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Enter the AssassinAwakened by his sudden movement, I get up and look at him through the darkness. He looks back, not saying a word. He leaves the tent and I'm left alone for a moment.Enter the Assassin by dreadedVulture
Quickly, I pull on leather slippers that have shaped to my feet and follow him through the woods.
He moves quickly, and I manage to follow him despite my lack of agility or dexterity. I am, however, quiet.
He takes to the trees, now, and I struggle to follow him. Once he's high up, though, he can't come down without me going first. He can't just jump from tree to tree either, there's no way they would hold the weight of a full-grown man at this height.
I climb into the branches across the trunk from him and put a hand on his shoulder. He doesn't shudder at the touch, nor does he brush it off. He's surrendering.
"You shouldn't have come. It's not safe," he breathes, barely audible over the howling of wolves and the winter winds through the trees.
"I wasn't going to stay behind while you got to have all the fun," I reply, ma
Mihael Keehl Chapter 2Mihael woke with the usual start after the dream. He also woke with a hatred of knowing that their mother had abandoned them.Mihael Keehl Chapter 2 by Bethany-Cullen
He rolled over and looked at the clock. 6:30, time to wake up Nine and start getting ready for school. He rolled out of bed and walked over to Nina's. He gently placed a hand on her shoulder and kissed her cheek. She rolled onto her back, yawned, and stretched. She opened her bright blue eyes and smiled at him.
"Hi Mello." Mello was Nina's nickname for Mihael. She'd been calling him that for as long as they could remember.
"Hey Nina." Mihael said with a small smile. Nine hopped out of bed and walked to the door. She checked the hallway for Dillon, an automatic reaction for her, and when she was satisfied that noone was there, walked toward the bathroom.
Mihael heard the shower turn on. He walked over to his dresser and rummaged around until he found jeans and a t-shirt with almost no holes in them. He put them on quickly and walked downstairs. He looked threw th
Mihael Keehl Chapter 3When the bus arrived, Mihael instructed Nina to get on first. Kids loved to pick on the Keehls'. As Mihael and Nina walked down the long bus isle, kids glared at them and whispered nasty things.Mihael Keehl Chapter 3 by Bethany-Cullen
Mihael walked with his head up, watching to make sure noone hurt Nina. Nina walked with her head down. She hated the way people looked at her and her brother.
Mihael turned his head just in time to see a book hit Nina in the side of the head. She stumbled but he caught her.
"Are you okay Nina?" Mihael asked nervously. Nina nodded but he noticed the tears on her cheeks. He stood up and looked around, infuriated.
"Who the hell just hit my sister?" Mihael yelled.
"What's wrong? Are you gonna Keehl me?" A big kid named Francis stood up. He was a fatty who got off on others' pain. Mihael glared at him.
"I think I might."
Mihael launched at Francis who was at least twice as big and burly as him. The kid was caught by surprise so Mihael hit him a few times in the face before Francis was able to
Mihael Keehl Chapter 4School was no better for Mihael and Nina than the bus ride was. When Francis' friends (Mihael thought it wass a wonder that he had any) found out who had broken his nose, they came after Mihael with a vengence. Every time one of them came across him, he seemed to aquire a new cut or bruise. He thought it was okay though as long as they weren't hurting his sister.Mihael Keehl Chapter 4 by Bethany-Cullen
That day, when Mihael and Nina got home, Mihael had a split lip, a black eye, and several large bruises on his back, stomach, and arms. Nina looked at him worriedly but he just kept saying that he was okay.
The two children entered the house quietly so hopefully Dillon wouldn't get agitated. Nina went straight to her's and Mihael's bedroom. Mihael went to do the house chores. He started with the dishes. He work as quickly and quietly as possible. Dillon came in once to grab a shot glass and some booze from the shelves. He barely glanced at Mihael.
Next, Mihael went down to do the laundry. He went down into the basement and sta
Mihael Keehl Chapter 5Mihael decided that he needed to finish the chores or the beating that was sure to come would be much, much worse.Mihael Keehl Chapter 5 by Bethany-Cullen
He collected all of his and Nina's clothes then went to Dillon's room. He always hated going into his room and had to mentally prepare himself before entering.
He turned the knob slowly and opened the door carefully. He was immediately hit by the heavy smell of liquor. His eyes watered and he fought to control his gag reflex.
Clothes were strewn everywhere carelessly so Mihael just picked up what was closest. He picked up everything he saw and saved what was under the bed for last. He felt trapped and vulnerable when he was cleaning out what was under the bed.
The first thing he pulled out from under the bed was a pair of old jeans. When he went to throw the jeans into the basket of dirty clothes, a polaroid picture fell out.
Mihael looked at the face-down picture and considered picking it up. He wondered what Dillon would do if he saw Mihael looking at the picture. He sto