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Brand New Army

By Charles Houston

Adventure / Action

Chapter 1

Brand New Army
Ch. 01: Prologue (A Brewing Evil)

Space. Its vast emptiness is so extraordinary. Its mesmerizing beauty and clarity retracted from anything troubling in the slightest. Highlighting clouds of stars that seem to be endless, they seemed to stretch on endlessly which could take you on a fantastic voyage. Blankets of darkness covered the vast nothingness that channeled an absolutely rejuvenating experience; a flawless emulation of the end that will soon come; a vivid description of a small sample of God's power amassed inside of endless sea of stars and planets; the thousands of galaxies that were taken in by the ever-expanding region known simply as "space" was truly breathtaking and ultimately caused everything evil to fade away into complete total nothingness. Nothing could even begin to touch this beautiful vortex. Asteroids that flew in every direction and comets which glowed with feverous intensity zipped past without a trace. The only thing that stuck in the brain from the comet was its tail, but that was insignificant compared to the outreaching black beauty of what lie beyond us; mysterious galaxies, giant planets, and God's everlasting galaxy somewhere, this was the next to Heaven.

Somewhere on a lone asteroid in an unknown nebula, there sit a being, a being whose existence is the very spawn of evil, and could mean death for man and creature. The creature has taken its time to think about its next move. The creature is named Luna the Badger. Her parents are currently deceased, she has one sibling that refuses to go anywhere her, and her home is ruled with prejudice and hate. The creature known as Luna has a red mohawk haircut with extensions flowing out. Her eyes were one of the very things that shocked fear into the soul of some unlucky person, her snout was slightly long and almost surpassed her mohawk in length, and her tail was the longest part of her body. It lay there, motionless on the asteroid, as she sat with one hand thrown over her raised knee, deep in thought.

"Hmm?" Luna thought. "I wonder what I can do. My old army died about three years ago..."

She began to flashback.

"Luna, what are you thinking?!"

"Do not deceive my God!"


"...yes, I remember that as clear as day. Three years since that fateful day here in space happened. My planet hopping ability had allowed me to rapidly jump from planet to planet and place a powerful explosive in the core of each planet, causing a chain reaction explosion: one, then the next, next, next..." she counted, "...ah, well. They weren't fit to be a good army for me, anyway," she said. "Now, I need to locate members for a new army that I can use to carry out my deeds. I had six members in my last army before they died. What I want to do is gather more members on a planet somewhere, but what planet or galaxy actually holds a planet in which people could actually inhabit? No matter. All I need is for LFS-2 to come back. He had better have found something. He's been gone for too long."

She looked out into the vastness of space, but she saw nothing. The only thing that she found interested was a line of comets that flew past her. Watching the beauties of space helped Luna pass the time, but it wasn't enough. All she could really do was sit on the asteroid and wait. Just then, coming from far off, a noise was heard. It sounded like the hum of a plasma powered engine.

"There you are," she said maliciously.

A shining silver sphere was floating towards her. There wasn't much to say about this little orb. It fit in the palm of her hand. Luna seemed to only use it for spy-type missions. Other than that, she hardly ever used it. This, however, was a special occasion.

"Life Force Scanner – Model 2, what information have you been able to retrieve from your planetary encounters?"

It chirped and a small amount of information appeared for each character:

1) Sonic the Hedgehog

Age: 15
Sex: Male
Eye Color: Green
Species: Hedgehog

Profile: A blue-furred, peach-skinned, green-eyed 15-year-old anthropomorphic African pygmy hedgehog, who has the ability to run faster than Mach 1 (hence the name Sonic) and the ability curl up into a ball, primarily to attack enemies.

2) Miles "Tails" Prower

Age: 8
Sex: Male
Eye Color: Light Blue
Species: Fox

Profile: The name "Miles Prower" is a pun on "miles per hour", a reference to the famed speed of the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is an 8-year-old orange-golden-yellow, anthropomorphic fox with two tails (similar to the mythological kitsune), hence the nickname. He is known to be Sonic's sidekick and a mechanist. He is able to use his two tails to propel himself into the air like a helicopter for a limited time.

3) Knuckles the Echidna

Age: 16
Sex: Male
Eye Color: Purple
Species: Echidna

Profile: A red 16-year-old anthropomorphic echidna, who is both is physically powerful and highly resilient. He has a white crescent birthmark on his chest. The character is both a friend and a rival to Sonic the Hedgehog. Knuckles' name is derived from the four knuckles, two on each hand, which are actually sharp spikes, and his dominant trait is his strength. He can also glide by trapping air under his dreadlocks, and is very skilled at a wide variety of martial art forms.

She was able to extract more character information like Amy Rose, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Princess Sally Acorn. Luna was very impressed with what she saw. All of these characters would make perfect choices for her army, especially Shadow. He seemed to be the ultimate thing to get things done, but before she got ahead of herself, she had to find out what planet that they were on.

"LFS-2, where are these life forms located?" she asked in a commanding tone.

The infra red scanner lens showed a barely visible, but easily comprehensible version of a small, blue planet that wasn't that far away.

"Hmm, Earth," she thought. "What a very fitting name for such a beautiful planet. So, this is where they inhabit, huh? Perfect," she hissed. "Come, LFS-2. Let's head to Planet Earth and do some excavating for my minions, shall we?" she laughed.

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