This is the eleventh draft of this letter. You once asked me never to lie to you. All right, so. I tried to be the thief of you, to ambush and take prisoner what I thought I could never earn or be given. Though not as much of a surprise as what happened at dinner. The revolution started prematurely because the idiot conspirator blew up his secret ammo dump and lit the sky with his intentions.
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This is the eleventh draft of this letter. You once asked me never to lie to you. All right, so. I tried to be the thief of you, to ambush and take prisoner what I thought I could never earn or be given.
Though not as much of a surprise as what happened at dinner. The revolution started prematurely because the idiot conspirator blew up his secret ammo dump and lit the sky with his intentions.
Sometimes these accidents end in new nations, but more often they end badly, in hangings and beheadings. And people running into the night. So I used the garden as a ploy to get near you. For this I am more than sorry, I am ashamed. But it made me crazy to watch you constrained to tiny steps, when you could be outrunning time. There is only a brief moment of apogee to do that, in most lives. I love you. But I lust after and covet so much more than your body. I wanted to own the honor of your heart, unbowed in the vilest horrors of Komarr.
I wanted your courage and your will, your caution and your serenity. I wanted, I suppose, your soul, and that was too much to want. I wanted to give you a victory. They must be taken, and the worse the odds and the fiercer the resistance, the greater the honor. The garden could have been your gift, a dowry of talent, skill, and vision. Yours to command,.
A Civil Campaign Quotes
District succession scandals Ekaterin is violently allergic to marriage as a result of her first exposure. He has a cunning plan Lord Mark Vorkosigan has a problem: his love for the sunny Kareen , daughter of Commodore Koudelka , has just become unrequited again. Lord Ivan Vorpatril has a problem: unrequited love in general. But Ivan had never thought the odds applied to him.
A Civil Campaign
Plot summary[ edit ] An Imperial wedding is afoot, as Gregor Vorbarra, Emperor of Barrayar, has finally found love in the form of Komarran heiress Laisa. Miles Vorkosigan is trying to woo the recently widowed Ekaterin Vorsoisson , but fearing that an open approach would drive her away, he takes an indirect approach: to get to see her frequently and knowing of her ambition to become a landscape designer, he hires her to design a garden beside Vorkosigan House. His clone brother Mark also has romance problems. He and Kareen Koudelka became lovers in Beta Colony, but the sexual mores of conservative Barrayar are much stricter, and she keeps their relationship a secret from her family.