(1939-02-06) Silas: Silas' Letter to Mother
Details for Silas' Letter to Mother
Summary: Having just reunited with Genevieve, and drunk with success, Silas pushes back at his mother.
Date: 06 February, 1939

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

This culminates in the scene: A Father Learns


Know that I love you and Father, but there are times I honestly wonder if we are truly of the same blood. I know you despise the parts of me that so closely resemble Nanny… but you are the one who pushed off every aspect of rearing me to her. Should it shock you so much that my heart more properly resembles hers?

I would ask you to leave off with the suggestions of possible romantic connections. You know neither me, nor my heart, and this continued insistence that I mold myself to some desire for control and mastership over another not only unnerves me… it disgusts me.

I may not care for Muggles or their society… but I will not turn away those who need my hand. Blood purity only counts for where I place my seed, and that is all that it counts for. Friendship, companionship, and connections? They care not a whit for blood… and limiting myself from them only makes me weaker.

I am proud to say, Genevieve has taken me back. Time and perspective, I think, lets us both know that this is something that is meant to be more than a simple footnote in my personal history. We will be together, and we will be a force to be reckoned with, and the sooner you accept this, Mother, the sooner this rift between us can close.

Please. Cease these attempts to control me. To control my life. Be happy for me, that I've found myself. That I've found my partner. That I know for once where my life is headed. Be proud of me for finding someone whose strengths complement where I lack, and for whom I do the same.

You always told me to find my partner. My equal. Someone who will build me up. Improve the family line and name. I've found her. Please, recognize this.

- Silas

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