A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 186, Thursday
July 5th, 2018
Chapter Four: Institutionalized
The people who took over Kathy’s care were good people, by and large. It had taken years for them to identify just who among the dozens of tutors and doctors they had consulted with, could be trusted to look out for Kathy’s interests, instead of their own.
Kathy’s imprimatur was key to the selection process. She knew that her parents were preparing to leave her, she understood their motivations.
This made her sad, this made her angry, but she understood.
She used her abilities to narrow their choices, and to affirm them
Then she said goodbye to them.
It took a great deal of time for Kathy’s proctors, her selected panel of advisors to find a place for her. She knew what motivated them as well. Their self-interest was apparent, but it was not a dominant factor in their search, and their decision making.
For the most part, they merely wanted to discharge their responsibility to Kathy in an expeditious manner.
When they found a place for her, they told her it was a home for prodigies, gifted youngsters.
They believed it, for the most part, even though they knew the truth, they knew that the home was a front for the National Security Establishment.
They also knew it was safe
It was the safest place they could possibly imagine, but those who had been entrusted to help Kathy, had betrayed her, and to some degree her parents knew it.
Kathy accepted it all, just as they voices within her moved her to do.
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