((i think they should just be really awkward with eachother because they've never talked to anybody before since they're all new and crap))
((um....ima confuseda. It says you responded))
((weird i thought it posted my response. Sorry. I said I think they should be kind of awkward with eachother becausethey haven't really conversed or interacted with anyone else before.))
Vidia sat on top of a rooftop, her legs crossed and her palms flat in the air like her Creator had told her to do--before he had died. Vidia knew she was human, at least intellectually...but she did not believe it fully. She knew no human, when they existed, could scale a building or jump great heights like she could. She knew they needed other humans to interact with. That's why the last human had perished immediately after it's--his--other peers had been vanquished.
Vidia closed her eyes and meditated, while the world around her became darker and darker.
Seth had sort of wandered off after his Creator died. He didn't have a reason to stay put anymore, so he'd wandered free over the abandoned buildings and houses that the original humans had left behind. He was standing on a rooftop when he spotted someone else, sitting, with her palms flat in the air. He bounded across the other rooftops and climbed the wall of the building to get to her.
He stood by her, noticing her eyes were closed, and stayed silent for a moment before sitting down next to her, but his posture far from perfect.
Vidia knew immediately when the person sat down by her, but she did not open her eyes. If they had meant her harm, they would have attacked already. Instead, she finished her meditation, then opened one eye slowly.
"Who are you?" she asked the boy. He looked like her, so much that it was startling. Her quick mind took in his synthetic-looking features and knew he was the same as her--half human and half robot.
"My name, well, the name they gave me, is Seth," he paused, looking her over. "You look the same as me, but aparently, they got further in your development. They never taught me to sit like that."
Vidia didn't smile. "My Creator taught me this so that my robotic nature would not consume me. He taught me to meditate on my humanity." She raised an eyebrow. "Who made you?"
"I don't know, when I first woke up, they were gone. I had a set of instructions on basic things, sustenence, how to do certain things, but I never actually spoke with him," Seth was monotone.
"Ah. I guess I can help you then." She stood up in one fluid motion and held out a hand. "But let's get one thing straight. I am not your friend. I have no need of friends. No one has ever done anything for me--and that's just how things are now." She gestured about her, at the smoke and ruin and utter destruction. "That's the world now."
Seth nodded. "I wonder what it was like before..." he took her hand and stood, but not as gracefully as she had, of course.
"Much the same," Vidia said flatly. "The humans killed each other. They created the monsters that destroyed them in the end."
She looked Seth in the eye. "Now, did you ever learn how to build up energy, kind of like a solar battery charging from the sun?"
"I had instructions on it, but I didn't do very well on it," Seth responded blankly.
"I figured the humans played a part in their own undoing."
Vidia ignored that last part. She didn't want to talk about the humans. It just made her sad. So much potential....wasted. She remembered the past too well, like a bad dream.
"You just have to believe you can do the thing you're about to do," she said, uncaring of how cliche it sounded. She didn't care much about anything. "You focus on the thing you are wanting to do, and you do it." To demonstrate, she let go of Seth's hand and jumped to a far away building, farther than the average robot could jump. A robot couldn't meditate, and a robot couldn't do what they did.
Vidia and Seth had the best of both worlds....and the worst.
Seth nodded, even though he was unsure if she saw him, before leaping after her. He landed beside her, but almost lost his footing. He didn't though, and that was the important thing.
Vidia allowed herself a rare smile. "Good. I think we can do with that for now. Tell me, what have you seen of the world yet? Have you been beyond the borders of this town? Do you know the edges of the destruction, and where the new ones begin?"
"No, I just have been throughout this town, but not beyond there," Seth replied. "I have only seen the slight decay and abandonment of what is here."
Vidia nodded. "You are luck then." She pointed off into the distance. "You see that tower? Of course you have before. But do you know what it is? It is their headquarters. The robots. It is where they can see everything that moves on the earth. Us."
The tower rose into the clowds, disappearing into them it was so high. It spanned the length of a football field and even Vidia didn't know exactly how high it was.
Seth nodded, "Yes, I've seen it, but I never knew exactly what it was. So, they know we're here?" he said softly. "They know we're actually still alive? Why don't they try to come out and kill us?"
"Because they only know what they're brains process. They are unfeeling, and that is where their weakness lies. They see fellow rational-minded creatures, if not exactly the same. We have not threatened them, and unlike the humans we do not populate so rapidly." Vidia paused. "I have been beyond this town. There is only one other tower like this that I've seen. There's......there's a base, on the opposite side of the world, where a handful of humans have managed to survive. Our kind don't want to do anything that might upset this already unstable balance."