A good piece. I saw the twist at the end coming about halfway through but to be honest I am jealous I did not think of it. I really like reading short stories by aspiring sci-fi writers on the site. The rawness of them. The lack of polish is really appealing to me for some reason. This one hooked me from the get go. Of course sci-fi stories featuring AIs are as common as Internet cat videos these days. That makes it even more impressive when one can stand out as truly unique and interesting. Your story kept my attention and interest and I felt compelled to follow it through to the end. Clearly you have a knack for this. Keep at it.