The sound of the assorted metals, their varying thicknesses… Metal penetrating flesh and bone, bodies falling to the ground one-by-one. Grunts. Groans. Deep breaths and cries of agony.
That’s what he heard as he walked back into the empty coliseum. He heard the vivid memory, and almost saw it as he walked out into the arena’s sunlight.
He came prepared to end his own agony. He tried. He tried. He couldn’t save his brother that heinous day, despite the bargain he struck with the emperor. Now, he himself walked the streets with a winning smile, all the glory and fame, but when his mind would go quiet, the instant replay would begin, again.
He watched his axe swinging. It started off lazily, but as those thoughts began to swirl around in his head, the swinging got faster…. Stronger…. His breathing changed… Heavily panting now as his body began to sway with the force of his motions….
He looked up, and around. Chasing with his eyes the echo that resonated between his ears. Looking between columns everywhere, he yelled out, “Who goes there?”
Suddenly, the voice was in front of him. An unseen presence. No trace of another body, but a soul… Yes. Then clearly he heard, “It is I… Your brother. Live. Live for us both. You did everything you could. Live, my brother.”
“What we do in life echoes in eternity.”
– Maximus of The Gladiator –
<K&S> All or nothing – pose 15
BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Stealthic Haunting
Breastplate: Noble Creations [NC] – ULTRARARE – The Titans SET – Chestplate @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival until Dec. 6
Pauldrons: Noble Creations [NC] – The Titans SET Gold – Pauldrons @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival until Dec. 6
Bracers: Noble Creations [NC] – The Titans SET Gold – Bracer @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival until Dec. 6
Skirt: Noble Creations [NC] – The Titans SET – Kilt Red @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival until Dec. 6
Helmet: Noble Creations [NC] – The Titans SET Gold – Helm 2 @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival until Dec. 6
Shield: Noble Creations [NC] – Shield Of Pain @ Fantasy Gacha Carnival until Dec. 6
Weapon: .08 [ kunst ] – Double headed battle axe (The Old Forge Gacha)
Coliseum – Estrange Coliseum