After the brief encounter with that strange woman at the station and what appeared to be her henchmen, he took his last step into the main hallway on the third floor, his apartment directly ahead. Taking off his glasses, he closed his eyes and inhaled deeply, enjoying the smell of the fresh wood from the floors of these newly constructed buildings while stepping forward and dragging out the keys for the door to enter his new life.
"Shukumei, a place to start again." It was advertised as. He put the brochure down on his coffee table amoung the others he had planned to possibly stay. Laying back into the couch and sighing, looking up to the ceiling where the lightbulb had blown long ego, seeming to emit darkness from it and around the entire room, hiding the scenery of it in mystery and enclosing the small space of territory his desk lamp emitted over the coffee table.
David closed his eyes and yawned, stretching out over the couch before standing up again and taking off his jacket, hanging it over a nearby table chair, unholstering his pistols and removing their holsters to lay down on the couch to finish off the day. Shukumei it would be then. It was a long overdue retirement, regardless of his youth, in his proffession he had already outlived death by 'natural causes'.
The door opened, not even with the creak he was used to. Then again, it had just been built, it wouldn't start creaking for a long time. He looked into the room, nicely lit, with a large back window to betray the darkness he was used to where he lived before, it was nice, unusual, but he would get used to it eventually.
There was only one problem. The light was hindered by an unwelcome shadow standing in his way while the glass around it glittered as the light danced off it's cut surfaces. The shadow stepped forward giving hint that it was human.
"Hello again David..."
Posted on: February 8th, 2005, 05:24:07
She stepped into the light, smiling seductivly.
From the information she had been provided with, and from past encounters, she knew that she was not David's favourite person, and so enjoyed this moment even more.
David reached into his jacket, pulling out one of his pistols and aimed it directly between her eyes. He didn't hesitate, didn't look at his target, didn't speak. Staring at the door frame in front of him, as he had shifted his pose while holding his arm perfectly straight and sighing.
"You have exactly," He lifted up his left arm, revealing his watch and looking down at it before looking directly at her. "One minute starting from when I began talking to convince me not to give you a third nostril between your eyes."
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Posted on: February 8th, 2005, 05:56:50
She pouted at his words.
"You're no fun anymore, David."
Before getting down to business, she was here because he was the best, and she sure as hell wasn't going to tempt fate.
"I'm here to pull you out of retirement"
She stated, ignoring the gun pointed at her. She was aware of how serious David was, but had dealt with him before and knew that as long as she didn't do anything majorly stupid, he'd keep his word.
"We have a new target, some two-bit assassin who's come to our attention..."
She sighted, then changed tactics, knowing she was almost out of time.
"Look, Wurger told me to find the best I could for the job, and the best happens to be you, deal with it"
She looked straight at him, he could choose to stay retired and kill her, but that would result in his death and seeing how easy it had been for Patience to enter into his appartment, she had the feeling he would prefer keeping her alife and retiring after the job was done.
David sighed yet again, lowering his arm and leaning against the doorframe nonchalantly, but keeping his gun well kept in his hand to be ready for anything.
"And what makes you think I'm going to take the job even after my retirement? Perhaps possibly out of the goodness of my heart? Maybe he's after me? After you? Which then I still refer back to the goodness of my heart point." He looked at her closely, wondering what she had up her sleeve this time. "If he was after me, you and I both know he wouldn't get through my doorway without being filled by a whole clip. Unless I wasn't here at the time which would defeat the purpose of entering this apartment, but that's not the point."
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Posted on: February 8th, 2005, 07:11:19
Even though she did not show it, she was relieved that he had lowered his gun.
"Perhaps because you know you don't have a choice?"
She replied just as he continued talking.
"David, are you aware that you would be dead now if I had chosen to be the aggressor here?"
She asked, making it clear to him that he needed to be more causious even while walking into his own appartment. True, she probably wouldn't have fared well either, but that is why he was considered the best.
"Now, are you interested in hearing the details or did I just waste my time?"
She asked, switching between subtly hinting at things and plain bluntness.
"Bloody fuck it all to hell!" David exclaimed, knowing very well that regardless of if he killed her or not, refusing the job was suicide. He may have been the best assasin, but there was no way he could take on a heavily armed sqaud that was surrounding his quarters. He wasn't exactly the kind of person to run away from trouble either. "I haven't even taken a step inside my apartment yet and I'm being forced to do another job? So much for retirement."
He took his finger off the trigger of his gun and placed it back into his jacket holster.
"Fine, when do I leave?"
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Posted on: February 8th, 2005, 07:31:15
"Forced? No-one forced you to take it, dear David, and if retirement means that much to you, then I will make sure that you get to enjoy it when you return"
She told him, glad he had seen sense. Her job was simple, contact the appropriate assassin and give them the details of their next job. Of course, there was a certain danger involved with that, assassins were generally not people who enjoyed being told what to do, especially the good ones she dealt with, and yet, they normally saw reason.
She pulled out a thick envelop.
"You have a week to settle in, everything else is in here"
She walked over to him, ran a hand down his face while handing him the envelop, smiling at him before leaving.