I know you prefer traditional, handwritten letters, so I've taken time out of my busy schedule to write you one. I know it's been a few weeks already, and I'm sorry about the delay. It's been hard adjusting to life here, especially the roommate situation. I'm staying in Malan Hall.
I know, I know, I kept trying to visit but I was so busy over term break! I tried to stop by, but Dad was there, and I didn't want to deal with him again, so I just went back to Valerie's. Thanks so much for spotting me the extra cash to rent my own place, this time. It couldn't have been avoided last term, as all underclassmen have to stay in dormitories, but I'm definitely enjoying the peace of having my own place.
Soon enough, it was time for Alpha to graduate. She'd managed to achieve a 4.0 GPA for her second term, sealing her position on the Dean's List. As she left the ceremony, she watched all of the other students mingling with their loved ones and regretted that there was nobody here for her. With a sigh, she set off towards her rented home to get some sleep before she had to move back to Sunset Valley tomorrow.
Alpha turned at the sound of her sister's voice.
Alpha: "Epsi! What are you doing here?"
Epsilon: "I caught the bus up. I didn't want you to graduate all by yourself, after all."
Alpha: "You didn't have to do that."
Epsilon: "Of course I did, don't be stupid. So, what's next?"
Epsilon wrinkled her nose a bit at that.
Epsilon: "The military? I don't know, Al."
Alpha: "They pay well, and as a Squad Leader I wouldn't be under contract. I could leave if I didn't like it. It's apparently a much more technical position than what you'd get just enlisting at the military base back home, and it's not uncommon for technology graduates to work there."
Epsilon: "I guess it wouldn't be so bad. It's not like we're at war, and it doesn't look like anything's heating up in the world.
Alpha: "Exactly. I promise I'll write home when I can, and visit when I get leave."
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Correspondence redux! Epsilon does like her old-fashioned letters, she gets that from her mother.
This is it for Alpha, as far as her being a playable legacy spare is concerned. What happens to her from here on out is largely to be determined by story progression. The Magician hasn't forgotten about her, but he's patient in a way that only a vampire of over a thousand years can be. I'm still waiting myself to see if anything comes of his run-in with Alpha, or if he gets distracted by more pressing matters. Time will tell.
Please ignore the fact that it's winter in the legacy hood and summer/fall in the university hood. I don't know how to fix this, and it really irritates me.