The Dead

In Jackson Cade, Promo by Jackson Cade

“I’ve been to more funerals in my life than any sane man should ever have to attend.”

“A hundred lives lived, a thousand tears shed, and the entire time I sat back thinking about just how much I could have done to save them had I been there.”

“Good men on the force, Redgrave’s victims, Riggs… I shed tears for every last one of them, I wished I could bring them back!”

“But I think I’ve learned something.”

“It’s a harsh, painful truth that needs to be said.”

“You can’t change the past, and what’s dead is dead.”

“Sometimes… you need to just let go.”

“The dead can lie, but you have to look forwards to what’s still there. Lives still lived, people to protect. For me, I have my brother. The Sheriff says he’s dead to me.”

“But as long as he still breathes, I’ll still try.”

“Why am I saying all of this? What does the dead have to do with anything? Well, on Monday I have to face down another corpse standing in my path towards a better tomorrow.”

“The remains of a once great man named Drewitt who did his best to help the people of Arcadia before being left in a shallow grave by a demented candy man.”

“There may be a heartbeat in your chest and air in your lungs but you’re no more alive than Riggs or Jasper Redgrave, Drewitt. There was a bullet between your eyes, your life was brought to an unfulfilling end.”

“Yet you still walk amongst the living, don’t you?”

“Death always at your tail as you come back over and over again refusing to stay down.”

“I’m sorry for what happened to you, Drewitt, I really am. You were a good man, weren’t you?”

“But you’re dead.”

“You can deny it, fight it tooth and nail, but the hard truth is that you’re on borrowed time before you end up in the grave again. You can try all you want, push forwards fruitlessly as you please, but at the end of the day?”

“You have to just let go, Drewitt.”

“Nothing can change the past, the bullet can’t be put back in the barrel. Death itself is chasing you through Arcadia as you try to upset the balance of the world. I know it’s hard to say goodbye, it feels impossible.”

“But I can’t let you stand in my way.”

“I can’t go back in time to save you, I can’t save Riggs, I can’t save those victims.”

“However, if I win Ring King? I’ll have leverage. I’ll be that much closer to saving my brother.”

“I can change the future.”

“And it all starts with one more corpse in my way.”

“I’ve been the Pallbearer for countless funerals in my life, Drewitt.”

“What’s one more?”

“Olympus won’t be a match, it’ll be a funeral.”

“As your coffin lowers into the grave, I’ll shed a tear for a good man and what I can’t change.”

“Then I’ll look towards the future towards the things I can.”