She is AI

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Science Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A slice of life of a mysterious girl and her close friend. Rated for language and sugested violence.

Submitted: November 19, 2010

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“Hey, do you want to go get some coffee Cili?” The energetic blond boy Thophi asked. Cili shook her head in response from her seat. Thophi sat backwards in a rolling black chair, using his dangling legs to move him closer to the seated girl. She was the most beautiful girl he had ever met. Her porcelain white skin, her soft pink lips, her delicate hands, her neat black hair in sausage tight curls, and even the pajamas she wore. A white, ankle length, night gown with pink ribbon around the edges. “You don’t have to get coffee they have tea too.” He suggested, smiling a bright smile. She looked at him from her seat. She shook her head again, her bouncy curls swayed side to side. He gazed into her deep emerald eyes. Little gears and wires reflected in her gaze. “What would you like then?” He asked sweetly, as if asking a child what toy they would like. “Chocolate.” She replied so softly he barely heard her. Without hesitation, he lifted her from the metal chair, her weak legs dangling in his arms. He took her from the cold laboratory room where she was working to her warm bedroom. Placing her gently near a dresser, he rummaged through the clothes till he found the item he was looking for, a crimson velvet dress trimmed with black velvet. In another drawer he found red bow topped black stockings and gloves. He held up the dress to Cili. “Would you like to wear this one?” Thophi asked hopefully. She smiled slightly nodding her head. Concealing his blushing face, he handed her a underdress and a petticoat. “Why don’t you put this on while I wait outside?” She took the dress and waited till he had left before changing. Outside the door, Thophi waited patiently for her to finish. He whistled a cheerful tune while he waited and tapped his bare foot. He heard a subtle knock on the other side. He cautiously opened the door and there was Cili fully dressed in the velvet dress and stockings. Cili took his hand and pointed to her boots in the corner. With a little chuckle, he retrieved the boots then helped her put them on. He laced them up to her knees, allowing the bows on the top of her stockings to show. He escorted her to the mirror and fixed her hair with a red ribbon. As they were about to leave, Cili pointed to Thophi. Confused, he asked her what she meant. “Your coat.” She replied. With a small smile he replaced his lab coat with his black leather jacket from the coat rack. He patted her head. “I won’t forget.” He said as they left the estate. In town, Cili took Thophi’s arm and held on to it as they walked down the street. He stopped at a pleasant looking bakery with chocolates in the window. “Would you like some of those?” Thophi asked pointing at the chocolates. Cili nodded, looking at the chocolates with hunger. The bells at the top of the door jingles as he pushed it open, holding it open for Cili to walk in. A plump older woman came in and in a jolly voice she asked, “What can I get for ya today?” “We would like some of those chocolates in the window please.” Thophi replied. She nodded, then went through a door to the back of the restaurant. Cili had her hands against the glass gazing at the wonderful pastries. The woman came back with a candy box with a ribbon on top and said. “Here ya go.” She handed him the box, then before he could thank her she asked. “How old are you kiddos anyway?” With a smile still plastered to his face, annoyed by the simple minded woman. Thophi replied simply. “We’re both fifteen.” ***** With a mouthful of chocolate, Cili swayed side to side on the swing. Enjoying the bliss of chocolate, she had forgotten to wipe her mouth which had smudges all over it. Thophi took out a cloth and gingerly wiped the corners of her mouth. She moved her head away but he managed to get it all off laughing while he did. He was too busy to notice the three large men approaching them. They approached Cili. “You two look like you have some money to spare. Give us some and I won’t have to shoot your fucking brains out.” The one in the middle hissed. Thophi put his arm in front of Cili, creating a barrier between her and the man. With a smile still on his face he said calmly. “I’m afraid I can’t do that. Would you gentlemen mind leaving?” The man on the left punched him right in the face. Thophi fell backwards into the swing, grabbing the chain to keep his balance. Cili squealed. The man on the right took her by the arm and rummaged around her coat. She squirmed and he hit her in the face to stop her from moving. Instead of hitting soft flesh like he had expected, he had hit her eye. She didn’t react, but the eye suddenly stopped being emerald green and cracked as if it were glass. He dropped her to the ground and backed away slowly. Cili raised her and to her eye and waved her hand in front of it. He pointed at her and barely managed to stuttered out words. “She isn’t human. What is she?” Thophi stood up, the smile momentarily disappeared from his face. It reappeared when he looked over to Cili. “Cili? Close your eyes and cover your ears please.” He instructed. She nodded and closed her working eye and covered her ears with her hands. Thophi’s smile disappeared, turning into a ferocious frown. He turned to the man who had broken Cili’s eye. He bent down to his ear and whispered. “She’s an AI, artificial intelligence, but she means fucking more to me then any of you human shit on this crappy planet. I’m gonna take her broken eye from your god damn hide.” When Cili opened her eye, the men were gone and Thophi was standing alone with several wallets and a small blue bottle in hand. He dropped it and everywhere the liquid touched began to dissolve. He looked over at Cili and smiled again. “Look, we can buy some more chocolates.” He said. She looked at the money cautiously. Seeing her concern, he pet her on her head. “They won’t bother you again.” She looked down at the ground and saw footprints going away from them. Each pair ending with a puddle of sizzling earth with blood splatter around the puddle. Satisfied with Thophi’s answer, she then switched her attention to her eye. “My eye.” She said lightly touching it. Thophi frowned a little. “I’ll fix it when we get home.” He took a piece of black cloth from his bag and made it into a eye patch. He place it delicately around her head. She looked at him with longing. “Carry me?” She asked, leaning on one leg. He smiled and lifted her onto his back. He began the long walk back, thinking of how he could make her legs stronger so she could walk for longer periods of time, when she gave him a kiss on the cheek. “Thank you.” She said softly. She is an artificial intelligence, she is not human. Thophi had always said at the beginning when his father created her. She is an AI nothing more. Now, the thought never crossed his mind. His only thoughts at the time were. She is an AI and she is mine.


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