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The Assassin The rain was pouring down on me and what sun that had been around earlier had disappeared into the fading black sky. I had been waiting all night long, ready and undisturbed, only alerted by the occasional, single noise. The time was drawing nearer. Then, suddenly, I saw a car in the distance. As it pulled closer I could see a silhouette of a man in the front driver's seat. It began to slow down and for a moment I thought it was going to stop. My victim was scheduled for death and I never miss a deadline. Fortunately, as I hid behind a single oak tree, ferns covering my back, I had a view shot of the house. ...read more.


He pushed the door to close it but it remained ajar and as he pressed the button on the key, the car alarm made a high pitched noise. By his flinch it seemed to send a shiver down his spine. However I remained unnerved. I didn't even produce a smile from his amusing antics and misfortunes. I glanced at his car and saw it was in similar condition to his house. Paint was flaking off and there were countless indents in the body work: some big, some small, which suggested he was a reckless driver with no consideration of safety. My attention was diverted for a second by a single flying wood pigeon. ...read more.


Then, just as the moment seemed to have passed, the keys slipped out of the hole. If only the keys hadn't fall out. Maybe he would still be alive. But as the man bent down to collect them, a single bloody shot was fired, and screamed silently through the air. It tore the man's pathetic life as he collapsed innocently and was transformed into a bloody corpse. I shuddered and thought for a second. If only I didn't obey orders occasionally. Perhaps I would remain anonymous for longer. But then again it was work, I don't make the decisions, I just follow them. I removed evidence and lived my life as a civilian. No one needs to know anything and as I walked to my vehicle I listened to the wood pigeon's song and thought of his simple life. ...read more.

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