With one week remaining until my promised time of next publishing, it’s finally time for the usual preview. Also exciting this week is the release of Sonic Mania! (Dang, another distraction to stop me from meeting the deadline.) This episode is unrelated though. I promise. Though, that doesn’t mean there won’t be references in the future…
Anyways, here it is.
Eggman crouches over the hunk of meteorite at the center of the crater. “You’re certain this was the source of the readings? It’s just an old rock!”
Orbot answers from next to the parked Eggmobile, “Yes, sir. There was a large spike in Chaos energy readings at this location when the meteorite struck the earth.” He and Cubot both join Eggman at the crater.
“Then why is there nothing here?”
Cubot picks up the rock. “Maybe it’s just hidden underneath!”
Orbot tries to take it away. “Put that down, you might damage it!”
“Give it back, I saw it first!”
“Actually, the Doctor saw it first!” The two continue to struggle back and forth, until the rock breaks in two, causing them both to drop the pieces.
Cubot looks up to Eggman, and points to his companion. “Orbot did it.”
Eggman is too distracted examining the newly exposed sides of the meteor. One of them holds a glowing drop of light. “What’s this…?” He reaches out for it. Suddenly, the drop leaps from the rock to Eggman’s hand. “Argh! What is this thing!? Get it off me!”
“Oh no, the Doctor’s under attack!”
“What do we do!?”
Orbot and Cubot run around in senseless panic as Eggman tries to flick the substance off. After a few tries, he is successful, and the light splatters back onto the ground. Almost instantly, it starts to bubble and increase rapidly in size. It quickly takes on a large humanoid shape, somewhat similar to Eggman himself. But then it starts to thin out into more normal human proportions.
Eggman takes a step back to look at the back of the new person standing in front of him. He wears clothing similar to Eggman’s, though colored only yellow, white, and gold. Eggman questions, “And just who are you supposed to be?”
The person turns to face Eggman. He has no mustache, but a full head of blond hair. Despite bearing a vague resemblance to Eggman, he might be described as handsome. He speaks, “Your heart is disgusting.”
“Unfortunately, I have need of this…unsightly form.”
“I’ll have you know, I am Doctor Eggman, world-renowned scientist, and you–”
“I suggest you enjoy your final days in this world, villain. Your kind will soon be obsolete. Now, I really must be on my way. It’s vital that I locate the Controller.”
Who is this strange, handsome, blond-haired man? What does he have to do with the living murals that attacked Sonic? And what ever happened to the strange Moonstone-turned-hedgehog? Find out this and more, as the Dawn of Chaos arc continues.