9: Allies and Enemies Ch 96 and 17 pressed themselves against the outside of the barn, listening for anyone coming, making sure 11 didn't see them.
They heard quiet talking inside the barn. They pressed up their hearing receptors against the wall to hear it.
"Guys, is that you?" 17 whispered.
From inside the barn, 9 answered.
"Yeah, it's us. Is that you, 17? Is 6 with you?" he asked.
"What's going on in there?"
"11 came back, but he's gone mad!" said 1. "He's wearing some sort of suit with many legs. If he finds you, he'll capture you with us. We're trapped in this stall and we can't get out."
17 looked at 6, and then she leaned her spear against the barn wall and felt around boards.
"Hold on, I'm going to get you out of here."
When she found the loose board, she lifted it up and poked her head in.
"Quickly, this way."
She got out of the way to allow everyone through.
"I always wondered how you could sneak off without me noticing," said 13 when she exited the barn.
All of a sudden, 6 screamed. Every
9: Allies and Enemies Ch 4That evening, 1 and 11's sat against the walls of the loft. 8 and 12 were by their side, standing guard.9: Allies and Enemies Ch 46 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Remember that time you accidentally spilled the professor's formula and it burned a hole through the table?" 1 chuckled.
11 placed a hand on his forehead and laughed. "Oh yes. I was such a klutz."
"We were young. What did we know? Speaking of which, whatever happened to 10?"
The smile melted off 11's face. "He died."
"Oh, I'm terribly sorry. What happened?"
"He was just a prototype. He didn't stand a chance in the war. But you have to admit, he was a silly idealist. He always had the silliest fantasies about a peaceful world."
1 chuckled. "Oh yes. Sounds just like our 9."
They both let out a sigh at the same time and leaned back. They were silent for a few seconds.
"It feels so good to laugh again," said 1 "I haven't felt this good since before all the humans were wiped out."
"That was a terrible day for all of us," 11 shook his head.
"So many lives pointlessly taken away," 1 cring
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In the days that passed 5 eventually sewed 6s ripped number onto his back once more and repaired all injures 6 had acquired from his fall off the machine. Since it still hurt to walk, 6 mostly stayed in his room, playing with the music player and drawing pictures. Unfortunately, 6 still refused to sleep, but the fight was becoming a lost cause. It had been almost two weeks since the artist had last slept. Which was why he wasnt getting any better or recovering very well. 5 decided it was time to talk to the stitchpunk about his sleepless habits.
6? 5 asked, walking into 6s room. He saw 6 on the floor, drawing with a slowed pace.
Hi 5 6 said, his voice still soft from being out in the cold. 5 walked over to 6, noticing the music player next to him. 5 took a seat in front of 6s picture.
6, I have a question for you 5 said quietly.
What is it? 6 asked, looking up at his kind friend.
9: Allies and Enemies Ch 1011 ran into the forest, each one of his mechanical legs hitting the ground with a determined thud. He swiveled his head every direction, like a hungry animal after it's pray. After a while, he slowed his pace. He turned his head slowly; each leg was placed on the ground quietly. A twig snapped, he stopped.9: Allies and Enemies Ch 105 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A shadow loomed over him in the leaf-bare tree. The shadow jumped out of the tree, revealing himself as 8, and landed on 11. 11 yelped in surprise and thrashed about, but 8 clung to him. He was about to reach his front claw to grab 8 when something metal met the front claws with a clang! 7 thrust 17's spear at the half beast, half ragdoll. He growled at 7 and was about to thrust at her when 8 grabbed his head and yanked on it, causing him and the suit to fall back.
With 11 distracted, 17 came out of hiding and latched on to 11. With her metal claws, she got a good grip on one of the two talismans latched on to the suit, even with 11 bucking like a bronco. She groaned as she tugged at
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The campfire crackled as the camp settled down to retire for the night. 8 tried to stay awake while he watched 9 and the newcomers, but dozed off after a few hours.
"There are more of you?" 9 asked.
13 nodded. "18 of us, in fact. 10 and the mechanics went missing. We camp in an old barn, over by that windmill over there."
9 looked over to where she was pointing. The windmill was about half a day's journey away.
"Must be nice," he said. "Our sanctuary was destroyed by flying mechanical beasts. 1's still grumpy about it."
13 laughed. "Your 1 sounds just like our 11. He's our leader."
Suddenly, 17 yelped and hid behind 13.
"What's wrong?" 13 asked.
"We're being watched," 17 whispered.
Two light blue ragdolls hid behind 9. Their eyes clicked and lit up like a camera shutter.
"That's just 3 and 4," said 9. "They don't want to hurt you, they just want to catalog you."
"Does it hurt?" 17 asked.
9 and 13 laughed. The twins went over to 17 and started poking and prodding her, their eyes clickin
9: Allies and Enemies Ch 6In the early afternoon, 10, 13, and 17 scrubbed the floors of the barn using old toothbrushes for their punishment. When no one was within earshot, 10 crept closer to 13.9: Allies and Enemies Ch 66 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Can I talk to you?" he said.
"Of course," she said.
"It's about 11. I wasn't sure at first, but now it's getting hard to ignore."
13 tilted her head.
10 took a deep breath and stopped scrubbing, "I've been thinking 14 and 15 wouldn't just start using the bodies of our brothers, unless if they were receiving orders." He looked at the ground. "I think 11's the culprit."
13 jerked back and stopped scrubbing as well, "How can you say such a thing? 11 may be strict, but that's no reason to betray him like that."
"You've disobeyed him. Many times," he said, cocking an eyebrow.
"Yeah, but I would never betray him like that. He's kept us safe from the cat beast."
10 folded his arms across his chest. "I'm starting to think that was his doing, too."
"Listen to you," she scolded. "You've never liked him, but now you're talking
9: Allies and Enemies Ch 3Up above the barn was a loft stacked with rotting hay. On an overturned bucket in front of a dimly lit window, 11 sat with 12 by his side and another girl on his lap. She had yellow yarn hair tied up in a pink ribbon, a white canvas body, and another pink ribbon used to tie the blue vest around her torso. 13 stood beside 17, who hunched over to clutch her tattered knee shut.9: Allies and Enemies Ch 36 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"What were you thinking? You could have led the beast right to us. You could have gotten us all killed!"
"I'm sorry," 17 muttered. She fumbled with her broken claws and looked at 11's shadow on the ground. Her shoulders hunched every time 11 raised his voice.
"Ooooh, you're in trouble now," said the ragdoll on 11's lap.
17 glared at the yarn-haired girl.
"Quiet, 16," 11 growled at the girl.
"Sorry sir," she said.
11 looked at 17 again.
"And then to have those outsiders into our home. They could rob us in our sleep, or even kill us."
9 climbed up the old ladder of the loft and peeked over the wooden floorboards. 1 f
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Everyone stood petrified. All that was heard was the sound of the river below. The rain had let up, but dark clouds still engulfed the skies.
13 fell to her knees, the ground below her splashed from the soft mud.
"No," she sobbed. She buried her hands in her face and hunched over. 10 came over to comfort her, stoking her back. "They're gone. They're gone," she sobbed. 10 held her against his chest and stroked her head.
A noise was heard from the canyon.
"It's as though I can still here her," 13 said.
The same noise was heard again.
"I can hear her, too," said 10, looking around.
The noise was joined by another noise and grew louder.
"Heeeey!" the noise said. "We're down here!"
7 leaned over the canyon and laughed aloud.
Everyone else made their way to the canyon to peer over the edge. Hanging from the edge was 17, who held her spear with one hand and 6 in the other. At the last moment, 17 jabbed the spear into the side of the canyon before 11 lost his grip and plummeted down into the r
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"Kill us? Why would he want to kill us?" 13 demanded.
"You know too much already," 14 said as she tried to push. "You must run. Now!"
A low growling drifted through the house. They all turned and looked into the furthest recesses of the hallway. In the darkness, two red lights shined through. The lights came closer. A figure appeared against the dark light and towered over them, easily three times larger than any of them. There, a creature made of burlap stood. His stitched torso and arms dwarfed his small waist and legs. His long arms dragged along the ground. For teeth, rows of razor blades stuck out every which way, making it impossible to close his mouth. He wore a belt with a buckle with the number 18 engraved.
"Run! Get out, now!" 14 shoved her brethren out the door.
They ran screaming out the front door. The beast ran after them. 15 managed to dodge, but 14 found herself being slapped by the beast's claws and was thrown against the wall.
15 helped up his companion and they watch
9 Humans: Heavy In Your ArmsI couldn't believe it. She was gone. The girl who had sworn to protect me no matter what, was gone. Five had been able to bring back her body, but he knew it wouldn't be enough to sooth my pain. I feel like everything is being taken away. First it was Two, the eldest of our group who had also taken an interest in my visions was the first to go. And now, it was Fifteen, the fellow prophet who had always been by my side since she found me in the Emptiness during the war. She was the only one who I could really talk to about my visions, because she had them as well. But now, that was all over.9 Humans: Heavy In Your Arms5 years ago in Drama More Like This
Five walked over to me as I held her lifeless body in my arms. "I'm really sorry Six... I tried to save her..." he said, trying to comfort me. Everything was crashing down on me. All this death was too much. I could feel the tears streaming down my face. Some of them landed on her body, and part of me hoped that she would wake up, that she would give me that warm smile of hers like she always did. B