This scene was written for the May Quote Queste by my younger sister, who comments on my blog under the name of Butterfly Bailey. In a few months, she'll have a blog of her own, but until then, I'll post her QQ scenes. Though she would occasionally scribble some story bits over the last several years, she's only just started writing seriously and I'm pretty proud of her.
Taking a tighter grip on his brother Julian's hand
on one side and his cousin Dominic's hand on the other side, 12-year-old
Henry Cameron took a deep breath as the great doors swung open and he
and his six companions stepped out onto the balcony behind the Prince.
Cheers and screams filled the air as the seven boys appeared on the
balcony. They bowed to the crowds below and the Prince stepped to
the side. Waving his hand towards the boys, he cried, "Hail the
The crowd took up the cry and Henry's eyes filled
with tears as a mutual feeling made all the boys move closer and place
their arms around each other.
"We're just kids. We're not supposed to be heroes," he thought as the crowd continued to hail them as such.
The enemy had attacked their village, where only the women and children
were left. All the men were away at war. Their mothers had helped them
to slip off unnoticed, for someone must warn the capital about the
forces that were headed towards it in secret. They had made it safely,
but as they stood there with the praising crowd below, only one thought
filled their minds.
Would they ever see their families again?
Miss Melody Muffin