The Baby and the Battlefield

The Baby and the Battlefield

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CarolinaC By CarolinaC Completed

A baby? On a battlefield?

Marcus is a clerk in the Imperial army. When he finds an abandoned baby on a battlefield, he has no idea what to do with her. His best friend is no help; he thinks Marcus is a sucker for taking the kid in. The slave who ends up babysitting the child is no better; she thinks Marcus has ulterior motives - bad ones. Not only that, but two mysterious female assassins appear on the scene. Whether they intend to harm the baby or protect her, Marcus isn't sure. It doesn't help that the assassins have magical cloaks that allow them to turn into birds at any time. Marcus and his friends soon find themselves caught up in things they doesn't understand: the child has some connection to an ancient prophecy, one that could have implications for fate of the Empire itself.

  • abduct
  • adopt
  • advisor
  • affection
  • alone
  • apology
  • army
  • arrow
  • attack
  • aunt
  • autumn
  • awkward
  • baby
  • battle
  • battlefield
  • bed
  • bereavement
  • betrayal
  • betrayed
  • bird
  • birds
  • blush
  • board
  • boon
  • bow
  • boy
  • brigand
  • brooch
  • brother
  • bureaucracy
  • bureaucrat
  • cage
  • capital
  • captor
  • capture
  • captured
  • carriage
  • castle
  • child
  • children
  • citizen
  • citizenship
  • city
  • clever
  • cobblestone
  • confused
  • conversation
  • corridor
  • couch
  • crossroad
  • crow
  • crows
  • cry
  • crying
  • cunning
  • dagger
  • daughter
  • dead
  • death
  • deer
  • desertion
  • detective
  • disease
  • disloyal
  • distrust
  • dizzy
  • doubt
  • dragon
  • dream
  • dress
  • dresses
  • drunk
  • dungeon
  • duty
  • eagle
  • emacipate
  • emperor
  • empire
  • empress
  • end
  • enemy
  • epigraph
  • espionage
  • evening
  • evidence
  • evil
  • experience
  • fable
  • faint
  • fall
  • fallen
  • false
  • family
  • father
  • favour
  • fear
  • festival
  • fiance
  • fiancee
  • field
  • fight
  • find
  • fire
  • fly
  • foot
  • footprint
  • forms
  • free
  • freedom
  • friend
  • friends
  • friendship
  • funeral
  • game
  • garden
  • garrison
  • gate
  • gentleman
  • girl
  • givft
  • god
  • gods
  • gorge
  • governor
  • grapes
  • grave
  • guard
  • guards
  • guilt
  • hair
  • haircut
  • hall
  • hallway
  • hate
  • head
  • healing
  • heir
  • highwayman
  • hill
  • home
  • homing
  • honey
  • horse
  • horses
  • hurt
  • idea
  • imperial
  • imprisioned
  • imprison
  • imprisoned
  • incense
  • infant
  • infatuation
  • injure
  • injured
  • injury
  • injustice
  • inn
  • innkeeper
  • innocence
  • insanity
  • interaction
  • intermission
  • introduction
  • investigation
  • job
  • journey
  • jurisdiction
  • key
  • kid
  • kidnap
  • kidnapper
  • kill
  • kitchen
  • knife
  • knocked
  • language
  • lave
  • letter
  • letters
  • library
  • lie
  • lies
  • long
  • loss
  • lost
  • love
  • loyalty
  • lullaby
  • lunch
  • magic
  • maiden
  • man
  • manipulation
  • manumission
  • manumit
  • marble
  • market
  • marriage
  • married
  • marry
  • master
  • meat
  • medicine
  • meeting
  • memorial
  • men
  • mesage
  • message
  • military
  • mirror
  • mother
  • mountain
  • mourning
  • mud
  • muddy
  • murder
  • mushroom
  • mushrooms
  • music
  • mystery
  • naive
  • name
  • names
  • naming
  • nanny
  • nephew
  • night
  • nightmare
  • noise
  • note
  • nursemaid
  • obligation
  • offense
  • offer
  • office
  • ointment
  • older
  • orphan
  • out
  • pack
  • packing
  • pain
  • palace
  • papyrus
  • parent
  • parents
  • pass
  • paste
  • path
  • pavement
  • pie
  • pigeon
  • pin
  • plan
  • plant
  • plaster
  • poison
  • pool
  • portent
  • practice
  • priestess
  • print
  • prison
  • prisoner
  • procession
  • prophecy
  • prophesy
  • proposal
  • proposition
  • public
  • purple
  • quotation
  • rain
  • raindrops
  • rank
  • ransom
  • real
  • recovery
  • refusal
  • relationship
  • religion
  • rescue
  • responsibility
  • reward
  • ring
  • river
  • road
  • rose
  • rule
  • rules
  • sad
  • salve
  • sandal
  • save
  • seal
  • search
  • secratary
  • secretary
  • self-discipline
  • sell
  • servant
  • shock
  • shrine
  • silence
  • sister
  • slap
  • slave
  • slavery
  • sleep
  • smile
  • snow
  • soldier
  • soldiers
  • solution
  • son
  • sorrow
  • speak
  • speaking
  • speech
  • spies
  • spy
  • stable
  • stall
  • standing
  • steal
  • stones
  • student
  • students
  • study
  • summer
  • superior
  • supper
  • surprise
  • suspicion
  • sword
  • take
  • talk
  • tavern
  • teen
  • temple
  • tent
  • threat
  • throne
  • tile
  • together
  • town
  • training
  • transfer
  • translate
  • travel
  • true
  • trust
  • truth
  • unconscious
  • unhappy
  • union
  • urn
  • villa
  • violent
  • volunteer
  • waken
  • walk
  • wall
  • walls
  • warm
  • warning
  • water
  • wax
  • wedding
  • weekend
  • weeping
  • wet
  • wife
  • willow
  • wind
  • wine
  • woken
  • woman
  • women
  • worry
  • wound
  • younger
I'm going to vote for this just because the plot seem soo good.
                              
                              GOOD JOB KIDDO
beautifulliar99 beautifulliar99 Apr 01, 2014
@CarolinaC im already excited to read this story just by looking at the commemts, which is what I usually do to see how good a story is.
beautifulliar99 beautifulliar99 Apr 01, 2014
@FeliciaFelicis  my dreams are insane. I dreamed once that I was  being chased by a cupcake on a unicorn. ikr
ThatOneSnowPrincess ThatOneSnowPrincess Dec 27, 2013
re-reading this because I just love it! I remember when you were still writing this :)
jimrileyenlight jimrileyenlight May 13, 2013
@CarolinaC Poetry? Perhaps so. But I am still working with my editor to perfect "Revelation." I'll simply try to say everything, or much of it, there that I'd plan to in a longer novel.  "Revelation" is a bit of a dog's dinner at the moment but it should be shined up within a week.
CarolinaC CarolinaC May 13, 2013
@jimrileyenlight well, I am sorry to hear that you're giving up the writing, but best of luck with the music! Perhaps, if long prose works aren't your thing, you can still occasionally favour us with a short bit of poetry :)