Caliber and the walter bots linked, sliding into the coats.
"oh non, we’re never too busy for you, Nikky. By why such heavy clothes? it’s late summer here, and still about eighty….is it cold, where we’re going?"
Rattles blinked, first the left optic, then the right, peeking around the Hyde at them, then at the portal.
”but doesn’t it rain when it’s cold? it does that here…why would we need heavy stuff if it’s gonna get wet?”
They grinned, trying to hide their excitement. They didn’t want to give away the surprise, after all, as they slipped on their own coat. “Oh, it’s not raining where we’re going,” they assured them. “And we’re going to be meeting a few good friends of mine. Let me go through and see if they’re waiting.”
They stepped through the portal and there was a minute’s pause before they stuck their head through, white flakes melting into their shock of blue hair. “Alright, you can just step on through now.”
The waiting, now warmly attired crew nodded, and with baron and caliber leading, they stepped through.
Rattles came last, making sure Voodoo made it through safely…and they all stood, dumbfounded and awestruck at the sight before them.
The only season voodooverse never ever saw, was winter. it never got cold enough to snow, and some trees didn’t even lose their leaves to make for a proper fall, but this….
this was pure magic.
They stood, robots and hyde, looking around, and up, and marveling at the chill, and the puffy flakes of white in the air.
rattles and baron blinked, voodoo laughed.
Caliber caught a few flake sin his hands, watching them melt curiously.
"it’s…this is…snow, right?"
Nikky stood beside three new faces, all bundled up against the cold. The tallest bot stood near the back of the ground, his hands in his pockets, but there was a warm smile on his face. The second tallest held the hand of a diminutive and well bundled little thing, their chassis an array of mismatched metals. They perked up as they entered, taking a step closer.
"These are your friends, Nikky? Ain’t they ever seen snow before?"
Nikky laughed, shaking their head. “It doesn’t snow where it comes from,” they explained. “Everyone, this is Torque and Dante Miller - Dante owns the property here. Esther lives here with them.”
"It’s a pleasure," the black haired bot said with a smile, offering his hand.
Caliber stepped forward, but rattles beat him to it, enthusiastically shaking hands and grinning.
"I’m r-r-r-rRattletrap walter, an’ this is Baron, m’older brother, Voodoo, m’baby brother…and caliber..he’s a hyde." caliber sighed, and smiled.
”Non, it doesn’t snow where we are, and rarely gets colder than the seventies..” he smiled, nudging an over exstactic automaton aside…making rattles blink, pout, and let go of the handshake.
”err…sorry…I uhm..don’t get out m-m-m-much.”
Dante chuckled, smiling brightly as he vented steam from the seams in his neck and cheeks. “It’s alright,” he assured the Rabbit. “I’m surprised Torque hasn’t been all over you. They’re very much the same.”
As it were, the small bot was staring, wide eyed and opened mouthed up at the hyde, who was easily three feet taller than them. “You’re big,” they said simply, pointing up at him.
Esther sighed, smiling maternally as she lowered their hand. “It’s not polite to point dear.”
"Oh. Sorry then…."
"naw, it’s fine…M’actualy engineered to handle kids and th’elderly a lot better than most folks…even if my secondary purpose was warfare.." he smiled. "I’m really tall in this form, but my other self is about your height. and he’s a spoiled brat that can be nasty is he decides he doesn’t like you. but he likes Nikky, so he’ll behave for them."
Voodoo peeped around baron, and up..even Nikky was taller than he was. “uhm..hullo. M’voodoo. “