NATIVITAS is a post-apocalypic dystopian short story about enemies that meet on an abandoned battlefield.
The magical spells that bind Verus to his army compel him to try to heal the gravely wounded Fortia. Unfortunately, the beautiful and deadly assassin is also bound by powerful magic, and a compulsion to kill her would-be savior.
Can the two survive the war--and each other? More
When he was still a boy, Verus was selected to become a healer in the army of the Golden Magus, a calling that has led him to a life as a field medic amid the endless wars waged between rival magi. The spell placed on him-the Vigoratus Imperative-compels him to heal anyone in need, even if doing so endangers his life.
When Verus finds a gravely wounded enemy soldier on an abandoned battlefield, he has no choice but to use his skills, both medical and magical, to save the woman's life. But the beautiful and deadly Fortia is driven by an Imperative of her own: to kill any person who is not a member of her own army.