“Ready, take aim.”
“Sir, sir, quick take cover we are under attack. Man down, I repeat man down send in the medics. Fort lockdown.”
“Another day another corrupt officer gone. Ok, tell me the way out Peter.”
“Rusty shot. Missed the sweet spot though.”
“Says the person who can’t even hold a gun.”
“Shut up dude I can do more damage from my room than you can do in a year’s work.”
“Then why do you need me?”
“Well someone out there needs to pull the trigger. Now shut up and listen the elevator is coming get in it and go to the 4th floor, from there take the stairs and go to the 1st-floor bathroom, you have the rope right.”
“Good, climb down the building from there.”
Dave and Peter were the two bounty hunters who worked for the cops. Whenever the cops needed someone of a high stature to be taken out, or some dirty job to be done they would hire this set of professional hacker and sniper. Dave had got 21 confirm kills till date and Peter had hacked some of the most secured buildings. The first mission they were put together went horribly wrong as neither had trust in each other. Then slowly with time they build in the faith and became the top of their kind.
“The next one don’t be so rusty.”
“Shut up and direct properly next time.”
They were talking to each other when suddenly the phone rang. It was officer Caffree he said that someone had hacked into their system and something strange is happening with all their machines. At once the duo rushed to the office to examine the scene.
Upon their arrival, Peter looked into the matter and within 2 mints and 10 sec declared that it was a Beatrix Cleo. A very high form of hack where the entire organization system is hacked and a route map is created in the form of a circular structure called tunnel and then penetrate and destroy or break down the entire system. Only very few people in the world knew about this.
“Can you hack it back?” asked officer Caffree.
“I created it. Wait I’ll just check the system and find out the center.”
After a few minutes and a lot of clicks, the center was located right next to the building. A small coffee shop. The police rushed in to find the culprit, but the shop was already empty by then. A short notice was left by the table saying.
“The river is great,
It’s water so cool,
O my merry man,
You are a fool
A revenge is left
And it will be served
A kid has grown
And your punishment is deserved”
No one could make sense from that except for David but he didn’t let anyone notice it right at that moment. David and Peter went to have their lunch and over there David said that
“Do you remember our first day together, we quarreled a lot that day, it was a cold night by the river Darling, one more thing happened that night which I didn’t tell you. That night I actually shot a wrong man at point blank, before I killed the actual target. The man was with his daughter and they both were laughing because of our quarrel I jumped ahead of time and pulled the trigger”
“What the hell man, what did you do? You never say that part to me.”
“I know. This poem is exactly what happened, I am scared now.”
“Ya world-class sniper now afraid of a small girl”
“Well the girl was smart enough to hack your created system and then run away from the crime scene”
“Ya, that’s a fact.”
That night David was scared for the first time but he didn’t let anyone notice that. He continued with his daily chores the next day. That entire day Peter was nowhere to be seen.
David locked himself inside and then remained there the entire day, “why provoke the killer if she’s after me”, he thought to himself. Later that night David received a letter, it had a bullet and a letter saying
“Come you or I come
It remains all the same
Your life is so funny
It’s such a shame
Let’s play a game
Of shoot on site
I’ll be the killer
So let’s see if you make through to the night”
David was never more scared in his entire life than this. He came out of the house and shouted “Who’s there? What do you want?” No replies came. David went back inside the house. Shut the door and waited for Peter to come.
Peter entered the house late at night and went to David’s room. David immediately explained to him what had happened and showed him the letter and the bullet that he received. Peter took a deep breath and then sat down on the chair. Laughing at David he pulled out his gun. David was more shocked than anyone. He asked “Wait, but why?”
Peter said “Remember that yesterday you told me about a man that had died, actually you killed him to be precise. That man was my sister’s husband you shot the man in cold and then what did you do, after that, ran, and didn’t even stop to take the little girl to a nearby shed or call an ambulance. The girl also died that night in the cold holding on to his dead father’s body. My sister also committed suicide after a few days of not being able to take the pain. Imagine a family finished just within a few days no investigations no question it’s all over before you know all because you had the license to kill and a gun from the police”
“Look, Peter, I am sorry, that was an accident and it all happened in the past. You don’t need to do this now.”
“Shut up. Just shut up. Do you even know how much I loved my sister after our parents died she did everything that she could to raise me and here you say it’s an accident? You know how many times I thought of killing you before this.”
“Then why didn’t you do so?”
“I needed a plan, couldn’t do something rusty that would backfire on me right. Took me long enough to figure, but I finally made it. I had my hunches long back that it was you and so I made up that cyber hack scene yesterday to confirm my suspicions and you played just like I thought.”
“What do you plan to do now?” asked David
“Well you see this gun has your prints all over it, and I sent a letter to the police stating that you asked to do that hack yesterday so that you could run some experiments on some people on the street and that if I did not help you, you would shoot me. Moreover, I am becoming old too also maybe it’s time I’ll join my sister and play with my niece up there. A kill for a kill right David.” saying that bang a loud sound came and Peter was lying on the ground in a pool of blood.
Punishment for murder.—whoever commits murder shall be punished with death, or [imprisonment for life], and shall also be liable to fine.