Finally getting back on track with Season 1, with this very unusual episode of The Chaos Project. What makes it so unusual, you may ask? Well, that would be because I didn’t write it! This episode was written by a special guest author! Stay tuned for more information. But for now, please take a look.
A camouflaged Espio moves carefully and observes his surroundings. Numerous pieces of scaffolding and machinery have been erected around a strange pattern seemingly burned into the ground, and Egg Pawns march back and forth performing various tasks. Under a tarp, Heavy Shinobi orders several Egg Pawns about. Eggman, via a communicator, says, “I want this project wrapped up as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
Heavy Shinobi responds, “Yes, of course, Master Eggman.” He points to a pair of robots carrying heavy equipment and shouts, “Do not delay, for this equipment must be set up, before nightfall.”
One of the Egg Pawns attempts to salute, but this causes it to lose its grip on the machinery, and it falls to the ground and crushes the Egg Pawn. Two more Egg Pawns rush in to pick up the machinery, while a third collects the destroyed robot.
Espio produces a throwing star. He says quietly to himself, “One precise strike could take out Heavy Shinobi.”
As he prepares to throw his star, Heavy Shinobi suddenly swivels around and announces, “Show yourself, assassin! I know, that you are there!” Espio freezes up. After no response, Shinobi declares, “So be it, I do not need to see you to destroy you!” He swiftly throws an Asteron shuriken straight at Espio.
Espio gasps, shocked to have been pinpointed. He quickly pulls out a kunai knife and deflects the projectile. Figuring there’s no need to continue in hiding, he releases his camouflage in a flurry of wind.
Heavy Shinobi draws his sword and leaps at Espio. Espio leaps as well, and the two cross blades midway between them, then quickly leap back.
Once back on the ground, Espio runs to the side, throwing a barrage of ninja stars at his opponent. Heavy Shinobi uses his sword to deflect each and every one of the projectiles.
Heavy Shinobi leaps down preparing to slash with his blade. Before Espio can react, Sonic knocks Shinobi aside with a Spin Attack.
Sonic lands next to Espio and asks, “You alright?”
Espio nods a wordless thanks. He suddenly shouts, “Look out!”
Before either Sonic or Espio can react, Heavy Shinobi has leaped back into action, and manages to slash his sword across both of them. The special blade causes ice to encase both Sonic and Espio the moment it makes contact, freezing them solid. Heavy Shinobi announces, “Enough waiting, activate the machine!”
From within his icy prison, Espio shouts a muffled, “No!”