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Brutus Iulius Trois page 07

Brutust Iulius Trois Page 07 Brutus called his captains into conference we are done with creeping along the shorelines prepare now to sail out across the Aegean the winds are with us and Troy awaits! Imogen seeing Hesione, ceased weeping Hesione, were you happy with your lot? was Telamon a better fate than Neptune's dragon. So you are returned home having reclaimed your veil So Priam is again Podarces and the serpentine Cetus awaits. With the dawn the Trojan fleet finally sailed out. Guardian dolphins leaping alongside in sunrise Sped on by Aeolus, the windy son of Neptune For Neptune had been placated by Brutus by his offerings and by his vows happy to be headed homeward the Trojans sang composing happy ballads about Brutus his triumphal return of the Trojans to Troy of the golden lives he was leading them to so the sunny days of the crossing passed The fleet of Brutus sailed past the foggy isle of Tenedos in the last hours of night. gliding over Neptunes's golden palace, the Aegean glowing with Salacia's lights raced they toward the ness, the headlands of the Helespont Suddenly from the fog came, Alarms, cries, clamor, the clash of iron Sol's opening eyes revealed a Thracian pirate attacking a Phoencian Tossing bodies overboard feeding the lesser cetus the sharks of the sea. With his own battle cry Brutus took what was to hand and threw it. as Nauta the helmsman steered into the fight Tossed like a weapon Hesoine's amphora burst upon the Thracians spearing them with shards as her black ashes coated the sea clogging the gills of the lesser cetus who dived deep deep and away from all of the disturbance. As the ships came together the Trojans boarded the Thracian trireme swords slashing stabbing slicing as they bloodily slayed the pirates Imogen left behind looked away looked down upon the water only she saw Hesoine's ashes transform into a sea dog a great grey seal that swam to the beach of Cynossema finding shelter beneath the shadow of Hecuba's empty tomb.

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