Surrogate Of Seduction
Amy Rose is accustomed to getting no male attention at all, so when a new face shows interest in her she seems happy. But Sonic begins acting strangely towards her and her new friend, and the sparks fly. Could Eggman be involved in this? Who is the new man in her life and what does he really want?
This is the first chapter of my story :) I've had the plan of this story for at least a year now and I drew a comic of some of it...but it was awful so I gave up =P But then dear old FanFiction came into my life, and here we are :D So I hope you enjoy it, even though it involves my OC, Jecht. If you know don't know much about him, take a peep at his bio on my profile, it will help ;) So anyways please read, review and hopefully you'll like it so far...it's gonna be a longish story ;P
Chapter 1 – Acceptance from the Unaccepted
Chapter 1 – Acceptance from the Unaccepted
The sunlight coated the outside world, bathing it in a warm glow. The grass seemed to beam brighter and the sweet calls of tiny flickies could be heard in the summer air. Many people were strolling through the open fields or just relaxing amongst the flowers, enjoying the weather. But not every citizen of Mobius could lie about all day. Some had to work hard to earn their keep, and some had to walk around in the headquarters of an evil genius. Jecht the Hedgehog found himself doing just that. Despite the lack of windows, he knew how beautiful it was outside. It was the very opposite of his own environment; pastel grey walls without an ounce of decoration, excluding the odd metal door with a password lock. The only colourful thing was Jecht himself, his forest green fur sticking out from the dull wall paper.
He paced onwards, his steps echoing on the cold floor. After a quick check of the surroundings, he turned into yet another corridor, a neutral expression on his face. He walked for several minutes, contemplating his deal with the evil doctor which was soon to be confirmed, he hoped. Being accepted by another person - no matter how maniacal they seemed – was on offer too tempting to ignore. His trail of thoughts led him to images of his childhood. A six-year-old Jecht sobbing in the corner, alone… He brushed the memory aside angrily. Emotions could not interfere with his life now. They were pointless weaknesses, he knew.
He finally reached the largest door in the building, embossed with the symbol of Dr. Eggman's head. He raised an eyebrow at the hideous icon, before pushing open one half of the metal barricade and stepping inside. A distinct scratchy voice reached his ears.
"Welcome, Jecht. Please do come closer and we can begin to discuss." Jecht looked up through his bang quills, slowly moving towards the source of the doctor's voice. The room was bigger than the rest, and full of broken or half-completed robots. His lilac-blue eyes scanned over them with mild interest as he sauntered over to the huge chair in the far end of the room. It suddenly spun around to face him, revealing the obese human. His lengthy moustache was curved slightly downwards and his tinted blue goggles masked his eyes. Jecht settled to standing with his weight shifted onto one leg, leaning slightly as the man spoke.
"So…I understand that you wish to join forces with me."
"You're considering my offer?" asked Jecht. His eagerness was covered by his cool expression.
"Perhaps. I'd like you to complete a little task for me first. If you agree, then I will enrol you into our…team." Jecht nodded.
"Sure. What have you got in mind?" He imagined the possibilities that Eggman might have come up with. Now that he thought about it, he didn't even know what it was that the doctor spent most of his time doing, aside from trying to defeat Sonic. 'But that doesn't matter,' he thought. 'He's taking me on…I'll do whatever it takes to stay here; I need this. Crazy or not, he's the only person in the world who's willing to join with me, no matter what I've done or how I seem.'
Dr. Eggman beamed from behind his oversized moustache.
"I assume you know Sonic the Hedgehog?" he asked. Jecht shrugged carelessly.
"Yeah, I've seen him around." Eggman's expression became slightly agitated by simply mentioning the blue blur.
"Then you will know that of course I am his nemesis and I want him crushed. That hog has somehow managed to thwart all of my schemes, despite how ingenious they were. But I've been doing my research and the key to this puzzle is clear: I need more information about him, and the best way to get that is through someone that is always with him or thinking about him," he concluded. Then he reached into his pocket and pulled out a slightly crumpled photograph. He handed it to the green hedgehog, who examined it sceptically. It showed a pretty pink hedgehog, with bright green eyes and a red dress, clinging to Sonic. Her mouth was open and her eyes were shining with happiness; she was laughing. He was grinning nervously, one eye closed. Jecht felt a sharp pang of jealousy at how care-free they looked, but ignored it as Eggman continued.
"The pink hedgehog you see there is Amy Rose. She is constantly attached to our little Sonic and therefore will know the most about him," he explained, a greedy glint in his eye. "Your mission… is to get information from her. I want to know his skills, I want to know where he spends his time, I want to know about every miniscule detail of what he does and what his weaknesses are. If he even blinks, I want to be informed, you understand?" he said sharply. Jecht nodded. "Of course I'm already aware of his fear of water, but that is proving to be difficult to use in my plans."
"Wouldn't she suspect something? And I don't think Sonic would want me talking to her. It would all be too risky." The doctor merely grinned patronisingly.
"Perhaps you're missing something here. There's nothing between those two. It's completely one-sided so there will be no problems from that hedge-rat."
"But I can't just go up to her and interrogate her!" Eggman sighed.
"Jecht! You have to get closer to her. You used to be an actor, didn't you? So use your skills; charm her. Slowly reel her in; she'll soon talk." Jecht opened his mouth to protest, hesitated and closed it again. The task was simple enough, and if it meant a place in the doctor's team then it was worth it. he gave a final nod of agreement, causing Eggman to smile again, flashing his teeth.
"Splendid!" He handed Jecht a large stack of papers, his tone turning brisk. "You can start right away! All the details that you'll need are filed in there. Fill the information into these forms and return them to me. Give me updates on your progress and any new information whenever possible." He spun in his chair back to face his control panel. "Now go!" Jecht said nothing, and slowly turned around to walk back out of the base. Eggman suddenly called to him, making him pause. "Jecht! Don't fail me… That would be a mistake." Jecht continued to trudge outside, reflecting on his discussion with the evil scientist.
'I won't fail. I swear I will not mess this up, not for anything.'