“I deeply regret the pain and suffering that my actions have caused for the greater wizarding community. As some of you may know, I didn’t have the benefit of a happy childhood among caring pureblood witches and warlocks. I was abandoned and deserted by those who should have shown me a better path.

It’s possible that my unfortunate behavior in trying to purify the wizarding race are all a misguided attempt to rebel against the Muggle father that abandoned my poor mother. I deeply regret the pain and inconvenience that my actions have created.

And through much soul-searching, I now understand the error of my ways. And it’s clear that I need to apologize. So let me say I’m sorry. I am so very sorry for the difficulties I’ve caused.

And with that, I’ve decided to take an indefinite leave of absence from the Death Eaters. An organization I started during my days at Hogwarts. I plan to seek professional counseling on my behavior with and attitude towards Muggles and Mudbloods. I will find ways to learn from this difficult experience — and to help drive necessary changes in the broader wizarding community.

I owe a heartfelt apology to my fellow Death Eaters, who have been completely blindsided and in no way deserve the pain I’ve caused. But most of all I apologize again to those who I’ve hurt during the course of my career — and for the damage I’ve done to the pureblood wizarding community I care so deeply about.”

Well, I guess he wasn’t so bad after all. Maybe we should give him a pass. I’m sure he’s learned his lesson.

Writing helps me realize just how little I know.

Writing helps me realize just how little I know.