So far this is what is going on:
I have a character sprite and an attack sprite. The parent sprite (character) has its origin point where I need the attack sprite to spawn. The attack sprite's origin point is all set as well. When pressing D - the attack sprite lines up perfectly as it should. But, when pressing A the attack sprite originates beneath the character sprite.
A - Left
D - Right
Left Mouse - Attack
Here is the capx file:
I welcome any advice on top of provided solutions so that I may avoid making the same mistake in the future.