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Author: JayBird
Fiction Rated: R - English - Action/Romance - Reviews: 8 - Published: 10-07-09 - Updated: 15-07-09 - In Progress

A/N: So here she is again -- JAYCACIA THORNBYRD!!! She's back at last in an ALL NEW AVDENTURE!!! Hope you ENJOY and please READ AND REVIEW!!!

Chapter 1 -- Break

Jaycacia Thornbyrd stood in the Committee Room and breathed deeply. "All right," she said. "I'm ready."

Do you truly understand what is asked of you? a mental voice said out of the darkness.

"I do," Jaycacia replied. "The survival of the entire PPC rests on my actions here and now - on my sacrifice."

There will be no going back, another voice told her. Once you do this, you will never be able to return to who you were.

"I know," Jaycacia affirmed. "But if I stop now, what life I have will be one of misery and suffering under a cruel master."

It will be incredibly painful, a third voice said gently, both during and after the transformation.

Jaycacia smiled grimly. "Death is more painful," she said. "Death is forever."

Then so be it, a fourth voice said, one she knew very well. Beloved, your sacrifice will be remembered.

"I know, husband mine," Jaycacia told the Sunflower Official. "Thank you."

Let us begin, a fifth voice said with grim finality. Please enter the circle...

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One Day Earlier...

Jaycacia laughed as she hugged the SO around his stem. "Oh, my husband," she exclaimed, "you are the greatest!"

It's not much, the SO replied demurely. It's only your due as the greatest Assassin in the history of the PPC.

"Oh, now there must be more to it than that," Jaycacia retorted. "I've been the greatest for years. Why now?"

"Haven't you checked the date?" her mother, Jay, asked. Jaycacia frowned.

"Well, it must be... oh!" She blushed. "It's the first of Jaycaciamonth!" (A/N: I figured time is a mess in HQ, so they can't use normal months, right? So they named the months after their favourite people, like Jaycacia, Jay, the SO, Makes-Things, and I guess some others. Innit cool? *-*)

That it is, the SO confirmed. And as you know, Jaycaciamonth starts on the day you finally defeated the evil Acacia Byrd - he paused to spit on the ground - for good.

"So we thought you deserved a reward," Jay told her, grinning.

Jaycacia smiled wider. "My own statue..." she breathed.

To be unveiled in one week, the SO informed her. And that's not all. You also get a holiday.

"But I thought we never got holidays!" Jaycacia exclaimed. Jay grinned.

"Normal Agents don't. But we're assistants to the SO, my darling - he can make all the exceptions he wants."

And I think a week off will do us all good, the SO said. I've already set up a portal to a little place I know. A secluded woodland glade, a pool fed by warm springs, fruit trees on every side... and beds of earth softer than any feather mattresses.

Jaycacia smiled knowingly. "Just the three of us, then?"

Just the three of us.

"Then what are we waiting for?"

~

"Salve, Acacia."

Acacia Byrd jumped so high she nearly dropped the bowl of dates in her arms.
"Jay?!" she exclaimed. "But..."

"Hi, Acy," Jay said, waving. "How was my Latin?"

"Absolutely appalling, to be honest," Acacia said. "But, what are you doing here?"

Jay shook her head disappointedly. "You haven't been paying attention to the calendar," she said, and held up a sheet of paper. "I thought you'd like to know that Miss Jaycacia Thornbyrd is up to her old tricks again."

Acacia winced. "'Like' is hardly the word I'd use," she said. "What's she doing this time?"

"Oh, statues, months named after her, erotic holidays with myself and the SO..." Jay shrugged. "The usual. You seem to have stayed dead, though."

"That's a relief," Acacia muttered. "So... oh, look, do you want to come inside? We can sit down with some dates or something and chat."

Jay grinned. "I thought you'd never ask."

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