A Space Gate
At two o’clock in the morning, a noise, like a mouse gnawing the wood, arises in the wardrobe punctually. This noise wakes up Liu Dao, who fell into sleep hard.
Liu Dao cannot bear it anymore since he just experienced the unemployment and the failure in love. He reaches out his hand and holds his slippers beside the bed. Then, he throws them to the door of the wardrobe. He scolds vaguely: “Damned rat, you make a noise every day. Why cannot you be silent for a while?”
The medieval wooden wardrobe was left by the house owner. It’s old—fashioned. It nearly loses all the varnish on its surface. Liu Dao didn’t use it at all.
Some days ago, such a gnawing noise started arising at two o’clock every morning. Usually, Liu Dao drifts off to sleep and ignores this noise. However, today is the most miserable day in his life except for the day of college entrance examination. He was quite angry when the noise begins again.
Liu Dao jumps up after throwing his slipper. He rushes to the wardrobe within a few steps. He also takes the power twister beside his bed. Then, he opens the door of the wardrobe fiercely.
The door of the wardrobe isn’t locked. There’s only a medieval buckle on it. After Liu Dao opens it, he is stunned suddenly.
The back of the wardrobe is missing. There’s a “door” instead, which is as big as the wardrobe. A metallic corridor is behind the “door”. It is as bright as the day because it is illuminated by the soft light, which comes from somewhere.
Just in front of the “door”, a cute machine, which has two wheels, two arms, a round head and a round body, is standing there. He turns his two “big eyes” to ninety degrees and looks at Liu Dao blankly.
This machine is like the electric self—balancing vehicle, which is popular recently. Two parallel wheels are connected to the body through the universal wheel and two arms are beside the body.
A round head is above the arms of the machine. His face is made of black glass and looks like the helmet of a motorcycle.
At this time, two cartoon eyes, which become rounded because of shock, show on the glass. It is cute and looks like the emojis we use in the chatting software.
There’s also a rectangular screen on his chest. Two big Chinese characters are on it: human beings?!
There are a question mark and an exclamation mark behind the “human beings”. It seems that this machine wants to express his shock and incredibility.
Liu Dao blinks and is still confused. What’s going on? Is this wardrobe a space gate? Which furniture factory is it from?