Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
LochNess would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

The Winter Soldier: Captain America

By LochNess

Drama / Action

Fury

I wait.  Those are my orders. If he reaches my position alive, my mission is to eliminate a Nicholas J. Fury.  Pierce says he is an enemy of the peace. Suddenly my earpiece crackles to life.

Target has survived.  Engage.

New orders.  I stand, the familiar hardness of my grenade launcher in my hands.  Of course, I can only feel that with one hand. Metal arms aren’t known for their tactile abilities.  I jump off the fire escape I have been waiting on, calmly walking down the center of the street.  The target comes into view, riddled with bullet holes. I stop, raise my grenade launcher, and fire.  It hits its mark, exactly as it has done a thousand times before.  The van explodes from beneath, flipping over before sliding a few hundred feet.  I calmly walk forward, the grenade launcher hanging idly from my hand.  By the time I reach the car, Fury is gone.  All that’s left of him is a hole burned through the side of the car into the street.  The metal is still red.  He can’t have gotten far.  I calmly walk past the civilians, melting into the darkness of the back alleys.  Failure isn’t an option.  

 It is night.  Using the infrared setting on my goggles, I have tracked Fury’s heat remnants to an apartment complex near the edge of town.  He must have gone inside.  Looking into a window from the building beside the complex, I can just barely see Fury’s dark shape in the dimly lit apartment.  He is stationary, which should make this easy.  With a practiced familiarity, I assemble my sniper rifle in less than thirty seconds, holding it steady with my metal arm.  My metal arm is often better than a stand for stability.  I aim slightly to the left of the part of Fury I see, knowing that way I will hit him solidly in the torso.  I can’t be sure of a kill shot without a visual, so I will fire more than once, to make sure the hit will be lethal.  I pull the trigger three times, packing up my rifle with equal speed.  Mission accomplished.  I have to return to base.  I turn, running across the rooftops, faster than most humans.  My speed is enough to shake any normal pursuer.  Yet when I glance down, I catch a glimpse of a tri-colored shield and blond hair.  Someone is not only chasing me, but keeping up.  I increase my pace, leaping across rooftops, always keeping an eye on the flash of color.  Who is he?  He’s the first person who’s ever been able to keep up with me.  Something stirs in me, but is quickly stifled by my training. He’ll try to stop me.  I can tell.  I accelerate, leaping across a small gap to land on the next roof over, rolling to avoid injury.  I hear him break through the window behind me, and my advanced senses alert me to a projectile hurtling towards my head.  I whirl left, catching the projectile solidly in my metal hand.  It is the shield I caught a glimpse of earlier.  I am staring straight at my pursuer.  He is a muscular man, with tousled blonde hair and a slightly confused expression.  He may be able to keep up with me, but he doesn’t look very dangerous.  I decide to let him live.  I don’t have the time to kill him.  I throw his shield back at him with a powerful burst of my arm, then turn, running and jumping off the edge of the roof.  As I vanish into the shadows, I catch one last glimpse of the blonde man, his eyes searching for me from above.  Something tells me I will meet him again.  


Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

Diana123: This is a very intense and intriguing story. I love how it is mysterious and secretive and I have really enjoyed it. The moment when Kris meets Max and the way Elsa actually “introduces” him, by making Kris look at the picture on her iPad first is a scene that has stayed etched into my mind (amon...

Chevonne Prinsloo: I loved this book.. I didn't want to stop reading it! just my kind of book... I really love how the plot of the story carries along. I hope there are more books to follow after this one! I like the way she describes how Rogue is feeling and the way she shows the emotions going through Rogu. I als...

Shubh Guru: when i'm reading this novel, I remember all my school days, all i feel like i m back to my old days, all the misery come to "bay" and how she come back like a shinning star are so good...this is my first book and i love this because it contains all the thing, love ,betrayl,losing some one who lo...

frank17boy3: Great story ,it took me back to the days of Hank Janson etc if you are of a certain age you will know what I mean.Straight forward and no messing about,more twists than a rattlesnake.l Loved it.If you like an none stop page turner I think you will too,

petew25: I have been reading WW2 novels for years and am a retired Marine pilot. Though the plot in some ways reminded me of the Gregory Peck classic leadership movie, "Twelve O'Clock High" I thought the author did a good job overall. The plot was believable and the characters were as well. In some places...

Sandra Estrada: I loved every minute of it and I thank my lucky stars that brought me to the story, it's been a whirlwind of emotions, plot twist after plot twist but I never got tired of them. Abby and Kade's story is a hard one to understand but once you're submerged in their story and love, you can't help but...

jessiehs: This was absolutely amazing. I loved how it went back and forth between perspectives. I actually cried at the end I was so happy. This was amazing. I can't even think of another word to describe it. Thank you for writing his.

annie08c: I really like this story, I can relate to it a lot and with how she feels, the boyfriend and the events that happened but I'm a little bit younger. It was really good plot, really liked how you stuck to the topic and you had a new title for every chapter making me guess what's going to happen. Ma...

Ahmad Momenai: it's so amazing to see the story build up, in each chapter a part would be started and made its way towards the main story and even sometimes i would doubt which story was the main story.i have read about half the story and it was worth every moment;i am a book worm and i have read LotR, Harry po...

More Recommendations

LouiseJ2: I enjoyed the detail you went into with regards to the case. It made the UNSUB appear believable. The crisis in the middle of the story was my favorite part, very dramatic but not over the top. I feel like sometimes pairings can be overdone but I liked that some of the relationships were a little...