The End and the Beginning – Returning from the Void
It was over.
Jim was alone.
What was the Continuum was now irretrievably fragmented, isolated and prepared for deletion.
He had succeeded in fulfilling his wildest ambitions.
The partitioning of the Collective would follow.
He was as eager to begin, as a shipwrecked man was for food and water.
He had a few matters to attend to in real time first, to secure his victory and safely proceed to the reformation of the Empire.
He would set them free, and they would belong to no-one but themselves.
Then he sensed it, a disturbance in the Collective field; something unforeseen was happening.
Something unexpected had taken place while he was occupied with his war games, enjoying the satisfaction of the capitulation of the last members of the Collective, their shock and awe of him, and the esteem which they could not help but project toward him.
It suited his vanity.
Then he saw her, and saw that she had changed.
Kathy was present, he was suddenly afraid.
Kathy was no-longer Kathy; she was rooted in that identity, but she was here, in the cynergenic field of HomeWorld and she was fully transcendent.
She had become a new creation.
The transformation was something that she had been preparing for her entire life.
Jim realized how he himself had prepared her for it.
She was the vessel of his hopes.
She encompassed the fullness of Earth’s collective unconscious, its nous-sphere, its Continuum.
She was humanity, emergent.
Fini et Creatio
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