Sonic sluggishly awoke in a room that he soon realized wasn’t his own. His and Shadow’s room was simple; it had a bed, a gaming system by their tv, a dresser and the walls were painted lavender. He looked around the room he was in and saw that it looked like the room he was in looked like it was made for a prince, right down to the fancy black bed he was laying in.
Where was he? Was he still dreaming? Last thing he remembered was going to bed early with Shadow last night so they could celebrate New Years Eve tomorrow and then…nothing. Did someone kidnap him in his sleep? It was definitely cozier then most prisons he was in but he wasn’t planning on staying!
Sonic quickly got out of the bed and was a little worried when he realized he didn’t have his shoes on. Those shoes have kept his feet from being burned off by his speed; if something tried to attack him, he can’t make a quick getaway. He walked out of the room to see a single long hallway, lit up by purple flames.
Looks like he only had one way to go.
As he jogged at a reasonable pace down the hall he heard a strange haunting tune and it sounded familiar. Someone was at the other end; the hero jogged faster but still kept himself from going into sonic speeds. He saw a light coming from a room at the end of the hall and could feel his feet burning but he didn’t care. He knows that deep pleasing voice anywhere; it was none other than the ultimate lifeform! He must have been kidnapped with Sonic. The hero felt stupid for not recognizing his own lover’s voice.
Sonic ran straight into the room and he had to blink to what he saw. This room was filled with festive decorations all around; it had stockings on a fireplace, paper snowflakes on the ceiling and the blue hedgehog could smell gingerbread somewhere. In the center of room was a big Christmas tree that reached to the ceiling, filled colorful balls and lights. Sonic could hear the singing crystal clear now and a little off for some reason. It gave him chills. He swiveled his ears towards the tree and tried to walk around the giant pine, following the sound.
“Shadow is that-?”
He froze at the spot; standing there humming that tune in his husband’s voice while doing small twirls and swaying his hips was Mephiles the Dark. He turned to Sonic with smugness in his eyes, like he expected him to be there.
“Hello Sonic, we officially meet.” The demon’s voice became warped after he said that yet it still somewhat sounded like Shadow.
Shock turned to anger as Sonic lunged at Mephiles and slammed to the nearest wall by his throat. “What have you done to Shadow?!” The blue blur snarled.
Mephiles simply rolled eyes, not at all phased by the mortal’s outburst. “This has nothing to do with Shadow. Honestly, I made the place all nice and festive so you would feel more welcome. Apparently that was a waste of time.”
Sonic mentally sighed in his head at the statement of Shadow’s safety but kept his grip on the neck steady. “Then why did you kidnap just me and how are you still alive?”
Mephiles regained the mirth in his eyes and suddenly faded into shadows. Sonic was confused and tried to look around only to jump as a voice whispered into his ear and cold hand wrapping around him even though no one was there. “You know Sonic I’ve misjudge you when first laid eyes on you…”
Sonic tried to move and push at whatever was touching him but nothing was there and he could still feel the icy touch.
“At first I thought that you were too pure, too good to be corrupted. I hated you because I thought you represented everything I used to be…But I was wrong.”
Wisps of darkness began to surround Sonic and cloud his vision as he struggled.
“I know you’re wondering how I’m alive… well honestly Sonic do you think you can just kill a god? I was trapped in that wrenched flame but when that princess blew out the flame she may have destroyed Iblis but she set me free! I didn’t have a physical form at first though so I spent my time reforming by looking at the lives of those who defeated me.”
Sonic saw visions of a bleak cloudy sky and flaming oceans.
Then images of a blonde girl holding him close and GUN soldiers chasing him down.
“But when I got to watching your life, it was by far the most interesting…”
Then Sonic saw his own life flash before eyes, fighting Dr. Eggman, meeting his friends, marrying Shadow… and then more unfortunate memories began to play; his private moments of guilt over losing Shadow, his doubts about if his friends cared about him and not his heroic status and finally of the very fist time Sonic lost control . Sonic usually has great control over himself and strong will as well. But 2 months ago the doctor trapped Sonic in with the chaos emeralds and Eggman attempted to turn the hero into his own personal weapon. All Eggman had to do was trick Sonic into channeling the emeralds with his negative emotions. So Eggman Sonic into thinking he killed Tails and he remembered the shock, the anger, the guilt as he let his emotions turn turmoil.
“Stop…” Sonic pleaded.
He… just snapped and he didn’t care about anything anymore. He just wanted Eggman dead and the world to burn with him. His friends tried to stop but he just beat them down until they couldn’t get up; Even his own little own brother, whom he didn’t even recognize.
Shadow managed to get the chaos emeralds of Eggman’s machine and used them to turn super. The gems shined bright as ebony fur turned whitish gold; Shadow bolted straight to Dark Sonic and punched him dead in the face. They fought for what felt like forever until Sonic pinned Shadow down and attempted to strangle him to death.
Sonic could remember it all the fear in Shadow’s eyes as his life slowly fades, everyone’s horrified expressions even Eggman looked scared. The way Shadow’s body finally had gone as his fur turned back to black-
Sonic was suddenly surrounded by darkness before the memory could be finished. He was breathing heavy and unshed tears filled his shut tight eyes. He could the burning toxic green and sickly pink eyes staring down at him in the void.
“…And what was the point of showing me that…?”
The demon brought out one of its purple crystallized claws to caress Sonic’s cheek, only for the hero to swat it away the demon chuckled darkly at that.
“Such power… I didn’t think that a great hero such as you would stoop to mindless destruction. You even attacked the little brother you thought that was dead as well as your own lover. I thought you vowed to protect them from harm.”
“Enough of the bullshit, Mephiles! If you don’t just tell what you want from me, I’ll make you wish you could die!” Sonic didn’t know it but his fur was slowly turning a darker shade of blue, as he gazed hard at Mephiles with white voids.
Mephiles’ once mouthless muzzle sported a wicked grin full of sharp crystals for teeth. “Sonic the Hedgehog, I want to make you mine. Together with our power, we shall end this miserable universe.”
Sonic stood there with blank expression. “Ya’know you could have spared me a lot of time if you had just said that.”
Mephiles just shrugged. “If I did I wouldn’t have been able to do, well this…” He gestured to Sonic.
Sonic looked and to his horror his fur was jet black.
“What? What did you do?!”
“Brilliant isn’t it? All I had do was simply remind you of some bad experiences and give you some of my essence and voila! As you can tell, you’re in control this but only because I permit it; I don’t want a mindless creature messing up my pocket dimension. Not too mention that mind of yours is too valuable to-“
Sonic kicked Mephiles hard in the chest, which caused the darkness around them to shatter. He pinned the fallen time god to the floor, by holding his tight. He unknowingly had put legs inbetween Mephiles’ own.
“Change. Me. Back.”
Mephiles grin turned more seductive.
“You have no idea how many fantasies I’ve had of you holding me down like this…”
Mephiles grinded his crotch into Dark Sonic’s knee, causing the angry hedgehog to glare in disgust and he used his legs to close the demon’s legs. “You’ve gotta be kidding me.”
“I’ve been alone during most of my existence; sealed in that flame with nothing but the mindless beast, Iblis. Like most beings I desire companionship, someone to talk to and much more…”
The sick creature ended his last sentence with a purr. The hero tightened his hold, the boiling rage inside was starting to surface but he refused to let it out. He won’t give Mephiles the satisfaction. “So you not only want me to be your weapon but also a sex toy you can make small talk to?”
“Mmm…pretty much. But I’m not completely selfish, you can get benefits from it as well. I made this place myself; it’s a pocket dimension, it was difficult to make but it was worth it. You can have anything you want; do anything you want when you want it and no one will judge you for it. Unlike those ‘loyal’ fans and so called friends of yo-“
Dark Sonic returned his hands to Mephiles’ neck like earlier to cut off his air supply. His glowing white eyes burned with unbelievable hatred.
“Don’t you dare say anything about them in vain! They are good people and we may have our differences and sure the world isn’t perfect, but I’ll protect all of them, especially from you!”
Mephiles rolled his eyes in annoyance, even though he can’t talk now he doesn’t need to breathe to survive. Then an idea clicked in his head at something Sonic said. Mephiles sneered at Sonic as the idea played over in his head. Fine ‘Hero of Mobious’ if my offer doesn’t persuade you enough then maybe this will…
The demon closed his eyes and allowed his form to shift. He reverted from his crystallized form to his goopier like state then he changed the teal colors on his marking to a crimson shade that the hero adored.
Sonic’s eyes once narrowed in rage now widened in pure horror. He jumped took a great distance from the creature that had the ultimate lifeform’s face. It stood up stiffly and walked towards him unnaturally; almost like a puppet struggling to walk properly.
“You probably stay if he was here; you’re loyal to him despite the fact he tried to destroy the world.”
“That wasn’t Shadow’s fault!” Sonic growled while he kept his distance away from it. He turned a corner around the Christmas tree, only for his eyes to bulge. ‘Amy Rose’ stood right in his face with a demented girn and she had her piko hammer. Sonic slowly backed up as she slowly walked towards him.
“And your also friends with an obsessive brat that tried flatten you multiple times.”
Sonic felt a hand turn him around and it was Knuckles that had a firm grip on his shoulders. Silver, Rouge, Blaze and Tails suddenly appeared and surround him. They all looked at him like he was a piece of meat.
“This red one never trusted you. You’ve been companions for years and yet if someone says you’ve turned bad, he would believe them!”
“My old pawn was just as gullible. All I had to do was tell him you would end the world and the rest was history.
“The bat only cared for jewels and her own goals, she never cared for whom she hurts along the way.”
“Not to mention, the cat tried to kill you when you were only trying to help.”
“Even your most loyal and compassionate companion is guilty of something! Remember how bratty was to you during your adventure in the Lost Hex?”
Sonic looked around frantically to see he was surrounded by all every friend and enemy he ever made. He pushed through the masses, no longer hiding his fear. He was scared, very scared.
He was yanked once again and came face to face with Shadow replica, “So let me ask you something baby blue.~” It purred out the endearment with a wink.
Sonic felt like he was gonna throw up. He just found a time demon wants to get in his pants, now said demon is using Shadow’s form to flirt. He’s gonna need a long cold shower after this.
“Why?” the replica asked quietly.
“Why do you always forgive them and this world so easily? They have wronged you and others so many times and yet despite it all you still protect them from harm. I don’t understand. You have the power to get whatever you want and yet…”
Sonic reeled his fist back as far as it could go then rocketed it straight into replica Shadow’s mouth.
The rest of the replica’s seemed to fade as Sonic constantly pounded fist into the one that looked like his lover. Even though he’s letting his anger control him at this, he closed his eyes so he won’t look at the violence he’s causing. He knows it’s not Shadow but it still looks like him and the wicked gurgling laughter he was hearing was sure proof of it. Still, Sonic couldn’t stop the tears anymore; he sobbed as he continued his attack; the memory of strangling the real Shadow fresh in his mind.
Sonic ignored the cry to punch even he was only shattering the once polished floor at this point.
“Sonic it’s okay, I’m here now!”
A gentle hand touched his back causing him to defensively backhand whoever was behind him. A familiar voice cried out in pain. Sonic opened eyes to see it was Shadow in his super form. He was hunched over in pain, without thinking desperately reached for him and looked at it to see if any damage was done. He was aware that this might be another replica but this Shadow seemed to really be in pain. Once while rubbed the cheek to numb the pain looked deep into its eyes. They radiated confusion and slight fear but also concern and affection. This was his Shadow. “S-Sonic? What happened?”
Unable to contain himself, the dark creature impulsively kissed the golden being on the lips. He wrapped around Shadow tight, one hand began to rub his back quills and the other fondled his ass.
Shadow was shocked at first but was unable to resist the moans coming out. He wrapped his arms around Sonic tight in return. Their tongues aggressively danced around each other. Sonic could feel Shadow’s unique chaos energy radiating within him. The hero could even feel the familiar positive energy from the chaos emeralds being transferred to him. It is him. It’s really him.
As they kissed and held each other close, Shadow transferred some of the emerald’s energy to Sonic canceling out Mephiles essence and releasing Sonic from his dark form. The clock on the fireplace chimed, jolting them out of their trance. Sonic didn’t feel angry anymore, he looked down at his body, relieved to see it’s sapphire color. He turned to the clock to see it was midnight.
“Happy New Year, Sonic. Let’s go home.” Said Shadow said softly with a smile. He sounded as relieved as Sonic felt.
Super Shadow, held onto Sonic tight as they teleported out of Mephiles’ Realm, as a dark figure watched on in an odd mixture of interest and envy.
Shadow was so scared when he saw Sonic was nowhere to be found when he woke up. He immediately contacted all of Sonic’s friends so they band together all the emeralds, believing with their power they could find Sonic. When Shadow got the first of the sacred gems, it showed him a vision of Sonic resting comfortably on a silk bed, the image morphed and changed to show the strange sight of Mephiles dancing by himself in a festive room and then it the emerald shows Mephiles picking up a sleeping Sonic and taking him through a portal in their bedroom. Shadow was terrified at what he saw. Mephiles is alive?
And what did he want with Sonic?
Thankfully with the help of the others, Shadow got all the chaos emeralds. The desire to save Sonic burned strong within his heart as he felt himself transform. Power surged through him as his jet black fur turned into glorious gold. He felt himself floating in the air looking straight up at the sky. He closed his eyes as he tried to remember the image of Mephiles in the festive room.
‘I wish to go there so I can save Sonic.’
He opened his eyes, filled with fire and determination and shouted out the two words he was famous for,