Author: Vixtan1 PM
A new interpretation of the ancient tale with a modern twist.Rated: Fiction K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,355 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 09-29-09 - Published: 09-23-09 - id: 2723388
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The son of a famous general, Sigg had a lot of pressure on him to succeed. Though he was yet only fifteen and not yet a man many expected him to act as one. This pressure, rather than worry, caused Sigg to excel at everything he did.
A particularly handsome young athlete he attracted the attention of most around him. Shoulder length red hair did little to calm the throngs that seemed to gravitate to the young man. Even some female teachers had noted and commented on his good looks. The men bristled and stood straighter when the boy went by. However, overall, even this was lost upon Sigg's physique. A fast runner, strong weightlifter, and agile football player gained him status more even than his dad's glory had.
Sigmund, the boy's deceased father, had been a successful and renowned general in the American army. He had led countless men on limitless missions to positive (if war can be seen as positive) ends. The strategist's wife, the beautiful Hjordis, and Sigg's mother was no less known in her own realm. All the women of the region knew of her beauty and craft at arts. Sadly, a one-eyed enemy killed Sigmund before his son had yet to see light. Hjordis didn't have long to stew in her own problems before she was re-married to another successful officer.
Returning to the story of the boy previously mentioned as Sigg I must mention somewhat other than his ability at sport. His skill at academic pursuits matched, if it did not surpass, athletic prowess. Wisdom and intelligence came to him not only naturally, but also through his pursuit of athleticism.
It happened that his sophomore year of high school he was playing on the varsity football team. That year Sigg's team managed scrape by into the regional playoffs and even to the state final rounds. Now, Sigg was a second back up player because of his young age. An unfortunate event occurred during the final game of the regional playoffs and the current center linebacker and back up would both be unable to continue to the state tournament, opening the way for the younger boy. It took much goading by a senior student for Sigg to accept such a responsibility. The older boy's brother happened to be quarter back for the first ranked team. Knowing how much his superior wanted the glory and the revenge on his brother who had overshadowed him his whole life, Sigg finally agreed to play the position.
What Sigg did not know about the older player was his divisiveness. The senior was as sly as a snake in the grass and had tricked Sigg. By putting a sharp rock in the back up linebacker's cleats at practice, he disabled him. It was through this treachery that the player would seek his glory.
With the amazing young man in such a central role, it seemed as though the underdog team could meet no match. They sailed through the first rounds of the finals tournament with little opposition. As the final approached, Sigg gathered his resolve and steeled himself to take down this final great opponent. An opponent, it should be mentioned, known to be gigantically larger and stronger than the young boy's own crew. Regardless of the odds, the athlete pulled through and sacked the older quarterback in the fourth quarter to win the game. Though the elation of the win initially blinded Sigg he soon remembered the younger brother who had wanted only to have his name on the state trophy.
Wizened after the defeat of such a great opponent the younger student realized what had caused the first back up player's injury. He denounced the other's greed and desire for revenge. This, as many things seemed to with Sigg, resulted in the chastisement and suspension of the older player's team membership. In addition to this embarrassment, the young hero was given the state trophy to keep for the year as testament to his strength and skill. Having triumphed over two older enemies Sigg focused on his academic rigors as much as sports.