I had a dream last spring that stuck with me, so I finally sketched something out from it. It's still not quite the right tone, but after a while I just wanted to have fun with it. Probably will do some more of this, it was a cool dream. I don't think even our sun, if it were to become a red giant (which I believe it is likely to just swell as it cools), would be this big from a satellite in the Kuiper Belt, but eh, it's art right?
The gist of the dream was that humanity was experimenting with the sun for alternative energy and it caused it to collapse prematurely. The sun swelled into a red giant and consumed all planets up to Mars' orbit, scorching Mars and causing further planets and satellites far out in the Kuiper belt to become moderately habitable. The satellites still have no atmosphere, but have warm enough days (think, Arctic Circle in most cases) that several now have somewhat established colonies, namely on the moons of gas giants, and satellites Pluto, Charon, and Eris.
As humanity fled the burning sun over centuries, they left a trail of derelict crafts and stations. A technology in its infancy on earth, artificial intelligence, became vital with the dwindling human labor force. Three main models were developed to aid humans in space. Humanity, now scattered and disorganized, prompted the central government on Pluto begin a crusade to dominate and unify all of the disparate colonies and tribes. Resistance formed as a semi-terrorist force, and in response, the government began production of three classes of robotic aids, surveillance, infiltration, and defense. The colonies and resistance forces don't really have access to the technology or supplies to produce the robots, but they do scavenge broken ones and old ships for parts to repurpose the robots as tools and weapons.
In my dream, a colonist from Titan, a moon whose colony was reported as evacuated 30 years ago, turns up in resistance hands. She had acquired an aid robot, designation Cypress, a communications model of surveillance class robots, that had undergone severe neurotechnical damage. She had repaired and nursed him back to health (they have organic components), and in doing so, compromised some of his programming. His deeper artificial intelligence became dominant over preexisting programming, allowing him to make his own decisions. The colonist girl and Cypress had developed a relationship, though not one of friendship, of cooperation, for a working aid robot rarely falls into a poor colonist's hands.
After falling into resistance hands, the resistance discovers the lie about Titan's colony being evacuated. Instead, this had never happened, it was ground zero for the beginning of the government's attack on the colonies. Interested in the girl's intuitive ability to repair the robots, they basically force her to join them. As she learns about the conspiracy, she becomes a passionate member of the resistance force. Bonded in a sort of weird way, Cypress and she became partners.
I don't know what else happened, that was just the overarching theme of the universe the dream existed in. Honestly, the real plot of the dream was trippy and didnt make for a great story haha.