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...


17. Secrets


Goliath sat around his fire. Diolace had gone to sleep, and he knew that if he died at dawn, a certain woman would have a broken heart. Goliath took Septimus’s dagger and began to sharpen it. Trying not to think of what lay ahead…


Dusk came. Goliath got up and began to walk; Diolaces’s eyes snapped open.

   “I thought you were asleep,” Goliath whispered.

   “That’s what I wanted you to think,” She said triumphantly, “I like watching you think, it helps me think too. You have so much sadness in your eyes.”

“I might die any minute”

“You are a fearsome warrior Goliath, who has a fierce heart too, to protect and to conquer for the good of humanity.”

“I am merely a man from Sparta, can I really beat Brazeedas?”

“You are much more of a man than Brazeedas, you are prepared to fight and die for Sparta, as I said, your heart is purer than his, you care and have love for others like Septimus.”

“I have love for you.” Goliath and Diolace smiled at each other, but they knew that this night could be the start and end of something they never knew.

“Me and Septimus will be there to support you, but if you start before we get there, don’t die, Goliath whatever you do, don’t die, for my sake.” Goliath smiled weakly, and began to walk into the distance.

“The only man I ever loved could die in front of me tonight.” Diolace thought in her head as Goliath walked into the distance.

   “Could you do it?” Diolace sat up and shouted, “Could you actually do it? Could you really kill Brazeedas? You may be many things, but you’re heart says that there may be some mercy and compassion in there.”

  “I can, I will, and maybe he should have been more compassionate and merciful when he butchered Sparta” Goliath stated, without turning around.

  “No, there’s something else hidden, I can’t see it, but it’s there, could you really have a cold heart? Do you know better but just refuse to let your first feelings of hate go? Goliath, I have realised tonight that, that I love you, but could anyone love a man who would kill anyone for any reason?”

   “I am Golia-

  “There is more there, isn’t there? Tell me.” Goliath turned and sat down opposite her.

   “When I was a kid, me and my brothers and sisters, hated Brazeedas’s father, he treated everyone like dirt, spat on beggars as well as us. We threw stones at him. Teased him. As the years past, I met Septimus, you, and when I found out you were to marry Brazeedas, Septimus and I decided to poison him. I helped, and the palace bells sounded, I was caught, and forced to tell the guards the cure.”

   “You took the blame for him?” Diolace said, “Then you were banished, so you went to Sparta.”

  “Exactly, But one day, Septimus knocked on my door, told me he had tried to poison Brazeedas again, but Brazeedas always got his servants to sip his drink, since the first attempt. He had been sentenced to death. But he escaped, leaving a-

   “Letter with my servant.” Diolace exclaimed.

“Exactly. Diolace,” Goliath put his hand on Diolace’s cheek, and she put her hand on his, “I really love you, and I never thought I could, and I if I die- Diolace tried to change the subject.

 “You should go! Look, at the sun! You’ve got to go! I am holding you up!”

   “Goodbye Diolace,” Goliath smiled and walked into the distance, but this time, he did not turn around to talk to his love again.

   “May the Gods protect him,” Diolace whispered, “Don’t die, Goliath. Please.” She stared in the distance after him then immediately ran to Septimus and shook him awake.

   “Septimus! Septimus! It’s time! The sun has set, the night is over the fight is beginning.”

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