Chapter 10:

Daddy's Little Girl

Machine Heart

"Come on, don't call me that, I have a name."

"I don't like your name at all."

"Are you referring to S-352?"

"Exactly, why, isn't that your name?"

"Officially yes, but you know how it is, being called "Slut" is not the best, so since my name starts with "S," everyone calls me Sophie, instead what's your name?"


"Not that name, that doesn't interest me, I mean the name you gave yourself of course."

"You're wrong, I don't have any other name, and most importantly, get off my back."

K-111 shrugged her off.

"Don't be so mean, after all, you owe me."

"What do you mean I owe you?"

The girl's face grew darker and more serious."You already know, aren't you here because of that?"

"I'm here because you lured me and sent me straight into the arms of that damn pedophile."

"You're wrong.

If it wasn't for me you would have been discovered right away, who gave you the anti-scanner sheath?"

Hearing those words, K-111 suddenly grabbed the girl and threw her inside a closet, closed the door and put the knife to her throat.

"Speak up, what do you know about that night?"

She, without flinching, and with the same serious look as before said: "As I told you before, you owe me, who do you think blew the power? Did you really think it was an accident?"

"It was just as I suspected, so you saw everything.

Who the fuck are you? And what do you know?"

"I was a prey of the pedophile known as John.Better said, I was his personal whore.

I'm also a Machine Woman, as you called me.

I'm certainly not the only one; in fact, there are many of us.

Big Government knows that prostitution is a necessary community service, even if they don't want to admit it.

And heaven forbid that some beautiful Citizen lady might do such degrading work."

K-111's gaze had become noticeably more nervous.

"Ok listen, He had ordered me to find prey, and in return he would leave me alone.

When I saw you from a distance I thought you were perfect for him, however as I got closer I noticed the knife, and I thought it was strange that you had one, since you are a Machine Man."

"How did you know I was a Machine Man?  And how did you know about the knife?"

The girl approached K-111's face, opened her eyes wide, and there the boy understood.It's not her glance that is fake.

It's her eyes.

Looking closely at them he could see the array of wires, resistors, diodes, and other electronic components that formed a circuit that perfectly resembled an optic nerve, connected to his brain.

All this was clearly visible from the thin green glass with which the pupil was formed.

Then the girl brought two fingers close to her mouth, licked them, and immediately pulled out her right eye, squeezing it out of its socket and letting them dangle out, giving K-111 a disgusting view of the inside of her inside."

"What do you think, would you like to try it?"

"You're disgusting, don't think I'm going to be discomfited by so little."

"Ah yes, how about this instead?"

The girl began to unbutton her shirt, remaining only in her bra.

She took K-111's left hand and placed it on her breast.

The boy in response pushed her, causing her to fall to the floor in the corner of the closet.

"Don't try to distract me with this bullshit.

Finish the speech, what the fuck do those eyes mean?"

"All right...You remember John's monocle right?

That's it, my eyes were designed by the same freak who created that contraption, the difference is that mine are permanent, and they can see through people without filters, I just have to choose the degree of depth, zoom and it automatically adjusts to the ambient lighting.

I have a perfect view.

However, it was not my choice; I was one of his lab rat.

My beautiful emerald green eyes were sacrificed to obtain this ability, and so I lost another piece of humanity.

I wonder if one day we won't become real robots."

"A freak would have done this to you? Who the hell would that be?"

"A scientist I think, but I don't know his name or where to find him, but I know for a fact that he doesn't work for the government."

"All right I get it, that's all I have to ask you.You saw everything that night, and I can't let anyone find out, so if you keep your mouth shut, I'll do the same, and I won't be able to kill you.

I am not obliged to give any unsolicited information, I am here without my boss's knowledge.

I thank you for helping me, if the light had not blown out I would have surely been put through hell."

"You're welcome, it was a necessary thing.

I'm the one who should thank you, though, you've freed me from him, at least I can rest easy for a while."

"Stay here for now, I doubt any of those individuals will show up in this place soon.

However, I have a favor to ask of you.

I would like information about the freak you speak of, he may be a danger to the government , I am counting on you for that."

"I will try to find out something for you".

K-111 made to leave, but the girl stopped him.

"Wait a minute, take this, I'm sure you'll like it."

The girl handed him a strange device with a small display, with a hand-etched mark that read "HH."

"This is a device we invented, it connects directly with your heart and can transmit the music you heard the other day directly to your brain.

It is a gift from me to thank you for snatching me from the clutches of that pig.

Think of me when you use it."

"I thank you, but I certainly don't have time to think of you, in any case, I will try it.

I must leave now."

K-111 turned around and before walking through the door, he turned his gaze to the girl and added: "Anyway, don't call yourself a robot.

When I touched you, I could not feel your heartbeat, but I felt the warmth of your body.

You are human.

Besides, your eyes are the most beautiful and brightest green I have ever seen."

The girl blushed.

"Well, see ya Sophie."

And he left.

On the way back, he thought that although the dynamics of the incident had finally been cleared up, there was still one thing that was not clear to him at all: "A freak huh? Maybe I should try asking him…"