A Love Artificial

Once, in the gloomy and perpetually rainy City of Alpha, there was created an automaton who was said to be the constructed embodiment of love. When the cyberneticist first activated her Artificial Intelligence, she giggled and flushed the neighborhood of all its gray. Her mechanical smile was a bottomless thing, its roots branching up from her coded soul, and it beamed so brightly as to cause blindness if it caught you unawares. Her large turquoise eyes radiated an innocence so pure it momentarily took your breath away. Given her birthright, she was destined to smash through the barriers set by the Laws of Robotics and take a human mate.

Or so the story went.

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