A/N: This was written in response to an "Unsent Letter" challenge at Circle of Crones. I decided it deserved to be posted here, because I like it. I had meant for it to be longer, but it didn't want to co-operate, so here it is, spoilers and all.
To my dearest James Norrington,
I can't even begin to tell you just how sorry I am for the way things turned out between us. I know I must have hurt you when I chose to follow my heart. You were most gracious. You were a good man, James. I want you to know that I always thought that of you, regardless of everything that happened. You saved me, twice, at the risk of your own safety, selflessly. That alone is enough to say you were a good man.
I know you made mistakes, but we all have at one point or another. I just wanted to tell you that I do forgive you. I know you had nothing to do with my father's death, and regardless of the sins you may have committed, you were a good, decent man.
As you said on The Flying Dutchman, our destinies have been entwined, but never joined. I just wanted you to know that I have never been more happy to have known someone as noble, kind, and selfless as you were. You saved my life, and I'm sorry I was not able to save yours. You will always have a special place in my heart.