Important note: If you missed the newspaper article at the bottom of the last chapter, go read it. Now. If you don't, this won't make any sense whatsover.

Chapter eleven: Afterlife

Dear Dad,

I'm sorry that it had to come to this. Maybe if we'd told you earlier, it wouldn't have.

You see, the five of us – Amber, Li, Paulo, Hex and myself were a team of crime-fighters. We were Alpha Force, and we did what the authorities couldn't.

If you remember that time in South America, where you saved some 'street kids' from being the Rat-Catchers dog food? They were us. I'm sorry that we deceived you, but it was the only way we could continue doing it. Would you have really let us be Alpha Force if you knew the truth? I think not.

All the same, I'm sorry.

This letter is the last that you'll hear from me in a long time – maybe forever.

Our exploits have attracted too muck attention. Hex has found out that there are at least two different people who want us dead. Maybe there's more.

They have already launched several attacks on us. That fire in out house – it was no accident. Neither was the one at school, or in the shed.

Sooner or later, they will target our families. We don't want to put any of you in danger. However, the only way they will stop targeting us is if we are dead.

Mum, Dad, Alex and Alex, I'm sorry that it had to be this way. I love you all.

What I am about to tell you must never leave your lips. In fact, can you please burn the next part of this letter.

We're not really dead. We faked our own deaths so that they would stop hunting us, to keep you out of danger. We will lie low for a while, until they are convinced we are well and truly gone.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry for lying to you, sorry that you thought me dead. Believe me, if there was any other way I would have taken it.

I don't know when I will see you again.

Maybe never.

I hope not.

But wherever you are, know this: Alpha Force will take their revenge.

Your loving son, Alex.

So, here it is – the end of the fic. (If you really want another chapter I could probably give you one, although it won't be nessesary) Love it? Hate it? I would love to hear your responses. I'll try to update my others ASAP, all though I won't start any new ones until I finish it.