FIGHT TO THE END
“The majestic castle rose before their eyes. A castle full of lined up soldiers for battle! The opponent prevailed … but they knew that with the help of the gods the victory would be theirs.
The marshal came down from his horse and took a good look of the area where the battle was going to occur.
” Solders ! Line up ! Now…we will surround the enemy from both sides …they will never know what hit them ! In the name of Odin! “
“In the name of Odin!” shouted the soldiers lifting up their armors.
By the tone of their voice, he understood that something was wrong. They shouted but not as vividly as they used to. He took a good look at his soldiers…but all he saw was tiredness in their eyes from hardship and hunger.
They were all loyal to him , they did what he asked them to do, but this time he saw the fatigue in their eyes. He knew he had to do something. He had to lift up their spirits !
He turned towards them.
“I know that you’re tired … I know that you want to return to your homes … to your wives, your children, your siblings! But I ask you one last time to fight. Fight till death ! Enough of the tyranny ! The freedom of our country is depending on us ! With the help of the Gods, we will seize the fortress and then … a whole new world is waiting for us ! A new life ! Without tyranny and slavery ! Together we are going to write history! We are VIKINGS DAMN IT !
WE NEVER FALL ! WE NEVER SURRENDER ! WE ARE HERE TO FIGHT…FIGHT TO THE END. EVEN IF IT IS THE LAST THING WE’LL EVER DO” !
“Hurrah” ! shouted the soldiers, a sign that the marshal’s speech gave them strength.
“In the name of Odin”! cried the marshal.
“In the name of Odin” ! repeated the soldiers with one voice and started the descent of the mountain….to freedom! “