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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section One, Jim and Kathy; Part Two, Departure; Chapter Seven, Goodbye

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – One Page Per Day
Day 021, Sunday
January 21st, 2018

Chapter Seven: Goodbye

There was a satellite, cloaked, and orbiting far above the earth. It was the actual house of Jim’s consciousness. This satellite was the principle platform for Jim’s mission on Earth, it was one of thousands of satellites, and drones, hidden from the eyes of human beings.

Some were fixed in stationary orbits, other moved about, semi-autonomously.

In that place, Jim the Observer, activated a switch, sending a signal to his host body, and with that, an embolism in his doppelganger burst inside its brain, ending its life in a massive stroke.

Jim’s body had been flying on a plane from his Midwestern home, to New York city. The destination was only important for the route and the timing Jim had planned for his death. Those sitting next to him did not notice the moment of his demise. It was only as the plane made ready for its descent that the airline attendants noticed something wrong with him, noticed the thin line of blood dripping from his nostril, noticed that he was not breathing.

They did what they could for him, but they quickly realized that there was nothing to be done.

They called ahead for a doctor, indicating that they were dealing with a medical emergency, but in reality, they all knew that they were dealing with a corpse.

Jim observed those final moments, the last seconds of the body that housed him during his most significant incarnation, the life that would define his entire existence, expose his greatest secrets, give him the victory he had long sought over the HomeWorld, and the Continuum

When he was satisfied that he was mentally prepared for the challenges that awaited him. He toggled another device, opening a channel through space and time.

He paused for a moment to consider the steps he would take on the other side. He did something that was forbidden, leaving a copy of himself in the quantum memory of his base, and then he let his consciousness go, slipping into the stream of the infinite.

He passed through the wormhole.

He was home.

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