By the way, for those who don't feel sufficiently awful for Pierce right now, recall how they got together on Dromund Kaas
(in what remains one of my favorite scenes from Force of Wills).
Don't get me wrong, he's still an individual who thrives on murder with a side of cruelty, but...
I love my Imperial characters because they are results of their upbringing and it just makes them so complex. Imperial culture just perverts everything like values and morals, but sometimes goodness and humanity still shines through making them sympathetic monsters. I love Pierce, I've loved every version of him that I've read in these forums so far.
Part of me wants to apologize for the emotional roller coaster, I really am trying to add some chapters with a bit more levity in them, in between the real gut wrenching stuff. The other part of me is thrilled you care so much for my characters!
I will give this warning though, it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Thank you all so much for reading, and commenting! It really does mean a lot to me! xo