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  1. Public Bookmark 28

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    "You look at me differently now... Not all the time but I can see it, when you think I'm not looking. Am I a monster to you now?"

    A short drabble I wanted to write for Patroclus and Achilles. One of the nights after Achilles returns from the battlefield he tries to confront Patroclus about how he feels, about the war and about Achilles himself.

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    13 Jun 2021

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    After his death, Achilles finds himself in the underworld. Prepared to face his judgement and eternity, he marches into hell, only to learn that Patroclus never arrived. He sets up vigil outside the gates, and waits.

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    'Where is he?’ he demanded, his voice breaking against the colossal thrones like a wooden spear against the walls of Troy. The crowd stirred over his shoulder, whispers amongst ghosts, but Achilles paid them no mind.

    ‘And who do you speak of?’ asked Minos, the barbs of his lashing tongue catching Achilles’s skin, tearing what little remained unmarked. He turned his attention to the last of the judges, and spoke solely to Rhadamanthus.

    ‘Patroclus.’

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    31 May 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 20

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    My father was a king, but I was the best. I do not say that to sound self-absorbed. It is simply the truth. A king for a father, a goddess for a mother, a prophecy guiding my steps: I was told by others I would be the best, but I knew already that I was.
    I wonder how it would have been different, if I was not. Would he still have looked at me that way? I would like to say yes. But if I were not the best, I would not be me.
    Again, I do not mean to sound conceited. It is the truth.
    I do not like to lie.

    (The Song of Achilles from Achilles’s POV)

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    31 May 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 91

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    Achilles, the sun casting its last rays around his head like a halo, resplendent and aureate.

    Achilles, the soles of his feet flashing pink as he sprints across the beach.

    Achilles, slender fingers plucking the strings of his lyre, eyes green like fresh pressed olives. His cat's smile.

    "Guess what I'm thinking about," he says.

    The robin that flew over our heads but a minute past. The dream he had last night of a ship with purple sails, its prow slicing the waves of the Aegean sea. The wooden amulet that hangs about the augur's neck. This and this and this.

    "I'll be the first hero to be happy," he would tell me years later. "You're the reason."

     

    A collection of all the scenes we didn't get to see in The Song Of Achilles. Follows the timeline of the book.

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    29 May 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 91

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    Achilles, the sun casting its last rays around his head like a halo, resplendent and aureate.

    Achilles, the soles of his feet flashing pink as he sprints across the beach.

    Achilles, slender fingers plucking the strings of his lyre, eyes green like fresh pressed olives. His cat's smile.

    "Guess what I'm thinking about," he says.

    The robin that flew over our heads but a minute past. The dream he had last night of a ship with purple sails, its prow slicing the waves of the Aegean sea. The wooden amulet that hangs about the augur's neck. This and this and this.

    "I'll be the first hero to be happy," he would tell me years later. "You're the reason."

     

    A collection of all the scenes we didn't get to see in The Song Of Achilles. Follows the timeline of the book.

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    Language:
    English
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    35,877
    Chapters:
    14/?
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    29 May 2021