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Hope within the trees


By MizuNaniaPublished 4 months ago 2 min read

I run through the forest, huffing. I try not to look back but I cant help myself. I look back for a second as I feel my heart sink to my stomach. They're basically right behind me. whats the point in running? Behind me is an army of around 20 men covered in armor and holding swords.

The longer I stand there the sooner I'll be cought it's enevable. I shake my head trying to get my body to move. My legs are finally unfroze from the ground and I take off. I run as fast as I can I swerve through the trees. I know that it'll be harder for them to catch me with an army.

Truth be told I wish I could just hide away. I know that's not a posiblility. Unfortunally I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. All I was doing was cleaning the palace grounds and I walked into the kings room where he stood dead. The guards came to see the comotion and assumed I did it. Then I heard the head guard give the order, "Kill her." That's when I ran.

Every bit of me feels bitter at the fact that I worked there for years and they wouldn't even put me on trial. Although I know how the trial would have gone. My heart lifts and I feel some hope as I spot the boarder of the next kingdom. They can't get me there and when I arrive even if they find out what I'm acused of they won't care.

I run as fast as I can and I reach past the boarder. The guards stop and glare at me. I'm safe and this victory is mine. I watch them retreat back to the palace as I stand there catching my breath and feeling the sun on my face for the first time in ages.

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I'm an amateur writer who hopes to become a professional writer in the future. I mainly enjoy writing fiction and reading!

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