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Chapter 8 – Naughty Sarge
They didn't get as far as the medic's barrack. They didn't even get out of the door. Ben must have thought that Alex had pitied him as after taking 2 steps towards the door he stopped, let go of Ben and started talking about something completely random from mid-sentence.
"That time when Jerry told us that his brother was called Tom? We laughed so hard t that. I still think that his parents must have a funny sense of humour." Alex chuckled under his breath, tilting his head towards the door. Ben chuckled as well, picking up that there must be someone at the door. Ben created another random memory about this supposed Jerry character.
Alex reached into his pocket and pulled out his Ipod. It started to play a random conversation about memories that Alex had. All Ben needed to do was laugh along with them. He set his Ipod on the table. Next he silently tossed the key to the door to Ben; signalling for him to take position at the door.
Ben crossed the room making the floorboards creek to cover any sound that Alex made as he opened the window and climbed out. He took the last few steps silently so that whoever it was wouldn't back away. Ben looked over his shoulder. He had forgotten how good Alex could be when he wanted to be. As it was Alex had made no noise at all. There had been no need for his cover. Ben snorted at how stupid he was.
Alex had slipped out of the window and eased it shut behind his as to give no escape when they had their spy inside. He then doubled round to the door, pulled his pistol out of its holster to take the safety off.
Alex rammed his shoulder into the spy's back forcing him through the unlocked door. The man hit the door at quite a force, breaking the handle and jarring the door. In a moment of shock he stumbled on impact and fell face first onto the panelled floor inside.
A piece of cold black metal was pushed against the back of the spy's head and another safety clicked off.
"Fox, could you turn the tape off now?" Alex ordered.
"Sure thing Jag." Fox replied as though Jag had meant it as a question. As the chatter about old memories stopped abruptly the man realised that he had been fooled by the ruddy spies.
Jag pushed his elbow further into the man's spine making him wince slightly, before cuffing his hand together and tying his feet together with rope.
"What the hell do you think you're up to Jaguar!" the man yelled "I'll have you binned for this! I'll make sure you never get a job again!" The man screeched. Jag looked at the man for the first time.
It was the Sergeant.
Alex though 'well hell' while Fox laughed at the sergeant's comment.
"I can still pass word on you too Fox!"
"You do that, they won't care. I'm the 2nd best, well the best they've got anyway." Ben smirked."Jag will still have a job anyway. With a talent like his there will always have someone ready to give him one. Whether or not it's legal is another issue." Ben trailed off winking at Alex.
"Are you saying that I can't hold down a normal job? Answer wisely, it may be damaging to your health." Alex grinned rolling his eyes. Ben just eyed him warily and stepped away for the effect.
"Just saying that your *cough* age *cough* makes it *cough* illegal *cough*." Ben coughed very unserupticiously (AN. Is that even a word?).
"Are you sure that you don't need to see that medic Fox? Your cough seems to be coming back again." Alex grinned evilly while Ben just rolled his eyes this time.
"I still haven't been released here! And what's this about your age Jaguar?" the sergeant growled threateningly.
"And you're not going to be anytime soon. Fox was just reminding me of something which hasn't bothered my employers for years." Alex said joyfully before turning back to the sergeant in disgust.
"I never thought that it would be you who turned against me, you didn't actually have a reason to hate me before this I don't think. Care to shed some light?"
"I don't know what you're talking about." The sergeant muttered.
"I think you do. You were spying on me. That doesn't tend to go down too well." Alex replied sharply. Ben resisted the urge to snort and say 'you got that right'.
"And why might that be?"
"Because. I think I'll be doing the questioning thank you. Now enlighten me."
The sergeant was shaking with fury. "Who the hell do you think you are? Giving me, a higher ranking officer, orders!"
"I know perfectly well who I am thank you. And it's not something I care to share. In my less official line of work I am privy to a few secrets and I can assure you, when I see a higher ranking officer I will follow their orders. Until then you will just have to follow mine."
"You mean almost every state secret didn't you?" Ben asked encouragingly. He was still a few short of Alex's record of secrets.
"You think I'd fall for that? In your dreams Fox. And like I said, just a few."
"So you're both assassins turning traitor on you country." The sergeant said accusingly.
"No and don't you dare even think that again. We've done more for this country than you could even think of."
"Sure you have, ridding the country of men you are paid to kill. Or do you work with drugs instead?" the sergeant sneered. "You don't look like it, but you never know with those types."
"Now -" Ben started knowing the things that were said to Alex when he went to school.
"Really? Please do explain why that would be the case." Alex asked feigning interest.
"Well you look too scrawny, you know, too sickly that kind of thing. I don't even know why I accepted you into the SAS." Alex simply raised an eyebrow and smile twitching at the corner of his lips.
"I think that you're an assassin because of the way you walk. You're silent in everything that you do. That's just not normal. Fox obviously knows you and I don't think that it's from a school. The conversation was just too spontaneous; the way that you told him everything about you in 6 sentences so not to blow your cover. I didn't even realise that you were lying until Fox slipped up and called you Al-."
"Mmm, I always was superior to him with acts and covers. Then again it's my whole life. Now back to you. Why were you spying on us in the first place?" Alex said turning the conversation away effortlessly.
"Why wouldn't I be? All the cameras run on my computer continuously and I heard raised voices so I took a look to find you and Fox shouting at each other before the rest of your unit left and then all connections went dead. So I looked back at the tape before coming to find out what had happened to my devices. That's perfectly legal isn't it? Unlike you on the other hand." He sneered.
"I don't buy it. I'm phoning HQ. What do you want to do about . . ." Ben trailed off.
"I dunno, he doesn't appear to be openly lying but it's better to be safe than sorry. I'll phone Jones' number anonymously. I'll tell her that I've been informed that there is a situation in the hills. That should be cryptic enough to give me enough time to get out."
"You have Jones' personal number?" Ben stared.
"I wouldn't have said it otherwise." Alex's eyes crinkled. "Trust me when you get to my level of clearance you don't need to be given it."
"You mean that you work with the SO?" The sergeant asked, his heart sinking with realisation with what that could mean for him.
Sorry this was late but I have whole load of GCSEs coming my way at the moment and don't really have much time to write. I know that it's a little short but couldn't resist the cliffie. I know that not much really happened but it took forever to write. The next one has much more going on.
Nope its not finished yet, i still ave a few things I want to happe Thanks to all those who reviewed. I'm glad to see that people like it :) Hahaha, I knew you all knew who Leopard was but just wanted to check!
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