It was a typical day for 5-year-old Emily sitting in her room by her self while Cortex did only god knows what to her parents.
one day while sitting on the bed in the tiny room she notices that one of the lab assistance left the door cracked and she became curious and just as she was cracking the door open more,one of Cortexes men swung it open.
lab assistants: it is time for breakfast lets go!
Pulling on her arm he dragged her to the cafeteria where there were lots of animals eating disgusting food. The lab assistants let go of her arm and she went and got some slop and sat down at a table she thot was empty but at the end of it was a boy at the end of the table.
She smiled and scooted to him hoping to make friends with someone around her age. As she got closer she realized he was a Cat or kitten but he was a bit too old to be a kitten but too young to be an adult as Cortexes would say " A stupid kid".
Emily: HI whats your name?!
He looked at her for a moment then went back to eating.
Emily: well my name is Emily and I am five! how old are you?
He still did not pay attention to her and continued eating the slop.
Emily: Hello? can you even talk?
looking over at her with an annoyed face he said.
Cat: Yes I can talk and I don't talk to girls they have cooties so leave me alone!
She gave him an annoyed stair but then instead of doing what he asked she just bugged him even more till he would speak to her.
Emily: so what is your name?
Cat: aaaa Fine my Name is Matthew and I am six and I don't have time to play with girls.
From then on for the next few weeks every day she would bug and bug him till he finally gave in.
Matthew: fine I will be your friend...I rather not be friends with a girl especially one that is a baby...
Emily: huff I'm only a year younger than you!
As they were fighting they hired the alarms going off eco-wing threw the halls saying "bandicoot 1.0 Reject" over and over again then mere moments later a semi-tall Orange figure ran down the hall while Cortex and his assistance chaced after whoever it was. Soon everyone was put back in their rooms and Emily was reunited with her mom and dad but her dad looked different his left ear was missing the top of it and his long black and red tail was gone he had scares and scratches all over
they all sat on the cold floor and confronted him the best they could.
Weeks passed by and Emily and Matthew became friends, even tho they still fought for the next 2 years about the stupidest things by this time Emily was seven and Matthew was eight and they would sneak out and go and playmaking casing trouble and just trying to make the best of there situation considering they both grew up mostly on there own even tho it was not their families falt. Matthew lived on the floor under Emily were the "worker minions" lived and that was destined to become his life soon which he was of cores not looking forward to.
Emily lived on the "experiment floor" which sounds exactly like it sounds. They both were sitting on the roof which was one of there favorite things to do and a nice place to chat and just hang out.
Emily: so what should we do today?
Matthew: I don't know...
Emily: are you ok?
Matthew: I have not seen my dad or Brothers in days and I have become worried...
Emily: I know that feeling...
Just as they were going to continue there conversation One of Cortexes men opened the window and grabbed Emily by the arm Matthew tried to pull her away but the man was too strong and she was gone in an instant he tried to follow but he could barely keep up. Soon He dragged her into a room with a big iron door that slammed shut and locked behind him there was a window and he peeked through the best he could it was just barely out of sigh. He could see Cortex and Embrio talking to Emily and what he assumed were her parents he had never seen them before, He pressed his ear against the door trying to hear but it was really hard because of the Cortex: thickness of the door.
Cortex: 12.13 and 18
Jason: we have names!
Cortex: Yaya anyway I am sending you all away I no longer need you!
Cortex's men grabbed them and dragged them off Matthew was horrified fearing the worst not knowing what was going to happen to his friend his only friend.
Emily and her parents were dropped off on insanity island were there was only a few select of others. Soon Jordan and Jason started to build a house and finished before the colder time of the year came around and soon they started to live there lives as a normal happy family Emily finally had her parents all to her self and would spend every moment she could with them playing with them drawing them pictures and in the wormer time of the years playing outside in the water, camping and just enjoy life with her family. tow long happy years went by and Emily was now 10 her birthday was just a few days ago and while her dad was off collecting firewood and her mom was planting crops she sat in the grass not far from her mom trying to draw her mom planting but soon started to get bored.
Emily: can I go swimming? I promise I won't go far.
Jorden: hmm all right but you have to stay in sight and call the second there is trouble okay?
Emily: yes mom!
She ran into the house and put on a bathing suit her mom had made for her and ran back outside to the water but moments later there was a loud BOOOM and she fell face first into the sand hitting her head but not knocking her out she stood up and looked to see that her home and the whole island was on fire horrified she fell to her knees and cried till the sunset. Housers later Cortex and his men came to investigate and saw she was the only one left and took her back to his lab. She went back to the same treatment being locked in a small room wasting her life away wondering about her parents hoping they were still alive somehow. Soon Emily returned to the cafeteria hoping to find her one and only friend but... did not see him anywhere.
Emily: of cores Ill be alone here to...
A tear escaped her eye as she grabbed a clearly unwashed tray and had them poor slop she of cores did not want and who would!?
after she sat down at the table she had met her friend at many years ago she pushed away her tray putting her head down and sobbing nothing was going right for her and it seemed nothing would. After a few minutes, she was again dragged off like some animal but she did not struggle she just let them tack her she felt there was no use fighting. Soon she was dragged into an office and sat down and the men left her and as she looked up she saw a big hideous portered of Cortex on the right and on the left an unknown man she had never seen before the room was very fancy for Cortex it seemed like who's ever room this was they were not into science but more luxury.
Unknown: well what is the matter, my dear?
She did not answer whoever was talking she could not even see them when she noticed a big black chair slowly rotate before her behind a desk that she could not mack out that her tears had slow down.
Unknown: Ohh please don't worry I am not going to hurt you my name is pinstripe potoroo. So what is troubling you?
Emily: My parents are...dead and I have known one here no friends or family... I.I am alone...
Pinstripe: Ohh...so sorry to hear that... well if you ever need anything just come and talk to me Ill tack care of it
Emily: I am starving...but the.. the slop they have in the cafeteria is just not edible
Pinstripe: well I can fix that!
He clapped his hands and a lab assistant but dressed in a tux came in with a tray of food that she had never seen before.
Pinstripe: it is still early so its only breakfast but its better then that slop by a long shot go on eat up.
She looked at the food not knowing if she could trust it but was so hungry she could not stand to look at it any longer and she started to eat.
Pinstripe: Its french toast do you like it I'm not a fan of it my self but It seems like you like it.
Emily: yes it is good thank you...
Pinstripe: well finish up then be on your way iv got work to do.
Emily: all right...
She finished and left the room thanking him again as he shooed her off she Started to wander around the empty halls when she saw someone sitting in a window with a black caught and blue pants with a mop in their hand and a bucket of water. To her, they seemed familiar and she walked to them they must have hired her because they turned around in a second yelling " I'm working. I'm working!"
they looked up and saw her and their eyes opened wide as if they were seeing a ghost or.
Matthew: who...who are you? you seem so familiar have we meet?
Emily: I don't know...
Matthew: Emily?...is that you?
A large smile grew on his face as he dropped the mop and hugged her picking her up off the floor squeezing her tightly.
Matthew: I can't believe it is you!!!
She soon to became very happy and hugged him to the best she could and smiled for the first time in days.
Matthew: I thot that you were dead I hired Cortex tell you and your parents that "he did not need you anymore" then you were gone!
Emily: he sent me and My family away to insanity island that's were Iv been...
Matthew: you survived the explosion!? How?
Emily: what? oh... ya that I was on the beach away from it...
Matthew: I am so sorry... Hey, why don't you and I sneak off and catch up?
Emily: all right!
Matthew: I know exactly where to go!
He grabbed her hand and took her down the hall and then up a ladder that was almost hidden, they climbed up it and he pushed a secret door on the selling open and they went in there was old lab equipment but really nothing else but a BIG window she walked over to it to see what used to be her home it was still smocking she could not bear to look at it and walked back to Matthew and blocked the smoldering island out of her mind and they started to catch up. He did not have much happen in the last few years but she told him her whole story and how wonderful it was and how she wished he was there and how she missed him.
Three more long years went by and every day Emily and Matthew ran around abandoning their post and going off to hang out stealing food from Cortexes kitchen and feeding it to all the others but stashing some for themselves manly the desserts they would stay in there hiding spot all day long playing games and doing whatever they pleased. One particular day there was a storm outside thundering and making a tone of noise so they decided they would play music from some disks they had taken from Cortex and for how bad of a man he was he surprisingly had a good taste in music. They sat together for hours listening to music and as they did they of cores talked and as they did a feeling went through Matthew and he found himself-scooting closer and closer to Emily not knowing entirely why but the closer he got the stronger and better the feeling got.
Matthew: Umm Emily...
Matthew: I...I ummm
He scratched the back of his neck and she looked up at him confused not knowing why he was so embraced they had been telling each other everything forever.
Emily: OH NO IV GOT TO GO!
Emily: they check my room every night at 12:00
Without saying another word she ran off to her room and when back in and jumped into bed and just moments later her door opened and a light shined and then shut. A few days later it was her Birthday and she was turning 13 and her and Matthew had a secret party in there hiding spot but as they were leaving Emily ones again was dragged off but she was the one to fight back and Matthew helped and the lab mans arm ripped off and then yelling echoed through the hall.
Cortex: enough! come with me know Or I will tranquilize both of you!
She walked with Cortex to a room with a wired short guy with a rocket in his head and an underbite.
Cortex: I am joust going to come right out and say it I am sending you on a mission to seduce Crash
Emly: Crash?...who is that??
Cortex: my sworn enemy! and you are going to brainwash him mack him have feelings for you then after you have umm do the deed then you will END HIM!
Emily: what do you.. you mean about the deed?
Cortex: oh ya I forgot you have not reached that point but you will soon so I will just come out with it you are going to get him attracted to you then you will mate with him you are almost Sexual mature for a Bandicoot.
Emily: NO!!! I refuse! I will not do such a thing!
Cortex: I am not giving you a choice! You will do this and when you do you can be free for all I care I just want him out of the way. Men send her to Wampa island near Crashes home.
They did so and She began to follow through with the plane but after a week of trying to do such a horrible thing she told them what was going on and they helped her out Crash and Coco were not even mad they more felt mortified at Cortexes disgusting plan. But all was still not well her best friend was ones again torn away from her and freedom meant nothing without him there with her. over a year had passed and Emily had a small pink hose hidden under a tall tree towering her two-story house that she painted her self It was a small two bedroom house with one bathroom in her room and a window seat that she sat in every night staring at the sky hoping her friend was safe. But one night she just could not stand it anymore she did not understand the feeling that was going through her but she left her home and when back to Cortexes lab to see her friend again. She made it to his lab in about an hour there was no real way to get past the fence but then her bandicoot instinct kicked in and she dug under the fence and used a ladder in the back to climb through a window and snuck to there hiding spot. She ran down the halls twisting and turning she was starting to get lost and before she knew it she was caught by two lab men and that Pinstripe guy she had met a while back.
Pinstripe: Well look who we have here!
Emily: Let me go!
Pinstripe: bring her to my office.
They did so as she kicked and screamed trying hard to get away her screams through the narrow hallways and could be hired from far away witch in her luck Matthew had hired them and started to pinpoint were they were coming from and follow. Soon Emily was back in Pinstripes room the men sat her down and left.
Pinstripe: well well you have really grown from the last time I saw you...
He smacked and she soon felt very unconfirmable as he got closer to her losing his tie up a bit.
Pinstripe: So Emily right? ya, how old are you?
Pinstripe: well then its been two years since our last encounter and I do have to say you look even lovelier than the last time I saw you
and so grown up...
Emily: ya umm can I please just go I'm not really umm unconfirmable right now...
Pinstripe: well of cores but you will have to go back to your cold old room... unless you will do me a favor if you do I will let you go.
Pinstripe: go back and finish your job...
Emily: NO! I will not! you can do your own dirty work I am not getting into this!
He picked her up and sat her on his desk his face showed nothing but anger as he stared at her intensely grinding his teeth.
Pinstripe: look here missy! I have a job to do my self you do your job or I lose mine!
Emily: I don't care!
Pinstripe: then it looks like we will have to do this the hard way.
He pushed her off the desk on to the floor and was getting ready to hit her when Matthew barged threw the door tackling him to the ground and punched him in the face several times.
She got up on to her paws and ran off down the halls and went out the way she had come going back to her home. by the time she got home the sun was up and all her friends were outside waiting for her.
Coco: Oh my goodness where have you been!? Crash saw you run off last night we have been waiting for you all night.. are you okay?
Emily: yes I am fine... but I am very tired...
Emily went back inside and did not see Matthew again for a very long time it took her 3 more years to get the courage to go back and see him and this time she had a way better plane. She left her home at sunset telling only her best friend Ruby that she had meet a few years back she was from a different world even tho she was from a different world they had a lot in common and she promised not to tell anyone where she was going until the day after. And with that Emily was off she ran for an houre and when she finally made it it was pitch black and there were not stars in the pitch black sky she went to the back and to her surprise, the ladder was still there and she used it. When she arrived at the top it was a pitch black witch was perfect for her she could see incredibly in the dark and she qwicly made her way to there hideout and she was relieved to see him still there.
Emily: psss Matthew...
Emily: come on your getting out of this hell hole...
He slowly made his way over and down the ladder and they ran and climbed out the window they were surprised that there was no one coming after they had they been forgotten? did they just not care anymore or plane didn't notice. It didn't matter after they got through the gate they both were finally free they hugged but did not celebrate for long as they turned and saw the sirens going off they ran as fast as they possibly could go and they soon arived to her home. They entered laughing and celebrating their new freedom together.
Matthew: wow I can't believe I am actually finally free...
Emily: me too I know I have not lived in the lab nearly as long as you but I was never truly free without you...
She stood on her tippy toes and kissed his fuzzy cheek he was shocked and blushing as he smiled then embraced her giving her a kiss on the forehead as both there ears flattened back.
Emily: Im so happy that you're finally here...
Matthew: I'm happy that we are finally alone together...
They snuggled then looked up into each other eyes they both leaned in for a kiss and fell onto the couch and cuddling together.
Emily: Now I can finally say I love you