Max lay on his new bed in his also new room; his finger's laced together underneath his head as he stared up at the ceiling. He smiled at the thought of him spending all his summers with his Dad now, his aunt allowing it only when she saw the bond that had formed between them during the Zeus vs. Atom match. His new room was in Tallet's Gym building, he and his Dad now living with Bailey. A soft knock on the door broke his train of though as Charlie came in.

"Hey kid, a big package just arrived for you. You didn't get nothing illegal did you?"

Max's eyes went wide. "I wasn't expecting a package." He said as he bolted off his bed and past his father. He flew down a flight of stairs to the main gym room, Charlie a step behind him the whole way. There on the floor of the gym was a wooden crate, about as tall as Max, and a couple of inches wider. He inspected the box, the return label read "Tokyo, Japan" and an envelope was attached to the crate. Max ripped off and opened it to find a letter, he began to read


You need not know my name, for it is not important. All you need to know is in this box is my life's work, and the most unique robot you will ever meet. Keep in mind he is slow to trust others, but is a powerful machine. And you of all people should know this but remember, don't judge a book by its cover

Slow to trust others? Max thought. What is that supposed to mean? He flipped the paper over, looking for more explanation but found none. He handed the note to Charlie and began to pry open the box. The side closest to him popped off and he carefully set it on the ground and looked inside. At first glance you would have thought the mystery man sent him a dead boy, but upon closer inspection you could see it was a cleverly disguised robot. It was about Max's height with black hair pointed into two spikes, tall red book coming up to its knees, and wore nothing but a black speedo.

"Umm . . . is that supposed to be a fighting robot?" Charlie asked a skeptical look on his face.

"Oh come on, you read the note, 'don't judge a book by its cover'." Max grinned and removed the robot from the box. He searched for an on/off switch with his eyes, and then noticed a thin, black outline of a panel on the robot's upper left chest. Max gently pressed on it and it popped open to show the inner wires and mechanisms, and what appeared to be the battery. He looked over at Charlie for reassurance, who shrugged in return. So Max pushed down on the battery and it light up. Max sprang back, not knowing what to expect, but the robot just laid there. Max began to step forward when the robot snapped up into a sitting position and its eye's flew open. It quickly got to its feet and looked around. Its eyes darting around and resting on Charlie, then it did the last thing they where expecting it to, it spoke

"Who are you? Where am I?" it demanded.

I know, very short, but I want to know how you people out there like it before i continue, so please R&R