Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nano Zero1
It had been centuries since this treasure had been hidden, and finally after
weeks of excavating, the archaeologists finally found what they were
looking for. They never thought the desert would change so much, but then
again it was no surprise considering they were using an ancient map with
some notes cross-referencing to the region’s present maps. The temple
was buried under at least 1,000 megatons of sand, and it took an additional
two days of digging to get to the door way, but persistence paid off. The
thick walls contained a slightly cracked, yet well-preserved ancient splendor
which left each of the archaeologists speechless with awe as they took in
the sights. The shutters and flashes on their cameras flickered wildly as
they each took pictures while carefully treading through each room and
hallway. They were looking for the rare Nanite, which would change the
game, so to speak, in biological advances. Naturally, the Nanite was highly
guarded by booby traps. Luckily, they were able to circumvent the traps
and made it to the room in which it was stored. They found the ornate gold
box, and they slowly opened it. There on the silk brocade lining, lay the
sealed glass tube that held the microscopic treasure they were searching.
They used a magnifying ocular lens and marveled at how amazing it
looked. They took the gold case and made it out of the cave to start
tinkering with the Nanite, unaware of the consequences they were about to
Two years later, fourth-grader Kaito waited impatiently outside his
Kindergarten-aged sister, Mei’s, after school music class. The class had
just finally gotten over with, and with good time too, for it was starting to get
a little dark. Kaito took Mei’s hand and went looking for their father’s
chauffer. Unfortunately, he was not there to pick them up. No matter; they
could just take the train home. It wasn’t ideal, especially since it would take
longer, but it would have to do. It was a little bit windy, and they had just
managed to catch the last train home for the day. Kaito and Mei sat down
panting near an open window. Mei had taken a permission slip out of her
backpack, and smiled. She could not wait for her class trip. Halfway
through the train ride, a strong wind had picked up, whistling against the
window, and snatched it from her hands out the window.
“No!” Mei exclaimed as she yanked on the cord to stop the train.
“No! Mei! Don’t! We can get you another one!” Kaito protested as he tried
to stop her, but it was all in vain. The train screeched to a halt against the
rails, and the door opened. Mei took off like a bullet desperately trying to
follow and catch the permission slip floating on an updraft. Kaito grabbed
their things and took off after her; he would be in so much trouble if
anything happened to her. He was a little frustrated with her as he chased
after her. When she finally caught the paper and Kaito managed to catch
up with her, they realized it was quite dark out, save for the yellowish-white
street lights glowing alongside the roads. At least they had that light. They
just hoped and prayed that they wouldn’t get accosted and mugged. They
seemed to walk for hours, and the train station was now where in sight...
“I’m scared, Kaito,” Mei whimpered as she held his arm and was close to
“I know, Mei. I got you,” Kaito promised as he wrapped his arm around her
shoulder, holding her close. They kept walking, pausing only when a crowd
of male thugs started walking toward them. Kaito picked Mei up like an
American football, and ran into the nearest alley to avoid them. Kaito put a
finger to his lips to shush Mei. After the thugs had passed, Mei got out of
Kaito’s arms and ran out.
“No! Mei!” Kaito called out and growled under his breath in frustration as he
got up and ran after her. Mei wasn’t paying attention because she was
scared before Kaito could grab her and she ran right into another gang of
thugs walking by. They smirked wickedly as they towered over her and
“Well, well, well, looks like we have a little brat in our territory. Didn’t your
mommy or daddy tell you never to be out at night?” they asked mockingly.
“Hey! Leave her alone!” Kaito yelled at them. He was a little nervous.
“Or what?” the leader demanded as they smirked and cracked their
knuckles. Kaito knew they were outnumbered and would savagely beat
them. With some quick reflexes and thinking, Kaito carried his sister and
started bolting down the alley way they came, going around a maze of twist
and turns. They found themselves cornered at a dead end. The moment
they had turned around, they saw the gang they escaped from. Kaito
gulped and had Mei stand behind him.
“Thought you could run from us, huh, little brats?” the leader snickered as
they drew various weapons. Kaito’s short life flashed before his eyes as he
panted in panic. His mind had drawn a blank in regards to knowing what to
do in this situation. He racked his brain for anything that could save him
and Mei. They were about to be attacked when a strange looking animal
that resembled a black wolf loped in front of them. Kaito and Mai were
stunned for a moment, but what happened next put them in total shock. A
bright light appeared out of nowhere, and Kaito shielded his sister and
himself from the light. After the light faded away, he peeked back and saw
the gang sprawled out on the ground. That big “wolf” that had been
standing in front of them must have done this. Before Kaito could think any
more on this, Mei had reached out to pet the strange creature, which had
turned toward them. It was still very dark and the only thing Kaito could
make out on the animal was its bright green eyes. Kaito tried to pull his
sister’s hand back, but she had already started petting the creature. It
closed its eyes contentedly at the affection it was receiving.
“Thank you so much for helping us,” Mei thanked the creature. It licked her
hand as if to say “you’re welcome.”
“Could you help us get home, please? Our dad will be so worried about us,”
Mei requested. Kaito was still a bit unsure, but he didn’t have time to worry
about that; the creature knelt and lay down, and immediately Mei jumped
on its back.
“Come on Kaito! It’s okay! It’s a friendly creature,” Mei goaded as she pet
“I don’t know…” Kaito replied hesitantly and thought about it. The creature
closed its eyes contently as Mei pet it and giggled. If the creature meant
them harm, then it wouldn’t have saved them or let his baby sister pet it.
“Alright,” Kaito acquiesced as he gingerly climbed on its scaly back. After
he had a hold of his sister, the creature stood up and started running. It
only took about 10 minutes for them to see the train station coming up, and
that meant they would be going home. As soon as they got to the train
station, they went underground to the platform and were about to catch the
train, but Mei was reluctant to go.
“Mei! Come on!” Kaito exclaimed exasperated. He was getting irritated with
her not listening.
“…But…but… I want it to come with us…” Mei whimpered.
“Animals can’t get on the train,” Kaito protested. Mei started to cry and the
creature slowly and sadly let them off its back.
“Bye…thanks so much…for helping us…” Mei told the creature with a
tearful hug. The creature licked her face and let them off and watched as
they boarded the train. They glanced back where the creature was and it
had disappeared. They found their seats and sank heavily into them. Mei
tearfully stared out into the glimmering darkness of the night sky outside
“Mei, I know you’re sad, but what were we going to do with the creature?”
Kaito pointed out. Mei merely sniffled in response, not listening. She
wanted the creature so bad. A couple hours later, they transferred to
another train to get home, at the designated train stop. They hadn’t noticed
the strange shadow following them. Mei claimed her seat and continued to
mope as she stared blankly outside the window as the train glided over the
tracks. As soon as the train halted at the station, Mei and Kaito got out. Mei
instantly perked up and bolted toward something in the shadows. “MEI!”
Kaito exclaimed exasperated as he chased after her again. She was going
to get herself and possibly him hurt, or worse, if she kept doing this. Mei
had a huge grin on her face as she threw her arms around their newfound
friend, the same mysterious creature that helped them. The creature
wagged its tail and happily licked her face.
“I’m never letting you go again!” Mei declared. The creature yipped happily.
“Mei…we can’t take it home… it’s too big! I also don’t think dad would let us
keep it,” Kaito reasoned. Mei pouted hugely and refused to let go. The
creature shook her arms off a moment as it started to glow, shrink, and
transform into a white, medium-sized dog wearing a collar. Kaito was
rendered speechless; well, there was no argument about the size issue
now…but convincing their dad to let them keep it was another matter.
“N-Nan…Nannooo…” Mei tried to pronounce the words she read on the
tag. She had a hard time pronouncing words she’d read.
“Here, let me, Mei,” Kaito interrupted her attempts and looked at the tag.
“Nano Zero,” he read aloud.
“Let’s just call it Nano,” Mei declared. “Nano” agreed by licking her face.
“Alright,” Kaito agreed. He couldn’t really protest it. He also was finally able
to notice that Nano was a female. Kaito then took Mei’s hand and gestured
with his head for Nano to follow. It was incredibly late…it was about
midnight, or later…and it was highly likely their father and older, twin
siblings, Rei and Yue, were fully panicked about their not being home. As
soon as they got home, they had noticed at least 3 police cars parked
outside their opulent mansion. They ran through the rarely-opened gate,
and through the slightly-opened, grand door, wondering what was going on.
As soon as they entered through the door, they heard their father, Kaden,
talking, and could tell by the sound of his voice he was upset. As soon as
they stepped into the living room where Kaden and Rei and Yue were, they
weren’t noticed right away, but when they were, they were swept up in a
big, almost crushing, bear hug.
“WHERE HAVE YOU TWO BEEN?! YOU WORRIED US SICK! WE WERE
TERRIFIED YOU TWO HAD BEEN ABDUCTED OR SOMETHING
WORSE!” Their father, Rei, and Yue demanded as they released them
from the embrace.
“We got a bit sidetracked,” Kaito answered as he gave a sideways glance
towards Mei and Nano. Mei wasn’t listening and let out a big yawn. It was
very late, and they had been through a lot. Their father, Rei and Yue,
sighed heavily. They were exhausted too. Yue picked up Mei and carried
her baby sister to her bed. She helped Mei get dressed for bed and tucked
her in before going to her own room to get ready for bed.
“We’ll discuss this later. Right now, we need to get ready for bed. The dog
can stay the night, and we’ll figure out what to do with it later,” Kaden told
Kaito and Rei. He then went to talk to the police, thank them for their time
and help, and once they left, he went to lock the gate and the door. He then
ascended the stairs in a heavy, tired gait before going to his room. He was
relieved Kaito and Mei came home safe and sound; it would be an
extremely awkward and tense conversation with his wife if she found out
they were missing. Kaito followed Rei into the kitchen. Rei started getting
out a plastic bowl and a dinner plate.
“Fill this up with water,” Rei commanded as he handed Kaito the plastic
bowl. Obediently, Kaito filled up the bowl with water. Meanwhile, Rei
opened the fridge and pulled out a couple raw steaks, a couple leftover
hamburgers and meatloaf. He then put the meat on the dinner plate; it
would suffice for now until they could get some proper food for Nano.
“Kaito, get the water bowl and follow me,” Rei commanded. Kaito grabbed
the water bowl and carefully followed Rei, ensuring he didn’t spill any of the
water. Nano followed cautiously so as not to make them drop the food and
water. She licked her chops; the meat smelled delicious, and the water
would be refreshing. They went to a spare room three doors down from
their father’s room, and opened the door. They found a folded cot leaning
against the wall.
“This should do just fine, for now,” Rei said aloud. Nano gave an approving
yip and wagged her tail. Rei set the plate down for a moment on a side
table, and set up the cot. She happily jumped up on the cot.
“Here you go, Nano,” Kaito told her as he set the water bowl down by the
cot. Rei then put the plate of food down near the water, and then went to
the closet to get a couple pillows and a blanket, and put them down on the
cot. Nano licked his hand gratefully as she got comfortable on the pillows
and got cozy under the blanket. Kaito and Rei left the room and headed off
to their rooms to get ready for bed.
Meanwhile, in a secret lab, there were some violent crashes reverberating
throughout the lab as a pair of angry scientists threw things about in rage of
their prized experiment escaping. The security was extremely tight, so
escape was impossible, but she had outfoxed them both they went through
all the security surveillance, but there was nothing; all they saw was the
room with her in her kennel.
~Nano Zero’s point of view~
Nano as the kids called her, got off her cot and savored the meat and the
water that was left for her. She felt so much better; she hadn’t had much to
eat or drink wandering the past week after escaping that terrible lab, with
some help. She lay back on the cot, and reminisced over the past week.
She had pretty much stayed in the shadows away from anybody and
anything, until tonight. When she was resting, she sensed somebody in
trouble and decided to go check it out.
”I have and get them to safety,” she thought as she had seen a little girl and
an older boy were about to be attacked by a vicious looking group of
people with weapons. The boy valiantly stood protectively in front of the
little girl, which she assumed was his sister. She didn’t understand what
happened back there when she shot some sort of electric ball out of her
mouth; it just happened, but it seemed to have paralyzed the people that
were trying to harm the young children. Afterwards, the young girl, who she
heard addressed as Mei, had asked for her help getting home. Her instincts
had told her she had to help, so she crouched down and waited for them to
climb on her back. Mei was eager to get on, but the boy was a bit more
apprehensive. She took them where they asked to go, and lucky for them
she had passed the train station on the way, otherwise she wouldn’t be for
sure where to go. As soon as she got them there, she had stayed in the
shadows avoid being seen even. Mei was devastated she couldn’t take her
with her. She was a little glum herself that she couldn’t be with her, but they
had to get home. She had to ensure they got home okay, so once the train
had finished boarding, she made a spur of the moment decision and
managed to sneak into one of the empty train cars before the doors closed
and the train started moving. She secretly followed them onto the second
train. Once they had gotten off, Mei was delighted to see her. Mei wanted
her to go home with them, but the boy was telling her she was too big to
take home. She was astonished when she started to glow and transformed
to a medium-sized white dog. Mei had asked for her name and found the
tag on her collar. Mei had tried to pronounce the words she saw, but the
boy interjected and read “Nano Zero” aloud. She was pretty sure that was
probably not how it was pronounced, but right now she didn’t care. If this
was easier for them, so be it; she’d be called Nano Zero. The boy relented
and allowed her to come home with them... She followed them to an
opulent mansion with the gate open and 3 police cars out front. She
watched as their father and their twin teen siblings were relieved they were
home, and admonish them for making them worry like that. The boy, who
was now addressed as Kaito, told them they had gotten a bit sidetracked
and looked towards her and a yawning Mei. They sighed heavily. She liked
that they showed so much concern for the children. The older girl took Mei
upstairs, and the father told Kaito that she could stay the night until they
could figure out what to do with her. He spoke to the police officers and
thanked them for their assistance before ascending the stairs. She smiled
contently as she drifted off to sleep knowing her belly was full, and that she
had a place to stay until things could get sorted. She hoped she was able
to stay with this family. They were so kind.
Kaden only got a few hours of sleep before he was woken up by the phone
“Hello?” he answered groggily.
“Um sir, just reminding you about your appointment, like you asked me to,”
his assistant replied.
“Oh crap… Sorry… had a rough night and I almost forgot. Thanks for
reminding me,” Kaden replied.
“Yes sir,” his assistant replied and hung up. Kaden got up and hurried to
get ready, and woke up his children to allow them time to get ready for
“I’ll be back in a little bit, I have to go to my appointment with my boss,” he
whispered to them so they wouldn’t worry. He left to go to his office, barely
making the appointment with his boss on time. They discussed the plans
for his transportation and home engineering projects and a viable
marketing strategy. An hour later, they shook hands and concluded
business. Kaden came home to make sure his children were up and
moving. Kaito was quite sleepy; he couldn’t sleep a wink last night because
he was still in shock of what happened last night to him and his baby sister.
If it wasn’t for the strange creature, who knows what would’ve happened to
them. He met his siblings in the dining room with a bowl of cereal in hand
and started to eat breakfast with them.
“Daddy, may we please keep Nano?” Mei asked in her adorable way.
“Now honey, where are we going to find the time to take care of a dog?”
“Please daddy? We’ll find some time to take care of him?” Mei goaded with
a puppy-faced pout.
“Yeah, and she can look after the house,” Yue chimed in.
“And she can keep you company while you work here at home,” Rei piped
“And she proved to be a real good protector last night,” Kaito added. Kaden
pursed his lips as he thought about it. They did raise some good points,
and he was sure Mei would be absolutely devastated if he said no.
“Alright,” Kaden acquiesced.
“Yay!” Mei, Kaito, Yue, and Rei cheered and got up giving him a bear hug.
“Oh, speaking of Nano, I’m sure she’s hungry. I’ll get her some food once
I’m done,” Kaito said.
“Let’s all go up and see her for a moment,” Rei suggested, earning
agreement from his sisters. Kaito nodded, and they finished their cereal.
Once he was done, Kaito went and got the raw roast they never got around
to eating, and he took it upstairs, following behind Mei and leading Rei and
Yue. They went to the spare room where Nano was sleeping and it was
pitch black. They felt the wall near the door for the switch, but when they
found it, they discovered the light bulb was burned out.
“Nano?” Kaito asked. He got no response, save for a pair of glowing green
eyes that freaked them all out, except for Mei. Mei squealed with delight
and snatched the roast from Kaito’s hands and darted toward the glowing
green eyes. The glowing green eyes disappeared and in their place, they
heard Mei giggling. Yue managed to find another light and turned it on.
They found Nano wagging her tail, licking, and cuddling Mei. Mei wrapped
her arms around her neck and hugged her.
“You get to stay with us Nano!” Mei exclaimed. Nano yipped happily. They
smiled at her and Nano started eating the roast they brought up to her
contently. They stayed up there for about 15 minutes before they heard
their father calling for them.
“Come on down here, I want to ask you something,” Kaden called them.
“Coming dad,” they responded and went to the living room. They saw him
pointing at the TV in regards to a gang found unconscious in the alley on
the other side of town, not too far from Kaito and Mei’s school?
“No,” all 4 of them replied. Kaito and Mei did remember them from last night
when they were almost attacked by them, and thankfully Nano had saved
them. Kaden sighed.
“Alright, but be careful today please,” he requested. He did NOT want
another repeat of last night… he didn’t think he could handle that again.
“Alright, how about you take Nano out. I’m sure she needs to go relieve
herself,” Kaden suggested.
“Yeah, good idea,” Yue agreed.
“Nano! Come on down!” Mei called. Immediately, Nano came scuttling
down the stairs with her tail wagging. They all took her outside and let her
relieve herself and brought her back in. Kaden called one of his chauffers
to take Yue and Rei to school. He wasn’t going to send Kaito and Mei today
because he needed to talk to them.
Kaden sat Kaito and Mei down on the couch.
“So, tell me, what happened last night?” Kaden demanded. Before they
could answer, their attention was drawn to knocking at the door. The butler
answered the door and then appeared in the room.
“Sir, your brother is at the door, and he seems desperate,” the butler
announced. Kaden was curious about what was going on.
“Okay, send him in,” Kaden instructed. A couple minutes later, his brother
“Hey,” he said sheepishly. Nano then stood in front of Kaito and Mei and
snarled at their uncle, baring her teeth. It made them nervous, and they
were not expecting Nano to do that.
“Nano?” Kaito and Mei asked trying to get her to calm down. Their uncle’s
eyes were wide with fear that he would be attacked, which only fueled
Nano’s snarling further.
“Where did you get that dog?”
“We found her,” Kaito replied.
“Can we talk, Kaden?” Kaden’s brother asked.
“Sure.” Kaden replied as he glanced at Mei to hold Nano. Mei followed his
“What’s wrong Nano?” Mei asked gently. Kaden and his brother went into
“What’s going on, brother? What’s wrong?” Kaden asked. He was worried.
“I don’t want to impose, but could I please stay here?”
“Sure, but what’s wrong?” Kaden asked. His brother sighed heavily.
“I have some bad people after me… I need a place to hide out and lie low
until things cool down.”
“Okay, I suppose. Are you in some kind of trouble?”
“I’ll explain later… but I’d like to know where did the kids find that dog?”
Kaden’s brother asked.
“I honestly don’t know. I was about to find out the same thing,” Kaden