Ok, this is like my latest Fiction. I think it's written better than my Power Within series. Summery: Cooper Ray is THD's top agent. She's smart, skillful, and quick thinker and works ALONE! But when fifteen year old Dai drops into her life, along with a dangerous mission, she has to learn to be more than just a weapon... Chapter One. A female figure slowly lowered into a dimly lit room. She was dressed in a tight black tank top, pants, gloves and boots, and her hair was up in a tight bun with a hair clip slid in at the front. She was suspended upside down by nothing more than a long thick cord. She had her legs crossed around it to keep her in position. She stopped a few centimeters above a glass case. Inside, was a small vile with a purple liquid within it. She pulled out the hair clip and a small blade flicked out of the plastic, she drew a circle on the glass and with her index finger she pulled the glass out. A tiny smirk pulled at her lips as she admired the little suction cup attached to her glove. She reached inside the case, slowly pulled out the vile and carefully slid it into a thin case attached to her pants. She replaced the glass, slid the clip back into her hair and the cord retracted, lifting her up to the window she entered through. A guard dressed in dark blue pants, jacket and black boots, cradling an M16 walked past the room, glancing at the case as he did. He stopped and turned fully. He pulled a walkie-talkie from his belt and raised it to his lips. Seconds later the alarm echoed around the building. The female strolled along the roof confidently, pulling her hair free from the hair tie. She was seventeen year old Copper Ray and she was a spy. She stopped at the edge of the roof; her emerald green eyes sparkled in the moonlight as she pulled out a set of brass knuckle dusters. She slid them onto her right hand and lifted her arm into the air. A twitch of her index finger shot and arrow, with a thin line attached to it, into a wall next to a door leading to the stairwell. She lowered her arm slightly, adjusting the angle and twitched her index finger again. Another arrow shot out, but this time it embedded itself into a tree three hundred meters diagonally down, a few feet past the barbed wired fence. Cooper tugged the line to make sure it was secure and stepped off the roof just as the guards burst through the stairwell door. They fired their guns at her, but it was no use. Cooper zipped down the line and out of their reach. When she passed over the fence she slipped her hand free and rolled into a crouched position. She took one last look over her shoulder at the building before dropping off the edge off the cliff into the water below. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cooper sat outside a cafÃƒÂ© in Edinburgh. She had caught a train from the north of Scotland in the early hours and it was now mid afternoon. She wore a white tank top, pants and trainers. Her eyes were hidden by dark sunglasses. She had a video phone leaning against the salt and pepper holder. The person she was talking to was a man in his late forties with thinning brown hair and hazel eyes. He wore a gray suit with a white shirt and a black tie. Ã¢â‚¬Å“So I take it everything went well?Ã¢â‚¬Â The man smiled. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Good to hear.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yeah, I should be back in a few hours.Ã¢â‚¬Â She blew on a chip and bit into it. Ã¢â‚¬Å“YÃ¢â‚¬â„¢know, you should try the haggis. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve heard itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s very nice.Ã¢â‚¬Â Cooper frowned. Ã¢â‚¬Å“DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make me gag, Jeff.Ã¢â‚¬Â He chuckled. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Well, the train should be at the station soon. Have a safe trip.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Will do.Ã¢â‚¬Â She licked the salt off her fingers. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Oh, and thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s someone IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like you to meet when you get back.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Who?Ã¢â‚¬Â She raised a brow. Jeff just tapped the side of his nose then waved. The screen went black. Cooper shook her head, picked up her things and left. She went to the nearest payphone and called for a taxi. The journey was short. Cooper paid the driver and walked into the station. It was quiet. Most of the noise was from the Scottish man through the speakers, other than that there was a low hum of conversation. Cooper had no time to waist. She walked up to a man at the desk. He looked to be thirty with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a black suit and tie, and spoke with a thick Scottish accent. Ã¢â‚¬Å“May I help you?Ã¢â‚¬Â He smiled. Ã¢â‚¬Å“My nameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Cooper Ray. There should be a train waiting for me.Ã¢â‚¬Â She watched as he tapped away at the keys, looking at the computer screen. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Aye, there is. Just follow the signs for the toilets then make a left, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re waiting for you.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Cheers.Ã¢â‚¬Â She nodded and followed his directions. And sure enough two agents dressed in black suits waited for her. They both had a coil leading from somewhere under their blazers to their earpieces. Both had light brown hair cut into an army like style, but one of them was slightly shorter than the other. They led her to the platform where a large black six carriage train waited for her. On the side of the train, below the windows was a picture of the world with THD written across it. Cooper shook her head. THD stood for The Organization of Human Defense. Cooper just called it HD. She climbed aboard the train and soon it took off for Yorkshire. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ã¢â‚¬Å“Welcome home!Ã¢â‚¬Â Jeff stood up from his dusty silver desk to greet Cooper. The room was more of a metallic sliver and the floor was tiled. Behind JeffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s desk was a large plasma screen TV. There was a white sofa in front of his desk but there were no filing cabinets around or a computer. It didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t look much like an office. More like a lab. Ã¢â‚¬Å“How was the trip?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“LongÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â She sat on the sofa. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ã¢â‚¬Â¦And boringÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Have you got the sample?Ã¢â‚¬Â Cooper nodded and pulled out the vile she had stolen. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s it for?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“We believe if contains a virus. Although I doubted the men at that base would have know that. But this virus, if released, could kill the entire population of Britain in a matter of days. It travels through the air.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m glad I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t break it.Ã¢â‚¬Â Cooper rested her elbow in her knee and her chin in her hand. Ã¢â‚¬Å“And the Russians wanted to sell it to the Germans, why?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve sent another team of agents to find that out. To give you a rest.Ã¢â‚¬Â Jeff handed the vile carefully to a lab technician. Ã¢â‚¬Å“So you wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be needed for a while.Ã¢â‚¬Â He smiled. Ã¢â‚¬Å“So whoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s this person you wanted me to meet?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ah of course! You remember Alan Pierson, right?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yeah, he trained meÃ¢â‚¬Â¦Ã¢â‚¬Â Her voice trailed off. She sat back and crossed her arms. Her eyes narrowed and she looked at Jeff suspiciously. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WhyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“You know he had a son didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t you? HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s about fifteen now andÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Whoa!Ã¢â‚¬Â She raised her hands in protest. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I know where youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going with this and the answer is no. I work alone!Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“He just needs training.Ã¢â‚¬Â Jeff explained. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I think you owe it to Alan.Ã¢â‚¬Â She frowned. He had her there. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Fine.Ã¢â‚¬Â She sighed and rubbed her head. She knew she was going to regret it. Jeff pushed a button on his desk and a small door slid open to the right of Cooper. A tall fifteen year old boy stepped into the room. He had short brown hair, parted into curtains and deep blue eyes. He wore black jeans, a Newcastle football shirt and trainers. He was slender and tanned. Cooper took in every detail then turned to Jeff. Ã¢â‚¬Å“That scrawny thing is AlanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lad?Ã¢â‚¬Â The boy frowned. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Yes. His name is Dai.Ã¢â‚¬Â Jeff turned to Dai. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Dai, this is Cooper. SheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be your new guardian.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hey I never agreed to that!Ã¢â‚¬Â Cooper jumped to her feet. Ã¢â‚¬Å“For Alan.Ã¢â‚¬Â Jeff simply replied. Cooper sighed again. Dai shoved his hands into his pockets. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Now Dai will be home tutored by a HD agent. And IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m afraid you wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be on a mission for a while. I want you two to get used to each other.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“ButÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“No buts, Cooper.Ã¢â‚¬Â Jeff sat down in his black leather chair. Ã¢â‚¬Å“A car will be waiting for you outside.Ã¢â‚¬Â Cooper headed for the door and Dai followed halfheartedly. They took the lift down to the car park in silence. When the doors opened Cooper set here eyes upon a dark blue Toyota Celica GT. She ran a finger gently along the bonnet paint work and slid into the driverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s side. The keys were already in the ignition. Dai dropped in next to her and put on his seatbelt. Cooper turned the key and the engine roared to life. A screen on the dashboard flashed and JeffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s face appeared. Ã¢â‚¬Å“So am I forgiven?Ã¢â‚¬Â He smiled. Ã¢â‚¬Å“That depends.Ã¢â‚¬Â She buckled her seatbelt. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Have you fixed my bike as well?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s almost complete.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“I guess thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s good enough.Ã¢â‚¬Â She put the Toyota into gear and sped off into the street. Ã¢â‚¬Å“And Dai.Ã¢â‚¬Â The teen turned to look at Jeff. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Your bags are already at Coopers.Ã¢â‚¬Â The screen flicked again and JeffÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s face disappeared. Cooper glanced at Dai as he stared out of the window. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Where are you from?Ã¢â‚¬Â She reluctantly asked. She figured if she was living with him she should get to know him a little bit. He didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t answer her. Ã¢â‚¬Å“DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t you speak or something?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Grew up in Spain.Ã¢â‚¬Â He mumbled. Ã¢â‚¬Å“But IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m British.Ã¢â‚¬Â There was silence again. Ã¢â‚¬Å“How long have you been a spy?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Too long.Ã¢â‚¬Â She stopped at a traffic light. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I was younger than you when I startedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦I knew your old man.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“When did he die?Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Four years ago. He was a good man.Ã¢â‚¬Â She watched as Dai nodded and noticed a single tear roll down his cheek in his reflection in the window. She decided not to say anything and they were quiet until they pulled up at Coopers home.