Sonic; Hey, Tails. What's up?
Tails: I've created something that could help us find Shima! Come on! Let's go back to my workshop.
Sonic: Okay! *thinking* Finally, we get a chance to find her.
Mystic Ruins: Tails's WorkshopAmy: Sonic! (She hugs him tightly.)
Sonic: Amy! Let...go...of...me!
Shadow: Don't squeeze him to death. How are we going to explain that to Shima?
Amy: Okay, fine. (Amy let's go.)
Rouge: What did you bring us here for?
Knuckles: Is it something important?
Tails: Yes, it is important! Remember Shima? She disappeared about 2 months ago.
Rouge: I remember her! She was a little shy, that one.
Knuckles: Too shy, if you ask me.
Tails: I created a Dimensional Portal that will allow us to travel to different universes.
Amy: Really?! That's incredible!
Knuckles: Yeah, but does it work?
Shadow: It should. We tested it with a couple of things, and they all went it okay.
Sonic: This is our only hope to finding her.
Tails: Right. So, are you guys in?
Rouge: I'm in. It's Shadow's sister, so...
Knuckles: Hey, a bit of traveling won't hurt.
Amy: Oh...okay. But that's just because you're going, Sonic. (She hugs him again.)
Tails: Alrighty, then. Dimensional Portal opening in three...two..one...(The portal opens. It is rainbow colored, but you can't see any farther in it.)
Shadow: We don't know where exaclty Shima is at, but we'll keep searching different dimansions until we find her.
Tails: Everybody ready?
Tails: Okay! Now let's go! (The team enters the portal. Light flashes around them, and they finally feel ground beneath them.)
A Grassy Meadow
(Sonic looks up. They have all landed in a grassy meadow.)
Amy: Where...are we?
Sonic: I don't know. Tails?
Tails: Your guess is as good as mine.
Sonic: Let's go look around. Maybe we'll find someone to tell us where we're at. (They explore until they reach a forest.) Still nobody.
Knuckles: Is it possible that this planet doesn't have any people on it?
Shadow: Let's hope not. (Small rusles in the trees.)
Amy: Did you guys here that?
Sonic: I didn't hear- (Trees rusel again.)
Amy: There it is again!
Shadow: Show yourself!
???: If you insist! (A yellow blur lands on Shadow. The figure looks strangely familiar.)
Sonic: Hey! You look like me!
???: You look like me, too! Weird!
Shadow: Get off of me!
???: Oh! Sorry! (He gets off him.) By the way, who are you guys?
Sonic: I'm Sonic. Sonic the Hedgehog. (Holds his hand out. The yellow hedgehog takes it.)
???: And I'm Speedy. Speedy the Hedgehog.
Sonic: Nice to meet you, uh...Speedy. Where are we?
Speedy: Since you look like me, I say that you're in an alternate universe, in your terms. Welcome to the planet, Terra!
Sonic: An alternate universe?
Tails: It's a dimension that is the complete opposite of ours. That's why Speedy is yellow instead of blue.
Speedy: Yeah, but not all things are complete opposites.
Sonic: Whaddya mean?
Speedy: Well, you and me look alike, right? We probably act the same, too.
Amy: He's right! You both even introduced yourselves the same way!
Speedy: So, you guys want to meet my team?
Sonic: Why not?
Tails: I can't wait to see my opposite!
A Sonic look-alike? If this is an alternate universe, how will everyone else's opposites act? Read about it in Issue 12: Meet the Team!!!