Soliloquies of Power

*Ok – so soliloquy isn't the word I wanted exactly, but it made a nice title!

As per usual, I don't own anything but my name…

For those of you actually reading, this, I'd just like to mention that my other stories are currently on hiatus as this is the only one interesting to me right now. I'd also like to offer a challenge to anyone who wishes it: Write a multi-chap fic that could result in Harry reproducing these "soliloquies". Just let me know if you wish to do so – I'd enjoy reading anything to do with it. Everyone who attempts it will have similar plots likely, but very different stories so I think it would be fun to see what you guys can come up with.


"There is no good or evil, only power and those too weak to seek it!" What does he mean by that? Surely good and evil must exist. Is it not wrong to push someone out a window or shove off the astronomy tower so that they might fall to their death? What about casting one of the unforgivables? What makes them so unforgivable? I've always been told that they are evil because of what they do. But is it evil if the cruciatus is used in self defense? If the killing curse is used to mercy-kill one who, if they were muggle, would be forced to have the plug pulled? Or if you're trying to save a reckless Gryffindor from running after his godfather, and succumbing to the power of the veil? If only someone had dared to cast Imperius over me, Sirius might still be alive… I don't know what to do anymore… Apparently, only those with "power" can throw off the Imperius curse but I doubt I'd of fought it if I had realized it might keep me – and Sirius – safe! It seems to me that the definition of good or evil comes from the purpose of one's spell – whether to hurt or to help… So perhaps after this debate, I must conclude that Voldemort is right – there really is no good or evil, only power and those too weak to seek it. To use on of the unforgivables requires power and will – Dumbledore could have prevented that night from happening if only he'd had the power to actually use an unforgivable – because if Sirius hadn't fallen behind the veil, if I hadn't been at the ministry in the first place, I might have forgiven Dumbledore… but no more! Because of him I have lost Sirius and I shall never forgive him! Voldemort has apparently marked me as his equal, therefore I have power… But will I continue to be too weak to seek it? Only time will tell, I must reflect on this more…