Hanjir wrapped one arm around the pilot’s seat.
‘Are you kidding me?’ said Voreese.
Hanjir’s hand reared back.
‘He’s not kidding me. Get ready to dodge.’
When Hanjir threw his hand forward, a path of destruction flew out of it, annihilating the windshield.
Roman avoided the attack easily enough, and he and Voreese merely watched as the cockpit depressurized, very nearly sucking Hanjir out into the sky.
‘What a fucking lunatic!’ said Voreese. ‘He’s a destruction type! He can’t even fly, and he does THAT?!’ Then to the other reaper, Voreese yelled, ‘YOUR SERVANT IS STUPID AS FUCK!’
‘Voreese, that’s not helping--’
‘No, YOU’RE stupid as fuck, you bitch!’
Another wave of destruction came for Roman, and he dodged it even more easily than the first one. ‘Okay, maybe it’s helping.’
‘DUMB SHIT!’ said Voreese. ‘HOW’D HE EVEN LEARN TO FLY A PLANE?!’
Roman hadn’t realized how obnoxiously loud she could make her supposedly soundless voice. He knew she could be annoying, but this--he was just flat out impressed.
‘Shut up and die, already!’ the other reaper was saying.
‘LAND THE PLANE SO WE CAN HAVE A REAL FIGHT!’
And Roman understood what she was doing. With a hole in the plane, the depressurization put all of the normal people aboard in danger, and neither could Roman attack without potentially blowing it up or otherwise causing it to crash. But if they could get the pilot to make an emergency landing, then matters would be dramatically simplified.
‘You idiots wouldn’t stand a chance against Hanjir on the ground!’
‘YEAH, RIGHT! ROMAN WILL MAKE THAT GUY EAT HIS OWN DICK!’
‘Hanjir, land the plane so we can kill these fucks!’
‘Wow,’ said Roman, watching as Hanjir strapped himself back into the pilot’s seat. ‘I almost can’t believe that worked.’
‘It’s Abolish,’ said Voreese privately. ‘Odds are about fifty-fifty that any given member is one of the stupidest motherfuckers on the planet.’
‘Maybe. It also helps that you’re the most irritating person who ever lived.’
‘Aww, Roman, you sweet talker. You’ll make me blush.’
Roman followed the plane’s descent toward the ground.