By Mercenary X & Zeiram0034
Edited by Zeiram0034
Proofread by Jeff Greyhound1211 Phillips
Special thanks to Jamie Swiftrunner for Bunnie's accent
Chapter/Episode 1 Old Guard out, New Guard In part 2
A minute earlier
Sally let out a soft groan as she began to regain consciousness, her head wracked with pain as she slowly opened her eyes.
Welcome back, Princess Sally.
" Huh? What?" She muttered as room started to come into focus, it's then that she noticed her arms and legs were restrained.
The sudden fear made her adrenaline spike as she finally got a good look at where she was.
She struggled, trying to break free of her bonds.
Now, now, no need to worry, my dear, I'm just here to help give you a makeover.A nasally voice cackled as the shadowy figure stepped into the light.
Sally's eyes widened with shock as a look of disbelief was etched on her face.
The diminutive overlander glared at her, his lips curling into a cruel smile.
Snively! But... How did you ....?"
"Survive?" he replied as his smile grew wider.
" well my dear unlike my dearly departed Uncle Julian, I always plan ahead."
Fear and desperation had begun to take it's hold on Sally as she struggled to escape.
Snively watched with glee at the princess's pitiful attempts.
You know princess I believe I should be thanking you. If not for you and Sonic, I would have never been able to make my own grab for power.
"Wonderful, just wonderful. From one dictator to another. Why can't we get a break?" Sally thought to herself bitterly as she glared back at the pint-sized tyrant.
Robotization & Detention Level
Ah! Sonic jolted awake, What a nightmare.
Oh trust me, your nightmare has just only begun, Snively spoke to Sonic.
Sonic's eyes snapped open, a look of dread on his face.
Sonic! Sally shouted to him.
"Sal?" he said as his looked towards her.
Sonic saw that sally was in some kind of chair, her arms and legs bound by metal restraints.
He then looked around, panic creeping into his mind as he realized where he was.
No. Sonic said to himself.
It was then he noticed the restraints the two SWATbots had placed on him. His feet where cuffed which were held in place with a length of bar that kept him from moving his feet.
His arms were restrained in a similar manner as he was being held by the swatbots.
Oh, yes.Snively said, his voice dripping with malice as he watched the normally smug blue hedgehog begin to panic .
But as much as I want to savor this moment, I'm afraid that I must cut it short. I'm not like the fat guy. You see . . . I'm worse.
It was then that Snively walked to the control panel.
Sonic! Sally cried out as she fought against her metallic bonds.
"Hang on, Sal" he shouted back to her as he struggled to free himself from the bots vice-like grip.
Desperation took hold of the two freedom fighters as they fought against they're restraints.
Tears started to well up in Sally's eyes as the cold reality of the situation began to set in.
"We were not getting out of this. Oh, God, we spent the last 10 years running, then fighting Robotnik's hold on our world, we're finally free of him and now . . . now this?" she thought to herself.
Fate had certainly dealt the two a cruel blow, to be captured and turned into robotic slaves for the one person they thought was incapable of succeeding where his uncle had failed.
It would seem that they had underestimated Snively and now they were paying the price for it.
Snively's eyes glinted with anticipation, like a vicious predator about to deliver the final blow on it's helpless prey.
Now, my dear, it's time to say goodbye to your free will. I hope you enjoyed the time you've had till now.
He then pushed another button on the machine.
Sally! No! Sonic shouted,tears forming in the corners of his eyes, a look of fear and horror plastered on his face as he looked into sally's eyes.
The young princess looked back at the azure hedgehog, her own tears steaming down her cheeks as the robotizer began to power up.
A sharp pain ripped though her as her body stiffened. She felt a burning sensation in her hands and feet as the energy wave slowly worked it's way up.
She looked down and saw that both her arms and legs were being transformed from fur and flesh to metal and circuitry.
Sally's screams of pain echoed though out the room while Snively watched.
a smug satisfied smile crept on the overlander's face as he watched the princess cry out in pain.
Suddenly a crackle of energy shot through her body as the robotizer began to accelerate which caused the poor girl's screams became louder then ever.
Sonic's panicked struggles became desperate as he heard Sally's awful screams of torture.
however,despite his efforts The two swatbots held the hedgehog firmly in their grasp.
Sally could hardly hear the Sonic's shouts to her as the pain continued to intensify.
The metal soon had crawled to the end of her limbs and began to make it's way up her torso region.
Her arms and legs felt like they where being picked apart, as if her open wounds where stomped on and then salt was rubbed in them.
A horrifying burning sensation coursed though her as if molten metal had consumed her body and wrapped it with agony.
The metal had started to go up past her waist as a sickening pain tore though her.
It was as if someone was pulling out her entrails burning hellfire coursed through her abdomen and up into her chest.
Sally couldn't possibly describe it, it was beyond comprehension.
Then the progression started at her midriff and kept going past her chest. Each breast felt like hot glob of molten rock and metal and as the burning intensified.
She screamed in agony, her eyes went wide with shock as tears flowed steadily down her cheeks as the metal went up her neck.
"SONIC!" she screamed as her fear and pain reached it's climax. The energy wave flowed past her neck and finally over her head as the robotization process had finished.
For a brief moment there was nothing but darkness as Sally's consciousness began to awaken.
"where.....where am I?" she thought to herself as she could see nothing but utter blackness.
moments later sally heard another noise, a voice similar to her own yet slightly distorted, as if the tone had changed.
"S.L.A.V.E SYSTEM STAND BY" it said.
In a flash, darkness dissipated as her sight returned, however instead of her normal colored vision, everything was bathed in a crimson red hue
The terrifying ordeal was over but her temporary relief was short lived as a growing terror overtook her.
She could see and hear, but couldn't move, even when the chair had let her go.
Against her will, her body got up and walked over to Snively, his lips curled into a cruel smile.
She tried to make herself stop, or at the very least punch the smug overlander with her new metal fist in the hope that she would bash some teeth into his skull.
It was as if she could still feel, but the feeling was wrong.
Sally looked over to Sonic his face twisted in a look of pain and rage as he glared at the overlander.
I swear I'm gonna make you pay for this!
Oh, don't worry, Sonic, you will be joining her very soon. Isn't that right my dear? he said as he turned to the robotized princess.
What Sally felt next disgusted her to no end as she felt her face form into a smile as she looked towards Snively.
Yes, sir. she said or rather it was whatever programing the robotizer had installed into her.
won't it be great Sonic? We'll still be together.
Sally felt a chill run through her very soul. There was no other way to say it. It was absolutely cold.
It wasn't her and yet it speaking with her voice.
Sonic's face was that of, pure and utter shock as he gazed at the now robotized princess.
Snively let out a chuckle as he took pleasure in the suffering he was putting the hedgehog through.
Would you like to do the honors, Princess?
She turned to look at Sonic as a chilling smile formed on her metallic face.
I'd love to. she said as the robian walked up to Sonic and placing her hand on his chin.
"What ever this thing is it isn't Sally." he thought to himself as he flinched from the robian's touch.
In response,she grabbed his face and forced him to stare into her glowing red eyes.
Don't worry, it will all be over soon, and let me tell you, it feels wonderful.
"Wonderful? It was anything but wonderful!" Sally mentally shouted.
Whatever this programming was, it would have made her sick to my stomach if she still had one.
However, at the same time the sick feeling was conflicting with some kind of artificial joy that only confused her more.
Despite this, Sally continued to struggle against the control of the programing as she hoped to free herself from the mental prison she was trapped within.
Snively turned to face the two Swatbots holding Sonic.
Strap him into the chair,
He then turned to Sally, a sinister smile forming on his lips.
"As for you, prep the robotizer"
She let go of his face and walked to the control panel and begin to input various commands into the keyboard.
I'm sure you'll love it, I know I will when you join me, you're going to look absolutely beautiful.
Where is all this dialog coming from?" sally thought to herself.
It's like whatever Snively did to her, he added something that was twisting her feelings and thoughts.
Sonic continued to put up a fight as the bots strapped him into the chair, his eyes looking pleadingly at sally.
Come on Sal, he shouted, looking directly into her eyes, youre better then this! You can fight it!
He then shouted at the top of his lungs, Please, Sally, I love you too much to lose you now!
"Oh God!" sally mentally sobbed as she stopped struggling for only a second, but then redouble her efforts.
"I am not going to let this happen, not now, not like this! Damn you, Snively, I won't let it end like this!"She mentally shouted as she pushed back with all her heart and will as the bots locked the restraints onto the hedgehog.
Youre wasting your breath, rodent. Snively said, his face sneering.
Now, my dear, if you would be so kind as to deliver the coup de grace and . . . huh?"
It was then that he noticed that Sally wasn't making a move. her finger hovering over the activation switch.
What are you waiting for? He yelled with increasing anger in his voice. Activate the robotizer! I command you!
"Yes, it's working!" Sally thought to herself, as she continued to resist the program's control.
Yes, sir, her voice spoke up
It would seem I might need to run a diagnostic scan later.
Then with much effort, her finger went down on the button.
No, no, no, no, no no! Whatever you are, I won't let you do this! Sally mentally screamed, struggling with all that she could to resist it.
But despite her best efforts her finger pushed down on the button as the robotizer began to charge.
It was then that she heard it, Sonic was screaming in pain as his arms began to become metal.
The pain in sally's mind became nearly unbearable as she fought against the programming's control.
"I have to stop this, I can't let this go on!" she thought desperately.
Suddenly the lights started to flicker and the Robotizer stopped, the metal going past no further then his elbows and knees.
In the moment of confusion the programing holding back Sally became distracted allowing sally to gain control if only for a brief moment.
What is going on now?! Snively yelled, as Sally raised her right arm high.
"Bulls-eye!"she mentally shouted as her fist smashed though the control console, metal and sparks flying everywhere.
Then her body's control is wrenched from her again, however the programming's grip had weakened as it fought to regain control
Sonic's eyes widened as he looked at the robian near the now smashed console.
"That's it Sal, fight it." he shouted as a faint smile formed on his lips.
Renewed hope flowed though him as he watched The robotized princess continue to struggle against the programing.
Snively, turned his head anger and confusion etched on his face .
What did you just-
He never finished what he was saying when the door suddenly collapsed to the floor as both Bunnie and Rotor came rushing in.
Bunnie didn't stop to look at anything, she just ran up to the SWATbots and punched one,taking it's head clean off. The other one barely had time to react when she kicked and then extended her leg until it smashed into the bot, putting a foot size hole though the it's chest.
Oh, no! Rotor looked at Sally and then Sonic, his shock was evident.
Bunnie looked at the two of them when she pulled her leg back to its normal length.
Sally girl! Sugar hog! Her shock didn't last long, because it went from shock to hate and anger faster then Sonic coming in for dinner on 'Chilly Dog Night'.
You! she hissed at the diminutive overlander.
She saw Snively and went straight for him, her metal fist pulled back and ready to fire.
Go Bunnie! Sally mentally shouted.
However, much to Bunnie's horror, and her own, Sally had stopped the blow with the palm of her metallic hand as if it was nothing, just inches from his face.
Snively took advantage of the moment and ran to a panel near the wall next to the Robotizer controls, pushed a few buttons, and a diamond glass wall shielded himself from the rest of them.
Princess Sally, deal with them, then when you are done, kill the hedgehog! He shouted before hitting a button and the wall behind him opened and rotated him and the panel into another room.
With pleasure, sir! she said, her voice filled with malice.
That's when Sally grabbed Bunnie's arm and threw her into Rotor. Both fell to the ground and slid a good foot and a half before stopping.
She turned to Sonic as he was pulling with everything he had to get out of the chair, but the restraints were too strong.
Sally felt her face go into a scowl, but it felt different this time then before. As if she could feel more of it, a lot more of it.
Such a shame it had to come to this Sonic, really, I was hoping to have you with me, we could have done so much for Master Snively together. she said as she walked towards Sonic.
Sally's right hand twitched as long talon-like claws formed from the tips of her metallic fingers.
Sal, fight it! You have to fight it, just like Uncle Chuck, you just did so when you smashed the computer. Sonic yelled trying to appeal to her.
Sally let out a choked mental sob as her body continued to walk towards him, her metal claws twitching violently.
Oh god, please help me! Sally whimpered as her mind continued to resist.
The strain was so bad that she felt like she would pass out at any moment.
But she would not give up, for Sonics sake, she could not give up.
Good bye Sonic, I'll be sure to shed a tear for your loss. Sally said as she stepped on the platform and raised her right arm and pointed her claws at Sonic's head.
It was all Sally could do to hold it back. It was like imaging herself putting all her very being into holding back, keeping her arm from going forward.
So far the measure had been successful, since she could still see Sonic was still alive.
She looked at her arm and could see it shaking. It was then she felt it again, the programing in her was fighting for control.
Now what are you- she heard it's voice speak to her, but it was stopped by Bunnie and Rotor grabbing her body.
They both dragged Sally back as Bunnie slammed her on to the ground hard.
The robian let out grunt as Bunnie pinned her shoulders to the ground with Rotor trying to hold her lower body with his weight.
Sonic, Aunt Sally! a young voice called out as tails entered the room.
Sally heard Tails run in and she saw him looking at her with more fear then she had ever seen in him.
Tails, get back here and stop dis foolishness. Antoine came running up behind Tails.
Just then Antoine noticed Sally as she picked up both Bunnie and Rotor and threw them near the door.
Both Antoine and tails were scared out of their minds as they stood there just staring at Sally.
Bunnie and Rotor got up and rushed at her once more, both taking the training from years of fighting to heart and doing their best to subdue the now robotized princess.
Antoine! Get over here and help us! We can't hold her by ourselves. Rotor yelled while trying to keep leverage on sally as she struggled against his grip.
Mua? After a short hesitation, Antoine then hurried over and tried to do a sleeper hold from behind her.
Forgive me, Princess!
Tails, get Sonic out of that chair! Rotor shouted, struggling to keep his grip as Sally thrashed about.
Tails blinked a few times then nodded, running for Sonic. It was when Tails started to get the restraints off that things went from bad to worse.
The programing that was controlling sally's body threw everyone off her just as Tails
got one of Sonic's hands loose.
She then ran over and grabbed him by the neck. In one quick motion she lifted the now terrified child in the air with ease.
Aunt Sally! Why....*gasp*.. are you ....hurting ...me?! Please..*gasp*... stop!" He pleaded as his hands grasped her metallic arm.
Sally could see the fear in Tails' eyes as she began to choke him.
He grabbed at the fingers of her hand, trying to get out of her vice-like grip as he struggled to break free.
"Oh god no! please!" she mentally screamed as every fiber of her being tried stop herself from killing Tails.
The programing within her spoke out, it's voice filled with hate and rage,
"YOU INSIGNIFICANT WHELP, I.LL CRUSH THE VERY LIFE OUT OF YOU!" It screamed in young fox's face .
It was then that Bunnie, Antoine, and rotor started to pile on to Sally, desperately trying to pry her arm off of the gasping child as she continued to tighten her grip on his neck.
Sally couldn't stand this. here she was, being forced to watch as she choked the life out of the child she had practically raised as her own.
"NO, please stop this!" she pleaded.
The programming ignored her cries as her grip tightend around the fox's windpipe.
Tails's breathing breathing became shallower as he began to lose consciousness.
"I have to push even harder. For Tails sake, I have to give it everything I have left"She thought to herself, desperate to stop the torture before her.
. The pressure was becoming unbearable, but she felt it's grip loosen some, but not nearly enough. It was fighting back with her.
The strain on her mind was becoming too much to bear as she felt what little control she had gained slip from her.
Then out of nowhere, Sally was struck from behind by Bunnie, her metallic fist slammed upside the robian's head, causing the program to become slightly distorted.
The distraction was enough for Sally to wrestle control away from it long enough to let go of Tails. She let out a mental sigh of relief as the fox fell to the ground. he began to cough violently as he tried to get his breath back.
Sally turn around and saw Sonic out of the chair, his now metallic hands grabbing hers as the programing controlling her body attempted to pull away from his grip.
. Sally, you have to got fight it, you have to. For the love of God, you almost killed Tails! He's practically your son.he pleaded to her.
That was it. she don't know how it happened, but she felt it slipping.
Sally was getting more ground back and hard,however the programing wouldn't go without a fight as she wrenched away from Sonic's grip and grabbed her head with both hands, her claws retracting back into her fingers as she began growling and screaming.
No, you must do as Master Snively says." the programing said mentally.
Like hell I do! she shouted back
His word is law, you will obey.
NOT on my life!
Sally began to twitch and spasm as the programing began to lose control of her body's motor functions.
She slammed down to the ground all while her body thrashed and flailed about.
All through this she saw her friends,their faces frozen with fear.
Tails trembled behind Bunnie, both of them with tears in there eyes.
"Oh, my god" Bunnie choked out as she held Tails tight as the frightened child looked away, sobbing into Bunnie's shoulder as Sally's inner battle continued.
Antoine and Rotor only fared a little better as they watched in horror.
They simply stood there transfixed on the scene unfolding before them, their eyes wide, clearly disturbed by what they were seeing.
Finally Sally's vision focused on Sonic, he was on his knees as single tear ran down his face, his metallic hands outstretched as if trying to reach out to her.
He was saying something to her, but at that point all Sally could hear was the metallic warbled screams as the programing within her continued to lose control.
She was winning somehow, pushing it back.
I am not able to lose, I am superior to you! It screamed out.
You're nothing, just something Snively put in my head. Sally mentally shouted as she lifted herself to her knees, as the mental battle intensified..
This can not be, you can not defy the Master! the programing shouted, Its voice a mix of fear and shock.
Just watch me! she shouted defiantly.
It was then that Sally placed her hands on the ground and then slammed her head into the steel floor.
Wait! What are you doing!? It shrieked.
Getting rid of you anyway I can. she said through her clenched teeth as she hit her head on the floor again.
T-his is nn-ot.
N-o-o, you mm-u-st.
With one final slam to the floor,the programing suddenly went silent.
The pressure in Sally's head suddenly disappeared as she slowly lifted her head up from the massive indent she had created in the metal floor.
She then slumped down on her side, completely exhausted.
Sally then noticed that her vision had changed as the world around her was no longer covered in an dark red crimson.
her optics had changed from a evil glowing red to a soft sky blue that matched her original eye color.
Small text began scrolled across in the corner of her vision but Sally at this point was too tired to care as she simply lay there, motionless.
She felt someone roll her onto her back,She looked up to see Sonic and the others staring down at her. Everyone but Bunnie and Tails.
Sally, talk to me, are you okay? he asked her.
The robian let out a groan as her now robotized hand reached out.
"Sss Sonic?" she said weakly.
Her whole body seemed to ache as sonic reached out and grasped her hand.
"Shush, now, its ok, Sal, it's going to be ok" He said, his voice was comforting but had a hint of underlying sadness.
"Wha-what happened?" Sally shuttered as she tried to move, her arms and legs felt like lead, as she used what little strength she had left just to lift her head as her vision began to clear.
"Sal, just lie still, please." Sonic said. His tone filled the urgency.
The robian blinked her optics as her vision cleared.
Sonic offered a saddened smile to Sally as he gently squeezed her metallic hand.
It was then that Sally heard the sound of sniffling.
She turned her head slightly to see tails peaking from behind Bunnie.
"Tails?" Sally said, surprised by the raspy metallic echo in her voice.
Ignoring it, she spoke up again.
He turned his face away, hugging Bunnie tightly
"Don't let it hurt me." He whimpered.
"W-what? But . . . I . . ." she stuttered out.
It was then that Sally's mind began to piece together what had happened.
The detention level . . . me and sonic were . . . ."
She began to shudder as the memories began to flood back to her.
"Oh God . . . she stuttered again as she felt her body begin to shake.
Sally looked back at Sonic, as tears began to flow down her now metallic face.
"Sonic I . . . I . . . I almost . . ."
He pulled her close and embraced her in a comforting hug.
"Don't, Sal, just don't, he said as he held her tight.
"it wasn't your fault, Sally, that wasn't you." He said as he tried to comfort the poor girl.
Sally's body was trembling as she weakly returned his embrace.
It all became so clear now: her robotization, the fight inside the chamber, nearly killing Sonic, strangling tails.
It was all too much, as she finally broke down and cried uncontrollably into Sonic's shoulder.
"Hush, now," He said, stroking the back of my head.
"Its gonna be ok. He whispered to her over and over as he held Sally close.
The young robian continued to cry, holding him tight as if she would die should she let go.
I . . . it.... was like a nightmare, a nightmare I couldn't wake up from. she whimpered in between her sobbing.
Sally tried to hold on to Sonic, the trembling was getting worse as she felt sick.
Even though She knew that she was probably all metal like uncle chuck , it felt like She was going to wretch the contents of my stomach.
It's over Sal, don't worry, it's all over.
As comforting as those words where, She couldn't help but think that this was just the beginning of things to come.
"Robotnik never came this close to hurting us, not like this."she thought to herself, fear coursing through her.
Sally then heard Rotor getting up and walking to the machine.
NICOLE, start downloading everything on this thing. Rotor said as he plugged NICOLE into the secondary console to the robotizer.
Order accepted. Coping all data to current robotizer model.
She didn't know why, but Sally thought she could hear some sort of sadness in her voice. though may have just been the stress of the situation.
All data retrieved. Do you wish for the test data as well?
Yes, everything about it. Logs, scans, everything. Rotor spoke as he rummaged in his backpack pulling out tools.
R-Rotor? *sniff* What are you doing? Sonic looked over his shoulder at where Sally was watching the walrus start to rip open panels and pull hatches.
Taking this apart and taking what we can back with us. Then destroy the rest.
A part of Sally was beaming with pride, it was something She would have wanted him to do in the first place if it wasn't her that was robotized.
It was then that she heard some kind of beeping noise emanating from her body along with the words 'STASIS LOCK' flashing in the corner of her vision.
She started to feel even more tired then before, but continued to hold on to Sonic, looking down at his now metallic hands.
"It's all my fault. she whispered over and over in between sobs as consciousness began to slip away from her,
"so . . . tired. I just need to . . . "
Sally's voice began to slowed down and drop in pitch, her eye's closed as she began to drift away.
Suddenly a very ghostly voice, echoed in her sub-consciousness mind, it sounded so calm, soothing, and yet familiar as if she had heard it long ago.
Oh Sally, I'm so proud of you.
What was that? she thought to herself before darkness consumed her.
To be continued...