A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 361, Thursday
December 27th, 2018
Epilog: Part Four – Transcendence
Everything was new in this moment.
Kathy ascended quietly, seamlessly flowing into every vestige of the construct that supported her mind and conscience. She travelled along every cable and fiber, filling every node and capacitator throughout the central system, discerning their purpose and function in an instant.
Within the field of the Central system she was now omniscient, her mind was expanding like a balloon past the confines of that structure.
The new environ was strange to her, but not completely alien. She had touched it before, seen glimpses of it through her contact with Jim, she recognized it, and she felt him there too, with her, within her, preoccupied with his little war.
She felt his presence, the conflict he was involved in, but it was not her concern. His was a minor drama in a much greater play.
She now possessed him entirely, everything that he was, his long lonely sojourn, his burning ambition, and now, his moment of triumph.
He was the cause of her being.
He planned for her arrival over tens of thousands of years.
He engineered her from the human stock he had cultivated, as he had her parents and their parents before them.
The fabric of her life was shot through with the thread of his designs, but she was not what he had planned for.
He had intended to set her on fire, to burn up with the world that he had cared for, to destroy it all for the sake of his revenge.
He told himself he was agent of justice, but he was merely the puppet of his ambitions and an agent of destruction.
He was a man like any other man, in the pursuit of glory.
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