A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Sunday, March 17th, 2019
Chapter Three: Unexpected
Jim secretly delighted in the unexpected, there was very little that took him by surprise. He was steeped in the examination of possibilities and probabilities. For millions of years his experience of real-time was merely a reduction of long range forecasting, to the point of actuality.
Kathy’s parents were not in Jim’s main line of research, and so her emergence from that field was a surprise.
In the twentieth century, as the Volcano slumbering beneath Yellowstone began to show signs of an imminent eruption, he began to narrow his focus. This caused him to miss things. He had screened Kath’s parents and approved of their union, but he had rejected the probability matrix suggested they might produce the fruit he was looking for.
He did not expect the vessel to come from them. He was searching for it in an entirely different part of the world. He expected a male, and he expected that male to come from one of his main lines of research.
He wanted that to be true, he wanted to have control over the person who emerged as his prime weapon, from the beginning to the end.
He was wrong.
Kathy’s arrival was unexpected, and it did not bring him any joy. It caused him to doubt himself.
He only visited Kathy and her parents after receiving word that their child had manifested interesting abilities.
Interesting was an understatement, she was phenomenal, possessing both a strong link to her genetic memory and the greatest sensitivity to the cynergenic field he had ever measured, and she had other savant capabilities that he had not counted on or imagined possible.
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