The 45th ep is now here!
Knuckles was chasing after a crook who had stolen a piece of the Master Emerald. “Nobody messes with the emerald on my watch!” Knuckles yelled as he punched the ground with such force that it split open and created a fissure. The guy fell down the hole, but he shot out an explosive disc. The disc crashed into Knuckles, but had no effect.
“Now I’m mad!” Knuckles yelled as he punched the crook’s lights out and grabbed the master emerald shard. “I’d better get back to the Master Emerald before more thugs get any ideas,” Knuckles said as he put the shard in his pocket and started to zoom towards the shrine. It would only take him a matter of minutes to reach the location at his speed.
Suddenly a black ball rammed into him at high speeds. The force of the blog knocked Knuckles through a tree and the master emerald shard fell out of his pocket. “I’ve finally caught you,” the black ball said as it turned into a hedgehog. “Shadow…SHADOW THE HEDGEHOG!” Knuckles yelled as he got up.
Shadow glared at Knuckles. Knuckles seemed surprised to see Shadow..maybe he hadn’t rigged the match against Sonic. Of course he could just have a good poker face. “Hey Shadow, step away from the shard,” Knuckles said as he clenched his fists. Shadow realized that he was currently stepping on it.
“No chance,” Shadow said as he kicked the shard up and snagged it with his hand. “What’s gotten into you!” Knuckles yelled as he charged towards Shadow. “I just had victory taken away from me thanks to a meddler…and it may have been you,” Shadow said as he sidestepped the charge.
“Oh no you don’t!” Knuckles yelled as he threw a punch at Shadow. Shadow ducked the punch and kicked Knuckles in the stomach. Knuckles grimaced, but the hit hadn’t done any lethal damage. Knuckles quickly pulled his fist back and aimed it at the ground. He was going to cause another fissure, but suddenly he couldn’t move.
“Chaos Control!” Shadow yelled as he took out his Chaos Emerald. “Those time abilities will be trouble,” Knuckles thought as Shadow kicked him into a mountain. Knuckles quickly jumped in the air, but Shadow was already there and blasted him with a Chaos Spear.
“He’s too fast!” Knuckles thought as he was bombarded by dozens and dozens of blows. He tried countering, but Shadow simply dodged the counters. Finally Shadow ended the combo with an uppercut that sent Knuckles flying. “Now I can think of a plan to defeat him,” Knuckles thought as he landed atop a large area in the sky.
“I’m with the Master Emerald!” Knuckles realized as he turned around. Shadow appeared behind him. “Prepare to meet your defeat Shadow!” Knuckles yelled as he punched the Master Emerald with full power. The Master Emerald started to glow and then it exploded. “The power is overwhelming!” Knuckles yelled as he transformed into Super Knuckles.
“Now you cannot hope to defeat me,” Knuckles said as he appeared behind Shadow. He threw an explosive punch, but Shadow was no longer there. “Foolishness! I am the world’s ultimate life form,” Shadow said as he took off his limiters. “That won’t save you,” Knuckles replied as he clenched his fists again.
“You have a lot of power, but you lack speed,” Shadow said as he appeared behind Knuckles. Knuckles punched at him, but it was only an after image. “It’s time to end this,” Shadow’s voice rang out from every side. Knuckles saw dozens of Shadows running around him.
“Power Flash!” Knuckles yelled as time slowed down. Now he could see Shadow running rings around him at super speeds. “I’ve got you now!” Knuckles yelled as he reached out to grab Shadow. Shadow suddenly erupted in an aura burst of blue energy and zipped away.
“He’s in Hero Mode!” Knuckles yelled as Shadow crashed down on top of him with immense speed. the energy from the Master Emerald faded and Knuckles was down for the count. “I can’t lose!” Shadow yelled as he disappeared. Knuckles woke up later and looked up at the Master Emerald.
Now there was only one shard left on top of the altar. “Good thing Shadow left it there, or else!” Knuckles thought as he got up and dusted himself off. “I’m going to collect all of the shards for the Master Emerald!” Knuckles yelled as he set off on his journey.