A Deity's Bribe
Approx.1203 A.D. As he was slaughtering countless soldiers on both sides, a blinding light manifested itself behind him. He did not shield his eyes, as he felt no pain, and all that was around him seemed to slow to a stop.
Eternus: And who may you be to stop such an event?
Deity: In what name do you fight for with such Ferocity?
Eternus: Boredom. Show me your face.
Deity: Such arrogance, demanding gods. But, alas I have no face.
Eternus: Aren't you supposed to take on a form to give humans more comfort.
Deity: Very well. I shall humor you, for now.
The Deity takes a form of a radiant woman in robes.
Eternus: Now to business, what is it you wish of me?
Deity: To prevent you from fighting in this holy war.
Eternus: Holy!? Look around you!
The Deity continues on.
Deity: These people must be allowed to end this war as they see fit. You will only contaminate the outcome, prolong and increase the casualties of this war.
Eternus: Isn’t that a soldier’s job?
The Deity stares at him unamused.
Eternus:Why should I do this?
The Deity hands out a sword.
Eternus takes the sword marveling at it.
Deity: It will allow you to continue your mindless brutality elsewhere.
Eternus widened his eyes.
Eternus: You’re bribing me?
Deity: It is a good weapon, can cut through the hardest of metals and can withstand the center of your sun without a mark.
Eternus: Is it invulnerable like me?
Deity: You know even gods cannot accomplish that.
Eternus: And you asked why I’m so arrogant.
He looks down at the sword then looks up and holds out his hand.