Vladimir and Boris were jubilant as they joked about their promotion to double agents, and no mean feat too as the KGB doesn’t just pass anyone. Yes, these boys were special. Suddenly amid the screeching noise of the tube, Vladimir fell into Boris, awkward with nerves; their first mission as agents was no easy one.
Walking out onto the bright light of day
made the mission seem that more real. It was a crisp cold Moscow day, the
street virtually empty as the rain poured. Vlad held the umbrella tight while
Boris kept watch for the target. The tall blond woman breezed past the men
unaware of her impending fate. She had been marked for months. Boris gave the
nod, this was it, everything they had been working on, could this be it? Vlad ejected
the umbrella; the woman fell down like a domino in the snow, they did it!