Meanwhile, At Eggman's Base...
“Are those… Jell-O?”
Zavok paused in his mid-wrestling (tearing into pieces, preferably) with Metal Sonic.
Chaos perked up from their small makeshift kiddy pool.
Eggman dropped his victory fliers.
Every single living being (though Metal was questionable) in the room stared at Shadow the Hedgehog blankly.
“These things.” Shadow said again, poking at one of many floating, glowing cube of his newfound ally. The ultimate life form blinked innocently. “Are they edible?”
“No.” Infinite stared blankly, a finger reached up to adjust their mask that has started to slip from its place. Irritation clawed at the edge of their intonation. Almost unconsciously, they seemed to recall their energy cubes protectively. “Those are not for fooling around.”
“But … It looks tasty. Definitely looked like one of those jellies in TV commercial.”
“I’m hungry.” Shadow, again, spoke up. “Either way I’m going to try that.”
Infinite narrowed their eyes. “No.”
“I should’ve gave him food.” Zavok heard the fat human mutter. Apparently, he assumed all of his ‘UltraAwesome Villain Squad v0.0.0’ is invincible by literal meaning, not needing food or beverage as much as normal living being due to each of their own superior traits …
“Make me.” Shadow stood up from his chair. Red eyes locked on one of those eerily tasty-looking cubes… “I’ll have one no matter what.”
Infinite took a step back and glared at Shadow as if he’s a madman. “I said no!”
Zavok and Chaos retreated. The latter begrudgingly had to push their own plastic kiddy pool to the side.
Metal Sonic turned to his creator.
[ “I thought we discussed this already.” ]
“… We did?”
[ “Shadow, despite being the Ultimate Life-Form, still in need of food to operate, Doctor. Same as Zavok, but since his race is extraordinary, refueling can be done at least once in a year. Chaos … Is basically a beverage.” ]
“Nothing a little food for the stomach wouldn’t help, Metal, my son. Besides, Shadow didn’t complain.”
[ “Sir, he is attempting to harm our new ally with pitchforks out of Chaos energy. ” ]
“Move!” Came the shriek from Infinite as he warped around the corner to evade the newly invented Chaos Forks. “Get outta the way!”
“YOU SICK HEDGEHOG!”
“Aren’t we like,” Zavok stared, not amused in the least - turning at the mutated Chao who contently drenched in water. “supposed to help them…?”
“Nevermind I asked.”