Chapter 3: Good Riddance
Toru opened his eyes to find himself inside of Blaze’s body. “Alright Toru, got to find those bots and destroy them quickly.” He said out load to himself. He spotted a few bots floating around nearby and decided to follow them hopping that they would lead him to the others.
Eggman stood in front of his control panel. “Finally, time to see if my hard work paid off. Time to activate the microbots inside of Blaze.” He said sinisterly as he pressed a large button on the panel which began to flash. Blaze grabbed her head feeling a sharp pain before it coursed through her body. “Tails..I..I think Eggman activated them.” She said kneeling in her pod. “Just try to fight them Blaze, Toru’s working as fast as he can.” Tails said looking worried at her. He pulled out his radio. “Toru, you need to hurry. I think Eggman just activated the microbots.” He said. “That would explain a lot right now.” Toru said as he fought the bots. Just a moment ago, he was destroying the bots left and right, now he was barely able to make a scratch on any of them and they had become more aggressive.
The sound of breaking glass brought Tail’s attention back to Blaze. Her eyes had changed from their normal gold to a glossy red. “Blaze…no.” Tails said sadly. Eggman couldn’t have been more happy. His screen showed him everything that Blaze saw, he could hear everything that Blaze heard. “Haha, success! I’ve taken control of Blaze the cat and she is now my personal slave. He leaned in to a microphone. “Blaze destroy the fox boy.” He ordered. “Yes doctor Eggman. I shall eliminate Tails the fox.” Blaze said in a dead tone. “Blaze no, I’m trying to help you remember.” Tails pleaded. ‘If she can hear Eggman then maybe Eggman can hear through her. I can’t let him find out about Toru.’ He thought before dodging an attack from the cat. Tails grabbed a few weapons he kept around his lab. He would have to fight Blaze to keep her nearby so he could help Toru escape once they got Blaze back to normal.
Toru kept destroying one bot after another. Since Tail didn’t turn his radio off, Toru could hear parts of the battle that was going on between Tails and Blaze. ‘I got to hurry. Tails can’t hold Blaze back forever and these bots won’t stop until they are destroyed.’ He thought as he chased down and shot at five more bots. ‘Let’s see those five plus the others put me at about 60 bot destroyed, just 40 more to go.’ He thought heading further into Blazes body. He was about to round a corner when he noticed the last 40 huddled together but they were in the worst spot. ‘They are on her heart…dang it. I can’t blow them up while they are on her heart. That would kill her. I have to get them off of her heart, but how?’ He wondered but a thought came to him. The bots would have orders to stop anyone who tried to destroy them as shown by the others he had destroyed. He could just let the bots see him and then destroy the ones that came after him and repeat the process as many times as he needed to. ‘Worth a shot.’ He stepped out and was seen by the bots. As he thought, ten of them detached themselves from the cat’s heart and proceeded to chase him down. He lead them down a bit from the heart and once they were cleared, he began to fire on them. “66..67..68.69..70.” He said counting each kill he made. He then repeated this until there were only ten left on the heart.
Tails looked up, he had put up a good fight but because he was trying not to hurt Blaze, she had outsmarted him and now stood over him with a deadly glare. “Time for you to leave fox boy. Forever.” She said grabbing him by the throat. “Yes Blaze, squeeze him. Squeeze every last ounce of breath from his body.” Eggman said enjoying the show before him.
Toru figured these ten were smart and they figured he was trapping them. “Alright looks like a last ditch effort.” He said rushing at the ten. He pulled one off of the heart at a time and smashed each one of them. “95…96…97…98…99.” He counted facing the last bot. He pulled out a knife that he had. “Last one Blaze.” He said charging at the bot. The bot kept firing a defense beam but Toru was too quick for it to make contact. He jumped up onto the bot and slammed the knife into its circuits. “100.” He said as the final bot fell.
Blaze’s eyes changed back as she regained control of herself. She looked at Tail’s as he was chocking in her grip and immediately released him. He fell to the floor coughing while Blaze had a sorrowful look. “Tails..I..I’m so..” She started but Tails cut her off. “It’s ok Blaze. You didn’t mean to, it was all Eggman’s fault.” Tails said. “I’m guessing Toru got rid of the bots otherwise I’d be dead by now. Come on, lets get him out of your body.” Tails said as they went to place Blaze into another pod. Meanwhile Eggman was furious. His bots had been completely destroyed, he had lost his slave just before he could have her kill Sonic’s best friend. ‘Why can’t things ever go right for me?!’ He thought slamming his fists on the control pad.
Back with Tails and Blaze, the two had just gotten Toru out of Blaze’s body. “That was very risky, those last 40 bots located themselves on your heart. I was a little afraid that I wouldn’t have been able to destroy them without harming you Blaze.” Toru said. Blaze smiled at him. “Well, I’m glad you did. Otherwise I would have done something I would have regretted and I’d still be Eggman’s slave. Thank you for all your help Toru. And for all of your help as well Tails. I’m glad you to are my friends.” She said happy. “Anytime Blaze, things would be boring without you anyways.” Toru said back. “Yeah. We all have your back. That’s what friends are for.” Tails said as well. All three were just glad that they could stop Eggman’s tiny menace before it caused any real harm to the city or to their friends.