Authors note: Hey guy, this is my first Alex Rider fan fic...please review!!! I'm going to rate this a T, however be warned that there will be some strong language in later chapters! I'm sorry that the first Chapter is so short, but its a prologue so the next chapter will be much longer!!!

Disclaimer: I own nothing but my storyline. If I owned the characters I would be getting paid for this!!!

Chapter 1

Living the Dream

Jack sat there terrified and in pain. She couldn't believe what had happened to her, and she hoped that her young charge would never experience this but knew that he probably had. She sat in a blank room, void of anything but herself, the chair she was strapped to and the two-way mirror inserted in the wall in front of her. Her red hair was matted together with blood, and she had long since lost feeling in her hands. Her face was a multitude of colours and she knew that underneath her shirt the contusions would be just as bad. She wondered how long she had been there. It felt like forever. Her tormentor re-entered the room and she fought to hide her fear. She didn't succeed. He man laugh.

"I won't give you what you want." she utter.

"Don't worry, Ms. Starbright. We finally have what we want." Jack froze. No, she thought, they can't have Alex! The man moved behind her, and her blood froze as she heard the tell-tale chick or a handgun behind her.

"What are you doing?" she screamed, terrified. "No! Wait!" the man laughed humorously and the light switched off. Her eyes widened with alarm as she took in the face behind the mirror. She didn't even hear the gun go off. Behind the glass, a kid yelled with anger and sadness as his guardian's blood splattered in front of him.


Alex Rider sat up in bed with a start, sweat trickling down his back. The sound of the empty house echoed through his head. He sighed and climbed out of his bed, previously knowledge informing him that he would not be able to get back to sleep. He decided to work on his maths. Ever since Jack had died he hadn't been able to sleep for longer than 4 hours, so he had decided to us the time to catch up with his school work. Not that that mattered now anyway, but Jack would've wanted him to be able to do well in his first GCSE modules.

Alex Rider was now alone in the world, at the full mercy of those called his guardians. MI6 owned him.