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Temporal Shadow: Roboticized - Chapter 5
CHAPTER 05:
There seemed to be an hour there where SWATbots were searching the junk yard for any signs of the hedgehogs. Eventually when they turned up nothing, they moved on.
The junk that had fallen on top of the hedgehogs eventually began to move and lift up, supported from beneath by Sonic himself as he looked out from under. He grunted to Shadow beneath him. “Nngh, they're gone.”
With great strength, Sonic began to toss the large scrap metal away. Shadow panted a bit as he crawled out from other. “Thanks Chaos. I don't think I could of handled being trapped much longer.”
“Yeah I could actually sense you beginning to panic a bit when we got buried. You okay?”
Shadow nodded as he helped Sonic out of the remaining rubble. “Yeah, I just don't do well with tightly enclosed spaces. Long story. Tell no one.”
“Oh, believe me, I got my own problems. It's cool,” Sonic grunted as he brushed his gloved hands off, though most of him s
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Temporal Shadow: Roboticized - Chapter 4
CHAPTER 04:
It took some extra time to sneak around the city to get to the hideout, but once the two hedgehogs were in, Sonic breathed a sigh of relief. “Well, we're gonna be here a while, best to get comfortable.”
Shadow looked around. The hideout, which had been set up in the middle of the junkyard, was a rather metallic looking room, though it was dark. “There a way to see in here?”
Sonic looked around. “Don't tell me it's too dark in here for you.”
Shadow looked in the direction of Sonic's voice. “Yeah, can't you tell?”
“Lighting seems fine to me. But let me see if I can find a light source...”
Sonic searched the room for a bit before finding a small LED light on a desk where a computer was set up. “Here we go.”
He flipped it on and Shadow could see a bit better, though it mostly illuminated the desk area. “Not much, but it works.”
“I think because too much power diverted would of drawn Robutt
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Temporal Shadow: Roboticized - Chapter 3
Chapter 03:
When Sonic and Shadow arrived to Robotropolis, they were greeted with a horrifying sight: the city itself, which had been half destroyed when Sonic took out Robotnik, was back up and running, with SWATbots marching about, patrolling the edge of the city. Shadow and Sonic ducked down behind a wall and Shadow hissed to Sonic. “And you said you took out Robotnik the other day? What's going on?”
Sonic shook his head. “Honestly I have no idea. This shouldn't even be possible!”
Shadow and Sonic peeked out from the side of the wall to see if the area was clear, only to duck back when a unit of Combots marched by. Once the sound of marching metal faded, Shadow peeked back around, eyeing the citadel in the distance. “Maybe we'd better go check and see who else is home, if you know what I mean.”
Sonic nodded in agreement, looking around to see if the coast was clear. “Follow me.”
He darted off, with Shadow to catch up and follow him. Do
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Temporal Shadow: Roboticized - Chapter 2
CHAPTER 02:
The next morning produced a rather bright sunny day as Sonic came out from his hut, feeling fully refreshed. Waiting outside of his hut was Shadow, who was leaning against the wall near the door. “Morning. Feeling any better?”
Sonic looked to Shadow and nodded, patting at the fresh bandages wrapped around his chest. “Yeah. Changed them out after I got up. Doesn't even hurt now.”
“Good. Last thing I wanted was for you to be left injured because of me.”
Shadow looked up after a moment and sighed. “At least the temporal storm dissipated.”
Sonic tilted his head. “Temporal storm?”
Shadow looked at Sonic for a moment before waving him by. “Let's go get breakfast and I'll explain.”
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In the central part of the village, a mess hall had been set up for most of the villagers. But since most had been out all night partying, the hall was pretty sparse this morning. Still, Uncle Chuck was still making breakfast for
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Temporal Shadow: Roboticized - Chapter 1
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Before we begin:
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This story takes place right after the "Endgame" story line in Archie Comic's Sonic the Hedgehog #50. Sonic had recently defeated the evil Dr Robotnik and destroyed his Ultimate Annihilator. But as the dust begins to settle, there are still enemies that had been overlooked, still on the loose. At what price will Sonic and the others pay for this soon-to-be catastrophe?
The answer may become more complicated, as the barriers of time rip open, and a temporal anomaly appears...
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This is not just a rewrite of one of my first online fanfics, but simply its been 'remixed' (no pun intended) to add new elements and to retcon my old fanfics to reflect my updated views on the Sonicverse. Also, instead of being set in the SatAM verse as it was in the original fanfic, I decided to set this in the Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog 'Original' Continuality. It would fit better, I like the story line better, an
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CHAPTER 05:

There seemed to be an hour there where SWATbots were searching the junk yard for any signs of the hedgehogs. Eventually when they turned up nothing, they moved on.
The junk that had fallen on top of the hedgehogs eventually began to move and lift up, supported from beneath by Sonic himself as he looked out from under. He grunted to Shadow beneath him. “Nngh, they're gone.”

With great strength, Sonic began to toss the large scrap metal away. Shadow panted a bit as he crawled out from other. “Thanks Chaos. I don't think I could of handled being trapped much longer.”

“Yeah I could actually sense you beginning to panic a bit when we got buried. You okay?”

Shadow nodded as he helped Sonic out of the remaining rubble. “Yeah, I just don't do well with tightly enclosed spaces. Long story. Tell no one.”

“Oh, believe me, I got my own problems. It's cool,” Sonic grunted as he brushed his gloved hands off, though most of him still had bad oil splatters on his bandages, gloves and fur.

Shadow nodded. “Water, I know...” he paused for a moment, looking  to the tossed scrap metal. “Um...now that I think about it...how did you-”

Sonic waved him off, knowing he was about to ask how he lifted all that heavy metal by himself. “Like everything else, I DON'T KNOW...”

Shadow held his hands up defensively. “Okay okay. Let's just get out of here while the way's clear.”

“My thought exactly,” Sonic agreed, as the two ran towards the edge of the junkyard to get out of the city.

KNOTHOLE – HOURS LATER

“Sonic, I expected better of you!”

The two hedgehogs stood there in the village as Princess Sally paced back and forth in front of them, berating the two for leaving the village. “You know you were supposed to wait until I had everyone prepared to go into the city. We don't know what dangers we would see in the city, and I don't want to see you getting hurt!”

“Well, to be fair, he wasn't alone,” Shadow pointed out. “And-”

Sally stopped in front of Shadow and glared at him, cutting him off. “I don't know who you are, and for all we know, you could be an ally of Robotnik trying to take out Sonic after the fact as a form of revenge.”

“Excuse me? Paranoid much?” Shadow asked, his quills raising rather defensively in rising anger.

“Yeah Sal, he's cool, really!” Sonic spoke up, looking to Shadow and putting a hand on Shadow's shoulder to try and calm him down.

Shadow looked to Sonic in mild surprise, as the blue hedgehog offered a bit of a smile. Sonic was sticking up for him, even after the two had a fight?

Actually that seemed on par with Sonic's nature.

Sally continued to glare at Shadow, not trusting him. “Friend or not, don't encourage him,” she warned the hedgehog.

Sonic threw his head back and groaned in exasperation. “Sally, if we hadn't of raced to Robotropolis, we would of never discovered that the city was up and running, or that Snively was running it!”

“And it sounds like you were lucky to get out!” Sally snapped back.

Sonic threw his hands up. “I give up, I'm going home! I need to change my bandages anyway.”

“Fine!” Sally yelled back and marched away.

Shadow could only watch as the two parted ways, and Shadow followed after Sonic. “Hey, you okay?”

Sonic sighed. “Sometimes I think Sally doesn't give me enough credit. I can take care of myself!”

“Sounds like she cares for your well being, that's all,” Shadow responded.

Sonic looked back to Shadow as they walked. “Maybe. I mean, I know she just recovered from her accident and all...but...”

“...what?”

Sonic sighed. “I don't know. Something's nagging at my brain. I can't put my finger on it.”

Shadow shrugged. “I think you're just frustrated, that's all. Doesn't help that you're going through changes. That reminds me, we'd better get you to the doctor.”

Sonic shook his head. “No...I'm fine. Really. I just want to get home.”

“Sonic, I really don't think-”

“Shadow-” Sonic began, stopping where he was and turning to face Shadow. “I can see that we're friends in the future, and its obvious you want to have that friendship with me. I think it's cool. You're able to run with me and keep up. Barely anyone can do that. So please...I ask you...trust me. I can't go to the doctor. Not yet.”

Shadow frowned, staring at Sonic for a moment. He didn't like what was happening to Sonic. But at the same time, he did want to trust him. He wanted to have a friendship with this Sonic, to really start over and not just be that rival to him. He didn't want to admit that he admired the hedgehog. If he could be a better friend...this was probably his only chance. So he nodded hesitantly. “...okay. I trust you.”

Sonic gave him a soft smile. “...thank you. That means a lot.” He finally turned to continue heading home.

Shadow followed after him. “By the way, thanks for sticking up for me back there. I know we just had that fight and all-”

“It's okay. I was frustrated, you were frustrated. I donno, something just tells me to trust you...” Sonic responded. “Anyway, mind if I have some time to myself for a bit? I need to take care of some things.”

Shadow nodded. “Yeah, just come find me later when you want to talk some more.”

“I will,” Sonic said as they parted ways.

Shadow stood there, trying to think for a bit before he headed back to village center, wandering about and looking around. He was trying to let everything sink in and hope Sonic would be as okay as he promised.

Eventually he spotted Uncle Chuck in the distance and approached him. “Excuse me, Sir Charles?”

Chuck turned, facing the black hedgehog. “Yes? Shadow, right?”

“Yes sir. Would you be okay if we spoke privately for a few minutes?”

Charles nodded and led Shadow over to an area just out of sight of public. “What can I do for you?”

Shadow sighed. “It's about Sonic.”

Charles nodded with understanding. “I heard about your unauthorized trip to Robotropolis. My nephew's a handful, isn't he?”

Shadow shrugged. “I'm used to it. But that's not my main concern.”

Charles looked at Shadow for a bit. “What's on your mind, lad?”

Shadow sighed and took the time to explain all the things about Sonic that he observed...the increased sight, hearing, strength, knowledge. Charles frowned as he listened. This wasn't good. “I honestly think that the temporal storm has affected things outside of Knothole,” Shadow concluded. “And its getting to Sonic somehow.”

“What draws you to this conclusion?”

Shadow frowned. “Because when we confronted Snively, we learned that Robotnik wasn't taken out by the Ultimate Annihilator, he was taken down with the Death Egg.”

Charles did a double take at this. “That can't be right...”

Shadow nodded. “Information in the Robotropolis computers were also off. Knothole was not in the database at all, and mentions of resistance scattered about under the city was also mentioned. I do believe it would be vital to try and get more information when we do go back to the city. If there are others below the city, we should try and find them.”

Charles frowned. “Anything else?”

Shadow shook his head. “Nothing that we were able to get for the time being. I'm more concerned about Sonic right now...”

BACK AT SONIC'S HOME

Sonic emptied the contents of his backpack on a table. There were more than just tools in the bag, as he had grabbed some scrap metal when they were buried in the junkyard earlier. He grabbed a tool and began to fiddle with some pieces. He frowned after a moment, looking at his bandages. They seemed to be soaked in motor oil. He set down the tool and metal, and went to take off the bandages, revealing a few patches where Shadow had punctured him with his quills. The wounds were scabbed over with metal, with slight oil leaking from the edges. Biting his lower lip, Sonic went over to the shelf where he kept his bandages at. But as he reached for the tool, he stopped, looking at his gloved hands, stained with oil from earlier. He slowly reached to pull off a glove, revealing metal-covered hands. He looked at his metallic hand, studying it with worrying eyes, before he pulled off his other glove, looking at it as well.

“...can't help it...I'm scared...” he seemed to murmur to himself. He turned to head to his room and grab some clean gloves from the drawer. “I know...I know...I'm just worried about how the others will react...”

As he put the gloves on, he sighed. “...yeah...its hard to respond silently...the talking in my head throws me off, really.”

He eventually went back to grabbing the bandages. “...well, if you're right about Shadow...I'm glad we met. I'm just not ready to tell him. He'll start blaming himself. He's already getting to believe that his mere presence is affecting me. If he knew about you guys...well...we can only hope we can stop the others before Shadow accidentally infects anyone else.”

He wrapped up his chest, covering his wounds. “Are you sure you can't reverse the effects?”

Sonic walked back over to the scrap metal he was working on. “No...I totally get it. Let's just try and get this machine together...before its too late.”

As Sonic stared at the project in his hands, his eyes began to glow red a bit.
Temporal Shadow: Roboticized - Chapter 5
Shadow and Sonic contemplate things that are happening as they return home from what they seen in Robotropolis.
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CHAPTER 04:

It took some extra time to sneak around the city to get to the hideout, but once the two hedgehogs were in, Sonic breathed a sigh of relief. “Well, we're gonna be here a while, best to get comfortable.”

Shadow looked around. The hideout, which had been set up in the middle of the junkyard, was a rather metallic looking room, though it was dark. “There a way to see in here?”
Sonic looked around. “Don't tell me it's too dark in here for you.”

Shadow looked in the direction of Sonic's voice. “Yeah, can't you tell?”

“Lighting seems fine to me. But let me see if I can find a light source...”

Sonic searched the room for a bit before finding a small LED light on a desk where a computer was set up. “Here we go.”

He flipped it on and Shadow could see a bit better, though it mostly illuminated the desk area. “Not much, but it works.”

“I think because too much power diverted would of drawn Robuttnik's attention,” Sonic said, settling at the desk and turning on the computer. “Let me see if I can get a cooler fan running in here. It usually gets like a hot box in here with Robotropolis's pollution trapping heat in the city. Uncle Chuck needed a fan to keep his circuits cool.”

Shadow nodded, watching Sonic work. “You definitely seem different.”

“You mean the part where I seem smarter than before?” Sonic asked.

Shadow had to think about it a moment. “Don't get me wrong, you definitely start to understand a few things better when you're older. But you've never been exactly tech savvy. You always had Tails and Rotor for that stuff.”

Sonic nodded, continuing to type on the computer. “And my Uncle Chuck. I wonder just how smart I'm getting. I can't explain it, but I actually would like the idea of being able to help Uncle Chuck with a project. Maybe even help find a deroboticizing solution for him and the other victims of Robotnik.”

Shadow patted Sonic's shoulder. “But why is this happening? Having that extra knowledge is good, but the fact that something IS affecting you, bothers me. It tells me something is wrong and we need to find out what it is.”

Sonic paused after a moment, his ears twitching as he looked around. This concerned Shadow. “What is it?”

“Do you hear voices?” Sonic asked.

Shadow blinked and shook his head. “No. What kind of voices?”

Sonic shook his head. “Hard to say. I want to say more like whispers...maybe even digital. In fact, I don't know if its actually VOICES...”

Shadow tilted his head at this. “Well that doesn't make much sense to me.”

“I don't know how else to really explain it,” Sonic said, scratching a bit at the bandages on his chest. He looked at his hand a moment before quickly wiping it on his leg and getting back to work on the computer. “Hold on a sec, let me get the fan on.”

Shadow nodded, watching Sonic as he typed a few commands on the computer before an overhead vent fan began to whirl to life. “There, that should draw the heat out.”

“Good, it was starting to get warm,” Shadow said, wiping some sweat from his brow. Having black fur didn't help.

Sonic looked to Shadow after a moment, leaning back. “So, you seem to know about me. Is there anything I can know about you?”

Shadow frowned. “Not sure if that's a good idea...”

“Right the whole time travel thing. But if what you're saying is true, things are already changing, and there's not much point in holding back information.”

Shadow had to sit there for a moment. Sonic could see that the hedgehog was deep in thought, debating the information. Shadow inhaled after a moment, looking up at Sonic. “I'll talk about myself...and only myself. That good enough for you?”

Sonic nodded in agreement. “Seems fair to me.”

Shadow nodded, trying to think on where to start. “Well, for starters, I'm not a normal hedgehog.”

“Nooo, I couldn't tell,” Sonic snarked with a grin. “So what makes you so special?”

Shadow looked at him with a serious deadpan tone. “I was created.”

Sonic's ears perked up in interest and genuine surprise. “Created? How?”

Shadow frowned. “Well, the scientist that created me was trying to create the Ultimate Life form. Someone who could live practically forever, resistant to disease.”

Sonic nodded, listening intermittently as he was starting to get a thought in his head. “So you can live forever? Can't get sick?”

Shadow nodded. “That's right.”

After a moment, Sonic began to get up and started to rifle through tools on the shelf. Shadow looked up to him. “Now what are you doing?”

“Not sure. I think I'm getting some kind of idea in my head. I wanna see if I can bring my uncle's tools to him back at home.”

Shadow continued to watch as Sonic grabbed a backpack and began to toss random items into it. “Okay...I would help, but I can barely see in here as is without the light.”

“That's alright. I think I got most of it...” He looked back to Shadow. “So...ultimate life form, able to live forever. What happened when you were created?”

Shadow rubbed his arm, looking down. “Well, I got to spend time learning about the world around me. The scientist who created me was like a father to me, and his granddaughter and I were close. She was my sister, my best friend.”

Sonic could detect some sadness in Shadow's voice, and he approached him, sitting down. “...what happened?”

Shadow inhaled deeply. “The military, who was keeping tabs on my development, decided that they wanted to raid the station that we were on and capture me. They wanted to use me as a weapon.”

Sonic frowned at this. “Military? What military was this? Surely not Mobotropolis...”

“No no no...this...this was LONG ago...and somewhere that Mobians don't actually know about. No, this was a different military, and let's just say, back in those days, they were incredibly corrupt.”

“I...I see..what...what happened next?”

Shadow looked down when Sonic asked. “The raid on the station was...violent...scientists were captured...or shot...Maria...she was trying to help me escape...”

It took a moment for Sonic to understand the gravity of what happened and covered his mouth in shock. “Oh...oh Shadow...I'm so sorry....”

Shadow nodded. “It took...a long time to move on. But I feel I finally have.”

Sonic smiled a bit. “That's good-”

Sonic suddenly paused as his ears twitched, like he was straining to hear something. Shadow looked to Sonic. “More voices?”

Sonic held a finger up. “Shh...”

The two sat in silence for a moment before Sonic began to put on the backpack. “SWATbots. They found the hideout and have it surrounded. Get under the desk, they're gonna try to blast the entrance open.”

Shadow began to crawl under the desk where Sonic joined him. “Then what?”

“We're going to run.”

As Sonic got under, next to Shadow, the black hedgehog looked to Sonic. “How ARE you able to hear them?”

“Shh!” Sonic said and grabbed his own head, curling up. Shadow looked at him before the place suddenly shook, an explosion, causing Shadow to follow suit and grab his head, curling up.

The whole place filled with debris and smoke, and general light from outside began to illuminate the room. The SWATbots had blown a sizable chunk of the entrance wall and were now marching in, scanning the area for signs of life.

One SWATbot swung its arm around, and spotlighted the spot where Sonic and Shadow were. “PRIORITY ONE: HEDGEHOG.”

“RUN!” Sonic yelled, darting forward and spin dashing into the SWATbots.

Shadow surged forward, and on pure instinct, leaped up to deliver a swift roundhouse kick to knock out another robot. He focused for a moment on trying to chaos control to another robot, but upon forgetting that he didn't have a chaos emerald with him, he instead fell clumsily to the ground. “DAMMIT!”

He scrambled to his feet as Sonic landed from a second spin dash. He looked to Shadow. “I'll clear the way, you just run! I can handle this!”

Shadow grumbled a bit at this. “Make sure you're right behind me.”

He took off, bolting for the blasted hole in the wall, dodging laser fire as more SWATbots were starting to gather in the junkyard. Shadow dodged behind a scrap metal pile and yelled out. “SONIC!!!”

It took a moment for a blue blur to dart out, rushing to Shadow's side and looking to him. “Okay, so at this point, we're going to HAVE to cut through the junkyard to get out. SWATbots are covering all the exits.”

“Tell me you have a plan,” Shadow said, exasperated by the situation.

Sonic looked at Shadow. For a moment, he wasn't sure. But then he started scanning the junkyard, analyzing them. He suddenly pointed to a pile. “Run for that pile and hide behind it.”

Shadow looked at Sonic for a moment, looking unsure. But he's been right so far, and began to make a wild run for the junk pile, dodging more laser fire as Sonic followed suit. Once they were behind the pile, which was quite a distance away, Sonic looked to Shadow. “It'll take them a while to detect us, there's scrap copper in this pile that will block their scans.”

Shadow looked to Sonic. “How can you tell?”

Sonic frowned, looking around at other junk piles. “I...don't know...”

“That does it, you're seeing the doctor when we get back. This is NOT normal,” Shadow stressed.

“No kidding! It's freaking me out too!” Sonic responded, continuing to look around. He pointed to another junk pile. “Run there.”

Shadow sighed and nodded, and the two hedgehogs took off again, running a long distance across the yard towards the pile. Some of the robots spotted them, but giving chase was useless when they couldn't keep up, so they lost track of them when they got behind the new junk pile. Shadow looked to Sonic. “Did I mention I hate time travel?”

“I can see why,” Sonic panted. “Everything's getting messed up ever since you showed up.”

“Trust me, it wasn't my choice to be dropped back in time,” Shadow sniped, rather cranky by this point. “Let's just get the fuck outta here already.”

“Dude, quit with the swearing already!”

Shadow growled, his old rivalry instinct kicking up. “Make me!”

Sonic, rather aggressively, grabbed Shadow by the wrist with unusual strength and began to throw him to the ground. “I'm more than willing to do so!”

“AAARGH!” Shadow yelled and darted forward to tackle Sonic to the ground, wrestling him and rolling around in the grime and dirt, rolling against a rather unstable pile of scrap. “You are such full of crap, you know that?!”

“I'm not going around changing time with my mere presence!” Sonic sniped back, trying to throw a punch to his face. Shadow moved his head to one side to dodge the punch, causing Sonic to hit the already unstable scrap metal pile behind him.

Shadow looked up, to see the pile begin to tumble down. “Sonic, look out!”

Sonic barely had time to look up before the two hedgehogs were piled on with extremely heavy scrap metal, effectively burying them...
Temporal Shadow: Roboticized - Chapter 4
Chapter 4! Sonic and Shadow hide out and learn a bit about one another.
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Chapter 03:

When Sonic and Shadow arrived to Robotropolis, they were greeted with a horrifying sight: the city itself, which had been half destroyed when Sonic took out Robotnik, was back up and running, with SWATbots marching about, patrolling the edge of the city. Shadow and Sonic ducked down behind a wall and Shadow hissed to Sonic. “And you said you took out Robotnik the other day? What's going on?”

Sonic shook his head. “Honestly I have no idea. This shouldn't even be possible!”

Shadow and Sonic peeked out from the side of the wall to see if the area was clear, only to duck back when a unit of Combots marched by. Once the sound of marching metal faded, Shadow peeked back around, eyeing the citadel in the distance. “Maybe we'd better go check and see who else is home, if you know what I mean.”

Sonic nodded in agreement, looking around to see if the coast was clear. “Follow me.”

He darted off, with Shadow to catch up and follow him. Dodging additional SWATbot patrols and Combot units, the two hedgehogs made their way towards the large, oval shaped citadel in the distance. Sonic lead Shadow to an outer air duct system and pulled off the grate. “Through here.”

Shadow began to crawl inside, with Sonic following in, closing the grate behind them. “Just head straight for a while, I'll give you directions to Robuttnik's old control room.”

“Right.” Shadow murmured and began to crawl ahead, listening to Sonic's directions. As they got closer, Shadow thought he could hear a sound...a familiar voice. High pitched, weasely in tone. It was mostly laughing, but every once in a while, he thought he heard a command such as 'Go run another patrol.' or 'Bring me another drink!'. His eyes narrowed and he looked back to Sonic. “Is that who I think it is?”

Sonic's eyes also narrowed. “Snively,” he concluded. “I should of known. He must have been hiding from the explosion after the Annihilator was destroyed.”

Shadow nodded as he stopped just outside the grate leading down into the control room. Down below, Snively was sitting in Robotnik's old chair, sipping on a glass of what looked to be a fizzy lemonade with a small cocktail umbrella. He was watching old security videos of Sonic beating the crap out of Robotnik, having a good laugh, especially moments when Robotnik was particularly humiliated.

Shadow and Sonic looked up to each other and nodded in mutual understanding.

Snively practically jumped and screeched in a high pitched voice when the grate from overhead was kicked out, dropping to the ground with a clang. The two hedgehogs jumped down, and Shadow was to first grab Snively by the collar and lift him up. “Alright you little toadie! You got some things to answer for!”

Sonic pressed in near Snively as he squealed in fear. “Yeah like how you were able to get Robotropolis running again so fast!”

Snively tried to stutter in an apparent show of trying, and failing miserably, to be furious. “H-how dare you come in here! SWA-”

Shadow slammed the little man against his chair and used his other hand to grasp the few hairs on his nearly bald head. “Call the SWATbots and you can inherit your uncle's completely hairless scalp!”

Snively squealed in sheer terror. “NO NO! Not that!!! Anything but that!!!”

Sonic leaned in again. “Then start talking. How did you get the city up and running so fast?”

Snively began sweating, stuttering. “A-after you and the big round guy had the big fight, I-I took off and hid down in the bunker and waited for the mess to clear up! While I was down there, I worked on getting everything under my control! Once everything was done, I waited till you were long gone and began to reboot the systems!”

“What about the annihilator? Did you take control of it?”

“T-the what?!” Snively yelped, but squealed yet again when Shadow tugged on his hairs.

“ANSWER HIM!”

“I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT! I SWEAR!” he screamed.

Sonic and Shadow looked at each other in suspicion and concern before Sonic looked back to Snively. “The Ultimate Annihilator? The weapon that Robuttnik was working on?”

“What are you talking about? He didn't have any such weapon!” Snively responded with terrorized confusion.

Sonic and Shadow looked at each other again before something came across Shadow's mind and looked back to Snively. “How did Sonic take out the Doctor then?”

“S-Sonic had gotten the chaos emeralds back from Uncle Julian while on the Death Egg, and took him and the station out!”

Shadow looked at Sonic again, who looked bewildered before looking to Snively. “That can't be right, I took out the Death Egg six months ago, and that wasn't what happened at all!”

“I think I know what's going on,” Shadow said, before letting go of Snively and shoving him in the chair. “Stay. Call SWATbots and I will destroy you.” he warned him before turning to Sonic. “Remember when I appeared yesterday? There was that temporal storm. It must of lingered and messed with the timeline here.”

Sonic looked spaced out for a moment, deep in thought. Shadow touched his arm. “Sonic?”

Sonic jolted slightly, looking at Shadow. “Sorry. Was thinking...just that...why wasn't Knothole affected if that was the case?”

Shadow had to think for a moment before Sonic suddenly answered his own question. “Oh wait. I remember something about the Annihilator affecting Knothole to where its in its own time zone or something like that. Three hours ahead of the rest of the world.”

“Oh, you're right. I wonder if the temporal storm affected the timeline because of the presence of that time bubble? Mixing time stuff? I'm not exactly a temporal mechanics expert.”

Sonic turned and walked over to the computer nearby. “Maybe I can get some information about what the world is currently like.”

As Sonic started typing furiously on the computer, Snively spoke up. “You'll never be able to get access to those computers. I encrypted the system with a security key so complicated that not even your-”

“-I'm in,” Sonic said as he began to look up information.
Shadow did a double-take while Snively yelped. “BUT THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE!!!”

“Sounds like you're really bad at security,” Shadow merely said as Sonic sifted through information.

Sonic looked back every now and again. “Yeah it looks like the timeline has really been muddled. Technically, Knothole isn't even in the system.”

Shadow looked to Sonic and came over to look at the computer screen. “If Knothole doesn't exist, where are the Freedom Fighters SUPPOSED to be?”

Sonic shook his head as he searched. “Some pockets of resistance within the city, but the only thing out in the Great Forest that Robotnik's been looking for and failed so far is some place called 'Sanctuary'. I'm now wondering if that's the area where Knothole now is.”

“Maybe we better make a copy of this information to take back to Knothole. Sally's going to want to know about this, I'm sure,” Shadow suggested.

“Way ahead of you. I'm trying now to see if I can network with Nicole and transmit the information,” Sonic responded.
Shadow looked to Sonic, surprised. “You can do that?”

“Actually...yeah-” he suddenly stopped, lifted his hands up, and looked to Shadow. “...why do I suddenly know about computers and how they work? I never understood any of this before now!”

Shadow frowned. “Get back to sending the transmission, we'll worry about that later.”

Sonic nodded and started typing again. Shadow watched the screen in thought. “I wonder if the time changes are starting to affect you.”

“I don't think so. Something in my gut tells me its something else,” Sonic said, looking frustrated at the computer. “Do you feel any different?”

Shadow paused for a moment in thought. “...no. But then again, I'm the cause of the temporal changes. Maybe I'm immune from it.”

“We'll have to check it out back at home. But right now, it looks like we won't be able to link to Nicole from here. I can't connect,” Sonic said, pulling away. “I think its because of the time bubble over Knothole, the time differences is interfering with the signal.”

“Sounds like we need to get back and get Sally to bring Nicole out here,” Shadow said, starting to turn around. “Meanwhile we can take-”

Looking behind him, Shadow noticed that the chair was empty. “Shit, the little fucker got away!”

Sonic looked back at him before pulling away from the computer. “Time to go then!”

He grabbed Shadow's hand and began to take off running, just as alarms began to sound. “Dammit, I should have been paying attention to the twerp!” Shadow grunted.

“Do you always swear?” Sonic asked as they ran down the hall, the sound of robots marching down from behind to find them.

“Does it really matter?” Shadow responded as they made it to the door leading out. He opened it, only to immediately shut it when lasers started shooting at them. “FUCK.”
Sonic looked around, trying to think. “When I say so, open the door and hide behind it. ”

Shadow looked back and ducked as SWATbots came around and started shooting at them. “You sure about this?”

“Trust me,” Sonic responded as Shadow reached up for the door. “NOW!”

Shadow flung the door open and ducked behind it with Sonic. With lasers firing outside and inside, the two parties of SWATbots were caught in the crossfire, shooting each other out. When they fell, the two hedgehogs peeked out from behind the door.

“That was quick thinking,” Shadow said.

“When am I not quick?” Sonic grinned cheekily before headed out the door. “Come on, we'd better get out of the city before more reinforcements come this way.”

The two hedgehogs ran through the city, forced to duck behind walls, into alleys, and behind garbage piles. Shadow grunted. “The twerp works quick. Every robot in the city must be on alert.”

“This is not gonna work,” Sonic muttered. “If we can get to my uncle's hideout, maybe we can stay there until the commotion blows over.”

Shadow nodded. “It's the best plan we got. Lead the way.”
Temporal Shadow: Roboticized - Chapter 3
Sorry this took so long, I was out of town running Sonic Revolution 2017. But now I'm back and a new chapter with more mystery is here!
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CHAPTER 02:

The next morning produced a rather bright sunny day as Sonic came out from his hut, feeling fully refreshed. Waiting outside of his hut was Shadow, who was leaning against the wall near the door. “Morning. Feeling any better?”

Sonic looked to Shadow and nodded, patting at the fresh bandages wrapped around his chest. “Yeah. Changed them out after I got up. Doesn't even hurt now.”

“Good. Last thing I wanted was for you to be left injured because of me.”
Shadow looked up after a moment and sighed. “At least the temporal storm dissipated.”

Sonic tilted his head. “Temporal storm?”

Shadow looked at Sonic for a moment before waving him by. “Let's go get breakfast and I'll explain.”

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In the central part of the village, a mess hall had been set up for most of the villagers. But since most had been out all night partying, the hall was pretty sparse this morning. Still, Uncle Chuck was still making breakfast for anyone who was hungry this early, and smiled when he saw Sonic and Shadow approaching. “Sonie! Glad to see you're up and about. How are you feeling?”
Sonic grinned. “Feeling good enough to have the chili dog breakfast special!”

Chuck chuckled. “Coming right up!”

As the robotic hedgehog went to get Sonic's food, Shadow looked to Sonic. “Well I see some things never change.”

Sonic grinned as he looked back to Shadow. “Sounds like you know me pretty well in the future.”

Shadow nodded and Uncle Chuck came back with Sonic's food. “It's a long history, but for the sake of not spoiling too much, yes, we do know each other very well.” He then looked to Uncle Chuck. “Bacon and eggs, if you have any.”

Chuck nodded and went to the food warming bins. “Coming right up!”

“Cool!” Sonic remarked as Shadow got his food.

After they settled at a table, Shadow looked to Sonic. “So as I was explaining before, when I came here to your time last night, there was a temporal storm. It usually starts up when someone travels through to that point in time, but settles pretty quickly after the event. I was concerned because my sudden method of time travel may of upsetted the fabric of time. If that were the case, the storm would of been ongoing. But it seems everything is okay, so here I am.”

“Uuuh...sure! Whatever you say. You time traveled. Nuff said,” Sonic responded with his mouth full of chili dog.

Shadow sighed. “Right. Over your head. Don't worry, you'll understand it when you're older...”

Sonic swallowed his food. “Well, what were you doing that caused you to travel back in time? Sounds like it wasn't something you were planning.”

Shadow nodded. “I had to take some time to think about it, but I think I know what happened. See, I was fighting this big silvery mass of roboticizing nanobots, and I needed to use chaos energy to fry the machines all at once. But I had to get to the center of the mass without them touching me. So...” Shadow took a pause to make sure he didn't say too much. “...a friend of mine, who has telekinetic abilities, used his powers to create a force field around me so I could get to its center. And then I drew upon the chaos energy to blast those things and fry them. I think the combination of chaos energy and his telekinetic powers created a time warp that threw me back in time.”

Sonic was nodding as he ate, listening to everything that Shadow said, before he swallowed and spoke. “Okay, several questions. One, roboticizing nanobots?! You mean Mobians are still getting turned into robots in the future? Two, chaos energy? Like a chaos emerald? Three, what's this tele-whatsitis?”

Shadow sighed. He should of known he was going to slip up somewhere. It was hard to imagine a point when Eggman wasn't a threat. “Right. Just defeated the Doctor. I've said too much already-”
Sonic reached out and grabbed Shadow's arm before he could take another bite of his eggs and looked hard at him. “Shadow, if there's a new threat out there, I need to know about it.”
Shadow looked for a moment into Sonic's deep brown, nearly black eyes, struggling with what to say to him. He finally reached for Sonic's hand and began to pry it off, but Sonic seemed to tighten it. While Shadow was used to being rough-handled, something about Sonic's gripped seemed off...stronger than normal. Was Sonic THAT tense about what was to come? He looked at Sonic's hand before looking back at Sonic. “...relax. Nothing is going to happen for a long while yet. Besides, I don't even know what's going to happen for the next few years anyway.”

Sonic looked at him warily for a moment before slowly loosening his grip on Shadow and pulling away. “...how far in the future are you...?”

Shadow took a moment to think. “10...15 years I believe.”

Sonic took a moment to look him up and down. “Yeah, you must have been really little about this time.”

Shadow started to say something but bit his tongue, figuratively. Best that Sonic didn't know about his origins yet. Instead he opted to try and smooth things over. “All I know is that you can relax for a while. Take time to pick up the pieces. This is a critical time for you and your friends, and I know you're eager to scope and repair the damage that the Doctor made.”

Sonic sighed and nodded. “Okay Shadow. Okay.” He finally began to stand up with his empty tray. “Maybe we can...I donno...tour the village or something while we talk? I'm still interested in that chaos energy thing you mentioned.”

Shadow began to stand up with his tray as well. “Sure. But instead of a tour of the village, how about a run in the forest instead?”

As Sonic put his tray away, he looked at Shadow. “Run? Those are my favorite words, but-”

“-I can keep up. Just wait and see.” Shadow said. It also finally dawned on Shadow that when he wound up time traveling, he no longer had his emerald with him, so he could no longer demonstrate his powers. “Who knows, maybe we can find a warp to a special zone...?”

Sonic looked at him with suspicion as they walked out of the mess hall. “You ARE after a chaos emerald! I knew it.”

Shadow held a hand up. “Before you get any ideas about me, let me clarify this. Yes, I would like to be able to get my hands on a chaos emerald. I am able to draw power from it and perform special abilities. But more importantly, I might be able to find a way to get back to my time with it.”

Sonic had to stop in his tracks and take a moment to think about it. “...I donno about this...”

“I know...you don't trust me, let alone trust anyone to get their hands on a chaos emerald.” Shadow frowned. “But...all the more reason for you to go with me. Besides...” he laid a hand on Sonic's shoulder. “Perhaps I can teach you a trick or two.”

Shadow mentally kicked himself for saying that to him. Sonic isn't supposed to learn Chaos Control for years yet, and here he is mentioning the possibility of teaching him. He sighed mentally before inhaling and looking back to Sonic. “What do you say?”

“Well...” Sonic spoke warily, trying to size Shadow up before he finally nodded. “Alright.”
Shadow gave the smallest hints of a smile. “Good. Let's race.”

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Standing out in the Great Forest, just outside of Knothole, the two hedgehogs were stretching, getting ready for a proper run. Sonic looked to Shadow, smirking. “You sure you want to do this?”

Shadow looked back to Sonic. “Hmph. Remember, I know you. It is you who underestimate me.”

“Riiight. Time to see if you can back that claim up. Ready?”

Shadow nodded, getting into position. “Set.”

“GO!” Sonic yelled, and the two hedgehogs raced off. At first, it looked like Sonic was already ahead, and he chuckled to himself. “Yeah, that's what I thought.”

“Are you sure about that?” Shadow asked as he came up alongside him.

Sonic had to do a double take to see that Shadow was not quite running...but JETBLADING. His shoes had mini blasters on his feet. “Oh...OH! I see how it is! Fine, if that's the way it is, then I'll race you to Robotropolis and back again!”

“You're on!” Shadow called and suddenly surged forth.

Sonic had to take a moment to take in what he was seeing. This guy was good. REAL good. Finally someone who he could race with. Despite the uncertainty of the future, perhaps Sonic DID have something good to look forward to after all!

As Sonic ran, something about his legs were feeling heavier, but not enough to really slow him down. “I must still be tired from fighting Robotnik...” he thought to himself before catching up to Shadow, continuing on towards the city.
Temporal Shadow: Roboticized - Chapter 2
Shadow takes some time to talk to Sonic, explaining what he was doing when he was transported back in time, but accidentally gives away some spoilers about the future...
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Before we begin:
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This story takes place right after the "Endgame" story line in Archie Comic's Sonic the Hedgehog #50. Sonic had recently defeated the evil Dr Robotnik and destroyed his Ultimate Annihilator. But as the dust begins to settle, there are still enemies that had been overlooked, still on the loose. At what price will Sonic and the others pay for this soon-to-be catastrophe?

The answer may become more complicated, as the barriers of time rip open, and a temporal anomaly appears...

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Author's Note:
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This is not just a rewrite of one of my first online fanfics, but simply its been 'remixed' (no pun intended) to add new elements and to retcon my old fanfics to reflect my updated views on the Sonicverse. Also, instead of being set in the SatAM verse as it was in the original fanfic, I decided to set this in the Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog 'Original' Continuality. It would fit better, I like the story line better, and, considering that as of this writing (June 2017) that the fate of the comics are up in the air, I would like to consider this as a tribute to the original story line that most people fell in love with, before the big giant reboot that Ian Flynn was forced to do.
Also-oh, nope, wait, no, I'm not gonna give ya the warning. It's 2017, I expect people to grow up about certain subjects. Anyone who knows me, knows what I'm talking about. And if you're new to my stories, you'll figure it out.
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Temporal Shadow:
Roboticized
written by Sonic Remix
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Prologue
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MOBIUS ALTERNATE TIMELINE

High on a cliff side overlooking the great city of Mobotropolis, a lone black hedgehog stood before a silver shapeless mass that loomed over him. The black hedgehog bared his teeth, staring down the mass. He was at a loss on what to do as he dodged an attack from it. It was trying to surge forth and smother the black hedgehog in its liquid like silvery mass. The hedgehog growled into a communicator on his wrist as he dodged another attack. "Rouge, where is that damn chaos emerald?! I can't fry these nanobots without it!"

Over the radio, the hedgehog could hear the female voice of his partner respond as he back flipped from one of the tentacles of the nanobot mass. "Just a few more moments, Shadow! Keep it busy, just don't let it touch you!"

Shadow growled as he backed up from the mass. "No kidding."

Suddenly he began to stumble in his footing, feeling off balance. He looked back long enough to notice that he had winded up on the cliff edge. "Shit!" That thing had him trapped. He looked forward towards the shapeless creature, which looked like was ready to surge forth and attack. He braced himself as a wave of liquid metal began to surge forth, but a teal glow began to surround it, preventing it from moving.

Shadow faltered. "What the-?!" He looked up to see a silvery hedgehog, surrounded in a glowing teal color, descending from the sky and landing beside Shadow. His  arms were stretched out, and he looked like he was struggling. "Silver!"

Silver strained to speak as he concentrated. "I can't...hold it for long...if...you have a plan...better do it now!"

"Keep holding it, Silver! We need to buy time for Rouge to show up!" Shadow said.

"Did someone call me?"

Rouge the Bat came up from behind, her wings flapping as she threw a green colored jewel at Shadow. "Catch!"

Shadow caught the emerald in his hand and looked towards Silver. "Silver, wrap me in a force bubble!"

Silver looked to Shadow momentarily, before he released the silvery monster from his hold, and turned his powers on Shadow. The black hedgehog became engulfed in the teal glow. "Perfect!"

Shadow began to run forward towards the monster, letting the liquid engulf him completely. With the force bubble surrounding him, he was able to keep it from touching him. "Alright you roboticizing monstrosity, time to take you out once and for all!"

He closed his eyes and began to concentrate, drawing power from the emerald in his hand. "Chaos.....BLAST!!!"

From outside, there was an enormous explosion of energy, enough to blind both Rouge and Silver. As Rouge landed on the ground, Silver lifted his arms to cover his eyes, releasing his powers on Shadow.

When the two were able to look again, they had seen that not only had the liquid monster had lost its cohesion and scattered about the grass, dead and lifeless, but Shadow himself wasn't even there.

Rouge gasped. "Shadow...he's gone!"

Silver panicked. "Oh no, what if the combination of chaos blast and my powers-"

Rouge covered his mouth. "Don't even say it!"

Silver pulled her hand away. "I have to go, I need to report back!"

Before Rouge had a chance to say a word, Silver began to glow and take off into the air. Rouge merely stared into the sky.

"...TO WHO?!"
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Chapter 01
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MOBIUS PRIME TIMELINE
KNOTHOLE VILLAGE FREEDOM FIGHTER COMPOUND

Fireworks. Campfires. Music. Cheering. Dancing.

Celebration.

These would be the words to describe the events and atmosphere of the village of Knothole. A great dictator has fallen, all thanks to the heroics of Sonic the Hedgehog and his freedom fighting friends.

But a short distance away from the celebrations, Sonic and his friends were meeting up, a request from the Princess Sally. She spoke up as he and the others approached her. "Isn't this great? We been waiting our whole lives for this moment, Sonic! We couldn't of done it without you."

Sonic nodded cheerfully. "Man, I have no idea what to say, Sal! It feels like a dream. But, why'd you call us here anyway? Shouldn't we be celebrating with the others?"

Sally gave somewhat of a soft laugh. "Well, I wanted to surprise you! I figured it would be better to do so in the company of close friends rather than in front of everyone."

A metallic chuckle came from behind Sonic as a robotic hedgehog with an elderly appearance stepped up and laid a hand on Sonic's shoulder. "Heh heh. Knowing my nephew, he'd probably love all the extra attention from the crowd."

Sonic smirked. "What? I can be a humble 'hog too, Uncle Chuck! Am I missing something though? What's going on?"

Before Sally could answer, there was a sudden crack of thunder, as what looked like a lightning storm was forming high overhead. "Whew, the weather is sure turning fast. Better make this quick before it gets too bad."

She pulled out a box from behind her back. "Sonic the Hedgehog, for your outstanding bravery, bold courage, and strong leadership-"

Sally started to open the box, where a lightning bug suddenly flew out. "Oh! Oh dear, where did that come from?" She watched as it flew away before looking back into the box, where a gold medal laid. "-the freedom fighters award you!"

As she began to take out the medal to put on Sonic, there was another crack of thunder, and a sound was starting to grow louder and closer from above. It sounded like...yelling?

Everyone looked up in time to watch something crash down right into Sonic, knocking him to the ground. "YOW!!!"

"Sonic!" the others yelled and ran to help him get whatever crashed into him off. Sonic groaned and helped push off what looked to be a black hedgehog. He hissed and clutched his chest as some of the hedgehog's quills had jabbed into him. "Ow!"

The black hedgehog groaned and stumbled back as some let go of him to go to Sonic's side. Sally looked worried, having dropped the box with the medal to help Sonic. "Oh Sonic, that looks bad! Let's get you to the doctor."

Sonic groaned. "No argument from me, Sal..."

As he was escorted away with Sally, Uncle Chuck and Tails, Sally looked back at those remaining. "Help him up and find out what's going on!"

Antoine made a salute as Bunnie and Rotor helped the hedgehog to his feet. "Hey, you okay?" the walrus asked.

Shadow groaned as he stumbled a bit, feeling dizzy. "I think so, just feeling woozy...it'll go away I think..."

"Good, good...what's your name?"

Shadow looked to the walrus, his vision starting to clear. "Shadow. Who-" He paused. "...Rotor...?"

Rotor blinked. "Do you know me?"

Shadow looked around. "Bunnie...Antoine?" He turned about. "...where am I?"

Bunnie and Antoine stared at the strange hedgehog as Rotor answered. "You're in Knothole. How do you know us?"

Shadow looked to Rotor for a moment before another crack of thunder sounded. Shadow looked up to see the electric storm overhead. He murmured. "Temporal storm..."

"What???"

Shadow looked back to Rotor. "...what year is this?"

Rotor just stood there, dumbfounded. "....what???"

Shadow grasped Rotor by the arm and pointed up. "See that?"

As Rotor looked up, Shadow continued. "That is a temporal storm. It disrupts time. I must of fallen through a tear in the fabric of time and landed somewhere in the past." He had Rotor look at him. "So I'm going to ask you again. What. Year. Is. This?"

Rotor stumbled as he tried to find his words. "Um...uh...its...um...3235..."

Shadow let go and stepped away, thinking. "3235...3235...the year the first Robotnik war ended..."

"FIRST Robotnik War?" Rotor asked in bewilderment. "We just ended the war!"

Shadow looked back at Rotor. "Just ended? Like how long ago?"

"Yesterday! Sonic destroyed the weapon Robotnik had and he's gone!"

"Sonic..." Shadow murmured, looking around. "Where IS Sonic anyway?"

"Headed to the medical facility. You jammed your quills pretty good into him when you landed on him."

"What?! Shit!" Shadow cursed before suddenly taking off in the direction of where Sonic and the others were headed.

Rotor, Antoine, and Bunnie merely stared at where Shadow took off, before Bunnie looked to the others. "...did that boy just cuss?"
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As Sonic was getting his wounds tended to by Doctor Quack, there was a rather loud commotion coming from outside. Sally and Chuck stood up just as the black hedgehog came in, pulling one of the people standing watch off his arm. "Let me in, I need to see Sonic!"

Sally came over and touch the watchman's shoulder. "We got this."

He looked at her and nodded, walking away as Chuck stood in Shadow's path. "Who are you? What's your business with Sonic?"

Shadow had to stop for a moment. "Uncle Chuck? You're..." He shook his head. He had never seen Sir Charles as a robot. This was a different time. "Sorry. My name is Shadow. I need to see if Sonic's alright."

Chuck looked back to Sonic before looking to Shadow. "He'll be okay. How do you know Sonic?"

"Long...long story. Please, can I talk to him?"

Chuck sighed. "Let the doctor finish with him first."

After a bit, Chuck let Shadow in to see the bandaged Sonic laying in bed. He sat up when he saw the black hedgehog approached.

Shadow faltered a moment when he saw Sonic. "Whoa...I...um...right...different time, different time..."

Sonic gave him a strange look. "What're you talking about?"

Shadow shook his head. "Sorry. I know you're supposed to be younger but..you look so different."

"Um..." Now Sonic was even more confused. "What are you going on about, dude?"

Shadow sighed in frustration and sat down by Sonic's bedside. "My name's Shadow. Sorry about dropping in and injuring you. I wasn't expecting that to happen."

"Uuuh...yeah, no problem. What about you, are you okay?"

Shadow nodded. "I will be. Just a little disoriented."

"Well at least one of us came out of this unscathed." Sonic chuckled. "I should of known I wouldn't get a day off, even with Robotnik gone. So what happened anyway? Not every day that hedgehogs fall out of the sky...well-" Sonic paused. "I may have, once or twice...but that just makes me all the more curious as to where you come from."

Shadow smiled rather wryly. "From the future, apparently."

Sonic's ears perked up. "The future, really?"

Shadow nodded. "Apparently I accidentally time traveled to the past when I was fighting...some monstrosity...long story..."

"Heh, you look like a fighter. I'd love to hear stories when I'm feeling better."

Shadow smirked a bit. "Something tells me I'm gonna be here a long while until I can figure out what sent me back here to the past." Shadow looked to Sally and frowned a bit. "Um...if you don't mind me asking, is there a place I can stay?"

Sally took note of Shadow's look but nodded. "Of course, I'll make sure that a place is arranged for you to stay at."

Sonic looked to the doctor. "What about me? Can I go home yet?"

Doctor Quack frowned but nodded. "I suppose there's no harm in releasing you. You're all patched up. I would like to check up on you in a few days to make sure your wounds are healing okay."

Shadow nodded and winced as he moved, but managed to stand himself up. "Quite alright with me, Doc. I think I'm gonna hit the hay early." He looked to Shadow and smiled. "It was nice meeting you."

Shadow nodded, watching Sonic leave. "Thanks Sonic...it's...good...to see you again. See you in the morning."
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After Sonic got home, he prepared to go to bed when he looked down at his bandages. Apparently some spots where he was bleeding through the bandage were starting to turn lighter in color, like an amber brown. He reached to pull off the wrappings to get a better look. The wound was closing up, but the area around it was covered in a amber colored substance, caking up and feeling oily. The first thought that came into his mind was to go back and ask Dr Quack about it, but moments later, he decided it would probably be best to wait till morning. Putting his wraps back on, he went and settled for bed.
Temporal Shadow: Roboticized - Chapter 1
A twist in time throws Shadow into the past to the night after Robotnik was defeated. After accidently injuring the younger Sonic, Shadow works to solve a mystery as time is altered and Sonic himself starts to transform...
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So in case you haven't heard, my Cintiq 15x is officially dead. The screen burnt out, and while Shadow did his best to fix it so it act like an off-screen tablet, the truth is the proportions and slowness makes the tablet feel like I'm drawing with my left hand. So until I can get something to replace it, I am going back to old school pen n paper traditional art.

The time out from art has, in general given me room to re-evaluate my life and re prioritize what's important.

I am, by no means giving up Sonic, or my Sonic projects. However, I promised Shadow that I would not let my subpar artwork rule my life. The reality is that my attempts to make it a career have failed miserably, so now I'm having to basically start my life over again at the age of 32 (well, partially, I'm still in Sonic, and I'm still married).

I'll try to post art stuff on my downtime, but for now, life has ripped me from the Imaginarium for now.

BTW I have a job interview on Thursday. Please wish me luck. I need it.

UPDATE: I got the job, thanks to all who wished me luck and was asking. I'm going in as Logistics Flow for Target. That's fancy speak for stocking.

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ArieHaber1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017  New Deviant
Plis continue
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Happy Birthday!! :la::cake::party:
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happy birthday :)
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