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Mid-morning- March 15, 44 BC
Nefertiri led the way back to Rome at a furious gallop across the excellently crafted and well-used Roman road, her guards following close behind her along with Germanicus, Claudius, and Marcus. They soon reached the gate to Rome and were admitted to the city as the sky began to darken, their horses now exhausted. In an echo of the dream they had, day shortly turned to night.
"I don't have a good feeling about this, but I feel like Scaveola will take advantage of the panic and just use it to escape, we need to be cautious, what's the next step?" He said while addressing Nefertiri, with an unusual serious face, showing his determination and slight excitement at the situation.
"We must find Scaevola, and to do that we must find Caesar," said Nefertiri. "When Caesar was slain in your dream, where was he?"
"Ok then, let me try and remember." He said addressing Nefertiri, as he closed his eyes and tried to remember to the best of his capabilities.
"He was killed in the Theater of Pompey, in the Forum Romanum, however, when the sky turned dark he had already been killed and the culprits had left the area. I don't know how much we're going to follow these dreams, but if they became real, Caesar is already gone, but we can still catch Scaveola! He'll most likely pass through this very gate, if we wait outside, slightly out of sight we'll be able to ambush him with our weapons with no fear from the law."
Marcus then took some steps away from everyone before turning around. "I feel like we shouldn't take these dreams for granted, we should split and cover all the options we can, for one I might be able to perform a successful ambush if he comes this way, but maybe someone should still check the Theater, but in the end I'll follow your orders." He said addressing Nefertiri with a slight feeling of unease, he didn't like this much uncertainty, it was driving him insane.
"Someone should check the Theatre of Pompey," said Nefertiri. "You are right, Marcus. Let it be me and my men. They are not exactly subtle, but if Scaevola is there, they shall kill him. If he does slip past us, I will count upon the three of you to stop him. Hide yourselves in the shadow of Rome's wall outside the gate, and make ready. If we do not find Scaevola, we shall return as quickly as possible." With that, her guards put away their weapons and made their way into Rome with her, soon disappearing from sight.
"Let's paint your steel red, dear." He whispered to himself as he stepped out of the gate.
"I have no quarrel with you, Germanicus," he said.
"I haev a quarrel with you!" bellowed Germanicus, drawing his gladius and circling around him so that Claudius and Marcus were behind him. "You have slain a great man, and you are a traitor to Rome!"
"What I did, I did for the Republic."
"You have slain the Republic!"
"No, I have saved it! The tyrant Caesar had to die, but no more blood need be shed today. I helped persuade the others that Caesar alone should be killed."
"Hello there, old man, hope you don't mind if I bathe my dagger with your blood." Marcus whispered to him just before unsheathing his dagger and attacking.
Despite clumsily stepping on the hem of his robe, Claudius is able to approach undetected. He readies his dagger to thrust – finally he gets to stab someone! And a high-ranking official too. What joy!
"What horrid beast have you summoned?!" cried Scaevola, whirling around and backing away from his assailants. "Oh, it's your slave." He raised his arms in a sweeping gesture, and an obscuring mist rose from the ground in front of them, enveloping them as Germanicus charged forward. Suddenly blinded by the mist, he stumbled over Claudius and was unable to find Scaevola, who was no longer where he had been. "You fool, can't you do anything right?!" he bellowed.
"Damn, we can't let him escape". He said as he readied his hand over his knives and moved slowly, trying to navigate the mist, attempting to hear or sense anything that could help him find Scaveola.
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