Most soldiers don't get a clean line of fire. If your on the front
line you shot blindly and carelessly and hope you hit an enemy.
Snipers do. They know who their hitting and they get to see their
targets faces before they die. I am not longer my fatherland's hope
but I am human weapon. Used for killing of millions. A massacre,
not a war. I lined the gun up with my target. The back of the head
was always the quickist. I pulled the trigger. The shot was almost
silent, save for the impact. The human target a middle aged male
cilvian fell dead to the ground. I grabbed my rifle and ducked.
They were armed if found me, they'd shoot me. 'I was ordered to
kill a whole school today, teachers and kids. No problem, I said.
It took me less than hour.' My knuckles turned white as I gripped
my water bottle. The desert terrian made us all thristy. I was no
stranger to killing but that doesn't mean I enjoy it! 'I can't
believe there doing this! Making us some sort of human murder
weapon? I hate it!' I cried while shaking my head. My squadron
turned to face me. The one who perviously spoke was higher ranking
than me. Major Katon. 'Do you know what's worse than murder,
marksman?' Katon said, his hard coal-like eyes resting on the rifle
leaning on my right knee. 'Leave it, Katon.' 1st Lieutenant Marcos
warned. Katon caught eyes again and continued ignoring his
subordinate. 'The only thing worse than death is to avert your eyes
from it!' Katon stood up and strode over to seated me. He knelt
down and grabbed my chin ruffly. 'Katon!' Marcos barked again but
it went unnoticed. I tried to shake my chin from his grasp but
Katon's grip was too strong. 'You look at the people you kill in
the eye, and you remember them. Because I promise you,' He leaned
closer to my ear. 'They will never forget the person who killed
them.' Katon stood up as the superiors ordered us back to our
'work'. 'Did you really think once you put on that uniform, you
wouldn't be asked to kill?' Katon laughed crazily as he walked off.
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