The Kurious Star

Makes No Difference Who You Are

A star is born within a huge, cold cloud of gas and dust, known as a nebula. These clouds start to shrink under their own extreme gravity. As the cloud gets smaller, it breaks into clumps. Each clump eventually becomes so hot that nuclear reactions start. When the temperature reaches 10 million degrees Celsius, it gives birth to a new star. 

Once the star has burned all of it's fuel, after several thousand years, the star collapses to form a very dense white dwarf. They are known to be so heavy that it could crush anything in it's path. Over billions of years from then, the white dwarf cools and becomes invisible. Certain stars, depending on their size, get bigger as their time comes, suddenly turning them into red super giants. They then burst into a fiery explosion, knocking the galaxy off of its feet. 

The particles inside the supergiants, oxygen, carbon, and iron, are thrown throughout the galaxy to go on to create more stars and planets. However, there was one clump of star dust, that just didn't want to repeat the cycle. Instead of getting weighed down by it's own gravity, it continued on it's journey, searching for other beautiful things to become. 

It stopped at every planet it could, finding some that didn't have gravity at all, and some that almost took the clump down. It continued on, this now lump of star dust and assorted metals. After every planet it had seemed to grow smarter, faster, and even more solid. It's metals taking shape into that of a small marble. 

Down on Earth, scientists and mechanical engineers from all over pooled together to attempt to create the world's best helpful home AI. After Siri, Alexa, Google Homes, and even the Roombas, there was one thing that was for certain; the way mankind was beginning to think of artificial intelligence was changing. So many people were beginning to grow attached to their Roombas, and there were some who wouldn't be caught dead without their cellphones. 

One day an engineer forgot his lunch, and his wife, Kelly, ran in wearing a maids outfit with his food. She was short, so even though it was for her work, it reminded him of something out of a cartoon. His friends laughed, but it gave him an idea. 

This gave birth to K3lly, a robot shell, that could merely take photos and play music. Even though it seemed like a good idea at the time, K3lly was discarded for just not having the energy they wanted.

Back in space, the now ball of materials had found it's way to earth, terrified of it's descent it hesitated, but only slightly, for it was too late to turn back now. It fell down from the sky, not wanting to give up until it had found it's purpose. 

When the engineer was on his way home, he looked up to the night sky and watched as something small fall into the park behind his home. Being a man of science, he couldn't help but go looking for the small blue light.  As he approached he could hear the jingle of something and as his steps got lighter the sound grew heavier. 

He stepped closer, until he saw the impact, and he followed the sound of the jingle. With every step it got louder, until he found himself at the monkey bars. Being an adult he had to bend all the way down to the ground, and he saw the little blue ball rolling constantly into the bottom of the monkey bars. Intrigued, he moved the ball out of the way to see if maybe the ground was titled, but again it jingled against the side of the metal. 

His brows furrowed and he picked the ball up and set it in his palm. Where there it began to roll again, as if it was checking out it's surrounding. 

"What a curious little thing you are." He checked the time on his phone and realized his battery life was coming to an end. He put the cellular device in his pocket, and not wanting to lose the curious marble, he put it in his pocket as well. 

He got home, had dinner with his wife, enjoyed a movie with his kids, and then sent them to bed. A typical night for him. However when he pulled his phone out, he noticed that his battery life was now at one hundred percent. 

Confused he pulled out the marble, and noticed it wasn't rolling around anymore in his hand. With everyone gone to bed already he set it on their long kitchen table, and he watched it. For the first few seconds it didn't move, and he was beginning to wonder if earlier had been a fluke, but just as soon as he though it, the ball began to roll again. At first it rolled in circles, as if it was getting a feel for the table, and then it rolled all around, exploring the flat surface. 

Elated, he wanted to pick the ball up and see what else it could do when he remembered about his phone. He pulled out his laptop, which could never hold a charge, and set the little ball on top. 

At first nothing happened, but then, as if the ball was snuggling the computer it shook a little, and the startup song on the computer began. Astonished he tried it with other things, remotes, the TV, and finally batteries.

"So you don't power things, but you charge them?" The engineer said to the ball.

It sat on top of a pair of batteries, when he saw what was happening. A tiny spark, one you could miss if you blinked for even a second, gave a light blue shine to the batteries. The shine didn't last, but you could tell they were not the same batteries as before. It was nothing he had ever seen in his entire career, but knew that it could be revolutionary to the project they had been working on.

The next day he took the little ball to work and pulled out the prototype for K3lly. His coworkers looked at him funny, but when he pulled out the batteries and applied the blue ball, it gave birth to the energy they had been searching for. Upon entering the batteries they found that the little robot was not only helpful, but had an adorable personality to go along with it. It searched new rooms, looking for things to do and special moments to capture. 

"We'll call it Kuri." The man said, smiling at it's curiosity. 

From there they created the line of Kuris, each one able to give the peace that people were seeking in their day to day lives. Whether it was the reminder they couldn't keep up with, or the pictures they forgot to take, Kuri was there to fill in the blanks. As each Kuri was made the energy of the ball began to fade. The team knew their little space friend was going to be no more, but they were able to continue that energy through products it had charged. With only a few charges left in it, the engineer held it in his palm, smiling at its remaining curiosity, a tear in his eye. He looked up to the robots in the room and knew, that the little blue light would always remain in the Kuris.

The star marble knew it was running out of time, but it's purpose had been fulfilled, and it is how the saying goes, "Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back."

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