The away team beamed back to the Hermes. X2 was given a “room” with several of the other noncoms. That was only proper, he wasn’t a commissioned officer on the Monitor.
Chopper, was sent to a cargo bay with the other driods that were accepted by the captain. Among the units were D.A.Y.R.L. . Johnny 5, Rosie the Robot, ROBOT B5, V.I.N.C.E.N.T., B.O.B. and many more.
Crewman James Erlich, from waste management was one of his “bunkmates”. He examined the newcomer with interest. “You are a Mudd-class droid aren’t you?”
X2B9 winces at the comment. “No I am not “his” design. I was the basis for the class you call Norman. I am a controler droid, my designation is X2B9.”
Another one of the crewman was listening commented. “X2B9, hmm. I belive you need a more human name.” he looked to the third human in the room Crewman Liszt. “Hay Eddy, your good with helping the new crew get accustomed to the ship, You want to show this android around.
Ed remarked, “Never tried to do this with an android before.”
Ed and X2 exited the cabin and proceeded to the crew mess. “So tell me what is like being a robot.” the crewman inquired attempting to make some small talk.”
X2 replied, “How can I compare it with any other life. It is all I know.”
Ed thought a moment and tried another route, “How old are you?”
The android responded, I was brought on line before your calendars ever existed. I saw the rise and fall of the dinosaurs. To be honest with you if you are considering the droid before you this particular form was around 6,000 BC. Before that I had several different units that my logic circuts have been in… from colony ships to artificial lifeforms most of those periods I spent in my home galaxy Andromeda.
About this time the two crewmen entered the mess. PO Tompson Gunn was listening to his favorite styx album again. The opening line rang out.. どうもありがとうミスターロボット (domo arigato misuta Roboto) また会う日まで (mata au-oo hima de)
どうもありがとうミスターロボット (domo arigato misuta Roboto) 秘密を知りたい (himitsu wo shiri tai).
Ed smiled… “I’ve got it…”
X2 cocked his head.
“Listen to this song… you’ll figure it out, Mr. Roboto.” he said with a smug grin,