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A Kitsune friendship [TEASER]

Several years ago I became the only person in my family; I lost my mother when I was very young to cancer. It was so long ago that I didn't really understand the concept of death so I was confused at first. Then by the time I was old enough to understand I had pretty much forgotten her so I was never sad until I was hit by the next fatality.

My father was in the army and was consequently sent to Iraq to fight in the war that was going on at the time. I was only fifteen when he left, he wrote often but it was rare when I could speak to him on the phone or on the computer. Eventually I didn't hear from him for a few days, at first I just thought that he was too busy but then I received a letter saying that he had been killed in action. To start with I didn't believe it but after tearless sadness I just had to accept it and move on.

I continued to finish school then started work, alone. My first job was a fairly decent job at a local garage but then my boss said that there was an opening for a job that I might have been interested in. He looked after me well as he knew my father and was equally shocked to hear the news so he treated me with far more respect than most people. He handed my some papers and told me that he had applied for an interview for me. I was told it was for a place in the Subaru rally team pit crew, exited and very grateful for his gesture I was slightly sad to leave my cushy job but I knew that I would be moving up in the world from now on.

When I did the interview they knew that I was nervous but they saw potential. Several days later they replied saying that I was hired, since I had nobody around to make me feel embarrassed I could not help but shout and jeer for joy that I had achieved something good for once. The work was tough but fun and very rewarding at the end of the day. I was paid very well and even got a free car out of it, a 2004 model Subaru Impreza WRX and I loved it very much. I worked for nearly a year before the season needed and I could rest for a little while.

Or so I thought.

One night nearly two years ago I returned from work ready for a vacation but as I turned the TV on it would not work. Giving up quickly I then tried my computer, it worked briefly then packed up like the television did.

Then she arrived.

Like something out of a Sci-Fi movie the screen started to materialise a small green ball. I was scared at first but when it started to speak I was just plain baffled.

After a while it told me it was hungry so I found something for it to eat. After it had pretty much emptied my house of any food I had something rather odd happened. She started to glow then much to my surprise she started to grow. Doubling her size she then changed her name and even her personality slightly, by this time t was so late at night I decided it was best to just give up and go to bed. Leaving her beside me on the pillow I then very quickly drifted off.

In the morning I was convinced that I had dreamt but then I opened my eyes and looked over, shocked and terrified I rolled out of bed onto the floor. Standing up I rubbed my eyes when I saw her lying there, she had changed again overnight.

This time she was the same size as me and absolutely beautiful, easily the most elegant creature I had ever seen in my life and when I woke her up she just became even more stunning. Her eyes were as green as the Asian jungle and as black as an obsidian cave. When she stood up she was much taller than me but I was no longer frightened of her.

Even though I had her follow me for the entire day I just carried on as normal like she was just an ordinary friend.  By the afternoon I sat on the beach, I watched her run up and down the shore enjoying the exercise. That was when I found the device that would make us partners, a small watch that apparently was called a Digivice.

She told me that she was devoted to help me protect the world from a 'Dire time'. It wasn't until the next day that we would find out what it was. When we returned home I decided to sit down and relax for a while, I turned on the TV and the same thing happened again, but this time it was worse.

The same colours that flashed when she appeared the night before were now on the screen once more, I blanked out not long after being dragged through the portal and the next thing I remember is waking up in a field. This was the place where we both were introduced to my best friends, Owen, Alex, Takeo, Lando and their Digimon Guilmon, Betamon, Gabumon and Gatomon.

However Betamon didn't stay the same for long, a few weeks later he turned into the giant serpent Seadramon, a truly great warrior. When we were together we were forced to fight some of the worst creatures to have ever lived, the covenant brutes, jackals, skirmishers, hunters and the worst of all, the Arbiter.

The reason I hated him so much was he injured my partner on two separate occasions, the first time she was at deaths door and the second we all used our combined strength to take the Arbiter down for good. But despite the bad things that happened in that time one thing brought the two of us closer together. She managed to split her powers and made my half Digimon and immortal while she became half human and gained some of my knowledge.

After the excitement of the battles had gone but they were replaced by mobs of furious paparazzi begging for photos and for us to tell our story in front of the cameras, we were bombarded by them for many weeks until the story eventually died down and they moved on to other newer news stories.

By now the two of us were exhausted, we needed a break but we did not get our wish. I was called to the office by my boss; he then presented me with a very unusual yet incredible offer.

"After much thought I have decided to ask if you would be willing to try and become one of our drivers" he said. "You would be given a few trials and if you prove to be a rather good driver we will consider you to be in some of our actual races"

"I will do it on ONE condition" I said to him.

"Anything, what is it?" he asked.

"Can I choose the co-driver?"

I was given permission and I chose my partner. The two of us did the driver trials and we passed with flying colours, this opened the flood gates for even more income. We were asked to be a driver for the next rally in Africa and we managed to climb from third place to second overall which helped Subaru to win the championship. However while in Africa we were stalked by two very unpleasant men.

They lured us to an abandoned building and the last thing I remember is waking up behind bars. The entire group had been captured and were forced to fight in an arena for the entertainment of the owners and an invited audience. When my partner fought she was spared by her opponent, Varan the giant reptile but she suffered several injuries.

Sadly I wasn't quite so lucky, I was forced to do battle with Salamandora and I was completely annihilated. I can't remember what happened afterwards but my partner told me that they had found a way of escaping and releasing all of the other prisoners. The two men were killed and everybody fled but Salamandora followed. Seadramon and Varan managed to drive him off and we were safe once more.
A few months later me and my partner had organised a meet up with our friends but we were yet again thrown into a trouble as another portal opened and it sucked us through into another world. The Digital world.

There our entire group met up again and we were forced to survive in the barren wastelands, it was there we met Chris and his Digimon Plesiomon and met up with an old friend from the arena, Bryan. He had since become a tamer himself and his Digimon Ravickmon was odd because he looked almost exactly like my partner only more muscular, had two tails, orange fur and had a male voice.

I and she fought through thick and thin side by side, against Digimon, the elements and even when I had a violent attack from a poison that made me actually physically attack her. I still hate myself to this day because of that moment when I injured her.

We were there for weeks before we could open another portal and when I did we were sent to yet more strange worlds the first was a place that was cursed  by after duck monsters. Every time the sun went down we were bombarded by un-dead zombies, skeletons, giant spiders and several other horrible creatures. One of which we could not even look at without it attacking us, when we did actually look we nearly lost Takeo as it attacked.

The next world was a strange planet infested by terrifying monsters of many shapes and sizes, the worst of which was a gigantic half crocodile half plant creature with over a dozen tentacle vines which was the worst enemy we have had to fight. My partner came so close to death in that battle my heart almost stopped but she made a miraculous recovery.

We finally were returned home by a very strange man and his assistant, the strangest part was that his craft was a blue police box that was far larger inside than it was outside. As soon as we walked inside he stared it up and we then walked outside to find ourselves back in our home country.

Now we live quietly together in our large modern house, I have taught her the many ways of being a human and about our world and she showed me how to keep my body in shape. I have never felt better now that I have a new body, powers, partner and family.

My name is Kyle and I am the tamer of Malachimon, the Digimon who fell in love with a human.
An introduction to the story that will come up after I have finished Galaxy. This is my first ever story to use the first person perspective and to star only me and Malachimon.

I also took some advice from my friend Brydog23 and add just a little romance between us two. Also another new character you may have heard of from me will be making an apperance later on.
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When I woke up I saw that I was in a hospital bed, groaning I looked around and saw Malachi and Sapphire by my side, Malachi was gently stroking my hand with her paw. "What happened?" I asked as I was still dazed. "You were stabbed by Harry yesterday, remember? You were unconscious all night and all morning" she said. "The nurse says you will be ok by this evening" Sapphire added.

"Are you two ok?" I asked as I sat up.

"We are both fine" Malachi said before adding "I think Sapphire has something to say to you"

"What is it you want to say?" I asked her.

"I just want to say, thank you" she said humbly. "You saved my life and kept your promise. I will never have to worry about Harry again thanks to you"

"You're welcome I guess" she then leant forwards and hugged me tightly. "Ok you're very welcome" I said as I pushed her away, my wound was throbbing badly. "Malachi? I said.

"Yes?" she replied.

"I need to ask, what happened to me yesterday?" I said to her.

"What do you mean?" she asked.

"I mean that blue glow from my hands and why on earth was I so strong?" I asked her.

"Well, my best explanation is that several years ago I shared my powers with you, right?" she said and I nodded. "What happened was your anger must have triggered something that made my power and yours combine in such a way that your were able to use one of my old attacks. Power paw"

"So that's why I shouted Power paw as I hit him" I said, I was surprised by what I was hearing.

"It must be" she said. "It's the only explanation I can think of that makes sense"

"So I have access to your powers?" I asked.

"Not quite, I think you just became so angry that the power built up enough for you to use it. I expect the same would happen to me if I was angry enough" Malachi explained.

"I'm the only one here who can use their powers" Sapphire added. "But I try not to as they are really only good for finishing off or fatally wounding an opponent"

"Why is that?" I asked her.

"They are very powerful but they sap most of my strength. Even using it once was enough to make me tired" she said.

"I nearly had to carry both of you back by myself" Malachi added. She then stroked me a couple of times on the top of my forehead and said "Visiting time end soon. But we will see you in a few hours" she then kissed me on the cheek before telling Sapphire to follow her out.  I was left alone; the only person who came to see me was the nurse who constantly checked my readings. The last time we met that day was when she then removed all of the equipment and said "Somebody wants to talk with you. I will let him in"

She opened the door and a Police sergeant entered the ward, the nurse left us to talk. "Now then" he said. "I want to have a word with you about yesterday"

"Why? What have I done?" I asked, I was scared that he was going to arrest me.

"Nothing" he said. I breathed a sigh of relief and he then explained. "What I was going to say is that you and your two friends are off the hook now. We decided that the evidence was so strong towards Harry being a killer and now that he is dead we can close the case"

"But we killed him" I said.

"We understand it was self defence" he replied. "As for the girl who was killed, we have spoken to her family and asked them not to talk about this. We don't want the press to get hold of this story. As for her belongings the family decided to give a third of her money to her fox"

"Sapphire?" I said.

"I believe so, she will receive a third of Lucy's money and will remain in your care from now on. I also asked if she wanted to attend the funeral but she declined. I trust you will take good care of her and I also have one more thing to give to you" he said and he gave me a small box.

As I lifted the lid I found it to be the Balisong knife that Harry had used to stab me. "Why have you given me this?" I asked the sergeant.

"We have no need for it anymore so we thought you would find a use for it. Maybe as a self defence weapon in the future or as a memorial" he said as he stood up again. "I will leave you now. The doctor will take you home soon and try not to mention this to anybody from now on"

"I don't want to mention it so that's not a problem" I said as he left the hospital ward.

Later that day when the sun had gone down one of the doctors took me back home in his Audi; helping me out of the car he said "You will be fine in a few days. It was just a flesh wound. Now you go and have a good night's sleep"

"I suppose it's another scar to add to the list" I said sarcastically as I rang the doorbell. The doctor went back to his car as I watched Malachi run downstairs and open the front door. She draped her arms around my shoulders and kissed me, she then said "I'm glad you're back. I was so worried about you"

"It's good to see you my love. I was only gone for a few hours and I missed you so much" I said before kissing her again. She lead me upstairs and helped me into bed, "You don't need to fuss this much" I said to her. "The doctor said I will be fine"

"Nonsense. You need to rest" she said pulling the covers over me before sitting down on her side of the bed. "Sapphire said she will make hot chocolate"

As soon as she finished speaking the door opened and Sapphiremon walked in holding a tray with three mugs upon it. Handing me and Malachi one she sat on the end of the bed and said "I hope you will be ok soon. You saved my life twice so saving you was an honour"

"Thank you" I said. "Looks like we are even now"

"Does it matter if we are even?" she said. "You are my tamer; we are supposed to protect each other"

"Both of us are" Malachi said. "Sapphire and I decided while you were in hospital that we should share the duties of protecting you"

"I thought you already did" I said.

"I must confess that I was not trying hard enough before. I never needed to protect anybody in the past, not even Lucy until she we attacked. My fighting skills are also very poor so Malachi offered to help train me up" Sapphire said.

"But what if you don't need to fight?" I asked.

"I'm afraid we will" Malachi interrupted. "With our immortality we will most likely run into danger again"

"I hope not for a long time" I said as I finished my hot chocolate.

"I think you should get some rest Sapphire, you need your strength for tomorrow" Malachi said.

"Very well" Sapphire said, as she was about to leave she turned back and wished us goodnight. Malachi took off her gauntlets and left them on the bedside table before tucking herself in beside me. She leant over and kissed me on the cheek and said "You need to rest now" before she turned over and switched the light off.
After waking up again Kyle is reunited with his vixens.
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I felt my wound throbbing all through the night so I struggled to sleep a wink. When the light of morning started to shine I begged for the night to be over but Malachi did not wake for another hour. I felt her paw stroke my hair back and I looked over to be met by the comforting sight of her eyes. "Had a bad night I see" she said.

"Not even you by my side helped to ease the pain" I said.

"Maybe this will cheer you up" she said before kissing me on the cheek but the pain in my side dulled the pleasure of the moment. Malachi saw that I was not enjoying her company as much so she then broke the kiss and sighed. "You're wounds are hurting aren't they?" she said as she looked at me in pity.

"It's agony" I said. "I can't even enjoy your company with it"

"I wish there was something I could do to heal you faster" she sighed. "I miss having my sweet partner's cheerfulness around"

"I know, but it has only been two nights" I said.

"Two nights too many" she replied. "I want you to get better again"

"I hope so too" I said as I stroked her cheek. "I miss the feeling I get when our lips touch"

"The doctor said a few days so we should maybe avoid this for now" she said. "That way when you do recover it will feel even better"

"What a good idea" I said.

As I sat up I heard the front doorbell ringing, I thought it could be the mail so I left the room to answer it. When I opened the door I was surprised to see a man whom I did not recognise. After I asked him who he was he then replied "I was wondering, is Sapphiremon here? My name is Luvini in case you were wondering" He sounded very South American.

"Sure she is here" I said. "Shall I say it's Luvini or just a friend?"

"Just a friend will work" he said as I let him in. I shouted upstairs to Sapphire that somebody was here to see her; I heard the bedroom door open and she started to walk down the stairs. As she was about to walk down the second flight of steps she stopped and starred at the man for a moment. Luvini held his arms out and said "It's good to see you again Sapphiremon"

Sapphire dashed down the stairs and ran into his arms; Luvini picked her up and swung her around before gently putting her back down onto her feet. "I haven't seen you in ages!" she said. "Where have you been?"

"I had to go back to Brazil to work" he said to her.

"I only wish Lucy was here" she said in a slightly sad way.

"I heard about that" he said. "I went around to see her but her sister told me what happened. I'm sorry"

"It's fine" Sapphire said. "At least you are here to visit me for a while"

Luvini then looked slightly bashful and said "Well, not quite"

"What do you mean?" she asked.

"Well how can I put this?" he pondered. "I was kicked out of my apartment so I was hoping to stay with Lucy but I was then told to come here. The problem is that this doesn't seem to be your house"

"Sadly no, I only live here" Sapphire said in a disappointed way."Kyle owns this house so he is the one to ask"

She then looked over to me and gave me a very endearing stare, I tried to look away but every time Malachi looked at me like that I could never resist. "Fine" I said. "He can stay" Sapphire's ears perked up before I said "On one condition"

"Anything" Luvini said.

"If I ever ask for help or need a job done you must do it as soon as you can" I said folding my arms.

"That sounds fair" he said.

"So he can stay?" Sapphire asked.

"Yes, he can stay" I said.

Sapphire turned around and hugged me tightly to say thank you. She took Luvini's hand in her paw and led him upstairs to her room, there was only one bed in the room so later that morning Sapphiremon told me she would sleep on the sofa for a while. I sat down next to her on the couch when she was making up a bed and I asked her "How did you meet Luvini then?"

"He was a friend of Lucy's" she said. "I have known him for many years but I haven't seen him for a long time"

"I see, is that why you are so happy to see him?" I asked.

"Not quite" she sighed.

"What other reason then?" I asked.

"Well if you must know. I feel the same way about him that Malachi feels about you" she said. "I have known him as a friend for so long I couldn't help but have a small crush on him after time. I was going to tell him but before I could find the courage to say anything he left and I never saw him again until now"

"Well, why don't you tell him how you feel?" I suggested.

"I can't. He has only been here a few hours" she sighed. "I don't want him to say he doesn't feel the same way about me this early"

"You will never know unless you ask him" I said as I put my hands on her shoulders "While the thought is in your mind you should say something to him"

At that moment Luvini walked downstairs and walked outside the glass doors to the pool. He sat down on one of the deck chairs and started to text somebody; I looked back at Sapphire and said "Tell him now while you can"

"But" she said but I interrupted and said "No buts, just tell him"

"Very well" she said and stood up. She took a deep breath and walked outside and stood next to Luvini. I couldn't hear what they were saying so I just watched, I saw him put his phone away and he stood up, he put his hands on her shoulders and nodded. The two then wrapped their arms around each other and hugged, I then heard Malachi say "Very well done"

Startled I turned to see her standing behind me with her arms crossed. "I'm very impressed by how you handled that" she said. I then looked back at the two and I saw Luvini kiss Sapphire on the cheek before walking back upstairs, she stood by the pool for a moment before walking inside. She sat down on the sofa rubbing her cheek and said "Thank you. I would never have had the courage to say anything to him"

"No problem. Why don't you two get to know each other a little better? I will make the bed for you" I offered.

"Good idea" she said and thanked me again before running upstairs after Luvini. I then looked at Malachi and jokingly said "Looks like we will need to buy another double bed" she giggled and said "Too true"

I then paused for a moment and said "I have an idea" I then took out my phone and started to dial a number. "Who are you calling?" Malachi asked. "A friend who can help me with something" I said as I started the call.

I then made my way upstairs to Sapphire's room; I knocked on the door before entering and when I did I smiled. Sapphiremon was sitting on the bed next to Luvini; they jumped when I walked in. I then said "Sorry to interrupt anything but I bring good news"

"What is it?" Sapphire asked.

"I have organised dinner tomorrow for you two" I said to them.

"Well how kind" Luvini said. "I have only been here for a few hours and you are making me feel right at home"

"I trust that you two are happy together" I said as I winked to Sapphire. She nodded and winked back before I left the room, Malachi was standing outside but for some reason she did not respond when I passed. I looked back and said "Are you feeling ok?"

She stood there for a moment before saying "Did you hear that?" She seemed scared for some reason. "Hear what?" I asked.

"That voice" she said.

I was about to ask what voice but then Malachi went silent, I stood and listened. I was horrified when I could actually hear a disembodied voice, it was very hissed and airy but I could make out that it was saying "I will find you. You can't hide. Time to die" As the voice stopped I stood there and looked at Malachi before saying "What the hell was that?!" she looked at me and said "Kyle..... I'm scared". She was shivering with fear.

"Why? What was that voice?" I said.

"I have heard stories about it" Sapphire said as she left her room. "Was that the voice I think it was?"

"It must be" Malachi told her. "If it is, we are in great danger"

"Why?" I asked.

"That voice was the only thing that every vixen Digimon fears. The voice of the Kaiju Digimon, the Digimon who despises our kind" she said. "I'm afraid we are not safe anymore"

"The Kaiju often possesses a powerful Digimon then forces it to Digivolve into its strongest form. It then will try to kill every vixen it finds until they are either all dead or its possessed body is destroyed" Sapphire explained.

"Why can't we have a quiet day for once?" I said. "What are we going to do Malachi?"

"I don't know" she said.
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a class project, we were supposed to make a poster for an art exhibition, my theme is about skateboarding, the urban subculture. the actual size of this poster is 11" x 17" (300dpi)
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On the porch, she felt safer. The warm light high on the wall, next to the rocking chair that was cradling her seemed to tell her so, with its golden reassurance.

Inside, though...

Imustnotthinkthat, she repeated in her head, pressing her eyelids shut. Daddy will be good, hepromisedhepromised. She'll be all right.

She hugged her legs as a scream and a bark came from inside the house, making her flinch. Daddy?
"Daddy?" she called out, already forgetting that he had asked her not to make noise. The silence extended until she could no longer stand it. She stepped down from the rocking chair and went inside the house, walking slowly, her steps and breath on a single beat.

The living room door swung open, her daddy coming out of it and hurrying to close it back with a gasp once he saw her; he didn't want her to see, even she understood that. He's scared. "Daddy, are you okay?"

He sighed. "Yes, sweetie, I'm fine."

"But - but I heard you scream..."

"I got scared. She... she tried to bite me... " he started, and her eyes swelled up in acknowledgement of what that meant. "I'm sorry..." he said, kneeling down beside her and caressing her cheek. The girl thought he looked so scared and small for some reason, like the puppy they had found a couple of nights ago. The puppy had slept with her and been with her the whole day, they had played and laughed and played again and she adored her and the puppy felt the same for her, she knew it.
But then she had tried to bite her, (playfully!) and her daddy said she wasn't safe to be around. So he took her puppy and tied her in their unused barn. And the next day he didn't even let her go outside to see the puppy! In fact, he didn't let her go outside at all. She thought he was punishing her for taking the puppy in, but what should she have done? It was so tiny, hiding from the rain under a bush near the fence of their sheep's barn, looking so hungry!

"She was just sad, Daddy, because you took her away from me and she knew you were punishing me! Why didn't you let me see her today?" she blurted out, crying desperately and clenching her fists.

Her dad lowered his head, hiding it in his hands. She knew her daddy was sorry, but she didn't care, clad in that childlike selfishness that was her age's privilege. "I will never talk to you anymore!" she cried, and ran upstairs to her room sobbing hysterically.



As soon as his six-year-old slammed her door shut, his wife came out of another door. "She didn't take it well, did she?" she said, frowning.

"I don't really care right now, Anne. You've no idea what -- what happened..." he replied, struggling for breath, his hands trembling. I killed her... I killed her... I had to, but I didn't know...

Her hands went to his shoulders, questioning. "It was the right thing to do, you know that. You know it was that puppy that killed our sheep and bit the horse and who knows what it would have done to our daughter!"

He was shaking as if dancing, again and again and again. Youdontunderstand, he repeated in his head, crying, eyes shut. And she finally seemed to understand something was wrong. Thank God, I can't tell her what I had to do but she can see for herself, she'll see and understand, she doesn't now but she will when she sees it...

She got up and he followed her shadow with his eyes as it entered the room. Her stifled scream made him run as if a spring was under his ass, forcing him to jump up despite his terror of what -I've done- was inside there.

"Where the fuck is the puppy, Ed?! Where is it?" she whispered, her voice the faintest he had ever heard it be, her hand still over her mouth. What am I going to do now? he asked himself.

"Anne, darling... as-as soon as I k-k-killed it..." he gulped, his insides torn. He made himself look at the tiny body lying on their carpet, naked and innocent. "It transformed..."

His wife looked at him with huge eyes, aghast. Pleasebelievemeohgodplease

"This is impossible. What did you do, Ed, we can't call the authorities or say anything, they will take Lisa away from us..." she said, her hands through her hair, looking at the body. Looking for, Ed hoped, confirmation that that was indeed the puppy once... against all odds... It's there, can't you see that it's not just a girl?

The young girl's neck was redder where the collar had snapped when she freed herself from the barn. Her hair was the same deep brown of the puppy's and her teeth, still glaring from her lifeless mouth, were dark with dried blood; and one of her fingers was missing. I thought it was just a puppy, god forgive me, god forgive me.

"We have to get rid of it, Ed."



She couldn't help but look at the night sky when they went out the house, towards the trees at the end of the fields in front of them. Fuck you, she thought towards the full moon, you and this monster you created to hurt our daughter.

She looked at her husband, who was carrying a sack tied at the ends in his arms, tears streaming down his face. I don't know what I would have done if it had been me killing that puppy, seeing it transform into a little girl. God, I hope nobody finds out what we've done...

As if reading her mind, Ed spoke up. "What if somebody sees us? What if the body is dug up by someone?" he asked. She had never seen him scared but oh boy, today his fear made up for all the times he hadn't been and she had. It was palpable, and she felt sorry for him, but they both had to hold on a little bit longer. They would be back home soon, to apologise to their daughter for putting down the puppy, and hug each other tight in bed and pretend it had all been just a dream.

They stopped right after the first line of trees. "This is our land, dearest, our trees, our fields. No one will dig anything up unless we tell them to. And you know there's no one but us around here."

It was hard work, but they helped each other and in just over a couple of hours they had dug the hole, placed the body and covered it back up. Thank heavens it's fall. All the leaves will cover this spot nicely in just a few days...

She held onto him as they walked back. The moon shimmered red, almost mockingly. I know, I know, it shouldn't have ended like this. But we didn't know...

They were halfway back when Ed stopped abruptly. She turned to look at him and saw fresh sweat coming out of his forehead. A few seconds more, and she knew why -- a howl.

They came for us, oh god they came to get their revenge. Tears came to her eyes as the howls multiplied, nearer. "Run, my love." she said, squeezing Ed's hand as hard as she could, thinking of their daughter sleeping in her bed, of her eyes and hair and beautiful laughter. One of us must make it there...

She looked at their house, a lonely warm light showing them the way. "Run."
Entry for Memnalar's All Hallows Tales 2014 contest. The picture I was given was this: Rn 02 - Burning Bright by LacedShadowDiamond.
I had started with a very sci-fi entry but I couldn't really get into it, and today this came to me. I've been reading The Shining, sue me.

This was my first literature Daily Deviation, and I'm so thankful to IrrevocableFate for featuring it. :heart: I'm not the best prose writer and this small "recognition" helps me feel a bit more confident about my prose.

That being said, if anyone has some feedback on the piece, not because it got a DD should you feel less inclined to do so! I'm not a native English speaker, and I'm always working on my writing skills, so any help is appreciated.
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Gallade (the Blade Pokémon) is an exceptionally rare Psychic/Fighting-type Pokémon found among grassy fields within the Hoenn, Sinnoh and Kalos regions as well as the Johto and Unova regions on rare occasions. Exceptionally fast and dangerous to fight in close quarters, Gallade are expert swordsmen that will gladly defend the lives of their trainer with diligence and honor beyond what most other Pokémon are capable of. They might not face any form of development in regards to their special abilities, but if you need a powerful Psychic-type that can deal out brutal damage in close quarters, these bladed fighters can more than do the job with a bit of style and flair thrown right in for free!

For the Ralts family, evolution into either Gardevoir or Gallade is a major point in their life, as it is akin to a child's full development into adulthood in that they obtain a tremendous boost in overall strength and finally become a force to be reckoned with on any battlefield. While most Kirlia naturally evolve into Gardevoir regardless of their sex, if male Kirlia are exposed to the radiant energy of a Dawn Stone, their male characteristics overcome their frail frame and they evolve into fully-physical Gallade, losing all access to their Fairy-type powers and becoming partial Fighting-types in the process. As a result of this transformation, the special abilities of Gallade are stunted in exchange for exceptionally heightened physical powers; all other stat changes are the same as if they had evolved into Gardevoir. Because they are physical combatants, Gallade lose the ability to use many of the moves learned by Gardevoir and instead gain moves that are far better-suited for a role in close-quarters; in particular, Gallade are denied the ability to utilize the Misty Terrain, Healing Wish, Growl, Disarming Voice, Wish, Magical Leaf, Draining Kiss, Calm Mind, Psychic, Imprison, Future Sight, Captivate, Hypnosis, Dream Eater and Moonblast moves and instead gain access to the Leaf Blade, Night Slash, Leer, Quick Guard, Fury Cutter, Slash, Wide Guard, Swords Dance, Psycho Cut, Helping Hand, Feint, False Swipe, Protect and Close Combat moves. In addition, Gallade lose the ability to naturally sense emotions even though they still possess their pre-evolved form's extrasensory organs; this is instead replaced with the ability to foretell the opposition's actions, which tends to serve a far more useful purpose in close quarters than emotions ever would. Overall, Gallade are tremendous physical fighters and are able to strike down weaker opponents easily with the same grace and elegance that makes Kirlia a beautiful sight to most trainers.

Gallade are noted for being able to learn more moves with an enhanced chance of scoring a critical hit than any other Pokémon; this is likely a result of their arms, which have developed odd sword-like growths at the base of their elbows. These strange growths are in fact large outgrowths of hardened bone that are used by Gallade as dull swords in battle as a response to their otherwise frail and physically-inept anatomy. Despite their awkward appearance, Gallade are masters at using these outgrowths efficiently in much the same fashion as one would use a real sword and are able to duel with even humans efficiently without ever losing in most cases. Gallade are further just as protective of their trainer as Gardevoir (though they are nowhere near as clingy) and will gladly defend their trainer's honor in every fight regardless of how powerful the opposition may be. This can be to the extreme detriment of the opposition, as their ability to predict the motions of their opponent allows Gallade to strike fiercely and rapidly without any regards to their personal safety while still managing to dodge the opposition's blows. Despite this vicious nature, Gallade are very courteous of others and prefer to battle with respect and honor at all times, even to the point where they will refuse to use underhanded tactics to win a battle even if their trainer orders them to do so. This can make Gallade a bit difficult for some trainers to handle, but for most, this is merely yet another trait that makes them the perfect bodyguard to have around. The only real disadvantage that Gallade bring to the battlefield is an inability to perform as well as their contemporaries in battle against the traditional foes of Psychic-types and a lack of resistance against other Psychic-types, but when it comes to decimating otherwise insurmountable Dark-types, these strange beasts can more than pull their weight in battle.

It is lastly noted that Gallade is one of only 46 species of Pokémon known to be capable of undergoing Mega Evolution. Holding a Galladite in their hands, Mega Evolution does not do much to change the appearances or abilities of these fighting beasts, but it does nonetheless improve on their already impressive combat skills and makes them difficult to take out without sheer brute force on one’s side. As Mega Gallade, these creatures possess helmet and cape-like protrusions on their body that give them a very knightly appearance; these extensions are apparently sensory adaptations that enable these creatures to read the air currents around them for any slight disturbances, allowing them to react to their opponents’ attacks much more quickly than normal. The bony extensions on their arms, aside from having the sharpness of the bladed edge of their cutting armatures increased, produce energetic after-images as they move through the air and can actually be shaped and molded by the psychic powers of Mega Gallade to take on any form that they desire, enabling them to adapt to opponents of all types who may or may not otherwise have unique hides or armors with specific points of weakness along the body. These beasts fight in a rapid, dual-wielding style that takes advantage of their upgraded weaponry and gives off such a powerful vibe that it can intimidate opponents and weaken their resolve even before the first blow connects. They can further alter their armature blades to harden and spread out in a shield pattern almost instantly, enabling Mega Gallade to parry blows that come their way fluidly before counterattacking and reducing their targets to weakened shreds of their former self. In terms of stats, the heightened reflex times, defensive and offensive abilities of Mega Gallade’s new body considerably increase their base Defense and Speed stats and critically increase their base Attack stat; in turn, they gain the highest base Attack stat out of all non-legendary Psychic-type Pokémon and retain possession of the highest base Special Defense stat out of all non-legendary Fighting-type Pokémon (tied with Scrafty). In addition, an increase in their internal psychic powers allows these beasts to focus more intently in battle and never flinch from a harsh attack, granting them the Inner Focus Ability and making them all-around difficult opponents to fight fairly against without serious physical defenses on one’s side.

Despite their lack of useful special abilities, Gallade are impressive swordsmen that can easily rip apart lesser opponents with efficiency and exceptional vitality in every battle. With the highest base Special Defense stat out of all non-legendary Fighting-type Pokémon (tied with Scrafty) and a penchant for literally beating others to the punch and slicing them up like a piece of meat, it goes without saying that Gallade are great partners for Fighting and Psychic-type specialists alike looking to add something different to their arsenal of weapons in battle. If you're looking for a great partner or merely someone to practice a bit of Kendo with, consider getting one of these creatures for your personal collection; just don't expect to win against them unless you're willing to throw away your honor for a bit of old-fashioned dirty fighting!

Professor Wormwood
A report on the Blade Pokemon, Gallade. Enjoy.
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Zero was slumped in the corner of the bathroom, panting hard. He started when he saw he wasn't alone.
"Get...back..." he managed to choke out.
Then he rose. His eyes were glowing bright-red. Fangs slid into view as he grinned.
"Kurai," Akuru muttered. "Now would be a good time to raise a barrier....."
"Working on it," Kurai answered, clapping her hands together. A red barrier appeared just as he lunged towards them. Then he bounced off.
A golden ball of holy energy appeared between Akuru's palms, just powerful enough to knock him out.
"You can't hurt him!!!" Kurai screamed and hurled at her a weak fireball, causing Akuru to fall.
"Okay, maybe I should hurt you instead,"Akuru growled as she picked herself up. "Why can't I hurt him, anyway?!?"
"'Cos....'cos.... he's just TOO CUTE!!!"
Akuru fell on the ground again.
"Oh fine," she grunted. "You deal with him. And what about Inuyasha?"
"Inuyasha?Who's that?"
"Okay...." Akuru muttered. This was the worst crush Kurai had ever had.
Water suddenly spilled out of a nearby sink, flowing towards Zero. It covered him like a coccoon, then froze, imobilising him.
"Mine!" Kurai sang happily. She reached to lower the barrier. Then....
A woman with her hair in a ponytail and body wrapped in scarves and fur burst into the room.

"Zero!" she gasped.
Only then did Akuru and Kurai realise it was a man.
"Zero, snap out of it!" Yuki burst into the room.
Zero blinked. "Yuki?" His eyes fadded from red to its usual beautiful violet. At the same time, his fags slid back into his mouth.
Yuki tirned to Akuru and Kurai. "I'm so sorry....It completly slipped my mind to tell you he-"
"Is a vampire," Kurai finished, her head bowed."COOL!!!" She exclaimed, her eyes sparkling. She leapt for Zero and he oushed her away immediately. Yuki looked at Akuruu questioningly.
"She's forgotten what a vampire is," Akuru answered. "It happens every single time she 'falls in love'."
"Erm...What happened?" Zero asked, confused.
"Nothing, "Yuki assured him."You didn't take your bllod tablets again, did you?"
Zero's face immediately turned black."I refuse to take them."
"You became like..." Kurai held her body stiffly, and switched to serious battle mood. (Eyes glowing, fangs lengthening etc. Like how Inuyasha looks like when he's a full demon and how Sesshomaru looks like when he's really upset.)
"Uh huh, it was something like that," Akuru nodded.
"Zero, you're going to be a dangerto everyone at this rate," Yuki sighed,
He glared at her,took out several pills and popped them in his mouth. "Happy?" he growled.
The woman/man turned to Akuru and Kurai.
"Yuki was telling me about you just now. Your friends are alright, thay'll recover soon. I'm, Chairman Cross by the way."
"Zero!" Yuki exclaimed.
Zero was coughing up blood. Lot's of blood.
The third chapter.......It took so long since I wasn't allowed to use the computer loing enough to type this out.


I have torn up the manuscript of this story in a fit of rage, and I have no intention of continuing it. Please support my first Xiaolin Showdown fanfic and read [link] ! Thanks.
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a barber shop after her intelligence
was drained on the game show brain
busters from the totally spies episode brain drain.
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after her intelligence and memory was drained on
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CONCEPT: "MOBIUS" - REAL Character Profiles - The Main Crew


Name: Knuckles

Nicknames: Knucklehead (Sonic usually calls him this when Knuckles goofs up)
(Knuckles is commonly given the nicknames "Knux," "Rad Red," "Fists of Fury," and "Knuckie." These nicknames are not canonical to the game storyline. The first three are derived from the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog comics and the fourth was a pet name given to him by Rouge in the English dub of Sonic X. In the games, he has no other known nicknames.)

Race: Echidna
(If you choose to get technical, Knuckles is more than likely a Short-nosed Echidna.)

Gender: Male

Age: 16 years of age

Date of Birth: Unknown
(Knuckles' DOB is generally confirmed as February 2nd, since that was the release of his first video game. However, it is not canon to the video game storyline, as his true DOB is unknown. If you find it necessary to add his DOB nonetheless, February 2nd would be the most ideal choice.)

Birthplace: Angel Island

Height: 110 centimeters (3 feet, and 6 inches)

Weight: 40 kilograms (88 pounds)

Ability Type: Power

Alignment: Hero

Physical Techniques:

(1). Spin Attack
Description: While in locomotion, Knuckles can curl down and take on a fetal position, rolling along the ground as a ball at a very high speed and rate of torque, meant primarily for breaking through barriers, or destroying enemies.
In-game debut: Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, 1994

Last known use: Sonic Dash, Mobile, 2013

(2). Spin Jump
Description: Also referred to as the "spinball jump," Knuckles is able to leap into the air and curl into a spinning, tightly compacted ball of destruction which can destroy enemies and break barriers.
In-game debut: Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, 1994

Last known use: Sonic Rivals 2, Sony PlayStation Portable, 2007

(3). Spin Dash
Description: Originally named the "Super Spin Dash," Knuckles is able to curl down and begin revving up, taking on a diagonally pivoted, ovular shape. Once unleashed, Knuckles blasts forward in an acceleration roll of high speeds with limited airborne capability, meant to break barriers or mow down enemies.
In-game debut: Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, 1994

Last known use: Sonic Rivals 2, Sony PlayStation Portable, 2007

(4). Maximum Heat Attack

Description: After gathering enough energy, Knuckles performs a quick and powerful homing glide, ramming his fists into all enemies in sight, similar to Sonic’s Light Speed Attack. Unlike Sonic’s technique, however, this attack has much higher accuracy.

Appearance: Sonic Adventure, Sega Dreamcast, 1999
Last known use: Sonic Shuffle, Sega Dreamcast, 2000

(5). Drill Claw
Description: When airborne, Knuckles can hurl himself towards the ground, spinning his body fists first at a nearly impossible speed to form a drill. It can penetrate right through foes, or drill him right into the ground for digging, always making the impact with his fists.
In-game debut: Sonic Adventure 2, Sega Dreamcast, 2001

(6). Spiral Upper
Description: The Spiral Upper is a lot like the Drill Claw, except it is done in an upward direction. Knuckles must quickly run in a circle to set up the maneuver and is then able to leap up and spin his body to form an upwards drill, fists-first. The attack gets very impressive altitudes: it is able to send Knuckles about 15 feet into the air.
In-game debut: Sonic Adventure 2, Sega Dreamcast, 2001

(7). Hammer Punch
Description: A particularly powerful punch that Knuckles usually sends towards the ground with enough force to trigger a large tremor throughout a radius of about a hundred yards. It trips up ground opponents and knocks them off walls if they're climbing. It had no effect on airborne foes initially, but it seems that Knuckles has advanced his training far enough to avoid this handicap.
In-game debut: Sonic Adventure 2, Sega Dreamcast, 2001

Last known use: Sonic Rivals, Sony PlayStation Portable, 2006

(8). Thunder Arrow
Description: When enough rings are gathered, Knuckles is able to conjure up a quick bolt of lightning at will, shocking his opponent into submission.
In-game debut: Sonic Adventure 2, Sega Dreamcast, 2001

(9). Fire Combination
Description: Knuckles whips out some of his best moves in succession. He starts with a Straight Dash, followed by a fiery Spinback Knuckle and, with enough power, a Volcanic Dunk to finish.
Appearance: Sonic Heroes, Nintendo GameCube, Sony PlayStation 2/Microsoft Xbox, 2004

(10). Fire Dunk
Description: When they're in spinball form, Knuckles grabs his teammates and slams them to the ground like great balls of fire (...sorry).
Appearance: Sonic Heroes, Nintendo GameCube, Sony PlayStation 2/Microsoft Xbox, 2004

(11). Triangle Dive
Description: When power formation is active, and a strong upward current of wind is being made, Knuckles can grab his teammates' hands to glide, gaining a great deal of altitude.
Appearance: Sonic Heroes, Nintendo GameCube, Sony PlayStation 2/Microsoft Xbox, 2004

(12). Screwdriver
Description: Knuckles launches a spinning forward punch toward his foes.
Only used in: Sonic the Hedgehog (aka Sonic Next), Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, 2006

(13). Knuckle Slam
Description: This attack is executed in a manner similar to the Hammer Punch. The difference is the destruction that follows. A fiery aura surrounds Knuckles for a brief period, causing major damage to everything in the area.
Appearance: Sonic Rivals 2, Sony PlayStation Portable, 2007

(14). Uppercut
Description: Exactly what it says on the tin. Knuckles uppercuts his foe, causing damage and piercing armor.
Only used in: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Nintendo DS, 2008

(15). Quake Punch
Description: Knuckles jumps and punches the ground, causing a small earthquake that damages and stuns his enemies.
Only used in: Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Nintendo DS, 2008

(16). Gail Meteor
Description: Sir Gawain, with a full Soul Gauge, was able to throw his blades at multiple enemies, ground and airborne. When there are no enemies to vanquish, he dashed forward at great speeds until the gauge was empty.
Only used in: Sonic and the Black Knight, Nintendo Wii, 2009

Abilities and Aptitude:

(1). Where Sonic has speed, Knuckles has power and is much more of a utility character when it comes to his physical abilities. Knuckles' impossibly high strength enables him to perform amazing feats such as punching holes right through thick steel, lift objects many times his own size, shatter boulders to smithereens, and possess near-maximized endurance; capable of taking as much major punishment as he can dish out.

(2). Very experienced swimmer.

(3). By stretching his arms and legs outwards while airborne, Knuckles can catch the wind under his dreadlock-like spines and glide across the air.

(4). Knuckles can climb pretty much any wall, no matter what material.

(5). Excellent at digging and tunneling through subterranean regions.

(6). Can be pretty fast when he has to be.

Transformations/Alternate forms:

- Has the ability to use the power of the Chaos Emeralds and transform into
Super Knuckles, where Knuckles' fur turns to a bright pink and he is many times as fast and powerful. Super Knuckles is reliant on rings to sustain this form and, in some cases, even activate it. Maintaining this form even with rings consumes extreme amounts of energy and Knuckles can only sustain it for relatively short periods of time.

(Hyper Knuckles is the name his Super form is given in the Archie comics, in a rather lame attempt to differentiate him from Super Sonic. The Hyper form in the games, while interesting, isn’t canon which is a damn shame.)

Hobbies and Talents:

(1). Highly adept in many, many forms of martial arts, making him the ideal melee combatant.

(2). Seems to be the only one who knows how to access and utilize the powers of the Master Emerald. He also has in-depth knowledge of the Chaos Emeralds and what they can do.

(3). Skilled treasure hunter; can track down almost any jewel or artifact, particularly Chaos Emeralds and Master Emerald shards since he can sense their energy signals.

(4). Extreme Gear is probably the only hi-tech device Knuckles can use with skill.


(1). As a result of his seclusion and his honest and one-track mind, Knuckles is unbelievably gullible. He will take pretty much any kind of bait if you can talk it into him well enough (which isn't difficult). This has gotten him into trouble with Sonic on numerous occasions since Dr. Robotnik always takes advantage of this horrible flaw.

(2). It seems that the irritable red one is shy around women, something Rouge can't help but exploit.

(3). Knux' isn't too caught up with the times since he is very oblivious to the technologies and luxuries of the modern world. He displays outright confusion and even irritance when Tails begins chatting technobabble.

Physical Appearance:

- Coarse and close-lying red fur
- Enormous red-furred hands. Presumably, they each have two claw-like spurs growing out of two of the knuckles on each hand, but this has yet to be confirmed
- Long-snouted, peach muzzle with slightly prominent cheeks
- Fierce looking eyes with violet irises, black pupils and glassy white sclera
- Red eyelids with a thickish black "lash" that extends the length of the bottom of the top eyelid
- 7 quite long dreadlock-like quills hanging from around his head, the shortest at the back of his head. Being an echidna, it's possible that these dreadlocks are made up of thousands of smaller spines, but this has yet to be fully looked into.
- Buff chest with a white, crescent-shaped marking going across. This distinctive marking (Ancient Echidna warriors have remarkably similar markings on their bodies) may be a tattoo, a fur marking or just a birthmark of sorts, but we'll perhaps never know this for certain
- Pointed, shiny black nose with no apparent nostrils
- Long tail that is bent angularly in two places
- Red furred feet with no distinct visible toes


- Wears a pair of large, white boxing gloves with two spikes coming out of where the pinky and index finger knuckles would be (presumably his claws), backed by a cylindrical cuff
- A pair of red and yellow shoes with metal soles and integrated metal, sextuple-bolted plates on top. The soles have an embedded circle at the heel
- Cylindrical green collars on top of the shoes that seem to take the role of socks. They may be a part of the shoe but we may never know this for certain

Extreme Gear:

- A pair of black goggles with purple lenses around his neck across his chest
- A ring beneath the cuff of each of his gloves, made of an unknown black metal
- A pair of boots with a similar style to his regular shoes


Sinbad the Sailor:

- A white Arabian I'gal
- A Dishdasha vest with a purple belt
- Wears a pair of large, white boxing gloves with two spikes coming out of where the pinky and index finger knuckles would be (presumably his claws)
- Wears gray, metal ringlets on his wrists.
- A pair of red shoes with metal soles and yellow cloth fastened on top

Sir Gawain of the Sun:

- A suit of maroon armor (sans leggings) with a white crescent-shaped mark on the breastplate.
- A pair of red metal shoes with integrated metal, sextuple-bolted plates on top.
- A pair of metal gauntlets with two spikes coming out of where the pinky and index finger knuckles would be (presumably his claws)

Items & Weapons:

(1). Shovel Claw
Description: Like the name suggests, they're shovel-like claws made of an unknown grey metal that attach over the tops of Knuckles' fists and make digging, especially through rough terrain, easier.
In-game debut: Sonic Adventure, Sega Dreamcast, 1999

Last known use: Sonic Adventure 2, Sega Dreamcast, 2001

(2). Fighting Gloves
Description: Yellow gloves with a green cuff. These let Knuckles perform the Maximum Heat Knuckles Attack.
Appearance: Sonic Adventure, Sega Dreamcast, 1999

(3). Air Necklace
Description: A metal necklace encompassing a miniature oxygen tank that allowed Knuckles to breathe underwater without searching for those troublesome bubbles.
Appearance: Sonic Adventure 2, Sega Dreamcast, 2001

(4). Hammer Gloves
Description: More like metal accessories than actual gloves, these red, yellow and green attachments let Knuckles bust open steel containers. He doesn't need 'em anymore.
Appearance: Sonic Adventure 2, Sega Dreamcast, 2001

(5). Sunglasses
Description: Not to be confused with the ones listed below, these silver-framed glasses with light blue lenses let Knuckles see things that can't be seen otherwise.
Appearance: Sonic Adventure 2, Sega Dreamcast, 2001

(6). Sometimes dons a pair of normal silver sunglasses with violet lenses.

(7). Galatin
Description: A pair of large swords with curved ends, similar to axes. Sir Gawain wielded these to compliment his dual-fisted battle style.
Only used in: Sonic and the Black Knight, Nintendo Wii, 2009


(1). The Tempest
Description: A yellow 4-wheel drive, Jeep-like automobile Knuckles once used in the Chaos Grand Prix. This vehicle is a good all-rounder performance-wise, a master of none as they say.
Appearance: Sonic Drift 2, Sega Game Gear, 1995

(2). Red Rock
Description: A red and green Extreme Gear air board that Knuckles used to make it to the finals of the EX World Grand Prix. Its speed stat and cornering abilities are average yet it has a great off-road speed capability. Tails later redesigned it with a more streamlined shape that also has the effect of mirroring its owner's explosive power.
Appearance: Sonic Riders, Nintendo GameCube/Sony PlayStation 2/Microsoft Xbox, 2006

Last known use: Sonic Free Riders, Microsoft Xbox 360, 2010

Personality Details:

Like how Sonic embodies the wind, Knuckles is like the mountain: stern, and unmovable. As long as Knuckles could remember, he was just sitting there protecting the Master Emerald at the shrine on Angel Island. This sworn duty, which he has made a well-defended allegiance to, has caused Knuckles to grow into a rather antisocial, reclusive individual; he is a loner by nature. He is very uncaring, coldly honest, egotistical, wild-tempered, and generally hard to get along with, most of the time.

It is often claimed that Knuckles is very untrusting, but this is by no means plausible since Knuckles' lack of social ingenuity has caused him to be incredibly gullible on the other side. He is commonly tricked by Eggman into thinking foolish things such as Sonic wanting to take the Master Emerald. Many times, this has caused Knuckles to join Eggman's side and battle Sonic, which Sonic considers fun. Sonic sees Knuckles' hot temper as no more than a cute little button to push and exploit for his own amusement, since the hedgehog seems to draw entertainment out of pissing Knuckles off. Sonic has a temper as well, though, and won't hesitate to turn "playtime" into a serious fight.

You can't really fault him for that, though, since deep down, Knuckles holds a steadfast belief that there's good in everyone, which is why he's given Eggman so many "second chances". At any rate, Knuckles always finds out that he's been duped in time and the consequences are a force to be reckoned indeed. That, and if the Master Emerald is at all endangered, Knuckles' temper will rise to a fever pitch and will stop at nothing to punish the perpetrator. In spite of Sonic & Knuckles' rivalry and the constant skirmishes they get themselves into, in the end, they eventually join forces, and when those two fight together, it is one of the most imposing forces one could ever have the misfortune of being put up against, and ultimately they make amends. Knuckles, however, will always envy Sonic's insouciant and laidback lifestyle — that is probably what's responsible for his subtle inhospitable nature towards the hedgehog.

Recently, Knuckles has found another rival in Rouge the Bat. Even though he is gullible, he always tries to keep his guard up when around her, refusing to fall for (nearly) anything she tries to pull. Plus, while he does a very good job of hiding it, he does have feelings for Rouge. Whether or not he'll do something about it remains to be seen.

In spite of his flaws, Knuckles is a good guy and a loyal friend, once you get to know him. Just don't piss him off. EVER.

Historical Biography:

Knuckles the Echidna, is the last descendant of the ancient Knuckles clan of echidnas, born on the mysterious Angel Island. His race was devoted to protecting the Master Emerald ever since the tragedy involving the chief of said ancient echidna tribe, Pachacamac, and the Chao spirit of water, Chaos. With the Nocturnus clan imprisoned in the Twilight Cage, they had no more need to pursue their feud, freeing them to fully focus on their new purpose. Knuckles had no knowledge of this, however, nor does he even know how he came to exist or what other purpose he may have in life. But as long as he could remember, he was simply protecting that big ole' green gem behind him, shining in all of its glory, yet is shrouded in mystery, just like its rad red guardian.

Knuckles' life consists of no more than simply sitting on the top-most step of the ancient staircase that leads to the altar of the Master Emerald shrine, and guarding it from all who dare exploit its powers for their own greedy needs. As far as he knew, this was his purpose in life; his sworn duty. He doesn't even know why or how he was first motivated to guard it. He just does.

However, Knuckles' faith-driven life would come to a quick change once Dr. Robotnik came into the picture, which was soon after the Death Egg first crash landed onto Angel Island after the skirmish with Sonic & Tails at Westside Island. It was odd enough that someone was actually on Angel Island, but Eggman told Knuckles that a blue hedgehog and orange two-talied fox stole the Chaos Emeralds. This was far from true, but Knuckles was gullible. He believed Eggman and tried his best to intercept Sonic & Tails from getting to Eggman.

In the long run, Knuckles eventually found out that Sonic & Tails were actually trying to stop Dr. Robotnik, who was after not only the Chaos Emeralds, but also the Master Emerald. This was just one of the occasions where Knuckles was tricked into thinking something so foolish and the echidna seems to never learn that tried and true lesson: don't trust anybody but your friends!

Since then, Knuckles still pays the utmost attention to his duty of guarding the Master Emerald. The echidna never leaves his post unless there is a huge emergency at hand, which, since then, seems to have been quite frequent since he has fought alongside Sonic & company many times. But in the end, it's back to the shrine to guard that big green gem on that big green island in the skies. He is an echidna with a purpose.

Personal Information:

Family: Tikal the Echidna and Pachacamac (unconfirmed, but possible; they are from the same clan)

Greatest Friend(s): Sonic the Hedgehog, Miles "Tails" Prower, and Amy Rose.

Other Friend(s): Vector the Crocodile, Espio the Chameleon, Charmy Bee, Cream the Rabbit & Cheese, Shadow the Hedgehog, Blaze the Cat and Silver the Hedgehog.

Love Interest(s): Rouge the Bat (he's too stubborn to admit this, however).

Rival(s): Sonic the Hedgehog (it's a rather friendly rivalry, since they are usually on good terms), Rouge the Bat and Storm the Albatross (as far as Extreme Gear is concerned).

Foe(s): Dr. Ivo "Eggman" Robotnik , Eggman Nega and anyone else who threatens Angel Island's safety or is pissing him off at that particular moment.

Likes: Being alone and guarding the Master Emerald, practicing his fighting skills, treasure hunting, hanging out with his friends - when and if the chance arises - and any opportunity he has at putting Sonic in his place (verbally or otherwise).

Main Dislikes: Knuckles dislikes a LOT of things. Here are a few particulars: heavy sunlight (any kind of bright lights, actually), hi-tech objects or gadgets (mostly because he's uninclined), industrialized or crowded cities and places of the like (basically, unnatural areas) and being made to blush due to Rouge's flirting.

Other Dislikes: He obviously dislikes being tricked although he can't help but still be gullible, he HATES peer pressure, and of course, anybody who so much as looks at the Master Emerald in a greedy way.

Favorite Food(s): Fruit: grapes are his personal favorite.

Favorite Color(s): Unknown. Could be red or green, since that color is commonly associated with Knuckles' red color, promotionally. It sure as heck ain't blue.

Favorite Music Genre(s): New Age, Hip Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Rock

Occupation: Unemployed. Although he isn't paid or anything, his duty is to protect the Master Emerald.

Place of Residence: The Master Emerald Shrine on Angel Island.


Franchise Name: Knuckles the Echidna

Original Purpose: Rival for Sonic the Hedgehog

Current Purpose: Quite friendly rival for Sonic the Hedgehog and love interest for Rouge the Bat

Date of first promotion/presence in the industry: Knuckles' first promotion was in his debut video game, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, which was first released in the United States, February 2nd, 1994.

Years in Service: 20 and still going...

Impact on Series: He's a staple character for the series and his appearances are always appreciated by fans, but, considering his duty, the times when he doesn't show up in a game is generally understood. In fact, fans nowadays want Knuckles to stay on Angel Island more often. Critics, either way, have come to despise him, however, as they do the rest of the cast (barring Sonic and Eggman, naturally).

Original Designer: Takashi Thomas Yuda

Design Process: Knuckles actually came to life thanks to the feedback of a group of children. He was actually supposed to be green in color instead of the vivid red we know him as. Out of a hefty collection of designs, Knuckles' was chosen as the most appealing by that particular group o' kids. The upside down crescent marking on his chest was inspired by the Nike swoosh logo and some rumors also say that Knuckles was meant to be female, and was supposed to adapt a Jamaican culture and accent. The second rumor is, of course, much more likely than the first.

Possible design inspirations: No known design inspirations. Knuckles seems to be a pretty original creation, save the crescent marking on his chest. It's possible Knuckles' dreadlocks and red, yellow, and green (two of which are colors of the Jamaican flag) color scheme were indeed inspired by the rumor that his accent and cultural conduct was to be Jamaican, but is not confirmed.

Prestigious design variations: 5
+ - current design
— - original design

- 1, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, 1994 —
- 2, Sonic Adventure, 1998 + (pictured at the top)
- 3, Sonic Riders, 2006 (This design is exclusive only to the Riders series and is not his official design)
- 4, Sonic and the Secret Rings, 2007 (Knuckles portrays Sinbad the Sailor. As such, this design is exclusive to Secret Rings)
- 5, Sonic and the Black Knight, 2009 (Knuckles portrays Sir Gawain, Knight of the Sun. As such, this design is exclusive to Black Knight)

Known Sonic Game Voice Actors:

Sonic Adventure (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic Adventure (US): Michael McGaharn
Sonic Shuffle (US): Ryan Drummond
Sonic Shuffle (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic Adventure 2 (US): Scott Dreier
Sonic Adventure 2 (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic Battle (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic Battle (US): Scott Dreier
Sonic Heroes (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic Heroes (US): Scott Dreier
Sonic Advance 3 (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic Advance 3 (US): Scott Dreier
Shadow the Hedgehog (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Shadow the Hedgehog (US): Dan Green
Sonic Riders (US): Dan Green
Sonic Riders (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic the Hedgehog aka Sonic Next (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic the Hedgehog aka Sonic Next (US): Dan Green
Sonic Rivals (US): Dan Green
Sonic and the Secret Rings (US): Dan Green
Sonic and the Secret Rings (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic Rivals 2 (US): Dan Green
Sonic Riders: Shooting Star Story (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (US): Dan Green
Sonic and the Black Knight (US): Dan Green
Sonic and the Black Knight (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic Free Riders (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic Free Riders (US): Travis Willingham
Sonic Colors (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic Colors (US): Travis Willingham
Sonic Generations (US): Travis Willingham
Sonic Generations: White Time and Space (JP) - Nobutoshi Kanna

Sonic: Lost World (US) - Travis Willingham
Sonic: Lost World (JP) - Nobutoshi Kanna

Sonic Jump Fever: Travis Willingham
Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (US) - Travis Willingham
Sonic Toon: Ancient Treasure (JP) - Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (US) - Travis Willingham
Sonic Toon: Island Adventure (JP) - Nobutoshi Kanna

Other Known Game Voice Actors:

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (US): Dan Green
Mario & Sonic at the Beijing Olympics (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (US): Dan Green
Mario & Sonic at the Vancouver Olympics (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing (US): Dan Green (awkwardly sampled from Sonic Next)
Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (US): Travis Willingham
Mario & Sonic at the London Olympics (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed (US): Travis Willingham
Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (US): Travis Willingham
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi Olympics (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna

Non-video game Voice Actors:

Sonic the Hedgehog OAV (JP): Yasunori Matsumoto
Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie (US): Bill Wise
Sonic Underground: Ian James Cortlett
Sonic X (JP): Nobutoshi Kanna
Sonic X (US): Dan Green

Sonic Boom: Travis Willingham

Sonic Games he has been playable in:

(1). Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Genesis/Mega Drive)
       - Sonic & Knuckles Collection (PC)
(2). Sonic & Knuckles (Genesis/Mega Drive)
       - Sonic & Knuckles Collection (PC)
(3). Sonic Drift 2 (Game Gear)
(4). Knuckles' Chaotix (Mega 32X)
(5). Sonic the Fighters/Sonic Championship (Arcade)
(6). Sonic Blast/G Sonic (Game Gear)
       - Sonic Blast/G Sonic (Master System)
(7). Sonic Jam (Saturn)
       - Sonic Jam (
(8). Sonic R (Saturn)
       - Sonic R (PC)
(9). Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast)
       - Sonic Adventure International (Dreamcast)
(10). Sonic Shuffle (Dreamcast)
(11). Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast)
(12). Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (Nintendo GameCube)
(13). Sonic Advance (Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
(14). Sonic Mega Collection (Nintendo GameCube)
(15). Sonic Advance 2 (Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
(16). Sonic Adventure Deluxe: Director's Cut (Nintendo GameCube)
       - Sonic Adventure Deluxe: Director's Cut (PC)
(17). Sonic N (Nokia N-Gage)
(18). Sonic Battle (Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
(19). Sonic Heroes (GameCube/PlayStation 2/Xbox)
       - Sonic Heroes (PC)
(20). Sonic Advance 3 (Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
(21). Sonic Mega Collection PLUS (PlayStation 2/Xbox)
(22). Sonic Café Series (Mobile Phone)
(23). Sonic Gems Collection (Nintendo GameCube)
(24). Sonic Riders (GameCube/PlayStation 2/Xbox)
(25). Sonic the Hedgehog aka Sonic Next (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3)
(26). Sonic Rivals (Sony PlayStation Portable)
(27). Sonic and the Secret Rings (Nintendo Wii)
(28). Sonic Rivals 2 (Sony PlayStation Portable)
(29). Sonic Riders: Shooting Star Story (Nintendo Wii)
       - Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (Wii/PlayStation 2)
(30). Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (Nintendo DS)
(31). Sonic and the Black Knight (Nintendo Wii)
(32). Sonic Free Riders (Microsoft Xbox 360)

(33). Sonic Jump 2012 (Mobile)
(34). Sonic the Hedgehog (iOS/Android – Non-canon unlockable)

(35). Sonic Dash (Mobile)
(36). Sonic Jump Fever
(36). Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Nintendo Wii U)
(37). Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (Nintendo 3DS)

Other games he has been playable in:

(1). Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Nintendo Wii/DS)
(2). Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo Wii/DS)
(3). Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/Nintendo Wii/DS/PC)
(4). Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo Wii/3DS)

(5). Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/Nintendo Wii U/3DS/PC)
(6). Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo Wii U/3DS)

Sonic Games he has made an appearance in:

(1). Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble/Sonic & Tails 2 (Game Gear)
(2). Sonic 3D Blast/Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island (Genesis/Mega Drive)
       - Sonic 3D Blast/Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island (Saturn)
       - Sonic 3D Blast/Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island (PC)
(3). Sonic Pocket Adventure (Neo Geo Pocket Color)
(4). Sonic Pinball Party (Nintendo Game Boy Advance)
(5). Shadow the Hedgehog (GameCube/PlayStation 2/Xbox)
(6). Sonic Rush (Nintendo DS)
(7). Sonic Colors (Nintendo DS)
(8). Sonic Generations: White Time and Space (PlayStation 3/Xbox 360)

(9). Sonic: Lost World (Nintendo Wii U/3DS)

Other games he has made an appearance in:

(1). Shenmue (Dreamcast)
(2). Phantasy Star Online (Dreamcast)
(3). Shenmue II (Dreamcast)
       - Shenmue II (Microsoft Xbox)
(4). Virtua Striker 3 (Arcade/Dreamcast)
(5). Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (Nintendo GameCube)
(6). Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo Wii)
(7). Sega Superstars Tennis (Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/PlayStation 2/Wii/DS)

Non-video game portrayals:

(1). Sonic the Hedgehog, SOA-licensed by Archie Comic Publications (Comic series)
(2). Sonic the Comic, SOE-licensed by Egmont Fleetway (Comic series)
(3). Knuckles the Echidna, SOA-licensed by Archie Comic Publications (Comic series)
(4). Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie, made in Japan, then later dubbed for US release (Two-part Anime Movie; also known as Sonic OVA)
(5). Sonic Underground, SOA-licensed (TV Series)
(6). Sonic the Hedgehog, SOJ-licensed by Corocoro Magazine (Manga series)
(7). Sonic X, made in Japan by TMS Entertainment, then later dubbed for US release by 4Kids Entertainment (Anime TV Series)
(8). Sonic X, SOA-licensed by Archie Comic Publications (Comic series)
(9). Sonic Universe, SOA-licensed by Archie Comic Publications (Comic series)

(10). Sonic Boom, SOA-licensed by OuiDO! Productions (TV Series)
(11). Sonic Boom, SOA-licensed by Archie Comic Publications (Comic series)

Theme Song(s):

Sonic Adventure: "Unknown from M.E." by Jazzhole's Marlon Saunders and Dredd Fox
Sonic Adventure 2: "Unknown from M.E." (Remix) by Jazzhole's Marlon Saunders and Hunnid-P
Sonic Heroes: "We Can" by Tony Harnell and Danger Danger's Ted Poley (Shared with Sonic and Tails of Team Sonic)
Sonic Riders: "High Flying Groove" by Tomonori Sawada (Shared with Sonic and Tails)

Personal character analysis/commentary (by Ryan the Game Master):

Knuckles the Echidna's stance in the series is indisputable. He's a classic character and has been around for a long time, though not always in the forefront. This is how he prefers it, however. He has a duty, after all.

I believe that what draws fans to Knux is his rough and tumble nature and tendency to punch first and consider asking questions later. He's a guy who just wants to do his job with as little trouble as possible and look as tough as he feels while doing it. There's nothing wrong with that, to be honest. What I myself like most about him is his heart. Despite his rough attitude, his heart is warm and strong. He believes that everyone deserves a second chance and, even though it bites him in the butt from time to time, he remains true to that belief, as well as others. Anyone else who'd been tricked as many times as he has would've become miserable, distrusting assholes (especially in this day and age), but that's not how Rad Red rolls. He's too nice for that, and honestly, I can relate.

Speaking of his softer side, watching him interact with Rouge is always amusing. A hermit like Knuckles naturally has virtually 0% experience with women and, of course, has no idea what to do when a babe like Rouge starts messing with him. I, for one, look forward to seeing what becomes of their relationship.

Lastly, the history of his race has always been a source of great intrigue. Seeing it fleshed out has always been eye-opening, but I feel that it should be explored more, if only to see Knuckles come to terms with what's happened and where he can go from there.

However you want to look at it, Knuckles is a great character and deserves all the fame he's earned, and possibly more.

And here's Knuckles' bio, featured on :iconconceptmobius:. I asked :icondarkfailure: to make that icon in the background.

Written by :iconultimategamemaster: and :iconvertekins:.

Art by SEGA.
Icon by :icondarkfailure:.
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Krista slammed her books on to her desk. She was absolutely furious.
Jesus appeared by her window and smiled at her warmly.
"Hello darling."
Krista slammed her notebooks on to her bed and accidentally slammed her fist in to her mechanical pencil. She was so furious, the pain that shot through her hand was nothing.
"Hi." she barked as she threw herself on to her bed.
Jesus raised His eyebrow and sat on her bed slowly.
"How was your day?" He asked innocently.
Krista practically threw a fit on her bed and continuously slammed her fist in to her mechanical pencil; so much that her hand really started to bleed. Jesus quickly took her hand in His and she started weeping softly.
"You know how it went, Jesus!" she shouted through her tears.
Jesus scooted closer to her and took her hair away from her tear stained face.
"Tell me, sweetheart." He said softly.
Krista wiped her tears.
"Do You remember Spencer?" she asked, more tears running down her face.
"Yes." Jesus said as He wiped her tears away tenderly.
"He...he...he...cheated..." she whispered, trembling.
Jesus sat her up and held her firmly in His arms.
"I don't... I don't know what I'm going to do, Jesus!!! He was my everything, my life!!! I gave him everything and look!!!... Look what he did to me!!!" Krista shouted, snot bubbles popping from her nose.
Jesus gently pressed her head against His chest and He rocked her back and forth and hushed her. In just thirty seconds, her sobbing ceased. She closed her eyes.
"Darling... I am so sorry for what Spencer did to you." Jesus said in a tone that was filled with the greatest of sorrows.
"Jesus, no... it's not-"
"Shh shh shh." Jesus hushed as He put His finger against her wet lips.
Krista immediately noticed a large hole in Jesus' wrist.
"...Jesus..." she whispered, grabbing His arm. "What... what happened..."
She stared in disbelief. What happened to Him? Who did it to Him? Wasn't He in pain?
She felt herself about to faint from shock, but she felt His left hand on the back of her head. She noticed another huge hole in that wrist as well.
"Jesus... who the... who did this?!" she screamed, staring at His wrists.
He said nothing. All He did was gaze at her lovingly.
She was just too freaked out for Him to explain anyways.
When she calmed down, He put her on His lap and gazed at her with much affection. She blushed madly and leaned against His chest.
"You say that Spencer was your life... your everything. Correct?" He asked softly.
"...Yes... he was..." Krista sighed.
Jesus bowed His head and stroked Krista's curly hair.
"Krista... even though Spencer doesn't care for you or love you doesn't mean that somebody else has that same quality."
"What...what are you talking about? Who else would love me as much as Spencer? Who else could give me the feeling that Spencer always gave me?"
There was a small silence. Jesus then wrapped His arms around Krista and she stared at the holes in His wrist. He smiled at her, kissed her head tenderly and said,
"I would. I love you so much more than Spencer ever did. No, much, much more than that."
He then pointed at the holes in His wrists and said very seriously and affectionately :
"And I would die for you again, and again, and again."
He would die for us again just to show us how much He loves us.
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The angel of love is burned at the stake
A price to pay her mistake
As the fire burns her silken skin
Her heart blackens from the anger within
As her anger grows the world slowly dies
Light turns to dark and hides the skies
Where love lived, replaced by hate
Damning our world to this darkened fate
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