Patroklus' Mind: Fictional First Person Account In Trojan War

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My face drips with sweat while riding the chariot across the velvet-colored muddy dirt. My heart was pounding quickly and constantly, almost jumping out of my chest. With the swing of my blade, my opponent drops to his knees, eyes rolling back. One Trojan slaughtered, many more Trojans to kill. This isn’t the end; this is far from the end. It’s time I prove myself to Akhilleus, breaker of men; it’s time I show him that I am worthy of wearing his armor. The only blood to touch this armor is the blood of Trojan soldiers and the brave men that fight beside me. With the swing of my sword, I slice the throat of another tired soldier. His eyes thanked me for dismissing him from the prolonging war. Next, my blade meets Pronoos’ chest, skimming past his shield; he crashes against the cold ground. Now sleep will comfort him, for sleep is the cousin of death. My time will come to meet with death, but not until I’ve finished what I came for!
A smile unravels across my face while my chest continues to pound; the taste of blood is still fresh in the air. Meeting with Enop’s son, Thestor, a shaken boy, I quickly end his horror and agony. With a clean jab of my spearhead, his world was no more. One by one, more men met their fates by my hands; never hesitating until I’ve lost count. But why must Sarpedon, the grandson of Bellerophon seek me? He has underestimated me in his action to seek me, and therefore, will also meet his fate. I jump off my moving chariot screaming until my head has nearly burst. Oh Thrasydemos, I once believed that you were tough, yet you fall so quickly with my blade’s piercing to your underbelly. Sarpedon, king of Lycia, why must you be a drunken fool of the court!? Why the son of Zeus and Laodamia is merely flinging his spear left and right with constant misses! This must come to an end! With a single breath, I release my tight grip on the spear. In mid-air it seems to hesitate, as if Zeus was trying to stop the blade from piercing through his son! The blade pierces through Sarpedon’s chest and met with his restless heart. I must take my spear back, the dead man shouldn’t mind… I will dismantle his bronze armor and give it to my men to bring back to the decked ships. Glaukos, Sarpedon’s own cousin mustn’t try to fight for it, for I shall take it and kill all those that are in my way!
Today I fight with men, today I killed men, and today I am man. But I mustn’t celebrate too soon, for fate has already fallen for my early pride upon my fellow Myrmidon. Noble Epeigeus, son of Agakles has fallen under Hektor’s blade, and he will soon pay for his actions. Epeigeus was a great man and warrior, for he was even enlisted alongside Lord Akhilleus! I must fight back my collapsing heart and bursting tears for with the wind, I will strike those that stand in my path to Hektor! Down goes Sthenelaos, son of Ithaimenes. Hate fueled the boiling blood in my body as I continue to charge on. Sweat streamed across my brows, burning my eyes but I must...

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