A “My Life as a Teenage Robot” Fanfic
Chapter Two There’s a Bug Going Around
It was a beautiful day to be outside, even if only for an hour. A group of twenty kids was on the school ball field playing a little pick-up during lunchtime. Well, nineteen kids and one very happy teenage robot. Well, actually, eighteen kids, one happy teenage robot, and one nervous phony android.
“What is she doing here?!?” protested the pitcher, as Jenny walked towards home plate.
Saving my butt, that’s what she’s doing here. “What’s the matter Miguel?” Drew shouted from behind the bench. “Afraid to pitch to a girl?”
“Caramba! I’ll strike you out, rust bucket!”
A small group of onlookers gathered behind the backstop to watch the spectacle of a six-and-a-half-foot, super-powered robot girl taking practice swings. Jenny crouched down and adjusted her grip on the handle of the bat, like she’d seen in the Complete Video Encyclopedia of Baseball that she’d downloaded just before lunch hour. “All right boys,” she shouted, “show me the good stuff!”
“Oh, I’ll show you the good stuff!” Miguel looked in towards the catcher, and they agreed on a sign. “Hokay, robot, here comes the fastball. You’re not ever going to touch this pitch. You’re not even going to see it!”
“We’ll see!” Jenny tensed in her crouch. The pitcher went into a spectacular wind-up. In came the pitch. Jenny closed her eyes and swung with all her might. And missed completely. Her torso rotated in complete circles for a few seconds before she finally came to a stop. The wind from the swing gushed outwards, bl Continue reading