Stories tagged “Automech”

  • Vrooom!

    “Oh, for crying out—” Alex muttered under his breath, thumbing a button on the steering wheel console. “This is my day off!” he protested. “I’ve got company. Can’t Teal or Amber pick this up?” “Ne...

  • Zoom Zoom

    About five minutes later, Alex brought the car off the highway and into a rather nondescript subdivision. Or at least, it would have been nondescript if the main road through didn’t look as if a battle had gone on. The smoking hulks of a few auto...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Suburban Firefight

    “He wasn’t?” Joshua said. “Not for a long time, anyway.” Josh felt the compartment lurch as the robot (he assumed) jogged for cover. “I used to be him. Then this happened, and I realized…” The compartment sho...

  • Getting Caught Up

    “What do you mean?” Josh asked, then braced himself as Fox dove for cover behind a substantial looking building, and began firing around the corner. “You’ve heard about the Marauders on the news, right?” she asked back to ...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Facing Facts

    “Anything?” Jason asked, his eyes pleading. Star could only sigh , as she knew the only response she could give would satisfy neither of them. “We may be able to simulate the human mind now, but we still don’t really understand ...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 5 years ago.
  • Grandiose Plans

    “But…what am I supposed to do to him?” Star asked. “He seems fairly healthy at this point, and I’m morally opposed to…processing…people who don’t need it.” “Robovegan, huh?” Jason chuckled. “J...

  • A Kind of Decent Proposal

    “Soylent gas is people?” Josh asked. “Ugh.” “Yeah. I mean, it’s not even very efficient. You can’t run an army on a few truckloads of people.” Fox fired one more time, then started to jog around the build...

  • Scare Tactics

    “But you can’t just ‘secure the area’ forever,” Josh said. “People are going to notice the empty houses sooner or later. Friends and relatives are going to come looking.” “By then, spin control will be in...

  • Boom

    “It isn’t as simple as Autobots and Decepticons, unfortunately. Like I said, I work for bad people. They’re only the good guys because the bad guys are worse than them.” Fox said, clearly not happy with the situation. “The...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Rescue Handle

    As Fox was flung backward, Josh was suddenly unable to move as the padding of the compartment instantly inflated around him. Moments later, Fox hit the ground with a jarring shock. The compartment shrank back to normal, leaving Josh lying on his back. ...

  • Best Laid Plans

    “Maybe a little bit, but not as much as you would think. Don’t worry, I have plans,” Jason said with a smirk as he headed downstairs once more. “Yeah, well so did the Soviets, and look how they ended up,” Star grumbled as ...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Here Comes The Cavalry

    Both unwilling to take it on faith that the approaching motorcycles were friendlies, and unready to assume that the explosion hadn’t done critical damage to something with enough energy to be dangerous, Josh pulled the holocube from it’s so...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • There Went the Neighborhood

    “Heh heh, yeah, that would be me,” Josh said. The Milano stood over Silverfox’s fire-blackened form, shook his head, and clucked sadly. “She’s going to need some major bodywork. If that thing can even be fixed. Sheesh, I k...

  • DTA Exemption

    Josh was sure there were some flaws in her logic, but he’d been hit with so much already in just the last hour or so that he was having a hard time thinking straight. “I suppose that’s right,” he said at last. “And also th...

  • Not So Easily Brushed Off

    Violet sighed. This was the third time this year. If their friendship kept ending like this, Violet might start thinking Rae didn’t like her or something. She frowned, trying to figure out what she’d done this time. Then it hit her. “...

  • We're All Kooks Here

    “Only what I hadn’t already guessed.” Bran shrugged. “The conspiracy sites have a surprisingly accurate picture—at least, if you read the top three and average them out.” Jason grinned. “The war’s been going ...

  • Into Body Experience

    By the time they got back to headquarters, the Loaner was ready, and Josh couldn’t resist a chuckle. “Somehow, I was expecting a Yugo.” “No, we aren’t that cruel.” a technician replied as she inserted the holocube in...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Quick Fix

    “You’re right, you are all kooks here,” Star sighed. “You know, the copy, it won’t be, well, exactly the same as the real you…” “According to my doctors, sometime in the next twenty-five years, the quote ...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 5 years ago.
  • Welcome to Cra-a-a-a-azy Aegis's Used Car Lot!

    “Like I care what kind of car it is? It’s a piece of crap!” Fox growled. Josh grinned, and turned to one of the technicians. “Hmm. You know, I’ve been looking for a good used car. Think maybe I could take this one off your...

  • Rookie Recon

    “Anyway,” she continued, “Your first mission is already lined up. We think we found Where the Marauders took the people from that neighborhood, among others, and we need someone to scout it out. Like it or not, Fox is our best scout a...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
  • Arming up

    “All right. All frickin’ right.” Josh sighed. “You guys do realize you’re sending a civilian into a war zone, right?” “Nobody’s a civilian in this war,” the woman said darkly. “We’re all...

  • Getting Started

    After a long, quiet drive, Fox spoke up. “…Mister T?” Josh sighed, and put a hand to his forehead, leaning back in the seat. “I was kidding, I’m sorry. Quite frankly, she intimidates me a bit, and that’s how I deal w...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted about 4 years ago.
  • Into Enemy Territory

    They got off the freeway in a decrepit part of town, where urban decay had been allowed to have its way unchecked. It had been this way ever since the turn of the previous century: one economic downturn after another had driven people out of this part ...

  • Masquerade Breakdown

    From her seat on the other side of the classroom, Rae stared at Violet and the robot. Is that two-bit copy of me off her nut? she wondered. You don’t just break Masquerade unless…crap. Rae jerked to her feet, yelled, “Ima throw up!”...

  • The Weight of Intelligence

    “Hmm, that tickles,” Bran said. “Like…someone tickling the inside of my head. From the inside. Strange.” “The sensation is inversely proportional to the length of time it takes,” Star explained. “A fast flash...