After getting out of the water and deeper into a dryer part of the cave, Tails ends up in Quartz Quadrant Zone. He takes the usual routine to finding the 50 necessary rings while avoiding getting hit. Imagine it as you will as he makes quick work of the Present. But doesn't forget to go to the Past to fix it. Standard routine by this point. Though, the falling rocks and spiky catterkillers could prove to be a bit more annoying. But not too much for him to overcome. Tails finds the generator and projector and gets rid of them. Then heads straight to the goal and goes to the Special Zone. While taking that time, more of the past is revealed.
Tails: E-Eggman?! Where did you come from?!
Eggman: From right behind you! And let me give you an idea of what your next question ought to be! "What do you want from me?"
Tails: Well, I doubt you're just here to say "Hi"! So what do you want from me?!
Eggman: YOUR CLONING TECHNOLOGY!
Tails: WH-WHAT?! (How did he know I was... Did he bug my lab?!)
Eggman: Yes, Tails! And judging by your reaction, it appears that it's true! You are making cloning your new hobby! Well, I want it, NO! DEMAND IT! Give me your technology now, or else!
Tails: Or else....?
Eggman: Or else I will see you and all of your future projects FINISHED!
Tails: Erk.... I... I'm not afraid of you! You can forget it! I don't know how you found out about my project, but I do know how you won't be getting it! So you may aswell give up on trying!
Eggman: I thought you might say that! Then let there be war! You just better sleep with one eye opened as you work on that little project of yours!
Tails: Why would you want it that bad anyways?! It's not important to anyone but me! To anyone else, it's useless!
Eggman: Simple! If I were to have myself cloned, I could double... No... TRIPLE... Or multiply by even more of my output of mass-produced robots! It would be a sinch! The more Eggmans, the more robots! The world would be mine in no time! HOHOHOHOHOHOHOOO!!!
Tails: Okay, now I'm DEFINITELY not letting you have it! You're just downright crazy! Infact, I'm out of here! Later, Eggbutt! *Runs away*
Eggman: EGGBUTT?! WHY YOU LITTLE! I'LL SEE TO IT THAT YOU CEASE TO EXIST!!!
Tails: I thought he was just blowing smoke. But I guess I learned the hard way to never underestimate Eggman. If he says he's gonna do something, you can bet all your eggs in a basket that he's gonna do it. He doesn't just make threats. But atleast we've managed to keep him from winning up to this point!
Tails claims his next Time Stone. Only one to go! However, Tails does manage to finish the routine in Zone 2 including the 50 rings, he finds that there is no Special Zone Ring at the end! He made a good future, but he can't find the giant ring! There is no way for him to get the last Time Stone without the giant ring to lead the way! Curious still, he has to move on. Afterall, he just finished spinning the goalpost. He moves on to take on Eggman's next machine. The EGG TREDMILL! And with him, Amy.
Amy: TAILS! Is that you? Boy am I glad to see you!
Tails: Amy! I finally found you! He didn't do anything to you, did he?
Amy: No, just tie me up and make me watch you fight him. That's all! By the way, be careful! Don't step on that belt!
Tails: Belt? What belt? *Steps on it*
Amy: I tried to warn you...
Eggman: EHEHEHEH!!! OOOHOHOHOHOHO!!! Hello there, Tails! Guess what! I'm just standing here! There is nothing I can do! Why don't you try to come up here and stop me?! You can even take the girl back as well!
Tails: Gladly! *Jumps up and hits his control platform* Take that!
Eggman: OH! OH NO! THAT HURT SO MUCH!!! HOHOHOHOHOOO!!! You fool! Nothing you can do can penetrate this fully empowered titanium armor!
Amy: I hate being a damsel in distress! It's happened to me like 3 times atleast! I'm getting sick of it! Tails! Get me down from here and I can help you beat him!
Eggman: Quiet, you! The battle has already begun! In fact, since you just started up the Tredmill, why not make it interesting! You see, I've taken all precautions this time! 4-Part Plan is this! Part 1: Your forced to run on an infinite tredmill so you won't run up to hit me! Part 2: Power fan to keep you from jumping or flying into me! Part 3: I drop spiked bombs on you! And Part 4: If you slow down too much, you'll just slide right into the spiked wall behind you! This plan is so brilliant, if I do say so myself! Infact, this plan is so good, I'm gonna give you a sporting chance and turn off the industrial fan to let you hit me in the air! I'm joking, by the way! Of course, that means: Good-bye!
Tails: (His plan may seem flawless, but I noticed that his platform is on the ground. Maybe if I just kept running, I can damage the lower platform with friction heat! Not so smart now, are ya?) Sure, I could use a good workout! And what better way to use a tredmill than to run!?
Tails runs at full speed and starts hovering over it to the point of moving at full speed! He dodges the bombs and stays away from the spiked wall. He keeps the speed up and Eggman's platform begins to heat up and break apart from the bottom! It's not long before Eggman gives up and decides to run!
Eggman: ACK! NO! But the plan was brilliant! No fair! I'll get you next time! Metal Rosy! Get the girl out of here!
Metal Rosy: Yes, Doctor!
Tails: Wait! Amy! Wait up!
Amy: Tails! I know where my hammer is! You have to find the Underground Angel! You'll find it there! Hurry! I don't want to be stuck here for much longer!
Tails chases after him once again, not forgetting about the flowers at the end. But the question still springs to mind, why wouldn't the last Time Stone appear? How can he fix the future if he only has 6? Something is odd. Amy told him to find the Underground Angel. What could that mean? And does this explain where the last Time Stone is? Or why Amy hasn't changed appearance where Tails and Eggman did? What is this madness? Only time and exploration will tell!
TAILS MADE A GOOD FUTURE IN QUARTZ QUADRANT!