Tale of Veronica and the Seven Chaos: Veronica and Shadow’s adventure on Angel Island
Chapter 1: The Red-Streaked Hero
Veronica’s Point Of View
Planet Exe…my home where there is blood and chaos as far as the eye can see…I look to the dark, blood-colored sky and I almost lose myself in thought. At least…until I hear an all-too familiar voice. “Well, well…what have we here~?” I turn, scythe in hands, ready to pounce at the bloody blue figure in front of me.
“Do you REALLY think you can beat ME, mortal?” he asks in his demonically low voice. “I don’t think…Exe…I KNOW.” I say as I lunge at him, slicing at his legs. The bloody, now legless figure tumbles backwards and lays there on his back, laughing maniacally. I walk over to him without a word. I hold my scythe up, as if I’m about to give the final blow, and then I see it…I see the person he once was.
I can’t do it…I never could...he’s right. Even if I was HEARTLESS, I could NEVER kill the Hero of Mobius. I set my scythe aside, tears of hate flowing hot on my face. I am NOT immortal, yet I’m not mortal either. I am a half-breed. A young, broken-hearted half-breed.
I look to the Exe and heal him. I cannot stand this…I want the TRUE hero back. I walk away from him as he stands up and looks at me. I can almost sense a hint of hidden pain as he talks to me. “I know what you want, and as long as HE is in control, I cannot be that man again.” I hear as his footsteps fade with his shrinking figure. HE is the hidden insanity that was once concealed in the Hero of Chaos. HE is the one and only. HE is Sonic.exe.
Shadow’s Point of View
Yet another peaceful day on Planet Mobius. The birds are singing, the Chao are playing, and the sky is its usual bright-almost turquoise blue. “Shadow, there you are!” I hear a tiny, childish girl call. I look out upon the meadow and in the center of a patch of flowers and see the young rabbit which Faker calls Cream. Her friendly companion, Cheese, waves for me. “Shadow, I made something for you!” she beckons me.
I walk over and see that she has a flower necklace made out of Roses. I let her put the necklace around my neck and she smiles and admires her handiwork. “It looks good on you, Shadow~!” she says happily. I grin slightly. Maria would’ve probably enjoyed this craft if she were alive, so I enjoy it just as much as she would’ve.
“Yo, Shadow, you up for a race?” says an annoyingly familiar voice. Cream is rather happy when she sees the man that the voice owns. Sonic is here and he gives Cream a hug. I stand up, making sure to wipe the dirt off of my back from laying by the tree. “Not today, Faker. I’m…relaxed.” I lie through gritted teeth. I don’t want to race around Cream, because of how rough we can be. That and I don’t want to end up hurting her by punching sonic multiple times in front of her.
What can I say, even I have a soft spot for her. Sonic nods and runs off, leaving Cream and I in the field. Cream looks to me and smiles in her innocent way, and says “You and Sonic seem to be getting along, Shadow~!” she says as she hugs me. I tense, but almost immediately relax and hug back. I've been getting used to life here on Mobius. It’s almost like being back on the ARK with Maria.
She and I walk hand in hand towards the Emerald Coast. When we reach there, Cream notices something. She tugs at my glove and points to what she sees. I stop and instantly get into attack mode. It looked as if it was a sort of…spaceship? I walked up to it, gun in hand, ready to strike whoever is going to attack us.
The ship opens, revealing its controller. I drop my gun when I notice that the controller is not what I had expected. Instead of it being one of Eggman’s machines, inside the ship is a young girl. I look at her unconscious form and then I see a familiar red liquid…she was bleeding. “Cream, go get Vanilla!” I shout and then say “We have an injured girl and she’s bleeding!”