Oct. 16th, 2007 @ 03:03 pm
A tiny head turns as a five inch tall doll looks toward Tina's voice. A holo screen pops up behind the small being's head, on which appear the words, IF YOU HAVE TO CONVINCE HIM IT ISN'T WORTH IT.
Another artificial person!
"But I know we'd be perfect for each other! He's just to blind to see it!"
She shakes her head. IF THE SHINY IS TOO HARD TO GET FIND ANOTHER ONE.
"But I don't want another one..."
THEN YOU'LL JUST GET SAD. Tiny earnest scoldy woman with the small scoldy finger going.
Tina crosses her arms. "Hmph. What am I doing, anyway, moping over him? He's not worthy that!"
RIGHT! Hands on hips and a stamp for emphasis.
Then she cocks her head. I'M STRAWBABY.
Oh, she'll be back to mooning over him before long. She's just
wired that way.
She smiles. "I'm Tina."
She plunks down again. YOU'RE SHINY.
So is her tinfoil armor!
"I'm made out of platinum."
Yes, she's easily one of the most expensive robots around.
PRETTY! THERE'S NO WORD IN HUMAN FOR WHAT MY BODY'S MADE FROM. BUT MY EYES AND HAIR ARE SAPHIRE.
She bends down a little closer. "You're very pretty yourself."
THANK YOU! Happy expression on the tiny teeny face.
"You said there wasn't an Earth-word for what you're made of, right? So you're from another planet?"
She tilts her head thoughtfully. JUBAL GOT THE ROCK FROM A COMET TAIL. BUT I WAS CREATED ON TERRA TUN.
"Wow! That's incredible!"
"Really," she agrees. "Most of the things from space me and the Metal Men meet are menaces. But you seem nice."
OH. I'VE MET A LOT OF NICE THINGS THAT AREN'T FROM EARTH.
I'M NOT SURE I'VE MET ANYTHING FROM EARTH BEFORE. THEY DIDN'T TELL ME IF THEY WERE.
"Well, some of things from space are nice. Like Superman," she agrees.
OH! I MET SUPERMAN... BUT HE was FROM EARTH.
Puzzled little person here.
"Superman lives on Earth," Tina says. "But he's from the planet Krypton."
JUBAL SAID THIS ONE WAS BORN ON EARTH.
"Huh. That's kind of weird."
THE MULTIVERSE IS BIIIG. LOTS OF THINGS ARE DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT REALITIES.
"So I'm learning. Wait'll the others see this place!"
BREAK THEIR BRAINS! She gives a silent giggle and spins in place.
"Oh, I just know Mercury's gonna sizzle over this... Though I'm not sure Lead's quick enough on the uptake to figure it out."
SLOW AND STEADY TAKES THE RACE!
Yeah, someone's hyper now.
Tina chuckles at that. "Well, he'd figure it out eventually..."
Strawbaby's reply is more dancing.
Smiling, Tina points her right hand, which begins to uncoil. As the coils drop on the table, they reassemble themselves into a smaller version of herself, about Strawbaby's size, which she sets to dancing as well.
Ohhh, shiny! She stops to look at the little Tina.
"It's just another part of me," Tina explains. "I'm always in control of all of my pieces."
Head tilt. EXCEPT YOUR HEART.
She gives miniTina a comforting hug and pat on the back.
"And now though... I think I really better go. The others are probably worried about me."
OKAY. She plunks down and waves.
"See you later," Tina bubbles, as she walks off.