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Dinner with a Historic Person [Feb. 10th, 2004|07:10 pm]
[Current Mood |pensivepensive]

Historic? I could not choose just one, there are so many poets and scholars who have had an impact on my life.
So instead I will pick my father, Amyntas. He was a remote and stern aristocrat who placed me as a page of the king at a young age, and never looked back. For that, I will always thank him – but a part of me wonders what it would be like to sit down and converse with him as two adults. I wonder if he would have anything profound to say? I wonder if he would be a friend?

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(Cross-posted in theatrical_muse)
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What is your favorite Guilty Indulgence? [Feb. 10th, 2004|06:53 pm]
[Current Mood |deviousdevious]

My temper. I hold grudges easily and will not concede an issue if I deem that it is worth the effort. I am a very logical man who sometimes is a slave to passion, and although I may afterwards regret words or actions, when I become ignited it is a powerful sensation. I will not deny that I love it.

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How did you lose your Virginity? [Feb. 10th, 2004|06:39 pm]
[Current Mood |happyhappy]

Alexander and I were only 15 years old. I took him under the shadow of a tree on a hot summer evening. Afterwards, we held each other’s hands until we exited the woods and found our horses.
Each time I make love to him is as exhilarating and profound as that first time.

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Do you believe in Love At First Sight? [Feb. 10th, 2004|06:31 pm]
[Current Mood |lovedloved]

Yes! I have experienced it - my life is defined by the moment I first laid eyes on Alexander. Even as a boy, I knew it was the greatest form of love that I was experiencing, something that only the Gods can bestow to men. From that instant of realization, no force on earth could have wrenched me from his side, or prevented me from honoring and serving him. That he loves me in return is the most precious of all gifts and the definition of my life. I have a purpose, a duty – and it is to him.

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Is there ever a good reason to get blinding drunk? [Jan. 6th, 2004|08:01 pm]
[Current Mood |contemplativecontemplative]

I admit, Alexander often worries me with his consumption of alcohol. But he is so brilliant, that there is no way he could do anything in half-measures.
As for me, my flame does not burn nearly as brightly, so I am content to indulge in excess alcohol consumtion on only festive occasions.

(Cross-posted in theatrical_muse.)
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New Year's Resolutions... [Dec. 28th, 2003|01:24 am]
[Current Mood |satisfiedsatisfied]

I do not feel it is my place to make such a list, as my life is devoted completely to Alexander and his wishes. Though, in his selfless love, I know he would want me to indulge in this exercise, so I will.

• Be more vocal and candid about controvercial issues such as his obsession with foreign cultures. I know he hates to hear of it, but my love for him dictates that I must let him know how the men feel. He often trusts them too unconditionally. All he wants is to be loved as much in return.

• Try not to actively despise my rivals; Roxane, Barzine, Stratera and Bagoas. I need not be threatened by any of them - I have known him longer than all, and no one can understand him like I do.

• Educate myself on the physical art of war more rigorously. Others see me as merely a logistics officer, promoted solely by favoritism. I do not care what they think, but can always better myself for my king.

• Keep a close watch on that scheming and devious Cassander. His lips say one thing but his eyes betray another. I wish I could convince Alexander of my suspicions.

• Let Alexander be on top for a change.

(Cross-posted in theatrical_muse)
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I follow my King. [Dec. 24th, 2003|10:45 am]
[Current Mood |touchedtouched]

I follow in the footsteps of Alexander. So, I will introduce myself as well.

My name is Hephaistion (pronounced Eye-pais-tyun), and I was born in 356 BC to my father, the Macedonian aristocrat Amyntas. My life changed forever the day I first met Alexander when we were both of the tender age of 13. We immediately became inseparable, and continued into manhood together, learning under the philosopher Aristotle in Mieza. I accompanied him from the very beginning, fighting in the Companions Cavalry Unit to eventually become his highest general and vizier. We were entwined so that even Sysisgambis, Darius III's mother, confused me for my great King. He showed his undying love to all by declaring "Fear not, Mother. He too is Alexander."

And like him, in regards to the question of predestination, I believe that I could have held no other position in the plans of the Gods. It was my chosen role to be Alexander's lover and companion, to provide him with support and compassion when he required it. I am eternally grateful to have been given this charge, as he is the very definition of my existence. I love him above all else in the world, and will always do so.

(Cross-posted in theatrical_muse)
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