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'We're writing to the future, Amy'- Ohhithere1543's Writing Contest, Round 1.

Were writing to the future, Amy

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This is my story for Ohhithere1543's writing contest, and the dystopian themed round 1. There are 3028 words. Enjoy!

We’re writing to the future, Amy’

‘The year is 3001. You would think the start of a fresh century would be like liquid hope for the people. What a joke. This world lost hope a long time ago. Even those who firmly believed in a god that would come back to save them…. Well, nobody thinks that now. Despair is in the very air we breathe.

“Augh!” Amy slammed down the tablet on the rubble beside her. The screen cracked, sparked, and then slowly, haltingly repaired itself. A small creature stood beside it, watching it, it’s eyebrows furrowed. The creature looked like a large hamster, no bigger than a plastic water bottle. It’s fur was a fiery orange. A colour far brighter than the dirty, grey world around it. Standing on two legs, paws on hips, you would wonder if this creature was more than the apparent hamster. As soon as it began to speak, all suspicions were confirmed.

“You should be careful with that..” The high pitched voice said, evenly, quietly. “It’s the last one we have.”

Amy looked up, and then down at the human-hamster hybrid. “Hello, Nutsy.” Nutsy smiled. Her name wasn’t really Nutsy, but Amy had called her that for the past 7 years, due to her quirky and often erratic ways. Nutsy climbed up Amy’s leg and sat on her knee.

“What’s the matter?” Amy sighed.

“What’s the point in writing this?” After a thoughtful moment, Nutsy replied.

“We’re writing to the future, Amy.”

“WHAT future?!” Amy snapped. Nutsy slid off Amy’s knee and began typing on the tablet, which had now fully repaired itself.

‘But we’re going to fix that. The robots who are ruling over us… we’re going to stop them. We’re going to find the source of the robots’ power and destroy it. Then life will begin anew.’

“You’re crazy.” Nutsy grinned.

We’re crazy.”

“What do you MEAN they can’t be stopped!?” Amy slammed her hands down on the desk, angrily. Nutsy, who was standing on the desk, jumped nimbly out of the way so Amy’s hands wouldn’t crush her. She was mostly paying attention, but something, or someone distracted her.
A creature very much like Nutsy stood on the other side of the room against the wall, where a robot slave would normally stand. Nutsy tried to make eye contact with him, but he wouldn’t look at her. The CEO of Robotopia™ shrugged in response to Amy’s enragement.

“I can’t kill them. Trust me, I’ve tried. So now,” He petted Nutsy on the head as if she were a cat. “I just have to put on a brave face, and deal with it.. You know?” Amy glared at him in soundless rage. Nutsy tried to get the hybrid servant’s attention, and the boy nearly broke his stone expression, hardly able to hide his smile. Nutsy was sure she could see him blushing under his fur.
The CEO continued. “You’re only a child, Amy dear. Did you really think I didn’t try everything?” He snapped his fingers. “EBONY! Show these children to the door.” The servant boy walked towards the door and motioned for them to follow.

“Come with me.” He didn’t look either of them in the eyes. As they made their way down several flights of stairs, Nutsy pestered Ebony with questions.

“....Are you… are you a human-hamster hybrid? Like me? I.. I thought I was the only one!” Finally, Ebony turned to look at her. He was grey, with darker stripes, and had vibrant blue eyes that looked as if they could stare into your very soul. He was just slightly taller than Nutsy.

“Yes…. I am. I thought… I thought I was the only one, too.” His gaze dropped and he was blushing again. Amy was still fuming.

“Ebony, are you that man’s slave?” Ebony looked around nervously and then put his forefinger to his lips.

“Shh, cameras.” He whispered. But he looked up at Amy, his blue eyes flaming, and gave just the slightest of nods. Nutsy clasped her hands in a heartfelt plea.

“Can you help us? Please.” Ebony looked around, warily. When he spoke, his voice was barely above a whisper.

“Yes.” He said it almost immediately. Then he thought for a moment. “Come around the side of the building at 12:30. I will be there.” Then he resumed in his normal voice.

“Be careful out there. Have a nice day.” Then turned abruptly and walked back to the office.

Nutsy paced in circles. Back and forth, back and forth. Amy let out a deep sigh.

“Nutsy, you’re making me anxious.”

“Well this is making me anxious! Ebony could be in big trouble!”

“In trouble? Who… me?” Ebony dropped from a vent on the wall and landed gracefully in front of Amy and Nutsy. He smiled, mischievously. “Let’s get outta here, huh?” Nutsy’s eyes lit up, and she was right beside him as the three began to walk.

“So,” Amy asked, “Is it really impossible to stop the robots?” Ebony shook his head.

“Barry’s a liar. He could stop them if he wanted to. He controls them after all. It’ll be hard, maybe even nearly impossible to get to the overprotected master computer, but I don’t believe it’s impossible.” The girls were speechless. Nutsy gave Ebony a side hug.

“I can’t believe you were Barry’s slave!” Ebony blushed, his eyes aflame with a secret hurt.

“I suppose it makes him look powerful or wealthy if he has a living abomination for his slave instead of a robot.” Nutsy’s warm brown eyes nearly overflowed with empathetic tears… and a shared secret hurt. Ebony continued. “Robotopia™ started out innocent enough. The robots did everything. Hospitals were never short of doctors, factories were never short of workers, taxi services were never short of drivers… you name it, they did it. Everyone wanted one.

But the inevitable wealth Barry received went to his head. He just wanted more and more power.” Ebony looked sad. “It’s not even his fault. That’s just what humans do. They never stop craving power, and as they get more and more of it… the urge grows stronger.” He looked up at Amy, warily. “No offense.” She shrugged.

“None taken.” Ebony continued.

“So Barry programmed the bots to destroy. To destroy anything beautiful, anything powerful, anything with potential. If he couldn’t buy it, if it couldn’t be his, he destroyed it. And then he lied, saying the robots ‘went crazy’. Funny thing is that the robots didn’t destroy anything of his.” Nutsy’s eyes were full of sadness.

“But really, it was Barry who ‘went crazy’...” Nutsy said quietly. Ebony nodded.

“And now the the whole world is in ruins, and he’s so powerful that no one can stop him. That is… if they even knew that he was the bad guy…” Amy frowned.

“So, we can’t stop him?” At this, Ebony’s vibrant blue eyes held a mischievous hue.

“Yes we can… using my knowledge of the place.” He grinned, maliciously. Then he stopped, turning to face Amy. “I have to get back to work now, if I intend to have access to the building. Come around the side of the building again at midnight. I’ll have a plan to get in, and we’ll shut down the master computer.” Amy nodded, and then Ebony winked, scampering away.

The last known grandfather clock in the world (which was unsurprisingly in Barry’s lobby) chimed at 5pm. Ebony shifted his feet nervously. The plan was about to commence. Barry sighed and turned to Ebony.

“You are dismissed.”

“Yes, sir.” Barry watched him dryly as he turned to leave the room.

“You’re going the wrong way, rodent.” Ebony licked his lips and tried to look calm.

“Yes, boss. I need to use the washroom before I leave.” Barry sighed again.

“Fine. But the doors will lock automatically in 10 minutes. It’ll be a long night for you if you get locked in.” Then he sniffed. “Although, then you’d be on time for work.” Then he turned and left. Clump… clomp… clump… clomp… clump..

Ebony listened to the footsteps until he couldn’t hear them anymore, and then turned and went into the washroom, closing himself in the stall. It was the only place where cameras couldn’t see. Then he climbed into the ceiling vent above. The space was only big enough for a creature of his kind to fit through.

For once in his life, Ebony was proud of being himself. He had always wanted to be a human. Then others wouldn’t throw insults at him. ‘Rodent.’ ‘Little abomination.’ ‘You belong in a freakshow.’ Ebony gritted his teeth and braced himself against the walls of the vertical pipe. His arms were shaking with the effort it took to climb up.

After what seemed an eternity, the pipe turned, and Ebony was able to sit on the ledge, dangling his feet as he rested for a moment, mentally preparing himself for the next part of the plan. He had time. Oh, yes. He had all the time in the world.

Amy stood against the wall of the building, her short, black hair covered by a hood. She checked her watch. 11:58. Nutsy was cold and sat inside the hoodie’s front pocket, along with Amy’s tablet. Her body was warm against Amy’s stomach. The girl’s attention was suddenly shifted as a faint tapping fell upon her ears, and the vent cover above her opened.

“Okay.” Ebony whispered, peeking out from the vent. “Amy, boost Nutsy up to me, and we’ll go turn off the cameras and unlock the door so you can enter.” Amy passed Nutsy up to Ebony, and Nutsy saluted dramatically, and then giggled. Then they were gone.

“So, what do I do?” Nutsy asked, quietly, as they began walking down the dark tunnel. Ebony didn’t turn, his eyes fixed into the dark ahead.

“I need you to help me deactivate the cameras.” Then Ebony stopped. “There’s a drop off here.” He took a deep breath, and then jumped across the gap, landing gracefully on the other side. He smiled back at Nutsy. “Your turn.” Nutsy licked her lips nervously, and jumped. Her jump was too short, but Ebony caught her arm, motioning with his other hand for her to be silent. Nutsy bit her lip as Ebony pulled her up.

“Thanks..” Nutsy said, trembling just a bit. They were suddenly very close, staring deep into each other’s eyes for what seemed a long time, until Ebony pulled away. He licked his lips, and then continued down the tunnel.

“No problem… uh… The vent into the monitor room is coming up soon. We’ll have to be very quiet.” They were silent until the tunnel came to a dead end. Ebony unscrewed the vent cover carefully, and then looked at Nutsy, whispering very quietly. “The camera monitoring this room can’t be turned off. You’ll break the lens, and I’ll turn off the alarm system before it realizes one of the cameras are down. Then all the cameras will be off. Got it?” Nutsy nodded, and Ebony dropped out of the vent, landing soundlessly on the floor, just barely out of the camera’s view. Sometimes being tiny was useful.

He motioned for Nutsy to make her way to the camera. It was right beside the vent, luckily, and Nutsy reached for it, losing her footing. She grabbed onto the cord, biting her tongue so she wouldn’t scream. She dangled from the cord for a moment, before adrenaline allowed her to do a pull up and sit on top of the camera. She could tell Ebony was relieved as he crept along the wall as far as he could go without the camera seeing him. Then he stood up, and counted on his fingers. Three…. Two…. one!

Nutsy leaned over the front of the camera and smashed the lens with her little fist. The room turned red, and Ebony yanked down a lever stopping the alarm from going off before it even happened. They both let out the breath they had been holding and started laughing. Nutsy slid down the cord, and gave Ebony a hug. He pulled out of the hug, and then kissed Nutsy right on the lips. After a moment of surprise, Nutsy embraced it, wholeheartedly.

After a blissful eternity, Nutsy pulled away.

“We need to let Amy in now.” Ebony grinned.

“Oh yeah… Right!” They giggled, and then scampered across the building, unlocking the front door. Amy let out a sigh of relief.

“So everything turned out okay?” Nutsy burst out laughing and Ebony blushed.

“Yeah, yeah. Just fine. Anyway! Now it’s your turn.” Amy shrugged and followed Nutsy and Ebony to the large door in the back of the building. The master computer was in there, and had two cameras of its own that still needed to be turned off.

“Ebony and I will take care of those.” Nutsy explained, confidently. Ebony nodded.

“Amy, you’ll shut down this room’s separate alarm system, just as Nutsy and I smash the cameras.” Amy was skeptical.

“Are you sure it’ll work?” Nutsy nodded, enthusiastically.

“Yup! We’ve done it before.” Amy sighed.

“Okay. I’ll do it.” Ebony nodded, helping Nutsy into the vent above before climbing in himself.

“Just open the door a crack, and wait until you hear the smash. Then run as fast as you can and yank the lever on the other side of the room.” Then Amy was left alone. Ebony came to the end of the vent and slid down the wall, staying close to it as he worked his way to one of the camera’s vertical cords and climbed up. Nutsy copied him, doing the same to the other camera. Ebony counted down again. Three… two… one! SMASH!!! But only one smash was heard.
Nutsy leaned over too far, and tumbled over the edge of the camera. Amy came running in, and found the lever. The room went red, and Amy yanked on the lever. But the lever didn’t move. The alarm started screaming.

“It’s STUCK!!” Amy yelled. Ebony rushed to the master computer and frantically tried to sign in. But now that the alarm went off, it required a password. One that Ebony didn’t know. Amy raced to the door and turned the doorknob, but the alarm system had locked it. “We.. we can’t escape!!” Amy yelled, starting to panic.

“I’m sooo sorry..!!” Nutsy sat on the floor, sobbing. Ebony helped Nutsy up and pulled her into a hug.

“Don’t be. I got you both into this.” Nutsy wailed.

“And now we’re going to DIE!!!!!” Amy looked around, frantically.

“No. No you’re not.” She picked up Ebony and Nutsy, and opened the vent cover, placing them inside the vent. “Just because I’m going to die doesn’t mean you are. You two are able to escape…. Don’t stay. Not for me.” Amy turned away, trying to hide the fact that she was shaking and tears threatened to spill over her eyes.

“NO!” Nutsy screamed over the alarm. Ebony tried to hold her back. “You’re my best friend, Amy…!! We’ve always looked out for each other, and I’m NOT stopping now!” She pulled away from Ebony, and they stared into each other’s eyes for a moment. “I’m sorry, but I have to go.” She said, tears soaking her fur. Ebony blinked rapidly, and tried to swallow the lump in his throat.

“I’ll come too.”

“No!” Nutsy yelled again. She jumped out of the vent, and ran to Amy, climbing her leg and tugging on her hoodie pocket. Amy looked down at her, puzzled.

“Nutsy, what are you doing?”

“The tablet!!” She yelled frantically. “We wrote to the future, and the future will never see it unless Ebony takes it to them.”

“What?!” Ebony yelled. With Amy’s help, Nutsy got back into the vent and handed the tablet to Ebony.

“Someday…!” Nutsy was shaking and sobbing hard. “Someday, someone will try to do what we did. Maybe…. Maybe they’ll even succeed!! We need you to help them, Ebony! Please!” She was desperate. Ebony looked down at the tablet, and was about to say something when robots broke into the room. Nutsy slammed the vent cover and jumped onto Amy’s shoulder, her little fists balled, ready to fight. Amy covered her face, waiting for the end. Ebony slammed his fists against the vent cover, but it would not open. He covered his mouth to keep from screaming, tears streaming down his face.

In a matter of seconds, it was over. The robots electrocuted them and that was it. Ebony hoped it wasn’t painful. He sat in the vent, sobbing for the rest of the night.

“Why…. why did I bring them into this? They’re dead, and it’s my fault…. How could I let this happen?!” Later, in the quiet, he was comforted by a quiet thought. You didn’t kill them. Barry did, and that’s all the more reason to stop him. He remembered Nutsy’s plea. ‘Maybe…. Maybe they’ll even succeed!! We need you to help them, Ebony! Please!

“I promise.” He said quietly. “I will not fail again.”

‘The year is 3011. The air is getting harder to breathe. That’s cause there aren’t any trees left. The world lays in ruins. Except for Robotopia ™. I guess the robots don’t want to destroy the thing that created them. I wonder what idiot did that.’

“AUGH!” A preteen boy with big glasses slammed the tablet down. It smashed into a million pieces. The boy gasped. “It didn’t mend itself this time…” He said, quietly.

“That’s okay.” Who said that? The boy looked around, unable to find the source of the voice. “Down here.” A small rodent like creature looked up at him, smiling.

“Oh… hello…” The boy said, shyly.

“I saw that your tablet broke, and I brought you a new one.” The boy looked down at the creature, skeptically.

“Who are you?”

“They call me Ebony. And you?”

“I’m Jason.”

“Nice to meet you, Jason. I have a question for you. Do you want the robots’ to stop destroying everything?”

“Y-yes! I’ve always wanted that.” Ebony smiled.

“Then come with me.”

I hope you enjoyed! I would love to hear your feedback! <3
CreditThe picture is from Google images and is not mine.

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  • JediJerboa
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  • January 22, 2018, 8:11 am
I'm very scared now... Don't think I did very good...
  • SmolFairy
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  • January 22, 2018, 8:14 am
Hehehe nonsense! Have you posted yours yet? (too lazy to check m8) XD

I'm honestly still a very inexperienced writer trying desperately to sound skilled, so!
  • JediJerboa
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  • January 22, 2018, 8:26 am
Yeah, I just posted it today. That's what's making me so scared. Yours is so good!
  • SmolFairy
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  • Apprentice Toast
  • January 22, 2018, 8:30 am
AHHHHHH I'm going to go find itttttt
  • CaelChan
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  • January 8, 2018, 7:02 pm
OMG I diamonded earlier when it came out but didn't get to read it...omg so glad I did
Did not expect the ending to be like that ;~;

I shippppp it Nutsy x Ebony = Nubony or Ebotsy
  • SmolFairy
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  • Apprentice Toast
  • January 8, 2018, 7:28 pm
Haha they have an AWFUL ship name either way XD Ebotsy is kind of cute tho XD
  • CaelChan
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  • Master Sweetheart
  • January 8, 2018, 7:34 pm
Shhh the ship will saillll :3
*preparing to write fanfic* :>
  • SmolFairy
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  • Apprentice Toast
  • January 9, 2018, 6:35 am
Omigosh I would LOVE to see a fanfic XD

its interesting for me, because while Ebony is a fictional character, Nutsy is a hamster I had from 2013-2015 and is one of my most memorable hamsters. So yeah, she’s very real XD
  • CaelChan
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  • Master Sweetheart
  • January 9, 2018, 6:48 am
:O omg that’s so cute
  • Evie-
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  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • January 8, 2018, 11:44 am
It's amazing!!!!! I LOVE IT <3
  • SmolFairy
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  • Apprentice Toast
  • January 8, 2018, 12:00 pm
ty, bruh XD

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