Gun Body

Toonrmicon Author: Robotech_Master Born in Kansas City, Kansas, Chris Meadows spent his formative years in Jonesboro, Arkansas, followed by the small-town environment of Cassville, Missouri, before moving to Springfield to attend Southwest Missouri State U... Read Bio

After the fight was over, she took me away from the fighting, back to the Aegis base, sending me reassuring thoughts through our link as she went. She almost didn’t need to; I was happy enough no longer to be under the control of that nut case that I didn’t care what happened to me next. I just knew it could only be something better.

And so it was. She placed me inside some kind of device—an autofactory, she told me later—and did something to the controls, and it took me apart and put me back together in a completely different way.

When it had finished…I was still a gun. But this time, I could move! In fact, as I thought about arms and legs, I suddenly discovered that I had them. My gun body had unfolded and rearranged itself into something human-shaped!

I was still slightly larger than a human—about seven feet tall, and made of metal and rubber. I clanked and whirred when I walked. Nobody was ever going to mistake me for a living being again.

But at least I had some kind of body again.

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  1. Avatar ItsMeChristina

    This is really clever. How creative of you to turn the character into a gun. Also, I like how the male figure made her feel inprisoned and restrained from life, but the female character set her free.
    I really like this. Well done.

  2. Avatar The Electric Hillbilly

    To be honest, I would love to see the 5 I’m going to give you reach 6+ status by eliminating the words has, was, happened, having. You area strong writer, but the passive voice wimps out the punch. Be more in your face! “The fight ended and we linked up. She sent reassuring thoughts as we…”

  3. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    I’d like to say it was actually a conscious decision to use the passive voice in this case, given that the woman had been forced into one of the ultimate passive roles. I think it fits the character. She’s not thinking “active” yet.

    But on the other hand, I do realize I kinda use passive voice a bit too much. So…

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