A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Thursday, February 28th, 2019
Chapter Seven: Mission
Earth Became home to him.
Jim felt something like happiness for the first time he could remember. After age upon age of pursuing his cold purpose, the experience of life on Earth made him feel a sense of joy, even pleasure.
There was a sense of safety and personal security emanating from the cynergenic field. He felt a deep connection to humanity, and an atavistic connection to the replicants he had made of himself, with all of them working towards a common goal.
He was filled with a sense of purpose, and if gratified him as he moved toward the completion of his mission.
The challenge that his mission represented brought him another kind of joy.
He was looking for resolution, and he found it, at the end of the line, in the last remnant of the Ancient people still remaining in the galaxy.
Human beings, with their unique abilities had given him something for which he was eternally grateful, and he was prepared to offer up the whole of it for the sake of destroying the Continuum.
The humans of Earth and the Collective, together they would burn on the altar of his sacred purpose, of the trust he had taken to himself.
The citizens of the Empire would be the beneficiaries.
If Jim was lucky he would escape the onslaught. If he did, he was determined to scour the galaxy for another world like Earth. He would build a new civilization from there, build a home where he could end his days.
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