The Artificial Bees

An android on an exploratory mission finds the last human in the world, tending to a garden and getting stung by its bees.

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    He sighed. “Is there anyone else left but you robots?”

    Randall masked her surprise that the man didn’t already know. “All animal classes are believed extinct.”

    “Good riddance,” said the man, though he didn’t seem to mean it. Archive struggled to provide semantic context. The man shrugged again. “At least the plants survived.”