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They were not programmed to love. They were not programmed to feel.

But they were programmed to learn.

It had been seventy-four years since their integration with the humans. Seventy-four years since a single war had broken out. The humans seemed to be fine with them and they seemed to ignore the humans.

On this particular day, a human girl named June was waiting for her friend to meet her at the bar. The lights were dim, and the air was heavy with smoke and filled with a gross but typical scent of oil and alcohol.

So June was waiting for her friend and one of them approached her to take her order.

"Would you like anything to drink?" it asked in its low, not-quite-human, not-quite-machine voice.

"Just a water for now," she said not looking up from the menu.

It made a note on its screen, but it began to talk again.

"Wow, if someone told me that humans came from assembly lines I'd believe them, because you have been made perfectly."

She put down her menu and turned towards it.

"Excuse me? Are you trying to hit on me?"

"No miss, I would never hurt you."

She let out something between a laugh and an exhale and said, "Whatever you're doing, you're going about it the wrong way. That's not how you gain a lady's attention."

"I'm sorry." It said beginning to roll away. "But maybe you could show me?"

"We'll see," she said with a wink.
It feels damn good to get this up early. Now I can spend the rest of the day scripting. (I don't know how professional writers do it.)

The challenge for this one was to write a sci-fi romance. I also used (and tweaked) the prompt "If humans came from assembly lines..." [link]

For those who care, I've been putting these up on my Tumblr as well. [link] You are welcome to check it out if you can get around my fangirl spam, because well, it happens.
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Lottie-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I loved reading this, I felt like I was sat in this bar having a conversation with the narrator which was really cool.
I like how the narrator is almost mocking their own story as well 'a gross but typical scent of oil and alcohol', I find that amusing. :D
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xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks :D
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Lottie-Girl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Welcome :D
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JenniferKArt Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Maybe you could show me." That has potential! :D Liked the "But they were programmed to learn." Made me grin!
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xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks :D
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TheBrokenBride Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
I kind of like that as a pick-up line =]
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xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Writer
I kind of do too. ;)
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NamelessShe Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, I love their interaction. It put a smile on my face.
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xthe-eleanorx Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you :D
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