From Lacie, I’ve learned that love makes us all the more beautiful.
From Nawwaf, I’ve learned that love is a gift meant to be cherished.
From Joslyn, I’ve learned that love is meant to be shared.
From Stuart, I’ve learned that anything can be overcome with love.
From Chris, I’ve learned that we define love too loosely until we start calling twisted words “love”.
From Darion, I’ve learned that love cannot be given or taken, but must be earned.
Every one of these rules of love, no matter who they are learned from, are just as important as the others, and I want, so badly, to pass these rules down to those who will need them most. This is why you’ve found my message: you are one of the people who needs them most, and I trust that you will apply them thoughtfully.
How do I know this?
You are perceptive: you found both this note and the key to decode its meaning. You will notice the places where these rules need to be applied.
You are thoughtful: you did not simply throw these scraps of paper away, assuming they were meaningless. You know that every character in a story is important, no matter how small their role, and you will recognize that every character in your life requires love.
You are perseverant: you did not pass over these words as something above you, even though you are young– you worked to find their meaning, no matter how hard that task was. You will work to defend these rules of love, no matter how hard it is.
You are empathetic: you read the opening lines of this note, and you not only understood the feelings conveyed, but you felt a stir within yourself. You will benefit just as much from these rules of love as the ones you help follow them.
And, finally, you had fate on your side: you happen to live in this town and attend this school at the same time as I placed this note and its key there. You will find the people who could use these rules the most, at just the right times in their lives.
Author’s Note: This is the end of season 4.5, and if you’ve made it this far, I’d like to say thank you. Today is March 16th, my third blogaversary, and looking back over this story the past year, I’ve realized just how far I’ve come– in writing, world-building, characterization, screenshotting… everything. I’m not 100% sure where this story is going to go next– I actually haven’t played ahead for once– but I’ve got a few ideas and I know they’ll go far. I think I might take a break from this story for a little bit, maybe post some ts2 stuff… whatever I end up writing, I hope you’ll stick along for the ride.