Truth of Power
Space Colony Ark: Central Room
Shima: Ow, my head. Huh? I'm on...Space Colony Ark. But how? Oh, well. It seems that no one's around. Maybe I can get out of here. (She runs towards the door but an invisible force knocks her back) What the-
Xilax: I thought you would be more happy to be home.
Shima: Who are you?
Xilax: I am Xilax the Hedgehog. You may not remember me, but I certainly remember you. I believe you have something that belongs to me.
Shima: What would that be?
Xilax: Your crystal. You probably were never told why you were given it or who gave it to you, but I know why. That crystal on your neck will help us create a better world. Now please, give it to me.
Shima: A better world? But Silver said-
Xilax: Who cares about what that future-freak says? Just give me that crystal!
Shima: No! I won't let you have it!
Xilax: Don't you dare defy me! I created you! You must obey me!
Shima: Never! Get away from me!
Xilax: Not so fast! Chaos Hypnosis!
Shima: I'm almost there.... Aaahhh!!!
Xilax: At last, the power crystal is mine!
Shima: *faintly* No...Sonic... I'm sorry I...couldn't be stronger... (she passes out)
Mystic Ruins: Tails's Workshop
Tails: Well, guys, the space shuttle is completed. Did you find the last two Chaos Emeralds?
Sonic: No luck.
Silver: We looked everywhere, but still couldn't find them.
Shadow: We'll just need to forgt about them and head up to the Ark.
Tails: Okay. All aboard for Space Colony Ark!
Amy: Let's go!
Space Colony Ark: Loading Dock
Shadow: It feels like forever since I've been here.
Sonic: Okay, stop reminenscing in the past and focus on the present.
Tails: This place is pretty big, so we'll split up into two teams. Sonic, Shadow, Silver and Blaze will go one way and Rouge, Knuckles, Amy and I will go the other. Hopefully, one of us will find Shima.
Sonic: Let's get moving. We'll meet up with the rest of you later. See ya!
Amy: Be careful!
Space Colony Ark: Labrynth Hall
Sonic: Wow, this place IS huge. How are we gonna find Shima in this place?
Shadow: Just keep your eyes peeled.
Blaze: Don't worry. We'll find her.
Silver: What's wrong with the Chaos Emerald?
Sonic: It's glowing...So that must mean that there is another Chaos Emerald around here!
Silver: C'mon! It shouldnt' be that far up ahead!
Shadow: There it is!
Sonic: But no Shima.
Blaze: Don't give up yet! We'll keep looking.
Sonic: Okay. Silver, grab that Chaos Emerald.
Shadow: Wait! Don't touch it! (Silver grabs the Chaos Emerald)
Space Colony Ark: Dark Passage
Knuckles: Boy, it's dark in here.
Amy: I can't see a thing!
Tails: Me neither!
Rouge: Heh! I can see perfectly.
Knuckles: Shut it, bat girl!
Tails: Enough! We'll use the Chaos Emerald to see. It may not be much, but at least it's something.
- 45 minutes later*
Rouge: Ugh! How long is this hallway?
Tails: I'm not sure. I have a feeling we're getting close to the end pretty soon.
Amy: I hope so. My feet are killing me.
Knuckles: Hey, what's that light up ahead?
Amy: Should we go towards it?
Tails: Maybe Shima's there.
Rouge: Didn't anyone ever tell you never go towards the light?
Amy: This is a different situation, Rouge.
Rouge: I'm just saying.
Knuckles: Look! The Chaos Emerald!
Amy: What's happening to it?
Knuckles: When it glows like that, it usually mean that there is another Chaos Emerald nearby.
Tails: Maybe that's what that light is.
Rouge: It's a Chaos Emerald, all right. Come to me, my little precious Emerald.
Amy: No way! You're not going to hold it.
Rouge: I won't steal it!
Tails: Will you two stop? It is a Chaos Emerald, but what is it doing here?
Rouge: Who cares? Let's take it!
Amy: I don't think that's a good idea...(Rouge takes the Chaos Emerald)
Space Colony Ark: Central Room
Blaze: Huh? Where are we now?
Sonic: I remember this room! This is the room where Eggman tried to destroy me in a capsule, but I escaped. (a bright light appears in front of them)
Sonic: Tails! What happened to you?
Amy: We saw a Chaos Emerald and tried to take it, but when Rouge touched it, we got sent here.
Shadow: The same thing happened to us. It was probably Chaos Control.
Knuckles: Did you guys have an luck in finding Shima?
Silver: We couldn't find one trace of her anywhere.
Xilax: I know where she is.
Sonic: Xilax! Where's Shima?!
Xilax: Shia is fine. She is now fulfilling her destiny. (he smiles) Oh, and by the way, thank you for collecting the Chaos Emeralds for me. I don't know what I'd do without them. (all the Chaos Emeralds dissapear)
Xilax: Hahahahahahahaha!!!! (dissapears in a flash of light)
Sonic: Come back here!
Amy: Sonic! Look! (she point out the window)
Silver: Is that...Shima?
Blaze: It is!
Sonic: C'mo, guys! (they turn into they're Super forms)
All: Let's go!
The battle against Xilax is here! Will Sonic and his friends save Shima? The end is here in Issue 5: In The End!!!