Chapter 21

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Chapter 21

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Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of
understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ability to learn. The
judgmental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead
ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.

-Mentat Fixe (adacto)

Duncan is sitting at his console in the no-ship and sees "the net" and the old couple again. The seem god-like yet common with the garden behind them. This is the fist time he's had one of these visions outside of the no-ship's hold. He wonders if he's a Kwisatz Haderach and fears the Bene Gesserits would kill him if they found out. The old couple seem familiar. The old man holds a metal sphere in one had which begins to make a piercing whistle that forces Duncan to hold his ears. It doesn't help but it eventually goes away. Duncan realizes why they look familiar now, they look like face dancers. He leans forward, whispers "face dancers" and the net and old couple vanish. He then realizes he's looking at Murbella on the practice floor. She knows something is wrong, he's all sweaty. He tells her he thinks the Tleilaxu have tampered with his mind. He thinks about all his past lives and realizes the common thread thru them all is what it means to be alive. He worries what happens if the Bene Gesserit should fail and looks up at the comeyes and tells Odrade he needs to talk to her. He think's he's gotting into the minds of the Honored Matres. He feels matched with Murbella the way the old couple in the visions are matched and wonder if they are sexually trained by them. He has looked at their problem from the perspective of the Honored Matres, how to overcome the Bene Gesserit. The Scattering dwarfs this little episode. He suspects that the old couple in his vision are who the Honored Matres are running from.
They were destroyed because they lied pretentiously. Have no fear that my wrath
will fall upon you because of your innocent mistakes.

~Leto II, God Emperor
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