Sabertooth - Chapter 39
Chapter 39: The Death of Lincoln (End)
“History likes legend more than ordinary people, it likes loftiness more than atrocities. It likes passionate speech more than calm deeds, history records battles, but forgets to bleed. No matter if history remembers me, even if it is anything, it is just a fact. Part of me, whether I am a husband, a lawyer … or a president … I see myself as a person who fights against the darkness. __________Abraham Lincoln.”
There is a good saying, when a man drank far beyond his limit, he is not going to chase the girl, he is going to kill.
Obviously, as a actor, it’s imposible for John to pursuit a girl. In this life, he is only a single dog.
So, he drank so long, just to kill someone. The man he was about to kill was a little special: his name is Abraham Lincoln, the current president of the Federation, commander of the armed forces, and the liberator of the slave.
After several days of planning and training, John finally got his dream of assassination.
Tomorrow evening, President Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd, will go to the Ford’s Theatre to watch the drama, and that is where he works.
As a famous star of the North and South Federation, John Wilkes Booth can easily enter and exit all the boxes and passages of the theater, which also facilitated his subsequent assassination.
In fact, the old man’s plan was to kill the president, vice president, and EFF commander Grant all at once. In this case, the Confederacy might even be brought back to life, because Joseph Johnston of the Confederate Army still has 30,000 horses. He did not surrender to the Federation.
But by the evening of the same day, Grant’s wife was afraid of being jealous of Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln. She finally chose to leave, did not go to watch the drama.
It has to be said that Mary Todd is simply a ‘wonderful flower’ in American political history, even if her father and brother are in the Southern Army.
Her vanity and jealousy continued to expand extremely. When her husband was exhausted from fighting and staying up at night, she concentrated on shopping, participating in the dance, inexplicably arguing with her husband, and insulting the officer or his wife on any occasion.
Sometimes, other suspect that she is also a spy of the Southern Army. She know almost all her husband’s powerful subordinates. She does not allow any lady to walk in front of her at dinner, and even take notes, who talks with her husband for more than five minutes.
It is also her behavior and character that ultimately saved the life of the commander-in-chief of the Northern Army, Grant, and also buried the Southern Alliance Assassin John’s three-kill plan.
In fact, Lincoln was unwilling to go to the theater to watch the show, but Mary Todd uncharacteristically asked Lincoln to go anyway.
For safety reasons, Lincoln asked the Minister of Warfare to send Victor as a bodyguard to protect him, because he had an extremely ominous hunch before he even went out.
But the Minister of Warfare informed Victor and his ‘Team X’ had been sent to the west to deal with the sudden emergence of the ‘Red Wolf’.
Eventually, Minister of Operations Edwin Stanton successfully persuaded Lincoln to arrange the security of the evening, and the result was that there was almost no security: except for a John Pike, who should have been in the aisle but he secretly ran to drink, so the passage from the aisle to the president’s box was unimpeded.
With his identity as a famous actor, John successfully passed the peripheral alert and was not searched. Then he quietly came to the door of the president’s box.
With the climax of the drama, the laughter of the actors and the audience resounded, and John chose to shoot at this moment.
He fired a total of eight shots, Lincoln was shot six times, five of which hit the critical position of his head, which has almost sentenced Lincoln’s death.
After John finished shooting, he pulled out a sharp blade and began to kill the guard. He first cut the guard, who wanted to come up and arrest him, and then jumped from the 12-foot box to the stage. Holding his hands high and shouting: “This is the end of the tyrant! The enemy in the south has been reported!”
Then, finally, under the cover of a caring person, out of the hunter’s vision, he disappeared in the vast night.
In fact, less than a minute after Lincoln was assassinated, a doctor rushed into the president’s box and tried to rescue President Lincoln.
Because he opened the assassin with a sharp blade and rushed out, thinking that Lincoln was stabbed, he first let others cut the president’s coat and shirt, trying to find the wound, and then he found that president suffered a gunshot wound.
Lincoln has several shots in the back of the head and was fatally wounded, so he was already unconscious. In the end, the doctor chose to cater some brandy with water.
Then he asked Lincoln to move to a nearby house. Because of the long distance, there was no way to send the injured Lincoln back to the White House.
He delivered him to a nearby house, so that at least the president can rest comfortably, rather than lying on the cold floor of the theater.
The clock on the wall of the room was ticking away, and the shaking kerosene lamp reflected the figure of War Minister Edwin Stanton. The latter growled and demanded to pursue the suspect.
Soon, the first lady who became hysterical was also sent out of the room. At this moment Lincoln could see nothing and hear nothing.
Until dawn fell into the house from the window, the most famous politician in the modern history of the Federation suddenly ‘sigh’ and then his soul went to the God.
In the early morning, when Lincoln was dead, Victor and Logan had just rushed back to Washington, along with that kid, the ‘first gunman of the Western Union’, his name is Tony.
In order not to be tracked by anyone, they were hiding in the carriage carrying animals back to Washington, basically eating and drinking along the way.
This shows how embarrassed the trio was at this time, and the passers-by around them all covered their mouths and noses to avoid the smell, which came from their bodies.
“We have to contact Tina as soon as possible, and then find a way to see President Lincoln. There must be a Southerner conspiracy behind this.”
After Victor left the train station, he took Logan and Tony on the car, wagon. After using a stack of dollars to shut up the abandoning driver, the wagon started to drive towards Team X’s station in Washington.
“God! Sir! What have you experienced? Why did you lose contact! Go and change your clothes! A big deal has happened, President Lincoln has been assassinated, and the situation is unknown now!”
Just as Victor enter the office, the young secretary start speaking, and he finally had the news that Lincoln was assassinated.
He finally remembered what he had forgotten. Not long after the Civil War ended, President Lincoln was killed.
As Victor’s immediate supervisor, Lincoln is a cat slave. He loves cats better than his wife, so he is really good for Victor, who has the nickname of feline.
He asked Victor to set up a team called ‘Team X’ to deal with supernatural human beings and events. Didn’t he give abnormal people like Victor a place to stay?
And after the establishment of ‘Team X’, Lincoln became the largest gold owner of the department. Whether it is the latest weapon or the privileges independent of other departments, they all exist because of the approval of Lincoln.
It must be said that the Federal President, who liberated the slaves has an inclusive and compassionate heart. He is willing to accept and trust people like Victor, who are dangerous and full of uncertainties.
The death of Lincoln will inevitably lead to the situation of Victor and the entire ‘Team X’ becoming less abundant.
After all, when the ‘Team X’ was first established, there were many people who wanted to intervene. Eventually, the ‘Team X’ was defined as the ‘rapid reaction force’ directly under the president.
At the beginning, the establishment of such a force that bypassed the military and directly belonged to the president was immediately met with strong opposition from the military.
In the end, Lincoln made a compromise, and the ‘Team X’ will belong to the military, but only the commander of the three armed forces and the minister of operations can be mobilized, and the movement of the minister of operations requires a clear supernatural incident report before the minister of war can give instructions to mobilize.
In fact, in this way, it is more conducive to the survival of ‘Team X’, because Lincoln as president, his term is limited, if his successor does not like Victor and ‘Team X’, abolition will be inevitable.
But once it belongs to the military, it means that their resources are shared with the military, and the latest equipment they have, the military also has priority in the wartime.
And for those supernatural items and creatures, it’s fake that the military is not interested. After the ‘Team X’ belongs to the military, most unimportant supernatural items will be opened to the military.
Very few ‘dangerous goods’ require the secret orders of the President and Congress and the Supreme Court to be unlocked, but there is obviously no such thing at this time.
But out of awe of the legends, since people like Victor exist, then the legendary things that might destroy the world may also exist. So, they should prepare, because it is the best to be prepared.
At this moment Lincoln’s assassination made Victor smell the storm. For the newly established ‘Team X’, Lincoln’s assassination can be considered a big blow to them.
In addition, they also have the responsibility to protect the president’s security. Although this time they went out for a mission, it is already inevitable to be affected.
If they are exploited by intentional people, it is possible to be severely punished or even abolished. It is the best thing for politicians to kick them out of the backstage department as a ghost.
So the only thing they can do is to catch the murderer as soon as possible and find out the real murderer behind Lincoln’s assassination, before it will be impossible to escape.