Meanwhile in the kitchen, Knuckles looked around and he gasped as he saw a fat human chef with mustache named Eggman who was cooking some fish by cuttinng their heads, pulling out their bones and frying the fish flesh which horrified and disgusted Knuckles and sneaked under a lettuce quietly. Eggman was very happy with his job and he was humming and singing a song called "Le Poisson".
"Les poissons, les poissons
How I love les poissons
Love to chop and to serve little fish
First I cut of their heads
Zen I pull out their bones
Ah mais oui, ça see'est toujours delish
Les poissons, les poissons
Hee hee hee, haw haw haw
With the cleaver I hack them in two
I pull out what's inside
And I serve it up fried
God, I love little fishes, don't you?
Here's something for tempting the palate
Prepared in the classic technique
First you pound the fish flat with a mallet
Then you slash through the skin
Give the the belly a slice
Then you rub some salt in
'Cause that makes it taste nice"
Eggman lifted up the lettuced and saw Knuckles but he didn't know he was alive and he picked him up.
"Zut alors! I have missed one
Sacre bleu, what is zis?
How on earth could I miss
Such a sweet, little succulent crab?
Quelle dommage! What a loss
Here we go, in the sauce
And some flour, I think just a dab
Then I stuff you with bread
It don't hurt, 'cause you're dead
And you're certainly lucky, you are
'Cause it's gonna be hot
In my big silver pot
Tout à l'heure, mon poisson!
So he placed Knuckles in a pot of sauce, put floor on Knuckles and stuffed him with bread and then he threw him into the pot but Knuckles held the edge of the pot as a hot boiling bubble bursted on Knuckles. It was so hot that he hopped onto the table, Eggman was suspisous as he picked Knuckles up.
"What is this?" Eggman asked to himself as he stared suspiciously at Knuckles.
And then, Knuckles pinched Eggman's nose with his crab claws.
"Yeouch!" screamed Eggman as he let go of Knuckles.
He realised that Knuckles was alive and decided to kill him and cook him by using his knife. It was a real chase that the everyone in the dining room heard all the noise from the kitchen.
"I think I better go see what Eggman is up to." said Mrs. Gray as she rushed into the kitchen to see what's going on.
In kitchen, it was a mess and Eggman was searching for Knuckles.
"Come out, you little pipsqueak and fight like a man!" screamed Eggman as he continued searching until he heard Mrs. Gray's voice and he turned to her.
"Eggman!" Mrs. Gray yelled very annoyedly. "What are you doing?"
"I was just... Uhm.. I'm sorry, Madame Gray." Eggman stuttered nervously.
Mrs. Gray glared at Eggman she bring a trey of crabs as she headed to the dining room. And gave them their meals, but Shadow and Owlan except Sonic didn't noticed one of the crabs was Knuckles, he snook from Owlan's plate and hurriedly hid in Sonic's plate cover while Owlan and Shadow a conversation about the idea of having a tour the next day.
"Shadow, perhaps our young guest might enjoy seeing some of the sights of the kingdom. Something in the way of a tour?" Owlan suggested.
"That's not a bad idea, Owlan! If he's interested." replied Shadow and then turned to Sonic with a blush. "What do you say?"
Sonic nodded with a smile and loved the idea of having a tour.
"Wonderful, now let's eat, before this crab wanders off my plate." Owlan joked but then he was surprised that his crab was gone.
One night later in the guest room where Sonic was getting ready for bed and Knuckles was very disappointed and upset about the kitchen incident.
"This has got to be, without a doubt, the single most humiliating day of my life. I hope you appreciate what I go through for you, Sonic." Knuckles said disappointedly. "We got to make a plan to get the prince kiss you. Tomorrow when he takes for that ride, you gotta look your best. You gotta bat your eyes and pucker up your lips."
When Knuckles was showing Sonic how the plan would work, he fell asleep in a comfy bed.
"You are hopeless, Sonic. You know that, completely hopeless." Knuckles sighed as he fell asleep.
Meanwhile in the Mobotlantica, the seahorse swam to the throneroom.
"Any sign of them?" Aleena asked worriedly.
"No, my queen." the seahorse replied sadly. "We're searched everywhere. We've found no trace of your son or Knuckles."
"Well, keep looking. Leave no shell unturned, no coral unexplored. Let no one in this Kingdom sleep until Sonic is safe at home." she ordered.
"Yes, your majesty." nodded the seahorse and left the throne room.
"What have I done?" Aleena said to herself sobbing and felt guilty for being so hard on Sonic.
To be continued.