Epilogue: Letter to Uncle Ann
Dear Uncle Ann,
I’m sorry I yelled at you that night, I’m sorry I ran away and worried you, and I’m sorry it’s taken this long to reply to your letters. I never really appreciated how much you did for me … how much you cared.
I’ve wanted to tell you that for a while, but it just didn’t seem enough. Truth be told, I was afraid if I had told you what had become of me, you would have asked me to come home … and I wouldn’t have been able to say no. I have missed you, and Rimstak as well, and the last thirteen years have not been easy for me.
Now, however, I find things have changed. I’ve travelled across Wenapaj, explored hidden Glyche facilities, fought dragons (not real dragons, but still), and made some good friends.
First there’s Mick. Now, don’t freak out at this, but he’s a core unit. He’s a prototype designed to be incorruptible, and his A.I. is based off the memories and experiences of Thomas Desygan himself. You’d like him; he’s polite, helpful, and unwilling to harm anyone.
Arc Skylad reminds me of how I was when I left; he’s got a big chip on his shoulder, and is way too eager to prove himself. Still, his heart’s in the right place, and I can’t fault his bravery. It may be closer to the stupidity side of the spectrum, but I’m not one to judge.
Then there’s Terry. He’s a member of the Royal Guard, like me. He wears so much armor that you can only see his mouth … if I didn’t know his father, I’d say he was a Cleftan. He acted all stiff and formal at first, but I think he’s warmed up to me. He might even stop calling me ‘sir’ altogether soon.
I met Casey in the movie studios in Wukice. She’s a screenwriter, and can be a bit high-strung at times, but she’s got some spirit in her. She’s in love with this dryad named Maxis, though you shouldn’t mention it around her unless you want to hear her life story.
Speaking of the movies, I met a famous celebrity you definitely know. Narrator Number One … THE Narrator Number One was down there, acting in ‘Machinations’. He helped me out a lot while I was looking for the princess. He’s a friendly guy, though not quite what I expected.
Meryli reminds me a lot of you; she’s a tech by trade, and while she’s nice to me, she certainly isn’t shy about voicing her opinion. Heck, she even looks a little like you.
Of all my friends, however, the one I know you’ll want to know the most about is Terra, my girlfriend. Our relationship’s been a bit turbulent so far, but I think we’re finally finding a pace we’re both comfortable with. She’s one of the Queen’s Shadows, and if her abilities thus far are any indication, she’s probably the leader of the bunch.
I’m still rebuilding the mansion at the moment, but I’d love for you to come visit when we’re done. I miss talking to you, and I’d like you to meet my friends, maybe even Terra, if she’s around.
I hope to hear from you soon!
Jimmy Olsen Sakamota
P.S. Iniagus says there’s some kind of ‘Evil’ lurking around that I may or may not have to defeat. Personally, I think he’s a loon, but just in case, it wouldn’t hurt to lock up extra tight at night.
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