I am a crime reporter and knowing the danger of chain snatchers,
I reached there. It was ten past fifteen at night, foggy smoke occupied
the area. There was nobody with me expect the media cameraman
and a body guard. The cameraman lit the cigarette and I scanned
the area, the street was almost deserted. Pizza Hut was a mile away
but I had no intention of wasting time and energy on going there.
I glanced back at the main road and looking for the gang of any
odd bike riders or chain snatchers could arrive there!
Time was slipping away but the suspected gang did not arrive there.
I was thinking of returning back but my instinct warned me and helped
me to hold patience.
Then, violently, some bikers with some sharp weapons appeared
on the street , media light caught them but the bike desperately
passed the way, pulling the gun from his pocket, the guard tried
almost to jump behind the bike's wheel but the bike ran speedily
over the street..
The cameraman and the guard chased them with their own vehicle
and I remained stationary alone on the road! Fear started to mount
on my mind as I realized a shadow was coming toward me. It was
coming very slowly. It was only a few feet away, I was not prepared
for this moment. The shadow or the physical shell was auspicious,
releasing all fear and doubt, I opened my mouth,"Who are you?"
"Alia!"- A smooth voice of a girl echoed near by.
Thankfully she was a teen aged girl, I needed to see her face.
Pulling a long breath of fresh air back to my lungs, I came back
She lifted her right hand across her face and closed her eyes.
I felt some tears coming down from her eyes.
"Hey," I said. I wanted to study her more closely, "Are you O.k?"
I asked. She did not answer.
"Have you seen anybody go in there?' She pointed to a bridge. I
shook my head.
"I need your mobile phone."
"Yeah," I handed her my mobile.
She moved in a corner and called somebody. Street light was not
sufficient to see her face accurately but still my eyes managed
to see her, she was looking like a doll, her skin had a creamy
outlay. I was suddenly confused. Did the person she called was
her guardian or any friend? Why did she come here alone?
Her lips were locked and I did not ask her anything.
She was looking for somebody. For a while, I walked over road from
one corner to another and then turned back toward her," I am Kalpesh,
a crime reporter," I introduced myself.
" This is the place from where some golden chains are being snatched
or stolen by some chain snatchers, I am here to have some live stories,"
I added few more conversations.
"I think you are not familiar with this road and obviously looking for somebody
to take you back to your home," I expressed curiosity.
She remained quite, I asked again, " You okay?"
She shrugged, offered a tired smile.
Suddenly I heard a sound from my mobile, it was the ringtone.
"Let me have your phone," She stretched her hand.
"Where are you?" Somebody yelled in the phone, I heard the voice as
the speaker was on.
The girl was looking worried, the voice left the situation very disturbing.
"Few miles away from Pizza Hut," she answered in phone.
"You are not in a very difficult position here, I can take you back to your
home," I said.
"I can not go with you, I can not involve myself with any human without
the permission of my master."
"What do you mean?"
"I have to take every precaution as I am a humanoid robot. Modern
technology has enormous implications for our life and my master
scientist is still working on me."
I realized, science caused her. Scientific advancement may cause some
blunders or some good for everyone's sake.
"I do not know what you are thinking of me, I am just trying to protect
you, I need some talk with you," I urged.
"But I can not be totally honest with you without the intervention of my
Now it became very difficult for me to be close with her as I was totally
amazed with her look. She might have guessed my feelings from my
look, she started staring at me and sighed.
She flustered as she found a new sentiment within her own spirit redirected
by the icon chip or circuit kept in her brain or heart.
I was thinking of the creator of this super girl, as he came on the road, he
did not talk much with me and took her back to his lab.
I followed them, tried to keep some distance from them and made a full stop
near the lab. She did not return.
Next day I waited for her near the scientist's lab. I wanted to find out the
reality of the girl. Suddenly the door opened and the girl stepped out of
the lab. She came nearer and pulled my hand to take me out of the lab
premise. She whispered,"Just tell me what you want."
I just grabbed her neck and wanted to kiss her.
"Come down, I need to talk," she interrupted, " I do not deserve such
sentiment as my creator master will not support this."
She looked into my eyes, it was full of passion. "Mr. I know your intention
but it should not be occurred."
Her eyes were full of tears," I am an experiment of science, the scientist
needs me, I have to fight with my tears, I have to assess the situation
logically rather than being sentimental."
I felt suddenly all alone. She turned to go but I objected,"I will not leave
until you tell me the full story of your origin."
Minutes later, she showed me a visualised monitor,"Everything is recorded
here about how I was born, my body contains lots of microscopic robots,
human species along with chemical gels are transplanted into my body
so that I can react like a human. My future is in the hand of the scientist."
She went back and I remained silent. It was a bizarre day to me.
I walked off in a huff but returned back to the lab premise after few days.
I looked everywhere but did not find her. I thought either the scientist
had locked her or she locked herself within the campus autonomously.
At that moment, the scientist came out and asked,"What's the matter?"
"Why will I tell you what's the matter?" I was looking annoyed.
"Pretty smart,huh? I am not stupid, I saw you with the humanoid girl!"
His eyes widened with anger.
"It will be kind of you if you take me to her," I tactfully requested him.
"Of course not. She is not even permitted to have talk with you."
"But that's not fair."
"Rules are rules and that I told you."
"I can tell you one more thing," the scientist told again,"Actually
she was so boring I have destroyed her."
"What?" I almost cried.
"Rectifying robotic humanoid with emotion has been my life dream,
she was suddenly looking extraordinarily emotional and recently
she had fallen in love with you, I devised an experiment with her
but she conceived of a way to do that permanently with you!
Thus, my scientific research and its application were becoming
two splitting approaches," the scientist explained.
The scientist was weighing his option and I wondered how far
she loved me...how much also I loved her!
Apparently, I decided to leave the place for the moment.
Few days later, a blazing moonbeams flooded over my eyes as I rushed
to have some real live coverage, the street was the same where I first met
her. A frosty grip wrapped around me, suddenly, I felt the warmth of somebody.
I looked thrilled, what is it? I found her again!
I watched her,"Is she okay?" Her lips were trembling, her eyes were soft and
a feeble smile was over her face. "I don't know where to begin...," she said,
"My master built me and as he sensed my emotion towards you, he became numb.
He pulled out the core chip from my body which made me senseless and then he
left my body aside in a corner of the lab. The room cleaner kept my body and the chip
in a safe distance from where these two fields could intersect each other though he
was completely unknown of the sequence. My body automatically grab the chip and
I regained my life. Emotional chemical interaction liquids were previously stored into
my body inside the transplanted human species and my memory chip backup
reminded me everything," she stopped and was expecting any question from me.
I looked nonplussed,"I don't know what to say."
"Do you like me?" She asked.
"I have no way to separate you from my mind and heart," I answered as it seemed
the logic of love between us was still existing.
" I am the one who is convinced with love but as a humanoid robot there will be
lack of physical compatibility with you, so it is a difficult situation for both of us,"
she found less hope.
Still I did not leave hope,"I have a very good idea, we need a good intelligent scientist,
science always has its advancement, its research on robotic human application may
solve our problems."
We felt a new hope and our need was obvious.