Sam, Bobby and Jenson were all in dashing tuxedos, massaging and kissing Jackie as she lay on her bed, enjoying every second of their devotion. Candlelight filled the room, and wonderful music played from somewhere in the distance.
“You're so beautiful, Jackie,” Sam whispered, causing her to shudder at the warm breath caressing her ear...
“Your wish is my command," Jenson said happily, rubbing her feet.
Bobby had his hair slicked back, unlike his usually messy style for lab work, and he wasn’t wearing his glasses, allowing her to fully appreciate his brown eyes. He placed his hands on her face. “Jackie, I'll do anything you want me to," he said, very clearly of his own free will
He leaned forward to kiss her. Meanwhile, Sam and Jenson leaned in to kiss each other, and…
*BEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEPBEEP* Jackie was startled from her alarm waking her from her slumber. She fell face first on the ground.
“Nooooo!” Jackie whined, not from the pain, but loss of her beautiful dream. She sadly turned off her alarm and picked herself up off the ground. “Why do you always wake up right when it gets to the best part!?” she cried, throwing the clock across the room, causing it to bounce off the wall and hit her in the face. "Stupid Mato and her stupid indestructible alarm clock..." Jackie muttered as she went downstairs for breakfast.
* * *
It was a typical Sunday morning, which meant nothing really to do. Everyone but the professor was currently finishing their breakfast. "Pretty quiet, huh?" Jackie commented as she put down her spoon.
"Yeah, didn't think living with an eccentric old lady like the professor would ever give us some quiet time," Jenson replied.
"These quiet days are about the closest thing I get to days off around here," commented Bobby.
"Consider it her downtime after that damn robot went on a rampage last week," said Sam as he finished his coffee.
The other three shuddered as they recalled the ROBOZOID's rampage through the city and how it had only been stopped by Sam engaging it in an epic hand-to-hand duel. Somehow, there was no evidence of the professor's involvement so no charges could be brought against her. Sam suspected shenanigans but had no proof.
The professor suddenly burst into the room and proclaimed, “It’s finished! One of the greatest inventions of all time is complete!”
Bobby put his face into his hands. "Another peaceful Sunday down the drain..."
Jackie patted him on the back comfortingly. "There there. What's finished, Professor?"
“Why, my greatest invention ever of all time, Dear," the old woman replied, lifting her goggles onto her forehead. "After so many hours of hard labour, finally, the world shall know true genius!"
“This is going to be another five hours of paper work at the precinct isn’t it?” Sam asked, rubbing the bridge of his nose.
“Of course not, Dear. ROBOZOID was good, but my latest robot is over a hundred times more powerful! You must come and see!” And with that the old woman went back to the lab on the lower levels of the house.
"Wait... a hundred times more powerful?" asked Jenson.
"Aw, crap," said Jackie, before the three dashed downstairs.
* * *
They arrived to find the professor standing in front of a huge glass tube, easily twice the size of the ROBOZOID.
"Professor, NO!" Jackie and Bobby cried upon seeing this sight. Sam unholstered his sidearm and Jenson began preparing a magic barrier.
“What? I just couldn’t wait for you slow pokes to arrive. In less than ten seconds, my newest creation shall come alive, and then the face of robotics shall truly change at the hands of history’s first true artificial being!"
“That thing must be twice as big as the last one!” Jackie observed.
“Damn!" Sam called. "Here it comes!"
All four looked up towards the top of the tube as it raised up, knowing that the occupant would be huge. Steam obscured their vision, but they waited, awaiting the horrible menace to come.
For over a minute they stood, until a voice spoke from in front of them. “Hi!
“Wait,” Jackie thought for a second, “that sounds like a boy’s voice. But where is he?"
The four looked down. In front of them was a boy, about five foot eight, dressed in an innocent baby blue sweater, black sweat pants and white sneakers. At the sight of something so simple, everyone did the most appropriate thing possible: they faceplanted in shock.
Jackie stared in amazement. “That’s the most powerful machine ever created?"
“Absolutely!” the Professor said, a huge grin on her face as she stepped next to the boy. “He’s the result of decades of work. Say hello, Dear.”
“Hello everyone!” the boy chirped happily.
“Wait, Professor,” said Bobby, stepping forward. “Is this… Project Yuta?”
“Why, yes he is,” the old woman replied proudly. “Why do you ask?”
“I thought you stopped working on it.”
“Well, in truth, I felt it only right to finish him myself… I’m sure you understand.” Jackie was surprised by the almost… sombre tone the old woman adopted at the end.
“Of course, Professor,” said Bobby in an understanding tone.
“It’s okay, Grandma,” the boy said, hugging her.
“Thank you, Yuta,” she said, smiling.
“’Grandma’?” Jenson asked.
“Well, I am his creator. But at my age, calling him my son would be strange, and I want him to have a good foundation for his life here. Oh! I should introduce you. This is Bobby. He helped me create you, Dear.”
“Hi,” Yuta said with a smile. “Thanks for helping make me.”
“Uh… sure,” Bobby replied, not really sure how to respond to such a cheerful person.
“The man in blue is Samuel. He’s a police officer,” Mato explained.
“Hello! Are you a robot too?” Yuta asked, eyeing Sam's mechanical arm.
“No, I'm a cyborg," Sam clarified.
"I hope you have a permit to make an artificial person, Professor,” he said in a professional, authoritative tone that Jackie thought was so hot. “You know how strict the law is regarding such matters.”
“Oh, of course I do. Don’t fret.” Mato held up the document and Sam quickly inspected it.
“The big man is pretty high-strung, huh?” Yuta whispered to his ‘grandmother’.
“I heard that,” Sam said, causing Yuta to shrink behind Mato in fear. Mato, Jackie and Bobby sweatdropped.
“Okay, everything seems to be in order,” Sam said, handing the documents back to the professor.
“Good. Now, the one in red is Jenson the genie.”
“A genie? Cool!” Yuta was quick to move out from behind Mato upon hearing that.
“Thanks, I guess.”
“Can I have a wish?”
“I wish I had a teddy bear.”
“I want a teddy bear.”
“O…kay then…” Jenson snapped his fingers and a fluffy golden brown teddy bear appeared in Yuta’s hands.
“Yay! My first present!” Yuta hugged the teddy tightly. Jackie couldn’t help but smile.
“And this young woman is Jackie,” Mato said, indicating towards her.
Yuta looked over at Jackie and as soon as their eyes met, his face reddened and he looked away. “You’re… really pretty,” he said, embarrassed.
Jackie squealed in delight and hugged the boy tightly, reddening his face even more. “You’re so cute!”
Yuta was a couple of inches taller than Jackie’s five foot six, with his footwear and Jackie’s lack thereof making the difference appear even greater. Despite this, Jackie could not help but view him as a smaller, younger boy. He looked about her age with short, dark violet hair with a kind of spikey topknot at the back, with fascinating silver eyes.
“Can I… can I kiss you?” Yuta asked suddenly.
Jackie loosened her hold on the boy and looked him in the eye. “Can you what?”
Then, the strangest thing happened: Jackie could swear Yuta’s eyes began to change shape, changing from naturally round eyes to a pair of shining silver spirals. Jackie stared deeply into the spirals as they seemed to go on and on forever, even reflecting in her own eyes.
After what seemed like an eternity of simply staring, Jackie finally responded, “Yesss… Massster… You can kiss me…”
“Yay!” Yuta quickly kissed Jackie and she felt like her world was complete with her master showing such affection for her.
“Hey, stop!” Sam commanded, but Yuta just kept going. “What the hell is this?”
“As well as being able to hack into any system with his wireless programs, and having twice the physical abilities of my last robot, he is also extremely affectionate toward his friends,” Mato explained. “Yuta? Won’t you stop for a-“
Yuta turned his head, his eyes still spiralling, captivating the scientist.
“Fascinating…” she said sleepily.
“This is fun. You should do this too, Grandma.”
“Yes, Master… I should do this…”
To the horror of every man in the room, the spiral-eyed professor’s lips puckered up and she turned to face them. Mato then proceeded to chase the three screaming men around the room, while Yuta continued kissing Jackie for a few more minutes.
When he was done, he pulled away and smiled. “That was fun. You can wake up now.”
Jackie’s eyes returned to normal and she staggered, a little dizzy and confused. She noticed an unfamiliar taste in her mouth and saw Yuta smiling at her.
“Did you… Did you just hypnotize me?”
“Yep. It was fun. You’re a really good kisser.”
“Th-thanks… But you shouldn’t have done that. You should have asked my permission first.”
“But Grandma looks like she’s having fun.”
Jackie turned to see the professor still chasing the men around the room, seeking a kiss. Jackie sighed, “Why me?”
* * *
“I’m sorry,” Yuta said once the professor was back to normal, thanks to a complex plan involving a net, a bar of soap and a rubber chicken. Jackie noticed that Yuta’s tone was apologetic, but he was also bizarrely happy as well.
“He seems perky,” Bobby observed.
“It’s his personality,” the Professor explained. “I wanted the child to be happy. Though it might have been a good idea to program him to be unable to hypnotize me like my counterpart suggested.”
“Still, it’s impressive how… human he looks,” Sam stated, glancing down at his own metallic arm.
“Well, that’s what’s so impressive about him! You see, he is entirely bio-organic! Which means that he is a living, breathing machine! I’m a genius!”
Jackie looked confused. “Okay, so you made a machine that isn’t a machine. Doesn’t that kinda defeat the purpose of building a machine?”
“Of course not, I’m a genius!”
“I really wish you’d stop saying that,” Bobby sighed.
“Why is he so affectionate though?” Jenson asked. “It just seems so… odd.”
“Remember who made him,” Bobby whispered.
The professor didn’t seem to notice their little dialogue, and continued uninterrupted.
“Childlike wonder perhaps. He’ll hypnotize just about anyone he finds attractive. For some reason, explaining why it’s normal for boys to like girls, and girls to like boys, was too hard. So, I just let him pick for himself. Most of the time, it’s girls.”
“Oh, joy,” Jackie said dryly, and noted the other three subtly moving a bit closer to her. “Look, Yuta, you can’t just hypnotize people and take advantage of them.”
Yuta looked confused. “Why?”
Jackie looked at the Professor. “I’m really not the one who can explain this to him without being a hypocrite.”
“He’s not doing anything wrong.”
“Easy for you to say.”
“Look, you just need to explain the reasons why he can’t do this too much before he goes to school with you tomorrow."
“You’re sending him to school!?”
“He needs to learn how to interact with others. He’s registered as being sixteen, so you’ll be able to watch out for him. Everyone will just assume that you’re looking out for him because he’s your younger cousin.”
“Cousin?” Jackie repeated, the sensations of kissing Yuta fresh in her mind.
“While it’s not the same where you come from, relationships with cousins are perfectly okay here.”
There’s Japan and Japan-style worlds for you.
Yuta walked up to Jackie and gave her another hug. “This’ll be fun! I’ve never been to school before! I'm really looking forward to this, Big Sis!”
“Great, I’m… ack… loosen up… a little…”
“This…” Jenson began.
“Isn’t good,” Sam finished.
“Welcome to my world,” said Bobby.