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Henry: So the Romans have a new Caesar.

Mark: Yeah I heard what do you think?

John: 20 Aureus says that he's another Caligula.

Susan: Come on John. You say that about all the Roman emperors.

John: Maybe because it's true.  I'm telling you somewhere between the gladiator matches and the god complex all those emperors get driven insane.

Me: I don't know.  Julius and Augustus always seemed like good guys.

John: Hah! You only say that because they paid you a lot of money to cover up their messes.

Me: And they didn't pay you?  Well I guess I shouldn't be surprised. They probably wanted a real fighter.

John: Care to back that up?

Me: I don't know. I'm not really interested if the fight doesn't last more than a few minutes.

Susan: Careful. You know John's history, Robert.  He's dangerous.

Me: They said the same about Senomus.

Mark: Oh please. How long are you gonna milk that card?  You're not the only one who survived that time period Robert.  Young fool.  If there's anything left worth fighting after John's had his turn, I'll show you how to really fight.

*Just then a man clad in Roman armor comes riding in on a horse between me and John*

John: Hey! Don't interrupt our fight!

Soldier: Sorry but I have orders from Caesar. *Looks at me* Robertus.  The Caesar requests your presence.

Me: Guess this will have to wait until I get back John.

*Over at the emperor's palace.*

Me: You wanted to see me, Caesar.

Nero: Actually yes.  I was hoping to hire your services.  Are they still available.

Me: Yes.  May I ask what for, Caesar?

Nero:  11 annus ago, Claudius was about to invade Britannia but he called off the invasion force at the last second.

Me: Yes. Britannia is protected by the Wolf Kingdom.  Claudius called it off to not risk war on two fronts.

Nero: I want to correct that mistake.  I am sending an army into Britannia to gain control.

Me: You would risk war with The Wolf Kingdom over Britannia?

Nero:  Which is why I need you to cause your own distraction. I would like to hire you to kill King Navion and wage war against The Wolf Kingdom.  I promise you a fair reward for this.

Me: I'm sorry but I can't do this.

Nero: No? Are you not a mercenary?

Me: I have standards and I would not be alive today if it was not for The Wolf Kingdom.  I will not fight against them.

Nero:  You dare deny Caesar! My rule is unquestioned!

Me: Well that's the thing about me being a mercenary. I don't exactly fall under your rule.  *Begins to walk out but spots someone walking in clad in armor that looked to have been collected from several different places.*  Alex?

Alex: Pleasant surprise to see you here.

Me: What are you doing here?

Alex:  I was hired to lead the invasion against The Wolf Kingdom.  It's great isn't it. We'll get to fight together, Father.

Me: No.  I won't fight against them.  They saved my life you know this.

Alex: So you choose them over blood?

Me: Only if you insist on not listening to me.  Please, son.  This is a mistake.

Alex: Sorry father.  I am sorry you see things differently but The Romans and The Wolves can't live side by side forever and I am joining the winning side.  Will you fight against me? or with me, Father?

Me: Neither. *IMTs away*  Damn it.
So more bored posting. Yeah. So was wondering. How often do you have a bunch of ideas floating in your head for a story you've been working on but no beginning? Well this is kind of my attempt at a beginning. I've been wondering for a while. Did my character have any other children? I mean he's been around for a long time...DUN DUN DUN!

Oh and making Nero into a bad guy because it's easy and fun!
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Possible typo:
Me: I don't [agree?] Julius and Augustus always seemed like good guys.

lol I'm liking this version of history. ^_^ So is Alex Kate's son?
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the-real-wolf-spider Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
fixed.
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the-real-wolf-spider Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
No this would still be a few hundred years before Kate was actually born.
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