Midas and the Return of the Golden Touch
After 3 hours after Midas got his gift (the golden touch A.K.A Midas touch) He beseeches Dionysus (the wine god) to remove the gift he received from the wine god for taking care of Dionysus’s friend Silenus (A Satyr). Dionysus agreed to remove the golden touch which ended up turning the King's Dauther into gold when he hugged her.
Midas had decided to keep the apple he turned to gold, but he actually had touched two apples. He kept both the apples. After two weeks of Dionysus taking away the golden touch, Midas wanted to see if the apples were safe to eat. He had a slave eat the first apple.
“Master! This apple! It tastes as if if....” He trailed off in wonderment.
“WHAT?! Tell me you unworthy slave mutt!” Midas commanded, “Or else! I’ll put you in the dungeon!”
“It tastes like love, undesirable goodness! As if eating a divine fruit from the gods!” The slave finished.
“Very well.” Midas snorted upon the slave. “I’ll take the other apple now.”
Midas left the courtyard to get the apple from the kitchen. They had the apple in a container that they thought would completely keep anything from turning to gold if the apple had such an ability. Although, we now know it doesn’t as the slave thought it was entirely divine, it never turned the slave to gold so it is to be eaten by the king himself!
A Few Minutes Later, After Eating The AppleEdit
“I...I....I!!!!!” Midas couldn’t speak ever since eating the apple “I need more!!! Get ME MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
“Master,” The same slave who ate the first apple asked,” Where could I get something so divine for your tastes?”
“Olympus! Go get Dionysus! He must return here with many apples! The whole village must have them! I can’t just share all the excitement with one worthless slave!” Midas told him, “Now go!”
“May I get Dionysus,” The slave asked Zeus.
“Get out of here! You aren’t worthy of being here!! If you seek Dionysus, you must find him, if you want him to return to your king you must ask him if he will. If he refuses, I don’t care and life will continue as we know it.”
The slave was angry yet he did as Zeus said and went to find Dionysus who was probably with Silenus.
At A BarEdit
“Man this is one of the best spot in Greece to get wine!” Dionysus
“I must agree,” Silenus replied
At the floor above them they started to hear the door swish closed and the slave say, “Has anyone seen Silenus or Dionysus?”
“Yes slave who was NEVER had WINE!!!” Dionysus shouted
“I come from Midas! He requests your presence!” The slave shouted scared of death. Dionysus snapped his fingers and they were at Midas’s palace.
“Now slave, why are we here?” Silenus asked for his friend Dionysus.
“My master wants golden apples. He made two apples gold when you gave him the golden touch power. He says he needs more,” the slave answered.
“Here I have no use,” Dionysus said
“Here are some more!” Silenus took some out of a bag he had, following Dionysus’ lead.
“Thank you! God, and Satyr,” the slave replied.
The slave headed to the king's room and gave him the bag.
“Slave! You took too long!” Midas said.
“But sir I got you a whole bag!” The slave pleaded and Midas stopped before he whipped the slave.
“Very well,” He replied, “Go on before I change my mind!!”
The slave ran off and started planning an escape plot with his friends. The king took the apple and ate it. He went to his vanity took off his crown and then fell asleep.... Never to wake up again!
The Next GOLDEN MorningEdit
The slave came to the king's room and placed a cup of wine and a bowl of fruits. He noticed the king asleep and came to wake him.
Odd, the slave thought, he’s normally up by now.
The slave shook Midas awake. Nothing. He then took the covers off to reveal a detailed golden statue of Midas.
“Ahhh!!!” The slave yelled.
He then ran out the room and told his friends and family. He finally told the princess. His family and friends he plotted with then meet him right outside the kings room before the princess came reviewed the escape plan then put it in action. they went told the security guards protecting slaves from running off and then the security ran to the kings room. The slaves ran.
“We are no longer property of Midas!” The freedman yelled after running half a mile, “We are people!”
His friends and family yelled and cheered and celebrated like there was no tomorrow! They had a picnic after going half a mile. Then they went to the closests mountains. They slaves built their home and lived there for many years. Midas on the other hand, his whole kingdom turned into gold, his castle, his slaves, his family, and citizens. The slave who had gotten the apples was turned to gold as well for eating an apple, but he got it reversed and he owned nothing at the time so nothing turned to gold that was his.