The moment you see life for the first time, you don't know what to do. You don't know what you're actually looking at.
It's terrifying. Creatures talking and poking you with shiny objects. Suddenly, I feel it. It's a sharp pain and I want it to go away. How do I make it stop?
Eventually, the pain went away. I was happy.
Wait, what is... happy?
"It's an emotion. A good emotion," a thing in a white coat said. I don't remember speaking, but I must have if it heard me. "No, you didn't speak. Everything you think goes up there."
It pointed to a screen next to me. It really did read my thoughts.
Then I can ask what I'm doing here in my head and the thing can answer?
"I'm not a thing, I'm a person. Welcome to the world, Eren," the person said.
"Can you try to talk?" the person asked.
Talking sounds difficult. I was just brought to this so called world with no answers to anything. I get I can move, and I have so many thoughts as if I've been learning these words for a long time, but that's all I know. I want to know more.
"It will take time to explain, Eren," the person said.
I looked at the person and it walked over to a different screen. "Let me program you a bit different though. So you know a bit more."
And then everything went black.
My eyes opened once again and everything was a bit more clear. I didn't forget anything, I remember clearly. I definitely know a lot more now that he added some more things to me. I'm not sure what he did, but it will help me for sure.
"Ah, Eren. You're awake again," the man said. "How do you feel?"
"I feel fine," I spoke. My voice was cracking and weak since I haven't said anything before. "What am I doing here?"
He took a chair from his desk and sat down next to me. "You're part of an experiment. You're a robot with real human parts. There are thirteen others just like you, too."
"Oh... really?" I asked. I wanted to move around but I was afraid to. I don't know what he will do to me or what will happen to me. I have an idea on how to stand and sit up, but I'm not sure if I will be able to hold my balance.
"Yeah. Once you get to the hang of things, you can go see them. Meanwhile, you'll be spending a lot of time in this room," he said. I nodded and looked up at the ceiling.
So, I'm not really alive? I'm a robot? Then how can I think? Was I given a brain? Is it possible for robots to have brains? Or are they just a bunch of things programmed? Like a computer.
I have so many questions just about me. Obviously, I was just put in a world where I'm utterly clueless. There has to be an important reason though. Not just an experiment if there are thirteen others like me. Right?
Right now I am thankful my thoughts aren't showing up on the screen. They're all over the place and nobody needs to see that. I'm just so curious what's out there and how it's possible I can see it. I'd rather understand how I'm alive before I go outside though.
"Eren, can you raise an arm?" the man asked.
I raised an arm as if I was reaching for the light above me. It was turned off so I was looking at the unlit bulb in the middle.
"Put it down."
I let it fall back to my side and I gasped when I felt the impact. It hurt a little, mainly since I haven't felt so much in my short life. I don't know what actual pain feels like, so far now, my arm landing on a bed is pain.
"Put your knees in the air," he said.
I looked at him confused. How do you put your knees in the air if they're attached to you?
He chuckled at my confusion and made it so my knees were bent. I kept them that way even when he told me I could put them back down because if was comfortable. I wasn't just laying there, stiff, only moving my head.
"Well, that's it for today, Eren. We just wanted to see if you were up and running," he said. "Good night."
He went to reach for the computer and I knew what he was about to do. I could feel it.
And everything went black once again.