Upon their surprise, Rouge and Knuckles were surrounded by a mysterious gas that engulf the Master Emerald altar and the pillars around the area. Along with the white gas, several stork bots landed nearby while the guardian and spy were caught coughing from the substance near them. The two regain composure and prepared to fight off these flying metal menaces. Suddenly, one stork bot attempted to capture them in a cloth. Fortunately, Rouge dives toward Knuckles and pushes him out of the way while avoiding the robotic bird's attack. The cloth attached to the stork bot's metallic cable tongue gets caught on a nearby pillar, thus leaving the metal bird vulnerable to a powerful punch by Knuckles. However, a sudden crack is made as the echidna lands a hard punch on the bot's head.
Knuckles the Echidna © SEGA
Rouge the Bat © SEGA
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Written by me