One year later, in Athena
Temple, Athena arrived.
Coming to wish the Goddess well, Shura came back to Sanctuary after one year. Before the Pope dies, and have yet to chose the New Pope, the one who is working in his place is Ares. He holds all the power right now. It is really Saga.
He tells Shura softly, "Aiolos plans to kill Athena. Shura, I want you to stop this."
"Wh, what you say!? It's impossible!! Aiolos is not that kind of person."
"Then whatever happens to Athena does not matter?"
"Of course not. We are Saints who are sworn to protect Athena and rid the earth of evil."
"Right, then there is nothing more to think about, Shura!"
Shura hesitates. He can't believe it. Aiolos would do something that stupid.
"Sagittarius Gold Saint can be replaced, but Athena can not! Shura!"
"Then, why don't we ask Aiolos?"
"You would ask him,'You want to kill Athena?', you think anyone would answer, 'Yes'?"
"........",Shura's heart is like a mirror who has just been broken by Ares's words.
That night, the baby girl Athena, Saori Kido is alseep inside Athena Temple. A shadow slowly approaches Athena. The young baby Athena does not know she is in danger. That shadow is holding a dagger and wearing a robe. From the little light that is there, Ares can be seen(who is actually Saga).
Ares goes near the basket, holds up the dagger. Athena does not know anything and she is still sleeping.
In that light, the small sword glints.
The dagger heads down for Athena! Just when Athena was about to be stabbed, someone holds Ares's wrist!
"Ah! You, Aiolos!"
"Ares, My Lord, what are you doing? You are insane?"
"Ei! Let me go!"
Ares steps away from Aiolos and tries to stab Athena again! But this time, Aiolos already took Athena in his arms. Athena does not cry.
"Ares, My Lord, this child is the incarnation of Athena given by God only a few hundred years at a time! You would?!"
"Don't interfere, Aiolos!!"
Aiolos rips a punch at Ares. The dagger and his mask drops to the ground. The mask rolls around on the ground.
"What!?", seeing Ares's face, Aiolos is shocked.
"Sa, Saga!? How could this be?"
"Uuhhhhh..... You saw it, Aiolos...... the people who sees my real face will never live. You will die with Athena.......!!"
Saga launches his right punch. On the level of Gold Saint, the pressure of the punch is directed at Aiolos. Holding the infant Athena, he barely avoids the punch. Saga's punch hits the wall. Aiolos jumps away through the hole created by Saga's attack.
"Come! Anyone! Aiolos is a traitor!!"
Aiolos is running for his life.
Saga once again pretends to be Ares. He gathers all the Saints and the pawns. He tells them Aiolos tried to kill Athena, and orders them to quickly hunt Aiolos down and kill him.
Hearing this, Shura believes everything Ares says as the truth. He quickly begins the hunt.
"Aiolos, why would you do this!!"
In Shura's mind, the idea of Aiolos as a brother fades away.
Aiolos is holding Athena. He is also carrying the box of Sagittarius Gold Cloth, running out of Sanctuary. Shura appears in front of him. He stops.
"Aiolos, you think you have safely run away?"
"Wait! Shura, listen to me!"
"We have come upon this time and you want to explain? It is not you. I have to defeat you, using Athena's gift Sacred Sword, Excalibur!!"
The youth who loved Aiolos like a brother is no more. Filled with Shura's tears, Excalibur tears the ground, leaving scratches........