BigDamnTable 60 - Beverages
Characters: Kardia, Sasha/Athena, Siyphus, Calvera
Sasha stared at the mug standing in front of her.
„Uhm… uhm… Kardia?“
„What’s up?“ The Scorpio Saint turned to her. He had been studying the people around them.
„Are you… Are you sure this is safe to drink?“
„Of course it is, Athena-sama!“, he snapped back. „This is Calvera’s tavern, after all!“
„But Miss Calvera isn’t here anymore…“
„Does that matter?“
„I… I guess not.“
Timidly, the young goddess lifted the mug. It smelled just like what Kardia had said it was – some berry juice. Before she could take a sip, however, the door banged open.
Sisyphus, Gold Saint of Sagittarius, stormed in.
His eyes quickly scanned the startled crowd and found the table they were sitting at. He stomped over. His hand crashed down on the wooden plate.
„What“, he said
BigDamnTable 30 - Death
Character(s): Sisyphus, Sasha/Athena
Silence lay heavy over the throne room. It weighened down on the girl sitting on the big chair. Yet she couldn’t talk; her thoughts whirled in her like a swarm of bees.
Suddenly, she lifted her head.
Immediately, a shadow materialised from behind the big curtains. The man covered in his golden armor knelt.
It was still strange to the young goddess, how her Saints treated her with such huge respect and that she, a simple girl grown up in an orphanage, had suddenly power over a great number of incredibly strong men.
Was it really only half a year after she had come to Sanctuary?
„Sisyphus… the Holy War is getting closer, isn’t it?“
„Yes, my goddess.“
„It is inevitable… isn’t it?“
The girl pondered it. She recalled clearly what Sage had told her about the previous war. How he an
BigDamnTable 34 - Not enough
Character(s): El Cid
A flash, and the water splashed.
El Cid kept his pose, panting. Then he lashed out with his arm, and the water splashed again as if cut by a giant sword.
„Damn“, he murmured.
Not close to enough.
The event of the previous day came to his mind. Yesterday…
„El Cid“, Pope Sage had said to the kneeling Capricorn Saint. „As of today, you will be the Gold Saint of Capricon. And as such, you will receive a gift of Athena herself. The holy sword – Excalibur.“
Excalibur… as an ardent swordsman, El Cid had heard of the legendary blade Athena had given the very first Capricorn Saint, who had passed it down to his predecessor, which had been continued happening to this day. Every Capricorn Saint wielded the blade.
He lashed out again, sending water droplets flying.
„Not enough“, he murmured again.
No, his blade was not yet sharp enough to be called Excalib
BigDamnTable 33 - Too much
Character(s): Kardia, Degel
Fire. The fire burned. His heard was ablaze.
Kardia lay on his bed in his cabin. Like all trainees, he did not yet live in a Temple; that would come when he became a Gold Saint.
But right now, that didn’t matter.
His heart burned, and his life force evaporated in the flame.
It was one week he was in Sanctuary now, and he was glad that for that one week, he had been spared the torment of the fire.
Now, it raged with enhanced ferocity. The heat was just too much.
Suddenly, at the edge of his perception, he heard the door open. With a great effort, he willed his eyes open.
A boy stared down at him, with steel blue eyes and green hair.
„Who’re you…?“, he managed to mutter.
The stranger gave no answer. Instead, he held his hand over Kardia’s chest – and a blissful cold streamed through Kardia’s body and quenched the fire.
„What… are you doing?“, the Scorpio trainee panted
BigDamnTable 32 - (Sun)set
Character(s): Aiolos, Saga
The sun sank deeper and deeper below the mountains arond Athens. The shadows grew longer and longer – and suddenly, it was gone.
Night had settled in.
Two boys sat on a rock somewhere in Sanctuary and stared up, as stars started to appear en masse.
„That was beautiful.“ Aiolos smiled at his companion. „Thank you for taking me to this place, Saga. It really IS special. And such a nice view of the sunset… it was stunning.“
„It’s nothing“, Saga mumbled sheepishly. „I just thought... I knew from the weather today, that there would be a great sunset to watch… nothing special…“
„Nothing special?!“, Aiolos exclaimed. „My dear Saga! Of COURSE it was something special. Come on, not everyone has the chance to see such a beautiful sunset. Besides, ain’t it proof of what a great artist nature is?“
Saga blushed deeply. He hadn’t ant
BigDamnTable 72 - Repaired
Character(s): Shion, Mu
The man turned back and glanced down at his pupil.
„What is it, Mu?“
The two of them just had finished their daily training, and Shion, Pope of Athena and former Aries Gold Saint, was about to head back to the main temple. The evening shadows were already long.
„I just wondered“, the boy mumbled, „so far, you have taught me only to fight. Oh, please, do not think I disregard your tutelage. But… didn’t you mention a special abilities only the Saints of Aries possess? I mean, aside from the telekinetic powers every Lemurian has…“
„Ah, yes, I remember.“ Shion studied the boy. „So you already want to know about that?“
„Very well. However, we will have to teleport.“
„Teleport?“ Mu was startled. „We’re… we’re leaving Sanctuary?“
Shion smiled. „Yes.