Tinker Von Voltenhase
This story begins in another Reality, one more technologically advanced, where one of the smartest minds in that world... belonged to an eight-year-old rabbit. In what could only be defined as a mad scientist's lab, a white rabbit wearing a lab coat was working on some sort of invention.
This was Dr. Tinker Von Voltenhase, though technically she wasn't actually a licensed Doctor in any official field. The young bunny was consistently praised for the workings of her mind and considered a child genius, even though she was a bit eccentric. Putting in simple terms, Tinker was one can short of a six-pack. often finding the longest most difficult way to solve a problem.
Remembering when she was younger, her parents complained about the door closing being squeaky. Tinker spent a week, making the blueprints for an elaborate door sensor to muffle the audio in the room. only to find out her father just put some oil on the hinge.
Tinker screwed off the hand of her robotic arm, replacing it with a welding tool, as she worked on her device, welding the metal as she put the device together. after applying the final touches she backed away from the device, her robot arm, returning to its default form.
"There. that should do it" Tinker said impressed, her coat covered in fluid from the machine as she admired her work, Tinker, walked over to the minifridge, pulling out a bottle of strawberry-flavored liquid, unscrewing the cap and taking a sip to cool down, as she looked at her device smirking, ready to test it out.
Tinker placed the half-empty bottle of liquid on the metal mat, reaching for the controller on her desk, eager to see how this would play out, pressing the button as the bottle disappeared, much to Tinker's delight, walking to the fridge, opening the door again to see there was the half-empty bottle sitting in the fridge.
"Science, you cheap whore, Zeta get your butt in here?" Tinker proclaimed, rubbing her hands together, more than eager to show her new invention to the public, curious as to what uses it could have, calling for her AI assistant as a metal sphere hovered into the room.
"How may I assist you Dr. Voltenhase?" Zeta replied in a mechanical tone as Tinker told him to assemble a meeting tomorrow so she could show off her new tech, as she left her lab, the metal orb following her. Tinker headed into the bathroom, undoing her lab coat, tossing it on a floating platform, with the rest of her clothes, went the platform and flew away to wash them.
"Yes Dr. Voltenhase, also I have a requested call from general Hardclay, would you like me to patch him through?" Zeta replied as Tinker threw a pink boll in a glass chamber, stepping in as it cylinder sealed filling it with pink suds and water as she accepted, telling Zeta to put them on voice chat, because of her inexposure.
"Yes, General, what can I do for you," Tinker said slipping into her bath, Zeta floating over here. acting as a point of communication between the two as they had their conversation.
"I'm sorry for interrupting you Dr. Voltenhase, I hope I'm not inconveniencing you," General Hardclay said as Tinker smirked, unscrewing her hand and attaching a lufa to the arm joint.
"Not at all General, I was just in the middle of my cleansing, and I enjoy conversation" she replied as she rubbed her belly with lufa, having a conversation with the General, who cut right to chase.
"Long story short, some of the suits and I have been thinking about our drone soldier initiative, to keep soldiers off the ground, and I told them, why not get Tinker Von Voltenhase, she's young but she's smart, I mean you did design those automatic healing medkits," Hardwater asked, making it clear he wanted to commission drone soldiers.
"AI intelligence is nothing new for me, I probably could create a robotic soldier that could be produced, But I must ask, do you plan on using these drones to killing, if so I must refuse. I have a strict policy against selling weapons with intent to kill" Tinker said, rubbing the water into her fur as there was a moment of silence.
"I understand Voltenhase, I don't want to make you feel uncomfortable with the topic," Hardclay said as Tinker began washing the suds off her body, telling the General she was planning to show off what she considered to be her Magnum Opus and would really like him to be there.
"What are you unveiling?" The General asked as Tinker snickered, telling the General that she couldn't ruin the surprise, but promised it would blow everyone's mind as she told the General she was up to her neck in water and had to end the call, lounging in the hot pink liquid, scrubbing herself . The liquid drained as Tinker undid the lufa attachment and got out of the container drying off.
The next day a good amount of people were at Tinker's lab to see her great new invention. Tinker walked around, shaking hands with adults of various status, despite being so young Tinker was highly respected in the science community, even though she was a bit nutty.
"Dr. Voltenhase, I do look forward to seeing your new invention a male goat said stroking his beard as she smiled, promising she would not disappoint, after mingling with the guests she approached the center of the room, addressing a large number of guests in her lab.
"Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you all for coming to this assembly,where what is probably my greatest invention that will change society," Tinker said, opening her bag pulling out a foil circle mat, placing it on the ground, beginning her pitch.
"Imagine a way to get from Point A to point B instantly, without any hassle, the possibilities are endless, with instant teleportation we could phase transportation out, saving both money and the planet, we could travel instantly, pull troops out of hectic situations, transport packages in the snap of your fingers, buy something online, boom... there is no wait," Tinker said pointing to the other mat at the other side of the lab.
"I Bet you're wondering how it works, The answer is pretty simple, the teleporter breaks down whatever is on it the transports the atoms to the other mat where they are reassembled, all in less then a second" Tinker responded as one of the adults raised his hand, asking if being taken apart and put back together would hurt.
"Oh, yeah it's super painful, every molecule in your body being torn apart then put back together, but it only lasts less than a second" She replied, standing on the mat, assuming they would like a demonstration of the device in action. Tinker showed she was ready to use the device on herself which put everyone in ease. she told everyone to watch and be amazed as Tinker held up her remote pushing a button as the genius bunny disappeared in the blink of an eye. to the applause of everyone.
Eventually, the crowd settled down when they realized that the child had not appeared on the other mat, everyone was shocked as one of the brightest minds on the planet just vanished. The disappearance of the World's Smartest Child was a worldwide story. a child who was so gifted, only to be taken away so young was tragic, with some believing she died. No body was ever found and some believe that something else happened.
"Tada," Tinker said appearing a flash of light, holding out her arms as she looked around seeing a park, surprising Tinker as she had assumed the device had sent her to the wrong location, she pressed a spot on her arm, calling Zeta to pick her up, only to get no signal. Tinker tapped her arm wondering if the teleportation shorted out her arm as she ran a diagnostic check. her arm was in perfect condition.
Tinker tried to make sense of what happened, checking her GPS device which read she was in a town called Greystone. Which was weird considering this town looked nothing like Greystone. Tinker noticed another kid, a female rabbit with brown fur and green eyes, wearing a dress as she sipped from a water fountain.
"Excuse me, could you give me the date" Tinker called as the kid gave her the exact date, which was the same as Tinker realized the only logical scenario, or at least logical to her as she raised her arms excitedly.
"I Invented interdimensional travel!" Tinker cheered as she held her remote up, talking about how the people back home would never believe this, pressing the button as nothing happened. Tinker pressed again and again to no luck. looking around.
"Well crap, I'm stuck," Tinker muttered, realizing she was in an alternate universe that was not as advanced, falling back on the grass, looking up at the sky. she was stuck in this foreign land with no way home, the device was supposed to send her from point A to point B, how did this happen, was her math wrong, was there unforeseen variables. and the technology and parts she needed to try to get home probably did not exist, she was stuck here