Introduction

This is like the best piece of writing I ever did in my life.

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Feet pounding, heart hammering, I sprint along the corridor, the metal of the pistol cold against my hand. As I emerge in to the bright lights of the deserted station, I breathe a sigh of relief. Not far to go now…

As I run underneath the overpass towards the stairs the silent station suddenly erupts with gunfire, the stone floor around me is sprayed with bullets. I dive for cover, swinging round in time to see him leaping from the top of the overpass. As he lands and flows smoothly into a forward roll, I dive towards him, firing. Time seems to slow down all around me, so much so that you can imagine seeing bullets gliding through the air, almost floating towards their target. He dives to the side, narrowly dodging all my fire. I land as he does, both coming to a halt, lying flat on the floor a few feet away from each other.

*Click*

Out of ammo…

I quickly get up, ejecting the empty clip from my gun, I slam the new one home just as he leaps at me, catching my arm and kicking the gun away. I duck and kick, sending him staggering back. As he recovers, I stare in to his eyes and take your stance. He runs forward, launching himself into the air....10 feet....20 feet up. I didn't have time to be amazed; I dove backwards, desperately reaching for my fallen gun. He plummets towards me, fist raised to strike. My hand finds the gun and grips it, I bring it bear and pull the trigger as fast as I could. For a brief moment I thought I saw what looks like surprise on his face, before the hail of bullets catch him in the head and chest, spraying blood over me as his body flies back under the impact.

There is silence for a few moments, punctuated only by the sound of my heart beating. Shaking, I slowly get up and make your way to the stairs, sparing only a glance for the slack body of my fallen adversary, dropping the spent clip and reloading as I go.

Welcome to a minute in the life of a Specialist.

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That was the intro, stay tuned for Chapter 2 coming out near the end of November.