rufus sixsmith

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Finished in a frenzy that reminded me of our last night in Cambridge. Watched my final sunrise. Enjoyed a last cigarette. Didn’t think the view could be any more perfect until I saw that beat-up trilby. Honestly, Sixsmith, as ridiculous as that thing makes you look, I don’t believe I’ve ever seen anything more beautiful. Watched you for as long as I dared. I don’t believe it was a fluke that I saw you first. I believe there is another world waiting for us, Sixsmith. A better world, and I’ll be waiting for you there. I believe we do not stay dead long. Find me beneath the Corsican stars, where we first kissed.

Yours eternally, R.F.

I believe there is another world waiting for us, a better world. And I’ll be waiting for you there.
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Robert Frobisher (Cloud Atlas)

With Cloud Atlas Sextet playing at the background, notes by notes, here I quote Robert’s final letter to Sixsmith. Their story arc is the most heart-breaking, not only they don’t get the happy ending, also Robert might never understand how much he meant to Sixsmith. Let’s hope they met again then.