These Titans

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In the epic tale of "These Titans," the forgotten history of Rome's true demise and the downfall of God's most prized artwork is broadcasted on an open canvas. Six lone men defy God's game and reign on top of Catholicism itself. Rome's downfall lead to the Germanic tribes scratching at its vulnerable walls. Six titans split God's empire on Earth into pieces.

Submitted: September 28, 2018

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  Now influenced by God himself, Rome had become the perfect reflection of his deepest desires. Through triumph and failure, Rome insisted on keeping its dominance against its opposers. Not one person could lead their people into a cherished victory against the Roman Empire. From death to new life, Rome stood tall amongst the frivolities that surrounded it. God had finally converted his people to Catholicism. After sending his own son down to die, and risen again to prove life isn’t in a constant shroud of survival. He had proven that life had more to it, then what their eyes were trained to see. From the persecution of Catholic believers in the most challenging decades of the Roman Empire to the appeal for Christianity itself. They had finally learned the lesson that God had been trying to send forth.
Though, when Rome was at its peak, six vague figures stuck out from its midst. They struck the ground with mighty talons and pierced the soils of Eden with their blades without lifting a finger. They resembled the desire that humanity had thirst for as long as Cain’s actions had been judged. It was power. These men were not blinded by the common distractions that blinded those who considered themselves legends. They sought for a vindictive result that could not be explained even by the monks and priests that cherished their livelihoods. Rome glistened in the sun not knowing what lay ahead. Yet to come, six men would later witness the desolation of thousands for a principle not understood by mankind itself. God grew weary every day dreading the plausibility of his creation’s demise. Though the only thing in their way was the mortality cast over them without consent.
The people of Rome rejoiced in the pleasures and victories across God’s mighty canvas. As God provided his newly converted people with prosperous gifts that depicted a new lifestyle for all. Every day was a good day to the Romans, even in drought, they prevailed. Dust swept the empire and the water escaped from the shore’s grasp to witness the presence of humanity’s reflection. God knew what was to come, but he made a promise not to interfere with his people’s lives as he did in the great flooding before, washing away the sins that plagued Earth. The sky, as a result, turned gray for weeks, to prepare for the sadness that would be bestowed on God’s heart. Only a miracle could bring His civilization peace when it is at its darkest hour. Destiny cannot change when it was set in stone, placed in Eden itself. Rome was doomed to fall even though it had finally been given up to God.
Winds picked up to staggering speeds and the sun didn’t dare to peek over the distant mountains. The Roman Empire had been shrouded for months with clouds. God’s sadness had finally been exposed to the people when it began to pour rain. When it did rain, it rained for days upon days where even the ocean gave back its newly gained water to the people in the most fearsome way imaginable. Storms gave Rome a new look that it could not escape from. These six men gave God such tremble, that Rome had lost faith in its own power before anything even occurred. Those determined to protect their culture and newly found identity stood proudly at the walls for days waiting for a sign of war. Yet, even though given the signs at an unnatural rate that something terrible will happen, nothing came. The suspense changed the behavior of the empire and defaced their own confidence.
Yet, confusion crossed Rome when after months of dreary clouds, high winds, and an unstoppable amount of rain, the sun exposed itself to the people. Glistening brightly giving its appreciation to the people of Rome for perhaps the last time conceivable. Six men crossed the desert and watched the Roman Empire settle itself from despair. They knew that they had to overcome temptation, desire, greed, hunger for power, and thirst for respect. They had to be soulless to contain their principles. Know not of their origins, God knew they had a robust mortality. Their journey through the desert lasted thirty days and taught them how to be inhuman. They were prepared for the sacrifices that had to be brought forth to ensure humanity that it can be ramified. Only these six men had the ability and motive to do so. God was filled with fear for his own creation was in desperate hours.
Sun sprayed across the empire the morning of the six men’s triumphant arrival from the evil desert. They had conquered themselves and the evil left in them was cast onto their blades ready to show the world why they were unstoppable. The men ventured towards Rome’s mighty walls that no man could take for himself. The sun reflected their might and blinded God himself not being able to defend his own people from the six men’s might. Upon reaching the walls that divided success and foreign land, they learned that only their hands can mold Rome’s barrier. By their hands, they can cast its strength on their blades using the sun’s might to hold their coming legacy in place. When they finished, no man can stop even their touch. The empire shook as it realized the presence that entered its vast walls. The wind picked up and the sun continued to fuel their ambitions and restrained them from error. Every step they took made them immortal to all.
They walked through the city’s complex corridors and watched as Rome flew by their eyes. Upon reaching the Rome’s mighty capital, they witnessed the challenge that was ahead of the tips of their blades. They climbed Rome’s reputation and honor to eventually overlook what made it remarkable at firsthand. Looking at the sun they proclaimed the possibility of new policies and new leadership that gave to all, and all to give. These ideologies they brought forth to the capital shook the people into division causing a magnitude that split their civilization in a mere hour without fault. It was time for Rome’s demise, to which, was never imagined to be plausible to even God. Rome had begun ripping itself apart, with the six men behind the actions watching God’s creation fall. The sun still reigned over the newfound shadow of Rome.
The six men joined the side that agreed with them on new frontiers, challenging those who remained loyal to Roman principles and laws. They fought a war they knew was inevitable and desired for success to prove that humanity can mold their own destiny opposed to one figure shaping history by himself. God was not pleased. For days, arson spread across the empire leaving it vulnerable. Rome’s mighty walls had crumbled in mere days from six men’s ambitions. Flags were destroyed, farms were desolated, and women and children were not spared. All was chaotic and God had the front seat to terror itself. Rome was God’s beautiful example of how Catholicism was good, but these six men demonstrated that humanity can beat his creation. Eden couldn’t bear the truth and hid in the shadows of God’s failure to protect the Roman Empire from six lone men.
Rome was lost to confusion as new leaders took charge of districts in the empire further distancing themselves from the unity they once achieved through the name of God’s own son, Jesus Christ. Months went by and God was in tears at the scene of a ripped canvas that not even he could repair. Six men lead God’s biggest fear of failure into the walls of Rome to showcase humanity’s ability. The triumphant laughs that could be heard miles away scared those still loyal to the now old empire. These six men became titans of Earth. Titans that provided a new reality for people that displeased God to the highest degree and forced His proudest creation to disrepair. Titans that beat God himself.
These same titans folded the empire into two mirrors that reflected its new image and handed it to God. Fire sealed thousands of fates over the days of terror in Rome. The Titans marched on, not afraid of God’s wrath but afraid of their mortality interfering with the newly adjusted history. Only time would stop them, but like all adventures, they had to seek an ending for their names. Now that the empire was vulnerable, Germanic tribes plundered the cities and dismantled Rome’s legal system. The once robust civilization met its rust and found itself abandoned by God. The Titans stood on a mound of sand that beamed from the sun’s rays. They looked up knowing what they have done and what they had failed to do.
A stare down between heaven and its reflection lasted for a brief moment. The true meaning of life was revealed to the Titans that day. God had a plan, not to flood the Earth again, but to withdraw the six titans from his newly ripped painting of perfection. The sun began to fade to the men, leaving them and returning back to Earth. They were no longer in a familiar atmosphere, only darkness and the cold could welcome them now. God had banished them from Earth with staggering powers unimaginable to mankind. Though they were prohibited from the knowledge and understanding of such overwhelming power. They were punished for eternity and given immortality. They were risen from the soil that birthed them, rose to the clouds that allowed them, and became the stars that guided thee.
These titans ventured through the unknown realm to which they were sent to. Earth’s greatest empire had fallen in mere months to six men with blades not known to God. They had represented to humanity that they are more than just puppets to a master. Humanity can rise above the immortal, and the count does not matter in war. Out of the six titans, only one of them never withdrew their blade from their scabbard. God was confused by his choice and asked him as the titan flew into the distance. His echoed voice bounced off the stars and ruptured the titan’s ear. The titan looked at the dot that resembled Earth without a word being spoken, withdrew his blade, and let it slide off of his fingertips. His blade floated to a star and split it in two. The milky way was delighted to have such a powerful weapon within its boundaries. Know not of where’d they go, and how’d they get there, the six titans separated and disappeared to become a beaming reflection for humanity’s strive against God.
Though the six men’s mortality stopped them from doing remarkable things on Earth, the immortality they gained for their efforts paid them without hesitation. When death took a toll on those who fought within Rome’s walls, they may have been lowered into a grave or left on an abandoned street to be forgotten forever, but their legacy and footprints will remain immortal to all for eternity. Their lives proved to God that He could not control another society’s outcome again and prevented himself from interfering with another civilization on Earth. God had vanished from Society that day, distant, but watching as his creation progressed without him. Earth grew warmer by the day welcoming new principles and advancements and people of the newly developed world, centuries after Rome’s downfall, forgot the six men who divided man and God.
 


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