Letters to Family

Letters to Family

By: v7 Silent

 

Dear Family,

Hey. God, that’s a bad way to start a letter, isn’t it? Whatever, doesn’t matter. You guys probably won’t ever see this anyways. Can’t even remember the last time I wrote a letter. No… wait. Last time I wrote a letter was in 3rd grade. Do you remember, Mom? I had to write a letter to you for Mother’s Day as a school project. That sure brings back the memories. That’s not why I’m writing this letter though. You guys are probably worried sick about me, but here I am reminiscing on the past. Guess I should tell you where I am, huh? You won’t believe it, but I was actually summoned to another world to be a hero. Crazy, isn’t it? That was what, 3 days ago? Really, you guys have probably presumed me dead by now and the police all but stopped searching. Well, you might think I’m still alive, but I can’t even imagine how worried you must be for me right now. God, I miss you guys so much. I’m sitting here, nearly crying as I write this letter. You’d probably tell me to man up while Mom yelled at you, Dad. Just imagining it makes me smile, yet makes my heart ache even more. I guess I should tell you about this world and the people I’ve met, shouldn’t I? Well, there’s the Princess, Celty (She’s the one that summoned me), her knight, George, King Homer (laughed a little when I heard his name. Almost got beheaded), and the maid assigned to me, Flora. Everyone’s been really kind to me these past few days, even the King (though I do find him a bit suspicious. Probably the name)! The king almost immediately tried to get me to take Celty as a bride, but I rejected. I mean, why would I marry someone I don’t even know. Sure, she’s pretty with her brown hair, green eyes, and nice figure, but still! Flora’s been very kind to me as well. She’s generally been the one teaching me about this world and why I was summoned, as strange as that is. Oh, sorry, someone’s knocking on the door. Gotta wrap this up. I think I’ll make this a daily thing, writing these letters. I love you guys, and miss you so much right now.

With love and care,

  Evan

 

Dear Family,

Well, I’ve got a lot to talk about with you guys today. It was my first day of training under the army to be a hero! It was… really rough. The general training me was brutal! He wouldn’t let me rest or anything! I threw up 3 times before lunch alone. They’re trying to beat sword skills into me right now, and it just makes me realize how much I miss the nice, boring days at home where I could do nothing but watch TV and relax. I really want to be back there with you guys right now. Honestly, if I could sacrifice a couple of people’s happiness so I could get back to Earth and be with you guys again, I would do it in a heartbeat. I mean, honestly. Why should I have to save this world?! They should deal with their own problems for crying out loud! Don’t drag outsiders into it! There really is nothing here for me but fighting, is there? I don’t want that. I really don’t. Well, I guess I should go to sleep now. I’ve got an early morning of more training.

With love and care,

  Evan

 

Dear family,

We’ve already made it to ten letters with this one! Time sure flies, doesn’t it? Today is a big milestone for a lot of reasons, isn’t it? Oh, you probably wanna know what those other reasons are, don’t you? I got engaged today. I know, it sure happened fast, didn’t it? Haven’t even been here two weeks and I’ve found myself a fiancee. I don’t really know how you guys would react to this though. I don’t know if you guys would purely be happy for me, or if you’d be cautioning me against such fast advancement. I really do wish you could be here for the wedding. Flora would just be ecstatic to meet you, and I’d just be glad to see you again. You’re probably wondering why I proposed to her after such a short time. Well, I came to the realization today that I just have to live in this world and I really can’t go back. I’d been holding onto a false hope that I’d be able to meet you guys again and hand you these letter I’ve written, but I can’t. I truly realize this now. So, I’ve decided to make a life for myself here, starting with making a family together with Flora. We get along very well. She makes me smile and I make her laugh. Probably not the best reason, yeah. I can already hear you yelling at me, Mom. I’ll bet you’d be ashamed of me, Dad, for playing with a girl’s feelings, but you have no right to talk about something like that. And don’t worry, I really will give my best to Flora. I know her family probably pushed her to marry me for my status as the hero, but that’s just how marriage works here. Besides, I honestly do think that Flora will make me happy, and I’ll make her happy. Easier said than done though.

With love and care,

  Evan

 

Dear Family,

I… I need to vent some of my emotions right now, and I need to tell you guys about something horrible I’ve done. Today I… I killed a man. It was in self-defense, but I still killed him. He was one of the other noblemen of the country. I don’t think I’ll ever forget his name. Count William. I don’t know what I did to anger him, but he challenged me to a fight to the death. I didn’t want to accept! But, Momma, he insulted you, and I couldn’t let that go. Near the end of the fight, I had broken most of his bones, my left arm was broken, and both our swords had shattered. I wanted to stop there, didn’t want either of us to die. My head had already cooled off, but Count William somehow stood up and charged me. It, it all happened so fast. My body just reacted on its own and shot a fireball at the Count. I saw his eyes before he was taken by flames, and Momma, those eyes were full of resentment and anger. The judge said I won, but I felt I’d lost. Flora tried to console me afterwards. Said that I shouldn’t forget the pain I feel now, but I should be proud for defending my family’s honor. I don’t know what I should feel right now, but I do know I feel like I want to kill myself out of guilt. The Princess told me to never get used to this feeling. Told me it’s precious, and I’m going to feel it a lot from now on. Dad, I know you’d probably be proud of me for protecting myself, but I know I probably won’t be able to forgive myself.

Sincerely,

     Evan

 

Dear Family,

Today was the big day! Flora and I finally got married! I really wish you were there for it. It took some time, but I was able to get a traditional Earth wedding. God, you should’ve seen Flora today. She was so beautiful in her white dress. I almost started crying when I saw her. You’d probably call me wimpy, Dad, but I saw videos of your wedding. I saw you bawling when you saw Mom walk down the aisle. That reminds me, Flora looks a lot like Mom did when she was younger. Dad, you were one lucky man. Can’t believe you’d throw it all away, you reprehensible cur. Ah, you never did find out about Dad on your own, did you, Mom? Well, that’s not a story for now. I swear on my life I’ll be a better husband to Flora than Dad was to you, Mom. I’d never be able to forgive myself otherwise.

 

With love and care,

  Evan

 

Dear family,

You’ve probably noticed the letters are getting shorter and farther apart by now. Sorry about that. Been busy constantly fighting. Gonna have even less time to write letters now that I’ve overthrown the king. I told you about it, right? How the king just wanted to use me to take over other countries. Well, I didn’t take too kindly to that. I’m gonna go through a lot of troubles now, so I won’t be able to write to you that much from now on. Sorry about that.

 

With love and care,

  Evan

 

Dear family,

I have joyous news! Flora gave birth to a baby! I have a son! I know I haven’t written you in a while, but I just had to tell you about this! His name is Charles. Flora thought of it. I thought it was fitting. After all, I’m pretty sure Britain had a few King Charles, right? It’s been too long since I’ve even thought about Earth’s history. How many years have I been in this world now? Ten? Twelve? Well, it’s not that important. I’ll be sure to write again.

 

With love and care,

  Evan

 

Dear Mom and Dad,

Hey. God, this really was an awful way to start a letter, wasn’t it? Guess that’s why I haven’t used it in fifty years. Well, this will probably be my last letter to you guys. Guess I should tell you guys this now. I’m dying. Not that you guys care, you’re probably already dead, too. Probably thought I died long before this, anyways. You guys will probably be happy to hear I didn’t have to live through Flora dying before me. She’s still alive and healthy, and as beautiful as ever. She’s the one writing this letter! Can’t even write with how much my arms are shaking. Just realized this’ll be written in a language you can’t even read. Doesn’t exist on Earth. Though I can’t even remember how to write English anymore. Really has been forty years since I’ve written one of these letters, hasn’t it? What was the last one I wrote about? Oh yeah, it was when Charles turned three. You’ll be glad to hear that he grew up well. He was so well behaved as a child. He’ll probably make a good king. Had a few more kids after that. Two girls and another boy. Good kids they are. Flora and I are real proud of them. You know, Dad, the second boy, James, reminds me a lot of you. Bet he won’t fool around with women other than his wife though! Sorry, Dad, but I figured I might as well let the secret slip at this point. I mean, you’re both probably dead, and you’d never get these letters anyways. I feel like I’ve said something like that before in one of these letters. Oh well. Flora’s making a weird face as I say that. I never did tell a soul your secret before this. I still remember the time when I first found out your secret. Five years old and playing with friends at the playground, I saw you with another woman. You cad, you took me to get ice cream to keep me silent! It worked though. Also worked for me, too. I learned how to threaten you and get you to do what I wanted with that little piece of information. That little trick was quite useful as a king, you know. Guess I should thank you for that. Never did see you with the same woman twice other than Mom though. You really were a horrible man, you know that? Still, you’re my father all the same. Mom, I’m sorry I never told you about what Dad was doing behind your back. Guess back then I only really cared about myself and getting nice things. Guess things haven’t changed too much! Hahaha… haha… ha… Flora’s giving me a mean look now. Guess that joke wasn’t that funny to her. She never did like my sense of humour too much once we got married. That’s fine. She was a wonderful wife, and I honestly wouldn’t change my life if I had the chance. The only thing I would change is I would have you guys here for my wedding. I really am sad you missed it. Well, I’m getting a bit tired, and I’ve said all I wanted to say to you guys. Guess this is the end of the last letter. I love you two with all my heart, and have always missed you. Bye. Dang, how did I end these again? Oh, that’s right.

 

With love and care,

  Your loving son Evan


A/N: I hope you all enjoyed this little short story I wrote. It was fun to write, especially the MC’s beef with his father and trying to figure out what words he would call the father. I hope all of you were able to find someway to enjoy this story, and I look forward to writing more short stories along with “Getcha Skills” in the future.

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