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located in Earth, a part of Silverose, one of the many universes on RPG.

Earth

Capital of the Solar Empire. Is basically one big nature preserve now, with the cities in glass domes to keep nature out and people in. Big Cities: Nuvo Yorka (yes, New York???), Los Angeles, Romahi (Rome)

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"Done and done," declared Nicholas as he reclined on his office chair, stretching his arms. "Teleportation protocols complete." He rotated on his chair to face Elsa and MAGNUS on the other side of the 'lab', as Elsa like to refer it. "Elsa, can you please?" he requested, pushing up his glasses.

Elsa smiled. "Aye aye, captain," she answered as she typed in a few keys. Elsa and Nicholas focused their attention to the four gaps that appeared in the floor and ceiling around a spare docking bay when those sections of the room retracted. Four objects that looked like thin pillars rose from the ground, and at the same time identical structures appeared from the roof, and descended until they locked into place with the grounded pillars. A glass casing rose from the ground, containing the devices. Within moments, the pillars lit up with a blue energy, which then jumped to the pillar to its left. In a second, the energy jumped to the next pillar, and in half a second it jumped to the one after that one. This cycle repeated itself until the energy appeared to have formed a cylindrical vortex of sorts. After 10 seconds, a pulse of light caused the energy to subside. The glass casing, which just had a crack in it, also retracted, followed by the pillars. The teleportation of the CHEsuit was complete.

Despite being the 'father' of the CHEsuits, Nicholas still couldn't help but be in at least the slightest awe of his creations. The 15 foot black-and-red titan has a torso-cockpit shaped like a gondola lift, two powerful arms attached to the sides of the machine via two orb-shaped shoulders and on the bottom of the cockpit, two legs easily support the structure. Five prongs at the end of each leg form the feet. To deal with conventional warfare, it is equipped with a rapid-fire photon turret mounted on either side of the cockpit and two larger, slower but more powerful photon turrets on the top. In the event of a more powerful adversary, the CHEsuit boasted two forearm-mounted photon blades, if the arms alone aren't enough. On the surface, the CHEsuit looked good as new.

Elsa got up and climbed the steps of the docking bay, which brought her to the torso of the CHEsuit. MAGNUS tried to follow, but its wheel configuration prevented it from climbing stairs. "Doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it," she reported as she walked around it.

"Hold on a sec." Nick pressed the sides of his glasses and repeated Elsa's actions, but this time at the base of the behemoth. After two revolutions around the CHEsuit, he climbed up the sides of the mechanical creature and pressed his finger against a panel of black that stood out slightly. He removed his finger, and the cockpit opened up, revealling a chair, a helmet, two circular pedals, two gloves that could reach up the forearm and a computer terminal that was built on top of the battery of the system.

As soon as Nick sat in the chair, he felt a wave of nostalgia and serenity run over him. It only felt like yesterday when he made the prototype of this suit and was running around in it. The design, over the years, had rapidly evolved. Even though this was not entirely his doing, he still felt proud. He had never been closer to his creations. Walking with them, exploring with them, feeling them; these sensations came running back to the old days of maintenance work. But now, they were mere shields; tools that exist only to take all of the hits that the enemy could dish out. He put his hand on the glove and closed his eyes. He could feel the CHEsuit. He could see its heart. He could see its pain, but he could see its happiness.

"Mr. Taylor, have you found anything?" Elsa brought him out of his reverie.

"Uh, no I haven't. Give me a few more moments," came the response. Truth be told, there wasn't anything wrong with the suit at first glance. The suit was in prime condition and he couldn't find any cosmetic damage (leaving aside small bits of dust, but that's normal). Using his glasses, he inspected the circuitry. Everything was normal as far as he could see. The interfaces were configured correctly and the battery was still fully functional with plenty of power flowing through it. The terminal was also- wait; what the hell was that?

"Elsa," he started, voice uncertain, "why is there a chocolate wrapper in the circuitry?

Elsa, obviously, was caught off-guard. "Uh... I dunno. Gimme a sec, I'll get the screwdriver." She climbed down the stairs to get the tool, but MAGNUS was before her, holding out a strange device with a surprisingly large handle. Elsa smiled. "Thank you, MAGNUS." She took the device from the Navi and walked back to the CHEsuit. "Um, Mr. Taylor? Since you said I could help with fixing, could I do this step?"

Nick looked down at Elsa, surprised by her inquiry. "Sure, why not?" he said, getting out of the CHEsuit. Estatic, Elsa climbed in and got to work. Nick walked down the stairs, stopping when he got before MAGNUS. "Someone's gonna trip over you. You know that, right?" Nick picked up MAGNUS, who beeped happily, and carried it with him to the computer. He set MAGNUS beside him on the desk, sat down in the chair and started by accessing his emails. There was a new one. He was going to delete it, but then he discovered that the sender was none other than one of the Colonels at the Solar Alliance military. With that, he opened the email and began reading...

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