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Old September 20 2012, 12:54 AM   #4
Deranged Nasat
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Re: Babylon Five Fic - "Forgive and Forget"


Go away.

I can’t do that, Mollari

I have nothing to say to you.

Yet you have something more important to spend this time on?

I am the emperor! There is always something more important! There was something just now. I, no matter. The retainers will deal with it at some point. It most likely wasn’t worth doing anyway.

...I’m not coughing.

No. Should you be?

Dancers. I had not thought of that in years. Great Maker, it was childish! I lost the time - I couldn’t afford to keep it. More important things to do...

Aren’t there always?

I remember now. They were searching, searching for the means to keep the candle alight forever, but they couldn’t find it. They couldn’t find it and they....


It was nothing.

And when they did stop? When they did stop searching? The candles went out, I recall.

When they stopped searching, they stopped dancing and they had to move on to the next arch. That was the rule.

A “rule”, Mollari?

A rule. One that couldn’t be broken.

The best kind.

Dancers. Foolish.

We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile and nothing can grow there; too much, the best of us is washed away.

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