With Eggman's defeat the Resistance was disbanded, but there's still a lot to do: Destroy the last Eggman's robots, rebuild the cities and most important, capture Eggman.
After leaving his friends, rookie found himself in a forest out of town. Suddenly the rope of the grappling hook it broke and rookie began to fall down. This was the end for rookie, or so it seemed. Rookie fell in the arms of a gray wolf, with blue eyes and a red foulard.
Trembling, rookie said, "t-thanks, thanks for saving me".
And the wolf answered, "you should be careful, rookie. This forest is dangerous".
"Who are you?" Asked rookie.
"Who am I? You can consider me... a friend" Answered the wolf.
The wolf let go rookie and said, "you've shown your value today. Too bad it will not stop Eggman from coming back".
"That's not a problem for Sonic and me" Answered rookie.
"Don't joke with the fire, rookie. Eggman is furious with you" Said the wolf. "I don't know what he has in mind, but I know you're in his viewfinder".
The wolf began to walk and said, "be careful, rookie. Or this time nobody can save us".
- In the meantime, at Sonic's house -
After six months in a prison cell, Sonic is back at his home and finally he can sleep in his bed. Sonic lay down on the bed and began to sleep.
- A few hours later -
The night it has never been so peaceful, or at least until when a explosion has destroyed a wall of the Sonic's house.
Sonic awoke suddenly and thought, "why I have the feeling to know who it is?".
Looked out of the window and, obviously, it was Eggman.
Sonic open the window and said, "ah Eggman, was wondering when you'd come back to the attack".
"Sonic!! This is the last time that you... (The communication was interrupted).
...him! I said stop him! *BOOM!*... (A explosion on the side of the ship has interrupted again the communication).
"What's going on up there!" Said Sonic.
Sonic ran at the entrance door, but when he open the door saw a wolf "slightly" pissed off, give a punch in head at Eggman.
"Tell me, Eggman. You know what time is it?" Asked the wolf.
"It's 2 o'clock in the morning" Answered Eggman.
"And tell me. Where's everybody else?" Asked the wolf.
"At home to sleep" Answered Eggman.
"So you think is the case to use the missiles in the middle of the night?!" Yelled the wolf.
"I'm so sorry!" Said Eggman.
"Rather, do you see that hole in the wall on Sonic's house? Fix it" Said the wolf.
"Sure, immediately. Ehi you idlers! Help me to repair the wall!" Said Eggman.
"Maybe you didn't hear me, Eggman. YOU repair the wall" Said the wolf.
"Only me?! It will take me all night!" Answered Eggman.
"Then it's better if you start now, don't you think?" Said the wolf.
Eggman did not react to the provocation of the wolf and said, "as you want".
"Ehi Sonic, you don't offer anything at Orbot and Cubot?" Asked the wolf.
"Eh? Ah yeah, sure, follow me. If you want, you can enter you too" Said Sonic.
"Why not. Let's go" Answered the wolf.
Orbot, Cubot and the wolf entered Sonic's house.
"One more thing, Eggman. If you try to escape, I will do you pass a bad quarter of an hour. Good job Eggman" Said the wolf.
The wolf entered at Sonic's house.
"Stupid wolf, one day I'll take revenge!" Said Eggman.
"Did you say something, Eggman?" Said the wolf while appears out of nowhere.
"Eh! No, nothing!" Answered Eggman.
"It's better" Said the wolf.
The wolf entered again at Sonic's house.
- Later, that morning -
At sunrise the wall it was repaired and Eggman is gone away, the wolf looked the wall and said, "I must say that Eggman did a good job. A wall solid and resistant, not bad".
"You've been brave to face Eggman" Said Sonic.
"Yes, but it was nothing special" Answered the wolf.
"Who are you?" Asked Sonic.
"I'm a lone wolf, nameless and without honor. Now sorry but I've to go" Answered the wolf.
"Wait, would you like to join the Team Sonic?" Asked Sonic.
"Thanks Sonic, but I have fight enough for one life" Answered the wolf.
"All right. If you change your mind, you know where I am.
"Okay, all right. See you, Sonic" Answered the wolf.
"See ya later, buddy!" Said Sonic.
In the following weeks, the story of the lone wolf spread.
"Have you heard that Eggman has declared war at a lone wolf?" Said a hawk.
"Of course yes, everyone talks about it" Answered a hedgehog.
"I think it's stronger and faster than Sonic" Said the hawk.
"Faster than Sonic? No, it's impossible" Answered the hedgehog.
"I'm serious, I seen him clear a Eggman's facility like it were nothing" Said the hawk.
"Really?" Asked the hedgehog.
"I swear buddy!" Answered the hawk.
But to listening the discussion there's someone else. From the top of a building, Shadow has hear every word. Without saying anything, began to jump from building to building.
- 2 days later, at Mystic Jungle -
In the last weeks, Eggman attacked the lone wolf in a way heavily-armed. Not even Sonic had that honor. From Green Hill to Chemical Plant the wolf was attacked by Eggman's robots.
In total, the wolf has destroyed:
-92 Buzz Bomber;
-2442 Egg Pawn;
-325 Egg Tank;
-1572 Egg Walker;
-311 Moto Bug;
-3 Egg Dragoon (at the same time);
And Metal Sonic.
Where'd he find the materials, it's not known.
"I can't stand it anymore" Said the wolf. "I need a break".
The wolf stopped and began to ate a green apple.
While he ate noticed something. He approached to tall grass and said, "but this... is a Phantom Ruby prototype".
When the wolf picked up the prototype, the Phantom Ruby prototype began to shine.
"What'd Eggman say about the Phantom Ruby prototype... it could only record the DNA of the one that triggered it" Said the wolf.
The wolf looked around and hid the Phantom Ruby prototype in his red foulard and said, "this prototype must not be found".
"Finally I found you" Said Shadow.
"Please, tell me that's not Shadow" Said the wolf.
"I heard that Eggman has declared war at a lone wolf, and the thing intrigued me. Who are you?" Asked Shadow.
"Who I am? I am Nobody. Now sorry but I'm busy" Answered the wolf.
"You're not going anywhere" Said Shadow.
The wolf sighed and said, "what do you want from me, Shadow?".
"I'm here for challenge you" Answered Shadow.
"Don't you have anything better to do?" Asked the wolf.
The wolf turned his back at Shadow.
"Chaos Control!" Said Shadow.
"It must be my day no" Said the wolf.
Shadow hit the wolf with violence, and while the wolf fly away he says, "it's definitely my day no".
The wolf crashed violently into a tree.
"I don't want to fight against you, Shadow" Said the wolf rising to his feet.
"Fight back, I know that you're not a weak!" Said Shadow.
Shadow began to hit repeatedly the wolf.
"Fight back! Or you're worthless!" Said Shadow.
The wolf reacted and hit Shadow.
"Just give up, Shadow. You can't defeat me" Said the wolf.
"We'll see it!" Said Shadow. "Chaos Control!".
The wolf avoided the attack and hit violently Shadow.
Unable to get up, Shadow said, "it's impossible, I can not lose! I'm the Ultimate Lifeform!".
"I told you, Shadow. You can't defeat me. Nobody can" Said the wolf. "Come on, I'll take you home, Shadow".
"Don't touch me!" Said Shadow.
"All right" Said the wolf. "Take care of yourself, Shadow".
The wolf disappeared into thin air.
Rising to his feet, Shadow found the diary of the wolf.
"Must've fallen out when we fought" Said Shadow.
Shadow picked up the diary and opens it.
"Why the first page was torn" Said Shadow.
Shadow began to read the diary.
- ...but if Infinite is still alive, I must find him.
"Infinite... still alive?" Said Shadow.
-Something tells me that from tomorrow, Eggman will send me his robots. And not for a friendly chat. Anyway, Sonic asked me to join at Team Sonic. I wanted to say yes, but... I'm not here for this. (Maybe, one day).
-Now that I think of it, I haven't found a Chaos Emerald yet. Who knows where are they. I'll ever see one? Statistically speaking, no.
-This morning a wolf he said he saw a jackal at Mystic Jungle, but he didn't see if he wore a mask. Anyway, It's better go check on.
-After 2 hours of research, I feel like a cretin. In more, I've the strange feeling of being followed. Better not lower the guard. It's not the first time that someone try to kill me.
There's also a strange caricature of Eggman that says, "look at me, I'm Eggman! I bring you pain and despair!".
"Who's that wolf" Said Shadow.
- The next day -
After fighting against Shadow, the wolf he self-medicated.
While he ate a green apple, looked around and said, "show yourself. I know that you're here".
"How did you know I was here?" Asked Silver.
"It was evident" Answered the wolf.
Silver showed himself at the wolf.
"What happened to you?" Asked Silver.
"It's a long story. You're Silver, right?" Said the wolf.
"Yes, and you must be the wolf that Sonic told me about" Answered Silver.
"Sonic told you about me?" Asked the wolf.
"He talked about you at everyone" Answered Silver.
"Really? Ah" Said the wolf.
"You're fine?" Asked Silver.
"Well, I've one or two broken ribs but I'm fine" Said the wolf. "Anyway, why are you here at Mystic Jungle?".
"I've seen Eggman come here" Answered Silver.
"I think he's here for me" Said the wolf.
"No, I don't think. He was alone" Said Silver.
"Only him? How strange, Eggman usually doesn't go around alone" Said the wolf.
"I know. Do you think that Eggman is planning something?" Asked Silver.
"Yeah, it's possible" Answered the wolf. "Now go home, Silver. This place is dangerous".
"I'm not going anywhere" Said Silver. "I want to help you".
"Thanks for your help, Silver, but I prefer to work alone" Said the wolf.
"Shh!" Said the wolf.
The wolf heard a strange sound.
Suddenly the ground collapsed, and the wolf and Silver fell downstairs.
*Cough cough* "Silver, are you okay?" Asked the wolf.
"Yes, *cough* I'm fine" Answered Silver. "And you?".
"I too" Said the wolf.
"What's this *cough* this place?" Asked Silver.
"Ehm... I think it's one of those ancient ruins of Mystic Jungle" Answered the wolf. "Come on, Silver, I'll help you up".
"Thanks" Said Silver. "Ouch, my leg!".
"And that's why I prefer to work alone" Said the wolf. *Cough* "Let me see".
"Don't worry, it's not broken, but anyway you took a pretty bad fall" Said the wolf. "Come on, let's get out of here".
The wolf helped Silver to get out, and they entered in a little cave. Silver was unable to move, and for this reason the wolf brought some fruits to eat.
"Here, drink this" Said the wolf.
"What's that?" Asked Silver.
"It's a medicine for your leg" Answered the wolf. "Drink, it'll do you good".
Silver drinked the medicine.
"Good boy" Said the wolf.
Silver's face turned red and then blue and then some other color never seen before.
"It's disgusting!" Said Silver.
"I know, but believe me, Silver" Said the wolf. "If it were possible, this medicine would bring back to life even the dead".
"So the dead have a terrible sense of taste!" Said Silver.
The wolf smiled.
"De gustibus non disputandum est, Silver. Remember it" Said the wolf.
The wolf looked the stars.
"Outis" Said the wolf.
"What?" Said Silver.
"Outis" Said the wolf. "You may call me Outis".
"Outis? Strange name" Answered Silver.
The wolf made a timid laugh.
"Anyway you'd better get to bed" Said the wolf. "It's late".
"All right, good night" Said Silver.
"Night, Silver" Answered the wolf.
Silver began to sleep.
"Outis... mah" Said the wolf.
- The next day -
"Good morning, Outis" Said Silver. "Have you been awake all night?".
"Yeah, I was on watch" Said the wolf. "How's your leg, Silver?".
"Much better, but how's that possible?" Asked Silver.
"Basic medicine" Answered the wolf. "I got you some fruit".
"Thanks" Said Silver.
Silver began to eat.
"Well, it's time for me to go" Said the wolf. "Take care of yourself, Silver".
"Hang on, where you going?" Asked Silver.
"Boh, I don't know" Answered the wolf.
"What's that mean you don't know?" Asked Silver.
"It means that...
"SILVER, BEWARE!" Yelled the wolf.
The wolf pushed Silver away.
*Cough cough* "But this *cough* it's sleeping gas? *Cough cough* I hope that... *cough* Silver...
"Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!" Eggman laughed. "Gotcha!".
Eggman taken the wolf and fly away.
- Later, at the Death Egg -
When the wolf awoke, Eggman said, "did you sleep well?".
*Yawn* "I've slept in situations more uncomfortable, but I've slept well" Said the wolf. "Anyw...*yawn*...ay, why I'm chained?".
"You know very well why!" Said Eggman.
"Come on, Eggman. Be sporty! Wolf/Eggman 43-1!" Said the wolf.
"I'm not joking! Over time, Sonic became unbearable, but you! You're the worst of all!" Said Eggman.
"I know" Said the wolf giving a pat on Eggman's shoulder. "It's a bit the story of my life".
"Eh!! How did you free yourself?!" Said Eggman.
"I have my ways" Said the wolf. "Boh, thanks for the coffee, I'd go".
"Ehi! Where are you going?!" Asked Eggman.
"De'! At Metropolis. After 3 days at Mystic Jungle I need to interact with another intelligent being" Answered the wolf.
"It's a pity that you can't stay, Shu" Said Eggman while showing the missing page from the diary of the wolf.
The wolf stopped and sighed.
"If you want a war Eggman, so be it" Said Shu.
Shu left the room.
- In the meantime, at the Resistance HQ -
"Guys! Eggman has captured the lone wolf!" Said Silver.
"What!" Said Sonic.
"How?!" Asked Tails.
"When! Where!" Asked Knuckles.
"This morning at Mystic Jungle, with a sleeping gas missile!" Answered Silver.
"Where's the wolf now?" Asked Sonic.
"At the Death Egg" Answered Silver.
"I'm ready" Said Sonic.
"I too" Said Knuckles.
"Let's go!" Said Sonic.
"Sonic, wait a minute" Said Shadow.
"What's up, Shadow?" Asked Sonic.
"Be careful with that wolf" Answered Shadow. "That wolf hide a secret, that I myself I don't want to know".
- In the meantime, at the Death Egg -
After destroyed some robots, the wolf found a way out.
"It's useless, you're in space!" Said Eggman from a loudspeaker. "Just give up!".
The wolf looked toward the planet.
What's genius? It's fantasy, intuition, decision and execution speed.
The wolf taken a robot destroyed and tied him up on his arm with a rope.
"What're you doing?!" Said Eggman.
"See ya later, Eggman" Said Shu.
"Great idea, Shu" Said Eggman. "And tell me, how do you intend to back on the ground?!".
"Boh! I'll think about it while I'm falling. Bye!" Answered Shu.
The wolf launched himself toward the planet.