Kye (pronounced KY) rushed down the steps that led to his house. He swerved round the corner at top speed, nearly knocking over a merchant that was selling fruit at the side of the road. He continued running down the street. Kye’s father had sent for him; Kye’s father was one of the most well-known scientists in the entire Golden City, and was currently working on a breakthrough discovery in the progress of renewable power. Kye came to a large building on the left side of town, he walked in, and a secretary at the front desk nodded her head, pointing at an elevator on the right side of the room. Kye entered it and pressed the button for the basement level, and he felt the elevator slide slowly down underground. The doors opened and he came into a large familiar room, his father’s experiment lab. He stared around; there were several large mechs, known as battle machines. There was one in particular that caught his eye, a red and white one with a massive golden cannon and shield, his father had dubbed it, “The Golden Guardian”. It used breakthrough technology that allowed it to fly short distances, even though it was extremely heavy because of all the real gold-platinum alloy that made up the shield, cannon, and some of the armor. His father had given Kye the privilege of testing it in the training arena, and he had been able to defeat even the Blade Titan, the Golden City’s main ground defense battle machine. Kye walked over to his father, who was typing around on a keyboard and smiling as he worked. He tapped his father’s shoulder. “Kye, good you’re here!” His father said, “We’ve found a way to channel the power of the sun and power a battle machine, and it’s got a strong enough battery that it can last for several hours, even if it’s not in direct sunlight.” His father pointed at the computer screen, and Kye looked at it. There were several lines of text that he didn’t understand, but there was a blueprint for a solar panel, it was coated with a thin layer of glass, and the light appeared to be magnified down into a solar panel underneath, it was very small, but because of the magnification, it was far stronger than the original beam of light. Kye turned to his father and said, “Have you tested it yet?” His father shook his head and said, “No, but that’s why I wanted you here. We’ve set up three of these panels on the Golden Guardian, one on the back of the shield, and two in the upper cockpit; I want you to test it out, since you did so well for the Golden Guardian’s first test run.” Kye’s eyes widened and he tried to hold in his excitement, his father didn’t need an answer, “Great! I knew you’d be excited, let’s get the Golden Guardian up to the surface and we can try it out in the arena!”
About thirty minutes later, the massive battle machine known as the Golden Guardian had been moved into the large training area known simply as, ‘The Arena’. Kye got up into the cockpit, and moved his hands over the two touch panels that were used to move the battle machine’s hands. Kye spoke through the battle machine’s speaker system and said, “Alright, I’m going to power up.” His father nodded and gave him a thumbs up, and Kye pressed a large orange button to his left. The battle machine shuddered a little, then its arms rose up from their sides and the legs moved into the same stance that Kye was in. That was his favorite part of the battle machine, due to the limited size of the cockpit, he wasn’t able to have movement detectors for the battle machine’s arms, but the feet of the battle machine had movement detectors and would act like his did. Kye moved the battle machine’s arms, testing to make sure they were working. The battle machine moved exactly the same way they did when they had the standard Magnetized Oroniate power source. He moved around a bit, and he looked up as the Blade Titan emerged from its gate on the other side of the arena. The pilot, Shyke (pronounced SHIKE), the best trained pilot in the city and well known for his piloting skills, glared at Kye from inside the cockpit. Kye thought to himself, “He’s still sore about last month when I defeated him with the Golden Guardian.” Kye’s father and his assistant rushed back through the gate. His father’s voice yelled over the speakers, “Three, Two, One, FIGHT!” Kye moved in a split second, using the battle machine’s short-range flight, he jumped up into the air, firing several shots from his cannon, just barely missing the Blade Titan’s left arm. Shyke dove to the left, wasting no time in unloading his heavy ammo on Kye, firing his four shoulder-mounted missile pods at Kye. The first two hit the Golden Guardian’s shield, but the next two slipped by and hit the cockpit, knocking Kye off his feet and causing the Golden Guardian to crash to the ground. Kye shook his head back and forth, dazed. Shyke had wasted no time, and was already half way across the arena, preparing to finish the Golden Guardian off. Kye stood back up again, swinging his shield in front of him for protection as the Blade Titan slammed into him. Kye pulled the shield back against his wrist, and swung it wrist-mounted-dagger-style at the blade titan, slicing off one of the shoulder armor pieces. Shyke jumped back, avoiding another attack from the Golden Guardian’s shield. Suddenly the Golden Guardian fell flat on its face into the sand, and Kye looked over at the power level reading. The bar had suddenly dropped to zero. He flipped on the emergency energy, powered by a small source of Magnetized Oroniate. He spoke into the microphone and said, “Dad, I think the power just conked out.” His father rushed over to the downed battle machine, and with the help of the Blade Titan they managed to roll it over. Kye pushed open the cockpit’s door, and jumped out onto the ground. He walked over to his father, who was examining the solar panel on the shield. He said, “The solar panel shattered and then fried the battery when you used the shield as a blade, it couldn’t handle that much stress. We’ll have to either find another place to put the solar panel, or just have to make sure it isn’t used as a blade again.” Suddenly a voice was heard over the speakers, “The Golden City is under attack! Chronoids are attacking the western gate!” Kye’s eyes widened and he said, “Western Gate, that’s only a little ways from here!” Suddenly he looked up, two massive battle machines coated with thick black and dark yellow paint flew over the top of the wall to his right, aiming their cannons at Kye and his father…
Edited by joev14, May 27 2012 - 06:24 PM.