Sonic frowned he had been in the room for a couple of hours. Being locked up in a place so long made his legs restless. Soon enough he would turn this room into his exercise room. Certainly shadow wouldn't approve to that but he locked in the world fastest being. Now shadow is fast aswell but can be calm in any situations. Or at least as far as sonic knows.
He looked out from the window and crossed his arms. Black doom certainly changed the world he knew.
It was like they went back a couple of centuries. At least they kept the electricity. He had to come up with a plan now. His device was destroyed so he couldn't quite track down the emeralds.
The emeralds must reside near the center of the castle. Where the stone walls didn't exist, which meant it most likely was closer to black doom himself.
Well he could break down the door right now and search for it but it would bring unwanted attention.
Last thing he wanted was to be punished, but he would be ready. However fighting shadow in the vampire nest was out of the question.
He hadn't meet black doom yet as well and if he remember correctly the alien wasn't so merciful.
If black doom could turn the world upside down then what could he possibly do to the hero of mobius?
Maybe he should be grateful that shadow claimed him rather than someone else. Black doom didn't seem to need the blood though. It wasn't like he had fangs or anything. Or that's what he thought..
Sonic stroke his throat where his rival had bitten him. It wasn't easy to spot thanks to his fur but he could feel it on his fingertips.
The fear from before had subsided and the determination to turn back the world to what is was became stronger. He went to the bed and lay down thinking through the possibilities to somehow get those five emeralds.
The blue ears perked at the sound of a knock on the window. He shot up from the bed and approached the window. At first he didn't see anything then suddenly Espio appeared.
Sonic knew he was some sort of ninja but to sneak in to the castle this undetected was impressive. He wore a necklace of onions and smiled lightly.
Sonic didn't hesitate and open the window and let the chameleon enter.
"Been a while." He said with a calm voice and looked around suspicious like he expected a vampire to attack any second.
"Yeah...wait what are you doing here? I don't want to be saved!"
Espio chuckled and moved around the room inspecting it a bit more.
"I am not here to save you..." He said and turned his attention back to the hedgehog.
"Knuckles asked me to check on you. And we all wonder if you possibly have the emeralds.."
Sonic sighed and shake his head.
"No I don't and I am not quite sure where they are. I can't locate them with my senses and the device I was given got broken."
The chameleon nodded understanding.
"Oh by the way why do you have onions on yourself?"
"Vampires can't smell my blood if I wear it. My invisibility skill is not good enough if they can smell me."
Sonic looked at the onion necklace for a bit before he nodded.
"Garlic works too." Espio added before he went over to the window.
"So what are you going to do?" The chameleon asked.
"To be honest I don't know...I will improvise...but I don't think you should put your life in danger just to come here."
"Hedgehog..it's dangerous everywhere only luck have helped us so far."
"Yeah I suppose you are right...but you need to leave now...tell knuckles and the others I am alright. And that I will get the emeralds sooner or later. When I do I will teleport back. Don't send Espio here."
Sonic said and got a nod from Espio. He climed out from the window and became invisible.
"That's up for me to decide and good luck sonic the hedgehog." And with that he was gone.
"Well it's good to know I am not alone." Sonic said to himself and sat down on the bed.
Soon enough the door flew open with force. The blue hedgehog yelped at the sudden bang. And there was shadow panting and quite desperate expression. He held a crystal tightly in his grip as if he was protecting it.
It reminded sonic of chaos emerald and it did in fact send out a weird energy. Not downright evil but not good as well.
"Eh hello shadow." Sonic said and gave him a small wave.
The ebony hedgehog put the crystal carefully on the table and was shaking slightly. He turned around to his blood donator and without warning jumped at him.
"What the hell!" Sonic growled as the other pinned him down on the bed.
Before sonic could push him off he bit him straight in the neck.
The hero groaned and felt his strength fade and blood transfer to the other. Sure it hurt as hell for him but for some reason it was getting easier to take it.
"Shadow you will kill him if you don't stop." Mephiles said loud enough for his brother to hear.
Even if speaking was difficult for the imprison hedgehog he managed to. Black doom had emptied the chaos energy pretty much from the ultimate life form. Much to Mephiles dislike considering how similar incident have happen to him.
Shadow pulled away as soon as he heard that and gasped along with the hedgehog under him. Sonic groaned and felt shadow lightly put his hand on his forehead.
"You will be okay." He assured and slowly stood up mentally happy that sonic was there to feed him. The cobalt hedgehog sighed but remained silent for now and closed his eyes.
He had to find the emerald soon before he was actually eaten alive. But he couldn't keep himself awake any longer and lost conscious.
"So this is your blood donator?" Mephiles spoke with low voice.
"I suppose you could call him that.." Shadow said and looked back to the crystal.
"Do you know how to break your prison?"
"If I knew I wouldn't be here anymore..."
Shadow sighed and knew the only one that could have the answer to that was black doom himself.
"What if I..." Shadow said and picked up the crystal and threw it to the ground.
The imprison hedgehog yelped at the impact.
"You naive hedgehog! Surely it's not that easy you fool!" Mephiles growled.
"You are right ." Shadow replied and picked up the crystal and put it back on the desk.
"It's some sort of spell.."
"Well that didn't make it any easier." Shadow groaned. His ally was in a crystal that was willing to help him. He had to get him out no matter what .
"I will go through the library again..maybe there is a clue there...you stay here." Shadow said before he left the room once more not forgetting to lock the room.
"Like I could go anywhere..." Mephiles muttered.
A couple of hours later the hero woke up with a groan.
"Shadow?" He asked and looked around in the dark room.
"Man does that hedgehog ever sleep?" Sonic asked and stood up. It was a purple glow from the desk and spotted the crystal.
"That's what shadow was carrying with him before.." The cobalt hedgehog went up from the bed and walked towards the crystal. He gently picked it up and observed it.
There wasn't chaos energy in it, no similarities to an actual chaos emerald.
"It is a cool lamp though." Sonic chuckled.
"I am NOT A LAMP! You primitive mortal!"
And at that said sonic yelped and cut his finger on the sharp crystal.
"Ouch what the hell it spoke!" Sonic said and backed off. The little blood slowly trailed down the crystal and it cracked.
The hero gasped as it finally shattered and purple smoke escaped it.
"Well who would have thought...that a bit of mortal blood was the answer." Mephiles said and the smoked merged together to a shape of a hedgehog. He was quite identical to shadow which made the whole thing more disturbing for the hero. No mouth gray stripes pale blue muzzle the only strong color was the reptile eyes.
"What..who are you !?" Sonic growled and stood in fighting stance.
Mephiles chuckled and let his reptil eyes observed the other.
"You have a special scent of chaos energy..." He said and showed no signs of attacking and slowly bowed down.
"My name...is Mephiles the dark. You mortal have released me from my prison I am in your debt...however.." He stopped and approached sonic.
"I must taste you." And with that said Mephiles turned into mist again and charged. Sonic dodged it with ease and growled again.
"What is it that every damn vampire want to suck the life out of me!?"
He yelled and soon couldn't avoid the mist and got pinned to the corner of the room. Mephiles returned to his hedgehog form and chuckled .
"Cause it smells delicious." Was the answer and his muzzle touched the cobalt neck. He nuzzled sonics neck for a while and sonic was downright terrified. But no pain came and he relaxed before he looked down to the other hedgehog.
It was then Mephiles remembered, he don't have a mouth.
"Nooo!" He screamed as he realized that he could never taste the other only smell. But he refused to let go.
Sonic grinned at the fact and tried to push the other off. Mephiles growled at the attempt and inhaled the scent of the other. He continue to nuzzle him in a rather cute manner.
"I will taste you someday..." Mephiles whispered but knew that it would never happen.
For some reason sonic felt sorry for the other. He couldn't eat chili dogs! What a horror but not like that was on Mephiles mind.
Sonic smiled as he knew he was safe but still couldn't get the other off him. And then the door suddenly open .
"What on earth!?" Shadow said as he saw a quite identical hedgehog nuzzle the hero.
Mephiles finally pulled away and turned around.
"It's nice to meet you face to face brother."