Major Malfunction

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

Finally, the truck pulled up back at the starting line to the obstacle course. The drill instructor climbed down from the bed, and nodded. “Hmph.”

“Well, how was that?” James asked, leaning out the window.

“Those Maurauders are even bigger idiots than I thought,” the DI-bot growled. “Just the two of you to choose from, and they pick the wrong damn one.”

“Uh, thanks…I think,” James said.

“Now you listen up!” The instructor pointed at James. “You are gonna have to whip her sorry tail into shape! There’s no room in this outfit for a ‘mech who can’t drive herself! Do I make myself clear?”

“Perfectly,” James said.

“Then get out of my sight!” James and Sera were only too happy to comply.

“So what happens to me if I wash out?” Sera asked, later that evening. They were back at the apartment, and James and Lisa were eating dinner on a folding table in sight of the garage.

Lisa frowned. “They’ll put you in the Library and give your ‘mech to someone else. And I don’t mean you’ll be checking out books, either.”

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Ooh, somber tone at the end there. Reminded me of the Dr. Who episode about the library.

  2. Avatar Pyropunk 51 (PPP LoA)

    … under the section “unable to drive a car”

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