The worm was suddenly hot and went deep into the earth leaving the bird with an empty beak. The ground was soft and wet. It snuggled deep in the ground.

The rock bounced off the ground near the bird and alarmed it sending it screeching through the air. It snatched a lock of hair from the boys head and flew into the air giving voice to its displeasure.

The assassin waited for the bird’s wild flight to settle down before pulling the trigger. He didn’t even have time to complete the thought misfire before the weapon exploded in his hands and pieces of it ripped through his body. As he lay dying the little boy came to look at him and ran away screaming for his Pa.

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