It was a bright sunny day in the world of Remnant, a very exciting sunny day for a particular android girl. Today her father was allowing her to transfer to Beacon Academy from her home town’s School of Atlas. She had always wanted to go to Beacon because it was a very special school.
You see, Beacon was a school for caretakers and littles. Littles were like children, only they were physically not children at all! They were adults and teenagers that enjoyed being treated as Toddlers or even younger based on a biological need to regress. It was something Penny had taken a great interest in studying over robotics. Don’t get her wrong, Penny loved robotics and was a natural at that.
But she felt she could be more. She wanted to make a friend, and there seemed not to be a better friend to make than that of a little! Littles were considered “cute” as she researched and were naturally good people, so who better to make a friend? Penny found that question to be inconclusive. So it was with that ideation that she began to research how to care for a little one, and then she felt… different.
Upon running a diagnostic of her BIOS she found nothing wrong, but she still felt… an urge is the only way she could describe it. To hold a little one and see to their needs as what Penny knew was a caretaker. It took weeks of convincing her father that the urge was both real and that she was capable to convince him, but he had said Yes! And so she applied and was accepted into Beacon Academy for Caregivers and Littles.
Penny had taken a test to advance in the course, so she could get a little one of her own to take care of right away! And as she just found out, she’d passed! So well in fact that she would have an option of the youngest mindset in an available little! She was introduced to many little ones, but was drawn to the little one that was the youngest both physically and mentally. She was only 18 while the others were 20. She got in with her outstanding academics in mathematics. A fact that Penny adored. You see, littles were more mentally advanced than regular people, they just had different ways of showing it. Usually in something of a code that the caretakers could decipher. And thus the widespread acceptance and bond between littles and caretakers were born.
The little, that Penny couldn’t take her eyes off of had red highlights in her hair, something that wasn’t a bad trait by any means, and was not too uncommon in littles, especially those who played with gender. But the thing that caught Penny’s attention were those silver eyes. Sharpness and intelligence shown from them, something Penny had only seen in her own father. Yes, Penny was sure this was the one. In her papers she saw Ruby was female presenting Non-binary, so the highlights made sense demographically. Also that along with mathematics, Ruby was skilled in robotics. Father would love her as a granddaughter! Penny daydreamed of eventually bonding with Ruby enough to take them on as their little after graduation as she signed the forms to be Ruby’s caretaker for the year.