Tails the Fox
Chapter 13 - Tails Vs. Copter
Boss 06 - Losol Golem
Boss 07 - E-2X Alpha
Boss 08 - Tails Vs. Copter
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The losol that comprised the Losol Golem were emitting loud shrieks, each part repeatedly saying "Lossssol.... Losssol..." Shadow and Espio were unsure what to expect. So, the Losol Golem made the first move. It tossed one of its losol pieces at them, which Shadow quickly dodged. Espio was not so lucky, and the slimey beast attatched itself to his body. "Ack! Get off me, you disgusting blob!" Espio shouted, trying to shake it off.
Shadow decided to try an attack. "Chaos Spear!!" he fired the magical spears at the Losol Golem, to no avail. The spears were merely absorbed by the monster, then fired right back at Shadow, knocking him into the wall! Meanwhile, the golem tossed more losol at Espio, which were now causing him real problems.
Shadow climbed out of the rubble that was created when he hit the wall. It seemed that he broke one of the spinning torches. Now, where the metal flame was, a blue fire remained. Shadow got an idea. He went to pick up the torch, then noticed it was cold. Any icy flame!? "Perfect..." Shadow said quietly.
Espio tried throwing ninja stars at the golem, only to have them absorbed and tossed back. Shadow called out to him. "I have an idea! Throw those stars when I say so!"
Shadow ran closer to the golem and tossed the icy torch at it. It absorbed the torch. "Now!" Shadow shouted, so Espio hurled a barrage of stars. The icy flame spread through the losol golem, freezing it in ice, and Espio's stars hit it hard, causing the losol golem to shatter to bits!
Shadow picked the torch back up, and carefully used it to remove the losol attatched to Espio. "That wasn't too hard." Shadow said. Espio shook his hand. "You've been a great help. Now, maybe I can find that information I'm looking for." he said.
Shadow started to leave. "Good luck, Espio. As for me, I've got bigger fish to fry." Thus, Shadow started looking for the exit to Shadow Arc.
Meanwhile, Sonic and Tails stood face to face with Copter and Alpha. Sonic took one look at Copter and jumped. "You! I know you from somewhere!" he said, bewildered. Tails was in utter disbelief. This looked just like the dark fox from his nightmares! Copter turned to Tails, and chuckled. "You must be Miles Prower! I am Copter!" he said, wondering how it was that he knew Tails' name. He shrugged off this thought, and continued, "I'm taking that Chaos Emerald, one way or another. Why don't you make it easy on yourself and hand it over?"
Sonic stepped forward. "There's no way we'd give the Chaos Emerald to you! You're working with Dr. Eggman!"
Alpha glared at Sonic. "Resistence is foolish. Hand over the emerald."
Copter glanced at Alpha, and gave a command. "Alpha, you deal with Sonic. Tails is mine!"
At this point, Char flew in and stopped near SPOT. "All right, Copter! I'll keep this doggy occupied! Char is here to even the odds!"
SPOT's monitor flashed: "Error. Evil Chao? Does not compute." Apparently, SPOT didn't believe in fighting with Chao. (that was some powerful artificial intelligence Tails equipped SPOT with!)
So, Char and SPOT were occupied, and Sonic was faced with Alpha. This left Tails to face Copter. "No mercy!" Copter grinned. At last, a real chance to show his power! He lunged at Tails, preparing for a tail whip attack. Tails jumped in place, activating the spring shoes and narrowly dodging Copter's attack. "What the heck?! What do you call that, coward! Come over here and fight!" Copter yelled.
Meanwhile, Alpha was firing lasers at Sonic, which were all too easy for the hedgehog to dodge. But this was a diversion. Alpha was busy getting a lock on the hedgehog, and when the time was right, Alpha fired a heat-seeking missile! Sonic caught sight of it and hid behind a slot machine, which the missile reduced to rubble! Sonic decided he had to stop Alpha fast.
Copter and Tails exchanged a few tail whips, but that got them nowhere. So, Copter took to the sky, and Tails followed. "So, you can fly, too." Copter growled. "But you're pathetic. I can see the fear in your eyes. The weakness!" Copter flew at Tails and tackled him, sending them both hurling to the ground, and into the fountain. The two started struggling, Tails defending, and Copter trying to overpower him. Despite the "weakness" Copter noted, the two were evenly matched.
Sonic went into a spin, gracefully dodging Alpha's shots, and finally knocking the robot off its feet. "Error! Subject power miscalculated!" Alpha groaned, then climbed back to his feet. Sonic knocked him back over with another spin. It seemed Alpha was outmatched. While struggling with Tails, Copter caught sight of this. Even if he could beat Tails, Copter realized that he can't face Sonic AND Tails alone. This fight was lost. Copter jumped away from Tails, then turned to Alpha. "You useless rust farm! Come on, there's no sense getting yourself blown up, Alpha! We'll retreat, and form a new plan!"
At these words, Char left SPOT alone and jumped between Sonic and Alpha. "You wouldn't hurt a defenseless little Chao, would ya, Sonic?" Char said innocently. Sonic stopped short. "Out of the way, Chao! This doesn't concern you!" But it was too late. Alpha's recovery system had finished running, and Copter, Alpha, and Char flew out through the hole in the roof left by Rouletar. "We'll meet again, Tails! Then, I'll settle the score!" Copter shouted as he disappeared through the roof.
"He just took off and left the emerald?" Sonic said in disbelief. "Eggman certainly didn't train him."
"Who is he?" Tails wondered aloud.
SPOT ran over to Tails and displayed info on his screen: "Scanners mistake Copter for Tails. Error."
Sonic looked at SPOT, then at Tails. "By the way, Tails, what does SPOT stand for?"
"Nothing." Tails chuckled. "I just like spelling his name with capital letters."
Sonic fell over. "After all that trying to figure it out...."
Tails laughed again. "Kidding, Sonic. Is stands for 'Sensor Puppy: Optical Transmitter.'"
Sonic stood up, and looked at Tails with a puzzled expression. "You couldn't name him in English?"
Sonic, Tails, and SPOT left the casino. Now they had two Chaos Emeralds, while Copter had one. That left just four more left...
To be continued...