The alien robots hid themselves on Earth for decades, disguised as terrestrial machines and vehicles. They fought an endless shadow war over whether they would conquer or protect the developing planet.
Their leader of the protectors was a veteran of the conflict. The olive-green paint on his boxy chassis was a sign of experience. When he was captured, the rest of the team raced to the rescue.
But it wasn’t an enemy, but a human teenager who carjacked him while he was sleeping. They demanded to know how the boy had done it.
“Saw a video on TikTok,” he replied.

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