Saturday, March 5, 2011

In Whispers - Part Ena

There were no inhabitants on that land of despair. A band of raiders may occasionaly traverse it in order to reach other hunting grounds. The animal skulls among the scrub, the buzzard flapping heavily through the air, and the clumsy bear lumbers through the dark ravines. These were the sole dwellers in the wilderness. These and Calchas. 

Having been chosen to lead the Greeks against the insolent Trojans, It was Agamemnon's duty to please Artemis and gain favourable winds. The moon goddess was hard to please, but Agamemnon was determined. That was why he had braved the cold weather to meet Calchas the seer. The seer would tell him how he must please Artemis. He would do anything, anything to defeat the vile Trojans.

Agamemnon stopped before he entered Calchas' hut. He did not know what he would ask the seer. As he entered the hut, he heard a someone behind him. "You have come son of Atreus. "
Agamemnon turned to face a man clothed in a long flowing grey robe. Calchas!
"I know what you want Agamemnon, and I don't like it. But I will help you and then you must be off." said the seer. "I understand Calchas. I will not bring the wrath of the gods upon you too, What must be done? What must I do to please Lady Artemis?" Screamed Agamemnon.

He looked Agamemnon in the eye, his eyes showed pain, regret. "You must sacrifice your daughter to satisfy the Goddess of the moon, the consequences will be terrible child. But do what you must, for the fates have spoken. " he whispered. 

In Whispers - Part Dio

They walked together, hand in hand. Father and daughter. The king of the Greeks and his child. Her long hair flowing behind her, her feet taking each step so very softly, she was breathtakingly beautiful. She looked at Agamemnon and said "Where is he Father? Has he come for me? Are you taking me to him?". "He will come my love, but you must call out to him. Achilles will come to you when hears your beautiful voice. He will, of that I am certain." replied Agamemnon.

Agamemnon had to look away from his child, he could not bear lying to her. Lying to one as innocent as her, one who drank every word her father said, one who believed him.

But he had to, for the greater good. The dignity of Greece was on the line. They would hail him, as a true king after this. They would not question one who sacrificed his own blood to destroy the Trojans. The loyalty of the Greeks would be undivided now.

Iphigenia, my dearest. You must now pray,close your eyes and pray. Ask Artemis for Achilles and he will be yours.". Iphigenia did as her father told her. She knelt, closed her eyes and willed the goddess of the moon to give her, her hearts desire.

Agamemnon unsheathed his blade. Looked up into the sky, w
ith tears in his eyes, he screamed "I come for you, TROY" and struck. You could hear the dirt around him echo his words, in whispers.