I have sent this letter to your last four known addresses. Hopefully one will find a way to you.
It has been a very long time since we last spoke, and I find myself thinking of you often. I wonder how everything is going for you, and hope that things with Nora are going smoothly.
I miss you, Victor. Your lab was always a haven of peace and quiet.
I would love to get away for a week or so to visit Gotham, but it’s just not practical at the moment. I’m in the process of moving in with my partner, who is expecting our first child. I’m sorry I couldn’t include any ultrasound pictures; they don’t seem to have the necessary technology here. If it’s a boy, we’ve decided on Victor Tyrael Deitrich-Chatham. We can’t seem to agree on a Girl’s name. Either way, our baby will grow up being called ‘Cherub’ by most people.
I have a new job and the prospect of a better one soon.
How are things going with you? Have you been travelling? Are you working on any research? Did you ever give any more thought to your own cure?
I love you, Victor. I have never forgotten you. I can only hope that maybe you remember me fondly enough to write me back.
Victor reads the note with a small smile, it had been a long time since he had spoken to any of his friends, especially Random. He takes the note and brings it inside, gathering a pen, paper, and envelope.
After several moments of thought and consideration, he begins writing.
It is good to hear from you, as it has been a regrettably long time. I am glad to learn that you are well, and I assure you that both Nora and I are also getting along fine.
We both want to congratulate you on your first child… and I am honored that you have chosen Victor as the child’s name, should he be a boy. We wish you the best on your journey as parents— it will be a long and hard one, but we are sure that a child will thrive in such a loving family as yours, and we hope that you will send us pictures along the way.
It is good to know that you have security in your career, and I hope that the better job comes through for you.
Things here have been quiet. Nora is the only company I have had as of late, and she comes and goes as she pleases. I have not been working on research, instead my hours are dedicated to spending time with Nora… it has been so long since we have been together, it is almost as though I am starting life anew with her.
I have considered working on a cure for myself, but I find that the idea would be in vain… and I would much rather spend the time I have with my beloved.
It has been wonderful hearing from you as well, I had wondered where you had gotten to and am glad to hear that all is well with you.
Best Regards to a Dear Friend,