A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Friday, March 15th, 2019
Chapter One: Heritage
Jim had been despondent until he began to receive reports from his network concerning the birth of an extraordinary child.
When he found Kathy and tested her skills, he also set out on a detailed examination of her family tree, mapping each contact he had had with it down through the millennium. Though he did not require this for proof, the study confirmed for him that she was the one.
He had no doubt, Kathy was the product of his ambition. She had received all of the crosses which he had been managing in other lines; only, she had received more, the crosses happened at different intervals, her line had incorporated more stabilizing structures than he had wanted to build into the genetic profile of his prime candidates.
Now he saw his error, and he was grateful for it.
Kathy did not come from one of his principle studies, she was a wild card. He thought it was poetic.
There was something uniquely human about the way Kathy just crept-up on him with her fully realized potential.
Now that she had arrived and he Jim had examined her, he knew that it could not have happened any other way, and he took this lesson to heart.
Of course he had to manage her upbringing and test her abilities exhaustively, but he had to remain distant at the same time, He was afraid that over-interference might spoil his work.
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