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Meph? Shadow asked the crystalline hedgehog slowly and worriedly. He was the only one around right now so if something happened he was on his own
Mephiles was still shaking.
His last absence seizures were during his time under Darks influence. It was thought that Dark was the cause of them. After all, they only appeared and disappeared when he was there, and left respectively.
He racked through his brain, hoping not to find what he thought might be there. But, of course if he was he might not answer. But it was the only thing Mephiles could think of.
Letting thoughts bounce around every corner, he awaited an answer.
Not good enough, though
Nowhere near good enough
He jumped. He had momentarily forgotten Shadow was still there.
Mephiles lifted his ears only a slight degree and stared at him with an empty expression, as if he had lost all emotions or forgot how to
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Taking a deep breath, Mephiles paused.
He had never thought about inducing a panic attack before. Under normal circumstances, the idea just seemed like madness.
But this was not a normal circumstance
And as such, it was difficult to force himself to have one.
He would have to be in such a frantic state of mind, that his brain would start playing tricks on him. He would need to be feeling such fear and anxiety that he would be afraid that he would go mad; that his mind might be losing control of his reality and sending him back to the nightmare he had experienced when he had finally cracked and ended up in a delusional state of mind
Like it was said before: inducing that was just madness!
But, it was either that or lose
He didnt want to lose
But, he realized that forcing him to have a panic attack was harder than just letting it come. He needed help
How do I get it started?
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Shadow took a running charge at Rouge, who froze in place in her terror. She could see by the look in his eyes that he had truly become an evil monster. She closed her eyes and let the tears fall as she felt as if she had totally failed him. It was her idea to use the Emerald, and it was her who had botched it up.
Before the strike was hit, Rouge felt a set of arms wrap around her and pull her out of the way before she fell on top of whoever it was. She opened her teary eyes and saw a blurred dark shape of a spiky quilled hedgehog.
Without really thinking, she asked: Shadow?
She blinked and saw a clearer image come to view, and felt her face go red from the awkwardness of the situation.
Mephiles lowered his eyebrows almost sadly before responding in an apologetic tone: Sadly no
An angry growl sounding off behind them caused Mephiles to push her aside and get up to stand his ground, leaving Rouge completely bewildered.
Why did you Sh
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Shadow the Hedgehog was at a loss as he stared at the quivering, crying mess of a hedgehog before him that was Mephiles the Dark. Mephiles seemed unable to stop his tears and was utterly upset the moment he had laid eyes on Shadows injuries, which had been inflicted on the shades part.
As the crystalline hedgehog choked on his breath, Shadow tried to touch his hand to his shoulder again, this time Mephiles not bothering to jump away, but instead shuddering.
Look like Ive said, Ive had worse Shadow tried to say reassuringly, trying to calm Mephiles down. Itll heal over like those other times Its not a big problem
Obviously, Shadow realized the moment he said that, Mephiles started to tremble now, even worse than before.
It is! It is a big problem! He yelped out, closing his eyes, gripping a hand behind an ear and shaking his head frantically. You werent supposed to g
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Pulling the hat down over his head further to hide the baldness, Mephiles shot a glare at Sharpe, who was now snipping the clipped quills in half, laughing up a storm.
It was going to take a week for his quills to be back to normal
I learned something today Mephiles said calmly.
Mephiles looked up at Shadow and Rouge.
Being a Chao parent is wanting to hug and strangle your Chao at the same time He said. That and I look stupid in a hat
Mephiles pointed up to the said object on his head, which was a blue, wool cap with a pom-pom on the top. It was the only one he could find.
Mephiles brought a hand to his head suddenly and frowned.
Thats weird He said. Im starting to feel a bit dizzy now
Are you okay? Shadow said, looking just as concerned as Rouge.
I think so I just need to sit down He eased his other hand to his face, br
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Dark woke up some point in the middle of the night, realizing a startling fact: He couldn't breathe!
Before his brain got too foggy, he had enough sense in him to lift his foot and kick at the source of his predicament, which he saw, when it was removed, that it was Iblis holding a pillow over his face. Iblis had a bit of a disappointed look on his face as Dark pulled himself into a sitting position, coughing and clutching his chest.
"Aw, I wanted to see if you'd send shadows at me if you thought you were being killed..." Iblis whispered as he threw the pillow aside. "Instead, you kick me... that's pretty weak..."
"Sh-shut up..." Dark glared, gasping slightly as he caught his breath. "Y'know... if you killed me now... they'd know it was you..."
"Oh, and just what is that hedgehog and the bat going to do?" Iblis grinned with his teeth bared as he leaned in Dark's face. "If you were out of the way, and I have Mephiles within my reach, then what? They
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So Mephy Boy enjoy your time away?
Mephiles spun around at a one eighty degree angle to face the voice.
Why wont you leave me alone? He growled, taking a step back once he laid eyes on his double. Its obvious now that Im the dominant one, so you should either just go back where you belong, or even better disappear
He was back in his mind, the seemingly endless void of darkness surrounding him. He held his hands out slightly, claws extended and ready to use. Poison green eyes locked gazes with his own, and neither dared to back down.
Mephy I cant disappear as long as you exist Dark dissolved into mist and wrapped around Mephiles, pinning his arms to the side and rooting him in place. The mist snaked its way to his ear. however long I do as well Darks voice whispered in his ear, the voice taking on the hiss of a
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Water was all around him. He was drifting to the bottom letting out his last breath slowly and watching the bubbles drift upwards with indifference
He stayed quite still as he fell, Darks voice echoing and screaming at him in his mind.
He didnt care it was all going to be over anyway
Shadow tightened his hand even more, resting the knuckles of his fist on the concrete as he shuddered.
Mephiles had only wanted to be his friend over the past nine months.
He tried but Shadow had initially rejected him until a few months ago
Despite the fact Shadow was very resentful towards him for half a year
He still tried
He tried to find things they had in common
He tried to win his approval
He fought against an inner demon with the thought of Shadows (and everyone elses ) safety in mind
He tried to tell Shadow, to warn him about Dark of what could happen
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Shadow passed the time by listening to his MP3 player. He pulled up the Linkin Park playlist, not really paying attention to which song he had on, setting it to shuffle after his choice. He tuned his ears out as he plunged himself into his thoughts.
He had never seen Mephiles give him such a look since about a couple of hours before they had been fused together. About the time Shadow chose to push away all the lies Mephiles was sending at him to get him to come to the dark side actually, if Shadow understood that right, it was Dark at the time, Mephiles simply being used and manipulated in the same way Dark had tried to Shadow.
Mephiles was obviously not right earlier and something about Shadow being there set off such hatred, that there was no way that was Mephiles.
It had to have been Dark. No doubt. He only tried to attack Shadow, as if he didnt notice that Rouge was there watching in horror
But, he didnt talk like Dark. His manner of speaki
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Shadow gripped at his head. The memories just kept pouring in. Melding and mixing together, words overlapping others. His eyes shifted upward at Rouge and Mephiles, a low growl set deep in his throat. He couldn't get himself up that well... but he was willing to give it a shot...
Rouge was startled as she saw the first tear fall. Then the next... and the next... Mephiles kept staring at the ground, and one could tell by the look on his face, that he was in complete shock. He mumbled under his breath as he started to rock back and forth, sliding to the ground and wrapping his arms around himself. Rouge raised her eyebrows at him concernedly and reached over and planted a hand on his shoulder, giving him a gentle shake.
Mephiles did not look up. He simply began shaking his head slowly, muttering thing like: "... This is all my fault..." and "... this can't be happening..." under his breath, before he finally closed his eyes and shuddered, shying away from Rouge, and