“AAAHHHH!” I screamed. Not long after, I fortunately realised that it wasn’t real. I had seen an overly detailed toy spider within the Questacon shop. “Why do they have this rubbish in stock?” I asked myself. “Pointless bionic arms, boring 3D mazes and scary spi-
“-they’re just trying to get your money” Tirth pointed out.
“I wasn’t talking to you!” I irritably said with gritted teeth. I didn’t know why I was so grumpy. I was just tired and felt a bit homesick. I randomly walked out of the shop not knowing what I was going to do next just wanting to get out of the big group of kids. Once I’d got out of the brutal shop I noticed a small crowd. I jogged up to it and soon after realised that it was a cool robot! I love robots! They’re so high tech!
Now I was just standing in the crowd and I noticed that the robot functions had stopped even though the kids were still pressing the activating buttons. This started as just a little curiosity and then became a big wonder. Why had it stopped? Was there something wrong with it? Was this supposed to happen? Then a wave of relief swept over assumingly everyone when the robot started working again. This wave soon disappeared when we all worked out that no one was pressing the buttons anymore. This mysterious event had somehow darkened the area. This discomforted us knowing that something was wrong.
Know the robot was making its way towards us repeating the same sentence again and again. “Hello and welcome to Questacon. Hello and welcome to Questacon. Hello and welcome to Questacon.” We felt creeped out and ran back to the shop. Straight away we told everyone what’d happened while making our way through the crowd to the teachers. Finally James had got to Jude and told her exactly what’d happened. Well, not exactly. We all knew James would dramatize the exciting parts because he does it all the time without even thinking. Once Jude had received the whole story she explained to James that she wasn’t that gullible. So he traversed the shop to go and speak to Lee and Ant who were chatting and occasionally laughing. Once they had heard it with the same exaggerated parts James added they ended up with puzzled faces that were hard not to describe as typically laughable.
Lee and Ant made their way to Jude who was watching the whole talk James had with Lee and Ant. Of course she couldn’t hear their exact words but something makes me think she got the gist of the conversation. When they finally reached Jude they had a little discussion but being cautious to keep their voices to a whisper. After what seemed like a half hour, they rounded off their discussion and came to face me, James and surprisingly Tirth who must’ve intercepted sometime along the way. Then Ant started “Are you alright? Do you have a fever?” Then he turned to Lee and Jude again and whispered “They must be hallucinating”
“No, do you really think? We’ve never seen a sign of this bef-
“-we’re not hallucinating! Come and look! We’ll show you!” All the teachers looked at each other and thought it wouldn’t hurt to take a look. It would let us observe them closer to see what they’re thinking and experiencing. So they followed James, Tirth and I out of the shop to the robot station.
When we all finally got to the robot we stood there in awe. There was broken wire hanging from everywhere. Bits and pieces of machines scattered on the floor and there it was. The robot was hovering above all the mess staring at us. The teachers grabbed our arms and ran straight to the nearest Questacon staff. He hadn’t noticed what’d happened but once we told him his rosy smile turned into a nervous frown. He whispered something into his intercom and soon after a group of more Questacon staff came running to us and once we told them the issue they bolted to the robot. Then I suddenly had an idea. I knew that up the stairs there was a 7 feet slide. If we could lure the robot to the slide and get it to ride it the robot would break apart. This was probably the best thing to do since the Questacon staff weren’t having much luck.
I explained my plan to the Questacon staff and they agreed. Tirth, James and I volunteered to be the bait thinking it would be fun. “Hey you! You pile of junk!” I shouted at the now irritated robot. This immediately got its attention so I signalled to James and Tirth to start running. We sprinted up the stairs like there was no tomorrow. Once we finally got to the gallery, we scanned the room for the slide and there it was. Without telling the others I ran up to it and climbed the stairs to the top. I searched for the robot and soon found it was nearly right behind me. I knew what I had to do. I’m a bit scared of heights so I took a deep breath and went for it. I just jumped and felt a sudden adrenaline rush.
I looked over my shoulder and saw the robot had followed me down the slide just as planned. I felt a sense of relief when I reached the bottom. With excitement I turned around and saw the remnants of the robot. I looked around at James and Tirth who were unsurprisingly dabbing. This robot didn’t turn out to be so highly intelligent after all. Or maybe it just let its revengeful side take over I thought.