It had been several weeks since the Sol Emerald incident. E-123 Ω, commonly just referred to as simply "Omega", had finally earned some time off. He actually had to complain to his higher-ups that, even though he was a robot, he still needed a break every now and then. Rouge joked that the only reason he got it is because everyone was so surprised that a robot could complain in the first place. Omega did not let her comment bother him.
As soon as the large robot left the G.U.N. offices, he suddenly realized that he had earned time off, but didn't know what to do with it. What does a robot do to relax' This made him feel stupid and he felt the urge to destroy something, but that wouldn't go over well with his employers. Suddenly he remembered her. Excited, he turned around and reentered the building.
Hope Kintobor was just finishing up some repairs. "There, that oughtta do it" She switched the small machine on and it began spinning, causing a squeal of glee. The door to her "office" opened up and in walked Omega. "Oh hey, Omega. Still haven't figured out knocking, huh? What can I help you with? Need repairs or upgrades?"
The robot looked down at the small girl and suddenly felt nervous. "Ummm...Hello, Hope...I was wondering...if you could...send me to another zone..."
"Oh, ok. This for a mission? Or just somewhere random?"
"No...I would like to visit the Sol Zone for my vacation..."
"Sol Zone? Ummm...I guess I could do that. Plus, from what I hear it is a great vacation spot. Nice beaches and oceans...not that you swim, but you could enjoy the view, right? Ummm...heheh...sorry"
Omega looked at her silently, then shook his head and turned away. "When can I leave?" He asked.
"Well, I have to use the machine in a little bit anyway, so I've already got it started up. I just have to change the coordinates to the Sol Zone."
"Thank you, Miss Hope"
Within minutes, the two had prepared for the journey, and soon, Omega was whisked away to another dimension.
Brilliant and dastardly, the genius Dr. Nega was at last tired of failure. Always being more easily angered than his other worldly counterpart, he decides that if he can't rule the world, then he would simply destroy it and travel to another zone to try to take over their world. At least that meddling princess would be out of the way. Also being more calculating than the Eggman we all know, he decides he will not go through with this plan until he knows it is flawless.
Two weeks later, after much trail and error, the evil scientist had finally developed the perfect plan. The best part is, he didn't even need the Sol Emeralds to do it. A simple prism laser could destroy and entire planet if refracted enough. It was sheer brilliance.
But, even with such an unstoppable plan, the greatest villain in the world cannot resist taking out his greatest nemesis himself. He would have to set a trap for the princess that was equally inescapable, and he instantly thought of one. Seeing as Princess Blaze was the only real threat on the planet, the plan revolved around her self-reliance, and not long after, his ultimate plan for world destruction was complete.
Blaze The Cat was wandering around her palace, bored as usual. She decided to watch some soap operas to pass the time. Halfway through the show, the signal was jammed, and the face of Dr. Nega resided on the screen.
"Mwahahahaha! Greetings, citizens of the Sol Zone. It is I, Dr. Nega"
Oh great, not this again. Same thing every time: Evil laugh, address us as a people, announce your name, and tell us that you plan to take over the world. It's so cliché.
"As you well know, I have attempted to take control of your planet on several occasions, with little success. This time, however, is different!"
"This time nothing can stop me" Just get on with it.
"This time, I plan to destroy your planet!"
Blaze jumped out of her seat "What?!"
"Today, I will travel into outer space, destroying your miserable planet with highly sophisticated technology. After which, I will simply travel to another zone and begin anew. Unless, of course, your dear princess thinks she can stop me. I will be launching my ship from an old warehouse on the outskirts or the palace city. If Blaze The Cat does not arrive within one hour, then your lives are forfeit. Farewell! Mwahahaha!"
Blaze stood, her fist literally burning with rage. "That...that monster! He will pay dearly! This must be a trap, but there's yet to be a trap I couldn't handle. He's sealed his fate!"
Infuriated, Blaze headed off to the aforementioned warehouse at top speed.
True to his word, the doctor was waiting in the warehouse when Blaze entered, screeching to a flaming halt. The scientist checks his watch upon her arrival.
"14 minutes and 38 seconds. Not bad"
"Can it, Dr. Nega! Your insane schemes shall not reach fruition!"
"And just what do you think you're going to do about it? I have you right where I want you"
The evil genius presses a button in his hovercraft, closing all escape routes and causing a machine to activate.
"Your precious machinery will not save you!"
Blaze holds her hand out to her side, readying to prepare a fireball. However, she doesn't feel the fire form. Looking at her hand confirms this shock. She clenches her fist and glares at the doctor.
"Alright, what have you done?"
"Nothing complicated. My machine simply suppress any supernatural powers that I choose. In this case, your pyrokinesis. Of course, your powers aren't gone, they just won't work as long as you are within this warehouse, and I made sure that you..." A laser is fired at Blaze, who was not expecting him to attack her in mid-sentence. It caused her to feel heavier "...aren't going anywhere"
"You...you fiend! You won't get away with this!"
"My dear princess...I already have"
Pressing another button causes a cannon to protrude from his hovercraft.
"Now then, seeing as you can't do anything about it, I'll at least have the courtesy to let you know what hit you. I am going to fire a device that, upon latching to you, will slowly crush you. I had to be sure that you died painfully, as a way of thanking you for all the humiliation you caused me over the years"
"Why you...the fires of hell burn much hotter than my own"
"Yes, yes, very touching. Everyone gets their dues in the end, and now, you get yours. Farewell, Princess Blaze"
The cannon fires and Blaze closes her eyes, knowing that this is the end, and bracing herself for death.
She heard the sound of the impact, but she felt nothing. Slowly she opened her eyes and her sight was flooded with red. Fully opening them, she saw that before her stood a familiar figure. That of a robot by the name of E-123 Ω.
"O-Omega! What are you doing here'"
The device that had been intended for Blaze was now latched onto the new arrival and was doing what it was designed to do: crushing. Omega, being the victim of this, which was causing his metal shell to bend inwards and sent sparks in several directions, turned his head around and looked down at her.
"I...I wanted to see you again...Then I saw the Eggman doppelgänger announce his plan on television...I knew you would be here...I saw...what he was going to do to you...and I...I had to save you...I...I loooooooo..."
The robot fell over and shut down, obviously succumbing to the crushing device. Dr. Nega, who had been watching this entire event, was speechless, but finally gained his composure.
"No matter...I may not get to kill you personally, but I have let you watch a dear friend die in front of you, and now I will destroy your planet as you watch helplessly"
The sadness for the loss of Omega was soon trumped by her fury at Dr. Nega. Still under the effects of the laser, she forced herself to her feet out of sheer willpower. As the mad scientist continued to gloat (she no longer cared what he said), she turned her rage into pure adrenaline, and dashed around the room as if she was lighter than air.
"Wh-What?! This can't be!"
The enraged cat pounced up to his hovercraft and grabbed the doctor by his shirt.
"Y...You can't burn me, remember? I have your powers neutralized!"
Blaze, ignoring his claims, bares her claws, which rip through her gloves. Before Dr. Nega gets the chance to say anything, she swipes at his face, scratching deep into his skin.
"That was for threatening my people"
She swipes again, leaving more deep cuts.
"That was for threatening my planet"
She swipes downward, shredding his shirt and clawing his chest.
"That was for all the times you caused everyone grief"
She then grabs him by the remains of his shirt and lifts him up, tears streaming from her eyes.
"And this...is for Omega!"
She quickly turns around and throws the doctor over her shoulder, displaying an incredible feat of strength that causes her foe to sail through the air and slam into the metal wall of the warehouse. As the fallen villain coughed and tried to recover, the cat calmly walked towards him. Dr. Nega tried to get away, but he only managed to scurry up against the wall.
"No! Stay back!"
The princess again grabbed him by his torn shirt and bared her claws, holding her hand against his chest.
"Now...you are going to repent. You will fix E-123 Ω, or I will rip out your heart! Got it'!"
"Y-yes...anything you say...just please don't hurt me anymore"
"Good" With that, she retracts her claws and tosses the broken man aside.
The bandaged doctor lived up to his word, fearing for his life if he didn't. He was indeed repairing the crushed robot and admiring some of the engineering.
"My otherworldly counterpart is amazingly creative! Like this! I would've never even conceived this. To create something that can feel no pain, and on top to include this. I have high respect for this machine itself, let alone its creator"
Noises? Yes, those were noises. My audio receptors must be operational again. What is that noise, though? Voices...Yes, voices. What is being said?...
Wait, they're talking about me. It sounds like bad news. He can't figure out how to get me to reboot. I cannot be "switched on", my core processor must recharge first, at which point it will restart by itself. Now what is that noise? It sounds like...crying...
Wait, I can see light now. My visual receptors are now starting up again. I...I'm in a brightly lit room. I recognize this setting. I am in a...hospital? I can't move my arm. My engine must not be at full power yet.
I can move my head around. Who's crying? It's...it's Blaze! Don't cry, I'm alright Blaze...She can't hear me, my voice chip must not be working yet. I'll have to wait. I'll go into low power mode to recharge faster.
Blaze sat there, sobbing over the news she just received: nobody could figure out how to reactivate him. After a while, she got up from her chair and stood over him.
"I'm so sorry that this had to happen to you"
She went to hug him, but due to his size, it just felt awkward hugging him from the side. Almost without thinking, she gracefully jumped onto the bed, and laid down on Omega's torso, doing the best she could to hug him.
Somehow, it just felt right to be there, so she laid on top of him, curling up into a ball like cats do and tried to get some rest. Trying, but not succeeding. She felt too sad to fully get to sleep and ended up crying some more. As she cried, she suddenly felt a hand petting her. This soothed her for a bit before her eyes shot open to see what was happening. Lifting her head, she saw the glowing, red eyes looking back at her.
She pounced up and resumed her hug, her tears of sadness quickly turning into tears of joy.
"Omega! I thought I lost you. I was so scared that I would never get to see you again. I...I'm so happy that you're alive"
Omega laid there, silently, his eyes glowing bright. He didn't say anything, but he continued to pet the joyful feline.
Blaze suddenly felt so silly. Worrying herself over a robot is not exactly the work of a princess, and she'd been trying so hard lately to act like royalty. She realized though, that she didn't care. She was so happy that he was alive, and her tail twitched as a sign of that happiness. She opened her mouth to try and say something, but nothing came out, so she just smiled at him and waved her tail back and forth.
Finally, Omega spoke.
"Voice chip online"
This surprised Blaze, but then she closed her eyes and giggled.
"Heehee...I was wondering why you were so quiet. So...how's our...my hero feeling?"
Omega's eyes grew brighter, almost as if he was blushing.
"I feel...better...however, I don't see how I could feel bad with you by my side. Or rather, on top of me"
Now it was the cat's turn to blush.
"Yeah...you haven't made it hard to determine your affection for me. But..." The princess broke eye contact and lost her smile "...you only like me for my destructive capabilities"
Blaze's ears and eyes perked up at this and she again looked into his eyes.
"You have shown me true kindness. The fact that I am alive to talk to you is proof enough of that. Most people, unless a robot was useful to them, would simply give up on it, leaving it for dead and thinking nothing of it. You had me repaired in an attempt to revive me from apparent death, not because I was useful, but because I was your friend. Your kind and brave heart is..."
He would have kept going, but was shocked at Blaze's lips coming into contact with him. As he was talking, the cat slowly moved up closer to his "face". Since he did not have a mouth, she decided that to kiss him would require looking him straight in the eyes and kissing the area in front of her mouth, which was right below the apex of his black stripe. It must've worked, because the android was silenced by her action. Her tail twitched more and she gave him a sly smile.
"Ok, now I know you also like me for me. Now why don't you tell me about my..." Her voice suddenly became seductive and teasing "...destructive powers" She ended her sentence with a little giggle "I know how much you like those, and I feel like hearing some compliments from my hero"
The robot's eyes lit up again.
"Your abilities are astounding. The way you can control fire...nothing can stand in your way. When you are destroying stuff, I can't help but find you sexually attractive"
That last bit caused Blaze's eyes to widen.
"'Sexually?' I didn't know robots could feel...that..."
Omega himself didn't quite understand it, either. He felt embarrassed and broke eye contact.
"I...I don't know how, but you...something inside me...I don't understand. I don't feel this way about anyone else. Shadow destroys stuff all the time and I only admire that. Rouge is...well..."
Blaze blushed. She was always jealous or Rouge's body.
"...Rouge is...not my type...But for some reason...only you..."
Omega realized he didn't know what he was saying and was doing a terrible job of explaining. He also saw her disappointment after he mentioned Rouge.
"I'm sorry, Blaze. You probably don't want to talk to me right n-..."
Again, he was interrupted by the cat kissing him.
"Omega...you saved my life, and in turn, saved the world. Every living being in the Sol Zone owes their lives to you, and I intend to repay all of their debts myself..." She again kissed him and then smiled "...no matter how long it takes"
The strange "blushing" glow appeared in his eyes again.
"You...you don't have to do that."
"Oh, but I do. And I want to"
"Blaze...I just want you to be happy"
Blaze stared for a couple of seconds before she smiled again.
"And I will be..."