The city slums smelled of the sick and dying. Not that it mattered to the girl. The king of Altlasten murdered countless people every day. So if the people of his city die and he didn't care then why should she. Besides, she was busy.
He probably knew she was following him. If the man was any good as people say he is then he better know when someone is following him. Otherwise, this was a waste of her time. The man left the slums and began heading toward nobles and rich folks homes. Finally, the man stopped and called out "Who's there!" The girl didn't show herself. "Come out now before I have you killed."
"Someone else already tried so you'll have to think of something else," Responded the girl. She showed herself. The man stared at her for a minute.
"How old are you?" Asked the man.
"And why is a ten-year-old girl following a random man in the middle of the night?"
"You are not a random man. You are Alec Garland King of Thieves and Assassins."
The man stared at her for a minute. His dark eyes taking her in.
"Go home to your mother and father little girl," Alec said.
"For how long?"
"Why are you following me, little girl?"
"I want to became the most feared Assassin in the land."
"Why does a pretty little girl want to become a killer?"
"Because I have someone to kill."
For a third time, the man just stared at her. Then he smiled. "What's your name, little girl?"