I'm suddenly on a videogame kick. Apparently. Anyway here's something of a drabbilish sort of half-ficlet thing that is currently a one-shot. Sure it kind of just ends on a semi-cliffhangerish note, but hey even my muse has problems with extravagant endings at times.Disclaimer: The Characters of Buffy the Vampire Slayer belong to Joss Whedon and Mutant Enemy Prodcutions. The Characters of Sonic the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog and Doctor Ivo 'Eggman' Robotnick belong to Sonic Team and Sega. This is a work of fan fiction for purely entertainment purposes. That is all.
She was perhaps about to make the stupidest mistake in her life or the greatest sacrifice for her loved ones ever the kind of sacrifice that would go down in Slayer history. She really didn’t want to, but she couldn’t let Dawn do this. So with one last look into the depths of the portal Buffy leapt in a swan dive off the platform, the rickety could fall apart with barely a touch platform, that’s what you got when insane people did the construction work.
Buffy was sure she was going to die. She was going to end her existence. There was nothing that could be done to prevent it; at least that’s what she thought. The thing is sometimes the plans that we make can be altered by the tiniest of events. A droplet of water falling into the middle of a lake creates a ripple that eventually travels out from the center to the fringes barely perceptible to the human eye.
So as Buffy jumped. As Dawn cried her heart out thinking her sister was going to die. As the group far down below saw and watched with bated breath. Fate decided to throw a monkey wrench into the works. A blue monkey wrench to be precise wearing white gloves and red and white sneakers, except at the moment of his arrival this particular monkey wrench was glowing a golden in color and floating in mid-air.
Spotting the girl falling through the air about to collide with the strange portal that had opened up nearby this particular monkey wrench, given the name Sonic the Hedgehog by his friends and enemies dashed through the air and caught her mid-plunge.
“Hey, I don’t know what’s going on. But I don’t think you need to be trying to fly that way, a plane would be far more useful.” Sonic quipped not really knowing the situation his cool attitude came off a little stale, spotting the portal still flickering and the girl trying to get out of his grip he put two and two together or at least reasonably so. “And Knuckles says I can’t think worth spit.” He remarked to himself with a light chuckle. Channeling the power of Chaos Control he zapped the portal intending to do something, maybe contain it. The power of the Chaos Emeralds still coursing through his Super Sonic form however proved more unstable then even he could have guessed. And in a shocking move they changed the flow of the portal making it a gateway into a new Zone.
“Ok. Not that I don’t think this is fun, but I need to close that portal.” The girl said to her savior.
“Chill. I’ve got this.” Sonic returned not wanting to back down, he wasn’t good with letting someone else do the heroics when it was obvious this called for his own talented gifts.
“Yeah right.” She returned. “Only my blood can close it because my blood opened it.” She revealed.
“Your blood huh?” Sonic repeated with a smirk. “Check that.” He laughed in a flash they were on the ground surrounded by a group of overlanders or rather humans to use the more common terminology. “Take care of her will ya, can’t have her muckin’ this up again.” Sonic told the tallest of the group who appeared to be the oldest and before the girl could protest he cut into her flesh with one of his quills briefly drawing some blood. In a second flash he was hovering just in front of the new Zone portal. “Ok Eggman time for Round Two Super Sonic style.” He stated before dashing through the portal. The sky literally exploded with a golden aura as Sonic vanished from Earth never realizing that he’d just done something to completely mess with the plans of higher beings.
“Um, what just happened?” Buffy wondered turning to the others.
“I hate to say it Buff. I think your thunder just got stolen by the blue blur.” Xander replied with a tiny smile of relief.
“How could you be so stupid?” Willow demanded smacking Buffy in the shoulder. “You would have died.” She chastised tears flowing from her eyes. Buffy blinked.
“That was the idea.” She said under her breath. “I thought it was what I had to do.” She added to herself glancing skyward wondering why she felt a deep rooted sense of gratitude towards the mutant ground squirrel thingy. “Oh my God. Come on let’s get Dawn down from there.” She stated heading back for the rickety ladder.
“Already taken care of.” A new voice informed dispassionately and the group turned to find Dawn standing a few feet away next to a black and red hedgehog. “Looks like Sonic left without so much as a goodbye.” He added thoughtfully. “Oh well. Chaos Control!” He cried flickering in and out of the picture only to snap back with a sour look on his face. “Stupid hedgehog.” He complained before glaring up at the others. “Would any of you know how to get back to Station Square?” He asked.
“Um.” Xander began.
“Stuck here until another Zone portal opens then.” The black and red hedgehog complained crossing his arms over his chest.
“Well.” Xander tried again.
“Would someone else care to try?” The hedgehog asked impatient with the dimwitted stares everyone was shooting him.
“Er yes. I believe I can be of assistance to your particular predicament. If you’ll just give us a moment to readjust to the situation.” The older man requested.
“Whatever.” The hedgehog dismissed with a turn of his head staring up at the stars. “I’ll be back.” He said and with that he sped off in a blur barely detectable to the Scoobies.
“Ok this is getting repetitive.” Buffy complained. “What’s with the talking animals?” She demanded turning to Xander.
“Heh would you believe Dawn’s keyness opened a portal to a place where Sonic the Hedgehog the videogame is real?” He wondered with a chuckle.
“After seeing that dragon I’m ready for anything.” Buffy returned with a slight nod. “Come on let’s go home and try to put this terrible stuff behind us.” She said reaching for Dawn who rushed up to her and grabbed her wrist never wanting to let go.
“Don’t ever do that again.” She hissed into Buffy’s ear the tears still falling.
“Hey. I’m the Slayer, Death is my gift.” Buffy countered.
“Well then I so owe that hedgehog for stopping you.” Dawn stated. “I don’t know what his gift was, but I’m going to plant a big kiss on him the next time we see him.” She said a sort of childish dreamy look in her eyes.
“No dating hedgehogs.” Buffy deadpanned.
“Ewwww gross.” Dawn shot back. “So not going to Buffy. Get your mind out of the gutter.” Giles blinked wondering if perhaps they’d all just hallucinated Buffy’s suicidal leap from the tower halted only by a previously believed fictional character. The way everyone was acting it certainly felt that way. Turning to head back to the car he was stopped by the black and red hedgehog that had mysteriously appeared after the golden furred one left who was holding up a red hued gem of rather largish size.
“We have a problem.” He said.
“Oh no not again.” Buffy whined partially spinning to glare daggers at the unnamed hedgehog. “And what might that be?” She demanded.
“Only that the Chaos Emeralds have apparently arrived in your world which means Eggman won’t be far behind looking for them. And I can’t use Chaos Control here, which means you’ll have to get me to the other locations of the Emeralds.” He stated pointedly.
“Listen you.” Buffy started to say only to be interrupted by Xander.
“Trust me on this Buff we’re better off just doing what he says.” He stated. “If you think talking hedgehogs are bad wait until you see Eggman.” He added with a shudder.
“Fine.” Buffy sighed exasperatedly. “But we’re going home first and recuperating before we go off globe hopping or whatever in search of these Chaotic Gems or whatever they’re called.” She declared.
“Whatever. I’ll be around whenever you’re ready.” The hedgehog returned disinterested in their personal problems. Speeding off again he was gone.
“I really hate that guy.” Buffy decided with a glare.
“Yeah that’s a common reaction to Shadow.” Xander agreed with a nod. “So. Who get’s the dubious task of keeping their eye on him?” He wondered. All eyes turned to Xander who blinked. “Should have kept my mouth shut.” He grumbled heading off in the direction Shadow had vanished in wondering to himself how he was going to keep up with the Ultimate Life Form.The End
Feel free to continue this if I happen to inspire somebody. I mean I can't be the only one who get's these odd desires to incorporate videogames and the Slayerverse into a melange as it were.