She made her way carefully on the steep and narrow forest path. Frequently glancing behind her. Pulling her cloak close around her, she held tightly to the bundle underneath as she continued on. The forest’s shadows dancing around her as she traveled. She had just begun to breath easier when she heard something behind her. Quickly turning around she was met by a sword held straight at her. Giving a small cry of alarm she tried to get away, but she was surrounded. Her heart quickened as the shadows of more men came from the woods. Their leader came up to her, looking her up and down, “What are you doing here?” he asked sternly. Trembling, she clutched her bundle closer to her. The man took another step closer to her, his tall form seemed menacing. She took a step back, but the swords kept her from making any other moves. The leader pushed her cloak away, revealing a newborn baby. Strength seemed to suddenly leave the woman, “Please,” was all she whispered before collapsing.