The painting below is by Edward Hopper.
Aida was new here.
She was the first A-11-Express series android.
Her appearance was perfect.
Her mannerisms were spot on.
And, her emotion generating device was the best available.
The dining experience was also a first, of many scheduled.
So when Andrew spotted her, he was as completely fooled as he was enchanted.
“May I sit here by the window with you? I’ve got a chill that the sunshine and your company just might cure.”
Aida smiled demurely and her cheeks even flushed a little. Everything was working perfectly!
“By all means, please do.”
They ordered the same soup and sandwich with a coffee. Chatting and giggling progressed until they coyly exchanged phone numbers. Andrew specifically expressed they were made to be together and Aida responded that he was refreshingly bold and agreed.
Each had other duties for the day so, with a peck on the cheek, the couple exited the diner and proceeded in opposite directions eagerly anticipating an agreed upon phone chat after 8:00 pm.
In the android base lab, precisely at 8:00 pm, two phones rang simultaneously.
The experiment was a success.
Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #113 – This, That, and The Other (fivedotoh.com)