This a support I’ve written some time ago for a hack I’ve never finished:
T - Theodore
G - Gren
G: Yes, my lord?
T;How did my father die?
Interesting, that you bring it up now.
You never wanted to even hear
a word throught the past years.
Maybe I think I am ready to
handle the truth.
T: The truth, that he died a coward.
That he was hiding when Bern came.
That he was a craven.
G: How can you, milord!
Your father, marquess Gaius, was
the bravest man I had ever known.
He died protecting YOU.
That is the truth.
G: Gaius died for Lycia with a sword
in his hand.
He wished for a better future.
For YOUR future.
He was a great man.
T: I …remember it diferently.
He never cared about me and…
G: You were young. Too young to understand.
We will talk later. I shall explain
you why your father was like he was.
You wanted to tell me something.
G: About your father, yes.
You treat his memory so badly.
He was a bitter man, yes, but his
life wasn’t easy too.
T: And you mean?
G: There was only one thing what
made him happy in life.
When he was young he fell in love
with Madelyn of Caelin.
T: I didn’t know that he was able
to love anyone.
G: Yet he did.
I still remeber these days.
He was so happy. Just…happy
But he was rejected.
And who ultimatelly married his beloved?
A commoner! Sacean!
T: I remember many Saceans
in the court.
G: Araphen is near border.
Also, they are valuable assets in warfare.
Despite this, your father despised them.
Love is a cruel mistress.
Like a famous poet once wrote:
Slow, painful, long:
This death that takes two people to an end.
It took joy and ability to feel compasion
from Gaius. But one thing remained.
And that is what drived him to the
field when this day of judgement came.
Judgement by fire.
We will talk again soon, shall we?
T: Of course, Gren.
I need to hear how it ended.
You promissed to tell me everything.
It was a bloody day.
A day of wrath and flames
The havens rained fire.
Yet thespite this two men stood above all.
This men were: Hector, marquess Ostia
and your father, Gaius, marquess Araphen.
They showed our army that there is still hope!
That reinfocements were coming!
So we marched on the whole might of Bern!
Ulltimatelly, the defeat was inevitable…
He…only told me save you
That is… all…
He died a hero.
Your father might have been a bitter man,
but he was a just person.
Life had scarred him very badly.
Let me honor his memory by serving you
Thank you, Gren.
Now I understand.
World can be cruel…
G: And that is the lesson.
Your father understood this when
he marched to his death.
He is redeemed…