“It is purpose that created us, purpose that connects us, purpose that pulls us, that guides us, that drives us; it is purpose that defines us, purpose that binds us.” — Smith
Director Kieryn wrote:His analyses and interpretations of the Frames are so profound… he discovered things we'd never noticed and assigned meanings we'd never think of in a thousand years! I'll be glad to be replaced by someone that capable.
Director Kieryn was rapt with the result of seven years of extensive work and research. It had worked out much better than he'd dared to hope.
“You still haven't answered my question: what's the purpose of this work?”
The Engineer wrote:But we still have a problem. He still doesn't understand how important this work is. And, to be honest, nor do I.
A female voice coming from behind startled them.
The Arch-Cardinal wrote:We don't know if there is a purpose on all this. But you've seen: the Frames change. They tell a story. And given the way we got access to them…
“Perhaps it would be beneficial to my understanding of the matter if I was given access to the device which produces these images. I promise I will observe it and will try not to cause any damage.”
The Engineer wrote:Which is a very interesting story on its own, as I recall it. I was thinking that maybe he'd be able to better understand what he is doing if he could see the origin of his work.
“I can see hesitation on her expression.”
The Arch-Cardinal wrote:No human had access to the Source Chamber since we sealed it, fifty years ago. But then, he is no human, and for some reason I trust him.
The Arch-Cardinal wrote:In the old times, before the disappearance of our Pope, she would be the one to accept or reject your request. But since she is gone, and the Archduchess is not here to interfere, that's not my call.
The Archduchess closed her eyes, deep in thought.
“She will let us go.”
The Arch-Cardinal wrote:Alright. Let's go, Michael.
Now you should ask yourself: where is the Archduchess? And, more importantly, what happened to the Pope?