Everything (A Sonic Fanfic)

After his latest defeat at the hands of Sonic, the evil Dr. Eggman sets his newest plan into motion - one that involves a girl from the distant past. When Kay wakes up and learns of her role in his newest scheme, she bravely defies him. Luckliy, Sonic comes to her rescue...but what would he say if he found out who she was?
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7. Chapter Six

Chapter Six

 

“It’s a pleasure to have you back, my dear,” Dr. Eggman said pleasantly as he steered his carrier farther and farther away from Freedom HQ and the city. Kay kept her head turned away from him and refused to respond. Eggman continued on, unaffected. “Your escape this morning was inconvenient, to say the least. I admit events have not unfolded the way I’d hoped they would.” He paused here, but again, Kay was silent. “I must say, however, that I’m very pleased about your decision to cooperate. It will make things much easier, trust me.”

Kay rolled her eyes. There was a lengthy pause in which neither of them spoke. Kay kept her head turned to the window. She saw a few clouds scattered across the sky here and there, but mostly it seemed a clear day all over Mobius. She couldn’t quite make out the land below, however, and she didn’t know enough about the planet’s geography to make an educated guess. She just assumed they were still above ground, probably close to Robotropolis.

Finally Eggman broke the silence again with, “I presume you’re prepared to offer your assistance.”

“No,” Kay replied.

“I beg your pardon?”

Kay at last turned to look at him. “I only came with you to keep you from hurting my friends. I never promised to help you.”

Eggman did not look pleased. “That’s not what we agreed on, my dear.”

“I made no agreement with you, and I never will,” Kay told him firmly.

“I can see you’re going to need some persuasion,” he muttered with a sigh. The doctor turned back to his panel, his hands flying over the controls. Finally, he pressed a blue button. Kay heard a noise from behind her and twisted around to see something like a giant metal hand reaching for her. She barely had time to register its presence before it wrapped itself around her waist and lifted her into the air.

“Hey!” Kay exclaimed before the arm yanked her away from Eggman and out into the open air. She glanced down and realized with horror that she had been wrong about their location. Instead of being over the polluted city of Robotropolis, the carrier was flying high above an ocean. Kay suddenly found herself gripping the arm for dear life.

Inside the carrier, Eggman chuckled evilly as he moved into her view. “I took the liberty of doing some research. During my studies, I discovered that you and Sonic share a similar flaw: neither of you can swim. I have to admit I was rather intrigued by the irony of it.” Kay gripped the arm even tighter when it began moving downwards, towards the water. “Now then, should we take a closer look?” Kay shook her head, eyes wide. Eggman smirked. “Are you willing to cooperate?” he asked. She bit her lip, took another look at the water, and nodded slowly. “Very good.”

The arm moved again, this time to go back inside the carrier with Kay in its grasp. Once it was definitely inside and the door had closed behind it, the arm dropped Kay, who struggled to stay on her feet. Her heart was still pounding.

The doctor folded his arms behind his back and smirked down at her. “To be honest, you should be thanking me.”

Kay could only stare at him. “What for?”

“I’ve made your dreams come true, haven’t I? Haven’t you always wanted to get away from your family and be part of something more important? Well…” he swept his arms out to indicate her presence on his carrier. “Here you are!”

Kay averted her gaze from him as she thought about his words. It was true she’d wanted to live on Mobius rather than Earth for as long as she could remember. She thought about the people she’d left behind and how they’d each contributed to her longing to escape – particularly a certain teenage boy. No matter what she’d done to attract him, it hadn’t been enough. Eggman had, in fact, rescued her from that terrible life.

Finally, she sighed, looked into his eyes (or, more accurately, at the glasses covering his eyes), and said, “I hate to say this, but…you’re right, Eggman.”

“I usually am,” the doctor replied, sounding rather proud of himself. Kay rolled her eyes at him, but he didn’t seem to notice and he continued, “Now, we should get down to business before we’re distracted again, don’t you think?”

Suddenly, the entire carrier shook violently, thrown to the side by some unknown force. Kay lost her balance and fell over, but Eggman was able to remain on his feet. A red light illuminated the interior accompanied by an alarm beginning to sound. The doctor growled, turning back to his panel.

“What in the blazes is going on now?!” he demanded furiously. His hands were a blur over the controls. Moments later, a video feed made itself known by taking up the center of the screen. Eggman pounded a fist on the panel. “Blast it all! Those echidnas are at it again!” He quickly began to arm weapons for a counter-attack.

As she lay on the floor, still in shock about the sudden distraction, Kay pieced together her knowledge. She realized that if they had been above water a few minutes ago and were now being attacked by echidnas, they must be close to Angel Island.

No sooner had she made the connection than the carrier shook again. Kay was tossed to the other side, hitting the wall with a thud. Eggman took a quick glance at her over his shoulder before returning to work. He was muttering to himself.

“Blasted animals. Don’t they know I have precious cargo on board?” The doctor growled in irritation and pressed a red button on his console. He bellowed, “All cannons – fire!”

The carrier shook as it fired its weapons at the echidnas. Once it finished its round there was a pause, and then an even harder thud shook the carrier, tilting it on its side and knocking the door clean off. Kay was blinded by the sudden sunlight but even so she was quickly forming a plan. After the shaking had subsided, she leapt to her feet and made her way to the open hatch. Below, she could vaguely make out the shape of the island and the echidnas running around in the heat of battle.

Noticing her new location, the doctor yelled, “Don’t be a fool, hedgehog! You’ll never survive that jump!” Kay looked at him, then back at the island. Anything is better than being a prisoner of war, she figured, and with a deep breath she threw herself from the carrier.

After falling for a few moments she realized that the echidnas weren’t shooting at her. That surprised her because she thought they would have figured she was some type of bomb. Maybe someone had a pair of binoculars and told the others not to fire.

She was nearing the edge of the island. Kay knew what she was about to do would hurt, but an injury was easier to live through than death. So, gritting her teeth, she reached out and grabbed onto the edge of the island. The sudden stop made her arms ache, but she was determined to at least make it safely onto the island before worrying about the pain. Kay thought back to her gym classes on Earth. She’d never been good at pull-ups. Now, however, when it was a life-and-death situation, she found the strength required to pull her weight up and over the edge.

Once she was safely on the soft grass of the island, Kay rolled over a few times to get away from the border and then, gasping, looked out to the horizon. The carrier was falling towards the ocean, billowing smoke. Higher up in the sky, a smaller aircraft was flying away. She knew it was Eggman, having abandoned his mighty ship in defeat.

Kay was still gasping for breath. Her arms were burning and it felt like she’d cut her thigh, but she was too exhausted to worry about it now. With her heart going crazy inside her chest, she realized that even though she’d never fainted before, today might be a first.

Sure enough, a few seconds later, everything went black.

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