Rabbit Chapter 30Several Months Later...
The Spine awoke from stasis with a soft click and a puff of steam. Gears spun quietly as he rotated his joints with acute precision. He closed his eyes for a moment searching the Wi-Fi for any important messages.
Suddenly his eyes shot open. It was Christmas Day. The Spine had already gotten his shopping done, and the gifts wrapped, but something was very wrong.
The Spine had woken up under his own power. In the last 116 years he had never woken up on his own, not on Christmas.
“Rabbit?” He called out to the empty room, hoping that maybe he was hiding as a joke. “Rabbit?” He called out again, sliding out from underneath the blankets, yet another human comfort he allowed himself.
He stood up carefully, before beginning a methodical search of the room. There wasn’t much space for Rabbit to hide in the small room. The Spine had kept it purposely minimalistic and clean, the closet was empty, and th
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"I just wanted to be human." A Steam Powered Giraffe Fanfic
Chapter 1: It starts
Rabbit looked over the bars at the ground below him. Not even a robot could survive falling from this height. Behind him he could hear the clanks as The Spine climbed the ladder, stretching himself and doing two steps at a time. If it wasn't for The Jon, Rabbit wouldn't have had such a good start. But now he was trapped at a dead end. The very top of the space needle, nearly 600 feet above the ground on a tiny platform. Probably not the best place in the world to escape to. He could feel the wind gushing past his face. Rabbit no longer questioned his emotions. This trembling, sickening, dizzying feeling definitely was fear. And with each clank behind his ears, this fear grew.
He took a deep breath, squeezing his eyelids and the bar tightly.
"You were supposed to be the sensible one!" His voice trembling with each syllable. The clanking continued as the Spine marched his way up. "To... to keep me and Jon fr
Rabbit Chapter 20“Wanda, whats the news?” Nathaniel asked curtly, never one for long conversations. He hadn’t heard from her in weeks.Rabbit Chapter 203 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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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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
Rabbit Chapter 10The Spine smiled as he stepped off of the bus he was outside a local bar. He never drank alcohol, but he liked the relaxed atmosphere and the company. The Spine sat down at one of the bar stools, hunching his shoulders to mask his height, he ordered a glass of water. He casually listened to the conversations around him, he picked up on one in particular that seemed to be interesting. A pretty young woman and a dark haired man were discussing music.Rabbit Chapter 103 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He pretended to be oblivious to their conversation, but couldn't help but notice when the woman got up and walked towards him. She gently tapped on his shoulder, "Excuse me, I'm sorry but would mind helping us settle a disagreement?" She said pointing to the dark haired man.
The Spine turned around to face her, happy to oblige, but was taken a back by just how beautiful she was in the light. She was tall compared to most girls, and even some guys at 6' 3" Her long blond hair swept down her back to just above her hips, and she held her self w
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"I Just Wanted to be Human"- A Steam Powered Giraffe fanfic
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
ClaustorphobiaPeter VI had always been a curious child, it seemed like he was always running, always active, always exploring somewhere new.Claustorphobia3 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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Song: War in Me
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
Rabbit Chapter 8The Spine laid down in his stasis chamber. As he closed his eyes an image flickered by. The nightmares always started the same way, an image here, a gun shot there, and the whir of his Tesla coil discharger powering up.Rabbit Chapter 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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He was in the trenches in World War I once again. Rabbit was crouched to his left, copper face shiny and free of oxidation. A soldier was a few yards to his right, holding a gun with white knuckles, obviously terrifies. The boy was only a private first class, he couldn't have been more than 20 years old. The Spine pitied him for a moment before regaining focus. An explosion sent dirt and rubble flying high above their heads. Rabbit peeked over the top of the trench before Gatling gun roaring, he knocked down a line of enemy soldiers. A grenade came flying into the trench, The Spine dove right in an attempt to save the young soldier's life. The grenade blew up throwing Rabbit and The spine back against the trench walls ha
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Later that day…
The Spine dug in his closet for a few minutes before producing s black chest with a silver lock. He fished in his pocket before finding the key to open the box smiling, all of his supplies were still there. It had been far too long since he had taken a night for himself. "Brianna?" he called out.
"Yes?" she called from the hall. She peeked her head around the door before spotting the black box. She smiled before grabbing The Spine's writs and the black box, and proceeded to the Hall or Wires.
Rabbit walked into the kitchen to see piles of sandwiches filling the room. Hatchworth was staring at one pile in particular, appearing to be deep in thought. Rabbit grabbed a sandwich from a random pile and took a big bite. "Hi Hatchy!" he said, mouth still full of mystery sandwich.
Hatchworth looked at Rabbit with disdain, he hadn't asked before taking a sandwich, typical. "Hello Rabbit."
"Whatcha doin' Hatchy?" Rabbit asked before taking another bite.
"I'm trying to fi
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The Spine realized something was wrong the moment he awoke from stasis. His photo receptors clicked on casting a greenish hue on the red walls of the Hall of Wires. "Rabbit…" he mumbled under his breath, systems still coming online after stasis.
He could see his metallic body across the room. He sent a telepathic signal to his body, willing it to walk towards him, but it only twitched. As his systems began to catch up with him, the signals grew stronger, allowing his body to begin taking steady steps forward. When his body reached him, he felt his snake like form slide into the familiar hollow of his robotic body. He automatically straightened his tie, before reaching for his ever present fedora, sitting next to his stasis chamber.
He walked out of the Hall of Wires and headed straight towards Rabbit's room. Hatchworth and Peter were already there, Peter looked up when The Spine entered. "I didn't think you'd be out of stasis for a few more hours." The Spine glared at him, an
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Song: The Thing (theme)
Album: The Thing Soundtrack
Artist: Ennio Morricone
Chapter 9: Sitting Blind
"You can delete every piece of me, but you will never... never touch the others."
Rabbit's elbows rested on the desk, his hands held tightly together against his chin. His concentration focused as he replayed the last 5 seconds of the video.
"You can delete every piece of me, but you will never... never touch the others."
Did Holly want to destroy the robots? Was that her angle?
"You can delete every piece of me, but you will never... never touch the others."
Did she want to get back at Micheal, for their breakup?
"You can delete every piece of me, but you will never... never touch the others."
Did she have some sort of agenda against the Walters?
Rabbit stopped the loop and rubbed his eyes. They were overheating slightly. His system had started giving him warnings as they became strained. It was too much to process, to much to take in so quickly. Human's would desc
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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 12Michael and The Spine pulled up outside of Walter Manor around 5 in the morning,"Come on up to the house, you can sleep here for tonight, we have plenty of room." Michael was too tired to protest, and followed The Spine to the door of the manor. He unlocked the door and directed Michael to a guest room.Rabbit Chapter 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He took note of Rabbit sleeping on the couch, he could move him in a few minutes. He went to the restroom to inspect his face and clear away any last traces of make up, not seeing any he went back to the living room. He lifted his brother up off the couch, used to finding him asleep in strange places, he walked to Rabbit's room with the intent of tucking him in for the night. He was surprised when he got there to find Paige sleeping in Rabbit's bed. "Well that's new." He remarked quietly before exiting the room, he would definitely have to ask Rabbit about that in the morning.
Her walked away to his own room where he placed Rabbit in his own bed. He pulled the black silk sheets up aroun
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The Spine sighed as he stepped through the door way into Walter Manor, home once again. He stepped out of the way allowing Rabbit and Hatchworth to enter. Rabbit immediately raced off in the direction of his room, rambling on in unintelligible squeals. Hatchworth looked quizzically at The Spine. "Is something wrong The Spine?"The Spine took a moment before answering, "No Hatchworth, everything's fine. Why don't you go see what Rabbit's up to." Hatchworth gave him another quizzical look before heading off in the direction of Rabbit's room.
The Spine walked over to a window, looking out from behind the dark curtains at Michael, Matt, and Steve who were still unloading the band, usually The Spine would offer to lend a hand, but not today. He closed the curtains once again, savoring the darkness of the room. He felt peaceful, but something was not quite right. The Walter wi-fi was eerily quiet, there were no sudden outbursts of gleeful laughter from Rabbit, the air didn't buzz wi
Rabbit Chapter 11Hours passed as Holly and The Spine talked. The more time he spent with her, the more that The Spine felt a connection to Holly. She was intelligent and unafraid to speak her mind with passion and conviction.Rabbit Chapter 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As the night wore on, he realized she had one outstanding trait, she was stubborn. The Spine had only ever met one person as stubborn as her, and he had spent 116 years living with him.
The bar slowly began to empty as the night began to sweep into the early morning. Holly looked at her watch before fishing a pen out of her jacket pocket. "I had a great time talking to you tonight, and I'd love to stay longer, but I have a bus to catch." She scrawled her number onto a napkin and slid it across the table to The Spine with a smile. "You should call me sometime… soon."
He picked up the napkin with her number before tucking it into his left pocket. " I most definitely will, ma'am." He stood up to escort her to the door, and tipped his hat to her as she left. Once she was gone he produ
LetterHey Pappy, its me. I, um, let Rabbit get away... We don't know where he is or what hes doing. I was only gone for a moment, but... I... I'm sorry... I was supposed to be looking after them... The Jon, too. I'm supposed to be the responsible one, I'm the one...Letter3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Sometimes its hard Pappy, sometimes I get frustrated with them. I get tired. I... I don't want to look after them. I want to be fun, to have fun, like them. Not having to worry all the time. I want to ride a quesadilla and fall in love with a toaster, I want to experience all these things. Write songs from emotions and things that have happened to me, not just to to please crowds.
The more I think about it, the more I feel tired. Tired of the crowds, tired of the responsibility, tired of the memories... Did you make us this way on purpose? Or was it an accident... Did we just end up becoming this way on a whim...
Wasn't that cruel, Pappy? Making your sons outlive anyone that they'll ever care about. And everytime we see someone d
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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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Song: Disc Wars
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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The Spine was still singing when the rest walked in, he paused for a moment, giving them a nod to acknowledge that he knew they were there before continuing the song for Rabbit. Peter and Michael walked over to the bed, and began to remove the metal covering his chest. Rabbit was vaguely aware of their presence, but he was focused intently on his brother, he stared straight into the bright green of his brother's photo receptors.
When the song ended The Spine made a motion to get up to allow Michael and Peter more room to work. Rabbit grabbed The Spine's hand tightly, a dark tear slipped out and fell down onto his pillow, "Please….. Don't stop." Rabbit whispered. The Spine looked at his defenseless older brother before holding his hand tighter, and whispering back "Okay Rabbit…. I won't stop."
As the other stood by watching Peter and Michael operate on Rabbit, they gathered together finding strength in each other, truly a family. Paige was crying on Brianna's shoulder, terrifi
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Song: Field of God-Dog ~ Village of the Dog God
Album: Shadow Hearts II OST
Song: The Son Never Shines (On closed doors)
Artist: Flogging Molly
Song: The Messenger
Artist: Linkin Park
Song: Aria Di Mezzo Carattere
Album: Final Fantasy VI (Grand Finale)
Chapter 26: Learn to Live Again
Spine watched and waited as Rabbit began to start up again. He smiled out of the corner of his mouth as those mismatched eyes flickered. Any time Rabbit could come back and it not be caused by a crash was a good thing. Something worth smiling about for once.
Good Morning. He cheered. It had become a habit this past week, but not particularly one he wanted to change.
Rabbit gave a few blinks before returning a soft smile. Is it really morning? He teased before turning to investigate the bars around him. Over the past few days each time he came back online there were less and less restraints. This time was no different, leaving only one over his waist and arms.
Actually this tim
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CH.8 part 2
*Most characters in this story belong to the band Steam powered giraffe and neckreductionsurge-ry
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
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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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Song: Writer's Block
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
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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