TITLE: In another world, far far away from canon…
EXT. DOOM’S CASTLE - NIGHT
INT. DOOM’S CASTLE - CONT.
The halls are empty and quiet, except the repeated noise of a whip lashing, each followed by a cry of pain. The sounds become clearer as we near the source.
INT. DUNGEON - CONT.
SUB SONIC is locked in a wooden pillory and bent forward. PRINCE SHADOW is standing behind him, hitting his back with a riding crop, his strokes calm and clean, with pauses in between. LAZAR is standing further behind them both, watching with smug satisfaction. AMBOSS THE BULLDOG and GREYTAIL THE CAT are watching from by the door, looking bored like they’ve been there a while.
Sonic screams as he’s hit again. He’s squirming to escape.
SONIC: Master… please…
Shadow scowls and hits him again.
SONIC: (screams) Please! No more!
Sonic is openly crying now. Amboss and Greytail perk up, looking hopeful. Shadow whips Sonic one last time, hard. After a pause, Lazar steps toward Shadow.
LAZAR: Thisss should be enough for today, my prince.
Shadow’s eyes, still on Sonic, are a bit watery with anger and pity.