I think I have tracked down the right email address, if not I apologize. I'm trying to reach a <Orion's real name> I went to high school with. You would have graduated in the class of '99 from <school>. I hope this is you.
My self-image would be very relieved if you have forgotten who I am. Although, I am sure that is far from the case. My name is <name> and was a grade above you. I guess there is no real easy way to segue into what I want to say other than “I'm sorry for what I did to you.” I know that I would be expecting way too much in desiring a reply of forgiveness, and in my heart know that I deserve nothing less than your absolute disdain. I was stupid back then, and I feel absolutely awful for what I might, or rather 'did', put you through. I understand that nothing I do could ever do would ever warrant your forgiveness.
This letter may seem out of the blue, and I feel I should convey why I'm attempting to contact you with my apologies. My wife, my high school sweetheart, who was generous enough to accept my proposal four years ago watches the Ellen show on TV on a regular basis. I happened to be watching with her when Ellen took a moment to talk about the terrible shooting involving that poor boy. As she spoke so passionately from the heart about school violence and hate that he was subjected too as an openly gay student, I broke down. I realize just how absolutely abhorrent my behavior was towards you back then.
I know full well any attempt to explain that behavior away is nothing less than the actions of a spineless man unwilling to take responsibility for his actions. I knew what I was doing was wrong. Nothing I can say will ever mitigate the damage I've done, or make up for the trouble I put you through. I have absolutely no right to ask for forgiveness and would never seek to ask you for it. I can only apologize profusely from the bottom of my heart and pray that God look over you and protect you.
Any attempt on my part to even begin to imagine a starting point in making this up to you seems futile at the best. I'm sorry.