A prompt involving Sonic and Shadow (who had just been freed from Infinite’s control) battling against a giant sized Zavok, in the middle of a ruined city. Hope you can do it!
..So… Infinite doesn’t ‘control’ them? And he needs their data to replicate them? (is what I assume?) But I can write a pretty sick battle scene ;) np!
On hands and knees, Sonic and Shadow shake their heads from the power of the Phantom Ruby, before looking up and squinting at the large skyscraper blocking the sun.
“Hahaha… This is where we’ll say goodbye.” Infinite, having his arms folded, floats off with a sly cackle and spreads his arms wide. “This will prove once and for all… who the true weak things are!”
A large Zavok steps out from blocking the sun, revealing that it wasn’t a skyscraper at all, and laughs before trying to stomp on them.
“Woah!” Sonic rolls away with a build-up spin attack, as Shadow jumps and continues to spring off nearby building ruins, before scaling a large one down and letting his fingertips skim the surface.
“You really ticked him off, Shadow!” Sonic cries out, uncurling and calling over his shoulder to him.
“Hmph. He whines like a child.” Shadow jumps down to join him by his side, the two are running/skating away from the Zavok that only has to take a single slow step to reach just behind them.
Infinite covers his mask with his hand, contemplating it seems, “Hmhmhmmm.. I enjoy watching you scramble for your lives… but this game may take too long.” He extends his arms again, and the familiar eerie ring of the Phantom Ruby shoots out a blaring red light all around them.
“Dang it! I’m tried of these mind games!” Sonic cries out, biting down on his teeth. “Shadow! We can take Zavok down, but we have to work together!”
“Ha!” Shadow scoffs, about to bolt ahead. “I don’t remember asking for your help, Sonic.”
As his eyes narrow, Sonic’s face looks aghast. “Excuse me? We’re fighting for our lives here, Mr. dark and brooding. For just one day, can you tolerate me long enough to welcome me back from the supposed dead?”
In all good humor, Sonic fakes another sigh and exaggerates his arms, shrugging and shaking his head to Shadow. “Why do I put up with you…”
“Welcome back to death.” Shadow swipes his eyes to the corner of his vision at Sonic and smiles.
Sonic’s eyes light up, “Now- that’s funny!” he flicks his own nose to praise Shadow’s turn-around, before the two skid to a halt and arch their runs around the large Zavok’s feet.
“H-huh?” Zavok looks around on the ground unable to see them at the moment.
“There’s no use resisting your demise… Sonic!” Zavok calls out, before Shadow and Sonic reveal themselves, pulling on his large tail.
Zavok roars and flails his arms, before his head swings back to look around his backside, seeing them struggling to keep the tail pinned.
“What? No! Shadow!”
“Do you always refer to one person at a time?” Sonic quips back with a smirk, before spinning as Shadow keeps the tail down for him to scale the back and up to his neck. “Hu-yah!” he spin dashes into his neck, and Zavok falls forward with how many times he keeps hitting it.
Shadow releases Zavok’s tail and quickly begins to swerve up to where his face is being hit down, now on all his fours.
“Don’t tell me what to do.” Shadow chimes in, and then begins to jump and Chaos Spear Zavok’s face, causing him to try and cover it with his hand.
He shakes Sonic off of him and stands again, powerfully swinging his tail and knocking them back and through buildings.
“Urkk..” they slowly get up from the debris.
“This isn’t working…” Shadow states, dusting off the loose crumbs of the city from his back quills.
Sonic kicks a piece of wall or ceiling off his leg and rubs his head. “That barely put a scratch on him.” Sonic comments and stands erect.
“Shadow.” He holds out his hand, not even looking at him. “I could use a buddy to boost with…”
Shadow stares up at him, seeing no expression on his face.
“You’re not joking…” he finds that amusing. “We’re not exactly the greatest of ‘friends’, Sonic..” he puts a hand to his raised knee and pushes off of it to stand, wobbling a little from the impact to regain his stance back.
“….I think it takes two to judge that.” Sonic finally turns and smiles to him, though initially, he thought showing no reaction may be the only way to get Shadow to agree with him, guess not.
“You consider me on par with your ‘friends’?” Shadow scoffed once more, narrowing his eyes again to show he wouldn’t put up with nonsense.
“I consider you a trusted ally. Isn’t that enough to call you a friend?” Sonic tilted his head and lowered his eyelids a bit– now he was having fun with him.
“Hmph.” as if enjoying the banter he had stated, Shadow took his hand. “Don’t make me regret this…” he hunched down, charging up his own boost.
“Heh. Knew you’d see it my way.” Sonic smirked and charged as well.
The two spun and the theme music played before they barrel-rolled through the sky in a haze of blue rimming the outside of their attack, and black forcing it’s way into the epicenter of their combined force.
“Nooo..!” Zavok couldn’t react in time and Sonic and Shadow’s boost blasted into his stomach, jutting through the illusion and heading in a straight arch towards Infinite.
“No. Impossible!” Infinite turned around, shooting a beam at them before they spiraled into him.
Crashing to the ground, Infinite turned onto his stomach, gripping the remains of a building they smashed into.
Sonic and Shadow, now separate, stood as intimidating figures behind him, before coming on either side of him.
“What was that about not being afraid, Infinite?” Sonic hunched down, mocking him.
“Hmph.” Shadow folded his arms, looking down on him. “You know, I almost feel bad for your sorry self. Trembling once more in my presence.”
Infinite’s eyes shrunk in rage, his eyes shaking as his mask scratched the ground while he dipped it deeper down into the soil.
“Heh.” Sonic stood back up, flicking his nose with his thumb again. “I don’t know, Shadow… Maybe he’s twice as scared because I’m here.” He gloated, putting his hands on his hips and leaning to Shadow, challenging his pride with his own ego.
“Perhaps.” Shadow kid along with him. “Or maybe he’s just annoyed that you were involved.”
“Nah, that’s gotta be just you.”
“You are incredibly stuck-up for your species.”
“Now you’re bringing the entire species into this?”
“I would hate to say they’d all be ashamed, but it wouldn’t be practical for me to lie..”
“Now you’re just toying with me.”
“ENNNOOOUUUGHHH!!!” Infinite’s power made both Shadow and Sonic duck behind their raised arms, as Infinite floated up like a dead goldfish before spinning upright and blasting the two away.
“You may have discovered my power source, but that doesn’t make me stoppable.” Infinite summoned canons and fired them at the two hedgehogs.
Shadow and Sonic skillfully dodged but were then bombarded by his barrage of blasts.
They were knocked back but quickly shot up again, however, Infinite saw that as defeat enough and began to move on. Shadow quickly ran after him while Sonic outstretched his hand to him.
But the two had vanished off and away from the city.
Shadow’s teleports were the only sound that could barely be heard by Sonic’s hearing.
“Darn.” he hit his outstretched hand down on the ground, balling it up into a fist.
“If Infinite really can’t be kept down for long, even with the Phantom Ruby weakened, we’ll need to come up with a better plan…. something to keep him down once and for all!”