Friday Shorts: Nation Zero #4

Note: Previous chapters are found here

Meet James Strong

We have arrived at West Side, an industrial hub and component of the city but far off from the main business district. We met up with my old pal, James who has a reputation in fixing things that are broken. I remember when we were younger, he would fix up a working robot with parts from the wasteland. I don’t know how he does it, but he’s a natural especially with his hands.

The group finally settle down to get some rest. It was quite a journey and it was hard on us. James has a nice loft setup near the factories, which is not too shabby. In fact, it looks like a really nice place decorated with modern art of glass and aluminum steel. The group had the chance to get to know James better but the girls are especially attracted to him. After all, James is a very attractive young man, silver blonde hair, ash grey eyes, sharp features and a really strong body. Hence his name, James Strong. As for his character, most people will find him very approachable, charming, funny and smart. If that’s not good enough, he came from money and his family owns a few factories here. So yeah, I can see why it is.

During the night, I had the chance to hang out with just James and catch up with old times. He is totally open minded about the situation that we are in and had agreed to help out as much as he can. There is quite a rebel and curiosity in him that made it easy. He said the devise for the map can be easily fixed and it would be ready within a few days. Things are looking up. Fingers crossed.

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Fin.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Author Notes: I wrote this out of ideas around a world of android helpers and augmented reality. Its just a plot of a story and stylized as a narration from Kyle journals. So I thought I will share it on my blog as well. Please forgive any typos or grammar mistakes, as this is mostly done quickly and for fun. Here is the summary if you are still reading …

Nation Zero — This is the story of Kyle Akins. He lives in the world where almost everyone owns an android assistant. These robots help their masters to do most of their chores, manage their lifestyles, work for money and do almost anything that will augment their masters’ wills and wishes. Their masters are usually carefree with lots of free time on their hands and all they have to do is to maintain and program their robots to personalize its behavior and augment themselves accordingly. The world government permits each person to only own one when they reach the age of seven. Each person has to be responsible for their own androids to ensure safety and it must abide the law at all times. One day, Kyle noticed one of the world leaders acted up strangely on television. He investigated on that matter and discovered a great secret that the world leaders might have been replaced by androids in disguise. Kyle and his small group of friends decided to reach out to the authorities but ending up entangled in a deeper conspiracy and greater danger. Now Kyle must find a way to get himself out of this sticky situation before it’s too late.

Note: Previous chapters are found here

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