Teaching Darkness: Rift C3Time is interesting.Teaching Darkness: Rift C3 by RaeLogan
As are Alternate Timelines.
Dark knows this all too well.
He knows of what could happened, what might happen, what will happen, and what has happened.
He may try to ignore it, he may try to fix it, but one thing he has to agree on is how utterly intriguing the concept is, if even a little unnerving.
Another thing is that he can't quite recall just how he ended up where he was at the moment, as Time seemed to have either jumped or escaped him, and he merely needed to allow it to catch up and return to proper functioning... He didn't understand how it worked, just that it did work.
It took him maybe half a minute to realize that he was wet.
The next thing he realized what that he was cold.
And that he couldn't breathe.
Then it dawned on him: He was drowning.
Funny... He always assumed that he'd be much more frantic at the thought of it, considering that it was speculated to be near impossible for him to be able to swim, given that his crystals would no doubt
Know how I have that little theory that Time Eater is in fact the Sonic Main Series Timeline counterpart to Mephiles the Dark?
̶·̶C̶ᴏ̶ᴜ̶ʀ̶s̶ᴇ̶ ̶ʏ̶ᴏ̶ᴜ̶ ̶ɢ̶ᴜ̶ʏ̶s̶ ̶ᴅ̶ᴏ̶﹐̶ ̶I̶ ̶ᴍ̶ᴇ̶ᴀ̶ɴ̶﹐̶ ̶I̶ ̶ᴘ̶ᴜ̶s̶ʜ̶ᴇ̶ᴅ̶ ̶ᴛ̶ʜ̶ᴇ̶ ̶ʜ̶ᴇ̶ᴄ̶ᴋ̶ ̶ᴏ̶ᴜ̶ᴛ̶ ̶ᴏ̶ғ̶ ̶ᴛ̶ʜ̶ᴀ̶ᴛ̶ ̶ᴛ̶ʜ̶ᴇ̶ᴏ̶ʀ̶ʏ̶ ̶s̶ᴏ̶ ̶ᴍ̶ᴜ̶ᴄ̶ʜ̶﹐̶ ̶ᴛ̶ʜ̶ᴀ̶ᴛ̶ ̶ɪ̶ᴛ̶ ̶s̶ᴇ̶ᴇ̶ᴍ̶s̶ ̶ᴛ̶ᴏ̶ ̶ʙ̶ᴇ̶ ̶ɪ̶ɴ̶ғ̶ʟ̶ᴜ̶ᴇ̶ɴ̶ᴄ̶ɪ̶ɴ̶ɢ̶ ̶ᴀ̶ ̶ʙ̶ɪ̶ᴛ̶ ̶ᴏ̶ғ̶ ̶ᴛ̶ʜ̶ᴇ̶ ̶ᴀ̶ᴄ̶ᴛ̶ᴜ̶ᴀ̶ʟ̶ ̶A̶ʀ̶ᴄ̶ʜ̶ɪ̶ᴇ̶﹗̶S̶ᴏ̶ɴ̶ɪ̶ᴄ̶ ̶ᴄ̶ᴀ̶ɴ̶ᴏ̶ɴ
Anyway, since in my little TD universe, Mephiles the Dark has already been split into Dark and Mephy, and I like to think that Time Eater is another variation of Mephiles the Dark… how would that translate to TD?
̸̶o̶̸̸̶r̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶m̶̸̸̶a̶̸̸̶y̶̸̸̶b̶̸̸̶e̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶t̶̸̸̶h̶̸̸̶i̶̸̸̶s̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶i̶̸̸̶s̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶a̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶c̶̸̸̶o̶̸̸̶n̶̸̸̶c̶̸̸̶e̶̸̸̶p̶̸̸̶t̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶o̶̸̸̶f̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶a̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶p̶̸̸̶l̶̸̸̶o̶̸̸̶t̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶p̶̸̸̶o̶̸̸̶i̶̸̸̶n̶̸̸̶t̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶i̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶m̶̸̸̶i̶̸̸̶g̶̸̸̶h̶̸̸̶t̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶u̶̸̸̶s̶̸̸̶e̶̸̸̶ ̶̸̸̶l̶̸̸̶a̶̸̸̶t̶̸̸̶e̶̸̸̶r̶̸̸̶.̶̸̸̶.̶̸.
So, in the recent chapter of “Teaching Darkness: Rift”, Dark almost drowned…
I think the best part of that entire segment was the gradual reveal of how hectic the situation was on Mephy and Iblis’ side of things, as we followed Dark’s calm resignation to the whole “Well, this is a thing is happening now… I should make this a thing that’s not happening…”
Mephy can’t swim and aquaphobic, so he’s in a horrible position, as he can’t immediately do anything to help. He’s holding back Iblis because he knows that Iblis will go in after Dark despite the fact that water will hurt him. Mephy wants to help Dark, but he can’t.
Iblis is actual fire personified, so contact with cold water has adverse effects on him, but he’s frantic that his twin brother is drowning, and is willing to try anyway.