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Nov 10, 2020

Adventure Drama Fiction

Three days ago

"Jake, you know that girl, Iris?" John asked.


I turned to him in confusion. His eyes were half closed, like a sleepy lizard.


"Not really, I didn't even know who she was until her name was chosen."


"Good, then you will have no problem killing her." He said, waving a hand.


I whipped around and let out a short curse. He smirked as I stalked up to him.


"Kill her!? You think you can just drop that on me and act like its not the most surprising news?" I yelled.


He smiled and rapped his knuckles on the desk. I frowned and let out a frustrated groan. He smiled again, a small smile, as he pulled out a small apple. He bites it noisily and chews it quickly before nodding.


"You have to kill her because she is a threat to the government. She is the daughter of a enemy government! If she survives then she will inherit his fortune and his power. But if you kill her, then he will die without a heir. And we can defeat them!" He growled.


I froze and thought about it. We did know each other, from middle school, but I can still betray her. We are friends but I can still betray her. Right?


Yeah, I can. All I have to do is trap her and kill her.


Present day

She watched me as I stuffed supplies. It'll make it harder to kill her because of the wound but I can do it. If I can pretend to be confused, I can kill her.


"Jake, that's enough supplies to last a month. Lets go." She said, her voice as cool as ice.


Maybe she knows that I knew it was her. It was light enough for me to see her but if she asks then I can protest the opposite. She watched me curiously as I got up. I remember what John said, that she was the daughter of an enemy.


She grabbed the backpack from me and walked out the front door. I paused, standing there. I have been telling myself for a few days that I can kill her but I can't.


I shook myself and grabbed a granola bar. How much did they spend for this? I stuffed it in a pocket and walked out after Iris. I could see her waiting by the road, her ponytail pulled out. Her long waving brown hair hung down to her waist.


I stepped on a twig and she turned. Her light green eyes flashed angrily as she noticed a weapon in my pocket. She looked at my face and I could feel her searching it for clues.


"I know what you are going to do. I had decided to take a walk when I had I heard what John had said. You have to kill me right?" She hissed. "All because my father is the leader of a assassin city. I pretend to be a stupid little girl so I can escape that! And then I find out that john pulled my name out on purpose. On orders by my father! And then tells you to kill me. Knowing that I can will attack you. But I know you, Jake, and I know that you can't do it."


Her voice broke. I looked away. I can kill her. She will be the leader of an assassin group. I look back to her. But can I? She's my friend! But she's an assassin! But she's my friend! BUT SHE'S AN ASSASSIN!


I looked up at her and pulled the knife out of my pocket. She smiles sadly and pulled out a knife from her pocket. It was stained at the tip with dried blood. From the other girl, I thought in a panic.


She launched herself at me, knife first. I dodged it and she plunged it into my wound.


"I'm sorry it came to this." She whispered.


My only answer was a groan. She stood up and and pulled out the knife. I let out a scream of pain as it cut me again as she pulled it out.


She winced at the sight of the blood pouring out of my wound. She turned and whispered, " I never wanted to hurt you. I wanted to kill John and end this stupid thing."


"Thing is I was going to betray you but decided against it. Until, I remembered that you were an assassin and you would have killed me anyway." I whispered and smiled weakly.


She turned around and kicked my wound. I let out a yelp at the pain. She winced and took off.


Iris Greyfeather



As I raced from the house, the guilt overtakes me. This is why my father sent me after people I didn't know. The guilt would destroy me.


My feet pounded on the pavement, and I lost myself in the beat. I am not a killer. I am not a killer. I am not a killer.


But I am, aren't I. I've killed before and I just hurt an old friend. A friend who just admitted he was going to kill me. Even after I said I didn't want to be an assassin. My father forced me to kill those people. Well, he told me that they would be okay but after awhile, I stopped believing him. I knew those people I had hurt were dead.


My mother was the most feared assassin until she disappeared. I later found out that she tried to leave and be normal. And that my father killed her.


That's why I tried to escape. I didn't want to die. But that nearly happened tonight, when Jake tried to kill me. I stopped in shock. He knew that it was me when he attacked me first. HE KNEW! I've tried to convince him, but he refused to listen. He deserved to die! I started running again.


"Iris, my darling daughter. Why are you running?" A voice called out.


I froze again in fear. Was that ....father? I turned and saw him faxing me, his short brown hair brushed back.


"Iris, I think its high time you became a full assassin." He said smiling.



Hi, everyone reading this. I know that its shocking that Iris would do this. Sadly, there will not be a part three to the Competion to Kill. But when there is a good prompt, i will make a new story with Iris as an assassin. Sorry for cutting it off when her father appears...


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Shae Greyfeather
23:56 Jan 06, 2021

And I have changed my mind. You'll never see Iris as a assassin. You will get to see her with no memory!

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Shae Greyfeather
21:43 Jan 05, 2021

If you could say what you think I did well or what I did wrong (or both), after you read this, that would be really helpful.

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The Cold Ice
07:00 Nov 11, 2020

I love this.Keep writing. Wonderful. Would you mind reading my story “Leaf me alone”

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Shae Greyfeather
12:24 Nov 11, 2020

No I don't mind! I'll go read it right now!

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Shae Greyfeather
12:30 Nov 11, 2020

That was so nice. You're a great writer!

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The Cold Ice
17:26 Nov 11, 2020

Thanks

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Ari Reynes
22:25 Jan 04, 2021

Finished the story with you in it. It's called Dead End.

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Ari Reynes
16:04 Nov 10, 2020

I love this! Great job!

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Shae Greyfeather
22:35 Nov 10, 2020

Thanks! I was honestly expecting people to ask me about the random words bit. I was about to go add things to the story when I saw this comment. I'm still going to edit it but thanks!

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Ari Reynes
22:52 Nov 10, 2020

No problem.

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Shae Greyfeather
23:05 Nov 10, 2020

You should read the updated version. I just updated it

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Ari Reynes
23:21 Nov 10, 2020

Yeah, I like that way better.

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Shae Greyfeather
00:07 Nov 11, 2020

Thanks!

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