Two months later since the Chaos event
In another normal city; Central City, Sparklie the Tiger, Bruncher the Kangaroo and Tiger Horse the Winged Zebra aka T.H were settling in front of a small restaurant to relax after a big battle against Chaos. The three friends were having a few treats around a table.
Bruncher drank some of his drink; latte, then spoke to Sparklie, "Ah~! ...Y'know Sparklie, I'm glad we can finally relax from that adventure we just had."
"Me too~!" T.H exclaimed with happiness as he eats the strawberry shortcake. "...Even though it did took months rebuilding Station Square..." He muttered, remembering when Chaos greatly damaged the city when he turn into Perfect Chaos.
Sparklie smiles a bit at T.H's last comment as she sips some cream soda then said, "Well, it's the least we could do after what happened... And you're right about the relaxing part, Bruncher." She slowly leans against the chair she's in. "It's been awhile since who knows when I'd ever rested..."
T.H gulps down after taking another bite of a piece of the strawberry shortcake and asks Sparklie, "So, what you will do next, Sparklie? Now that evil is gone, what are you gonna do next?"
Sparklie chuckles at T.H, shaking her head and said, "T.H, evil is never gone... Sure that evil is gone for now, but that egg shape human is still up to no good as always and I have to make sure he won't try anything funny."
"Isn't that what Sonic is for? I mean, you did mentioned Sonic and Eggman had been enemies for long time." Bruncher pointed out.
Sparklie nodded before speaking, "True... But after what happened to my father... and Sonic made me realize that taking a life to get revenge won't truly make me happy... I own Sonic for that and I want to help him by stopping Dr. Eggman from taking over the world. Besides, at least that way, no one will lose their love ones from that crazy human, like I did." She sadly sighed. "...At the same time, I also have to find answers about my Chaos Bow, hoping to unlock the abilities to help the good."
Bruncher sets down his drink, sighing a bit, "So... You're still on this journey to unlock the Chaos Bow's powers and stopping Dr. Eggman from taking over the world?" looking at his best friend, Sparklie.
Sensing that Bruncher still want to take her back home to her village, Sparklie answers him, "Yes... I know you and T.H want me to come back to the village, but I can't! Not yet of course..."
"But Sparklie, you're mother is worry sick about you when you suddenly left without telling anyone!" Bruncher exclaimed.
Sparklie sighs, feeling guilty, "...I know... But I'd already sent a letter awhile ago, before you guys found me during the Chaos event."
Right on time, a small red bird; a Messenger Flicky, flew in and lands on the table, right in front Sparklie with a letter in it's beak.
"Oh! Hello again, little friend!" Sparklie said, smiling then notices the letter. "Is that for me?"
Messenger Flicky nodded 'yes' and sets the letter down in front of the tiger.
Sparklie picks up the letter and begins to read it...
'Dear Sparklie, I just receive the letter sent to me. I am so glad you'd sent a letter to me and telling me you're okay! But I wish you could've sent the letter much sooner 'cause I already sent Bruncher and T.H to go and find you! Young lady you gave me quite a scare when you left without a warning! ...However, I am relief that you're alright... And after reading you're letter, it seem you had some great adventures with your new friend, Sonic the Hedgehog. Even though I'm greatly worry about you stopping Dr. Robotnik or Eggman, I know you'll be fine... as long you have your friends with you. Oh! If Bruncher and T.H are with you, let me know and tell me more about your adventures if you can. I really want you to come back home, but after I hearing about you, I think you'll be just fine on your journey... After all, you are like your father... Remember, if you get tired of this journey, you can always come back home... I love you my child.
Love, your mother, Calor...'
Sparklie slowly smiles after reading the letter, letting a tear leak out from her eyes, "...Oh, mother..."
"Sparklie, are you okay?!" Bruncher exclaimed with worries.
"Y-Yeah! What did the letter say?!" T.H cried, looking worry when he saw Sparklie crying a bit.
Sparklie just handed the letter to Bruncher. The kangaroo reads the letter then quietly chuckles a bit, "...I guess your mother approve for you to go on with this journey of yours." He hands the letter to T.H to read it.
"Yep... I will admit it, I should've told you guys about my journey before I left, but I figure you guys would said no." Sparklie said as she writes another letter to her mother.
"Well, we've probably might say no, but... I guess I would've come with ya anyway." Bruncher said, glancing away a bit.
Sparklie looks up from her letter and stare at Bruncher, "You mean... You want to come with me?"
Bruncher looks back at her and shrugs, "Sure... It's the least I could do for all things you've done for me."
The winged zebra spoke, "...I guess I could come as well. I mean, even though I'm not up for dangerous adventures, I want help you and Bruncher somehow."
Sparklie took a moment then smiles, filling with happiness and joy, "...Thanks you guys. It's much better to travel with friends. I'll just write down that you guys are with me and going with me on this journey to my mother... There!" She finish writing the letter, roll it up and gave to the Flicky. "Takes this to Calor and be careful."
Messenger Flicky took the letter, nodded at Sparklie and flies away, back to Sparklie's village.
Few seconds later, T.H asks, "Well, now that settles, what do we do now?"
Sparklie leans on her hands, thinking, "...I don't know... To be honest, I'm not sure where to go next since everything seem so peaceful..."
Suddenly, they hear sirens of police cars from few blocks away. Then they see three humanoids animals; a yellow goat, a black bull and a sky blue sheep, running very fast and took a sharp turn on the next block. In five seconds later, two police cars was speeding after the three animals that just pass by Sparklie and her friends.
T.H looks at his friends then back at what just happened, "Did you guys saw that?!"
"Of course we did!" Bruncher exclaimed, rolling his eyes at the youngest then glances at Sparklie, "Think we should help out the police?"
Sparklie nodded, set some money on the table and stood up from the table, "Of course! I think those cops might need some help against those trios... Let's go!" then leaps over the table and runs off in high speed with her best friends in pursuit.
"Sparklie, slow down a bit!" Bruncher shouted as he runs as fast as he can behind Sparklie.
"We're not fast as you! Slow down!" T.H yelled as he flies in air to catch up to his friends instead of running.
The three, after Sparklie slow down a bit for her companions to catch up to her, were running through the city to assist the polices and find the trios they just saw moments ago. Finally, T.H spots the same trios they saw from before near a fountain and told Sparklie what he saw...
About few hours earlier in a top secret headquarters, three humanoid animals were in a room with different types of computer disks. They were looking for something...
The bull was on the lookout while the goat and sheep were looking for a certain disk. "Did you girls find it yet, Rascal?" The bull asked as he peeks out from the doorway.
The goat, Rascal, hissed at the bull, "Will you be quiet for a moment and just be on lookout for any of those workers?! Sheesh... You're such a whiner, Caper." then went back to look for the disk.
"...I am not a whiner..." the bull, Caper, grumbled.
Rascal just humphed at Caper then spoke to the sheep, "Haze, are you sure the disk is here?"
The sheep; Haze, was floating at the top sleeves and spoke to Rascal, "Of course I'm sure, cousin. I'd manage to find some info about it... That disk contains some surprising stuff in it." scanning at each disks.
Rascal scoffs at Haze, "You just better hope this isn't a wild goose chase..."
Then Caper quietly exclaims at the girls in his first language, "Uh, girls?! Los oficiales están llegando de esta manera!"
Rascal quietly growls at Caper, "...In English, please?!" She can understand Spanish a bit, but not when he speaking too fast.
"Sorry... I said 'The officers are coming this way!'" Caper translated.
Rascal almost trip and quietly shouted at Caper, "What?! You couldn't said that in English?! Gah! We have to get out of here!"
"In a minute... I think I'm about to find it~." Haze quietly singed as she continues to look for the disk.
Caper whimpers, "If you don't find that, you'll be finding all us in jail!"
They then heard a male voice from outside the room, "Hey! Who's in there?!" The other officer left to get some help.
"Ah-ha! Found it! I found the disk!" Haze shouted with glee as she floats back down to the floor with the disk in her hands.
"Good! Now, get us out of here!" Rascal growled at Haze.
"Who's in there?! You're not suppose to be in there!" A male human in uniform runs inside the room to see Caper, Rascal and Haze with a disk. "Hold it right there! You three are under arrest for stealing that disk!" pointed his gun at them. "Now, hand over the disk..."
"Haze, if you please...?" Rascal whispered to the sheep, secretly winking at Haze.
Haze winks back, smiling at the human with mischievous, "...Oh, I will hand it over... But it's not the disk!" points her right hand at him "Darkness Fog!" then shoots out dark smoke screen in the room, blinding the human as the trios runs out the room and heads for the exit.
"Quick thinking, girls!" Caper shouted, chuckling.
"Thanks, but we've gonna get out this place before that human calls reinforcements!" Rascal exclaimed.
Suddenly, they hear alarms going off and four guards were blocking the exit. The trios stop about few feet away from the guards. "You three, surrender and give up the disk immediately!"
"Oh Dios, que estamos en problemas... (Oh god, we're in trouble...) Now, what?" Caper groaned.
Rascal smirks at Caper, "What else? Charge at them!"
Caper nods, smirking as his red horns glows hot red, "My favorite thing... Fire Horn!" then charges at the guards very fast, crashing and knocking down the humans and the door to the ground.
Rascal and Haze jumps over the pile and lands outside the building.
Caper groans in agony, "Ooo... Ay me... I'm in pain... I'm in real pain, pain, pain..." laying top of the humans.
"Caper! Come on! We've gonna get away from this place before the cops catches us!" Rascal shouted then runs off ahead.
"Rascal, don't run off without me!" Haze cried, running after Rascal.
Caper quickly and painfully gets off the pile, "Oye! Espérame! (Wait for me!) Don't leave me behind!" and quickly follows after his teammates as the alarm keeps going off...
Later on, after passing by the small restaurant, the trios stops at a fountain after losing the cops.
Rascal pants a bit then let's out a breath, "Finally... We've lost them."
"That wasn't so hard." Haze spoke, smiling.
"Speak for yourself..." Caper panted as he was leaning onto his knees. "...I'm just glad we've didn't bump into that blue hedgehog..."
Rascal shook her head a bit at Caper then turns to Haze, "So... what does this disk have on there anyway?"
"Well, I couldn't get much, but I did found out that it's actually a diary of Gerald Robotnik." Haze explained, patting her right pocket in her shorts of where the disk is in.
"Um... Who?" Caper responded with confusions all over his face.
Haze sighs with annoyances, "Professor Gerald Robotnik, one of the greatest scientific geniuses in the world."
Rascal then asks Haze, "Wait... Two things... One, wasn't he arrested for doing something dangerous and two, what's this got to do with Dr. Eggman?"
Haze explains, "Well, yes... Gerald was arrested for something dangerous he'd made and he happens to be related to Dr. Eggman aka Dr. Ivo Robotnik. He's actually the grandson of Gerald!"
"No way! That egg shape human is related to Gerald?! Who knew?!" Caper exclaimed then mutters, "...That probably explains why he's so smart..."
"Yes, and once we find Dr. Eggman and give this disk to him, we'll be able to work with him!" Haze told her teammates.
Rascal sighs, "I don't see how this is gonna help us, but... why not? Let's just find this egg guy and gets this over with." and they were about to walk away until...
"Hold it right there!"
The trio stop walking when they just saw Sparklie, Bruncher and T.H landing right in front of them, surprising them.
"And just what did you guys do to make the police go after you three?" Sparklie asked, demanding to know what's going on.
Rascal humphs at Sparklie, "And why should we tell you guys? Who do you guys think you are? The three stupid musketeers?" she said after placing her hands on her hips.
Sparklie frowns at Rascal then introduce herself, "I'm Sparklie, Sparklie the Tiger, the Close Ally of Sonic the Hedgehog!"
"And we're her best friends! Bruncher the Kangaroo!" Bruncher exclaimed, frowning at the trios.
"A-And I'm T.H the Flying Zebra?!" T.H stuttered at first, trying to be brave.
Caper's eyes went big and leans towards Rascal, whispering, "I think I heard of her! She's the electric tiger who sometimes assisted that blue hedgehog!"
Rascal hums at first then shouts at Sparklie, "If you want to know so badly, you and your pathetic friends will have to catch us first!"
Sparklie raises both of her fists as electric waves were coming out of her hands, "Okay then, you ask for it!" as her friends get into fighting mode.
Rascal and her teammates steps back a bit.
"Now what, cousin?" Haze whispered.
The goat slowly smirks as she crosses her arms in front of her face, "...This... Needle Ices!" then throws out huge amount of 90 needle-like ices at Sparklie and her friends.
Sparklie, Bruncher and T.H looked surprise and quickly ducks down before the icicles could impale their heads and hits the brick wall of a building instead.
"Now, Haze!" Rascal commanded.
Haze grins as she jumps up in the air, "Darkness Fog!" and shoots out a huge dark smokescreen onto Sparklie and her friends to block their visions.
"Gah! I-I can't see!" T.H yelled, trying waves his hand to get rid some of the fog.
"What in the world?!" Bruncher grunted, trying to see through the fog.
Sparklie grunts then calls out through the fog, "Ah! Who are you guys?!"
She then hears Rascal's voice from afar, "...If you must know, tiger gal, I'm Rascal the Goat!"
"Haze the Sheep, the cousin of Rascal!"
"Caper the Bull, the muscles of the team!"
"We're known as Team Deception! Bye-bye, tiger~!" Rascal laughed as it fade away.
Bruncher snarls then shouts, "T.H, get rid of this fog by flapping your wings!"
"Oh, right!" T.H gasped then opens his wings and flaps his wings very hard and fast, creating a gust wind to blow the smokescreen away. When the smokescreen finally disappears, Team Deception were nowhere in sights.
"Oh no! They're gone!" T.H cried.
"Great! On our first hero duty and we've lost the bad guys..." Bruncher exclaimed.
Sparklie hums a bit and went into thoughts, "...I wonder what did those guys did to make the polices go after them?"
"Probably causing some troubles towards peace and quiet." Bruncher suggested with no concerns.
"I hope that's it. 'Cause I'm having a bad feeling about them..." T.H said with worries.
Bruncher rolls his eyes at T.H, "What bad could happened? The planet will probably get partly blast by something powerful and big?"
"Don't jinx it!" T.H cried closely to Bruncher's face. "That could happen y'know!"
"You're such worrywart..." Bruncher frowned, looking down at T.H.
"And you're a big meanie!" T.H scowled up at Bruncher, who just glare down at zebra.
Sparklie quickly steps in between the guys, "Boys, boys... Calm down! Let's just be on the lookout for this Team Deception while trying to find place for us to sleep for the night." then walks ahead with the guys behind her, not knowing that something big will happen later on in the future...
Later on in the evening with Team Deception...
Rascal and her teammates manages to find the base of Dr. Eggman in the desert, thanks to Haze's hacking skills, and heads towards the hidden location. Though, of course, they have to get pass by Eggman's guard robots.
Team Deception were running and jumping over sands and onto floating platforms to get over to the main base as the robots kept on attacking them, trying to stop them from getting close to their creator.
"GAH!! Watch it!" Caper yelled when his head almost got hit by a laser from one of the robots. "Rascal, you are sure this is such a good idea?!" He asked after he'd punches down a robot.
Rascal just destroy two robots with her ice attack, "Why are you asking me?! Haze is the one who told us this is so far the only location to where Dr. Eggman is hidden!"
"Hey! You're the one who said we should go see Eggman! I'd just suggested that we give this diary to him in order to join him without any objections!" Haze shouted as she dodges the shooting from the robots by flying up by using her cloud-like wool.
Rascal scowls at her cousin then yells, "Let's just get over to the doctor and get this over with!!" She ran and leaps over robots to get the entrance.
"Rascal! Don't leave us behind!" Caper shouted, going after Rascal by charging through robots with Haze behind him.
Moments later, Team Deception made it to the entrances and went inside the lab, after Haze manages to unlock the doors by hacking in. As they went in further, a spotlight shine on them and soon hears an evil cackling.
"HAHAHAHA!! ...Oh.. I thought you three were Sonic and that Electric Fur Ball causing the rackets, but I never thought it would be some farm animals..."
Both Caper and Rascal looked insulted. /Who is he calling farm animals?/ They both thought at the same time.
Haze then took a step forward and calls out through the darkness, "Dr. Ivo Robotnik I presume?!"
After Haze said that, Dr. Eggman flies down in his flying mobile and stops in front of them. "That is correct... And who are you guys? Are you three working for that hedgehog as well?"
Rascal scoffs at Eggman, "As if! We're here to join you..." She told him.
"Join me? Now, why would I let you three join me?" Dr. Eggman asked, feeling suspicious. He wanted to know why Team Deception would ever join him.
"Well, we'd heard about you and your problems with the greatest hero and all, so we decide to join in with you and help ya deal with this problem." Rascal explained.
Dr. Eggman thoughts for the moment, "Hmmm... And what do I get if you guys join me?"
Haze pulls out the disk and shows it to him in her hand, "You'll get this..."
"And what's on that disk?" Dr. Eggman asked, raising one of his eyebrows with interests.
Haze tells him, "This disk is a diary of you're grandfather, Professor Gerald Robotnik! I'm not fully sure what else is on here, but... maybe you can figure it out." then throws the disk to Eggman, who caught it.
Dr. Eggman studies the disk, "...This disk is the diary of my grandfather? Splendid! I have been trying to find out more about my grandfather's creations and with this... I should be able to find this project I heard so much about!" then jumps out of his fly machine.
"P-Project?" Caper spoke, trying to remember. "What project?"
"50 years ago, my grandfather had created something powerful, but then something horrible happened... The project was shutdown and no one knew what it was, not even where it was!" Eggman explained. "But thanks to you three, I should be able to find it and find out how to get it..."
"So... are we on your side or what?" Rascal asked, folding her arms in front.
"Of course... You three now work for me and only for me!" Eggman told them as he steps out of his mobile. "Now then, follow me... we've got a lot work to do." Dr. Eggman lead Team Deception to his huge main computer, puts the disk in the driver and begins to see some pictures of a project on the screen and the location of where it's being held.
"Oh-ho... So, it's call the Project Shadow and it's location in the HQ on Prison Island. The GUN must've somehow got this project and kept it lock up for a long time." Eggman guessed then types in to find out how to unlock the project.
Haze looks closely to the screen, "It's said you'll need a Chaos Emerald and to know the password to unlock the Project Shadow... But where are we gonna find one of the Chaos Emeralds?"
"Not to worry, my sheep..." Eggman spoke as he pulls out a gray Chaos Emerald.
"HUH?!" Team Deception gasped.
"Well... that takes care of that problem, but what about the password?" Caper mentioned.
Eggman went back to type in to find the password. It took less than 2 minutes, but he manages to find the password. It computer screen showed 'MA-RI-A'.
"Maria? That sounded like a name of a girl." said Rascal, wondering who this Maria is.
"No matter... I know the password, where the project is and have the Chaos Emerald to release the project!" Eggman exclaimed.
"Uh... What about Sonic and that tiger? Won't they try stop you once you release it? And what exactly is in that project anyway?" Caper asked.
Eggman turn to Caper, "Those are good questions... The goat and the sheep will take care of those pests, meanwhile you will come with me. I'll need the muscles to get me though security, just in case... And what's in there is a mystery to me as well, but we'll find out soon enough."
Rascal clears her throat, "We have names y'know! I'm Rascal the Goat, the sheep is my cousin, Haze and bull that is going with ya is Caper. We're known as Team Deception!"
"Of course... We are teammates after all. Now, remember what I said... If those pests find out about this, keep them busying!" and then he walks off with Caper behind.
"Of course, doctor..." Rascal nodded and waited for Eggman and Caper to be gone. She then spoke to her younger cousin, "...Well, that was easy."
Haze agrees with her, "Yeah... But we still don't know about this project yet and what Eggman is gonna do with that project."
"You darn know well what's he gonna do with it! He's gonna take over world as always! Now, how he is going do it is still a mystery." Rascal told Haze then went to the computer. "In the meantime, you go out and find our 'friend' to see what she's doing."
"But what about you?" Haze asked her cousin.
"I'm gonna stay here for a bit to gather this information and leave this place! It gives me the creeps..." Rascal shivered a bit. "Besides, I need to know something more about this project..."
"I guess after that, you'll try and keep the heroes busy while Eggman and Caper get that project, right?" Haze guessed. Rascal just answered by nodding 'yes'. Haze then said, "...I wonder what's in there? And is it powerful enough to be fear, even by the government?"
Rascal sighs before speaking, "Well, they did lock it up and kept this project a secret, so it must be powerful... I just hope Dr. Eggman can control it..."
And with that, Haze leaves her cousin to find this 'friend' while Rascal gather some info about the project before leaving Eggman's base and heading back over to a certain city...