"No probl-" Knuckles begins to say as he notices Darkspine slash owards him. He puts up his fists to block it as the slash cuts through his gloves and hits his hand. He jumps back, waving his hand back and forth from the sting, giving an annoyed look back.
"You're about to regret seeing me as only a playmate." Knuckles replies as he charges up a chaos spear to hurl at Darkspine.
knuckles jumps back from Chi's blasts and looks over to see Darkspine running towards him.
"Now that looks like someone worth fighting." he says as he starts dodging and blocking Darkspines attack.
As Darkspine turns his attention to Sonic, Knuckles goes to grab his shoulder.
"Hey! You're fighting me pal!" he yells angerly as he then goes to throw a jab straight at Darkspines chin.
Knuckles rushes towards Xenon, throwing a barrage of punches to try and buy Sonic time to recover.
"Come on now, you're faster than that Blue Blur." he says with a grin towards Sonic, as he stands in front ready to block any more of Chi's charge shots.
Knuckles runs into the market place and sees the commotion going on. He sees Sonic go to kick Xenon as they then rush off to the others.
"Looks like this is where the party is at." Knuckles says as he slams his fist to the ground, creating a shock-wave towards the group.
Knuckles rushes into the hospital. The flickering lights puts him in an uneased position as he frantically looks around for help.
"Hello!? Is anyone here!? I have a patient in need of serious medical attention!" he calls out, hoping for an answer.
Knuckles watched Lino fall in shock as he realized he should have held on longer to take the injuries for himself. He quickly picks up Lino and grabs onto his hover-board. He looks over to in the distance at the battle at hand, then back to the hospital nearby.
"I sure hope they're doing ok over there." Knuckles says to himself as he turns to run towards the hospital. He gives Trigger a moment to either hop onto his shoulder, or follow along before he sets off.
(if anyone wants to take role of Doctor Quack while I'm there, please feel free. Otherwise imma have to butcher his character to continue this section of the story XD)
Knuckles lets go of Lino's board, trusting in his ability to land without further injury. He lands hard into the center of the city, slamming his fist into the ground as grip, causing a loud boom across town. He stands up, shaking his knuckle a bit from the sting. He quickly regains his poise and looks around.
"There's definitely something fishy going on around here." Knuckles says as he looks around at the damage done to the city. In the distance he sees what seems to be Sonic, among others in heated battle.
"The hospital should over there." he points for Lino. "You'll see the red cross on front. Do you think you can get there while I go help out my friends?"
Knuckles watches Lino fall towards him as he then grabs hold of the hoverboard to decrease their speed with more width.
"I know it sucks, but just bare with me for a few moments!" Knuckles assures him as he sets his sights on the center of town.
Knuckles raises an eyebrow to Lino's board, although it wouldn't be the first time he's seen one.
"Alright, well it looks like we're ready to crash the party then. Follow me." he says with a grin as he jumps off the edge of the island and opens up into a glide towards Mobotropolis.
"Don't thank me just yet." Knuckles says in a worried tone. "It doesn't look like things are going well for the city down below. We may be in for more trouble before I get you to proper medical care."
Knuckles thinks for a moment and runs to the side of the shrine, pulling a small communicator out of the rocks. He flickers around with it a bit, then tosses it to the side in frustration.
"Argh! Either the blasted thing doesn't work like I told them, or something really bad is happening." he groans, hiding his lack of technological skill.
Knuckles goes out to catch Lino as he falls over, knowing his current health is still very weak.
"Don't worry, this island should be floating towards Mobotopolis now. They have a lot of doctors there." he says as he looks off the edge of the shrine to the ground below. As the city of New Mobotropolis comes into view, he looks further into city as it seems to not be as lively as before.
"Odd, it seems like all the lights of the city are off. Even at this time of day, it's pretty bright." he says, wondering what was going on.
Knuckles looks to Lino, as a slight relief comes to mind.
"At least he isn't another person after the Master Emerald." he thinks to himself.
Knuckles stands up, looking off into the distance.
"To me, it sounds like you've come from another world, or dimension. I have a friend with much more experience in that than I, but first we need to get you to the city and get your wounds properly treated." he says.
"Easy there, I'm not sure how much more injured you are. For now, we'll have to deal with what we got." Knuckles says as he stops his energy and sits back in exhaustion.
"My name's Knuckles. I am the Guardian of this shrine, and the Master Emerald that resides here as well." he introduces himself.
Knuckles watches the animal fall over in exhaustion as he continues to heal the stranger. The fatigue from giving off so much energy was affecting him as well, however he wanted to hold on a little bit longer to ensure he gave his best shot.
"How are you feeling now?" he asks, hoping the combined effort was enough to get the man out of fatal danger.
Knuckles feels the power from the animal, as if he completely understood its intentions. Taking a chance, he released more of is chaos energy as a way to try and combine the powers to improve upon its abilities. He watched as all the smaller injuries were being healed among the two, but was unsure of if it truly did more than what was expected.
Knuckles looks to Lino as he passes back out, letting out a grunt in disappointment to his lack of help. He then turns to the strange animal as he notices it awaken. Even without speech, he knew the two were in serious need of medical attention.
"Do you know of any way to help your friend? My only other option would be to take him off the island to my companions for a doctor." Knuckles asks, hoping the animal understands him
Knuckles emerges from an underground tunnel hidden beneath a stump as he then pulls out the two wounded and carries them to the top of the shrine.With no real form of medication at his disposal, he takes hold on the Master Emerald with one hand and places his other over-top of the two.
"Even if they've never been near chaos energy, If I focus my power right, it should give them enough to stay conscious until I locate a medic." he thinks to himself as he begins channeling energy. He watches quietly, hoping for a response from the two, so that he can further progress with helping them.
Knuckles pauses for a moment, checking for any vital injuries to the two laying before him. With no real way to help the two himself, he decides to bring them back to the Shrine. He picks up the two and begins to run back towards the forest.
"It doesn't seem like they'll make it if I take the long route. Better use the underground passages." he thinks to himself and he kicks a nearby rock to open up a secret entrance to cut through the desert and forest. He enters through the caves and begins making his way back to the Master Emerald.
Knuckles enters the zone as he rushes out into the sands. He notices the two figures he saw from a distance was that of a wounded man and his pet. He immediately rushes over to them to figure out what's going on.
Hey! Are you two alright!" he calls out before he gets there, trying to get a response. Upon arriving he realizes the person laying on the ground was in critical condition.