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Seattle, America, 1997 By Grace Flanagan Grade 8 “Come on Janie, you know there is no other way for us to succeed.” “I know, I just wish that sometimes I wasn’t living this secret undercover life at sixteen years old.” I took a deep breath while keeping eye contact with Ms. Elizabeth. “Alright, I will go to New York. But only if you come with me. I need someone, I need you. In Egypt, I lost my mind without human contact for four weeks.” “I can come, but I can not technically help.” Egypt Africa, 1996 “Okay. okay, okay, okay. I can do this. I got this. I just need to find the magic portal. Oh no Steven Ponzini biggie.” I walked through the dunes of sand, the hills and valleys of a place I didn’t even know. It took me eight days to find the first clue, then five for the next. Then the next two weeks solving every possible code. While I had all that time to myself, I realized how insane of a position I am in. a sixteen year old spy. Ms. Elizabeth is like a mom to me. She has basically raised me, or well, tried to raise me. I have known her since I was eight, when my mother died. My father was in the agency like I am. He risked his life constantly for his job, and in 1990, he was stranded on an island. Ms. Elizabeth didn’t take me in because she wanted me, she took me in because she needed me. I am the only one who can unlock all of the portals. Seattle Airport, 1997 I am currently boarding the plane to New York, when a notice a ton of other kids my age here as well. “Ms. E, what is going on?” “This mission is a little different then the others.” “And of course, you can’t tell me.” “No I can not. But don’t worry, it will probably help you make friends. And this isn’t new. It is an annual tradition in our secret little world.” “I’m going to sleep”

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