This is the fifth part of this story!
Read the prequels here:
Perseus walked in front of agent Keynes and cadet Billy, emulating the silence of the forest they were in.
Keynes had managed to track Medusa’s location and had suggested a helicopter drop. Perseus had refused. The commotion would attract Medusa’s attention, making her alert. Instead, Perseus decided to drop into the forest that lay next to the neighborhood. This way, they would not lose the element of surprise, which was essential while hunting.
Billy whispered to Keynes.
“Sir, what’s the deal with him? He does not seem human.”
Keynes smiled dryly.
“Cadet, you are right. He is not a human, at least in part. He is a result of the Demigod Programme.”
Billy’s mouth hung open.
“The programme rumored to be so inhumane, that it had to be shut down?”
“Correct. That programme took away half of his humanity. I fear he has lost the remaining part of it after all those missions. Seeing what he has seen and doing all that he has done, takes its toll.”
The trio had reached the end of the forest.
The hunt for Medusa had begun.
(Find the sequel here: Flash Fiction: Target Sighted)
Word Count: 185