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Waking up was a slow process for Nos and Two. After a night’s cycle without consuming energy, the Vampire was about as eager to get up as he was to eat vegetables. Two was used to being refreshed from a night of recharging, but because of her recent change in species, drowsy morning snuggling was impossible to resist.
Nos would always wake up first by his inner low-battery warning. It wasn’t so much of an alarm as a reminder, but he found it pointless all the same. He would tune it out and gradually come online, scarlet optics giving off a pulsating light until they fixed into a dim glow. His night vision would perfectly shape his mate’s delicate body in the dim morning light that seeped through the thick curtains over the windows, and as his sensors warmed up, he would feel the gentle ebb and flow of her electrical signal washing around him. Two’s sleek metal, grade 5 titanium alloy glossed with a bullet-proof coating, felt s
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“...Eve? It’s time to wake up...”
Two groaned. She felt heavy and sore, and all she wanted to stay in sleep mode.
“Eve, come on... You need to wake up...”
A pair of familiar hands wrapped around one of hers. She instinctively relaxed and knew that Nos-4-a2 was there.
“N...Nos?” she murmured slowly. Her vision gradually cleared to form one image, the crack in her visor repaired. Nos-4-a2 and Darickson had used the hours it had taken her to fully charge to fix all of the physical damage to her chassis. Two spent a few moments looking around and taking in her surroundings. All of the complicated machines, each sporting a variety of display screens and dials, emitted signals that agitated her sensors. Two briefly wished that someone would turn everything off so she could just relax.
The gray light coming in through the windows made it seem like it was around dawn, though
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Lightning flashed, illuminating a tall, angular figure against the frosted glass. The receptionist sat up at the sound of the automatic doors swishing open, blinking the sleep from her eyes. She was surprised to see anyone coming in at such an hour. By the looks of the robot that had just entered, she felt that her shift was about to get much more interesting. Her suspicions were confirmed when Nos-4-a2 let his cloak fall away from Two’s battered form.
“Please... we need help. It’s an emergency,” he said wearily.
“Oh my god!” the woman reached for a round, red key on the touch-sensitive panel she was sitting at and spoke, “Any available engineers please report to the emergency room.”
Nos’s cape was soaked through with rain, water tinged with iridescent fluids from both of the robots’ injuries dripping onto the carpeted floor. He’d hardly been able to keep Two dry on his way
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Nos-4-a2 didn’t know how long it was before he regained his senses. It took him a while to remember what happened.
His spinning vision slowly cleared into a single image. He was slumped against the counter. The aircraft pulsed with a quiet energy around him, still on autopilot. He noticed something heavy resting in his arms as memories came flooding back.
Eve! Nos-4-a2 quickly sat up, wincing at the resistance of his motors. He had Turned her into an Energy Vampire to get her systems flowing again, but the last thing he remembered was the “taste” of venom. What happened after that?
His free-formed optic turned down to the weight in his arms.
“Oh, what have I done?” Nos grimaced. Two rested motionless against his chest, her hibernation signal weak. Creased metal around the bite mark along with thin scratches all over her body were clear signs of struggle. He tentatively pre
Reboot ch. 2The LGMs noticed nothing wrong as they entered the lab. The two robots were still plugged in, asleep, and since it was an off day they assumed they had gone back to sleep after Booster came in. They shrugged, unplugged them, and went on their way with tinkering.More Like This
About then Booster came jogging in. “Oh, oh!” He skidded, nearly running over a crowd of the green beans. They scattered, abandoning projects that were more easily rebuilt than themselves. After a few seconds of tottering on his heel, the Jo-adian managed to catch himself. “I’m late I’m late I’m late-“ He ran into the cleaning closet.
The independent thinker was suddenly getting looks of surprise and annoyance from is co-workers. “Hey!” He checked the pager. “It’s not my fault!” He showed them the message, just to prove he hadn’t messed up.
The moment Booster came out of the closet from fitting on is suit he met several raised eyebrows, mixed frowns,
Reboot“I’m not so sure about this…” XL was ringing is hands as the LGMs circled he and his brother, doing tune-ups and the basic physical. It was time for their yearly checkup and evaluation. But this time they wanted to do something new.More Like This
“No worries XL.” One of the green beans promised, testing a few of his circuits with a screwdriver. “It’s just a backup.”
“Yeah brother!” XR smiled. “It’s just a simple memory backup! I’ve done it tons of times!”
XL gave his brother a flat look. “That’s supposed to be comforting?”
“Well yeah.” XR frowed.
“Go over it one more time?” XL sighed, figuring he wasn’t getting out of this no matter how hard he tried.
“We’re just going to plug you into the computer,” One of the LGMs showed him the wire. “Shut you off for a while, and download your files. Then we’ll turn you on and reboot, and it