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The Final Day

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The Final Day It was cruel and cold winter morning. People were rushing around, going up and down the streets in their dark suits and jackets, all looking the same. Michael Bishop was driving to work that morning. He looked at his watch, 7:01. He then gazed around as he travelled very slowly in the morning rush, people rushing in and out of Notting Hill Gate Station. After the traffic jam had died down and Michael managed to creep forward to make a left turn but suddenly a speeding taxi sped towards him like a bullet. The cab attempted to swerve but it crashed into the front left wheel of Michael's car and the rear end of the cab flew up into the air over its front and slammed into the bonnet on Michael's Ford. Both cars were unable to move. As Michael opened his eyes he saw the black paint of the taxi through the shattered windscreen, although his vision was blurry he could make out the wing mirror. He unclipped his seatbelt and pulled it away from his chest. His breathing was deep. He was dazed but he managed to step out without falling and soon felt his normal self. Surprisingly neither Michael nor the driver of the cab was severely harmed but sometimes Michael wished that he had been injured. ...read more.

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Michael went up to the men and asked which of them was Anthony Beck. A fairly short man with a moustache that did not look particularly well groomed looked up. He was wearing large black spectacles with thick lenses and a red baseball cap. Beck knew why Michael was there and without saying anything withdrew the white cloth and revealed the necklace to him. It was beautiful, made from thin rectangles of precious stones lined with gold. Each stone shimmered in the light, they were all different; some shiny, others had a matte look with beautiful textures. There were a range of colours mostly reds, blues and greens. Beck covered the necklace in the cloth and looked at Michael in a strange manner. "This necklace was made by an Inca craftsman for the best warrior to wear in battle. The warrior to first get the pride of wearing it was soon challenged to a battle for the necklace, he was killed and the challenger claimed the necklace and the pride. Every warrior wanted it but it was soon clear that the necklace brought bad luck. Every challenge for this beautiful necklace, the holder of it was killed. Bad luck was brought to the wearer of the necklace in battle. Nobody was ever successful in war with it; people say that this striking piece of jewellery is cursed. ...read more.

Conclusion

Michael then stood behind Brian, pulled out his pistol and shot him. Sarah heard the gunshot and began to cry. Michael tried to calm her and stop the tears from falling down her face as he explained that Brian was a fake. He had met Brian at a party once and he was not American, he was tall and thin. He had been killed back at the West End. Michael let Sarah wear the beautiful necklace as they were driving through the town, before he handed it over. Nayman was waiting for them in an alleyway for Brian to give him the necklace. He saw Michael alive in the car and shoved a gun at Michael's head, "Give me the necklace, Bishop!" "It's in the car. Please don't kill me!" begged Michael Sarah heard the call of her husband and thought quickly. She picked up his gun from the seat and could see Nayman walking towards her. She got out of the car aimed the gun at Nayman. Michael quickly remembered the curse of the necklace and what Beck had said. He tried calling, telling her to not shoot but it was too late. She had fired. Nayman turned to Michael stood still for a moment, apparently unharmed, but then revealed a bullet hole in his neck, he fell to the ground. Michael ran to see if his wife was injured. He hugged her before she fell to the floor in panic. They were now both killers. They did not know what to do next. ...read more.

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