As part of Carr Hill’s ‘We are Reading' challenge we have created a number of 'student author’ posts. The work of our student authors will regularly be shared on the website, in editions of our school magazine and other communication channels. In the next of our student author contributions Year 10 Benjamin shares the next part of his story The Assassin's Last Victim. Thank you, Benjamin.

Tamara was wearing her bright pink Superdry jacket and pearl-blue jeans with grey Adidas trainers. She also had on pink blush with bright pink lipstick, she was holding a beige colored pouch and another rusty golden cryptex. He bent down next to her and inspected her body, then whilst wearing a pair of white disposable latex gloves grabbed the beige coloured pouch and the rusty golden cryptex. Inside the beige coloured pouch was; her Iranian passport, $10,000 Hong Kong dollar notes, a 24-carat diamond ring and a scrupled piece of paper with, “Meet me in Central, Hong Kong’s capital on 31st August 2019 at 09:30pm, at the E-Café, you’ll know where it is!” Quickly, afterwards he started to jog away and headed down the spiral glass staircase. It took him, twenty-five minutes because he hadn’t exercised in a while.  

At the penthouse’s waiting area there was a lawyer who must have come from a monochromatic world; even his skin was the colour of dirty snow. Behind black rimmed glasses were eyes of grey, if they had ever been blued it must somehow leach out along with his humanity. He asked stunningly, “Are you for me?” The lawyer didn’t reply instead pull out a few pieces of paper looking like a contract to a business deal. He examined the contract then replied, “I don’t have a pen on me right now, come back later please.” He tried to wave him off but instead he pulled out a black with a singular golden striped Parker Fountain Pen and took the lid of it, whilst handing it over to him.  

Firstly, he interpreted the contract deal and then after that signed it in his real name, Richard Helms. The lawyer pulled the contract away and answered him, “I’m a lawyer hired by your government, the American one to advise you on any legal information and (handing over an A4 brown envelope) they told me to give you this.” He carefully opened the A4 brown envelope and it contained; a 1 terabyte hard drive, an iPhone 10S Max with passcode, a Bentley Continental GT car key, a fake Hong Kong passport and a single piece of paper with cursive handwriting on the sheet. The sheet of paper had written on it, “Dear Richard Helms, I’m going to be meeting you in Central, Hong Kong’s capital on 31st August 2019 at 09:30pm, at the E-Café, watch out for anyone else because there is a $10-million-dollar bounty on your head.” 

He asked the lawyer, who was next to him, “Where is my Bentley Continental GT because I need to head to the nearest airport soon? Also, what day is it and how long till 31st August 2019?” The lawyer replied, “It is in the penthouse’s garage on the basement floor, Lynden Pindling International Airport and it is August 1st, 2019, the time also is 06:21pm, why?” He didn’t answer but headed downstairs to the basement floor for his car.   

Subsequently, his new lawyer followed him to the basement floor and demanded, “You need to take me where-ever you go from now onwards government protocol. Is that okay?” He didn’t reply instead open the passenger door and invite him in, then got in himself. Soon afterwards, they settled of for Lynden Piddling International Airport, he kindly asked, whilst pulling out some money, “Please may you book us two economy class tickets to Hong Kong International Airport for leaving today and arriving back on 1st September? Please.” The lawyer took his money and ordered them a flight to Hong Kong, just like he asked and a hotel room for the month at Mandarin Oriental Hotel for $138,518.44 Hong Kong Dollars with the government’s funding which was cut down by Brexit happening in the United Kingdom.