towns and cities. He’d need an army to fight them. A few hundred at least.
He notices the book he took from Chuck the homeless guy sitting on a shelf and takes it down. The title: “Gates of Fire - An Epic Novel of The Battle of Thermopylae” by Steven Pressfield.
Steve: Exactly! An army of Spartans is what I need. What a society they were. It’s exactly how I’d run the place if I were in charge. Everyone trained for war but philosophers too. Poets or athletes in times of peace. Warriors AND Scholars!
Chuck had the right idea all along… I wonder if they got him… Probably went back to farming up at his old place. Laughing at the world.