AS AM 5 FINAL

AS AM 5 FINAL - Josh Ahn 8876229 ASAM5 Final Names: Henry,...

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Josh Ahn 8876229 ASAM5 Final Names: Henry, Gogol, Carlos Lelia would kill me, literally, if she knew what I was doing. I made a promise to her that I had given up the life of a spy for a good. I lied. In a sense anyway, but it doesn’t matter because in the end. I lied to her. Again. The unfolding of these events and the beginning of my lies all started about a week ago. It began in a small Korean grocery store. I don’t remember much of why I had gone there and how long I stayed had but I can recall with crystal clarity the ting- ting-ting of the bell ringing as Dennis walked into the store. He feigned surprise when he saw me, as if it were the most natural thing in the world for him to be walking into a Korean grocery store in the middle of the afternoon. “Why hello there Henry!” he had greeted me, reaching out to shake my hand. “What are you doing here Dennis?” I asked, ignoring his hand. “I told you I’m out and that I never wanted to see you again.” He laughed, completely ignoring my stern expression and the obvious displeasure in my voice. “It was always straight to business with you Henry. That’s what I liked about you. You really were one of my best, you know.” “Well that’s all in the past now if you’ve forgotten.”
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“I just have one last small favor to ask of you my boy. That’s all. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t have absolute confidence that you’re the only one who can do this.” That’s how I found myself in the Filipino district of Los Angeles five days later, sitting at a bar and trying to get to know my assignment. I had told Lelia I was going to visit a distant relative whom I hadn’t seen since I was a child. I don’t think she suspected anything. She just wished me a safe trip and told me to hurry back to her. “So, Carlos Bulosan is it? Is that your real name?” I ask the dark brown man who was sitting to my right. “No” he replies. “My birth name is Allos, Carlos is my American name.” “I also have two names” I say to him, trying to make conversation and make him more comfortable around me. “My Korean name is Bak Byung-ho, my American, Henry
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