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After a strange boy stumbles upon Mandi and her family, she notices some weird behavior and thinks he's not even a human...
Building an android.
Eric Moore was a 27 year-old inventor, dreaming about interesting ideas for technology ever since he was a young child. Not many people were expecting him to be a genius one day, but the moment his eyes spotted the little robot toys, he knew what his calling was.
His career continued to move forward and he began working for the ATAI - The Advanced Technical Automation Institute, where he got obsessed with finishing the android each day, completely ignoring everything in his atmosphere since Eric did not once want to be distracted while working on his creation.
Day and night, it was only him and the ATAI scientists working on the stressful project, hoping to get everything finished. This meant no breaks, no rest, no personal lives should be involved.
Their robot was to look like a 17 year-old boy, being able to choose right and wrong, his actions unpredictable. Of course, no android was complete without a name.
He was named M.A.T.T.
His name stood for Manual Advanced Trained Technician and soon Eric's hard work came to an end when they all finally were done with building and creating Matt. The amazing features of his appearance were so realistic, as his looks featured hazel eyes and jet black hair that partially covered his face.
According to the outfit he was created in, you would certainly know he was extraordinary, but his face and body were definitely like a human.
Matt studied himself and felt that it was strange for him to move the first time, but was interested in what he was. Shortly after being created, he had to undergo a series of test in a small room that became his. They all had kept him away from the world, from humanity, making him isolated. These tests were to determine if he was ready to be exposed into the generation, but Matt had failed most of the tests with alarming results.
Like when he was being constructed, the testing had lasted for months and Eric finally discovered the flaw in Matt while making recalculations. The reason for Matt's unpredictable behavior was because of his free will.
Eric held a meeting and discussed with all the ATAI staff members his oversight.
"We will build a better and improved model," he had told everyone.
One of the workers pointed out about the parts they used to build Matt. "But we will need more parts to build the new model. I'm a little concerned about the cost."
"That's why we must disassemble Matt in order to build the new robot," Eric replied. "We had made a mistake which is soon to be fixed. Whoever objects should speak now."
Nobody disagreed with this plan and the news was told to Matt by his psychologist.
She had a difficult time explaining everything to him. "They're going to use you to rebuild the model in order to improve the project, Matt."
"So basically, they're going to kill me?" Matt asked her.
"I know it's very hard for you-" she began.
Her sentence was interrupted and Matt began to yell. "They're just going to break me apart!"
Eric was watching her talk to him and was very shocked at how human Matt's reactions were upon hearing the news.
Matt had a breakdown.
It finally came to the day that was his last. They were going to get rid of him and he didn't want to let that happen. Like a human, he also felt it important to be "living" and still wanted to learn about the world.
Which is why the only thing he could do is run. Matt had to escape the institute and hide away from them so he wouldn't be found, no matter how risky his decision was.
The escape was in action when he stole a gun from one of the scientists after knocking him out. When Matt's psychologist found this, she immediately told the staff, so the ATAI had to hunt him down before he was found by anyone else.
Running through the sewers underground, he continued to run, not even knowing his surroundings. As long as he was away from the institute, he just kept running until he saw a ladder that led outside.
He climbed to the top lifted the manhole to reach into the city, where many citizens were walking about. Matt was amazed and intrigued by the cars passing by and the air blowing around him. His attention was caught by humans talking, laughing, and smiling while he looked in awe.
Suddenly, a black truck came speeding through the streets and came to stop. Matt knew who it was and had to proceed back to dashing away, but remembered the gun he was holding. The gun was aimed straight at the truck and he pulled the trigger and watched the bullets puncture straight into the tires.
The ATAI security had to run after him instead, but could not catch up with him as for since they easily ran out of breath, which is something that Matt doesn't have.
It seemed like he was running all day because the sun began setting and he reached a suburban neighborhood. Unsure if he had truly escaped, Matt still ran and ran, only to be hit by a car while he ran across the street.
One of them opened the car door and she appeared to be a woman. "Oh god, I think he's hurt!"
"Check to see if he's still alive," the man in the driver's seat also got out.
His wife dropped down to her knees and looked at the young being. Slowly, Matt got up, but was startled by the couple. He then realized that they couldn't have been harmful to him.
"Are you okay?" she was asking.
"I-I'm fine," Matt responded to her slowly.
"Do you want us to take you home?"
Matt's expression turned into fear. "I have no home."
He was speaking the truth. The institute wasn't really what he liked to call home and he was never going back.
"Not even a family?" the woman asked.
He nodded. "I'm just alone."
"Well, come with us," she began helping him up and lead him into their car. "We're going to help you."
Her husband got inside the car and they began driving away. The woman turned to the backseat and introduced herself. "I'm Sarah Teslow and this is my husband, Robert. What is your name?"
"I'm...Matt," he answered.