"You have been assigned to watch over Karen for now. Since you
are new to this job, you do know what we are about?" a guy in a
black suit asked me. "Yea-Yes sir" I stammered and recited what
I've been told and taught these 3 months. "Teachers actually are
there to look for students with potential, so they can be trained
to serve the government. I have been assigned to this student
because many others believe she is a great athlete, and might be
good for the government if trained well." He nodded. "Very good
Drew, but do you know why you?" I shook my head. "We chose you,
because you are by far the youngest and best spy we have ever
trained, and you have the most potential. Sending you in is a
good cover. But let me tell you this, you are not to fall for
your assigned person, and you are to watch her EVERY move." I
nodded. "Yes sir." "Very well, you may leave now." I walked
towards the door, and went outside. I walked out of the building,
and was a bit dazed. I processed the information I have just been
told, and went off to find Karen at her house. His words
thundered in my head. "You are to watch her EVERY move." Every
move… the two words spun around in my head. I reached my red
sports car, and got in. I looked at the address one more time and
felt someone behind me, their eyes staring at me. I shivered and
looked behind me. There was no one there. Chill out, Karen, quit
scaring yourself. You're just tired, and you're on the edge. I
sighed as I tried to re-assure myself, but I still couldn't shake
off the feeling. Then as I looked up, I saw a shadow pass by and
I let out a blood-curling scream.
Kirsten, you wanna come over?" I said in the phone, and instantly
got a reply. "Sure Karen, I'll be right over." I hung up and
laughed. I could totally imagine Kirsten smiling on the other
side of the phone, forever cheerful. I wish I could be as
optimistic as her. Well, to start with she has a great family, an
older brother, and two parents who love them. My family? No such
luck, one older brother in college, and an annoying brother in
middle school. Divorced parents, so on. I hate being the middle
child, and especially when you're in high school, and everyone
just seems to push you harder.
heard my mom yell from downstairs. "KAREN! KIRSTEN IS HERE!" My
bed room door swung open, and when Kirsten walked in, the whole
room literally lit up. She threw her bag on the floor, and
plopped down next to me on my messy blue bed. "What's up" she
said, grinning from ear to ear. I laughed.
know when I see you, you remind me of a little kid" I said. She
gave me a playful slap and snapped back.
"Whatever, Ms. OMG you're so childish? What
we doing today?"
don't know… Let's go out and hang out in the front yard m'kay?
Thank god you like sports."
"Psh, yea, but I'm not obsessed like you
are." I rolled my eyes and jumped up. I changed into a t-shirt
and shorts, and tied my hair up. Kirsten grabbed shorts from my
closet and changed.
"Let's go slowpoke!" I teased. I was already
out the door and ready to go. We raced to the yard, and grabbed a
soccer ball. As we kicked the ball around in the yard and the sky
slowly turned darker.
"Karen, it's six! I'm going out, dinner's
inside!" My mom yelled as she got into her car.
"Okay mom!" I picked up the ball, threw it at
Kirsten's head, and ran back inside. As I was in the bathroom
washing my hands, when Kirsten came in and knocked me aside with
her bum. After drying our hands, we raced to the dining room and
"Pass the beans kid!" I kicked Kirsten under
the table, smiled sweetly and passed her the beans. She grimaced
in pain and gave me a 'you will pay for this look.'
"Uh-o-" Before I could finish, a spoonful of
beans were thrown at my head. I used my hands and scooped up a
handful of mashed potatoes, and threw it at her. This is war! I
thought and grinned as I ducked a handful of
After we cleaned up, Kirsten went home. I
showered and went to my room to sleep. 30 minutes later, when I
was finally half asleep, I suddenly heard my door open and click
shut. I snapped awake.
"Kareennnn" I heard someone whisper, making
goose-bumps run up my arms. "Wake up Karen…" I slowly opened my
eyes and looked around me. Everything was pitch
"Who's there?" I managed to say, my voice
cracking. As my eyes slowly adjusted to the dark, I saw a shadow
of a bulky man.
are you? What do you want?" I asked, my voice quivering with
Karen… You're special… Come with me…." He said, as he stepped
towards me. I gripped my pillow in fear, and suddenly, everything
around me started spinning. He was coming towards me, but from
which direction? I lost consciousness, blacked out and