Hi all, This is my first endeavour in creative writing. I never really did it before thinking that I sucked at it, but that's a crappy attitude to have. Can't ever get good at anything until I go ahead and do it and improve myself, so what the hey, guess I'll give this a shot. Criticisms about my writing would be appreciated. Pointing out grammar mistakes is also appreciated but please keep that to PM. The main thread doesn't really need that. NOTE: This takes place in an alternate universe where Sony was hacked by N Korea and N Korea openly admits it. Sony decided not to take N Korea seriously and to just air The Interview with no plan to withdraw it from theaters. To Slay a Tyrant Chapter 1: Guarded Chamber This was the day that a tyrant will be dethroned. A God will be slain and peace will return to the world. The young Korean assassin, Mindy walked through a dimly lit hallway. Originally named Min-Ji, she decided to take on a more Western name when she moved to America. She wore a black robe with black hood that covered her shoulder length hair. The walls were covered with fungus, and the doors looked like they could fall off the hinges at any moment. The doors were shorter than what she was used to back in America, but they suited her petite 5'3” stature. She was always made fun of in middle school for being undersized. Things did not get any better later in her life, when she attended the International Academy of Superheroines. The International Academy of Superheroines was a facility for talent, children and adults, to train their skills and to get involved in operations that the government dare not touch. Her peers there would always be skeptical of her ability to combat evil. She was not very strong and her combat abilities were average. But eventually she found a place for herself. Mindy had spent the last half year working for – spying on – the North's dear leader, developing their security systems. She had spent the entire time planning His assassination. She had observed all of his behaviour and habits, and knew the security system inside and out. She knew exactly when He would retreat to his secret hideout and knew how to disable all of the security cameras. Today was finally the day the great nation will be free from His oppressive rule. At the end of the hallway was a set of giant, steel doors, slightly ajar. Mindy slipped through the doors, which led to a cave area, lit by torches hanging on the wall. She was close to the dear leader's chamber. STOMP! STOMP! STOMP! She heard heavy footsteps coming from behind her. She found the darkest corner of the cave to hide in. The giant doors that she came from suddenly flew open, both of them falling off the hinges and making a loud THUD as it fell onto the floor. She saw a giant, hairy ape-like figure, probably around 8 feet in height staring in her general direction. “I can't see ya, but I can smell ya,” the giant ape growled before charging towards her. A fight was unavoidable, and she had to put her special powers to work. The fingernails on her right hand started transforming into long, sharp claws. Mindy was prepared to do battle. --- The ape, being unable to see the little girl, smashed both his fists into the wall, causing the entire cave to shake. Mindy rolled to his right side. She lunged quickly towards him and plunged her right claw into his gut. The blood spilling from his gut painted her robes red. As the ape was flailing his arms about, Mindy mounted on its back, both arms around his neck and short legs wrapped partially around his body. She raised her right hand, ready to stab the ape's shoulder, but before she could inflict the wound, he grabbed her left arm and tossed her against the wall. THUD. She fell face first into the dirt, grimacing in pain with her left hand on her back, the black hood covering her face. The ape pressed his left hand against her back, pinning her to the floor. “Let's see what you look like underneath that.” His gargantuan right hand gripped her hood and ripped it off, revealing her shoulder length hair. He flipped her over so that she was now facing the ceiling. He raised his oversized right arm into the air, fist clenched. He slammed the fist down, but before it was able to land on her stomach, she quickly went into a hand-stand. The ape's chin slammed into both her feet and he fell backwards. From her hand-stand, she flipped back onto her feet. Still dizzy from the throw, she stumbled backwards, trying to regain her bearings. The soreness shot across her back. She heard some noise behind her, but had yet to regain her composure and realize what it was. She felt a hard impact from the back of her neck. From behind her, a second giant had joined the fight, clotheslining her from behind. The wrestler was not quite as large as the ape, but at 6'4”, he still towered over little Mindy. He wore nothing but black shorts, exposing his ripped abs. “Need a hand?” he said to the ape, as he pulled Mindy up by her hair. He pulled her towards his body and put her in a sleeper hold with his left arm. She wasted no time, elbowing the wrestler in the stomach. She grabbed his left arm with both of her hands, bent forward and flipped him over in front of her. The wrestler's body was lying between Mindy and the ape. Mindy stepped on the wrestler's face and leaped towards the ape's head, shoulder first. She knocked the ape back, stabbed her claws into his chest and propelled herself onto the giant's shoulders. The ape roared in pain, loud enough that it shook the entire cave. She was now sitting on the ape's shoulders, her left hand grabbing the back of the ape's head, right claw pointed towards the ceiling. She thrust her right claw towards the ape skull. Expecting a swish, her sharp claws were instead met with a donk, as the ape's head was much harder than expected. The ape's giant hands grabbed her by her armpits and raised her high above him. She was held in the air for a few seconds, her feet feebly kicking his chest. She was then slammed onto the ground. A sharp pain spread across her back. She had tears of pain racing down her cheeks, her breathing very heavy. The wrestler grabbed her wrists and spread them out across the floor. He pressed his knees against her arm, pinning her arms onto the ground. His right arm was in the air, about to punch her in the belly. She attempted to respond by raising her legs, but before that could happen, the ape grabbed her ankles and pinned them to the ground. The wrestler's fist slammed down into Mindy's belly. Her head bounced up and she started coughing. The ape grabbed her robe and tore it open, exposing her sweaty, slim body and a white bra. She had very small breasts. Both of her opponents smiled. “Do you even need that bra, flatty?” The wrestler raised his hand to the sky again and slammed his fist into her exposed belly. Her head bounced back up, spit flying across the air. “Your turn,” the wrestler said to the ape, as he pulled the girl to her feet. He grabbed her arms from behind, kneeling behind her. She was so much smaller than the man that he had to kneel, not stand, behind her. The ape was standing in front of her, smirking. He winded up and punched her in the belly. Twice. Three times. She spat and coughed with each blow. Her head was hung down, her arms and body limp. The wrestler felt no resistance and no fight left in her. “Why don't you finish her off with your favourite?” the wrestler said to the ape. The ape then took several strides back. He put his head down and started stomping the ground. He was ready to headbutt her belly with his hard skull. This is the chance! As ape charged towards Mindy, the wrestler felt strength returning to her limp arms. Her head sprang up, staring at the charging ape. The wrestler felt Mindy's entire body tensing up. He had a very bad feeling about this. He was on his knees. He wasn't able to maneuvre in the same way he would if he was on his feet. There's no way this tiny little girl can break free from my hold, he kept telling himself. It'll be OK. But he couldn't help but feel uneasy. Moments before the ape's head was able to impact her stomach, she leaped into the air as high as she could, dodging the blow. The ape's head smashed into the wrestler's stomach, ripping a big hole through his six-pack. “OOOOOGGHHHHH,” the wrestler keeled over, both hands over his stomach, blood gushing onto the ground. The ape's head was smeared in blood. The ape let out a terrible howl, flailing about. Mindy slowly crawled away from the carnage, breathing heavily from her mouth. She looked up and noticed the wrestler unconscious on the floor and the ape swinging his arms around. She stared for about ten seconds. She was dazed, panting and couldn't really see straight from all the beating she received, but from what she could tell the ape was not moving towards her. She then recalled what the ape said. I can't see ya, but I can smell ya. She initially assumed this was because of the darkness of the cave, but realized it could be because the ape was actually blind. She suddenly slowed down her breathing. The wrestler's blood that was smeared all over the ape's face must have disoriented him, rendering him unable to use his sharp sense of smell. She slowly got to her feet, the ape still not seeming to notice her. She moved tip-toed towards him, his arms still flailing. She quietly moved behind him and stabbed him through his heart. “AHHHHHHH,” the ape screamed, but before long he fell to the ground, dead. She went over to the wrestler and plunged her claw through his skull. She continued walking across the cave, breathing heavily, her black robe ripped down the middle, her sweat drenched body exposed. She held the ripped portion of her robe together, hiding her exposed body. Despite the unexpected security, the assassination was proceeding as planned.