run the australian outback

Alternate Mad Max headcanon; civilization is completely fine, this is just a documentary series about what happens when you run out of gas in the modern day Australian outback.

runwriterrun  asked:

You asked for a prompt: Alien craft lands in the Australian outback. After run ins with several deadly creatures, alien makes it to a rural petrol station, run by an old guy and his 15yo daughter, who decide to adopt the alien in return for the alien tech that came with the ship. Truck driver turns up a month later to the most decked out truck stop in the world.

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Yamdah Raptoh of Sipni X ran around his spaceship. It was about the size of a school bathroom. When Raptoh had passed the moon, it threw his ship out of whack and flung it toward the planet. He was struggling to open the escape pod, and caught a glimpse of his destination. A big, weirdly shaped island. “s-ss-canners say…aup-!” The computer kept glitching. Yamdah cursed. He held out one of four arms and slammed the refresh button for his computer. “Australia!” The computer yelled. He ran into the escape pod, and it blasted off. 

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“Sqaaa!” Yamdah cursed again. The escape pod hand landed in the water and brought out by the fisherman. Yamdah performed percussive maintenance and the escape pod began to fly. He was silently glad the fisherman were nowhere to be seen. The pod flew into the sky so no one could see it. Hopefully, he’d find his ship. 

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The escape pod just dropped after an hour of fast travel. “I was just here, for a simple reason.” Yamdah complained. “Find the probe. I didn’t want to get stuck on some planet.” He looked down. Then, the probe started falling. “Whuh…aaaAAAAa!” He screeched. he slammed the sides, starting to become dizzy as the escape pod was spinning. The engine small engine sparked life feet from the ground, going from a spinning football nosedive to a near-death several g’s of force turnaround. It went down once again, yamdah using his four arms and three legs to hold himself back. The pod let out smoke, and Yamdah wheezed. “Hm.” He went. “I can breathe.” 

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After stealing a wagon from a small child, he put found a ramp and put the escape pod in the wagon. Yamdah stood at an intimidating two feet. He was overheating, and wished had gotten some water from when his escape pod was in the water. “”Computer said the ship would be somewhere near…” He kicked the machine again. The GPS fizzled out “20 klams.” Yamdah sighed. “I have walking to do. he grabbed the wagon handle and started walking. 

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Two miles and four hours later, he was getting close. A large biped with a long tail-kangaroo, the computer said, had nearly killed him. He found a baby, presumably, and the bigger one used its teeth to bite him and put it in its stomach pocket. The other two had bitten him, and Yamdah was barely able to escape before being confronted by something that was definitely not real. It attacked him anyway. 

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Yamdah could tell that he was near the ship. Unfortunately, two humans were checking it out. He shrieked. That caught the attention of the two humans. They were right by some sort of building with large moving things. They were called…racks? Cars? Cars. They were hooked up to a long wire, then the wire was taken out and they drive off. “This is my ship!” Yamdah yelled. The younger one…female? Female. She backed off. Yamdah fell over. he started cursing. Sipnis were tolerant to injuries for a while, but they could still get injured. “It’s hurt!” the girl cried. “Amanda, no.” The other hissed. “But dad!” Amanda yelled.Yamdah blacked out. 

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“Yeah. G’bye.” The girl closed something. “ She frowned. “Thing seems to be okay. The…ship and…escape pod? Are salvageable.” Amanda narrated. Yamdah opened his eighteen eyes. “Wah!” He yelled. Amanda held out her hands. “Chill. I’m going to help.” Help. That was good. He saw a big, long car outside. He was under a long slab, a roof held up by four tall poles. He was offered some berries, which he took. “I do not understand.” Yamdah said. “Why are you being hospitable?” Yamdah questioned. The girl smiled. “I’m Amanda. You’re?” He looked at her. “Oh. Yamdah.” She held out her hand. “I’m being nice because I’m a vet. I study animals. you are quite the case. And you’re injured.” He said nothing, but questions swarmed in his head. He cleared his throat. “If you heal me, I can help you.” Amanda frowned. “I’m already helping you.” She replied awkwardly. “Yes.” Yamdah articulated. He stopped, then announced. “I have a deal. Where is the other one? And where’s my stuff?” He questioned. 

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“Markus” and not “Dad” brought his stuff over in the big car. “Truck.” Yamdah jumped off the table and studied the machine. “Using parts from my ship, I can upgrade Truck. Amanda can verify if I am in need of more intense care…” He paused. Amanda clapped. Markus walked over. “Amanda, I knew moving here would be an adventure.” He smiled and rubbed the top of his daughter’s head. 

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Yamdah had gauze on two legs and an arm, casts having recently being removed. It had been a month since Yamdah landed on Earth. Markus Bradley had the most advanced vehicle in the world. With enough power, it could fly. And, he sold some other parts to buy the truck stop/gas station. Markus and Amanda kept their secret of a small alien living with them. Yamdah was almost seen by the entire town, but remains a mystery.