A movement in the bushes caught my eye. I was up a tree in a flash with my bow and arrows in hand. I pulled the large leaves gently to cover me. If I ran into another person, I would simply do what I had done to the rest of them. I nocked an arrow and aimed my bow toward the bushes. The rustling continued. A foot poked out of the bushes and was immediately followed by a man. He looked like he had never done a day’s work in his life, and I was very surprised to see him in the forest. I might as well talk to the guy. I have nothing better to do. I jumped from my perch in the tree. In seconds, the man had pulled a long, sharp blade from his pocket. I recognized his blade. Just the guy I was looking for.
“Hello,” I said, my bow and arrow pointed at him.
“Oh,” he seemed relieved. “You’re normal. I was worried you were one of those crazy psychopaths that went around killing everyone…” he chuckled and put his knife away. I followed suit, but kept my arrow nocked.
“What’s your name?” I asked.
“Jasper. What’s yours?”
“Mackenzie,” I smiled falsely, proud of the fake name I had come up with. He was falling straight into my trap. “Nice to meet you, Jasper.” We shook hands.
“I literally thought I was the last one on Earth. It’s lucky that you happened to be in a tree above me,” he joked. I smiled again. I decided to play along. For now, at least…
“I also thought I was the last person on Earth,” I could’ve sworn I had made sure I was… “I thought you were that crazy person too.” Little did he know…
“Well, one of us has to be the murderer,” he looked at me suspiciously. I shook my head.
“There might be someone we haven’t found yet,” I tried to look as innocent as possible, hoping he would believe me. I don’t know how he avoided me for so long, but there’s no way I’m letting him go.
“I don’t think so…” he looked around, as though thinking I had backup. Quick as a flash, he pulled his blade out and held it to my neck. Unbeknownst to him, I had already detected the movement and pulled my bow up. The only reason his knife got anywhere near my neck is because he fell over as he died. There. That’s the third of the killers that I’ve removed. They’re the only ones left on Earth, the ones who tried to kill everyone. They failed. I managed to get most people onto the planet next to us. The only problem is that these crazy people generally have backup… A branch cracked next to me. Three men walked out of the shadows. One pointed his gun at me.
“Put your hands up!” Hmm… that did not seem like something a murderer would say.
“Who are you?” I could have killed them all ready, but they seemed okay. They might be normals that were left behind on accident.
“We are not your concern. The Glaciers told us that if we didn’t catch you they would kill us,” Oh great, those wackos again. “They didn’t tell us that you were saving people. We’re the last people on this planet. The Glaciers moved to Pluto. We want to stay here, but we don’t wish to work for them,” The one who seemed to speak for the group was tall, with dark hair. It’s hard to believe they’re still alive. None of them look like they could win a fight without that gun… I’ll have to test their skills.
“Yeah, right. What are your names?” They all looked at each other, and I could see miniscule movements in their eyes. They were bots… yep, definitely working for the Glaciers. That means they’ll have extremely fast reflexes. I slowly walked a tiny bit closer, and the gun was lifted to point at my head.
“Don’t you dare. My name is Adenoid,” That is very close to droid. They’re definitely robots. They might not know, though. “This one,” he gestured to the man on his right, “is named Colin. The other one is Bill,” I thought I might as well tell them my fake name to throw them off.
“My name is-”
“We know your name, Cara Benson,” Uh oh… there goes my only hope. I might be smart and fast, but I am not an actress.
“You may have noticed that we’re robots?” Yes, I did. And I think they showed me on purpose. I continued to very slowly back away. Here we go… acting.
“You’re robots? Okay, you definitely work for the Glaciers then,” I jumped into a tree and pulled my bow out. Thankfully the arrow hadn’t budged when I jumped. I shot the one called… Will? Bill? Something like that… anyway, I shot him. I don’t feel bad about it because they’re bots, but I still don’t like killing for no reason. Adenoid quickly shot the gun into my general direction, but I easily dodged the bullet. I quickly took down Colin. Adenoid managed to dodge three of my arrows. He was quite skilled, for a robot. I tuned my suit to camouflage with trees and set it to silent mode. I quickly kicked the gun from his hands and into the air.
“We wanted to leave!”
“I don’t care!” too late, I realized what he was doing. He grabbed the back of my suit and ripped it. Now the camouflage won’t work… Oh well, I guess I can just test his fighting skills. Suddenly everything went black.
When I awoke, I was in a metal room. I tried to sit up, but I was stuck on a bed. My wrists and ankles were cuffed. Crap. My ears were ringing. I have no idea how Adenoid managed to capture me, but I have to escape. A screen was on the ceiling above me, and the leader of the Glaciers covered the screen.
“Hello, Earthans. You may recognize this notorious enemy of the Glaciers. Her name is Cara Benson, more commonly known as Mackenzie Foxe. Today, you will witness her execution live and on screen for your viewing pleasure!” His oily voice sickens me. So this is what they do for fun now. I notice cameras in all corners of the room. From the bed I am stuck on, I feel something poking through. I feel a sharp pain in my stomach, and a knife is sticking out of it, coated in blood. I scream, but no one helps me. No one comes to my rescue. My blood is quickly leaving. Above my head an enormous saw bears down on me. It comes closer. And closer. It touches my neck, and I can feel it killing me. Good-bye.