July 1, 2075


That the plan would have succeeded beyond my expectations is both a relief and a burden.  What I did not consider was the lack of control that I would have over Alel once I replaced him.  Replacement is not, after all, synonymous with removal.  Where is he now?  He has not simply vanished.  I never imagined that in addition to becoming Alel, I would also have to become an interested party in whomever he has become.  

July 4, 2075