»So now it’s happened…«
And as I was lying there, surrounded by the marks of my failure, I couldn’t help but think back.
Once, I decided to forget my past. Anything else, I could not have endured. What remained for me, was the path of strength. So I walked and I walked, like a soldier. And when I turned around at the peak of the mountain, there was no one left behind me. But for me, there was no other way, because too late I understood: Power is the only truth in this broken world.
Now, at the end of time itself, no wall remained to hide behind. My demons caught up with me and unsealed Pandora’s box. Now that I lost my legs and with it my path to walk, my life was deprived of meaning. So I cried. I cried in remorse and self-hatred until my tears dried up. All that remained was emptiness.
But just as my pathetic life was winding down in its final moments, a figure appeared before me. A woman, wrapped in black.
»Do you want to live?«
And as the earth shook and lightning thundered through the sky, darkness engulfed me.
Once again, I vowed, the whole world shall fear me – and this time, I will tear my enemies apart.
Because I am Hektor.
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