Presidency takes Precedence | OPEN Apr 23, 2020 1:21:41 GMT -6
Post by Carro Hofferson on Apr 23, 2020 1:21:41 GMT -6
PRESIDENCY TAKES PRECEDENCE
FUSED CARRO's PL: 100 (x22P / SUPPRESSED / ANTISENSE / 200,066 BASE PL)
These past few weeks had been... chaotic, to say the least.
'Carro, you know I can feel your stress. I know you're not looking forward to this. Again.' The president sighed, despite his inability to breathe. 'Yeah, but we still gotta do our jobs.' Glowing orange shoes tapped at Crop Co's tiled floor, engulfed by ki and flickering like a warm fire. The illusion trailed up the robot's entire form, masking metal beneath a bright, much more human-looking layer of pure energy and soul. Despite the weight of worlds on his heart, the fusion took a step forwards. 'Earth is counting on us.'
He'd revealed his condition to Earth a little over a week ago. The public reception was... mostly shock, so far. A fair share of skepticism, but he'd managed to assure most of the general public that he was the Carro and not a robotic puppet made in his likeness. Whenever he went out on these public excursions, he'd always enter his fused form with LEO. Looking more like himself in front of the Earth's cameras made him feel a little more at ease. Though the 'heartbeat' in their combined body was nothing more than an illusion, it brought him a slight bit of comfort. Namek was gone, he still was working out a time to meet with Kayen, he was worried sick about Chime, Oboe, Yogu, Dion, and everyone else-- but he had to keep going, for all of their sakes. He was the President of Earth. He had to lead everyone to a brighter future.
...His determined fire- both literal and metaphorical- aside, though... that didn't make these conferences any less stressful. He was doing a public Q&A of sorts today to try and better explain things, as well as to hopefully put his people at a little more ease. If there was one thing he was good at, it was talking to people.
"...So are you like, on fire, or...? How does that even work?" A bewildered lizard-like zoanthrope spoke, wing still raised in the air from when Carro had called upon them. "A-ah, uh, not really! It's just, energy. Ki and stuff from, y'know, w-when I was still human and all that, carried over to me now! The technological specifics are both classified, and uh, would take... several hours to discuss." Not all questions were weighty and stressful. There were the obvious paranoid "how much longer is Earth going to be at ris," and the "are we all going to die" sorts of questions which he couldn't provide hard answers to despite his attempts to ease and assure his people, but Carro still tried. He did genuinely believe that one day, things would go back to normal.
That day wasn't today, though. The firey form of Carro awkwardly tugged at his tuxedo collar. It took a LOT of regulating of his internal settings to wear it without setting it ablaze or risking overheat, but it both made him feel more human and made him look professional. He'd propped himself on a bench in Crop Co's spacious park with Tianum by his side. "Well, thank you for the question, good sir." She waved off, scanning through the crowd again with one hand resting on her robotic friend's shoulder. "Anyways, uh, next question! Can I get a show of hands?" Again, nearly every hand shot up. Tianum winced as several microphones were shoved in her face from the front line's reporters- she couldn't make out anything with everyone talking at once. "A-again, one at a time, please!" Carro sighed, gripping his heart. Nothing had gone too horribly yet in the past hour... He would like to keep that trend going for once.
LEO's SUPER ANDROID trait has fused her with Carro! x22P SOULBOUND is active, but however, [UT1] Ki Suppression lowers their PL to 100. [UT2] Soulbound is passively active as well.
As an OOC note, I'd prefer this thread be kept as a fairly peaceful one- no fighty yet please so I can ease back into posting easier to recover from burnout!