Saturday, September 14, 2013

Page 236

“By the way--” The red shadow expanded out, much larger than Colt had ever seen, and shot back behind Geoffrey, disappearing over the side of the ship. After a moment, it returned. With Colt’s car. “I believe you forgot this.”

Colt’s eyes widened at the sight of the vehicle there, held in place as if stuck in a crimson tree.

Geoffrey smiled. “And I must say, Mr. Colt. I am surprised at you. Pleasantly surprised. You left your children in your car, didn’t you? Were you hoping they would distract me long enough to let you get away?”

The red broke through the car door and filled the backseat. It pulled out the bundled blanket, holding it up to see. The blanket flapped open. There were no children inside.

It took Geoffrey a moment to process, confused blinking turning to abrupt rage. He glared at Colt. “What did you do with them?!”

And Geoffrey caught a grenade with his face. The explosion knocked him back, making him release both Colt and the car at once.

A gaping hole in his chest, Colt still managed a bloody smile as he fell into the rolling waves.

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Geoffrey scowled through the smoke as it cleared. He ran up to the guard rail and looked out. He couldn’t see the man in the water.

Ozmere and Moss approached from behind.

What happened?’ the reaper asked. ‘Did you get him?

The anger dissipated from Geoffrey’s face and became a frown. “I did get him, yes.” He brought down one of the red tendrils. Colt’s coat hung from it, dripping with blood. Geoffrey peeled back the cloth to reveal the man’s still-beating heart. “But he was not supposed to die that quickly. I wanted to torture him much more, first.”

Aww. I’m sorry.

“And he hid his children from me, too! How did he do that?! I was going to make him watch them die! But no! Mr. Colt, you were a real bastard!”

15 comments:

  1. You know what would be interesting? If geoffrey turned out not to be too bad a guy, And helped hector out, as they formed a relationship of mutual respect fear of each other. They'd move beyond the fact he'd killed many many people, and instead focus on the important things in life. Like starting a thriving coffee shop in the ruins of sescoria.

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    1. Wow. It really is a bromance between them, if you read between the lines. And maybe add a few. And ignore a lot of others.

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    2. Hush now mister frost, the fan-fictions are starting.

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  2. "He couldn’t see the man in the mater."

    What is mater?

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    1. Ah. Was supposed to be "water." Fixed, thanks.

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  3. Of course Colt. The question is whether he will stay dead. Technically odds say he will, but odds are skewed in a story like this

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  4. No. I really don't want any Naruto forgiveness shit in this series. Hector already let Colt go due to the circumstances, that's enough of that.

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  5. My heart skipped a beat when Geoffrey lifted the car... But now that Colt's gone (most likely), how will Hector find the twins?

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  6. I was going *to* make him watch them die, last paragraph. Poor Geoffrey's toy is broken already :p

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  7. ... you do know human hearts stop beating once you rip it out of contact with the CNS? :)

    IIRC, and it has been a while since I did animal physio, the heart can only retain an electrical potential for 0.4 seconds.

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  8. I actually research this before writing this scene, but looking another, I'm seeing conflicting reports about it. Some are saying only a few seconds due to oxygen breakdown, some are saying minutes due to internal nerve regulations within the hear itself.

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