Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Brulus III.

The first thing Brulus remembers was begging with older kids in the big city - a common fate for street kids. He must have been around four at that time.

He was a lousy beggar, but even worse in his rare attempts of thievery and therefore on the lowest level of the streets' hierarchy. At least he survived..

His fate changed somewhat, when he met the dirty old pharmacist Adalbert. Adalbert had lost his license for making regular mistakes. No wonder - he had tried once to often to cure his bad temper himself.
Brulus took care of him, being basicly a misfigured butler in the beginning, but also showing lots of promise as an assistant in the crazy old man's experiments.

After his career as pharmacist was stopped by the clergy, Adalbert turned to more "interesting" experiments, plotting revenge. Brulus gave him the support he needed.
But when Brulus understood what Adalbert was up to, and was not able to convince him to stop, the hunchback turned his sole friend in.

Maybe there was hope that he would be seen as a hero, that let Brulus make this decision, maybe he really cares about the well being of the people. At the moment probably not even Brulus himdelf knows for sure, but with enough evidence Adalbert was convicted to death. The last time he saw Brulus, he called him a damn traitor.

Brulus was treated with disgust by the commisar taking care of the case, but given an opportunity to run off, with the hint that actually he would have needed to get a trial too.

So Brulus ran off, where this will take him, we don't know yet.

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