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Shattered Minds: Epilogue


It had been a few days now, since the battle on Moebius had come to a violent end, and Fiona had been brought back to Mobius, safe in the arms of Tails. The two foxes had spent the time since then catching up, helping the former reintegrate herself into the team properly, and trying to puzzle out just how much of Fiona's recent actions had been herself, and how much had been the side of her that had been twisted by Mephiles.

Naturally, there had been several attempts to arrest, attack, and otherwise condemn Fiona, especially from Councillor Hamlin, but the support she had from the Freedom Fighters, Rosemary, combined with the recordings taken from Emerl and Nicole's memory banks, had cemented her relative innocence, and Elias had cleared her of all charges.

Currently, light was filtering through the bedroom window of the vulpine couple's home, causing Fiona to stir. She groaned something incomprehensible, and rubbed her eyes, taking care not to disturb Tails, not an easy task since they had been locked in a loving embrace as they slept.

She looked over her boyfriend's relaxed form and features, smiling to herself all the while.

'It's official: I'm the single luckiest fox on the planet.' She thought, as Tails himself stirred, and looked up at her. "Morning, handsome."
"Good morning, Fi." He replied, rubbing his own eyes clean. "Sleep well?"
"Yeah, well, after our... 'nocturnal activities' ceased." The brunette giggled.
"Heh, good to know. Anything on your mind?"

"Oh, not a lot." Fiona said thoughtfully. "But now that I think about it, I'm thinking that when we've kicked Eggman's fat ass for good, I might finish my medical training. What do you think?"
"Sounds like a good idea. Say, I've been meaning to ask you something."
"What's that, hon?"
"When we were fighting Mephiles' minions, Miles said that he and Alicia had looked after you. It struck me as kinda odd, before he explained the thing about Scourge's habitual murder of your counterparts. What did they actually do?"

Fiona stopped, frozen for a few seconds.

'Can I really tell him that? What will he think of it? Of me? Will he be mad?' She panicked. 'Oh to hell with it, he went through hell for me, the least I can do is not keep secrets.'

"Well, it's complicated." She began, finding her voice. "Miles was kinda impersonal about things. I saw him when I was with Ally, and when he was helping me with the Anarchy poisoning thing that you mentioned, and when he was keeping Scourge off of my back, but rarely aside from that. Ally, on the other hand, well, that's a whole new can of worms."

"Do go on." Tails coaxed, as a blush tinged Fiona's cheeks.
"Um, you know how Miles has a large group of Moebian girls as a harem?"
"Yeah."
"Well, Ally... indulges in them too."
"Right..." The golden fox said expectantly, pressing for a full explanation.

"And, er... okay, the point is that I'm bisexual and she looked after me like one of Miles' pets." Fiona blurted.
"Oh, right. Didn't expect that. I thought she hated you."
"So did I, but apparently when I got off her throne, she decided I was attractive and started flirtng with me all the time. Honestly, I was kinda disturbed because of how much like Sally she was, and it felt weird, but she looked after me, and truth be told, I did kinda enjoy it. Moreso than I did being with Scourge, anyway. You aren't mad are you?"

"Of course not. I love you, no matter which way you swing, and if it helped you, I'm all for it."
"Thank you, Tails." Fiona said, snuggling her head into his thick chest fur.
"No problem. Besides, I'm a guy, I'm pretty much hard-wired to find that kinda thing more attractive than off-putting."
"Heh heh, you pervert."
"Hey, I skipped half of puberty last week. I'm a little messed up hormonally right now."

The two foxes laughed together, and sat up.

"Anything else about Moebius?"
"Why so curious?"
"I told you what you missed here. Now I want to know what I missed of your life."
"Oh, okay. Well, most of my memories are cloudy, probably because Mephiles was messing with me. I have a couple, but I don't really want to go into detail about Scourge being... well, Scourge, or Alicia's little games, but there is one other thing that sticks out..."

***

Moebius, two weeks ago


Alicia Acorn sat on a couch, reclining, with Fiona snuggled up against her, slightly unnerved, as was the norm with the two. Anima and Rosy were nowhere to be found, but Fiona had been advised by Alicia that, if that was the case, then it was best not go and find them, considering that the pair were quite sadistic, and Anima's tendency to break the minds of others- it was best to avoid walking in on their antics.

Miles strode into the room in his usual confident manner, and sat down next to his wife, wrapping an arm around her shoulder.

"Afternoon, my dear." He said, rubbing her shoulder. "Playing with your new pet again?"
"Possibly."
"Well, I've been working on the powered armour project again. The MkIII version is coming along nicely. I have also come up with a little theory."
"Oh really?"
"Yes, now both of you listen. I'm sure that you'll find this very amusing. You are both familiar with the concept of the so-called 'Roebian', am I correct?"
"Yeah."
"Yes, we had Robians back on Mobius a while ago."
"Well, Robians are, technically, genderless, correct? They possess no reproductive systems, and gender is defined solely by programming and the construction of armour around the chest and hips."
"Right."
"Well, what happens if you roboticize Scourge? It's widely known by now that the hedgehog thinks with his penis. But Roebians have no reproductive organs. Therefore, it is my hypothesis that if one were to roboticize Scourge, it would lobotomize him and render him a braindead, worthless shell." Miles finished, grinning. Alicia and Fiona looked at one another, then broke down into fits of laughter.

***

Mobius, present.

Said fits of laughter were currently being replicated by Tails and Fiona, despite the fact that Fiona's titters of anticipation had slowed her recounting of the memory.

"Good to see that my counterpart has a sense of humour." Tails smirked.
"Yeah, he really had us going with the entire 'scientific theory' thing. I still kinda think he's right."
"Yeah."
"Still the best part was when Ally mentioned it around Scourge himself. He flipped as per usual, and Miles put him on the floor in two seconds. It was satisfying to say the least."
"Right. Anyway, I don't know about you, but I'm hungry."
"Me too. We need showers as well."
"Well, let's get going, then."
Okay, wasn;t originally intending to make this, but it all spawned from a discussion I had with Therix. I also wanted to wrap up the hole heel turn with Fiona, and I think it's done now. Well, at least until she gets brainwashed at some point for a reason unknown even to me.

By the way, Roboticization = Lobotomy for Scourge is part of my headcannon now. You know it to be true!

So is IP!AnimaxRosy. It kinda fits for them.

Considering the time frame for this story, the next arc should probably have something to do with the Naugus plotline, and Geoff and all that bullcrap.

And yes, Tails and Fiona are porking. You expected them to not do it?
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Cubular Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
*kneels down on floor and yells at the sky*
POURQUOI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A word I just can't stand ----> 'porking'

Well, that and the story is over :/

But, at least it was pretty good. And I'm guessing that you are going to continue the storyline in the arc that has professor fluffy pants and Geoff, right? Because you did a bit of working up as to Tails regaining his supernaturally powerful ring energies, then kinda ended it all in one big whop.

Still, a great bit to show how Fiona is returned and Tails becomes powerful, for your next bit.

All in all, great job!
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Vorahk295 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay.

Yeah, the story will continue.

Yeah.

Thanks.
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Cubular Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Your welcome.


...and to the ideas box again, I just got a light bulb!

That and (un)regularly scheduled work on my excisting stuff
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Vorahk295 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Anytime.

Right.
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battlebrothertherix Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nicely done, if I do say so myself.
Epilogues are up there with prolonged combat in terms of how awkward they are to write, and I'd say this was...fairly well played. There were of course a couple of lines here and there that could have done with better wording, but nothing in them that really affected the overall quality of the chapter.
A bit of Moebian humour at the end was appreciated, but I just can't imagine Miles grinning. I always imagine a smirk from him, but a grin just doesn't seem to work in my head.
You're improving at prose still, and that's looking good.
All in all :iconbravoplz:
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Vorahk295 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you.

Yeah, it was really awkward.

Grinning is basically smiling but showing teeth.
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battlebrothertherix Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
True, but for some reason if I try to imagine Miles grinning all I can come up with is a smile that looks like he's just spen 24 hours straight porking Ali.
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Vorahk295 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's probably about as much as he can smile.
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KivaEnergyArms Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
The lobotimized scourge joke makes me laugh too!
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Vorahk295 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thought it would.
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