Things We Lost

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Chapter 22 (v.1) - Things We Wrote

Submitted: December 03, 2016

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Azun: 

I am taking my time watching Malison grow. The war was won, everyone is happy they can be with their families. Now was the time to take a stand. 

Dustan and I wrote letters to my father. We demanded that he hear me out. I was going to do anything to get my little brother back. Anything. But dad never replies, he probably just burned our letters. 

"Azun!" Ames storms into my room, without knocking. "Azun!"

"What do you need." I state. 

"Why don't you lead?" He asks. "You were given a huge offer, a great honor and you just gave it all up!" 

"Mike and Luke don't like me." I told him. "And if I am being honest I don't particularly like them all that much either."

"Luke didn't choose you." 

"What?"

"There was a vote across the people of this planet." Ames pulled out his Net-pad to show me the poll. "The people are asking you to lead." 

"I don't want to lead." 

"I have seen your letters to dad." Ames states. "They are really good, the best writing anyone has ever seen."

"Dad didn't revive my letters?" 

"He did, he just threw them out before he could read them. I fished them out of the trash and read them for myself. The point is: you are amazing and you would make a great leader."

"What do you want out of this?"

"Nothing."

"Really?"

"Ok fine! I want you to write to the public and convince them to let me be their general. You can have the president and I will have the second." 

"You are so hopeless!" I scream at him, angry that he wants to just use me again! "You dirty little snake! You always must be better then everyone! You're so selfish!"

I don't think I had ever seen Ames so scared in his life. I don't think I have ever yelled at anyone this way before: 

"You know what word Dustan uses more then any other in his letters?" Ames asked, his voice shaky. "Satisfaction." 

Then he ran out of my room to leave me. I can't believe I did that. I should go apologize, but not now. I can't, I have just commuted a sin. I collapse into my desk chair. Beside me sits a letter from Dustan. I never needed to hear his words then I did that this point. 

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Azun, 

Dad won't listen to you. 
History is being made at this moment. We are all watching you. No person on Malison knows who you are, prove to them that they made a right choice. Go to dad, demand of everything you need. 

I have seen your writing. You write so much. How do you write every day and night? I get exhausted just writing to you. You write as if it's your source of life, like you need it to survive. You will be a gray leader. 

I have my eyes on you. 

-Dustan

 



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