He woke up. His blanket still only reached down to half his body as his legs began to shiver. He reached an arm out towards the cacophonous noise which was coming from his alarm, and switched it off. Still half asleep he delved into his briefcase to find a second blanket to keep him warmer and more comfortable than he was at the moment. Although he knew he had work to finish he felt like a couple more minutes of sleep to catch up from Friday night. However he knew his work was far too important to be a few minutes or even seconds late. So he got up with enthusiasm like a jumping jack and looked left and right.

He then turned around on his makeshift bed and lied down on his stomach looking out three roads ahead and admiring the best day of autumn, focusing on one house in particular. A little insect crawled near to his fingers, but instead of killing it he let it crawl upon his hand and guided it away from him. He also used his hand to pick up an M40A3 sniper rifle which lay beside him adjacent to his huge jet black briefcase. He looked across the roads again, this time with a focused zoom from the telescope, as he sighted down to the front of the wooden blue house.

The man had taken camp in a tall, dilapidated building which had no roof probably due to a fire. Leaving the carcase of the top floor as an excellent hiding place for people like him to have a good view of other parts of the town as the building was on the top of a quiet hillside. He looked upwards to where the ceiling once was and watched the dark grey clouds glide into the path of the sun’s light. In a split second the whole atmosphere had changed. The greyness in the sky could only reflect the dim, dark thoughts in this man’s conscience.

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It became very windy and gusty throughout the whole neighbourhood and the autumn leaves whistled as the wind blew past them. Before he knew it had already began to drizzle on the leaves which had already reached the ground. And he felt somewhat uncomfortable, as the water soaked through his jade green felt blanket. Around him lay an ash-filled cigarette tray and a packet of cigarettes. The set of furniture was full of black dust particles from the fire; however you could obviously tell they were very expensive chairs from the fabric and elegant tassels, which mostly hanged from a few remaining threads.

He picked up his metallic flask and began to sip some of his creamy tea. He then glanced down again with his scope focusing on the blue house once again. A large book from the antique bookshelf near him fell down taking his concentration away to glance across the room to inspect what happened. He then got back in position. He zoomed past the skinny, bare branches of trees onto the name of the street which read, Letchworth Road. Beyond the trees he had spotted a shiny, silver Rover 75 roll up the street and into the drive of the blue house.

The car had clearly been driven in the countryside nearby by looking at the dark brown streaks on the lower car and tyres created by the mud. The car was so easy to spot due to the lack of drivers out on what was now a very horrid day. The force of the rain had now reached the stage where it began to rebound of the top of the car with its extreme power, and he saw the need to pull a black waterproof sheet over his body as quickly as he possibly could so he could get back to business. He looked out through his scope again focusing on the house again.

The driver had not left the car yet but seemed to be using a mobile phone to contact someone. The headlights were still on. The assassin zoomed in again to get a better glimpse of the victim. And he saw a very beautiful woman dressed in an expensive, black suit. Her face did not have a spot in sight and her solid, shiny gold necklace and earrings looked as if they were weighing her down. He grinned in a very unpleasant manner which was disturbing as he displayed his corn-coloured teeth, stained from the cigarettes he had smoked over his years.

He then turned the night-vision mode on, as the neighbourhood had gone very dark and grey, due to the rain-filled clouds. He carried on staring as the lady moved her head side to side whilst smiling and laughing during the phone call. She then folded the flip-phone and placed it in her cream, suede bag. Before looking out of the window at the torrential rain and then sighing in a sad manner. She opened the door of the car and took the newspaper on the seat next to her and stepped out of the car.

She then placed it over her head and began to make her way to the house swiftly. The man placed on top of the building was still grinning as he drew a sweat at the top of his forehead before wiping it off with his leather-gloved hand. He watched the young lady as she clung onto her bag and dodged the grimy, muddy puddles almost as if she was wearing brand new white shoes, preventing them from getting muddy. As she entered the veranda she slowed down considerably as she took the papers away from her head and placed them on a straw chair next to the grand, black door.

She then opened her handbag, dipping her hands into the bag searching for the keys with her hands whilst looking at the huge gold number seven on the door. The man was now prepared to do his job. He clasped the sniper with a much tighter grip and pursed his lips whilst reciting all the rules which he had thought himself. All he had to do was implement them once again. The lady most have been rather afraid already by the dark weather and the eeriness in the town; which would have explained why she had a long glance at everything behind her.

As she did so she herd an extremely loud crack like an explosion far away followed by a sharp whistle. He watched through his scope as the lady fell down like a rag doll. His grin faded and then reappeared; as he watched the blood from her throat spurt outwards like water from a water hose. He lay down there for a good minute before gathering his mind together and removing the anorak sheet off him. He disassembled some parts of his gun and placed them carefully back into the jet black briefcase before he closed it.

As he stood up you could tell that he was quite lethargic as he yawned and stretched his arms outwards to the sky. He then folded all of his sheets into a small dark blue rucksack and put the bag on his back. He picked up his heavy briefcase and was ready to leave. As he turned around he knocked over his Carlsberg ashtray on a side table with his briefcase by mistake. He slowly squatted down and began to pick up the multiple cigarette ends which he had smoked. He then brushed all the ash with his black leather shoe underneath the table.

He looked out of the window and then made his way to the staircase which he took to the bottom floor. As he exited the building he stood there and took a deep proud breath as if he had accomplished something that should be shared with the whole world. He then moved his wrist in front of his face in order to read the time from his gold Cartier watch. 5:59. His ride should shortly be arriving. As he thought that to himself a deep black Cadillac with dark tinted front and back windows drove up towards the curb where he was waiting patiently on. The door opened automatically and he stepped in.


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