a deep breath and slowly exhaling, Samus tightened the grip on her controls before steering her gunship away from the Station and slowly aiming it towards an all too familiar orange planet. “Why did it have to be Zebes…Ugh, fine. We should be able to lose them down on the surface. As for you…” Samus trailed off, turning her gaze to the baby Metroid, floating around in its capsule.

    “I can’t just leave it…If something happens to the ship, or worse, they’re actually looking for you, who knows what they’ll do. Guess you’re coming with me” Boosting towards Zebes, Samus recalled her last visit to the planet, having essentially reduced the pirates base of operations to rubble. Hearing that they were back once again on the planet and back to business was frustrating, but to her, it just meant another base to blow up.

    “At least this time I don’t have to deal with Phazon.” Samus mused to herself, recalling the radioactive substance and how widespread it was for a while during her adventures. An incredibly potent material, while extremely dangerous and burned the skin on contact, it was a brutally effective weapon when utilized properly. Having known from firsthand experience, Samus almost missed having the power of Phazon at her disposal, but knew it was for the best that the Great Poison as it was known was long gone.

    “Good riddance. Last thing I’d need is more Phazon pirates anyway, those things were hideous” The bounty hunter quipped to herself as she zoomed towards Zebes, soon finding herself entering the atmosphere. Now, let's see if I can lose those ships she thought to herself, checking her rear view for any signs of them.

    “Wait…where’d they go?” Sensing something was wrong, Samus noted that the eight ships she’d spotted far behind her had disappeared from her view. Plugging in the command for the ship to land on the surface automatically, she kept her eyes glued to the rear view screen, waiting for any signs of the pursuers. “There's no way I lost them on the descent to the surface…” Trailing off, Samus opted to switch back to the main screen, seeing the familiar surface of Zebes as her ship slowly came to a stop on the surface.

    “Go time.” Getting up from her seat, Samus took one last check on her arm cannon, pulling up a small screen on it that she used to open up the top of the ship, before she grabbed the capsule containing the baby Metroid. Using her left hand to hold it under her arm, Samus got into position as she was lifted up to the roof of her ship. Taking just a moment to look around, the bounty hunter sighed to herself before jumping off the ship and landing on the surface below.

    Needing only a few seconds to refamiliarize herself with Zebes from her starting point, Samus mentally recalled the labyrinth-like layout of the planet's many environments. “Crateria…Brinstar…Norfair…shoot, I left Varia Suit back with the Feds, so Norfairs a bad idea…Brinstar it is” She said aloud, turning west and starting to run for the nearest door, arm cannon ready to blast it open. As she approached, one quick shot was all it took to get the door open, as she pumped her arm cannon up and down, for really no reason other than mild amusement.

    Sprinting inside to start her descent down Crateria, Samus darted down the halls, keeping her visor on high alert, not just for her pursuers, but also for leftover items to grab. If there was anything she knew about her travels, it was that just about wherever she went, there were potential powerups to grab and grow stronger from. “Lets see what those lousy Pirates left lying around today”

    That was when she heard the distinct sound of a blaster being loaded. Quickly dodge rolling to the side, Samus turned her head to see a blast of some sort of gray goop splat against the wall, quickly freezing into a solid mass. “What the…?” She trailed off, turning her attention towards what the source of that blast was, as the entity responsible came into view.

    It appeared to be a humanoid robot, clad in orange and white metal, a green circle on its chest and a gray on adorning its head just above a pair of eyes. It was rather burly looking, the upper half of the bot made of rather thick metal compared to its lowered body, though its boots were also quite large. A large buster cannon was visible in place of a right hand, its left hand resting on top of it as the cannon was aimed at Samus. The bots head appeared to lack a mouth, with a white metal cover of sorts in place of where one would be, but that didn’t seem to stop it from speaking to the bounty hunter.

    “Samus Aran, drop the infant Metroid and put your hands up” It stated in a robotic, albeit gruff tone. The robot kept its cannon aimed at her and the baby, as Samus decided to press her luck and at least see what she was up against.

    “State your ID, Bot. I’m not about to hand off this specimen to an unknown.” She coldly replied, keeping a tight hold on the capsule containing the floating jellyfish. The robot remained steadfast in its own position, but did soon answer.

    “I am DLN-065, but you may refer to me as Concrete Man.” He stated, still waiting for Samus to drop the Metroid capsule. Neither one opted to move from their spots, Samus’ own arm cannon raised against Concrete Mans, but she did not fire, having taken the time to try and analyze Concrete Mans body with her visor.

    Concrete Man…a bit of a ridiculous name. Well, if that really was concrete he shot at me, it seems to be quite fast acting. I can’t get hit by that stuff or I’ll get pinned down. Weighing her options, Samus knew that carrying the Metroid with her would only weigh her down if she tried to fight back. Begrudgingly, she decided the best bet would be to slowly lower the capsule from her arm, setting it down on the ground, the Metroid inside floating around harmlessly, occasionally letting out a little noise.

    “Arms up, Miss Aran.” Concrete Man repeated. “I will not ask again. My Concrete Shot will solidify you and make you easy pickings against me” He seemed rather confident he had this whole thing figured out, having Samus in a bind in her position, with the baby Metroid between them.

    “Will it now? Wouldn’t that also mean you’d bind me down in one spot here, unable to be moved?” Samus questioned, wanting to see if she could catch him overthinking his plan. She hadn’t yet put her arms up just yet, cannon still pointing at Concrete Man as she waited for an answer.

    “No, my body is strong enough to break the concrete through sheer force.” He replied, balling his left hand into a fist, as though to show his strength. “As you can see from my body, I am built for heavy construction, so moving and even breaking concrete is quite easy for me. You do not stand a ch-”

    Concrete Man’s monologuing was cut off as Samus seized her moment, blasting right between his eyes and knocking the robot back. “GAH!” He cried out, stumbling backwards before regaining his footing. Samus quickly grabbed the capsule containing the baby Metroid and took off in a sprint. She quickly scaled the elevated terrain behind her and dashed off, not before hearing the large robot behind her clanking its metal boots as it pursued her.

    Crap, he’s faster than I thought Samus internalized as she ran, spotting a large opening in the floor ahead. Cradling the Metroid capsule close to her, she dropped down it, navigating further and further down the shaft until she hit the bottom, finding a door on the floor that she quickly blasted open. Stopping for just a moment to look up, Samus could hear the sounds of Concrete Man slamming onto the floors above, prompting her to make a quick exit through the door.

    I have to find a way to catch him off guard, if he can see me I’m at a disadvantage… Strategizing potential options, Samus knew she didn’t have many tools at her disposal to deal with a bot like this. All she had on hand at present was her arm cannon, and the Power Beam it carried wasn’t exactly built to shred machinery. I won’t be able to fight him head on with this thing…Unless…? Dropping down another large shaft, this one decrepit and infested with bugs as it seemed in ruins, Samus kept a close hold on the capsule until she finally hit the ground, her boots absorbing the impact.

    That might work…And this may just be the one room I can do this in. Smirking to herself, Samus blasted open the door to the next area and darted inside, a hand atop the Metroid capsule. “Let’s see him stop this.”

    Concrete Man soon came crashing down to the bottom of the shaft, having taken a much more blunt approach to the drop and smashing down through the floors. Pieces of debris scattered around him as he scanned the area for signs of Samus, finding a single door in front of him. Not seeing many other options, the machine approached the door, firing a blast of his Concrete Shot against it, the impact making the blue energy field around it dissipate as the door opened in response to the blast.

    “This is DLN-065 reporting in.” He said to himself, having entered a private communications link. “I am in pursuit of the Bounty Hunter Samus Aran. Requesting back up to my location.” The large robot slowly walked into the room, vision adjusting to the darker interior, the remnants of a space pirate base in full view. Damaged machinery adorned the room as broken glass littered the floor, the Robot Master scanning the room for signs of the Bounty Hunter.

    “Now would she try to hide, or keep running…” Walking further into the room, Concrete Man could hear the door close behind him automatically, the dark room thankfully not an issue to see in due to his robotic eyes having a night vision mode. He scanned the broken down ruins of the pirates last base, trudging around and looking for signs of the bounty hunter, but nothing appeared in his sights.

    “Nothing…She must have made a break for it further ahead. Maybe she went lower, the Doctor did say there were many levels to this place. I’ll have to get mo-GAH!?” The machine's monologuing was cut off as his vision was obscured, the fleshy mouth of a vicious alien parasite having latched on.

    “The Metroid?!” Concrete Man exclaimed, trying to use his hand to grab hold of the creature and yank it off, his metal hand grasping at the squishy jellyfish to try and pull it off. The parasite however wasn’t having any of it, its fangs clasped around the back of the robots head as it did what Metroids do best. The robot was put on high alert as it could feel its energy being drained by the parasite, Metroids being engineered to have the power to absorb energy from both living beings and machinery.

    “Have to get this thing off, but the Doctor said…don’t…destroy it…” Feeling his energy depleting, Concrete Man tried in desperation to pull the Metroid off, but having only one arm for the job and not lacking Wily’s permission to kill it, he could only feebly try and tug on the squishy jellyfish’s membrane as his power was slowly drained away into it.

    “Your boss said not to destroy it huh?” Samus said, coming out from behind the cover she was in, carrying the now empty capsule that housed the infant Metroid. “So they know the power of the Metroid, and how few there are left…Sounds like someone is more knowledgeable than I thought.” She approached the now malfunctioning robot, his eyes flickering and joints stiffly jittering as the parasite finally freed itself from his head.

    “Y-Y-You c-can’t s-stop him. Th-The D-Doctor w-w-will f-find you a-a-and d-defeat y-you” Concrete Man's speech was jittering just like his body, barely functioning as he tried desperately to aim his arm cannon at Samus. The cannon's interior showed a very faint glow but was unable to fire, the glowing light flickering as Samus put her own arm cannon to the robot's chest.

    “Bring it on.” She said calmly, her own cannon blasting the bot, causing him to fall down onto his back, a hole formed in the robot's chest from the point blank impact as his flickering eyes darkened. “Now, let’s see what upgrades I can get outta this guy.”
     
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  16. Infernostar

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    Chapter 15: Draconian Fear



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    The Mushroom Kingdom was ablaze, as the smoke began to cloud the skies in a dense grey haze. The citizens that had been able to escape from the Space Pirates surprise attack were in complete disarray, fleeing in every direction and throwing caution to the wind. Those who weren’t so lucky and were rounded up by the pirates found themselves either being hauled off to the invaders ships as prisoners, or being used as target practice, many Toads sent flying from the aliens blasters and knocked unconscious from the explosions.

    Yet for a moment, when it seemed like all hope was lost, they arrived. The famous Mario brothers, the red and green plumbers arrived on the scene and did what they do best, clean up the mess. Despite being outnumbered by the invading aliens the daring duo came in like a hurricane, taking out the space pirate trash like they were tinfoil, much to the excitement of the Toads who were able to see the action in and around the ruins of Toad Town. Their teamwork was perfectly in-sync and it seemed like as usual, they would have the day saved before sun down.

    And then the Leader of the Space Pirates showed up. The towering purple dragon was far more menacing than anything Bowser had brought to the table, his vicious maw, razor sharp claws and long cleaver of a tail having done massive damage to Peach’s Castle. Yet that wasn’t the end of it, the dragon's onslaught of fiery breath, wings for flight and its skeletal yet somehow still muscular frame proved to be a grizzly, yet dangerous form, one that no creature of the Mushroom Kingdom would have any familiarity with.

    Though the Mario Brothers would tackle the dragon head on, it quickly showed it was also much more than a wild animal. The beast seemed to be quite intelligent, as it showed when up against two opponents at once, using its long tail to keep one of the brothers busy while any attempts by the other to get close were met with his claws and fangs trying to strike right through them. Despite their best efforts to tag team the beast, it proved to be more than a match for the two, and when the moment finally came to get the upper hand, the dragon pounced.

    “ACK!” Mario cried out, having been slammed down to the ground on his back. The dragon's foot had managed to pin him down after he was knocked off his feet by its whip-like tail, losing his balance and getting immobilized. His gloved hands grabbed hold of the beast's sharpened talons and feebly smacked against the foot, trying to get any sort of leverage to escape, but none came “Luigi!” the red plumber called to his brother, turning his head back to see him.

    It didn’t take long to spot his green clad brother, Luigi having been knocked back by the dragon's tail as well, landing square on his butt. His eyes were wide with fear as he saw the creature menacingly tower over his brother, maw agape to show his rows of jagged teeth, a long forked tongue snaking down and caressing the red clad brother's face. “N-Nnngh, g-get that away from me you overgrown lizard!” Mario said defiantly, still struggling underneath the beast's foot.

    “M-Mario…” Luigi's voice cracked, terrified of the sight before him. Though he was happy to see his brother holding fast against such a mighty foe, the beast clearly had the upper hand, and there was no opening the green plumber could possibly see to free his brother. So long as Mario was underfoot, all the dragon had to do was decide it had enough of him and could incinerate him. But if Luigi were to try an attack, it could do the same thing, defeating the purpose of his attempted rescue and roasting poor Mario like a marshmallow.

    That was when the dragon locked eyes with the poor green plumber, its sickly yellow to his trembling blue. It dragged the foot Mario was underneath forward, the rest of his body following as it gazed down at Luigi, towering over him as the smoke obscured parts of his head, his eyes glowing through the haze. Luigi nervously scooted back from his spot as his brother continued to struggle, before the dragon lunged its head forward right in Luigi’s face and let out a deafening roar.

    “HRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH” The ground shook violently as both plumbers covered their ears, nearby glass from houses that hadn’t been set ablaze shattering from the frequency.

    “Y-YEAAAAAAAGH!” Luigi cried out in fear, his legs moving before his brain could stop them, the plumber taking off running as his fight or flight instinct took hold. The plumber's white gloved hands were held high as he sprinted away from the nightmare of a dragon, his brother's own hand reaching out for him.

    “L-Luigi wait!” Mario called for his brother, having to stop as he groaned in pain, the dragon's foot pressing down on him as it focused its attention back on its captured prey. “M-Mmmf, get…off of me, you…” He trailed off as the dragon reached down with one of its claws, wrapping the red clad hero in its boney fingers and lifting him out from under his foot. It raised him up to eye level and opened its ghastly mouth, smoke billowing out as the back of it was illuminated by the potential fire forming in its stomach.

    The stench was almost overwhelming, Mario trying in desperation to cover his nose from the putrid odor, but with his arms restrained in the dragon's grip, he was unable to do so. His eyes started to well up with tears from the stench as the dragon moved its head closer, toying with him as it could see his suffering up close. A low growl escaped its own jaws as Mario shook in its grip, trying in vain to find some way out of his hold. “Y-You won’t win…even if you take me down, there's plenty of people across the lands who do their part to save the day…”

    “Maybe in your world that's normal. But unfortunately for you, I Don’t Care.”

    Marios eyes widened in alarm as the dragon gripping him spoke, not just actual words but eloquently, a ghastly tone to his words. “Y-You can talk?! W-Wait, you can understand us then?”

    “Oh I understand PLENTY about you, Mario.” It mused, his grip tightening and making Mario wince. “More than you may ever know. I won’t be stopping with this puny castle. There’s a whole world out here that I intend to burn to ash.”

    “You…Just w-who are?” Mario coughed out, struggling to keep conscious from the pressure being applied to his body, finding it harder to breathe as well as the dragon blew smoke over his body.

    “I am Ridley, General of the Space Pirates. And you are Nothing to me.”

    Marios vision began to blur, as he found it ever more difficult to stay conscious in the dragon's grip. His last attempt to break free, a feeble shake in Ridley's claws, proved ineffective, as the hero of the Mushroom Kingdom soon lost consciousness.

    Ridley smirked to himself internally as he looked over the unconscious plumber's body. So this is that legendary plumber that Bowser was complaining about always losing to? What a pushover. And his brother, not even worth pursuing if he can’t keep his pants clean. Flapping his wings, the Dragon began to ascend, taking to the skies and flying towards the floating ships of his followers.

    Once he got in close, he let out a loud and triumphant roar, indicating to the other Pirates that the Kingdom’s greatest defense had fallen. He could hear the sounds of his troops cheering in applause to hear their one major obstacle had been dispatched of, as Ridley held the plumber's body tight in his grip. Maybe I didn’t NEED to inform him I can talk, but the look on his face was Priceless~ A fine trophy you shall make of my conquest in this pathetic world.

    Meanwhile…


    “N-Now come quickly Princess! We have to make our exit, post haste!” Toadsworth called down the hall. The elder Toad had run ahead to prepare their escape from the castle when the siege had begun, a hand to his white mustache as the other held fast to his cane. Using a secret passage in the basement to make their getaway, the elder and his escortee could feel the castle rumble and shake as damage was done to its exterior, parts of the castles roof or pillars slowly collapsing in on itself

    “Coming Toadsworth!” A female voice called out, as the clicking of heels grew louder. The Princess soon came into the elder toad's vision, her long blond hair running down to her back, her lovely pink dress being lifted up by her white gloved hands as she made a brisk pace after him. “Phew…You did make sure all the other Toads got out alright, correct?”

    “I assure you it was taken care of Princess, but now it is your turn!” Toadsworth replied, flabbergasted that Princess Peach was still concerned with her lowly toads while her life was in danger. “Now tallyho, we need to get out of here!” He added, before taking a moment to use his cane to press some of the bricks on the wall. After a few moments and some rumbling, the wall itself opened, revealing a small room that he quickly led his Princess into.

    The room contained an assortment of colorful pipes, each a different hue with a small plaque above them, signifying where they would lead. As the entrance to the room sealed behind them, Peach took a moment of looking over the pipes before finding the one they were looking for. “Here Toadsworth!” She said, as she stood before a grayish white pipe. “This one, correct?”

    “Indubitably Princess!” He replied as he motioned for her to enter the pipe. “Now onward, and posthaste! We need to get out of here and warn them about these invaders!” Nodding in agreement with her advisor, Peach quickly ducked her head and entered into the pipe, as her trusted elder followed suit, the two disappearing from the room. The rumbling above only grew worse as more and more of the castle began to collapse, the wreckage burying the hidden room and obscuring it from any unwanted eyes as the two made their escape.

    Oh Mario Peach thought as she and Toadsworth crawled forward towards their destination. Please be alright. Both you, and Luigi.
     
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    Chapter 16: Junction


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    “Tails, how much longer is this going to take?” Knuckles asked, arms folded as he watched the orange fox do his thing.

    “Not much longer Knuckles! Just gotta get some last minute calibrations figured out and this should be good to test!” Tails replied, screwdriver in hand as he was doing some last minute tightening on some screws

    The young inventor had been in a frenzy assembling his newest device, working tirelessly on their potential answer to interdimensional travel. While he didn’t have much in the way of materials to work with, the fox was able to use some scraps from the Tornado 3, his laptop, and from around Angel Island, eventually having assembled his newest creation. The device was not all that large, akin to a handheld electronic console, with a large screen, an array of buttons on both sides of it, and a trio of lenses in a triangle shape on the back of it.

    “Uhhh, Tails? Isn’t that just the translator you built to talk to Yacker back when Eggman made the whole Interstellar Amusement Park?” Sonic asked, looking over the fox’s shoulder as he worked. Indeed, the handheld he was finishing up work on did resemble the old translator, though that device was yellow and had a small radar dish attached to it. This one was a bit more…rustic, due to the low amount of parts the fox had to scavenge together, the devices exterior a mix of metal plating and stone to contain its internal wiring and circuitry, Tails having had to ask Knuckles to assist in very precisely chiseling the stones so he could fit the buttons

    “I did take some notes from that old things design for this, as I wanted something handheld, but changed up the overall structure,” Tails explained. “Now one last tighten here and…Done! Alright, time to see how this baby fairs!” Standing up and wiping his brow, Tails lifted the tablet up and flipped it so the underside was visible, a port in the middle of said region. He walked over to the Tornado 3 and used his tails to fly up to the cockpit, pressing a few buttons.

    In doing so, the lower compartment of the biplane clicked, as the underbelly of the aircraft opened up, revealing one of the seven Chaos Emeralds underneath, secured in the main power reactor. Tails floated down to the ground and reached into the reactor, pulling out a small cord connected to it, a usb port on the end of the cord, linking his creation to the red diamond. He waved for his friends to come over and join him as he gingerly inserted the cord into his device.

    “Now, this is a lot so I’ll try and explain this as simply as possible.” Tails stated as he began to go over what he was about to do. “Alright, from the top. We are trying to breach the fabric of reality, right? So in that way, think of reality as…um…A stack of papers, yeah that’ll work! So, our reality is one of those papers, nestled in between loads of other ones, are you with me so far?” He asked, looking up to see the hedgehog and echidna nodding, seeming to understand.

    “Great! Though I guess fourth dimensional physics would apply as different realities would be all around us…Th-That's not important right now though!” He stammered, seeing the confusion already taking shape on his friends' faces. “Well, this device I’ve made, think of it as something sharp, like a thumbtack or a needle. We’re essentially trying to make a hole through our reality and into another one with it, you know? The problem is, reality…is very, very resistant to tears or holes forming, and might not let something like that stay open long before it tries to correct something like that. So, I needed something with a lot of power to get to that point where I can keep the hole formed long enough for us, hence the Chaos Emerald! I also hypothesized that trying to make 1 large hole would be a bit of a challenge with the supplies that I have, so instead…”

    Tails stopped to gesture to the back of his tablet, pointing to the three lenses in the triangle shape. “I opted to try making 3 smaller holes that would join together to save on energy!” The fox finished his explanation by turning the device back around to show the main screen, the screen having lit up now that it had power. The screen itself displayed a trove of information, a strange looking three dimensional graph showing wavelengths, some of which seemed to be rather distorted, with a glowing dot on one of the calmer wavelengths. A chart off to the side appeared to display data on the trio's current location, marking it as Angel Island with the exact global coordinates.

    “Uhh, neat Tails, but what exactly is all that on the screen?” Knuckles asked, moving his head closer as though that would help his brain process what he was looking at. Sonic off to the side of the echidna smirked, also having little understanding of what Tails was showing them but opting not to open his mouth to appear smarter.

    “Oh that. That's mostly for monitoring seismic activity in the fabric of reality. Though I'm not entirely sure if it's adjusted correctly, as that's a huge amount of disturbance in some of these…I’ll have to see about tweaking this thing as we go I think.” Tails turned and aimed the device in a direction where neither his friends nor the Tornado 3 were facing as he pressed some of the buttons along the sides of it. “Now, let's see if it works!”

    “Hold on just a second little bro” Sonic said, stopping the fox in his tracks. “Are you positive this won’t cause any problems if anything goes wrong?” Tails turned back and looked over at Sonic with a look that seemed to be both confident, yet also weary.

    “I…really can’t say for certain. What we’re doing is something we’ve got no precedent for going wrong, so there's no telling what could happen if it doesn’t do what I imagine. You guys might wanna take cover…” Tails trailed off, doubt starting to set in with his voice.

    “Not a chance. If you’re doing this I'm staying by your side for it bro” Sonic said, reassuring the fox. “And so is Knuckles, isn’t that right?” He said, turning his head to the echidna.

    “What? Uhh, yeah, of course. You got us by your side Tails” Knuckles spit out, glaring at Sonic when the fox looked away, who merely smirked at him. Feeling reassured by his friend's words, Tails looked down at his screen and plugged in the remaining bit of code he needed.

    “Thanks guys! If you guys are sure, then it's time to fire this baby up! Oh I almost forgot to tell you two the name! I call this bad boy the Delta Conduit! Now, time to break free of our reality and find a new one!” Pressing start to begin, Tails aimed the tablet straight ahead of him off to the side of the Tornado 3 as the three lenses on the back began to glow.

    Taking only a moment to warm up, a trio of red lights illuminated the back of the Delta Conduit, before all three fired off red energy beams. The beams traveled a short distance away from the trio before abruptly stopping, as the group could hear a strange sound from the point they had stopped, akin to someone violently tearing apart a phone book's pages. As they watched, the beams’ endpoint appeared to start to grow, as all three formed into small circles that started to expand. Upon making contact with one another, the circles engulfed one another and conjoined the space they took up, the tearing sound growing louder, more chaotic and distorted, before finally…





    R̶̨̡̜̝͈̖͎̥̱͚̮̙̦̭̣͎̽̒̈́̌͆̿͒͑̽̚͝R̴̡̙̦͉͖̮̰̖̦̳͔̗̣̗͍̩̗̘̲͓͇̀̿̓̉̆R̴͕̍̒̍̿̈́͊̏̈̀̀̚͘R̷̢̨̨̧̡̛̠̩̖̺̱̲͍̘̠̝̬̱̬̲̼͍͕̳̳̎̆̽̂͋̂̆̀̾̓͒͛̄̓͂̽͛̓͂̈́̇̕Ŗ̸̢̛̮̙̯̥̪̬̹̗̙̜͇̔̀̈̿͊̾̓̆͑̑̇͘͝ͅŖ̸̨̨̣̱͕̙̖̯̱͓̦̰̥͋̏̽͑̑͒̊͐̓̆̽̒̾̉̕͘͝͝R̸̡͔̺̗̦̝͎͔͔̝̗͚͓̻͌̾̀́̏̾Ŗ̸̖̗̹̙͍͈̭̼̰͕͓̻͈̲̠̪̠̫̯̆̀̈́̿͋͂̀̽̏͐̓̉̈́̾̄̄͌̃͑̕͝͝͝ͅͅR̸̡̟̜̰͎̰̩̳̮͍̖͇̦͚̮̍͒̌̊͆͌͐̽̀̋͜͜R̶͙̗̝̔͆̓̉ͅĮ̸̧̡̛͉̩̩̖̪̘̼̹͖̣̻̭̫̳̩͉͇̱̟͗͊͑̇̍̍͂̐̅́͑͗̎̋̊̈̅͗̀͜͝͝͝͝ͅỊ̶̪̣̳̫̯̯̙̖̲̌̌̅̇͝Ị̴̛̤̩͛͂͐͆͗̆͋͛̉̓̾́̐̈́̓͘͝I̵̞͓͕̹̟̗̫̰͕̹͎͈͍̔͒͒͛̓̂̊̃̈́̀͒͑̏́͌͂̕͝I̵̫̘̹̖̤͎͈̺̙̳̦̼̮̦͈͂̆̏̋̑͑̊̏̆̏̕Ì̴̲̹̠̭̯̯̞̉̕Ḭ̴̡̡̖̯̘̝̼͕̥͉͎̺͈̪̗̣͔͈̃̄́͗̑̆̊̃̉̈́̽̓̇͗̿̉̚͜͠I̸̢͖̮̳̺̠̘͓͎̳̮̘͖͇͓̣̮̤͈̲̍͆̊̑͒̅͜͝Ḯ̶̻͖͔̼̰̝͖̄̅̈́̓̂͑͆̐͛͋̾̇̊̿͒͐̍̈́̚͘͜͝I̵̢̛̛̦̹̯̣̱̗̤̥̮̲͍̙͕͖̬̬̪̙̜̗̬̬̼͌̈́̆̿̇͑́̂̊̊͊̽͒̄͋̍͘̚͝I̸̺̲͔̼̝̥̊̒̄̂̑͆͆͌I̷̛̟̝̗̩̯̱̳̰͕̯͉͗̀̇̽̆̄̿́͒̀̃̈̚ͅͅĪ̴͓͎̗̖̰̥̬̉͗̓͐̇́̓͋̉͋̈́̍̿͆̿͘͠͝İ̴̛͎͓͌͋͐̓̑̓̐̀̀̂̈͘͝I̴̧̧̡͇͚̭̳̤̣̖͓̹̺̻̠̭̠̙͓̪͐̀̇̃͜͜͠Ȉ̷̟̯͇̘̫̲̙͛̒̌̿͐̃͐̑̽Ḭ̴̡̡̢̺̪̤̞͙͓̙̦̹͈̻̟̺̍̔͛̃̀͛̔̈͋̇̅̾͘͜͜͝͝ͅI̸̧̢̢͈̥͇͚̩̬͚̝̮͕͔̰̊́́̓̓̉͝ͅI̷̧̨̨̟͓̣̲͙̫̺̹̤̔́̂I̸̧̨͎̫̮̼̥͍̣̣͈̜̤̳̩̹̮̪̬̎̅͆̔̔̌͋̑̚͘I̷̢̨̛͔͔̼̤̰̖̝̹̟̟̟͍̤͚̗̞͎͇̟̤̊͗̂͆͛̍̓̑̊̓̀͜͜I̷̡̛̛̼͍̠̣͚͖͇͎̭̟͔͍̍̈̈̓̊̎̃̈́̆̀̐̇̉̾͐̊̅͝ͅI̷̩̩̞̟͕̦͂͐̒̉̿́̑̄̒͑͑̎̐͘͝͠I̴̧̖͎̼̖̱̖̘͈̯̖̰͙͂̑́̽́́͋̉̅͌͛̀͗̄̕͘̚̚̕͜͝͠I̵̧͍͍̬̩͎̬̟͍̼̩̞͔͂͑̈́̑̇͋͋̀̋̕͝͠I̴̡̡̨̫̗͕̳̼̲̖̲͖̍͂̉͊͑͋̒́̈́̄̊͂͑̈́̾͑̅͆͛͜͜͠͠͝͝I̷̟̙͇͆͜͜I̴͔̼̹̞͔͈̖͒̍̆͑Į̷̨̧̛͇̼͉̤̯̟̭̰̞̙͈̜͕̇͛͋̈́͑̀̒̿̓̅̕̕̚͝͝ͅḬ̵̡͚̤͙̩̦͔̹̟̤͈̜̎̐͊̃͂͂̒̔͒̂͑̈́̃̐͛̎̌͋̕̚͝I̴̛͖̭̮̥̭̽̃́̈́̿͆̈͋̀̈́́͋̀̾͛̓̑̈́͘͝͝͝I̶̛̝̔́̈̌̓̓̒̂̉̃̐̈͂̀́̆̀̚͘̚̕Į̵̢̢̗͉͇̻̼̖̘͍̩͐̃̀̔̔̅̌͋́̂͠͠Ỉ̸̧͔̱͙̙̪͖̦̬̖̤͙͉̖̮͇̫͔̠͎̀̓͗̽̽̌̈́̒̇̈̀͑̉̽͊̍͘̚̕̚͜͜Ȉ̷̲̭̩̪͚̺̞͐̔̂̃́͋͑̆́̈́̎̑̒̓̊̉̕͝͠I̷̢̭̪̳͍̫̮͖͈͚̰̪̰͛̾̈́́̾̈́̆́̃̒̽̏͆͂̓̓̕͘͘͝Ĩ̸̡̢̛̛̩̰͕͎͕̖͔͎̹̞̣̞͍̤̄͂̾͑͋̂̆͗̈̀̐̄̽̇̄̿̿͐̚͠Ḯ̵̧̛͖̆̈̃͛̊͑͑̅̓͌̂̚̚̕I̷̢̨̛̳̠͚̱̦̰̦̯͛̅͑̆̌̌̒͋̋̈́̅̓̄́͜͝͝ͅI̶̥̘̖͉̱̽̈́̇̑͛̓̉̓̈́͒̈̂͂̈̅̉̇͝͠Ị̶̱̹̔̈́̏̈́̅̊̏͘̚Ì̷̢̛̛̱̰͔̱̥̲̻̝͙̠̹̺̩̗͙̰͎͍̊̽͋̿͑͆̌̑͑̄̔̑͆̕ͅI̸̧̙͕̤͇̣͍͍͈̭͚̖̲̣̱̝̘̜̭̳̦͉͛̑̆̄͂͗̍͋̃̉̾̾̌̈́̔̇̋̅̎͆̇͘͜͜͠͝I̴̩̼̤̦̞̙̙̹̟͉̮͓̱͓͛́̄Ḯ̵̛̝̣̠̦̻͒̏̽́̉̃͂́̒́̅͂̓͐̔͌̈́̈͘͝͝I̷̛̥̲̫͔̫͇̼̹̥̠̫̩̹̻̹͚̬̩͆̀̊̿̒̅͑̈̒͑̎̉̓̀̓̏̐͒̚͜͝͝͝͝Ỉ̵̢̠̘͈̭̭͖̪̗̗͆̚͝I̶̥̘̳̙̘͖͓͖̬̗̻̮͈͑͂̏͌Ȋ̸̢̨̮͖̹̮̦̰̮̞̼̣͔̀̀̑̒̑̓́͌́͌̈̀͐͘I̷̡̧̻̤̞͕̳̠͇̙͖̻̩̝͎̘̲̯̩͉̺̻̔̿͛̂̇͊̇̐̔̕͜ͅI̴̧̧̧̨̢͉̤̝͚̥̘̼͓͉̜͚̘̭̟͊̋̕I̴͕͍̹̰͉̱͇̿̆͌̔̒̂Ȉ̷̧̡̹̳͇̖̊̃̓̽̑̕͝͠Ḯ̸̩̺̼̫͕͇̺̙̙̻͓̻̩̘͙͕̒̑̌̉İ̶̪̮͆̀͊̉͂̂͗͑͂́́̀͊͑̏́̿͜͜͠͝Ì̷̡̤̝͖̟̘̹̻̙̪̣͉̱͇̘̭̥͔̊̈͐̋̓̈́͋́̐̋̋͗̑̄̔̑̂̃̕ͅͅḬ̵̡̨͎̺̱̖͔̰̻̼͉̤̪̝̉̌̊̈̔̃͗̽̋̓͛̌̈́̉̚͜͠Ì̶̡̡̨̦̖̝̝̺̜͈̠͙̩̦̞͇͙̳́̿̏̎̀̿̂͆ͅͅI̴̡͈͔͈̥̬̠̲͇͋͌̉̽̂̋̔̒̈́͋̊̓̿̈́̏͝Ḯ̴̡̨̧͈̪̤̦̳̫̰͖͙̞͇̲̦͈͂͜I̴͉̝̲̦̭͚͎̹̮͖͈̜̞͙̖͗̍̊͗̃͛̀̍͊̑̀̒̀̊̎̕̕͝I̴̛̩̥̎͐̿̿̈͑̒̿͊͗̂̿͋͂̎̈̅̋͝I̸̧̙͍͙̜͉̘̫̳̘͕͎̺͚̗̱̫̠̹̥͂̃́̈́̋̑͂̆̈́͛̓̌̀̅͠ͅͅÎ̷̛̭̥̜͙͚̠̲͍͇̮̟͍̥̺̥̏̏̅͌̒̐́͌̚̚ͅͅI̵̢̺̳͍̯̠̗̼̜̮͇͂́͋̍̿̐͊̓͐̈́̑́͋̈́̕͘͝I̷̧̩̳͇̹̯̮͈͕͕̽͒̈́̈́̽̔͑͐̃̍̊̈́͂̈́͘͝Ȋ̶̧͙͙̠̝͔̩̘̰͕̳̹͕̆̈̌̈́̀̅́͗̈́̓͗̔͒͗̓͑͒̕͘͝Ȋ̶̢̟̲̖͈͖̝͕̥̦P̶͔̰̞͕̠͎̘̰͚̀̏͑̚





    “Whoa…” Sonic trailed off, staring at what the three saw before them. The Delta Conduits beams had finished their job, as a circular tear in the fabric of reality floated before them. The tear had a few cracks around it, the cracks a cyan hue and resembling bolts of lightning, crackling occasionally. As for what lay beyond the gateway, the trio could see what appeared to be a bustling metropolis, a coastside city filled with people.

    “Mission successful!” Tails announced, a big smile on his face as he tried to pinpoint where exactly the portal they made stood in this new world. Looking around what was visible to the three, they could see a small park, trees surrounding a bronze statue of a burly man standing proudly, arms bent at his sides. He wore no shirt, a belt clasped over his shoulder holding up his pants, some impressive muscles on his upper body alongside an equally impressive mustache on his face.

    “What the heck…Where is this?” Knuckles asked, peering into the other world. The echidna had seen his fair share of humans in their own world, but whoever this statue was made in honor of certainly seemed a lot stronger than most of them. “I don’t really know what I was expecting, but it wasn’t a statue of some buff guy.”

    “Good question, Knuckles! Well, I guess I’m going to have to start marking the different worlds we have available to us…Our world, and this world” Tails noted, pulling up a small line of text on his tablet and writing up the two dimensions. “It is good to see that we found another world with humans, a familiar species should likely be easy to communicate with for us”

    “You’re probably right, Tails, but if we really want to find some help, we might want to hurry up and go in.” Sonic added, trying to look past the edges of the portal to see what lies beyond their view. “There's no telling how much time we have before that oversized turtle and his goons find us.”

    “True, there’s no time to waste!” Tails agreed, looking up from his tablet back at his friends. “Are we all good to go?”
    “Hang on, now you want me to cross through as well?” Knuckles raised an eyebrow at Tails’ question, arms folded. “Shouldn’t one of us stay here and keep watch for trouble? I think it would be better if I stay behind, one for the Master Emerald, and two to warn you both if those invaders you saw arrive.”

    “So you’re scared then?” Sonic teased, smirking as he watched the echidna scowl at that comment.

    “Very funny. You two have fun in Chaos knows where, I’ll be staying back for now. At least this way we’ll have someone guarding this in the event something happens.” Knuckles retorted, glaring back at the hedgehog

    “Fair enough Knuckles!” Tails said, interrupting the twos staredown. “You stay here and keep watch, we’ll do some recon and hopefully see if we can find anyone that could be helpful in stopping those invaders. Ready Sonic?”

    “Ready as always little bro, let’s blast through this, at Sonic speed!” Sonic nodded before turning to the portal and charging headfirst towards it, passing through the gateway to the other side. Tails gave one last look to Knuckles who nodded as he turned to stand guard before the fox followed his blue bud through, ready to see the new world they had discovered.


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    Chapter 17: Supersonic Street Fighting



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    “Alright everyone, legs high.” A soft, feminine voice said, as her leg raised up, up, up till completely vertical, the tip of her foot pointing skyward while her other leg remained firmly on the ground. Waiting a few seconds, she held in her laughter as she watched her students attempt to follow her example, the vast majority of them winding up on the floor, or wobbling as they only got halfway.

    “Practice makes perfect class, it’s alright. Just make sure not to overexert yourselves during training.” Chun Li said with a smile, lowering her leg back down as she waited for the class to cover. The wing chun master tapped one of her shoes on the ground behind her slightly, adjusting the blue and gold trimmed qipao that adorned most of her body, a pair of black and gold bracelets clinging to her wrists. A pair of light gold ribbons kept her black hair tied up in her usual ox-horns style, her bangs slicked and shorter than they used to be.

    “And make sure to do plenty of stretches while practicing what we’ve gone over today!” Chun announced to her students, the many wannabe martial artists bowing in respect of their Master. The chinese martial artist, sometimes referred to as The Strongest Woman on Earth, was proud to see her students so eager to learn, but had to remind them not to overdo it lest they wanna wind up in the hospital. Thankfully most of them seemed alright with slow improvements, as soon enough the class dispersed, making their way around the small Chinatown portion of Metro City that class was held in.

    “Jeez, if they don’t keep focused some of the old timers are gonna break their hips” Another voice said behind Chun, making her roll her eyes. She turned around to spot her protegee, Li-Fen, sitting at a table, already distracted by her laptop as she surfed the web.

    “Why else do you think I give them the warnings I do, Li-Fen? Have to at least do my part to try and steer them from overdoing it” Chun commented, as she walked over and sat down beside her apprentice. She neatly folded her fingers together and simply enjoyed Li-Fen's presence now that she had some time to herself, the hustle and bustle of Chinatown around them adding some white noise.

    “If you say so, Jiejie” Li-Fen replied, eyes glued to her screen as her fingers danced across the keyboard. “So, anything new about that whole Nayshall incident?” She asked, eyes peering up to her surrogate big sister, a pair of blue pixelated glasses on her forehead of dark brown hair. Li-Fen's hairstyle mimicked that of Chun’s, but she had a much different fashion sense, fitting given the age gap between the two. A blue pixelated panda headset resting just slightly above her ears and around the back of her head, a yellow and white zip-up jacket, black skirt, white socks that go halfway to her knees and a pair of yellow sneakers to complete the look.

    “Well, after that tournament, it's hard to say,” Chun said, a hand moving to rest below her chin. “The host of the event appears to have gone missing for now, that Johan Petrovic…Something is suspicious about him, as was the tournament as a whole. But whether or not it was Shadaloo levels of suspicion, I can’t really say for certain…” She trailed off on that point, biting her lip as she reminded herself of the former terrorist group. Shadaloo had been a pain in Chun Li’s side for years, and despite her work with Interpol and countless other powerful fighters finally bringing it down, there were always rumblings of something akin to it lurking in the shadows.

    “I guess that's fair, you weren’t exactly directly involved with any of that this time Jiejie '' Li-Fen replied, lowering the screen of her laptop as she reclined slightly in her seat. “Come to think of it, what happened to that whole Illuminati group as well? I remember seeing them pop up occasionally but nothing really came of them…”

    “Hard to say, they’re better at hiding whatever it is they’re up to. Despite their leader sticking out like a sore thumb” Chun added, having to stifle a giggle as she recalled the head of that organization, Gill. A powerful fighter to be certain, but he had a very…odd, habit of fighting people in nothing but a thong, and his body despite its Adonis level of muscle was toned blue and red, divided clean down the middle of his body.

    “Hehehe, that’s true! He looked like some superfan at a football game” Li-Fen added, further ragging on the self proclaimed ‘Lord Emperor’, making the two giggle. They had seen their fair share of strange fighters over the years together, but Gill was certainly up there as one of the most outlandish.

    “Um, excuse me? Sorry to bother you, but we could use a hand.” A voice rang out nearby, getting the two's attention. Both Chun-Li and Li-Fen stood up and looked around for the source of the voice, before it rang out again. “Erm…down here.”

    Hearing that, the two tilted their heads down slightly, with Li-Fen just above falling over, her butt landing back in her seat. “What the…Who are you?!” She said, startled by what stood before her and Chun.

    “Well…That was what we were hoping to ask actually.” The fox replied. His height only came up to around the size of the table the two were seated at just a moment ago, an orange tint to his fur with white at the tips of his two tails, stomach, and the white gloves and red shoes he had on. Visually, he made no sense to Chun or Li-Fen, resembling a mascot character from a theme park, yet…here he was, talking and moving like this was perfectly normal.

    “A…fox?” Chun asked curiously, as he nodded. “Well, we’ve met our fair share of more…unique, people, but I think you might be the most unique so far. What’s your name, mister fox?” Chun asked, squatting down to his level.

    “I’m Miles, Miles Prower, miss! But you can just call me Tails, everyone does. And no need to squat, I can meet you up there instead!” He said, smiling at the end. Chun-Li tilted her head hearing that, going back up to her normal height to see what Tails meant by that. To her surprise, his two foxtails began to spin as he hovered clean off the ground, coming up to her eye level. “Pretty cool, huh?”

    “Whoa…That's crazy!” Li-Fen said as she watched Tails hover. “You’re not just a fox with two tails, but you can fly?!” She added, eyes wide as Tails nodded, a slight smirk to his face. “So wait, are you like an animatronic or something? How do you…operate?”

    “Mmhmm!” Tails said at the comments for his flight, though he shook his head at the following comment. “I'm no robot, I’m all natural! This may come as a bit of a shock to you, but well…I’m not exactly…from around here, if that makes sense.” The fox added, before slowly descending back down to the ground.

    “A fox that can fly…To think the whole pigs could fly thing wasn’t so far off” Chun said to herself, observing Tails. “You said you’re not from around here? And…What exactly do you define as here if I may ask?” She followed up, taking a seat for herself as well as Tails nodded.

    “Well, it's a bit of a long story…But in terms of here, um…Have you ever seen something like me on this planet?” Tails asked a bit sheepishly, watching as the two’s eyes widened. “Well, that’s as good a start as any I guess for this. I’m not exactly from this…reality. And neither is my friend”

    “I…Friend?” Chun asked, still trying to comprehend what exactly Tails meant by being not from her reality. She stopped for a moment to look over a Li-Fen who seemed much more bewildered than Chun, her mouth slack-jawed as she stared in shock at Tails, who seemed to be looking around for something.

    “Soniiiic, you can come out now! I think we’re good with these two” Tails called out, cupping his hands around his mouth so his voice carried. The two fighters looked around for this Sonic character, as they soon found him, a flash of blue that suddenly appeared beside Tails after darting out from the roofing above.

    “Phew…Was a bit worried things were going poorly, but you did pretty alright there Tails.” Sonic said to Tails, who blushed and put a hand to his head “Aw shucks, it was nothing really! Though it's my first time making interdimensional contact, I was pretty nervous.” The fox joked as the two laughed.

    “Goodness…Interdimensional? You two came from another dimension?” Chun-Li asked, sizing up Tails’ friend. The blue hedgehog, or at least she guessed it was a hedgehog, came in a bit taller than Tails but still not to Li-Fens height, his body a dark blue with a touch of tan to his arms, stomach and mouth region, wearing a pair of white gloves and red shoes like Tails. He had the same sort of proportions as Tails, so he was definitely from the same place as the fox, but another dimension?

    “Yep, sorry to just kinda drop that on you two.” Sonic quipped, running his fingers through the quills behind his head. “We’re uh, kind of in a bit of a pickle and found our way here. This is a bit of a long shot given how you reacted to Tails, but you wouldn’t happen to know anything about…a turtle army would you?”

    “...What?” Li-Fen interjected, very confused by both the duo before her and the question Sonic just dropped on them. “You mean like, actual turtles on four legs, or…more like you two?”

    The two looked at one another hearing that, as Li-Fen guessed, they were probably looking for the latter. “I’m assuming you want ones on two legs? Can’t say thats…ever, been a thing around here, at least as far as I’ve seen. Though people do plenty of weird stuff on the internet, so maybe its possible…”

    “Man, sounds like this isn’t the place those guys came from little bro” Sonic said, folding his arms as he looked over at his partner. “Any ideas on what we should do now?”

    “We can still learn a lot from this place, Sonic. After all, this might be the first of many places we visit that could give us valuable allies or information.” Tails replied, pulling out a tablet from seemingly nowhere as Chun-Li and Li-Fen stared in confusion, pondering how he was hiding that on his body.

    “Wait wait wait wait, backup a moment.” Chun-Li said, getting the duo’s attention. “The first of many? This is all a bit much for me to process so let me try and get this straight. You two…are from another dimension?” She asked, as she got a nod from the fox and hedgehog. “And you came here, looking to see if…An army of turtles, standing on two legs, was from here?” Chun wanted to slap herself for saying such a bizarre sentence, but the duo once again nodded at the question. Taking a second to breath she turned her head slightly to Li-Fen. “You sure you didn’t create these two for a video game you wanted to make or something, Li-Fen?”

    “Hold up, I couldn’t do something like this!” Li-Fen countered, getting defensive as Chun-Li laughed, needing that levity to breathe some normalcy into this ordeal. “Besides, how do we know this isn’t the work of some hacker group, or that group in Nayshall?!”

    “I don’t think they would resort to something like this, to be frank Li-Fen” Chun countered, laughing again as Sonic and Tails stood by, a bit confused about what the duo were associating them with. “Though it is indeed a very strange situation. You two are certainly unique, at least as far as our world goes, if you really aren’t from here. But why would you even need something like interdimensional travel?”

    “Well, those turtles we mentioned aren’t from our world either” Sonic explained, as Tails fiddled with some notes in his tablet before showing it to the girls, a few dots present in it that were marked with a set of numbers. The numbers marked which dimensions they linked to, that being Sonic and Tails’ home, the girls, and the turtles. “My bro Tails here got the idea that, if we wanted to find a way to beat something that isn’t from our world, why not try looking for that answer in other worlds too?”

    “I…guess that kinda makes sense” Li-Fen replied, eying the screen. “I'm still kinda blown away that a Fox figured out how to do something like that, seemingly on a whim, but…alright. Though, how do we know you two aren’t here for some evil group, scouting for your own invasion plan?” That seemed to upset the two, as Sonic and Tails scowled at Li-Fen, before glancing at each other. “What? It’s not out of the realm of possibility!”

    “Li-Fen does have a point, you two…I know!” Chun said, clasping her hands together. “An old friend of mine used to say, the best way to get to know someone is with your own fists. Care for a match?” She asked, a smile creeping on the martial artist's face.

    “Wait, like a fight?” Tails said, a bit of concern in his voice as he nervously looked over at Sonic, who seemed to have a similar smile developing on his face. “I uh, I don’t know if thats such a go-”

    “C’mon Tails, she’s offering. If that's how they do things around here, who are we to turn them down?~” Sonic cut off the Fox, intrigued by the prospect of learning about this new world through combat. “Besides, I haven’t had a good fight in awhile, not since Starfall, so that sounds like a good time to me!” The hedgehog followed up, already appearing to size up Chun-Li as Tails rolled his eyes.

    “I should have guessed…Those guys who tried to ambush us on the street were only the beginning, it seems. Is this normal?” Tails asked Li-Fen, who nodded.

    “Yeah…Yeah, it's pretty common practice around Metro City. We kind of had a bad gang problem for awhile but after the former mayor piledrove them out the cities been mostly a place for more casual fighting, as weird as that is to say.” Tails’ own eyes widened for once as he started to ask more questions to Li-Fen, while Sonic and Chun-Li moved over to a more spacious part of the plaza of Chinatown.

    “So, how does this work around here, Miss Chun?” Sonic asked, cracking his knuckles and getting his stretches in before the battle would start.

    “Easy, and just Chun-Li works, Sonic” she replied, as she got into her normal stance for combat, both arms angled forward, palms open and flat. Her left leg was forward and raised slightly, the tip of her toe on the ground as her right leg was bent slightly. “We’ll go for about…a minute and a half. Last one standing after that time wins, and if we both are, whoever took less of a beating. Ready?”

    “Ready!”

    “Then let’s begin!”
     
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    Chapter 18: FIGHT


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    How do we always wind up getting into fights with people we first meet? Tails wondered to himself as he watched Sonic get into position for battle. The fox recalled an odd history between himself and his hedgehog best friend of having to forge friendships through fisticuffs first, and it seemed that even in another world that still rang true.

    “Just try not to get hurt!” Tails called out to his friend, who gave little more than a nod to his bro as he raised his fists against Chun-Li. “No promises little bro, but I like to think I have pretty good odds.”

    “We’ll see about that~” Chun-Li teased the hedgehog as she waited for him to make a move. “I am curious how someone like you can handle my Lightning Kicks.”

    “Lightning Legs, huh? Dang, now I'm very curious. Guess we’re both about to find out!” Sonic replied, smirk on his face as he reeled back. Chun kept her gaze focused on the blue hedgehog before he suddenly rocketed towards her, legs moving faster than her eyes could track. Seeing little option to counteract his high speeds, Chun opted to play defensive, bracing herself as a flurry of kicks was launched at her, her forearms raised to blow and intercept Sonics blows.

    Tch, he’s fast. Too fast, at least for me to react…Guess that's why he’s called Sonic Chun-Li thought to herself as she was forced back, the attacks from Sonic blindingly quick, but not as hard hitting as she was expecting. But maybe I don’t need to react…

    “What's the matter, Chun? Thought you were supposed to have Lightning Legs, yet I'm the one moving that fast~” Sonic teased, rushing down the Chinese martial artist with a flurry of punches and kicks before safely rolling back, constantly weaving between flashy offense and evasive defense. Confident he could end this fight quickly, he swiftly charged in for another barrage of blows as he watched Chun-Li back herself up even more, lifting one leg up and bending it while both of her hands were raised behind her. “Not the smartest position for blocking, you could use some poi-”

    “Hooooo, KIKOSHO!” Chun-Li cut off the hedgehog's quips as she suddenly thrust her arms forward, left leg stepping far forward as energy erupted from between her palms, blasting outward in a spherical shape, catching the cocky marsupial off guard and blasting him. He cried out in shock as his body was blasted, the energy knocking him clean off of his feet and back a short distance, as Chun bent forward slightly to observe his condition.

    “I’m sorry, what was that? I couldn’t hear you over the sounds of your butt hitting the ground~” Chun-Li smirked, as she could hear Li-Fen laughing behind her, and even spotted Tails holding back a giggle as Sonic was back on his feet almost immediately.

    “Heh, gotta admit, she got you there Sonic” Tails giggled as he saw his friend recover from the attack. He knew Sonic would have simply kept at it non-stop if nothing got in his way, so it was quite a treat to see Chun-Li had an answer for his constant barrage of attacks.

    “Tch…Fine, she did.” He admitted, getting back on his feet and dusting himself off. “That wasn’t bad, you have a good eye for when to strike, Chun.”

    “Years of practice, friend” She replied in explanation, tapping the tip of her foot back on the ground behind her as she got back into her stance. “I’ve been training for most of my life now, and a lot of people around here even call me Master. It helps that I've also done a lot of traveling in my day, met a lot of fighters of a lot of different styles. Though a hit and run kind like yours is uncommon, it's not out of my knowledge~”

    “Dang, really? Guess I gotta work on my moves if you’ve got that kind of practice.” Sonic rolled his shoulders and stretched a bit as he also got back into position, taking Chun’s words to heart. If she’s really that experienced, no wonder she was able to counter me so well. I’ll have to be less aggressive while finding a weak spot to her defense. With a deep breath to recenter, Sonic went right back into the fray, getting up in Chun-Li’s face but now starting to throw out attacks with a tad more caution.

    “What’s the matter, scared now?~” Chun teased, noticing the change in Sonic’s approach. Seeing that he was not starting to throw out moves with a tad more caution, she seized on the opportunity and took to the offensive herself. He eyes following the blue marsupials’s white gloved hands, waiting for him to throw a punch, as she stepped back just out of range of that. The moment she saw her chance, Chun-Li’s legs reacted, as she crouched low to the ground and swiped with her leg, grazing his leg

    “W-Wha?!” Startled by her interception, Sonic stumbled on his feet as the martial artist kept up the aggression, smacking him with the back of her fist as he was still reeling from her low forward, before suddenly going inverted. In shock at what Chun-Li was doing, Sonic suddenly felt the full force of her attacks as a flurry of kicks slammed into him, Chun-Li spinning her body like a top as she spun her legs into the hedgehog, body clean off the ground during the attack.

    “Let’s see you handle my Spinning Bird Kick!” Chun announced confidently, as Sonic was sent flying back, hand over his chest as he groaned from the impacts he had just felt. Jeez, talk about a hard impact, she’s reading me much better now. I can’t be too slow with my attacks or she’ll react and punish me if I whiff, but I cant be too reckless either?! How am I supposed to deal with that! The Blue Blur was stumped, having not encountered an opponent like this before. Wait a minute…Yeah that could work!

    “Giving up already? I was expecting more~” Chun taunted, enjoying the fight despite it appearing to be already over. Much to her joy she saw Sonic get back up from the crouching position he was in, shaking off her blows as he looked ready to go once more.

    “Not a chance! Try this on for size!” Sonic retaliated, as he charged forward at her once again. Sensing a pattern, Chun immediately seized up, getting into position for another Kikosho, her arms raised high.Sonic didn’t seem perturbed by this as he continued his sprint at the martial master, leading to her counter attack.

    “So predictable~ KIKOSH-Wha?!” Chun cut herself off as she tried to thrust her palms forward to call forth the attack as Sonic suddenly leapt clean over her, the short speedster easily clearing Chun-Li’s 5’7” height, landing behind her as she was momentarily stuck using the attack, the sphere of energy having formed. Before she had the chance to finish and turn around, she felt the hard impact of Sonic’s shoes against her back, knocking off her feet and onto the floor.

    “What was that? I couldn’t hear you over the sound of my foot stomping you to the floor~” Sonic retorted, a smirk on his face as he wagged a finger at Chun-Li now that the shoe was on the other foot. The downed fighter took a second to get back up, brushing herself off as the two spectators laughed seeing the roles reversed from the last knockdown.

    “He really got you this time, Jiejie!” Li-Fen giggled, legs kicking from her seat at one of the tables nearby. “You always say to keep yourself unpredictable, yet you guessed he was just gonna rinse and repeat, and threw out Kikosho again!”

    “Nngh, I suppose you have a point there…” Chun replied, back on her feet. “That was my own fault there, but I must admit, that was quite the jump! How much hang time was there to that?” She asked, genuine curiosity on her face from how Sonic was able to so easily clear a target twice his height with room to spare.

    “I’d say around…2 seconds” Tails replied, still fiddling with his tablet. “More if Sonic had gone for a homing attack, but that technically has him landing, just bouncing off of something.” Looking up from his device, the fox found both girls staring at him, confused by what he just said. “Oh right, that probably isn’t a thing here either, uhhh…Sonic can you demonstrate?”

    “Huh? Well I guess a quick demonstration wouldn’t hurt. Hey Chun, block this!” He said as he jumped towards her once more, curled up in a spherical shape. Prepared this time, Chun-Li raised her arms up to block the incoming attack when something odd to her occured. The hedgehog turned bowling ball launched forward mid-air, bouncing off her arms and straight upwards.

    “What the…?” Chun-Li was baffled, as he came back down, once more bouncing against her arms and going right back up, a slight spin to his aerial antics as he kept going, repeatedly coming down and colliding with her blocking arms, the force much stronger than she was expecting. “How is he…This is not normal for him, is it?” She asked, eying Tails, who nodded as though nothing was out of the ordinary. Chun-Li’s eyes widened as she realized if she wanted to get him to stop she’d have to force him to. Waiting for the next bounce off of her, Chun quickly retaliated with her own attack, kicking off the ground with a flurry of Tensho Kicks to intercept.

    “Whoa!” Sonic called as he saw her leap to catch him, his own kicking leg clashing with Chun-Li’s from above, the two’s attacks bouncing off one another as Sonic flipped away, landing on his feet as Chun-Li did. “That was pretty cool, didn’t think you had a way to deal with my Homing Attack, most people don't”' Sonic smiled, this one less cocky and more genuine than his others as Tails walked in between the two of them.

    “Alright, I think we can call it here. I don’t want anyone getting actually hurt after all” Tails said, his hands raised. “Both sides had pretty good attacks and moves, so I’m gonna call it a draw, assuming there's no…complaints.” He followed up, slowly turning his head towards Sonic, who shrugged and shook his head.

    “Fiiiiine, though I’d love a full match sometime, that was fun!” Sonic replied, much to Tails’ relief. Though he wasn’t a fan of getting his butt kicked, Sonic did find the match quite interesting, seeing how different Chun-Li could fight compared to the other friends he had fought, or even the street goons they’d crossed paths with in this world.

    “Same for me, your moves are, to put it accurately, out of this world!” Chun-Li replied, starting to stretch her arms now that the fight was over. “I think we both could have a lot to learn from each others styles”

    “Agreed! But now that the fight is all said and done, do you really think we could still be spies for an invasion?” Sonic asked, as he looked at both Chun and Li-Fen. The two looked at one another for a moment before quickly shaking their heads.

    “Nah, not a chance” Li-Fen answered, as Tails sighed in relief and Sonic did a celebratory backflip. “You two were way more open about yourselves and world than a spy would probably be, and clearly weren’t holding back when fighting Jiejie either.”

    “I agree, we’ve dealt with some pretty shady people over the years, and you two don’t strike me as anything like them.” Chun added. “Now, is there anything we can do to help you two as thanks for the match?”

    “Well…I dunno if you could. This place doesn’t really seem to match what I imagine the world those turtles came from” Tails replied. “They visually just don’t match up to here at all, so I can’t imagine this is their world at all…”

    “Tails is right,” Sonic agreed, stretching his shoulder slightly. “I think we’re probably done here. Unless you or any of your friends happen to be free and willing to help fend off an invasion of turtle warriors, that is.”

    “Hmmmmm…” Chun-Li mulled over the offer, slightly tempted but unsure if she’d have the time for such a thing, especially looking over to Li-Fen who seemed a bit surprised that she was considering it. “Well, I am not sure about myself, though I would love to help. But I may know someone who likely has too much time on his hands~”
     
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