"Yea, this is nothing."
"Good...at least you aren't too injured." Zane gave off a small smile and a thumbs up. He watched as this hedgehog moved towards a bag, as he rummaged through the contents. However, something eventually got him to turn back around, seeing something glean out of the corner of his eye. The hedgehog was now holding a grey gem.
"A Chaos Emerald."
"W-Whoa...a what?" Zane blinked, looking at the gem that was in the hedgehog's hand. The name sounded familiar to him...but he shrugged it off for the moment. Mainly hearing more conversations developing.
"Mechanical Mobians that resemble the old heros, and a palace made from metal... this is the lair Doctor Robotnik."
"Dr. Robotnik? That egg-guy from history?" he asked, raising an eyebrow. Zane knew all about that old psychotic genius, due to his run in with the original Arctic Freedom Fighters, back when his ancestor Guntiver the Arctic Wolf ran the show. "Well, it would definitely explain the reason why it looks so...egg themed around here. Damn, my family wasn't kidding...especially when old Guntiver wrote about him."
"In regards to the danger we face... it seems that a creature of pure evil has somehow been set free; Mephiles the Dark has returned and if this is anything like the stories Silver told us, he intends to reawakening Iblis. We can't let that happen."
Once more, a familiar name was heard: Silver. Zane remembered Guntiver's writings about his days as an Arctic Freedom Fighter. And it mentioned the name "Silver" when he talked about stopping the Eggman's forces. He planned to ask a question, but he was cut off again.
"Whoa, whoa, whoa, uhhh... could you repeat that? "Saving the world"? That doesn't sound alright to me, and what's this we part? I didn't sign up for this, I was dragged into this, I have better things to do than play hero with you people, so unless you have a good reason why I should stay, I'm leaving."
"Hey! Cat Woman! I totally understand how you feel...this fight was rough and I bet you've never experienced anything like it...but if we don't have all the help we can get...this world is going to end. Think of it this way...if you save the world, you'll become famous and have all the world's riches at your fingertips! You won't have to steal anymore!"
That was a good point...from both ends. Alex was a thief...nothing really more. And this hedgehog, well, he truly knew nothing about him. And being famous wouldn't exactly be a bad thing. Even though this was geared toward the cat, Zane shrugged it off.
"So..if we're doing this, I guess introductions are in order! We already met Chimera, so let's meet each other! We're the coolest twins in all of Mobius! My name's Ken, and this is Axel!"
"Hey...I see that 'cool' pun ya did there." Zane said, shaking his head some. "Well, heads up...I'm the guy with most of the 'chilly' puns around here. Either way, I'm Zane. Originally from the Tundra but moved to Metropolis." The wolf held his hand up and waved it some. "Now question...Silver...he an ivory furred guy? If so...miiiiight be the same guy my ancestor had aiding the Arctic Freedom Fighters." Zane then nodded for a moment. "Oh! And why the heck am I exactly here instead of Metropolis? Cauuuuse we had a bloody problem there...literally...dark lookin' hedgehogs everywhere."