Tetsuwan April Challenge (2017 Edition)

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Postby Kitty Lue » 2 years ago

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I've been busy lately, but I figured I had time to sketch a kitty since I'm pretty used to drawing cats.
Here's F14 (Tom). The way I drew him, though, he ended up looking a bit like a husky. :lol:

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Suppressed Memory Chapter two

Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 2 years ago

Last year I posted a story for Reno that was based on a radical idea which really rocked the canon.
Now here's a second chapter.


“I'm not so sure that this is such a good idea,” Reno said.

“Well we're here, and he's expecting us,” Astro said, “So it's too late to back out now.”

The pen fell out of Reno's hand, and he bent down to retrieve it from the floor. Nervously, he signed his name in the visitor's log in Kanji, instead of Hiragana as he usually did. Astro noticed the difference, and he raised an eyebrow when he saw exactly how Reno had signed the log, but he said nothing.
The guard pressed a button on the desk control panel, causing the lock on the door a few feet ahead of them to buzz.

“I know the way,” Astro said, “you don't need to send an escort with us.”

“You've been here often enough,” the uniformed man agreed, “but I'll still be watching you on the security cameras.”

Astro grabbed Reno's left hand and yanked him towards him. The two boys made their way through the first of several steel doors that they'd have to pass though as they made their way through the facility.

“This is a low security lockup?” Reno said, as a guard granted them passage though yet another locked steel gate.

“Compared to the place where Skunk is being held, yes it is,” Astro laughed. “You can tell the difference because there are no robot machine guns hanging from the walls.”

“Yeah, that would make a difference,” Reno agreed. “I also see that the hallway here is painted a bright white, instead of a dark gray. I guess that's because this place is considered a hospital, and not a real prison.”

“That's the idea,” Astro said. “You should have noticed more people wearing doctor's greens and nurses pink, than the dark gray of the guards. Naturally, security is higher in this place than a normal hospital, but the inmates here are considered patients rather than criminals.”

They turned another corner and came to a room at the end of the corridor. Two guards stood by the door, one was a robot, the other a human.

“Why two guards?” Reno asked.

“Because the patient in this room is special,” the human guard explained. “Hello Astro, Tenma Sensei has only asked twice now if you'd arrived in the facility.”

“I assume he directed his questions toward R1167,” Astro said.

“Yes, he did page me, not Herman,” the robot guard replied. “Sensei still seems to prefer conversing with me rather than the human staff, but he is civil towards the doctors treating him.”

“I guess that's what you meant by him being 'special', Reno voiced.

“Otōsan has always related better with robots than people,” Astro said, “But don't worry, he'll warm up to you right away, once he knows the whole story.”

R1167 interfaced with the lock controls and the door to the room slide open with a slight hiss. Astro entered the room, yanking Reno along with him by his right hand. Dr. Tenma was sitting at a desk with his back towards the door when it opened. He placed the pen that he'd been writing with back down in the spine of the notebook and rotated the desk chair on its casters to face the two boys.

“Hello Tobio, I see you've brought your friend along as you requested,” the doctor spoke, “Reno, isn't it?”

“Hai, Tenma Sensei,” Reno said, bowing slightly in greeting.

“No need to be so formal,” Umataro replied. “We're all friends here.”

“Family, actually.” Astro answered. “Good to see you again, Otōsan. And please call me Astro, I'm not Tobio.”

“Just a slip of the tongue,” the doctor voiced.

After a few moments of awkward silence, Reno turned to Astro, “Aren't you going to formally introduce me?”

“That's hardly necessary,” Umataro smiled. “Astro let me know that you'd be accompanying him during his next visit to me, and he did give me a very brief description of who you are. Google filled in a few missing details. You're an orphan who was actually raised by robots. Later, O'Shay adopted you, and you now work on robotics at the Ministry.”

“Up until a few days ago, I believed all of that was true,” Reno grinned, never breaking eye contact with Tenma. “However, I've discovered a few new facts.”

Astro watched as the doctor and Reno silently studied each other. Reno's right foot nervously began to twitch, an action that caught Tenma's attention. There was no doubt that Umataro had picked up on something, Astro could read it in the man's facial expression. “Tobio?” he voiced, his eyes locked onto Reno's.
Tenma blinked hard and shook his head.

“What's the matter, Otōsan?”, Astro asked.

“Nothing,” the doctor replied. “For a second, I think I must have experienced a bit of Deja vu. I thought that I knew your friend from someplace, but that's not possible, I know I've never seen his face before.”

“This isn't my original face,” Reno said. “I now know that I had some emergency reconstructive surgery which changed my appearance some time ago, around April 2002 actually.”

Tenma's face muscles twitched. The date meant everything to him.
“That's when you left me, Tobio!” he voiced into space.

“I was born a year later,” Astro immediately answered. “And two years after that you sold me to Hamegg!”

The wireless monitor that the doctor wore around his ankle picked up the rise in his blood pressure, and heart rate. Umataro's face became white as the blood drained from it.
“It wasn't your fault, Tenma Sensei,” Reno stammered. “If anything, it was mine!”

The doctor looked at each of the boys, turning his head back and forth, with a confused expression on his face. Beads of sweat dripped down his skin. The door burst open as two EMT's ran in, one of them holding a syringe filled with a calming drug. Tenma allowed the needle to be inserted into his arm, his heart rate slowed as the medicine took effect.

“You two better leave, Tenma Sensei needs to rest,” one of the EMT's said.

“NO, let them stay,” the doctor replied. “I think I'll be OK, now.”

“You sure?”, the other med tech asked, as he dropped the syringe into the medical waste bucket.

“Quite,” Tenma voiced, as he took a deep breath. “Actually Astro, perhaps you should leave, I'd like to talk to Reno alone.”

The two EMT's exited, closing the door behind them slowly. Astro turned to follow them. “I'll be right outside if you need me,” he told Reno.

It was quiet in the room for a good five minutes. Beads of sweat glistened on Reno's face as he observed Dr. Tenma who silently dissected him with his eyes. Both of them finally spoke at the same moment.

They both lunged forward at the same moment with outstretched arms and met in a hug. Both of their eyes began to tear, and they both wept. They both knew.

“So how did it go?” Dr. O'Shay asked.

“I left early,” Astro replied. “I thought it better if I left the two of them to work things out by themselves.”

The professor studied Astro's face for a few moments. “Do I detect a bit of jealousy there?”

“I don't think I'm capable of that, Hakase.” the boy robot replied. “In any case, I think I can share my father with my brother. Besides, this may help heal him.”

“Of course,” O'Shay agreed. “I was a bit worried how he'd take it.”

“Well both of us felt very awkward about coming out and just telling him,” Astro said. “I figured it would be best if Sensei slowly figured things out for himself. And you know, he did, rather quickly too.”

The door opened and Reno walked in with a dazed look on his face.

“How did he take it?” Astro asked.

“I thought you'd ask me that first,” Reno voiced. “I wasn't quite prepared for it after all. It was like I'd rediscovered part of myself that I hadn't even know I'd lost. Otōsan wouldn't let me leave. The doctors and the guards almost had to remove me by force when visiting hours were over. Tenma Sensei has quite a strong character.”

“I know,” O'Shay laughed. “Look son, take some time off if you need to. If you need anything, just ask. Go visit with Umataro as often as they will allow it.”

“Don't worry about me,” Reno returned. He smiled and gave Astro a quick nuggie between his cowlicks. “Hey buddy, let's overdose on pizza and robot chicken tonight!”

“You got it!” Astro laughed. The two boys left O'Shay's office arm in arm.
Last edited by Tetsuwan Penguin on Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Postby Shiyonasan » 2 years ago

And with it being the final day of April, I'd like to say thank you to everyone to participated in Tetsuwan April 2017! There were lots of great art submissions. :astro:

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Postby Juanita » 2 years ago

Wish I could've submitted more, but school got the best of me. Hopefully next year will be less hectic. Loved seeing all the great fan work. Can't wait 'till next year's!

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