The Robinverse is a universe created by Zoe Taylor and Ashleigh McGreagor (Dark Kitten) based on the original novel series, Becoming Robin (link) and Boys Don't Cry / Everything's Sunny with Sarah (BDC, ESWS)
Robinverse by Zoe and Ashleigh
Pink Ops is a story set in Zoe Taylor's Robinverse, starring Cassandra, a former U.S. Special Forces sergeant that was introduced in Zoe's Boy's Don't Cry. This story can also be found on the official Robinverse site.
~* Another Extra Ordinary Day *~
“This is so cool,” Allison giggled. “I’ve always wanted to visit Disney World.”
“God, me too,” I answered. “I’m like the biggest Disney freak ever.”
“Yeah, but I love you anyway,” Nicole teased.
For The Want Of A Friend
© 2012 Becky Reus
Chapter 2: Where have you been?
“Hello Danny, me been missing you,” Heather said.
“Yeah, you been missing in action for a while.”
For The Want Of A Friend
© 2012 Becky Reus
Chapter 1 : A Very Nice Lady
Danielle, after hesitating, and looking towards her Mommie for approval, went slowly towards the shelves. When she got near the shelves, she noticed that there were a few kid sized bean bag chairs, in all the colors of the rainbow, in front of the shelves, as well as a Danielle-sized table nearby painted also in primary colors.
Getting even closer she saw dollies galore on the yellow shelf, which after looking back, to judge the faces of Mommie and Dr. Ketz, she went for a babydoll in a pink dress. After taking the babydoll, she noticed nearby was a baby bottle, which she decided to grab too.
~* Momentum *~
“Hey, sorry I’m late,” I said as we hugged. “So I’m not going to lie; I’m way out of my element here,” I teased. Allison giggled as she led me over to where Joe and Jane were standing.
“Oh, I don’t expect you to shoot unless you want to take a gun safety class first,” she said, wrapping her arm around my shoulders. “I just wanted you to come down so you wouldn’t worry about me going all gun crazy or anything. Actually, I was hoping to talk to you first, before I talk to Nikki and Jenn. I’m glad Jane’s here too though because I could use her input.”
Danielle in Wonderland
©2012 Becky Reus
Danielle’s aunt said alarmed as they both walked into the room she was in, “AMANDA JOY GREER, you are so grounded till you go to school next Monday if you forced your cousin to wear that! That means no seeing Spirit and the rest of the Girl Scouts Saturday.”
Danielle started to get scared, and said with teary eyes, “Don’t punish my cousin, aunty, she didn’t force me to do anything. Me actually like this outfit, and the name Danielle. If she forced me to do anything it was to show you, and me was afraid you punish me for wearing it!” With that Danielle turned around and ran for the stairs.
Aunt Angela looked at Amanda with an ‘is that true?’ look, as Amanda nodded. “DANIELLE REBECCA COLLINS, get your poodle butt back here,” Aunt Angela yelled.
People asked for it, well here it is! =^.^=
The Morgans’ garage could only be described as a ‘garage’ in the most liberal sense, in that it was a place to shelter vehicles. Museum would almost be a more accurate description, but for the scatter of professional-grade tools throughout making it more a hodgepodge of the two with workshop thrown in the mix.
Robin had been staring for quite some time at the FBI van when the door from the house slowly opened, and Nikki stepped out.
“What’s on your mind?” she asked thoughtfully.
Robin shook her head. “Maybe it’s the booze talking, but I’ve got an idea.”
“Sarah! Phone’s for you,” Mary called as she rounded the corner from the kitchen, nudging the sleeping mound on the sofa.
Faith laughed, “No daughter, I have a lot of work to do, and I don’t have time to take time off.”
“I’m at your disposal, of course.”
Faith nodded, “I need you to find me one more for him for now: someone who is powerful, just like your great great granddaughter.”
“What persona is he seeking next? As far as I know he can’t have Death, which also means he can’t have access to the spirit world, so no analogues to Kris.”
Kris and Marry took that moment to appear in Bethany’s office, “Or we can have it now?” Kris smiled. “Sorry we weren't eavesdropping, but I felt something here, and I had to make sure Bethany was ok.”
Bethany leapt from Faith’s arms, right into Kris and Marry’s. Kris grunted a little, but Marry giggled and knelt to kiss Bethany’s cheek.
“I’ve never felt anything like that. It was like his very presence here was poisoning me.”
Kris frowned at that, turning to Faith as she stood, her chair vanishing again. “I thought no mortal could harm us? … He was mortal right?”
“Oh cool, I’m glad you guys are still friends.” Angel smiled, “I think between her and her cousin Casey and I look down right sexy.” Taking a moment she added, “But even more so on my end.” sticking her tongue out at Casey.
Casey blushed bright red, causing the others to start giggling all over again.
Lacy piped in, “I think you went and broke her Angel.” She giggled.
Casey stuck out her tongue. “Hey, I’ve only been ‘out’ a day. I’m not exactly used to being called ‘sexy’!” she shot back, still blushing, but starting to giggle too.
Casey wasn't sure where that size came from because when she first grabbed her size, there wasn't a 9 ½ but then when she went back there was. “Do you want a pair Angel?”
Angel, trying on a pair of flat white gladiator-style sandals glanced up and grinned. “Oh, totally! Those look adorable on you!”
Casey grabbed a second box one for her and one for her sister, “Angel, those sandals look like something mom would have worn.” she teased.
~* Patient Zero *~
“Hey, are you okay?” the contractor suddenly asked me. All three of them were staring at me now. I could feel my cheeks burning as I shook my head.
“I’m not sure. I’m not feeling well,” I trailed off.
“Nikki!” Marry shouted. Nikki stepped around the corner, laughing at something, but she suddenly stopped laughing when she saw everyone’s serious expressions. “You need to get Robin to the hospital.”
“So what’s next?” Angel asked as she fiddled with her phone.
Casey smiled as she loaded her app and changed her pin number then looked at her sister. “Lets head back to the dorms, and meet up with everyone so we can go to town!”
“Sure, but didn’t you have someone else to meet first?” Angel asked.
“Um I think so, oh yeah, duh Stephanie, sorry with everything that’s going on I got scatter brained.” Casey sighed.
~* Back to the Salt Mine *~
“Wow. You’re really being considered for Captain?” Nikki asked as she approached me at my locker following second period English. I hadn’t breathed a word of it to her yet since in my mind, I had already decided I wouldn’t accept nomination.
“Oh, yeah, but it’s just Chelsea. She doesn’t want the Captain slot this year so it’s up in the air,” I answered as I closed my locker and pulled her into a hug.
She grinned. “Mmm. That was nice. What was that for?”
“I need a reason to hug you?” I teased, leaning up to kiss her. “C’mon vampire. Walk me to the gym? You’ve got Chem this hour so it’s on the way.”
Nikki giggled, wrapping her arm around my waist. I lay my head on her shoulder as we started down the hall together, but she suddenly stopped and whispered. “Hey, who’s the new girl with Jenn?”
“Weird...” Casey frowned, pushing the door closed. Angel was waiting right behind her, causing her to jump, and squeak just a little. “Jesus!”
“Sorry?” Angel giggled. “Who was at the door?”
“Our dorm guardian, Stephanie. She gave me these...” Casey held up the orange bottle with a frown. “She said they’d ‘help me fit in’. Weird huh?”
A sharply dressed woman met the three of them in the parking lot. She was younger looking then Ms. Smith but still as sharply dressed, she had a huge smile on her face and looked really friendly. The two women exchanged a brief hug.
“It’s so good to see you again,” the woman announced cheerfully. “And these are our newest residents?” she asked, turning an appraising glance on the two siblings.
“That’s right. I have their paperwork in my briefcase if you want to look over it first. I’ll be sending an e-file copy as soon as I get back to the office, in either case.”
Faith stepped casually through the closed door into Bethany’s office at Sunshine Academy as though the heavy slab of oak wasn’t even there. "Hello little girl." Faith smiled at Bethany, her eyes a soft, shimmering pink, but with little flecks of blue.
"Little? I'm big enough I could take you over my knee in this body!" Bethany giggled and hopped up to hug Faith. "No, but seriously, what's up?"
~* The Lighter Side (Of Darkness)*~
Trina nodded. “Like I said before, I’m still not ready for Trina to be exposed to the rest of the school like, officially.” She sighed. “Sometimes it still feels like Trina’s taking over my life.”
I couldn’t take it anymore, and finally pulled her into a hug. “Trina, there’s something I have to tell you. I know exactly what you’re going through because … Because I went through it last summer. The reason I was out for surgery is … because I was having GRS.” I frowned. Trina’s eyes widened and her jaw slackened. Annabell just smiled a soft, reassuring smile.
“You’re... You weren’t born a... I mean...” she fumbled, utterly shocked. I nodded.
~* Making Waves *~
“My lawyer advised me that it would be okay if I provided you with all the documentation, since you all are able to independently confirm with the gynecologist that she did indeed file everything.” I reached down, opening the briefcase Max had loaned me, and handed over the documents for the three present to review, as a few more, as well as Principal Rochelle, entered.
The principal smiled and nodded. “Hello Robin. Staying out of trouble?”
I laughed. “Hey, I haven’t been down to your office since Homecoming! I gave up trying to stay out of people’s way though. When you try to be nice to everyone someone inevitably thinks you’re up to something.”
~* Chaos Theory *~
““Eep?” Nikki asked.
“That was Moira. She said she loved my song and wanted to lay down some music backing.”
“I’m so sorry,” Nikki answered quickly. “It was an accident. I printed off a copy of your lyrics when you emailed them to me, and Moira dropped by unexpected. I couldn’t just lie to her when she asked me who the author was. Please don’t be mad?”
~* A Daughter's Love *~
“I want to pick up some aromatherapy candles,” Mom replied, rubbing her protruding belly lightly. “I should have known better than to marry a martial arts instructor,” she added, as we walked out to the parking lot.
“Why’s that?” I asked.
She giggled. “Because I think one of your siblings just roundhouse kicked my bladder. You go on ahead. I need to go to the bathroom again.”
“She was just so adorable sleeping like that,” Michelle grinned, “I didn’t want to go any closer you know.” She took LeAnne’s hand again, leading her down the hallway to her room.
LeAnne smiled sheepishly. “I couldn’t help myself. She just looked so innocent and angelic. But at least those years of ballet finally paid off,” she added with a quiet giggle.
At that very moment the house froze in time, and Faith and Bethany both looked around the house. Faith had a big smile on her face as she looked at LeAnne and Michelle, “Now that’s perfect. Nature is balanced again.”
“I never would either LeAnne. Friends first sweetie, always.” Michelle smiled as they both went into the kitchen to scope out what to make for dinner.
LeAnne giggled a little. “Gawd, this kitchen’s amazing. I haven’t had a real kitchen with anything beyond a piece of crap stove and a 700 watt microwave in like, two years.”
“It’s a damn professional kitchen. It looks like something you would see in Gordon Ramsay's house.” Michelle giggled.
Sarah stared in silence between the slightly dusty beige miniblinds. Even the impending rain didn’t seem to bother the army of reporters, photographers, and possibly the odd stalker or two camped outside Mary’s home. A week had past since the big scandal had broken, and for the last two days neither girl could even leave the house without being harassed constantly wherever they went.
“Maybe this was a mistake,” she mumbled softly. Mary stood to approach, wrapping an arm around Sarah and resting her head on her shoulder.
Michelle walked Taylor and the girls to the music store, pulling out Taylors iPod and getting it ready for her, then handing it over. “You know what we forgot to do Sweet Pea? I forgot to buy a wireless router for the new house, and order internet.” Michelle giggled.
“Oh yeah! The realtor lady said it was already wired for high speed. I guess that means we just have to get it turned on huh?” she giggled. “This is so cool!”
~* Take it Easy *~
Chelsea grinned as she hugged me. “Hey you!”
Brittany smiled and hugged me next. “So this is where you’ve been hiding, huh? We heard you were in the hospital. How are you feeling?”
“Sore, but getting better. I um... I had surgery to correct my birth defect,” I answered, blushing softly.
“Oh wow,” Chelsea answered. “So does this mean no more hiding in the coaches’ office?”
Cassandra sat at her desk staring absentmindedly at her laptop when her encrypted instant messenger pinged.
Taylor followed along behind her sister the whole way, nodding. “I have some ideas, but I’ll figure it out later. Does your GPS know where the mall is?” she half-asked, half-teased.
“Maybe. I forgot to ask Ms. Smith if there was a mall in Alpine Springs.” Michelle smiled, looking it up on google with her phone, “I think I need to get us some laptops too. Mind if I do that with the card Tiffany gave you?”
“Oh, I forgot about that thing,” Taylor answered with a mild giggle. “Sure, I can probably use it for school stuff anyway.”
“So we can check her out now then?” Michelle was a bit confused, but at least there was time left in the day to make it over to Alpine Springs to find a place; the afternoon was just starting to blaze on.
“Let’s see if we can get that collar off of you,” said Cassandra as she examined the leather band around Nadia’s neck. “Standard fetish collar and lock. They probably buy this stuff wholesale.”
“That’s comforting,” replied Nadia sarcastically. “Can you get it off?”
“Sure thing, let me get my smaller knife.”
Robin is about to meet up with some undead in this crazy story, Join Robin and the gang from Robinverse as they survive a Zombie Apocalypse!
Robin woke up in a lab somewhere, on a hospital bed with equipment hooked up to her, it was to quiet but the power was still on it seemed.
“Wh...a...aaa...” she moaned as she tried to sit up, and began clawing at the equipment to get it out of her body as quickly as possible, tearing and rending the tubes and needles, heedless of the extreme pain the process was causing her. The lights in the building flickering off and on, but there seems to be nobody coming to her room to stop her or check up on her.
Later that afternoon, Natalie walked into the room, not realizing Taylor had a visitor. "Hey kiddo. I got that poster I promised you. Sorry it took so long but I had to drive over to Alpine Springs to get Robin ... to..." she paused, offering a sheepish smile.
Sitting by Taylor’s bed was a girl who couldn’t be much older than herself, with medium length blonde hair, and wearing a tight tanktop exposing a belly button ring to complement several earrings. "Sorry, I didn't realize you had a visitor. I'll come back later,” Natalie backpedaled.
Taylor looked and in its original box was a Stacie doll, his blue eyes went wide at the sight, “Oh oh .. um.” was all he could get out.
Natalie giggled a little, completely misreading Taylor’s shock. “I know it’s not much, but ever since they brought you in we’ve all kind of been praying for you. It’s, um... Well, it’s kinda a miracle you’re even alive right now.” She trailed off for a moment then smiled, carefully setting a fresh glass of water well within the girl’s reach and range of motion.
Fresh tears ran down Taylor’s face, “You all are nice, thank you.”
“Doctor?” an older girl’s voice called, startled. “Doctor! That kid they brought in the other day just woke up!” she practically cheered, rapid footsteps racing out of the room.
Taylor’s vision slowly started to come back blurry like in the ambulance. The young girl from the ride smiled from the doorway which was the the only thing he could see clearly, and she waved at him then turned around walking through the door, seeming to disappear into nothing.
“Hi Mom; it’s me,” Sarah spoke cheerfully into her cell phone as she left the airport. “Just wanted to let you know we landed safely.”
“I’m glad you made it alright Sarah sweetie, oh you should give your sister a call sometime this week, shes got some very interesting news for you.”
“Uh oh. She didn’t finally give in to that loser she’s been dating did she?” Sarah asked hesitantly.
“Well thats for you to find out from her sweetie, I just thought I figured I’d tell you.”
“Hey Sarah!” Em cheered as Sarah and Mary stepped through the doorway. “What’s wrong?”
Mary frowned. “Somethin’s up with the competition. They’re sayin’ Sarah canna compete, or some BS. Bella and Moira’re goin’ back to Ireland as we speak ta try and sort this crap out.”
“Bella?” Beth asked. “As in Bella McConnell?” she paused to giggle. “What? I googled Irish dance and her name came up a lot.”
“Yeah,” Sarah answered, “Turns out her and Moira go way back. I’m trying not to think about it, but Mary and I have worked way too hard for this.”
This chapter is shorter then most but Zoe felt that it was a perfect place to end it for the next chapter, Please enjoy :)
“Welcome to Alpine Springs,” Sarah bubbled cheerfully.
Mary laughed as she shook her head. “You didn’t tell me you lived in such a sleepy village,” she teased. “It’s beautiful, Sarah. Looks a sight more peaceful than Belfast anyway.”
“Oh, if you want busy you can stay with Moira. She shares a flat with Jane, but since they’re both on the road so often it’s rare that they’re both there at once.”
Fiona had gotten up early to cook breakfast for her RV guests, teasing Sarah that she’d have to pass on a few family secret recipes before the week was out. That of course led to the revelation that Meg owned her own restaurant back in Alpine Springs. Fiona also hinted that she had a surprise for Sarah, but that she had to wait until Katelyn, still sound asleep, woke up and about as well.
“So we’re officially in Ireland?” Sarah asked as they made their way through Belfast International Airport. She couldn’t help looking around, as though expecting a leprechaun to jump out at her. Katelyn giggled, wrapping an arm around her.
“Well I do see something green,” she teased, as if she knew what Sarah was thinking. “Check out the hair on that punk chick over there.”
“Oh God, I have no clue what to pack for this trip!” Sarah whined as she went through her closet looking at all her clothes.
Faith giggled. “Tis a right pishy on ya Moira cannae be there, aye?”
Sarah turned to stare blankly at Faith for just a moment. “For a second there, I almost understood that.”
“You’ll be fine!” she insisted as she flopped down on Sarah’s bed, watching her spelunk through the closet.
~* Aloha Means I Love You *~
“Uh oh,” Allison laughed. “Your aunt’s Cynthia Dunham?”
“Yeah, on my mom’s side. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I’ve heard a lot of wild stories about other people too,” she added with a grin. “Like the time that Crystal girl accidentally knocked a snake silly with her canoe.”
Natalie practically cackled. “Oh my God, I forgot about that. She felt SO guilty. The snake was okay though. I’m just glad it didn’t crawl into our boat!”
~* You Want Us to What? *~
The three of us turned back to face her as she jogged closer. “There’s been a change of plans this year. Where’s Mystic?” she asked, looking around for Jennifer.
“She’s talking with Faith - one of our new friends’ cousins visiting from out of state. She shouldn’t be long. What’s wrong?”
Alice beamed, shaking her head. “Nothing’s wrong. We - that is, Director Meredith and the counselors have been talking about you four girls. We’re concerned that you’re not going to be challenged enough by the standard CIT curriculum since two of you have been through it twice already.”
~* Girl, Scout *~
Mom waited until we had left the school behind before gently asking, “So, how was camp?”
“Good,” I answered simply before giggling. “Jenn almost caught her hair on fire, and I got even with Lulubelle.”
“What’s a Lulubelle?” Mom asked, trying not to laugh.
Cassandra quickly crossed the room. Kneeling down beside the girl, she pulled out her knife.
Cassandra and Zoey arrive at their front door after having gone out to dinner as a sort of celebration for becoming roommates and having finished moving Zoey’s stuff. As they approached the door Cassandra noticed a liquid buildup on the door lock and motioned for Zoey to stay quiet. She determined that the liquid was a lubricant, probably WD-40, that had been used to pick her lock.
“Wait here,” said Cassandra. “I need to check and make sure he’s actually gone.”
It was another lazy afternoon around the Cameron homestead. With Robin, Nicole and Allison off at camp, and Em and Beth doing their own thing, plus Katelyn teaching another piano lesson, Sarah and Faith lounged around the pool.
Both girls wore form-fitting bikinis, but while Sarah had on a pair of expensive, sporty sunglasses, Faith’s were decidedly goofy-looking, with pink frames and heart-shaped lenses.
“This is the life,” Faith giggled softly. “You know Sarah, I’ve been thinking.”
“What about?” Sarah asked, glancing over at the girl.
The morning after Sarah returned home, she awoke before her mother and groggily wondered downstairs to make coffee for her. As she stared at the coffee maker, watching the coffee slowly drip into the glass pitcher below, she yawned, blinking a few times.
“What... Why am I making coffee?” She grimaced as familiar memories flooded to the surface. She always made coffee when she got up before Meg because her mother tended to oversleep after a long day of college plus homework. She smiled thoughtfully.