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Chapter 1: The Perfect Plan.

Atoyot stared at his super computer. It had been a year since the last Atoyot robot and the BV 8801 was destroyed. But this was the real Rongishi Atoyot. He had rarely left his office over the last year.

"At last, after my long months of tireless work, I believe it is complete!"

Mr. Atoyot's computer screen read "00A-10111G-0001C-0000A101G-011111L-0011001-00011B-00011100000-1010E1101-000-1100100R-1100-F1111-010100-111C-M001-011000F-1100-A11101".

"This short code contains enough compressed information to program the perfect robot. Muahahahaha!"

Meanwhile, across town, I had permanently moved into the Big Blue hotel.

"Hey Sam."

"Good Morning Will. Are you going to work?"

"Yes Sam, Just like I do every morning."

"Oh, right."

"Hey Sam, I just want to thank you again for letting me live here."

"No problem. I know about the whole thing that happened with the Atoyot Company."

"I need to be here incase the Atoyot building goes back up."

"Uh, Will?"

"What?"

"The Atoyot building went back up four months ago."

"Oh my God!"

Chapter 2: Preventing a Plan.

I hoped on my bike and rode to the Atoyot building as fasts I could. When I walked into the all too familiar lobby, Atoyot's receptionist told me to sit.

"Good morning sir, how can I help you?"

"I'm here to see Mr. Atoyot."

"Do you have an appointment?"

"No."

"Then I'm afraid you can not see him. I apologize for the inconvenience. Have a nice day and get out!"

"Wait. I'd like to make an appointment."

"Very well. Our earliest opening is at 5:30."

"I'll take it."

I left the Atoyot building. The receptionist called Atoyot's office.

"Mr. Atoyot, a Mr. Will Maines has an appointment to see you at 5:30."

"Good. I've been expecting him."

Chapter 3: Making a Living.

I went on to work at the factory. My boss, Mr. Soloman, was furious."

"Will! You're late!"

"I'm sorry sir. I was trying to stop a madman from destroying the world."

"I don't want to hear your excuses you lump! Just get to work!"

"Hey Will." My co-worker Bart said, "Why were you late today?"

"I was at the Atoyot building."

"Doing what? Buying a model?"

"No Bart! I was trying to stop Mr. Atoyot from taking over the world."

"Why would he do that?"

"Hello, he's already tried twice. Where have you been?"

"Well I used to live in America. I moved here a few months ago."

"My brother Joe and I killed him twice when he was trying to take over the world."

"Pardon me? You killed him twice?"

"Well he was a robot."

I told Bart about everything that happened with Atoyot.

"Whoa. That sounds horrible. I can't believe your brother got killed."

Finally the whistle blew and I left that lousy factory. My shift ended at 5:00, giving me just 30 minutes to get to the Atoyot building.

Chapter 4: Atoyot on the Good Side?

I got back to the Atoyot building just in time for my appointment.

"Excuse me sir." Said Atoyot's receptionist, "Do you have an appointment?"

"Don't give me any of that, I was in here this morning!"

"All right sir, just take the elevator up to the top floor."

"I know, I've been here before."

I rode the elevator to the top floor. Then I walked into Atoyot's office.

"Hello sir, you must be Mr. Maines."

"Drop the innocent act Atoyot. What's your crazy plan this time?"

"Why, I haven't the slightest idea what it is of which you speak."

"The last two Atoyots had crazy plans, what's yours?"

"Sir, the last two Atoyots were evil imposter robots. I can assure you I have no evil plan."

"Ha! And again, ha! That's what the last Atoyot said. How do I know you're not a robot?"

Atoyot took out a knife from a drawer. He then made a small cut on the palm of his hand.

"Do you see that?" Atoyot asked as blood oozed out of his hand, "That's completely human 100 un-mechanical blood!"

"Well Mr. Atoyot, I guess you really aren't evil. I'm sorry I bothered you sir."

"That's OK, it's an understandable mistake."

"I'll just be leaving now."

"Have a nice day Will."

I rode the elevator back down to the ground floor and left. I still wasn't completely convinced that Atoyot didn't have some kind of evil plan up his sleeve. As soon as I'd stepped out the door, Atoyot's receptionist called up to Atoyot's office.

"Excuse me sir, I just saw Mr. Maines leave the building. I thought you we're going to kill him."

"Don't worry Ms. Anderson. That will come in time."

Chapter 5: The Anniversary Party.

I went home. All the lights at the Big Blue were out and it looked like no one was home. I opened the door and went in.

"Hello? Is anyone home? I guess not."

Suddenly the lights came on.

"Surprise!"

"Hey, what's going on here?"

"It's a party." Sam said.

"Why?"

"It was exactly one year ago today that you moved in here. We're celebrating!"

"Wow! That's great! Oh, oh no. That's not great."

"Why not?"

"That means it was one year ago today that Joe died."

"Oh, I'm sorry. I forgot about that. Maybe you can enjoy the party and it'll take your mind off Joe."

"Ok."

The party went on for about an hour. Then the ground suddenly started shaking.

"What's going on Sam?"

"Oh no, it's another one of those earthquakes!"

"No, look!"

The ground around the Atoyot building was caving in. The Atoyot building was rising out of the ground, pushed up by some metal body. Finally an entire giant robot stood in the center of Atoyot. The Atoyot building was on top of the robot's head.

"What the heck?" I yelled.

Atoyot's voice flooded the city.

"Attention Atoyot, Japan! This is Rongishi Atoyot. Very soon, I will rule the Earth. To show you a sample of my power, I will now nuke the city!"

"Oh my God!"

The giant robot's right arm opened up revealing a huge nuclear fire canon.

"He's going to kill us all!" I yelled.

"Not if I have anything to say about it!"

Sam pulled up the rug from the floor and opened a secret door to a secret basement.

"Quick, everyone get in!"

We all piled into the basement as the fire came closer and closer. Sam closed the door just before the fire killed us.

Chapter 6: An Incredible Surprise.

"Are we safe?" I asked.

"I think so, but let's wait a few more minutes."

After a few minutes we heard banging sounds coming from above. The trap door was denting and was suddenly yanked off the hinges.

"Who is that?" Asked Sam, "He's hideous!"

"It looks like…Joe?"

"But what are all those tubes and wires coming out of him? And how can he be alive?"

"Let me explain." Joe said, "Before I kill you. After I died, Atoyot took my corpse into his lab and reanimated me by replacing by lost and damaged body parts with cybernetic implants. He then programmed me to destroy you if the nuclear fire plan failed. So now I'll kill you now!"

Cyber Joe jumped into the basement. He and I started fighting. I was struggling to survive.

"Sam! Could you help me out here?"

"What do you want me to do?"

"Uh…pull the plug out of the back of his neck."

Sam pulled the plug and Joe lost power and fell to the ground.

"What do we do now?"

"Well, if we can hook him up to a computer we can erase his programming."

"Good idea."

Sam plugged Joe into his basement computer.

"Here it is." I said, "Erase this section of programming."

Sam erased Joe's evil programming and reconnected him.

"What happened?"

"Hey Joe, it's good to have you back."

"Will? What happened? I thought I got shot by Atoyot."

"You did but he saved your life by turning you into a cyborg. He programmed you to kill me but we reprogrammed you."

"That's great. Hey, is Atoyot back?"

"Yeah, big surprise huh?"

"How do we stop him this time?"

"I don't know. He's got a giant robot this time."

"Well, we've got to think of something."

Chapter 7: Operation Stop Atoyot.

"I've got an idea! Sam, get me a parachute and a jackhammer!"

Sam ran into his storage closet.

"OK, what's this plan of yours Will?" CYBER-Joe asked.

"Well, you'll use the jackhammer to break open the robot. And then…"

Later, at Atoyot's giant robot, we began to execute our plan. Using a hook I climbed up to the back of the robot and drilled my way inside. I contacted Joe by radio.

"Will to Joe, I'm in the robot, over."

"Copy that Will, continue to main deck, over and out."

I found a ladder that lead to the main deck. Suddenly I heard a voice. It was Atoyot.

"Attention Atoyot, Japan, or what's left of it. In exactly 10 minutes from this moment I will once again open fire on your puny town!"

"Good." I thought to myself.

After climbing the ladder for a few minutes I came to deck 21 and I saw something interesting. It was a door with a sign that said "RB 256-II".

"RB 256-II?"

I opened the door and there she was, the RB 256.

"Well look who it is."

"Wow. It's you! Last time I saw you, you were a pile of junk in the middle of an Atoyot highway."

"So I got rebuilt."

"Well this robot's about to go up in nuclear flames. You'd better get out of here!"

"Thanks."

"I already drilled a hole into the back of the robot. You can jump out. Head for the Big Blue Hotel."

"OK Will, good luck."

I watched RB leave. Then I started back up the ladder. When I got to deck 17 I heard Atoyot's voice again.

"Attention Atoyot, I will be destroying you in 5 minutes. That is all."

At deck 10 I heard loud banging sounds coming from a room behind a huge metal door. There was a sign on the door. It said "Atoyot's Greatest Creation."

There was no time to check it out. I had to get to deck 1 immediately. I kept climbing. Finally, after what seemed like forever, I reached deck 1.

"Atoyot!"

"Will? I thought you were dead."

"Well I'm not!"

"It doesn't matter anyway because now you're trapped here."

"As long as I'm trapped here, tell me this. Why are you evil if you're not a robot?"

"I am a robot."

"But you said you were the real Atoyot."

"I lied."

"So where is the real Atoyot?"

"There is no real Atoyot. Since you'll never leave this place, I'll tell you the truth. There actually was a Philip Lethrock. He was a brilliant scientist but never got the recognition he deserved. He created a robot that looked like him. Unfortunately, it turned out evil and killed him. The robot took over a city in Japan and changed their names to Atoyot. From then on, Atoyot robots have had only one goal. To rule the world! Muahahahaha!"

"An interesting story Rongishi, but the Atoyot terror ends today!"

"Speaking of terror, I have to destroy the city in 10 seconds!"

I called Joe on my radio.

"Joe, now!"

Joe plugged himself into the robot's control system and aimed its arm gun at the head.

"NO!" yelled Atoyot.

I put on my parachute and jumped out of the robot's head. Seconds later the robot destroyed itself and Atoyot. The robot's remains fell to the ground.

"Yahoo! Woo yeah, Woo yeah!"

Joe came out of the robot unharmed.

"It looks like you did it Will. You defeated Atoyot once and for all!"

"Yeah Joe, I think we did."

RB 256-II came over to us.

"Wow Will. You actually destroyed Atoyot? That's amazing!"

"Thanks Arby. I guess it is pretty amazing."

Chapter 8: Is it over?

Just then, the smoldering pile of scrap iron started rumbling and shaking. A giant, hideous creature jumped out.

"Holy cow, what's that thing?"

"I'll tell you what it is." Arby said "It's a genetically engineered monster created by Atoyot."

"Oh my God!"

"And it's going to kill you and I'll do nothing to stop it! Hahahahahahaha!"

"Arby, what's your problem? You want that thing to kill me?"

"Not if I do it first!"

Arby attacked me. Joe and his superhuman abilities held her back. They started a fight to the death! Robot against robot!

"Will! Get out of here! Get some help!"

The monsters ran over picked Joe up over his head and slammed him down on the ground.

"Joe!"

It jumped all over his carcass and finally flung him into the air. He landed head first in the ground.

"Joe? Are you OK?"

Joe didn't move a muscle. I pulled him out of the hole in the ground. He moved his face just a little.

"Joe, you're alive?"

"Of course I am. I have superhuman power."

"It looks like one Atoyot creation is about to put the other out of commission! Go get that freak!"

"You got it!"

Joe leaped into the air and then picked up the creature by the tail and body slammed it over and over again. But the monster recovered and started doing the same thing."

"That's one tough monster!" Sam said.

"I don't think he'll be able to make it through a beating like that. He needs help!"

Knowing this city, I kept my complementary gun with me at all times. I pulled it out and ran toward the monster.

"Eat lead you scum!"

I unleashed everything I had into the things slimy body! Its eyes rolled back in its head and it fell over.

Arby ran over to us.

"Well, maybe that monster couldn't kill you, I will!

"Joe, deactivate her."

Joe ripped out her processor.

"Come on Joe. Let's go back to the hotel."

Chapter 9: Finally, the End.

In the Big Blue Hotel's lab, I was able to perform microsurgery on Joe to remove his cybernetic parts.

"How do you feel Joe?"

"A lot better than I did earlier, although I will miss the superhuman powers."

"I can imagine. But at least we finally beat Atoyot!"

"I hope he never comes back."

"Don't worry Joe. I'm sure he won't. It's been a long day, lets get some sleep."

Joe and I went to our rooms. At the window, a battered and skin torn Atoyot looked in.

"Fools! I will defeat you if it's the last thing I do! Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!"

"Hey, shut up out there!" yelled a woman next door. She through a brick and destroyed the last Atoyot robot. Finally, the last Atoyot ever…

The End!!!