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It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.- Epicurus

A letter left behind for the Petrelli family in a safety deposit box that remains unopened and undiscovered...

I’m not religious...not really. I could get all stuffy and say it’s because I was a nurse, or more specifically, because I was a hospice nurse. You watch someone die, you lose faith, all that sorta stuff. That’s not me, though...if anything, being with Charles Deveaux during his final days was...well, it was inspiring to watch the way that man stood up to the end.

I guess you could call me a relaxed agnostic...I believe in a higher power, but I don’t believe that he holds as much control over our lives as some would want to believe. I believe more in destiny and fate than I do in a religious sort of God. Prayer and petition...that’s not where I put my faith.

There’s only one place I’ve ever put any real faith, and yeah, if you want to? You can call it religious. That place is in people...a man or a woman strong enough to make their own way. They don’t pray for their fortunes to come, they make their own. That doesn’t make you weak or despicable if you pray...what makes you weak is if you rely on God to save you.

God doesn’t have the power to save us...we do. By doing what we have to, doing what we were born to do...great things, small things, but all things that leave a mark somewhere. It can be small, like making a dying man’s final days easier to bear...or it can be big, like saving a city from a nuclear bomb.

Small, like saving a cheerleader...or big, like saving the world.

Mom...I forgive you. You did what you had to.

Nathan...I love you. Never forget that...no matter what.

Rory...no matter what happens to me, don’t believe in God or chance. Don’t even believe in me.

Believe in us...believe that I love you.

And all of you...even if you believe the worst, believe that I’m coming home.

All my love,

Muse: Peter Petrelli
Fandom: Heroes
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