Stories tagged “nanites”

  • 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...

  • It's a Gun's Life

    And as if being turned into the gun of a robot that used to be my car wasn’t bad enough, when my captor was assigned guard duty at a refinery it was even worse. It wasn’t a petroleum refinery. They would herd people into small cells with me...

  • Trigger Event

    There was plenty of fighting. I was fired a lot. I did my best to try to hold my fire, or miss, or whatever, but like I said, it only used my brain. The part of it that processed visuals, I guess. As long as I could see, he could shoot at what I was se...

  • Gun Body

    After the fight was over, she took me away from the fighting, back to the Aegis base, sending me reassuring thoughts through our link as she went. She almost didn’t need to; I was happy enough no longer to be under the control of that nut case th...

  • Man I Feel Like a Robot

    I took my first steps in my new body, then turned to look at my robot savior. “Thank you,” I whispered. “You’re all right now?” she asked. “More than all right. It’s like you’ve given me my life back.R...

  • Partnership of the Gun

    “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...