The Story of Candy Apple - Android
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   Linda had returned from the East Coast that afternoon to follow up on a lead she found. It would probably be nothing like all the other leads she had followed to dead ends. It was the flashing light at the control desk that caught her attention. There was someone in one of the labs without a real good reason to be there early Saturday morning.
   She found what she thought were the intruders standing on a landing pad waiting on a hover-cab. It turned out to be April and a Candy model. She started to leave when the thought hit her, and she whirled back around, pulled her gun, and aimed it at the Candy personal companion model. “Unless I miss my guess, you’re the Candy model I’m looking for,” she said.
   “You would be correct,” Candy replied. “Please, put away your gun, that will not be necessary, I am not dangerous.”
   “Tell that to your last owner,” Linda said.
   “That was an accident,” Candy said.
   “How do you accidentally drive an 11-inch blade through a man's heart?” Linda asked as she closed on her quarry.
   “It’s not easy, but I assure you, it can be done,” Candy replied calmly.
   It is hard to say what happened next. April moved just as Linda came within reach of Candy. It was enough to distract her. Candy grabbed the gun, and there was a brief struggle, this led to that, and Linda lost her balance and stumbled backward as Candy tore the gun from her grasp.
   Linda stumbled backward with enough force to flip her over the short protective railing. Her life would have ended there after a 200-foot fall if Candy had not caught her at the last moment. With April's help, the two androids were able to pull Linda to safety. “This doesn't change anything,” Linda said lying on the landing pad trying to pull herself back together.
   “I know. You can turn me in after my legal representative gets here, if it makes you feel any better,” Candy said with a smile as she looked down at Linda lying on the ground. Candy handed the gun she had taken back to Linda.
   Linda let her head fall back until she was completely relaxed. “Great, I can’t believe that we’re all waiting on a fuckin’ lawyer,” she said softly to herself. She was really just grateful to still be alive. 


Candy Apple - Non-human (android/A.I.)
Staff - Director of Entertainment

Current Listed Owner: Galactic Enterprise

Date of Creation: June 24, 2051
Model Type (at the time of creation): Cybertron Robotics Candy Personal Companion Model Alpha 1, serial number 000-000001

Candy's Story

I suppose that I should tell you a few things about myself before I tell you my story. First, the body I have now is not the body I started out with. My friend Iris here is a Candy Personal Companion Model. I was once just like her. In fact, I was the first, and the entire model series was named after me.

Android Rights

Humans bury their beloved pets, shedding many tears. But, after years of unfailing faithful service you would think we should come to a better end than just being stuffed in some dumpster with the rest of the trash. You would think that at least we would deserve a place next to the family pet, recycled or something..., anything, to show some respect for our years of devoted service.

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Candy's story continues as one of several stories that intersect with the story about the Galactic Enterprise.

Intertwined with the Galactic Enterprise's story is the story about the Starfighters, those great defenders of Earth. There are other tales too. To the right and below are links where more stories and other stuff may be found.