It's time to end it.
Loaded Makarov pistol in hand I make my way to the target. Of all things a teenager with a bomb strapped to his chest in large crowd. The same
teenager I took a bullet to the knee for sweating my sack off in the desert for all of 90 days.
The locations a crowded church having a celebration for all the soldiers returning from that failed war. Whats worse than moving through a crowd of
people is moving through one with one leg trying to catch up to a kid who ran like an Olympic athlete.
The ceremony was about to begin. That's also when the bomb was suppose to go off. I fought for this kid I bled for him, and lost my leg for him. I was
there from beginning to end when his village burned and when it was rebuilt.
They're testing the microphones! People are watching the stage. Raj is near the stage. And he dropped his coat. I knew he had allot of explosives but
It looks like he strapped cinder blocks to his chest.I couldn't catch up to him. I have to switch to plan B. The last thing you I wanted to do.
I remembered everything. He was the first one waiting for us as we entered the village, he helped up build the village, he showed us where our enemies
where, he showed us what we could eat in the desert, and now he tries to kill innocent people.
I watched my friend hold a switch in his hand. He was about to mutter those fearful words to strike terror in the hearts of Christians.
The crack of my gun. The running of civilians in the area. One uniformed vet clad in his multicam catches Raj's
body before it can hit the ground. The impact of that rig on his chest could have blown us all to hell if it wasn't for that vet.
" Lay him on his back. No explosives there."
The vet looks at me with a relieved look. I never met this guy yet I know I'm going to hate his guts. I holster my gun. Then he opened his damn
"Thank you. You did America proud today. Are you former military?"
"You lost that leg in combat?"
"A month ago. When I saved this kids life."
"That's #ed up. Well at least you killed the damn haji. We should have nuked that place years ago."
As an act of pure rage I unholster my gun and pull back the hammer.
"I should put a bullet in your [snip] head. People like you deserved any bit of torture you got, any wounds any scars of any sort these people gave or
"Wait the [snip] man? What the hell are you saying?"
"I'm saying you helped breed the hate. I know Allot of these barbarians raped female soldiers and tortured the men. It doesn't make it right to do the
"The hell you talking about"
I couldn't hold myself in. So I did the most natural thing anyone who has walked in my shoes...well shoe would have done. I pistol whipped his ass.
And told him the truth
"I seen that [snip] myself. Why do you think I left the army. There was plenty of truth to soldiers raping and pillaging just as there's truth them
raping female soldiers and torturing males. I been on both ends. I was a prisoner of war and I put a bullet in the head of my CO for telling me to
join in the fun he was having with a 13 year old girl."
"You're a freakin liar!"
Best part of a prosthetic leg is that its materials range from plastic to steel. He got the heel of my wooden peg leg to his gut.
"You think all those videos of soldiers raping and pillaging was fake? You think all these barbarians act like the animals who raped and tortured your
allies? DO YOU THINK YOU ARE ANY DIFFERENT THAN THEM?
The only difference between you and them is you wear a uniform and they are read to from a book that has been corrupted of its original message. Just
like that flag on your shoulder. Fighting for freedom my ass. Our nation stopped fighting for freedom when Bush Signed the patriot act, It continued
Shocked he looks
"I had nothing to do with that! I just wanted to protect my family from these religious fanatics! We should have banned religion by now! It helps
cause all this!"
Now he pissed me off
"You think religion put that bomb on his chest? You think religion sent those planes into the towers. I remember seeing that [snip] myself at 9 years
old. I lost my father in those towers you [snip] I was spoon fed the same lies as you! The truth to this whole story is men with power will manipulate
anything whether it be a religious book or the ideals of a nation all for power. Religion and politics didn't make the world the #ty place it is
today! WE DID!"
Now he looks confused. The whole crowd is listening I think It's time I tell the short story of how this happened.
"This Teenager was from a village in Afghanistan. Up until recently his village had been victim to the evils of fundamentalists ,mercenaries, and us
forces. His brother hired my security company to deal with the threat. His father hired me to keep him from doing this. If at all possible bring him
His father cared about the Americans. Even though a group would come in and harass them daily. That was war. Nobody was innocent.
Most my team died defending his village. We wound up relocating it to the next town over. Yeah a village of about 200 Muslims just moved in next door
But one of those corrupt men seeking power got to this one. I took care of both of them.
This was my final mission. I'm done dealing with you stupid [snip]. Stop limiting your thoughts on what your told by mass media and government
Anyways I have things I need to take care of. so you all can politely [snip] and think about what I said. I know you heard every word of it. After all
you where there."
I hobbled back to my car. Still not used to this damn prosthetic.
My work here is done
That was the opening chapter to a book I'm working on.
I'm going to have one of m old teachers help with the grammar and punctuation. So hows the story?
edit on 24/7/12 by masqua because: Profanities edited out