Mega Man fired 3 shots, swatting Bomb Man back on the roof.
Mega revved up his jet engines.
He EXPLODED into Bomb Man, crashing through the ceiling and,
Stamped him RIGHT into the floor tile.
Mega Man bounced right off him, getting into a fighting pose, buster ready.
No way he's gonna be able to dodge-
Bomb Man turned on his side in a flash, throwing a bomb right at Mega Man.
Mega darted out of the way of the explosion..
And was about to fire a shot, when
He landed chin first on the ground.
"What the hell was that?" Mega looked.
Ken Sunther was lying asleep of the floor, Sprite all over his face.
OH GOD I FORGOT THE CIVILIANS!
Steeping back cautiously,slowly, Mega tried to make sure no one else was hurt.
And took a NASTY short to the face for his efforts.
Amid the broken glass, Mega Man stood up and faced his enemy.
Bomb Man smiled smugly in the broken widow, lightly tossing a bomb up and down in his palm.
"It's been so blast so far, Mega Man! But I'm afraid this is where you go BOOM!"
"Try it!" Mega Man aimed...
and Bomb Man stepped back into the window.
And all Mega Man could see,
were the helpless people behind him.
Those he swore to protect...
"Tsk Tsk Tsk... Can't do it cant ya? Well then allow me..." Bomb Man summoned a second bomb in his other had.
The bombs started making noises.
They started floating in the air...
Right at Mega Man...
They started to creep toward Mega Man, ever,
Oh no... Mega Man didn't know,
but he could sure as hell guess...
He powered his jets up, ready to run.
He took one little step back...
and the bombs started to race toward him.
Speeding down the street,
GO GO GO GOGOGOGO GO!
he noticed that only one bomb was behind him.
Wait where's the other?
He checked his scanner.
Threat Detected Coming From the Right. Impact in 3..
Mega Man flew up, as he saw the other bomb coming from the perpendicular street.
Right into the intersection...
So those things can create TRAPS?
The bomb stopped, just as it was about to collide with the other.
The bombs seemed to turn toward him again.
And then they ZOOOOOOMED back up at him in pursuit.
Mega Man flew over the city, trying his best to lose the two spheres of death.
But they chased him,
and chased him,
and chased him.
Okay, lets try blowing them up!
Mega Man turned and fired,
YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME WHAT THE HELL?
They both managed to dodge each and every single shot!
WOOOSH! WHOOSH! WOOOSH!
They were relentless!
HOW DO I GET THEM OFF ME?
ARF! ARF! ARF!
Mega's mind instantly turned to Rush.
The dog was in great distress. Cut Man, Fire Man, and Ice Man had been more than he can handle.
And now Rush was wounded, and about to be destroyed!
"I'M COMING RUSH! HANG ON!"
Some how going even faster than before, Mega RACED across DenTech City, in a race against time.
And two unwanted followers were ever behind him...
After it seemed like forever, Mega had found the Robot Masters.
And Rush, who was pinned in an alleyway!
How do I save him? He checked behind him.
Yep, they were stiil there!
Gotta lose them NOW! And save Rush too? I can't do both!
maybe I can!
Mega made a beeline for the Robot Masters.
Fire Man stared at Rush in the alley.
The poor mutt. The Robot Masters had given him a good working over.
Fire Man had cooked Rush over, burning his circuits and make sure he wouldn't bark.
Then Ice Man has slashed off his lasers, and his tail,
and his front paws. Just to be safe.
And now Cut Man had used his scissors to pin him to a wall. And, what Fire Man imagined, giving him quite the tummy ache in the process.
So lets go over the plan again. Fire Man said on his internal com-link. Mega Man should be here any time now...
And when he does..
Cut Man interjected. We blast him! And even if we miss...
Ice man finished it. He HESITATES! And the Bomb Man's drone bombs put him on ice for good! Oh, I love our plans. They make for such cool spectacles to behold.
Fire Man's torched lit up with anticipation.
And there he is! Mega Man, right on time! In a desperate race to save his companion!
Cut Man flicked his scissor blades.
Closer, closer Mega Man came to his destruction.
CLOSER! Cut Man could see Mega in his reflection. That's right Mega! Just come a little closer!
ITS ALL OVER NOW MEGA MAN!
Cut Man turned.
aiming his blade RIGHT AT...
Mega Man was gone again!
And all that was left were the bombs.
The bombs that were getting closer,
but not STOPPING!
Cut Man covered his eyes. He couldn't bear to watch...
But the BOOM never came.
Cut Man opened his eyes.
The bombs were 1 foot in front of him.
"WHEW!" Cut Man breathed a sigh of relief.
"That was close wasn't it fellas?"
"You could say that again!" Ice Man chuckled. "I thought we were goners! What about you Fire Man?"
He was distracted, looking up.
"What are you looking at?"
He gazed up as well.
Mega Man was up there,
Rush in one arm,
his buster arm pointed at them.
He fired a shot.
"Oh that son of a bitch..." Cut Man said.
"Rush, are you okay?" Mega Man held his precious pooch gingerly.
"Arf! Arf!" Rush nuzzled against his dear and faithful friend.
"Good. Here is what I want you to do: Go back to the Lab and repair yourself."
While it would be good to get repaired, something didn't quite feel right...
"Arf Arf? WOOF WOOF!" Rush howled in protest.
"Rush, your hurt...badly. Please, leave. I can take care of the Robot Master by myself from here."
"Woof! Woof!" Rush was NOT going to leave his companion all alone against these monsters."
Rock exploded. "JUST GO RUSH! I DON'T WANT YOU GETTING HURT ANY MORE!"
He saw the hurt in Rush's eyes. He wasn't mad at him, but he knew Rush would be an easy target.
"Rush please, I can't focus with you being here like this. Just, Just go."
"Aroooooooo..." Rush went out of Rock's arms... and slowly drifted away.
After watching Rush fade off into the distance, Mega Man turned back to his objective.
SCANNING AREA... SCANNING AREA...
3 ROBOT MASTERS 7 MILES AWAY.
So they are retreating...
DANGER - 1 ROBOT MASTER 1 MILE AWAY AND CLOSING.
That's Bomb Man. I've got the best chance I'm ever gonna have against him
Let's do this.
Mega Man descended to the ground, and steadied himself as a Bomb Man approached.
A Bomb came rushing toward him.
His first instinct was to run, but...
He fired a buster shot.
He was tired of running.
Lets just settle it, here and now. No civilian shields, just a park for an battlefield.
"Gee, you really are a smart one, aren't ya?" Bomb Man said, only 10 feet from Mega.
He clapped his hands. "I really am impressed of how you keep escaping. Tell me, how do you keep doing that?"
"That is none of your concern." Rock responded. The Robot Masters didn't need to know about his Stealth Mode functions. It was probably the only thing keeping him alive at this point.
"Well then, it doesn't really matter anyway. This is the part where you go BOOM! You cant hide forever."
Wanna bet fat-ass?
"Enough talk." Bomb Man said, summoning up a pair of bombs. BEEP! BEEP!
The bombs zoomed toward Mega Man, faster than anything he had seen before.
Jumping out of the way, Mega Man heard two blasts down below.
So he can make the bombs vary quite a bit.
He noticed another one was chasing him down.
Veering to the side, Mega Man swooped down, down down, coming to just a few INCHES over the ground when,
Bomb Man kicked Mega in the helmet, sending him flying like line drive.
And the bomb was gunning on Mega man like a shark. 20 feet...
No... Rock said as fell toward the ground.
Rock laid in the crater, helpless...
He couldn't stop the Robot Masters before on his own,
now he couldn't even win a one on one fight?
Maybe I deserve to die...
"ROW! ROW! ROW!" It was Rush, more intense than Rock had ever heard him.
"Rush, you not at the Lab yet?"
"ROW! ROW! ROW!"
"Yeah, its not looking too good..."
"ROW ROW ROW!" Rush was scared at the fear and doubt in Rock's mind.
"NO! Don't come, I-I-I can take care of this myself!" Rock got on one knee.
"ROW! ROW! ROW! ROW! ROW! ROW!"
"But how do I beat this thing?" As Mega stood up, Bomb Man was casually walking forward, bomb in hand.
"ROW! ROW! ROW! ROW! ROW!"
"Stealth Gear! That's right!" Rock smiled. "Thanks Rush, I can take it from here."
STEALTH GEAR ON!
And suddenly, Mega Man wasn't there anymore.
Just an empty crater.
Bomb Man was watching, analyzing this move. Its a highly advanced form of transparency, but that's not all.
How is he able to match the body temperature of surrounding objects so well...
Surprised, Bomb Man turned around...
Right into a spinning kick from Mega Man
He staggered to the left on one leg, almost falling off balance.
Holding his chin, he threw the the bomb at Mega.
As Mega jumped over it, landing right in front of Bomb Man...
A knee right to his big,
And a fist right to his chest.
And another one.
and another one!
Bomb Man was too slow! He tried as hard as he could to swat this blue fly, throwing punch after punch after punch.
But, Mega Man was too quick and agile to hit and dodge! All Bomb was saw before him,
was a contin-
of blue darting around every single punch!
Bomb Man swung,
Mega grabbed and leaped upon his tree limb arm.
Bomb Man swung with his other arm, confident he had Mega THIS time...
Mega Man scorpion'd over Bomb Man's first, landing feet first on the Robot Master's upper arm.
POCK! POCK! POCK!POCK! POCK! POCK!POCK! POCK! POCK!
Shot after shot AFTER SHOT to the Robot Master's jaw. Mega Man was unloading!
And a kick for good measure!
Bomb Man was reeling!
Mega Man jumped up, step back a few feet,
and CHARGED AT THE ROBOT MASTER! JETS ON! FULL SPEED AHEAD!
Mega Man ACCELERATED UPWARD, DRAGGING HIS FIST, AIMING RIGHT AT THE CHIN!
HE HIT IT! And he saw Bomb Man reeling! The Robot Master was hunched over, victory was within Mega's reach!
IF I CAN GET HIM OFF OF HIS FEET! BUT HOW?
WAIT! AT MCDONALDS! I'LL SPEAR HIM INTO THE GROUND!
Mega Man jetted into the air, higher,
Mega Man was as high as the skyscrapers, among the beautiful white clouds and birds... but he was still locked on to his target.
So down below... so still prone TO A FINISHING ATTACK!
"I'VE GOT YOU NOW!" MEGA MAN DIVE-BOMBED DOWN!
100! "ALMOST THERE! THIS ENDS NOW!"
Bomb Man cackled, howling like a wolf in the full moon.
He looked over to his opponent. Buried in a crater.
Face down in dirt, smoking.
Bomb Man could see the scratches,
the gaping holes of the blue bodysuit armor.
Mega Man was a mess, all the winds sucked out of his sails in one explosive moment.
"Well I guess its time to finish off ole blueberry then."
Bomb Man walked over to the Mega Man, lying still unconscious...
Bomb Man picked him up by the arm.
And and like a cobra, Mega struck.
A Buster blast, right to his face!
"IIIIYYYYAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHH!" Bomb Man dropped Mega, doubling over again.
"Got you now!" Mega Man b-lined to Bomb Man "SIYAAAAAAAA-"
He led with his foot, right into the robot's gut "YAAAH!"
Mega Man's kick...
HAD NO AFFECT!
He stood there, frozen.
"All of your hits were nothing more than patty-cake taps to me! It was all just an act to make you drop your guard."
Mega Man's face was pure shock. He-he, he never stood a chance?
NO! He HAS to be lying! He just has to...
Bomb Man picked Mega up by the leg.
And just SLAMMED him back into the ground!
"THAT WAS FOR HURTING MY BROTHERS!" Bomb Man shouted.
He got out another Bomb. Holding Mega in the air again, he placed the bomb against his chest..
and watched as the blue robot went sailing into a fountain.
"And now you die!" Bomb Man started making another bomb...
Gotta get up! Among the rubble and pain Mega Man tried to sit up...
and failed. He couldn't even move. Something was wrong with his body, he couldn't even FEEL IT ANYMORE!
WARNING! MAJOR SPINAL DAMAGE! TEMPORARY REPAIRS BEGINNING!
Mega Man couldn't even look up, he had to go to his scanners.
Bomb Man was making a bomb, a bomb bigger than the rest.
Mega Man calculated in his head... maybe he would have enough time to get out of the way. There was always a way...
He was going to need a whole minute to function again.
"END OF THE LINE MEGA MAN!" Bomb Man's Bomb was about half of his own size. The fuse was lit for roughly 10 seconds before detonation...
A minute he wouldn't get...
Bomb Man swung back, getting ready to heave it and end Mega Man once and for all.
The last thing Mega Man heard before he went out was the blast...
dripping wet darkness?
Mega Man opened his eyes.
TEMPORARY REPAIRS COMPLETE
Wait, I'm still alive? Bomb Man!
Mega Man stood up to face the Robot Master with what little he had left...
Bomb Man stood there, motionless, frozen.
His entire right arm was gone. All that was left was the burned, smoking socket.
And his head...
His head was,
Oh my God..
Was half gone. All Mega saw was gears and wires on the entire right side.
What did that do him?
He looked around, and saw his answer.
To the far side off, behind a mailbox,
Bob Copper was flat on his ass stunned, gun right beside him.
Copper? No way... Wait, what's in that gun?
It was a Glock 17,
with explosive rounds.
I was saved by Bob Copper! I don't know whether to laugh or to be embarrassed. I got saved by Bob Copper, the guy who got assaulted by a pitching machine, then tied upside down on a tree!
"ROCK! CAN YOU HERE ME?!" It was Dr. Light.
"Yes. Dr. Light, I have everything under control." Rock said, walking towards Bomb Man.
"Don't completely destroy Bomb Man! Look inside his body for the Integrated Circuit (I.C)! As long as we have that, the Robot Masters aren't gone forever!"
"Really?" Mega Man looked inside his socket. Scanning...
I.C COMPONENT FOUND
Reaching deep into the Robot Master's hardware, Rock was able to pull out a thin little chip the size of a postage stamp. He turned around to inspect it.
"Dr. Light, I got it, but I don't know how this will help any..."
"That's not all, the next thing is about you! You see, you know how Bomb Man was able to-."
Danger signs appeared on Dr. Lights screen.
DANGER-MEGA MAN ENSNARED
MEGA MAN ENSNARED
"ROCK! COME IN!"
"Its not that easy to get rid of ME, Mega Man!" Bomb Man held Mega Man from the neck from behind!
"ICKL! GAHKC! EGCHLA!" Mega Man could feel his neck armor crunching. He could feel Bomb Man tightening his grip with every passing second.
"I will go back to Wily Headquarters with your dead carcass in tow, and then Dr. Wily will repair me with your scraps! And then I will be BACK, and I will take everything you care about, and blow it to SMITHEREENS!
Lan,,Roll,Dr. Light, Geo, Maylu, the others...
Mega Man turned on his jets, burning away at what was left of the Robot Master.
"IIIIIAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGHH!" Bomb Man stumbles back, trying to put out the flames with his one good arm.
The dropped Mega Man turned around,
aimed his buster,
and fired a shot,
right at the exposed inner workings of Bomb Man's head.
Mega Man flew back, landing elbow first.
The blinding explosion light,
the deafening buzzing around him,
he was FADING innnnnn and OUT of realityyyy and UNCONsciousness...
And then, silence.
Peace was still.
"ROCK! ROCK! ARE YOU THERE?" was screaming on the headset.
"Yeah Dr. Light, I'm still here." Rock said, getting on his feet.
He looked over at his fallen foe. That bust blast blew off what remained of his head.
"Its over. Bomb Man has been destroyed."
Rock stared at the corpse which he had just made.
I'm-I'm-I'm sorry Bomb Man.
"Rock! Come in Rock!"
"Yes Dr. Light?" Rock broke out of his thought, starting to scan Bomb Man's body to see if it would get up again. It wouldn't.
"Are you alright?"
"Yeah. I just need a few repairs. This fight is finished."
I have the I.C chip, its not like he's gone for good...
"Rock! I need you to do something really quickly!"
"What is it doctor?" FOCUS ROCK!
"You know how each of the Robot Masters has their won unique power?"
"Yeah. What about it?"
"Well, another thing that makes you special is the Weapon Copy System. You have the ability to take the powers of defeated Robot master and use them for yourself!"
"So i can throw bombs like him?" Rock thought about Bomb Man's wide array. That was going to be sooooooooo sweet to have. "All of them?"
"Unfortunately, no. You will only have the ability to make them, no special modes on them. And you can only have one weapon at a time. Using Bomb Man's ability puts the Mega Buster away."
"Ugh. Alright then. How do I get it?"
"Just connect interface. A simple touch will do."
Mega put his hand on the left arm, feeling a little squeamish touching an empty shell.
The circuits under his hand began to glow blue-white.
WEAPON COPY SYSTEM ACTIVATE
WEAPON: HYPER BOMB
Mega Man felt a tingle running through his arm, all the way up to his head.
That tingle turned into a buzz, as Mega could feel himself changing. He saw blueprints of a bomb move before his brain.
And then FLASH of green went across his visual monitor.
HYPER BOMB ABILITY IS READY FOR USE
As the strange feeling subsided, Rock spoke into his monitor.
"I have the ability now Dr. Light."
"And nothing feels wrong?"
"Excellent. Come back to the lab and-"
BWOP! BWOP! BWOP!
Mega Man jumped back and turned.
"BOMB MAN! HE'S-HE'S-HE'S"
"WHAT?" Dr. Light screamed into the com-link. No way Bomb Man could still be online!
Dr. Light looked through Rock's view.
Bomb Man's body was breaking up, turning into bright orange balls of light and fading away.
"It must be a mechanism Wily put on them, so that they cant be studied. It's nothing Rock?"
Rock Hikari watched silently as the last few pieces of Bomb Man scattered into the wind.
See you later Bomb Man...