~Third Person's Point of View~
Zoey was waving at them before she started her new journey with her real name.
"Zoey! Stop spacing out wherever you go, people will take advantage of you!!"
The boy Nayan shouted while he was waving at her. His grandparents were just standing next to him and were also waving.
Zoey stopped walking as she heard Nayan's reminder. She spent there for almost two months with them, and they had been only good to her even though she's a total stranger to them. Zoey averted her face at them and bowed down to them for a long time. She did that to show how grateful she was towards them. The grandma felt that as she started crying on her husband's chest while Nayan was trying to hold his tears.
His grandpa noticed that and hit Nayan's head, "Tell her, brat."
And because of that Nayan started crying out loud and his nose becomes watery.
"You can come back here whenever you want. You're always welcome here! So, make sure you visit us again!!" He shouted again while crying and waving at her.
Zoey stood up and started to walk again. She closed her eyes with a smile for a moment, then she left the place.
Then, a memory flashed back on her head.
Zoey was helping the grandma to water the flowers while the boy and grandpa were sitting at the green field and organizing the herbs they got in the forest. It had been two weeks with them, and so she realized something that made her ask the old lady beside her.
"Aren't you scared at me?"
The old lady paused watering the flowers because of what Zoey just said. The old lady looked at her confusingly.
"What do you mean?"
"Ah, I mean... You don't know me and yet you let me stay in here."
The old lady smiled as she continued watering the flowers.
"No dear, you're wounded and still weak so, that's why we let you stay here. Besides, Nayan becomes so cheerful since you came here, since he wanted to have a sister."
"But I'm a stranger to all of you and don't you ever think or curious as to why and where I got this wound? Don't you ever think that I might be a bad person?"
"Well, of course, we did, but we are just a simple family living in the middle of this forest for six years and no one wouldn't ever think of harming us. You've been here for two weeks and if ever you're planning something bad on us, I think you should have done that way before, right?"
"But still... You have to be more careful."
The grandma looked at her as she sighed, "It depends on the instincts of a person Zoey, it has to be felt... And with you, we don't feel danger. You are so gentle to be with and besides you look like an angel."
'Looks like an angel huh..' was what on Zoey's mind regarding what the old lady just said. Back then, in the town where she escaped, people there were also told her the same thing that even her friends used to tease her, and she even got blushed because of that. But now it's different, she doesn't know how to react to that. It's no more of a compliment to her, because the phrase 'look like an angel' is not how it sounds to her ears anymore, it's more like... 'she's a demon who hides in the face of an angel'.
Somewhere in the continent called Worz City, which is the capital city.
A group of thugs was running on the streets. They were trying to mislead the policemen that were catching up on them. These thugs are no ordinary thugs coz the policemen were having a hard time to catch them. They had been looking for these thugs for three months and now that they were just in front of their sights they couldn't let them slip away again. They didn't want another month to spend just to catch them and seeing their hard works made the thugs make a fun of it. As the thugs were running fast they tend to look back at the policemen behind to mock them by giving an annoying grin, curse hand gestures, and laughing at them. But the policemen did not give any attention to it.
On the chasing race, the thugs used any kinds of things that they could pick up on the way to throw on the policemen to make them slow. Boxes that were just on the way, trash cans, metal pipes, rocks, and even their own weapons like baseball bat, knives, etc. All the possible way to make the policemen distract. Meanwhile, the policemen were using their revolvers only on them. Trying to hit the thugs on their extremities so that they could not run anymore, but no matter how hard or concentrated they were, the thugs would just avoid the bullets easily.
On one of the building corners, there was a strange man waiting for the thugs to pass by on his position. He was going to attack one of the thugs, only to one significant thug. One more minute and the thugs would pass by, he positioned himself for the attack. And as the thugs were now passing on that corner he threw his red leather whip on the air, straight to his target. When the whip got the target's waist he pulled him over and immediately covered his face with a black cloth as they both disappear, without anyone noticing what just happened.
At some point, two mysterious people wearing black cloak were observing the chasing race from the rooftop of a building.
"Are these the thugs that he described on us?" a woman asked while looking for something using a binocular. She was given a codename of Violet.
"I think so." a man of tall stature answered as he was cleaning an Nr. 0 Barett M99, his sniper rifle. Codename, Silver.
Violet looked at him when she noticed that Silver was putting the parts of his rifle altogether.
"And what do you think you're doing huh, Silver?!" she exclaimed.
"Catching the target from far away is the easiest way. He wouldn't get a chance to escaped." he said without even looking at Violet.
"Are you out of your mind?! Our task is to bring the target alive!"
"Then?! What's the point of using that big annoying weapon of yours!?"
"I told you, it's the easiest way. When the target is aware of his hunter, he'll be given a lot of chances to escape. That is why the chase has no end."
"Cut the crap, Silver. We want him alive and not dead----!"
Violet gasped because Silver was pointing the riffle on her. She immediately unleashed her two katana, Japanese swords, that were attach on her back. The atmosphere between them became tense.
"I'll ask you again, Silver. What the hell do you think you're doing.!"
Silver stayed silent as he placed the magnifying eye locked on Violet. She prepared herself for defense. But when both of them were ready to attack, they heard a bump sound. The noise was from the back of the door. Suddenly it got opened and both them threw their first attack on the person who came out from the door. Violet threw one of her katana swords while Silver fired up his rifle, but the person whom they just attacked easily avoided it. Little did they know, it was one of their comrades.
"Hey, that was closed. You two never stop loving each other. Tsk, Tsk, Tsk." he said.
Violet got irritated as she walked and passed him to get her katana that got stabbed on the door. The guy who disrupted the scene was carrying a man with its face covered in black cloth. It was the strange man that captured a thug, codename: Red. He put the man on the floor and removed the black cloth that had a sleeping gas.
"Silver, you don't really have to use your magnificent head shot on this worthless man. You'll just be wasting your bullets."
"I was just experimenting. The target was moving, so I couldn't help but to test my skills----"
Silver stopped talking because Violet punched him at the back of his head, "Skills my ass. You were trying to kill me!!"
"It's because you're in the way." he excused while caressing the bump on his head.
"You pointed out that stupid rifle on me, idiot!" she shouted.
These three people are one of those famous assassins in the big city, but they work individually. They don't belong to any companies, and they have been working together for more than three years.
The big city is where all the rich people live and where most of the criminals hide from the hunters and assassins, that is why Worz city is the most dangerous than the other small towns. With that being said, there's one exceptional place. And that place is where the nobles live.
"So, is that the man? The ringleader of those thugs." Violet asked while looking at their target.
Red nodded at her, "That's definitely him."
"Then, what are we waiting for? Let's bring him to the headquarters and get our money."
They went somewhere near at the headquarters. Violet and Silver were inside of an old warehouse and guarding the man while Red was talking to someone on the phone.
"What did she say?" Violet asked as soon as Red came inside the warehouse.
"She told us to move to another place."
"At Shinya Street."
"You're acting like something is going on, Red." the silent guy Silver uttered as he lifted up the man.
"Nah. I just don't like the way she ordered us. I'll tell her to double up the prize, anyway."
They left the warehouse and were walking all the way to Shinya street where they would meet up their client to deliver the target and get their prize. But none of them were aware that the lady client was planning on making them fall on her trap.
Red's group was in front of another old warehouse, somewhere in Shinya street. Violet was about to open the warehouse when Silver got cautious at his surroundings. He looked at Red as they both were getting suspicious, but they were not aware that the man they captured was already awake. The man was being carried by Red and it was already too late when he stabbed Red with a poisonous syringe on his arm. They got shocked but Red didn't let go of the man as he slammed it on the ground that made the man's spine break.
Violet was about to unleash her katanas when Red threw a smoke bomb and Silver immediately grabbed Violet and ran away from that place.
"What the hell are you do----mmmpp!!"
"Not now, Agatha. It's a trap." Silver warned her as he called her name and covered her mouth. He got serious.
Meanwhile, as the smoke settled down, troop of thugs and some politicians were compiling in front of Red. He looked at them and smirked when he saw the lady client standing in front of the thugs like a boss.
"What a nice way of meeting up huh, Old Lady." he said while holding his arm that got stabbed with a poison. He intentionally irritated the lady by calling her old.
"This would be the last time for you to call me that again, brat."
"Oh sorry, Old Lady . Did I just hurt your feelings? My bad, old lady." Red was mocking her.
She tried not to burst out of anger then she stared at his arm, "That poison is not too dangerous for you to die easily."
Red just smirked, "Will you just get to the point, Old Lady. What is the meaning of this?"
But the lady client didn't answer him instead she gave a sign to the thugs behind her. An over 30 thugs would be attacking Red brutally till he wouldn't get a chance to escape from them.
"Ohoh, that's not nice, old lady." Red uttered as he grabbed his whip from his side hip.
Meanwhile, as Violet was insisting on going back Silver put her to sleep. He was carrying Violet back to their hideout, but he stopped from running when he noticed a white van parked near at the hideout. He got cautious, and so, he put down Violet and hid her in the bushes together with his rifle bag, then he started sneaking to confirm if it's an enemy or a hunter that also hunting them.
When he got closer to the white van, he looked inside of it. He suddenly backed out away from it as soon as he saw what was inside the white van.
He counted the thugs that were waiting inside the van for him to come, another trap. And as soon as they got out, Silver pulled out a gun from his pocket.
'Five bullets versus ten people huh.' Was what on his mind.
At the same time somewhere at one of the stores of Shinya street, a girl who had been wandering around the city for a whole week started feeling hungry. She stopped in front of the store and stared at the food stall inside. Her stomach let out a slight growl. She didn't go inside the store even though she had money. As she started walking, her attention got caught by a wanted poster on the wall. She stared at it then she teared it down from the wall. She went at the corridor of the store and sat down on the floor as she let out her half remaining bread. While eating, she was also staring at the wanted person on the poster she was holding.
She smirked as how perfectly they drew her face that they ended up confusing the people because of how angelic she looked in the poster.
"3 billions huh. I'll be happy if this money is on my hands right now and not on my head. Oh, it's only 'alive' that's written here."
She said as she cramped the poster.
"Maybe they'll execute me in public once I get captured." she murmured.
But while sitting on a corner, she saw a silhouette in a man's figure. She immediately got up as she faced the man covered in bruises and blood stains.
She got stunned when she saw the man moaned in pain while trying to reach her, but then suddenly, the man fell down on her.
The man whispered on her as he lost conscious.
To be continued...
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