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    Heroes Reach - QC Planet

    APQC-EE-03 The Chaos Tournament
    By Darrel James Vanwinkle (Ratseye/Pouchlaw)

    Chapter One

    The 10th of September was Monday morning where Ethan woke up in the loft apartment over Jake's home. As he was finishing his morning shower, he heard the shortcut teleporter activate between his old bedroom apartment and his current apartment which meant Ralph had used the shortcut so he could travel to school with Jake and himself. Ethan was glad that Keith and Jake had not changed his brother into a donkey, no matter how much fun Ralph might have had as one. It was better this way to keep his mom's trust.

    "Hey Ethan!" Yes it was indeed Ralph. "Where are you?"

    "I'm finishing up my morning shower! What do you want? Jake is waiting downstairs!"

    When the bathroom door opened, Knuckles and Shadow were standing there. "Ethan," said Shadow. "The Chaos Emerald tournament is coming up and because you are the owner of the Topaz Emerald now, you are automatically entered into the tournament even though you are not a Mobian like the rest of us. We are sorry you are going to be forced into entering this contest, but all emerald owners must compete. Knuckles and I will help you train in preparation for this tournament."

    Ethan was in the process of drying his hair with a towel while the rest of his nude aroused body was open for all to see. "What day does this tournament take place?"

    Knuckles replied, "Next week Wednesday just after lunch hour and Agumon is giving all Emerald owners time to practice with their emeralds and during the tournament. Principal Agumon will give all students the day off to attend the tournament."

    Ethan said, "I'm glad its not on the weekend. I have a part time job for a party catering service that is actually a fun job." He then lowered the towel as he tossed it aside into the hamper before walking over to Knuckles and Shadow and he gave them both a body hug and a gentle kiss on their muzzles. "It is nice to see you guys this early in the morning. But I should get dressed unless you want to have sex before I have to go to school." He winked at them both.

    Knuckles blushed as he pulled away and walked down the hallway toward the bedroom portion of the apartment. "No, we have to get to school."

    Shadow on the other paw smiled at Ethan as he pulled Ethan back toward the shower stall. "I won't tell Sonic if you don't tell Sonic. But I will warn you, Ethan... Mobians are highly fertile. Having sex with one us will mean male pregnancy. And I think that is something your mom would notice. Still want to have sex with a Mobian this morning?"

    Ethan caught on pretty fast. If the Mobians got pregnant and his mom found out, he would be in trouble on two fronts; but if he got pregnant, his mother would tease him about it throughout the entire gestation period. "I get the picture, Shadow. Perhaps another time when the parental units are not an issue." He then proceeded into the bedroom where he had his clothes laid out on the bed. Then he saw the Topaz Emerald Tournament Jacket laid out as well. "What's this?"

    Knuckles replied, "Win or lose, this is your official Mobian Tournament Jacket in your color. After you put on your school clothes, slide on this jacket and wear it with pride. This will allow all the teachers to know that you are entered into the tournament."

    Ethan slowly got dressed and after tying the laces on his shoes, he stood up and slid on the Topaz Tournament jacket. "I don't feel right wearing this, Knuckles."

    "That's what all first timers say when they first put on the tournament jacket," commented Shadow from the stairway that led downstairs. "Come on, guys, We need to get people to school." And Shadow descended the stairs to the first floor where Ralph was heard to say, "Use the front door, Shadow, if you don't want to get stuck in the mud out back."

    Ethan smiled at Knuckles. "Ralph is right, Knuckles. The entire back part of Jake's property is a sticky muddy swamp. Just seeing Shadow with mud caked up his ass might be funny to see but I'd feel bad if he got stuck and I would help him clean it off. I would even help you get clean if you got into it."

    Knuckles smiled. "I like having you as a friend, Ethan. Let's go see what Jake and Ralph are up to."

    Once everyone was downstairs, Ralph handed Ethan a brown paper bag. "Lunch dessert from mom," said Ralph. "She also said she would let Captain Rabbit know where we will be catching the bus from now on."

    Ethan opened the bag and saw chocolate cake with fudge icing wrapped in Saran Wrap. "Mom almost never makes chocolate cake anymore."

    Ralph said, "She said she had made too much last week at work. So the family gets the excess."

    Knuckles then said, "The All-Stars Jet Shuttle just landed out front, guys. Time to go get on the shuttle for school."

    Outside, as Captain Rabbit was opening the shuttle door, both he and Professor Frostfire, an equine related to Brightburst White who taught classes at Ace the Bathound's MYTHS college, saw Ethan, Ralph, Jake, Shadow and Knuckles come out of the house and proceed toward getting aboard the shuttle. "You Mobians are living over here too?" asked the heroic rabbit with a smile." Shadow just gave the rabbit a hard glare as Knuckles said, "We had to let Ethan know about his entry into the Chaos Emerald Tournament next week."

    Captain Rabbit said, "I hope you score in the top three, Ethan. The secret to playing well in any contest is to play to have fun. As odd as that sounds, it works more often than it fails. When you play to win, you will often finish last."

    Ethan then said, "They surprised me with this tournament thing. I don't know the first thing about playing against these other pros except what I have seen in the cartoons."

    End of Chapter One

  • #2
    Chapter Two

    That afternoon in the Mobian arena... Shadow, Knuckles and Sonic began giving Ethan his Chaos Emerald training. And there was trouble from the word go. Since the Topaz Emerald's power had gotten into the Dragomon digivice energy well, Ethan's first attempt to use the Topaz Chaos Emerald in an offensive mode resulted in releasing all four members of Ethan's Clan Stellar right there in the arena. Ethan had to defend the Mobians to prevent Clan Stellar from attacking the Mobians upon their arrival.

    By that night, Ethan felt like utter crap. "Guys, may I please take a rain check on this Chaos Tournament? My Chaos power is all fucked up. If I hadn't defended you this afternoon, you would have been killed by my Dragomon clan. I suck at using Chaos power."

    Sonic the Hedgehog remarked, "We all have sucked at one point and time in our lives. You would just surrender after the first day of learning how to use your Chaos powers? I would have expected better of you, Ethan. I mean, you did defend us when the accident happened. Besides, I thought you had a few lessons before now."

    Knuckles the Echidna replied, "He did have prior lessons. Shadow and I were there. Ethan was up to making a colored aura around his body that was like a rainbow. I don't know what could have happened to make him lose all of the progress that he had earned up to that point."

    Shadow the Hedgehog stated, "We may have to get Princess Sally to run a diagnosis on Ethan so we can find out what happened to his prior training. He was doing well before the previous weekend. Unless something happened in the Underworld to change how Ethan uses his powers."

    They were all three looking expectedly at Ethan after Shadow had made that suggestion.

    Ethan sighed. "I accidentally ate and drank food and drink that contained Secret Ingredient at a party and the caterer took me to a clinic for an emergency cleansing to get the Secret Ingredient out of my system. They said I was lucky to be brought in that fast to prevent my transforming into a Hellhound. It is possible that the cleansing may have altered something in connection to the Topaz Chaos Emerald's powers. If that is the case, then perhaps you should have Princess Sally look me over."

    Sometime later, In an examining room within Princess Sally's labs, the noble squirrel female Mobian ran a full diagnostic on Ethan's Chaos energy well where the Topaz Chaos Emerald was supposed to be merged into Ethan's body at. About an hour and a half into the examination, Princess Sally made a remark. "Oh my. Guys, how big was the original Topaz Emerald that merged with Ethan's body?"

    Shadow replied, "It was a sliver only big enough to fit into the slot of his gaming device. What is going on, Sally?"

    Sally remarked, "I am seeing a fully restored Topaz Emerald with an odd symbol embedded in the center of the gem itself. It looks like the Underworld symbol for Unity. And as you may know from the Digimon universe, those who control Unity can pull off enormous miracles. Therefore if Ethan's Chaos Emerald has become a Chaos Unity Emerald, then his training will have to be changed to reflect the new chaos emerald. I can see vestiges of the former training still residing around the emerald."

    Sonic placed a hand on his chin as he looked at Ethan. "Perhaps it would be wiser not to have you compete in the chaos tournament. Unity is more of what you want it to do instead of an actual training regiment. Think of it as a means of altering reality to make the results you want to see happen rather than a previously decided solution of what others might suggest could happen. The only one who can say what can and will happen is you, Ethan. If you want to try this out for yourself, I will gladly back you up so you aren't alone."

    Ethan said, "I don't want to cause a lot of destruction, Sonic. Where can I practice where nothing would get permanently screwed up?"

    Sonic smiled. "I have an idea on a perfect place where you can use your chaos powers without having to worry about restoring anything. Sally? Remember the access you have to the Blanket Zone? Ethan could practice his powers there and nothing would be permanently changed."

    Princess Sally replied, "That is a great idea, in truth. The Blanket Zone is a place that looks like a blank canvas which contains nothing. You can do anything you want there, Ethan. And with Sonic monitoring your power usage, he can help you return when you are ready to come back. Sonic got stuck in there once by himself." She chuckled as the Hedgehog looked embarrassed. "And he hates being reminded of that fact, too."

    Sonic folded his arms over his chest. "As Shadow or Knuckles can vouch for, when one of us major three end up in a situation where we need help getting out of it, it doesn't sit well with us. We feel that heroes like us shouldn't have to cry for help like a little baby."

    Shadow rolled his eyes. "Asking for help at the right time is not considered begging."

    Knuckles grinned. "Sometimes watching Sonic beg is about the only way I get to see that there is truly balance in the universe."

    Sally placed a hand over Ethan's ear as she showed him a bar of soap. "Just remember that this is the only way Sonic likes water," she whispered to Ethan quietly. "See to it that he gets a bath, will you?"

    Ethan quietly giggled at Sally's suggestion before looking over his shoulder at Sonic and the others. "Whenever you are ready to get this started, Sonic. Let's get going to the Blanket Zone. But bare with me; I still don't know if I am going to be any good at mind over matter."

    Moments later on Princess Sally's monitor, she, Shadow and Knuckles watched as nearly all of the Blanket Zone transformed into a huge bath tub full of hot soapy water and an armada of scrub brushes emerged from the suds and proceeded to chase the hedgehog through the clean soapy water. The only safe spot to stand was where Ethan still stood a hundred feet above.

    End of Chapter Two


    • #3
      Chapter Three

      That night far after training practice had ended, Ethan sent himself to the Dragomon Clan home grounds so he could speak to the clan healer about a viable concern to himself. He took along a Chaos Spectrograph and a Chaos Gem detector as well as large pliers for plucking something out of an intricate location. "So you see, ma'am, Princess Sally showed me how this worked and as long as I believed that you could do it, you would be able to do it. I trust you a bit more than I do the Mobians; I think they get off on watching a human deal with Mobian chaos powers. What I need you to do is to turn on the Chaos Spectrograph, find where the Topaz Emerald is floating at, then grab it using the pliers I brought for that purpose. Then we embed the Chaos Emerald into a medallion necklace for me to wear rather than my having this growing thing inside of me. What I am afraid of if it is left inside of me is that it will eventually make my body explode in its attempt to get out of me. You will notice that the first thing I did upon arriving was to set up an ally gateway on the edge of the clan territory so that despite having the emerald's power or not, we can still visit each other between our home worlds. If I simply wanted to be rid of the emerald, I wouldn't have done that. In truth, I really like you guys. Will you help me with this, Healer?"

      The Dragomon Healer was already turning on the device and picking up the pliers. "Of course I will, Lord Ethan. You are apparently pained by having to endure this chaos emerald which is wrecking havoc on your every day life. And it is only right that you turned to your clan for assistance in dealing with this extra power that you feel you are not qualified to possess. When we are done here, you will only have to deal with a fifth of this power from now on. I can promise you this." And then she proceeded to perform the emerald extraction operation.

      While she was doing this, the Clan Shogun carefully sliced the emerald into seven parts; five flat disc shaped topaz emerald parts and the two outer rounded parts. The two outer parts were then fused together before they were embedded within a medallion encircled by silver and gold on a chain necklace. The five remaining discs were affixed into the core clan members' clan bracers hidden from public view but fully capable of being utilized by the wearer. The Shogun then made sure the bracers were distributed back to their original clan owners. The medallion necklace was them finalized by the clan shogun to be safe for Ethan's usage. Now if it chose to continue to grow, it wouldn't harm their gaming ally. As for the parts each of the rest of the clan had, they were now all Topaz Chaos Emerald Clan Masters capable of performing miracles when necessary.

      When the operation was completely successful, the new medallion necklace was placed around Ethan's neck. "All finished, Lord Ethan. The Emerald is no longer part of your insides. You are no longer in danger of bodily exploding. You can take the medallion necklace off and store it within a jewelry box in your bedroom when you do not have need of it. But what of the shortcut you set up between the clan grounds and your world. Where does that come out at?" asked the Dragomon healer.

      Ethan replied, "It emerges within my personal sleeping quarters in the loft of my friend Jake Aceley the Hell Donkey's home just outside of Heroes Reach. He is a very nice friend and he's been nothing but good to me."

      Ethan smiled as he sat up and packed away the things he had brought with him, before he gave the Healer a kiss on the snout. "Thank you for the help you have given me. I truly feel free from this Chaos Emerald. If any of the clan decides to look in on me tonight, don't get concerned if you do not see me within my bed. I have plans to watch a movie with Jake tonight. He is preparing a good dinner for us currently." And then he hefted up the medical devices and he carried them across the clan grounds and walked through the Ally Archway emerging within his upstairs bedroom where he put the borrowed gear down on a side table to be taken back to Princess Sally the following day.

      Later, Ethan sat at the dining table with Jake having dinner with his house mate. "You really are a great cook, Jake. And my project with my Dragomon Healer was a complete success. I feel so good that I want to spend extra time with you tonight. That's okay, isn't it?"

      Jake smiled. "You do remember that my evening schedule includes rolling in the thick mud out behind my place in the nude under the pale moon light, don't you? Are you sure you want to do that with me? Because if you do, then I will look forward also to making out with you again as we did the first time when I used toon physics and Underworld magic so you wouldn't get hurt. This will be okay, won't it?"

      Ethan smiled as he turned and gave Jake a soft kiss on his muzzle. "We're house mates, aren't we?"

      Jake turned and planted a deep muzzle to lips kiss on Ethan's mouth to show how much he appreciated having the human as a house mate.

      After washing the dishes, the two disrobed and headed out into the thick swampy mud behind the house and proceeded to get sticky together. They also did some role playing while all gooped up and this led to the aforementioned magical sex that Jake had warned Ethan about before dinner. But Ethan was very open to the idea of entertaining his Hell Donkey friend because he felt so good at the moment.

      During the cleaning after their playtime had ended, Ethan told Jake about the Chaos Tournament excuse thoughts he was having for playing hooky in the Underworld. "If I claimed that you were helping me in preparation for the tournament, then you and I both could simply leave classes together and just spend time with your boyfriend rather than be bored in school. I really don't want to be in the chaos tournament anyway. So what do you think of my idea, Jake?"

      Jake then said something unlike what a donkey boy might say, "If you don't want to go to this tournament, then you should tell Principal Agumon about it so you can get extra credit instead of a negative report that your mother might end up seeing. I only mention this because your brother often hangs out with me after school and if you and I simply skipped out and he found out that we didn't bring him with us, he might accidentally tell your mother. And then your deal to live with me would be gone. And I really like you, Ethan."

      Ethan hummed. "So you are saying that honesty might be the best policy to stay on my mom's better side. Is that it?"

      Jake smiled. "If you would like, we could tell her ourselves and then if Agumon and the others insisted that you take time out of school for this Chaos Tournament training, she would already know that you were forced into leaving classes. We could pick up your brother after school and bring him to where we were hanging out at and then he wouldn't feel left out."

      Ethan smiled as he gave Jake another kiss. "That sounds like the best idea to use, sexy. We'll do that right after we get cleaned up. I don't want to be in trouble with mom."

      End of Chapter Three


      • #4
        Chapter Four
        The next day in school, Principal Agumon was a bit surprised to see Mrs. Edwards standing at his desk along with her two sons and Jake Aceley. "How may I help you this morning, Mrs. Edwards?" asked Agumon unaware what the concern might be.

        "It came to my knowledge that your school is forcing my son to participate in a contest that he in no way wants to join nor is he educated enough to compete against other toons nor anime who might have more knowledge in its usage than my son Ethan does. This event, the Chaos Tournament, supposedly involves Mobians who own a Chaos Emerald of various colors. My son Ethan is not a Mobian nor did he start as one. His acquisition of a Chaos Emerald occurred right here on school property by complete accident when a Chaos Topaz sliver became wedged into the card slot of his Dragomon digivice. And the first time he activated the digivice, while facing a mirror, the emerald sliver merged with my son and began growing to full size. Since then, my son has found a way to remove the chaos emerald, no thanks to the Mobians who were supposed to be helping him to deal with this accident. Ethan got his Dragomon Healer to assist him in removing the Topaz Emerald out of his aura and embedded within a medallion necklace which can easily be used by anyone else who wants to use it. In lieu of being forced to participate in this silly contest, I am requesting that you allow Ethan, Ralph, and Jake permission to write a short essay on Chaos Emeralds for extra credit."

        Then she said, "If I learn that you are continuing to force Ethan to participate in this stupid tournament, I will go over your head with the Founders and if that doesn't work, I will stuff you into a Poke'ball. And then I will give you to Elmira Max as a Christmas present." This was followed by a kind smile as she added, "If you are good, I will bake you a cake."

        Principal Agumon said, "I believe that would be permissible, Mrs. Edwards. The Tournament is next Wednesday and the entire school will be let out to watch the event."

        At that moment, Ethan, Ralph and Jake all handed over a stack of papers each that were stapled together; each was an essay on Chaos Emeralds; each was written in the handwriting script of each of the three students. Ethan said, "Thank you for being reasonable, Principal Agumon. We wrote up our essays last night in expectations that you would be this reasonable with the request so that I wouldn't have to participate in the tournament which I don't want to be in at all. This tournament was actually interfering with the allotment time of my after school job making it so I only had time to either practice or report in for work. And I would rather do the after school job. The tournament and practicing for such doesn't pay you anything. I am a responsible worker as my employer knows all too well."

        Principal Agumon then said, "Shadow and Knuckles will be disappointed but I will make sure they get to read your essays on Chaos Emeralds. In my own defense, I was not informed that a merged emerald could be extracted from a person's body. But since you found a safe way to do it, that alone is why I am siding with you in regards to your not wanting to participate in this tournament. However, Ethan and I will warn you; if you did your research on chaos emeralds thoroughly, even though extracted, it can regrow as if you had not removed it at all. You might end up right back in the driver's seat later on only in a far worse way. If you want this professionally extracted, I would suggest an appointment with the Yuskay Groomers. And also a warning to Mrs. Edwards... the price tag for this session is a whopping ten thousand dollar operation. I do not think a teenager gets that in a single school year."

        Ethan said, "I will ask my employers about the price tag; they might know an alternate way I can earn a Yuskay Groomer session. You are right; that price tag is up there. When you say a far worse way, what would be one example of what you are implying?"

        The digimon principal was not smiling as he said this while taking in the view of every person in front of his desk. "You could be transformed while you sleep and wake up as a Mobian species, permanently; your family would never know what had happened to you. Then you would have no excuse for not participating in the tournament. Doing a homemade job for extracting a chaos emerald is not an exact science. This is why Princess Sally does not attempt to do this herself for those people affected by this condition."

        Mrs. Edwards placed a hand on her son's shoulder. "You did ask for an example. I think we should speak to the Yuskay Groomers about this situation before arranging a restoration session with them. A full operation may not be necessary. They may not require the full price. They could have you do a job for them in exchange for the required session."

        From the office door, Silver the Mobian Hedgehog from the future stood as he said, "Ethan... I would have thought you smarter than this. You have set up a chain reaction within your aura when you had your partner clan remove the chaos emerald. You have less than eight hours to either undo the extraction or find a permanent solution to your current problem. When your timer ends, you will experience a massive body wrenching pain which will make you scream like a little girl... and then, your body will simply explode as if you never existed. As Agumon told you, this is why Princess Sally does not offer this service to help others when they find themselves in this situation. Sonic may be your only hope at this point, as much as it pains me to admit."

        Ethan asked, "Since you are from the future, how much actual time do I have left?"

        Silver replied, "You would have had twenty-four hours after you caused the initial time ripple incident. Everyone in the future felt the ripple. Since I am the only one who can time travel in my time period, it fell to me to find you and make sure you got the warning. You currently have seven hours and fifty-one minutes left."

        Mrs. Edwards then turned to look at Silver as she asked, "What was the future like before Ethan caused the ripple?"

        Silver replied, "Before the ripple, Ethan won the tournament as the first human to beat the Mobians at their own silly game. After the ripple, The planet was slowly breaking up into floating island chunks in space. Ethan will have to undo what he had his clan do for him in order to undo the effects of the ripple. That is why I said that Sonic is likely your only hope to get this fixed."

        Ethan then asked, "Am I destined to change into a Mobian after the tournament ends?"

        Silver walked over and placed a hand on Ethan's waist line. "Changing into a species is never the end, destined or not. Weren't you people talking about getting help from the Yuskay Groomers just a moment before I arrived? After you get changed, have them change you back into a human, if that is your desire. You could even have them set you up with a transformation trigger so you could access the Mobian form whenever you needed it. They could even help you set as many forms as you liked into your transformation reservoir."
        End of Chapter Four


        • #5
          Chapter Five
          After a brief stop at Montrocol to pick up Sonic the Hedgehog and Professor Mylanus Oki'Prowlus (whom was the the Kitsune version of Tails,) Silver escorted the group to Jake's underworld teleporter so they could make the emergency visit to the Yuskay Groomers. Within the Groomer's business, Silver repeated the emergency story to the head hell hound groomer and he mentioned the now modified amount of time remaining to repair the damages that Ethan had unwittingly performed upon himself in his attempt to remove the Topaz chaos emerald from his aura. Sonic unpacked his blue chaos emerald as well as a fully charged power ring (as Silver had requested to his blue counterpart.)

          Mylanus was preparing one of his arch-magi ranked stabilizing spells to use on Ethan. "Just in case we run out of time, Ethan, this spell I am preparing will preserve your life essence for the Yuskay Groomers to use in recreating your non-powered human body. And before you ask, your life essence must be of the non-powered variety or else it will wreck havoc on the Groomer's attempt to recreate your normal human body. Playing god in the underworld is not a nice thing to be attempting."

          Jake and Ralph watched quietly from the observation chamber where Ralph was holding on to his brother's battlecard bracer until this situation was over with.

          Sonic then affixed the blue chaos emerald directly into the middle of his power ring. "This is not something I like having to do. I almost got killed the first time I performed this action. But I do this to save a life, Ethan. Yours. Shadow and Knuckles can be idiots when it comes to the Chaos Tournament. You are in no way ready for something like that."

          Ethan smiled as he hugged and kissed the blue hedgehog on the mouth. "Thank you for saying that, Sonic. You are the only Mobian who feels that way in regards to my experience level. Well, we better get this thing started. According to Silver, we have about four hours and sixteen minutes left before I cease to exist."

          The Head Hell Hound Groomer said, "Ethan, remove all of your clothing and stand directly in the center of this platform. Sonic, once Ethan is in position, you will begin your run around the hamster wheel by using your emerald and power ring combo. Keep your counter-clockwise run with Ethan in the center. Do this right and there will be a chili dog deluxe dinner in this for you. Keep running until you start to see the time stream. At that point, aim the chaos emerald and power ring directly at Ethan and encase him within the full power glow of your chaos emerald attack. Blue is a counter balance for Topaz. Silver, once Sonic expends his attack, it will be your turn to zap the boy; and finally, Mylanus will cast the life essence extraction spell upon the power embraced Ethan shell. Once you have his pure soul out of the corrupted body. Then we will perform a cleansing upon Ethan's life essence to remove all polluted and unwanted taint so we end up with his life essence as it had been before he moved to the QC West Coast in King Kazma's zone. Then the last part of the ordeal will be to create a new body for Ethan Edwards. Your old body will transform into a huge topaz chaos emerald before it shrinks down to regular chaos emerald shape and size. All slivers of the topaz emerald will be magically drawn back into the original whole no matter whom you gave them to."

          As Ethan was undressing, he asked, "What is the usual price tag for this operation, sir?"

          The Head Hell Hound Groomer replied, "Your employer Sweetpaw presented us with a Yuskay VIP Platinum one-use session ticket to pay for your restoration, possible new powers and forms you can ask for at the same time. We can arrange for you to have a transformation trigger and as many species forms as you can ask for. You can also include your brother in on this VIP ticket if there are powers and forms he would like to have. Otherwise a session like this would be quite costly. Ten thousand credits for the restoration and an additional ten thousand per power and form added into your package. That is why these VIP tickets are so awesome to have. Your employer must really care about you since he said to make sure you and your bother got to use the privileges of this session."

          Ethan said, "Just make sure Ralph knows about the offer to include him in on this session or else he won't know that he gets the privilege as well." As the last of his clothes came off, he gave Sonic another hug and another kiss before stepping out into the center of the platform inside of the hamster wheel chamber. "You make me horny, Sonic."

          Sonic went over and returned the kiss and bodily grope before he got started with his run around Ethan's position. "It won't be long now, Ethan! You make me horny too!"

          When the blue hedgehog reached the speed where he started to see the time stream, he turned and activated the blue Chaos Emerald and Power Ring combo and he fired the blue energy ray all over Ethan's tainted body. And then Ethan saw Silver fire his white diamond Chaos Emerald on top of the energy that was clinging all over Ethan's naked human body. And then the final thing Ethan had awareness of seeing was the extraction spell hitting him from Mylanus and his life energy getting siphoned out of his crystalizing topaz body.

          His life essence energy flowed toward the Head Groomer Hell Hound, suddenly passed through the center of yet another unusued golden Power Ring; which Sonic was holding in position. As Ethan's life force passed through the power ring, it was cleansed absolutely. The Head Groomer then began to use his powers to shape and form Ethan's original naked human body and clean hair atop his head. As his human body became solid, Sonic placed the power ring with Ethan's clothes as a souvenir.

          The Head Groomer then urged Ethan to wake up within his new body. "Ethan, we need to discuss the rest of your restoration session. If you had any decent and useful powers from before, now is the time to let me know what they were. Also, if you would like to have some transformation species forms to personally have at your disposal, we can make sure you get those forms and the powers to go with them. While you are making this decision, we will get your brother in here and I will make sure he knows that he will also get this privilege."

          Ethan chose to keep the protection magic that Jake had used on him when they first met, as well as the Topaz Chaos Emerald teleportation ability which he had thought was useful. In addition to his human form, he chose to get all three hound forms like the ones his three gamer friends had; a hell donkey form like Topjack had; a hell donkey form like Saul's donkey boy form; a foxyimp form like his job tavern friend had; a Hell Stallion form like his mated friend Thunderhoof had; a Mobian Devi-Hedgehog form in his human's colors; and finally, he chose to have access to a Drakemon form much like his Stellar Dragonmon Clan friend whom he cared about a lot. He requested that no Chaos Emerald could ever get stuck within his aura.

          Ralph chose in addition to his human form to have a Hell donkey boy form like Jake's form as well as having a demon hound form, a devil mouse form like Zecma's form and an imp form like the sexy law imps. He also chose to to have the ability to learn magic the way the imps could use it. He would be able to use his magic in all of his forms.

          Sonic giggled with a grin as he placed a hand around both Ethan and Ralph. "I cannot wait to work out with you later, Ethan. Thanks for not totally giving up the Topaz Chaos Emerald."
          End of Chapter Five


          • #6
            Chapter Six
            The following day, Ethan met up with Shadow, Knuckles and Sonic within Raluta's arena. Shadow and Knuckles were both surprised that Ethan was more interested in learning how to perform in the tournament. "Sonic told us that you got help from the Yuskay Groomers and Silver to get your Topaz Chaos Emerald separated from your body because it almost killed you. Why did you change your mind about the tournament?"

            Ethan replied, "Silver told us that in his time period, history shows that I participated in the tournament and my involvement ended up changing things for the better in his time period. So... rather than to fuck up the future, I chose to try my best to make his future better."

            Shadow and Knuckles exchanged a quick glance and a smile at each other as if they knew that someone had done their job. And then the training session was underway.

            During practice, Ethan briefly changed into his Mobian Devi-Hedgehog form in his human's colors for all of two minutes before suddenly transforming into what appeared to be a Mobian Topaz Dragon humanoid in the size and shape of Sonic and Shadow. He even had the wings of a dragon. "Dragomon!" The glow of Topaz power surrounded him as he opened his wings and nearly flew out of the arena... until he splatted against the transparent security dome that covered the arena which knocked him unconscious. And then he reverted to his normal human form and started to fall straight back down toward the arena floor. Sonic quickly zoomed out to the arrival spot where he caught Ethan in his arms. The moment Sonic had caught the boy, the leftover Topaz Chaos energy interacted with Sonic's Blue Chaos power which caused an explosion which nearly flattened both boy and hedgehog into separate directions.

            Shadow and Knuckles wisely used a nearby tennis net to catch Ethan so they didn't accidentally touch him and cause another unnecessary explosion.

            Raluta placed a blanket around Ethan's body before placing an emergency medical call to Princess Sally Acorn. The Mobian chipmunk princess arrived along with Captain Rabbit and his digital doctor teammate, Medina (whom was a human female named Joanie Zamak who often worked both human and digital partner medicine within the anime zone at King Kazma's request.)

            While the medical professionals examined Ethan, Captain Rabbit (on behalf of King Kazma) interviewed the participant witnesses to determine how the event occurred. Soon, Medina made an announcement. "Did the Yuskay Groomers cleanse Ethan's battlecard bracer at the same time that they performed his restoration session upon him?" And once Sonic indicated that no one thought to have that done, Medina continued. "What has happened is that after the cleansing was conducted, Ethan put his tainted Battlecard Bracer back upon his wrist and once it interacted with the Topaz Chaos Energy once again, it reactivated the original situation that Ethan had been in. This means that the Yuskay Groomers are going to have to do their session all over again from scratch and this time, the Battlecard Bracer must also be cleansed so it becomes as if it was brand new."

            And then Silver was suddenly standing in the arena with the head groomer and Professor Mylanus. "The moment we felt the ripple once again in my future, I went and got those necessary for the restoration." He then handed Sonic two fresh Power Rings. "Do you think we might do this right this time? I do not like being in your time period this often."

            Zecma then appeared and he was holding an all new unused Battlecard Bracer. "I have backed up Ethan's Dragomon clan data and loaded it into this new bracer which has no Chaos Emerald taint whatsoever. The old bracer must be properly disposed of because a standard cleansing cannot repair what the Chaos Emerald power has done to it."

            The head groomer Yuskay Hellhound said, "I wisely saved Ethan's restoration progress so we do not have to redo the entire restoration from scratch. We only have to transfer Ethan's soul from his current body and place that within the new body before-" And then Captain Rabbit interrupted him. "WAIT! I apologize for stopping you but if his soul is also tainted, then this restoration will continue to fail. My suggestion is to go back in time to a place before Ethan's first trip into the underworld and copy his purified soul from his human body before he encountered Jake and then you insert the clean fresh soul copy into Ethan's new body. The reason I say before he met Jake is because after he met Jake, the Hell Donkey boy used his underworld magic on the boy to grant him protection from underworld stretching via underworld physics; much like Toon Physics back in Albert's QC Planet. Once Ethan was effected by the underworld spell, his soul and spririt were both contaminated by underworld magic. The fresh copies of the soul and spirit could be saved in case Ethan requires another restoration at a future date."

            The head groomer nodded his head. "I am glad you thought of that, Captain. And you are right, any taint of magic at all can alter a restoration to make it fail. So, who will be going after the copy of Ethan's soul and spirit?"

            Captain Rabbit said, "Our time manipulating caring tiger legacy teammate can escort one of you into the past to get the copy before bringing you back to the arena for the restoration."

            Within the hour, the restoration wheel had been built within the arena and the process was to be filmed for educational purposes. The head groomer then recreated Ethan's body from the wisely created save and then the Soul and Spirit were embedded into the boy's new body once again. Finally, all requests were reinstalled into the boy as per his original agreement. Finally, the new Battlecard Bracer was placed upon his wrist and Princess Sally presented an artistically crafted power ring necklace that had Ethan's Topaz Chaos Emerald embedded into the medallion part of the necklace and this was fastened around his neck. The Topaz Emerald necklace would be shielded whenever Ethan was in the process of using his Battlecard Bracer; otherwise, the Battlecard bracer's card entry slot would be shielded so the card game could no longer be contaminated by the Chaos energy. This extra process took an additional fifty minutes because everyone present wanted to make sure no contamination would be occurring again.

            The head groomer now said, "In order to make the Chaos Emerald appear, Ethan must shift into his Mobian form first. When he does this, his Battlecard Bracer will stay with his human form and will not be in the way when he uses the Topaz Chaos Emerald. Likewise, the Topaz will not interfere when he is using his Battlecard Bracer while he is in his human form."

            Afterwards, everyone stayed to watch the training session to make sure everything would work as stated. When the training session ended, everyone departed to return to their own home time periods and planar dimensions.

            When Ethan finally got home, he collapsed into his bed and he slept well up until dinner time; this was perhaps the longest day of his life and he was looking forward toward spending some quality time with Jake that night.
            End of Chapter Six