Granox bench pressing AN ENTIRE CAR and Kiro is sitting on top acting like it's a ride. And Chooki flipping his shit because KIRO, GET DOWN FROM THERE!!!!!!!
It’s not just cars too. Granox has done it with freight crates with Kiro lying down inside with a flashlight, old convertibles with Kiro in the driver’s seat, and sometimes just a loose car seat that he holds and pumps up and down with his arm sort of like a mini drop ride.
Kiro loves it. She’s too little to go on roller coasters with Chooki when the family goes to amusement parks, but Granox doesn’t have a height requirement. All she has to go is find him outside the warehouse after Chooki picks her up from school, ask for a lift, and he’ll heft her onto whatever thing he’s currently pressing and ask about her day and listen to her talk for hours on end (in between squeals when he decides to drop whatever he’s holding a little too quickly, usually on purpose to make things fun). As fun as it is in general, it’s also a bonding experience for the both of them. Granox loves kids and Kiro doesn’t have many friends at school, so that little snippet of quality time helps both of them sort through their feelings for the day. A little girl with abandonment issues and a partially brain-damaged robot who relates best with sparklings? Perfect. BFFs forever.
The first time Chooki caught Granox hefting Kiro up, it was on top of a smashed sedan and even though she was lying flat on her stomach, she wasn’t strapped down. He was mortified. After the second, third, and fourth consecutive times it happened, he started to calm down. Granox wouldn’t hurt Kiro. Not even accidently, Slyger keeps telling him, because Granox knows how important it is to be gentle with kids. And anyone who DOES try to hurt Kiro? He might throw an entire swing set at them.
And in one situation, he does.
And he ends up being wanted—again—by the Canadian Royal Mounted Police.
But that’s a different story.