Poster of Moses fishing, labeled, Clerics: Not always what you expectWhen it says Josh kept some of his research hidden from María, I don’t mean that to come across like “he didn’t want to share power” or “he didn’t think she was smart enough to follow it all.”

He was just secretive about the details of his “trying to get my Being to ascend” project. Because María would’ve figured out that Josh was planning to risk his life in the process, and would’ve tried to talk him out of it. Maybe even flat-out sabotaged the whole thing. (And, I mean…she wouldn’t have been wrong.)

María: Even so . . . I won’t let Josh’s sacrifice be for nothing.

I’ll keep working on the research on my own. Find and study the parts he kept hidden from me. Figure out what went wrong, and do it again someday, only better. I, María of Figham —


Woman 1: What’s this? What’s going on here?

Woman 2: First they toss his body in a tomb without preparing it for burial, then someone steals it?

Woman 1: Didn’t they hurt him enough when he was alive?

????: Can I help you find something?

Woman 2: Oh, good, a gardener. Maybe it wasn’t stolen after all — Did this man get moved to another grave? Where is he now?