- - TITLE: THE END OF ROBOTNICK Author's note: I tried to make each character's speech the way they would really say things but if it comes out wrong in some places, sorry. Rating is the same as before but this has a suggestive dialogue in it. - -
After turning into Turbo Tails he waved bye and set off. Tails loved being able to fly at incredible speed's only Sonic could normally accomplish but with this new power he could be several miles anywhere within less than a minute. As he got closer to Robotropolis he slowed down hiding in the top of a tree. Seeing the vast amount of robotozied Mobians standing ready to invade the Great Forest made him almost fall out of the tree. He could see Robotnick talking and pointing and making gestures. Looking around he tried to find if Focus was around. He noticed something large, black, and sitting real close to the tree's trunk about thirty feet off the ground. He thought it might be Focus but couldn't be sure since a lot of branches were in the way. Tails was getting ready to move closer and check when he heard noises below him. Glancing down he saw the robotozied Mobians walking through the forest. Great I waited to long. If I move they'll find me. Sitting back against the tree he kept watch on the unknown black object in the tree closer to Robotropolis and waited.
Sonic and Sally were stopped at the halfway mark between Robotropolis and Knothole. They decided to make their stand there as long as they could until they'd have to pull back. Sally pulled Nichole out to scan the immediate area to see if any danger was present. "Nothing within three miles is detected. The only life forms present are you and Sonic." "Guess we managed to get everyone we could out of the way in time." "Hey Sal, cheer up. Luckily we got message to the Lupe and the wolf pack in time. They were able to help with the evacuation and get messages to the other communities around us that we couldn't get to in time." "Your right Sonic. I heard someone once say we should count our blessings and this seems like the time to do so." "When you do you think they'll show up?" Sonic said sitting down next to her. Sally set Nichole down with her in surveillance mode. Leaning against Sonic they talked about the past and what the future would have in store for them. Several hours later Nichole started beeping. "What is it Nichole?" "I'm detecting several hundred robotozied Mobians heading this way. Range three miles." "ETA?" "52 minutes." "They must be running fast." Sonic said looking at Nichole. "There's another problem Sally." "What?" "Other than the ten Swat-bots I'm detecting there is an unknown robot leading them." "Can you identify it?" "Not at present." "Great." Sonic said shaking his fist. "He must know where going to try something and sent reinforcements." "Nichole any new information you get on this new robot tells us immediately." "Affirmative Sally." "Know what to do with that sword yet?" "Not really. Focus just said it would work when I needed it." "The power will come when you call on it Sally." Seeing the bewildered look on Sally's face Sonic asked if the sword was talking to her again. "Yeah it was. I don't think I'll ever get use to it." "What did it say?" "That the power I need will come when I call it." "Cool. Then we have a chance at winning this war." "It's surprisingly light considering it's size." "Yeah, I noticed when knighting Tails." "I wonder if the sword has the power to save daddy?" "Focus said that it did." "I meant from the void." "Don't know about that. If we see Focus again maybe he can tell us how to retrieve him." "If he survives what he's doing." The hour was almost up when they could see and hear the army of robotozied Mobians approaching. The Swat-bots parted revealing a blue metal version of Sonic. The following robot army stopped as Metal raised his hand. Seeing Sonic and Sally standing in the way he walked a few paces forward and pointed at Sonic. "BY ORDER OF MASTER ROBOTNICK YOU ARE TO BE EXTERMINATED. YOU CAN SURRENDER NOW OR BE KILLED WERE YOU STAND." Pointing at Sally, "YOU WILL BE BROUGHT TO MASTER ROBOTNICK UNHARMED IF YOU SURRENDER NOW. KILLING YOU IS NOT AN OPTION BUT INFLICTING INJURIES IS." "No deal you worthless reject! We'll both die before letting Ro-butt- nick win!" Sonic said reaching in his backpack. "Wait Sonic, for you now shall see the power Acorn family." Sonic watched as Sally's eyes turned bright yellow and a glow surrounded her, lifting her off the ground several inches. Her arm came up slowly pointing at Metal. The sword seemed brighter as Sally said, "Let injustice be undone." Metal watched the energy reading on his internal monitors go off the scale as a beam of light came at him from the sword. Turning to the screams behind him he watched his entire army grab their heads and fall to the ground. Something in his system was giving him that strange feeling again but stronger this time. He shrugged it off as he turned and attacked Sonic. Sonic was still mesmerized by what Sally was doing that he never saw Metal approaching. Metal collided with him using Sonics trademark spin. Sonic flew back feeling blackness trying to overwhelm him as he smashed into a tree. Feeling his hand was still in his backpack he grabbed a power ring. Power surged through him giving him the strength to get up and pull his figure eight move on Metal. Metal reached out to stop Sonic but got his left hand cut off. Both of them crashed into a boulder , cracking it as they went through it. Sonic fell on all fours as the ring's power ebbed off. Looking up he saw Metal trying to get his metal quills out of a large tree but with one hand missing he was having trouble. Metal was getting ready to attack Sally when she smacked him with the sword. Metal reached out to squeeze her throat when he saw Sonic coming at him. Turning he tried to grab Sonic. Sally watched as Sonic plowed into Metal taking a hand off. She was about to go help Sonic when a Swat-bot got in front of her. "SURRENDER IN THE NAME OF ROBOTNICK." It said pointing it's laser cannon in it's arm at her. "You'll have to kill me." she said swinging the sword at it. With surprising strength the sword sliced through the Swat-bot knocking it into the other two behind it. All three exploded instantly. The other Swat- bots moved in to stun her but were overran by freed robotozied Mobians. Within seconds there were a pile of parts. Some rushed to Sonic's defense as other's ran up to help Sally. Metal managed to make it out of the tree trunk and fly away from the mobbing Mobians. Thinking it was better to report to Robotnick the failure of the invasion he turned and left. "We did it Sal! Robotnick's lost!" "WE DID IT!" She said as they both jumped around hugging each other. The robotozied Mobians clapped their hands, cheering Sally for her heroic effort at freeing them. "Let's head for home and tell them the good news." Sonic said taking her into his arms. "Good work Sally." Nichole said as Sally put her back in her boot. They all walked home with a better sense of purpose knowing Robotnick finally was going to be finished.
Focus walked up to a broken building staying in the shadows. He could see a few Swat-bots patrolling the area, but mostly it was open territory. Focus thought he heard a noise resembling a rotor spinning but shrugged it off thinking it was probably some machine's cooling fan. Tails woke up when he heard everything was too quiet. Glancing around he noticed it was dark and whatever was in that tree must have moved since he thought he heard the sound of a large object hitting the ground in that direction. Taking off he headed into Robotropolis. Watching the ground closely he saw a very few Swat-bots walking around and Focus heading over and hiding in the shadow of a building. He started heading over to him when Focus walked out in front of a Swat-bot. Focus glanced around the corner seeing a Swat-bot heading slightly in his direction. Walking out of the shadows he called out to the Swat-bot. "Hey tin head. Take me to your leader." "SURRENDER IN THE NAME OF ROBOTNICK." It said pointing it's laser arm at him. "Hey I said take me to Robotnick. I have a message for him." The Swat-bot watching him called for two others you grabbed him by the arms and took him away. Tails watched some exchange go between Focus and the Swat-bot before two others came and took him to Robotnick's headquarters. Focus had a look of defeat as a monitor came on and the Swat-bots reported his capture. "So who are you? Are there other overlanders around?" Robotnick said with a happy voice. "No just me. What are you so happy about? If you think your plan to invade Knothole with that army of robotozied Mobians will succeed think again." "BRING HIM UP IMMEDIATELY!" "YES MASTER ROBOTNICK." Tails watched from the shadows above as Focus was taken into Robotnick's egg shaped fortress. Flying up to the windows Tails saw Snively working on a computer, while Robotnick was sitting in his chair reading a screen. Several minutes passed when suddenly Robotnick and Snively looked at the door. Tails watched as the door fell to pieces as Focus rushed in. Focus watched the screen shut off as he was pushed inside. The Swat- bots let go of him as they entered a elevator heading for the war room. Getting off the elevator they headed down a corridor. After what seemed like a mile long walk they reached the war room doors. Seizing the opportunity Focus pulled his sword out with lightening speed slicing the two Swat-bots in half. Neither had a chance to cry out for help or anything as Focus cut them in half again from head to toe before they had even split in half. Pulling out his gun he checked it to make sure it was ready. Pulling the power ring he took from Sonics small stash he put his right hand through it bringing it up to his shoulder. Using another technique he remembered he sliced the door into several pieces and rushed in. Robotnick started to get up and grab his small hand laser when Focus shot it sending it flying onto the floor. Sparks emitted from it where the bullet went through. "ALRIGHT YOU BASTARDS! YOU MOVE YOU DIE! AS FOR YOU SNIVELY," he said looking at him. Snively at first raised his hands then went to push a button. "WRONG MOVE!" Focus said putting a bullet through his head. Snively's body fell on the console then slid to the floor. Blood was all over the console and several monitors which surprisingly shorted a few of them out. After shooting Snively he brought the gun back around to Robotnick and shot him as he tried to push one of his buttons on the chair. The bullet lodged itself in one of his metal joints causing it to short out for a second. Robotnick laughed and started to get up, "I SAID DON'T MOVE. SIT DOWN OR THE NEXT ONE GOES IN YOU HEAD!" Robotnick sat down and kept his hands in the air. "I underestimated you. You are a better assassin than you appear to be." "Assassin I'm not. Really I prefer love and peace, but since I got here I've been thinking how the best way to kill you would be. I've been watching you for a long time. Watching as you cause as much hell for all of the Mobians you could find and frankly I'm tired of seeing them get hurt, lose loved one's or watching them died. Your days of being a sadist creature are over." "And what makes you think you can kill me." Robotnick said with a smile on his face the entire time. "Oh you'll find out soon but maybe sooner. You see this is no ordinary sword. In its hilt is a toxin lethal gas that causes the body to bleed from every opening. After that you go into convulsions that tightens all the muscles in the body making you slowly brake your bones as you try to fight it. If you survive all that pain and still conscious you end up breaking your back which kills you. It's quite painful. And I'll unleash it if you don't get whoever is behind me ordered away." "And why should I believe any of this." Robotnick said standing up. Focus pointed the gun at his head as he told him the scientific formula for what the gas was. "Ask your computer to see if I'm correct and have it scan my sword while its at it." Robotnick ordered the computer through voice command find out what the formula was capable of doing and if it was in the sword. "THE CHEMICAL COMPOUND REQUESTED IS A LETHAL GAS THAT CAUSES MASSIVE EXTERNAL BLEEDING FOLLOWED BY CONVULSIONS OF MUSCLE SPASM CAUSING BONES TO BREAK AND INTERNAL ORGANS TO BE CRUSHED. DEATH IS USUALLY BROUGHT ON WHEN THE INDIVIDUAL OR INDIVIDUALS BREAK THERE OWN BACKS. SCANS REVEAL THE PRESCIENCE OF THE LETHAL GAS INSIDE THE SWORDS HILT." "What's the radius of the amount in question?" "HALF A MILE." Outside Tails listen to everything. He was happy to see that someone was finally giving back to Robotnick everything that he deserved. When he saw Snivley get shot he lost his lunch. Luckily no one noticed. He watched a few more minutes then headed off to tell the others what was happening. Robotnick face turned to and angry expression as he ordered Metal to back off. "Metal. That sounds familiar. Come around and stand next to Robotnick." Metal looked at Robotnick seeking confirmation. Robotnick nodded his head in anger. Focus watched as a metal looking version of Sonic walked over standing next to his master. "Now with that much damage I'd assume something went wrong. Make your report to your 'master'." "Is Knothole captured Metal?" Robotnick said still standing and fuming. "NO MASTER. PRINCESS SALLY MANAGED TO RESTORE THE FREE WILL BACK TO THE ROBOTOZIED MOBIANS. I RETURNED TO REPORT THE INCIDENT AND AWAIT FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS." "WHAT! THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE! MY PLAN WAS FOOL PROOF! THERE WAS NO WAY ANY OF THEM COULD HAVE COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT COULD OVERRIDE MY NEW IMPLANTED CHIP! HOW DID IT HAPPEN!" Robotnick said grabbing Metal off the ground. He seemed to forget that Focus was there. Focus noticed something moving on the window and watched as Tails flew away. He silently said goodbye watching him fly out of sight. "PRINCESS SALLY FOUND THE SWORD OF ACORNS. AN UNKNOWN ENERGY BEAM CAME FROM IT CAUSING THE ENTIRE ROBOTOZIED MOBIAN ARMY TO REGAIN FREE WILL." "THAT BLASTED SWORD I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SHE FOUND! DAMN IT!" he said throwing Metal into a console. Sparks erupted from both Metal and the console as they exploded. Metal was thrown several feet forward and laid still as his body smoked and sputtered. Tossing his gun aside Focus walked up to Robotnick. Robotnick turned and got out of his chair running over to Focus. Grabbing Focus hand that held the sword he pulled his hand back to punch Focus in the face when the power ring glowed. "Antoine was right. The rings power only works for those pure of heart." Focus said grabbing it with his left hand. Energy surged through him as broke Robotnicks hold on his right hand. Bringing the sword down he sliced off Robotnick's hand. Robotnick cried out in pain. Glaring at Focus with evil intentions that he never had for Sonic he broght he metal hand down on Focus's head. Focus staggered back a bit but recovered quick enough to thrust his sword into Robotnicks abdomen. He pressed the secret button on his hilt causing the blade to slide back two small openings on each side on the blade near the hilt. Gas poured out into Robotnick as he shoved Focus away. Focus felt his conscious ebbing away as blackness tried to overtake him. Seizing his gun he unloaded all but one round of the clip into Robotnick as he tried to remove the sword. Robotnick convulsed wildly as he landed on the floor. Blood was spurting out of his many wounds as he screamed. Focus sword broke off near the hilt sliding away releasing the gas as it spun. Focus could feel the gasses effect on him. He quickly pointed his gun at his chest and fired. He died quickly before the total effects of the gas took him. Robotnick could see his life passing before his eyes as extreme pain coursed though his body. As he suffocated on his own blood he tried to scream for help but it came out garbled. The last thing he remembered passing through his mind before he broke his own back was the last thing Focus said to him as he showed his sword into him. "Your death won't be enough to pay for your atrocities."
Metal could feel his body was severely damaged. He could here screams coming from his master. He tried to get up but power failure caused him to shut down.
Snively walked into the room to see his other body with a hole in its head. "Certainly took you long enough to die. Watching you die horribly was interesting though. You still wouldn't give up. But what ticks me off the most was that when he killed me you never even blinked or said anything. I gave you the best years of my life and you treated me like shit." Snively said kicking Robotnick's dead body. Walking over to Focus body he picked up the gun. "Hmm. Haven't seen anything like this before. Crude but effective." Dropping the gun he walked over to Metal. "You have potential. Once your repaired I'll have you destroy Knothole. This is going to be so easy." Feeling something wet on his face he touched it. Seeing blood he looked around seeing a trial made from his boots. Suddenly convulsions took over his body. Spasm after spasm hit him till he finally died in agony.
Focus woke up about an hour later. Seeing Snively at the controls he ran over and grabbed him. "What!" Turning him around quickly Snively about jumped out of his skin seeing Focus holding him. Blood covered most of Focus body making him look like the living dead. "YOUR DEAD!" "You must be a clone since I see two other version of you here. Where's the cloning machine?" "You'll never find it." Snively said spitting in Focus face. Focus pulled Snively down turning him around and snapped his neck. Looking over the controls he grabbed a broken cable shocking Metal. Metal came back online instantly. He could see the overlander saying something. "Alright you tin can tell me where the self-destruct is!" Metal thought about killing the overlander but something in his core program made him obey Focus. Pointing at Robotnick's chair he told him the codes needed to get in. Focus left the cable next to the fallen look alike and punched the codes into the console on the chair. He had one button left to push when Snively walked in holding a small laser pistol. "Stop right there. Even if you push that button you would make it out of here alive. Putting you in the incinerator would kill you permanently." Focus pushed the last button as Snively fired. The laser went through his chest missing his heart. Snively rushed up to try and stop the countdown only to see that it was too late. "SELF-DESTRUCT IN 5...4...3...2...1." Focus last thought on his mind was wondering if Sonic and Sally would be married soon. Explosions erupted through the egg like fortress as it started crumbling in on itself. The war room blew up in a large mushroom explosion sending Snively's buring body high into the air. He landed on a fence spike feeling everything as flames burned his body. The explosion of the fortress was so loud that everyone at Knothole and abroad heard it. Tails watched from the edge of Robotropolis as Robotnick's once tall headquarters fell in fiery blaze. Pieces started falling from the sky landing in random locations. Hyper Tails decided to hightail it out of there before he became a victim of fallen shrapnel.
Sonic and Sally came into Knothole seeing the other core Freedom Fighters along with Lupe standing ready to attack. The light from there torches made it easy to see them. Sonic was still carrying Sally as they approached the group. The group were tense when they entered but changed when they saw Sonic and Sally with happy looks. "What happezed?" Antoine said sheathing his sword. "We won. Focus was right about the sword and we won." Sonic said putting Sally down. Sally retold them all what happened and then motioned for the robotozied Mobians to come out of hiding. Sally had Rotor relay a message to the rest of the group at the secondary location to tell them the news. "Hey has Tails came back yet?" Sonic said looking around. "Not yet sugar. He's still lookin for Focus." Bunnie said putting an arm on his shoulder. "Hopezfully he'llz find Focus beforez he does anythingz rash." Antoine said looking at all the robotozied Mobians. "No offenze Princezz but wherez are we goingz to putz everybodiez?" "I'm not sure yet. They could all go to our secondary base for now. It's certainly large enough to hold twice what their is of them even though it's mostly just a large meadow covered by tall trees. But for now let's.." "AUNT SALLY! SONIC!" "TAILS!" Sonic said looking around. Hyper Tails landed in front of them huffing and puffing as his power faded away turning him back to ordinary Tails. "What's up bro? What happened?" Sonic asked with concern. Tails was still on all fours crying as he talk. "I watched Focus get captured. I wanted to save him but I couldn't do it. Something kept me back." Pounding his fist into the ground he continued. "Focus rushed into the war room. He killed Snively then talked to Robotnick." He told them everything else he saw till leaving the window. "I got to the edge of Robotropolis and was waiting to see if Focus was coming out. I was about to go back when the fortress exploded. He never made it out. He gave his life to save us when he knew we didn't trust him." Sonic picked Tails up taking him his hut. "I'll be right back Sal." he said walking off. Bunnie started crying again as Antoine comforted her. They both were heard crying, more Bunnie than Antoine as they headed for her hut. Dulcy cried slightly as she walked off to her tree. Sally could feel the tears coming back and tried to keep herself in check as several of the robotozied Mobians asked what Tails was talking about. "There was an overlander that we found and brought here. He had a lot of knowledge about us and trusted us all with his life even though we didn't. If it weren't for him you'd all be mindless slaves. He told me where my fathers sword was and that it would free you. He left almost a day ago and gave his life to stop our war." Sally tried but broke down crying. Sonic came out and picked Sally up. As she cried in his chest he told all the robotozied Mobians that they'd figure something out in the morning so they'd have to wait till then to find out what was going to happen. "Who died and made you king?" some robot Mobian asked from the crowd as Sonic walked off to their hut. "No one died. Sonic and Sally got married this morning." Rotor said walking up. There were murmurs and other noises when Rotor told them this. He yelled for them to calm down and told them to do as Sonic said. "Where should we go?" "Anywhere if you want just be here in the morning so Sally can talk to you. Goodnight." he said walking off.
The next morning Knuckles and Julie-su arrived outside Knothole in a cargo ship. After disembarking they headed straight for Sally's hut. Seeing lots of robotozied Mobians certainly made them go defensive until Rotor came out and told them what happened. He left out what they heard from Tails though. Knuckles introduced Queen Alicia and Prince Elias before heading over to her hut. Rotor helped get their personal things off the plane along with the other survivors when he remembered something he should have said. He almost broke his foot dropping a crate when he remembered.
Knuckles knocked on the door to her hut before walking in. He let the Queen and Prince in and just about jumped out of his skin when Alicia gasped loudly. "What?! What is you highness?!" he said looking at her shocked expression. Thinking something was about to attack him from behind he turned around ready to fight and instantly went to shock mode. The corner of his mouth twitched as he processed what he was seeing. "Sally what is going on?!" The Queen demanded walking up to the side of her bed. Sally opened her eyes slowly as she realized she wasn't dreaming about someone yelling at her. "Young lady what is the meaning of this?" Alicia said standing over her. "Mom?" "Yes honey I'm back but first what are you doing in bed with him!" she said pointing at Sonic. Sonic, who was turned away from Sally was still sleeping soundly completely oblivious to what was happening. "Sally what's going on here?" Knuckles said still in a stupor state.
No one noticed as Elias walked out. "Wonder where a good cup of coffee would be hiding?" Fully awake Sally hugged her mom as she cried tears of joy. Alicia sat down next to her crying as well for being happy to see her again. Alicia waved her hand at Knuckles telling him to leave. Composing him self he bowed and left. "I'm so glad to see you again Sally. I wondered everyday if you were ok, but I didn't expect to come home and see this." Sally wiped her eyes as she told her about the wedding ceremony they had and why they had it, except leaving out the part about how the Acorn family would object. "So you truly love him?" "Yes mom. He's always been there for all of us through the fight with Robotnick and always watched out for me more than anyone else. We've always had feelings for each other but were afraid to tell each other." "What made you both final talk." Sally told her about there encounter with the overlander Focus and how he helped them even though they didn't trust him. Sally picked up the letter showing it to her. As her mother read it Sally woke Sonic. "Huh. It's morning already. Man I could use a hot bath right now. Care to join...uh." he said turning over and seeing he wasn't alone on the bed. "Sally is everything ok?" he asked seeing her crying. He thought he might recognize who was sitting next to her but since everything that happened yesterday he just wasn't in a thinking mood. "Sonic this is mom. Knuckles found her." "He found your brother too. He was here a minute ago." "Queen Alicia! I'm sorry I didn't know. Forgive me your majesty." He started getting out of bed. "I can see why you wouldn't recognize me since you were very little when I left. Besides that my crown is packed away right now. There's much to do right now from what your friend Rotor told us and we have a lot to talk about Sally. For now you to get freshened up and then we'll talk." Giving Sally a kiss on her head she got up to leave. Before she walked out the door she told Sonic that they'd be talking later.
The rest of the day was spend returning everything to Knothole from the other base. The robotozied Mobians weren't thrilled with the arrangements but were willing to stay there till things got figured out. As much as Queen Alicia didn't want Sally to go, Sally insisted that she and the other Freedom Fighters had to go see what was happening in Robotropolis. They headed out the next morning and got there by lunch time. Walking into the city they found it dead. No power was on and what was left of the egg shaped fortress was a pile of metal melted parts. A fierce rain came through during last night soaking everything. Looking through the debris they came across Robotnicks metal hand. Tails came noticed hanging off a bent piece of what might have been a wall. Walking over he flew up and grabbed it. "Hey Sonic come look at what I found!" Sonic raced over thinking Tails might be in trouble but found him kneeling on the ground holding something. "What it is bro?" "This." he said showing Focus large gun to him. Sonic took it from him noticing it was empty. "He must have used all his ammo. We better see what Sally wants to do with it. C'mon Tails." They walked back slowly still thinking of the last time they saw him. "Despite everything he trusted us, especially you and me Tails. He never doubted us." "He seemed to trust me more than you." "I noticed that the first day we saw him. Despite our my feelings toward him that day I think he didn't believe I would hurt him." Sally was shaking her head looking at the devastation and at how much work would have to be done to restore what was once a proud city as Sonic and Tails walked up. "This is all that's probably left of Focus Sal. Tails found it." He said holding out the gun. She turned and took it from his hand. Surprisingly it was undamaged except for the dirt and grim it still looked functional. "Unless we come across his body, we'll bury this in his place. He deserves better but it's to late now." Rotor was listening to the conversation and remembered the note that Focus left him. He walked over and told her his idea for what he believed would be a better way to remember his sacrifice. Sally approved and Rotor went to find Uncle Chuck. They spent another week looking around the city before returning to Knothole.
One month later... Sally was standing at a podium near a grave made for Focus. Since they didn't have his body they made a small hole in which they were burying his gun with the extra clips Rotor had in a box. Behind they were unveiling the thing that he wanted made from the plans that Focus drew up. Many Mobians were there including Knuckles and Julie-su who had just got married several days ago. "This...what was it again Rotor?" "A General Lee." "This General Lee that Focus was going to ask if he could have built if he was still here, I probably wouldn't have approved of with the current things needing to be done but I had Rotor and Uncle Chuck make it in commemoration of his sacrifice to save us all." Sally read the note he wrote to the large crowd. There was a lot of crying as she finished. "Despite knowing that going after Robotnick would end his life he went anyway and stopped Robotnick's reign of terror. We dedicate this machine to him for his heroism." Sonic, Tails, Rotor and Uncle chuck pulled back the large white sheet covering it. A few gasped in awe, some weren't impressed and other's were silent or shouted something about how cool it looked. "With a device that Uncle Chuck has made nothing will be able to touch it. It will look the same as it does today many years from now. Uncle Chuck." Uncle Chuck set several poles around it, ten in all. Four on each side and one in front and back. Pressing a button on a remote the poles lit up. For a brief moment they saw a electrical field come up and then disappear. "This is a electrical force field designed to keep the weather and other things from getting in, DO not touch it. You'll get more than a simple shock." he said putting the remote in some compartment on him. Several others came up and said a few things. Sonic, Bunnie, Dulcy, Tails, even Uncle Chuck. Once they were all done speaking the small coffin looking box was closed and placed in the grave. After the box was buried they departed.
TWO YEARS LATER...
Sally and Sonic were cuddling their recent newborn as King Max talked to Alicia. Over the past two years they managed to find a way to derobotosize everyone. Merlin came to Tails and Amy's wedding which made Tails extremely happy. Uncle Chuck was exonerated for his supposed crime of making the robotozier which caused most of their problem. It was found that Robotnick sabotaged the project which lead to making them have no free will. Robotropolis was remade back into Mobotropolis with the robotozied Mobians help, the derobotosizeation came later after intense research. Knuckles and Julie-su were expected soon and finding out it was a girl they told everyone they were naming her Lara-su. Bunnie and Antoine were planning on marrying in several weeks. They were waiting for General D'Cooloette to be brought over from Amy's original home area. Since he was still robotozied they wanted to wait for him to get back to normal before getting together officially. There was a large party going on and everyone who could make it was welcome. Mobians came from miles around. Even Roscoe and his gang made it. Lupe was talking to King Max about some Mobians in a northern providence needing help when a guard came forward. "Sorry to interrupt your highness but an overlander what's to come in." "An overlander?" he said standing up. "I thought there were none left." Alicia said standing with her husband. "Did he say anything about why he was here?" "Just something about wanting to talk to Prince Sonic, Sir Tails, Sir Rotor, Madam Bunnie, or Princess Sally. He specifically said please don't bring Geoffrey St. John." Sonic and Sally looked at each other. There eyes widened as they heard the guard talk about Geoffrey. "It can't be. He died or so we thought." Sonic said starring at Sally. "We should go check it out." They said in unison. "Father, let me check it out." "I can't allow that yet. He might be hostile." Max said giving Sally a look of authority. "Guard. Did this overlander look to be dangerous in anyway?" "Not at all Princess Sally. Actually he was quite friendly and is married to a Mobian." Since the guard came in most Mobians had quieted down to find out what was happening. With the last statement that the guard said a lot of them gasped or said things like "what," "your kidding ," "no way," and thing of that nature. "Why do think this soldier?" Max said following the guard out. Sally, Sonic and their daughter, Bunnie and Antoine, Knuckles and Julie-su, Rotor, Tails and Amy came following after. Everyone else was ordered to stay back and wait. "He said so sir. When he came up asking for the Mobians I said earlier he said he was an old friend and introduced his wife." A tall five foot one inch fox-wolf hybrid. more fox looking than wolf and was standing next to a tall overlander who was leaning on a cane. She had white fur and a lot of hair like Sally on top which was also white. She had a blue top with black shorts. Her shoes resembled something like Knuckles but smaller and black. The overlander was wearing a long black coat which barley touched the ground. Since his back was to them they couldn't tell who it was. They were talking to Dulcy when she suddenly stopped and motioned for him to turn around. The group following King Max gasped when they saw who it was. Max turned for a moment to see what they were doing before turning back to the overlander. "I am King Maximilian Acorn of Mobotropolis. What is your purpose here?" he said standing with an authoritive stance. The female standing next to the overlander bowed in respect. "Forgive me for not showing proper respect to you King Acorn. Unfortunately my knees aren't what they used to be and I have way to much trouble not to mention pain when trying to get up." King Acorn seemed to accept this and nodded his head. "I can understand that. My knees act up sometimes as well but as I asked before why are you here?" "Sorry my lord. I'm here to see a few old friends." Pulling down the circular shades a bit he looked past Max to see the others behind him still in shock. "I see they came with you too." They each walked up slowly as they came out of their stupor. Knuckles and Julie-su, not really knowing who it was walked past Max. "Hello Knuckles. I was hoping to see you." he said sticking his free hand out. Knuckles took it giving it a shake. "This must be Julie-su." She also shook his hand. "You must be that overlander that everyone talked about." Knuckles said putting his arm around Julie-su. "Yeah I'm him." "Sally do you know this overlander?" "Yes Father. He's the one that saved us all when he took out Robotnick. How did you survive?" "I managed to get out of the window as the fortress exploded. I woke up in a small hut with this beautiful lady looking over me. Something in the explosion must have changed me because it took a long time for me to heal. One thing lead to another and well we got married." Focus's wife said hello to everyone telling them she'd heard a lot about them. "Focus, you haven't told us your wife's name yet." "I'm sorry, I thought I already did. This is Nancy Trinner." After a few more questions, King Max let them in and they enjoined the festivities. Focus and Nancy stayed the night in a room in the rebuilt castle. The next morning Sally and the other former core Freedom Fighters took him to his grave. "When we thought you died in the explosion we buried the only thing we found left which was your gun. It's six feet down." Sally said watching him. Focus slowly walked over and read the grave stone.
Here lies Focus Trinner. An overlander that gave his life to give us freedom. This 69 Dodger Charger is dedicated to him for his heroism.
"I never thought I'd be remembered this way. Thanks for doing this." Nancy had to come help him off the ground. He was about to touch the General when Uncle Chuck stopped him. "Wait a minute sonny. Those poles are there for a purpose." he said pulling out a small remote. "I was wondering why it still looked good as they day it was made." Focus said leaning on his cane. Uncle Chuck pressed a button and the field shut off. Focus put his hand on the top as a single tear fell down his face. "Since you are not dead we thought you might want to take it. The grave stone is going to be removed later." Rotor said coming up. "We built it to the exact specifics that you had wrote down but we never figured out how to get it to start." "No fuel. You may be able to produce it but it was considered a fossil fuel in my time." They all talked about the different things that happened over the past two years that night. Focus and Nancy stayed a few more days while Rotor and others came up with a fuel formula for the Charger. Once they had the fuel done Focus and Nancy stayed for the goodbye party that Sonic and the other's planned that night.
"Well thanks again for making bringing my Charger back. It's great to see him again." "Him?" Rotor asked. "Yeah. I call him the General. Not all vehicles and objects are female type." "Makes sense." Sonic said. "Hey thanks again for fixing up my guitar." "No problem Sonic. Next time I come through I show you a few things I know." "Cool." "Goodbye Sally. Make sure Sonic doesn't forget to remember to say he loves you everyday." "Oh, I make sure of that more than you know." "Bunnie you stay well now huh. Same for you Antoine." "Not a problem sugar." "Goodbye monsieur Focus." "Tails and Amy. Not surprised that you feel in love. Keep safe and remember to have fun while you can." "Thanks Focus." They said. Tails gave him a hug while Amy gave him a kiss on the cheek. "Well Dulcy it was fun talking to you. Glad to see that you got that landing routine down." "Well you pointers did help. Thanks." "Uncle Chuck. I thank you for your wisdom and for helping in making this priceless car." "Your welcome sonny. Just don't go crashing it where you can't get help." "Well if anything does happen I have those extra tools you made." Walking over to Sonic he pulled something from his coat. "Sonic I know that you wanted to be the one that took out Robotnick. Since that its possible you can have this. Without it I wouldn't have been able to do it. It served me faithfully for many years, now that I can't use it, you could put it on display or something." Focus held out his once proud sword. Only about an inch was left of the blade. "Focus this is...is an honor. Thanks." "If it helps any that metal version of you helped me destroy the fortress in the end." Seeing Knuckles and Julie-su standing apart from everyone he walked over. "Knuckles if it weren't for you Knothole would have lost everything. Thanks for finding the sword and getting Sally's family back." "No problem." "Julie-su. I'm glad your able to give Knuckles happiness. For a long time I thought he was never going to find anyone." "Thank you Focus. I'll take that as a compliment." Giving everyone a final hug and saying goodbye he climbed into the drivers seat. Nancy said her goodbyes and climbed in. Waving once more he started the engine and took off in a cloud of dust.