Oh boy, Irina's is adding to a reputation she has among the bad guys. Of course, they don't know it's really a "bad girl" they're up against. Still she thinks of her daughter, for just a moment in time. As always, JJ Abrams created the characters we love. Tajikistan – 1994 – Part 5 Irina scanned the pass. The trucks were coming. According to the intel she received, The Alliance had stolen guns and ammunition from a Russian military base near Dushanbe, the capitol of Tajikistan. They had sold the guns to a rebel leader in Pakistan. Irina was determined they would never arrive. She had other plans for the merchandise. She looked at both sides of the pass. Her men were in place. She waved her right hand. Khasinau waved back indicating everyone was ready on his side. The convoy would arrive at the ambush point in five minutes. She kept her binoculars on the trucks, but her mind drifted for a moment elsewhere. She closed her eyes briefly, traveling to Los Angeles and her daughter, Sydney. Through contacts, she knew Sydney, who was 19, was studying at UCLA where she herself had once taught. She was going to be a teacher. Irina focused back on the convoy. A teacher! - just because her mother had been one those many years ago. Irina’s dark eyes danced as she visualized Sydney telling Jack that was what she wanted to be. She wasn’t sure how he had reacted, but maybe he hadn’t had much to say. Another minute and the convoy would be at the attack point. She hefted the rifle to her shoulder, pulled the safety off, and sighted. She was to take down the leading jeep, which carried three men. One of them, she knew, was from the Alliance. She hoped he had the money. She loved being paid two ways. Irina fired, then fired twice more. Three shots and three men killed. She hadn’t lost her touch.