Now, where could she be? Makinarim kept to the shadows ashe made his way through the allies of Satan City. He was firmly aware that his appearance would cause a commotion and while normally such things didn't bother him, he needed to be discrete in this manner.
A rather interesting news story had caught his attention. A mysterious android had turned up in the city, defending the police from an escaped convict, another android sadly enough. Rumours had said she had been offered a place as the city's defendor, but she turned it down. This had given the the mechanical scientist an idea. Someone like her would be valuable for C.U.R.E. as such, he was now out, searching for her.
A task easier said than done. Makinarim had no means to detect her and was simply looking for her through sight. The unearthly android had an idea on what she looked like, making things a little simpler, but this was still a big city, and he had to keep hidden.
Post by Amber Cross on Feb 19, 2018 10:00:07 GMT -6
Strolling down the various sidewalks, the young girl's journey was met by nothing but misfortune. It seemed that, unlike the small town, no one here had the time to help a young girl down on her luck. As it was, her backpack was slightly battered and she could use a bath. Both of which she couldn't fix without help; the first required someone more knowledgeable about robots, and the second required a place she could have some privacy. Neither of which were available strolling down the winding streets of Satan City. She paused at a corner when the light turned red, standing among the other quiet citizens. Everyone quietly waited for the light to change...all save one figure.
A small child stepped out onto the road, chasing after a ball that he'd dropped. Brakes squealed as the driver of the incoming car tried to stop before he ran into the child. But it was too late, far too late. If the child had been at the crosswalk, there might have been enough room; in the middle of the street, there wasn't nearly enough room. His mother screamed in horror, as other people looked away in fear and disgust at what would be a messy misfortune. Time seemed to freeze, as another figure shot out into the street at a sprint. Dashing towards the incoming car, the short girl wrapped her arms around the waist of the boy her size. The car was hurtling towards the two of them, as the girl planted her feet and hopped into the air. The car continued forward, as the girl planted her foot into the center of the hood and spun into a flip that brought the two children over the top of the car and onto the ground behind. Other cars were already grinding to a halt, as the small android took a shivering breath. The child she held in her arms began sobbing, as his mother ran into the street and clutched him in her arms.
“Thank you so much! Thank you so much.” The hysterical mother sobbed, as the short android nodded and turned away. More people were gathering, some with cameras and others talking on the cellphones. She'd drawn too much attention again, much to her dismay. Nodding once towards the mother and child, the girl dashed across the street and ran into an alley. Her dash ended after a few turns, as the girl slowly plodded to a halt. Her gaze swept the large buildings on either side, as she wondered inside where her feet had taken her. Her backpack rested on her back, as she turned around. There was long, winding allies on all sides, leading places the girl could only imagine. Readjusting the pack on her back, she started walking forward, when a sudden, sneaking suspicion something was there caused her to stop. Her hazel gaze swept the allies, trying to discern who or what was watching her.
“Is someone there?! I don't want a fight, and I have nothing worth stealing! So please come out and let us discuss things civilly!”Makinarim
It seemed as if fortune smiled on Makinarim today, as the very android he had been searching for had appeared in his sights, helping a child that had almost been run over. Makinarim shook his head. People were so flawed. They always let mistakes like this happen. That was why C.U.R.E. needed to help them. But right now, he had other things to attend to.
The girl had run into a nearby alleyway, thankfully somewhere he could reach her without being seen. Ashe watched her she stopped, seemingly noticing his presence, calling out to him to come out, and that she didn't want a fight. How perceptive of her.
"A fight? Dear child, perish the thought."
Makinarim seemed to flow out of his hiding place, floating gently before her. Though he towered over her in height, his demeanor seemed to convey he meant no harm, along with the gentle smile on his pale face. "To talk is why I'm here. I've been looking for you for some time." Though his eyes seemed closed, he looked over her, taking in her battered appearance. His smile faded to a look of sad concern. "Oh dear. It seems things have been abit rough for you, haven't they?" He gave the girl a polite bow. "I am Makinarim, of C.U.R.E."
Post by Amber Cross on Feb 19, 2018 10:53:00 GMT -6
Her gaze shot to the shadows, as a tall figure seemingly split from the darkness and strolled into the open. Amber's breath was caught in her throat, as the white mask that made up the figure's face came into view, a soft smile on his lips. Taking a slow breath, she listened to his words, as he commented about her and her appearance.
He's not here for a fight, which is good. But he's been looking for me. I hope he doesn't have any ties with Nicholas or his monsters. I'm not sure who or what he is, but I'm confident he's just here to talk. Finally relaxing, the girl listened as the man introduced himself. His name was Makinar....Makima.....Maki....her eyes narrowed in frustration as she struggled to recall his name, moments after the man had stated it. Finally settling on something in her mind, the girl crossed her arms and looked up at the tall man.
“Things are never easy for a hero searching for the truth. The tribulations help one discover the truth. I'm going to call you Maki, because you have a really long name! My name is Amber, Amber Cross! And what is this cure you're talking about?”
Her curiosity was growing,as the small girl turned towards the tall figure. She didn't bring her hands up to analyze him; his aura felt like something ominous but peaceful. So she wouldn't bare her own fangs, and hopefully Maki wouldn't anything too rash. The short android adjusted her backpack again, waiting for her tall companion's reaction.Makinarim
Makinarim chuckled softly, clearly amused by her decided name for himself. The android's smile widened as he looked down at her. "Ah yes, trials can help one see the truth, but putting oneself through trials simply to try and find it, especially when needlessly, is a degree of foolishness." There was no patronizing tone or anything of the sort, rather someone simply giving the girl advice.
When she asked about C.U.R.E., Makinarim nodded. "We of C.U.R.E. have dedicated ourselves to the betterment of humanity. We tend to specialize in medical technologies, cybernetics, that sort of thing. But we do not wish to simply regulate ourselves to that. After all, why not do more when we have our resources?" He looked over her. Something told him that she didn't have anyone to help her, nobody to repair her when she was damaged and the like. "We can be of a great assistance to you Miss Cross. We would like to help her, if you will help us as well. I assure you, our goals are quite in line with eachother."
Post by Amber Cross on Feb 19, 2018 11:35:50 GMT -6
She mused over his response to her statement, wondering about the realistic truth of his analysis of her own statements. Maki had a definite point, driven home further by the simple fact that there was no patronizing tone to his simple declaration. He continued with his explanation about cure, or rather the organization CURE. Apparently it was a business centered around medical technology and cybernetics. He mentioned something about not limiting themselves to those noble tasks, since there were other resources available. His gaze swept her small body again, his smile never shifting. Whenever the man did that, she could feel something cold in his assessment. He spoke again, addressing her as 'Miss Cross'. She didn't like that, it felt too...robotic. He explained that CURE could help the girl, if she was willing to help them as well. She sighed, looking at the tall man floating over the ground. She knew he couldn't be alive, not after his demonstrations currently.
“I suppose...I could learn more about your group and what you guys are about. My Papa did tell me to try and learn more about everyone I could, before judging anyone. You mentioned something about cybernetics...does that happen to fall into the same realm as robotics? I could use some advice on fixing my personal belongings.” The girl's grip on her backpack tightened, as she spoke sincerely. Her gaze never left Maki, searching for any hint of evil or underlying intent in his reaction to her simple declaration.Makinarim
Makunarim's smile widened as she agreed to at least learn more about them and hear them out. The android's pale hands clasped together happily. "Wonderful! I assure you, you will not regret it. And yes, cybernetics is tied to robotics! It may surprise you to know, I'm an android myself. A number of our staff are androids as well." He hoped her knowing she wouldn't be alone would help but the young woman at ease.
"If it's knowledge you seek, we would be happy to help you. Our main labs are located in West City. Do you think you're able to get there safely?" She was at least willing to listen. That was all the opportunity he would need. He could convince her over time what C.U.R.E. meant for the world, and convince her to offer her convictions in support.
Post by Amber Cross on Feb 19, 2018 12:34:10 GMT -6
Amber jerked back as the tall man clasped his hands together in delight. Suddenly whipping out the arms had caused the tense girl to yank back in reflex. Realizing he was only visibly showing his delight, the girl relaxed as Maki started speaking. He told her that she wouldn't regret her choice, and that he was an android.
That explains his appearance and unique mannerism. I couldn't just chalk it up to unique demeanor. If he's an android, along with others within the staff, I could probably find the answers I'm looking for in regards to the CDT and more functions there. It couldn't hurt to give this a shot.
He mentioned their location, being in West City. She hadn't been there before, and would definitely get lost if she attempted to travel there on her own. Pondering to herself for a long, drawn out moment, the girl decided to entrust her decision to one, vital question.
“Maki...what makes someone a hero?”
Waiting for the robot's answer, the young girl stared up at the taller android. Her gaze was cold but firm in the shadows of the alley, a determination burning deep within.Makinarim
Makinarim was a little surprised by the girl's question. Then again, considering her heroics, it was clear she wanted to get into the business. But why ask him that question? Surely she had an idea on what a hero was. Makinarim smiled at the young android.
"Why Miss Cross, a hero is someone who works to make things better for others. Someone who seeks to lift the standard of life for everyone. A hero, is someone who works for others, out of their desire to help them." He looked down at her, still smiling. "Does that answer your question?"
Post by Amber Cross on Feb 19, 2018 13:54:12 GMT -6
She listened as he explained, still wearing the same smile as before. She could hear the sincerity in his response, as he gave the most generic answer possible about what a hero was. It was clear the android understood what she was asking, and had issued an answer fitting enough. Nodding to herself, she thought back to what her other friend had said. The conviction between the two had been worlds apart; one sincere and passionate, while the other was punctual and easy-going about it. But she needed something that only the Android could provide, a resource her father had failed to give her before passing. Smiling softly, she looked up at the larger Android.
“So, Maki....where is this 'Cure Enterprise' in West City. If you don't mind taking me, I'd like to learn more about what it is capable of, and see what sort of arrangement you're offering.” She smiled at the larger android, all the while debating within her heart and mind if this was the right choice. She still needed to see the heart of this matter, and learn what CURE was truly about. The first thing the robot had told her threw the girl off, and she kept that bit tucked in her mind.
And...if everything went south, she could still fight her way out of the Enterprise using the CDT System. Despite not wanting to use her weapons against others without reason, the small android was more than willing if this sincere offer turned into a trap.Makinarim
Makinarim smiled warmly as he looked down at the little android. It seemed like she was satisfied with his answer, and was now asking him where C.U.R.E. was. This was great! He was sure once she had met the others, she would come round to their line of thinking.
"Our headquarters is in West City, as I said. I can show you the way if you like. Don't worry. It wont take long if we fly there." he floated off of the ground as a thought occured to him. "Are you capable of flight? Or would you need me to carry you?"
Post by Amber Cross on Feb 20, 2018 11:29:46 GMT -6
The young girl pondered his statement, and the offer for a flight there. The android didn't want to unveil all of her cards yet, and had no idea where West City was in relation to the current alley. So, finally coming to a decision, the young girl nodded once and spoke firmly.
“I'll take your offer for a flight there. I'm currently worried about using my tools for flying. So, if you wouldn't mind..” The young girl held her arms up, waiting for the way the taller android would pick her up for their flight.
End thread for Amber; move to West City and invite others from Cure? Makinarim
Makinarim's face took on an expression of sad concern. The poor dear could hardly fly in her condition. That was no way an android such as herself should be treated. He resolved to ensure she got the care she deserved.
"But of course," he said softly, before reaching out with his pale hands and scooping the smaller android up. His hold on her was firm, but more in a sense to make sure she wasn't dropped, rather than outright restraining her. He shifted her body so she was comfortable. "Ok, off we go," he said as he took to the air, making sure she wasn't jolted and jarred by the flight.