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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Intro


  'Illumination?' Where am I? That was my very first inquiry on my current situation. Instantaneously after that moment I forced my eyelids shut. The glare for the lights were irritating. There were many of them hanging from the ceiling.

  I looked over to my right to discover a machine. It had what I surmised to be my vital signs displayed upon its screen. Was I...alive? I was not exactly sure, but it only raised more questions about my situation. What was I before being alive? Where was I before reaching this location?

  I finally pulled my upper body up and the first thing I noticed was the metal door. Upon closer observation it seemed to be locked. It was surrounded by two windows, made of glass but not easily breakable. I could break free I assumed, but it would be a chore. Was I captive? Was I an experiment gone wrong? Was I being quarantined? "Where am I?" I said quietly to myself, asking the question again but hoping that hearing my own voice would clear things up. It did not. I did not recognize my voice.

  Sitting here would not solve my problem, so I swung my legs over the bed. They dangled briefly before landing gently on the floor. It was....cold. Chilly was a better word. The air conditioning system seemed to be working, so that at least told me I was in a well operated place.

  I finally stood up on my own two feet and began to head towards the other clear window. I was....frightened. My eyes could spot a man, working on a machine. He didn't seem threatening, but the unknown was always intimidating. I wasn't sure he noticed me as I made my way closer to the glass window.

  'What is he doing?' I asked myself as his digits punched the buttons on his machine furiously. When I reached the window I clinched my fist and knocked lightly. This initially startled the man. He popped up and turned around immediately. But when he realized I had made the noise he looked at me and gave me a warm smile. He was happy. Maybe I had recovered from a terminal illness, maybe...

  'He's coming!' I was a bit anxious...what was I supposed to do. Not only that, I was wearing little to no clothes...'Why?' Who was this man, why am I here unable to touch him...unable to touch anyone...all alone locked in a room?

  Lost in my introspection I was unable to realize the man was closer than he was 0.71 seconds ago. Had it not been for this window we would be face to face. His smile was slight, but his body indicated he was much happier than he presented. Success. That was the emotion he experienced. He was giddy...excited...ecstatic?
  "I can't believe it." he sounded like he had lost his breath. His voice only confirmed my query. I was his success. "You're..." he paused, shook his head. His hands were trembling. "You're alive...you really are alive. 47718. That combination of numbers will never be forgotten in scientific history."

14 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see more and what you have planned

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  2. @kristendaray- Thank you! I hope it doesn't disappoint ;)

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  3. Very interesting beginning. I really like it that you don't show us the main character at all in this, it makes it much more intriguing.

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  4. @Ubasti- It's only the intro though. You will see the main character, I think it is vital that the reader sees what the humans think of the android as well.

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  5. Great story. I love how it starts. Your screenshots gives the reader a feeling of being in the main characters shoes. Can't wait to see what happens!

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  6. @Luv4gaj- Thank you! Yeah I had the idea of the story being first person and just figured why not!?!?! I'm glad it worked out!

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  7. WOAH! o.o This is so cool! I love what your doing with the pictures and just well...woah. Aeon you seriously amaze me! Sooo glad I'm finally finding time to start this one too. :3

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  8. Hey thanks Autumn! That puts a smile on my face, I just thought first person would be cool but the only downfall is it hard to get their arms in the pictures :/

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  9. OMG, this is awesome, LOVE IT! Sci fi geek here. LOL.

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  10. Hello Rachelle and thanks! I am a fellow Sci fi geek and i'm glad you liked it! Although be warned of the mini-chapters heh. Thanks for reading!

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  11. Wow, this is absolutely amazing!!! Love it!

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  12. What an interesting point of view!! I'm seeing everything that we he sees, for the first time. Your set is stunning as well, it makes the setting very realistic.

    I wonder what he's there for?

    I'll be following this story :-)

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  13. Thanks, The first person thing is pretty cool. It does present some challenges though. Thank you for reading it!

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