V: Triumphs

(or, the Epilogue)

"The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end."

-Leon Trotsky.

Every once in a while even those of us who appear to have no redeeming qualities are thrown a lifeline: a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn over a new leaf – to become better people.

For him, whose life is equal to a thousand lifetimes, there have been a thousand chances, and he has taken every single one.

- but, he has discovered, a person's good deeds are always overshadowed by their wrongs - so mostly, he doesn't give a damn.

But – whenever an opportunity arises – even though he had promised himself he would not take it next time – he does so anyway.

(He watches his daughter slay the drakon, her aura and his flickering around her in a glorious, passionate blaze of red and he feels that warm glow of pride flare.)

(Because that's his girl.)

(And if she's his, destruction isn't all he's capable of creating, see?)

Your weaknesses … are your greatest strengths. (Hah, take that, Athena.)

Ares Enyalius, The Year 2009, AD


"You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you." Leon Trotsky

A/N: We all have the right to be given another chance. I hope that, after reading this, you will see Ares (and by extension, people similar to him, whether fictional or otherwise) in a new light. Leave a thought: a rant, a ramble, CC - anything goes. I have cookies. ;D

Completed for Bookaholic711's Project PULL: see her profile for more information.