I'm so sorry for the delay, as well as the lack of reply to the reviews. As many of you know I have been very ill and unable to write, however I am now on the way to recovery, and will find sometime to reply to all the reviews soon. I thought I'd focus on writing this rather that the reviews as that's what many of you requested. I'm so sorry this chapters short and ..well to be honest pretty poor, but I just for obvious reasons haven't been really feeling the writing vibe. Hope it's not too bad, and I will go over and improve it, another day. Enjoy.
Spoken without thought
Some things in life are never meant to come together. There are two conclusions however if by some unfortunate event they do. The first is where two things cancel each other out, take fire and ice for example. This is the more favourable result. The second, as you've probably realised, is rather less favourable and comes to an increasing more drastic conclusion. And though not a commonly known example, an assassin meeting a group of soldiers is more likely to end with the secondary conclusion.
Alex couldn't help but feel as if standing in the middle of the two was a very bad idea, and felt slightly irritated at his bad luck of being stuck in this situation.
Ignoring Alex's obvious irritation, Yassen wiped his amusement off his face as he watched the approaching soldiers.
Wolf, who was leading the group, wasn't even attempting to hide his emotions, shock at his youngest members skill as well as simple curiosity covered his face. The others were less obvious in their emotions, yet with the observation skills of the two men, they too were easy to read.
"Cub! How the hell did you do that! Instinctive is one thing, but behind your back! Really, how?" Eagle spoke so quickly Alex barely understood. He decided to go for the safe option of raising his eyebrow. This was not well received. Thankfully Wolf had held his tongue far too long and gruffly cut off Eagles response.
"Cub who's the new guy." His head guested to Yassen, who remained motionless despite the stares.
"He's..well…he's my trainer." Alex finally decided. Leaving the introductions to the people involved. Yassen restrained from sighing in annoyance at Alex's attempt to remove the questioning from himself before smirking slightly.
"Yassen Gregovich." He reached out his hand to the nearest soldier, Eagle, who clasped it smiling. "World class assassin… and you must be Alex's Unit." It was almost comical how Eagle's smile froze stiffly on his face before turning swiftly into horror. He quickly pulled his hand away and wiped it on his trousers. Alex rolled his eyes. Unbelievable.
"What the FUCK are you doing here!" Wolf yelled out, eyes wide with anger.
"Training Alex." Yassen confirmed Alex's early answer.
"So Cub's already said, but training for WHAT?" The Units leader's gaze was unfaltering on the assassin.
"Classified." Yassen stated. Alex could have sworn Wolf's left eye twitched. Eagle groaned aloud.
"Oh great there's two of them." Ben mumbled to himself. Eagle, who was closes gave him an 'Ya think' look, before returning back to Wolf who looked like he seriously regretted his promise.
"You work for Scorpia." An accusative voice rang through the group, who all turned to look at the previously silent K-unit member, who spoke with true loathing embedded in his tone. Yassen was un-concerned at the reaction.
"I did, but I don't work for them now, nor will I again." Yassen corrected sharply. Snake just laughed humourlessly.
"Bullshit, no-one stops working for those bastards, you don't just quit Scorpia, if you had you'd be six feet under with a rather round hole in your skull." Snake guested fluidly at Yassen still standing, living form while glaring at the Russian with disgust.
"And yet here I am, with a perfectly shaped skull, with a certain lack of any bullet holes." Yassen spoke dryly ignoring the hand gestures and meeting Snakes glare.
"Unfortunately." Snake stated.
"Enough." Alex spoke, mainly towards Snake, who had un-knowingly included Alex in his Scorpia rant. And to be honest Alex couldn't really disagree with what Snake had said ,the fact remained that most people from Scorpia were in fact scum… but there were, in Alex's opinion, always exceptions.
Snake seemed undeterred "Cub, you don't realise how bad Scorpia is, you're just a child. You can't even imagine the evil they are capable …" Snake completely missed the anger of all those present until he was interupted. Though both Yassen and Ben began to speak it was Alex's cold voice that cut in and it was the bitterness in the young tones that everyone couldn't help but listen to.
"How dare you." Alex voice made Snake wince slightly, suddenly his eyes widened in realisation in what he'd said, as he'd completely forgotten about everything Alex had revealed. Before he could apologise however Alex continued. "How dare you suggest that I know nothing about Scorpia. Even with everything I've told you, you know nothing about my knowledge of Scorpia. I know more about that bloody organisation than you could even dream about. And as for me being JUST a child." Alex stepped closer now less than a foot away from Snake, who had in turn looked away from the deadly eyes of the teen. "I think we both know how un-true that statement is don't we." Alex finished softly as if his own words affected himself more than his intended target.
"Cub, I…I'm sorry I wasn't thinking." He spoke while meeting Alex's eyes, shame of his words just added to the sincerity of the apology. Nodding slightly in response Alex looked away, decided to stop this.
"I trust him not to kill me, that should be enough for you to at least give him a chance." The unit nodded slightly in reluctant agreement before the silence was broken by Wolf mentioning that they were going to be late for the physicals. Despite them all looking ill at the thought, they all turned to head towards the medical huts.
"I suppose if Cub trusts you not to kill us we will give you a chance." Eagle stated, directing his comment at the assassin who gave a slight nod in acceptance. Alex, who was walking just ahead of them, turned back smirking evilly.
"I said that I trust him not to kill me, I said nothing about him not killing any of you." Alex just shrugged his shoulders with a very unapologetic glance at a horrified Eagle. Who coincidently was staring at said assassin. Yassen just raised an eyebrow in annoyance at Eagle who, in response to Alex's comment slowed down just to keep the assassin in front of him.
Sorry if it wasn't what you wanted, I'll work on it when I feel better, 32-star