The Empire improves every system it touches. Judge by any metric. Safety, prosperity, trade, opportunity, peace.
They were so powerful, they wrote the laws to benefit themselves. They got away with everything because they banked on us, all of us, to trust the system. That was our vulnerability, and they took advantage of it.
You’re not a novice anymore. You’re long past the point of thinking of us as a family. That’s the mistake people make in the beginning, but you understand, I think, it’s a system. And we’re all in this system. You, me, the Boss. The cousins, the uncles, the aunts. The lepers. For better or for worse. We’re all stuck in it. And we can’t just air our grievances and throw bombs in the air as in a normal family, or we end up damaging something much bigger and something much more important. The system.[to Diana]