Last Will and Testament
((My last post on here is Tarrlok’s last words to various people. If interest rises in making a spirit Tarrlok, then I’ll stick around!
Added more people to the list.))
This is to all I have wronged.
These are my final words made just before I erase the legacy of Yakone.
To Councilman Tenzin:
I am envious of you. Honestly.
Your parents loved and cared for you dearly.
They treated you with love. My father never did.
I wish I had your father as my own. As Noatak’s as well.
No. No regrets.
I apologize for all I have done to you, to gain your ire, your disrespect. All that I did to Avatar Korra.
You befriended all the people you could.
Perhaps if I had been more like you, this entire crisis would have never happened.
Just promise me something. Love your mother and your siblings. Love your wife and children. Treat them with love. Always. Be their hero. Leave a legacy worth leaving.
To Avatar Korra:
You are not a half-baked Avatar. You…remind me of my brother. So very much it hurt. I did not wish to Bloodbend you. I truly wanted to be your ally. You were just like my brother and when I said we made a great team, I swore I saw his same bravery in your eyes.
You are living proof of the old adage: The Northern Water Tribe lost its heart with Princess Yue, and the Southern Water Tribe will be the redeemer.
Please…keep the world safe. Keep Republic City safe. It is all I can even try to ask, though I do not deserve it.
Just…please, keep the city safe. For all I did, I really did care for the city.
To my secretary:
You weren’t just a squeaky voiced liar. You were my only friend. Thank you for not hating me. Perhaps now you will have a true friend now that I am gone.
To my mother:
I kept my ponytails like you made for me before I went to Republic City. I found him mom. I found Noatak. He’s alive! He…is as broken as I am. No matter how many times I come to your grave and beg for your guidance, I receive none. Perhaps…I never truly listened.
I tried to be someone you could be proud of, someone you could brag about.
“That’s my son! That’s my Tarrlok!”
I wanted to save Republic City from my own father’s ghost, and instead I merely rattled the cage.
I…I love you mom. I miss you terribly.
You and Noatak are the only bright parts of my pathetic life.
And I lost you both.
To my brother:
I failed you.
I should have gone with you.
I should have ran with you, yet I did not.
It is my fault this has all happened to you.
Perhaps now I can take your pain away.
We won’t have to bear this burden anymore.
I’m weary Noatak.
Let us sleep at long last.
Let’s end our father’s stain on the world.
I will see you on the other side.