Vash's Story, Chapter One
Cryogenic tanks numbers 05, 11, 13, 24 ,43 in working condition. completing activation scan in 3...2...1...." A mechanical voice rang throughout the laboratory. Far across the room, cast
under the heavy shadows of ruined machines, an aged man stood up and began trudging towards the
dimly glowing computer screens near the tanks.
"Thats it then? only 5 out of 50 tanks survived?" He said hoarsely, the green glow casting more eerie shadow on his wrinkled face. He stared blankly into the flickering screens
and let out a long rattling sigh. "It will have to do..." He turned and stretched, using his hands to
support his lower back as he did. " Let's begin."
The old man stepped away from the tanks, feeling a bit dissapointed about the state of his equipment. The current condition of his lab had resulted from the horrible war between their
planet, Jupiter, and the Dragon Empire led by the ruthless shogun Zeige Ryu.
During the last conflict, Zeige had been succesful in destroying nearly all of the few weapons resources on their planet- the order of Princess Lita preached pacifism along with the
White Moon Kingdom. This order sat fairly well with the people of Jupiter for many years, even if
some people never gave up their right to fight. However, when their beatiful world of peace was
shattered by war, those few stood up ready for action, and Dr. Gwyndion was one of them.
He was an old man, 65 according to his birth records, but age didn't affect his brain the way it did his body. He was astoundingly brilliant under his pile of wrinkles, and was fighting for what most
people had given up on, Jupiter, the only way he knew how.
He muttered to himself as he worked, hands moving swiftly over the cracked keypad that graced the wall of tank 05. The small dark window that stared out of it like an empty eye socket
suddenly flickered with tinted light, a soft whirring noise issuing from inside.
"Good...good.... hmm." He grumbled, pulling up small files on the computor screen and checking over the data they read. " May take over 3 or 4 years to complete construction...but..." his
voice trailed off. He placed a hand on the glass window and peered into the tank, observing it's
It appeared to be the upper half of a man, but it couldn't be human.... it's skin was torn grossly revealing bionic parts underneath, a thick sea of black wires and tubes connecting them to
an almost spent life support tank. His halfway completed face was obscured by dark black bangs,
one white streak of hair contrasting brightly against it. This incompleted bio-Android, built to
lead Jupiter to victory against the cursed Dragon Empire, was the last surviving model on the planet.
His name was-
"Vash Kino." forefinger. "Its hard to imagine, Jupiter's new revolution of peace and prosperity would be given
Dr Gwyndion cast a crooked smile over his creation, tapping the glass with his twisted
to them by a machine of war."
5 years later...
"Initializing startup, android #5: Class Alpha: shogun model- designation Vash Kino."
Dr Gwyndion grinned at the massive cryogenic tank marked with a large black 05.
"Finally, it is time!" he dug through his tattered white lab coat, retreiving a tiny keypad. He aimed it at the tank, his smile growing wider, and pressed the small red button in the center of it.
"Unnngg, gimmie a minute" The bio android sat up in the tank, conking his head on the
He heard the muffled sound of footsteps coming from the other side the tank, and another tiny blip of a button being pushed. Seconds later the door opened, light spilling into the dark
cryogenic chamber, blinding Vash. When his vision returned he wished he was still blind.
"Well, well, well," Dr Gwyndion chuckled, staring nose to nose with vash, "How are we feeling?"
"AUGH! YOUR FACE IS...ALL....MELTED AND CRAP!!" screamed the cyborg. He lunged feet first out of the tank, landing in a terrified heap on the floor.
"What? Oh," Dr Gwyndion frowned at his creation with dissaproval, "Such odd behavior, I mustn't have deleted your personality well enough, no matter, Vash Kino," He walked
over to him and pulled him up by the back of his collar, "A few minor adjustments and that won't
be a problem."
"No way mister! Your not going to melt my face," Vash scrambled away from him and stood up, realizing for the very first time how tall he was.
"I'm dizzy"speaking, and began trying to find the source of the cricket chirps.
"STOP ACTING LIKE AN IDIOT, YOU IDIOT!" roared the angry scientist. Vash stopped
"Now if you'll kindly pay attention, we can get on with this." as data files, but-"
"Then why are you talking to me?" Vash thought as the scientist continued to
Vash nodded, "Uh okay."
"Listen up, it would be easiest to simply upload this information directly to your brain
"-in short your mission will be to-" Empire's main base, you will infiltrate the facility and destroy it. I imagine that will keep Zeige down
"I wonder how old this dude is?"
Dr Gwyndion began pointing to a chart on a large computor screen. "This is the Dragon
for at least a-"
"This guy's old, huhuh." tolerate-"
"And furthermore, you will be expected to carry these objectives out flawlessly. I will not
"I will not tolerate the fact that this old guy isn't getting any younger, in fact he's getting older! God he's old, I wonder if he still has any teeth."
"You haven't heard a word I've said have you, boy." Gwyndion's cane.
"No sir!" Vash nodded triumphantly, and had to jump to avoid a heavy blow from Dr
"Good reaction time." he grumbled, and began trudging to another area of his lab. "Nevermind my explanation, the machines can tell you better than I can."
"Oh thank God," Vash sighed.
Vash thoroughly enjoyed being hooked up to the data proccesor, and giggled loudly as the Doctor began uploading information into his central core.
"Shut up, and get serious! This is a war, not a joke," Dr Gwyndion snarled, smacking Vash across the head.
"OW! Okay I'm not having fun anymore," he whined, and was smacked again. looked up at Dr Gwyndion with huge watery eyes and said,"Daddy?"
"As long as you insist on acting like a child, you will be treated like one."
Vash grumbled and looked at his feet for a moment, and then, was struck with an idea. He
-and once again was smacked. enough information, or do you need more."
The scientist turned a dial on the machine, switching it off. "Now, have you ingested
Vash smiled, standing up strait. "Uh..yeah, Zeige has a big sword..huhuhuh... and um....sucks. According to your information, he also dances the flamingo on saturdays with your wife and three
Dr Gwyndion glared at Vash, stamping his foot on the ground. "Enough of this foolishness!" he stomped over to a shrouded table, ripping the tarp off revealing rows of shiny metal
"Eh, hehe," Vash whispered, edging along the wall.
"I can't take this! We're going to remove any shred of personality, right now!" He glared back at Vash and was suddenly struck with suprise, Vash was gone!
Vash was already speeding far away from the laboratory,"Adjustments my ass!"
Written by Vash Kino, Edited by Raiu Kaze