Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power Christmas Special #1
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December 16, 2011
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When we last left off on the Elements of Power Christmas Special, six months have passed since the incident with the Elemental Chaos Rings, and it was the month of December. During this time, Cream the Rabbit and her mother, Vanilla were having a Christmas gathering at their house in the Green Hill Zone, inviting many of their friends in the process. Among these "friends", of course, was the Chaotix team, as well as Sonic the Hedgehog and many others.

For the most part, everyone was getting along and having fun (not counting the heated argument that took place between Amy Rose and Shock, the Goddess of Lightning), but then, Dr. Robotnik, of all people, showed up at the gathering…as a party guest! Not only that, but he made a shocking announcement, stating that he's retired and given up on his world domination plans completely. The question remains… Is Robotnik telling the truth? Or is this, perhaps, a clever ruse to lure into a trap and/or a state of comfort so that he'll be able to strike again in the future when they least expect it? Find out as the saga continues on this exciting chapter of the Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power Christmas Special!

*Awkward silence*

Robotnik: Hmm? What's the matter? I thought for sure that you would have been delighted to hear this…

Sonic: …

Okay, just what're you up to THIS time, Ro-butt-nik?

Robotnik: What are you talking about? Didn't I just get finished saying that I've given up on my evil ways?

Sonic: Gee, now where have I heard THAT one before? Oh, yeah, I remember! It was the time you built that Interstellar Amusement Park!

Knuckles: Yes, and how about the time we faced the Nocturnus Clan? You made the exact same claim back then, as well!

Vector: Yep, so in otha words, we ain't buyin' it!

Charmy: Yeah!

*Many other people say something similar*

Robotnik: No, really, I'm serious! I may have faked it during those last two incidents, but this time around, I truly mean it! In addition to relinquishing my plans for world conquest, I've decided to go back and finish getting my teaching degree.

Everyone: …

*Tons of people burst out laughing*

Robotnik: *Groans in annoyance*

Scorch: Hey, wait a minute, now! What's so funny about that!?

Sonic: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, wow! Good one, Ro-butt-nik! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Vector: HAHAHAHAHAHA! Yeah, I mean, c'mon! Seriously, now! Just who do you think you're foolin' here, buddy!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Heavy: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Honestly, that has GOT to be the biggest load of BS I've heard since Mephiles' "peace and prosperity" claim from a while ago!

Bomb: HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Yes, and that's saying a LOT, I'm afraid!

*They continue laughing*

Robotnik: SILENCE!

*They ignore him and keep laughing*

Tikal: I don't know… What if he's actually telling the truth?

Mighty: Yeah, who knows? He might actually mean it this time.

Vector: HA! Yeah, right! If HE'S tellin' the truth about somethin' like this, then pigs're gonna start flyin'!

Robotnik: AUGH! You know what!? I don't have to take this! I have better things to do than to stand here and be made a mockery of! Now, with that said, I think it's time I've made my leave.

Squash: AH-HA-AH-AH! Yes, you do that! Thanks for the laugh, Ivo! I really needed it!

Robotnik: No, I'd say that's the absolute LAST thing that YOU need, considering how unbearably irritating it is! *Turns around to leave*

Scorch: Dr. Robotnik, wait…

Robotnik: I'm sorry, Scorch, but I cannot stay here any longer. It was generous of you to invite me, but to be honest; I was against it from the start, since I knew something like THIS was bound to happen. Being mocked and ridiculed by Sonic is already one thing, but to be made a mockery of by my own creations is another.  I'm clearly not welcomed here, so it's best that I get going. *Opens the door*

Vanilla: Hold on a second, Doctor…

Robotnik: Hmm? *Looks back*

Vanilla: I insist that you stay. Assuming what you say is true, I think it's wonderful that you've decided to turn your life around and pursue a teaching career.

Robotnik: …

Scorch: Yes, I agree. I think you'd make a great teacher, Dr. Robotnik.

Espio: …So, you're actually letting him stay, Vanilla?

Vanilla: I don't see why not.

Vector: Wait a second… Correct me 'f I'm wrong, but didn't 'e kidnap ya sometime ago? How can ya just allow 'im ta be in your house like 'dis, as if it nevah happened?

Vanilla: …Yes, that's true, but that was a long time ago. As he just got finished saying, he's retired and given up on his evil ways. Since he's willing to change, I have no reason to hold anything else against him.

Silvra: Are you sure he's telling the truth, though?

Vanilla: Whether he is or not, I can't say for sure, but as long as he isn't causing any trouble, then he's more than welcome to stay.

Robotnik: Thank you, my dear Vanilla. You're too kind. And I do humbly apologize for the kidnapping incident.

Vanilla: Apology accepted. *Turns to everyone else* His presence at this party isn't going to be too much of a problem, is it?

Seedra: Well, it's just as you said; as long as he isn't causing any trouble, then I don't mind him being around, either.

Charmy: Hee hee, "beeing around". Get it? *Snickers*

Splash: *Giggles* Like I always say, I could just never get enough of those! They crack me up everytime!

Seedra: Same here, actually!

Marine: Me, too! That was bonza!

Heavy: Ugh.

Mighty: Um, yeah. Anyway, back to the subject at hand, I'm in agreement with Seedra and Vanilla. I guess it doesn't hurt to have Robotnik over if he isn't doing anything wrong.

Splash: I agree with them, as well. Since we were able to put our differences aside a few other times to combat people like Mephiles and Dr. Nega, I guess we could do the same at this party. Especially if Dr. Robotnik truly has changed, like he claims.

*Many others same something similar*

Sonic: …I don't know about anyone else, but I don't believe for one second that he's changed. Sure, it may seem that way right now, but just give him another month or two, and he'll back RIGHT back to his old ways!

Blaze: Yes, I'll be keeping my eye on him, as well.

Silver: That goes double for me.

Robotnik: Still as skeptical as ever, I see, but rest assured, I'm an entirely different person now!

Sonic: Whatever you say.

Robotnik: If I was still as evil as you say, would I have bothered spending tons of money on all these Christmas gifts?

Sonic: …Say what?

Robotnik: *Snaps his finger*

Immediately after Robotnik snapped his fingers, tons of Egg Pawns and other Badniks entered the house, carrying tons of gift-wrapped Christmas presents.

Charmy: Whoa!

Marine: Strewth!

Robotnik: You see? I could have easily used that money for the resources I would need to build a weapon of mass destruction, but to reiterate, I've retired, and being the generous person I truly am, I decided to use it for a more…noble cause.

Wechnia: …

Well, this is certainly quite surprising…

Knuckles: Yeah, I have to admit… I didn't see this one coming at all!

Vector: Neitha did I, but howda we know fa sure that 'cha didn't put bombs in 'em, 'r somethin'?

Robotnik: Now why would I do that? Who do you think I am? Bean the Dynamite?

Bomb: You can't deny the fact that you're capable of designing them, though. I'm living proof of that.

Scorch: Hey, I was with him when he brought those gifts, and he did no such thing. They're perfectly legit.

Mecha Amy: Oh, now THAT'S reassuring, coming from someone who blindly follows him, and kisses up every chance she gets. *Shifty eyes*

Scorch: What did you say!? You're certainly a lot of talk without that control switch, aren't you?

Mecha Amy: With or without it, I was never scared of YOU to begin with!

*They "anime lightning glare" at one another*

Splash: *Gets between them* Oh, come on. Let's not fight, you two. Can't we all just make peace and get along?

*They both cross their arms and turn their backs, giving each other a unanimous "Hmph!"*

Splash: I guess not…

Slush: Don't worry, Scorch, I trust you. Like you said, you were with Robotnik when he picked out the gifts, and if you say they're harmless, then that's good enough for me.

Scorch: Thanks, Sis. I appreciate it.

Slush: Don't mention it. *Walks over to one of the gifts* Alright, here goes… *Opens one of them*

Cream: Are they safe, Miss Slush?


Robotnik: WHAT!?

*Everyone starts panicking*

Slush: Relax, people! I was only kidding!

Silver: Whew… THAT'S a relief!

Blaze: That's for sure!

Rouge: Yes, you definitely had us worried for a second there!

Robotnik: You see? I told you it wasn't a trick, didn't I? Well, now that you're aware that they're safe, help yourselves!

*Everyone else starts opening the presents*

Shock: Thanks for the presents, doc. We appreciate it.

Robotnik: It was my pleasure.

Storm: So, what brought about this sudden change of heart, if you don't mind us asking?

Porkenstein: Yes, I do say we'd all like to know.

*Music Cue*

Robotnik: ...

Well, it all began after my most recent setback; and by "recent", I mean six months ago, during that incident with the Elemental Chaos Rings and EG-005.

Silvra: …

Robotnik: After my plans were foiled that time, I kept pondering about the situation, wondering where I went wrong. From there, I constantly wondered how and why my plans would end up in failure, despite my pure genius and intellect. I soon fell into a state of depression, and for the past six months, I've been doing a lot of thinking. I thought all the way back to when I first got into the field of science, robotics and mechanical engineering, and…I remembered my original objectives, and they weren't anything like this. I just simply wanted to be a brilliant scientist, like my grandfather once was.

Seedra: Okay, so what was it that led up to you trying to take over the world?

Robotnik: …

Well, like all other scientists, I only wanted my work to be recognized, but…the exact opposite ended up happening. For some reason, all of my efforts and contributions were often ignored in favor of everyone else's. Hardly anyone ever appreciated anything I did…so one day, I decided that I was going to make everyone acknowledge my brilliance. But somewhere along the way, I became corrupt…and from there, I ended up doing many horrible things, which, up to this day, I'm not very proud of. I'm sure you all know what those "horrible things" are, so I won't get into detail with them. So, anyway, to wrap this up, I've been doing a lot of thinking for the past six months ever since my last defeat, and realized that this wasn't what I actually wanted in life. This may be hard for many of you to believe, but I truly have seen the error of my ways, and as a result, I've decided not to pursue my plans to create the "Robotnik Empire" any longer.

Everyone: …

Splash: Well, I guess that makes sense. If what you say is true, then I'm happy for you. I wish you the best of luck in getting that teaching degree.

Robotnik: Thank you. Now, I'd say that's enough about me, don't you think? Why not carry on with the party?

*The party continues*

Later on that night…

*Music Cue*

*An explosion occurs, creating a hole in the wall*

Vanilla: HUH!?

Cream: AAAAAH!

Vector: HOLY FREAKIN'…! What was THAT!?

Shadow: There's only one way to find out, and that's to wait until the smoke clears.

Storm: That won't be necessary. HAAAAH! *Uses her wind powers*

By using her wind powers, Storm was able to blow away the smoke that was caused by the explosion. To their surprise, the explosion was caused by none other than…

Everyone: …METAL SONIC!?

*Music Cue*

Knuckles: *Looks toward Robotnik* YOU'RE the one behind this, aren't you!?

Robotnik: …

Sonic: I KNEW it! I knew you were faking all this time when you claimed to have "changed [your] evil ways"!

Amy: You reprogrammed him again, didn't you!?

Robotnik: What're you talking about!? I had absolutely NOTHING to do with this!

Heavy: …You actually expect us to believe that?

Robotnik: Whether you believe me or not, it's the truth!

Wechnia: If you aren't the one responsible, then who is?

Robotnik: How should I know!?

Just when everyone was really beginning to enjoy themselves at the Christmas gathering, and just when it seemed as if Dr. Robotnik's "reformation" claim was legit, a reprogrammed Metal Sonic ends up making an unexpected, dramatic appearance! However, the doctor has assured everyone that this was not his doing. As Wechnia said, if he wasn't the one responsible, then who's really behind it? Find out on the next exciting chapter of the Knuckles' Chaotix: Elements of Power Christmas Special!

To "bee" continued...

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