Aug 17, 2010

Upgrade your brain for $9.99 - Part III

”Identification!” Said the guard pointing his gun instinctively at the robot that stood in front of the gate.

“My name is White,” answered the robot with a calm male voice.

The guard was confused; every week he’s required to download onto his memory an updated list with all existing models of humanoid robots… every guard does it, it’s part of the security memory package. And there’s no chance that the mental upgrade could fail him, it would be unheard of. This was definitively a robot which was not in the registry.

The robot was faceless, only a thin white line surrounded its head at the height of the eyes. The surface of its body was completely black with a gentle gloss reflecting a full moon.

“Identification!” Shouted the guard. He didn’t know what to do.

This was perhaps one of the less transited gates of Science City at the south east walls. Not much people used to be seen a day, much less a robot. White turned its head to look at the guard, one second, then it slowly turned the rest of its body.

“Don’t move!” Screamed the man lifting his gun and holding it as if he was ready to shoot. He knew that something was not right, not right at all.

There was something unusual about White, perhaps it was its lean shiny black structure or perhaps it was its unusually clean and beautiful surface. It scared him… the man started trembling.

“There’s n…” said White when the guard interrupted it.

“Shut the fuck up!” His finger touched the trigger of the gun.

Suddenly, the metallic gate creaked as it started to open. Bang! The man panicked shooting his gun at White but the bullet ricocheted off its head without leaving a single scratch.

The poor guard was shocked; fear overtook him in a fraction of a second.

“I’m the only one who can open that gate, so how the hell it opened?” A fleeting thought.

Then he realized that he shouldn't have shot the gun and the fear quickly turned into guilt and embarrassment.

Adding to the man’s confusion; a child wearing a dark blue dress crossed the gate. The dark blue contrasted with her extremely pale albino skin, in her right hand she carried a black worn out stuffed bear and in her left a folded umbrella.

She approached White and poked it in the abdomen with the tip of the umbrella.

“Let’s go,” she said.

The guard tried to bring himself out of the stupefaction but by then the robot and the albino girl were nowhere to be seen.

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