Emergence 3.0 – Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part One, A Private Sorrow; Chapter Five, Confusion

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – One Page Per Day
Day 012, Friday
January 12th, 2018

Chapter Five: Confusion

Now that she was here, sitting at the table across from him, Jim was unsure of his motive.

There was nothing in his plan that required him to see her today. He had tested every contingency and knew what the tolerances were for the things he needed her to do after he was gone.

There was something else happening in him related to why he asked her to see him, something unfamiliar, and he had to consider if he might be feeling guilt, or shame over what he was about to do.

Jim had to ask himself; what difference would it make seeing her today?

The plan he had enacted would proceed. He could not tell her what was about to happen. It was vital to his plan that she be surprised.

Tens of thousands of years of evolution had brought him to this point, had brought both of them to this moment; selective breeding, careful manipulations of the genetic code, endless patience, had brought them both to this point.

The last few decades had been the most delicate, guiding her, educating her, defusing threats all around her, and bringing her to this moment, bringing both of them to the crux of this situation.

He could not help but to get lost in reverie, the moment he had been striving for had come.

The distance he had journeyed since the time he had awakened to his purpose. It was surreal.

His fate, the very real prospect of death, the fate of the galaxy hinged on everything that would transpire between him and Kathy in the next few days.

Timing was everything, and like everything it was fluid, in motion, subject to external variables.

The plan must come to fruition exactly as he had planned, a line of continuity cutting through trillions of possibilities

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