The Freedom Fighters take on their most dangerous mission yet as they travel to the Frozen North Sea to free Rotor's herd from Robotnik's control. They plan on using Sally's mystical Sword of Acorns for the task - but can they make it past the Robo-Eels and Ice-Bots alive?
Sally and Mina have it out about Sonic.
Reunification the Conclusion
The thrilling saga comes to its conclusion.
I Herd It Through The Pipeline
Sonic notices Rotor bummed out as he is looking at a picture of his family. Rotor misses his family, saying that its been twelve years since his family sent him to Mobotropolis to get an education. Sonic asks why does that make him sad, which Rotor answers is because his mom, Skeeter and his entire herd has fallen under Dr. Robotnik's hypnotic control. Sonic gets an idea, which is then explained by Sally that they could use the Sword of Acorns to reverse the effects of Robotnik's neutron bomb.
Minutes later inside Castle Acorn, Sally takes the sword, which speaks to her, happy to see her. Sally asks if anyone else heard that, but neither Sonic or Rotor heard anything. Bunnie also overhears their conversation and asks to join, which Sonic agrees.
Arriving in the Tundra, via submarine Sonic starts to feel seasick. Rotor about to surface notices that there's a pipeline under the ice. Meanwhile in Robotropolis, Dr. Eggman and Snively spot the Freedom Fighter's submarine on the monitor. Dr. Eggman throws a wretch at the monitor and orders Snively "Sea" Crete weapon.
Sonic, Bunnie, Sally and Rotor are soon electrocuted by a robot eel. Rotor activates emergency escape pods which send them to the surface of the ocean, leaving their submarine destroyed by the robot.
The Freedom Fighters find Rotor's herd being controlled by Dr. Eggman, who is gloating about Sonic not being able to stop him. Sonic, Bunnie, Sally and Rotor attack the surrounding Shadow-Bots, when Sonic and Bunnie tell Sally and Rotor to take care of the herd. Sally takes care of the herd, while Rotor handles the well. Sally restores the herd's free will, and gets them to safety. Rotor sets up explosives to the well, which explodes the doctor's operations.
Rotor hugs his mon and Skeeter and promises that he'll never let anyone hurt them again. Rotor introduces them to his friends and thanks Sonic for his help.
Meanwhile, on the destroyed monitor, Dr. Eggman yells "I hate that hedgehog!"
Mina watches Sonic running away in the distance. Mina trips over a stone as she is about to run after him, but is yanked back by Sally. Sally warns Mina that keeping up with Sonic is hard. Mina sulks that she can't get Sonic's attention. Sally asks what's wrong, and Mina says that when she kissed him, Sonic seemed more surprised than pleased (Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 99). Sally thinks about when Mina kissed Sonic and realises that they weren't dating. Mina objects to them dating, saying that she can't keep up with his speed or his rude-boy attitude. She then asks Sally what makes Sonic tick.
Sally tells her that Sonic tries to maintain a certain level of "cool", but he's a lovable good person who loves his family and friends. She goes on that you can always count on Sonic to come through in a tight spot. He's all for speaking his mind and standing up for what he believes in, and he really cares.
Sally still doesn't understand Sonic, but she never stops trying. Mina curtsies, thanking the Princess but Sally doesn't want to be addressed like that and says Mina can call her Sally. Mina runs off saying goodbye as Sally smiles.
Reunification - The Conclusion
The title of story one is a spoof on the famous Motown song "I heard it through the grapvine".