Rabbit Chapter 3Chapter 3
The sound of the knock ricocheted through the hall, Matt held his breath unconsciously, unsure of what to expect when the door would open, if it would open. After what felt like hours the door opened. A man in a wooden mask, with what appeared to be a keyhole cut out of the center. He stood there in silence for a few moments. "Well?" The man asked him. "It must be something rather important to interrupt my work with blue matter." Peter shifted his weight on his walking stick examining Matt. "It might help if you're breathing." Matt hadn't realized that he wasn't breathing until that point. Matt was only able to utter a single word, a word far more powerful than he could ever realize. "Rabbit…" he almost whispered. Peter straightened up, and stepped out of his office closing the door firmly behind him. "Where?" He responded calmly. Matt turned and walked down the hall, with Peter following.
The Spine was becoming aggravated. Michael had fixed Rabbits leaks and cleaned him up a
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Rabbit raced down the corridor, squealing with delight, The Jon not far behind.
"J-J-J-Jon! Just wait till I show-ow ya'! Ya' miss'd so much!" He barely managed to turn the corner, slamming into the wall and leaving a huge dent. But that wouldn't slow him down, he just grabbed The Jon's hand and kept running, loving the feel of it after so long.
"Look, aren't th-they amazin'!" He gushed as they burst into the kitchen, giving Walter Girls Paige and Brianna a grand gesture.
All eyes turned to Rabbit. The Jon smiled meekly and gave a small wave.
"Rabbit, are you okay?" Michael took a step forward, eyeing Rabbit suspiciously.
He pushed The Jon in front of him and grinned madly, "Whadda ya mean? Of course I-I'm okay! Loo-ok who's back with us!"
Michael's eyebrows drew together slightly, "Who's with us, Rabbit?"
"Come on guys, why ya actin' so funny? I-I-Its Jon!" He threw his arms in the air in exasperation.
The Spine put down the many sandwiches Hatchworth had been
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Hatchworth told The Spine everything. All the resentment and jealousy that had built up inside and all the pain he felt. The Spine listened quietly as Hatchworth spoke, his heart broke as he realized the pain and neglect his brother had been feeling. He waited patiently until Hatchworth was done speaking to say anything. "I'm sorry Hatchworth we…. we didn't know you felt that way." They were silent for a moment, before The Spine said. "I think theirs something you need to see." He closed his eyes send a memory to Hatchworth.
Hatchworth watched Rabbit outside the vault he had been locked away in for so many years. Rabbit looked left and right, seeing no one he entered the vault. Hatchworth wanted nothing but to run away, but he couldn't change memories. He followed Rabbit, and peeked into the vault. He watched as Rabbit came close to his body, almost curling up to him. Rabbit spoke to his body softly, "Hi Hatchy. How ya' doin?" He paused for a moment as if listening. Rabbit p
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Chapter 18: Contained Storm
Micheal sat on a plastic crate, watching Rabbit intently. His hand clenched into a fist resting against his chin. The ride was shaky as Hatchworth drove, but Micheal wouldn't move to a seat. He had to keep his eyes on the bot. Ready to step in at any moment if he had to.
The time passed so slowly. They had only been connected for 5 minutes at max. Each second that ticked away was another chance that things could have gone badly. The atmosphere around them felt thick and heavy. It was such a strange emotion. Being supportive and there next to a friend, who wasn't really there. Like they were sleeping, or in a coma. The van could drive off a cliff and Rabbit wouldn't even know until his programing went silent.
Micheal blinked, breaking his tunnel vision. Something strange was happening. Rabbits body began to hum quietly. The way a computer would if dust blocked its fan. It was choking, struggling.
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Album: Tron Legacy
Artist: Daft Punk
( or just the whole album, whichever one)
Chapter 11: Precious Time
Rabbit's eyes twitched, suddenly gasping awake. Wide eyed he began to take in his surroundings. He was sitting on a bench in the back of the van. Jon had been laid out on the bench across from him. Hatchworth and Micheal were in the front cabin. They were on the road. He stared out the small round window in the back door, watching the dust fly out from underneath their tires. Holly was miles away now. They were almost safe, almost.
How long had he been shut down? He only recharged about 60% of his power. It had been 2 hours, giving spine only 20 minutes left.
"Micheal!" Rabbit struggled with his buckles.
"Oh hey... you're awake." Micheal yawned and turned to look over his seat. "You feeling better?"
Rabbit tripped over his belts, crawling closer to the cabin. "What did you need to tell me so badly?" He asked as he watched the automaton intently.
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If we are going to make this work, unlike last time, we need to stick together. Spine grumbled. Another shopping trip. Now we have to get just one pet for Peter's birthday. Only one. They trusted us with this. We can't mess it up again. Alright? He stared at all three equally in the eyes.
Hey I have a question! Rabbit raised his hand and bounced on his heels. When do we get ice cream?
After!... if you're good.
Jon and Rabbit both grumbled, kicking the dirt and put their hands in their pockets.
That is a good plan, Spine. Hatchworth golf clapped.
As they entered the pet-shop each bot moved to different corners. Splitting up wasn't part of the plan, but they each saw something shiny and totally perfect.
PUPPIES! Jon screamed as he walked past an open enclosure. Inside the small puppy pen were about 10 different breeds and mutts of dogs
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Song: Clockwork Vaudeville
Album: O_O if you don't know then I have something shocking to tell you...
Song: Steamboat Shenanigans
Artist: *cough cough you should know this cough*
Song: Make Believe
Song: Electricity is in my Soul
Album: Now I'm just listing my favorites
Chapter 27: Easy as Pie
Spine and Rabbit grew closer to the kitchen, the anxiety had faded and there was an air of content. The clattering of dishes and hushed murmurs could be heard from around the door frame. Hatchworth was passing out orders, keeping the whole thing organized for Spine while he was gone. Rabbit giggled under his breath, rubbing his palms together greedily. Creeping upon the light that overflowed from the archway when he was suddenly yanked back by two silver hands over his eyes.
Spine! Wh-what are you doing! He grumbled, trying to pry them off of his faceplate.
Shhh. I don't want you to peak. Spine pretended to whisper. His voice booming just loud enough that the ki
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Chapter 7: 'tie collection'
Rabbit waited patiently for the humans to head to bed. Hatchworth was going to be there in less than 12 hours. Rabbit would need to find definitive proof or else there would be no way he could convince Micheal... if there was proof.
Soon enough it quieted down, and after another hour of quiet Rabbit felt it was safe enough to do some investigating. He opened the basement door only a sliver, peeking one eye out. The kitchen was empty, and the house was dark. No light coming from the other rooms. Confident enough now he walked onto the linoleum floor, carrying Spine in hand. He wasn't about to do this on his own.
"If I had secrets... where would I hide them" He asked himself. Walking to the counter he pulled the cookie jar to the edge and opened the lid, pressing one eye against the top. "No suc
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Album: Britt Daniel
Artist: Stranger Than Fiction OST
Song: Lost! (Acoustic)
Album: Viva La Vida
Song: The Past ~ Personal History
Album: Shadow Hearts 2 OST
Chapter 21: Rabbit, The Sorceress, and The Beast
And he's... okay now?
And he... can't hurt me?
No he won't.
Or... or hurt you?
Peter V let out a sigh, setting his needle-nose pliers to the side. Placing both hands on the little robot's hands, to be whatever level of comforting he would understand. His broken legs laid out to the side as Peter V was working on them. They had to be disconnected to make repairs. Making the smallest of the robots look even smaller.
We don't know everything yet... He started soft but grew louder as his words became more solid. Spine came back online, but Rabbit hasn't been able to. Spine is fine. There are no rogue programs. No interference. He is himself again. Lifting a hand
ClaustorphobiaPeter VI had always been a curious child, it seemed like he was always running, always active, always exploring somewhere new.Claustorphobia2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It wasn't until he was 10 years old he got up the courage to explore the basement. All of the bots had warned him at one point or another not to go down there, that it was dangerous. Up until today, he had listened to them, and stayed away, but with the bots gone, and no one around to tell him otherwise, there was nothing to stop him.
He grabs a flashlight from a drawer in the kitchen. He knew the bots would be home before too long, but that didn't stop him from going down into the basement. He turns on the flashlight, and holds it out in front of him like a weapon as he carefully descends the stairs, shining the beam of light on everything. Even with the darkness it didn't seem so scary, and he wonders why the bots had told him not to come down here. Boxes of Crystal Pepsi, both empty and full, litter the floor, tripping him on occasion.
Peter looks around for
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Rabbit arent you supposed to be building a campire? Spine asked with a raised eyebrow, carrying a small basket of fish he and Micheal had caught during the day.
I did but Steve put it out. Something about, being a danger to society or something. Rabbit made quotation marks with his fingers. I have been taken off campfire duty.
And what are you supposed to be doing now?
Yea like keeping an eye out for bears. Like big ones. Like that one! He pointed as a giant black bear was pushing the Bands van over. Steve and Micheal screaming inside. Just like that one
Rabbit? Spine called out through the store. How did he get lost? Rabbit!? He walked past a circle rack of clothes. Something wrapped around his ankle, tripping him. Spine got on his knees and looked back to see R
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Chapter 13: Let Me Save You
Rabbit refused to break the embrace. As if letting Spine go from his arms would destroy him instantly. Spine began to squirm under his grasp. First able to pry an arm lose, then the other. Now with both hands free he forced them on Rabbit's chest and struggled to push him away. He was weak, not having the power or the coding to perform too many movements at once.
Rabbit pouted as Spine pushed him away. He really didn't want it to end, but it had to. They had much more important things to do. He let Spine put the distance between them again, taking note of just how difficult it was for him. He had never seen Spine so tired, so weak. Rabbit thought he even looked smaller, but that was impossible as their avatars were created at exactly the same height.
They sat in an uncomfortable silence. Rabbit wasn't sure how to explain things, if he needed to explain things, or if S
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CH 2. Bad Dogs
Spine focused intently on the words on the page, his entire face shoved between the pages of his book. This was a feat considering Hatchworth hadn't stopped talking since they sat down. They were waiting on a bench outside the front doors of the school, waiting for their brothers so they could walk home.
“I'm a free man again!” Rabbit cheered as he threw both glass doors open, he sauntered out and leaned over Spine's shoulder. He knew all to well that reading over his shoulder was one of Spine's biggest pet peeves.
“Mr. Wisdom missed you at band practice.” Hatchworth stated, following after Spine as the tall Silver automaton stood and closed his book. “He says you still have to pick up your solo practice sheets.”
“Did P-p-paige miss me?” Rabbit shuffled nervously. He did a good job keeping his stutter hidden in school, but any time he talked about Paige it leaked. And of all the girls that he was courting she was the only o
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CH.8 part 2
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It only took Hare a couple days to figure out The Skull had brought Brianna to the manor. One The Skull was sneaking food from the kitchen and two he seemed slightly off kilter. Usually by now The Skull would have noticed Hare spying on him.
The hardest part was finding where he had hid her. Most doors blinded in with the walls and if you didn't stay close to the person you where following they could disappear into one of the hidden rooms.
Hare found his prize on the forth try of following his brother to some of the older and hardly used rooms in the manor.
He stood behind a corner and waited for The Skull to leave before making his move.
Brianna sulked as she sat at a small table The Skull brought in so they could eat together well he would watch her eat. Her head jolted upright as a light rapping sound echoed off the door. She stared at it and
Rabbit Chapter 21Wanda dialed her phone, “Skull. Get you brothers to the lab, you have 20 minutes.” She hung up the phone without waiting for a response. She knew they would be there, they always were, they were too afraid of the consequences. Thaddeus had trained them well. She set off with a smile to her hidden lab, where her robots would be waiting.Rabbit Chapter 212 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She referred to the becile bots as her own, she was the only on who ever took interest. She was very careful to be cold and unfeeling while talking to Nathaniel, but in truth, they were almost a family to her.This was a different kind of family though. Not the warm and fuzzy feelings of the Walters, this was far more cold and calculated, one of necessity rather than comfort.
Between The Skull and Hare, she had learned everything she had ever needed to know about the world. They had laughed when she fell and kicked her when she was down, but she had lived, and was all the stronger for it. Looking in the mirror she could sometimes still see the
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Song: Sorry seems to be the hardest word
Artist: Elton John
Chapter 17: Not Yet
Rabbit proof read his coding. It was correct, exactly how he remembered it. Now for the hard part. How was he going to install this into that... that thing? He tried to swallow the lump in his throat. It was so quiet. It was obviously waiting somewhere for him, but where. He peeked around a corner, sliding his back against the wall. As his gash scrapped across it he hissed in pain. He would not be doing that again.
Hovering against the wall, he slid to the opposite side and peeked around that corner. Still no Program 2671. He kept his steps light, on his tip toes. Moving his way down then around a corner, down again and around another corner. It had to be hiding.
Halt Program. Identify yourself!
Oh no not now! A Patrol of Spines had spotted him across the way, charging towards him. It was just not what he needed right now. He was trying to outsmart a digital death
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Song: No Head
Album: A society of people named Elihu
Artist: Atom and his Package
Song: Banana Phone
:A Brief Intermission:
Let's take a brief intermission for some story time with Rabbit.
One day when little Rabbit and Spine were receiving lessons from Peter Walter the I. Rabbit asked a question.
"Are you a cannibal?"
Peter froze and turned slowly to the bot sitting at his desk. "... No. Why would you ask such a question?"
"I saw you eating Iris's face last night." He stated very matter of fact like.
Peter paused and rubbed his chin. "I wasn't eating her. That was. That was what humans call kissing." Rabbit and Spine gave him blank stares, obviously he would have to explain further. Was it too early to give the birds and the bees conversation? "When two humans love each other very much... they like to touch each other."
"Like a hug?" Spine asked with a ra
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Wanda smiles, “I have some big news. The Spine brought someone home…. someone new.”
“You know I don’t have time to wait for you to act mysterious Wanda. Tell me what you called to tell me.”
“Some girl, Hannah or something like that…. You wouldn’t believe Peter’s reaction. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen him mad.”
“It has feelings? How can you tell?” He asked earnestly.
She assumed he meant The Spine’s feelings, but he could very well have been referring to Peter as far as she was concerned. “The Spine, he seemed almost upset.” She spat the word as though it was venomous. “And Rabbit… Rabbit ran out of the room like a beaten dog because The Spine hadn’t told him. I could only tell Peter was mad because of that voice. I wish
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Song: The Little Things Give you Away
Album: Minutes to Midnight
Artist: Linkin Park
Chapter 20: I can take it
After putting Hatchworth back on the ground, Spine moved to Peter V and gave him a tight thank you hug. Peter smiled out of the corner of his mouth, patting the robots back.
You don't have to thank me.
Mais... non... Spine was surprisingly enthusiastic. Maybe it was the new lease on life. That he could do things for himself once more.
Dad. Peter VI coughed, letting them have their brief happy moment. Could you help me with this now... He plopped back in his chair and swiveled to the screen. Spine was mostly repaired, but Rabbit was still in the dark. Spine's smile quickly faded, now punishing himself for forgetting for however short the moment was, that his brother was still in limbo.
Peter V sighed and placed a comforting hand on Spine's shoulder. Don't worry to much. You can't strain
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“Rabbit you need to calm down. Both of you.” Spine warned, rustling his newspaper and trying not to be too overly protective of them. Rabbit and Jon were running circles around the kitchen table. It was a very hard habit to break. Especially after doing it for the last 2 weeks. His voicebox seemingly fixed in that an authoritative tone.
“I am the mayor of biscuit town!” Jon screamed as he zoomed past, holding a cardboard crown high above his head. Giggling as he was being chased.
“Give me that crown! THATS MY CROWN OF AWESOME!” Rabbit pretended to be angry, willing to continue the chase as long as Jon was willing to run.
Spine let out an annoyed huff, then chuckled slightly. He couldn’t stay too mad at them. This was actually a somewhat quiet moment, or at least quieter. They had fallen back into their usual patterns. Sure Rabbit wa
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Song: Hell Bent
Song: Robot Boy
Artist: Linkin Park
Chapter 24: Promises
The two Peters hovered over Rabbit's unresponsive shell. He was still online yet lost in the replay, small slivers of electricity flowing over his body.
We have to shut him down.... or pull him from the replay. Reset his programming. Peter V tried to think quickly, tugging at his hair with both hands. Peter VI reached for Rabbit's switch, but was yanked back by his father. Don't touch him! Can't you see him pulsating!? His fear for his son cracking his usually stoic tone. It took young Peter off guard, forcing him to stand back and stare wide eyed.
Spine tried to shake the haunted visions from his head. The Peters were tending to Rabbit, but what about the other bots? Jon was still sobbing against him, not quite able to form words. Hatchworth laid on the ground with that blank stare. He never wanted them to suffer through it too, he didn't want Rabbit to either. Yet somehow he
Rabbit Chapter 19"Your- G-g-girlfriend?" Rabbit asked in disbelief.Rabbit Chapter 192 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yes Rabbit, my girlfriend." He said calmly, the shock was still setting in with everyone else. Brianna and Michael stayed quiet, unsurprised.
"How long have you had a g-g-girlfriend?!" He exclaimed, partially hurt that his brother hadn't told him about her before.
"I met Holly about a week ago, we hit it off, and we started dating." He neglected to mention they had only been on one date, but he didn't think that Rabbit, or any one else needed to know.
Holly remained quiet, she felt exposed. All of the eyes that were focused on her made her feel life hiding, her usual bravery left her, making her want to hide behind The Spine.
Paige noticed Holly's appearance and spoke up. She was the first one, to speak directly to her, "Holly is it?" Holly nodded meekly, "Are you alright there sweetie? How about I take you in the other room, Spine can explain to everyone." Paige said sweetly.
Holly nodded, and followed Paige, feeling more like a wind
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Chapter 19: Toujours
Hatchworth marched down the empty halls of Walter Manor. The household had been eerily silent these last few months. It was a true symbol of how much life the bots brought to those around them. With the automatons out of commission the manor felt asleep. Like the walls themselves were holding their breath, waiting for them.
Hatch walked this path everyday since they returned. His damages weren't nearly as bad as the others. Some slight glitching here and there, but nothing he couldn't live with for the time being. His shoes clicked on the metal steps as he climbed the staircase to the lab. When he had to be sealed off for so long the others visited him everyday. And now it was his turn to do the same.
He reached the landing and carefully pushed open the swinging metal doors. He knew not to disturb the humans if they were deep in their concentration. E
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The Skull had spent the following few days taking care of her. She would not talk about what happened in the lab, she barely talked at all.
When she needed something or if the pain came back in bursts from being opened up she would lightly touch the Skulls hand or just berry her face in the back of his shirt not allowing him to turn around to see her tears.
He would stay calm in front of her but when he left her for the few moments to get her food or water he would let his frustration out on anyone that was unlucky to cross his path.
He would run thoughts of killing Thaddeus through his mind but knew he couldn't cause he would be shut down the second Thaddeus felt threatened... It had happened a few time already in the past.
One on occasion the Skull had been gone from the mansion to do something for Mr.Becile that when he came back Brianna gone from the
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Album: New Sacred Cow
Chapter 23: Keeping Track
Rabbit gurgled on the building oil in his throat. Peter sr. continued to investigate the pain in his arm while his son began to work on the piping in Rabbit's neck. Just like all the other times they tested his circuitry there was nothing wrong. Connectors were synched, no lose wires, a strong electrical current to every piece. What could be causing the pain?
Oops! Peter VI gasped out, a tube snapping under his fingers. Oil began to spray everywhere. Rabbit started losing pressure to his faceplate and photoreceptors. The light in his eyes flickered as his body convulsed. The automaton's arms trying to grasp at his wound, but he was strapped down tight, leaving only his hands to flail frantically. He was choking on the continued build up.
I told you to be careful! This is the most delicate area! Peter sr. quickly pushed his son out of the way, trying to repair the damage as thick lukewa