Stories tagged “Automech”

  • Lifelong Ambition

    Immediately, his first thought was police, but the car was too small and too sleek. Area police drove Dodge Chargers, and the state troopers drove Chevy Caprice PPVs. Knowing this, he put his foot to the floor. “Sis, I’m… I’m so...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Entrapment (Deception Challenge)

    The big, luxurious touring motorcycle was sitting unattended at the gas station. The engine was running, as if the driver had just stepped away for a minute. It was every cycle thief’s wet dream. Jason grinned as he settled onto the bike. This wa...

  • His Nefarious Scheme

    “You’ll never get away with this!” the bike complained as they pulled off the interstate into a warehouse district. “They’ll look for me when I don’t report in.” “Actually…no, they won’t.” J...

  • Parting Ways

    “Bullshit! You sound like you know enough to think you know how we operate, but you have no clue.” she grumbled. “Oh, I wouldn’t be so sure I don’t know how you operate, some of my people have worked with you before.”...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • I'm a Highway Star

    “That’s ‘cuz you’re a flake, Bran,” the motorcycle said waspishly. “Oh ha ha, I’ve never heard that one before,” Bran retorted. Then he stared. “You’re a cyclemech! He actually did it!” ...

  • Never Trust a Car Who Says He Loves You

    He said he loved me. He said he would always protect me. He would take good care of me. I’m not sure why I believed him. I mean, it’s seriously weird when your car starts talking to you. But he wasn’t really my car. He was a robot. He...

  • Heart to Heart

    “I sort of got that feeling myself. But you’ve only given me half an answer there. You’re as much a part of this as he is, you know…” she replied in a deadpan. “I’m replaceable. If it wasn’t me it would h...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Attitude Adjustment

    “That’s kind of personal,” Star replied. “What are you doing?” “I’m hacking into you, what do you think?” “You can’t just ‘hack into’ me. I’m years ahead of any computer tech...

  • Red Giant

    “You’re lightyears ahead of anything I can get ahold of, Star, so I’m afraid I can’t give you as much processing power as you have in your real body, even using the whole in-house network as a Beowulf,” Bran’s voice ...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • The Handlebars of a Dilemma

    “How could you do this to me?” Violet finally exploded. “Put me back in my own body at once!” “I can’t ‘put you back,’ silly!” Rae said. “You’re already there. I just copied you. I could...

  • Catch a Fallen Star

    “You followed the procedures to the letter?” Jason asked as he came back downstairs. Bran nodded. “It went just as you said. No deviations.” “Good.” Jason grinned. “So how’s my pretty lady feeling?”...

  • Now What?

    “So you pulled off this trick to get ahold of me? Why didn’t you just tell me who you were at the gas station, you big dork! If that jammer hadn’t worked, or had stopped working, I could have…” she trailed off. “I...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Another Ulterior Motive

    Jason smirked. “You ain’t seen nothing yet. Megan—Star—whatever you want me to call you, can you come upstairs with me? I have something I want to show you.” “All right…” Highway Star, nee Megan, unfolded into her hu...

  • Let's Get Dangerous

    Before long, they were at the aforementioned building. Or rather, near it, in order that they remain unnoticed. The tunnels grew more heavily traveled as they approached the computer science department, and the noise of work was heavy in the air. ̶...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Identity

    “You always were trying to save the world, one person at a time.” she said with a soft chuckle. “I’ll say I’m curious how you managed to get ahold of data cubes, it’s not like Aegis is just tossing them out.” &...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Out of Bodies Experience

    “Bah, that’s the same load of crap that the Elizabots dump on every new convert. I didn’t buy it then, and I sure don’t buy it now.” Star snorted, or made as good an imitation as a vocoder could produce. “All right, ...

  • Distraction

    “Well, when you put it that way, it’s downright simple, just hijack a multi-billion-dollar nanofab factory for a few days and program it to build off some of the most closely-guarded and highly classified blueprints in the U.N.‘s data...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Disclaimers

    “But…anyway…” Jason glanced at his sister. Star sighed. “You understand, if I copy her—assuming whatever’s keeping her from waking up doesn’t mess it up—and you put her in a ‘mech body, she may not thank you ...

  • Hello (Again)

    Like any good gearhead, Joshua Dvorak nearly broke his neck gawking when the elegant curves of a silver Jaguar E-Type Series I Drophead Coupé came into view, and then nearly broke his jaw on the sidewalk when the driver stopped along the sidewalk next...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • They Have Us Right Where We Want Them

    The mech didn’t take long to decide what he thought of my proposal. “You trying trick Chert! You mine.” “Hulk smash,” I muttered under my breath, getting ready to dodge if I could. Not that it was likely to help, but it wa...

  • You Girls Are In For a Hiding

    Violet kicked in a burst of speed, accelerating so quickly that it was all Rae could do to keep from falling off. “Vi!” she screamed. “Sorry!” said Violet, not entirely sincerely. She zoomed up the street faster and faster, weav...

  • It's Been Awhile

    “How’d it go?” Jason asked, looking hopeful. “It’s hard to say. We don’t know if what’s keeping her from communicating in her real body is something that’ll interfere with her being able to communicate in...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • A Shocking Rescue

    How do I trans— Violet sprouted arms and legs and found herself lying on her belly in the grass before she even finished the thought. Oh, right. Instincts. She raised her head, hoping that the glow of her eyes wouldn’t give her away. If my eyes...

  • It Is a Silly Place

    “Surrender, now!” Sweeper said. “Before you lose more bits!” “Chert just scratched!” the robot growled, swinging with his other hand. “That’s not a scratch, your arm’s off!” Jiana said, as the...

  • fsck

    Jason sighed. “Well, on the one hand, there may not be much point until we have a ‘mech for her to go into. But on the other…if we get the ’mech and she’s still not ready, then we’d just have to do it all anyway.” ...