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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
Rabbit Chapter 13Paige wandered the halls of Walter Manor, softly calling Rabbit's name. "Rab-" she called, suddenly cut off as she ran into the copper bot and tumbled to the floor.More Like This
"Sorry bout' that Paige. I-I-I didn't see ya there." He bent down extending a coppery hand to meet hers as he helped her back onto her feet.
"S' no problem." She said quickly. She smiled and suddenly remembered the water bottle in her hands. "I brought you some water, I thought you might need it." Her hands fumbled as she handed it to Rabbit.
Rabbit's boilers had been getting low, but he didn't notice until she mentioned it. Little things seemed to slip his mind when he was around Paige, not that he was very attentive otherwise. But this was different, there was something about Paige that made him smile a little wider and forget the little things. He smiled at her and accepted the water bottle. "Thank ya' Paige." He said and took a large drink.
Paige shifted her weight for a moment, trying to decide how to approach the deli
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.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
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.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
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.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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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
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.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
Rabbit Chapter 7The Spine reluctantly released Rabbit's hand. The copper bot seemed as lively as usual, as though nothing had happened, as if he hadn't died only minutes before.More Like This
"Glad to see you're feeling better, Rabbit." Peter said, leaning on his walking stick as he stood in the doorway.
Rabbit smiled at Peter and shifted in his place. He swung his long wiry legs over the edge of the bed, aiming to take his first steps since his breakdown. Hatchworth and The Spine flocked to his side, prepared to catch him if he fell, there was no telling what might have been shaken loose in his abrupt restart. With feet planted firmly on the ground, he lifted himself off the bed carefully, and took his first step towards Peter. When his legs didn't give way underneath him, he sprung towards him in leaps and bounds. Rabbit almost knocked him over as he wrapped his arm around him. "Thank you..." Rabbit whispered. He knew he still had Michael Reed to thank, but that was a thank you he wanted to give in private. He re
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The robots sat quietly for a moment as Peter left the room. None of the robots knew quite what to say. The Spine slid his hand over Rabbit's carefully and Hatchworth added his hand to the pile. The brothers felt connected to each other in that moment of perfect silence through such a small gesture.
Michael walked into the room quietly and set about his work quietly. After an hour the humans of the manor began to join them once again. Tension hung thick in the air, filling the room and suffocating all who entered with fear and sorrow.
As time ran short The Spine grew desperate for his brother, he turned to Michael Reed pleading, "Is there anything you can do to help him? Anything at all?" Michael sighed, he had been hoping it wouldn't come to this. "There is one thing I can do, but it's dangerous, even attempting to do it could kill him….." The Spine didn't know what to say to Michael. "D-do it…." Rabbit croaked out amongst a sea of static. The Spine looked at his brother in s
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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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Peter tried to busy himself as he moved about the lab. Hatchworth stood ever present at the door. Watching it sharply. His body refused to relax, standing firm at attention. Peter would always forget that the bots were partially designed for war. Never did that become more obvious than when someone in the manor was in danger.
He sighed, raising his mask to the clock and counting as the second hand sped by. “They were supposed to be here by now. There’s no way we could have made it here so quickly before them.” There was a growing uneasiness in his stomach. Knowing in the back of his mind that something must have gone terribly wrong. “Thats it.”
He gave a hard growl, slamming both hands on the metal work table that had been prepped for Rabbit. “I’m not waiting around anymore. We’re going out there to-”
“No!” Hatchworth spun on his heels. His voice strong and authoritative. Missing its usual innocence and playfulness.
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1945. The robots finally return home after Germany surrenders to the Allied Forces. Needless to say their collective chassis were in dire need of maintenance and a deep clean after the battering, mud and blood they all took in the trenches. They’d lost a lot of good friends out there. Rabbit and The Jon, the more childlike of the group, were the worst affected. Although the tragedy of war was no stranger to them, it was never any easier to deal with over time. Upgrade hadn’t spoken the entire trip back. Having been a strictly medical based bot, she had to deal with all manner of horrific injuries. Her face was still spattered with blood from the countless soldiers in their last fits of coughing and laboured breathing. It was impossible to tell how she w
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Jon couldn’t back up against the wall any further. Staring deadpan down at Rabbit who only returned that jester smile.
“I will only talk to Rabbit…” Jon tried to feign strength. Swallowing hard as his brother only blinked. Maybe if he pretended hard enough she wouldn’t mess with him. “Rabbit?”
“Let’s chat then…” His voice purred at a wavelength not common to him. It unnerved Jon that he still couldn’t tell who was who. Rabbit let out a soft groan, pulling his arms up underneath his chest, trying to sit up from the floor.
Usually Jon would have offered a hand. Instead he pressed his back against the wall and slid up it. Standing and keeping his eyes downcast at the other automaton. Watching him intently and trying to sidestep around him. “Rabbit?” He asked again, his voice didn’t shake as much the second time around.
“You were the one who wanted to talk.” Rabbit bit harshly. Barely ma
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Spine stood in the darkened room for several minutes. His eyes glowing softly as he looked around the storage. Boxes of miscellaneous football equipment. Yard work tools, various old musical instruments. He blinked, his light flashing as his photoreceptors lids closed. “Hatchworth?” He called out softly, following the sounds of the crying.
Dragging his feet he almost tripped over a lawn mower. Cursing softly as he rubbed his knee. “Hatchy? Hatchy, its me! Spine!” He leaned back, sitting on a crate and sighed. He couldn’t see in this mess. The further he got into the shed the more it sounded like it came from anywhere.
“... leave me alone…” His broken voice whimpered from underneath him. It almost didn’t sound like Hatchworth.
Spine’s ears perked, glancing down at the wooden box he was sitting on. He knocked on it softly, pressing his face close to the surface and listening intently. “Hatchworth? Are you in there?”
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Fox gasped, dodging another thrown bottle. Hiding underneath the table in the kitchen as Boss continued on his tirade. They had been home for hours. His repairs painfully finished. Boss had started drinking while he waited for Smokes to bring his ‘sorry ass’ through that door. But he never did. As the hours passed Boss grew more and more angry, and Jimmy and Fox were suffering the brunt of it.
“DOES HE NOT APPRECIATE WHAT I DO FOR HIM? HE’S GOING TO STAY OUT ALL NIGHT IN THIS STORM IF HE HAS TO!” Another thrown bottle. “YOU! YOU WORTHLESS PILES OF METAL! WALKING TRASH HEAPS!”
“I’M SORRY! PLEASE!” Fox screamed as an arm grabbed his injured shoulder. “Please please please.. I... I didn’t mean to-”
“WHERE IS HE!” Boss spat, pulling his son’s metal face inches from his own. Digging his fingers into the exposed crevices of his plates. Knowing the pressure would send painful sparks through his cir
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Michael forced his eyes open, suddenly realizing that he had blacked out momentarily. Panicked he looked back around the room, realizing that nothing had changed. Neither one of the bots had moved from their positions. He was safe, at least for the moment. He cleared his throat, taking a heavy breath. Ready to move again. He had to fix the bots he had to-
He shrieked as a metal hand gripped his shoulder. He tried to jump to his feet, failing and crashing back in the carpet. Trying to crawl away from his attacker.
“Mr. Reed! Calm down… Its… its only me!” Hatchworth waved his hands, trying to catch his attention. “You need help. You must calm down!” Michael held his breath, sizing up the mustachioed bot and letting out a heavy sigh of relief. He fell back on the carpet, clutching his chest with one hand. “Here…” He spo
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“Peter, are you sure this will work?” Spine paces the room back and forth leaving scuff marks on the floor as we continues the same path.
The Scientist rubs his head and looks over his numbers again and again with its red lined correction marks on the crumpled paper. “I’m not entirely sure, in all the years the girls have been with us their program was so fine turned I never had to mess with them much. With her still being part human I don’t know what shutting her down for so long will do to her human parts.” He pulls as the short strands of hair falling over his mask.
“We have to do something!”Skull snarled hitting his fist against the wall he was facing. “Every day we waste is another day her mind is going down the deep dark gutter!” he throws his hands into the air and turns on peter.
Ascended Six - Chapter 22- Wondrous WeaselThe sun had just peeked over the horizon and Makana woke to find a tiny dragon curled up on his chest. “Good morning sleepy scales” He said while nudging Prith. She let out a squeak and covered her head with a wing to block out the emerging sunlight. “Get up and I will take you to 'Madam Jane's' restaurant for breakfast”. This got a reaction as she slowly turned to look at him with sleepy eyes. She let out a feeble squeak and stood up to stretch. Yawning while arching her back she let out a blast of foul breath in his face. “Dragon breath. What did you eat last?” he asked trying the wave away the stench.More Like This
Done stretching she sat on his chest and answered him “Huhnor gave me smoked eel. It was good”.
“I see you finally meet the catacomb keeper. Your mother will want to hear this so please wake her up while I ready the horse.” he asked getting up from the mattress.
Prith jumped from
Ascended Six - Chapter 21- Days End“What do you think the Sheriff wants with Prith” Lolanda asked her husband when Berkal left the workshop to go home.More Like This
“As much as I don't like it everything that has happened today has been centered on her. Thenus has his reasons for needed her help” he replied. His mind was still swimming from the potion and all the memories Prith infused into it. “I don't know when she will be back but it's getting late. Honey, can you get another mattress from the front” he asked. She went out to the front and he deactivated the other mattress so it could recharge. He pulling out a couple of experimental self heating blankets from under the workbench.
“I'm worried about her” Lolanda said coming back into the workshop. She spotted the blankets and gave him a look that said not again.
He caught the look and answered “I fixed them this time”.
“You said that the last two times and I still wo
Ascended Six - Chapter 20- Round TwoThenus was still riding out to the Alaric house when he heard a triple chirp from behind him. He knew it was Prith and reflexively turned around to see nothing in the night sky. It was a half moon tonight and he could only make out shadows. Catching movement about four meters behind him on the ground he called out “Prith, I need to speak with you”. An instant later a bright orb of light being held in Prith's front claws illuminated the immediate area.More Like This
“You looking for me” she asked releasing the orb too let it float about a meter off the ground.
Turning the horse around he asked “Did you come from town”.
“Yes” she replied.
He patted the spot just in front of his saddle and asked “Can you come here. I got something important to ask you”. She complied and flew up to sit on the horse with him. “What I am going to ask you don't have to do. I need you to ide
Ascended Six - Chapter 19 - Quest“Go get Berkal, he will know what to do” Lolanda said frantically to Prith after trying to revive her husband with the first aid kit. She flew up to her door then made her way to the potion shop. The sun was almost touching the horizon and shops would be closing soon. Zooming down the street she nearly clipped a man that was lighting the street lamps. Halting at the potion shop she could see lamps being lit inside and knew they would be closing. Tapping on the window with her tail's stinger would get the attention of whoever was working inside.More Like This
“Hello there” Jacob said as he opened the front door.
“Please. Can you get Berkal” she asked in a hurry.
Surprised by the quick request he paused for a moment before answering. “He went to speak with the Sheriff” he knelled down “Is something wrong”.
“My father needs help” she replied at the same time spreading her wings.
Ascended Six - Chapter 18 - Chains and TruthThe chains around his ankles and wrists had started to chaff as they marched him through the maze of tunnels. Jother could hardly walk as the chains around his feet was connected so his stride was no longer then quarter meter. His wrists had been bond behind his back. What was the most uncomfortable was the chain around his waist that was connected to his wrists and ankles. All the tunnels he was escorted through had no windows just doors lining the halls. Stopping at a door that looked like all the others the guards knocked. A voice from the other side responded “Bring him in”. Creaking open the door showed a well lit room with a small square table in the center and another larger on in the corner.More Like This
“Sit him down there” commanded Thenus as he pointed to steel chair with many metal hoops for securing chains. The guards roughly put Jother in the chair and anchored his bindings. “Comfortable” he aske
Ascended Six - Chapter 17 - Storing MemoriesBack in the secure room at the jail house both Makana and Prith waited for the sheriff to return. He watched in silence as Prith paced the table. She had began pacing in an attempt to keep from going to sleep again after sensing the death of two people. He had tried calming her down after the Sheriff left. It was pointless as she was fighting emotional fatigue and was set on protecting him. Not knowing how much time had pasted while in the room he noticed Prith starting to show signs of exhaustion.More Like This
Normally when Prith walked she took effort to keep her claws retracted to avoid damage to furniture. With more will power going to just walking the claws started to leave scratch marks on the table surface. The tail that normally hovered just above the surface of the table was dragging behind her. Pacing started out from each end of the table in a straight line but now it wavered. Lastly her footing slipped off the edge of the table a few times
Ascended Six - Chapter 16 - Casting the Net“I do enjoy these long trip through the open farmlands.” Jother said casually “Don't you find this relaxing Duim?”.More Like This
Not one for small talk Duim replied “Yes boss”.
“You know why I slowed down a few minutes ago?” Jother asked
Screwing up his face in concentration Duim answered “To pick some flowers boss”.
Jother let out a small chuckle “Maybe after we find out why the person behind us is keeping their distance”. He waited for Duim to turn around and look “That man on a horse leading the pack mule has maintained the same distance even when I slowed down”. Stopping his horse and dismounting he had Duim do the same. “We should feed the horses and take a break so that merchant can pass”.
Plotting along on his horse, Berkal had no intention of letting people get away with trying to kidnap Prith. He figured the person was an alchemist like himself from what information was g
Ascended Six - Chapter 15 - DecoyStanding near the jail house Jother waited. He had seen the creature enter the building with a man and couldn't help but notice how nervous the beast looked. Sitting on a bench reading a book he bought from a local shop a person approached him from his right. “Welcome to our town stranger. Are you passing through or looking to stay in our lovely community?” the deputy said.More Like This
“Just waiting for my horse to rest up before I move on officer.” Jother replied without looking up from his book.
“Can I suggest the 'Dusty Road' tavern while you wait sir. They have the best musicians for miles around.” the deputy said. As he was talking Prith walked out of the jail house wearing her blue dress and scampered off into an alley.
Seeing this Jother closed his book and stood up. “I will check that out before I leave town.” he said before walking past the alley Prith went down. Without looking down the alley he too
SPG: Anew Awaits pt10Home was the one place that they were happy to be. Spine and Rabbit along with Delilah headed to her room while Hatchworth was trying to convince Steve that he was indeed crying. Spine looked over at Rabbit as he pulled her over while still walking. Rabbit looked over as she smiled a little while pushing the door and walking into the room. Delilah wiggled out of Rabbits arms as she ran over to the painting of the Rex Marksley and petting the jackolopes that was on the wall. Rabbit couldn't help, but giggled as The Spine just watch. While Delilah was busy with the jackolpoes. Rabbit looked at The Spine as she spoke,More Like This
"Delilah we wi-wi-wi-wi-will be right back" she nodded as Rabbit took a hold of The Spines hand and walked him out of the room as she leaned herself against the wall. The Spine wondered as he asked.
"Is something wrong Rabbit?" Rabbit closed her eyes as she held herself.
"Spine....you saw what ha-ha-happen earlier right?" he nodded as she let out some steam.
"I don't want to
Mother Reader x Teenage Robots - BullyingHatchworth knocked on the door as you looked up from what you were doing, you opened your mouth as you spoke,More Like This
"Is something wrong Hatchworth?" Hatchworth walked in as he played with his fingers.
"Ummm, could I go to Balboa Park?" he asked as you raised and eyebrow and asked,
"For what for?"
"I want to meet some friendos and such" he asked as you thought about it as you placed your finger on your chin and asked.
"Who's going with you?"
"I was thinking Rabbit..."
"I guess its alright, just make sure you come home before sundown" he smiled as he walked up to you and gave you a hug. You hugged him back as he left to go tell his sister and you started thinking,
"Maybe I should go, just in case...and maybe take Spine as well" you got up as you notice Hatchworth and Rabbit leaving while you went to Spines room and knock on the door. For awhile you knock again as he opened the door as you spoke,
"Spine your coming with me..I'll explain on the way"
Hatchworth was having a great time, Rabbit w
Automatons late valentines day- SPG fanficIn the Walter Manor for the past two years valentines day was always celebrated two days late on 16th of February.More Like This
There is a reason for this very strange tradition
The robots of steam powered giraffe had never really been into Valentine’s Day until last year.
They spent most of the last 118 years playing pranks, annoying Spine and causing Mischief.
The reason why the robots version of Valentine’s Day is always two days late is;
The 16th of February 2013 was the date Hatchworth was finally set free from Peter Walters vault, after centuries of being down there were no company.
On this day Peter Walter also managed to mend Hatchworth’s blue matter energy core, this meant Hatchworth was no longer a threat to humans.
When Hatchworth came up from Peter’s laboratory he was greeted by two very, very happy robots!
Even The Spine was smiling! They both had the armfuls of strange presents and gifts that they made for Hatchworth to show them h
Journey to Kazooland [pt.3]A dark figure silhouetted by one of the many moons of Kazooland lounged gracelessly in a high-back armchair aboard a rotting, barnacle encrusted ship in the captain’s quarters. He drummed one of the sides with an impatient robotic arm that was lined with small lights emitting a sinister green hue at each of the joints. He sneered down at a photograph in his more human looking hand and spat.More Like This
“I will get you for this… you and your overgrown playthings” he growled, flexing his metallic talons.
“Cap’n?” a timid voice called from the door.
The figure didn’t move. The owner of the voice, a short gold-coloured skeleton pirate barely 4 foot high, peered round the doorframe.
“What is it, Three.”
“P-P-P-Peter’s back! And he’s brought company!” Three stepped forward cautiously.
The figure lifted his head. That caught his interest for sure.
“Company, eh?” he grinned sinisterly as Three nodded quickly,