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Caption Contest #3 Prize

Post by Alexa on Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:31 am

Title: Untitled
Author: Alexa
Fandom: BLoSC
Character(s) / Pairing(s): XR
Rating: G
Word Count: 599
Warning(s): Spoilers for Good Ol' Buzz, and Character Death (prior to the start of the drabble)
Disclaimer: Buzz Lightyear of Star Command is owned by Disney/Pixar. Prompt for drabble provided by Senior Doctor Thalassi
Summary: "Character: XR Prompt: 100 years later" In which XR thinks back on the things that changed 100 years since his construction.

Even as eternal something seems as it's happening, things always changed as time went by. Even friendships changed, though if you were lucky you could still keep them regardless of what changes happened. Another thing the progression of time brought was the decomposition of most tangible things. Organics especially, but robots as well. Metal would rust, parts would lose their reliability, programming would become outdated... Unlike organics, however, most robotic parts could be replaced or improved upon, giving them a near-immortal appearance.

Then, of course, it proved sad for a near-immortal robot that lost its mortal organic friends and family.

It had been about 100 years since XR was constructed and the person who gave him life (or at least, signed for his life to be brought into existence), Commander Nebula, his own father, had been... Dead... For some time now... He didn't understand it at first. He was programmed to know what death was, but since death never felt permanent for him, he didn't know how to take the fact that his beloved father was never coming back.

He tried to keep the rest of his team away from anything dangerous (hey, eating lunch could be dangerous! All those unhealthy fats or the risk of food poisoning! Don't go in the shower, you might slip and crack your head open!) before they explained to him that Commander Nebula died of old age rather than being killed. Of course, they WERE Space Rangers, so there was always the risk that one of them would be killed on the job...

Luckily, he knew back then that Buzz would live to be at least 150, since the old coot version of him went back in time to save Mira once. Nowadays, 100 years since, Buzz spent a lot of his time working on that time watch to save Mira again.

Mira was back on her home world, busy being Queen of Tangea... They still visited her every now and then...

Booster was back on his family farm where he wanted to spend the rest of his days with his wife and kids... XR missed him the most, since they were best friends that hardly saw each other anymore.

XR was... Well, he was an old bot... Normally, other robots his age would be scrapped, but since he had THE Buzz Lightyear on his side, he was constantly repaired and upgraded, somehow managing to keep his original personality and all of his memories intact.

Well, except for the incident at the Holiday party a few years ago. For some reason that was a blur.

He didn't like the new team he was assigned to. They'd never have the same dynamic as his original team. The same close bond of friendship... But, friendship changed with time...

At least he wasn't scrap metal. At least he was still fighting for Star Command. At least he wasn't alone...

But everything had changed... Star Command itself wasn't like it was before, and he didn't like how even his own HOME had changed with time.

It wasn't fair! Why couldn't things just have stayed the same way! Stupid natural progression of time! He wanted his team back, his young and healthy, able to fight off any evil team! He wanted his dad to still be alive! There had to be some way to make it all go back to NORMAL.

"XR? What are you thinking about...?"

"Huh...? Oh, nothing... Where are we headed now?"

"Haha, well, you'd appreciate this... To infinity and even further!"

"That's, ah... 'And beyond'."

"...Oh."

He hated time. Just make it stop, please.

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Re: Caption Contest #3 Prize

Post by Asenath on Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:29 am

Very, very cool! Love your writing style!

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Re: Caption Contest #3 Prize

Post by Senior Doctor Thalassi on Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:19 am

Aww, poor XR! I really like what you did with this. Thanks!
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