A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 287, Sunday
October 14th, 2018
Chapter Seven: Overseer
With the blessing of the Collective, and by the favor of Continuum, he advanced in rank among the religious orders, and in the hierarchy of the priesthood.
He advanced despite his carnal crimes, or because of them.
It was a favorable development in the narrative of his life.
During his time in the priesthood his story had begun to tire. Thousands of intriguing dramas sprang up in relation to him.
Throughout the Empire millions of his followers took to extremes to demonstrate their love, and faith in him.
Planetary rebellion sprang to an all new high since the time he left military service, and now they were being carried out in his name. Rebel forces now included former members of the military caste who wanted to see him elevated to the Imperial throne.
The details of these conflicts were not reported to him, he was aware of it and did what he could from his position in the priesthood to quell those conflicts, but he was no longer a general.
He was a monk and a priest, and he was in love, engaged with a member of a royal house in a passionate affair.
The Continuum loved the intrigue of his cover-ups.
They made him a Cardinal, in order to free him, to give him the space to develop his relationship and sink deeper into his desires.
The masses, knowing nothing of his transgressions, adored him even more.
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