Goliath and Brazeedas

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Goliath had his city torn to shreds after Brazeedas of Athens stole it's resources. He embarks on a quest to take revenge, enlisting the help of his friend Septimus. But with the Gods watching and not in their favour, why did Brazeedas attack Sparta? And what secrets does his wife have? Monsters and fairytales roam as the Gods unleash hell on the one who doesn't pray...

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3. His Plea

 

Over the sea and across the blue, Brazeedas laughed in his palace of gold and fruit and fools. He sat, like a God thinking he was at the top that he could be, and triumphant that he had caused so much pain and hurt over at Sparta. As he thought girls would pluck grapes from vines, and slowly deposited them into Brazeedas’s opened, grinning mouth. He would then stare longingly into the girl’s eyes, like a cheetah staring at a Gazelle; eyes of fire, but a heart of meat and dark. He would then stroke her dark hair, and lean closer and closer, like a teenager with nothing better to do. This was the way in Athens, the rich and pompous sat in their kingdom of greed, while others sat in their kingdom, of dirt and misery. Before the grapes form the vine were finished, Brazeedas’s wife stormed in, jealousy burning inside her. Brazeedas turned and his golden locks flicked like he was starring as a hero in a film. His seething wife stormed to the helpless girl and through the grapes out of the nearest balcony, nearing near some beggar’s feet.

“Get out!” she screamed to the girl, who was now crawling backwards on the floor, “Everyone leave us!” All the slaves and servants departed.

   “I am your wife!” she exclaimed, “And yet you flirt with other women? Your arrogance one day will kill you!”

“My darling Diolace you have such a unhappy and unsettled mind, I hope it isn’t because of recent events.”

“What do you mean?” Diolace stared, and then after a minute she raised her eyebrows and raised a hand to slap Brazeedas. “Why you malevolent, argh!” before she was about to throw her hand over Brazeedas’s flesh, Brazeedas grabbed her wrist and clenched it hard, she squealed, and gritted her teeth as if it helped her withstand the pain.

“Don’t you dare defy me wretch,” Brazeedas whispered, “Or your life will mean nothing to know one.” He through her hand down and she stumbled onto the floor. She panted heavily.

 “Well then, as it seems you seek to get rid of me anyway, I guess you will be pleased to know, that our spy has reported-

   “Diolace, leave me in peace!”

  “Listen! Gol-

   “Get out!” shouted Brazeedas.

   “Argh! Shut up! Let me finish! Our spy has reported that Goliath of Sparta are leaving their homeland at dawn to overthrow you!” she screamed in fury.

  “What? They cannot overthrow me! They are merely small rocks beneath my feet, I am loved more than the Gods themselves!” he claimed.

  “Don’t try and anger them! Just pray to Zeus for help, then I will be able to sleep at night. Even though it can be tough, this is my home and I intend to live here in peace. Even if family, Septimus have come to attack.”

  “Do not mention that name in my house. I shall crush them, calm down Diolace; you shall have the revenge on your brother that you seek. If he had successfully killed me, you would be on the streets; it would have been a shame to lose such a beautiful face.” He stroked her cheek, but Diolace turned away sharply.

   “I do not seek revenge, I only want information and forgiveness. As to why the deed was decided.”

   “Your brother was a disgusting pig! He was a disgrace to your family as is his name! I will hear nothing more of his insolence!” Brazeedas yelled, as Diolace turned and stormed away. He screamed after her,

   “You, we, are much better without his breath on our land!” Diolace turned around and screamed.

“And maybe he was right to try and kill you! You went over there and slaughtered all of the innocent, the women, and the children! You slit their throats like they were meat for a slaughterhouse! Sometimes you disgust me as you bathe in your glory!”

“Do not defy me wretch! Or one day you shall awake, in the heaven and no longer on Earth!”

Diolace never knew why Septimus had sought to kill Brazeedas, for her protection, was he just cold hearted? Had Goliath put him up to it? Later that night, Brazeedas prayed to Zeus.

   “Oh, Zeus I fear defeat, and death, I know I should not worry about little people like Goliath, but he is clever, and strong willed, you must send them a monster, that shall terrify the greatest of heroes, one that breaths and spits fire, that is covered in scales and one that can coil around you until they suffocate you and break your flesh and bone! Send them, the Sea Serpent!” Thunder cracked through the sky, and Brazeedas knew, that it was a response, Zeus had accepted the offer.

 

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