Quick timer question

Hey there, quick question about timers(clearly from the title :|) how can I call timers without having to need a function, the reason I ask is because I made a hitmarker but it gets removed at different times because the timer is at a different time everytime it’s called. Here’s what I have;

[lua]
function GM:EntityTakeDamage( ent, inflictor, attacker, amount, dmginfo )
if attacker:IsPlayer() then
umsg.Start(“attack”,attacker)
umsg.Long(amount)
umsg.End()
end
[/lua]
that’s the serverside file
[lua]
local hitm = 0
local hita = 0
usermessage.Hook(“attack”,function(um)
hitm = 1
hita = um:ReadLong()
end)

timer.Create(“endattack”,1,0,function()
if hitm == 1 then
hitm = 0
hita = 0
end
end)
–HUD Part now;
draw.SimpleText(“X”,“BPS”,ScrW() / 2-5,ScrH() / 2-8,Color(255,0,0,hitm*255)) – Yes, I know, that’s lazy :V
[/lua]

Please explain; do you mean you want to set hitm to 0 one second after the usermessage is received?

Yeah.

[lua]
timer.Simple(1, function() hitm = 0 end)
[/lua]

Single use timer. usage timer.Simple(seconds, function, args)