(Note: I'm not an expert on G.I. Joe + this is my first fanfic so please be nice, if you find any typos, etc. don't be afraid to tell me)
At Cobra HQ
«Cobra Commander, Sir." A soldier salutes him and gets his attention. He turns around and watches as the soldier pushes forward a young child, perhaps at the age of five.
"Is this the child with the best results?" Cobra Commander walks closer and inspects the innocent child, while the child takes in on her surroundings.
"Yes sir," a doctor enters the deck with a data pad in his hands. He then shows the results he has obtained to Cobra Commander. "As you can see, these results show us the amount of progress she has developed past the few days she has gotten the drug, and it's working brilliantly." He continues.
"When will she be combat ready?" Cobra Commander asks and look interested at the results.
"four months, but we need someone to train her of course."
"That can be arranged." Commander simply snaps his fingers and Storm Shadow is quick to get to the dock.
"Sir," Storm Shadow bows before him. "You wanted my presence?" he continues.
"I got someone you have to train for me Storm Shadow, and I need her combat ready in four months."
"Her?" Storm Shadow asks, as if it's a joke.
Commander simply nods to the doctor and he pushes the girl gently forward towards Storm Shadow.
His widen and can't believe that Cobra Commander is serious or not. "A child? You expect her to be ready in four months?"
"This child's DNA is heavily modified and is our most successful test-subject out of all of the children. She's quick to learn as her IQ and age increases every day, but rest assured, she won't talk, but understand every single word we say." Cobra Commander turns his head to face the girl. "Isn't that right?" The girl simply nods. "You will become a weapon." Commander continues and the girl nods once more.
"You will train her Storm Shadow."
Storm Shadow shakes his head silently without anyone noticing. He's confused with a slight hint of annoyance. "Why me?"
"We have information that the Joes have gotten another ninja in their team, and because of that we must prepare."
"Is it Snake Eyes' apprentice?"
"Indeed it is."
"Storm Shadow thinks long and hard about this situation. 'Training a child to become a weapon, would that be even possible in four months? And that's not all, One of Snake Eyes' pupils is in the Joes now, one from our clan.'
"Consider it done."
At Joes' HQ
So far it has been reported that over 50 children have been kidnapped. The kidnappers are still unknown at the moment, but the police are looking into this as we speak. Families all over America are terrified to lose their child to this unknown kidnapper.
We go now live with the president…
The president rambled on about the problem at hand, but before anything could be heard, Duke shut the TV off.
"Hey, I was watching you know." Roadblock said with Snake Eyes sitting beside him.
"We got more important matters to attend to." Duke said and motioned them to follow.
"Joes," General Hawk starts. "I'm sure you're all aware of what is happening right now, and it's our job to fix it. Families around America are missing their children, and since our objective is so fragile we need to tread with caution."
Everyone stand straight and stand there quiet, listening.
"Sir," He steps forward with the mention of his name. "Alright team, you all know the situation." He begins. "We know that Cobra is behind this kidnapping, and today is the day we come and return the children home."
Cobra HQ, hallway
Walking in the corridor towards the training room, Storm Shadow keeps a close eye on the child he's now assigned to take care of. He thinks that this whole "train her to become a weapon" is a big joke, but by the voice of Cobra Commander this thing was far from a joke.
He watches closely as she observes her surroundings, is she trying to memorize the place, or is she just a curious child who couldn't speak? Either way, Storm Shadow thought it was dumb, but he has no intentions of losing to his brother.
Storm Shadow stops and the child turns around to look back at him. "Come," he says and walks inside with the girl behind him, then securely locks the door.
When he's done he sees that the child is now sitting down in the middle of the room, looking outside. The thin doors are open, but there's glass covering the escape to freedom. As nice as it is to be inside the dojo, Storm Shadow just couldn't believe that he has to train a child in here.
"Stupid kid." He mutters under his breath, takes out both of his swords and sits down in front of the child.
"Alright, listen closely," He starts and rests one of his swords on his lap while holding the other sword firmly in his left hand. He holds the sword up for her to see and presses his free hand on the blade, then chants Japanese words which doesn't make sense to the child and gives it slowly to her.
She holds both of her hands out and accepts it, "I will lend you my sword for this session." He says quietly and starts to explain the way of the ninja.
Some time passes where Storm Shadow talks and shows different techniques, how to handle ones' sword, how to move swiftly when needed and all the other necessary details. He look amazed at the girl, he never knew someone like her could learn so quickly. It was if she was a robot who recorded and copied the whole clip, it was perfect, but needed perfection.
'Damn' Storm Shadow thought for himself. He felt a little envious of the girl, how could a girl like her be this good at this age? He shook his head and thought back at what Cobra Commander told him. They put some sort of drug in them to experiment on that's how it is.
He watch the child and occasionally interrupts her, saying that she has to do it faster, better, more left, or push. And when he was silent he couldn't help but feel a strange sensation in his heart. Was it pain?
Before Storm Shadow could scold her again, an alarm goes off. 'The Joes? Now?' he thought without second guesses.
Without time to think Storm Shadow hear explosions and gunfire outside and instantly grabs hold of the girl's arm, pushes her behind him and takes his sword from her. He positions himself in a stance, waiting patiently for someone to open the door.
Then, the door opens with a bang. Smoke emits from the door frame, and Storm Shadow readies his ninja stars.
A Shadow moves in the smoke and Storm Shadow throws his ninja stars in deadly speed, but they get shot down one by one. He frowns and throws more, but with the same results. This time he draws out his other sword and see a man emit from the smoke.
Storm Shadow smiles and lower his swords in a friendly matter. "Come to see me again…" The man before him reattaches his gun to his hip and draws his sword which is attached to his back, and quickly raises his sword, ready for battle.
"..Brother?" Storm Shadow readies his swords as he hides the girl more.
"Storm Shadow" A sound from Storm Shadow's earpiece comes alive, and he instantly knows by the voice that it's Commander.
"Do not let the Joes get the girl, do you understand?"
Storm Shadow moves his hand to his earpiece and replies, "I understand."