Long story short, Stone and I went ten pin bowling because I wanted to forget about this war going on which I hadn’t even been told much about. Then, I didn’t go to school today. Today was Thursday and Isabelle called me and told me that the new kid Calum was asking about me. Awkward, because I didn’t even know him all that well and he seemed to really know me. Then about half way through the day, Stone told me that Caspar; our father had prepared a mission for me. I was to go on a ‘blind date’ with this Ender named Dean. Dean had killed about five people just this week. All of those people were under the age of twenty, had been on dates the night they were killed and were found with their hearts missing. By missing, I mean that their hearts had been ripped from their bodies and were completely gone.
Stone had entrusted me with a fire knife and had arranged clothes for me to wear (I was complete with a leather jacket and all); I was to meet Dean at the most popular café in this town. It was the same café that almost every single person at my school would go to on a usual Thursday afternoon.
Long story short, I got there and was in the booth, pretending to be happy when actually being scared shitless because Stone told me to kill him. No emotion, no nothing. Just kill Dean, clean the knife, make sure no one sees you and call me afterwards so I can send a team to clean it up. It was a great way to describe a human being, I told Stone. I was reminded of Dean’s true nature of a Time Ender.
Whatever though, I guess. If it was helping the war even a tiny bit, then I was glad to do my bit. I was waiting in the booth and Dean sat opposite me. We were in lucky booth number 7, my favourite number.
Dean was pretty striking, and I may have been attracted to him if I wasn’t his mortal enemy. Lucky he didn’t know that.