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20th Jul '16 2:13:45 PM Pichu-kun
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20th Jul '16 2:11:58 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', Keiichi leaves such a note at the end of the first arc.
** As does Maria in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''.
*** Although the note is signed as her, it's implied to have been written by Yasu, who is later revealed to have also written the first and second arcs.



* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. Before Victor Hilshire departs for what turns out to be his final mission, he leaves a letter with his girlfriend Roberta Guellfi explaining that he'd like to spend the rest of his life with her, [[MartyrWithoutACause but he's committed to his fate]]. There's also a key to a safety deposit box with another letter explaining how he came to be Triela's protector, and revealing he [[NewChildLeftBehind secretly preserved some of Triela's eggs with a hospital]].

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* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'': Before Victor Hilshire departs for what turns out to be his final mission, he leaves a letter with his girlfriend Roberta Guellfi explaining that he'd like to spend the rest of his life with her, [[MartyrWithoutACause but he's committed to his fate]]. There's also a key to a safety deposit box with another letter explaining how he came to be Triela's protector, and revealing he [[NewChildLeftBehind secretly preserved some of Triela's eggs with a hospital]].



* In ''Fanfic/{{Team8}}, Naruto gets one from his teacher Kurenai after her death. Among other things, the letter reveals Kurenai's suspicions that Hiashi, along with a GovernmentConspiracy inside the Leaf Village, was responsible for arranging for her old team's death, and that Hinata is in love with Naruto.

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* In ''Fanfic/{{Team8}}, ''Fanfic/{{Team 8}}'' Naruto gets one from his teacher Kurenai after her death. Among other things, the letter reveals Kurenai's suspicions that Hiashi, along with a GovernmentConspiracy inside the Leaf Village, was responsible for arranging for her old team's death, and that Hinata is in love with Naruto.Naruto.
* In chapter 27 of the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/BecomingFree'', Elsa and Anna find letters to them written by their mother prior to her death. She wrote them specifically for them to find if she ever died.



* One of Mario's quests in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' is to deliver such a letter to Admiral Bobbery, thus releasing him from the mental torment that keeps him from sailing the seas.

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One of Mario's quests in ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' is to deliver such a letter to Admiral Bobbery, thus releasing him from the mental torment that keeps him from sailing the seas.



* Your foster father Gorion in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' leaves one of these kinds of letters for you to pick up late in the game. (He also apparently ''lies''--{{Fanon}} is divided on whether the two stories of your mother can be reconciled--but then he is the mentor.)
** The whole thing smells of {{Retcon}}. Probably done in order to be able to say that Sarevok and the PC could have exchanged places but for the smallest accident of chance.

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* Your foster father Gorion in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' leaves one of these kinds of letters for you to pick up late in the game. (He also apparently ''lies''--{{Fanon}} is divided on whether the two stories of your mother can be reconciled--but then he is the mentor.)
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) The whole thing smells of {{Retcon}}. Probably done in order to be able to say that Sarevok and the PC could have exchanged places but for the smallest accident of chance.


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* ''VisualNovel/WhenTheyCry'':
** In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', Keiichi leaves such a note at the end of the first arc.
** As does Maria in ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry''. Although the note is signed as her, it's implied to have been written by Yasu, who is later revealed to have also written the first and second arcs.
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7th Jul '16 8:33:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Your foster father Gorion in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' leaves one of these kinds of letters for you to pick up late in the game. (He also apparently ''lies''--{{Fanon}} is divided on whether the two stories of your mother can be reconciled--but then he is TheObiWan.)

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* Your foster father Gorion in ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' leaves one of these kinds of letters for you to pick up late in the game. (He also apparently ''lies''--{{Fanon}} is divided on whether the two stories of your mother can be reconciled--but then he is TheObiWan.the mentor.)
4th Jul '16 8:33:33 PM Valiona
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Team8}}, Naruto gets one from his teacher Kurenai after her death. Among other things, the letter reveals Kurenai's suspicions that Hiashi, along with a GovernmentConspiracy inside the Leaf Village, was responsible for arranging for her old team's death, and that Hinata is in love with Naruto.



** During Tali's loyalty mission, she and Shepard find a holovid on the corpse of Tali's father.

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** During Tali's loyalty mission, she and Shepard find a holovid on the corpse of Tali's father. Tali's quite bitter that the holovid essentially only gives her orders on how to clean up the mess he caused.
3rd Jul '16 2:46:24 PM MetaFour
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* Music/DanielAmos's album series ''The Alarma Chronicles'' includes an ongoing story in the liner notes. The final album, ''Music/FearfulSymmetry'', the narrator reveals that he will soon be dead, presumably from old age.
3rd Jul '16 5:12:21 AM FoxBluereaver
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* Though Sacchi didn't really have any definite proof that she'd be dead by Christmas, she still acknowledges that it was extremely likely that she would be, and Kirito would probably beat himself up over failing to save her. Her delayed-send message was mostly sent for the purpose of breaking him out of his HeroicBSOD.

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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Though Sacchi Sachi didn't really have any definite proof that she'd be dead by Christmas, she still acknowledges that it was extremely likely that she would be, and Kirito would probably beat himself up over failing to save her. Her delayed-send message was mostly sent for the purpose of breaking him out of his HeroicBSOD.
28th Jun '16 10:53:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in ''TheNameOfTheWind''. Kvothe leaves one of these messages for Bast, but survives his mission, to return home to find that Bast found the note earlier than he was supposed to and is pissed off.

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* Played with in ''TheNameOfTheWind''.''Literature/TheNameOfTheWind''. Kvothe leaves one of these messages for Bast, but survives his mission, to return home to find that Bast found the note earlier than he was supposed to and is pissed off.



* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''{{Malloreon}}'', Belgarath and Belgarion find a message written by the BigBad of Literature/TheBelgariad, Torak, that is addressed to Belgarion. It (not entirely typically) starts "If you are reading this, we have already met in battle and you have killed me..." and goes onto explain a few rather important points of the Prophecies that they both serve. It ends with the instruction that Belgarion must be ready to do anything, even kill his own son, rather than allow the Dark Prophecy to be fulfilled. Pretty ominous, considering the Dark Prophecy is the one Torak was serving.

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* In Creator/DavidEddings' ''{{Malloreon}}'', ''Literature/{{Malloreon}}'', Belgarath and Belgarion find a message written by the BigBad of Literature/TheBelgariad, Torak, that is addressed to Belgarion. It (not entirely typically) starts "If you are reading this, we have already met in battle and you have killed me..." and goes onto explain a few rather important points of the Prophecies that they both serve. It ends with the instruction that Belgarion must be ready to do anything, even kill his own son, rather than allow the Dark Prophecy to be fulfilled. Pretty ominous, considering the Dark Prophecy is the one Torak was serving.



* In ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity's Death]]'', after Willis Sr. is sure of Lori's identity, he gives Lori two letters, one from Aunt Dimity and one from her mother. Dimity's provides some background on the terms of her will and the reasoning behind it, while Beth's sets Lori a second task to carry out.

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* In ''[[AuntDimity ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity's Death]]'', after Willis Sr. is sure of Lori's identity, he gives Lori two letters, one from Aunt Dimity and one from her mother. Dimity's provides some background on the terms of her will and the reasoning behind it, while Beth's sets Lori a second task to carry out.



* In ''Series/TheBabysittersClub'' Mystery #5, Mary Anne reads a letter her mother wrote to her shortly before her death.

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* In ''Series/TheBabysittersClub'' ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub'' Mystery #5, Mary Anne reads a letter her mother wrote to her shortly before her death.
25th Jun '16 8:43:28 PM nombretomado
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* Your foster father Gorion in ''BaldursGate'' leaves one of these kinds of letters for you to pick up late in the game. (He also apparently ''lies''--{{Fanon}} is divided on whether the two stories of your mother can be reconciled--but then he is TheObiWan.)

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* Your foster father Gorion in ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' leaves one of these kinds of letters for you to pick up late in the game. (He also apparently ''lies''--{{Fanon}} is divided on whether the two stories of your mother can be reconciled--but then he is TheObiWan.)
9th Jun '16 1:33:59 PM DoctorCooper
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a variation. Sabo leaves a note with Ace and Luffy, expressing excitement that he's finally leaving his {{Jerkass}}, neglectful parents and becoming a pirate. He has no idea that a Celestial Dragon is going to blow his raft sky-high, so his note states that "By the time you read this... I will be at sea". He then goes on to say how he can't wait to see [[TearJerker his brothers again on the ocean]]. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he survived the incident thanks to Dragon and ''did'' end up at sea, but as a revolutionary instead of a pirate like he originally intended. Even then, Luffy and Ace both thought he was dead, and the former didn't find out the truth until a dozen years later while the latter died before they could ever meet again.]]

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has a variation. Sabo leaves a note with Ace and Luffy, expressing excitement that he's finally leaving his {{Jerkass}}, neglectful parents and becoming a pirate. He has no idea that a Celestial Dragon is going to blow his raft sky-high, so his note states that "By the time you read this... I will be at sea". He then goes on to say how he can't wait to see [[TearJerker his brothers again on the ocean]].ocean. [[spoiler:Subverted in that he survived the incident thanks to Dragon and ''did'' end up at sea, but as a revolutionary instead of a pirate like he originally intended. Even then, Luffy and Ace both thought he was dead, and the former didn't find out the truth until a dozen years later while the latter died before they could ever meet again.]]



* "[[http://nrvnqsr.us.to/showthread.php?162-Dear-Tohsaka Dear Tohsaka]]" by tobias, which you can also find on ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'''s fanfic recommendation page. [[TearJerker Just prepare some tissues if you want to read it]].

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* "[[http://nrvnqsr.us.to/showthread.php?162-Dear-Tohsaka Dear Tohsaka]]" by tobias, which you can also find on ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'''s fanfic recommendation page. [[TearJerker Just prepare some tissues if you want to read it]].it.



** Tosh makes a VideoWill in case of her death. The remaining team members find it after she (and Owen) die. It's quite the TearJerker.

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** Tosh makes a VideoWill in case of her death. The remaining team members find it after she (and Owen) die. It's quite the TearJerker.



* There's also the famous, [[TearJerker/RealLife impossibly sad]] [[http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=ken+burns+civil+war+sullivan+ballou&hl=en&sitesearch=# Sullivan Ballou]] letter.

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* There's also the famous, [[TearJerker/RealLife impossibly sad]] sad [[http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=ken+burns+civil+war+sullivan+ballou&hl=en&sitesearch=# Sullivan Ballou]] letter.
6th Jun '16 11:28:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Hari Seldon from Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' series recorded a series of messages to be played each time the Foundation hit one of the mathematically predicted "Seldon Crises". Even the first one was revealed decades after his death. Due to that formula, they consist of stunningly accurate predictions of the future, leading up to one of the classic OhCrap Moments in sci-fi literature, Seldon listing off events that aren't occurring. Don't worry, though, [[ThereIsAnother there is a Second Foundation...]].

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* Hari Seldon from Creator/IsaacAsimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series recorded a series of messages to be played each time the Foundation hit one of the mathematically predicted "Seldon Crises". Even the first one was revealed decades after his death. Due to that formula, they consist of stunningly accurate predictions of the future, leading up to one of the classic OhCrap Moments in sci-fi literature, Seldon listing off events that aren't occurring. Don't worry, though, [[ThereIsAnother there is a Second Foundation...]].



* ''A String Of Pearls'' the original book about ''SweeneyTodd'', features an example written by someone who discovered that the pies were made from people. Unfortunately, he spent so much time writing about how horrible the secret he'd discovered was, [[TooDumbToLive he ran out of pencil before he could reveal it.]]

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* ''A String Of Pearls'' the original book about ''SweeneyTodd'', ''Literature/SweeneyTodd'', features an example written by someone who discovered that the pies were made from people. Unfortunately, he spent so much time writing about how horrible the secret he'd discovered was, [[TooDumbToLive he ran out of pencil before he could reveal it.]]
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