The Blooming Flower Club
Ch 15- Hoverboard
Tinker spent most of her time in Daisy's garage working on experiments, especially when Rose told her no tools were allowed in the house. The young white rabbit had some device on the desk, which was a skateboard, stripped of the axles, and some tech mounted to the underside. Daisy removed her gloves, revealing mechanical hands.
"It's shouldn't be so hard to make a hoverboard," Tinker said putting on some goggles as she held up her finger, a small soldering iron poking out of the finger as she pressed it on the mechanics of the board, sparks flying as Tinker ran her finger along with the board.,attaching the wires on the board.
Tinker closed her fingertip, running her metal palm along with the board. it was nowhere near as good as something she could make back home, but for a hoverboard made of scrap it would probably serve its purpose. Tinker set the board on the ground as she stepped on it.
The board made a light hum as it floated about a few inches off the ground, Tinker pushed it with her foot as she glided to the other end of the Garage, leaning on the board as it turned, kicking the tail fin the board went up as Tinker caught it, marking her invention as a success. Tinker kept practicing on her board until the door opened, Rosa poked her head in, telling Tinker that dinner was ready.
"Okay, I'll be right in," Tinker said, setting the board on the desk heading inside where Rosa and Daisy were sitting with bowls of stew, Tinker sat in the open seat, looking at the bowl, running her spoon across the bowl filled with chopped veggies, taking a bite.
"Wow, this is really good" Tinker complimented her spoon into the mixture taking another bite as Rosa smiled taking the compliment asking how Tinker's first day at school was. Tinker said it was interesting as she took another bite.
"Tinker could you please remove your gloves at the table," Rosa asked, not knowing why Tinker always wore those things as Tinker blushed, hiding her gloves as Rosa repeated, telling her there were no gloves at the table. Tinker sighed, agreeing, pulling the gloves off, exposing her metal hands as Rosa's eyes opened wide, asking what happened to her hands.
"Oh, when I was younger I lost my arms in an accident, these are prosthetics" Tinker replied, unzipping her jacket and pulling it off, showing the metal arms went up to her shoulders as Rosa asked where she got those things as Tinker sighed.
"Mrs. Fields, I really don't like talking about it" Tinker replied going back to her stew as Rosa let her be as dinner continued Rosa apologized for bringing up Tinker's arms, saying that most have been tragic for her. Tinker dismissed it, not wanting she cut them off in an experiment.
"Well thanks for dinner Miss Fields, can I go out and play for a while, it's still daylight," Tinker said, checking her watch which read 6:35 PM as Rosa said she could play outside but she had to home by 8 and in bed by 10 as Tinker nodded, placing her spoon in the empty bowl, getting her jacket, zipping it over her arms and reapplying her gloves as she headed through the garage getting her hoverboard.
Upon walking outside Tinker set her board on the sidewalk, getting on as she began hovering, Tinker again pushed her foot against the pavement, moving the board as it floated along the sidewalk. Tinker enjoyed the evening sitting, the sun was almost setting as the board glided through town, earning a few weird glances, for a distance it looked like a normal skateboard until you paid attention enough to notice there were no wheels.
"Nice boarding kid" a teen said, hanging with his group of boarders as Tinkers showed off, doing a kickflip, landing on the board as they clapped at the young bunny as she skated away. Tinker was feeling like for the first time she was starting to enjoy herself. back home she was always cooped up in her lab contributing scientific marvels, she never really got the chance to be a kid and enjoy herself riding down the sidewalk when she realized she never incorporated a braking mechanism.
"No no no, Turn to stop -Oh shi--" Tinker said slamming right into another girl waking out of an electronics store, as she fell off her board rolling on the sidewalk as the girl, a white skunk with black patterns stood up, rubbing her side.
"Hey watch where you're going" The girl called out picking up the board as she turned it around, noticing the work done on it as Tinker stood up, holding her left arm, breathing heavily, looking like she broke something as the girl approached her, asking the bunny if she was okay.
"I'm fine, just think I dinged my arm" Tinker said getting up, breathing, she was regretting the synthetic nerves as the girl looked at her, asking if she wanted her to take a look, gently reaching for Tinker's arm.
"NO!" Tinker recoiled, withdrawing her arm as the skunk pulled up Tinker's sleeve, surprised at the mechanical limb, as Tinker sighed, knowing the secret was out, asking the skunk to keep this on the Down low as she nodded.
"Where did you get that thing, it's like no prosthetic I've ever seen, almost Sci-Fi," The skunk asked looking at the arm, running her finger along a crack, leaking a clear fluid as Tinker looked at her, stating she made them. The skunk nearly dropped her box of parts, at the mention of her making such complicated arms. Eventually the two girls started talking, and found out they shared a bit in common, both being interested in mechanics as The Skunk asked if she could hold.
"I don't why I'm doing this but Okay" Tinker said, the arm popping off as it fell out of the sleeve. The skunk looked at it amazed, unable to make heads or tails of it, holding the severed arm as she asked why Tinker was hiding them.
"If you created something so wonderful, you should not have to hide it, If I had cyber arms, I'd be showing them off," She said as Tinker felt a bit weird about standing out, her goal here was to fit in as she looked at the Skunk undoing her jacket exposing the stub and another cyber arm.
"I'm not exactly normal, because I'm not really from here" Tinker said as the skunk looked at her asking if she was an alien. Tinker shook her head explained she ended up in this universe by a teleporter mishap as the skunk looked at her with wide eyes, hearing the bunny confirming there really were alternate dimensions as she looked at Tinker's arm asking if she could take a crack at fixing it, wanting to get a closer look.
"No way, these arms are invaluable to me, I can't risk you messing them up, besides it's being taken care, you see that clear liquid filling the crack, it's filled with nanobots that reconstruct the arm," Tinker said holding out her stub as the arm flew from The Skunk's hand, landing back on the joint as Tinker curled her finger.
"See good as new" Tinker said as the skunk looked at her, asking if she could show the bunny her lab, admitting it probably wasn't as cool as anything the bunny had built as Tinker sighed, holding up her arm as the number 7:15 light up via holographic screen.
"I Have to be home at eight but other some other time," Tinker said asking the skunks name as she smiled, saying it was Joules, giving Tinker a slip of paper with some numbers on it Tinker gave her own name as she looked at the weird slip before collecting her board getting back on it.
"Well Joules, It was nice meeting you," Tinker said zipping her jacket over her arms, what the skunk said about Tinker hiding her arm really stuck with her, was Tinker really happy hiding who she was, was it worth it to be normal if she could not be herself. Tinker rode the board back to the garage, closing the door as she headed in the house. Rosa told her that Daisy was taking her shower as she expected Tinker to do the same for school tomorrow as Tinker sighed.
"You mean I have to go every day?" Tinker asked as Rosa smiled, saying only on Mondays through Fridays as Tinker groaned, heading up to the bathroom, opening the door as Daisy gasped, in the middle of washing herself as she asked what Tinker was doing.
"Taking a 'shower' as Mrs. Fields puts it, so how do I do this, does the water just wash us off, is there a cleaning solution for pre scrub," Tinker asked, removing her clothes as Daisy rolled her eyes.
"Tinker I knew you're new here but you don't just shower someone else" Daisy rebutted as Tinker looked at her, explaining she needed someone to teach her as Daisy sighed, finding it weird the girl could create robots and Sci-fi tech but didn't know how to take a shower.
"Fine, get it" Daisy replied