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    Delusions Of Danger- Part 1:Dream

    1-The Golden RuleThorn felt her heart pound in her chest, faster than her feet pounding on the concrete. The rucksack

    banged against her back as she ran, the evidence inside it was heavy and it pulled at her shoulders.

    But Thorn was trained to ignore pain. She was trained to keep running on and on. To keep her heart

    beating.

    The parking lot was surprisingly large. Too much open space could be dangerous on a mission like

    this, so Thorn sprinted as fast as she could to the other side. Not fast enough. The bullets began to

    rain down on her and she zigzagged between the odd car which had been left in the lot over night.

    Change your route constantly to confuse your enemy. One of the golden rules of a chase. Something

    that was always in Thorn's mind.

    "Keep going Thorn, you're nearly there!" Vida's voice was encouraging in Thorn's ear and she picked

    up the pace. The trees at the edge of the car park were only 5 paces away. 3...2...1...

    BANG!

    The building behind her exploded. The bullets were replaced by flying shrapnel as Thorn threw herself

    into the bushes. For a few seconds there was silence. Then the screams began. The screams of the

    wounded and the dying, screaming for things that were now lost. All Thorn could do was lie there

    and breath, listening to the buzzing of a now broken earpiece in her ear.

    "Oh My God! Where were you, we've been so worried!" Vida threw herself on Thorn as soon as she

    pushed the door open, filling her world with deep auburn curls. That was her, Diva Vida. But despite

    the girl's tendency to over react, she made an amazing one man surveillance team, Thorn's eye in the

    sky. And everywhere else too.

    "You're late Thorn." Seth didn't look worried. Thorn could bet he'd been back for hours, sipping at the

    gin and tonic in his hand. As if he could read her mind Seth spun his chair around to face her, his cool

    ice blue eyes fixed on hers and said; "I wasn't worried. And yes, I've been back for hours now" Urgh.

    Seth could always read her too well. It was one of the things that made him so annoying. At least he

    made up for it in the field.

    Blizzard looked worried though Thorn was pretty sure it was to do with the large amount of numbers

    scrolling across his computer screen. Blizzard, the kid genius, had only been ten when he'd chosen his

    new name - hence the fact it was ridiculous. "Actually Seth, statistically you were early and Thorn

    was only 1 minute and 22 seconds late. " Blizzard pushed his glasses higher up the bridge of his nose

    and squinted at the screen. He may be a dork but sometimes having a dork behind you was a good

    thing when it came to getting information.

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    "Shut up, geek!" Seth scowled at Blizzard and Blizzard scowled back. Soon the insults were flying.

    Honestly, sometimes you'd think the pair of them were 5 not 25. Just as Thorn was beginning to think

    she couldn't take anymore, Caleb wandered into the room, his hair still damp from the shower.

    "Hey, you're back!" Thorn smiled as her gorgeous boyfriend wandered over and kissed her. The final

    piece of one of the best teams on the planet and Thorn's ultimate back-up. The life of a spy may be

    dangerous, but it was her life. And she loved every minute of it.

    2-Finding FreedomThorn woke up to find Caleb gently shaking her awake. It was still dark through the broken window

    above her bed, but the eastern sky showed hints of the new day.

    "Come on darling, Blizzard's found something. Something you might want to see." Thorn sat up

    groggily, the world spinning. Caleb caught her before she fell, laughing his sweet, sweet laugh. She

    changed quickly and they walked down to the control room hand in hand.

    The hallways of the abandoned hotel passed them quickly, the smell of must and times long gone

    filling the air. Although the building looked fragile, the walls were in fact bulletproof and the

    structure could withstand even a bomb attack. The government treated their top agents well,

    providing them with the securest headquarters in existence.

    They stepped down into the basement and found the others already there, sat around Blizzard'smain

    computer, a monster of a thing with a screen that took up one whole wall. It was his prize possession.

    "Good, you guys are here, we can get started" Blizzard began pushing buttons on a keyboard about

    three times the size of your average one. Vida's large bright eyes followed his every move, probably

    memorizing the keystrokes. It could get annoying when everyone around you was amazing at what

    they did. But if you were good too it didn't really matter.

    Thorn looked around the room, which was warm with the power of live technology. Ten years ago

    she hadn't even imagined any of this could possibly exist. But one call from the government and a

    group of men in suits had changed everything.

    She had been chosen. For various reasons, reasons not even the man in the White House could

    explain as she had stood there, a very confused and scared fifteen year old. But that hadn't stopped

    her accepting his offer.

    Now she didn't even know where her family was. She had had no contact with them in all that time.

    'For security reasons' had been the only answer whenever she asked. Thorn still missed her old

    friends and her family, her life back when she had been... whoever that girl had been. Because that

    girl was dead now.

    "Done!" Blizzard announced happily. The screen hummed into life and a picture appeared on its

    surface in perfect detail, so much so that Thorn could see the individual blades of grass of... a field.

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    "Dude, that's a field" Seth said out loud what they were all thinking. The field in question wasn't

    particularly interesting, it was green and empty, with the odd cow here and there and an overgrown

    hedgerow all the way round it. Like most fields in the country.

    "I hate to agree with Seth, but Blizzard, what the hell has this go to do with anything?" Caleb looked

    just as confused as Thorn felt.

    "Oh this isn't just a field, its The Organization's headquarters." That got their attention. Surely not

    THE Organization. Not the one they had been chasing for the last five years, trying to find their

    secret. The secret that could change the entire world.

    For a few seconds there was a shocked silence. Blizzard had a look of triumph on his face. Then...

    pandemonium. Seth whopped with happiness. Vida let out a squeal of delight and hugged Blizzard,

    making them both blush. Caleb laughed with pure joy, a laugh that set Thorn's heart racing. He

    pulled her close and kissed her on the cheek.

    Thorn felt a smile creep across her face as the pure realisation of what it all meant hit her. They were

    nearly there. All the weeks of crouching in the rain doing surveillance, all the hours and hours of

    hacking, the years of putting up with Seth... it was nearly over.

    Maybe, just maybe they would let her go home now. Or she could send a letter to her family, just to

    let them know she was alive, she was okay. Or maybe she and Caleb could finally settle down and

    have a family, something they'd wanted to do for a while now. Just maybe.

    Just maybe, they were nearly there.

    3-Theft and MurderThe helicopter whirred around another huge skyscraper as the five of them flew to The Organizations

    HQ. The rising sun shone through the tinted screens as Thorn co-piloted Vida and they flew over the

    city in silence. Well sort of.

    BANG! "You idiot be careful with that!" yelled Seth. Thorn knew Seth was precious about the

    weaponry, but there was no need to yell at poor Blizzard like that. He was a genius in theory but a bit

    of a klutz in practice. He was one of those things that was better on paper. Her trained ears also

    picked out Caleb's laughter and Blizzard's muttered apologies from the back room of the helicopter.

    Then the door slid shut and the cockpit descended into silence. Thorn looked at Vida in confusion.

    Why had she shut the door?

    " Yeah, I know it's not protocol, but I really needed to talk to you before we get there." Oh dear, she

    had her serious face on, this could take a while. "Thorn this isn't going to be like anything we've faced

    before. So don't go taking any risks."

    "I don't-" But Vida cut her off before she could even begin to argue.

    " Don't you dare give me that, Sarah Jones" Thorn winced as Vida used her real name. She shouldn't

    be surprised, in a group of spies there were no secrets. But Sarah Jones was too average. Too boring

    for an international agent.

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    "You're always taking risks." Vida continued "Remember, the Eiffel Tower, or the Mount Rushmore

    thing, or that nasty event in Nepal..."

    "In my defence it was a really cute kitten" God, why did Vida always have to be right?

    "My point is, you need to be careful Thorn. I know you can face up to the fact you could die, but Idon't think any of us want to lose you, not even Seth. And Caleb would be crushed. You don't want to

    leave him behind do you? You don't want to see him hurt?" Thorn felt her heart swell with pain just

    thinking about her lover alone. No, she wouldn't do that to him. For Caleb, she would do anything

    and everything.

    Vida turned away from her as they left the city. Switch