She thought of the boy’s features as an exquisite distillation out of random patterns—endless queues of happenstance meeting at this nexus.
Somewhere this night he had passed a decision-nexus into the deep unknown.
But Paul still felt the nexus-boiling of this cave, still remembered the prescient visions of himself dead under a knife.
Variable piled on variable—that was why this cave lay as a blurred nexus in his path.
And what he saw was a time nexus within this cave, a boiling of possibilities focused here, wherein the most minute action—the wink of an eye, a careless word, a misplaced grain of sand—moved a gigantic lever across the known universe.
His entire future was becoming like a river hurtling toward a chasm — the violent nexus beyond which all was fog and clouds.
The future — the gray-cloud-future — with its feeling that the entire universe rolled toward a boiling nexus hung around him like a phantom world.
And he sampled the time-winds, sensing the turmoil, the storm nexus that now focused on this moment place.
Paul, aware of some of this from the way the time nexus boiled, understood at last why he had never seen Fenring along the webs of prescience.
This could only mean they saw a nexus, a meeting place of countless delicate decisions, beyond which the path was hidden from the prescient eye.
It was a known fact that Guild navigators could predict no way to take control of the spice without producing just such a nexus.
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