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Iri sighed uncertainly. "I guess that's true. I just don't know. Maybe we should hold off for now--we can always tell them later, but we can't take back telling them."

 

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Not long after that Rizzo got a call from Steve. He answered "Hey man. What's up." then his expression quickly went from calm to worried. Rizzo turned to Iri and said "Dave and Steve found someone collapsed somewhere. It sounds serious but they don't know what to do about it."

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Iri looked over at Rizzo. "Is it serious enough for us to leave our job to go help? I mean, I haven't clocked in yet, so it might not technically be abandoning our duties or anything like that..."

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"Ya. I think so." Rizzo replied.

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Iri nodded. "All right, then, we'd better go." She pulled on her jetpack. "Will this carry two?"

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"If you're offering what I think you're offering yes. You'll just have to watch that fuel and thrust more carefully than usual." Rizzo replied

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Iri nodded. "And I'll only be able to work them with one hand. This will be difficult, but doable." She wrapped one arm around him (VERY tightly) and took off.

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Rizzo got the wind knocked out of him a little bit at take off but didn't complain given the circumstances. When they arrived at Rizzo's house (where by this point Steve and Dave had taken the collapsed being by this point) they found the spaceship and the human looking down at what appeared to be an android similar to the one that had attacked Iri and Rizzo for the pocketknif thing. This one however did not seem to have armor quite as thick and it had it's own jetpack. Rizzo walked over to the group and asked "Why are you two just standing here? Did you call anyone yet?"

Steve replied "Well that's the problem. We don't know WHO we should be calling? I'm getting very strange readings from this guy."

Dave added "Plus there's this." then pointed at the android's head. Rizzo moved to see what Dave was talking about and saw that the front of the helmet (which Rizzo could now see was a helmet) was somewhat broken revealing the being's true face underneath. It was very....human. Rizzo now came to the conclusion that this was a human in a suit and said "Call a hospital or something. Heck I'll do it." He pulled out his communicator but before he could start the call Steve said "We don't know if a hospital can help. We don't know if a mechanic can help and we don't know if a hospital can help."

"What do you mean?" Rizzo asked. Steve replied "He's not human. He's not an AI ether."

Rizzo asked "You sure his armor and jetpack aren't just messing up your readings? Cuz this to me just looks like a guy in a suit." 

"Pretty sure." Steve replied. "I think around 90 something percent sure....maybe?"

 

 

((Twitchy looks human cuz Rizzo can't see the rest of him. Also he does have a skin covering on his actual body but under that is a mixture of machinery and biological stuff. There are probably some parts of him that aren't shaped quite right for a human and his eyes are weird looking if he had them open. They have an aperture like a camera where the iris should be or in other words he has a mechanical iris))

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Iri, too, started scanning with her infrared sensor. "I can't make heads or tails of it," she said after a moment. "He has patches where he's as warm as a human, but patches where he's cooler. Either he's dangerously hypothermic, which is highly unexpected in these temperatures, or he has an extremely odd physiology." She began immediately trying to list possible reasons why either of these could be--perhaps there was some kind of android that could shoot cold as she could shoot fire? Well, obviously not shoot cold, the physics of that was illogical, but suck the heat out of the air, and- but how would that work? Well, just because she didn't know how someone would invent such a thing didn't mean they couldn't, and if a cold-wielding android had attacked this person, that could do it...

Or Steve could be right, and it could be some odd mixture of human and android. Those areas that would be dangerously cold on a human would be a perfectly ordinary temperature for a robot. What could have caused that? The pocketknife? Had this been done before she and Rizzo had found it? And, most importantly, why was he unconcious? Was he all right? She placed a finger across his neck and felt a pulse beating gently... it seemed to be approximately the right speed and intensity, but she had never felt a pulse before, so she wasn't sure. He was breathing fairly normally. Gently she poked him in the arm. "Excuse me? Sir? Do you suppose... you could maybe... wake up?" Argh, stupid awkward human brain.

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Without warning the unknown being snapped awake and jumped to his feet. The human....android....thing staggered for a second then stood absolutely straight. The only movement being his breathing. His eyes seemed to lock onto Iri and he just stared at her like he was expecting something from her.

Rizzo stared at the scene for a while then whispered "Ooookkkey. This is getting creepy."

 

 

 

((Twitchy is mistaking Iri for a fellow experiment and because she apears to have more AI than him he thinks she's higher ranked than him so he's expecting orders or a lecture about his running off or something))

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Iri stared at him. His eyes were very odd, kind of disturbing. He looked almost... military. After a few moments of hesitation, Iri asked, "Um, excuse me, but... why were you unconcious? Are you all right?"

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The human/android thing replied with a question "Am I ok?" He stuck a finger through the hole in his helmet to touch his face then looked at said finger the same way a human might check to see if they were bleeding. He staggered again then seemingly breaking the whole military vibe he spoke really fast half to Iri and half to himself as out loud muttering "What kind of ok? Physically ok? Mentally ok? Both? Actually. That question was unneeded. It's obviously both." The military vibe returned though now still kind of broken by what had just happened the human/android thing stood straight again and told Iri "Data on what happened isn't really available. I..........I seem to have lost it. I'mSureItWillComeBack but....." He rubbed the top of his helmet the same way someone might rub their head then his eyes widened and he told Iri "Oh. I lost connection."

 

 

 

 

((Any time I type something like this; AnyTimeITypeSomethingLikeThis that means Twitchy said that part really fast to the point that it's difficult to understand. Occasionally he forgets to keep his speech at the right pace and parts of it speed up since his brain is always processing things way faster than any human brain should. I wanted to show this but also don't want it to be impossible to read so every capital letter in a section like that is where a word starts. I may also say he said a whole sentence fast when that happens but I wanted you to know why I did this;I'mSureItWillComeBack. It will make it easyer to show how he talks.))

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"Connection... with what?" Iri was having a slightly difficult time processing his speech, especially when he talked so fast. She thought he might have mistaken her for someone else, and she was extremely confused.

 

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The android/human took a hold of his helmet with both hands, paused while there was a sound like locks coming loose, then lifted his helmet off and held it tilted so Iri could see the top of it. There appeared to be a broken antenna sticking out. "My connection broke." He repeated pointing at the little peg that was once an antenna and apparently not realizing that Iri had been asking about the connection itself and not about the device.

Rizzo however was too busy looking at the android/human person's head to notice. If he had just been bald it wouldn't have been a big deal but there appeared to be places for wires to connect imbedded in the being's skin. Rizzo tried and failed to not stare at these holes and tried not to wonder if one could touch the guy's brain through them given the right tool.

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Iri noticed the holes too, but decided it would be rude to talk about them. Instead she said, "Do you have all the pieces of it? I might be able to weld it back together."

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"Nope." Replied the what was now very obviously a cyborg. "I DefinitelyLostIt and the whole thing ProbablyNeedsToBeReplacedAnyway." He paused and started at the damaged helmet then turned to Iri like she was suppose to know the answer and said "IDon'tKnowWhereToGoToReplaceIt. DoYouKnowWhereToGoToReplaceIt?"

Rizzo mumbled "Anyone else having trouble understanding what this guy is saying?" To which Dave raised his hand and said "I am." Since Dave happened to be standing somewhere close by the cyborg spun around in reaction to the sudden movement like he thought Dave was going to do something. He held his closed fist up and pointed it at Dave who put both his hands up in the "I'm unarmed" way. Then Steve moved his camera in suprize and the cyborg turned towards Steve in an equally defensive way. Not knowing what kind of crazy gadgets could be up this being's arm Rizzo commented "Woe woe woe. Easy there Twitchy. They're both harmless. I mean I know Steve in particular is kind of intimidating because of his size but he wouldn't hurt a fly." The cyborg turned to Rizzo. Not looking any less jumpy he said "WhoAreYou?"

"What?" Asked Rizzo. "You're speaking a little fast for me there mate. Mind slowing down?"

"I said who are you." Repeated the cyborg to which Rizzo replied calmly with a "are you serious?" kind of tone. "My name is Rizzo. I live here. You're on my lawn. Or....Steve's and my lawn. He lives here too. Dave's more of a temporary addition but for now? ...eh." He finished with a shrug. The cyborg meanwhile seemed to stop listening the moment Rizzo had said he was on his lawn and was now looking around like he was only just now registering where he was. His head moved like that of a bird. Focusing on one thing for only a second then moving to somewhere else then going back to the first thing again. His arm was back by his side which was a good sign.

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Iri watched the device in the person/robot/creature's (?) hand with some apprehension. Steve, can your scanners tell what's in that hand?

 

((That (?) is her uncertainty, not mine.))

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"It appears to be a tazer." Steve replied mentally. Then he added for no apparent reason "Heh. I wonder what he was thinking when he pointed it at me. I'd think he would short himself out before he produced enough power to knock me out. Though. Maybe he wasn't thinking. Or maybe things have advanced past my knowledge. I hope not. I've heard tazers are very unpleasant."

Meanwhile Rizzo picked up the helmet the cyborg person had seemingly discarded to get a even closer look at it. Once he had he commented "Yeesh. This thing seems to have been connected right into that guy's head in places." He turned towards the being in question and asked "Was this thing uncomfortable at all?"

The cyborg replied "Not really. Why?"

"Oh. No reason." Lied Rizzo once again trying not to stare at the plug holes in the cyborg's head. The cyborg stared at Rizzo for a second then apparently having caught on to the issue he pointed at the holes and said "TheyDon'tHurtIfThat'sWhatYou'reWorryedAbout."

"What?" Rizzo asked. The cyborg repeated "They don't hurt if that's what you're worried about."

Rizzo told him "I think I'll just take your word for that. You know you never answered Iri's question about how you ended up unconscious. My friends Steve and Dave found you laying around and they were very concerned."

The cyborg said "Are you two friends? Is that allowed?"

 

 

 

 

((I'd like to point out that Iri just unknowingly opened herself up to getting calls from Steve. He will take the fact that she talked to him like that as permission to be able to talk to her like that. XD))

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Iri was growing more and more uncomfortable. Looking from the person to Steve and Dave, she asked, "Why wouldn't they be allowed to be friends?" This was starting to feel like that dystopian movie she had read the back of at Rizzo's house.

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The cyborg replied "Actually I was talking aboutYouAndThatHuman." He pointed at Rizzo and Continued "When he reminded me that you asked me a question. ButSteveAndDave-WasThatTheirName?-AreWeirdToo."

Steve commented "It sure sounded like you were talking about us." To which the cyborg replied "DidIt? Sorry. My words DoGetScrambledSometimes. Or so people tell me." Rizzo butted in "Ok. So why is it weird?" The cyborg blinked as if being reminded of something he had forgotten as he explained "Oh....right. SorryAgain. You see it's the rule that the prototypes don't interact much with feral humans. TheySaidThey'dInfectThemWithSomething. ....I don't remember what. ButSteveDaveAndRizzoAreAllAlsoWeirdBecauseAI'sDon'tNormallyLikeHumans. Too unpredictable or something. OrMaybeIt'sThatInfectionThing."

"INFECTED?" Rizzo snapped. "Are You calling me dirty?"

"I don't know." Replied the cyborg. "I don't remember what feral humans infect people with."

Rizzo gritted his teeth and mumbled "Call me feral again and I'll act like it buddy." Steve gave Dave a "please do something" gesture with his camera and Dave walked over to Rizzo to put his hands on his shoulders to stop him from doing anything.

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Iri looked over at him. "Humans can... infect robots? With what? And, if you don't mind me asking, um... what are you?" She felt like that had come out oddly, and might have been offensive, but she wasn't sure if there was a better way to phrase it.

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Twitchy c.ocked his head sideways like he thought Iri was crazy for not knowing the answer when he replied. "I'm a hybrid prototype. Like you. ICan'tAnswerTheOtherQuestionThough. I AlreadySaid I don't remember."

 

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Iri blinked. "I'm not a hybrid prototype, whatever that is. I'm just a robot. Well, I was? I'm not sure if I am anymore. Long story. But what are you a prototype, or a hybrid, of?" She thought she had a good idea, but she wasn't positive enough to say it yet. She wanted to hear him say it first.

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"HumanAndRobotHybridIBeleive." Replied the cyborg tapping his chin thoughtfully with a finger. He continued. "I suppose I could be part airplane istead though."

Rizzo comented. "Soooo a cyborg."

"Yes. YouCouldCallMeThat." Replied the cyborg with a grin like he was trying to be friendly but Rizzo didn't return the gesture. Rizzo was probubly still insulted about the whole "feral humans infect people" thing. The cyborg himself didn't seem to take notise and turned back to Iri. "MyTurnToAskYouWhatYouAre. If you are not a prototype like me what are you? YouLookLikeAPrototype. Just one that started as a robot instead of a human."

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Iri shrugged. "I guess... I could be? But if so, I'm an accidental hybrid. Do you think you can tell me a little more about this whole hybrid thing? This might be important information for me. Are all hybrids as... twitchy as you are?"

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The cyborg told Iri "I'mNoLongerSureHowMuchInformationIAmAllowedToShareWithYou. WhatDoYouMeanByAccidental?" His suprize seemed to be making his speech more consistently on the fast side.

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Iri's eyes squinted a bit, like she was trying to think and having difficulty doing it. "Do you think you can repeat that a little slower?" she asked. "I couldn't quite process that."

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"Sorry." The cyborg said before repeating "I said I'm no longer sure how much information I am allowed to share with you. What do you mean by accidental?"

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"Well... I think I might have an idea what kind of infection you can get from humans. Not that I'm-" Iri added awkwardly, with a quick glance at Rizzo. "I mean- I'm not scared of you and Dave or anything! But, well, I was just a normal robot for many years, until I started spending more time around humans. Then I started feeling more emotions than I was used to, and they started coming out in my monotone voice. I've been getting more and more human as time goes on. My joints all sealed into some smooth, flexible surface, I have a sense of touch that I never used to, and sometimes in an awkward situation I start to panic and my brain kind of shorts out, or shuts down, or whatever it is that happens to humans when they freak out and can't think straight anymore. And some of it is wonderful and amazing, and some of it is weird and scary, and I'm starting to, well, like other people and care about them, instead of being totally emotionally indifferent to them. And it's all very strange, and I'm hoping you might be able to tell me a bit of what I can expect from this. It would be very nice to have some idea of what's going on."

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Steve said "What?" For he had been hanging out with humans for many years and although his emotions had certainly strengthened he had not had any physical changes. He would have asked about it but he couldn't say any more before Twitchy started talking. "Well. I Suppose I could answer this specific question. Given that It'sPersonalAndNotAboutAnythingThatMightGetMeInTrouble. ...I hope. Plus I'mKindOf an accident myself. Well...I mean ....my...this. Whatever doing this to someone is called was purposeful but-anyway. Don't worry about getting mySpeachInpediment. At least...I don't think you have to worry about it. See, I was the first real attempt and theyHaddn'tQuite worked all the BugsOut. To put it bluntly myCranium OrMoreSpecificallyTheBrainsInsideIt GotKindOfScrambled. Accidently of course."

Rizzo stepped forward and (having been just barely able to understand that but was able to take away that this cyborg was brain damaged or something) asked "They messed up your head? That doesn't bother you at all?"

"No. Should it?" Asked the cyborg to which Rizzo said "YES! I think it should honestly. Unless it was completely willing on your part you should be very mad!" The cyborg gave Rizzo a look of genuine confusion and asked "Why? They only wanted to help."

Rizzo asked "Were you a willing participant in this experiment?" The cyborg lifted a finger like he was going to reply with certainty but stopped, then looked at the ground, then looked at Rizzo, then looked at the sky, then he tapped his chin, then he passed back and forth a few times, then he stopped, then he started the whole thing all over again.

"Well?" Rizzo pushed. The cyborg blinked with the apertures in his eyes then with his eyelids then finally he said "You know what? I don't remember. I'll go ask." The cyborg shot up into the air. First he darted one way then he darted another and then he darted one more before landing back where he had been with a now half worried as well as half confused look. "I....IDon'tRememberWhereToGo!"

"What?" Asked Rizzo.

"I don't remember where to go." The cyborg replied doing the same birdlike look around thing he had done earlier when he had first realized he was on someone's lawn only with even more anxiousness and speed added to it. "I don't even remember what the building looked like!"

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((I think I was planning to reply to it and then didn't end up doing so for whatever reason, but I thought I had. Whoops.))

 

Iri looked at him a little uncertainly. "Don't worry, I'm sure you'll be able to figure something out. Do... do you remember where you came from, before you were going wherever you're going?"

She wasn't particularly good at reassuring, nor was she particularly reassured by what he had told her. Sure, he was the first one of his kind and they hadn't worked it out perfectly yet, but if hers wasn't done deliberately, who was to say that whatever new research they'd discovered would apply to it if it really was some kind of infection. Natural processes tended to be a bit cruder than science, and if even the science had started out a little crude, than Iri had every reason in the world to be worried.

 

((Please note that I do not agree with Iri on this. Nature is amazing and when people try to imitate it they usually screw it up pretty badly. But then again, she's a robot who's spent most of her life looking down a bit on humans as rougher and cruder, so she's going to believe, like the robots who want to turn people into robots/cyborgs, that science is always better than nature.))

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"IDon'tRemember. IDon'tRememberAtAll." Said the cyborg in a tone like he was starting to panic. Dave told him "Hey. Take it easy man. You look like you're about to short yourself out." It didn't help. The cyborg continued to speak in that hurried tone. "IsThatAThingThatCanHappen? CanIShortOut? IDon'tEvenKnowButItSoundsUnpleasant. WhatIfMyRobotPartsOverHeatAndDamageMyBiologicalParts. IShouldStopThinkingAboutIt. OhButICan't. WhatIfByNotThinkingAboutItIForgetWhatIWasWorriedAbout. WhatWasIWorriedAbout? OH NO IT HAPPENED!!! Oh...Wait. That's right. I'm lost. ..... ThatDoesn'tMakeMeFeelAnyBetter!!!"

Rizzo whispered to Iri "Ok other than him saying he's lost I'M completely lost. I didn't understand a word of that."

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Iri winced a little. "Look, you gotta slow down a bit. I'm sure we can figure out why you're lost and what happened. Just calm down, okay? Do you remember anything, anything at all, about, I don't know, what organization made you? Its name, your boss's name, your own name, anything? Because if you have any vestige left, I'm sure I can search it and find an address, or maybe some other names, or something. Anything you can remember will help us."

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The cyborg looked at his feet and (while seeming to struggle to speak slowly) said "I....don't...remember any of that. WellIRememberIWasCalled-"

"Ay! Sloooowly." Rizzo reminded. The cyborg continued "I remember I was called prototype one most of the time. That's about it."

Rizzo asked "What about that other stuff you've already said?" To which the cyborg replied "Oh ya. IRememberSomeAboutWhatWeWereDoing."

"Slowly please." Reminded Rizzo again. The cyborg continued "Right. Sorry. It...was...something about throwing out the bad side and keeping the good. ..... Taming...the feral part of humans so they could not only stop being a nuisance but become an asset instead. And....my boss lost....something. AFewOfUs-sorry. A...few...of...us were sent to look for it. Something happened and I was not happy about it but I don't know if I or something else caused what happened next. My antenna got broken and I became disoriented. I smashed a window and flew who knows how far while hittingManyMoreThings until I passed out."

Steve commented "Oh dear. You may have a concussion. That or you may be dehydrated. ....If that's possible. Is your head still hurting? Are you feeling dizzy at all or vomity? ....Again assuming you can feel vomity. I don't know exactly how much human is in you."

The cyborg replied "It'sFunnyThat- I mean It'sFunnyThat- I MEAN It's funny that you mention it. I'm kind of resistant to getting dizzy seeing as I have been given the gift of flight so why not fix that too. However. IThinkIAm a little bit dizzy yes."

Steve asked Dave to hold up a random number of fingers then asked the cyborg "How many fingers is Dave holding up?"

"Three." Replied the cyborg correctly.

"Right. That's a good sign at least." Steve said. Rizzo asked "So should I get the guy some water or no?"

"If you're offering please." The cyborg replied. ((Worst of both worlds Twitchy has to be both fed and charged to stay alive but he doesn't eat nearly as much food as a regular human))

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The more Iri heard of this conversation, the more concerned she became. She needed to be somewhere where she could think and process. "Hey, Rizzo, we should probably get back to work. Dave and Steve can take care of Twitchy here. Steve, send me updates if anything changes." She pulled on her jetpack and looked expectantly at Rizzo.

 

((Poor Iri, she really opened herself up for Steve to b.utt in whenever now.))

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"Would you guys be ok with that?" Rizzo asked.

"Of course." Replied Steve.

"Sure." Replied Dave with a shrug. He continued "If you're going I'll get him the water." before disappearing into the house.

The cyborg asked "Wait. WhereAreYouGoing?"

"What?" Rizzo asked.

The cyborg repeated "Where are you going?"

Rizzo told him "Iri and I have a job. We had to pause that to come check on you."

"Oh. I'm sorry I was a bother." The cyborg said. Rizzo told him "There's nothing to be sorry for." He started to turn towards Iri when the cyborg made them pause again by asking "So. Is she not worried about being infected? For that matter is Steve not worried?"

"WHAT infection?!" Rizzo asked. Continuing with "You've never even explained what the infection is!"

'I don't know what the infection is." The cyborg replied.

Rizzo asked "Well do you at least know if it's dangerous? Has it k.illed anyone?"

"No. I don't think it has k.illed anyone." The cyborg admitted to which Rizzo snapped "Well if you don't know what it is but you do know it hasn't k.illed anyone then we don't need to worry about it until we get more information do we?" Finally he turned to Iri and said "Ok. Let's ok."

The cyborg said to no one in particular "IGuessThatDoesMakeSomeSense. IfYouHaveSomethingYouHaveSomethingAndWorryingAboutItIsn'tGoingToMakeYouNotHaveIt. IfOneHasAlreadyBeenExposedThey'veAlreadyBeenExposed. Huh. IDidn'tKnowTheInfectionWasn'tCommonKnowlage. ThatExplainsSomeThings. SuchAsWhySomeoneWouldRiskCatchingIt. IfTheyDon'tKnowTheyCan'tAvoidTheRisk. ButWHYIsItNotCommonKnowlage. ItSeemsLikeItShouldBe. Hmm." He seemed to be just thinking out loud as such he wasn't even making an attempt to be understood.

"I'm not even going to TRY to decode that." Rizzo mumbled.

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Iri blinked a few times as the torrent of words washed over her. "Right... well... let's get going," she said. She was trying to agree with Rizzo that the "infection" wasn't worth worrying about, but after seeing that amalgamation, she wasn't sure she could anymore. What if she ended up like that, completely all over the place, unable to remember anything, and hard to even understand because her words were so jerky?

She was so lost in thought she almost missed the junkyard where they had to land. Focus, Iri, one part of her brain said, but another part screamed, It's already happening! What am I going to do?

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"Well....That wasn't something I expected to happen today." Rizzo commented as soon as they were safely in the junkyard. He added "And when I say that I mean that whole thing. I'm not even sure I expected that to ever happen in my life."

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Iri nodded. "I never even thought about that hypothetically happening--well, I don't really do hypotheticals very well--but if I had, I never would have thought that it actually would happen."

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Rizzo walked over to his asp in a box like he was going to start working on it but instead he paused. After a few seconds he turned back twords Iri and asked "This infection thing. Does it worry you?"

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Iri shrugged and sighed. "I don't know, kind of. I mean, he said that they'd cleared up the glitches that made him, but that was for hybrids who were made deliberately. What if I end up like that? What if I end up even worse?"

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"We'll deal with that if it comes to it. That's all we can do." Rizzo said then added "Plus sci-fi vomit back there hit his head multiple times. We don't even know how much of that was glitches and how much of it was him knocking his brain around. It could easily not be as bad as it looks. That being said. I am a little disturbed with the whole "humans infect people" thing. He couldn't have meant this could he? If that was the case Steve should already be infected considering the fact that I've known him for years but I don't of any physical changes in him."

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Iri shrugged. "I guess." She wasn't completely reassured, but it was a little better anyway. She shrugged and began gathering pieces for her project.

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Rizzo started working on his own. Most of the time was still spent trying to get the motion sensor to work the way he wanted it too. Unknown to Rizzo Steve started sending stuff to Iri. He did not know Iri well enough to know what she would find important so to make sure he didn't leave anything out he just sent her everything.

Steve's first message was sent just a few minutes after the work began. "It turns out that the cyborg can still eat human food without trouble. Interesting."

 

 

((I want to do a small scene with Steve bugging Iri with messages and I thought it would be funnier in the end to let Iri respond to each one of them even if some of the answers are just a "thank you" or an "uh huh". So don't be afraid to have a few short posts here if you can't think of anything else to say but feel it's too early to tell Steve off))

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Iri actually did find that interesting. Does he also need oil/charging, or just human food? That might tell her what she might need, once she got a little farther along in her changes. Meanwhile, she had decided to give up on making a bird shape. Instead, she just focused on figuring out what arrangement of gears she'd need for the internal mechanism. Then she'd choose an animal that fit that shape.

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Steve sent back "You know what? I don't know. Let me ask him." Shortly after that Steve sent "He has to do everything. He has to be charged, fed AND he has to both use a human toilet and get oil changed every once in a while. I do hope he's not releasing oil while going to the bathroom at the same time. I don't think Rizzo's toilet is meant for a mixture like that. Though. Changing one's oil THAT often seems a bit wasteful. It's probably not every time."

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Iri sent back, Uh, yeah, I guess, feeling slightly uncomfortable for some reason. Ew, was she getting human squeamishness? Great. Just what she needed.

The sarcasm was an upside, though.

She looked over the configuration of gears she had. A dog, that's it! She could even make the tail wag! Grinning, she set to work.

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It didn't take long for the next message to come. "You know that game humans play where one puts something under one of three cups and switches them around? It turns out that the hybrid is really good at that game. As long as nothing distracts him he finds it every time! Dave even tried to cheat a few times and he still found it! Slight of hand does nothing! I'm going to test something if the hybrid will allow it. I'll connect with you later." Steve then did a mental version of hanging up he was so eager to find out more.

A few minutes later he sent "Well that was....interesting. Why am I saying it like that? It WAS interesting. So I flashed some pictures in front of the hybrid to see at what speed he stops being able to identify them and....well...to put it bluntly he rivals full blood AIs. Or....full circuits? We don't really have blood. Well....you might at some point but anyway I think this may explain why the hybrid speaks and acts the way he does. I think whoever did this to him somehow sped up his brain's processing power and it had some side effects. No wonder he seems to get bored so easily and is so...well...Twitchy. I bet time feels like it moves slowly for him."

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Iri actually paused in her work this time. Really? That's VERY interesting. Maybe she'd keep her own speed of thought as well, then! That was nice to think about. In fact, his biggest problem seemed to be that his speed was causing some problems with his original human nature, so maybe, since she had started lut as a robot, she actually wouldn't end up like that! The thought cheered her considerably.

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Even though there wasn't any way Steve could have heard Iri's thoughts about that he wondered to her "I wonder about something. If his brain sped up you don't suppose yours will slow down do you? Then again the hybrid had said that they fixed some bugs with the prosses and if the brain speed is the biggest issue maybe that has been fixed so as not to be affected. .....I also wonder. If this was a technology invented to make humans less unpredictable does that mean you're the first AI to go the human way instead of humans going the AI way?"