Exploration In The ARK
The next day, Rouge and Shadow were walking through the hallway of G.U.N. Then there was an announcement.
"Shadow The Hedgehog and Rouge The Bat, please report to my office" The Commander called.
Rouge and Shadow heard the announcement and ran to the Commander's office.
When Rouge and Shadow finally arrived at the Commander's office, they opened the doors and walked in. The Commander was standing in front of a computer. Shadow wondered what was going on, so he asked.
"Commander, you called for us?" Shadow said.
"Yes, I did call for you" The Commander said.
"What's wrong?" Rouge asked.
"Our computers have been hacked" The Commander told them.
"HACKED!" Shadow and Rouge said at once.
"The hacker has stolen a very important and secret file from us" The Commander told them once again.
"Who's the hacker?" Rouge asked.
Just as the Commander was about to answer, a picture of Eggman appeared on the screen.
"The Doctor" Shadow cried out.
"Oh ho ho ho, how very nice of you to let me borrow this file, Commander" Eggman said with pleasure.
"I didn't let you borrow that file in the first place, it's very important to G.U.N and the Earth!" The Commander yelled.
"Oh, I know, Commander" Eggman turned to Shadow, "Thank you for opening the file, Shadow."
"What!" Shadow exclaimed.
"You did what?" The Commander yelled.
"That's right, I put a virus on the file" Eggman explained, "If someone opened it, it would get to sent to me."
The Commander, Shadow and Rouge were all glaring at Eggman in anger.
"Now, if you'll excuse me I'm heading to the ARK to find that hedgehog" Eggman said as the screen turned off.
The Commander slammed his fist down on the control pad. Shadow had his arms crossed and was thinking.
Sometimes, Eggman can be real brainless about telling us what he's going to do next, Shadow thought.
"What's so important about the file?" Rouge asked, trying sound as if she didn't know what the file had in it.
The Commander turned to Shadow and Rouge.
"You two will have to go to the ARK and stop that Madman," The Commander said, completely ignoring Rouge's fake question.
I knew he would ignore my question, Rouge thought, smiling.
"Can I count on you two to stop him?" The Commander asked.
Of course" Shadow said.
Shadow and Rouge, then ran to the vehicle room and took a spaceship. As the Commander walked up to the window and looked at the sky, he said.
"Let them win this war, that's coming."
Once Shadow and Rouge had arrived on the ARK, they split up to search for Eggman taking separate paths.
Shadow turned a corner and saw something.
"Hey Shadow, what's up?" Sonic asked.
"Hmph" Shadow said, running ahead.
"Shadow, wait up" Sonic called, as he sped after him.
"Why are you here?" Shadow asked.
"Just because I'm not apart of G.U.N doesn't mean I can't join in," Sonic said, giving Shadow a thumbs up.
"Of course, you would…"Shadow was cut off, when a laser was fired at them.
They quickly dodged it. They looked around to see who did it. Then they heard a familiar laugh from above.
"Eggman!" Sonic cried.
"Aahh, Sonic, how very ironic it is to see you here" Eggman said a little bit angry.
"Well, I need to know what you're up to" Sonic said, pointing a finger at Eggman.
Eggman got annoyed by that remark and fired his freeze ray at them. Shadow and Sonic weren't expecting that and their feet got frozen to the ground.
"I can't move" Shadow exclaimed.
"Me neither" Sonic cried.
"Ha ha ha, now I can unlock the chamber and make this creature do what I want" Eggman laughed.
Shadow and Sonics eyes widened.
This is all my fault, Shadow thought.
Shadow lowered his head, thinking it was his fault Eggman got the file. Sonic saw Shadow and wondered why he seemed so down. Sonic then turned his attention back to Eggman to see what he was doing. Eggman was typing in a password. Sonic could just make out what he was saying.
"Maria, how original" Sonic said, looking back at Shadow.
"Maria was special to the Professor" Shadow told Sonic.
Sonic rolled his emerald eyes at Shadow.
"That doesn't mean every password in the ARK has to be Maria" Sonic said.
The chamber opened and inside was a tube, but nothing was in it.
"What! But how can this be?" Eggman cried.
Eggman looked all around the tube, but found nothing.
"I don't understand, what's supposed to be in that tube?" Sonic asked.
Shadow shrugged his shoulders. Then suddenly Sonic was being pulled through the ice and the floor. Shadow's ruby red eyes widened.
"Sonic, what's going on?" Shadow asked.
"I don't know, Shadow!" Sonic exclaimed.
Sonic went through the rest of the floor and Shadow was still frozen to the floor, a look of shock on his face. Eggman was still searching for the creature, when Rouge turned up.
"What happened?" Rouge asked.
Shadow pointed to his frozen feet. Rouge noticed this and used a tornado kick to break it. It shattered once Rouge's kick hit it. Rouge, then stood back up straight and Shadow dusted the icicle pieces off his legs. He then stood up straight too.
"No time to explain…" Shadow told Rouge, "…We have to get down below."
"Why?" Rouge asked.
"Sonic, somehow went through the floor" Shadow told her.
Shadow ran ahead of Rouge, towards the elevator she came from, while Eggman was still searching for the creature.
Down below, where Sonic was looking around.
"Hey, this is the place where me and Shadow had our fight one year ago" Sonic exclaimed.
"Ah, Sonic, how very nice of you to visit" A voice spoke.
Sonic turned around and saw who it was.
"Black Doom, what do you want?" Sonic asked.
"The same thing that fool of a Doctor wants" Black Doom answered.
"The creature that was supposed to be in the chamber" Sonic said.
Black Doom nodded.
"But, why did you take me out of the ice and brought me down here?" Sonic asked.
Black Doom just smiled. (Even though it looks like he's got no mouth). Sonic lifted an eyebrow and wondered why he was smiling. Suddenly Sonic felt a pain in his head. He fell to his knees and started screaming in pain. Black Doom started laughing at the hedgehog's pain. Sonic looked up at Black Doom and got angry.
"What are you…laughing at?" Sonic exclaimed, angry.
"You're pain" Black Doom answered.
Sonic started screaming again.
"You don't even know why you're here, do you?" Black Doom asked the hedgehog.
Sonic looked up at him with a pained expression on his face. That just made Black Doom laugh more. He stopped when a blue aura surrounded Sonic. Sonic stood up and looked at Black Doom, the pain suddenly gone.
"I don't know what's going on, but I will find out" Sonic said to him.
"Sonic, I can easily tell you what's happening…" Black Doom started.
"There's no way I would ever listen to you!" Sonic growled.
Sonic was moving closer to Black Doom. Ready to take him out, when…
"Sonic, what's happening?" Shadow asked.
Shadow and Rouge had just arrived from the elevator.
"Shadow, Rouge?" Sonic exclaimed.
Sonics blue aura disappeared, when he heard Shadow's voice. Shadow looked ahead of Sonic and saw Black Doom.
"Black Doom, what are you doing here?" Shadow asked, getting into a fighting position.
"What other reason is there?" Black Doom answered.
"For the creature in the chamber" Rouge sighed.
"Hmph" Shadow said.
Shadow had crossed his arms and walked up beside Sonic.
"Sonic, I know Black Doom is up to something like you do, but…" Shadow started.
"But, what?" Sonic asked.
"But, we'll have to wait and see what he wants" Shadow explained, "The Commander might know, let's go."
Sonic nodded, but looked back at Black Doom and saw his smile was still there.
"Come one, Sonic!" Rouge called.
Shadow and Rouge were already waiting in the elevator for Sonic. Sonic stopped staring at Black Doom and went over to the elevator where his friends were waiting. As the elevator took Sonic, Shadow and Rouge down to the ship centre, Black Doom was still standing (or floating) in his same spot with that same smile Sonic had been staring at spread across his face.
"Sonic, may know some things, but he doesn't know everything" Black Doom laughed.
Yeah, I know, I sorta changed Black Dooms attitude a bit like Mephiles'. This fanfic is after Shadow The Hedgehog as well. Remember review! See ya next chap.