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The Rebel

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Written by Β Β 113
2 months ago

With each step through the soft, sweeping grass, the girl took the time to survey the area. It was a simple set up, there were vibrantly coloured canvas tents and a freshly constructed wooden stage. The top of the hill was crowded with villagers who paid little attention to the small street urchin.

People of all standings were chattering and laughing in anticipation for the main event. The scent of freshly chopped wood wafted towards the child, who carefully made her way to the stands under the canvas tents and through the cavorting crowd.

It didn't take long for the chattering to quiet down as the executioner stepped onto the platform. The executioner clapped his hands for the audience's attention as the condemned was shoved onto the platform by two guards. The crowd started to jeer.

At first glance, the girl didn't see the cursed man's face.

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At first the urchin didn't see the man's face. After all, the child was only sorting through the leftovers on the side of the road in a tiny village.

The man was riding on a trade wagon, his hood covered most of his face; he didn't seem as if he wanted to be noticed by his surroundings, which was suspicious to the small urchin. But that didn't matter, the girl had stomach grumbles, shivering hands, and skin that clung to her bones: finding and getting food was more important than anything at this point.

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The girl stepped away from the little scraps she had wrestled from a street hound, and went across to the moving wagon, hoping that the hooded man didn't notice them sneaking onto the wagon. The girl found chests of undiscovered treasures, and as she opened one she wished what she found was edible; but all she found was sharp, shining weapons.

"Step from the wagon, bastard merchant, those weapons would be better for the rebellion than the kingdom. Hand them over." Spoke a man from the front of the wagon. The ringing sound of a sword being drawn from it's sheath was the only thing she heard.

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"Most respected citizens," called the executioner, his arms waving dramatically as he paced across the stage. "We are gathered here today, to witness the hanging of one Harold of Arlington, who is guilty of petty treason, highway robbery, and the murder of the son of a highly respected merchant."

The girl heard several gasps from the crowd before the shouting started. Several of the people in the front stands were calling out macabre suggestions on how this man should die. The executioner was supporting and disapproving of several ideas provided by the crowd. She was horrified as they looked around from their spot in the stands, thinking that they were the only one who saw the injustice about to occur.

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"Rebel scum like you don't deserve such fine weaponry." The man in the hood had said, as the child hid in the back compartment of the wagon. Looking through a gap in the cloth covering the wagon, the girl saw the other man, the rebel, chuckle lightly before swinging his sword; missing the hooded man's neck by mere inches, causing the man on the wagon to jerk back, frightening the horses from the yanking of the bridles.

The girl cowered in the back of the cart, as the sound of struggles and the gurgles of a dying man were drowned out by the shrieking of horses.

It didn't take long for her to notice that the wagon was then moving at a frightening pace, shaking from side to side as it jostled from the frantic movement of the horses. The girl screamed.

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The executioner took a step back as the condemned rebel was brought forward to the noose that was tied prior to the rebel's appearance on stage. His face was grim, and his clothes were bloodied and tattered, but he stood straight and met everyone's gaze.

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The rebel opened his mouth and spoke strongly to crowd.

"I don't ask for your forgiveness, I can only be forgiven by god himself."

"She recognized the man's voice; everything had happened so quickly that the urchin hadn't been able to thank the man or even see the man's face. The girl looked at this man, trying to memorize his face as the executioner tied the noose around his neck.

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She found it hard breathe as she was being crushed by chests of heavy weaponry. The horses were running, the girl didn't know where, but there was no sign that they were going to stop.

She heard the sound of feet hitting the wooden boards of the wagon and then cursing. She felt the pressure of the chests being lifted from her and knew that someone was on the wagon with them.

"Child, grab my arm. I won't be able to save this cargo, but I can save us," the rebel said quickly, "well, not us. Just you."

The rebel cut through the canvas covering the wagon and held the girl close to him as they jumped off the moving wagon. Rolling through the dust. She looked up from the body of the rebel and saw the boots of several guards approaching in the distance.

Jumping up, the girl left her hero behind.

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"This is for your crimes against the kingdom" The executioner shouted as he pulled the leaver opening the hatch underneath the condemned.

The audience held their collective breaths and the child had tears running down their face as the sounds of struggling eventually quietened down.

It is a Fictional Story 😊

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Grabe scenes are narrated to be imagined! Thats awesome!

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2 months ago

Wow, you really are something :) I feel like I'm reading a book from a best-selling author :)

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2 months ago

Wow.... This was so creative

But I didn't understand most part

Who was it the executioner wanted to murder? Is it the man riding the wagon holding the treasures in which the girl was hiding?

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2 months ago

What a creative way of making a fiction story ..Great mind you got there carol😊 To the next level ..pwede na magpublish ng book.😁

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2 months ago

Pang expert sa mga writing ang gumagawa ng book hahaπŸ˜… pero thnK you sa pag appreciate :)

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2 months ago

Bakit ang galing2 mo talaga mare πŸ€—. GrBeeee hinahangaan talaga kita da ganito.

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2 months ago

Hindi naman mare haha 😊 lahat tayo magaling depende lang talaga sa mga naiimagine naten. Hanga din ako sayo πŸ₯°

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2 months ago

I feel like I am time travelling as I read this, Caroline. Such a talent you got there. 😍

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2 months ago

Talent talaga ? Haha nakahiligan ko lang talaga ang magbasa dati ng story 😊 kaya ganyan ang mga napasok sa imagination ko .

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2 months ago

Yes, talent accompanied with hard work and creative mind. Ah kaya pala. 😊 Kaya din pala ganto mga sulat ko kasi diko nakahiligang magbasa kaya ayun, laging sbog. Hahaha

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2 months ago

Your story telling and character development is amazing β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ‘Œ I loved the way you describe the incident.

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2 months ago

ohh! really? thank you my friend :) I'm so happy because my story was a success😊

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2 months ago

This is so interesting kind of story in a different era. Wow! Can't wait if there will next. Hehe

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2 months ago

I'll try to write one Sis 😊 hindi ko pa alam kung ano susunod ko hehe wala pa napasok sa utak ko

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2 months ago

Every day I confirm that here at Read.cash there is a lot of talent, you are among them. congratulations.

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2 months ago

Thank you for appreciating my work. Congratulations to us :)

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2 months ago

Ang galing mo naman sa pagdedescribe ng people, ng places lahat yung tipong maiimagine mo tlaga gung story hehe...

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2 months ago

Thank you Sis :) ganon talaga nakahiligan ko kasi mag basa ng mga stories dati kaya siguro ganyan ang imagination ko.

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2 months ago

I love it! While reading, my mind automatically open the portal going to your wonderful fiction 😍

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2 months ago

You are very welcome to my place 😊 Thank you for reading

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2 months ago

sana all ganyang ang imagination hahaha

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2 months ago

Naka chamba lang po ate eylz hehe thank you for reading :) nahasa siguro ako mag fiction.

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2 months ago

sana ako din matuto na mag fiction LOL

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2 months ago

I love the way you described the characters. Love it!

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2 months ago

Thank you Sis 😊 thank uou for your time hihi see you to my next Fiction Story

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2 months ago

Yes sis! Aabangan ko yan!

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2 months ago

Grabe ang lawak ng imagination mo dai sa pagsusulat ng stories..napunta ka sa ibang panahon this time

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2 months ago

Sakto lang po Ms. Jane πŸ₯° naka chamba lang ako ngayon hehe siguro dahil na din po nasanay na ako mag fictional kaya madami ng naiimagine 😊

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2 months ago

Wow a story that happened during medieval period, I was hoping that I could do also stories like that, it was good I wonder why the little girl involve in crime.

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2 months ago

Naging fav. Subject ko kasi ang history kaya napag isipan ko na ganyan ang maging plot ko para kakaiba 😊

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2 months ago

Hmmm, nice one carol I like it, you evolved from a romantic ballad to the action angel of medieval aged huh.. I am excited about the next sequence, what is the relationship of the man on the hood and why the woman is under the execution.. Is she a witch? haha

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2 months ago

Pinagiisipan ko pa kung magkakaroon ng second part. Haha baka maging last naren siguro yan. Hahah. πŸ˜… Hmmmm ikaw na humusga kung witch siya 🀣

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