I was told that I should continue my fanfic, because one of my relatives wants to know what it is like for me to visit Rodney’s dimension. So here it is!
I could not believe I was in a familiar-looking dimension run by robots. It seems that Rodney wanted me to meet his parents first which was the reason why the teleporting device took us to Rivet Town. “This place definitely reminds me of Charles Town,” I said. Rodney held my hand as we walked over to his old home where he grew up. I was feeling a little bit nervous. I didn’t know if Rodney’s parents were going to like me or not. The last time I talked to my father on the phone and told him about Rodney, he did not sound all that pleased with the relationship of a human girl and a robot as a couple. But it looked like this was going to be the complete opposite.
Rodney rang the doorbell as we got to his old home. His dad, Mr. Copperbottom answered a moment later. “Hello, son! How I’ve missed you!” he said to Rodney while hugging him. “Hi, dad, I’ve missed you too.” Rodney said back before Mr. Copperbottom noticed me. “You must be Kaylee. My son told me all about you!” All I could do was giggle and blush as he touched my right hand. We were both invited in. My eyes rocked back and forth as I glanced around. “Lydia, they’re here!” Mr. Copperbottom called to his wife. “I’m coming!” said a familiar sounding voice. “Rodney, I’m glad you could visit! We’ve missed you!” Mrs. Copperbottom said as she hugged Rodney before noticing me. “Mom, this is Kaylee. You remember me telling you about her haven’t you?” Rodney tried to say. “It’s nice to finally meet you, Kaylee.” She said while gently shaking my hand. “Thank you, you too!” I said back with my cheeks still rosy.
I still couldn’t believe I was meeting the parents of what has been known to be the love of my life for all these years, even though I was still not exactly sure where it was going to lead just yet. This was most totally unbelievable. It is as if the other couple’s parents have grown an acceptation with the odd couple. I decided to rest my purse down so I could glance around some more. I felt like spinning around gracefully and acting like a princess, however, I could still feel my ears burning as if Rodney was still talking about me. Then Mr. Copperbottom noticed what Rodney had with him. “Where did you get the kazoo, buddy?” he asked. “I found this in Kaylee’s roommate’s room and she let me use it. Well, actually it was her boyfriends but he almost beat up and didn’t forgive me. I stood up to him and he said I could keep it in a rude way though.” Rodney told him. “Well, I am proud of you son. Why don’t you have a go on it for us?” Mr. Copperbottom asked Rodney. “I don’t know, I would hate to make Kaylee explode again.” His parents did not understand what he meant. “The last time I played this in front of her, she turned red and nearly set off like a bomb.” “Oh come on! I have faith, you son!” “Alright, here goes.” Said Rodney before playing another familiar tune on the kazoo. I stopped and froze. My whole body once again felt so tingly and I felt so tongue tied again. I literally thought I was going to wet myself too!
It wasn’t until a few seconds later when Rodney noticed my expression. He immediately stopped and ran over to me sounding worried. “Kaylee! Kaylee, are you okay? Don’t blow up! Do you see you what I mean?” His parents just laughed thinking this was coming to be shown as a good thing. From there, I could not speak up until Rodney touched me. I let out a huge breath. “Kaylee, don’t scare like that! I thought you were going to…” “I’m fine Rodney. I told you, when you play that kazoo, I just feel so in love that I…I..I” “I think, what she’s trying to say is that she loves you so much that it makes her heart sing.” Mr. Copperbottom tried to explain. “Yeah! Yeah! Your son is just so adorable!” I finally said.
Just as I was expecting, they all appreciated my statement. “Kaylee, I want to show you my old room.” Rodney said to me. “I would be more than glad to.” I said back. We held hands as he lead the way! I feel like I could not go anywhere with Rodney if he did not hold my hand. His metal did not feel so cold for being such a sweetheart. His room was like a workshop with all the old tools and blueprints that he used to use in his childhood. “You really did have quite some talent.” I said. “It’s come such a long way. This is where I hope my creations will go.” “I believe in you, Kaylee.” Rodney told me. “I really appreciate your support, because there were times where people had put their doubt on me.” Once again, Rodney and I made out until we were both called down.
Mrs. Copperbottom wanted a moment with me. While I wasn’t listening, Rodney seemed to have wanted to explain to his dad about why I am so important to him these days. “Rodney, I really like Kaylee. She seems very nice and loves you very much.” “She’s a wonderful girl indeed dad, I just feel very sorry for her for some reason.” Rodney tried to explain. “What is the reason, son?” “Her father, as far as I know, does not except our relationship, and Kaylee has told me that he really has a hard understanding her needs. She wishes she had a guy in her life that easily meets what makes her comfortable. Kaylee says, that someone is me.” “I am very proud of you for taking care of her. Kaylee may be a human girl from a different universe but I understand why you two have love for another. You’ve got so much in common!”
Meanwhile, Mrs. Copperbottom and I were all over discussing Rodney being so cute and how perfect he was for my important needs. “I really appreciate you taking care of our boy.” She told me. “Rodney has always been someone I wished I could hold close.” Both of us came over to the guys and reunited with our final thoughts. Rodney’s parents have already grown a love for me and accepted our relationship very well. Then all of the sudden, the alarm I set on my phone went off meaning I had to get back in order to be ready on time for my internship work tomorrow. “Oh no! I really wish I could stay longer but I have to go.” I said. “Oh yeah, that’s right! She’s got an internship to work on first thing in the morning tomorrow.” Rodney tried to explain. Believe it or not, Rodney’s parents actually hugged me before I left and hoped to see me again.
“This was a wonderful visit!” I thought. Rodney and I held hands once again as we looked for a spot to use the teleporting device. He told me to hang on to him as we were about to zap away. Rodney blew his kazoo as we both disappeared back into my home universe. “How come you do that every time this happens?” I asked out of curiosity. “I’ve discovered that it helps for the device not to break easily every time I travel.” He told me. “Interesting!” I said back while blushing before I heard that springy rumble.” “Whoa! Was that your stomach churning again?” Rodney rubbed his tummy as if he had consumed anything in so long. “Yeah, Kaylee I’ve run low on fuel.” He said before we both giggled. “Could I get you anything? I’d hate to see you run low on energy.” “I’m fine Kaylee, I have to go too but I’ll come back as soon as I can.” I hugged Rodney and we kissed each other goodbye. Then I ran into the entrance of Ava knowing that Hartley had to have been waiting for me. Little did I know another adventure was going to happen soon.
Hartley was there to greet me as I came back in the room. “You’ve made it just in time!” She said. “Just in time for what?” Well, I really thought this would be a good night to go to Dino’s, cause I have something I want to ask you about.” I was totally up for that and I was quite curious about what she wanted to talk to me about. “Could we be back, just so I can get to bed on time in order to be ready tomorrow?” “Of course we will!” Hartley said back. “I think I better change.” I said. “These clothes are feeling a little wet and sweaty.”
So I changed and then we left the house at 5:30, which should give me plenty of time. When we got there and after we were seated, I asked Hartley what she wanted to talk to me about. “Well, I can really see that you and Rodney have grown a major attachment for each other.” She began. “Well yeah, really I started out as a huge fan but then he found me and saw how much we have in common.” I tried to explain back. “I met his parents today and they really seemed to have liked me and respected Rodney’s love for me.” “That’s so great to hear, Kaylee! What I was going to ask is, you aren’t thinking about getting engaged are you?”
I felt my jaw drop! “Engaged? Oh no! Not yet!! He still hasn’t met my parents!” Our beverages were served and then we ordered a pizza to share. “Anyway, the last time I talked to my father on phone, he doesn’t seem to accept our relationship. He’s treating this as if it is against the law for a human girl and a robot boy who is practically human to be in a relationship.” “Aww, that’s not fair.” Hartley told me. “Right? There must be a way I could prove this! It’s not about what type of species or so you are, it’s about what qualities someone has that makes you feel comfortable to be around.” I explained. “I think you’re right Kaylee.” She said back.
“I was growing a little concerned about this odd couple relationship too but I didn’t want to tell you. Although right now, I am growing to think that I can see why you think Rodney is your one and only.” “Yeah, well it’s more than that.” I went on. “He seems to keep thinking about me all the time ever since we’ve met. I know that, because he said so earlier today. I am just so glad to hear and I am glad you understand. What are best friends for?” We both giggled before our pizza was served.
But what was happening in the other dimension? Rodney still had to get prepared to be become the new CEO which was in nearly two months from now. It’s the exact same time as when my summer internship would be over and I go home. This was a big job for Rodney and he needed Mr. Bigweld’s help to prepare. However, a new rival had been approaching. A nasty robot called, Carter A. Drillzer or Drillzer for short was on for seeking revenge on my beloved for kicking Ratchet out of office and having him sent to jail. He somehow really liked Ratchet’s policies, because with weak outmodes running around, it made Robot City look less strong in which was considered scary to him. Drillzer was also wealthy and rich with greed, so he had enough money for those expensive upgrades and liked the idea of everyone being the same as him.
With outmodes being recycled into more upgrades, it meant more for him and more space for him too because other robots were not getting in his way. With this gone and reserved, could think of nothing more but to kill Rodney who was almost there to taking over Bigweld Industries and since he was the one responsible for getting Bigweld’s policies back to business in which he hated. Rodney was discovering this it looked like his ceremony would be delayed until Drillzer was taken care of because who knows what disaster he could cause.
My internship was looking great! WB has made the decision that my ideas are very original and something they wished they had thought about before. All these guys needed now was to get the money to make this series. I’ve been hired to be the official writer of the show since I officially created it. With that, Hartley and I made a deal that I can live with her and just go back home for a couple of months when this summer internship is over. However, every day I wondered what Rodney was up to in his dimension and his job is going with becoming CEO. It seems we both had big jobs ahead of us. Two different worlds had something in common and now officially in love! At least I loved Rodney this much, I am just not exactly sure if he’s feeling the same way for me 100 percent.
This brings me to today. Hartley has finally decided to go shopping with me! Only this time, we were going to shop at a Galleria mall in Glendale. There’s quite a lot to see here nearly as much as the Town Center. Hartley and I got to shop around as I have always wanted. From there, we went into many stores where we both tried on some crazy outfits. However, I usually bought at least one item or two from each store to create a full outfit sooner or later. Today it was a white denim vest from the Gap, a halter top from Loft, polka dot shorts from Banana Republic, a beret hat from Bloomingdales, an orange floral skirt from Zara, a yellowish-green jacket from White House Black Market, aqua green slide sandals from Call it Spring, shades from Target and a few jewelry items from JCPenney. We both got lunch from Charley’s Philly Steaks in the food court. When there, Hartley still wanted to know more about how my relationship with Rodney was going to turn out.
But what I did not know at this time was that Rodney and a few of his rusties friends, Fender, Lug, Diesel, and Crank were coming into our dimension and ended up on the third floor of the mall. It turns out, Rodney needed my help to stop Drillzer’s evil plans. “So where do you suppose this one you call, Kaylee is?” asked Fender. “I don’t know if she’s here or not but my teleporting device tells me she’s here,” Rodney explained. The group searched each floor and rode the escalators up and down to find me. They looked in a bunch of stores starling people while also taking pictures of them at the same time. Beepers were going off too and things went really crazy when they came to the Apple store. But while that was happening, Hartley and I were getting some pictures in the photo booth. “This is so going in my scrapbook!” I said after we got the pictures. We both headed over to Godiva. Hartley went in to get some treats but I waited outside because I was already hurting after all that walking. I could tell that it must’ve been crowded because she was taking a while.
While I waited, a boy that looked like he came straight out of university sat right next to me. “Hey gorgeous!” he said. “Why are you here all alone?” “My friends in there getting some treats!” I explained. “I feel really tired right now to have to go any further. I needed a break!” “Well that’s too bad!” he said back. I looked over at him and he was actually quite handsome and seemed pretty nice. Although I wasn’t too sure what to expect later on. “Well, I am Kyle by the way.” He told me as he shook my hand. “I’m Kaylee!” “Ha! Our names start with the same letter!” he said before we both chuckled. Kyle and I talked for a few minutes.
He was apparently from New York and knew a few things I did. I thought this was going to be the first time I ever found someone who really likes me and I am about to love back. That is until he figured out my support for capitalism. “Wait a minute, are you a Trump supporter?” he asked. “Well, I am conservative, yeah! Capitalism is not what the mainstream media says!” “I don’t believe you!!” Kyle cried out. “You racist little %#@&%! You were beautiful until I found out what you support!! The destruction of America!” “No! We’re not destroying America, you leftists are!” I tried to shout back. “Your policies are what are destroying this state and I am pretty sure New York will be next if you guys don’t learn about the positivity of capitalism!” “Capitalism is evil!” Like many leftism supporters, Kyle was too stubborn to teach. He began trying to beat me up and chase me as I ran in circles. Hartley came out and was horrified. I screamed in fear!
Rodney while still at the Apple store heard my familiar-sounding call. “Guys, come one!” he told the rest of the group. “That’s Kaylee! I know it’s her!” then ran to find me and followed my voice. They all came over and finally found me in trouble. Rodney’s Wonderbot had the time to shine and sprang into action. He flew and attacked Kyle to save my life! That’s when Rodney came running up to me! “Kaylee! Kaylee!” he cried while giving me a hug. “Are you okay?” he asked. “This guy right over here tried to kill me,” I said back.
Kyle noticed and saw the others looking like something familiar to him. “Well! Well! Well! If it isn’t the anti-capitalist robots!” he let out. “It’s the pro-capitalist actually!” Rodney said back to Kyle. He was about to lose his cool in front of my beloved. “What were you doing to my girlfriend?” Rodney said, sounding disappointed. “You’re girlfriend?” Kyle laughed at us as he found out we were an odd couple. I could see Rodney was feeling very hurt inside. “Don’t laugh at him, you coward!” I cried. I think the mall cops heard the screaming and commotion. Kyle, being the left-wing Mr. know-it-all was about to say that I was the one causing the problem but then I told them the truth and what Kyle was doing. He was the one who was not tolerant and did not believe in freedom of speech. From there, he was arrested and dragged away out of the mall.
The rusties came up feeling rather excited that they were finally meeting me. They were even surprised that I already knew their names. “You’re more gorgeous than I have ever pictured.” Said Fender as he shook my hand but squeezed too hard. “Ow! I’m flesh and blood, not metal!” “Yeah, please be careful with her.” Rodney tried to say. “Oh, sorry, I forgot!” Fender said back. “Rodney, what are you doing here?” I asked, sounding a little shocked. “I came here because I need your help, Kaylee.” He told me.
“What do you need help with?” “There’s someone in my world that is out to get me!” Rodney tried to explain and went on. “He’s about to try and seek revenge because he wants Ratchet’s policies back.” This was beginning to sound very familiar. Crank joined in. “This guy is about to get us all outmoded again!” he said “And he wants to kill you too, Rodney!” said Fender sounding like he was about to cry dramatically. I was horrified and knew I had to help. “You’ve got some great skills at telling the truth, Kaylee.” Rodney told me. I was in for coming them. Everyone felt excited that I was coming. From there, Hartley gave me the chocolate bar she bought for me to save for later and told me she would take home all of my shopping bags while I go and save the world. I thanked her and told her that I promise to come back. Rodney held my hand as we all ran and found a spot to zap away into the other dimension. But then I stopped that they’ll have to wait a few minutes because I had to use the bathroom real quick. As I ran for it. Some of the others wondered what I was up to. Rodney tried to quietly explain what all happens when it comes to humans like me when it comes to personal stuff. He learned it all from me and Hartley, however, the others were a little bit grossly horrified but not too much.
I came back sooner nor later and we could finally get going. When Rodney blew his kazoo, it had Fender come out with a fairly miracle thought. “I swear! I need to get one of those!”
We have all landed in Robot City and I was not too sure what we were supposed to do first. “How are we all going to find this so-called Drillzer?” I asked. “He could be anywhere!” “I do believe she has a point.” Lug replied. That was just before we all turned around looking as if we were outside a metal building, he was bound to be working in. Drillzer also had some science skills to get his way. With that, he could use a tracker to hear messages from Ratchet who was in prison, and can look where his arch-enemies were up to. What was Drillzer’s evil mission? He was going to sneak into Bigweld Industries and drop a bomb on Rodney so that he would take over just like Ratchet always wanted. That way, he could bring all the outmode misery back into the city.
Outside, we were all thinking of a plan on how we were going to track him down. “We have to split up!” said Rodney. “How’s that going to work?” asked Fender. Crank came up with an idea. “Me and Fender will go distract Drillzer’s army. Lug! Diesel! You two go set up Drillzer’s trap.” Diesel made an expression as if he was saying “You got it!” Crank continued. “And Rodney,…” “Whoa wait!, I cannot leave Kaylee!” Rodney tried to explain. “Alright, you and Kaylee keep track of a Drillzer and make sure he doesn’t catch you.” Crank finished.
Inside Drillzer’s office which was also a lab was a jar filled with Madame Gasket’s ashes after she was singed down in the Chop Shop furnace as if he grew major support for Ratchet after the loss of his mother. But right now he was seeing me through his tracking crystal ball and was clearly seen as if I was Rodney’s major supporter. He had another awfully nasty plan to take me down too. Drillzer had an army of robot minions to help him get toward his evil goals. Fender and Crank’s job was to distract them from knowing about the others tracking down Drillzer. Fender had a trick up his sleeve to do the Irish Caleigh dance in front of all of them. I guess he took it from something Rodney told him when talking about me.
So were Rodney and I up to? We were going on with a conversation while trying to track down Drillzer. “Rodney, what about that other robot girl, you had a relationship with? Cappy I believe was her name. Whatever happened to her?” Rodney just sighed. “Kaylee, I should’ve told you before. When I came home from being in your dimension, I saw her with some other man. I went up and asked her what was going on and she told me that I’ve been gone for so long that it drove her interest away from me. Cap could not hold on to her feelings for me any longer as if she thought I wasn’t coming back. I was so bruised when I found out it was too late that it made me start thinking of you more often and I really wanted you back. It was to my mistake that I never should’ve left.”
I gave Rodney some comfort. “I am so sorry sweetheart,” I said just before I hugged him. “It’s not your fault Kaylee. I’ve begun to realize that you’ve got more to offer. You are a much better singer too.” I could not help but blush. Then all of the sudden, Drillzer found us! “Well! Well! Well! If it isn’t Copperbottom and his skin flesh love maiden!” “Kaylee, don’t listen to him!” Rodney tried to say while holding me back.” “No need to fear, I’ve got a gift for the lassie,” Drillzer replied. “Really? I want to see!” “Kaylee, don’t do it!” Rodney tried to stop me but Drillzer forced us both to do as he commanded. While I was escorted, Rodney got terribly worried, so he went down to find his rusties friends to get help.
Drillzer had a trick up his sleeve in which I did not know about. I felt like Sleeping Beauty because this was going to lead to no good. Drillzer had lead me to his laboratory. “This is magic wishing potion!” he said while holding up a steaming bottle of liquid. “You can have anything you want just by saying what you wish for.” “Really?” I asked. “I’m not kidding!” Drillzer said back. “Go on! Take it!” I took the steaming liquid and thought about my wish. “Don’t wait!” he snapped. “Say it out loud!” I knew just what I wanted. “I wish with all my heart, that society would accept an old couple like me and Rodney getting married someday.”
“Very good, darling,” Drillzer said. “Won’t your true love be so proud?” “He sure just might…” but that steam I was breathing in was making me feel I was going to pass out. I couldn’t keep my eyes open either. Before you knew, I couldn’t help but lie and slept like a rock. It felt like I was putting into another one of the biggest deep sleep of my life since the operation I had on my feet. I could sense nothing!
(Rodney on Narration)
I knew Drillzer was up to no good and I knew I had to warn the others! Fender and Crank were still finishing up their distraction show when I warned them while Lug and Diesel thought they had just finished the trap. Everybody was shocked when I told them that Drillzer got Kaylee. My Wonderbot was the first to have found Kaylee and when I arrived, Drillzer came in out of nowhere. “Copperbottom! You think you had the right to defeat me? Well, I don’t think I’ve already gotten away with half of it!” “Where is Kaylee?” I shouted. “Oh, Ms. Flesh and Bones! Ha Ha! She undercover and shall never hear from you again! BWA ha ha ha!!” Drillzer moved out of the way revealing Kaylee fast asleep on the floor.
We were all shocked! “Kaylee! Kaylee answer me please!” I bent down and tried to help but she was completely unconscious and she couldn’t hear me. “It’s too late blue boy!” Drillzer interrupted. “She’ll never be able to hear from you now! Guards! Get them!” “Oh no, what do we do?” Fender cried. “Run for it!” Crank said back. I couldn’t leave Kaylee, so I had to carry her as we all ran out of Drillzer’s secret hideout. “Where do we take her?” I asked while we ran. “She needs to be safe from Drillzer!” “Aunt Fanny’s boarding house of course!” Lug suggested. I couldn’t agree more. Drillzer’s guards were catching up to us and nearly tried to take Fender by the leg. Diesel whacked him and dragged Fender along. We ran as far away as possible until the guards lost us. Kaylee was still unconscious and we had to get her to shelter. Soon, we arrived at Aunt Fan’s where she was waiting for all of us. Fender’s sister, Piper was also still there waiting. Both of them noticed Kaylee wrapped in my arms. “Rodney, is this Kaylee? Is she alright?” Aunt Fan asked me. “Drillzer has done something to her,” I replied. We found a spot to lie her down, which was the living room couch.
Aunt Fan still had my hoodie I got the first time I met Kaylee and had her rest her head on it. I took off her crossbody just so she would be extra comfortable. I put it to her side but Fender and Diesel seemed fascinated by it and started to dig in. “What do you guys think you’re doing?” I asked, trying to protect Kaylee’s supplies. Diesel found Kaylee’s iPod and took off the ear set before playing a tune. Fender found Kaylee’s perfume tube case thinking it was a battery. “Ahh, an old battery to keep going forever and forever!” he said. He also dug in and found her hair comb and didn’t know what to do with it. I tried to stop them until I could get everything back to place.
Piper walked in, curious about my sleeping girlfriend. “Do you think she’s okay, Rodney?” Fender stood up. “I…I don’t know sis.” I sat there with Kaylee holding her hand and spoke to her hoping she would be able to hear me.
“Kaylee, the day that I met you, I had no idea what to think. Your world was different but you were the best part of that whole experience. I’ll never let you go and I remember when you didn’t want me to leave your dimension. The truth is, I was deep inside having a hard time finding a way to have to deal with saying goodbye myself. But I knew that I had to get back prepared for my new job.” Piper was looking on with a little jealousy as she still had a crush on me but tried to keep it to herself. I continued. “I’ve decided that I should invite you to my ceremony. I just hope you can make it. It will be the first night of a ball under my name if only I could, I’d ask Mr. Bigweld to add a part for you. I’ve also thought about something that is going to sound weird and I just wish your society would accept. If only there was a way, I’d have your society let us marry someday. I know you’d want that and I want to make you happy more than anything besides making my world a better place like Mr. Bigweld always did”. Kaylee was near it all and it looked like she was waking up.
I thought heard Rodney’s voice. He was saying something about inviting me to a ceremony and wishing that society would accept it if an odd couple like us got married. All I could do was blink my eyes. As I was about to wake up many others around me were acting relieved with joy. “She’s alive!” Fender cried out. “Kaylee!” Rodney said to me as he hugged me. “Thank goodness you’re okay!” I noticed that I was in a different room. “What happened?” I asked. “How did I get in here?” “It was Drillzer! He tricked you causing you to knock out unconscious.” Rodney told me.
I noticed Aunt Fanny walking up pleased to be meeting. “So, you’re the girl Rodney had been talking about all this time.” “Yeah, that’s me,” I said. It was about time I had to call Hartley so she could check in on me after this experience. I found my bag right next to me and got out my phone. But when I tried to call, there was an error message saying that there was no signal. Then I remembered that it was definitely possible that my phone wouldn’t work while I am in another dimension. “Is there something wrong Kaylee?” Rodney asked me. “My phone doesn’t work while I am in another dimension but I’m okay.”
Just then, Rodney noticed a scar on the back of my foot. “What’s this?” he asked. “I remember you said you had sensitive feet. What exactly did you mean?” “Well, I had a hard time getting my feet to point straight when I was younger. There appeared to be a weird bone connection in there causing them to go crookedly. I could not go on like that so I had surgery to get them straight. That’s where that scar you see came from. “ I could see that everyone around me did not know what to think. “Does it still affect you today?” asked Crank. “If only my feet weren’t so sensitive in the first place, I probably would’ve been able to ice skate or play soccer more easily back in my childhood. Even though today, I’m kind of concerned something bad could still happen.”
Then something else came back to my mind. “I almost forgot. What happened to Drillzer?” “We all escaped him to save you.” Fender told me. “He’s up to something to do with our relationship.” Rodney joined in. “Shouldn’t we think about going back to our mission?” I asked. “Not yet, I think you need some time to recover, Kaylee,” Rodney told me. Then it happened again! His abdomen sprang and rumbled! Aunt Fanny knew what to do. “A springy tummy can only mean you need some of my homemade goodies!”
“I also meant to ask you, Rodney, did I hear something about inviting me to your ceremony?” “Yes, Kaileigh! I am inviting you to my ceremony where I become CEO.” Rodney told me before saying when the event is. I immediately added it to my calendar. I sure did hope my parents would let me because it would just after I got home to the East Coast. I hope I will have something good to wear since this was a ball. “If I get permission, I absolutely will come to your event, Rodney,” I said. He gave me a hug and we both made out once again.
Little did I know that Drillzer had a plan to put me to sleep forever so that I’d never go after Rodney once he drops the bomb on him. Back in his lab, he was back to the drawing board and had another trick up his sleeve.
A little while later, I was ready to get back to our mission. This time, Fender let Piper join us and I was so on the roll. Wonderbot somehow knew where Drillzer had to have been at this time. He was at Bigweld Industries ready to trick my beloved. It took us a little time to get there. I felt like I was a little low on energy, so I decided to consume that candy bar Hartley gave me just before I came here. But I threw out the wrapper, it went straight to Drillzer and it made him immediately that I was here and alive. From there, he saw us and changed the plan. “Why wait? Instead of crashing the ceremony I’ll strike that blue boy today and put that flesh girl in the business.”
Once again, we all had a separate mission. Rodney and I were once again sticking together! Everybody, there was thinking Rodney was arriving early to prepare for his big day which is weeks away. They wondered who I was too. Pretty soon, Drillzer found us both again! “Well, I see your skin and bones girl is back and running!” “Nobody is messing her!” Rodney confronted him. But Drillzer used force to get me in his hands. “I’ve got another surprise for her!” he said. Drillzer dragged me along! “Don’t worry Copperbottom! She’s just getting a little check-up! I’ll bring her out as soon as we’re finished!” Rodney did not like the look of this had to go warn the others again. For me, I wasn’t so sure what it was this time.
“Have a seat, sweetheart!” Drillzer told me. “Now close your eyes.” I got worried that he was going to stick a needle in me, but I felt my top lifting up and some tickling on my back. With that, he began a conservation with me pretending to care about my love life with Rodney. “So, this Copperbottom boy is your fiancé, A?” “Well, sort of.” I tried to say. “I just don’t think the society where I come from is going to accept it.” “Oh, what a shame!” Drillzer said back. “You and that oh so adorable blue boy look so perfect for each other.” “Yeah, we really do have so much in common. I’m thinking that I want him to ride on the plane with me when I go home in about a month.”
“Okay, we’re done! Now open your eyes!” I didn’t see any difference. Drillzer let me out and said, “Go, live your dream!” I ran out not knowing what just happened. Rodney and the others were nearby and they came out all worried sick. “Kaylee! Are you okay? What happened in there?” Rodney asked me. “I have no idea, but Drillzer and I were just having a conversation about…” “Something does not look right.” Said, Crank. He noticed that my chest had lumps. “Those are just the iconic human female…” but then Fender lifted up my top and saw a bomb. Everybody freaked out! “There’s a what on me?” It turns out, Drillzer knew all along that I’d be sticking together with Rodney, so he strapped the bomb on me so it would kill us both and from there, he’d take over. It was going to explode in 45 minutes. We had to find a way to get rid of the bomb before we can defeat that menace!
Rodney and I had to make a run for it! Meanwhile, Fender was making a fuss all over the place that there was a bomb nearby. All the robots began screaming and looking for emergency exists. Just then, we were coming up to a familiar-looking someone. “Mr. Bigweld!” yelled Rodney while seeing him in the distance and still holding my hand. “Rodney! What are you doing here?” he asked. “Drillzer, is in here somewhere. He’s out trying to assassinate me! Oh, by the way, this is Kaylee, the girl I told you about that was from that other dimension.”
“It’s nice to finally meet you.” Bigweld said to me “But what’s with all the commotion the rush?” “Drillzer strapped a bomb on Kaylee.” Said Rodney. “I think he’s trying to kill us both!” I said. “What? It can’t be true! That Drillzer has been seeking revenge on us for years ever since we re-opened Bigweld Industries!” “I know, I cannot believe he’s about to assassinate Kaylee too!” Rodney told him back. “Kaylee, how much time is there left?” I checked the bomb and noticed it was 30 minutes. Rodney and I had no time to waste, he to get rid of the bomb.
Both of us had to keep running! All over, we noticed a crowd, running and screaming knowing that a bomb was nearby. Then Rodney and I stopped to think about what we were going to do. He asked me to lift up my top to see how the bomb could be unattached. It was strapped on me pretty tight but that did not stop Rodney. At last, it was finally untied and we just had to find out where to throw this. It was down to 20 minutes and time goes by so fast these days.
We found some of the rusties still going around in panic mode. “How did you get that off?” asked Fender as soon as he noticed that the bomb was off my chest. A bunch of Drillzer’s guards were after us! They tried to get Rodney and me separated! I cried for help and I couldn’t breathe. Rodney whistled, causing Wonderbot to come flying and attack the guards. I was free to breathe again but we still had to get rid of that bomb. The rusties battled over Drillzer’s guards while Rodney and I still looked for where to throw away the bomb.
I noticed that the bomb was already shortened for 5 minutes. The guards must’ve made a hard touch! Rodney could think of nothing more than to throw the bomb out of Bigweld Industries. We had no time! It was going to set off any minute! As soon as it was down to 2 minutes, I started to get really scared. Just then from way down, we saw a bunch of other robots all crowded up before they finally noticed us hoping for something heroic to happen. Drillzer came running and tried to pull me away. There was only 10 seconds left now. It was time! Rodney threw the bomb out of Bigweld Industries and landed into a sewer hole somewhere out in the city. I could hear a crowd cheer before I saw a glow of flames come out from a far distance.
Drillzer drove himself into losing his cool! “Impossible!” He had no idea how a bomb set off from a far distance. Rodney and I knew he was going to try and hurt us in a new way. I didn’t know what to do but Rodney apart for me. The next time I see Drillzer I had to kick him off but somehow, I had to hold on to Wonderbot while he flew. “I’ve got to go hide, Kaylee but I will find you. I promise!” Rodney told me before I hugged him. Wonderbot took me flying. Without further ado, Drillzer had found me and started shooting nuts and bolts. All I could do was fly high until I could finally swoop back down, kicking Drillzer off and fell, landing into a pile of old scrap! I guess there was some strength in the shoes I was wearing.
Wonderbot could not hold onto my weight any longer! He accidentally dropped me causing what felt like the biggest fall of my entire life! I tried grabbing a hold of something but then my hands slipped. Luckily, Rodney saw and was able to catch me. I knew this had to be the moment where we kissed. There was a crowd cheer once again! It was as if Rodney had saved the city again, even though I helped somewhat.
Bigweld came out to know what was going on and knew that Rodney had to have done something to save Robot City once again. “It wasn’t just me Mr. Bigweld, Kaylee helped.” Rodney tried to tell him. “Kaylee?” asked Bigweld. “How did she help?” The crowd stopped and took a look at me rather puzzled about how a human girl could save the robot world. I never felt so nervous! “It’s quite a complicated story.” Said Rodney. “I better help explain this anyhow.” Rodney cleared his throat before continuing. “I’ve seen Kaylee’s dimension. She comes from a universe where a similar problem is happening just like we all had years ago and what would’ve happened again if it weren’t for her. Kaylee’s dimension was being taken over but what she called, “Leftists” and how terrible their motives were for her country. Her future home in particular was suffering thanks to the leftists. The place where she wants to work had been crawling with so much homelessness and abandonment. As Kaylee explained, the leftists made taxes go higher so nobody could afford anything and that the only way to save the city she wanted to be in was for residents to vote the other way, in which she called Conservative. Both of us did everything we could to save the city. After that, I knew she would be able to stop Drillzer who nearly tried to kill me and would’ve put us all back into the nightmare Ratchet once led us to.”
The crowd gasps all frightened as if they now knew something awful almost happened. They all started talking to each other too. It was time Rodney had to announce what I deserved. He cleared his throat again and told Bigweld, “I think Kaylee deserves a place in Bigweld Industries.” “I will tell you what kid, we’ll make sure your ceremony has a spot with her name on it.” “I am sure she would really appreciate that. I was inviting her to the ceremony anyway.” I heard the whole thing and I felt like I was about to cry too. Rodney saw and held his arms out knowing that I wanted to embrace him. I ran up hugged him and we both heard the crowd as they were looking at us as a cute couple.
I had to invite Rodney to something of my own. “How would you like to have a plane ride to my hometown with me, which will be in a few weeks?” I asked. “Well, I’ve never ridden on a plane before, in your human in particularly but I guess it would be worth a go.” “Great! I would love to have your company while going a long-distance travel adventure and you will get to meet my family once we get to our destination.” Rodney felt immediately onboard with the idea after I told him but now it was time I should be heading home. I never took a break to go to the bathroom while visiting this dimension. I knew Hartley had to have been worried about me by now. This is where I had to say my goodbyes. They were glad they finally met me and hope to see me again soon. I knew it would be a possibility. Rodney and I held hands as we found a spot to use the teleporter. He told me to hang on tight before he blew his kazoo and zapped away. I gave Rodney one last hug before I ran back to find Hartley in our apartment. It was already 7:45 once I came home. At least it wasn’t a night where I had to wake up the next morning.
The weeks passed very quickly. I was on the roll for going back to the East. Rodney arrived on his teleporter for our trip home just in time! I said my goodbye to Hartley and said that I’d see her in a few months. After packing the trunk and on the way to Los Angeles Airport, Rodney told me that he has never really been on a plane. I told him that it will be fine and this might just be a new experience for him. It was still dark out, but I was so glad to have Rodney in the seat next to me so I felt less scared.
But first I had to return this car I rented! Rodney and I held hands the whole entire way until we got to security. While during the middle of it all, there was a loud beep. Since Rodney’s whole body was metal, he left a few concerns. Somebody had to take one of those handheld metal detectors and scanned him everywhere while I was still getting organized. I told her that he is a robot from another dimension that was practically sentient. One of those behind security even recognized him. “Hey wait a minute! You look familiar! I haven’t seen your movie in a while!” He ran out to Rodney and told everyone else that he should be let on the plane because metal like this was special. They all saw the point and Rodney and I were free to go. We held hands on the way to our gate once again.
Rodney asked me about what was going to happen exactly. “Kaylee, are you really sure this is going to work?” I knew he had to have been concerned about whether my parents would like him or not. “They all know who you are and they’ll love you!” It wasn’t too long before our gate started to board and we were called by the group. The flight attendants were a little shocked and amazed by Rodney. We kept holding hands all through the jetway and getting to our seats. I was really seeing that Rodney was one the greatest hand-holders I’ve ever known. We had to let go as I was putting my suitcases up but held hands again as we sat down. I hoped that no one was looking at us as we made out. Then I noticed Rodney’s mohawk was slanted again and I fixed it. Even though I already knew the rules on what to do in an emergency, Rodney seemed to have been all ears during the announcement as we were backing up. We definitely had to hold hands as we took off. “This is going to be a 4-hour ride.” I told Rodney. Star Wars was playing on the TV in front of us and this felt like our first movie date. One of the flight attendants serving me throughout had her eyes on Rodney as if he were mysterious and cute at the same time. During the time on the flight, there was a parrot nearby sitting on a man’s shoulder. Rodney saw it in the distance not knowing what to think. It even said “Hello, metal guy!” at him. Rodney felt shocked and tried to get my attention but I was asleep with my headphones on and couldn’t bare to wake up.
This was not a direct flight home. We landed in Charlotte NC at this time. “We’ve got one more flight to go,” I said. “That wasn’t so bad.” He told me. While walking to our gate, Rodney glanced around as we tried walking through the terminal to the concourse on the other side. He looked up at the giant mobile full of flying objects. At one point a beeping cart was about to run into us and we both had to move. We passed and stopped looking at the airport club. I told Rodney that I’ve been wanting to be a member very recently. Although I wasn’t too sure on what to do. Just as I knew I had to use the ladies’ room, Rodney told me that he would go in and see what it was like. I was a little worried but I wished him luck anyway.
The man at the counter was all scared with a shock that a metal-made guy was in the club. “Excuse me, sir, I have a friend who wants to be a member, do you know how..” “Who the #%$& are you and what are you doing in here??!!” “I just need help figuring out how to become a member.” Rodney tried to tell him. “Whatever or whoever you are, get out of here!” This guy was clearly not approval of robots asking for membership. “But sir..” “GET LOST METAL-MAN!” he yelled. Rodney just sadly walked out. “O-Okay,” he said.
I had just come out. “No luck, Kaylee. They threw me out.” It wasn’t too much of a big deal because this wasn’t really the day to do so anyway. I knew that we had to get to our gate immediately because it won’t be too long before it boards and I was worried about it getting full before both of us could even get on. The moving sidewalks really helped us with getting there more quickly. I thought about getting a smoothie from Jamba Juice but I didn’t have time. We had to get to our gate! Just like the first one, we made it just in time. This flight was also successful! At last, we had our final destination! The last step was to get my luggage at the baggage claim. It took a while to find out which of the carousels it was going to come at. That is until one of the lights blinked and went off.
Everything was ready to go and I just had to remember where I parked my car when I came up here months ago. It wasn’t too hard because my car easily stood out. It wasn’t too long before Rodney would meet my family. I could tell that he looked a little nervous inside as we drove all the way out. It was already nearly 5:30 when we got there.
Rodney was feeling more nervous than ever. “It will be okay, sweetheart,” I said just before I noticed some family looking out the window knowing I was here. I knew they had to have been up to something. As I walked through the door and into the living room, there was a huge welcome home surprise jump for me. I could not believe it! Only it wasn’t too surprising since this was the very first time I have ever been away a long distance for the longest time without any parents with me. I saw lovely looking decorations and there was even a “Welcome Home” cake for me. My mom and Aunt Debbie were there as I was told from a text because they wanted to welcome me home and they wanted to meet Rodney. Everybody hugged me and asked where Rodney was anyway. I knew he had to have been still outside. I went to go get him while dad put my luggage in my room.
I told Rodney to come inside and that there was nothing to be afraid of. I held his hand as we both walked in. They all applauded and cheered as they saw my long time crush walk in with me. Brinkley, the family dog mom bought with her on the trip, walked over and sniffed Rodney from his behind, making him a little puzzled and nervous at the same time. “It’s okay Rodney, she’s just checking you out.” Even Peli, my dad’s girlfriend, Phyllis’s cat seemed to have grown interested in Rodney by rubbing his fur on him. “They all already like you,” I told Rodney. I told everyone that I was going to go change. They all approved and told me they will take care of Rodney while I’m dressing up.
Mom was the first to go with questions. “So, Rodney, I was wondering, what is your favorite thing about our human world so far?” he told her “Well, I don’t really know, but so far, it is your daughter.” She seemed very heart-warmed by that before asking, “Do you ever get cold with just your metal body?” “Well, no, not really. We sort of adapt to it.” Then mom asked, “If you could ever try human food, what would you try?” “Oh, I really don’t know.” “Poser isn’t it?” dad said. “Poser?” asked Rodney. It was his way of expressing a tough question that’s hard to answer. Some of them wanted to test out some things on Rodney with some of the crunchy appetizers available right after they heard his belly rumble and spring. They tested him out with pretzels and tater chips. It didn’t bother his body proving that only sticky or soft foods such as cake will gum up and damage his mechanical insides in which he will know feel like an upset stomach to him and will need expensive surgery.
Aunt Debbie had some questions for Rodney too. “Is your dimension do you suppose our future of the Earth or is it on another planet?” “Well, while visiting this dimension, I saw a map that looked kind of like ours from my dimension so, I have to say it might be yours too. Although, I am not exactly sure if this is the future or not. Only my ancestors or so could know that. I guess it might be just a dimension of an alternate world.” Aunt Debbie had more to ask. “How does it differ from our dimension? “As far as I see from here, not everything is metal-made and you guys have different body functions plus, you don’t need to use parts to dress yourself.” They all laughed. “I might learn more in the future.” “I also wanted to ask you if your species is immortal?” Aunt Debbie asked Rodney. “Um, I am not fully sure about that but as far as I see, we do occasionally need new replacement parts and they can get out of function as we get older.” Then, believe it or not, Aunt Debbie asked if she could hug him. Rodney blushed and didn’t mind. “You’re a better hugger than I thought you’d be. It’s so nice to finally meet you.”
It was Phyllis’s turn to ask Rodney. “Rodney, I’ve been wondering, what is your favorite animal?” “I don’t really know much about that either, but so far, I am pleased by the way your pets here are treating me. I might learn more on that in the future too.” “How would you like to go boating with us at one point while you are visiting?” “Boating?” Rodney asked. Phyllis decided to show him dad’s boat which was outside. He seemed to have thought it was spiffy. Meanwhile, I was looking for something to wear, and it took me some time because I wanted to look gorgeous for Rodney in case dad ever let us have a dance in which I knew he would. I chose my yellow chiffon dress. I could tell that I might have lost weight by using meal replacement smoothies as I put it on.
Phyllis took Rodney back in and then dad noticed that he bought his kazoo with him. “Hey, Rodney I see you got one of those kazoos!” “I found this in Kaylee’s friend’s room that was left behind by her boyfriend. He let me keep it but in a rude way.” Dad then said “Why don’t you give it a shot for us?” even though the music was pretty loud. He went to turn it down so everyone could hear Rodney. “I..I..well.” Then Rodney remembered that I wasn’t around at this time because he knew I would have that feeling of exploding again. From there he decided to give it a shot in front of my family. “Okay here goes.” Said Rodney before clearing his throat and taking a breath. “Alright, let’s go baby!” dad blurted out.
I could hear Rodney playing the kazoo all the way from my room but I tried to ignore it so I could finish my pampering. I was trying to put on my gold shoes and looked for jewelry I can wear too. The decision was made in all sorts of colors in my jewelry. I went into the bathroom to get my light-up makeup mirror, so I could look at myself while I waited for my spiral curlers to curl my hair and do my makeup. At this point, I couldn’t wait for Rodney to see me, and at last, it was finally time. Aunt Debbie came knocking on my door wondering what I was doing.
When I came out, everyone was amazed, including Rodney. Dad announced this caused for a dance. Some furniture had to be moved to give us room. He played that Leonard Cohen song, “Dance Me To the End Of Love”. I could not believe that Rodney actually managed to give me a romantic dip at one point. I’ve never had that before but it easily made me chuckle before picking me back up and swinging me around. Just as I thought, everyone gave us applause.
From there, dad was beginning to accept my relationship with Rodney, just because. Odd couples really can happen occasionally. But then sadly, Rodney had to leave because he had to get back to work with becoming CEO. I was bummed out and I felt like I was being left behind but then I remembered the event he invited me to was in two days and I would definitely see him again. I hugged Rodney before he left on his teleporting device and I was called to join in for dad’s roast dinner. There I talked about going to the ball. Phyllis, mom, and Aunt Debbie had an idea that they would help me find a ball gown to wear tomorrow. I could not have felt better.
Just tonight while I was getting ready for bed, I heard a knock at my glass door leading to the porch. I could not believe my eyes, but it was Rodney! He came in and told me that the others said that he could spend the night. I didn’t know what it was going to feel like with having a metal guy sleep with me but it wasn’t that bad. We talked for a little bit while lying down. I cleared my throat and asked Rodney if he was set up for his big day. “I am feeling a little nervous but Mr. Bigweld is helping me get the hang of this job.” Then I told him, “I am very proud of you.”
In the morning, I was told to get ready to go find the perfect dress for the ball. While out I did not know what to choose from out of all the lovely colors I saw. But then I found a lovely combination! A shiny gold top dress with a long light pink tutu skirt! Everyone knew that this was the one I was going for! It had to be wrapped in plastic to be kept safe as it was put in the car.
Right on the day of Rodney’s big day, he came out of his dimension to get me. He thought I never looked so beautiful when he saw me wearing my new dress, hair in a bun with a tiara, and everything else. It felt like a night of being prom queen, only better. Rodney never looked so handsome with a tie on. The ball looked so lovely and just when it was announced that Rodney has made it, he was announced to come on and make his speech. I could hear a few robot girls nearby saying “Aww! He’s so adorable! I know I wish could just run up and eat him!” I could see Rodney was getting the attention of many girls.
Believe it or not, Rodney added me to be a part of this. I was invited up! Everybody looked at me and said “Ooooh! Ahhh!” as if I were the bell of the ball. Being up there wasn’t so bad. Rodney told everyone his story of getting to this point and how proud he is to have come this far. That was before I cleared my throat and said my part. “I am very proud of this whole event too, and this is just like a dream to me. It’s great to have been a part of this impact and I hope you all can accept an odd couple.” There was an applause as if they did accept. I hugged Rodney and then we both walked down as the dance had just begun.
I went over to another spot to wait for Rodney and relax my voice. Fender came by told Rodney that he finally got a kazoo of his own before showing him. Rodney took his out and the two could not help but hum a tune on them at the same time. “Oh no!” said Rodney! “I better be careful with Kaylee around,” Rodney told Fender that he better go over to find me as he promised.
But just as he was almost there, he ran into his old girlfriend, Cappy. “Hey there, cutie! I’m very proud of you.” She said. “I’ve thought about what I did and I really should not have run off with that other guy. I really did promise that I would never leave you. Could you forgive me?” Rodney wasn’t sure what to think. “Well, yes, I most certainly do forgive you…but..” “What’s the matter, Rodney?” He turned his head at me in a sad look as if he was worried about what I was going to think. Cappy saw what he was after. “Oh, I see. You’ve already found someone else that has your eye. She does look very sweet. I forgive you, Rodney. I understand how you feel.” He felt so much better and hugged her as if it were a thank you. Cappy went over to me telling me that I looked beautiful and to take good care of Rodney. I could see her walking out to what I bet was that other robot she went off with.
Finally, Rodney took my hand to the dance floor. All the other robots stared at us as if we were the center of it all. I could feel the love in the air as we made out. This might have been the most magical night. “Rodney, I am just so glad you could come close to me.” He told me “It’s an honor for you to be here.”