The Soldier's Battle

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: War and Military  |  House: Booksie Classic
A man fights to save his comrade's life and his own all while he himself is injured. His life changes drastically and he makes his home in a new town; an odd town.

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Chapter 1

Submitted: December 25, 2013

Joseph fell to the ground and took shelter behind a large mound of dirt. A piece of shrapnel had pierced his armor and was embedded in hi... Read Chapter

Chapter 2

Submitted: December 25, 2013

Joseph started to crawl forward at a quick and painful pace. He glanced over his shoulder to see if the boy was following him, but he was... Read Chapter

Chapter 3

Submitted: December 25, 2013

When Joseph regained consciousness he could hear the whirring of a helicopter and he knew immedietely that he was safe and secure. The fa... Read Chapter

Chapter 4

Submitted: December 25, 2013

"Permanently!?" he exclaimed indignantly. "Yes, son, you're being discharged. What good will you be in the field if you can't run? We won... Read Chapter

Chapter 5

Submitted: December 25, 2013

Three months later Joseph was making his way down a street holding a duffel bag that held everything he possessed inside it. He was weari... Read Chapter

Chapter 6

Submitted: December 25, 2013

On his way through the town at least six people introduced themselves to him and many more waved and smiled. Dear God this town seemed li... Read Chapter

Chapter 7

Submitted: December 25, 2013

Despite what Rachel had said about the previous owners just leaving, he was still surprised to find that the house was indeed fully furni... Read Chapter

Chapter 8

Submitted: December 28, 2013

Joseph felt many pairs of eyes on him as he pushed the buggy through the grocery store. He'd much rather be out in some warzone than this... Read Chapter

Chapter 9

Submitted: December 28, 2013

"I won't bite, I promise," he said shutting the door with his foot. "I know, but it's just weird being back in here," she replied followi... Read Chapter

Chapter 10

Submitted: December 28, 2013

"Oh, I'm sorry. If I had known I wouldn't have asked," she apologized. He turned around to face her. "It's alright. If I didn't want you ... Read Chapter

Chapter 11

Submitted: December 28, 2013

He shined the light on the light switch and flipped it. Nothing happened. "Of course it wouldn't work," he grumbled to himself. He took a... Read Chapter

Chapter 12

Submitted: December 31, 2013

Rachel watched from her bedroom window as her neighbor mowed his lawn. He'd been at it for over two hours now and had taken off his shirt... Read Chapter

Chapter 13

Submitted: December 31, 2013

Joseph sat at the table quietly. It was a bit awkward with both of the children watching him. "Sarah, Jacob, stop staring," Rachel comman... Read Chapter

Chapter 14

Submitted: January 10, 2014

He made his way back to his house and froze as he heard footsteps behind him. He spun around and was left staring at his neighbor's littl... Read Chapter

Chapter 15

Submitted: January 10, 2014

He was staring straight ahead at Jacob, but he knew for a fact that the kid hadn't had any time to climb underneath the bed. He slowly go... Read Chapter

Chapter 16

Submitted: February 16, 2014

Joseph was banging on the door with all his might when Rachel finally answered the door. "What the hell happened?!" she exclaimed as he p... Read Chapter

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