"I don’t much care for alienation and exclusion behaviour in the human species, you are, after all, of the same kin, why should minute differences, or quite obvious differences between you cause the ostracization of the uncommon few?" their head tilted to the side in question as they regarded the human sitting opposite. with a smooth whirr and a few clicks their previous almost human like appearance shifted into their synthetic base, the small lights from circuits working in processing blinking and the effortless click-click-click of the tiny metal cogs driving the finest motor functions bared for all to see, there were cords and wires branching off just like the nervous and vascular system of any biologic creation.
Prot lost their train of thought as they observed the crystal clear shape of UU mass get transported from the storage unit in the android’s chest into the energy converter. They remembered the extensive lessons they had in anatomy and how the biologic body worked and supported itself with the coordinated function of multiple organs, each with their own specific function and how they were connected with each other through nervous networks and by substance exchange. Like the biologic body the synthetic one needed multiple devices with specific functions in order to operate smoothly, they all needed information to and from each other, they were all dependant on the other, like how if one organ would cease to function, both the biologic and the synthetic body would slowly wither away and ultimately die unless it was replaced.
They were all just machines.
"I didn’t know the philosophy of human social interaction was something an android was interested in, you are not like us, " Prot crossed their arms and avoided visual contact, choosing instead to inspect their arm.
"I may not be made of the same base components as you, however I am still my own person, my thoughts and my ideals, my ethics and my morals, my integrity sense of self are unique only to me and no one else. I am a sentient being of another species than your own and according to multiple of your religious beliefs we’re both made in the image of our creator. Though I have the fortune, or maybe I should say misfortune, of being able to interact with mine."
Prot felt the stain of guilt heat their cheeks, it was disconcerting to realize they’d done wrong, they were supposed to know better, they did know better, but somehow, despite everything that had happened, they were still a Child in many ways.
"I’m sorry, I invalidated your person hood, which was wrong of me, I can’t… I’m… I’m sorry," Prot bowed their head deep in apology and remorse, "I hope we can continue our sessions, though I understand if you wouldn’t want to."
The android studied the human for what felt like a very drawn out moment for Prot before standing up, their human-like skin once more in place.
"Tomorrow at 1400, outside the main building," they turned towards the exit, walking out with a quick and efficient pace
i’m a bit meh on this, any thoughts?