Chapter 14: G.U.N VS Eggman
Part 1 of 3
Several hours later, as dawn approached, the tension in the air began to rise dramatically. Kitty unfortunately did not sleep as well as she would have liked due to being very nervous, as well wondering just how loyal Rouge really was to G.U.N.
However, she would not have much longer to think about it. At exactly 4:30am, Topaz woke Kitty up, saying, "C'mon, we need to get going."
Kitty at this point was more anxious than sleepy, replying with a yawn, "Right."
Once she stood up, Kitty looked at Topaz and asked, "You ready to do this?"
"As ready as I'll ever be I guess
" Topaz replied with a sigh.
Kitty then put a hand on her right shoulder, saying, "Today, we'll avenge those Eggman brutally killed. You hear me?"
"I really hope you're right about that." Topaz answered hesitantly.
Kitty could sense doubt and fear within her G.U.N agent friend, so she said to her confidently, "Stay strong, Topaz. I know this is what Tanaka would have wanted from you."
Topaz was slightly offended by the way Kitty mentioned his name, but knew she was right. So, Topaz clutched Kitty's right hand with hers, replying with a sniffle while nodding, "Ok. Let's do it, for Tanaka."
Kitty and Topaz then embraced each other as comrades tightly and prepared to get ready to go, as they each showered, ate a hearty breakfast and got dressed, all within a span of twenty minutes.
After that, the two of them headed to the weapons storage room, as it was now open for G.U.N agents to arm themselves for battle. In spite of the fact Kitty felt she might not be needed, the feline agent nonetheless brought out the heavy artillery.
She decided to equip herself again with an RPG-7 this time, as well as the M32 grenade launcher. Topaz on the other hand just brought out a M4A1 Carbine, thinking it would be enough for her.
Kitty though told Topaz, saying while shaking her head, "You're going to need more than that if you're going to have a chance against Eggman."
"But why do we even need these big weapons when we're probably not even going to be on the frontlines?" Topaz inquired.
"You never know
" Kitty replied. "Better safe than sorry, right?"
Topaz couldn't argue with that. So, after talking it over with Kitty, the two decided to split the weapons, with Kitty manning the RPG-7 and M249 SAW laser machine gun, while Topaz took the M32 grenade launcher and a laser powered version of the M4A1 Carbine.
Topaz then asked Kitty, "Are you sure these laser powered prototype weapons are the way to go? I hear they don't have a long battery life and still have a lot of bugs to work out."
"I'm aware of that." Kitty replied. "But I believe they're a better choice than the ones that just fire bullets, especially since most of Eggman's robots are bullet proof anyway."
"Good point." Topaz said softly.
As before, Kitty stocked up with smaller weapons too, bringing again magnetic bombs and grenades.
A few moments later, another explosive weapon caught her eye.
"What's this?" Kitty inquired.
"Oh those?" Topaz replied. "They're C-4 explosives in a packaged rectangle boxes. We use those to blast down a locked door or even walls when needed."
"Really?" Kitty was very intrigued by this kind of weapon, especially after Eggman had attempted to use two large ones on her to try and take her out.
Kitty then attempted to put a couple in her bag, when Topaz quickly said objecting, "I really don't think they'll be necessary. I mean, G.U.N's main forces should be able to blast Eggman's base to bits with ease, right?"
Kitty though looked at her intently, replying, "Topaz, if there's one thing I know about Eggman, you never underestimate him."
Topaz at this point realized Kitty knew something she didn't, so she asked her hesitance, "Are
you actually thinking Eggman might be able to outwit our entire army?"
"Topaz, I don't just think it, I'm almost certain of it." Kitty replied firmly. "After dealing with him on the Egg Carrier and twice at the Thorndyke mansion, I've come to the conclusion that you never can count him out. He can come back and bite you when you least expect it."
"I never thought of it that way." Topaz stated softly after a brief pause. "But, you're right. On that day he attacked Central City, he made the entire G.U.N army look foolish."
By now, Topaz was fully convinced. She then said to Kitty, "Ok, let's take as much ammunition as we can carry with us."
"That's the spirit." Kitty replied with a sly smile.
And with those words, the two of them did just that. Kitty soon began to load her bag with the RPG-7's again, fitting as many as she could inside. Due to the fact she were bringing extra battery packs and 40mm grenades too, Kitty could only fit no more than five warheads in her bag.
Thankfully for Kitty though, Topaz would also bring along a weapons supply bag too, as she was able to carry five war heads as well, including additional grenades and battery packs.
After that was finished, Kitty soon found the super suction handles she had used from before. Since they had come in handy last time, the feline agent decided to bring a couple in her pockets again..
"Now all I need is some bullet proof metal to put around this and I'll have a nice shield again like before." Kitty stated confidently.
"Well, I doubt you'll find any of that here." Topaz told her. "We don't exactly have that much lying bullet proof material around just for that kind of purpose."
Kitty though shrugged her shoulders, replying, "No matter. Maybe I'll get lucky again and find something to use like last time."
Now fully equipped, the two female G.U.N agents headed for the meeting room, where the Commander would give the troops one last word of instruction.
On the way there, they inadvertently bumped into Rouge, who happened to be heading there herself.
Rouge then commented, bantering them a bit, "Well, don't you two look ready for action."
"Save your witty remarks for later, Rouge." Kitty shot back firmly. "We have a war to fight."
"Well, excuse me for having a little fun with you." The manipulating bat retorted. "Seriously, you need to learn to lighten up."
Kitty though just frowned at her, soon asking, "Speaking of which, where were you last night?"
"Since when is that any concern of yours?" Rouge demanded annoyed. "Where I go is none of your business."
"I know you went after Eggman once the battle at the Thorndyke mansion was over." Kitty replied. "But you were gone for over six hours."
"So what?" Rouge said.
"So my question to you is, did you really go after Eggman, or did you just say that to throw us off?" Kitty interrogated.
Rouge now frowned at the feline agent, stating, "You know, you're really sticking your nose in places you shouldn't, Catgirl."
Kitty instantly took that as a no, replying while pointing a finger at her, "You're hiding something, Rouge. I can smell it."
At this point, even Topaz was almost convinced, saying to the female bat with deep concern in her voice, "Rouge, please tell me this is all one big misunderstanding."
Rouge was now silent inside, as Topaz added, "I don't want to think the worst about you, Rouge. You're my friend and I do care about you. So please, tell me the truth. Are
you actually conspiring behind the scenes?"
To Kitty's surprise, Rouge pulled off an amazing feat. She slowly walked towards Topaz and told her softly, "I would never do anything to hurt you, Topaz. I value your friendship as much as you do."
"Well, why is it these things Kitty is saying to me is starting to make some sense?" Topaz inquired, with concern still in her voice.
"This feline is just being spiteful because I had a little fun with her during our training missions together." Rouge explained. "She's just jealous of me and trying to slander my name any chance she gets."
"You big liar!" Kitty shouted, now deeply angered by her words. "You know that's not true at all! You left me to die on the Egg Carrier!"
"You don't have any proof of that whatsoever." Rouge retorted. "It's basically your word against mine."
Unfortunately for Kitty, she knew Rouge was right about that. There was no proof at all of Rouge deserting her.
Topaz then said softly, "I'm so
confused inside. Who do I believe?"
Kitty again tried to reason with Topaz saying, "Topaz, I know this is hard for you, but I really don't believe we can trust Rouge. I think she may have been the one who stole that modulator from G.U.N last night.
"Boy, you would say anything to make me worse than I really am." Rouge retorted. "You seriously need to get over your little grudge against me."
"I'm not saying that doesn't have some merit!" Kitty shot back. "You've been acting very shady as of late."
"Can you even prove this convoluted theory of yours of me being a double agent?" Rouge challenged.
Again, Kitty could not. All she had unfortunately was theories.
"Uh huh, just as I thought." Rouge said, crossing her arms together. "You ought to be ashamed of yourself for trying to turn Topaz against me, Kitty. That's a new low, even for you."
Kitty at this point could only glare fiercely at the manipulating bat, as she was unable to find a retort. Topaz then spoke up, saying to Kitty, "I think we should give Rouge a chance to prove us wrong."
Topaz though interrupted her, saying, "Kitty
Rouge is still my friend, even if you two are at odds with each other. Please give her a chance for my sake. Please
Deep down, Kitty didn't want to, but since she had a lot of respect for Topaz and didn't want to upset her any further, she replied softly after a long pause, "Well
"Thank you." Topaz said with a smile.
"There, see? Was that so hard?" Rouge asked icily.
Actually, it was. Kitty thought. However, she replied instead, for Topaz's sake again, "Well, I guess not."
"C'mon, we have less than two minutes to make it to the meeting room." Topaz said. "Let's get going."
"Right behind you." Rouge replied.
Kitty then allowed Topaz to walk ahead of them, where she glared at Rouge next to her and said softly, "You may have fooled Topaz with your smooth talk, but I'm smart enough to figure out there's something going on."
"Believe what you want, Catwoman." Rouge retorted. "But I meant every word I said to Topaz about my friendship with her."
Kitty though didn't believe that one iota. She then said to Rouge, "Whether you did or not, I'm keeping a close eye on you. I don't believe for a minute you're done surprising me yet."
"Maybe I will
maybe I won't." Rouge teased with a smug look on her face. "I guess you'll just have to wait and see, won't you?"
Kitty again couldn't find a retort, but instead glared at the female bat once more while they walked.
Before she knew it, they had arrived at the meeting room, even a bit early.
The three G.U.N agents soon had a seat, where the G.U.N commander eventually walked to the pedestal in the middle of the room and addressed his unit.
"Welcome, my fellow soldiers." He said warmly, but firmly.
He then added after a brief pause, "This very day, could be a historical one for all us, as today, we embark on a mission to rid our world of Eggman, once and for all."
Nearly every member of in the audience voiced their approval, letting out a small cheer, including Topaz and Rouge. Kitty however, did not. She could not help but feel uneasy about the whole battle.
"Very shortly, our President will arrive here and give us word about the battle. But, in the meantime, I have an important matter to discuss."
Kitty feared this is where he would mention the stolen part. Not surprisingly, she was right.
"In case you are not aware, a very important device was stolen from our weapon's supply room yesterday, none other than an override modulator.
Kitty then glanced over at Rouge to see her reaction to news, but saw no change at all in her facial expressions whatsoever.
"Once the President is done addressing us, you will all drop your weapons and anything else made of metal and step into this metal detector to my right." Commander Tower stated. "I'm not saying I don't trust any of you, but I rather be safe than sorry. You understand, right?"
Everyone in the audience nodded their heads in response to this. Kitty however could help but feel the G.U.N commander was specifically eyeing her as he said this.
Is he really that determined to target me that he has to go so far as personally suspect me in this matter?
Kitty again couldn't help but feel she was being treated unfairly somewhat, but decided to not let it get to her.
If I get a shot, I'll show the Commander how valuable I am to his cause.
Commander Tower then looked at his watch, where he patiently waited for the President to show. But to his surprise, he did not. After waiting five minutes, he finally called one of his generals and demanded, "Where is he? I can't wait much longer."
"Sir, I regret to inform I have no idea that I really have no idea at the moment." The general replied softly.
"What? What do you mean you don't know where he is?" Commander Towers demanded. "Didn't you get in touch with his secret service?"
"But that's just it, sir." The general told him. "I received no word from them whatsoever."
This news deeply baffled the G.U.N Commander, as he didn't know what to make of this. Eventually though, he said after a long pause, "Never mind. Perhaps the President had emergency business to take care of. We can talk with him later. Right now, we need to the metal detector screening going."
Kitty however managed to hear the gist of this conversation, making her think, The President didn't show up to address the troops? That's a first.
Unfortunately for the feline agent, she had no more time to ponder this over, as the Commander finally spoke up, saying loudly, "It appears the President won't be addressing us after all. No matter. We'll just get down to the next line of business."
He then said to everyone firmly, "All right, everyone, please form a line, leaving behind all your weapons and other metal materials, where we can all scan you appropriately."
Everyone in the audience did as they were told. While Kitty got into line, Rouge asked her smugly, "Are you nervous?"
"Are you?" Kitty retorted, glaring at her.
"I have no reason to be." Rouge told Kitty with smugness. "I don't have that part on me, so I have nothing to worry about."
"Neither do I." Kitty shot back.
"You better hope you're right about that." Rouge said, ribbing her. "I sure hate to be in the person's shoes when the Commander finds out who has that device."
"You just worry about yourself." Kitty reiterated firmly. "I can handle this just fine, thank you."
Thankfully, Rouge didn't push it any further, as Kitty now kept her eye on the line which it was beginning to move.
Before she knew it, it began to move faster than expected. As it turned out, the scanning for each solider or agent only took five to ten seconds tops. Not even ten minutes passed, and Kitty was next in line.
As she headed towards the machine, Kitty saw the G.U.N Commander watching closely. He then said to her with authority, "Well, agent Katswell, are you ready for your scan?"
"Yes I am, sir." Kitty replied firmly, but respectfully. "Rest assured, you will not find the part on me."
"Well, I hope you'll be right about that." Commander Towers said a bit bluntly.
Kitty then stepped in the machine, as it scanned her body for metal thoroughly. Within seconds, it came out negative.
Commander Towers was a little surprised to say the least, but soon composed himself saying, "Well, I guess you were right after all."
"I told you I was innocent, sir." Kitty reiterated firmly, trying to hide her frustration.
"Yes, of course."
While Rouge was being scanned, the Commander said to Kitty, "Well, just to be on the safe side, I hope you'll allow me to personally check your weapons bag as an extra precaution."
"Go right ahead, Commander." Kitty told him. "I have nothing to hide."
Just then, Rouge's scan results finished, with the examiner telling Commander Towers, "Her scan came out negative, sir."
"Ah, excellent." The Commander said with a slight smile.
He then walked over to Kitty's weapons bag and searched it thoroughly. As he did so, the Commander commented, "You sure packed this bag to the max, didn't you?"
"I like to be prepared, sir." Kitty replied. "Just in case I'm needed."
" The Commander said, cleared his throat. "Your attention to detail is very admirable. Good job."
Kitty was relieved to hear him say that, that is until he started rummaging through Topaz's weapons bag too.
"Sir, that's agent Topaz's bag." Kitty reiterated.
"I'm aware of that." Commander Tower told her sharply. "I'm just curious."
Kitty at this point couldn't help but feel very uneasy inside, as she soon asked with hesitance, "Commander, do
you really think I had something to do with the missing part?"
After hearing this, Commander Towers realized he was overstepping his boundaries a bit. So, to cover his true intentions, he told Kitty softly, "No, no, of course not. I believe you're one of our finer agents here."
But, I have to find that part." Commander Towers reiterated. "If it falls into the wrong hands, it could do a lot of damage to our military."
Kitty couldn't argue with that, though she felt he wasn't been 100% honest with her.
"It's nothing personal." He told her. "But I have to do my job. You understand, right?"
"I guess so
Kitty again didn't believe him, as she felt he was subtly punishing her for going after Eggman without his permission.
Seconds later, the Commander finished his search, as the part was nowhere to be found. So, in an attempt to look good in front of his troops, he said to Kitty, "Well, apparently, it's not here. I apologize for suspecting you."
Kitty, trying to not make a bigger deal out of this than it was, replied, "Its ok, sir. I understand as Commander, you have a lot of responsibilities here."
Again, the Commander cleared his throat, saying, "Um, yes
Anyway, if you'll excuse me."
And with that, Commander Tower walked back to the metal detector, keeping a close eye on the results from the rest of the G.U.N soldiers.
As he did so, Topaz, who was done with her scan by now, said to Kitty, "Wow, I can't believe it. He actually thought you might be the thief."
"Yea, I know." Kitty replied softly.
"Why would he do that?" Topaz asked, deeply puzzled. "I don't understand."
"I can tell you that." Rouge answered smugly, walking over to them.
"Rouge, this is none of your business." Kitty told her sharply.
"Oh, but I think it is." The female bat retorted. "After all, you dragged me into it."
"Well, excuse me for actually making you get off your pampered batty hide and doing something useful for a change." Kitty shot back.
"And what good did it do?" Rouge inquired, crossing her arms together. "All it did was get you on the Commander's bad side."
Kitty unfortunately couldn't deny her accusation. Topaz on the other hand didn't know what make out of all of this.
"Never mind that." Kitty said after a brief pause. "I'll show the Commander soon enough he was wrong about me when this battle is all said and done."
"I doubt that'll happen." Rouge retorted. "Especially since you're not even going to be on the front lines."
Kitty again was about to say something as a rebuttal, when Topaz finally spoke up, saying, "Ladies, please stop arguing already. We're a team, and we need to work together, ok?"
Kitty and Rouge though just looked away from each other, as the idea completely repulsed them.
Topaz however wouldn't let this matter go, as she added, "C'mon, put your differences aside for one day and act as comrades, all right?"
Again, Kitty and Rouge wouldn't hear of it, as they had their fill with each other by this point.
Topaz then said as a last resort, "If you two are really my friends, you'll do this for me."
After hearing that, Kitty and Rouge looked at each other awkwardly, with Rouge saying eventually with hesitation, "Well
I guess so." She then extended her hand to Kitty and said, "Comrades?"
Kitty didn't want to shake her hand, but for Topaz's sake, she did, replying softly, "Comrades."
As they shook hands, Topaz said with a smile, "There, see? Doesn't it feel good to work together instead of being at odds?"
Not surprisingly, both of them thought simultaneously, don't bet on it.
As soon as the metal scanning process was complete, G.U.N's forces instantly set out for the Eggman base. They had brought nearly everything with them, fighter jets, navy ships, tanks, the works.
In spite of the fact it was a very large force, they for the most part managed to get their troops to their targeted area without too much notice from the citizens due to it being early in the morning, as well as being very discreet about their departure.
As Kitty had expected, she would be among the back of the G.U.N troops. Nonetheless, this didn't deter her vigor in the least. Instead, she kept her composure and would wait patiently for a shot.
If Eggman continues to play this game of his, then G.U.N is in for a very long battle.
Kitty's assumption would be right on the money, as Eggman was more ready for G.U.N than they would ever realize.
Eggman had Decoe and Becoe watching the surveillance footage around the base, as he ordered them to give him an update the minute they arrived.
The second the surveillance cameras picked up the approaching army, Decoe said over the PTA system, "Dr. Eggman, G.U.N's army is approaching and should be around the base within two minutes."
Eggman during this time wasn't the least bit nervous. Instead, he had a big smile on his face, commenting while rubbing his hands together, "Perfect. The G.U.N slime is right on cue as always."
"Shall we activate the base's defense system and launch a counter strike?" Becoe suggested.
"Don't be ridiculous!" Eggman shouted, annoyed at the idea.
"I want to savor this battle, you nincombot!" Eggman roared. "Hold your positions until I tell you otherwise!"
Decoe and Becoe didn't understand their boss' instruction at all, but complied with it nonetheless.
"As you wish, Doctor."
Eggman then switched the footage from his two assistants to the surveillance cameras now, keeping a close eye on G.U.N's arrival.
I am so going to enjoy handing G.U.N a humiliating defeat. Even their entire army won't be enough to take me out.
While this was going on, Sonic and the others were preparing to leave the mansion to join the battle. Tails was in the process of putting the final touches on his X-Tornado, as Amy came running out, saying, "Guys, come quick!"
"What, what was it?" Sonic inquired with concern. "Did Eggman already defeat G.U.N?"
"No, but it's still bad news nonetheless." Amy replied.
"How bad could it be for us to take time out of our busy schedule?" Tails asked while in the cockpit of the X-Tornado.
"See for yourself." Amy reiterated.
Since the pink hedgehog pushed the issue further, Sonic and Tails eventually gave in and went to see what Amy was talking.
Once they saw it, they too jaw dropped.
"This can't be for real." Tails commented stunned.
But it was, as the news reporter continued its coverage.
"That's right. Not even five minutes ago, the President of Central City has officially gone missing. The cleaning staff of his office was the first on the scene to make this discovery, as they saw all the secret service guards had been overpowered and brutally killed."
All three of them were completely baffled as to who could have done this.
"Could Eggman have done this?" Sonic pondered.
"I don't see how he could have." Tails replied. "Even he's not that fast and strong enough to take out the entire secret service."
Moments later, the coverage went from to strange to completely bizarre, as the news reporter continued. "What makes this incident even more puzzling is the fact the surveillance shots of the culprit appear to be none other than Central City's hero, Sonic the hedgehog."
"WHAT?" Sonic at this point was incensed, shouting, "That looking nothing like me! Are they blind or something?"
Tails took a good look at it, replying, "The funny thing is, it does look like you somewhat. It's blue, has spikes, and
"It's a machine!" Sonic countered. "Are the news people of this city so dumb they can't see the difference?"
"Let's not forget, this is the same news coverage who mistook you for Shadow." Tails said.
Even that memory left a sour note to blue hedgehog. "How could they even think that was me? Since when do I have black fur?"
Before Sonic could rant further, the news anchor said, "Police are investigating the matter, even as we speak, to determine whether or not Sonic is indeed involved with the abduction of the president, who was scheduled to speak at G.U.N HQ earlier this morning."
After hearing that, Sonic was fed up inside. "If those buffoons actually think they're going to question me about this, they have another thing coming!"
"Well, what can we do about it?" Amy inquired. "We can't stop them from coming here."
"No, but we can go before they arrive." Sonic replied firmly.
He then turned to Tails and asked, "Is the X-Tornado ready to go, bud?"
just about." Tails replied hesitantly.
"Good. Fire up the engines," Sonic instructed him, "Because we're leaving pronto."
"But, Sonic, I still have a few tests to run." Tails protested.
"They're going to have to wait." Sonic reiterated. "We can't afford to waste any more time here."
Tails thought of protesting further, but decided to comply.
"Very well then, I'll do them on the way if possible." He said softly.
"That's the spirit!" Sonic said enthused. "Ok, guys, let's do this!"
And with those words, the three of them boarded the X-Tornado as quickly as possible, with Sonic now riding on top. Once they were in, Tails ignited the engines and prepared for takeoff. Thanks to his new engine modifications, his jet took off faster than before, as it soon took off into the air, eventually reaching top speed.
A minute later in the air, Tails found out Sonic's assumption of the police was right. From the ground below, he saw many squad cars heading towards the mansion.
"I cannot believe they actually think Sonic's involved." Amy commented perplexed.
"I can." Tails replied with a sigh. "If they were naïve enough to believe it with Shadow, they'll do it again."
Not surprisingly, the police cars turned around and began to follow after the X-Tornado once they saw it in the air.
"Now they're following us?" Tails commented dumbfounded. He then shook his head and said, "Will they ever learn?"
"You think they'll get in the way of us trying to take down Eggman?" Amy inquired with concern in her voice.
"I doubt it, but we'll worry about that later." Tails answered firmly.
Sonic meanwhile was enjoying the ride too much to notice, as he shouted psyched up while they traveled, "Oh yea, this is so much more like it! Eggman, here we come!"
Back at Eggman's base, the battle between him and G.U.N was less than a minute away from commencing. As Decoe had announced, the entire G.U.N army quickly surrounded Eggman's base, ready to strike.
Eggman though was more than ready to take them on, as he got his counter measures in order.
Commander Tower then said to his troops after they were in place, "Ok, men, this is the moment we've all been waiting for. Keep your composure and fight with courage and we should walk away with an easy victory."
"Yes, sir." One of his lieutenants answered.
During his brief pep talk, Decoe said to Eggman, "G.U.N's forces are in their designated positions as Rouge told us they would."
"No surprise there." Eggman replied with a grin. "They're too rigid and by the book to make any last second changes."
"Do we have permission to fire at them now, sir?" Becoe asked again.
"NO!" Eggman shouted firmly. "I told you. Wait until I give you the signal, dingbot."
Becoe sighed heavily, but replied softly, "Yes, sir."
Moments later, the G.U.N Commander grabbed a megaphone and spoke into it as loudly as possible. "Dr. Eggman, this is Commander Abraham Towers! Your vile actions have finally reached their end!"
Eggman though just chucked at his words, commenting, "Such arrogance from a pathetic human being."
"You have precisely one minute to surrender and come out of your base with your hands up! If you don't, I shall give the order and annihilate you, along with your entire building!"
Eggman this time didn't say anything, but just grinned, as he was very amused by this threat.
"Your minute starts now, you murderer!" Commander Towers reiterated. "If you know what's good for you, you'll give yourself up!"
Kitty meanwhile felt uneasy about this whole confrontation.
No way is Eggman going to give himself up now, but how is he going to hold off the entire G.U.N army anyway?
Deep down, the feline agent didn't have a clue what he was up to.
Just then, Eggman displayed a virtual screen on his island base in front of them, saying with another hearty chuckle, "And if you know what's good for you, you'll skedaddle out of here before I make complete fools outta you and your entire army."
Deeply incensed by his suave composure, Commander Towers shouted back in his megaphone, "You've had your chance, Eggman. You're history now!"
Before he could give the order, Eggman retorted, "Oh? Am I really? I seriously think you need to see who's holding the aces here, Abraham Towers, before making such a bold statement like that. You could really make yourself look bad if you're not careful."
"How dare you talk to this way, Eggman!" Commander Towers shot back. "I'm done negotiating with you now. Let's see how you keep that grin on your face when you have bombs flying around your base!"
The G.U.N again attempted to give the command, but was interrupted, as Eggman retorted once more, "I really don't think you'll want to do that, unless you don't mind sacrificing one of Central City's more important leaders of course."
"What?" Commander Towers was completely baffled by this statement.
Moments later, the entire G.U.N army heard the X-Tornado fly overhead. Once it was in place, Sonic leaped off the jet and headed for the ground, using his spin dash to slow his decent, where he eventually landed on the same navy ship as the G.U.N Commander.
Kitty at this point was enthused inside, as she thought, yes! They must have decoded my message! Way to go, Tails!
Sonic then said to the G.U.N army in front of him, "Hey, guys, sorry I'm late."
To put it lightly, Commander Towers was not happy at all to see him. Even Eggman was shocked to see the blue hedgehog on the scene so quickly.
"Just what do you think you're doing here?" the G.U.N commander demanded. "This battle is between us and Eggman. You have no business being here!"
"Sorry, Commander." Sonic replied smugly. "But when it involves Eggbelly, it always becomes my business."
Again, Commander Towers gritted his teeth in anger, as he didn't want any part of the blue hedgehog on the battlefield. His G.U.N troops on the other hand didn't feel that way, as they were grateful to see Sonic giving them a hand.
"Just how did you know we were attacking Eggman this early in the morning anyway?" the Commander demanded.
"It was actually simple really." Sonic replied confidently.
Kitty's body heat instantly went cold, after she heard Commander Towers inquire sharply, "Did agent Katswell tell you we were here?"
Thankfully for her though, Sonic covered her tracks, as he replied, "She didn't have to. It was the Central City's news coverage that gave me the clue to your whereabouts."
"What?" Commander Towers was perplexed by his answer. "How is that possible? We didn't even tell them we were leaving."
"No, but I saw that the President was missing on the news." Sonic answered. "When I heard he didn't give you guys a pep speech early in the morning, I just put two and two together."
Thankfully, the Commander bought that explanation, as he said with a deep sigh, "I'm going to have to have a personal talk with that news team when I'm done here."
Just then, it hit him. "Wait a second, the President is missing? You can't be serious!"
One of his lieutenants however filled him in, saying, "Sir, he's right. I just received word by the staff he has indeed been kidnapped."
"Kidnapped? By whom?" the Commander demanded.
by what we've been told. It was
"The hedgehog, Commander." His lieutenant replied.
"Is that right?"
Commander Towers then glared at Sonic, saying, "So, that's how you figured out what we were up to
You went to the President's home and got his information from us after kidnapping him."
"What? That's crazy talk." Sonic countered. "Why would I do something like that?"
"Why, for the same reason you took those Chaos Emeralds from the bank a while ago of course!" Commander Towers shot back.
"Hey, I thought it was already determined that was Shadow's doing." Sonic protested.
To his surprise, the Commander wouldn't listen to him any longer, as he ordered his officers around him seconds later, "Arrest the hedgehog and take him into custody!"
Kitty during this time looked on deeply concerned, as she was helpless to do anything at the moment.
One of the officers however spoke up and said, "Sir, we're in the middle of a battle here. We don't have time to do that now."
The Commander then let out a very agitated groan, replying, "Fine, then keep him detained for the time being."
"You're making a big mistake here." Sonic told the Commander.
"Save it for the judge, hedgehog." Commander Towers retorted. "You're done here."
At that moment, several G.U.N officers attempted to cuff him, but Sonic would not let them. He instantly resisted, as he evaded every attempt on their part to restrain him. He had jumped out of the way every time they tried.
Finally, it got to the point where the Commander had enough, ordering his troops to point their guns at him. Sonic by now looked deeply alarmed. Even Kitty was shocked by this order of his.
"Hedgehog, I'm warning you
" The Commander said firmly. "Either you stop resisting arrest, or I'm going to have every officer here fire at your meddling blue hide."
At this point, Kitty gasped in horror, as she couldn't believe what she was hearing.
Even then, Sonic wouldn't back down. "Go ahead and shoot. I'm way too fast for any of your guns anyway."
"All right, you asked for it!" Commander Towers shouted angrily.
Again, he was in the process of giving the order to fire, when Kitty finally spoke up.
"Sonic, please do as they ask!" She pleaded loudly from a distance.
Everyone turned around to look at her. Even Sonic did too.
"You can't serious, Kitty." Sonic said to her. "You want me to let them arrest me for something I didn't do?"
"Just for right now." She replied. "We can sort this mess out later. Please, Sonic
trust me on this."
Surprisingly, the Commander was not angry at all by her intervention, as he said firmly instead, "Well, are you going to cooperate or not?"
Deep down, Sonic didn't want to, but for the sake of Kitty, he did. He then extended his hands out towards them in an act of surrender, giving the ok for the officers to cuff him.
As they were cuffing him securely, the Commander said to Kitty with a sly grin, "Well, I'm glad to see you talked some sense into your little friend here. Maybe you're better than I give you credit for."
Kitty though didn't take that as a compliment at all. Instead, she felt and sad and guilty inside for having Sonic back down, even though it was the right thing to do for now.
Seconds later, they led Sonic away to one of their choppers, where he would be detained for the time being. Once he was inside of it, Eggman finally spoke up after watching this controversial scene. He was all smiles to say the least.
He then let out another hearty laugh, saying, "Well, who would've thought G.U.N would actually have done my work for me? By taking that meddling hedgehog out of the equation, you actually made my job alot easier. I should really thank you."
"Shut your mouth, you mad man!" Commander Towers shouted, now speaking in his megaphone again. "Your base will soon be reduced to rubble as punishment for your refusal to surrender to us!"
Eggman though laughed at him again, saying, "Even now, you don't know who's holding the aces, do you?"
"You will in ten seconds!" The G.U.N Commander shot back.
Once more, Commander Towers attempted to give the order, when Eggman said interrupting, "Well, I guess as long as you don't mind answering to your troops and the citizens of your city for killing the president within my base, go right ahead."
"What?" Commander Towers unfortunately had forgotten that little tidbit from before.
"Behold!" Eggman said loudly. "Your lovely president!"
In that moment, the video footage showed a tied up President to a chair, bound and gagged.
Everyone, including the Commander gasped in disbelief.
"That's right, G.U.N scum!" Eggman said boldly. "I had your so called President apprehended last night, and he's now in my clutches, as leverage."
I don't believe this. Kitty thought dumbfounded. How did he pull this feat off undetected?
Eggman again let out a hearty laugh, saying, "I guess you're not holding all the aces here after all, Abraham Towers! You should have known I was ready for this all-out attack of yours long ago!'
By this point, Commander Towers was completely beside himself. To have Eggman pull a fast one like this undetected was nothing short of brilliant.
The G.U.N Commander finally spoke up, saying softly with rage, "So
you had Sonic kidnap the President and deliver him to you, eh? I should have expected as much."
Eggman, along with Kitty looked on dumbfounded by this accusation.
"He's in cahoots with you now, isn't he, Doctor?" the Commander interrogated sharply.
At first, Eggman was speechless by this question, but deciding to take advantage of it, he replied after a hesitant chuckle, "Well, uh, yes
he did. That's right. Sonic actually helped me. Talk about a twist, eh, Towers?"
To Kitty's horror, the Commander actually bought Eggman's words, as he said in response, "When I'm done with you, I'll see to it the hedgehog goes to prison for life for this."
Kitty then spoke up loudly, pleading, "Commander, you can't actually believe Sonic would do something like this. After all he's done for the citizens of Central City, it makes no sense."
"Hold your tongue, agent Katswell!" The Commander shouted at her sharply. "I'm in charge here, not you! Nobody tells me what to do and gets away with it! If you dare question my decision making any further, there'll be dire consequences in store for you too. You understand me?"
Kitty was completely crushed inside after hearing him lash out at her unfairly.
I don't believe this. Does he really hate Mobians this much? Why is he acting so harsh towards someone as heroic as Sonic?
Deep down, Kitty was dumbfounded by the Commander's sudden change in behavior.
It's almost as if he's on a power trip now, trying to get revenge on Eggman for humiliating him during his Central City raid.
Moments later, Eggman continued his monologue, as he said with banter, "I have to say, Abraham Towers, your leadership abilities are such a work of art. In fact, you really have impressed me by the way you have conducted this war so far."
"Are you mocking me?" the Commander demanded.
"What do you think?" Eggman retorted icily. "But enough of this witty talk. Let's get down to business, shall we?"
Eggman then said firmly, "Let me make myself very clear. Your president's life hangs in the balance as of now, and if you want to save him, you'll do exactly as I say."
Commander Towers though shot back, "Never!"
"If you don't cooperate, Towers, I shall have him shot on camera, for all of your soldiers to see!" Eggman countered.
Everyone gasped in disbelief after hearing this threat, as Eggman added, "Let's see you try and explain that one to your unit, Commander!" Eggman had said his title with complete contempt in his voice.
Again, the G.U.N Commander was speechless inside. Eggman had cornered and he knew it.
Before the Commander could say anything in response to this, Eggman said to him, "Anyway, to show you I'm a good sport, I'll actually give you a chance to beat me."
"Is that a fact?" Commander Towers demanded.
just one little catch of course."
"And what would that be, Eggman?"
"You send only five our military vehicles to my base at a time to try and get inside." Eggman reiterated. "If you succeed, I'll let you try and rescue your beloved President, if you're brave enough that is."
The Commander then thought it over, as he realized this would indeed be a tough decision.
"Do we have a deal or not, Towers?" Eggman inquired.
Ten seconds later, the G.U.N commander finally relinquished, saying softly, "Very well then."
"I thought you might." Eggman replied with a chuckle.
Eggman then turned off the virtual screen in front of his base that showed the bound up President and said loudly within moments over a loudspeaker, "Let the games begin."
Kitty soon had a very bad feeling inside. No way do I see Eggman playing fair here. This is going to get ugly and fast.
The feline agent had no idea how bad it could get, but she was about to find out.
Meanwhile, in Eggman's lair, the mad doctor lowered a screen in Cream's room where she was being held hostage, as she said to her on the screen after turning it on, "Well, my dear, I hope you're in the mood to watch some TV, because you get to watch my favorite show. Which is, the complete destruction of G.U.N."
Cream had been mostly sleeping during this time she was trapped in a small plexiglass tube, soon being abruptly awakened by Eggman's words. She then saw the screen in front of her, making her gasp in a panic.
"Enjoy the show, rodent." Eggman taunted. "It's going to be a barn burner to say the least."
And with that pun, Eggman laughed heartily at her, as she soon changed the image on the screen from his face to a visual shot near his base, showing the ocean that separated his base from G.U.N's army.
Cream in no way wanted to see such a battle, but had no choice in the matter due to her being imprisoned.
Moments later, the G.U.N Commander sent out five jets from several of his naval battleships to try and blast their way inside. Once they were airborne and on the attack, Eggman said to Decoe and Becoe, "Now! Arm the anti-aircraft missile system!"
"You got it, Doctor."
Decoe then pressed a few buttons from his control panel, instantly activating the counter measures. Within seconds, missile launchers from underground were raised and in place.
As one of the jets attempted to blast a hole into the base with its onboard missiles, Eggman ordered, "Fire!"
Immediately, Decoe pressed a few more buttons, launching over three missiles towards the jets. When Kitty saw this, she knew it would be only the beginning. To no one's surprise, the missiles were clearly aimed to negate G.U.N missile attack.
Indeed she was right, as Eggman's missiles stopped the attack cold in its tracks, hitting them right on target before they could even get close to hitting Eggman's base.
Even Commander Towers was completely dumbfounded by how accurate Eggman's missiles had been.
"Fire again!" the Commander ordered his pilots.
"10-4, sir." They replied.
Another G.U.N pilot then tried to blast a hole in the base with his missiles, but Eggman was ready for it. The minute it came close to hitting its target, which was none other than the main door, Eggman's missiles negated it before it could within twenty feet of its target.
"I don't believe this." The Commander muttered with a groan, looking on with his binoculars in disgust.
Even then, he wouldn't back down, as he ordered them to take another shot at it.
"Sir, the plan isn't working." One of the pilots replied. "We need to change strategies if we're going to succeed."
"Do as I tell you!" The G.U.N Commander ordered loudly in his radio. "You can succeed if you really want to!"
Kitty though knew better, as she watched on with deep concern.
A third G.U.N pilot now took his shot at being a hero. But like the other two, he failed just as miserably. Once again, Eggman's missiles completely took out G.U.N's attack with ease.
Not wanting to upset their Commander the last two pilots with missiles now tried their luck as well.
"We've got to get at least one hit in there." Commander Towers muttered to himself, looking on intently.
However, the same trend continued. The final four missiles shot at Eggman's base were blasted out of the sky before they could even get close to their designated target.
With the five jets now out of missiles, Eggman now aimed his at them.
"Blast them to bits!" the mad doctor ordered his assistants.
"You got it, sir." Decoe replied.
Decoe then pressed a few more buttons, as launched missile after missile at G.U.N's five pilots. At first, the pilots were able to evade and defend themselves, even using their onboard gatling guns to shoot the missiles.
Unfortunately for them though, this would be short lived. The G.U.N pilots soon found themselves in a huge pickle, as Eggman's assistant soon fired more missiles, this time at a faster rate. It soon got to the place where they could barely evade Eggman's oncoming attack.
Not even a minute into this, Decoe and Becoe finally succeeded, as they blasted all five jets out of the sky almost simultaneously. The G.U.N pilots of course ejected moments before impact, soon floating to the ground below.
As they did so, Decoe asked Eggman, "Shall I cut their parachutes to pieces?"
Surprisingly, Eggman told them, "No. I want the Commander to have a few survivors after I defeat him so they'll completely demoralize his character and question his leadership ability."
"As you wish, sir." Becoe answered.
Moments later, while the G.U.N pilots descended towards the ocean waters below. Commander Towers growled angrily inside, as he couldn't believe Eggman had completely dominated the air attack.
"All right, let's see how that mad man handles my navy ships." He muttered to himself.
The Commander then gave the order, as five ships soon began to make their move.
"Remember, we just want to blast a hole through one of the sides." The Commander reiterated to those onboard the navy battleships. "I don't want to take any chances of injuring the president."
"10-4, sir." The ship admiral replied.
And with that, the G.U.N ships began to attack the base.
Eggman meanwhile saw their next move, commenting to himself, "So, trying to blast through by sea now, eh?"
He then ordered Decoe and Becoe. "Just like before, I want you negate all their oncoming attacks."
"What about blasting the ships out of the water, Doctor?" Decoe inquired. "Wouldn't that be simpler?"
"That'll come later." Eggman replied firmly. "For now, I want to toy with them, making those fools onboard think they might be able to succeed."
Decoe and Becoe didn't fully understand their bosses' instructions, but complied nonetheless.
While was this was going, the ship admiral ordered his crew, "Ready the turret guns."
"Yes, sir." The soldiers replied.
Within seconds, the guns were armed and ready to go. Eggman quickly saw this and then ordered his assistants, "Activate the mounted turret guns within the base!"
Again, Decoe and Becoe replied, as they both pressed the necessary buttons.
Moments later, while the turrets were loading into place, one of the ship captain's ordered, "Fire!"
Instantly, one of the soldiers pressed the button, firing two large turret bullets at Eggman's base from the right side.
Decoe however anticipated its range and timing down perfectly, as he pressed another button several seconds later.
Once again, the G.U.N's attack was completely negated, with both turret bullets colliding head on with each other.
This failure though didn't deter the ship captain in the least, as he ordered within moments, "Fire again!"
The same G.U.N ship then took another shot, firing now four turret bullets at Eggman's base.
But again, Decoe and Becoe were ready for it. Not even one second after G.U.N's attack had been launched; they fired two sets of turret bullets almost simultaneously to counter it. To make matters worse, both attacks were right on target, negating G.U.N's attempt yet again.
By this time, Commander Towers completely frustrated inside. He quickly got on the radio, demanding, "Is that the best you can do?"
"Sir." The captain replied. "We have to be very careful here. If we blast too big of a hole in Eggman's base, his whole building could crumble, thus killing the President inside."
While the G.U.N Commander understood that risk, he ordered nonetheless, "Start attacking more aggressively, but use discretion when doing so!"
"We'll do the best we can, Commander."
Kitty then heard the Commander mutter something under his breath, which she unfortunately only got bits and pieces of it due to being too far away. What he had said was, "Incompetent buffoons. And to think we're supposed to be the mightiest military around here. HA!"
Moments later, the G.U.N ships on each side formed a new strategy.
"We'll have to synchronize our attacks." One of the ship's captains suggested.
"Agreed, but how so?" Another asked.
"Let's all attack within five seconds of other." The first ship captain replied. "That way, we'll have time to stop should we break through."
"Sounds good." The ship commander on the left side said. "Let's do it."
Little did they realize however, Eggman was able to overhear their radio communication with his control panel, making him think with a grin, Oh, so they're going to try that now are they? Well, won't they be in a surprise.
Eggman then told his assistant of what they were planning, telling them, "Fire within five seconds of each attack. That is the attack pattern they're going for now."
"You got it, Doctor." Becoe replied.
Seconds later, the G.U.N navy ships attempted to put their new plan into action. On their ship captain's order, they immediately fired, launching another four turret bullets, this time at the left side of Eggman's base.
But the second they did, Decoe and Becoe were ready on the trigger, firing four more of their own as well. Within two seconds, their attacks were stopped in their tracks.
This move at first didn't deter the navy G.U.N ships since it had happened before.
"Keep your focus, men. We'll catch them off guard the second time." The ship captain on the right side reiterated.
"That's what you think." Eggman retorted softly to himself with a grin.
Exactly five seconds later, the ships on the right side instantly attacked, firing another four turret bullets.
We should succeed this time. One of the ship captains on the right side thought.
That enthusiasm of his however was quickly crushed, as Decoe and Becoe were right there on top of it. Once more, Decoe and Becoe's timing on the trigger finger was near letter perfect. Their turret bullets negated G.U.N's within seconds.
Even Kitty at this time was dumbfounded as she watched. How in the world did they know when we were going to attack?
G.U.N's navy captain unfortunately brushed it off with a fluke, saying, "They just got lucky. We'll get them soon enough."
Unfortunately for them, that couldn't be farther from the truth.
After another five seconds passed, the G.U.N navy ships on the left side again attacked, hoping to catch them off guard. But like before, it would not happen. Decoe and Becoe would once again get the timing down perfectly, destroying their turrets in midair.
This soon went on for over a minute, as Kitty by this time knew something was going on. Their counter measures were too good to just be a coincidence.
Is it possible Eggman intercepted their radio communication?
Meanwhile, the G.U.N ship captain was fed up with this lack of production, as one said to the others, "This is getting us nowhere!"
"What do you suggest we do then?" another inquired.
"I think we're really going to pull a rabbit out of our hat here in order to blast through." A ship captain on the right side said.
He then told them of his new plan. Their strategy this time was attack randomly, firing at different seconds apart. Their attack pattern would be this: five, seven nine, seven, nine, five, seven, seven, five.
Kitty had overheard the radio communications this time, as she tuned into the frequency with high tech G.U.N radio receiver on her right ear.
Maybe this will give them a better chance to surprise attack. Kitty thought. I hope
Deep down though, she was still wondering if Eggman was able to intercept their radio communication.
As before, he was indeed, making him chuckle even more this time to himself after he listened in. So, trying to pull a fast one on me, eh? Well, nobody catches this mad scientist off guard.
Seconds later, G.U.N's navy ships put the plan into action. During that time, Eggman relayed the order of attack patterns to his two assistants.
"Follow this pattern to the T." Eggman ordered firmly. "They'll be too stubborn to change it up."
"You can count on us, Doctor." Decoe replied.
Not even two seconds later, G.U.N's navy troops put the plan into action, as the ships on the left attacked the base at exactly the precise moment.
As expected, the first attack was negated, since it was the same attack pattern as before. Again, G.U.N's ship commanders weren't dampened at all by this block.
We'll get Eggman for sure this time. A ship captain on the right side thought to himself with grin.
Seven seconds after the first attack was negated, the navy ships from the right side instantly attacked, firing six turret bullets at the base. This time, they were confident Eggman's counter measures would be a little off.
However, they were all floored, as not only were they not off in the least, but directly on target like before.
The G.U.N Commander on the sidelines meanwhile looked on completely perplexed inside, as he too knew about their attack patterns.
Impossible! How did they know we were going to attack exactly seven seconds later?
Kitty though was becoming more and more convinced what was really going on.
Eggman must have intercepted the radio communications. But how?
The G.U.N ship captains during this time brushed it off as another fluke, saying, "Eggman just got lucky again. We'll nail soon him enough."
"Keep dreaming, G.U.N scum." Eggman again retorted softly to himself.
Nine seconds after the recent attack, G.U.N's ships on the left side took another swing at blasting a hole into the base. They thought for sure this time it couldn't fail.
But unfortunately, it would fail miserably yet again. Eggman's assistants continued to counter their attacks with relative ease, as they had the number system down to memory.
By this time, the morale on the G.U.N navy ships was beginning to crumble. Even the ship's captains noticed it. Nonetheless, they said to their men, "Keep the fight up, men. It's only a matter of time before we break through."
Those words sadly would soon become very hollow, as another two minutes passed, with the exact same results each time
Kitty was now fully convinced what was happening. There's no doubt about it. Eggman knows what they're going to do before they even strike.
The G.U.N commander meanwhile could no longer keep his composure. He was completely enraged by the lack of production by his troops.
"How is that slime bucket able to decipher our attack pattern?" Commander Towers demanded, gritting his teeth.
Kitty finally got enough courage and spoke up, saying, "Commander, may I make a suggestion?"
Commander Towers sighed heavily, but reluctantly complied, replying, "Yes?"
"Sir, I think Eggman has intercepted our radio frequency." Kitty suggested.
"What? That's preposterous!" The G.U.N Commander retorted firmly. "We have a secure channel that only our personnel can access."
"I'm aware of that, Commander." Kitty reiterated. "But that's the only logical explanation. I believe he has superior technology to ours and using it to his advantage."
Being prideful and stubborn, the Commander told her sharply. "Absurd! Nobody has better technology than us, agent Katswell. Don't you forget that."
"Enough already!" he shouted, pointing a finger at her. "Your orders are to stand by and be right to fight if called to battle, and I expect you to keep your nose out of the rest of it. Do I make myself clear?"
The Commander's sharp words again hurt Kitty emotionally, but deciding to not make it any worse, she replied with a deep sigh, "As you wish, sir."
While the Commander turned away from her in a huff to keep an eye on the battle, Kitty thought to herself with frustration, He's going to cost us this battle if he doesn't get his head out of the clouds.
Kitty was also beginning to wonder if being a G.U.N agent was it was originally cracked up to be.
I sacrificed so much, just to work for someone who's nothing but a big blowhard with a huge ego. What I was thinking?
In spite of these negative thoughts, Kitty wasn't about to quit trying to make it work.
I have to keep plugging away and do my best here. After all, I promised Sonic and his friends I would help them defeat Eggman. How can I even consider going back on my word to them now?
While this was going on, Eggman finally grew tired of toying with G.U.N's naval ships, as he ordered Decoe and Becoe, "We've wasted enough time with these amateurs. Blast them out of the water!"
"Yes, sir, Doctor Eggman." Decoe replied.
Within moments, they activated the missiles again, this time pointing them directly at their metal battleships. To make the situation even better for Eggman, the G.U.N commander was in the process of arguing with the ship's naval captains.
"Prepare to fire at them again!" Commander Towers ordered over his radio.
"Sir, this strategy isn't working." One of the captain's replied. "We need to change it up in order to have a shot at getting inside."
"Don't argue with me!" Towers shot back angrily. "Just do as I tell you!"
The ship captain however wouldn't back down, as he replied again, this time annoyed "You don't seem to get it, Commander. Eggman has our number. It's completely futile to
Just then, a huge explosion blasted a right side of one of the ships, the same one the captain was on, instantly interfering with the communication. Every solider, including Commander Towers turned to look, as their facial expressions soon changed from perplexion to deep horror.
Even Kitty was shocked by how fast Eggman had changed strategies. Within seconds, Eggman's missile attack had caused the ship to begin sinking rapidly.
"We're under attack!" the ship captain shouted in a panic. "Send
He unfortunately would not be able to get another word out, as another two missiles came flying in, hitting the left side, as well as the middle part from above. This caused the ship to break into two, where it now instantly sank to the bottom.
To make matters worse for G.U.N, dozens of soldiers onboard were killed instantly from the third explosion.
No! This cannot be happening to us! Commander Towers thought in a sweat.
But indeed it was. Before he could even gather his composure, Decoe and Becoe sent another barrage of missiles at the remaining four G.U.N ships near the island, blasting them to bits as well within seconds.
Due to a temporary cease fire thanks to G.U.N's navy morale dropping, they had no chance to react, as they too soon met the same fate as the first ship.
Those who were at a distance could only watch helplessly, as their comrades whom Eggman had specifically targeted were almost completely wiped out.
Eggman on the other hand couldn't be happier while he watched from his control room. He quickly raised his hands with glee, shouting victoriously, "Yes! Yes! Yes! That's more like it!'
By now, the entire morale of G.U.N was near zero. Hardly anybody onboard the remaining navy ships had any courage left in them to fight anymore at this point.