The Calm after the Storm | INVITE Mar 25, 2020 18:22:00 GMT -6
Post by Carro Hofferson on Mar 25, 2020 18:22:00 GMT -6
THE CALM AFTER THE STORM
CARRO's PL: 100 (ANTISENSE) || LEO's PL: 1,800,000 (200k BASE | x9P)
The sun had started to set outside already, washing through LEO's translucent glass windows. The snowscape of Mount Frappe had been left behind as grassy meadows passed miles beneath the soaring mecha. Even with her sustained injuries, LEO was making quick work of ferrying her passengers to where they needed to be. The scattered burns from overheating still dotted her limbs, but the feline flew through the stratosphere with grace. She was made to handle these types of injuries, unlike the much more unfortunate android sprawled in her control room's seat.
The bright, holographic graphs and controls were just blurs of color to Carro. His optic lenses had to have started melting as well at this point, and no amount of LEO's air conditioning could make him feel like he wasn't sweltering away in the middle of a desert. He'd tried to pull his arm off the liquefying portion of his face, but the glitched, glassy strands of color just clung to his fingers like melted cheese when he'd tried. The sounds of his internal workings trying to cool him down only made him feel more uncomfortable. The sound of spinning fans and chugging hard-drives, like an ancient computer's dial-up internet rising from the grave, unsettled the persisting parts of his mind that still asserted that he was human where it counted. Humans didn't have glass for a face, or only three fingers on each hand, and they sure didn't have to worry about melting into goo or smoke trickling out of vents in their neckless head, but his soul was there. He was more human than machine at heart, even if his body was cold and metallic. Right....? It certainly didn't feel like that right now. But he was still human.
The only ones left for LEO to guide to their homes were her pilot, Chime, and the Majin in her hull- for some brief privacy the former two had moved to her control room instead. There was a lot Carro wanted to say. To ask what in the name of the Kais even happened before he'd arrived to finish off Vocado, to apologize for not thinking of running over there sooner, or try again to try and drill in the message that it wasn't his friend's fault. But while machines didn't get tired,they could get broken. It was hard to think straight still... But at least today was over. They would never have to worry about fighting on that godforsaken mountain again... But why did he still have a sinking feeling that the worst was yet to come?
He'd try to save those worries for later.
LEO's LIFE LINK (9P) and UT of the same name are active, she can be sensed as per usual.
Suri's free to pop in after a few rotations as well!