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You struggled to keep your balance as rain, falling in thick sheets, drenched the ground. Digging your heel into the ground, you cautiously got down on one knee, sinking into the soft mud.

 Positioning your gun, and trying your hardest to block out the screams of battle and the fire of bullets, you focused on one British soldier. Your glove clad fingers trembling and starting to bleed from the number of times you had to do this, slowly curled around the trigger. Time seemed to slow around your as the bullet flew across the battlefield, speeding up once again when the soldier hit the ground.

 Your brief victory, however, was soon ruined when your realised you couldn't fight anymore. Every bone in your body was screaming in agony and, to make matters worse, the steady fall of rain was clouding your vision; red coats and your allies alike both looked like gray shadows running around to you thanks to this God damn rain.

 You took a few deep breaths, and glanced up, only to see a figure dashing towards you. Even in this rain, it was impossible to mistaken those baby blue eyes. Alfred F. Jones. As he drew closer, you realised his mouth was wide open and moving, as though he was trying to yell something at you. Before you could figure out what, however, you felt a sudden explosion of pain in your chest and fell to the ground.

Alfred, realising what happened, ran even faster and screeched to a halt in front of you, kneeling down and pulling you into his arms. Tears streaked down his cheeks as he saw a dark crimsion stain blossom around your dark blue coat. "I don't know what to do...." He whispered. "What do I do?"

 You never did answer him, for the light in your eyes finally lost their light and you became limp in his arms. It took a moment for the American to realise what happened and, when it hit him, he went into hysterics. "____!" He screamed, clutching your body tightly. "____, NO! NO, YOU CAN'T DIE! ____!"

 Why was there still fighting? Why were the men still running around. You were dead, nothing should be happening anymore.

 Nothing.

***

Alfred awoke with a start, screaming your name as his eyes flew open. Gasping, he clutched the sheets as he soon realised where he was. He was not back during those days, not on the battlefield. Instead, he was in his nice, warm bed, his independance long since won.

 He glanced over at your body, just to be sure, and sighed in relief as he watched your slow breathing. Alfred was glad that had only been a dream, and even more glad that you didn't have to go through something like that. He'd never let something like that happen to you. 

Slowly settling back down, the American wrapped his arms around your body, pulling your close. "Don't worry, ____." He whispered. "I'll always protect you. That's what hero's are for, after all."

I've been trying to improve my writing when it comes to the revolutinary war, so I guess this was a test.
I still hope you enjoyed it, nonetheless.
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ArisaKZ Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
I thought it was cute
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superfungirl Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Writer
*brb crying my eyes out* BEAUTIFUL! *sniff*
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RandomPerson1011 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Writer
I almost had a heart attack since I thought Reader died. Then I was so freaking relieved that it was a dream.
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Pika-PikaCuteness Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
MAI FEELS BRO!!! YOU DESTROYED EM!!! Damn people love destroying mah feels! :iconmahfeelzplz: oh well...it was worth it~ i read an awesome fanfic on alfie lovin me~
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catalinapassion Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I almost cried in the begining, then I reaad the final part and I was like. "Oh thank glob,it was just a dream."
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Pandagirl3000 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the feels! TT^TT
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BlackRose0602 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Omg at first I was like AHHHHHH! WHAT I DIED! thwhen i found it was a dream i was Phew thank goodness and Alfred don't worry you only have to worry about al ^^. Thi was awsome by the way.
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xxxWARGIRLxxx Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!! omfg it was soo good even though it was short!!!!!
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Nnoki Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww so sweet x3 the fangirl inside me is screaming
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Silvermoonlitsoul Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow,this brings back memories. I remember waking up screaming after a nightmare where my mom died, man, I cried like a baby. :iconsobplz: lol, awesome as always! Your story I mean, not my bawling. :iconamericaxdplz:
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