|Sonic the Hedgehog #174|
- "Union": It's the biggest event in Knothole yet as two Freedom Fighters make the ultimate commitment! Which two long-time lovers will finally tie the knot? More importantly, will the secret Espio learns undo the happy matrimony? It's wedding bells and warning bells in the lead-in to the big issue #175 special event!
Uncle Chuck and Sonic the Hedgehog, sporting a tuxedo, gets ready for the big wedding between Antoine D'Coolette and Bunnie Rabbot, as Sonic is the best man for the groom. Sonic thinks he's good being single after what happened between him and Fiona Fox a few days ago. Uncle Chuck then cheers Sonic up, saying that maybe one day Antoine will pay him back after the wedding. Miles "Tails" Prower then comes in and Sonic goes along with him around Knothole Village. Sonic comments on Tails' attire and hints that maybe someone will be caught by Tails' handsomeness, but Tails saddens, as he had hoped he and Fiona would one day be a couple. Sonic then cuts the chase, saying that Tails can find better.
The two enter inside Antoine's house, where the Chaotix–Knuckles the Echidna, Vector the Crocdile, Charmy Bee, Mighty the Armadillo, and Ray the Flying Squirrel–comforting a nervous Antoine. Sonic asks Knuckles where has Espio the Chameleon has gone to, and Knuckles replies that Espio is on a mission and that he should be back before the ceremony. Meanwhile, at New Megaopolis, Espio scouts through Egg Pawns and Egg Flappers as he enters inside a robot factory. Back at Knothole, Sonic wants to congratulate Bunnie, but Rosie insists on making Sonic go somewhere else, until she sends out Amy Rose to distract Sonic. Inside, Bunnie finishes putting on her wedding dress as Sally Acorn and Rosie tell her she looks beautiful. Sally tells Bunnie that she is marrying a good man, and Bunnie thanks Rosie for keeping her at Knothole during the First Robotnik War. Bunnie and Rosie then tease Sally on marrying Sonic, but she replies that she likes being single at the time being.
Back at New Megaopolis, Espio enters the robot factory, avoiding any hazards or robts. He then finds a a battle suit and questions upon this strange battle suit. Back at Knothole, Sonic and Knuckles are waiting for Espio to arrive until they find Julie-Su. Knuckles comments on Julie-Su's dress, and she tells the two that she hates wearing dresses. Sonic then comments that if Knuckles and Julie-Su are going to get married anytime soon, and Julie-Su does not the idea to "dress up", but Knuckles replies that they don't need a big ceremony like what Antoine and Bunnie are having. Sonic leaves them being and heads towards Castle Acorn to check up on the Royal Family. Sally comments on Sonic being late, but Sonic and Sally then tease each other via calling each other names. King Max and Alicia Acorn then remember when they were young and how they used to tease each other like that, but Sally denies being teased, as to where Sonic admits it. Elias Acorn then comments how Sonic is practically family to them, and how he almost was at one point, which causes an awkward moment for Sonic and Sally. Suddenly, the Prower family, Amadeus Prower and Rosemary Prower, enters the castle, greeting the Acorn family. Elias thanks Amadeus for hosting the honor guard for the wedding. Amadeus and Elias thank each other for their service. Tails then informs his parents that he has the updated attendance list. Amadeus, walking away, mentions that Elias won't have a kingdom soon enough. Tails asks his father what he meant, and Amadeus tells his son that he and Rosemary have ideas to establish in the Kingdom of Acorn. Tails nods to this and tells his father that only one person is missing...
Which is Espio the Chameleon, who is looking through the files of Eggman's upcoming plan. Espio is shocked after reading the files, and he runs out of the factory as fast as he can. Meanwhile, at Knothole, evening passes by, and the wedding begins. Elias gives the statement of how both the groom and bride both won and lost things during the war with Eggman, but now the two can form a union with each other. Elias then wastes no time and declares the two to form a bond between each other, while in New Megaopolis, Espio escapes the factory, only to get caught by several Egg Pawns, Egg Flappers, and Egg Hammers. He is able to avoid them before getting surrounded. Antoine and Bunnie then put each others wedding rings on their partner, and Elias declares them as husband and wife. The citizens cheer, as never before has there been a pleasant day like this. Espio then tells a mysterious figure that the Freedom Fighters will rescue him, and that his plans will never succeed. The chameleon is then vaporized that causes him to disappear somewhere. The mysterious figure then gloats that they will never see it coming.