If you are reading this letter, then sadly I am no longer with you, I can only pray that I am the only one gone and that this letter will never be read at all.
It is not with gladness in my heart that I write this letter, but it is something that needs to be done. If you are reading this, then no doubt it has happened, the bad thing that I hoped would not.
The bad man won… and now I am no longer with you.
“What bad man?” I am sure you are wondering. All will become clearer as you read further, but perhaps some truth came out after my death, this I cannot know.
First, an important matter needs to be laid to rest. As you know, my mom Morticia started a legacy when she moved to Riverview all those years ago. It was her wish that a female heir would always continue to document the family progress. As you know with the responsibility of being heir, comes a sacrifice.
It was nanna’s wish that her future heirs’ never marry or move in a rich sim. In the end when the family is very wealthy, this wish will be arbitary, but please, this is my mother’s wish and it should be honored for all generations to come.
Valentia, I chose you to my heir. I want you to carry on with this tradition for our family. It is not that I love Evangeline any less, please explain this to her. It is simply that you, Valentia, remind me so much of myself and of mom. Our family needs a feisty and strong woman to continue with this legacy. One never knows the obstacles one might face.
Along with this letter you will find my thief diary, I hope you will read it. It contains all that I have learnt in my career and all that one needs to know to become a master thief… not that I am insisting that you follow this career path, but such information is always useful.
Now for the part that is hard to write. Of course you and I giggled about my job all those nights sipping hot chocolate in the kitchen. But my job is not romantic Valentia… it is dangerous. One gains many enemies in my line of work.
Unfortunately I gained an enemy… a very powerful one at that. Perhaps you noticed I had been acting differently before my life ended(more than likely not pleasantly), you are so perceptive I am sure you would not have missed it.
I tried to put on a brave face… I really tried.
I guess you are wondering about the man, honey, I can’t tell you his name. It is too dangerous. If you know his name then you are dead. There is nowhere to hide if he knows that you know. I can’t risk that, I can’t tell you.
I hope one day that justice will prevail, but all I can do is hope, for it is not likely.
When he threatened my life, and the life of my family, I was very afraid. I needed help from someone, but in the world of thieves there are not many that one can trust with one’s life.
One person came to mind though, one person I could and would trust with my life, the life of my family, as he trusted me in the same way.
He will never betray me, he will never betray you… indeed he would die for you if he had to.
I told him what was going on, I asked him for help… he made a sacred oath… he promised to always protect my family.
Of course, I cannot tell you his real name either. The man is very powerful… the man is feared by all. He could find this note, I cannot risk that. I cannot have more blood on my hands!
The one you can trust has a code name. A name only he and I know, the man doesn’t know about our relationship, so if he tortures me before he kills me, this is a question he would never think to ask.
But still, he could intercept this letter, lawyers are corruptable afterall… at least this way my friend will be safe.
His ‘name’ is Vince Larinceo.
Remember it well dear Valentia… remember it well.
He will be there when you need him, he will be there even before.
When you ask him about Vince Larinceo he will know that you have read this letter.
Good luck my darling… I will always be with you in spirit, and remember I will always love you.
When you look at the stars twinkling at night, remember I am looking down on you with love.
Remember, goodbye is not forever…
*note from worsiedog – Thanks to Mr Parachute for the code name.