A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 092, Monday
April 2nd, 2018
Chapter One: Ordinary
Jim wanted to be as far from the Continuum as possible. It filled him with dread and loathing.
He spent ages in the Imperial fleet tracking down the lost colonies, utilizing his role as Observer to subtly guide the investigations. Most of the colonies in the outer rim of the galaxy were nothing but graveyards when he found them, or they were nothing but cold rocks drifting into the void.
They were tombs and mausoleums.
He and the imperial archeologists had trekked down every path, investigated every thread, exhausting themselves of every lead. Their search had been the grand enterprise of the Empire for thousands of generations.
If Jim had not been guiding them they would have given up. But he pressed them far out into the spiral arms of the galaxy, and then they found it; a small blue planet, orbiting a young yellow star.
Planet Earth was the end of the line, the end of the search.
Earth was so far away from the Empire that it could not practically be brought in. Jim was searching alone, by himself when he arrived there in his mechanical body. The fruit of his discovery would be for the Collective, and the Continuum alone.
Jim settled in, and watched a the culture that had emerged from the last remnant of lost children of the Ancient explorers.
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