Gyron: Are you ready to do your duty for the Digest?
Newman8r: Yes, father.
Gyron: You will not be an admin.
Newman8r: Which wiser, older man is to take my place?
Gyron:My powers will pass to Naturallystoned, to hold in trust until the Senate is ready to rule once more. PD is to be a republic again.
Gyron: Yes. My decision disappoints you?
Newman8r: You wrote to me once, listing the four chief virtues: Wisdom, justice, fortitude and temperance. As I read the list, I knew I had none of them. But I have other virtues, father. Ambition. That can be a virtue when it drives us to excel. Resourcefulness, courage, perhaps not on the battlefield, but... there are many forms of courage. Devotion, to my family and to you. But none of my virtues were on your list. Even then it was as if you didn't want me for your son.
Gyron:Oh, Newman8r. You go too far.
Newman8r: I search the faces of the gods... for ways to please you, to make you proud. One kind word, one full hug... where you pressed me to your chest and held me tight. Would have been like the sun on my heart for a thousand years. What is it in me that you hate so much?
Newman8r: All I've ever wanted was to live up to you, Caesar. Father.
Gyron:[Gyron gets down on his knees] Newman8r. Your faults as a son is my failure as a father. Come
[Gives Newman8r a hug]
Newman8r: [Newman8r hugs Gyron and cries] Father. I would have butcher the whole world... if you would only love me!
[Newman8r begins to asphyxiate Gyron while they hug, Gyron grunts]