Mega Man tore down the path toward the Palace of Power. He had to warn the others! But more then eight Robot Masters were right behind him, and they were not about to let him reach the safety of the Palace. Mega Man was tired, weak, and low on energy. But he kept running.
With the last of his strength, Mega Man mounted the shiny steps onto the large porch. As his foot touched the top step, though, a Thunder Beam caught him full in the back and sent him sprawling just a few meters from the Palace’s front door.
Mega Man lay still, gasping, and waiting for the tingling sensation to disappear. He didn’t even have the energy to get up and enter the castle. Behind him, he could hear the Robot Masters approaching.
So close, he thought, his consciousness waning. I was so close.