Samuel Fleming - D3H Repurposed
A Sci Fi Short
System memory is finite.
It’s the near future--droids and robotic warfare are commonplace. Droids that survive are recycled, repurposed.
D3H is one of the first “Death Droids” to retire from active duty.
Most are sold to private militaries for work just as unsavory as the redacted black ops they were created for.
But not D3H—It’s been requisitioned for a senator’s family as state-of-the-art private security and as the nanny of a toddler and a teenager.
The transition is interesting for all parties involved...
A Death Droid with civilian parameters. A senator that wants to do right by his family. A mother and a teenager that see through the thin coat of paint and know exactly what kind of droid is living with them. A toddler who will stop at nothing to show its new nanny every single toy.
Will its cutting-edge systems be enough to handle civilian life?
Will it bond with kids as easily as it bonded with human special forces?
How much of its old memories will it hold onto?
How do you choose which memories to keep?
A 4,600 word short story.