liegh42 said: Hey, I'm writing a book that deals with a lot of murders. The MC in particular is the one who is doing the murdering. I want to make the action as realistic as possible. I want a situation in which a 15 year old can kill someone and have it be totally achievable without having any special abilities or access. Can you think of any scenarios in which the main character can accomplish this? She usually has at least a six hour time limit, and she's pretty fit. Thanks, sorry for the weird subject. :)
It really depends on who they’re trying to kill. If they’re trying to kill someone with a lot of security/protection, they’re probably going to have a really hard time without any special abilities or access to things.
The best bet would be to get to them in a public or semi-public area, somewhere that there are too many people around for whatever security there is to police everybody. It would have to be somewhere without (much) security to enter the area, so think mall, hotel lobby, coffee shop, store, etc.
The next question is about whether it’s supposed to look like an accident, and what’ll happen if they get caught. If they aren’t worried about whether they’re going to get caught, they can just go with a gun and shoot the person. The thing is that that has a really good chance of getting them arrested and/or killed, so it’s not always the best choose in any place where they would have really easy access to the person. That would work for killing the person walking down the street or in an alley, especially in a dangerous neighborhood, but that neighborhood might not be one that the person to be killed would go to, so that would make it difficult.
If it needs to look like an accident (or if they don’t want to be caught), poison is probably the best bet. The character is a bit too young to go to a bar, so coffee shop or hotel lobby (if the person to be killed is drinking there) is probably the best bet, because they can bump into the drink and slip something into it.
A 15-year-old girl is not going to come across as threatening unless they actively try to, especially if they are white or east-Asian. One who is black or Hispanic is more likely to be suspected for stealing, though nobody would suspect them of murder, either. This is all assuming that the character is in the United States, because these are unfortunate but real stereotypes that exist in the United States.
If the person to be killed is the type of person to buy a prostitute, the character could pose as one and then kill him (assuming it’s a him) then, either with poison or some other way, because they would probably end up in a (semi-)secluded place where he would have his guard down.
Tl;dr: public or semi-public place, unless she could get him to let his guard down (or get him away from whatever security he might have) in a secluded place, and poison is likely a good bet unless she can get a gun into wherever she’s killing him and then get out without being caught and/or killed.
(Also, that’s not that weird a topic. I’ve spent more time than I’d like to admit reading about things like demonic procreation and how to make a disease that calcifies tendons and skin.)