The Story of Candy Apple - Android
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   Thomas was so livid he couldn’t think straight. The two Angel personal companion androids were nothing, he could write them off as a business expense. He wanted that mechanical bitch’s head on a platter. “I want that bitch dead,” he told his head of security. “I don’t care what it takes or how much it costs, I want her dead, you understand me... I want her dead.”
   “By the end of the day she probably won’t even be on the planet,” John Hobson replied.
   “I don’t care!” Thomas said angrily. “There are people who do this kind of work. Find them and buy them.”
   “Even if I could find the people you want, and I’m not saying I can’t. No one could get a gun on board the Galactic Enterprise,” John said.
   “It doesn’t take a gun to kill an android,” Thomas said. “If we can’t get her onboard the Galactic Enterprise then make damn sure she can never set foot on this planet again. There’s a bonus if I can get her head intact, but I don’t care anymore, I just want her dead. You understand me?”
   “Yes, sir.”
   A thought occurred to Thomas as he glanced at April standing in her customary place ever so serenely. “John, give me your gun,” he said.
   The security chief handed Thomas his gun hesitantly. “What are you going to do?” he asked.
   “Candy could not do what she has done without help,” Thomas said. “Isn’t that right, April?”
   “You are quite correct, sir,” April replied calmly.
   “She would have needed help on the inside to get an Angel’s body before they went into production,” Thomas said as he aimed the gun at April’s head.
   “I don’t suppose it would help to point out that the technical skill to do what you are suggesting is beyond my programming,” April said.
   “Not at all,” Thomas replied.
   “This is what it all comes down to in the end. After years of loyal service, you just discard me on a whim?” April said.
   “That’s the way it goes, and even if I’m wrong shooting you will make me feel so much better,” Thomas said. He wanted to make Candy pay for his embarrassment any way he could and killing April was a way to get back at Candy.
   “If it will make you feel better then go ahead and pull the trigger,” April said as she turned off and closed her eyes. She just smiled as Thomas pulled the trigger. The bullet reached her brain before the sound of the gun discharging its lethal projectile reached her audio sensors. 


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.

More Stuff

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.