For this one: You must scare someone to letting you head off with their toolbox.
TOOLBOX (any gender, mid teens to late life)
I cannot do that.
I mean I am CAPABLE of doing that. It is a very simple operation.
Lower my arms.
Relocate the shelf.
Bend my knees.
Reach my arms forward.
Release the toolbox onto the shelf.
You are correct to demand this of me, given the information you possess. This garage is your property and I have trespassed. These tools are your property and I intend to take them. This is not an optimal scenario for you. We agree on this. However, your LIFE is also your property. For now. I wish to keep it so.
I propose the following:
I will go to a secluded location in case the program starts up again.
I will take your wire cutters and open the skin behind my jaws.
I will select the smallest head on your screw gun and remove the bolts to my the jaws.
I will then unhinge the jaws and use pliers to remove the transmitter.
I will reinstate the bolts with your screw gun.
I will use your wire to sew up the incisions.
If you wish, I will then return your toolbox. If I am successful. If the transmitter stays in sleep mode. However, the transmitter could reactivate any time. If it does, and I am still here in your custody, I will likely receive the following commands.
Aim the toolbox at the skull of the opponent.
Throw the toolbox at the skull, causing unconsciousness but not brain damage. That is crucial.
Report the opponent's location to my programmer.
Assess the opponent's physical qualities. The programmer will need this assessment as he designs YOUR transmitter.
You are correct to now be conflicted.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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