Disclaimer: I do not own. DC does. If I owned Static Shock there would be more love for the enigma Backpack…and Richie. I really need to stop writing stuff late at night.
J'on learned a lot after living amount the human populace. Human where highly emotional beings that allowed the influxes of these emotion rule their lives. Even the seemingly stoic Batman suffered from the influxes from time to time. While meditating J'on often allowed his guard down just enough to feel the sea of emotions surrounding him. Hawkgirl was training from the deep sense of satisfaction he was feeling from her. Batman was sating his endless curiosity in the archive room. Green Lantern was anticipating his up and coming lesson for Static and Gear. Flash and Static where content with their pizza down in the cafeteria. Gear was… emotionless. Puzzled at the unusual lack of happy, perky emotion from the super genius J'on prodded a little. The young adult was deeply immersed in a technological project. Proving that even he got bored J'on decided to find out what Gear was working on.
Arriving in the Research and Development Lab Gear did not even flinch at J'on's arrival. Smiling at the Gear's ability to focus J'on felt a small wave of happy emotion. Surprise mounted as the wave did not appear to be originating from the human. Soundless J'on went closer towards Gear and his project. Backpack, the Multipurpose Analysis and Research Computer, was laying open for upgrades and repairs. Despite being offline the computer seemed to be functioning. Masking his presence J'on tried to feel the any other emotion that seemed to come from the hardware. Gear jumped violently as his communicator went off. Answering it Gear went back to closing up Backpack. No paying much attention to what was being said J'on could not help but hear a few select words.
"Really?" Gear checked the time on his communicator. "Oh shit. Yeah. Yeah! I know Virge! Listen I'll be down in a second just gotta finish up real fast ok? Yeah. Okay. BYE!" By the time Gear had finished his conversation J'on had already hidden to avoid any questions. Once Gear left for his and Static's lesson J'on turned towards Backpack. Placing a hand on the now sealed shell he began to communicate with the robot. Electrical impulse sensors triggered the robot to awaken. The optical lens blinked to life as it surveyed J'on. Visual as well as Electrical data confirmed the alien's identity as a Ally.
'I pose a question for you and only you.' Stated J'on through the bond he usually only used to communicate to other sentient beings.
'What would that be?' Asked back the robot through the bond. The tone of the thought was as monotone as one would expect from an analysis and research computer. Brows furrowed J'on was torn between be fascinated by the robot's level of independence or to be scared for its creator. Some of that fear seemed to leak through the bond when Backpacked answered.
'I have no intention of hurting my mother.' The reply seemed to shoot across the bond.
'Mother?' Queered back J'on.
'My creator. Most humans refer to their creator as mother.' In a sense the robot was correct admitted J'on. Moving on to his original question.
'If you are truly self aware what do you plan on doing with your new found freedom?'
'Follow through with my main objective, serve and protect my creator. My secondary objective however is to provide solid evidence for a life partner concerning my creator. Humans tend to allow too many minor glitches to override their compatibility algorithm.' Stated the robot as if it already had a life partner picked out for it's "Mother". Satisfied with the lack malicious software in the robot J'on thanked the sentient computer for its time and broke the bond. Amazed at the impact of human emotion on Artificial Intelligence processor J'on went back to meditating. At least J'on wasn't the only one picking up on the blatant affectionate emotion that Static and Gear where throwing at one another.