|The Giant's Beginning
Author: MJPETTY7 PM
Before the events of "The Iron Giant", the Giant had a life of his own on the planet Ironia. Here, the young bot named Bryd gets in the middle of Ironia's Civil War and fights to defend all life from the villainous Bolbots. Dedicated to Brad Bird and Ted Hughes.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,391 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 06-22-12 - Published: 05-20-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8133727
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Our story starts out on a distant planet, far beyond the reaches of Earth, or even Mars. The planet is called Ironia and is home to some of the universe's most glorious creatures, but not all of them. These people, called "bots", are 50 to 100 feet tall by human standards, but to them, humans are just ants, or "tnas" in their world.
A young bot named Bryd Huhes has just finished the training academy for you bots. He graduated with flying colors and is ready for deep space exploration. He looks up in the sky, seeing his brothers and sisters flying above him, and smiles. Bryd has never flown outside of a simulator, and is cautious of flying because he's afraid he'll fall, like what happened to his late sister Srah. Unfortunately for Bryd, he knows that exploring space means that sooner or later, he'll have to take flight, but until then, he'll stay grounded.
"I wonder what I'll find out there? I want to see something extraordinary, I want to discover a new world!" Bryd says to himself in excitement. Just then, his father, Td Huhes, lands in front of his son, who is now a man. "Bryd! Son, I'm so happy that you graduated from the academy! You'll become a great soldi…" Td pauses, and then continues, "Sojourner! You will find countless worlds for us to visit and explore! Who knows? One day, you might even with the Nbl Prize for finding a planet suitable for organic life!"
"Thanks dad, but for now, I just want to enjoy the last few days I have left on Ironia. It's gonna be hard saying goodbye to everyone as it is."
"I know son, I'm just glad you passed, that's all."
"Thanks dad, that means a lot to me."
"Well, I've got to get back to the lab, I'm having a major army general in to test… Well, I've got to go."
"Alright dad, I'll see you later." Says Bryd as his father takes off back into the air flying toward his laboratory.
Something was up with his father, but Bryd couldn't put his finger on it. "Why would the military want any of my fathers research?" Bryd asked himself.
The thing about bots is, they all have their own weapons function. Usually, unless you're in the military, and they unlock it for you, bots can't just open it up on command, however, there have been some cases. Ironia is not even close to perfect. There's still crime, still military, still politics, and even the current Civil War that was going on, but Bryd didn't care about any of that. He had always shot for the stars, and one day, he wanted to see them all.
Bryd walked into the Huhes family home, where he was greeted by his mother Genii, who was the most inspirational person in Bryd's life up to this point. "Bryd, you're home! How did graduation go?"
"It was fine Ma, I passed with flying colors. I am now an official Explorer."
"Well that's fantastic dear, your father and I are so proud of you." Said Genii, whole-heartedly.
"Say, did you know that Dad was having a meeting with a military guy today?" Asked Bryd.
"No. No I did not. What on Ironia would the military want with your father?" replied his mother.
"I'm not sure, but Dad has been acting a little odd lately."
"He has been under a lot of stress Bryd, give him some slick."
"Yeah, I guess you're right Ma. It's probably nothing."
Although Bryd heard what his mother had to say, he did not believe it. His father had been under stress from day one. Between being asked by the Bolbots and the Promobots which side he stood on for the current Civil War and now being confronted by the military, of course his father was stressed. "Although, he never told me which side of the military he was meeting…" thought Bryd. It had suddenly occurred to him that his father would have told him if it were a Promobot leader contacting him, as, by default, Bryd sided with their cause of letting the people have more power in their government. "Therefore, it must be a Bolbot leader that Dad's meeting." Concluded Bryd.
Bryd quickly slipped into his father's chambers and accessed his Holo-Plane, a computer based solely on solar technology, which also is what fuels Bots weapons on the battlefield. Bryd went through his fathers files quickly but carefully, not wanting to miss anything important. He saw a file that looked promising entitled, "Project: Firescape".
Bryd read the information quickly. It said, "Project: Firescape is designed to give the Bolbots full access to our Solar (the Bot equivalent to the Sun) which will power all their weapons, but most importantly, the Flbrsntch." That was all Bryd needed to hear. The Flbrsntch was a bomb that could take out ¾ of Ironia with just a small amount of Solar energy. This was going to far, and Bryd knew that he was the only one who could stop it.
But before Bryd could do anything, a voice from behind makes him cringe. "Bryd! What on Ironia's name are you doing?"
It was his father. The bot who kept the truth from his own son. A bot who betrayed everything his son stood for. The bot who showed Bryd how flawed life could be.
"Dad. I know everything. You don't think I won't take this to the Promos? They still have 3/4 % of power on our planet Dad, they could put you away for a very long time!"
"Son, I know this is hard for you to understand right now, but please bare with me, I did all this for you and your mother. They guaranteed us protection from the Flbrsntch. We'll be safe!" pleaded a father to his son.
"Just like Srah was, Dad!"
Td paused. Bryd paused. Srah was a sore subject. Both men knew what had really happened when Bryd's older sister Srah was flying home from school. She had mistakenly flown over a group of Bolbot soldiers who were in a mood to send a message. The used their weapons on her, which they had illegally unlocked, and blasted her down. Neither Bryd or Td wanted to ever admit the truth, but now was a different world, a different time.
"What happened with your sister was an accident by a couple of street pikes"
"Mrul! That's mrul and you know it!" Bryd said running out of the house in a fit of rage.
He looked into the sky, and for the first time outside of a simulator, he flew. Bryd needed to clear his head, but most of all, Bryd needed to find some Bolbots.
After flying for a little over a cycle, Bryd found some bots. Now, before becoming an Explorer, Bryd wanted to be a solider. But after about 6 cycles of weapons training, he dropped out. However, during this time, he had his weapon systems unlocked, and now he was finally ready to use them. He went in and took out 3 Bol's with his right cannon, and another 4 with his left. He opened his three back lazer beams and fired them simultaneously at select Bolbots. He wanted them to feel the same pain that Srah did, and the same hurt he felt now. The Bols were running by now, they knew that Bryd was angry, and they started to run, but Bryd wasn't done. He opened his chest plate right to the core and was about ready to fire a beam that would level a human city on Earth, but then, he stopped. He realized that he was no killer. He could never kill someone, and he never wanted to. The only harm he really did to the Bol's was scaring them and denting a few others. He never even got below the first level of their shells.
"This needs to end." Bryd said. "I'm going to stop the Bol's from terrorizing our planet. I will succeed. I will make sure that they don't find another planet with life before I do, and once I find that planet, it will be under my protection, until the day I die."
And so starts the beginning…
PART 2 "The Giant's Mission" WILL BE OUT IN 2 WEEKS OR LESS