A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Friday, March 8th, 2019
Chapter One: Observing
There was an endless amount of work to do, and it went precariously slow.
Jim allowed his replicants to carry-out the work of organizing his network of spies and educators, weaving the web of surveillance he required, and he empowered one special replicant to deliver his report to the Collective each one hundred year cycle. He shared virtually nothing with this version of himself requiring that it keep only the secrets that they had always kept, the secrets they were practiced at keeping from the Continuum.
The work being conducted on Earth was slow, interminably slow in comparison to the millions of years Jim had spent in the great sleep and in sequestration, it was almost nothing.
On Earth however, he was acting under a deadline, he had to achieve his ends before the next great catastrophe struck the planet, this made the passage of time seem like torture, as he pulled millions of threads together in his breeding programs, searching for the perfect vessel to carry out his work.
He did not even know that it was possible.
He and his replicants acted in concert, they were as one in their resolve. They were free agents, each of them.
There were only rare and isolated moments of betrayal. Theys were dealt with swiftly, and none of them ever questioned the necessity of it.
There work together was a miracle of cooperative effort.
The deployment allowed him to devote his attention to observing and overseeing the mutation of the human stock. Tracking both the wild progress occurring in the unregulated breeding pool, as well as the planned for changes taking shape in his controlled studies.
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