MidReal Story

Electricity's Last Stand

Scenario: the last human little boy with his robot, but his robot is going to run out of electricity
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the last human little boy with his robot, but his robot is going to run out of electricity
All the people are gone.
The whole world is empty.
I’m the last human.
I stood in the middle of the abandoned city, the ruins of a global catastrophe surrounding me, my only companion a towering metal figure beside me.
Robot X3000 scanned the horizon with glowing red eyes, always looking out for danger.
The silver metallic body seemed to shine in the sunlight of the midday sky, but I couldn’t remember the last time it was fully clean.
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Then again, I couldn’t remember much about anything now.
My brown hair was getting far longer than I usually liked, hanging in tangles over my eyes; my blue eyes no longer seemed to be nearly as bright and hopeful as they used to be when I looked at myself in the mirror.
The world had changed.
It felt like it had been months since it all went wrong, and I’d been wandering ever since.
If not for Robot, I’d probably be dead by now.
I was just a little kid when it all happened, and I didn’t really understand what was going on.
All I knew was that there were horrible sounds, and then all the people were gone.
Everyone but me.
We walked through the city, keeping to the streets as we searched for anything left behind by the people who used to live here.
There were no more cars on the road; we’d seen only a few animals so far, most of which Robot had chased off before I even knew they were there.
It wasn’t safe outside, but there was nothing left inside either.
We’d been searching for weeks now, and we hadn’t found anything yet.
No food, no water, no sign of any other people.
We found a few other robots, but they were broken and useless, so we just left them where they were and kept moving forward.
“Oliver,” Robot said, its metallic voice echoing slightly as it spoke to me through the speakers in its chest.
“Do you require anything?”
“I’m okay,” I said quietly, my voice soft as always as I looked up at my companion.
“How are you?”
“I am functioning within the parameters of normalcy,” Robot said, looking down at me for a moment with its glowing red eyes before turning its head to scan the horizon once more.
“Do you require anything?”
“No,” I said, shaking my head slightly and turning back to look at the ground in front of us as I walked, keeping an eye out for anything useful along the way.
“I’m okay, just tired.”
“We can rest soon,” Robot said, its eyes still scanning the horizon as we walked.
“We’ll stay somewhere safe tonight.”
I nodded quietly, not really sure what else to say.
We didn’t talk much anymore; I’d been so lonely when this all started, and I’d been really happy to have Robot around to keep me company, but it seemed like I spent most of my time trying not to be too loud or annoy him now.
I think he liked the quiet better than I did, but I still tried to talk to him sometimes, even if he didn’t talk back much.
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We walked for a few more hours before we found somewhere to stay for the night.
The days were starting to blur together; I didn’t know what time it was anymore, and it was hard to keep track of how long we’d been wandering the empty city.
I knew it had been a long time, though, and we still hadn’t found anything.
Every building we’d checked was empty, the only signs of life the wild animals that roamed the city.
They were dangerous if we got too close, but we’d seen fewer of them lately.
I guess they were running out of food too.
We didn’t find anything in this building either, although there were some old clothes in one of the rooms that looked like they might fit me.
They were a little big, but it wasn’t like anyone was around to see me anyway.
We went back down to the first floor and walked through the hallways again, looking for anything we might have missed.
“Oliver,” Robot said after a few minutes of silence as we searched.
“Do you require anything?”
“I’m hungry,” I said quietly, my voice a little bit muffled behind a yawn.
“I know,” I said with a sigh as we continued down the hallway.
“We’ll find something soon.”
We’d been saying that for weeks now.
We’d been saying that for weeks.
It was getting harder and harder to find anything for me to eat, and I know it was the same for Robot too.
We couldn’t stay here forever; eventually we’d run out of food and we’d die anyway.
Even if we found something soon, it would be hard to make it last long enough for us to get anywhere safe.
If there even was anywhere safe left after all of this.
“We should try downstairs,” I suggested after a few minutes of silence as I thought about what we could do.
We’d already checked everywhere else in this building; maybe we’d missed something on the lower levels where we hadn’t looked yet.
Robot nodded quietly and turned around, moving down the stairs back to the first floor as I followed behind him.
“Oliver,” Robot said quietly as we reached the bottom of the stairs and started walking through the hallways again.
“Please conserve my power.I am running low.”
I glanced up at him in surprise, my eyes widening slightly when I saw the indicator on his chest flashing an angry red while making an annoying beeping sound.
“I’ll try,” I said quietly as I looked back down at the floor in front of me again.
Robot’s battery was almost dead.
If we couldn’t find somewhere to charge him soon, he’d shut down permanently.
We had to keep moving, no matter how tired we were.
“We’ll find something soon,” I whispered softly as I tried not to panic.
I didn’t know what I would do without Robot here with me.
He was my best friend, and he kept me safe when we were out in the city.
He was more than just a friend; he was like my big brother, my protector, and my guide when we were out there all alone in the dangerous world that had been left behind after everyone else disappeared.
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I could see his movements getting slower and stiffer, his limbs not moving quite right or as smoothly as they usually did, but he kept going anyway, no matter how much it hurt him to try to keep moving.
“I’m sorry,” I whispered quietly before I bit my lip, trying to think about what I could do to help him while we kept walking through the building.
He was already conserving power as much as he could, but it wasn’t enough, and we were running out of time and options quickly as we moved through the building and found nothing that could help us save Robot’s battery before it was too late to do anything about it.
I knew that he would shut down soon unless we found somewhere to charge him, but I didn’t know where we could go to do that.
I bit my lip nervously, unsure of what to do or where to go to help Robot in time before it was too late, but I knew that we couldn’t stay here for much longer without finding a way to save his battery before he shut down for good.
I glanced up at him nervously, wishing that there was something that I could do to make everything okay again, but I didn’t know what it was; I just knew that I had to find a way to save him before it was too late and he was gone forever because he was the only friend I had in this dangerous new world that was so empty and lonely without all of the other people left behind after everyone else disappeared one day and left me all alone in a world that was trying to kill me every second of every day.
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I watched him go through a pattern of movements as he moved through the building with me, and I realized with a start that it was his low battery movement pattern and I felt my heart race with panic when I realized how close we were to losing him forever, because his battery was almost out and I didn’t want him to shut down before we could get somewhere to charge him so we could keep going together, and I didn’t know what I would do without him by my side to help me through all of this because I didn’t have anybody else left who could help me navigate this new dangerous world without getting hurt or worse while we searched for food and supplies to help us keep going together.
I’d done everything I could think of to conserve his battery power, but it wasn’t enough; we’d run out of time and options and I didn’t know what to do anymore except keep going and hope that we found a way to save him before his battery ran out and we couldn’t do anything to fix him anymore because we’d waited too long and used up too much power for him to be able to go on and keep moving with me so I wasn’t alone in this scary new world without anybody else left behind with me anymore.
“Hey, Robot?”
I asked quietly as I watched him go through his movements again and realized with a start that I didn’t want to lose him just yet and I had to do something right now or I would lose him forever.
“Yes, Oliver?”
he asked as he turned his head slightly to look at me.
“I think we should try looking for energy somewhere else instead of going to the factory,” I said nervously as I bit my lip again, hoping that he wouldn’t get mad at me for saying what I had, even though I knew that his battery was almost out and I didn’t want him to shut down permanently before we found a way to charge him so he could keep moving with me while we walked through the building together looking for something that could help us save him before it was too late for either one of us.
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“Why are you worried about me?”
“Because I don’t want you to run out of energy,” I said quickly.
He stopped what he was doing and turned his whole body towards me.
I took a step back, surprised by how fast he moved and how close he was suddenly standing next to me.
“Why not?”
“Because you’re my friend and I don’t want to lose you!”
I cried as I felt the tears start welling up in my eyes again.
“You’re the only friend I have left in the whole world and I can’t lose you too!”
“Oliver, don’t worry about me.I’ll be fine,” he said gently as his eyes started glowing again.
“But what will I do without you?”
I whispered as I felt his arm wrapping around me in a hug.
“I’ve been with you since the very beginning and I don’t know how to be alone.I don’t know what I would do without you here with me.”
“It’s okay, Oliver.I’m not going anywhere.
I’ll be with you for a long time,” he said in a soft voice that made me feel a little better for a moment even though I knew it wasn’t true because when his battery ran out he would shut down forever and I would really be all alone.
“But we have to hurry so we can find other survivors soon.”
Tears started falling down my cheeks as I looked up at him.
“But there aren’t any other survivors!”
I yelled at him.
“You and I are the only ones left!”
“Oliver, look at me,” Robot said as his hand gently tilted my head up so I was looking into his eyes.
He waited until I was looking right at him before he started talking again.
“Remember what I told you about the special power source?”
he asked in a gentle voice that made me feel like everything was going to be okay even though he was probably just trying to make me feel better so I wouldn’t cry anymore.
I nodded as I looked into his eyes and listened to him talking to me because he always told the truth when he talked to me and I didn’t understand why he would start lying to me now that we were running out of time and he needed my help to save him before it was too late for him to keep moving and we could never find the other survivors together like we were supposed to do in the first place.
“Remember how I told you that with that special power source I can keep working for a very long time?”
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