Chapter 2: Knuckles Come Home! (Your fanboys miss you!)
Sonic: Okay General, whats the deal?
General: The Marauders beat Knuckles like a redheaded stepchild and took the Chaos Emeralds like D n D nerds taking Mountain Dew!
Audience Member (high-pitched whisper): Hey buddy I like Mountain Dew. If you dont like it you dont have to drink it.
Second Audience Member (high-pitched whisper): I WAS a redheaded stepchild and my parents loved me like their own, thank you very much.
I dont really know what you need to do. We have Vector from Team Chaotix looking into stuff, research and all that.
Vectors voice: According to Wikipedia, the Marauders are a group of goats.
Audience Member: I use Wikipedia every day and all the information I find is completely accurate. Hes a jerk.
Sonic: They also mentioned someone named Shade.
Vectors voice: Ill look into that.
Sonic: Hes not going to appear again is he?
General: Nope... I don't remember what- Oh wait yes I do! Go find two small bases around the city where Eggman used to hideout in.
Tails: He hung out in small bases in Central City? Wouldnt he be noticed?
General: Youd think that, wouldnt you? So go! Go and find-
Rouge: Blah, blah, blah thered better be jewels.
General: Wait! Vector has a message for you guys first.
General puts Vector on speaker.
Voice in the background: NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP, NEVER GONNA LET YOU DOWN-
Vectors voice (over the song): Haha! April Fools! Now find the computer room!
Sonic: Dang it! Not again! Wait, what computer room?
General: Oh he just likes to say that sometimes.
So they go outside.
GUN Guy: Say would you kill the monsters for me?
Sonic: No. Well do it later on.
GUN Guy: But what if something happens and you cant come back here? My sidequest will be undone until you start a new save file!
Sonic: Please! Thats just stupid!
Tails: Look out, Swatbots!
Rouge: Those dont look like jewels.
Sonic: Amy, its-
Tails: If you can go through this whole story without making a reference to MC Hammer Ill give you a chilidog.
. Ill do it!
Sonic and Amy finish off the Swatbots with Fastball. Sonic goes and finds a base under a manhole.
Sonic: That was easy.
Tails runs over behind a Swatbot and messes it up, causing it to explode.
Tails: Whew, that couldve gotten annoying. Oh look, its a communicator! If I can reconfigure this along with another one I can probably find Knuckles!
Rouge: What do you want to bet that its in the other base?
Tails: No, Eggman is smarter than that. Hed probably have the other one hidden in a far away location.
Rouge then drags Tails all the way to the other base where there is indeed another communicator.
Tails: Why do you people do this to me? Oh well lets just go back to the shop.
Everyone heads back to Tails workshop.
Sonic: Hey whats this?
Sonic knocks Tails plant over.
Tails: Well come and get you when were done, just get OUT!
Sonic walks out. Later, hes asleep. Tails, Amy, and Rouge come out and Amy looks at Tails.
Tails: No you cant drag him to your place. Hey Sonic! Were done! Hes in Mystic Ruins!
Sonic: AHPIRATESWHERE! Oh, hi Tails. Mystic Ruins eh? How do we get there, the GUN guy is blocking the way.
Tails: Well take my plane there though Ill need to fix it up some.
Sonic: So I guess in the meantime-
Sonic: That was fast. Youre sure were not related?
Tails: Im sure. Now hop in when youre ready.
Sonic: Im ready.
Tails: That was fast. Youre sure youre not related to yourself?
Tails: It didnt work.
Sonic: You dont do it right. Anyway lets go!
They fly the plane to Mystic Ruins.
Tails: Do I have to eject you again?
Sonic: No, mommy
Rouge: Why cant I fly there by myself?
Tails: I get lonely.
Rouge: You have Sonic Amy with you
They land in Mystic Ruins. Its a swamp!
Sonic: I remember Mystic Ruins being
more of a jungle. What happened? Was this the Marauders?
Tails: No, people just got real bad at preserving the environment.
A large silhouette is headed for them.
Tails: It looks like
Rouge: It cant be
But it looks like
Sonic: I never thought Id see him
All three: Big!
So what are you doing here?
Amys here! Yay!
Tails: Oh my
Big we need your fur and girth to protect us from the swamp gas.
My face itches.
Tails: Well give you ice cream.
Sonic: Rouge its back to the shop for you!
Rouge flies all the way back to the shop. Sonic, Amy, Tails, and Big find a GUN soldier.
GUN Soldier: Youll have to solve a semi-complex puzzle to get into the ruins.
Sonic: We could
Or we could do THIS!
Tails is then seen struggling and barely lifting Big up to the entrance of the ruins.
Tails: Im dying!
Sonic: Shut up and keep carrying him!
Tails drops Big on top of Sonic.
Sonic (muffled): Not cool.
Zounds! I evolved into a pie!
Sonic and his party enter.
Tails: Gee, its kind of dark
Bring a light?
Big: Im not gonna lie to you, thats a healthy piece of real estate.
Sonic and his friends run away from the (at the time) tough enemies and find Knuckles beating up some Marauders.
Knuckles: Whos your daddy?!
Sonic: I believe thats none of your business.
Knuckles: Sonic! Of course, when I finally break out thats when you finally get here! Sheesh!
Sonic: Well excuuuuuse me, princess!
Knuckles: That wasnt funny when we met that cat, and its not funny now!
Big: Im a song from the sixties!
Big?! Youre letting BIG help save me?! Why do you hate me?!
Sonic: You know what? Fine, rot in this cell for all I care!
Knuckles: I dont have to because like I said, I broke out!
Lets just go
All five of them head outside.
Knuckles: Holy Chaos! Look!
Angel Island is floating away from the Central Continent and over to the Blue Ridge. Thats what I nicknamed those continents as of three seconds before typing said names.
Sonic: Thats odd.
Knuckles: Its the Marauders!
Tails: To the shop!
Knuckles: Tails, they just hijacked my jobsite AND my house all in one swoop! I get to say it!
To the shop!
Tails: I cant do NOTHIN in this house!
To be continued.