*A series of clips from the previous chapter play to some music*
Announcer: When we last left our hero, he awoke in a jail cell in what is called the No Zone after being left at the foot of the Prime Zone on the Cosmic Interstate. Now with his local counterpart he seeks to get more answers.
*Clip Montage ends. Fade in to Jade and Zade walking down a hallway*
Chapter 1: Let the Games Begin. Or, Robotnik tells all.
Zade: ...And that's why I can't take off your Control Collar until you leave.
Jade: Frickin' beurocratic bullcrap.
Zade: I know, but rules are rules. *Both stop at a big door* Ah, here we are. *Turns the knob and they both enter*
*Cut to a shot of an Eggman-looking man in a militant-looking suit walking around to the front of his desk*
Zobotink: Ah, Sgt. Zon Bat, I've been expecting you. I don't want to point any fingers, but Major Znively's getting a little antsy over why he hasn't gotten a report of clearance from Zouge. You DID drop him off at the Therapy Ward didn't you?
Zade: And leave him with that maniac? Did you not see the Surveilance video from that?
Zobotnik: ...Point taken. *Turns his attention to Jade* Sorry, I didn't mean to ignore you. How have you been since you woke up?
Jade: Been better, now I'm just waiting for a call.
Zobotnik: Yes, well, that's exactly what I wanted to talk to you about. You were informed about where you came from, right?
Jade: The "Leet Zone" if memory serves.
Zobotnik: *Walks over to his chair* Also known as "Earth 31337"
Jade: Yeah, yeah, like the internet language, I get the idea.
Zobotnik: You're from a very interesting dimension indeed. A world inhabited by not just the obligatory counterparts of Prime Zone residents, but it's also home of the mightiest of titans to ever roam the multiverse. Before the existance of such warriors were discovered, this particular Zone caused a mass amount of havoc and disharmony the likes of which was never seen until the Zonewide Collapse. Curiously enough, YOUR dimension was one of the many unaffected by this.
Jade: And what does this have to do with my call?
High, Nasilly, English-Accented MaleVoice (Off Screen): There you are, you sorry excuse for a Police Sargent!
Zade: Up, hold that thought, the head-chewer's here. *Turns to a short, pointy-nosed, almost bald man in a similar outfit to Zobotnik's entering from his right* Znives, what can I do for you this fine day?
Znively: Don't play dumb with me, Zon Bat! You were put under strict orders to send your Leet Zone counterpart to therapy right when he woke up!
Jade: ...You look exacly like that one neighbor of mine I like to pester.
Znively: I'm sure I do. Answers, Sargent, why did you go against an order from your superiors!?
Adorably Gravely Female Voice: AHA! Send your twin brother to take the brunt of MY righteous anger, will ya!?
*Catching everyone by surprise, a boomerang brains Jade who is then tackled by an orange and brown Badger girl wearing a Control Collar, a grey skirt and tube top with an auburn rope belt and missmatched boots and accessories with her hair tied at the bottom in locks after she let out a high-pitched shrill who proceeds to attempting to strangle him as she makes various noises*
Jade: WHOA, COOL YOUR JETS, LADY! Is this the chick you were trying to keep away from me!?
Zade: *Looks over at Znively* THAT'S why. You know, for a guy who out-ranks me, you don't seem too keen on details like this. *Looks down at Jade* You'll have to excuse the Major here, he's locked inside the box, if you know what I'm sayin'.
Jade: Belive me, I do.
Znively: Oh, shut up.
Zonic: *Enters from the right* Sorry, she got away from me. *Lifts the badger off of Jade*
*As the badger decreasingly struggles to get free and Jade stands up and dusts himself off, we cut to behind Zobotnik as he takes a seat. Present is a Yaku-looking figure in yet another version of the outfit Zobotnik is wearing with a long coat walking up to the desk*
Zobotnik: Zaku, to what do I owe the pleasure of YOUR company?
Zaku: I'm simply here to escort the girl here as requested.
Zobotnik: *Looks over at Jade* See, this is what I wanted to discuss with you. Sticks here is an interdimensional neighbor of yours.
Sticks: Okay, so he looks like a guy I know with longer hair and a different outfit, but why is HIS face plastered all over Bygone Island?
Zobotnik: That, I suppose is what our Leet Zone friend here is meant to find out. You see, my dear, you come from one of five neighboring dimensions to his. *Lowers a large screen to Zaku's left showing a holographic-looking gate with the Eggman Emblem on it*
Zaku: *Turns to the screen* Specifically, you come from the Boom Zone which has been reported to be blocked by these four gates on the path there, evidentally by a gang of Robotniks. According to said reports, the only way to open them has been speculated that someone has to enter each of the four Zones and deactivate them. Unfortunately, this cluster of Zones is out of our jurisdiction. So I propose this; Jade, if you manage to remove those gates and escort her home, I will grant your clearance to travel beyond this multiverse. Just a formality.
Eggman's Voice: And lucky for you, there's more to it than that! *The screen's image distorts and changes to his*
*The secondary version of E.G.G.M.A.N starts playing in the background*
Jade: I was wondering when you'd call.
Eggman: I didn't want to seem desprate. Now then, how would you like to play a little game? My favorite partner's local counterpart covered TWO of your main objectives. *A holographic image of a pedistal-like structure appears between Jade and Sticks* Each of my counterparts I've recruited has been entrusted with a special file which can be extracted from a Data Spire which looks like this from the Egg-stractor, the device I mentioned in the message. Upon said extraction, the gate will deactivate. Then it's rinse and repeat for each of the other four dimensions in order to get home. Only then will you learn about our delicious new plan!
Jade: *Smirk* Heh, my mouth's watering already.
Eggman: I'm sure it is...Be seeing you!
*The music fades as the screen turns off and raises*
Sticks: ...Sorry, I've been half-paying attention to all of this. Did Eggman do something with his moustache?
*Zobotnik clears his throat*
Zade: Well, if you two will see me in MY office, I'll unlock your Contol Collars and get you a little extra help.
Znively: No doubt from the group I asked you NUMEROUS TIMES to disband!
Zade: Change the record and get off my back, you little troll!
Zonic (Semi-sarcastically): Have I ever mentioned how much I appreciate Zade making even the most straining of situations a party?
*Zaku lets out a light, muffled chuckle as Zobotnik rubs his temples. Disolve to moments later at the door to Zade's office. Cut to its interior where Zade is at his desk with a key and the Egg-Stractor*
Zade: Sorry about all of that. Znively can be a bit of a...Well, something that's not appropriate for a man in my profession to say.
*Cut to Zade's view*
Jade: Not appropriate for a man in your profession- Listen, what's this "Extra help" you guys were yammering on about earlier?
Sticks: Lemme guess, with us, you're sending a group of ninja cyborg monkeys who strike at the drop of a hat.
*Jade looks at Sticks for a moment with a "What the HELL did you just say?" look on his face and scoots three steps to the right. Cut to behind the duo with Zade sporting the same expression*
Zade (Confused): ...Uh...Close?
*Cut to the door opening with Zelony entering the office*
Zelony: Your task force has arrived, sir.
Zade: Thank you, Zelony, show them in. *Four versions of Jade enter behind Zelony as we cut to a wide shot* May I present to the two of you, the Jade Squad. *Cut to a close-up of a version of him an arabian-like outfit with a cape and headgear covering all but his eyes* From the Luna Zone, this is Moonlight Jade.
Moonlight: *Bows* It's an honor, esteemed resident of the Leet Zone.
*Pan over to one with a brown superhero-like costume with denim-blue trimming, a mouthless mask and a picture of his head as it is and some pouches on his belt*
Zade: Cryfecta Von Bat from Mobius-Seventeen.
Cryfecta: *The right circle representing that eye on the mask slants as he points at himself with his right thumb* Oh, don't mind me, good-lookin', I'm just here to give the readers a good idea what to expect as this series goes on.
Zade: Try not to pay any attention to him when he says stuff like that, that's how we lost our support from the Mobius Galaxy. *Pan over to a robotic version of Jade with what appear to be bulbus foreams and legs respectively in the color and shape of his pants and jacket and his head in the color of his hair* Moving on, we have the new guy from Earth 20XX, Jade Man. He has a very interesting connection with you.
Jade Man: *Folds his arms* Remind me to share it with you once we get this misson underway.
*Pan over to the last version in a caveman outfit*
Zade: And finally, the scruffy-looking guy in the dino-tooth necklace, loin cloth-pants combo and animal-skin boots and vest holding the club-slingshot hybrid in his hand is Prehistoric Mobius resident, Jugga Vugh Bat IV, acting leader of the team.
*Cut back to the wide shot. Jade and sticks are now turnd to the Squad*
Jugga (Gruff voice): Hmph *Steps over to Jade and pokes him with his club* THIS is the local local variation from the Leet Zone? I'm not seeing it.
Cryfecta: Yeah, what's with the stupid hairdo?
Jade: *Lifts the sides of his hair* They're supposed to be meteorites crashing to the ground, but my hair doesn't like being dyed, apparently. *Drops the sides* No matter how many washes, it just won't stay on. It's weird.
Cryfecta: ...*Removes his mask showing him bald and badly burnt-looking with is lips wrinkled slightly* You know, that sounds so kick-ass, I wish I still HAD hair.
Jade: *Winces* Ahouch.
Sticks: *Covers her eyes and cringes* PUT IT BACK ON, PUT IT BACK ON!
Cryfecta: I know what you're thinking. *Moves his hand around his face* Heavenly cyan eyes, a winning smile, "The only caviade is one of his ears is just a little tiny bit too big!" Nah, what you're really thinking is, "Did I get tricked by some time-traveling pranksters while in some kind of stupor to knock up a shar-pei!?" *Puts the mask back on* Well, daddy dearest, lemme put your mind at ease. Had me a bad run-in with an experiment with a Chaos Emerald that was supposed to cure Premature Male Pattern Baldness. Turns out what happened instead was it accelerated it and scorched me up pretty bad. *Gets ready to drop his pants* Seriously, you should see the rest of me.
Jade (Frantically): *Flails his arms around* Nuh, uh-uh! MMM! I'll take your word for it!
Sticks (Simultaneously): *Tries to cover her head* NOOOOOOO!
Cryfecta: *Shrugs and stands upright* Well, the halmark of getting these scars was I can regenerate and heal as fast as the guy I'm half-based on.
Moonlight: The accident being caused by a Chaos Emerald, it also gave him a supernatural awareness of other planes of existance.
Cryfecta: The afore mentioned readers, for example. Anywhosits, where was I...? Oh, yeah. Round-about way of saying this, but if you were going for meteors, I think you they can pass for such if you just say they were made out of Kryptonite.
Zade (Flustered): *Slams his fists onto his desk making everybody jump* ORDER!
Jade: *Turns back around* Sorry about that.
Zade: *Gives a stop gesture and looks to his left with his eyes closed* Nope, my fault, I keep fortetting to shut him up. *Picks up the key and proceeds to unlocking the Control Collars* Now then, gentlemen, I called you here for a very special mission. *Places the collars on the desk and hands Jade the Egg-Stractor before walking up to the Squad* As you know, I assembled you as a special task force for where the Zone Police have no authority to take care of the jobs I give you. So, I now task you with the following assignment; You are to assist our Leet Counterpart in his quest to getting rid of the gates blocking the Special Zones.
Cryfecta: I saw that thing on my way over here, thank God my favorite vacation spot's not blocked!
Jugga: *Presses the front end of his club to Cryfecta's neck as if he's holding a shotgun* ...I will use this!
Cryfecta: *Moves the club away* Easy, Flintstone, that thing goes off in here, the newbie's gonna get a face fulla MY face!
*Jade Man retreats behind Moonlight with a worried look in his eyes*
Zade: You have your assignment, men, get going!
*With Jade and Sticks in tow, the Squad exits the office*
Zelony (Smitten): Bye, Jugga! *Sigh*
Zade: ...*Phew* What a day...And all before lunch...Which I'll be having in the Discovery Zone today. *Exits to the opposite area* Hopefully, I can convince THAT Jade to help us for once.
*Fade out. A spotlight shines in the center of a large, almost stadium-like room which brightens slightly around the spotlight. Cut to Eggman entering from an above area.*
L(eet). Eggman: Welcom back, gentlemen. As you are all aware, I assembled you together not just because your worlds surround this one, but because, from the Improbable Zone, the Satam Zone, the Underground Zone, the X Zone and the Boom Zone, you've proven yourselves to be the most brilliant, the most advanced, the most downright despicable counterparts of yours truly the multiverse has to offer...Plus guests.
*Pan over to L. Eggman's left to a muscular-looking version of Eggman with a different outfit*
B(oom). Eggman: I'm downright HONORED to be here...! *Pauses for a response then slouches on his part of the railing* Excuse me trying to break the tension with a joke...Which now that I think about it, sounded a little lame.
*Cut over to a rotund, robotic-armed, off-design-looking Eggman with a fancily-dressed wolf and a large, orange, barechested dingo with yellow hair, small, purple-tinted glasses, green, tattered shorts, brown gloves and a robotic leg standing behind his chair*
U(nderground). Robotnik: Get on with it! Did you call us here to compliment us or did you have something more important to say? I have a busy day of tyranny tomarrow!
*Cut back to B. Eggman*
B. Eggman: And I've got a Fuzzy Puppies match at 5:00 with my Amy. *Realizes what he just said and looks around* ...Everybody forget I said that.
*Cut back to L. Eggman giving B. Eggman a strange look*
I(mprobable). Robotnik: I for one am as gitty as a school girl to get this presentation underway!
L. Eggman: Right, let's get down to business. *Presses a button on the dashboard. Cut back to the spotlight where a door opens in the center of it raising up a chair restraining a yellow otter with a ponytail and red eyes with the right one covered by the fringe wearing a pair of black jeans and a red t-shirt and a long, red jacket with black trim and spiked black boots struggling to break free. The room lights up completely revealing all the involved variations in marked booths* Gentlemen, as we begin, allow me to introduce to you, the mightier of my estranged sons, E-3000 Pi.
Pi: BASTARD! I'LL KICK YOUR ASS!
*Cut back to B. Eggman*
B. Eggman: Hey, bing restrained against your will as part of some presentation that quite frankly has captured my interest is NO excuse for that kind of language!
Pi: SCREW YOU!
B. Cubot: Ha-ha-ha-ha, it's funny because he's a robot!
L. Cubot: Arr, lad, be it any trouble to ask ye to elaborate on that?
B. Cubot: Seriously, dude? And why are you talking like a pirate all of a sudden?
L. Orbot: Because his voice chip's on the fritz again *Turns over to L. Cubot* I'll go over it with you later. *Scoots L. Cubot away* Sorry, Boss, proceed.
*Cut to the Satam Zone Counterpart who resembles Robotnik that looks similar to the one from the Underground Zone. Present, a Znively-looking person in a green outfit*
S(atam). Robotnik (Menacing voice): My patience is wearing THIN, gentlemen!
Snively (To himself): This place could use better SCENERY as far as I can see.
S. Robotnik: *Glares at Snively* What was, that Snively?
Snively (Sheepishly): *Shrieks, bares a forced smile looking at S. Robotnik* Uh, I said, "Quite a sophisticated piece of MACHINERY, isn't he, sir?"
*Widen to reveal B. Eggman and L. Eggman*
B. Eggman: Suuuure you did!
*Snively growls and shakes his fist at B. Eggman*
S. Robotnik (Angrily): Do you mind?
B. Eggman: I can't help if the acoustics in here a good enough to hear everybody.
L. Eggman: ...That...That's the point.
Pi: Definately heard that scenerey crack!
Snively: YOU'RE NOT HELPING!
Pi: ...Hey, aren't you that guy from Pineapple Street Jade likes to pick on?
Large Henchman (Australian accent): FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE, I'M GETTIN' ANTSY OVER HERE!
*Cut back to U. Robotnik and his henchmen. U. Robotnik glares at the large henchman*
Skinny Henchman: Dingo...
Dingo: *Looks over at him* Yeah, Sleet?
Sleet: You ARE aware that yelling at THEM practically means you yelled at his repulsiveness, are you?
Dingo (Worried): Oh, uh...*Gulp* Oopsie?
U. Robotnik: ...*Looks over at Sleet* Remind me to have you turn him into a golf ball later.
Sleet: As you wish, your Doctor Robotnik.
*Cut back to Pi*
L. Eggman (Disgruntled): *Ahem* The Robotniks of the Improbable and X Zones have the floor.
*From the left, an accurate-looking Eggman appears up to Pi. From the right, a cartoonish-looking non-cyborg-looking version of the U. and S. Robotniks arrives*
I. Robotnik: Fellow Robotniks, our parallel colligue and I have the honor and the privilage to demonstrate a new weapon to ensure our victory over the multiverse!
X. Eggman: And if there are no further interruptions, you will soon witness its capabilities
Pi: *Looks left to right* ...I don't like where this is going.
I. Robotnik: Observe, gentlemen, as we who were hand-selected as presentators of this weapon demonstrate it now. SCRATCH, COME FORTH!
*A tall, chicken-like robot in a gi leaps out of the shadows performing various martial arts moves as he makes various noises*
X. Eggman: BOCOE, FRONT AND CENTER!
*A short, round, grey robot with a head shaped like a hamburger also wearing a gi walks in from the adjacent side. I. Robotnik and X. Eggman take their seats*
Bocoe: Aye-aye, sir!
Secondary voice: Go get him, Bocoe!
B. Eggman (Excited): SQUEE! *Looks over at B. Orbot* Quick, get me some popcorn!
L. Eggman: Concession controls are on your left.
*B. Eggman presses a button and a bag of pop corn starts being made*
Grumpy voice from Scratch's corner: JUST A SECOND HERE!
I. Robitnik: OH, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS MEAN AND NASTY, MUST YOU DO THIS NOW!?
*As some cartoonishly menacing music plays, an angry teal Grounder with a nose-like drill on his face and what look like gagues for eyes and what looks like a compass on his belly and a licence plate that reads "X-14" that looks like it was hammered on to his back rolls in front of Scratch. Cut to a close up of them*
Grounder: How come YOU get to show off the chip!?
Scratch (Squawk-like voice, the following being said as if he were a little child): *Leans over to the Grounder and taps his head* Because Doctor Robotnik put it in ME and not YOU!
Grounder: THAT'S NOT FAIR!
Scratch: IS TOO! *One brief argument later, he grabs the Grounder* Hey, Hamburger Head, before we fight, hows about I show off one of this guy's techniques?
Grounder (Uneasy): You wouldn't DARE!
*Cut to Bocoe. Behind him in the shadows is a taller, yellow version of him with a higher head top in yet another gi*
Bocoe: *Throws a few punches in the air and starts hopping left to right with his fists up* Make it quick, MY chip's got me rarin' to fight!
*Cut to a wide shot of the battlefield*
Scratch: *Tosses the Grounder in the air* BA HA HA HAAAAAAAAAAAA-YAH! *Kicks the Grounder in the torso*
*The room dims low around the Grounder who's body starts emitting various flashes before exploding into pieces that scatter around him, Bocoe and Pi. The tune ends as a loud "Cuckoo" noise that sounds like it's been played on a slide whistle is heard and the room lights back up to its previous state*
Pi: *Smirk* Hm, a 20-bite, Dragon's Maw Kick, nice. *Loses his smirk as he looks over at L. Eggman* If you already downloaded a new copy of my Doragonken data, why the hell am I still here? It's not like you could reprogram me or anything.
*Cut back to a grinning L. Eggman as B. Eggman tries to say something*
L. Eggman: Your predicament is a little more complicated than that...*Loses his grin as he looks down to his right* Especially since the last time I tried to circumvent your programming, I somehow wound up in India thinking I was a receptionist at a company that wasn't even outsoursed. *Looks over at B. Eggman* Turns out I was just sitting on a cactus in the destert while talking into a surprisingly non-venomous rattle snake all that week...*Looks forward after B. Eggman takes a sip of his drink. Cut to I. Robotnik* Improbable, why don't you start with the explaination?
I. Robotnik: If you insist. *Clears his throat and begins to stroke his moustache* You see, you sailor-mouthed goodnik, that chair you are restrained to is actually quite possibly the most brilliant invention I could possibly provide for such an equally brilliant assemblage. Any robot placed in it will have the frequancy of its data used to our advantage.
*Cut to Pi and the Grounder reconstructing himself*
Pi: Damn, I was wondering where that mediocre anti-Sonic song was coming from.
Grounder: What? Oh, I think that's my walkbot. Hang on, I think one of my arms is there too.
*A hand pops out from behind Pi giving a thumbs up. Cut to X. Eggman*
X. Eggman: *Pulls out a microchip with the Eggman emblem on it* Transmitting that frquency is MY contribution. This microchip, once placed inside a robot, as you just saw, will be able to use your hand-to-hand fighting data.
*Cut to a wide shot*
L. Eggman: And I provided you and the proper adjustments.
B. Eggman: ...Are you gonna make the robots fight or not?
X. Eggman: Oh, right. Bokkun, ring the gong.
*At the sound of the gong, we cut to a close-up as Scratch jumps up into the air ready to kick Bocoe who makes an X with his arms and clenches his fists at the last second*
Scratch: HIIII-YA! *Lands the kick and proceeds to grab is foot and hopping around. Pi winces on inpact* OW! OOH! OO-HOO-HO!
*Cut to a close-up of Pi*
Pi (Thinking): What the hell? How did I feel that in MY arms and foot?
*Cut back to L. Eggman*
L. Eggman: I bet you probably felt an odd stinging sensation in areas of your body. This is due to a little failsafe incase you try to break out of those bonds too early in this game. *Briefly cut back to the fight continuing as Pi reacts to their blows to each other then back* As you may have figured out, every attack landed on a robot fitted with the chip sends a sgnal to those artificial nerves of yours as pain. Naturally, if said robot was distroyed, it wouldn't destroy you, but you'd get a nasty shock anyway.
*Cut to the battlefield*
Pi: DAMN IT! I guess this chair also prevents me from turning off my pain receptors too, huh?
L. Eggman: Precisely. And now, just for fun, if anyone has any blunt intstruments with you, feel free to throw them into the ring.
*Cut to U. Robotnik. Dingo is eating a soft pretzil*
U. Robotnik: *Twirls his moustache* Hmm...*Looks over at Sleet* Sleet, Eighty-Six the golf ball idea and turn Dingo into a baseball bat.
Sleet: *Grins as he pulls out a remote* With pleasure, your sadisticness.
Dingo: *Scoots back* Aw, can't it wait 'till I finish my pretzil?
*Sleet presses a button which makes the remote zap Dingo into a baseball bat. He then grabs him and throws him into the battlefield screaming and landing on Pi's crotch. Scrach, Bocoe and his counterpart fall over as if they felt it*
Pi: AGH! MMPH!
Scratch (Simultaneously): DAHAHAHAOW!
Bocoe (Simultaneously): OH MERCY! Decoe, did you feel that?
Decoe (Off-screen): If I had the necessary parts to, I think I'd be throwing up about now...What just happened?
*Cut to L. Eggman*
L. Eggman: Huh...Well, THAT'S a concerning design flaw.
*Cut to the reconstructed Grounder who looks between Scratch and Dingo then gets a sinister look on his face as he retracts his drills which are replaced by hands which he rubs together. He then grabs Dingo and let's out a psychotic laugh as he gets ready to strike Pi with Dingo*
Pi (Strained): *Looks at the grounder with a grimace*...Be gentle.
Dingo (Frightened): AAAAAAAAAAGH!
*The Grounder proceeds to strike several areas of Pi's body as Scratch, Decoe and Bocoe are writhing in pain over the blows. Cut to S. Robotnik*
S. Robotnik: *Slams his fist to the railing* I'VE SEEN ENOUGH! *Performs a triangle gesture with a smile* Despite the design flaw, which should be easy to circumvent, I say with this chip, we may very well be able to create armies of mechanized warriors and assert our authority across the multiverse! *Trembles in what appears to be pleasure* Oohoohoohoo, I just tingle thinking about it.
B. Eggman: You scary!
*Cut to X. Eggman*
X. Eggman: Yes, well, with our sources limited between the three of us, we could only make so many at a time.
*Cut to U. Robotnik*
U. Robotnik: *Stands up* Then that shall be where MY resources come in. With the codes to the chip, I'll be able to mass-produce them and we'll have plenty for our ultimate army!
*Cut to a wide shot. An alarm goes off as the room flashes red. A purple portal-like anomaly forms behind Pi as the chair moves backwards*
Loud Speaker: SECURITY ALERT! SECURITY ALERT! PRIORITY 2 APPROACHING IMPROBABLE ZONE! REPEAT! *Repeats*
L. Eggman: In the meantime, I believe we have an opportunity for a field test.
L. Cubot: *Floats in front of L. Eggman* Be warned, me harties, for we tread dangerous waters! For the lad ye soon face be none too keen on mercy when one of his maties be in a bind such as this.I won't lie to ye about yer chances. He will not leave ye the same way he left ye. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Jaden Von Bat, IV Coconut Acres wgah'nagl fhtagn!
L. Orbot: *Hovers to L. Cubot* That's it, you need a reboot! *Presses L. Cubot's eyes*
L. Cubot: *A tune plays out of him as he reboots* ...Arr, what'd I miss?
B. Cubot: That's it, this is gettin' too freaky for me! I'm goin' home! *Floats to the door just behind B. Eggman*
B. Orbot: What about you, boss?
B. Eggman: Wait a second, I thought we were staging an attack to take out every last Sonic we could find, who's Jaden Von Bat? *Everyone looks at him* ...I was doing soliloquies in my head during our first meeting in the Satam Zone...Could you blame me? It was a depressing venue! *Stands up* Ah, whatever, I gotta bounce. *Turns around to the door* It's my turn to buy lunch.
*Cut to I. Robotnik in front of the portal*
I. Robotnik: Enough of this tomfoolery! Scratch, Grounder, let us return. I still have work to do on my new super robot I've created based on this Jaden Von Bat's dossier.
*The three approach the portal*
Grounder: Incidentally, my word of the day is Circumvent...Except I don't even know what it means.
*Fade out as they enter the portal. Cue a montage for the next chapter*
Announcer: In the next chapter of When Heroes Unite, our heroes enter a strange land where the laws of physics are brought into question. When Jade learns of trouble in the east, Jade rushes into action. Can he save the local Sonic from the enhanced hord of robots? Find out in the next exciting chapter of WHEN HEROES UNITE!