PL: 4,200 Tomo grunted out loudly as he began tugging with all his might. Deep trenches were left through the soft dirt as the boy pulled a large stack of furniture by a rope behind him. There were tables piled on chairs and even a bed-frame and mattress; though they all looked dirty and worn down to some extent.
The truth of the matter was that earlier Tomoyo had headed into the nearby town to look and see if he could find something to make his new home better. Lo and behold to his glee, today happened to be garbage day and everyone was throwing out their used or replaced things... including furniture to his excitement! Still somewhat cautiously, Tomo stealthily lifted the discarded chairs and tables that took his fancy, ever so paranoid as he dragged them out. His innocent child mind drove him crazy thinking that he was being a criminal and stealing... but hey, one man's trash is another boy's treasure.
After a few more minutes of ceaseless tugging and lots of difficulty, Tomoyo had finally brung the package acccross the field; past his dormant and fully broken down spacepod (still embedded several feet into a crater, mind you) and to the base of the big Tower he would soon to call his own... maybe he'd rename it "Tomoyo's Tower!"
...but now came the difficult part...
"How do I get all of this up there?" He wondered aloud, the hybrid furrowing his brow in deep thought as the gears in the tiny child's mind clicked in trying to comprehend the task.
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Nov 20, 2016 19:51:58 GMT
Tekuma was floating upside-down with her arms crossed, having left Silk in the care of people who would better know how to raise a baby than she would. Maybe the kid would live a better life without her, but some part of the cyborg felt like it was missing. She was unsenseable now, and had been due to her artificial limbs which kept her alive. But something still felt... wrong. What's wrong with me?
System scan shows nothing wrong miss Tekuma.
Shut the fuck up AI. Now is not a good time.
The brief exchange between the teen's cybernetics and her own mind made the female somewhat grumpy, legs and arms crossed as the blood rushed to her head. "Blah, For the life of me I can't seem to pick up on any magic for miles." Grumbled the previous hybrid, spinning three hundred and sixty degrees for no real reason. A small ki caught her eye close to the tower, getting her interest. "Hmm."
Tomoyo tried several ways to get the furniture up the tower.
First he tried tying the rope around himself and pull it up... it worked for a little while, and the boy had even gotten almost 3 meters above the ground before the stack of objects lost cohesion and tumbled down to the ground with a big crash.
Then Tomoyo tried re-stacking the objects and trying the rope around the tower itself. Grappling onto the pile of furniture, the hybrid child practically supported the entire thing on his back while climbing up the pillar with one arm and leg... until he found out he tied the rope too tight and was yanked back down to the ground. This time, the fall came with him being buried under the massive pile of woodwork, fabrics, and metals.
Dragging himself out through a hole underneath the large stack of objects, the boy just sat back after getting out before tears began forming out the corners of his eyes. "*sniff* I'm never gonna get it up like this..." He whimpered to himself as Tomoyo began feeling dejected. "Why does nothing ever go right?"
Bending his knees to his forehead, Tomoyo curled his body into a ball in front of the large stack as the weight of the task began setting in. No doubt, he was feeling very dejected.
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Nov 20, 2016 20:08:29 GMT
Tekuma had come upon the child and watched curiously, wondering why he was trying to get furniture up the tower. Hovering a bit closer, she'd lay on her stomach in midair and tap his temple with her cybernetic arm. "Hey, whatcha so dejected for? Lighten up there buddy, I could help ya if you want." Snapping her fingers, she'd stretch out lazily before rolling in midair to lay on her back. "Hey, come on. Don't be so down in the dumps kay?"
Tomo's head suddenly jumped back up when he felt someone tapping on his temple. Staring up wide eyed in fear, the boy backed up against the wall of furniture to see the young girl floating in the air in front of him. At first, Tomoyo was scared for a few seconds that another group of people had found him and were trying to beat him up... but then he didn't.
Maybe it was Tekuma's soothing tone, or her friendly expression, but hearing her talk for a few seconds calmed the child hybrid down. "*sniff* I was trying to get the stuff up the tower; B-But I'm too weak and I can't fly-" Whimpered out Tomoyo as this newcomer attempted to understand his current emotional state. Even she could fly, as the girl lazily demonstrated while floating in front of Tomoyo, and all the Saiyans he had ever met could but even after YEARS of training he had never been able to.
Still, not wanting to look like a baby, Tomo tried his best to still his quivering voice. Wiping his face on his sleeve to get rid of the evidence that he had been crying, Tomoyo turned back to the girl with an impartial frown. "I'm sorry." Apologized Tomoyo before turning back to look at the tower. "...I don't have any money though." He finally responded turning back to the android.
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Nov 20, 2016 20:26:55 GMT
Tekuma's head tilted curiously as the boy jumped, staring at her in fright before calming down. "Don't cry alright? Just let me help." She would move to pat his shoulder, landing on the ground before bending in front of the sofa and grunting, slowly lifting it into the air above her head with her own strength. Lifting slowly off the ground, she'd zoom suddenly to the top of the tower and attempt to grab Tomoyo by the wrist with her tail and take him with her.
Should he have been grabbed and brought up by her spare appendage, she'd move to set him in the tower before placing down the furniture. "You stay here, I'll bring it up and you tell me where to put it." If he let her go back for the rest, she'd do so and bring the furniture up to the tower and sit on the air, waiting for him to tell her where stuff went. A glimmering blue star was on her mechanical arm's shoulder, a signal of the Blue Banner Army.
"Woah!" Tomoyo exclaimed aloud as his eyes lit up in astonishment. This girl was able to pick up that big sofa all by herself without even breaking a sweat AND FLY!? "You're so cool!" The easily impressed child stated before suddenly he felt something tug on his wrist...
"Is this you're tai-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH-" Tomoyo screamed, not even getting to finish his question before he was forcibly dragged by his arm up into the air just under the older girl. "AAAAAAAAAAH! I'MSORRYI'MSORRYI'MSORRYI'MSORRYI'MSORRYI'MSORRYI'MSORRYI'MSORRYPLEASEDON'TDROPMEEEE!!!" The boy practically screamed in absolute terror as the ground disappeared underneath the layer of clouds which obscured the top of the tower.
...It wasn't until Tomo finally felt his feet touch the ground in the familiar main room of the tower that he finally stopped; although the child was still so shaken up by the experience he fell onto his legs and hands shuddering.
"...That was scary." He finally said, Tomoyo's chest heaving up and down trying to focus his breath and not have a panic attack.
Finally after he recovered though, Tomoyo unsteadily stood himself back up before turning to Tekuma, still a little queasy. Flying was amazing, it made a half hour climb barely take a minute!
"U-um, thank you." The boy bashfully thanked the girl before staring down at the floor. Hopping onto the couch she had set down, Tomoyo couldn't help staring down over the edge as she began bringing up the pieces of furniture one by one like it was nothing! Each time she came up, he pointed at a different spot or floor for the girl to place down the table or chair she had been holding.
In a few minutes time, the previously barren and empty room was now looking cosy and almost like an actual home; complete with a rug, table, bed, and everything!
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Nov 20, 2016 21:04:06 GMT
Tekuma looked at Tomoyo, who had been screaming almost annoyingly loud the entire way up. Once the house was done, she did a small roll in the air lazily before sitting with her legs crossed. "Hey kid, I could teach you how to fly if you're really up for it. Of course, I'd have to drop you off this~" The last part of her sentence was teasing, an almost mischeivous grin crossing her lips.
Two white horns curled slimly towards the back of her head, while the white tail she'd used to drag him up here now used to steady herself in the hover position. "Some damn nice stuff you've got here." Replied the cyborg, smiling in a friendly manner. Sure she was an android and worked for the army, but she didn't have to be all uptight like someone had shoved something in her rear end like Aina was.
At the prospect of learning how to fly, Tomoyo raised his head. He didn't dare to hope... did he? He had tried so hard and so long to learn but it had never happened. Maybe this girl had a special method, a secret way that would let him fly!?
...but then his face fell back into its sullen state upon hearing her 'methods.'
Of course, I'd have to drop you off this~
Holding out his hands in front of him, Tomo gestured to the girl that it was fine. "That's okay... I can't fly anyway." He trailed off before hopping from his seat on the sofa. "Want a water?" Walking over to the small bucket filled with ice he had collected, Tomoyo pulled out a water bottle before walking back over and handing it to the android girl if she agreed to accept it.
Plopping down onto the cushion, Tomoyo decided he might as well elaborate. She'd been nice to him so it'd only be fair he tell her the truth. "I've been trying to learn to fly for a long time... but I can't." He started off, staring at his shoes as they dangled over the edge of the cushion. "Ever since I was a baby mom kept trying to make me train and learn how to fly... so I'm used to getting dropped off stuff. I just can't learn I guess..." At the reminder, the boy began feeling even more down.
"Oh! Sorry, I forgot to tell you my name," Tomoyo exclaimed suddenly, hoping to change the topic. "I'm Tomoyo and I'm 11 years old. Thanks again for helping me!"
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Nov 20, 2016 21:43:40 GMT
Tekuma sat in midair; balancing precariously on her tail which was not very hard to do for her. He almost immediately rejected her method, to which she chuckled slightly. "Well then, up to you. Sure, toss me one" She took it from the hybrid and proceeded to drink it, twisting the cap back on and wiping her mouth. "Ah. That's refreshing. Well then, Tomoyo, I'll introduce myself to you in return."
Setting the water down, she gave a respective bow before looking at the child. "Tekuma Mayakon, Blue Banner Scientist and member of the KAOS force. You're very welcome, it's not every day someone needs help that badly." Her tone was semi amused once more at the end, picking the water back up and rebalancing on her tail. "I'm seventeen, not very many kids like to approach a robot like myself."
Tomoyo grinned enthusiastically at Tekuma's introduction. "That's so cool, both of our names start with a 'T'!" He exclaimed before smiling happily at the girl. "You're a scientist too? Wow, you must be really smart!" It was fun just talking to people for once, and Tekuma was really friendly~
Still though, her comment brought a questioning furrow to his brow. not very many kids like to approach a robot like myself.
"Huh? Why not? You're nice and really cool!" Tomoyo commented, unsure why anyone wouldn't want to talk to somebody so nice. "Not a lot of people like talking to me either. They think i'm weird for not liking to train all the time." Shifting his body so that the front of Tomoyo was hanging over the armrest of the sofa facing Tekuma, the boy's frown did not stay long before it returned back to its innocent smile.
"Hey... can we be friends?" He innocently questioned the older, hoping she said yes. Tomoyo didn't have a lot of friends, and being friends with someone as nice as Tekuma would be awesome. He'd never had any friends who were girls, except his mom but that was really different... in a way Tekuma felt like that but in a different different kind of way.
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Nov 20, 2016 22:24:19 GMT
Tekuma was watching the boy, who seemed to be excited or scared by trivial things. He complimented her, which brought a smile and a nod of acknowledgement from the cyborg. "Well, my appearance is off-setting to some people." Pulling her red bangs out of her face, it revealed nothing but a plain, glowing blue eye before she let go of the hair and let it shield the robotic part once more.
Flexing her robotic arm and leg for emphasis, she tapped her chest. "Of course we can be friends, you see, both of my eyes were stabbed out and mechanical, I have a mechanical heart, some of my brain, and arm and leg. These enhancements keep me alive, or else I'd be six feet under." A weak chuckle came from the female android, rubbing the back of her neck before gulping a bit more water.
Tomoyo breathed out a sigh of relief on Tekuma agreeing to be his friend. He was just happy that he had another person to talk to finally that was really nice like her... but what she said next did make him feel sad.
both of my eyes were stabbed out and mechanical, I have a mechanical heart, some of my brain, and arm and leg.
"What?! That's awful! Why would someone do that to you?" Tomo exclaimed, shocked that somebody would be so evil as to hurt somebody as nice as Tekuma. "That's horrible... I'm sorry." He said, honestly not knowing what to say at that! Tomoyo knew that he wasn't at fault or responsible for it, but he was just sorry that Tekuma had been hurt like that... whoever did it must have been a no good evil person that deserved to be pushed into the mud!
Sliding off of the sofa, Tomoyo walked over to Tekuma before giving her a quick hug to display that his consolations the best he could. "At least you're okay now. If it means anything, I think you look cool."
Post by Tekuma Mayakon on Nov 20, 2016 23:01:02 GMT
Tekuma sighed, unable to offer more than a shrug in response to the question. He seemed to feel sympathy for the hybrid demoness, who watched as he slid over to her and hugged her. The sensation of a hug was something she hadn't felt in a while, comfort even. For some reason, it made her relax a bit. "Thank you for your compliments and beliefs in me. I don't know why people wish to kill me so, but I can't control others."
Tomoyo puffed out his chest, trying to look as big and "tuff" as possible while he stood in front of Tekuma. "Don't worry. If anybody else tries to hurt you, I'll beat them up." He declared, his chest shaking for a few more moments before he let out a big puff of air needing to breath again.
Catching his breath before grinning once more at the girl, Tomoyo sat down next to her before looking at her more closely; specifically her eyes as they were the most cool thing about her, at least that's what Tomo thought. "You're eyes are really pretty and shiny though." Compliment Tomoyo, still mesmerized by the pieces of technology. He wondered what it was like to have robot body parts... probably really fun.
Speaking of fun, the boy leapt onto his feet before leaning over the edge to stare at the ground. To Tekuma it might have looked like he was about to fall over the railing before he leaned back and turned towards Tekuma with an idea. "Hey, do you wanna play with me?" Maybe that would cheer her up?