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Third Revision: Vicron 2148: A new regent is sworn in by Tansin A. Darcos 08/09/2022, 5:44am PDT
For technical reasons the story has to change, and it starts ten years later than the first two drafts posted here. There will be additional changes in the future. This is the revision up through 7 August 2022:


Chapter 67 – “So, are we clear on what?s going to happen?”

     “No, Jim, this one I will not be attending. This is your moment to shine, and besides that, there will be a live broadcast and a pool reporter there to take pictures, and I don?t want to be photographed. Even if I wear a photo shield, and it shows up on pictures, people will wonder why. Once they connect my face to the Empress, or even a general impression of my size, I lose the ability to be just some cute little girl who can go out in public pretty much freely, without security having to watch everything. This way, you get all the attention and have to have tight security wherever you go. Yeah, sure, when I turn 18 and accept all the perks of the office, then I?ll have to be known publicly. Besides, the news will carry it live, it will be almost as good as being there. Teddy Bear, what do you think?”
      “I kind of agree, with Marnie staying unknown, she gets to have a normal adolescence, and doesn?t have the stifling ‘security everywhere? environment that the typical public Head of State has to deal with. At least you're smart enough that you realize when you turn 18, that you will have to become a public figure.”
      “So, are we clear on what?s going to happen?”
      “Jim will go in first, I?ll follow. Oh, yeah, Jim, what do you want to use for your official name, what you're referred by, how you'll sign documents, etc.? I?ll introduce you with that name so the Chief Justice knows what to say.”
      “I decided I should be a bit more formal, that I don?t want to use my full name, I got teased about it when I was a kid, like ‘James knocks Wilson out,? that sort of thing. I guess James K. Wilson is okay.”
      “All right, so Jim will go in first, I?ll follow. He will turn to face me, shake my hand, then turn to the audience. We will wait 15 seconds for news commentators to finish, I will introduce him, make my speech, invite the Chief Justice, then sit down, my part ended. He'll probably make some introductory remarks, then swear Jim in.”
      “Sounds like a plan. Here?s the framed commission, Teddy Bear, to be handed off to Nathan.” She watched the clock for a few seconds, as they had timed it. “Okay, boys, let?s get out there.”
      “Yes, ma'am,” they both said in unison as they walked out. Marnie turned to watch the TV coverage of the room next door, awaiting its ceremonial duty. It was exactly 8 o'clock.

Chapter 68 – “Are you ready to take the oath of office of Regent?”

      Charlie sets the commission down next to the podium, shakes hands, turns from Jim and faces the audience, watches the clock for 15 seconds, then speaks. “Good morning ladies and gentlemen, my name is Charles Bear, I am Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of Vicron. I come here to introduce our new Regent, James K. Wilson.” He is interrupted by applause. “Or rather, he will be Regent as soon as he takes the oath of office.
      “Today we start a new beginning. We are here to witness a special event, the swearing in of a new Regent. While technically any person authorized to take oaths could do this, including myself, it has, for hundreds of years, even before this country has existed, been the custom and tradition that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court has had the privilege of doing so. We also have a new event to celebrate, when the Sovereign is under the age of 18, the Regent also has the responsibility of acting as her guardian, and is given the temporary title of Chief Regent. This becomes the first time a Regent and Chief Regent has been appointed. Now, having made my speech, I invite Chief Justice Nathan Bee to come forward and take his place as we make history.” Applause follows as he sits down.
      “Thank you, Charley. As he said, we stand here at an historic moment, swearing in someone as both Regent and Chief Regent for the first time. If I may offer you some advice Mr. Wilson, you may have times when you wonder why you were stupid enough to accept this appointment. There have been times when I have sat in my office and said, ‘was I actually sober when I accepted the appointment as Chief Justice?? But, on balance, I think that what I have been able to do as a force for good makes up for the occasional irritations. And I hope you will feel the same way. You stand before us as the ninth such recipient of this honor, and I hope you will continue the stature, grace, and wisdom your predecessors – well, most of your predecessors – have brought to this role. Are you ready to take the oath of office of Regent?”
      “Yes, Your Honor, I am.”
      “There are two oaths. We'll start with the first, guardian and Chief Regent. Please raise your right hand and repeat after me: I James K. Wilson, do solemnly swear, or affirm...”
      “I, James K. Wilson, do solemnly affirm, under penalty of perjury, that I, while acting as guardian of the Sovereign, will, to the best of my ability, care for and protect the Sovereign, and in that role as Chief Regent, shall always act in the best interests of the Sovereign, and I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, to which I do voluntarily affirm.”
      “Now for the Oath of Office of Regent. Again, repeat after me: I, James K. Wilson, do solemnly swear, or affirm...”
      “I, James K. Wilson, do solemnly affirm, under penalty of perjury, that I will support and defend the Compact of Vicron, the Constitution and laws of the Empire of Vicron, against any and all enemies. I will bear true faith and allegiance to Her Majesty, Empress Elizabeth, her Heirs and successors pursuant to law. I shall be a loyal and faithful servant of the Empire of Vicron, and respect the rights and freedoms of the Empire. I will, to the best of my ability, faithfully execute the office of Regent in a fair and impartial manner. I shall respect the Empire?s laws, and I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, to which I do voluntarily affirm.”
      “Congratulations, Regent Wilson, and good luck, Your Excellency.” He hands Jim his commission.
      “Thank you, Chief Justice.” The two men shake hands, then turn and stand together for pictures. Jim holds up the commission so the photographer can take pictures of it as well.

     After the Chief Justice stepped away, Jim read the commission out loud to the audience:

Elizabeth, Sovereign of the Empire of Vicron,
To all to whom these presents shall come greeting: Know ye that reposing special trust and confidence in the Integrity and Ability of James Knox Wilson of the City and Country of Vicron, Empire of Vicron, I have nominated and, by and with the advice and consent of the Empire?s Legislature, do appoint him Regent of Vicron and do authorize and empower him to execute and fulfill the duties of that Office according to law, and to have and to hold the said office with all the powers and privileges thereunto of right appertaining, unto him the said James Knox Wilson during the pleasure of the Sovereign of the Empire of Vicron, for the time being.
In Testimony whereof I have caused these Letters to be made Patent and my Seal of the Sovereign and of the Empire of Vicron to be hereunto affixed.
Done at the Imperial Palace in the City and County of Vicron, Empire of Vicron, this third day of October, in the Year of our Lord two thousand one hundred forty eight, and of the Founding of the Empire the one hundred and second.

By the Sovereign: Elizabeth Cynthia Darcos
      “Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming.” The audience applauds. He then walks back to the Ready Room where Marnie was watching.

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