Shadow stood on the freighter heading to Prison Island. His black spines seemed to drap down and his head was poised towards the water.
‘How can it be possible? Maria.. I watched her die.’
Rogue approached The Brooding Hedgehog, her white ears erect and her eyes blinking. She knew this was all a great shock to Shadow.
“You alright sweetie?”
Rogue would often say things to illicit a humpf or other disapproving sound from Shadow, but this time there was only silence.
“Do you really think the chaos emeralds can save Maria?”
Shadow seemed to stir from his daze, his spines swaying, the sun lighting up his red stripes as he stepped out of the shadow of a crate.
“I don’t know.. but I must do everything in my power to find out.”
Rogue crossed her arms, her black bat wings bouncing in the wind as the ship drew closer towards shore.
“Shadow.. how do we know if it really is Maria? What if its some trap by Eggman? Or worse, something GUN has planned.”
The Black Hedgehog took another step.
“That is a risk I am having to take. If there is a chance its the real Maria, I owe her everything..”
A tall robot with thick plated shoulders, spiral claws and square face with red eyes emerged.
“OMEGA! Approaching Metal Harbor, disembark immediately.”
Shadow and Team Dark leapt off the freighter. The search for the first Chaos Emerald had begun.