BigDamnTable 46 - Stars
Character(s): Aiolos, Aiolia
Two boys strolled through the peaks of the mountains around Sanctuary. Above them, countless stars glittered in the night sky, accompanied by an emptying moon. One was around the age of twelve, the other one could be no older than five.
„Big brother“, the smaller one said, out of the blue. „What is a Saint?“
„A Saint…?“, Aiolos echoed, sounding thoughful.
„Yes!“, Aiolia chirped. „Ever since you came home one day, dressed in that beautiful golden armor with wings, other people call you a Saint. Are you holy?“
That made Aiolos burst with laughter, to the point the Sagittarius Saint could feel tears in his eyes. „No, no!“, he choked, when he finally managed to get some air into his lungs. Already he started to calm down again. „No, that has nothing to do with holy, Lia.“
„No.“ Still grinning, Aiolos resumed his walk thr
BigDamnTable 45 - Moon
Character(s): Artemis, Toma
The boy stumbled through a small wood.
He barely saw where he placed his feet, because it was night, and the trees blocked out most of the moonlight. The moon… today it was full, and silver shining orb looked magnificent, as it stood in the sky, flanked by countless stars. The boy loved the moon, but today didn’t see it.
He came out on a road, stumbled again and fell down. Tears began to flow, as both physical and metal pain clawed at his heart.
The tears streamed down his cheeks. He had lost everything; his home, his parents, his sister… was he going to loose his life too this night? He tried to get up, but it was a huge effort.
„Sis… I… I can’t anymore…“ He fell on his knees. „Please… please, somebody help!“
That was when he noticed something strange. The moonlight… was it getting stronger? He knew that the light of a full m
BigDamnTable 26 - Comrades
Character(s): Siegfried, Hagen
Sunlight streamed and set the gardens of Valhalla Palace aglow.
A boy was strolling through the greenery. He had blond, middle-long hair and dark skin. He inhaled deeply, enjoying the fresh and clean air streaming into his lungs.
Suddenly, he heard a noise. As he went further, he recognised it as someone shouting continuedly „Hah! Hah! Hah!“ Then he came to a meadow, and he saw the origin of the shouts.
Another boy, seemingly the same age as himself, was training. Pale blonde hair framed the face, in which two ice blue eyes gleamed. The stranger continued for a few moments, and it seemed that he had not noticed the new arrival. But then he finished with a kick into the direction oft he dark-skinned boy, looking straight into his eyes while keeping his stance.
That took the other boy by surprise, so that he stammered. „I… I am Hagen. Who… who are you?“
The pale b
BigDamnTable 27 - Parents
Character(s): Koga, Ryuho
The dark of night lay over Palaestra. With no lights around, the lake lay dark and silent. A lone figure sat at the waterside. Suddenly, at a noise, her head spun.
„Koga. Don’t sneak up on me like that. I might have suffered a heart attack or even attacked you.“
„Ah, gomen, gomen.“
Koga sat down beside his friend. „Can’t sleep either?“, he asked.
It took a moment until Ryuho answered.
„Why? Wanna talk about it?“
This time, the Dragon Saint hesitated even longer.
„You really wanna know? Well then… I miss my parents.“
That took Koga by surprise. „You… miss your parents?“
„Yes!“, Ryuho snapped, suddenly agressive. „Is something wrong with that?! Or is the son of the legendary Drago Shiryu prohibited to miss his parents?!“
„No… that’s not what I meant.“ Ko
BigDamnTable 28 - Sons
Character(s): Mitsumasa Kido
Mitsumasa Kido entered the training hall. Inside, the sounds of active workout could be heard. Dozens of little boys were giving it all on the training devices. The businessman watched them for a moment, letting his gaze wander around the huge gym. He took in all the occurring scenses, all the sweat, grindes teeth and occasional tears. From the sparring ring, shouts from a heated battle wafted over to him.
He sighed deeply.
,I am so sorry… my sons. But this is nessecary. Else, you won’t survive. Else, the world won’t survive…’
It all still seemed like a dream, even after all the years that had passed. His thoughts went back to that day in the Greek ruins around Athens. Back to that day that had changed his life for good. He and a few bussiness acquaintances had gone on a week-long trip to Greece, exploring Athens and a bit of the countryside. For some unknown reason, Kido had felt the urge to do a s
BigDamnTable 29 - Birth
One scream stopped, another began.
In a tiny Italian town, a woman just gave birth to a girl.
Woe, she does not know she won’t survive the next minute. Woe, she doesn’t know whom she had given birth to.
However, she dies smiling. With a last glimpse of her daughter, her name on the lips.
Woe, she does not know. But it is like Athena has blessed her last seconds on Earth. For the woman’s last feeling is happiness.
But she didn’t know. Nobody knew, nobody knows.
Athena. Not Sasha. Athena, goddess of war and of wisdom, the one goddess who fights for justice and mankind. It is her the woman gave birth to. The powerful deity, born as a mere human, born from the womb of a mortal woman. Younger sister to the boy with the purest soul, doomed to become her nemesis, Hades, Lord of the Underworld.
But Athena is the goddess who fights fort he mortals. She holds those creatures dear. So she is not
BigDamnTable 39 - Taste
Character(s): Shiryu, Shunrei
The young man opened his eyes. Before him, the waterfalls of Rozan thundered into their deep pit. When he looked around, Shunrei came running up to him.
„Shunrei.“ Affection rang in his voice and lay on his face, as he watched her approaching.
„Come, Shiryu! Diner is ready! Time to eat.“ She grabbed his hand, and he let himself get dragged on his feet. The Dragon Saint chuckled and gently stroked her hair.
„I heard you, Shunrei. As you can see, I am already on my feet. Let’s go.“
When they walked towards their cabin, he asked : „So, what did you make?“
„Something I never tried before… chicken with sweet’n sour sauce, and rice.“
„Oh, something new? Now I’m curious.“
Finally they arrived, and Shiryu took seat at the small table. Shunrei vanished into the kitchen. After a minute, she reappeared, two
BigDamnTable 44 - Circle
The waters of Rozan thundered as they fell down into the deep pit. On one of the rocks reaching out over the crevice, a small figure sat, all alone.
,So it has begun anew’, Roshi, the former Gold Saint Libra Dohko, thought.
Just earlier that day, his friend, the Aries Gold Saint Mu, had visited him with tremendous news. A new Pegasus Saint had arisen, and Athena herself was stirring. Already the two of them had met. The goddess and the Pegasus Saint.
His thougths went back two hundred years ago. To the time he had found a kid who had awakened his Cosmos all alone, to free a riverbed from rocks and to save the outskirts of his hometown. A boy who had turned out to be Pegasus, the godslayer at Athena’s side.
Before his mind’s eye, all the things they had gone through together, flashed like a movie.
,History repeats itself. A new Holy War is about to begin. I wonder… what sacrifices wil