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Old September 20 2012, 12:55 AM   #8
Deranged Nasat
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Re: Babylon Five Fic - "Forgive and Forget"

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I do not know what I am doing anymore. I look out my window and I see ruins. Ruined buildings, ruined pavements, a ruined people. Ruined souls.

And yet observe the city, Mollari. Look at it still. In all the galaxy, is there any world more beautiful than Centauri Prime?

I have not yet found it.

It makes one wonder how it could have ended up in such distress, doesn’t it?

I think you will find the name “Mollari” written large somewhere in that particular volume. In letters of bright, garish tones. Likely red.

The Earthers have been a poor influence on you. Or a good one.

The Earthers. I don’t think they have Emperors there anymore. They did once. A promising people back then, though they’re somewhat lacking now. Degenerate, perhaps? It would explain the hair. They had kings, too. And queens, sometimes. There is a feminine for emperor, did you know? Bah, their females are butch enough anyway. Would it kill them to shave their scalps from time to time?

You’re digressing again

I am, as you so elegantly put it, digressing again.

Is there a world, I wonder, where the emperor doesn’t sit at his window and watch, like a ghost removed from the body, a world where he is actually among his people. Touching, gracing, knowing them?

That may be the case somewhere.

Like on Golia?

You said there wasn’t a Golian.

No, Mollari. There are indeed no Golians. No Golians here at all. But would you know if it were different there? Were you ever on Golia?

I was never on Golia.

Neither was I, Mollari. Neither was I.

I don’t think I was ever truly anywhere.

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