Alex Rider thought he was free from MI6 and the assassins aiming to kill him.

Oscar Cole thought he would be safe with MI9.

But then SCORPIA and SKUL join forces aiming to kill both of them.

Now Alex and Oscar need to join forces themselves to defeat SCORPIA and SKUL.

Chapter 1: Alex

Alex walked into his tutor room at Brookland earlier than usual. Many of his classmates were already sat down chatting to each other about the football game that was on the TV the night before, Chelsea vs. Liverpool, most were buzzing about how good their 4-1 score was.

Alex sat down at the back of the classroom where his seat was just as his tutor came in. She took her place at the front of the room. She logged on to the register and started calling out the names and had to double check when she called out Alex's name and he answered, recently he'd never been back for more than a week, she was amazed he had been here everyday for two weeks running.

She checked the messages in the folder. She pulled one out for Harry who had been late three times this week so he had a detention. There was another for Alex.

"Alex you need to go and see Mr. Bray in his office now." His tutor told him in her usual nasal voice. Alex sighed and grabbed his heavy bag and practically threw it on his back.

He reached the door of the head teacher's office and knocked twice.

"Come in," He called and Alex opened the door. "Alex," His tone of voice changed. "Please sit."

"What's this about?"

"I'm afraid Alex I have no choice but to expel you from Brookland." His voice was serious and calm, creepily much like Alan Blunt's.

"But... Sir, I've been here for two weeks and you know..."

"Yes Alex, I understand about your guardian and I am sorry for your loss. I understand that you've been handed over to the government and put into child care. But I cannot have you causing any more disruption that you have cause this school in the past year. I know it's been hard for you."

"Then don't do this. I'll come to school every day, for every lesson; I won't act out; I won't cause any more trouble... I promise."

"I am sorry Alex. I have sent a letter to your current guardian."

"Okay." Alex said, feeling defeated. He looked sullenly at the floor and then grabbed his bag. He stalked out of the room, closing the door behind him, hoping it would bang, but it didn't, perhaps he should be grateful for that.

Alex felt more anger rise up inside of him the closer he got to the school gates. If MI6 has had a hand in this... they'd better be watching...

I know it is short but the first few chapter will be while you meet the characters and get some background information. But when the story gets going the chapters will be a lot more lengthy, about 1,000 - 1,500 words.

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