I had set my phone to wake me up at 4:00 in the morning. It's vibrations woke me up. I stretched, then decided to give the SAS men a wake up call. I slipped into the cabin and gently woke Alex. He stared at me for a minute, then grinned as he realized my intentions. He signed for me to wake Wolf, while he woke Ben. I leaned close to Wolf's ear, then yelled, "WAKE UP WOLF!" The man jumped and swung his fist at me. I let it hit my shoulder and bounce off. He looked at me, then started to apologize for hitting me. I cut him off with a dismissive wave of my hand. By this time, everyone but Eagle was awake. Alex and I grinned, then jumped on his bed. He woke with a start and yell. Alex and I were laughing so hard we fell off the bed. The other SAS men were laughing too, all except Eagle, that is. He was glowering at us.
"What possessed you to wake us up so early?" Snake asked, after he caught his breath.
"Well, no one showed me where the showers or mess hall or anything is. I'm not gonna go to breakfast without a shower. And I'm not gonna just wander around looking for the showers."
"Okay, that makes sense. Since we're up, we'll show you around." Wolf said, grinning wolfishly.
"Thanks!" I said, as if I didn't realize that he had something planned.
They all got dressed in their uniforms, while I grabbed a clean pair of pants and a tee shirt. I decided not to get changed until I got in the shower. When everyone was ready, they led me out of the cabin and towards the forrest. They set a fast pace and suddenly, we were in the middle of the forrest. They led me around, but suddenly they were out of sight. Even Alex was gone. I stopped where I was and just listened. I heard near-silent footsteps, and walked towards them. Instead of finding K-Unit, like I expected, I found one of the other units on an early morning exercise.
The leader of the unit stopped and signaled for the rest to stop. He stared at me, then asked, "Who are you? What are you doing here?"
"I'm Sparrow." I said sweetly, "And I'm here for training with K-Unit. They decided to lead me on a wild goose chase through these woods, then disappear. They're gonna get it when I get back." I grinned, already planning the next prank.
"Oh. Are you like little Cub then?" The leader asked.
"No, I'm working with him. He's back too."
"Great. Two school children in the camp. What's the Sergeant thinking?"
"Actually, I'm not a schoolchild anymore. I just graduated from high school. Plus, I already have two great jobs that I love."
The men just stared at me. "Okay, then what are you doing here? You don't sound like you're from around here."
"Nope. I'm from the States, on vacation. But I got involved in something with Cub, so now I'm here." I smiled innocently at him.
"Hehehehe. She'll never be able to keep up with K-Unit. Probably not even with Cub." I heard someone snicker in the of the group.
I ignored it, and spoke to the leader. "So, who are you guys."
"I'm Hawk, this is Panther, Lizard, and the idiot in the back is Bear. We're the H-Unit."
"Cool. It's nice to meet you. Would you be so kind as to tell me the way out and to the showers? I don't want to miss breakfast."
"Sure, just follow us. We're headed there now." Hawk said. They led the way to the showers, then to the mess hall. By the time we got there, K-Unit was finishing their food, including Alex. He grinned guiltily at me. I got my food and sat down with them.
"So, who's idea was it to ditch me in the forrest?" I asked casually, but staring at Wolf.
"Actually, it was Eagle's. He doesn't like waking up in the morning." Alex informed me. "I wasn't too happy about getting up that early either." He glared at me.
"Well, what's past is past. What are we doing today?"
"Well," Ben said, "Today, you, Cub, and I have our evaluations. First up is shooting, which Cub won't be participating in, but you will be. K-Unit will follow their usual schedule."
"Why isn't Cub?"
"MI6 have decided that he's too young to be allowed to handle a gun." Fox said.
My eyes burned with anger, and I decided that that night, Mr. Blunt would get a visit from Supergirl. "Will he at least be allowed to watch? Maybe he can learn from watching."
"Yes. He's staying with us all day."
"Geez guys. I'm right here! I can hear everything you're saying."
"Oh, hey Cub, I didn't notice you sitting there." I teased him.
He stuck his tounge out at me, then "Are you done yet? We're going to be late!"
"Just a sec." I shoveled some more of the so-called food into my mouth, then stood. Fox, Cub, and I threw away our trash, and put away our trays. I followed them to the shooting range, and winced when I started hearing shots. "Hey, mind if I run back to the cabin really quick? I have sensitive ears, and I have some ear plugs packed."
"Go ahead, but be fast. If you're late, you get punishment duty." Ben said.
"No problem." I dashed back to the cabin and grabbed the specially made ear plugs from my bag. They were made specifically for Superman and myself, and our extra-sensitive hearing. I was back at the range before the other spies were. "What took you so long?" I teased.
Just then, the instructer walked in. "So, Fox, had enough spying for a while?"
"Sorry Turtle, I'm here to train and get to know my partners for my next mission. This is Cub, who won't be shooting, and this is Sparrow, who will be."
"Nice to meet you." I said, sticking out my hand.
"Likewise." He said, shaking it. "Have you ever shot a gun before?"
"No sir. I have more conveniant ways of defending myself and others."
"Like what." He asked, curious.
"I can't tell you sir. I'm sorry. But I am a quick learner."
"Very well." He showed me how to hold the gun, then how to take off the safety and fire it. Then he handed me a pair of headphone looking things. "Put these on, and you try. Aim for that circle." He pointed to the target, then stepped back to allow me to try.
I aimed carefully, then emptied the clip into the target. As Turtle brought the target closer, we all saw how scattered the holes were. I grinned sheepishly. "I guess shooting isn't my strong suit." I rubbed my head. Shooting was particularly painful for my ears.
"Try again, and keep your hand steady this time." He handed me another clip, and showed me how to reload the gun.
I tried again, and this time the holes were a little closer, and I even hit the bulls-eye once! Then it was Fox's turn. He did much better than I did. Most of his shots hit the bulls-eye, and they were all very close together.
"Nice, Fox." I said, admiringly. "How didja get so good?"
"I practiced." He told me.
"It's time to go to the next exercise." Turtle said. "You have your physical examinations next. Don't be late."
We ran to the medic's cabin, only to find Snake there. Cub and Fox weren't surprised, but I was. "What are you doing here Snake?"
"I'm going to be preforming your physical exams. Fox, you're first." Snake led Ben into a separate room. After a few minutes, it was Alex's turn. We heard exclamations about the bullet wound. I hheard quieter ones about other scars that Alex apparently had. Finally, it was my turn. I walked into the room, and turned to Snake.
"So, what do I have to do." I asked.
"Well, there isn't a file on you... So we can start by you telling me about yourself."
"Um, do I have to? My life is kinda a secret."
"Well, I have to know your medical history in case something happens to you."
"My whole medical history is the fact that I've only been seriously hurt once."
"Where and how?"
"My stomach and ankle. And, um, it was an, uh, accident."
"Lets see it then."
"Um..." I hesitated.
"I can have you binned for withholding medical information."
"It's not medically pertinent. And it won't affect my performance in anything."
"Show me, or I'll bin you."
I lifted my shirt slightly, just enough to expose the horrible scar on my stomach. In reality, I had gotten it fighting an alien, and it had nearly killed me. Snake touched it gently, as if feeling to see if it was swollen or infected. "I got it a couple of years ago. It doesn't bother me very often, maybe once a year. I got the one on my ankle at the same time, in the same accident."
"I need to see the one on your ankle as well." He said.
"Okay." I took off my right sock and shoe, exposing the other horrible scar. This one ran from a few inches above my ankle, all the way down my foot. Snake hissed in sympathy as he examined it closely.
"I've never seen anything like this before. How did it happen?"
"I was in...a car accident. The car was hit from both sides, and I had to climb out through the back window. When I pulled my ankle free, jagged metal gouged the skin off." I thought quickly.
Snake seemed to believe it, but then, "How did you get the one on your stomach? I can't imagine the same thing happening there."
"Um, I don't remember... I fell unconsious almost as soon as I was free of the car. I remember falling, and that's it."
"Umhm. And you're lying to me because...?"
"I can't tell you the truth. I'm sorry Snake. It's for your own safety."
"What? I'm a trained SAS soldier. What can anyone do to me?"
I looked at him with sad eyes. "So much. And there are people out there who aren't normal. Just like there are superheroes, there are supervillians. And trust me, they aren't easy to get rid of." I quickly shut up, realizing I'd said too much.
"Who are you really, Sparrow. I need to know now. For the safety of the camp and K-Unit."
"Okay. But you can't tell anyone, not Wolf or Eagle, or even the Sergeant. Call Cub and Fox in. They need to know too."
As if they'd been cued, Alex and Ben walked in. I realized they'd been listening at the door, curious about the girl MI6 wanted to train with the SAS men. Alex already knew who I was, but couldn't give himself away, so he pretended he didn't know either.
"Alright. There's more to me then you could ever imagine. Not even MI6 knows who I am. They just know that I broke down a wall." I grinned at Alex, remembering telling Mr. Blunt and Mrs. Jones that tidbit. He grinned back, also remembering that day. "I am a superhero. I'm Supergirl."
Snake, Fox, and Cub just stared at me. Then Fox said, "Prove it."
"How would you like me to do that?"
"Um... Can you fly?"
"Of course. It's easier than pie. All you need to do is to think of a wonderful thought." I said, teasingly. Only Cub caught the allusion to the classic Disney movie. "Actually, I don't even need to think about it anymore. It just happens when I want or need it to. See?" I said. As I spoke, I rose off the ground slightly. I suddenly sat down, midair. "Is that enough proof?"
"If you're Supergirl, how'd you get those scars?" Snake asked.
"Those scars? Those are from an..." I trailed off, hearing someone approach the cabin. "Someone's coming, I'll tell you later. But remember, you can't tell anyone!"
"Okay. We won't." Fox, Snake and Cub promised.
I had enough time to grin gratefully at them before the Sergeant walked in. "Cub, Sparrow, you each have a call in my office. Follow me." We followed him out and to his office.
A/N- The Disney movie mentioned, if you didn't get it, was Peter Pan. I know this was a long chapter, and kinda slow moving, but I needed to set it up for someone to find out. Don't worry, all of K-Unit will find out, but that can't happen yet. And don't worry, more torture for K-Unit coming soon. I thought it would be fun to both give Alex revenge for the first time he was there, and to wake the men in the same way my brother wakes me up. The next chapter will be after all the exams, and you'll find out who the phone calls were from. Please read and review! And a huge thanks to all those who did review! It means a lot to me!