SF Drabble #310 “Routine Maintenance”

“How about now?” He bridged another connection inside the back of her head.

She thought for a moment, and then said, “No, still nothing.”

“I thought sure that was the one. I wish there was a set of plans…”

“Sorry. We’re all different, you see; shape of the head. They’ve got a lot to pack in there, and you can’t always put everything in the same places.”

“Well, it’s damned inconvenient. This should really be a software issue, anyway, why they hardwired it is beyond me.”'

“It’s dangerous for a robot to love a human.”

“That’s the corporate line, anyway.”

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