Chapter 44: Eggman Nega's Foiled Plans! True Peace Finally Restored to Sol Kingdom
"S-Solar Blaze?" Eggman Nega repeated after having to hear Solar Blaze's statement before grinning evily, "Ah, so it looks like the Chaos AND the Sol Emeralds have a higher level of power than I thought! (Claps for the now powered-up Blaze) This is quite a surprise you have shown me your highness! Once I exterminate you and your worthless friends, I shall gla--" "I wouldn't be so thrilled about it Nega," Solar Blaze interrupted as she clenched her right fist tightly, "You won't get that chance to do what you want with the Emeralds." Eggman Nega's smirk disappeared as he got annoyed, with the Nega Widow glaring at its victim. "Incredible..." Merlon said as he watched the newly powered up Blaze the Cat while wiping his forehead, "The power of the Crystal Light has unlocked the Sol Emerald's true potential power.....I can easily sense an intense heat level coming from her....."
"Hee he...you seem to forget whom you should really fear for my dear princess," Eggman Nega started saying after adjusting his shades, "Allow me to refresh your memory! Nega Widow, feast on her energy!" The Nega Widow made a loud screeching sound before spitting out its electric-wired web at the glowing Solar Blaze. Before the web can wrap around the cat, Solar Blaze raised her hand up immediately and a beam of flaming hot fire shot out from her palm, the fire instantly melting through the electric web and continuing charging towards to the Nega Widow, hitting the giant robot spider. "What?! You stopped my spider's attack?!" said the shocked evil doctor. "This is the true power of Sol, Eggman Nega," Solar Blaze began saying before she suddenly chargin in after the villain, "This time I'll have you fear ME!"
Slowly allowing the Nega Widow get up, Eggman Nega growled as he slammed his fist down. "Very well you stupid girl! Think you can save your kingdom??" Eggman Nega asked while the Nega Widow roared its battle cry, "Then allow me to crush your hopes again!!" With that statement said, the Nega Widow shot out electric-bomb webs towards the charging in cat princess. Solar Blaze easily dodged each web bombs with no effort as the web bombs exploded on several parts of the forest. Solar Blaze flew up to the air above the Nega Widow and began manipulating a massive ball of flames. "Napalm Blast!" Solar Blaze shouted as she threw the giant flame bal down at the Nega Widow, exploding on the giant robot spider as it flew off flying into the air.
"Why you little...!" Eggman Nega said angrily as he has his eyes set on Solar Blaze before pressing some switches. The Nega Widow glared at Solar Blaze before its back part of the robotic spider spits out miniature robot spiders as it flew at Solar Blaze, surrounding the shining Blaze the Cat. The princess, however, remained calm as she raises both arms up and begain spinning around while shooting out flames from her hands, slowly creating a giant flaming tornado. "Flame Twister!" Solar Blaze shouted as the giant fire tornado spun around, the robot spider bots instantly blowing up the moment they accidentally run into the tornado.
Taking this opportunity, Eggman Nega immediately allowed the Nega Widow to shot out its web as it wrapped around Solar Blaze and pull her closer to the giant spider's mechanical fangs. "You're a stupid fool princess! Now my spider will take your energy!" Eggman Nega proudly said as the Nega Widow prepares to pierce Solar Blaze's body with its sharp fangs. Just as the Nega Widow is about to absorb Solar Blaze's power, Solar Blaze snaps her fingers, manipulating herself into flames resulting the Nega Widow's menacing fangs to instantly burn itself before melting into ashes. "M-My pet!!" Eggman Nega said in horror as the Nega Widow cried loudly while releasing Solar Blaze.
"What's wrong Nega? Cat caught your tongue?" Solar Blaze asked smirking a little as she floats a few distances away from the evil scientist. Eggman Nega growled angrily before the Nega Widow's chelicera hatch opens up and fires out Planet Buster Beam laser at Solar Blaze, hitting the cat princess as she flew in further distance away from Eggman Nega. "Your stupidity will lead to you and your pathetic kingdom to its downfall," Eggman Nega said finally grinning evilly. After getting hit by the planet laser, Solar Blaze easily got back up and wipe the dust off her princess clothing. "You're going to have to do better than that if you expect me to die so easily!" Solar Blaze responded to the evil scientist making Eggman Nega furious once again.
Eggman Nega then opened the hatch on the Nega Widow's metallic hatch and shot out several missiles after the glowing Blaze. Giving a small smirk, Solar Blaze raised her hand up and manipulated several burning fire balls that surrounded her before snapping her fingers as the fire balls flew in after and exploding on the spider's missiles. "Gotcha!" Eggman Nega said as the Nega Widow immediately shot out its web around Solar Blaze, tying her up tightly, "Now you're mine you foolish girl!" "Getting desperate are you Nega?" Solar Blaze asked before taking a huge breathe, then suddenly breathe fire right at the Nega Widow's web, the flames burning through the electric-wired web following to the web's end and catches the Nega Widow robot on fire.
"Gaaaaaaaah!!!" Eggman Nega screamed with the Nega Widow screeching loudly. "Your attempts do nothing to me now Eggman Nega!" shouted Solar Blaze while charging in at the burning Nega Widow, with her fist burning in high flames. In the matter of seconds without giving the doctor nor the robotic spider a chance to see her coming, Solar Blaze performed her Fire Fist attack on the Nega Widow's head, the flames surrounding her helping Blaze pierce through the titanium armor that was protecting the Nega Widow as Solar Blaze flew out of the Nega Widow, the giant spider screeching loudly again in pain.
"This can't be happening...!" said the nervous doctor as he tries to get the machine all together. "I'm not done yet!" Solar Blaze told the evil scientist as she charged in and tackles the Nega Widow several times, each hit piercing and making holes in the giant body that belongs to the Nega Widow. "Enough!" Eggman Nega yelled as the Nega Widow swung its mechancial spider leg to hit Solar Blaze in some distances away from the villains. The Nega Widow slowly tries to get on its spider legs, short circuiting due to the massive damage and burns that Solar Blaze has given it.
"Give up Eggman Nega..." Solar Blaze started saying to the weakened doctor, "Don't let your hatred and pride get the best of you." Slowly looking up where Solar Blaze was floating, Eggman Nega growled and answered, "I shall never go low to surrendering to the likes of you! My era...will begin whether you like to or not! (Looks down at his controls as he activates a few buttons and switches) I just need...more power!" Using some of the remaining enery of what was left of the Sol Emeralds as well as some of Hyper Sonic's energy, the Nega Widow began to function a bit more properly and cried out its battle cry.
Just as the Nega Widow begins to slowly recharge itself with some remaining energy, the robot spider opened its hatch coming from its metallic head and another nuclear bomb is revealed, catching the cat princess offguard. "Hee...he he..." Eggman Nega laughed weakly while still keeping the grin on his face, "Well...it doesn't matter if you're much stronger than you were earlier princess....one explosion from this nuclear attack will eliminate you and your pesky friends as well.......sure it'll destroy me in process...but at least there WON'T be a happy ending for you either..!"
"Ngh! He's not listening! I have to stop him!" Solar Blaze said as she charges in after the doctor again. The Nega Widow, having its sights on the incoming Solar Blaze, began to shoot out electric webs after the glowing cat, forcing the cat to evade each attack as she gets closer to the robot spider. "I won't let you interfere your highness!" the crazy scientist says while about to finish getting the nuclear bomb ready. The Nega Widow, setting its sights on Solar Blaze again, opened its chelicera hatch again to shoot out its Planet Buster Beam laser, Solar Blaze not seeing the laser coming in and gets hit and being pushed further distance away from Eggman Nega.
As Eggman Nega continues finishing his final weapon of destruction, the other heroes slowly got up after taking heavy blows from the fight earlier. "Ugh......huh? What's Eggman Nega doing?!" Seb asked as he notices the situation. "And....why does Blaze look different...?" Rose added while getting up as well. "She must have gotten a new power," Zenos answered Rose getting the aquatic hedgehog's attention, "And from the looks of things, if we don't stop the scientist, then we're all screwed." "We...we can't let Eggman Nega do this..!" Silver then said as the heroes started running towards to where Solar Blaze is at. "Wait guys! Don't get in the way!" Tails shouted to them.
Recovering from the attack, Solar Blaze notices that the nuclear bomb is completely ready for detonation as Eggman Nega laughed insanly. "HEE hee he he!" Eggman Nega laughed again, "Play time is over princess! Time to die!!" Just as when Eggman Nega is about to press the button to force the nuclear bomb to explode immediately, Solar Blaze quickly manipulates the power of her pyrokinetic abilities to create a giant pillar of fire below the Nega Widow, hitting the giant robot spider up high into the air while setting it on fire as well.
"Ugh! What have you done you stupid girl?!" Eggman Nega asked Blaze as the cat princess flies up into the air, being in far distance away from the Nega Widow. Raising her hand up as she aims at the evil scientist, Solar Blaze calmly says, "I've given you the chance to surrender Nega...but it seems you didn't take that opportunity didn't you?" The hand that she held up begins to glow brightly as solar powered energy begins to gather all into Solar Blaze's hand as she prepares her attack. "Ngh! W-wait! My nuclear bomb is still exposed!!" Eggman Nega shouted to the princess now nervous and sweating in fear.
"Eggman Nega..." Solar Blaze started saying while her attack is finishing up charging, "After years of bringing fear and pain to my kingdom and friends...your reign of terror is over Nega...! (Fires a massive solared-charged fire blast at the giant mechancial spider and Eggman Nega himself) Phoenix Force!!!" As the giant flaming attack grows closer to the panicing scientist, Eggman Nega shouted his final words to everyone, "You may have won this battle and got rid of me....but the Eggman Empire................WILL LIVE ON!!!"
With the final words said by the defeated mad scientist, the giant blast of flames consumed him along with the giant robotic spider, the Nega Widow making one last screeching cry before the flames eventually burning through the nuclear bomb and triggering the explosion, the explosion blowing up the Nega Widow to giant pieces of titanium scrap metal as well as completely disintegrating Eggman Nega. With the explosion finally begining to clear off, Solar Blaze begins to float back down to the ground before reverting back to her normal state.
Witnessing the destruction of the Nega Widow and Eggman Nega's final defeat, all of the other heroes cheered and got excited as they all ran to the cat princess. "Blaze! You did it!" Tails said cheerfully as Zappy and the others join in the crowd, making Blaze feel a little uncomfrontable. "Ya totally fried and turned eggy into a sunny side-up!" Zappy said smiling. "Yes I have..." Blaze said lowering her ears a bit sad, "But...I failed as a princess to save my kingdom...and failed as a friend to save Sonic..."
Just before Blaze or anyone else can start being sad and possibly emotional over the loss, a blast of wind ran by the group and Sonic is revealed to arrive, all well and alive. "Did somebody called my name?" asked the smiling Sonic. "Sonic!!" everyone said now all of them smiling again as they walked up to the blue hedgehog. "B-But...I thought..." Blaze began saying being completely confused. "Heheh, don't forget Blaze," Sonic begin to answer for the lavender princess, "I'm the fastest hedgehog in the world! I managed to stop the nuclear bomb and gave it a good kick to it to at least didn't allow the explosion to do too much damage to the kingdom and I managed to save everyone in time before the explosion happened. (Places his hand on Blaze's shoulder) Sol Kingdom is save Blaze."
Merlon proudly smiles as he walks closer to the gang is, getting Sonic and Blaze's attention as they turn to face the old wizard, "You all have done amazing." "And the best part about it is," Silver begins to add as he places his hand onto Blaze's shoulder, "We won't have to worry about Eggman Nega anymore Blaze. True peace has been brought to Sol Kingdom." Blaze lightly smiles and says, "Indeed it has......finally."
The next day after a long rest from the war against Eggman Nega and his Eggman Empire, Princess Blaze the Cat returns to Sol Kingdom and issued her soldiers to begin repairs of what damage the nuclear bomb did to Sol Kingdom. As the elite soldiers of Sol Kingdom begun to do repairs on the damaged buildings, Blaze's friends arrived as well and began to help the soldiers repair the Kingdom as well. Seb and Silver helps with the construction of the buildings. Zappy was given a deal of having reload bags of marshmallows by fixing the electric wires that was needed for the Sol Kingdom's electricity.
Rose uses her powers to revive the plants and trees that were destroyed by the bomb thus not only giving nature life but also returning animals back to their homes. With his aquatic abilities, Zenos begun to pour in more water back into the lakes and fountains that were lost as well from the nuclear explosion, eventually the fish and any other sea creature to return to their homes as well. Meanwhile, Merlon, along with Marine, were asked to watch over Sol Castle for the princess as Blaze meets up with Sonic and Tails outside of the castle, having an important conversation.
"Looks like everything is going very smoothly," Sonic says smiling while watching everyone helping out fixing up Sol Kingdom. "Yeah and with the others helping out as well, I'm sure Sol Kingdom will be back to normal shortly than usual time it takes," Tails said nodding and smiling as well. Agreeing with the two, Blaze nods and looks at Sonic, "I guess you have to get going back to your world then?" "Heh...yeah," Sonic says while scratching his ear a bit, "We're both a bit homesick and it's good to see everyone again like Knuckles and Shadow." "That's true I suppose," Blaze agreed while having her eyes fixed on Sonic's, "Sonic...I'm very grateful for your aid. My people and I owe you so much."
"Heheheh, just doing my job Blaze," Sonic said giving the catgirl a thumbs up, "Plus I think you just became waaaaay past cool Blaze. You just exceeded a level similiar to my Hyper Sonic powers." Blaze giggled lightly before saying, "Well at least it'll be easier for me to defend my Kingdom in case there are worse things than Eggman Nega himself to deal with that are yet to come." "Ah you worry too much," Sonic said grinning as he pet the lavender cat's hair. Tails smiled as he briefly watched them enjoying their company before getting his latest invention started, using the power of the Sol Emeralds to open a portal that leads back to Sonic's dimension.
Just before they can continue their conversation or get ready to leave, Silver walks by to the gang and catches their attention. "What's wrong Silver?" Blaze asked the white hedgehog. "Sorry guys," Silver said feeling a bit uneasy, "But I couldn't focus on working without having to think about Dark Soul Blaze. (This catches Sonic and Blaze's attention and made them thought about the Dark Soul) The last time I've seen her is when we were in that Satellite base...but now she's gone." "Hmm...the question is...is she really gone or if she's still at large...?" Tails asks himself and the others.
"Well let's hope that she's gone," Sonic says after taking some thought, "We surely don't want to repeat the Dark Soul Sonic incident like last time." Silver and the others nodded before the white hedgehog returns to his duty to help the others for repairs. Turning her attention back to Sonic, Blaze then said to the blue hedgehog, "Sonic, I'm going to help my people with the repairs of my home. When we're done with the repairs, I promise we'll visit you and your friends as soon as possible." Sonic just simply walked closer to the cat princess and kissed her lips softly before smiling again. "I'll be waiting then!" Sonic said now looking forward to meeting with Blaze again.
"Sonic, let's go before the portal closes," Tails told the blue blur before the yellow fox enters the dimension portal, disappearing from view. Taking one last look at Blaze, Sonic gave her a cocky smile and says, "Until next time Blaze! Gotta juice!" With that, our blue hero ran into the dimension portal just before it started to close on Sonic, vanishing Sonic's view out of Blaze's eyes as she lightly smiles. "Thank you Sonic..." Blaze said softly shedding a bit tears as she wipes them off, "Sol Kingdom and I...are finally in peace.....true peace that has return to us..."
After taking a deep breathe and feeling truly thankful for Sonic's help, Blaze walks over to where Silver and Seb were, whom were still helping Sol Kingdom's soldiers for building repairs. With Eggman Nega gone, her people safe, her newfound Solar Blaze powers, and now with true peace return to her and her people, Blaze the Cat is truly happy. With Blaze's dreadful past as well as the one responsible bringing pain to her and her royal family since she was very young, Blaze can finally move forward on life, no longer has anyone teased her about her powers anymore...no more Eggman Nega to threaten hers and her people's lives...and no longer being lonely anymore. The cat princess, after all these years, is finally in peace.
During the dimension travel back to their world, Sonic's stomach grumbled as the blue hedgehog rubs his belly. "Hungry Sonic?" Tails asked as he laughed a bit. "Yeah...I guess the whole saving the princess and her kingdom made me hungry...heheheh..." Sonic said being embarrassed, "Think you can fix me up some chilidogs at your place buddy?" Tails smiled and gladly said, "Do you need to ask? Of course I will Sonic." Just as the two continued laughing, our heroes see a bright light towards the end of the portal as the two covered their eyes. "We're almost home Sonic," Tails said after realizing the view and smiled. "Yahoo! Home sweet home, here comes Sonic!" Sonic says as he immediately dashes towards the end of the portal, entering through it.
"Ah! We're back ho.......What?!?!" Sonic said after being shocked and stunned of what he just saw. Tails, who finally came out of the dimension portal, walks behind the blue hedgehog and notices something strange about him. "Sonic? What's......" Tails began before he slowly turned, his eyes widening as he starts to get speechless, ".....Wrong.........??" As the two heroes looked ahead, the forest that is the Mystic Ruins were completely lifeless. The trees, rocks, lakes and some parts of the land were either completely destroyed or in critical damage.
"W-w-what's.....what's happened to the Mystic Ruins?!" Sonic asked as he runs around the area, each piece of the area he looked were in ruins. "Ugh...even the train station is in ruins Sonic...!" Tails said after pointing to the view where the Mystic Ruins' train station was completely destroyed, the train being torn up and some parts of the railroad were destroyed. "Maybe Knuckles might know what's going on!" Sonic suggested as he immediately ran off to the direction where Angel Island is at with Tails following close behind the speedy hedgehog.
As Sonic eventually exited out of the depths of the Mystic Ruins, the blue blur stopped in his tracks as he quickly realizes that the floating island that is Angel Island is no longer there. "W-what?! Where's Angel Island?!" Sonic asked Tails now a bit worried about Knuckles, "Something tells me that something bad has happened while we were gone!" "Let's try looking around the ocean if it lies there Sonic," Tails suggested as they head towards to the ocean.
When they reached to the ocean, Tails was indeed correct as the no longer floating island that is Angel Island lies there. "There it is!" Sonic says before turning to Tails, "Give me a boost buddy!" Tails nodded as he turns his tails into propellers, flying as he carries Sonic towards to Angel Island. As they land onto the giant island, they realized that, just as the Mystic Ruins as, looks like it's completely lifeless, the whole area looking like a tornado attacked the island. "Even Angel Island is like this?!" Sonic said as he got onto the floating island looking around for any signs of Knuckles, "Knuckles?! Are you there?!" While Sonic and Tails looked around carefully for the red echidna, they heard a faint weak sound coming nearby where the Master Emerald usually would be.
Getting up the stairs, they indeed managed to find the red echidna alright....but a very weakened echidna that is. "Knuckles! What's happened?!" Sonic asked trying to help the red echidna up as Knuckles slowly open his eyes. "And.....w-w-where's the Master Emerald?!" Tails asked after realizing the giant Emerald is missing. Slowly getting back to his senses, the red hero finally sees Sonic and Tails. "Sonic......sorry..." Knuckles said very weakly. "Stay with me buddy! What happened?!" Sonic asked as he shook the echidna to try to keep the red hero awake. "S-S-Sonic......" Knuckles began saying weakly, trying to find the strength to continue talking, "Y...you....have to go now......hurry and go....!"
"Hurry and go?" Tails repeated being left in confusion. "You guys gotta stop him....." Knuckles continued painfully, "You....gotta stop him Sonic.....he's.....he has the Master Emerald....." "Who does Knuckles? Was it Eggman?" Sonic asked feeling bad for the red echidna which the red hero shook his head. "Sonic........" Knuckles once again continues on, "He has......the Master.....Master Emerald.....! You have to stop him......if you don't return the Master Emerald back......the whole world.....the whole world is doomed Sonic......(Sonic's eyes slowly begin to widen) he's back Sonic.......Dark Soul Sonic lives again.....!"
Hearing the name of "Dark Soul Sonic" left Sonic completely speechless as he dropped the echidna back on the ground with the fox boy immediately going to Knuckles and trying to help the poor guy get up. "D-D-Dark Soul Sonic....." Sonic began saying now completely shocked and nervous, "Is still alive......???"
As Sonic becomes completely speechless and stunned of the news, an evil laughter that belongs to the evil Dark Soul Sonic can be heard to not only Sonic and his friends but to the readers whom are reading this story as well.
TO BE CONTINUED....................
On the series' final saga..............the BLACK CHAOS SAGA!!