The Rusty Five
At the very beginning, the robo-dump itself was not as hostile as it is now. To build the first version of the community, robots had to be united as a giant mechanism. Their specializations were helpful for each other — someone could build better, someone could defend better. Thanks to AI — our metal friends were able to build something very similar to a primitive society. And as each society, this group had its own leaders. Five strongest and smartest robots now known as The Rusty Five. All of them were the best in their field, and together they built the first civilization of Big Dump.
The oldest robots tell that there was no group that was even close to Five. They looked like they were created to work together — so well-coordinated their work was on the arrangement of the dump.
That was one of the biggest robberies of the Five. They took away a huge container filled with METAL cans from the freight train which route was too close to Los Machines. There was so much beer, they could drink it non-stop for a year. They were celebrating it as always playing “Who will drink more?”. Usually this game ends with everyone lying around with total black out.
They were sitting near the fire and discussing who was the coolest on this heist. Their base, usually surrounded by a bunch of guards, was quiet as never, the only voices were coming from them, but no one noticed it because the robots were too drunk.
“Did you see how I shot this…” — Knockout started his story but he didn’t finish — a homemade taser arrow hit his head and he was… knocked out.
Everyone went crazy — who the f*ck could attack them in their nest!
Jane tried to stand up, but she was so drunk that her eye sensors were glitching. Once she focused and saw Bob. He was trying to reboot Knockout but then a few shurikens hit his leg and literally cut it off.
Tommy noticed a small shadow in the darkest part of the base and without hesitation threw a burning tire there. Shadow was moving as fast as the light. One moment Tomm was completely stunned and immobilized.
Jane understood that she was the only one combat-ready robot left in the room. She grabbed the shotgun and aimed at the shadow and… BOOM. Shot fired. “MY EYE!” — Tommy screamed. Jane was so dumbfounded by Tommy’s scream that she was distracted for a second. And this second was enough for shadow to take the shotgun from her hands.
But that night was not so lucky for the mysterious striker as it may seem at first sight. Molly wasn’t drinking with the team since he had some software issues — he was updating himself in a workshop. When he noticed weird sounds from the campfire he went to check it and met the invader. With a dexterous movement, he threw an iron lasso over it and packed it in a box
“Wtf, how much METAL I drank yesterday? Sensors are still lagging” — Bob opened his eyes. Then he remembered what happened yesterday. He saw Knockout trying to fix Jane, and Tommy together with Molly holding a big chained box. It was moving even under Tommy’s weight.
After everyone was fixed — they decided to open the box…