A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
Chapter Three: Intention
He set his mind on a single goal, the complete destruction of the Collective and the Continuum, seeking absolution in their annihilation.
He could not admit it, but he wanted the universe to forgive him, both for his own crimes and for all of the crimes the Collective had committed against the Children of the Ancients.
He felt responsible, though he was not.
Like all members of the Continuum his own sense of self was magnified beyond the pale of reality. His own ego could not let him see himself in any other role that the role of both villain and hero.
The crimes belonged to him, as did the responsibility for redressing them,
He could not let anything hinder his progress.
He committed more crimes in the fulfillment of his purpose, sacrificing individuals, tribes.
The outcome he desired was to harness the technologies of the Collective in order to liberate the Children of the Ancients, to free them from the grip of the Continuum and of the Imperium the Continuum had foisted on them.
He was a utilitarian to the core.
He was looking to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number, as he understood the good to be. He plan and schemed and allow nothing to stand in his way.
He would sacrifice the well-being of an entire planet, offer it up for destruction, just as a feint, as a means of distracting the Continuum and the Collective from his own ambitions, to hide what he was looking for from their omnipresent watching.
He did it without remorse.
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