The prophet is not diverted by illusions of past, present and future. The fixity
of language determines such linear distinctions. Prophets hold a key to the lock
in a language. The mechanical image remains only an image to them. This is not a
mechanical universe. The linear progression of events is imposed by the
observer. Cause and effect? That's not it at all. The prophet utters fateful
words. You glimpse a thing "destined to occur." But the prophetic instant
releases something of infinite portent and power. The universe undergoes a
ghostly shift. Thus, the wise prophet conceals actuality behind shimmering
labels. The uninitiated then believe the prophetic language is ambiguous. The
listener distrusts the prophetic messenger. Instinct tells you how the utterance
blunts the power of such words. The best prophets lead you up to the curtain and
let you peer through for yourself.
-The Stolen Journals
Leto is pissed, Duncan is disobeying him and courting Hwi. He and Moneo are in a tower of the Citadel, he orders Moneo to speed up the wedding plans but it is not to be before Siona is tested. He warns Moneo that the Duncans have a way with this women, especially this one, he orders Moneo to inquire with the Tleilaxe about a replacement. Moneo fears Duncan may find out like the previous one. Leto doesn't want it to happen this way and begs Moneo to help him but Moneo doesn't know what to do. He can't talk to Hwi about it, he can't hurt her. His hands start twitching, eyes glazed, Moneo backs towards the door. The Worm is comming! He tells Leto he will talk to Hwi and Duncan. He sneaks out the door and can her a loud thumping against stone. On the way out, the Fish Speaker guard asks what's wrong, looking at Moneo like she wants to kill him for upseting Leto, Moneo says he is god and we are mortal. That usually satisfies the Fish Speakers but everything is changed now. He tells her Leto is just impatient for his wedding and she tells him to hurry it up. Moneo thinks the Fish Speakers are becoming as dangerous to be around as Leto, Duncan puts them all in danger. He doesn't know what to do about Hwi.
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