Human Defense League Agents
As I walk on the side walk of the overcrowded city of new York, on my way to work, I look around. There was a time when this place was a buzzing place of business, beauty, and wealth. Now it is just a run down, polluted place of poverty. I work at the local thrift shop witch is about 15 min away from my apartment. As I walk I hear footsteps running behind me. I feel a huge shove as I am dragged to an alleyway on the side of a tall building.
Alarmed, I look up to see who it was. It was my best friend Jonathan. He has been my best friend for as long as I can remember. He is a boy of about the same age as me, with shaggy blond hair, and the most piercing blue eyes you could ever imagine. He only has a bionic right leg (because of the same explosion that took my left arm and leg)
"Jonathan?! WHAT THE HECK?" I shriek.
"sh. sh. calm down!" he whispers putting his finger to his lips.
I stare at him for a second while he catches his breath.
"There's something I need to tell you." he says.
"Fire away!" I shrug, confused.
"Ok, so remember the explosion that happened when we where kids?" he asks.
I flinch a little. All the painful memories inundate my mind. I remember, very well. That was the worst day of my life, I lost both my parents, my left arm and leg, and almost my best friend.
I nod slowly and he continues, "We found out It was set off by a group called "the ring" they are a group of the gone who are out to destroy humanity" I feel the anger boiling inside me. The ring, so that's who is responsible for the death of humanity. I can tell by Jonathan's clenched teeth, that this topic angers him also.
"wait what? *we*?" I ask, "what do you mean *we*?"
"Lex... I'm part of the HDLA" He responds (Human Defense League Agents)
My jaw dropped. It is an amazing honor to be a part of the human defense league. They are the ones that protect what is left of humanity from "the gone"
"That's amazing!" I exclaim.
"I'm here to recruit you" he tells me, "We need you"
"me?' I ask surprised, "the human defense league wants me?"
he nods and sticks out his hand for me to shake, "ready to be an agent?" I stare at him for a moment trying to take in all of this.
"lex?" He prods on trying to get an answer.
"Im ready" I answer and giggle shaking his hand.
His attention is taken off of me for a few moments. He presses his index finger to his ear. (pressing some kind of button on an earpiece I presume)
"Yes Sir...She's ready... Of course.... Meet you at the 200blackbird" he says to whoever he is talking to.
"We have to go now" he says to me as he turns to walk out of the ally.
"Wait!" I catch his wrist before he can walk away, "What about my job?"
"Lex, you have to quit your job.... this is what you wan isn't it?" He asks.
"Yes... your right." I answer.
I don't have a phone so I borrow Jonathans to call the thrift shop. I quit me job, telling them that a family member has died and I'm moving, they don't know that my only family is already dead.
Hopefully Jonathan is right, I hope The HDLA is really what I want...