|Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power Christmas Special #3|
November 20, 2014
On the last Elements of Power Christmas Special, Knuckles, the Chaotix, the Elemental Goddesses, and many others, including Tertius/Prickles and Quattuor of the Number Line, were invited to Cream and Vanilla’s house to attend another Christmas gathering. For the most part, things seemed normal until the Ringstar Island guardian, Luna the Porchidna, somehow ended up going missing, which caused Oceana to be fraught with worry. Just when she was on her way out the door to find the truth about her best friend’s disappearance, Dr. Robotnik arrived just in the nick of time, with the information that Oceana was looking for. The doctor then explained to the Wave Goddess and everyone else that the seemingly-reformed Dr. Nega was the one behind Luna’s disappearance, and was holding her for ransom until the heroes bring all seven Lunar Emeralds to him.
Knowing that Nega couldn’t be trusted to stay true to his word, the heroes decided that they were going to take the card from him by force. With the power of the Chaos Emerald that he had in his possession, Shadow used Chaos Control to warp himself and everyone else to the Mystic Ruins. Half of the heroes then headed over to Tails’ Workshop to cross into the Lunar Dimension, while the other half went to Dr. Robotnik’s base to deal with all the robots (including Metal Sonic and 3.0) that were corrupted by a virus program that Nega infected them with. Eventually, with the help of Quattuor and Prickles’ estranged brother, Denominator Quinti (more commonly known as “Denomi”) and Professor Porkenstein’s anti-virus technology, they were able to defeat the virus-infected Badniks, and were able to meet up with the rest of the heroes in the Lunar Dimension.
Elsewhere, as the heroes were on their way to Dr. Nega’s base, they ended up running into the Multi-Elemental Goddess, PG-005/Goldra, who agreed to tag along with the heroes to rescue Luna and stop Nega. Eventually, after destroying all the Badniks in their path, they came face-to-face with the deranged doctor himself. He then went on to explain to the heroes that his reason for capturing Luna was to get ahold of the Celestial Emerald, which apparently contained a creature who once threw the world into the depths of terror thousands of years ago. Dr. Nega intended to unleash the creature in order use its powers to further his own sinister scheme. After angering the heroes with all his taunts about playing Luna for a fool (again), they were getting ready to attack Nega, but came to an abrupt stop after he began using Luna as a shield, threatening to cut her card to pieces if they made a move. Nega then proceeded to torture the heroes with an electric generator, attempting to force them to surrender the Lunar Emeralds.
Just when all hope seemed lost, the Flame Goddess, Volcana, PG-001/Stonia, PG-002/Woodra, PG-003/Electra, and PG-004/Tornada, in a surprising act of mutiny, came to the heroes’ aid by destroying the electric generator. Shortly after branding the five of them as “traitors”, the sound of broken glass was heard from the basement. Nega then came to the realization that “Cryos”, the creature in question that he was aiming to release, has broken out of the Celestial Emerald, due to the sealing power weakening over the course of time. With that said, Nega began rushing to the basement, and sealed the entrance behind him so that the heroes wouldn’t be able to follow. Noticing that he dropped both Luna’s card and the camera, Oceana used it to change the former back to her original self. After thanking the heroes for coming to save her, Luna used her super strength to break down the steel door, effectively allowing them to chase after Nega.
When they arrived in the basement, they found Cryos absorbing the broken pieces of the Celestial Emerald. After absorbing its pieces, Cryos began to undergo a transformation, which increased his size so much that he began to make Dr. Nega’s base cave in. As such, the heroes, as well as Dr. Nega, had no choice but to make a run for it. While the Elemental and Parallel Goddesses began battling Cryos, Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company temporarily left the scene in order to get the Lunar Emeralds from Tails’ dimensional counterpart, Julia Prowess, which were needed in order to combat Cryos. After absorbing their power, they engaged the creature in battle, and managed to defeat it. In an effort to prevent Cryos from regenerating, Frostina used the Snow Element Gem to have it resealed, due to the fact that the Ice Scepter that Nega invented was destroyed in the base’s wreckage.
Taking place not very long after the aforementioned incident, we begin the story this time on Ringstar Island with the Parallel Goddesses, who were in for an unwelcome surprise once they came back from the party.
Stonia: S-Say what!? You’re…you’re kicking us out!?
Nega Robotnik: That’s right.
Woodra: Surely, you jest! Up until now, we’ve done everything at your behest!
Nega Robotnik: Precisely, “up until now”. Going behind my back and attending those parties held by my enemies? I was able to overlook that. Blatantly betraying me and interfering with my plans, on the other hand? That is where I draw the line!
Volcana: But Doctor N… I’ve been nothing but loyal to you all this time! Doesn’t that count for anything!?
Nega Robotnik: Don’t get me wrong. I do appreciate everything you’ve done thus far, my dear Volcana. However, you’ve made your position quite clear when you chose to side with my enemies. As such, your services are no longer required.
Electra: Despite all that, didn’t we still help you out during the whole Cryos fiasco!?
Nega Robotnik: I’m sorry, but that’s the way it is.
Tornada: But… We don’t have anywhere else to go…
Nega Robotnik: I’m afraid that’s not my problem. *Takes out his spare dimensional camera* Now, if you would excuse me, ladies, I have more important matters to attend to at my other fortress. *Generates a portal, and goes through*
*The portal closes as the Goddesses stand there in shock*
Stonia: Someone tell me that did not just happen…
Tornada: … *Tears begin to fill her eyes*
Volcana: *Hugs her* Don’t worry, girls. We do have at least one other place to go. I’m sure Oceana, Frostina, and Luna wouldn’t mind letting us stay with them.
One trip later…
Luna: Come again!? You’re saying that Nega threw you out, just like that!?
Tornada: *Slowly nods*
Oceana: Typical… As soon as he gets what he wants, that Nega creep just tosses people aside like common trash!
Electra: Yeah, but according to him, he kicked us out for “betraying” him.
Volcana: Did he seriously expect us to not do anything!? He went way too far that time, even by my standards!
Luna: I hear you. Just when I think that guy couldn’t be a bigger scumbag, he proves me wrong everytime.
Frostina: Surely, even before tonight, you must have questioned yourselves, wondering whether or not following Nega’s orders was the right thing to do. Am I right?
Volcana: Well, yeah.
Frostina: I know you’re all distraught over this turn of events, but try to look on the bright side… You’re free now! No longer working for someone like Nega and having all these moral dilemmas because of it… That should be a huge weight off your shoulders, don’t you think?
Tornada: Oh, yes. Definitely.
Oceana: Plus, now we can finally live together as a family.
Stonia: …Which brings us to the question: Is there going to be enough room for all of us?
Luna: Sure there is, but each of you may need to share a room, since, as you’ve probably picked up on already, this isn’t the biggest house there is.
Electra: Sure, that’s fine.
Woodra: Yeah. Thanks for agreeing to let us stay, by the way.
Luna: Don’t mention it.
Tornada: Oh, by the way, I forgot to ask… What’s a “dilemma”?
*They anime fall*
Tornada: …Was it something I said?
One year later, yet another Christmas gathering was being held over at Vanilla’s house, but as you’ve probably guessed already, things won’t stop there. During the first Christmas gathering, Dr. Nega aimed to unleash the Ifrit. In the second one, Metal Sonic Version 4.0 opted to conquer the universe, while in the third one, Nega intended to unleash Cryos and use the creature’s powers for his own nefarious purposes. What sort of craziness will occur this time around? Find out in this exciting fourth installment of the Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power Christmas Specials!
Vector: Well, boys…’n’ girls, looks like it’s that time again!
Charmy: Time for you to start singing?
Vector: No, not that. I meant it was time for anotha Christmas gatherin’!
Charmy: Whew! Oh, good!
Vector: Huh? Whadda ya mean “good”? I’ve said it before, ‘n’ I’ll say it again… My singin’ ain’t even bad!
Heavy: Right, you just keep telling yourself that.
Vector: Gimme a freakin’ break! I may not be ‘da best singer in ‘da world, but I ain’t anywhere near as bad as you’re tryin’ to make me seem!
Espio: No offense, Vector, but if you’re able to destroy robots with your voice alone, then that’s not exactly what I’d call good singing.
Knuckles: Yeah, Vector. Seriously.
Vector: Of course it’d be able to destroy robots! It was a Team Blast, so that was the entire point!
Charmy: Hee hee, “bee able”. *Snickers*
Splash: *Giggles* Like I said beefore, I just never get tired of those!
Bomb: Why don’t we have a show of hands for those who think Vector’s singing is good?
Vector: Ya see? Some people ‘re actually able to recognize talent when they see it!
*Everyone else sweatdrops*
Knuckles: …If you say so.
Vector: I’ll have ya know that I was once part’ve a band! Me, Sonic, Madonna, Sharps the Chicken, Mach the Rabbit, ‘n’ Max the Monkey were a huge hit wit’ the fans!
Espio: Yes, but if I recall correctly, you told us some time ago that you were the band’s keyboardist, rather than lead singer.
Heavy: That would explain the group’s success.
Vector: Shut ‘sher stinkin’ trap!
*Trails of wind, fire, and lightning suddenly zoom past the group*
Honey: What was that?
Vector: Yeah, the three o’ them usually race on the way ovah. Whadda ya say we go ahead ‘n’ get goin’, as well?
Charmy: Alright. Last one there’s a rotten egg! *Flies off*
*Everyone else takes off, as well*
Meanwhile, at the house…
Big: *Gives Cream a boost*
Cream: Thank you, Mr. Big!
Big: Mm hmm.
Cream: *Places the star on top of the tree* All done!
Vanilla: *Looks around* It looks as if we’ve gone a little overboard on the decorations again, but you can never have too many of them, I suppose. As always, I appreciate the help, everyone.
Amy: You’re most welcome.
Silvra: Yeah, it was our pleasure.
*The doorbell rings*
Vanilla: Gemel, would you get that, please?
Gemel: *Nods, walks over to the door, and opens it*
Sonic: Hey, it’s you! Long time no see! What was your name again? G-Mel? Gemel? Or was it Gemerl?
*Sonic, Shock, and Zippo enter the house, followed by Knuckles, the Chaotix, and company shortly afterwards*
Amy: *Quickly rushes over there* Sonic! *Hugs him*
Sonic: A-Amy! Not so tight!
Shock: Yeah. Like I said a few other times before, you’re gonna mess around and suffocate the guy!
Amy: *Releases him*
Sonic: *Gasps for air*
Amy: So, by the way, Splash… How are things between you and Quattuor, hmm?
Splash: Uh, well… Why do you ask?
Amy: Ohhhh, you know!
Silvra: …She’s most likely trying to imply that there’s something going on between the two of you.
Splash: I see, but you’ve got it all wrong! Quattuor and I are just friends!
Amy: Are you suuuuure?
Splash: Y-Yes, really…
Amy: What about that moment you two had under the mistletoe?
Splash: *Blushes* T-That was nothing! It was only a tradition, you see…
Silvra: Come on, Amy. Just give it a rest.
Amy: Ah, it’s nothing to be ashamed of, believe me! I think you two are absolutely cyuuuuute together! Love changes everything! It makes you feel as if every little moment in your life is huge!
Amy: Yep, so in a nutshell, love conquers all! *Looks around and notices that the room is empty* Oh, come on! Not again! Why’re people always doing that!? That is so rude!
*The doorbell rings*
Amy: I wonder who that is? If it’s that floozy, Electra, she’d better keep her filthy hands off my Sonic if she knows what’s good for her! *Opens the door*
Amy: Hey there, Tiara. For a second there, I thought it might have been Electra.
Tiara: That skank? Ugh, don’t even get me started on her…
Amy: You didn’t happen to see her on the way over here, did you?
Tiara: Thankfully, I didn’t.
Amy: Oh, good.
Tiara: While we’re on the subject, something definitely needs to be done about her, don’t you agree?
Amy: You bet!
Meanwhile, at Julia’s workshop in the Lunar Dimension…
Electra: AHCHOO! *Sneezes*
Oceana: Are you okay? It looks as if you’re starting to catch a cold…
Electra: Ah, no, I’m fine. Someone’s probably just talking about me, that’s all. It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if that “someone” was that annoying brat, Amy or that other girl, whose name I could never remember. Or perhaps it was that handsome hunkster, Sonic. I’m sure his heart is beating for me even right now, as we speak.
Stonia: Uh huh.
Oceana: …If you say so. What about you, Frostina? You seem a bit…out of it.
Frostina: Well, you see… It’s about this recurring dream I’ve been having…
Electra: Let me guess… It’s about Black-Hog, right? I can’t say I blame you, hon. For an alien, he’s quite a looker, if I do say so myself.
Frostina: *Blushes* I-It’s nothing like that, trust me! It’s a recurring dream I’ve been having for the past year, ever since the end of our battle with Cryos…
Electra: …Oh. Well, what of it, exactly?
Frostina: It was almost like a prophetic dream that was trying to tell me something, but I’d rather not bore you with the details right now. I’ll explain everything on the way to the party.
Luna: That’ll work. *Places the Lunar Emeralds onto the machine* Oh, and just to prevent another incident like my run-in with Nega last year, I’ll be keeping the Celestial Emerald in here, if that’s okay with you, Julie.
“Julia”: I don’t mind, not at all. I’d also hate for someone like Dr. Nega to get his hands on that. Speaking of which, you might want to do the same with the Snow Element Gem, Frostina. After all, you wouldn’t want to run the risk of accidentally dropping it into the snow and setting Cryos free, would you?
Frostina: Uh, well… I suppose not. *Hands it to “her”*
“Julia”: *Turns it on the machine and generates a portal* You all go on ahead. I’ll catch up with you in a little bit.
Electra: Sure thing. Sonic! I’m coming for you, handsome! *Zooms through the portal in a bolt of lightning*
Goldra: *Enters the Workshop*
Frostina: Hey, Goldra. You’re a lot earlier than usual. Will you be coming to the party with us?
Goldra: *Shrugs* Why not?
*Luna and the rest of the Parallel Goddesses pass through the portal, and a sinister-looking smirk appears on ”Julia’s” face as “she” presses a button on “her” wrist, morphing back into his/her true self*
???: Heh heh heh! *Walks over to the closet and opens it, revealing the real Julia, who’s tied up* Luna ‘n’ those Goddess babes must really put a lot o’ trust in you, dudette.
Julia: Mmmph! *Wiggles around*
???: Not only did I get ‘em to leave behind all the emeralds ‘n’ everything, but that Frostina chick even left that Snow Gem behind! Totally wicked, man! Do I rule, or what? The Doc’s gonna have a field day when he catches wind o’ this!
As it turns out, the “Julia” that the emeralds and Snow Element Gem were left with was an imposter! Exactly what is the true identity of her impersonator? Whoever this person is, he or she obviously has some sort of connection to one of the doctors, but which one, exactly? Could it be Dr. Nega, or perhaps the seemingly-retired Dr. Robotnik? For what reason is he or she looking to get his/her hands on the aforementioned items? With everyone else attending the party, is there anyone available to put a stop to this person’s scheme and rescue the real Julia? Find out as the saga continues on the fourth Knuckles’ Chaotix: Elements of Power Christmas Special!
To “bee” continued…