THE LOST ROBOT
In the future with overflowing technology, perfection turns our world into conformity with monotone colour of grey.
Alice, the old widow owned an antique store, hid a time travel machine powered by mysterious sapphire in the basement. She constantly traveled back in time to search for a robot that she abandoned in younger days.
Nick, a vintage robot with flat battery, was found inside a telephone booth and was taken to the future by Alice. She installed the mysterious sapphire taken from time machine to power up Nick and sealed off his back. Nick possessed immortality and lived happily with Alice in the antique store. Alice taught him all precious things in the old days and entrusted an orchid seed to Nick before she passed away.
Nick kept his promise to nurture the seed through his journey in a world of insensitivity and loneliness. Enlightened by the orchid, Nick decided to travel back in time to the colourful world once filled with happiness. To jump start the time machine, Nick needed to extract the mysterious sapphire by making incision on his chest. A thunder-like scar remained on his body resemble a statement of sacrifice. Nick traded immortality for a chance to return to a place that he belonged.