Gaius Julius Caesar gained his powerful position in the Roman senate through numerous military triumphs, ensuring the safety and prosperity of his people as he successfully ends the ensuing series of civil wars that plagued the people for 5 years.
When confronting his rival, Pompey the Great, during a battle of control over the remaining resisting territories, he takes pity for Brutus, personally intervening to spare his life. Despite Brutus fighting alongside Pompey. He embraces Brutus into his life as an ally, close advisor and a son.
"And you, Son?"
Julius Caesar’s victories and reforms made him a tremendously popular renowned leader among the people. Relieving debt, distributing land to the poor and enlarging the Roman Senate advanced the quality of lives for Romans. Within Caesar’s time of rule, all aspects of Roman society, economy, and culture flourished. All while Brutus stands by his side- hesitant to eliminate his father figure after he was overwhelmed by his father success
Brutus leads the cult of the ‘Liberators’ with his friend and half-brother, Gaius Cassius Longinus. The brothers alongside up to 60 other corrupted Roman senators secretly conspired the assassination of Caesar, as his rule restricted and impacted their own ambitions and power. They plot the date of March 15th BCE to murder Caeser during a Senate meeting.
The date of the assassination comes, as planned they surround, Caesar and the Liberators unsheathe their daggers. The story goes that Caesar fought back fiercely, until recognizing the face of his adopted son among the crowd- an ultimate act of betrayal. From the sight of this horror, he covers his face, his final words being "And you, son?” directed at Brutus before stabbed 23 times.
After escaping the uproar of Rome Brutus contemplates his actions and takes his own life, wherein the afterlife is chewed in the mouth of Satan at the center of Hell, for his heinous act of betrayal against the man who saved him treated him as a son.