"The Fall of Centauri Prime"

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"They say the bombardment is moving away from the capital, into the outer areas. We should be safe for a time."
"Madness. Our people are dying by the thousands, tens of thousands!"
"Yes. They say--"
"Who says? Who are they? What are you talking about?"
"They! Say .. it's your time now, Londo."
	-- Regent and Londo in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"They say: the Shadows were our masters. We served them, believed in them, loved them. Then they went away and left us behind to escape on our own. But without our masters .. who are we? In the end .. what are we but .."
"A shadow .. of a shadow. An echo of what was. Our home, Z'ha'dum, destroyed. We .. wandered. Then we remembered .. this place. We remembered .. you."
	-- Regent and Drakh to Londo in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"You see, Londo, they learn quickly. They learned from the Shadows, and they learned from you."
	-- Regent to Londo in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"No! Wait. Don't. What do you want of me?"
"What we want from you .. is you."
	-- Londo and Drakh in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"I don't have the authority."
"You will .. because I will be dead, and you will be Emperor. It's all very clean that way. Once I'm gone, you can blame me for anything you want. I won't mind .. really .. because I'll know .. you had no choice. No choice at all."
	-- Londo and Regent in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"I have been many things in my life, Mollari. I have been silly. I have been quiet when I should have spoken. I have been foolish. And I have wasted far too much time. But I am still Centauri .. and I am not afraid."
	-- Regent to Londo in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"Do you know how much time we have left on life support?"
"It's hard to say."
"Meaning you do not know, or .. you do not wish to say?"
	-- Delenn and Lennier in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"I can't stay. I just wanted to see how you were."
"Better. I would be dead if not for you. You risked your life to save mine."
"Yes. You would have done the same."
"Yes, but I am a better person."
	-- Londo and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"In the months and the years to come, you may hear many strange things about me, my behavior. Well, they say the position .. changes you. And I just .. I .. I wanted to--"
"I understand."
"Perhaps. And perhaps you do not understand as much as you think. Pray .. that you never do, G'Kar. Pray .. that you never truly understand."
	-- Londo and G'Kar in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"Isn't it strange, G'Kar? When we first met, I had no power .. and all the choices I could ever want. And now I have all the power I could ever want .. and no choices at all. No choice .. at all."
	-- Londo to G'Kar in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"Mollari .. understand .. that I can never forgive your people for what they did to my world. My people can never forgive your people. But I .. can forgive .. you."
	-- G'Kar to Londo in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"Perhaps it's not so bad to go off the beacon. No one knows what's out there. Maybe we'll find a million-year-old jumpgate left behind by the First Ones. That would be amazing, wouldn't it, Lennier?"
"Yes."
"I would, of course, expect you to get it working in a timely fashion."
"I will do my best."
	-- Delenn and Lennier in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"Delenn."
"Yes?"
"I love you."
"I know."
	-- Lennier and Delenn in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"Have you seen the damage? We still don't have a count on all the dead and wounded. How am I supposed to live in the Royal Suite and look out at all of that?"
"You could always board up the windows."
	-- Londo and Vir in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"Citizens of Centauri Prime. We have come through the long night of fire, pain, and death. We have been gravely wounded, but we remain Centauri. The Regent began the war with the Alliance, and that war is now over. The greater one, the war to rebuild our world and restore our place in the galaxy now begins. Sheridan and his Alliance have struck deeply at our people, exacting a terrible price in the lives of those who died during the night. Another great price must now be paid in the form of reparations which will come close to ruining our economy. They wish to teach us a lesson, to break us so that we will never again be a problem. This punishment is unfair, is a violation of our sovereign rights, but we will bear this burden as we have borne so many before. We are no longer a part of the Alliance. We are alone. We fought alone, and we will rebuild alone. We will work even harder to show those who have come to humiliate us that we will not bow down. As a symbol of our new isolationism, I will walk alone to my inauguration. I will take on the burden of Emperor in silence. The bells of our temples will sound all day and all night, once for each of our people killed in the bombings. We are alone, alone in the universe, but we are united in our pain. May the Great Maker be with you all."
	-- Londo in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"Delenn, Mr. President, as my first official act, I am formally appointing Vir Cotto as ambassador to Babylon 5. I have every confidence that he will do .. at least as good a job as I did."
	-- Londo in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"I find .. I can no longer see the road you're on, Londo. There is a darkness around you. I can only pray that in time, you may find your way out of it."
	-- Delenn in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"
"So why the long faces? Things are quiet, the attacks have stopped, and we won the Centauri War. What's the problem?"
"Yes, we won the war, but what did we lose?"
	-- Zack and Delenn in Babylon 5:"The Fall of Centauri Prime"

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