A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Chapter One: Unease
Courage and selflessness were not dominant character traits among the members of the Collective, even among those who entered the Observer Corps.
The members of the Observer Corps who desired change, they were necessarily uneasy. They craved revolution and fomented rebellion, but very few of them were actually willing to risk their own existence on it.
As a result they most often took half measures, and their efforts were regularly spoiled.
They feared being discovered by the Continuum for the parts they played in revolutionary activities, not for the things they did in the Empire, at their station in the worlds of Time and Space, but for instigating unease in the Collective itself, which was the only way they could conceive of actually having an impact on the Continuum.
If the prevailing attitudes, mores and values of the Collective change, logic demanded that the Continuum would change as well.
None of them suspected that the Continuum was a free agent.
They believed what they had been taught, that it was an amalgamation of the Collective consciousness.
They feared that any other Observer, those who were not a part of their cabal, if they knew of their role in support of an active rebellion, they feared those members would betray them, and so they were exceedingly cautious.
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