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The Agency: A Pharos and Alistair Novel

Novel By: Leah Marie P
Young adult

Andromeda Pharos doesn't know what she's doing anymore. Cathetica's most wanted criminal? Nothing new there. On the run? An every day kinda deal. Falling in love with Cathetica's most trusted and only superhero, Hero X? I think she sees where her problem lies. View table of contents...


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Submitted:Mar 10, 2013    Reads: 9    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

"Thanks for the ride," I say politely as I toss a twenty onto the passenger side of the cab. The driver nods and quickly pulls away as soon as I've shut the door. I laugh lightly and shake my head. I freeze, feeling something not right, and quickly look around.

"Son of a bitch," I mutter to myself and head towards a desk. The woman at the desk offers a fake smile and greeting. "Yeah, I need a first class ticket to Julbring," I say as politely as I can muster. The woman smiles another fake smile and taps at her touchscreen keyboard, looking for a flight.

"There's two seats left on the next flight. Both first class. Both quite pricy," she adds, looking me over. I roll my eyes and pull out nine one hundred dollar bills. Her eyes widen a bit and she gulps. "The tickets are eight-fifty each." I role my eyes and pull out Joel's discounted airline miles card. She quickly grabs and swipes it. "You know there's more than enough miles on this card for a few extra people and another trip altogether?" I nod, getting more annoyed by the second. She hands me back the bills and the card. "There are still three grand's worth of miles on that card." I offer her a fake smile and hold my hand out, waiting for my ticket. She jumps, realizing what I'm waiting for, and prints them out. She hands me the blue paper. "Enjoy your flight." I roll my eyes and walk towards security.

"Going somewhere?" I freeze in my place and turn my head around. He clicks his tongue a few times and comes in front of me. "Now where would Agency's best assassin be going at a time like this?" He smirked and took a step closer, putting his hands on my waist and pulling me in.

To any passerby, it would look as if we were a couple in a close embrace. However, I'm standing here with a knife pressed into my side, while he's sliding my dagger out of my jeans. I extend my canines and hiss at him as my pupils turn to slits. He stares at them for a few seconds. I can't comprehend the look on his face. He shakes his head and that's all the distraction I need.

"How dare you?!" I yell and slap him, he drops the dagger back into place and takes a step back, holding his cheek. "My own sister!" I yell and huff. I keep a smile off my face as I stomp away, towards security once again. "Best acting I've done in years. Now I just gotta avoid Xander for an hour," I whisper to myself. I take a deep breath and see my friend at the booth. His eyes widen as he sees me. He nods and directs me through the long line.

"Mission?" He asks, barely above a whisper. I shake my head and hold up my ticket. He frowns seeing the destination. "Julbring? Why are you going there? Everything is practically snowed in, this time of year. It's almost the end of November and you want to go to the snow capital of all of Cathetica?" I simply offer a soft smile and nod. He shrugs and directs me pass security, nodding towards his boss. "Alright, whatever. Your business is your business."

"See that's what I love about you. You ask a question and are completely satisfied when I simply say yes or no." I smile at Jon and pass through a metal gate. He closes it behind me.

"Yeah, well as long as you keep Joel away from my wife, you and I are always on good terms." He smiles and looks behind him to see Xander looking around. "You in trouble?" He asks and keeps his eyes on Xander.

"That's my sister's ex-fiance. What do you think?" I smile and pull out a few hundred dollar bills and slip them into Jon's pocket, through the gate. He frowns and sees what I do. "Keep paying your bills, Jon." I nod at him and walk towards the long lines. I sigh seeing everyone already in line for my plane.

"Andy!" I gulp and look behind me to see Xander running towards me. He's keeping his speed somewhat human, so no one recognizes him, but he's still running fast. I grip my bag tightly and rush into the closest women's bathroom and lock myself into a stall. I look up seeing the vent cover. I pull it off and shove my bag in it before jumping up and crawling in. Just as I set the vent cover on, the door bursts open. "I know you're in here Andy. Quit stalling and just show yourself. You're wanted for questioning and I'd love to be bringing in my ex-fiance's sister." I roll my eyes. "Not that you act like a sister." I smile now. Out of all the people in my family, my sister is the one to grab a decent guy that gets me. Too bad he's a bloody 'hero.'

I held my breath and waited for him to leave. I heard a stall door slam against the wall. I rolled my eyes. A bit dramatic for him. I looked down through the cover and saw him staring up at it. I swallowed lightly, hoping he couldn't see me.

"Son of a bitch, she went through the vents." He slammed his fist through the stall wall and rushed out of the bathroom. I quickly opened the cover and slid out, duffle bag in tow.

"Well I suppose that answered that." I smirked to myself and checked myself in the mirror. Not a single white hair out of place. I smiled and slowly exited the restroom. I looked around for Xander and smiled, not seeing him anywhere. I saw the line for my plane had decreased and was boarding now. I rushed over and handed my ticket to the women at the front of the line and quickly got in, taking my first class seat.


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