As the blood flows, as he screams, the sky turns orange and red. The pain of losing the woman he loved and thought he had a child with is immeasurable. Dropping his sword on the ground, grasping for her, yet he can’t touch her, feeling like he doesn’t deserve to even look towards her. Anus stands up, picks up the sword and looks at his brother. I’m going to put you out of your misery, brother, you won’t have to suffer, says Anus as he pushes his sword through Olanus’ chest. Crying and bleeding, Olanus puts his hands on the sword that was sticking out through his chest, before collapsing on the ground, looking at Alicaria. Anus kneels to hold his hand, I wish this wouldn’t be the end. I wish this wouldn’t have happened like this. I wish we could have lived in harmony. I am sorry, brother.
Anus calls for some of his men to help him bury them there on the field together. Thinking it is the least he could do for his brother. Shovel of gravel after shovel of earth after shovel of dirt thrown on the two bodies, Anus is now thinking about what’s to come, the fight, the war, the death toll. The Caesar will march and death will follow, he knows that much. A small fort, thin city walls, around thirty decent archers were their defenses. Stones, boulders and some boiling water were carried for the rest of the soldiers to throw down the walls during the siege. A few letters sent North, South and East for help in their rebellion against the Romans, maybe someone would be crazy enough to join them. The few hundred that had come before the letters were wrote had heard by chance and were already fed up with the empire. Anus still hopeful that from those letters months ago, someone would respond before it would be all too late.
From the forest by the mountains a girl arrives at Creetus, once she sees the Giant, she runs towards him. He had finished burying them and now was looking East towards the Roman army. The girl gets to him and starts crying, he looks down and picks her up. She hold him tight, he looks for Hippos if he came back running too. And he asks her if he’s on his way here too, or if it is just her. She tells him that they were found by Romans and they were slaughtered, but she was the only one to get away. Anus now in pain, thinking about Hippos and the fact that his corpse now lays somewhere by the edge of a forest, killed by monsters. A Roman soldier arrives at edge of the forest, from where Adpetentia had come, seeing that Olanus was nowhere to be found, he runs back towards the Roman camp. It had happened once more…
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