(1939-01-25) Silas: Mother's Letter to Silas
Details for Mother's Letter to Silas
Summary: Nearly a month after returning from the Winter holidays, Silas' mother confronts him about his use of the family holdings in France with a young girl to celebrate Christmas.
Date: 25 January, 1939

This is the second in a series of letters: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8

This culminates in the scene: A Father Learns


It pains me to even commit this to paper, to know the depths that you will go in your current crusade to make clear your defiance of tradition, of family, indeed of everything we have taught you. I had hoped that with Rowena's approach you would recognize the importance of the hopes your father and I have placed in you, but clearly we have failed; you continue on a path that will see you eventually in ruination, as you pull your family down around you.

I spoke with Bosheth this week; the result was a rather enlightening tale. A young woman, brought into the home your grandparents bequeathed to us. The abuse of family heirlooms, the introduction of a /tree/ to the main room. That same young woman coming into our house without you, as you'd commanded poor Bosheth to give her all the advantages of a guest for the entire holiday, so she could stay there for three days alone and abuse our poor house elf! He'll never be the same after this incident, and you know that he's getting along in years.

This must cease, Silas. You have a duty, to yourself, to your mother and father, to your family and your bloodline, to set aside these foolish thoughts. We've been patient, your father and I. We've put up with these dreams of yours, with your softhearted pleas for others.

Our patience will only last so long.

There will come a time when you have to make a decision between your selfish wants, and the needs of your blood.

I can only hope that one day, you'll see the error of your ways and come back to us… and see that this dalliance of yours only serves to destroy what your father and I have worked so hard for.

- Mother

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