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Fragile: Precious Treasure36. Precious Treasure
There was a faint whir as the black and gold mech's systems sluggishly came online. Messages flashed across his HUD, reporting normal systems function save for a small warning that said he hadn't had enough recharge. When he checked his chronometer, he was surprised to find that, by Earth time, it was 4:00 a.m. Too early even for him. What had roused from his stasis?
The sound of mech purging his tanks drew his attention to the other side of the room where the little yellow bot was bent over the waste bin by his desk. Concerned, Prowl slid off the berth and crossed the room to kneel beside his mate. He gently laid one servo on the scout's back and rubbed it soothingly. Bumblebee's vents heaved as he drew in short intakes of air between purges. When it seemed to finally pass, he wiped whatever partially processed energon was left on his mouth before leaning back into Prowl. The ninja-bot wrapped his arms around the beetle in a loose embrace, just in c
The TrundlerThe waste land behind the fire station is always silent. No birds sing there, and even the wild rabbits and feral cats avoid it. Weedy wildflowers nod their seasonal heads in the breeze. Lying fallow in the midst of housing developments, shopping malls, the new movie theater — the vacant lot stands out like a knife wound on a woman’s placid face, shocking, brazen, ugly.
It is always empty. Except for one thing: a ragged heap of old trash, all nasty black tar paper and vicious snarls of rusted wire, car parts and broken glass and other junkyard jetsam. The embodiment of injury waiting to happen, an invitation to a tetanus shot... the city never hauled it away. No one ever wants anywhere near it; it radiates an eerie sense of calculating watchfulness.
And at night, it wanders.
When darkness falls, and the last cars heading into the hives of tract housing stop illuminating the asphalt with moving-picture shadows, it… unfolds. Bitter, broken tangles, grotesquely mov
Inspector Wolf The old lady was dead. I could smell it before I even got into the house. The whole place reeked of adrenaline, sweat, fear, copper and steel. He’d dropped her right in her living room. Chopped and chopped until she stopped moving. But I could tell I was getting close. This had been done in a hurry, and the killer didn’t have the time to clean up after himself like he usually did.
Across the room, the phone rang. The shrill sound set my teeth to grinding, but I ignored it. Instead I followed the killer’s bloody footprints into the back bedroom. He’d climbed out the window. If I hurried, I could catch up to him and end this disgusting spree he was on.
Then the answering machine kicked in. “Hi, Gramma! It’s Red. Sorry I’m running late. I kind of lost track of time. But don’t worry. I packed the picnic and I’m heading out the door right now. Love you.”
She’d been expec
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