|Sofia's Personal Notes|
|Subject||Sofia's personal reflection on Paul Serene's Chronon Syndrome|
|Date||October 9th, 2016|
|Act||Act 5: I'll Come Back For You|
|Part||Act 5, Part 1: Monarch HQ|
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Dr. Sofia Amaral
October 9th, 2016, 2:31pm
I find myself at a loss.
We knew that the Fracture would arrive. It was clear very quickly that the process was occurring much faster than Paul’s projections – his experiences – had led us to believe. That was alarming in itself, but there’s another concern: with the Fracture, Paul’s condition seems to be accelerating rapidly. I don’t know what to do about either one of these issues.
I haven’t had a chance to examine Paul properly, and of course he won’t consent to any real tests at this point. He won’t take the time, not with the situation being as critical as it is. He has to prepare for the gala. To take care of every little stupid thing Martin trots out for him. He won’t think of himself at all, and I’m afraid that’ll cost us dearly.
So I don’t know, I’m just speculating, but I believe this acceleration is a reaction to the stutters in time; in zero state, his wave function is further disrupted by the excessive chronon energies within his body. Before the university incident, before the Fracture, the condition was progressive, but controllable. The lack of stutters helped keep it in check. Now, it’s progress is rampant, and I worry that it may reach a critical point soon. We always knew that was a possibility, but all of our projections assumed we would have years – time enough to come up with a cure. Or a way to stop its progress.
Which means there’s a very real chance that in the near future, Paul’s condition overtakes him. And if he does become a Shifter, I don’t know what to do about it. We haven’t been able to help Dr. Kim; I don’t know what we could do for Paul.
I don’t know what to do. The treatments are still working, but they take a toll on him, and their effect is greatly diminished. I’m concerned we may hit a point where he’s forced to use them so often that the treatment becomes worse than the condition itself. And yet, I don’t see any other options. He will not rest. He insists on doing so much. I know he chafes under his dependence on the treatments. He sees it as a weakness.
I’m afraid I may lose him.