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It was something that began when they were born. A young couple moved in across the street with a kid in each hand. One was newly born, a handful of years younger than the fully grown child in his father’s arms. I believe that is where it began, but there are many reasons.
“How has it been?” the handler asked.
“Let’s skip that bit and get to the part where I tell you what’s happening,” I murmured. “I have become a part of Chen’s loyal bodyguards. I’m on shaky ground there, but give it time. We will be making this deal at a meeting point that Chen and his brother decided. We will stay there until everything is sorted out, but knowing Chen’s style that could take some time.”
The logs took their time to light despite the kindling. It was a struggle, but eventually the fire started crackling. The sound gathered my family around the fireplace and we all waited in our blankets for the heat to warm us. Those miserable faces kept me from looking anyone in the eye. I was far too concerned with returning to my lookout.
Closing the curtains and flicking on the light-switch I did a look around the apartment. There was a new cord plugged into my computer that led to a grey box in the corner of my room. On top of that, there was a signal jammer and wide-range signal interceptor at my disposal. With the right patching the tracking would lead other hackers into believing I was in the empty apartment above.
That’s right, mall cop. The elite certainly wasn’t me, but I could do my job well enough. The people would try to steal things, but I kept a close, discreet eye on anyone suspicious. Usually they would think a mall cop unhealthy and slow, but I ran track in my free time. It was relaxing. So when they started running, I started sprinting.
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