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The Sniper Returns

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22/10/05 Ryan Knights The Sniper Returns "The sniper turned over the body and looked into his brothers face" he started trembling and fell to his knees, on the red blood stained tarmac. He hugged his brother, then he started having flashbacks of the great times he and his brother had had. In the end this civil war had divided husband and wife, brothers and families. As another tear ran down his face he thought about the war some more and why, why would the country fight each other? Why being the most important question, why this? Why that? Why the hell did I shoot my own brother? Another sacrificial death for a country at war. The sniper laid there hugging his dead brother's corpse, thinking what would he tell his parents? In the end the sniper decided to dump the body down a manhole, so there would be no trace. But he also had decided to make some meaning out of his brother's short tragic life, he had a plan, a plan to end all the madness that had come of this civil war. ...read more.


Peter then walked through to the living room sitting down in his usual seat, opposite where Dave usually sat. Peter's mum put a hot damp cloth on the wound the pain shocked him back to reality. Peter then started telling his mum the painful truth about how he had become wounded, then about Dave's death. Lauren his mum burst into floods of tears. Peter tried to comfort her, but was pushed away, Peter's father had been listening in the doorway he stepped forward to comfort his wife, looking at Peter through tear stained eyes he said "get out of this house, we have lost two son's today you are no longer a part of this family". Peter didn't answer, leaving the house without a backwards glance. Having to dodge the gunshots that were raining down, eventually reaching the small flat that had become his home for the past five years. Going straight to the clinical looking white tiled bathroom, he searched for the tweezers, and then placing a towel between his teeth ...read more.


Peter explained that he had been on duty on the rooftops and had just finished a twelve hour shift; Peter then excused himself and went through to the hallway, which lead to the toilets. Peter went into a toilet cubical and placed three of the grenades around the toilet, pulling the pins out Peter ran for his life, clutching the other two grenades in his hands pulling the pins out with his mouth, lobbing one to the right of him and one to the left of him, then just like in the movies jumping away a the exact time the blast went off. Peter ran off into the darkness with a smirk on his face, when reaching his flat still on a high from the explosion he had caused. The snipers plan had worked; Peter ran himself a steaming bath. Peter turned the radio on and every channel the same "the war is over, the war is over, the war is over." Peter smiled to himself, but couldn't help but feel sorrow for all the deaths the war had caused. ...read more.

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