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"The enemy will be here soon," thought a knight standing guard at Harod castle.  He looked at the bleak utilitarian walls and considered the crumbling mortar that held them firm against artillery.  The castle had seen better days, and was ancient in design.

He walked along the parapet, regarding his comrades stood there in the freezing winter cold. The air washed over the walls, chilling all comfort from his pale bones.  "The enemy will be here soon," he thought as he continued along his forlorn path.

He patrolled around and around, up and down, an endless mechanical nature slowly moving in solidarity with his limbo bound comrades, frozen-dead.  After a time an archer on the battlement above cried, "the enemy is here".  The knight thought to himself, "The enemy will be here soon."

The castle guard stood and watched for hours in horror as the trebuchets were slowly brought into range of the crumbling castle walls. The fortifications fell fast, and the men could not repel the invaders.  The knight fell to a spear, and his last thoughts were not of his mother.  

"The enemy will be here soon."
© 2011 Thomas Duke
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SaintFun Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
this is something really interesting :la:
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0Novem0 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
thx sharing with us. I enjoyed it.
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NatMe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011   Writer
Not bad but I don't think the repeating of the phrase does much for it.
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FalloutPanda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
It's kinda the whole point. I guess it's not clear that he is stuck in limbo and that the enemy is death.
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NatMe Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011   Writer
Ah, as I reread it I see what you're getting at. But no, it's not very clear. Great concept though!
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FalloutPanda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thanks :)
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Epicaracacy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Writer
I like it, sounds like what id be like... if i had an enemy
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