Stories tagged “fur”

  • Snack time

    Gornak paced around the cave impatiently. The others should have been back by now. His fur stood on end when he passed too closely to the cave entrance. The sunlight always bothered his kind. There was a stirring sound. One of the children had come awa...

  • An Answer, and More Questions

    James climbed out of the car to meet the newcomer face to face. She was young—about the same age as he and Sera—with long brown hair, wearing a red leather jacket, slacks…and a gunbelt. James said the first thing that came to mind: “Who are...

  • Realization

    Sera growled. “Yeah, they had all the first responders on the force take some extra booster flu shot, lot of good it’s going to do me now.” “Sis, unless I miss my guess, that shot is probably the reason you’re still talkin...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Hobson's Multiple Choice

    “You’ve got two choices. Well, three, I guess.” The girl ticked them off on her fingers. “You can come with me back to Aegis regional HQ, you can try to fight us, or you can try to run away.” She frowned. “I can̵...

  • Decisions

    James looked to Sera. “You’re the one who’s got the most at stake here, sis, I’d say that it’s your choice.” “Way I see it, we’ve got no choice, we go with Lisa here,” she growled. “If we try ...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Aegis Base

    A few minutes later, they pulled onto a private road with an armored gate and security checkpoint. Lisa and Fur stopped and talked with the people in the booth. James slid lower in his seat as impassive faces and cameras swiveled to examine them. Final...

  • No Disassemble!

    “Congratulations, I’m surprised,” James deadpanned as he took it all in, noting makes and models for future reference. “This kind of tech isn’t even supposed to exist yet.” “There are more things in heaven and ...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Project Sugar

    Lisa was already out of her car and addressing the labcoats. “…can’t believe the nerve of you bastards!” James heard as he got out of the car. “Project Sugar is supposed to be in the experimental stages. Who gave you the right...

  • One Step Closer

    There comes a time when every shy geek must break, and these times are frequently heralded by inspired, polysyllabic speeches in the fashion of Jean-Luc Picard, had he spent more quality time with Leonard H. McCoy. James, for one, had seen more than en...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Wake-Up Call

    Lisa’s voice: “Good, he’s coming around.” James blinked his eyes open and looked blearily around. The room swam into focus. He was lying on a bed, in pajamas. Lisa was sitting in a chair by the bed. “Wha’ happened?&#...

  • Learning to Walk

    “What, and miss the chance to make themselves look like even bigger asses?” Lisa said, rolling her eyes. “Bro… those nanobots, they can be mixed in with just about any injection, so long as there’s enough of the liquid to ...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Intuitive

    James had refused to hear any more than that, and shortly later, they were back at the paved section of the track, and Sera and Fur were lined up parallel at the start line, James at Fur’s wheel, with Lisa at Sera’s. Fur, being a Lotus Elis...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • A Trickle of Water

    They finished in a tie, with James hanging out the window and laughing. “See? I knew all you needed was the proper encouragement.” “If you ever pull that crap again, I’ll…I’ll run you over,” Sera growled. James gri...

  • Walk like a... Truck?

    The truck continued to tremble, and then, as the sound played, the truck suddenly became a heap of uncoordinated robot parts. “You know, you could have warned me it was that…” Sera mumbled. “Undignified?” Lisa guessed R...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Put One Foot in Front of The Other

    “But I don’t know how to use them!” Sera moaned. “Just relax!” Lisa advised. “You just have to learn to stop thinking about it and let your instincts take over. You’ll be fine. But now let’s see how you m...

  • Getting the Hang of It

    The smirk on Sera’s face was unmistakable even on a mechanical face. Fur righted himself, looking outright embarassed, and glanced to Lisa, who just nodded. He once more pressed his attack, stepping into combat more carefully this time. Sera fell...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Mission: Implausible

    “It took you five years to figure out you didn’t like taking orders?” the DI asked. Sera shrugged. “I’m a slow learner.” “Well, you’re not gonna have any choice from here on out, soldier!” the DI ba...

  • Gone in a Flash

    “Uh…okay…” Billy said, shading his eyes and squinting, trying to see past the lights. “Are you okay, Sera? You sound kinda funny.” “I’ve been a little sick lately,” Sera said. “Yeah, you might say she...

  • Lights Are On...

    “That’s… You don’t see a lot of people willing to make that kind of decision so quickly,” Lisa said, raising an eyebrow. “For all you know, we’ll have to… take him out of public circulation.” “...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Hole in the Wall

    Fur and Sera moved up, weapons at the ready. Lisa moved in behind them. “All right, this is new.” Sera pointed at a ragged hole in the wall, surrounded by fragments of stone and plaster dust. “Looks like they’ve tunneled in from...

  • All Your Reasons

    “I don’t think they’ve done a full-on Shawshank Redemption number for something they just kinda want, the question is what is it in the building that they actually want?” “Some of the brightest minds in the area work or go...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Thanks for the Memory

    “But what kind of reinforcements?” James asked. “Whatever they’re after might make all the difference.” “And how do you suggest we find that out?” Lisa asked. “Well, I dunno, these guys are, like, walking...

  • Fire It Up?

    “Great, that’ll make it even MORE of a pain in the ass to take out the controller without taking out the entire ’mech.” Sera grumbled. “With that kind of storage density increase, you’re talking about a geometric inc...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted over 4 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • You Know That It Would Be Untrue You Know That I Would Be a Liar

    Lisa grinned. “And the mechs’ plasma rifles can ignite the wires without leaving any traces of arson. Or at least, none that forensics will recognize.” “Then what are we waiting for?” James grinned. “Let’s ligh...

  • Cuffed

    When Lisa and James awoke, they were cuffed together in what was unmistakably, the trunk of a moving car. “Oh my head… Wait, Marauders?” James whimpered, clutching his recently-clocked head. “No, if this were the Marauders, we w...

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