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    Xherdan Knellwulfr
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    A few weeks earlier…
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    "Immediately, Mr. Knellwulfr."
    Xherdan’s grin widened.

    “Excellent. I’ll tell my people to be ready.”

    He closed the phone and placed it on a crate to his side. As he regained his posture, Xherdan took a deep breath in, before exhaling, his smile exiting alongside it.

    “Alright, let’s get this show on the road.” Xherdan looked down towards the silver watch that sat on his right wrist. 5:48. Time really does fly.

    Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

    He smiled again, he just couldn’t help himself. Not only did he get to go out in the field again for this job, the job just keeps getting more interesting.

    Tick. Tick. Tick.

    Xherdan put his hand to his watch, rotating the face around 90°.

    Tick. Tick.

    Snickt.

    His fist clenched as the circle of needles entered his bloodstream. A soft trickle of blood ran from his wrist, veins expanding as the foreign substance entered his system. It wasn’t that it hurt, Xherdan had used it enough to the point it was just another part of the business, but the initial prick always surprised him.

    Xherdan straightened his tie, picking himself up from his tense posture. His mind had already begun to deviate from its cardinal structure. Flashes of images.

    All vivid. All false. All necessary.

    “Jimouthy,” The flustered recruit ran from the adjacent hallway, standing at attention in front of his employer.

    “Sir.”

    “I’m assuming everything has been set up?”

    “Yes, sir. The cameras are in place, Unit 18 is primed, and all men are accounted for.”

    “Perfect. Tell Tear and Grace to start tailing all the targets, and get a landing crew ready at the airport.”

    Jimouthy straightened himself out before quickly walking out of the central chamber.

    Xherdan looked to his right. Focusing on the standing mirror propped up to the wall.

    Focus. My name is Xherdan Knellwulfr. Remember this. I am Xherdan.







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    Commercial District
    A few months before…
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    “Go… home?”

    It was clear that she wasn’t expecting that at all, the cold desolation in her voice and her face- oh her face. It looked like a sad puppy.

    “But I-”

    You had no time for her childish games, she was a child stepping into the shoes of an adult and playing pretend. What did she think you were going to do? Make some sort of declaration of friendship and loyalty like out of a children’s Saturday morning TV show? No not at all, none of that stupid crap, you had your work to do and she’d only get in the way of that and the way she prattled on? You couldn’t put yourself through that.

    You continued walking, unaware or simply not caring that she stood still a ways back her hand still outstretched towards you.

    “I thought we were friends.”


    You had many better things to do, like painting Sicily red.

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    Casimir Zaleski & Xherdan Knellwulfr
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    A few weeks earlier…
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    For Mr Zaleski this had been most productive. With the end of the phone call, he began preparations to leave immediately.

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    Xherdan Knellwulfr
    Agrigento - Safehouse
    A few weeks earlier…
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    The mantra stood strong. Tear and Grace were in good position, the young Jimouthy was learning the ropes - the way he was shaping up he wasn't going to be a meatbag who didn't last a week.

    However he needed to move off into position. He had to meet Casimir in person, he had to get into Sicily himself but most importantly, he had to let Unit 18 out of his kennel. He needed to keep a firm grip on the leash however, even though Xherdan may have been the only one the being listened to, the last thing he needed was collateral.

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    Myles Alcott
    Valle dei Templi
    Sunday 11th April, 1999
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    You were certainly a busy little bee last night but you had done everything you had planned and the way you saw it, you couldn’t have done it any better given your goals. There were always other ways but you weren’t your father.

    You were dignified, you had morals, you actually cared about things other than yourself.

    You were also tired.

    Very tired.

    Intricate magecraft combined with no sleep tended to do that and while you could ignore it while you were working-

    Everything seemed a bit off,your limbs lugged along as if they were disconnected, every step felt like you were sinking into sand, your eyes felt like sandbags and with each passing moment the urge to just lay on the ground and take a nap on the ground right then and there.

    What was the worst that could happen? Aside from being robbed of all your possessions, being kidnapped or killed. There was also what Tamara would do to you for doing something so stupid.



    Perhaps you could fight off sleep for a little longer.

    Whether it was five minutes or 5 hours, you couldn’t really tell anymore, you finally arrived and it was more beautiful than you could imagine. The luscious green fields, the refreshing pool, the sight of the temple in the distance or you could relax for a moment with your friend.

    All of it was possible in one of the places you had always wanted to visit.



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    Myles Alcott
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    Sunday 11th April, 1999
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    …so…drained…

    ”I should have brought a snack. Or an energy drink. Or maybe just collapsed in a ditch and died…” Myles groaned with a scowl. There was a bed somewhere above him in a room presumably purchased by a good friend, (infuriatingly) hopefully in his name. He wanted to be that bed's friend more than anything he’d ever desired in his life. He didn’t need a blanket, or a sheet, as long as there weren’t steel spikes that would impale him the moment he lay down, he’d probably be able to sleep on a hot stovetop. He was looking forward to collapsing on a bed and just—

    No, hold on, there was still one last thing he had to do first. Something that was absolutely imperative to keep his conscience clear. He was still alert enough to find Tamara in the small crowd of hotel patrons in the lobby.

    He stormed over to her.

    "I should smack you into next week for coming here, but I have about as much strength as a fish that's been dead for three days.

    "You know, this may be the first time in history that someone actually managed to sleepwalk into a five-star hotel," said, Tamara, but in his exhaustion, Myles spaced out momentarily and, missed it completely.

    "I'm sorry, you didn't deserve that," he said, "but do you have even the slightest idea what you've gotten yourself into?!" he rasped, his voice too hoarse to be audible by anyone else. "Because I don't. My undrrstnndnng… of thss whole sitch-ation…"

    Was he slurring his words? Yeah, he was definitely slurring his words. He normally didn't sound like this much of an idiot. Or… he'd like to think so. If he wasn't known for pulling all-nighters every now and then, she'd probably think he was drunk. Or maybe she thought that anyway. How was he to know?

    "I'm sorry, Tamara. I'm extremely tired. Why am I even saying that, you can obviously tell. Anyway, as I was saying before I lost coherency, my understanding of this nonsense is questionable at best. he paused. "Look, I need sleep, but first, tell me what room you bought, and whose name it's in. And most importantly, God help you if you ordered the spa treatment!"

    He could hold off on collapsing on the floor like a Jenga tower until he heard the answer to those questions.

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    Sunday 11th April, 1999
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    Stepping off the airport in Catania, you took a deep breath of the balmy, humid Mediterranean air. The saltiness of the nearby waters tickled at your senses in a strange alien way. It was so much warmer than the British Isles where, green fields, mild weather and the temperature rarely went above 22oC even in the summer.

    The fact you had disguised yourself in a black high school uniform hadn’t helped either. You usually had a certain look about you with a black long coat that went down to your ankles that would have been a giveaway to other residents of Clock Tower. It was easy to blend into the crowd and pretend to simply be a foreign student rather than sticking out in the Mediterranean landscape which was showing signs of a bright mid spring while England occasionally relapsed into winter from time to time.

    You had already collected your ‘tools’ which a faithful confidant had managed to disguise so it could get through easier. In the meantime you could hop on a bus, a taxi or something like that but you could look around in the meantime, you weren’t sure if you’d be back here anytime soon after all.


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    "Thank you"

    The sweet voice of the immigrant officer vibrates in my ears as she present to me my fake passport. I stare through her eyes as I smile gently and receive the travel documents that I carefully prepared beforehand. Dressing up as an ordinary highschool student, my aura as someone who is a stranger to this place is hard to shake off but that is something I couldn't help. I walk away from the immigrant officer and look around the place. The airport is quite nice however it doesn't suit me aesthetically. The humidity of this place is unpleasant and clearly dressing up in a black garment and to top it off - in a uniform is a bad idea. The place was filled with lively noise of different kinds of plebeians gathered. It is truly a lively but at the same time peaceful place, as expected of a well-known Mediterranean country though the first thing that pops up to my head as is how interesting it could be to see this place be blown-off, with dust and smoke rising everywhere and screams of people running everywhere. It is weird as I think this idle thoughts even way back while I am still at a plane going as far as planning how to bomb this place efficiently. Should I summon a meteor here and crash it in the middle and shout "Marvelous!~~". Well it is not a bad idea but my purpose of coming here is not for that so I put that aside for now, it can always be a plan B.

    Well then, in order for me to do the thing I needed to do here which is very essential, I need to look for a pawn that I can use. I walk around the place until I saw a seemingly fragile male officer standing at the corner of the hallway.

    "How convenient, I didn't feel any resistance to that pawn... Maybe I can try to use a suggestion on that pawn to let it me lead to the commissioner.."

    I grin a little while walking slowly towards the target. This kind of magic has no guarantee of success, however if I put more an effort and making sure that the target is locked on my eyes then this magic has a high chance for it to succeed. Well I can atleast use my plan B if it didn't work.

    After a few steps, I am now almost near the officer. While he is still looking away from me, I pretend to trip on my foot and intentionally fall towards him, dragging him below the floor by pushing my weight towards him.
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    Myles Alcott
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    Sunday 11th April, 1999
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    "Iiiiiii did pay fura all expence spa teat-mint," you heard her say, each word was firmly punctuated you could tell but your brain was past the point of functioning correctly "on yer credit card. gotta pay closer atenshun to ya stuff. <3"

    No.

    That wasn't possible, you were responsible with your money and despite having come into a larger amount, you knew that it was a ways off. You knew it was a dream but an ever-distant dream. You knew that you could afford it but it would affect your immediate wealth and spending power, especially at a time so crucial and dire. And she spent it? Your money without asking?!

    How could she be so reckless?! So inconsiderate?! Dare you say stupid and cruel as well?

    You were tired, you were hungry, you had no money.

    "Hehe. Just kidding, you're gullible when sleep deprived."


    Well, that woke you up a bit. Tamara's method of a frankly obvious lie had worked for now as your senses began to reawaken. Not enough to gain the strength to stand up straight, but enough to feel Tamara take your arm and support your weight as she took you to your room, or at least you assumed or rather hoped, it was hard to tell the difference in your state. But the upside is that your ears were fully functional for a while.

    "No no no, no spa treatments for you, we just have a normal room booked for a few days."

    Tamara said, her tone much softer now her mouth was right next to your ear and you were no longer on the verge of collapse for the next few moments. It was quite considerate considering that in honestly a part of you was expecting a quick punch to the groin. Fortunately Tamara was certainly being one hell of a friend.

    "However you are going to take a shower, have some food and some sleep."
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