Authors Note: Hello all, this is my newest story. I am working with Baxter54132 on it. He is writing the letters and I am writing the story around them. R & R.

Author Note 2: This is step one in the editing process. Eventually, when I finish editing, I will keep working on the story. But it may take a while. Thanks for sticking with me for all this time!

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Dear Kallen,

If you are getting this note it means that I, Lelouch Vi Britannia, Zero, and leader of the Black Knights, am dead. Zero's requiem has come to pass but you will not be alone. Over the past few months I've been writing many letters all addressed to you. In the next few years you will receive one every week. If you don't get one then contact C.C. She may forget and might need a reminder. I have to go; your execution is about to begin.

I'm sorry,

Lelouch

PS: Burn this when you are done. The world thinks of me as a monster. I can't let these letters change that.

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To say Kallen was surprised when she found the letter would be an understatement. It was addressed Q-1 on the outside. It was also already opened.

After Lelouch died, Kallen immediately left the scene as soon as she was released. She took hurried steps to the nearest exit, hiding her face from worried comrades as she went. Gino tried to stop her, but she just brushed past him. She needed to get away.

In tears, Kallen burst out of the exit and ran home. She ran past all the happy people cheering and celebrating their freedom. Even immersed in all of their glee, she still felt sad as tears dripped down her face.

As she ran, it did not rain like it always does in the movies when a person is in despair. The sun shined in happiness that the Demon Emperor was dead.

The letter was taped to the front door of her house, but Kallen didn't know that. There was nothing on the door as she burst through it.

Drying her tears, she was going to the kitchen to wash her face when she came face to face with her stepmother. In the older woman's hands was a piece of paper. It was a normal looking piece of paper that gathered no immediate attention to itself, but the stepmother seemed very interested in its contents.

Kallen ignored her and, remembering her original intent, walked past the woman over to the sink. There was a flash of white on the kitchen table, and it caught Kallen's eye. She once again was dissuaded from her task and scooped up the mysterious envelope.

Her eyes widened in disbelief as she read who it was addressed to:

Q-1

Of course, her stepmother decided then would be the right time to speak.

"I found this taped to our door earlier. It is most interesting," she sneered, obviously enjoying herself.

"That is addressed to me. Hand it over now!" Kallen exclaimed. Her head was spinning. That letter could only be from Lelouch and her stepmother had beaten her to it. The whole situation could get out of hand easily.

"What is a Q-1, precisely?" her stepmother just had to pry. Kallen went from angry to angrier.

"Me, I am Q-1. Now hand it over!"

"Temper, temper. Fine, you can have it. Your secret lover is dead anyway." The stepmother stuck up her nose, put the letter on the table, and practically skipped away as Kallen fumed.

Her fuming came to a halt as she picked up the letter and read it. The recently stopped tears made a reappearance when Kallen finished the letter. She carefully folded it up and placed it in the envelope, holding it close to her heart.

"You are not a monster Lelouch. And I will not burn the letters. I will treasure them forever." She said out loud, seemingly to herself. Then Kallen dried her tears once more, before steeling her emotions and going to talk to her stepmother.

After a quick, loud argument, it was decided Kallen and her real mother would be moving into a small apartment nearby Ashford so Kallen could start attending school again. This worked out well for everyone.

The next day Kallen had to actually go to school. The walk there seemed to be longer than it should have been, but she suffered through it. After all, she promised Lelouch she would go back to Ashford, so now she was.

The first person she went to see upon arriving was Rivalz, the student council president. She approached him in the hallway, hesitating slightly about whether to actually talk to him or not.

He almost seemed to sense her hovering behind him and spun around. She was wearing her hair up in its true style with the Guren key around her neck and it was a surprise Rivalz recognized her at all.

"Kallen, is it really you?"

"Yeah" Kallen looked down at her feet, unsure of what to say. To her surprise, Rivalz gave her a hug.

"It's good to have you back, and alive too." He chuckled slightly. Then, chattering all the way, he dragged her off to their first class, which was surprisingly close by.

The atmosphere when Kallen walked in was so tense it could be cut with a knife. Rivalz didn't even notice and whistled as he sat down in his seat. Kallen sat as far back as she could without drawing attention to herself.

The class they were in was 'relatively recent history' or something along those lines. Today they were studying the Black Knights.

The teacher, his name was Mr. O, did not even realize that he had the Black Knight ace sitting in his classroom.

"This is Zero. He was the rebel leader of the Black Knights. He turned out to be a prince of Britannia. Blah blah blah, said to have had an affair with a Ms. Kallen Kozuki, blah blah blah."

Kallen glared at the teacher, but he didn't notice.

"This is the Guren Mk II. Kallen Kozuki, the only pilot better than Suzaku Kururugi, knight of Zero, piloted it. She vanished when Zero killed the emperor."

"Ahem"

"Yes miss?"

"Do I look vanished to you?"

"What is your name?

"Kallen Kozuki."

"Oh" The teacher was stuttering over his words, "Well, I, uh. …, anyways," he stuttered slightly over his words before deciding to ignore Kallen and return to his lecture, "Like I said before, it is said that Ms. Kozuki had an affair with Zero and the Demon Emperor."

Kallen glared at him again.

"I did not" The teacher returned her glare.

"If you continue to disturb my class then I will give you detention. Is that clear?"

"Yes"

"Good"

The rest of the class passed without incident as Kallen listened to the lies about the Black Knights with disdain.

After the class ended, she was the first one out the door. She ran right into Gino, literally.

Luckily, her military training saved her from a hard fall, running into Gino was like crashing into a brick wall. Of course, he barely even noticed the collision.

"Kallen? Hi! You came back to school. This is great." He smiled broadly at her, his bright blue eyes twinkling with joy. Kallen smiled weakly back.

"Sure Gino, good to see you too. See you later." Kallen dodged around the teen and walked off towards her next class deep in thought. The school was even weirder than it was before she left it, and the teachers must have gotten crazier every year.

The rest of the day was a breeze.

After school, Kallen went to the student council meeting to see if anything had changed. It hadn't.

It was Election Day and Rivalz pounced on Kallen the moment she stepped through the door. He no longer wanted to be president. This was fine with Kallen, except for the fact that he wanted her to take his place. But Kallen had no choice.

It only took ten minutes for all of the freshmen to side with Rivalz and place her in a position of power.

It was going to be a long year.

Kallen had officially gone back to school, just like she promised.

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End Note: Did you like it? Review please. The chapter name is the letter number. Please also look at Baxter54132's stuff. Next time, 1.