So! Here’s a small drabble of @hiddendreamer67 as a borrower!
You know, the most surprising thing about that situation was that it hadn’t happened sooner. With each passing day the borrower had become more and more reckless. There were several times where she was almost caught.
Is this really worth it? I’m cutting it a little close…. but I can’t pass up the opportunity to get that paperclip! It has so many uses!
Mandy’s eyes were narrowed on the metal material. Her human had a tendency to dump things he doesn’t care for in random places to pick up and put away later. He rarely noticed if those things go missing, if he did he’d chalk it up to him already putting it away. At that time, the human was out for his daily walk. They always lasted almost exactly half an hour. She was almost convinced that the human was -what do humans call it? Oh, yeah, a robot. Running on… Clockwork?
Mandy took a deep breath in before darting across the counter. She grabbed onto the paperclip triumphantly, before almost falling flat on her back as the door abruptly opening sends sharp vibrations through the counter.
Her eyes met with the human entering the apartment. She was out in the open with no cover and the human was right there.
She made a break for it to her closest hiding spot, behind the toaster. Just as she skidded behind it she felt heard the thundering footsteps of the giant start coming towards where she was a moment ago.
“Huh, I could have sworn I left a paperclip-” The voice cut off abruptly.
Mandy frowned at the sudden silence. What had made her human so quiet-?
There was abruptly glass around her, and she fell from the loud sound, clutching at her ears. She felt something slide under the glass and suddenly it’s picked up.
She glanced down at the paper under her and then at the who was picking her up.
“Fascinating…” He breathed, his eyes wide.
She felt panic start to rise a little. She had been caught. This human loved to study things. She’d out all of the borrowers that ever existed because she got too comfortable.
But, above all that, she felt this indignant… Annoyance.
“Excuse me what the hell is your problem,” She stood up, ignoring how she was shaking slightly as she stared the giant in the eyes, “I’m out here, just minding my own damn business, and you put a glass over me and cage me like some- some animal. How dare you.”
“Put me down right now. Gosh! I was just doing my thing, taking a paperclip -that you don’t even need like you have fifty and what do you even use them for!-, and then you have the audacity to try and stop me? Rude much! Mind your business.”
The borrower was placed down carefully, “I’ll take the glass off if you promise not to run. You’re… Very interesting, I’d like to have a talk with you. Of course if you try to leave I’ll-”
“Yeah, yeah,” Mandy waved her hand, “You don’t need to intimidate me into staying. Knowing you, you’d probably make some elaborate trap for me if I managed to get away. I’d probably fall for it since I don’t plan on borrowing anywhere else because really who has the effort to learn the layout of a new apartment?”
“…Why aren’t you freaking out? Generally small creatures when cornered like this would be panicking.”
“I mean, I figured this would happen eventually. Why aren’t you freaking out?”
The glass was removed cautiously, “What are you?”
Mandy groaned, “Wow, yeah, going with the what question are we? Not ‘oh who are you’ it’s a what are you. Uh, rude much? First you trap me under a glass then you what me?”
“…I apologize? Who are you?”
The human almost seems amused, “Logan Sanders. Pleasure to make your acquaintance.”