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08.27.2012 , 12:54 PM |
Worst Day Ever
If you knew I was writing this letter, you would laugh at me. Today the Emperor enacted the changes you set in motion years ago. Children born with force sensitivity will no longer be taken to Korriban by law, their parents will be given a choice. If the child is weak he may remain where he is though he will be monitored, if the child is strong he may be sent to the Jedi though the family will be exiled, and if they choose the Sith for the child they will be given a land grant and a tax break.
There was little fanfare about the enactment and enforcement will be difficult, but the words appearing on record are something I never thought I would see. Now every child will be given the choice you once fought to give to our son. I was invited to the ceremony where I was able to watch lawmakers sign documents. You would have found it dull, and it was, nevertheless I was proud to witness your dream become a fragile reality.
There was a projection of you at the ceremony. Your hair was never that hue of red and they could never hope to capture the gold of your eyes. However, it did vaguely resemble you, if you were a tall stern looking Sith scholar. You would laugh. You are known to all as a powerful and wise Sith who continued to follow the light path but turned away from the Jedi to aid in bringing the Empire back to its founding principles: efficiency, honor, and power.
It occurred to me then, that no one knows you and even history cannot remember who you really were. No one remembers your kindness, your humor, your strength all out of proportion with your stature. No one remembers how you fought the rules of the Empire every moment that you lived within it. To them you were a visionary yet still a loyal and obedient Sith.
I know you would not care what history says, and I know you would have been proud and happy today, but it occurred to me now, that you are truly gone.
Always and only yours,
After the death of his wife and son Scourge changes his name both to disappear and to honor Remi.
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Remi the Grey