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Monday, November 5, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Seven, War; Part Forty-three, Division; Chapter One, The Apathetic

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 309, Monday
November 5th, 2018

Chapter One: The Apathetic

The event was utterly unexpected.

The crisis brought catastrophe to the Collective and to the Continuum, striking rapidly at the heart of the Central System, but reaching the Empire slowly, rolling in waves.

As awareness of the event spread through the Observer corps, the Empire reacted.

The Imperial forces had little familiarity with being on the defensive, or with entering into a conflict zone in which the parameters of the battlefield were unknown.

Observers across the galaxy faltered, half of them exhibited no care at all about the fate of the Central System, even desiring the complete collapse of the Continuum. “Let it fall apart, do nothing,” they said amongst themselves.

Those Observers loved the lives they lived, existing as fully embodied beings in the fields of time and space.

The Observers had long since stopped feeling any sense of obligation to the Collective or to the Continuum, which they knew as the most corrupt and despotic force in the history of galaxy.

They felt no sense of duty to the Central System, to HomeWorld, or to their shared ancestry with their brothers and sisters in the Collective.

They saw in this moment an opportunity to free themselves from the expectations of their station.

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