Writing is coming along a bit more smoothly than I was expecting, so I am prepared to confirm this episode for release next week!
Sonic and Tails are searching for someone in a familiar place. But not all is as it used to be.
Sonic, Tails, and Rouge are crouched in a shadowy alleyway. Sonic carefully peeks out around the side, and quickly pulls his head back. He whispers quietly, “Two of them. They look pretty trigger-happy.” He turns over to Tails. “What do we do about them?”
Tails takes a moment to think. “If we go in head-on, we risk getting caught before they’re all out.” He looks to Rouge. “Think you can take them both out without getting seen?”
Rouge gives a smirk. “Child’s play. …No offense.” She leaps upwards, flying to the top of the building they stand under. She carefully looks over the side of the building to get a look at the two silver Egg Pawns that stand guard. She takes a leap and glides down with wings outstretched, landing in a silent crouch just behind and between the robots. She carefully creeps behind one of them, and taps it on the back. It turns around to look at the source of the touch, but Rouge stays constantly behind its back. Once it give up and turns back to its original position, she repeats the process with the next robot. Once they’re both on alert, she moves back between them, still staying low. She taps both of them on the side at once, and they immediately turn and fire their laser cannons, blasting each other to pieces. Rouge stands up and gives Sonic and Tails the thumbs-up. “See? Easy.”
They move out from their hiding place. Tails comments, “You didn’t really have to make a show out of it.”
“Didn’t I? Just trying to impress my new leaders is all.”
Tails moves on ahead. “Come on, the base is just through here.” Sonic and Rouge follow him through the door the robots seemed to be guarding, into a stairwell leading down into a basement.
At the base of the stairs is a long hallway, leading to a wide metal door. The three approach the door slowly. Sonic looks to Tails. “Here we are. Ready to prove your theory?”
Tails gives a nod. “He’s here. I know it.”
Sonic indicates the door. “Well then, after you.”
Tails takes a deep breath. Then he starts to pull the door open, flooding light into the old abandoned Resistance base. He calls out, “Hero! Hero, are you in there?”
Sonic calls as he move in through the open door, “Buddy, it’s us! We’re here to get you out!” Rouge and Tails move in behind him, and they all look around. Familiar wooden crates lie stacked against the walls, and one large blank screen still hangs connected to the main computer terminal. But there isn’t another soul to be seen.
Tails looks down to the ground with a sigh. “He isn’t here.”
Sonic places a hand on his back. “Don’t lose hope yet. Maybe he left for something. We could wait here a while, see if he turns up.”
Tails perks up. “I have a better idea. I can check the computer, see if he’s tried to access it recently.” Somewhat excitedly, Tails runs for the computer.
Sonic reaches a hand out after him. “Hey, wait!”
Tails’ foot falls down on a floor panel that sinks into the ground from his weight. Then the ceiling above them explodes.