15 YEARS

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  No Houses


after losing his entire family, but his younger sister, he is ready to fight, and die, for her...

Submitted: October 16, 2017

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The sound of screams and stampeding horses run through the night.

Another raid.

My mind races back to the first raid I can remember. I was only six. I remember waking up to my mother's sweet voice,

"Markus, Markus wake up honey," her frightened, yet comforting grey eyes tell me something's wrong. "we have to go." she says as she lifts me up, out of my bed and carries me to the kitchen. A secret panel on the floor is opened. There is a tiny room and she carefully puts me in. My two year old, sleeping sister is already inside. 

"Markus, baby, listen to me carefully. Your daddy, your older sister, Amelia, and me are going away. I need you to take care of little Zara for me, can you do that?" I nod.

"Thank you, now goodbye my sunshine and always remember that I love you." she bends over and kisses me on the forehead. Tears are in her eyes. I don't really understand what is going on. She then closes the panel door and I am left in the shadows.

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Screams and cries bring me back to the present. I turn over to see Zara sleeping peacefully in her bed. With her brown hair and gray eyes, she looks just like my mother. She is all I have left of her. I have protected and watched over Zara for 15 years now, she is the only family I have left.

-BANG, BANG, BANG.- someone's at the door. I grab my father's katana that hangs by my bed. I have protected Zara for too long, I'm not losing her today...

By Vanessa Martiny



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