Damn my head hurts. What is it with wine?
Well, it was another night with Polites’ spirits. Misenus, Polites and I were passing the bottle, and before long, the General once again graced us with his presence.
The four of us were classmates back at the Academy. Even though Odysseus gets our salutes and whatnot when other folk are around, when it's just the four of us, it can almost get casual.
Anyway, I guess that Odysseus had decided to leave his rank in his tent tonight, and after we had emptied our second bottle, we actually started to have a pretty good time.
That is until Elpenor showed up.
He must've heard Odysseus' thunderous laugh, because I could tell that he had gotten dressed again just to come out and schmooze with the General. -That guy has got to be a masochist.
Anyway, the four of us classmates were having a good laugh about old times. I guess that Elpenor felt left out, because somewhat out of nowhere, he quips: "Hey General, if we could get those Trojans to trade for our horses with our men on top, we might have a chance to finish this war!"
Polites who is always so cruel with Elpenor, laughed: "Well, you could always climb into one of those horse's ass Elp, then you could open the gate for us!
Much to Elpenor's displeasure, Odysseus got a big kick out of this. He shouted: "I'll go get my saddle oil, Lieutenant! But don't worry, I've got a great draft horse that will make for a comfortable trip!"
I felt bad for Elpenor, but even I couldn't help but laugh.
Unfortunately, this just encouraged the General more, and he continued to make progressively lamer horse-ass jokes for the next twenty minutes at Elpenor's expense. Finally, only Polites and Odysseus were laughing. I thought that poor Elpenor was going to cry.
Maybe he did. As soon as Odysseus had calmed down, the lieutenant excused himself.
But, after Elpenor left, Misenus quite seriously asked: "What if we could get men into Troy, by hiding them inside something?"
At that, Odysseus started to laugh, but it was obvious Misenus wasn't kidding.
I think that it is a pretty crazy idea, but Polites and Misenus continued to talk about it for the next couple of hours. After a while, Odysseus and I got tired and left. At that time, I think that their idea was that we build a statue of Athena, hide a handful of guys inside there, and try to get the Trojans to take it.
I guess that the Trojans might bring something like that inside. I don't know. I still feel pretty drunk. Still, anything that could put an end to this war sounds good to me.