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Key:

Jeonghan- Victim

Seungcheol-Protector

Mingyu- Assassin

 

Include the following a few pages or paragraphs before the assassin scene:


1. Draw a connection to a previous tragedy.

2. Remind the reader about the victim’s journey — how he’s grown.
3. Emphasize close relationships the victim has, possibly even one with their protector.
4. Remind the reader of good times.

Part One

  1. How is the surroundings and where are the nearest exits?

»A. Describe how both the assassin and the protector concentrate on their target in the large crowd?

I. How big is the crowd and how noisy are they? Is the victim near an exit? What time does the clock say and describe the PRE- speech feelings your victim is having. Is he sweating, shaking, etc? Does the protector give him advice to cheer him up? Does he warn the victim of anything or tell him to do a certain gesture that prevents him from getting shot?

II. Does the assassin have any quirks or odd movements such as a twitch or keep checking his pocket, etc. Be aware, the assassin is going to want to blend in. This doesn’t mean wearing sleek black catsuits. If your assassin might have to make a quick getaway, he’ll want clothes that are easy to run in, too.

III. The assassin should be visible to the protector immediate unless you want the reader to have an element of surprise. It is possible that the protector mistakenly identifies the assassin at first which wastes precious time and nearly costs the victim’s life. Does the assassin walk around and stand out from the crowd or fit in very well, perhaps even become the life of the party? How about pretending to befriend the victim?
 
 

»B. Are there any backup plans just in case?

I. What happens if the weapon doesn’t fire or activate when the assassin needs it? Do they have a backup weapon? Plan? Note: the backup plan does not have to happen in the same scene. He could try to kill the victim at a later time in the event. However, it is more believable for the assassin to quit and retry another day or week so that no one discovers who they are. Think of a ninja almost. Lastly, does the backup plan reveal anything about the assassin and/or protector? Is the backup plan only when he is desperate, all or nothing? In other words, could it kill more than just the victim but other people in the room as well?

II. What if the protector fails or almost fails? Does he have a backup? Such as chasing after the assassin, jumping in front of the victim without any shield, risking his life or using the element of surprise that the reader didn’t expect coming? Any obvious murder will most likely prompt an investigation. And that could mean trouble for the assassin. This means that the best way to kill a target would be to make it look like an accident, if possible.
 
 

Part Two

    1. Focus on what is said while describing the actions of the protector and assassin?

»A. What is the victim saying and doing? Are they aware of any harm, odd movements in the crowd? Are they an easy target or all over the place?

I. Does the new assassin pick up the specific gestures or personality of the victim. Have they studied them before coming to this event? Does the protector see them talking on a device or phone to someone? If so, can the protector hear the assassin talking about the plan? Is it in code?

II. Does the protector guide the victim away to save time or prevent the heinous act from occurring. Do they redirect the assassin’s attention? Create a distraction in the crowd? Or perhaps, boldly go up to the assassin themselve and begin talking to them as if they were greeting an old friend?

III. Can the victim identify any problems such as an alarm going off, the assassin looks familiar, a funny feeling in the pit of their stomach that prevents them from completing the speech? Do they stand still or move around as they talk?

 

»B. How does the protector prepare to defend and how does the assassin prepare to attack?

I. For the protector, they may talk to the hack for better spot to target the assassin. Load their weapon, part a crowd or create an obstacle in the direct line of the hitman. Do they use any special gear such as eyeglasses that can spot a loaded gun and it’s exact ammo? Or sensors that can be thrown. How about smoke bombs?

Does the protector do any praying, breathing exercises? Do they have a memory come back in their mind for a split second about how they used to be the assassin after the same target but now they are the “hero”.

Do they mark anything down in the book, type anything in their phone or calendar? How about strategically set up or position their secret gear at a point that will prevent the death of the victim.

 
 
II. Assassin can do pretty much the same thing as the protector but at their own pace, unaware someone is watching but still on the lookout. They can ask for more money before killing the victim, perhaps trade their regular gun for and upgrade. The assassin could even practice on innocent people but the likelihood of that is rare if they are already skilled.  

Example: 

Start with the mysterious, dark assassin sitting in a car/room, giving loving and detailed attention to his chosen weapon. Give lots of detail about his slow, deliberate action as he cleans and oils his rifle. He even polishes his casings so they gleam. He lines up the beautifully polished rounds of ammunition on the table/seat and decides which one will be “it”. He thinks to himself that he may need to use two, just in case his first shot is a failure. 
Never mind! He never misses.

Note: Unique/rare weapons: Unique/rare weapons are generally easier to trace and more difficult to replace, service, or find ammo for. If an assassin is going to use a gun, a generic or common model of gun is a better choice than some super high-end model that only exists in limited quantities.

III. Describe the assassins mentality. This would equate to people who are psychopaths/sociopaths. Anyone who could murder as a profession would have to lack ability to feel sympathy and remorse, and/or feel very strongly that the targets deserve or need to be killed.
 

Part Three

    1. What obstacles are in the way?

»A. Are humans the problem? Could be anyone from the protector or the assassin himself to the crowd.

I. Does the assassin have to continuously re-aim their weapon at the victim? Slip ups can happen from not loading the bullets or ammo the right way, to someone’s head being in the way. what kind of gun was used?  Does the assassin expect the victim to turn right but instead they turn left… the bullet it mistakenly shot at something or someone else and it scares the crowd, making the assassin have to re-aim? 

Does the assassin see a beautiful woman or man and gets sidetracked? Maybe that man or woman talks to them and was sent by the protector? How do they get out of the conversation? Does the assassin see someone they personally hate and rather use their ammo to attack them instead of the paid target first? How is noise affecting the assassin’s gig?

Note: what kind of ammo and what kind of gun will be used?
 

»B. Items, weather, time and random event changes can also be a problem. 

I. A random tree, pillar, or cloth can be in the way. Snow or rain can make it troubling, possible even the sun can get in one’s eye, obstructing the assassin view. Too windy may cause interference as well. It may be too late or too early to shoot the victim even though he has him right where he wants him. If shot too earlier that one man looking over here can spot the assassin but if shot too late, the bullet may not kill the victim but only damage them to a great extent. The assignment was to kill not to cause a coma.

During this time, describe the countdown of the clock. The minutes or second until BAM! It gives the reader a feel or urgency, keeping them at the edge of their seats.

II. Let’s say the event was held outside but it started to rain so now everything and everyone is being moved inside. Does the assassin lose track of the victim? Can he get a good position again or risk revealing his motive of attending the party? Possibly, it isn’t the right speaking and instead is the twin brother who look exactly like the victim. Does the assassin realize the difference? The lighting in event could be ruined, creating a darkness that doesn’t help the assassin out much. How about the food? Was he allergic to something, making the assassin needing to use the restroom real quick before continuing the task?

Note: That last suggestion could add humour if needed.
 

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Part Four

    1. If the assassin succeeds how is the reaction and does the protector or anyone else arrest or chase after the assassin?

»A. What is going on with the victim and are they still alive?

I. Describe how the bullet affects the victim, how the fall to the ground or don’t. How they fall on the audience, stare down at the wound, make even fill the hole through the chest before passing out. Do they shout out anything, saying anything, point in the direction of the assassin? Does anyone beside the protector run up to help or simply stand aside to let the person bleed out?

II. What does the protector do? Immediate help the victim or chase after the assassin? .Describe the emotions and the intense feeling he is most likely going through at a time like this. Include how the blood gets on his hands but he doesn’t care because he’s so sadden about the failure to protect. How tears fall from his eyes and at first he thought it was sweat.

III. What does the assassin do? Run? Kill more people? Start climbing on walls like a ninja to get away? Hop into a car? Does the assassin try to collect the body of the victim too? Do they steal anything for souvenir? Say anything vulgar?  Give the side-eye to protector and mouths “I’m coming for you next”?

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B. How is everyone else reacting and does it create obstacles for the assassin and protector?

I. People can get in the way or the the protector trying to chase down the assassin. It could be on accident or on purpose if they think the protector is also in on it. He could be accused of even being an accomplish later on. The assassin could throw obstacles on the ground to prevent the protector from catching up to him. This in turn, can trip the protector, injury him, etc. Is there buildings, walls, or environmental obstacles in the way during this high thrill chase?

II. If it’s part of your story line that they get caught, whether it be before or after, you still have to research. Research the laws in the area and the person who was going to be or ended up being assassinated. If they’re the President, it’s pretty much a life sentence, so check that.
 
 

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Part Five

    1. Does the backup plan come in handy if needed?

»A. For some reason, if the weapon of choice doesn’t work or if something or someone cause an interference, how does the protector or assassin use the backup plan and is it successful?

I. Poisons, or other handmade weapons can kill. Maybe the victim drinks something or the pen they sign with is really a high tech gun that shoots a bullet through the heart when pointed upward to write. Lastly, does this leave any trace behind for cops to find out who the assassin is? IN other words, is it a spare of the moment thing or was Plan B carefully created since the beginning, just in case.


II. For plan B, if the assassin had to target everyone in order to get the victim, they may. So using larger forces or greater weapons may just do the job but there will be a big mess afterward.

III. Does Plan B involve bringing someone else in to help or taking the place of the assassin?  Plan B could even be the assassin committing suicide because of shame or the failed mission means his own death anyway.
 
 

 

 

 

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