Previously: Digger was abducted and forced to rob a bank by Twain, working for a mysterious someone. Twain has offered to help Digger bring that someone to justice. And now…
â€œOkay, no more stalling,â€ Digger said as they pulled away from the gas station. â€œLetâ€™s get this thing done already.â€
â€œHow much money can you get your hands on?â€ Twain asked.
â€œWe need gas money,â€ Twain said.
â€œGas money? Where are we going?â€ Digger asked.
â€œNew York?â€ Digger scrubbed at his face as if he could wash away the disbelief. â€œThey took the hostage to New York?â€
â€œNo, the plan is in New York,â€ Twain said. â€œI have no idea where the hostage is by now. He may be on a plane to China for all I know.â€
â€œOkay, back up,â€ Digger said. â€œJust what is going on?â€
â€œWell, do you remember a while back when you helped me steal that mask?â€
â€œDude, when I said â€˜back up,â€™ I didnâ€™t mean that far.â€
â€œThis is relevant,â€ Twain said. â€œLook, the clues to what that mask did were there all the time.But as far as I can tell, nobody ever put them all together and made the mask work until I did it.â€
â€œSo, thatâ€™s something Iâ€™m really good at,â€ Twain said. â€œI find an interesting legend, and then I dig and I put pieces together, and somewhere in there, I end up finding the truth that others have missed. Like finding that submarine with the Nazi gold.â€
â€œWhich you still owe me a share of,â€ Digger said.
â€œYou donâ€™t want that,â€ Twain said. â€œThat moneyâ€™s tainted. Youâ€™d never forgive yourself. The point is, I got on the trail of this other thing. I wasnâ€™t sure what it would amount to, but I could feel in my gut that it was big. So I ended up going to Mongolia…â€
â€œWait a second,â€ Digger said, â€œyou mean, when you said the hostage could be on a plane to China, you were being literal?â€
â€œOf course,â€ Twain said. â€œHyperboleâ€™s not my style.â€
â€œSo what was the legend?â€
â€œIt was a bunch of things,â€ Twain said. â€œHard to boil down without putting you to sleep. There was stuff about the Khans, and stuff about a magic cup that was like the Holy Grail or something, and stuff about the City of the Moon.â€
â€œCity of the Moon?â€ Digger said, shaking his head.
â€œYou have to be able to look past the details and see the pattern,â€ Twain said. â€œI get there, and Iâ€™m talking to guides and studying maps and checking libraries, and one thing leads to another, I figure out where this City of the Moon is. I mean, itâ€™s real. It might not be an actual city, but itâ€™s a real place. So I go there.â€
â€œAnd what do you find?â€ Digger asked. â€œAliens?â€
â€œOf course not,â€ Twain said. â€œNo such thing. No, I found a military base, heavily guarded, with a village not far away. So I do my thing, try to bribe some information out of somebody, only these guys wonâ€™t be bribed. Theyâ€™re too scared.â€
â€œOf who?â€ Digger asked, though he feared he knew.
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