Hope was driving along a mountain road one evening when she was sideswiped by another driver going way too fast the opposite direction, sending her careening down an embankment. The bastard just kept driving, leaving Hope alone at the bottom of the cliff, crushed under her crumpled vehicle.
Fortunately, she was found by a family of friendly mouse engineers! Her car had crushed their home (they all got out in time), but they were only worried about the dying girl lying in the wreckage. They saved her life, salvaging what parts of her body they could and building her a new body out of machines they already had and scrap metal from her car. Hope survived, but with a body more machine than animal.
Hope and the mice made a deal: they would stay with her and help keep her new body maintained, and in return, she would become their new home. The mice live inside her, acting as the “crew” for her new body, keeping it running while they enjoy the protection that comes from living with something large enough to keep other predators away.
Hope’s life is different now, of course; she occasionally has to eat metal or drink oil, to provide the crew with the materials they need for her body’s upkeep. But she’s glad to still be alive, and feels forever indebted to the little family of mice that saved her life.
These characters are still a WIP, and I’ll probably still be tweaking them a bit.
See this is the kinda content I joined the tumbles for.
Don’t care too much for F/x, but mECHASOMA, gUYs