|Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power Christmas Special #1|
December 9, 2011
Previously in the Elements of Power series, Doctor Ivo Robotnik unleashed his latest creation, Silvra, the Goddess of All Elements (codenamed "EG-005"), and attempted to use her powers to aid him in his quest for world domination. Thanks to the heroic efforts of the Chaotix and company, the doctor's plans were foiled yet again, and peace was restored once more. So far, six months have passed since then, and it is now the month of December, where the Christmas season has begun.
This story begins on a cold, wintery evening at the Green Hill Zone, where Cream the Rabbit and her mother, Vanilla, as well as their two Chao, Cheese and Chocola reside. During this time, they were having a Christmas gathering, and decided to invite many of their friends over. Among these "friends" are the Chaotix team, which consists of Knuckles the Echidna, Mighty the Armadillo, Espio the Chameleon, Charmy Bee, Vector the Crocodile, the robo-mechanics, Heavy and Bomb, as well as the "White Echidna Project", Wechnia, who were currently on their way over.
Vector: BRRR… Man, it's freakin' freezin' out here, don't 'cha think?
Charmy: Yeah. It's really, REALLY cold!
Bomb: It's times like this that make me glad I'm not organic. Otherwise, I'm pretty sure I'd be in the same boat as you guys.
Charmy: Hee hee, "bee in the same boat". Get it? *Snickers*
Heavy: Hey, Charmy. Have you ever noticed how no one ever laughs at your jokes but you? Shouldn't that alone tell you that they just aren't funny?
Heavy: They don't count.
Charmy: Why not?
Heavy: Because they laugh at EVERYTHING, that's why. Seriously, those two would laugh if someone knocked them upside the head with a baseball bat.
Knuckles: I'm gonna have to agree with Heavy on this one. No offense to the two of them.
Charmy: Nah, I doubt they'd laugh at something like THAT, because it would really, REALLY hurt!
Heavy: That was just a figure of speech, in case you didn't notice.
Charmy: Oh. By the way, Vector…
Vector: Yeah, what is it?
Charmy: While we're at the party, are you gonna tell Cream's mom that you like her? *Snickers*
Vector: *Blushes* H-Huh!? Where's 'dis comin' from!? I ain't gotta CLUE what you're talkin' about!
Charmy: Yeah, suuuuuurrree you don't!
Vector: I'm bein' serious, here!
Charmy: Then how come you're blushing? Hmmmmm?
Vector: Like I said, I ain't gotta clue what you're talkin' about! You're just seein' things, that's all!
Espio: Not to be rude or anything, but can we hurry up and move on? I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to remain out here in the cold. The same applies to you also, Vector.
Vector: You're right, Espio. Vanilla's house ain't too far from here. Whadda ya say we go ahead 'n' get movin'?
Wechnia: I have no problem with that.
Mighty: Neither do I. *Speeds off in that direction* I'll see you guys there!
*The others begin sprinting in that direction, as well*
Charmy: Do try to keep up, Heavy! Make sure you don't let any snails pass you!
Bomb: HAHAHAHAHA! Good one, Charmy!
Heavy: Hardy har har. That was SO funny, I forgot to laugh.
Bomb: Maybe, but I sure didn't forget!
Heavy: Oh, you know what I mean! It's just a figure if speech!
Bomb: Ah, lighten up for once, will you? You're always so serious.
Meanwhile, inside of the house…
Cream: *Puts a star on top of the tree* There, that should do it!
G-Mel: *Nods in agreement*
Vanilla: Yep, I'd say that's about all the decorations we need. They turned out rather nicely, if I do say so myself. *Looks toward Amy, Big, and Silvra* Thank you for taking the time to help us out with all this. We really appreciate it.
Big: Mm hmm.
Amy: It was no problem. We were happy to help.
Silvra: Yeah. It was our pleasure.
*The doorbell rings*
Vanilla: I'll get it. *Walks over to the door and opens it* Why, hello there, everyone! We're so glad you could make it! Please, do come in.
*The Chaotix enter the house*
Vanilla: So, how are you?
Vector: O-Oh, uhh… W-We're, uh…doin' pretty good! ;
Vector: *Glares at Charmy* What're YOU laughin' at?
Charmy: Ohhhh, you know! *Snickers again*
Vector: No, I don't.
Charmy: Hee hee hee! Hey, Vanilla! Did you know that Vector has a-
Vector: *Quickly covers his mouth* Whadda ya doin'!? Be quiet!
Vanilla: Hmm? He has a what, now?
Vector: Oh, uh… Nothin'! Nothin' at all! Don't even worry about it!
Vanilla: Well, alright, if you say so.
Vector: *Whispers to Charmy* Say it, 'n' I'll knock yer freakin' block off!
Charmy: Hee hee, sorry. I couldn't resist. I won't say anything else (for now).
Amy: It's great to you see you guys. By the way, did any of you happen to run into Sonic, by any chance?
Heavy: No, we haven't, but chances are, he's avoiding you like the plague, as always.
Amy: Oh, be quiet! Who asked you!?
Heavy: That's funny. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't you specifically say "any of you"?
Bomb: He's got a point, Amy.
Amy: Whatever. Anyway, the reason I was asking, is because there's a special gift I'd like to give him.
Heavy: Um, yeah. Hasn't that already been established?
Vector: HAHAHAHA! Good one, Heavy! I was thinkin' 'bout sayin' somethin' like that, too, but 'cha beat me to it!
Amy: *Turns completely red* Oh, get your minds out of the gutter, will you!? I meant a Christmas gift! You know; the kind that's gift-wrapped in a box, and everything? Sheesh!
Vector: Relax; we're just messin' with ya.
Cream: Don't worry, Amy. I'm sure Mr. Sonic will be here soon.
Mighty: Yeah. It isn't normally like him to be late for anything, especially something like this. Unless something's holding him up, like that one other time…
Charmy: Are you talking about the time when Vector thought you were Sonic in disguise?
Vector: Ah, gimme a break! It ain't like I was the only one! You, Knuckles, 'n' Espio were all in on that, too! So don't go tryin' to put all 'da blame on me!
Charmy: Maybe, but it was all YOUR idea, though!
*They go back and forth*
Meanwhile, outside, off in the distance somewhere, Sonic and the Lightning Goddess, Shock were on their way to the party, racing and speeding through the Green Hill Zone in the process.
Sonic: Alright! Let's do this!
Shock: This time, for sure, we'll definitely determine which of us is truly the fastest!
Sonic: *Speeds up*
Shock: *Does the same*
*They blast through the stage, collecting rings, going through loops, corkscrews, etc., until they cross the "finish line", which happens to be Vanilla and Cream's house*
Sonic: Well…looks like it ended in a tie again.
Shock: Yeah, but on the bright side, at least we had fun. It's always nice being able to race with someone of the same skill level.
Sonic: I guess you're right.
*They ring the doorbell, and Vanilla lets them in*
Amy: Ah, Sonic, you're here! *Rushes toward him and hugs him*
Sonic: Ihhhh…! N-Not so tight! *Jerks away*
Shock: Yeah, you're gonna mess around and suffocate the guy!
Amy: *Releases him, and then looks at Shock with shifty eyes*
Sonic: *Gasps for air*
Shock: …Is something the matter?
Amy: Is it me, or have you two been spending an awful lot of time together?
Knuckles: Oh, boy. Here we go…
Shock: What are you trying to imply?
Amy: Are you sure you aren't interested in Sonic?
Shock: What, this again? I thought we've already made it perfectly clear that we're only racing rivals!
Amy: Or so you say, but you can't fool me! As I always say, I happen to have a sixth sense about this sort of thing, and it's never steered me wrong before!
Big: That's what I was about to say.
Amy: Oh, right… I forgot all about that. Well, my sixth sense has ALMOST never steered wrong, I should say. I'm pretty sure I'm right this time, though. And do you know why? Because I remember hearing that there was another girl besides Boobowski who's planning to steal Sonic from me, and just now, it finally clicked! Things finally make sense! YOU'RE that other girl! Well, I've got news for you, missy: I'M Sonic's girlfriend! I'M his one and only true love! Not you, Boobowski, Elise, or anyone else! You stay AWAY from him! You hear me!?
Vector: Uh oh… Looks like things 're startin' ta get intense! *Takes out his camcorder*
First of all, Sonic isn't even my type. Secondly, he isn't interested in me, either, or even being in a romantic relationship for that matter. Thirdly, even if something actually WAS happening between us, so what? What business is it of YOURS? Quite frankly, the two of you aren't even together, so STOP acting like it!
Sonic: THANK YOU!
Heavy: You took the words right out of my mouth. It's about TIME someone said it! Well, someone besides me, that is.
Amy: *Stands there, boiling with anger, with steam coming out of her head* You… *Takes out her hammer and raises it* HOW DARE YOU!? *Gets ready to swing it at Shock*
*People start holding her back*
Amy: HEY! LET GO OF ME! *Jerks away*
Sonic: Whoa, Amy! Chill!
Cream: Yes, please calm down!
Cheese & Chocola: Chao, Chao!
Amy: I WON'T "CHILL" UNTIL AFTER I'VE BASHED HER SKULL IN! *Continues jerking away*
Shock: *Facepalms, shaking her head in disgust*
*That goes on for a while, until she eventually calms down*
Sometime later, several other guests arrived, ranging from Tails, Silver, Blaze, Marine, Shadow, Rouge, Omega, Tiara, Ray, Honey, Tikal, Chaos, the rest of the Elemental Goddesses, and many others, including…
Everyone: DR. ROBOTNIK!?
Robotnik: HAHAHAHAHA… That's right! The one and only Doctor Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik, scientific genius extraordinaire with an undisputed IQ of 300!
Vector: Is…is this a joke!? Who invited him!?
Mecha Amy: That's what I'D like to know!
Sonic: Vanilla, you didn't… Tell me you didn't truly invite Ro-butt-nik to this party?
Vanilla: Look, I never explicitly said that I invited him, okay?
Silver: Then what's going on?
Blaze: Is he intruding? If so, then we'd be more than happy to show him the door!
Scorch: On the invitations that were sent out, they specifically said that we're allowed to bring any of our friends along, and I did just that by bringing Dr. Robotnik.
Robotnik: Precisely. Plus, I bear you no ill will at all. I come in peace! In fact, there's a special announcement I'd like to make that I'm sure you'll be pleased to hear.
Tails: And what "announcement" would THAT be, huh?
Robotnik: As of today, I, the great Dr. Robotnik, have decided to turn over a new leaf. Yes, you heard that correctly. I've decided to relinquish my plans for world conquest. As of this moment, I am officially retired.
Well, now isn't this a surprise? In a shocking turn of events, Dr. Robotnik has showed up at the Christmas gathering as a party guest! Even more surprising than that, he claims to have changed his wicked ways by abandoning his plans for world domination! Is he actually telling the truth? Or is this just a clever ruse to earn the heroes' trust to lure them off guard, and strike again when they least expect it? Find out as the saga continues on the Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power Christmas Special!
To "bee" continued…