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Bad news. -Achilles torched Hector's body.

The hunting crew returned sometime late last night. Apparently, Achilles was pretty pissed when he found Agamemnon had taken his trophy.

Some Magnesians told Achilles what had happened, and upon hearing this, our Champion decided that Priam was not going to get his funeral parade.

Not long before dawn, Achilles and a group of his Magnesian buddies stole Hector back from Agamemnon's camp.

Then, in somewhat of an ironic gesture of respect, Achilles burned Hector in a funeral pyre down by the beach.

This morning, I awoke to shouts that Agamemnon and Achilles were about to have a duel.

It didn't turn out to be true, but it wasn't far off.

When Agamemnon found that Hector had been stolen, he immediately suspected the Trojans. He even went so far as to suit up in his armor, and called for an envoy to be assembled.

As a handful of generals were readying with the Commander-in-Chief, Agamemnon got word that Achilles was burning Hector down by the shore.

Agamemnon and his generals rode to the beach like they were headed into battle. -However, it was too late. By the time they arrived, Hector had been reduced to a pile of ash and bones.

The Commander-in-Chief flipped.

When I got to the scene, Agamemnon was swinging a charred femur, screaming at Achilles at the top of his lungs: "What is this?! What the fuck am I going to do now?! Am I supposed to send Priam his son in a box?!"

"It was a hero's burial, Commander." Achilles responded calmly.

Agamemnon was furious: "A hero's burial?! You torched him in spite, Achilles! I let you stick him on a pole! I let you have your fun! But this?! Why did you have to do this?!”

Agamemnon pointed the leg-bone at Achilles: “You are going to bring a grave wrath upon us, Son of Peleus…"

"Couldn't you just let Calchas kick them around, Commander?" Achilles quipped.

"You sonofabitch!" Agamemnon shouted, tossing Hector's femur at Achilles.

Agamemnon then drew his sword. -Everyone gasped.

Nestor spoke up: "King Agamemnon, let us not forget ourselves. We are Achaeans. We are all Achaeans here."

At that, the Commander-in-Chief paused. He slowly sheathed his sword. -Achilles smiled.

It was quiet for a moment.

Agamemnon then spoke: "Achilles, you are the greatest warrior to walk this world since time remembered. However, your skill is matched only by your pride. You have brought us great victories, Achilles. Perhaps it is fitting that you should bring us great misfortunes as well. This is your doing, Son of Peleus. I wash my hands of this."

And with that, Agamemnon climbed onto his horse and rode back to his camp.

I didn't hear anything else of it today.

The sun set about an hour ago.

I have to imagine things are getting pretty tense inside the walls of Troy right about now.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Achilles is a petulant A**hole and deserves everything bad that comes his way. What with the desecrating of temples, raping (seducing?) of nuns and dishonrable treatment of rivals. He is the archetype of the conceited schoolyard jock who thinks that because he can throw a football the rest of the campus owes him what ever he wants.

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but...
This would be true if he lived in our times, but he doesn't(didn't). We don't have a clue what the prowess and fighting ability of Archilles meant to the Achaeans.

gretel

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is an A**hole and i thnk it doesn't matter what time period it happened in b/c if someone would do that back then...Then why wouldn't they do it now!!! PEACE

8:45 AM  

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