As a child I had grown up in the Snowmoors, I never remember being anywhere else. I knew there was a city, and places beyond, but I had no interest. I liked my land. My parents... I don't remember. I don't know if I even had any. All I remember is being raised by a half-broken machine I fixed with the small amount of cogs and pipes I had on hand. It looked different from the other mean ones. It was no goat, no Yeti, no snake, it was a small thing, and it was purple. A small scarlet emblem was blazoned across where a heart should be. I felt like he needed me, and I named him Denshe.
That was years ago, Denshe was now a lifeless pile of scrap. Autofficers slew the little helper the second they found him. I fled from the small cave we had lived in, taking only one thing. A shard of shrapnel left in the pile that was once Denshe, a scarlet emblem.
I stalked through the loud and, quite annoying, streets of No Man's Landing. Townsfolk. How do they live in this Fog-infested wasteland? It's busy and crowded, unlike... No, I refuse to think of the place I once called home. Posters littered the ground and walls, I noticed a few with a girl's face on it, Wanted, it said. I would run away too, if I lived here. I shouldered my pack, adjusted my bandana, and went onward. My eyes trailed across posters and signs that proposed work. I finally slid, exhausted, into the closest bar. "What d'ya want?" A gruff voice said from behind the counter. "I'll take a seat, unless you need to pay for those, too." I spat. My odd accent would probably bring more attention then I wanted, but I'll deal with that later. I sat in between two brutes playing cards. "Deal me in." I firmly said. A man flung a few cards in my direction, which I caught one-handed. "Does Missy know how to play?" Someone taunted. That'll give me a chance to prove to these idiots I'm no Missy. I swung around and deftly served him a knuckle sandwich. I promptly sat back down and flipped up my cards. "Anyone else who wants one?" I asked, innocently. All eyes went back to cards. That's what I thought.