Do you remember how it happened? the android asked him with an equal smile. No, he answered, confused.
There's nothing left? Look around.
Regrets, sadness? With his pockets inside out, he answered with a smile, zero.
Do you know where you left them? Hmm, he vaguely pointed behind him, somewhere there.
You need another 30 minutes in the holographic room. Yeeees, he said enthusiastically.
In the dark, an Edenic world appeared on the walls and the warm voice resumed: You're perfect. You're home. All is joy. You don't need anything else. You're complete.
(Translated by Mihaela Guţu / University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year II / Corrected by Silvia Petrescu, coordinator of the translations)
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