Dec. 15th, 2007 @ 06:22 pm
A sixteen foot tall cobalt blue mech turns his head toward the question and seems to grin. "Gently, man. Especially if they smaller than you."
Blues looks way up then simply gives a nod in greeting. The kid has yet to notice that those mech legs belong to someone and glances around, looking for the source of the voice. "Yeah, wouldn't want to....hurt the kid." But that didn't explain what he was suppose to do about being followed everywhere he went.
The mech hunkers down, exposing the fact that there's a smaller, mint green mech clinging to his back and peeking over his shoulder. "Yeah. He doin' the tagalong?"
"Yup. Whether I like it or not. Who ya got there?" The little kind sees the bigger mechs now and makes a surprised squeak. Then, looking to his big brother, he tugs on the scarf and points as if he's just discovered them. Blues glances back and forth a few times, confused. He really doesn't get the kid.
"My older sister, Honey." The blue one chuckles. "She self programmed, so she don' talk yet."
Then he studies the little guy as Honey waves over his shoulder and beeps. "Everythin's excitin' when you new."
He grins and shakes his head in amusement.
"True. But-" He sighs as there's another tug on his scarf. "What do you want, Rock?" Rock's still pointing but now it's more to the little mech. "Like that, please?" Blues gives the bigger mech a look. "Think you could help me translate that?"
He settles down to sit cross-legged, and Honey climbs up to sit on his shoulder. "He wants ta ride on your back, like Honey Bee was doin'."
Honey laughs and jumps down to hunker and look at Rock more closely. She's met another Rock, back when she was just new.
"Oh yeah," her brother blinks, then looks like he's grinning. "I'm Rap. Gotta remember the manners."
"That right?" Another odd look to the kid. "Yes! Please?" Rock bounces. "Well....all right." After Blues sits so Rock can climb up, the kid wraps his arms around Blues neck and peers over his shoulder.
Standing again, Blues shifts as he gets used to having someone ride on him. "...'m Blues."
Rock continues to stare in wonder at the large mechs before whispering something to his brother. "Yes, you can talk to them," is the answer along with an eye roll. "Hi!"
"Hey, man." Rap chuckles, then shakes his head as Honey very gently beeps Rock's nose before standing up to her full, wispy, six foot height and looking around alertly. "Blues... that's a kinda music, ain't it?"
Eyes widen at the nose beeping and there's another squeak before Rock questions the action. "What?" And Blues goes very still when the little mech reaches over but shakes any worry he had off quickly.
"Yup. And with Rock here and his twin sis at home going by Roll, it makes me think Pop's got a theme going."
"Bbbb!" she tells Rock, then giggles and holds out her hands to him.
"She won't hurt ya," says Rap soothingly. "Couldn', anyway, there's an Anti-Violence field 'roun' here." Then he grins. "Our mama 'n daddy're Bumblebee 'n Jazz."
Rock can't do anything about the hands, his own holding him up but he does repeat her.
"There are more threats in the world then being harmed. But that is good to know." He snerks. "Your family has two themes going."
That gets him a giggle and a raspberry sound as she twinkles her fingers and plays 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star' on her radio.
"Yup." Rap 'grins', but then sobers. "There are?"
Rock laughs and pulls himself to lay over Blues' shoulder so he can copy Honey. Blues just shifts his weight as he's climbed on.
"We ain't doin' that, either. We're Autobots." The way he says it makes it sound as though he's saying, "We're the good guys, we stop stuff like that."
Honey makes a ^_^, then leans over and puts her moth to Rock's forehead. He gets the tiniest of tingly shocks from the kiss.
Blues doesn't exactly trust good guys either but letting that be known could raise too many questions. "I see."
Rock puts both hands to his forehead in surprise. It doesn't hurt him but he does get a system warning telling him to stay away from things producing electrical charges. "What?" He asks as he slides back to hang from Blues' neck.
"She hurt ya?" Rap leans forward with concern as Honey takes a step back and makes a little questioning beep. "What did you do, Honey Bee?"
gets Blues attention and he pulls Rock off his back to get a look at him. "Kid? What happened?"
Rock squirms as he's pulled over then pokes his forehead and points to Honey. "No electrical charges." Shoot, that didn't sound five year old-ish. Need a cover up. "Kid's fine. Just....must have over done it with warning him about the electrical outlets."
Rap looks confused, but quickly scans the area around them and leans forward a little more, his voice dropping. "Um... we not supposedta know you ain't human, man?"
Frowning but staying calm, he tucks Rock under an arm and pushes his shades up against his face.
"Humans don't take robots lightly. Not where I'm from at least. And a secret is easiest to keep when you keep it from everyone. I guess it was pretty idiotic of me to think I could keep it from another bot but could you not go speading it around?"
"We cool." The Cybertronian nods seriously. "But there're other yous 'round that everybody already knows about."
Honey beeps and nods, pointing to Rock.
"Thanks." He was honestly baffled about that second part though. "What?"
"What?" Rock's copying Blues that time.
Rap's a little confused by his response, but hazards the reply that he thinks will fit. "This's the Nexus. Anybody from anyplace 'n any time can come here. Includin' other versions of you. I seen two versions of my mama in here already. And one was a guy."
"So actual other mes
? Sounds like that 'what if' theory." Blues thinks on that for a second. "So, just what do people know about me? And about the kid too, if you wouldn't mind?"
Rap looks at Honey, who shoots him a digital burst of all the stuff she'd picked up here without resorting to the Multinets. "That you're a robot... Honey likes this other Rock she met. Lotta yous're pretty strange guys... 'n one don't got his scarf no more. Oh."
He relates the situation with Blues and Rock's creator as gleaned from listening in on various Nexus conversations.
Which the mun can't remember all of right now
One hand twists almost protectively around an end of the scarf. "Hmmm, I see. Thank you." And he doesn't say anymore to that; he's quietly going though what he's heard in his head.
"Like?" Rock asks Honey as he points to himself.
She twinkles her fingers at him and goes ^_^ Yup, Rock is cool.
"Welcome." Rap watches his sister.
Rock claps happily and points back. "Like!"
"Bbbbbb!" Despite her height that can only be a happy baby dance.
Blues rolls his eyes at the two and their odd communication, if you could even call it that. "We should get back before the Doc realizes we're gone. Say by to your friend, Rock."
"Bybee!" And he waves.
Oh, sad Honey, reaching out to gently touch his hair before she goes and hides on her younger brother.
Rap hugs her absently with one arm. "Bye."
Rock continues to wave as he's carted off by his brother.