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The year is 2021, and a third World War is in full swing. A group of teenagers have been able to live in the country and escape most of the crazy war lifestyle. They reside in a large mansion owned by the King and Queen of the Republic of England. There's a school being run, and a lot of kids running around. There will be a turn in the war soon. It's going to be a revolt from the creatures most people don't even believe in.

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7. State of the War

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          “You all know how the war started, correct?” Lieutenant Reynolds looks around at the kids.

          “Not really Germany this time,” Riley smirks. “As they did start the second and were blamed for the first.”

          “This time it was the US,” Paige continues. “A crazy president went too far. They broke so many world laws. So people took sides.”

          “It’s deeper though,” Lucas speaks up. “The president was a perfect person to play like a pawn. My kind decided enough was enough, and now that’s who is fighting. Mortals versus immortals.”

          “So, you want us to take them down?” Paige seems shocked.

          “No, not at all,” Lieutenant Reynolds is impressed with the kids’ knowledge. “You will be spies.”

          “For what purpose?” Riley chuckles.

          “To prove to idiots of the world that mythical creatures are not myths at all. Sorry, I’ve tried.”

          “No, we need you to figure out why they continue to fight.”

          “For peace,” Lucas shrugs. “I am a vampire, dude. I know a lot of things. They fight to get people like you out. I’ve lived for so long, and my destiny has been told to me over and over again. To bring peace to the world.”

          “How will you do that, boy?” Lieutenant Reynolds glares at Lucas.

          “I’m still figuring that out,” Lucas smirks.

          The two stare at each other for some time, neither willing to look away first.

          “Enough of this,” Bella sighs. “Are we still going to be spies, or is it going to turn to being killers?”

          “We will have to make some changes now,” Lieutenant Reynolds wills himself to break his gaze with the vampire. “But, none of you are ready to kill. So, don’t worry about that.”

          Bella releases a breath she didn’t even know she was holding.

          “Who is winning this war?” Daniel asks to change the subject of death.

          “It’s hard to say,” Lieutenant Reynolds sighs. “The one’s that started it are making a lot of progress, but we can’t let them win. We can’t let communism take over.”

          “Excuse me, Lieutenant,” Riley holds up her hand with all her fingers slightly bent. “The US isn’t even communist. Neither are the countries under its control, or rule you may say. They never were. Do I need to bring up a map and show you which ones are?”

          “Don’t sass me,” the military man is surprisingly calm. “Anyone who believes mythical creatures and humans can peacefully live together are communist. If they come out and say it or not.”

          “Sure,” Riley rolls her eyes.

          “What are you going to make us do then?” Paige looks to the Lieutenant with a puzzled look.

          “You really want to know?” He looks around at the five kids.

          All five of the teens slowly nod.

          “You are going to lead us to mythical creature camps. Then we’ll either kill them of capture them. That’s why you are here. And you will do as I say.”

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          “The first thing we are going to cover is defense,” the military lady, Private Mako, smiles at her trainees. “Being able to block punches is just as important as throwing them.”

          “You are wasting your time, Private,” Riley crosses her arms over her chest. “You know that, right?”

          “Excuse me?” Private Mako’s smile doesn’t falter.

          “Learning to defend ourselves won’t be a total waste,” Bella answers for Riley. “But, all of us have a special skill. I’m sure you were told.”

          “Oh, um, of course. However, I was also told to train you, starting with the simplest lessons.”

          “Why?” Lucas asks. “Does the military not believe we are who we say we are? Do they not believe we say we can fight?”

          “No, I mean, I don’t know,” Private Mako stutters. “I’m sure they trust you, but, they just want you to be professionally trained. Like everyone else here. To be fair.”

          “Let’s just train with her than guys,” Daniel sighs but proceeds to put a smile on his face. “We can’t get out of it, so arguing is pointless.”

          “Thank you, uh, Daniel,” the military lady is relieved.

          “Who knows, maybe we will learn some new skills to help us,” Paige shrugs. “It won’t hurt us to give it a shot.”

          The five friends look around at each other, smiles slowly spreading onto their faces.

          “Fine, fine,” Riley chuckles. “Enough talking. Private, teach us what you know.”

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          “This hasn’t been terrible,” Riley picks up a ping-pong paddle.

          The group has been at the camp for a few weeks now, and it hasn’t been smooth. Their training is proving to be pointless with the skills they already have, and the other men at camp aren’t polite (to say the least).

          “I’m sure it will reach a terrible level soon,” Paige stands on the opposite side of the ping-pong table, smile at Riley.

          The other three of the group are talking near the small TV in the recreation room.

          “Ah, the girls are in here,” the voice of a not-so-polite man echoes through the space.

          “Kill me,” Riley mutters under her breath.

          Three men, no older than 25, step up to the ping-pong table. Smiles on all of their faces.

          “What do you want?” Paige hisses.

          “Calm down,” a second man, skinnier than the leader, speaks up. “We just want to watch.”

          “Sure,” Riley picks up a ping-pong ball. “Please go away.”

          “Why are you so prissy today?” The leader steps up to Riley. “I haven’t even done anything yet, love.”

          “Don’t call me love,” Riley spits in the guy’s face.

          “She’ll come around one day,” the last man speaks up.

          “No, that’s a lie,” Paige lets a few giggles pass through her lips.

          “Just leave me alone!” Riley shouts out.

          In the next blink of an eye, Lucas has rushed over to put himself in between Riley and the man.

          “Damn boy, you are quick,” the leader chuckles.

          “Go, now,” Lucas’s eyes are slowly turning red. The urge to take blood has been pushed down for far too long.

          “And if I don’t?”

          “He will kill you,” Paige is very serious.

          “Dude, it’s not worth it,” the second man says.

          “No, this boy needs to be taught a lesson,” the leader cracks his knuckles.

          “I wouldn’t,” Lucas shows his fangs. “I will hurt you. So, turn around now and stay away from Riley, and Paige, and Bella.”

          “Why? They aren’t yours?”

          “She’s more mine than she will ever be yours.”

          “I’ll get you one day,” the man grumbles and then turns around. “Come on boys, let’s go.”

          The three boys exit the recreation room without another word.

          “Thanks so much Lucas,” Riley lightly touches his hand with her own. “That prick never knows when to go away.”

          “No problem,” Lucas takes a few deep breaths to calm his bloodlust.

          “I’m glad I have you to look out for me,” Riley smiles and feels a small blush rise to her cheeks.

          With nothing to say, Lucas turns around and encases Riley in his arms.

          Riley is shocked for a few seconds before returning the hug.

          “God, they just need to kiss already,” Bella looks on form the couch.

          “Tell me about it,” Daniel chuckles.

          “Um, can we please play ping-pong?” Paige awkwardly asks, earning laughs from her friends.

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