It's so hot. Why does the sun have to be so close? If it were farther away we could be cooler.
Its close indeed, as Icarus found out. Do you remember that story?
Well enough. Icarus and his father Daedalus were imprisoned in a tower, and his father made him wings out of feathers and wax. They flew away from their prison. Daedalus told his son not to fly to high, but he disobeyed, and the sun melted the wax, and the wings came apart. He fell into the ocean and drowned.
May I go outside now?
In a moment, Little Beetle.
He disobeyed his father.
Why do you think Icarus had to die?
But his father wasn't the emperor, merely a common man. Wouldn't death be a harsh punishment for so small a crime?
What is the sun?
Exactly. The father saw his son approaching manhood and was jealous of having to share his power. He tried to keep the boy a child too long. Icarus tried to become a man before he was ready, making up his own mind about things better left to his elders. That was his crime, and death was his punishment.