“Callie! It’s over!”
Reaching the edge of the pier, Agent Callie turned around slowly. Jake’s gun was pointed straight at her head.
“You’re right, Jake, it is over,” she said softly, and took another step towards the edge.
There was a flash of guilt on Jake’s face and his aim wavered, but just for a second.
“Callie, we swore an oath to protect this country….”
“With lies?!” Callie’s eyes flashed with rage. “How can you even defend what they’ve done?”
“That’s not on us! We’re just following orders…”
Callie gave a bitter laugh. “Orders? Really Jake? You’re going to go with that?”
“Callie, please, after all we’ve been through together….”
“Looks like we still don’t know each other,” she interrupted, a twinge of sadness in her voice.
“Do what you have to, Jake, as will I.”
Callie jumped over the side of the pier, landing firmly in the speedboat below.
Jake’s gaze followed her, as did the muzzle of his gun, his finger squeezing the trigger. The boat sped away and Jake fired, missing his target.
Their eyes met one last time, until both were just specks in the distance.
Callie’s lips curved into a trembling smile, Jake never missed.