This is my first Alex Rider fic please read I hope you enjoy!
I mentally curse Blunt again for sending me to Hell on earth AKA Brecon Breacon's. He had decided that it would be good for me to get in some more training. He said that normally agents would be sent for a refresh training once a year, so two years later, at the age of sixteen, I, Alex Rider, am back for three lovely weeks with K-unit. NOT.
I've been at Hell for two weeks now and Fox (who MI6 had also been sent to train with K-unit) had finally convinced Wolf not to murder me and me not to shoot him.
It all started about two hours ago on this rainy Friday night. The Sarge had given us tomorrow off and Eagle had decided that we as a unit had to get to know each other (well he wanted to try figure me out I bet) so he had started a game of twenty questions. It went a little bit like this….
"I'm bored!" Eagle whined for about the twentieth time in the last two minutes. Nobody bothered to answer him, the atmosphere was too tense in the small barracks of K-unit shared.
After a few more minutes of tense silence Eagle jumped up off his bed and yelled,
"I've got an idea, I've got an idea, I've got an idea!"
"Shut up, Eagle and tell us what the hell of a plan have you been brewing in your head." Growled Wolf. We were all sitting on the edge of our bed's, or in my case coat, to find out what the heck had made Eagle jump up and down like a little kid but then again that wasn't unusual behaviour for him.
"Why don't we play twenty questions? We each ask one question at a time and we all have to answer! I think I heard the Sarge saying that the only thing that we need to work on was working as a team in a more relaxed situation." He blurted rather loudly yet he was strangely serious at the same time. As he said the last part I noticed Fox sneak a look at me knowing that my life is anything but relaxed. I pretended not to notice him but he knew I did.
After a varying amount of persuasion and enthusiasm we were all sitting in a small circle on the floor in the middle of our barracks. It went Eagle, Snake, Me, Fox or Ben then wolf who was next to Eagle.
"Soooo?… Who's going to go first?" Snake asks trying to break the silence.
Eagle's hand shoot up like lightning while he yelping, "Me! Me! Pick me!"
Snake sighs heavily and mutters, "Yes you can go first Eagle." By the look on everyone's face I can tell that they are all thinking the same thing as me, help this is going to be a long night!
"Um, oh I know what's your favourite colour!" exclaims a very excited Eagle.
"Blue." Replies Snake
"Purple." Wolf replies absently, and then noticing the weird looks of his unit quickly adds, "It reminds me of Cadbury chocolate."
"Red." I simply reply before looking at Snake who is sitting on the right of Eagle and saying "Your next." He just simply nods in reply acknowledging that there is at least some logic to just going round the circle.
"Amount of siblings and their gender." He stated simply after a moment of thought.
"Two big sisters." Exclaims Eagle loudly.
"Two sisters and one brother." Answers Fox.
"Three sisters, three brothers and a bunch of half siblings I can't be bothered to try to remember." Replied Wolf. (A/N I made up all the stuff about the siblings)
"None." Is all I say, not wanting them to know anything about my family.
After a moment of silence I realised that it was my turn. Having no idea what to ask I just happen to blurt the first thing that comes to mind,
"How many years have you been in service to this country?" K-unit apart from Fox look up in mild surprise wondering why I said 'this' country not 'our' country or 'here', oh damn how the hell am I going to talk myself out of this one.
"…" only silence answers my question so I hastily say,
"Uhm… I mean how long have you been in service here?" while sending a hasty pleading look at Fox begging him to save me.
"Seven years." He announces for all to hear and thank fully it snaps them out of the trance they were in.
"Five fun filled years!" shouted Eagle in, for once, fake enthusiasm.
"Six years." Replied Snake.
Finally noticing that that we were all waiting for his answer Wolf looked up and said, "oh um same as Fox we joined together."
"…" we sit in silence until Fox decided to ask his question,
"So… favourite season?" He asks completely uninterested.
"Summer!" yells Eagle back to his usual immature self.
"Spring." States Snake simply.
"Autumn." I mumble already board of this game, maybe I'll liven it up soon.
"Winter." Growls Wolf, sounds like he's board to. Looking up after a while he says, "my question is what's your favourite weapon?" a sly grin spreads over face, I already know what I'm going to say.
"AK-47." Yelled Eagle, with a huge grin spreading over his face.
"22. Pistols." Says Snake.
"MI6 issue ballpoint pens and leather belts and a certain diamond stud ear ring." Fox replied with a guilty smile gracing his features and mouthed the word 'Smithers' to me I nodded slightly in acknowledgement but still slightly pissed that he knew.
Being the only one to still answer Wolf question all eyes quickly shot towards me. I looked down and feigned embarrassment while fiddling with my trouser bottoms and sneakily pulling out one of the hunting knifes hidden there. Looking up slowly and bringing my knife into view while swirling it around my fingers I say, "Whatever I can get my hands on to save me from dyeing." Once that is said I casually fling my knife in the direction of Bens head having it lodge itself in in wall not millimetres from his face.
With that I stand up and walk over to my 'coat' and lay down almost instantly falling asleep.