|Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos|
April 8, 2011
Last time, on Elements of Power, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and the rest of the heroes decided to head back to Windy Valley in search of the missing emerald detector. Little did they know, however, that they were being followed by Nack the Weasel and Bean the Dynamite, who were bent on stealing the radar as soon as they got ahold of it. When the time came, they did just that. Knuckles and company chased after the two thieves, only to get themselves caught in a trap. While they were stuck underground, Nack and Bean took that as their opportunity to escape.
Although Knuckles and the others were able to escape, they were still ways behind. Sure, they did manage to catch up to Nack and Bean, but the two of them were on the verge of escaping once again. Just as they were about make their getaway on Nack's jet bike, the "Marvelous Queen", a mysterious stranger, who claims to know Knuckles and Espio, blocked the thieves' path and prevented them from escaping. Who is she, exactly, and where do Knuckles and Espio know her from? Find out in this exciting chapter of Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power, Episode 2: Elemental Chaos!
Bean: You…you look familiar. I can't put my finger on it, but I've DEFINITELY seen you somewhere before. What about you, Nack?
Nah, it ain't ringin' a bell wit' me.
Nack: Ah, yeah… NOW I remembuh!
Bean: I guess that explains it.
Honey: Why don't you two just kindly hand over the detector that you've taken from them?
Nack: 'Ey! Back off, toots! 'Dis ain't none o' ya business, y'hear!? *Takes out his gun and points it at her* I've seddit before, 'n' I'll say it again: You eitha get outta da way, or I'll bussa cap 'n' ya! *Clicks the gun*
Honey: Go right ahead then. Feel free to "bust that cap".
Nack: A'ight, you asked for it, sistah!
Just as he was pulling the trigger, Honey abruptly threw another shuriken and got it clogged into the gun's hole, causing it backfire and explode in Nack's face.
Nack: AH, CRAAAAAAAAP!!! *Gets blown backwards*
*Everyone else laughs at him, too*
Nack: AH, SHADDAP! Bean, gimme a hand here, would 'ja?
Bean: Alright, cat girl! It's time you've learned the TRUE meaning of the words "Dynamite Power"! *Tosses a bomb at her*
Bean: *Tosses tons of others*
As Bean tossed bombs at Honey, she continued dodging until she got close enough to land a punch, causing him to fall over.
Nack: *Reaches into his belt, takes out a knife, and starts sneaking up on Honey*
Honey: Heh heh heh! Too easy! A little TOO easy if you ask me! *Takes back the detector and hands it to Espio*
Espio: T-Thank you.
Honey: Don't mention it.
Splash: Umm, Honey, was it? I think you should take a look behi-
Before Splash had the chance to finish her sentence, Nack quickly grabbed her from behind, holding the knife right up to her neck.
Honey: H-Hey! What're you doing!? Let go of me! *Jerks away*
Nack: HAHAHAHAHAHA! NOW look who's back in control, chumps!
Knuckles: Why, you…!
Nack: Hand ovah 'da radar, 'r da cat goil gets it!
Espio: You coward!
Nack: Call it whatcha want, but I do whatevah it takes ta get da job done! Again, ya could eitha hand it ovah, or I'll slice 'er freakin' head off!
Bean: Trust me, he'll do it. So you better do what he says.
Knuckles: What do you even want the thing for, anyway!? Did you happen to make another deal with Robotnik, or what!?
Vector: Sheesh, did 'ja forget what happened 'da LAST couple o' times you did that? Freakin' morons.
Nack: Ah, shaddap! You dunno whatcha talkin' about! We ain't got nothin' ta do wit' 'im!
Bean: Exactly! Didn't we already tell you before, that we weren't affiliated with him in any way? We're doing this for ourselves. We're gonna use that radar to track down the Chaos Emeralds, sell them for a price, and make TONS of cash!
Nack: HAHAHAHA! Yep, 'dat's right! 'Dis time aroun', we're gonna be filthy, stinkin' RICH!
Splash: Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you already steal tons of money from Robotnik last month!? How greedy can you two possibly get!?
Foist of all, we didn't "steal" it; we got what was owed ta us. 'N' numbah two, yeah, we've gotta buncha cash, but so what? 'Dat don't mean we can't get more! Now enough o' 'dis chit-chat! Hand ovah 'da radar, or ah'mma slice 'er head off! Ya've got 'til 'da count o' ten! One…two…three….
Espio: Don't worry, Honey, we'll save you! Just sit tight!
Charmy: What're we gonna do, you guys!?
Vector: Ah, crud! We've gotta think of somethin', 'n' FAST!
Mighty: Can't we hand over the radar for the time being? We could always get it back from them, you know.
Espio: …Perhaps you're right, Mighty. After all, the last thing I want is for Honey to get herself killed. I don't think I'd be able to live with myself if that were to happen…
Charmy: Hee hee hee, do you like her, or something? *Snickers*
Espio: N-No! Of course not!
Vector: Charmy, don't even start! This ain't the time for that!
Nack: Eight! Nine! Te-
Nack: Hmm? So, you're gonna give it to us?
Espio: Yes, you can have it. Just let her go.
Nack: HAHAHAHAHA! I'm glad ta see 'dat ya've finally come ta your senses! Now, just hand it ta Bean, nice 'n' slowly.
Espio: Fine. *Talks toward Bean*
Honey: Wait! That won't be necessary!
Knuckles: What do you mean?
Just then, Honey tilted her head back, and did a backwards headbutt, making Nack drop his knife and hold his face, losing his grip on Honey in the process.
Nack: UGH! Why, ya dirty, stinkin' li'l…!
Knuckles: Nice one! Now, let's teach these two a lesson they'll never forget!
Vector: Ya mean we're gonna jump 'em, right?
Knuckles: Yeah, that'll work.
Nack: Go right ahead 'n' try it! I'll bussa cap in every one o' yas! *Aims his gun*
Bean: *Lights the bomb's fuse*
Just as Nack and Bean were getting ready to strike, Seedra quickly extended vines from her back, and knocked the weapons out of their hands. Shortly afterwards, everyone stampeded towards the two crooks and started ganging up on them.
*A smoke cloud appears around them during the beating*
Nack: OW, OW, OW! AH, CRAAAAAAAAAP!!!
*They leave them on the ground, beaten up*
Tikal: Hmph! It serves you right!
Nack: Uggggh… 'Dis…ain't ovah, y'hear!?
Bean: Ugggh, yeah… You won't be so lucky next time!
Nack: 'Dat's right! 'Da next time we meet, ya beddah say ya prayahs, 'cause ah'mma pump ya guts full o' lead!
*They get on the Marvelous Queen and take off*
Honey: *Tosses something at it as they're leaving*
Mighty: What was that?
Honey: Oh, you'll see…in just a few more seconds.
Suddenly, an explosion occurred from far away, which destroyed the Marvelous Queen and sent Nack and Bean flying over the horizon.
Nack: YOU HAVEN'T SEEN 'DA LAST'VE US!!!
*Others laugh at them, too*
Vector: HAHAHAHA! Oh, man! Now 'DAT was priceless!
???: Yeah, I agree!
*They look in that direction*
Seedra: …! (It's…him again…) *Hearts appear in her eyes*
Knuckles: Hey, Sonic. How long have you been there?
Sonic: I just got here a little while ago. I was gonna step in to lend you guys a hand, but it looked like you already had things under control. Nice job. I like the way you handled those two.
Sonic: No problem. *Looks toward Seedra*
Seedra: *Looks away*
Sonic: …? (Wow, what's with her?) So, umm… Anyway, I'm about to go grab some chili dogs, so I'll catch you later. It's juice 'n' loose time! Up, over, and GONE! *Takes off*
Seedra: *Sighs with hearts floating around her head* He's so…dreamy.
Oh, God… Did I just say that out loud?
Charmy: Yep! *Snickers*
Seedra: Y-You didn't hear that! Really, you didn't! If you did, then just, umm…COMPLETELY disregard it, okay? ^^;;
Charmy: Hee hee hee, sorry, but that's WAY too funny to disregard! *Snickers again* Seedra likes Sonic, Seedra likes Sonic!
Seedra: *Blushes* H-Hey! Cut it out!
Charmy: Sonic and Seedra, sittin' in a tree! K-I-S-S-I-N-G-! First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in a baby carriage! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
Seedra: *Blushes even more* I SAID CUT THAT OUT!
Splash: I don't know what's so funny about that. Personally, I think it's cute.
Knuckles: Heh heh heh. Maybe so, but good luck fighting Amy for him, Seedra.
Vector: Yep! Her, along wit' this otha girl named Tiara Boobowski.
Honey: "Boobowski", you say? What a weird last name.
Charmy: Yeah, I know! It has the word "boob" in it! Now THAT'S funny!
Vector: Yeah, 'DAT'S fa sure!
Honey: My point exactly. Also, thanks for taking the time to help me out after I screwed up during that battle with Fang.
Espio: No, we should be thanking you. If you hadn't showed up, then he and Bean probably would have escaped.
Charmy: Hee hee, "bee thanking you". Get it? *Snickers*
Elsewhere, at G.U.N. Headquarters, Squash, who got herself defeated and captured for her antics at Station Square, has escaped her imprisonment and was on the run, trying to find her way out. During her escape, she came across tons of G.U.N. sentry droids, destroying each and every one in her path.
Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! These humans, I swear! Do they truly think they could stop me with mere toys like that? What fools!
After destroying the robots, Squash continued running through the base, until came across a squadron of G.U.N. soldiers, which were all pointing fully loaded machine guns at her.
Squash: What the…!?
Soldier #1: EG-001, we have you surrounded! Surrender yourself now, or face the consequences!
Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH! Surrender, you say? Why should I surrender to a multitude of weaklings?
Soldier #1: Your arrogance has just sealed your fate! Ready, men!? FIRE!
The soldiers started rapidly firing their machine guns at Squash, but she blocked the projectiles with her ring bracelets. After that, she curled up into a boulder, rolled toward the soldiers, and rammed into them. After that, she continued running through the base, until she came across room that had "KEEP OUT" written in bold red letters.
Squash: "Keep out"? AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! Oh, please! Do they honestly expect people to listen to that? *Uses her super strength to break the chains, and bursts into the room*
Upon entering the room, Squash found a strange, ancient-looking artifact that contained a dark, ooze-like substance, with a dark, fiery glow around it.
Squash: "Scepter of Darkness", it says? Interesting. I don't know what kind of powers this thing possesses, exactly, but considering the fact that those G.U.N. idiots went out of their way to keep it hidden, it must be very powerful. I think I'll take it with me. This thing could certainly come in handy when I resume my plans for world conquest! AH-HA-AH-AH! Yes, very soon, this world is going to be mine, all mine! AH-HA-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH-AH! *Grabs the scepter* Well, looks like my work here is done. I think it's time I've gotten out of this place.
As Squash was getting ready to exit the room, she accidentally tripped and fell, somehow triggering the Scepter of Darkness to release the dark ooze from within.
Squash: Huh!? What!? What's this!? Ahhhhhh!
Squash: GRRR! Shadow! It's you! Are you seriously trying to start with me again!?
???: Ah, I see that you, too, have been wronged by Shadow…
???: I am Mephiles, Mephiles the Dark. And you are?
Squash: I'm Squash, the Goddess of Stone, or "EG-001", as I was codenamed. What were you saying before? Something about being "wronged by Shadow", right?
Mephiles: Yes. Immediately after I was created eleven years ago, Shadow sealed me within that scepter! Because of him, I was trapped for ten years, and I've dreamt of nothing but seeking revenge upon him; nothing BUT the day where I'd give him a one-way ticket to oblivion! I did get released eventually, only to wind up back where I started, thanks to Shadow and several others.
Squash: Boy, do I know the feeling. Earlier today, I began putting my world domination plans in action, only for Shadow to stand in my way and ruin everything! Not only that, but because of him, I ended up getting captured by the military, and they were about to put me in a cryogenic rest chamber!
Mephiles: …I see. It would appear as if the two of us have something in common. Both of us had plans that were foiled in some way, we both despise Shadow, and the list goes on and on. Why not come with me, Squash? Let us punish this foolish world of humanity… Once and for all, we can teach this world a lesson, and rewrite the future!
Squash: …Sure. Why not?
Mephiles: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Excellent! I'm glad to see we're on the same page. Sooner or later, we shall see to it that Shadow the Hedgehog, Knuckles the Echidna, Blaze the Cat, and every one of our enemies suffer slow, painful deaths! HAHAHAHAHAHA…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Oh, no! Mephiles the Dark has escaped his imprisonment, and has been released into the world once again! As a result, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and all the others have more than just Dr. Robotnik and his remaining EG Experiments to worry about. With Mephiles' newfound alliance with Squash, do our heroes have what it takes to put a stop to his plans once again? Find out next time on Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power!
To "bee" continued…