I now have a path to take with this story so let us continue on. I hope you enjoy this new event. -------------‐------------‐ Bunnie looked at her room but felt like she couldn't sleep yet. "Matilda? Can ah talk to yah?" asked Bunnie as she reached the entrance to Matilda's room.
It was silent for a moment until Matilda broke the silence by saying "Come in" Bunnie entered the room and saw a pretty simple room. It was pretty much the same as Bunnie's room is with one small difference, a fist shaped hole in the floor by the bed. Matilda just stared at Bunnie waiting for her to say something.
"Matilda, how long have yah worked with mah uncle?" Asked Bunnie. Matilda pat on her bed to invite Bunnie to sit down next to her which Bunnie promptly did.
"How long? Ever since he started this legion, no maybe a bit before that since he was our leader when we got derobotisized. Why are you asking me this anyway?" Asked Matilda.
"Ah, uh.... ah don't know really. Ah guess ah just want to know why people follow him so loyally. Yeah he is mah uncle and ah love him but is that enough?" Asked Bunnie.
Matilda heard Bunnie's doubts. "We each have our own choices to make. You have made many choices already and one of them lead you here. Tell me what lead you to come here and claim those limbs" said Matilda.
"Why did ah come here? To get these limbs. For years ah fought alongside the freedom fighters. Ah felt strong and ah think ah made a difference. But back then ah had been partly robotisized so ah had weapons as part of mah body. But then by an accident in battle ah had my original limbs restored. Ah was happy and so was mah husband Antoine. Not long after that, on mah first mission after getting mah limbs back, something happened... mah husband got caught in the blast of an exploding robot. Ah was devastated and felt so powerless. That was when ah decided to come here so ah can be useful again" said Bunnie.
Matilda listened to Bunnie and reacted in a way that shocked Bunnie. She stood up and punched another hole into the floor. "What on Mobius is wrong with you! You had your whole body back, you were with the one you cared about the most! And you threw it all away because you felt weak!? That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard! Do you know why there is a hole in my floor? Because I can't have what you threw away! My brother is out there fighting for what he believes in. Trying to find a way to make me whole again. He is the one I care about the most but I can't be with him because it is too dangerous for us both. Every day apart from him hurts but the hope that one day we can be a family again is what keeps me going. The grandmaster feels the same way and he is doing what he can to guide us to that future. I can't understand why he would agree to curse you with limbs like these but I trust in him and his leadership. But I don't want to talk about this anymore" said Matilda.
‐---------------------------- And now dear readers it is time for a new choice. What will you have Bunnie do next? Will she agree to end the conversation there and go to bed? Will she ask Matilda about her brother(at this point Bunnie would not know she is Mighty's sister) Or will she tell Matilda what she thinks Beauregard's reasons were.
Mighty, Feral Forest "Those robots ... they were...." said Mighty as he stopped running. It was clear by his face he was distressed by the information Skye had just shared with him.
Johnny, Mobotropolis Johnny was surprised by the guard but quickly calmed himself. "My name is Johnny Lightfoot. I know some information about that duo that just landed in the city. I wish to tell the king what I know" said Johnny hoping the guard would arrange a meeting.
Ian St John, Kearney Airstrip "Alright lad, grab you stuff and follow me" said Ian slightly glad for the company. The duo collected their belongings and began their hike.
"You know Larry, my son puts his everything into helping people with nothing feel like they belong somewhere. You found that yourself through Josh and now we are on this strange adventure. How exactly are are you coping with all this?" Asked Ian who was clearly trying to distract Larry.
Beta, Wing Fortress Beta had fully recharged and rearmed. Beta began functioning again and began looking for Dr Robotnik.
Apologies for the long delay. The story shall continue now. __________________
"Commander Tower, I would like to go on the mission to destroy the Nanite Magnet Swatbot factory" said Nicole. "Very well. Hope and Omega are assigned to the Virus Carrier mission. Rouge take down the hammer. Everyone gear up and head out immediately" ordered Tower.
Shadow grabbed Nicole's handheld and rushed out to gear up. "Shadow, the nanites are dangerous if Eggman can steal the ones from the city then millions are in deep trouble. Are you prepared to do whatever it takes to stop that?" Asked Nicole which caused Shadow to laugh. "I have been prepared to put my life on the line from day one. I am the ultimate lifeform after all" said Shadow which caused Nicole to smile. She was about to compare Shadow to Sonic but knew that would not be recieved well.
Shadow used his chaos spears to breach the factory and rushed inside. "Get me to a terminal and destroy anything that comes too close to me" said Nicole. Shadow found a terminal and hooked up Nicole which triggered an alarm. "Do what you must Nicole, I will handle these chunks of scrap" said Shadow as he smashed swatbot after swatbot.
Nicole entered the mainframe of the factory and managed to access the database. Within the database she discovered that Eggman added a nanite generator within the power cores of his swatbot. "Wait! With those generators built within the bots! Oh no! I have to warn Shadow! But wait, the magnet and generator combination could help me upgrade my own capabilities. Huh!?" said Nicole as she was interrupted by an alert which showed her that Eggman was trying to download his schematics to a different terminal in a different location. ______________________ Do my dear readers it is time for another vote. But first allow me to clarify something. Nicole discovered that the swatbot that Shadow is fighting have power cores that absorb energy they are hit with and create nanites. Also with them are the nanite magnets which draw in nanites to operational units. The built in programming of the swatbots use nanites to upgrade their weapons or armour. That means that swatbots get stronger with each one Shadow destroys.
Now with that explained it is time to give you your choices. Does Nicole Return to her handheld and warn Shadow Hack into one of the swatbots remotely to try and shut it down Or prevent the download from happening? The vote shall close on December 1st.
Outside Pokemon Research centre - Scabbard Town James had calmed Charmy down and was about to recall him to his poke ball when he saw Charmy staring at Jack. "Oh! You want to meet Jack's first pokemon do you?" Asked James and Charmy let out a roar in agreement. With that James smiled and walked inside.
Pokemon Research centre - Scabbard Town Annie was just sitting still while petting Vanillite. Zeke approached Pine. "That is everyone right Professor? Should I return to my normal duties Professor?" Asked Zeke. Jack was staring intensely at his pokeball when James called out to him. "Hey bro! Charmy wants to meet your pokemon! Jack snapped back and said "Really? Sure! I will show him when I am done in here" Jack then noticed Storm. "H.. hey. Isn't that the guy who beat you in the league? Bet you could beat him now!" Said Jack a bit too loud causing James to facepalm.
Mighty, Feral Forest Mighty gave a smirk but when Skye rushed for the door he quickly followed her and grabbed a large stick on the way just in case another robot attacked. "Alright, jokes aside for now. Where we heading kid?" Asked Mighty as he ran just behind Skye.
Ian and company, Mobian Badlands Ian thought about it and decided. "I'll pass on joining you Chuck. Though I am not hanging here, there is somewhere near by I am gonna check on. You boys can go with Chuck, come with me or hang out here. Up to you two" said Ian as he prepared himself for a hike.
Johnny, Mobotropolis Castle Johnny had lost sight of the group he was following but kept walking around. "Where have they gone! Those two can not be trusted!" Said Johnny to himself as he reached the hallway which contained the room The King, Sleet and Dingo were in.
Ray, Mercian Shelter The orphanage staff and the orphans had reached an old war shelter. They took refuge inside and tried to settle everyone down. However Ray woke up and started to panic. "Where am I? This is not my room! I gotta get back! It is too scary here!" Shouted Ray. The staff tried to calm him but they couldn't. It was at that moment another orphan punched Ray. "Shut up! It is bad enough we saw our home burn to the ground. You are making it worse!" said the Orphan which caused Ray to remember what he saw and pass out once more.
Geoffrey, Sunset Valley ruins Geoffrey tried to stealthily move around the village which was now in ruins thanks to the robots "searching" for villagers to capture. He had been looking around for some time but found no signs of anyone. He continued his search as stealthily as he could. Beta, Wing Fortress Beta recieved his new orders from Dr Robotnik. Beta then plugged in to recharge while requesting to rearmed while inactive.
Ray, Mercian Shelter Ray woke up and everyone else was sleeping. He saw his chance and rushed out of the door. He made sure to close the door behind him. "I am coming home now! Where I will be safe!" Said Ray to himself and he ran the way he thought home was. He tripped over something and when he looked he found a shiny stone. "Ooh nice stone! I think I will hold onto it" said Ray as he picked up the stone and started running again. He kept running and tried to stop when he saw a hole ahead of him. He managed to slow down but he fell over again falling into the hole. He hit a metal pod at the bottom of the hole and it grabbed onto him. "Hey! Let me go! I just wanna go home! Let me go!" Pleaded Ray but the pod took no notice and started pulling him inside. Ray threw the stone he picked up inside the pod to make it let go but that had no effect and he was pulled inside. The pod closed and Ray started crying inside the darkness.