Gladiatrix Chapter 1

Bella's POV

I played in the fields of our home, waiting for my father to come back. My mother was cutting some of the wheat out of the ground.

I was far from my home I didn't realize it until I looked behind me and saw the tiny house from a distance. But I was confused because I saw flames.

"Mummy"

I ran to the house as fast as I could I was getting tired but I thought what my dad use to say to me, 'never give up, be a strong little girl and push yourself to your best'.

Right now all I wanted was my mother to be safe

I started to come more in focus with the fire house and saw some solders leaving, they carried something into the house and I recognized it as my mummy, she was bleeding her clothes torn and I could tell by the swelling of her cheeks they had hit her also.

I felt anger course through my veins.

"Look" they had spotted me. I ran away as fast as I could but I cold here the growing footsteps behind me. I pushed myself more, the breath coming out in sharp gasps of my body. Rough dirty arms enveloped me in their grasp. My kicks and shouts to get them off were obviously useless. But I shall not cry for them I will be brave for myself and my parents.

"Looks like we've got a fighter here"

"She'll work hard then"

they tied me up and they rode their horses with me sitting uncomfortably the whole journey.

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