The Last Human on Earth

by Alex Penuelas   Jun 11, 2017



It has been a
Rough couple of months
Ever since I sent that
Message to you,
The one who considers me her
"Robot in the Box".

But it has come to the attention
Of my circuits that there was
Something that you had
Left behind when you went
Up to the surface.

It was a child,
One that is about
4 months old,
And it has lived as long as
You have been up on the surface.

He...reminds me of you.
In fact my database indicates
That he is, in fact, your biological son.

I confirmed this with the
Nursing bot,
Whom you have programmed to
Nurse the infant up until he has reached
Five years of age.

#726APHELION was then
Supposed to plan a
Dangerous plot to
Rendezvous with you
At the waste disposal beacon.

The thing is,
That the plan that you have sought out
Will not come to fruition as
You might have wished it to be.

As you may have noticed,
The waste disposal system
That was initially placed on Earth,
Has now been transported to
The rings of Saturn,
Since your kinds' population
Has quadrupled ever since
You discovered how to create
Synthetic food.

What's worse is that
The wardens of this system
Have now become aware of
The existence of sentient robots,
And have now sent their HOUND units
To exterminate any sentient forms,
So that only junk remains.

These units are massive,
Tinted with the oil and the
Circuits of my friends who
Have fallen under their paws.

They have discovered the location that
You have hidden your child in,
And were planning on eradicating
Both it and #726APHELION.

My the luck of my programming,
I was initially designed to be a
Combat agent,
Programmed to neutralize
Enemy combatants,
But I was scrapped when my creators
Gave me sentience,
And you gave me humanity.

Seeing that my newly found friends
Would be exterminated,
I had no other choice but to
Resort to my previous programming,
And destroyed the HOUND unit
That was threatening the
Life of your child.

Underneath this metallic exterior,
I have at least the resemblance
Of human compassion.

It also came to our attention
That the population problem on Earth
Has gotten so extreme that your
Governments are now prohibiting
Anyone and everyone
From reproducing,
And that any child that is
Below the age of five
Is being exterminated in order to
Prevent there being too many people
On your precious planet.

This does of course
Bring more danger to the
Rendezvous mission that
We are planning to do.

(Damn it, I'll just call her Aphelion)
Is currently in hiding as we speak.

I will accompany her to the
New location of the
Waste disposal beacon,
And stowaway in one of the
Cargo ships to the
Space station in Saturn.

It is there that we will
Return the child to you,
No matter what it takes,
For he very well could be
The last human on Earth.

Signing out.

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  • 3 years ago

    by Em


  • 3 years ago

    by mossgirl19

    I am not really into robots and space missions, but I have to say, "hats off to you!" This is superb and maybe superb is not enough to describe this! Really, really amazing, Alex.

    • 3 years ago

      by Alex Penuelas

      Thanks. I'm planning on maybe expanding this into a story series, and continue this story until the end.

  • 3 years ago

    by Ren

    WOW, Alex! Just...WOW!

    • 3 years ago

      by Alex Penuelas

      Haha thanks I'm trying on doing something different and maybe do a story series.

    • 3 years ago

      by Ren

      That would be awesome!

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