Man, I never thought I'd be using this thread again, especially since I swore I'd never do another Christmas Special, but as you can see, I ended up deciding against that. The more I pondered about the possibilities of a second one, the harder it became to resist doing another. Now, since this story not only takes place after the first Christmas Special, but the fourth and fifth episodes along with it (the latter of which I haven't started yet, for obvious reasons), I'm not sure whether or not this is canon to the main story, but I still try to maintain consistencies anyway. Also, this marks the first appearance of Syndra
, who was originally supposed to debut in the fifth episode.
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Christmas Special #2Part 1On the previous Christmas Special, Cream the Rabbit and her mother, Vanilla, along with their two Chao, Cheese and Chocola decided to have a Christmas gathering over at their house, inviting many of their friends in the process. Among these “friends” was the Chaotix team, along with various others. That wasn’t all, however… In a surprising turn of events, Dr. Robotnik, of all people, showed up at the festivities- as a party guest! Even more surprising than that, he claimed to have changed, and given up on his plans for world domination entirely. Although many people were skeptical about it at first, Vanilla willingly allowed the Doctor to stay, as long as he wasn’t causing any trouble.
Much later on, Dr. Robotnik’s deranged descendant, Dr. Nega also showed up at the gathering, but for an entirely different reason. Apparently, he discovered that the Ifrit was still alive and well, and decided that he was going to continue one of his previous plans, which was to fuel the fiery creature, and use its powers to destroy the world. The “fuel” that the Ifrit needed was Chao, and as such, Nega kidnapped Cheese and Chocola in order to feed them to the Ifrit, but not before using Metal Sonic (who was infected by the “Nega Virus”) as a decoy, so that he could make his escape.
After having Metal Sonic shut off so that he (as well as Robotnik’s other robots) could be purged of the effects of the virus, the Chaotix and company began to chase Nega down, and eventually had the deranged doctor cornered. With nowhere to escape to, Dr. Nega took out his dimensional camera, and used its newfound dimension-ripping ability to tear a hole into the dimension, effectively allowing the Ifrit to pass through, into their world. Just as Nega was about to feed Cheese and Chocola to it, Metal Sonic Version 3.0, of all people, ended up coming to their rescue! According to himself, however, he only did that as a means of obtaining their data, and otherwise couldn’t have cared less what happened to them. Shortly afterwards, he left to go deliver the Nega Virus cure to Metal Sonic (who he wouldn’t be satisfied with destroying while he’s under mind control), as well as the other Badniks.
Not very long afterwards, the heroes used the power of the Sol Emeralds (which Blaze brought to the party with her) to enable their “super” transformations, and engaged the Ifrit in an epic showdown. After a long, tough battle, they eventually defeated it, sending the fiery creature plummeting to its doom. Dr. Nega, on the other hand, ended up getting chased off by Metal Sonic and the Badniks, and as an act of revenge for infecting them with the virus, they ended up sending the deranged doctor flying, effectively foiling his plans once again.
So far, one year has passed since this incident, and Cream, Vanilla, Cheese, Chocola, and Gemel were in the process of preparing for yet another Christmas gathering. Just like before, Amy Rose, Big the Cat, the Multi-Elemental Goddess, EG-005/Silvra, were the first ones over, and decided to help with the decorations.*Music Cue*Cream: There. *Places a star on top of the tree* Once again, that should do it!Gemel: *Gives her a “thumbs up”*Vanilla: *Looks around* Something tells me we may have gone a bit overboard on the decorations this time around, but they still turned out rather nicely, if I do say so myself. *Looks toward Amy, Big, and Silvra* Thank you very much. As always, we appreciate the help.Big: Mm hmm.Froggy: *Croaks*Amy: Anytime.Silvra: Yeah, we were happy to help.Vanilla: By the way, Amy, I’ve been meaning to ask…Amy: Hmm?Vanilla: When Shock gets here, are you going to be able to control yourself this time? I’d rather not have there be a repeat of what happened last year… Amy: Oh, there’s no need to worry. I no longer have anything against Shock. As it turns out, she’s actually seeing someone right now. At first, I thought she was faking it, so I was a bit skeptical about it at first, but she was actually for real! Electra’s another story, though, so I can’t guarantee anything if she shows up.Vanilla: Electra?Amy: Yeah, Dr. Nega’s clone of Shock. Vanilla: Pardon me if this seems rude, but are you sure you aren't jumping to conclusions, like you did with Shock?Amy: Oh, I'm not jumping to conclusions. Boobowski and I were both right there when she came onto Sonic. I swear, that hussy will flirt with any, and I mean ANY guy that she sees! She’s even worse than Rouge!Vanilla: I see…Amy: If she tries that again, then I’ve got a Piko Piko Hammer with her name written all over it! *Tightly grips her hammer in anger*Cream: Maybe you shouldn’t have brought this up, Mother…Big: I agree.Silvra: Someone needs to get her some anger management classes…Amy: Oh, come on, Silvra. I’m pretty sure you’d act the same way if Electra or some other girl were to come onto Wechnia!Silvra: W-What…? *Blushes* I don’t know what you’re- That’s ridiculous!Amy: Are you sure? I remember you saying that you thought he was super cute sometime ago!Silvra: You’re exaggerating! I said he was “kind of” cute! It was just a compliment, that’s all… It doesn’t necessarily mean that I like him, or anything!Amy: Giving a compliment and flirting are two different things. You were definitely flirting with him! You're totally glowing and everything!Silvra: Um, uh… Can we change the subject?Amy: Oh, it’s nothing to be ashamed of, believe me! Love changes everything! It makes you feel like every little moment in your life is huge!Big: Uh oh, here we go with that speech again…Cream: Yep. Once Amy gets on the “love” subject, there’s just no stopping her…Ten minutes later…Amy: …Yep, so basically, in a nutshell, love conquers all! *Looks around, and notices that no one’s in the room anymore* Huh!? Ooh…! Why are people always doing that!?Meanwhile, ways from there, Knuckles and the Chaotix, after receiving party invitations, were on their way over to Vanilla’s house to attend the gathering.Vector: *Listening to his music player* TEAM CHAOTIX! They’re detectives you want on your siiiiide!*Everyone starts covering their ears*Vector: Their directives, trackin’ down your criiiiime! Come along fa ‘da ride! Truth can run, but not hiiiiiide! Fa long the game is on NOOOOOW! Knuckles: Oh, for crying out loud, Vector! Cut it out!Charmy: Yeah! Your bad singing is really, REALLY hurting my ears!Vector: Whadda ya mean “bad singin’”!? There ain’t nothin’ wrong wit’ the way I sing!Heavy: Really, now? Sure could’ve fooled me.Bomb: Yeah. Don’t take this personally, but you couldn’t sing if your life depended on it.Espio: I think Bomb has summed it up rather nicely.Mighty: Yeah. No offense, Vector, but you really can’t.Vector: Oh, gimme a freakin’ break! I’ve sung in front o’ Vanilla quite a few times, ‘n’ she thought I sounded just fine!Charmy: Hee hee, yeah, of course SHE would say that!Vector: What’s THAT ‘sposed ta mean!?Charmy: Ohhhh, you know! That’s because she’s your giiiiiirlfriend! *Snickers*Heavy: Yes, so in other words, she’s most likely just trying to be nice. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if she started holding her ears in agony the moment you weren’t looking.Vector: That ain’t true, ‘n’ you know it!Heavy: You just go ahead and keep telling yourself that.Vector: Why, you li’l…! Shut ‘cher stinkin’ trap!Charmy: Hee hee, “trying to bee nice” and “bee the least bit surprised”. *Snickers again*Vector: *Looks toward Ray and Wechnia* Whadda ‘bout you two? Do you like my singin’?Wechnia: I’m afraid not.Ray: Yeah, sorry.Vector: Bah, wudevah! You people wouldn’t know good singin’ if it bit ‘cha in the behind!*Everyone sweatdrops*Mighty: Yeah, so anyway, I’m going on ahead. I’ll see you guys there! *Takes off**The others do the same*
With that said, the nine of them began sprinting ahead, bound for Cream and Vanilla’s house in the Green Hill Zone. Unknown to them, however, they were being watched from a distance. The two notorious criminals, Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper and Bean the Dynamite, who were apparently expecting their arrival, had just got finished setting up a trap for group.Nack: *Comes from the bushes* What ‘da…!? ‘Ey, wayda minute! How come it ain’t woikin’!? *Walks over to the covered trench*Bean: Beats me. *Starts walking over to it* I’m guessing they must’ve skipped it! Ugh, all that work for-Before Bean had the chance to finish his sentence, he ended up stepping onto the covered trench, effectively adding enough weight to activate the trap and send the two crooks plummeting down the hole they dug.Nack: AH, CRAAAAAAAP!!!Bean: AAAAAAHHHH!!!*A loud thumb is heard*
Meanwhile, with the Chaotix…Ray: …Did anybody else hear that?Mighty: I didn’t hear anything. Did you, Espio?Espio: Not at all. Vector?Vector: Nope, didn't hear nothin’.*Everyone else says something similar, and they keep moving afterwards*
With Nack and Bean again…Bean: *Holding the huge lump on his head* Do you see where another of your BRILLIANT ideas has gotten us?Nack: Ah, shaddap! *Holds the lump on his head*Elsewhere, Sonic and Shock, along with Zippo the Rabbit, were currently in the middle of a race, in order to see which of them could get to Cream and Vanilla’s house the fastest.Sonic: Not bad, not bad! I’d say that’s about it for the warm-up. What do you say we take things up a notch?Shock: Sounds good to me.Zippo: *Smirks, and then nods*Sonic: Alright then! Let’s blast through with sonic speed!*They speed up and take off*
Much later, after the arrival of Sonic, Shock, Zippo, and the Chaotix, many other guests showed up to the gathering, ranging from Tails, Silver, Blaze, Marine, Tiara, Honey, Tikal, Luna, the Elemental and Parallel Goddesses (including Scorch’s descendant, Syndra, and minus Silvra’s “other half”, PG-005/Goldra), and many others.Tikal: Hello, Syndra. How are you?Syndra: *In a dry-sounding tone* Just peachy, thanks. *Walks off*Mighty: …
Um, wow. What’s with her?Tikal: She’s always this way…at least towards me. As far as I can tell, she’s hated me ever since we first met, and even now, I still don’t understand why…Electra: *Walks over to Sonic* Why, hello there, handsome. Long time no see. *Winks*Sonic: Oh, uh… Hey, Electra! What’s up?Electra: This is. *Holds up a mistletoe*Sonic: ...! *Starts backing away from her**Amy and Tiara come stampeding over there, and stand between them, glaring at Electra*Electra: Oh, not you two again… Don’t you have anything better to do?Amy: Listen up, you little hussy! If you think I’m just gonna stand by and let YOU get a kiss from MY Sonic, then you’re sadly mistaken!Tiara: Oh, get real! He’s not YOUR Sonic, he’s MINE!*A heated argument breaks out between them (as always), and people start holding them back*Vector: *Takes out his camcorder* Like I always say, these NEVAH get old!Charmy: Hee hee, yep! Their arguments are always really, REALLY funny!Amy: I’LL BASH YOUR SKULL IN, BOOBOWSKI! YOU, TOO, ELECTRA!Tiara: JUST TRY IT!*Suddenly, the sound of a shattering window is heard, and they all look in that direction**Music Cue*
Everyone: Metal Sonic 3.0!?Heavy: Hey, Three-Point Zero. There’s a new invention called the “door”. Ever heard of it?Metal Sonic 3.0: Hmph.Vanilla: Oh, hello there! I remember you! You’re that nice robot who saved Cheese and Chocola at last year’s party! Thank you very much for that, by the way.Metal Sonic 3.0: *His eyes start to glow as he glares at her*Vanilla: Is…something the matter?Vector: Uh oh! This ain’t good! *Runs toward Vanilla* LOOK OUT! *Dives and knocks her out of the way as 3.0 fires an eye laser**Everyone else ducks from it, as well, and it blasts right through the wall*Vanilla: Whew, that was a close one! Thank you, Vector.Vector: D-Don’t mention it! ^^;; *Stands up and glares at 3.0* You! Whadda ya think you’re doin’!? What’s your problem, huh!?Cream: Mr. 3.0, why are you trying to hurt my mother!?Metal Sonic 3.0: …Scorch: Yeah, Three-Point Zero. What’s gotten into you all of a sudden? Did you get reprogrammed, or something?Metal Sonic 3.0: I could assure you, that’s not the case.Amy: Then why ARE you doing this!?*Other people ask something similar*Metal Sonic 3.0: I don’t have to explain myself to any of you, but don’t worry. You’ll know the answer soon enough. Now get out of my way.Vector: Ain’t gonna happen, pal!Charmy: Yeah!Metal Sonic 3.0: Very well. Then you will also be destroyed!Sonic: Just try it, faker!Out of the clear blue sky, Metal Sonic Version 3.0 has made an unexpected, dramatic appearance! Oddly, he seems to be targeting Vanilla. Why is he after her, exactly Could there be a method to his madness? Or could he have truly gotten corrupted somehow, as Scorch has begun to suspect? Find out on the next exciting chapter of the second Elements of Power Christmas Special!To “bee” continued…