a text chain archive
12:34pm Hey hun tried calling you. Drone dropped a box here.
12:34pm Did you order something? I didn’t
12:36pm It’s a pretty big box
12:37pm Well, a big medium sized box
12:37pm Doesn’t say who it’s for though
12:40pm Should I open it?
_________12:50pm Sorry couldn’t answer
_________12:50pm In conference
12:51pm Shoot sorry!
12:51pm Thought it started at 1!
_________12:52pm No worries tho!
_________12:53pm Don’t think I ordered anything.
_________12:53pm What does box look like?
12:54pm Is it ok you’re texting during conference?
_________12:55pm Yeah I’m way in the back.
_________12:55pm No one can see. Phone on silent
_________12:56pm Shouldn’tve come. So boring.
_________12:56pm Just saying all the stuff
_________12:56pm We’ve been saying for years 🙄
_________12:56pm Glad you texted!
_________12:56pm Saves my mind from monotony
12:57pm Ok good haha
12:57pm As long as I’m not going to get you into trouble
12:58pm There’s nothing on the box. It’s blue - if that helps?
_________12:58pm Not sure
1:00pm Ah! Actually there’s a tiny logo
1:01pm Says AID and there’s a paw
1:03pm Print 🐾
1:03pm Know what that could be?
_________1:04pm Nope. No clue
1:06pm Should I open it?
_________1:10pm What is it?
_________1:11pm My mind may explode with anticipation here
_________1:12pm As you can see, a very dull day over here
_________1:12pm A mysterious box opening is definitely
_________1:12pm The highlight
1:15pm Holy crap!
1:15pm That gave me a fright and a half! I
1:15pm Thought it was a dead dog!
_________1:16pm A dead dog?!??
1:17pm Yeah I opened the box and it looked like a little dog
1:17pm But it wasn’t moving at all
1:17pm Totally still
1:17pm And then it blinked!
_________1:18pm Who’d send a dog by drone? That’s horrible.
_________1:18pm Is it ok??
1:20pm There’s a manual. AID is Artificially Intelligent Device
1:20pm It’s a robot dog!
_________1:21pm One of the guys here was just talking
_________1:21pm About those
_________1:21pm He signed up for some beta thing out of Korea
_________1:22pm Is it creepy?
1:22pm It’s actually super cute
1:22pm It looks reallllly real. Like REALLY real
1:23pm And he’s super soft
_________1:24pm You touched it?
1:24pm Yeah, I took him out of the box
_________1:24pm Is that a good idea?
_________1:25pm Well, I definitely didn’t order one.
_________1:25pm Maybe a wrong delivery?
_________1:25pm We’ll have to figure out how to return it
1:27pm The manual says it’s designed to be a companion but you can also pay for additional programming if you want it to be a guard dog.
1:28pm Looks kinda small for a guard dog.
_________1:28pm Can you send a picture?
_________1:30pm Oh wow he does look like a real dog
_________1:30pm Are you sure he’s not real?
1:31pm He hasn’t moved except blink this whole time
1:31pm Definitely not a real dog
1:32pm Awe it says his name is Mote. So cute!
_________1:32pm Is there a return address on the manual?
1:33pm Not that I can find.
1:34pm Ooh, there’s a list of commands he comes with
1:35pm He can fetch things like slippers or blankets
1:35pm And you can set levels on all sort of things like playfulness
1:35pm And SNUGGLINESS!
1:36pm Ah looks like you can order different sizes and looks. I bet people looking for guard dogs probably don’t go with this model.
_________1:36pm Little dogs can do some real damage
_________1:36pm If they’ve got sharp enough teeth
_________1:37pm How does it know what it’s guarding?
1:37pm Says you program it so it knows its owner
_________1:38pm Should probably put it back in the box eh?
1:39pm He comes with a little ball
_________1:40pm Are you going to put it back in the box?
1:42pm Awe! I told him to play fetch and he’s fetching the ball!
1:42pm He’s so cute!
1:43pm I’m going to see what else he can do
_________1:43pm It’s an “it” not a “he”.
_________1:43pm It’s just a computer with fur.
_________1:45pm Right hun?
_________2:00pm Everything ok over there?
_________2:07pm You not answering me is kinda
_________2:07pm Freaking me out
_________2:15pm Kinda really freaking me out
_________2:25pm Really freaking me out
_________2:25pm Are you ok?
2:31pm Sorry! Yeah, Ava just came by
2:31pm Mote is hers
2:32pm Our neighbour
2:32pm From the house across the street.
2:32pm Guess there was a mix up with delivery
_________2:33pm Ah. Good it’s all sorted then
2:34pm I’m glad Mote’s going with Ava. She needs some good in her life right now that’s for sure
2:35pm Remember her bf Kris? Big guy with red hair. Manipulative, controlling, jealous, loud. Real piece of work.
_________2:36pm The guy who was yelling midnight on
_________2:36pm He’s the worst
2:36pm Yup. They broke up a couple weeks ago
2:37pm I mean, it’s a good thing, but I think it’s been rough
_________2:37pm Damn caught
_________2:38pm Someone sees I’m texting
_________2:38pm Gotta go
_________3:34pm Released! Finally!!
_________3:34pm On my way to airport
3:50pm Excellent! Can’t wait to see you!
3:51pm What time will you be home?
_________3:59pm Prob about 9
3:59pm Ok, safe travels! LOVE YOU 😘
_________4:00pm Thx! Love you too 😘
4:31pm I miss Mote
4:50pm Should we get an AID?
5:13pm Found the site
5:21pm There’s a Malamute model!
5:25pm I know, we probably shouldn’t, they’re pretty expensive
5:30pm But I did just get a promotion…
5:58pm Ordered one!
5:59pm Coming on Monday
5:59pm You’ll love him!
6:00pm (I hope!)
6:01pm His name is Oberon
6:01pm I’m so excited!!!!!!
7:45pm Let me know when you get off plane
7:46pm I made extra mac&cheese if you’re hungry
8:30pm You’re going to have to come up alley when you get here
8:30pm There’s some sort of police incident out front
8:31pm Lots of flashing lights
8:31pm Street blocked off
8:33pm Ambulance just got here
8:34pm It's going to Ava’s
About the Creator
THE SPEAR SISTERS
Kailey and Sam Spear are film & TV director/writer/actors (and twin sisters) originally from Nex̱wlélex̱m, Bowen Island, Canada. Their passion lies in character-based genre, particularly world building in fantasy and sci-fi.
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