The Roman, Pt.20 by TheRomanizer22
A few years had passed on since the soldiers of Rome had returned to their families, and the trauma of war had worn off (thanks to family support and accolades from the Emperor). Everyone, including the everyday citizens, was back to normal. Everyone, but Armenius. Though he was no longer traumatized by the battle, he couldn't help but feel sorry for Castus because he wasn't able to return to Rome and see his son grow up and take a wife of his own. Although this thought and other ones like it had saddened him deeply, he took into light the fact that Castus, like his mentor Gladius, had died a hero; and like his mentor, his name will be written about and spoken of, long after the dust from his bones have been swept away by the winds of time. Knowing this, Armenius breathed a sigh of relief, and headed into his dwelling to greet his wife and son, turning around for the first time to greet the morning light of the sun and thinking, "By the grace of the gods, I am home." Alas, he was back in Rome; and it had never felt so good.
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