Saturday, July 26, 2014

Reid Stories: Iron Man Drone Fight and VECTO Chapter 2.2

Here's the drone fight scene from Iron Man 2:

"Iron Man is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was created by writer-editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, and designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby. He made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39 (March 1963)." - Wikipedia

Here's where you can find the first movie: Iron Man.

And here's my VECTO scene of the week:

(Previously: Vecto internally justifies killing the SS6 soldiers and has flashbacks of his deceased friend Gyro. Crysilis snaps him out of his daydream and asks why his is still disguised as a human.)

Vecto stopped and faced Crysilis. He took a moment to glance around and motioned for Crysilis to do the same. “Just look around you. What do you see?”

Crysilis gazed at the tall buildings with typical architecture--a slanted solar roof, or dome, or wind tunnels, with many structures coming together with bridges. Crysilis watched as sunlight beamed through the artificial sky and made glass dance in rainbow colors.

“Buildings,” Crysilis responded.

“What else?”

Crysilis looked around at the streaming crowds surrounding them. The Acaterran denizens detoured around them as they stood in the middle of the traffic.

“People,” Crysilis said.

“What kind of people?” Vecto asked again.

“Humans, I guess,” Crysilis answered, a little uncomfortable being treated ignorantly.

“Then you must know that genetic beings and robots are shunned from this human planet,” Vecto stated, motioning to the crowd.

“Yeah, but I see robots all the time. See!” He pointed at an Acaterrian robot walking with its master.

“Yet they only exist to serve humans,” Vecto retorted.

“So! That’s what makes you so different and unique. What other robot has emotions?” Crysilis pointed out. “Plus you’ve got a sense of morality … You just stopped using it.”

Vecto paused. “I can mimic feelings, but I have no feelings. I can mimic morality, yet I have none. In what ways do I exist if not to serve?”

Crysilis was set aback by Vecto’s response. It wasn’t like Vecto to doubt himself. “Look, Vecto, I hate to break it to you, but maybe you need some help,” he said. “Ever since Gyro died, your programming seems off. When we get to Azmeck’s, maybe he can take a look at you.”

Vecto looked away. “That is not necessary. I am fine.”

“Well, if you say so,” Crysilis shrugged. “But don’t forget that you’re probably on Acaterra’s most wanted list after what you pulled at police headquarters. You put us all in jeopardy by killing the SS6.”

“I am not worried.”

“Well the least you could do is take up a better disguise than that red suit of yours,” Crysilis suggested. “You’re not the best at blending in, Vecto.”

Vecto resumed his pace through the crowd. “You’re one to talk,” he cut back, referring to his blue and black metallic body.

Crysilis shook his head and looked back at Streamline, who was leaning on a rail curving around the vast campuslike space between buildings. He waved for him to come along and followed behind Vecto.

Streamline was hardly a people-person and disliked entering conversations. He stared at the hover vehicles passing above and then at the roadless walkways in boredom. He stretched, but something felt wrong, as if he was forgetting something. He glanced around and checked his gear and realized what was missing.

“My Omega Blaster!” he shouted. “Somebody stole it!” He frantically scanned the area of people staring at him.

(Who stole Streamline's Omega Blaster? And why? What will the A.S. do about it? Find out more in the next installment of VECTO!)

(Oct. 23, 2014, update: You can buy my Vecto: Vengeance light novel on Amazon here: Vecto: Vengeance.)


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