While the Hawk Flies

Amelia Hawk is an assassin for hire. She's the best in the business. She never had a single job go wrong in her entire career. Until his name came up..

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26. That Kind of Kid

We drove. We drove with now where to go. But we didn't care. We were together and we felt safe. I drove down country roads, I drove down big city streets. I only stopped driving when Reese wanted to stop at a small diner.

"I used to come here when I was a kid with my mom. It was a way we got away from my dad."

"Your mom, she sounds wonderful. I'd like to meet her."

"I would like to see her too. It's been awhile. Once I turned 18 I hightailed it out of New York and went to the academy. She supported me 100% and I never heard from her since. I guess I do miss her, but I just want to see my realy mom. She died when I was only 8, but I still remember everything about her. You would have liked her. I have her eyes. Her hair was a firey red and it sort of trickled of her shoulders. She had freckles that were over the bridge of her nose and onto her cheeks. And whenever she laughed, it made everyone around her laugh. Sometimes she even snorted. But I haven't even gotten close to her revenge yet. I feel like I'm letting her down."

I looked over at Reese to tell him that we had arrived at the diner, but as I looked at his face, I saw a tear trickling down his cheek.

 I stopped the car in front of the diner. As I put the jeep in park I turned to face Reese. "Reese, you're not letting her down. If she saw you today she would love you even more than she did when you were a kid. You're an amazing person. You're the kind of kid that would make any mother proud.

He looked at me and gave me a crooked smile. We both opened our doors and walked into the diner hand in hand. Reese pushed the door open and led me inside. As the door closed Reese stopped dead in his tracks and gasped. I heard a familiar laugh...

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