alone in the world

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a boy wakes up in a world that has been devi stated and teams up with a robot names clank to save it.

Submitted: January 17, 2018

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Darkness. That's all I see. Just darkness. I feel like I should remember something important, but it is locked away. Then something jolts me out of my  deep sleep. I slowly open my eyes, and to my right, a giant steam powered zeppelin flew over me. I watched it as it slowly flew past me and into the distance. I tried to stand up, but in my desperation fell back down onto the cold earth. I sat there for a second before trying again. When I finally got my footing back, I looked off into the distance and saw yet another zeppelin hooked to a huge clock tower. My curiosity overtook me, so I went to investigate. When I got there, the city was in ruins. It look like a nuclear strike. There was a smoking car sticking out the side of their main capitol building, followed by falling debris. When I looked up, suddenly a huge zeppelin crashed into the building next to me. Weird. I thought as it fell from the side, destroying a flower shop. Then I heard a shout. I looked over my shoulder to see a steam powered copper robot running at me. Just as he approached, a piece of the zeppelin fell. I jumped into action and pushed him out of the way. The robot stood up, brushed himself off, and said, “What was that for?” I said, “That zeppelin was going to crush you.”
“WHAT!?” He said. The robot started to pace back and forth. He then said, “We should leave. We are in robot country.” 
“What is robot country?” I asked.  He kept pacing stopped and said, “You don't know what robot country is?”  
“Well?……slow down before we talk about anything. What is your name?” The robot looked at me with amazement and said, “My name is s54a2. I'm surprised you have never heard of me.  Wow, that is hard to remember, so let's go with something simple. How about Clank? I love it.” He said, “and since you saved me, I shall be forever in your debt. But that might end soon if we do not get out of here.” Just then a group of robots came barreling at us. “They look like they are all made out of scrap metal.” I said, as we started to run. “Yes,” Clank replied. “They were made in our scrap yard, but some can be highly dangerous, so don't underestimate them.” Just as I lowered my head a dart flew past me and hit the wall. “What is this?” I said as I picked up the strange object. “Well,” Clank said, “it looked to me like a  tranquilizer dart.” 
“Let's go before they hit us.” I said.  We hurried away into the forest. When we made it to safety, we set up camp for the night and stayed alert for any more robot attacks. “Clank?” I said, “Do you know where you came from?” “Yes,” he said in a sincere voice. “I was made way before this war. In fact, before the war, I was a manufacturer robot. Ah, good times!  When the war between man and machine converged, I was sent off to war. But I just escaped. How about you?” He asked? “I can't remember anything except that I was a engineer and that my name is Chris.” I exclaimed. Clank stood up and said, “Well, Chris, it looks like you have a minor head trauma. That could be why you can not remember anything about yourself.” 
“How did you know that?” I said, looking at him curiously. “Well, I have several sensors in my main frame.” 
“Wow, cool.” I said. “What else can you do?”
“I can lift twice my mass and have a soldering iron in my hand.” Clank said. “Well, we better get some sleep.” I say as I start to lay down. “I do not need to sleep.” Said Clank. “So I will keep watch.” “Ok.” I said. “Good night.” 
“Good night.” He repeated. The next morning, I woke up and thought it was all a dream, but when I looked to my side, there was Clank, still guarding. “We should get going. Weare wasting time. We could have already been out of this forest if we had left a hour ago.” Clank said, and he started to walk off.  I stood up and ran after him he seemed like he was in a hurry. Just then a robot hopped down from the trees it's face all crushed and bashed in it had a dart gun in one hand and a shield in the other. Then clank ran at him slicing him in half but more robots jumped down from the trees. They ran straight at us leaping from tree to tree. Some had weapons and some did not. We started to deflect darts but something happened with clank he went crazy melting all the robots around him just then his hand turned into a buzz saw and he started to cut them all in half I stared at him in disbelief. What was that I replied as his hand turned back to normal and he walked on casually well clank said when I was sent to war they re wired me so whenever I or another person is in danger I activate my defenses. Exhausted we set up camp for the night. Clank I exclaimed do you remember the golden age? “No not very much but how do you remember” well it just hit me I said. The only thing that I remember is that there is a safe place in the desert clank exclaimed. Then we should head there tomorrow I say as I doze off. The next morning we headed for the desert clank walked behind me for protection as we walked through the desert dehydration got the best of me and I started to fall behind. “Come on you can do it” clank exclaimed as he trudged on past me no I said I am too tired let's rest no we have to keep going. Just then a hand shot out of the ground and grabbed clanks ankles he looked at me with horror in his eye as he was pulled under the ground. I looked around and to my surprise robots started to come out of the ground. CLANK I exclaimed as the robots surrounded me. The Clank burst out of the ground holding a dismembered robot in his hands Chris he said as he sliced the robot closest to me in half. But more and more robots came “I can't hold them off much longer” clank screamed but a metallic voice said “Stop let me see them for myself” then a giant metal platform came up from the ground. I stared in disbelief as the heads of two robot guards appeared and another robot in the middle standing on the platform . When the platform came to a halt  the robot guards reseeded “come back I see” the robot exclaimed his face was hidden underneath a black cloak. “What are you doing here” he said he removed his hood and to my horror his face was half human and the other part robotic. “ I sent you away to be dismembered how are you still here?
 

 

 


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