"Silver the Hedgehog...just who are you?"
"I'm the one who's going to save this world, and secure it's future. Eliminating a robotic copy such as yourself was the last thing that needed to be done before I could take my real target on in battle. Any last words, faker?"
"I am not defeated so easily hedgehog from the future, I will return even stronger than I am now. And when I do, you'll wish that you never came to the past."
"I highly doubt that, but encourage you to try all the same....Shadow Android. Now, take this!"
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It was a beautiful day in Station Square as a recognizable blue hedgehog was walking around the city at his leisure. Eggman's latest scheme had been halted a few days ago, and things were back to normal. Tails was busy working on some new machine that would mimic the power of the Master Emerald, but since Knuckles wouldn't let him near the real Master Emerald with his tech it wasn't going as easily as making a fake chaos emerald was. Shadow was off who knows where with his team, Rouge and Omega, and the Chaotix were, as usual, trying to get some cash. All of Sonic's friends and enemies were busy, so he had the day all to himself, or so he thought.
"Aha! I've finally found you Sonic. You don't know how hard looking for you can be." That familiar voice belonged to the sweet, but occasionally misguided, pink hedgehog named Amy Rose. As Sonic's self proclaimed girlfriend, she made it her life's mission to spend as much time with him as possible. Since the world wasn't being threatened, Amy saw the perfect opportunity for a date with Sonic. One that wouldn't end with her being kidnapped.
"Oh, hey Amy, I didn't know you were in Station Square today too. Let me guess, you want us to go on a date don't you?" Ever since he had rescued her from Metal Sonic that very first time, Sonic has known how Amy felt about him. He'd spent a lot of time purposely avoiding and running away from her, but what else could he do? Sonic himself rarely stopped to think about something like love. But he would admit (to Tails, and possibly Knuckles if he ever got drunk), that he avoided Amy on most of those occasions because he was too shy to face her. But today he was feeling a little different.
"Exactly, you've finally realized how much I want to be with you Sonic. Will you please, go on a date with me?" Amy's pleading voice had actually affected Sonic that time, although she couldn't tell herself.
"Okay Amy, I'm all yours for the rest of the day. What do you want to do?"
"Oh come on Sonic it's not like you're doing any... wait a minute, did you just say what I think you did?"
"Yep. It's been awhile since you and I spent some time together without the world being at risk. So it's a date, unless you change your mind or something." Sonic added that last part just to mess with Amy's head a bit.
"Now why on earth would I change my mind Sonic? I finally have you all to myself and I'm not about to miss this opportunity."
"Well then what are we standing here for? I'll let you decide what we do today, I'm no good at it myself. Besides, I bet you've been planning for something like this to happen anyway." Sonic was acting completely different, and he wanted to. Something made him realize how much he took his friends for granted, and Amy was especially overlooked by Sonic throughout the years. He felt that he should make it up to her by letting her get what she wants more often than he had ever since they met.
"You bet I have Sonic, today's going to be wonderful, I just know it. Now come on, I know just what we should do first." Amy grabbed one of Sonic's hands and dragged him off somewhere. To her pleasure, he didn't fight it at all. Finally, she could have a perfect date with the person she loved.
Unbeknownst to the two of them however, was that they were being watched by a purple female cat and a silver male hedgehog.
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In the laboratory of the infamous Dr. Ivo 'Eggman' Robotnik, the evil doctor was puzzling over an odd occurrence that had happened the previous night. Someone that appeared to be Sonic had trespassed onto one of his secret bases that he had hidden around the world, and proceeded to destroy everything that could pose to be a threat. The last robot guard was a powerful Shadow Android that Eggman had specifically designed to be a shadow (no pun intended) of his most ingenious creation, Metal Sonic. While not able to copy all of the real Shadow's powers, it was able to match his speeds and strength, and had similar copy abilities as Metal Sonic. For it to be defeated so easily was not something Eggman took lightly.
What disturbed Eggman most of all was that the unknown assailant hadn't even touched a single one of his robots with his hands. With a motion of his wrist they all would either simple be destroyed or torn apart, some even by their own weapons, all while this hedgehog simply walked by them. It was most definitely not Sonic, since this didn't fit his style of fighting Eggman. Shadow was out of the question as well since G.U.N. only cared about what he was up to when the world was actually at stake. This hedgehog was someone completely new. And it scared Eggman, because he knew that if the hedgehog decided to attack him directly, he wouldn't stand a chance against him.
He had no other options at this point. With his three hundred IQ actually using logic, he decide to call upon three individuals he had to rely on when Metal Sonic had locked him in his own flying fortress. They would be able to get the information he wanted, although the cost would be something he wished he could avoid like the last time, he made the call all the same.