Kill for me. A terrifying request, but Gavin will take this request and do his best to complete it. He will suffer. He will reach the edge of his sanity. He will live in pain. But he will do all he can do to protect the people and the town he loves.
An hour or so later, Gavin pulled his car into an empty field, following a path that once used to be a dirt road. Now that road was filled with weeds and tall grass that swished against the sides of the car as it moved slowly forward. When he reached a good stopping spot, he turned off the engine and sat there in silence for a moment trying to calm his nerves. It was spooky dark. Shadows were deep and vast. The moon almost non-existent.
“Why me?” Gavin asked himself. “Why me?”
Something caught his eye. He turned his gaze towards the sky as a brilliant, bright round object floated down toward the field. He climbed out of the car, eyes still fixed on the sky, watching the object, holding his breath, filled with a mix of curiosity and fear. Then, as the object approached the ground, he was knocked onto his back with a sudden rush of hot stinging air. The object settled gently onto the Earth with a soft hissing sound.
Gavin sat up, as something crashed to the Earth in the distance. He assumed it was the old farm house finally crumbling to the ground, unable to withstand the sudden burst of wind, the old boards and nails finally stopping their effort to hold the place together.
A second later, Gavin stood up and looked at the round object. It was covered in silver and there were no windows, no doors. It looked like a pinball from some giant’s pinball game. A soft yellow light circled the bottom of the machine, casting a faint glow on the ground around it.
A sound found his ears.
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