Chelo walked around, asked every person that was around, but no one knew where the assassin was.
It was sunset when the Viral sat on a park bench, exhausted with her hands on her face.
"I’ve searched everywhere and still no Nightlord." She then heard a clattering and turned to see a bar near the park. An Overlander was kicked out by a green Mobian fox who yelled, "And stay out!"
"Maybe he’s here…" The lynx then got off the bench and walked towards the bar. She slammed the doors wide open and walked in. She began questioning people about Andy to no success until she came to the last one, who wore a black fedora over his eyes and a black trench coat.
The stranger asked, "Why do you want him?"
"Business. Do you know where he is?"
"Closer than you think…" His hands opened widely and glowed with dark energy. He darkslashed at Chelo, but she jumped back in time.
"Nightlord!" she exclaimed. The wolf removed his trench coat and fedora.
"I don’t know who your boss is, but I won’t go down without a good fight!" He lunged at the lynx, but Chelo kicked him under his jaw, sending him reeling before Chelo grabbed his coat arm and punched him in the face several times until Andy pulled away when she tried to give him an uppercut slash, but ended up slashing his free arm and ripped the other coat arm from his coat when he tried to pull away. Chelo growled and growled in disgust as threw the coat arm onto the floor. She had completely torn the arm off, while the other was hanging on by just a few threads. Andy shrugged and tore it off to match the other arm.
"What’s the deal here?!" the wolf exclaimed."
"As if you didn’t know, Bloodheart Carrier."
"Bloodheart?! You mean Nightfla-ARGGHH!!" Chelo gave him a knee in gut, knocking the air out of him. Andy fell on his knees, gasping for air. Rayla let off a smirk.
"You’re the Bloodheart Carrier? What a joke! You haven’t got the strength of a young pup!"
"Darkbeam!" Andy shouted as he held his hand out. The beam hit the lynx in the stomach, causing blood to be spat out and send the lynx into the wall behind her. Andy then got on his feet and walked towards the lynx.
"Who has the strength of a young pup now?" he jeered.
"Still you…" Chelo growled before kicking Andy’s leg, knocking the wolf down. She then leaped high in the air and attempted to cut Andy into 2 with her katana. Andy rolled out of the way in time and took advantage of Chelo’s katana being stuck by Darkslashing her right hand, causing her to let go of the weapon and jump back from it.
Chelo let out a roar of pain before grasping her bleeding hand.
"You punk! I’ll have your hide!!" She and Andy then ran at each other and slashed each other with their claws, giving each other big damage to their arms. When Chelo landed, she pulled out her gun and shot him in the chest, causing him to fall on the ground, looking dead with a big bullet hole in his chest and blood coming out rapidly.
Chelo then walked up to Andy with a smirk on her face. She then pointed the gun at Andy’s head.
"You didn’t stand a chance," she jeered as she started to squeeze the trigger.
Andy’s eyes then opened widely, but they were black with red irises almost like smoke. His body then bolted up with a dark aurora surrounding him as he grabbed the gun, squeezing it as he let out a roar, causing Chelo to back away from him in fear. His frame was skinnier, his coat was missing, his hands and teeth were now demonic looking, and his hands were surrounded in dark purple auroras. It was Nightflare!!!
"Nightflare?!" Chelo gasped. Nightflare just grinned as he walked toward her, while Chelo took some steps back with fear in her eyes.
"Looks like your attack on the wolf freed me. You weakened him just enough for me to gain to regain control." Chelo felt the wall as she took one more step back. She wanted to disappear.
"I should really thank you. Making that wolf mad enough for me to be released takes such an effort on my part, but you sped it up in seconds, so thank you." He then grabbed her from around her back and kissed her on the lips, causing more fear before pulling away from the terrified lynx.
"Such fear, such hatred, such sorrow. Maybe I should end it by…TAKING YOUR LIFE!!!" He darkslashed through Chelo’s body, sending her through 5 buildings before landing in an alley, groaning as a big diagonal gash on her torso was bleeding fully.
"Giga darkbeam!" Nightflare yelled as the beam hit Chelo, enveloping her and sending her to the Empire City’s docking bay near a shed. This time she was so badly hurt, as her entire body was bleeding from all the guts, gashed, and scratches. She looked more dead than alive as Nightflare walked up to her.
"This is the great warrior who will destroy Daemon? What a joke! Prepare to die!" He was about to charge a darkbeam as Chelo’s eyes closed tightly, ready to accept her end, when an arrow hit Nighflare in the back of his right shoulder.
"What?!" he growled as he turned around to see a purple, teenaged, female hedgehog with brown eyes holding a bow with a new arrow inside. Her muzzle was white, while her inner ears were pink. She wore a blue sweater, white gloves, blue sneakers with white stripes, dark blue jeans, 2 gold rings on her wrists, a brown arrow bag on her back, and a ring on the back of her headthe kept her 2 head quills back. It was Sydney the Hedgehog.
"You brat!" Nightflare shouted before firing a giga darkbeam at Sydney, who dodged it by jumping off the shed she was on. He then pulled the arrow out and threw it to the side. "You were foolish to risk your life for someone who is so close to death. Especially since you don’t have any superpowers!"
"How about this then?!" a male voice shouted before Nightflare was hit with a heart-tipped arrow, a beam of light, an orb of dark energy, an orb of plasma energy, fire, electricity, a sonic boom, and some junk that was thrown at him, using cosmic energy. The ones responsible were a female cat, a male mink, a male fox, a male hedgehog, a female hedgehog, a male echidna, a male lion, and a male tenrec. They were Star the Cat, Cosmix the Mink, Eclipse the Tenrec, Boom the Lion, Lovable the Hedgehog, Energy the Hedgehog, Sparky the Fox, and Volcanix the Echidna, the New Sonic Heroes of Empire City.
"I’VE JUST HAD ENOUGH OF THIS!!!" Nightflare yelled as he thrusted his arms up, causing a great explosion that blew everyone away. "Who’s next?!"
A bullet hole then shot him in the back, leaving a football-shaoed bullethome in his back, causing him to die before more bullets came and killed him, causing Andy to be restored, but dead.
A flash of dark light appeared before a cloacked figure appeared infront of her. He then went up to Andy, drove his scythe into him, and Andy’s eyes opened, alive.
"118 is here, Andrew" the figure known as Grim told him. You must flee. Now!"
"What about her?" Andy asked as he pointed at Chelo.
"I’ll take care of it. Now! Go!" Andy ran away, while Grim picked up Chelo and put her against the shed’s door, under the light before disappearing. 118 found her, picked her up, and ran away.
‘I think I found the new leader of the NFW…’ he thought as he ran