There are a couple of blue-eyed Seekers in the Nexus....
Sep. 8th, 2009 @ 04:39 pm
One is a black and dark purple femme, who is sitting on a couch and grinning at the other, who is standing in front of the sign and gleefully patting himself on the chest. This second bot is white and pale blue, and his size and proportions suggest those of a child. His big optics are creased nearly shut with the power of his wide and happy grin, and he bounces a bit as he asks his question.
"If you couldn't touch things before, and then you could, what would you touch first?"
You are feeling:
"Something nice, of course. Like cat fur, or a soft pillow."Or cool metal, or snakeskin."
"Ohhhhh!" He looks at his hands excitedly. "I wonder if those will feel different now? I liked them before. Well, I never touched a snake yet. But I like the other things!"
"How old are you?"Too young to cope with us, I bet.
Why do you think I'm sticking to the shadows?
"Um." Cloudtrader pauses, blinking. "I don't know. You don't really have an age when you're dead, I think. But I died when I first came online, so I guess I'm pretty young."
"Ah, youth. To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early or be respectable.
"Do you really have to try to confuse the poor thing?"Why not?"
The little Seeker stares, his optics wide with wonder. And then he grins again. "You're like Blitzwing and Shadowwraithe! Cool!"
"Yes, we have two personalities."Thus the 'we'.
"Do you have to snark at me all the time, Harv?"If I didn't you'd think something was wrong with me, Harvey."
There's a Blitzwing passing by..probably getting something for Swindle so the glitch-rat will stay in bed and heal. He waves to Disturbia...then stops short.
He can see Cloudtrader! He goes through all three faces to make sure.
"Blitzwing!" The triplechanger will now have a little Seeker attached to his leg as Disturbia laughs. "I can hug you when I'm here!"
"Are you online?" Blitzwing asks, Icy's monocle looking at the little ghost Seeklet, "Or..you're like Swindle? You have a shell?"
"I have a shell! Blazer made it for me, and Ratchet brought it!" He bounces and squees. "I can touch things when I'm here! 'N they feel different than when I touch 'em in the dream!"
"Oh, like Swindle!" Random takes control, "Huh, I wonder if he'd noticed the difference. You'll have to ask him!"
"Is he better enough to ask?" The little bot looks up at him with eager interest, his big optics shining.
I imagine I'd start with things that had proven interesting or familiar to my other senses, to establish a frame of reference.
He stops short, his big optics wide as they look slightly to one side. The whirring of his processor can almost be heard as he works over the blond lady's words to make out their meaning.
Then he looks back at her with bright hopefulness. "You mean stuff you liked before?"
*She gives the "child" a gentle, nearly maternal smile which is likely to be utterly at odds with most of the Nexus' knowledge of her.*
"Ohhh!" He bounces again and hugs himself gleefully. "That sounds like a good idea!"
*That was the general idea.*
Have fun with that.
"I will." He looks around and squees softly as he catches a grin from the femme over on the couch. And then he turns earnestly back to Samus. "I didn't know everything would be so different. I knew I'd be able to touch things, and talk to people, and that people would be able to see me. But I didn't realize that things would even look
"Cloudtrader! I c'n see you!" Mira lets out a happy sound from where she's holding the hand of a little mech who is giving Cloudtrader a wide-opticed curious look.
"Mira! Oppy!" The white and blue Seeklet squeals with absolute delight at seeing his friends. "Can I hug you? Will it work?"
Mira tilts her head a bit, "Umm... I dunno if it'll work... but I wanna try anyways!" Oppy grins, and wiggles his free hand, indicating that he wants to be picked up and cuddled.
"Well, if it doesn't work then you'll just come inside my shell, and we'll hug that way." Cloudtrader laughs happily, then reaches for Oppy's hand. "Ohhh! I think it'll work! I can touch Oppy!"
"oooo! Okies!" Mira grins, before moving to hug Cloudtrader, as does Oppy, who is all smiles.
"Group hug!" Cloudtrader squees again.