Chained- Chapter 2.

"Ahahahahaha!" Eggman laughed once again. "Looks like I won't be needed to make your lives miserable after all. I'll just be on my way with mygathering of flickies for my robots. Ta-ta!"

"Oh no you don't!" Sonic said taking off after the ascending hovercraft.

"SONIC STOP!" A rough voice from behind screamed. Sonic immediately stopped and took a look behind him to see Knuckles face first on the ground, covered in dirt and completely dazed from being dragged by his tail.

"uh… sorry Knuckles."

Knuckles, slowly got himself up and brushed himself off. He looked ticked off and Sonic prepared for impact.

"ARE YOU CRAZY SONIC!" He yelled at the top of his lungs. "HOW ON EARTH COULD YOU FORGET! ARE YOU THAT ADD!"

"I said I was sorry." Sonic tried to reason with the steaming echidna but before he could get another word in Knuckles grabbed the chain and yanked itupwards hard, sending Sonic tumbling head over tail and falling to the ground.

"Ouch! Hey what was that for?" Sonic exclaimed still on the ground.

"That was to remind you of our current situation." Knuckles said through clenched teeth. "And don't you forget it again!"

"Ugh. Alright, alright I get it." Sonic remarked as he got himself off the ground.

Knuckles was breathing heavily from the rage, but it appeared he was calming down. Sonic stayed quiet for a bit. No point in upsetting him again.

Besides, that 'reminder' wasn't very pleasant.

Knuckles finally took a deep breath and sighed. "Well." He started. "What do we do now?"

"I was thinking we should go to Tails' place." Sonic suggested. "If anyone can fix this, it's him."

"Good idea. But I'm leading the way this time."

"Can't we go faster?" Sonic complained for the 30th time to Knuckles.

Knuckles groaned in annoyance. "No way. Knowing you you'd want to go full speed. I can't keep up with you that way. Besides, we're just about there."

"Good. I don't know how much longer I can take your slowness."

Knuckles rolled his eyes at the comment and made his way up to Tails' place. Once inside, they found him working on the Tornado. He couldn't see them though because he was underneath the plane.

"Hey Tails!" Sonic said loudly making the poor fox jump from underneath the plane.

"Oh, hey Sonic you scared me." He said as he got out from underneath.

"Knuckles is here too?" He said noticing the red echidna. He knew that Knuckles rarely left his island unless there was something wrong, and seeing as Sonic was there too. It had to be something not good.

"What is it? What's wrong?" he asked worriedly. "Did Eggman do something terrible?"

"Well… Kind of, but not exactly." Sonic answered motioning for Knuckles to turn around as he did the same.

Tails cocked his head in confusement as he saw both Sonic and Knuckles tails with a chain attached to both ends.

"Wha?" He said surprised. "How did this happen? Can't you get it off?"

"If we could've gotten it off, we wouldn't be here would we?" Knuckles stated dryly.

"Well." Tails started. "I'll see what I can do."

"Are you sure this is safe Tails?" Sonic asked with concern.

"It should be if I do it right." Tails said. "I am going to use these laser pens to try to melt the glue on the end of the chain off your tails at the same time.

Just try not to move so you won't get burned. Are you ready?"

Both Sonic and Knuckles gulped. Still not 100 percent sure of that answer.

"Just get it over with." Knuckles finally said.

Tails turned on the lasers pens, allowing them to warm up a bit. He aimed both ends of the pens on the tips of their tails where the chain was attached.

Is finger was now on the button and he put on his safety goggles to protect his eyes from the light that would beam from the lasers.

Knuckles looked away nervously, but Sonic was now sweating profusely thinking of the dire consequences if this went wrong. Tails finger was slowly

dropping towards the fire button. Sonic couldn't take it anymore.

"NO!" He shouted. "I cannot do this!"