After Tails and Knuckles arrived everyone headed back to Sonic's they were filled in on the details of recent event about Mother Wisp, Amy and Sonic becoming a couple, the training and the fight with Emily. By the time Sonic had finished explaining it all Amy had left to have a shower, she was still cover in black from the capsule explosion.
Knuckles: Seems like you have been busy. Any idea who she was?
Sonic: I think it was Emily Nova. But no, I don't know who she is
Tails: Nova? Oh! I know who she is.
Knuckles: Then tell us already!
Tails: She is the daughter of Harry Nova, director of Nova Enterprise Research Labs. She is suppose to take over when she reaches 18 in 3 years time, 2 years ago she started travelling around the world for some reason.
Sonic: She said she has been looking for her boyfriend who went missing 2 years ago.
Tails: A boyfriend? What was his name?
Sonic: Never mentioned it, all she said that he was a researcher that was looking into Chaos energy, he went away to do some research with a scientist and never came back.
Knuckles: Poor gal, well all I can say is I hope we don't run into her again. She sound determined to get her way.
Tails: Anyway, we have more pressing matters.
Sonic: Yeah. Eggman's little message.
Knuckles: So all he said was to go to Grand Metropolis? Normally he would say loads more and just reveal his plans to us, this is something new.
Tails: He is definitely up to something.
Sonic: Well, not much else we can talk about. I'm heading to Grand Metropolis, meet you and Knuckles there?
Tails: Of course! I'll take Knuckles in the Tornado, what about Amy?
Sonic: I'm taking her by when she is cleaned up, you guys go on ahead now.
Knuckles: Heh heh. Seems like you became so close in such a short time. It seems like yesterday she was chasing you around and you would be high tailing it to the hills.
With that Tails and Knuckles left the house to head out to Grand Metropolis, Sonic was waiting for Amy to get ready. Amy came out of the bedroom.
Amy: Sorry for the wait everyone, oh? Where is Tails and Knuckles?
Sonic: They took the Tornado and headed to Grand Metropolis. I was waiting for you.
Amy: Well waiting time is over. Shall we get started?
Sonic and Amy went outside. Sonic picked up Amy.
Sonic: Hold on tight Amy.
Amy: I will, he he!
And they were off as Sonic dashed off into the distance carrying Amy in his arms.
At that time Neo and Neena had already arrived in Grand Metropolis, Grand Metropolis is considered to be the capital of surrounding zones, it is a mega city with buildings that stretch to skies, paths that move by themselves power by energy from power plants and plenty of people and activity. Neo and Neena had already arrived at their destinations, Nova Enterprise Research labs.
Neena: So this is where you use to work?
Neo: Yup. These are the labs I use to work at, I remember I was one of the top scientist of the field of researching Chaos energy.
Neena: You mean the energy that is produced by Chaos Emeralds?
Neo: Yes, but Chaos energy also exists in the earth and even in us, but only in small amounts. The Chaos Emeralds are the source of the largest amounts of Chaos energy in the world.
Chill: Have you ever seen a Chaos Emerald before?
Neo: Yes. We even had one to research.
Neo: It was the Blue one, one of our field researchers found it in his travels. Man, I remember we tried measure the Chaos energy produce by it and it caused our machine to explode!
Chill: Wow. Sounds more powerful than Wisp energy.
Neo: Actually, that's interesting.
Chill: What is?
Neo: I wonder if Wisp energy and Chaos energy are related in any way. I'll look into it later. Well let's go inside.
The two went through the automatic doors. Inside was the lobby, in front of them was a large semi-circular desk where at each end was the entrance to the rest of the building. At the desk was a female light blue dove in smart clothes, she spotted Neo and Neena.
Reception dove: Hello, may I help with something?
Neo walked up to the desk.
Neo: Yes. I would like to enter the labs where Chaos energy is being researched.
Reception dove: I'm very sorry, those labs are restricted to the general public, only those who work here may enter, unless someone who works here allows you permission inside.
Neo: I use to work here as part of the team that researched the Blue Chaos Emerald a few years ago.
Reception dove: I see. What is your name and position?
Neo: My name is Neo, and I was the head researcher of the team.
The reception dove fell back in her chair and was on the floor. Chill floated over her
Chill: Are you okay?
She instantly got back up.
Reception dove: Neo?! How do you know him!? He went missing 2 years ago!
Neo: Like I said I am Neo
Reception dove: I'm sorry but you can't be Neo.
Neena: Why not?
Reception dove: Because this person doesn't look like him.
Neo slammed his hands on the desk and grabbed the dove's collar and pulled her to him
Neo: What do you mean "Doesn't look like him"?!! I have memories of these labs and remember everyone here. That includes you Violet. I worked here for over two years and created the Energy Shard! A miniature model of a Chaos Emerald! Now TELL ME! What do you mean I don't look like myself!?!
Neena: Neo! Calm down!
Neo let go of Violet as she fell back into her chair. Neo walked out the lobby.
Neena: Neo, wait!
Violet: Hold on please.
Neena: What is it?
Violet: Is that person really called Neo?
Neena: Yes, He is apparently missing a year's worth of memories about his life and he came here to find out about them.
Violet: But it's impossible, he can't be Neo.
Neena: I'm sorry about what happened, goodbye!
Neena ran after Neo leaving the dove stunned and confused.
Outside Neo was staring up into the sky
Neena and Chill stopped by Neo's side
Chill: That was the first time I have ever seen you that aggressive, are you alright?
Neo: ......... I'm ashamed you two saw me like that, I shouldn't have done what I did.
Chill: But still, what she said still bothers me, she said you don't look like Neo, have you really changed in those two years?
Neo: Since I have no memories of what I looked like before it's impossible to say.
Chill: So what next?
Neo: Not sure.
Neo was then grabbed around the waist by someone, that someone was Emily.
Neo: Whoa! What do you think you are doing? Let me go!
Emily: If you think I am letting you go after all the time I have spent looking for you, then you are sadly mistaken
Neena: Excuse me, but who are you exactly and do you know Neo?
Emily: I am Emily Nova and I am Neo's girlfriend.
Neo, Neena and Chill: What!?
Miles away from Grand Metropolis is Leaf Storm Zone, a lust and highly forested area, the zone is uninhabited by people and is considered the "Plant Kingdom" Shadow, Noir and Vega are running through the forest as they head to their next destination, Shadow handles the twists and turns of the forest like a pro without losing any speed. Then suddenly he stops.
Noir: What is it?
Shadow: ...... You can stop stalking me now.
Noir and Vega start looking around.
???: Wrong way boys.
A figure dropped from the trees above right between Noir and Vega, they both panic and fly to hide behind Shadow.
???: Sharp as ever Shadow
Shadow: And you are still as sneaky as ever