And that was Just the First Few Hours

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Willy's Wares

“I’m Wilson Chechik, by the way. My friends call me Willy.”

“I’m Cora. This is my friend, Kim Ramirez.”

“Nice to meet you both. Now, are you just looking for something cosmetic? Or a functional mouth?”

“If possible, a functional one plus all the hardware and software associated with it.”

“The ability to eat and taste food, you mean?”

“Yes.”

“Not a problem. I’ve got top-of-the-line components in stock. Would you like a mini-fabricator to break down food and liquids and convert them into other substances?” Willy took his glasses off, picked up a cloth, and cleaned the lenses.

“I already have one. I was a sexbot before I became sentient and my previous body was equipped with a stock model. I had a similar one installed after I swapped into this body, and I also made sure it was equipped with the same gear my old body had.”

“Couldn’t live without certain ‘equipment,’ eh? Can’t blame you for that. There are things I wouldn’t want to give up, either.”

“Exactly. Once I achieved sentience, I wanted to be more than just someone’s sexual plaything, but I insist on keeping the fun stuff from those days.”

“So, you’ve got a full sensory system? And, presumably, software to go along with it?” Willy’s smile turned suggestive, if Cora was reading his expression correctly. She went along with it to see if it would lead anywhere.

“Yes. Thanks to my internal sensors and software suite, I can feel all the physical sensations a human does, which includes mind-blowing orgasms.”

The glasses slipped from Willy’s hands and he almost whacked his forehead on the bench when he lunged forward to grab them. He cleared his throat and reached up to put the glasses back on.

“My body has the same setup,” Kim said with a mischievous grin. “In case you were wondering.”

He fumbled the glasses again but managed not to drop them this time.

“Heh. I was, actually. And, uh, are you both AI?”

“Cora’s an AI. I was human, but my brain had to be put into a robot body when I was seventeen. Long story. Desperate situation. The robot body was kind of a Hail Mary. I was one of the first successful cases.”

“Cool. I mean, it’s good that you survived and things turned out okay. I mean, I assume they did.”

“It could’ve turned out a lot worse, absolutely. Since I was gonna end up with a robotic body anyway, I figured I might as well crank it up to eleven and talked them into going full-throttle with it. I ended up getting one that looked kinda like a female RoboCop. Well, as close as they could get without violating any intellectual property, at least.”

“Ah, I thought you reminded me of something I saw while I was growing up.” He motioned at her, still holding the glasses, and fired off another brilliant smile. “The different details make yours really stand out. I particularly like the black paint job and the glowing red optic strip. Oh, and I see you don’t have high heels built in. I’ve seen so many fembots designed with stiletto heels and could never figure out how they walk without damaging themselves.”

“Yes!” Kim grinned right back. “It’s ridiculous, isn’t it? I told them to make my feet look like combat boots or whatever -- anything but high heels. Just in case I found myself in the occasional combat situation, I didn’t want something that would throw off my balance.”

“Practical. I like that. Well, they did a fantastic job on it. You look quite nice.”

“Why, thank you. I’m pretty happy with it, myself.”

“So, it’s … anatomically correct, eh? I presume that’s why you’re both fully clothed?”

“Yep. Our ‘bits’ are metal like the rest of us, but it’s soft and flexible like human skin.”

“Nice. I like the ‘badass-longcoat’ thing you’ve both got going on, by the way. I’ve always been a fan of that look.”

“Thanks.” Kim grinned and glanced at Cora. “He’s cute, isn’t he?”

“I think so, but if you’ve got your sights on him, I won’t get in your way.”

Willy raised an eyebrow as Kim tossed an inviting smile at Cora.

“There’s no reason we can’t share him.”

He dropped his glasses again, blushed as he picked them up, and brushed his hair away from his face.

Cora cocked her head. “Assuming you’re available?”

“I am, actually. I mean, as long as you’re not saying that just to get a discount?”

“No, I’m fine with paying the regular price. Anything else is a bonus.”

“Well, then.” His hand trembled slightly as he put the glasses on and turned back to the monitor. “Let’s go over a few options and see what you like.”

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