It's just a story, mate. LIttle glimpses of memory for the character I added in to Ron's tale. He kind of was 'created' in a sense, but one of those creations that arises every few million years and is an anomaly in the species, so to speak. Takes the species in a slightly different trajectory of evolution.
I guess that's the fun we can have with imagination. All it takes is an idea and then what we can clothe the idea in to give it a bit of substance and a back story. The character needed a grand back story to give him validation for where my little addition to ROn's tale was taking the character. Well...decided to pull out. I read your post above about catharsis and I guess I was making things worse as my additions were being drip-fed without any hint of where they came from or where they were heading to. Sorry mate.
I do hope my last addition to the tale and my response to Ron helps you some. The character was letting his brain rewire itself while also having some dreams, hence the 'stop/start' aspect to it: the brain was falling out of regeneration - stop - to have a dream, then going back to regeneration - start.