Alexander just smiled into his wine. Tonight was turning out to be better than he'd thought.
"Your mother sounds a bit like mine," he mused. "She was always the one pushing me to go for bigger things. Father was off on campaigns, left me with nurses and tutors. When I was 16, I was sent off to quell revolts, and fight with him where he needed me. He caps it by getting himself named Hegemon of this Hellenic Alliance that he established. I imagine he thought he'd live forever, too."