Partnership of the Gun

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

“My future?” I asked.

She nodded, kneeling down to speak to me face to face. “I can probably get you assigned to another robot body, if you want. A car, like mine, or a motorcycle.”

I shook my head, the servos making little whir-whir noises. “I don’t think I wanna change my body again.”

She nodded. “Probably a good decision. A gunmech is…a little unusual, so it’s not likely they’d want to reassign that body out from under you.”

I blinked. Or at least tried to blink; my optics didn’t. “They could…do that?”

“Hon, they could do pretty much anything. I think I can make sure they leave you alone for now, though. Even they have their limits.” She hesitated. “I was wondering if…well, my own gun got trashed in the refinery raid, and…”

“You want me to be your gun?” I asked.

“I want you to be my partner,” she corrected. “That would involve being my gun part of the time, but I promise I wouldn’t use you like he did.”

I didn’t even have to think about it. “I’ll be your partner as long as you want me.”

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  1. Avatar The Electric Hillbilly

    You seem to like stories like these, in which the “brains / CPU’s” of robots can be removed and implanted into other mechanical beings. Some may call it quirky, but I call it forward-thinking. The implications of AI and the subject matter you write about will certainly become topics of much debate within this century. This piece is very well written. Enjoyed reading it!

  2. Toonrmicon Robotech_Master

    You’ll find that all of the “stories like these” are in the same setting. That’s why I write it. :)

  3. Avatar The Electric Hillbilly

    Got your note. Yes, I did mean to rate it, but forgot. This hillbilly has been busy with his many wild hillbilly chidrenz as of late. Sorry about the oversight.

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