Lydia was enraptured as Ezekiel gave his lecture. Her time in the Fortress of the Light thus far had been a whirlwind of physical training, chores, and so forth; this was her first chance to put her new-found writing skills to use.
And for what a glorious reason to use these skills! Never in her wildest dreams could she have imagined such a discourse offered so casually to the average Child; even though she was learning new things all the time, she still considered philosophy to be a pursuit for intellectuals.
Peace. Faith. Aid. Duty. Honor. Obedience. How to define them? And yet, she had to try. Writing in large, careful letters, Lydia hoped that spelling wouldn’t be held against her:
Peace: When there is no war or warring. It is a time of harmony and understanding between people. To me, this is the ideal state of being, and something to strive for at all costs.
Faith: Belief in something higher than yourself, whether it be an organization such as the Children of the Light, or what they stand for – the Light. To me, this is something that we should share and instill in others, that they might find greater joy of the Creator in the Light.
Aid: In the simplest of terms, help or assistance. To me, this is what the Children of the Light do for others who are less fortunate, whether it be protecting them from Darkfriends, or whatever is needed.
Duty: An obligation, or a job to do. To me, my duty is to serve the Light and protect the people of the world from Darkfriends, and to be the best Child I am able to be.
Honor: Honor is doing what is right and proper. For me, it is an honor to be a Child of the Light, and to be entrusted with the sacred duty of protecting the sanctity of the Light.
Obedience: At the core, this is simply means obeying the rules laid before a person. Obedience is very important in an organization, and it’s mete and proper to follow the rules so that an organization’s business might be carried on in a prompt and efficient manner.
Shaking out her arm, Lydia frowned at what she had written, and hoped that it would suffice.