We were all standing around in shock at the dead body on the
floor in front of us. All of a sudden I heard Cherry giggle.
"Well that knocks off everyone on my list. They are going to have
to send someone better than that to take us out. I wish they
would have sent a bigger challenge to us. That was just down
I walked over to Cherry and slapped her. "You know I really wish
that the things that you found so fun never found it's way to my
doorstep. You are really selfish still. Ava and I have made a
life for ourselves and then you come along and start throwing a
wrench into everything."
She looked at me confused. "You never talk like that Imi. What's
Ava eyed me suspiciously. I shook my head. "Nothing wrong that I
know of either than all of the stress that seems to come with my
previous life and everything that compounds upon that. I have so
many things on my plate right now and I can't even begin to
understand what your obsession with our old life is."
Ava wrapped her arms around me and hugged me tight. "You know my
dear, I think that I understand, but so much is riding on us. We
have to keep our families safe from everything. We are
responsible for those we love Imi and no matter what happens. If
it means that we fight Imi, it means a fight."
I nodded my head. "That doesn't mean I have to like it Ava. Right
now I want nothing more than quiet. Just some nice quiet to get
everything in order."
She nodded. "I understand that my dear, but we do what we do and
it is who we are no matter how far we try to run. Our loved ones
I held up my hands in defeat. Alright, alright we will be ready.
I am still going to protest. I have my reasons."
They looked at me for a moment before I walked away and back to
the others. I placed my head around the deck as I worked. I knew
the dead body would have been disposed of before it could have
It was like minutes passed, but it was hours. Kie grabbed the
hammer on my back swing which made me turn around. He saw the
distress pass my face and he pulled me close. I felt the tension
build up in my body and as soon as he squeezed me, I began to
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