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Once again, as a reminder, do not make any editing or corrections to this, do not point to me of any mistakes. I will not make corrections. I`m leaving this mostly as is of what it was when Tojo and I rped this out. We both have different rp styles so expect there to be some inconsistencies in things such as apostrophes and tenses.
Wave is too busy hanging around Jet to give much thought of what is going on. She rouses everyone up for applauses.
Security at this time was light, and so Shadow managed to sneak into the mansion..wandering the halls, he eventually found himself in the throne-room, then touched the Master Emerald; he started to draw from its power..and erected a portal somewhere in the city.
Suddenly, Jet looked like he just woke up, looking around; his expression changed into a crooked smile, he suddenly held out his hands and arms. "Everybody, I just caught wind that someone here's uninvited. Now, I don't know about you, but I don't take too kindly to that. Look for a human; ten points if you sock him in the face and bring him up for capture. You'll be the guest of honor, and I'll be sure to-" Jet drew on and on about promises that would likely make everyone want to seek Shadow out, Shadow managing to warp himself just a bit from the cave..however, Maria could hear someone coming towards the cave.
Maria stays put in the cave. Being that this is not the Arc, she has no idea what could be out there. She has her eyes on the entrance in case who or whatever it is enters.
Suddenly, it looked as if Tails walked in. "Oh, Maria! I'm so glad I found you! Shadow sent me, come on, we have to get outta here!" How did he know this was Maria? How was Tails even in this world, and looking the same? Something about that look on his face was unnatural.
Something wasn`t right about what he`s saying either. Why would Shadow send someone else to get her, especially since it was someone Shadow nearly strangled to death. Maria shifted a little and gets to her feet. But she isn`t making herself stand to go to Tails. She cautiously stands her ground.
"What's the matter, Maria? Come on." Suddenly walking over to her; he didn't look threatening at first, but she could see a sizable wrench at his belt-pack. He looked very similar to how he did the other day at the ruins.
She begins to step back from Tails and she quietly asks him,"How did you get here?"
"..Oh, I came here to find you two. A portal opened up and I jumped in." Still very insistent to get closer to her, he wasn't stopping.
Maria keeps her eyes on Tails, never looking back to see where exactly she was walking backwards to. She keeps backing up though. Her facial expression is not of fear but caution,"You knew we were missing?"
"As soon as you left, yeah." Pulling out his wrench. "I just kept tinkering and kept my nose in my work though..sorry I didn't come sooner!" Making little gestures in front of him as if he were screwing a screw or fitting a cog with it.
That`s it. That`s the last red flag needed. Maria boldly makes a mad dash for out of the cave, she would be trapped in there. She makes a circle around Tails and runs to the entrance. Since she is still shoeless, the bottoms of her feet can feel each and every little rock and uneven earth as she runs.
"..Get back here!" His voice changed slightly; it wasn't the same. As she was getting out of the cave, she might trip on one of the various rocks placed at uneven intervals around the mountain.
Maria`s mind races. Who could be impersonating Tails and why? What would this person want with her? Her thoughts are her downfall as she pays more attention to them rather than exactly what she`s doing. Maybe it would have worked out in her favour if she had her shoes...But that doesn`t change the fact that her toes hit a sizable a rock and send her down on the ground.
"..Now I'll get you back for ruining my work-shop." He spoke rather nastily, not at all like the innocent little fox she had met with back atop the hill. He began to raise his wrench, but suddenly a loud "thwock" could be heard, and the impersonator hit the dust beside her, face first. "..That was too close." She could hear that it was Shadow.
Her eyes widen a little and she rolls over onto her back and sits up, looking up to her rescuer.
Shadow looks very tired, offering her his right hand, his dented weapon slung over his other shoulder. "I'm going to take you home, Maria."
Maria reaches her hand up and takes a hold of Shadow`s offered hand.
His smile is very small, a a slight glimmer of visible hope on his face; he pulls her up with a new-found strength. His clothes are tattered and dirty, his face dotted with flecks of dust and dirt and grime. Wrapping an arm around her, he almost enthusiastically walks her to the city. "I found a way.."
Maria looks to Shadow with a very hopeful smile,"You did?"
"..I did..I can never let you down, Maria." He spoke warmly as he glanced to her; she could see the lit up city in the distance. Shadow whispered very quietly. "..They're after us both now, follow me as closely as you can.."
Not only the guests, but the mechanical beings and the like were wandering around, searching. Jet turned it into a sort of contest, and had fitted a line-up of prizes. A special one he offered to Wave...
Maria`s hand takes a hold of Shadow`s shirt at hearing his warning for her to stay close to him. She has no idea what`s here at this city or who for that matter but she knows to not take lightly any warning Shadow gives her.
There were all sorts of avian creatures running around calling out "He's not over here!" or "I think I saw him over there!" As soon as that call was heard, Shadow suddenly rushed into the darkness, leading her through the twists and turns of the dark alley-ways some of the guests didn't even know to exist. The only catch was..there was a stretch where they'd be out in the open. "..On the count of three..run as fast as you can alongside me.."
Maria nods her head to Shadow, feeling nervous about this,"All right."