Previously: Digger was telling the story of Frog Boy, the most annoying villain he ever fought. And now…
â€œDo I even want to know?â€ Twain asked.
â€œNot a big deal,â€ Digger said. â€œSerial killer named Clockwise, used wind-up robots to murder people. And at every scene, theyâ€™d find an old recording of this song playing. Melodyâ€™s a straight-up rip of Buffalo Gals. I heard it too many times. Way too many. Sorry, where was I?â€
â€œDungeons and Dragons sheet music,â€ Twain said.
â€œIt wasnâ€™t… Never mind. Anyway, I figure out that the frog mask apparently isnâ€™t just a random thing he threw over his face, because he can really jump. Iâ€™m not just going to circumvent this guy, so Plan B.â€ Digger pounded his left fist into his right palm. â€œKick his ass.â€
â€œWhere you found out that leg strength is not just good for jumping,â€ Twain said.
â€œOh, thatâ€™s not even the weird part,â€ Digger said. â€œI step up and start throwing punches at this guy…â€
â€œYou didnâ€™t blast him?â€
â€œI donâ€™t generally blast people on first meeting unless Iâ€™m sure they can take it,â€ Digger said. â€œOr unless theyâ€™re threatening people or something.â€
â€œCause youâ€™re noble like that,â€ Twain said.
â€œNo, because Iâ€™m…â€ Digger hesitated, rethinking. â€œNo, screw it, letâ€™s go with noble. But the point is, this guy was a good fighter. I mean, really good. â€˜Like I couldnâ€™t lay a glove on himâ€™ good.â€
â€œAnd thatâ€™s unusual?â€
â€œItâ€™s practically impossible,â€ Digger said. â€œLots of guys can beat me in a fight, but I can always get in a few good shots of my own. Between the speed of my reflexes and my enhanced senses, youâ€™re not going to make me miss for long.
â€œBut this guy… Itâ€™s like he was psychic, reading my mind to see when I would attack and from what direction, or maybe he had some kind of short-term precognition, so he could see what I was about to do and counter it.â€
Twain shook his head. â€œAnd youâ€™re sure he wasnâ€™t just that much better than you.â€
â€œPretty sure,â€ Digger said. â€œIâ€™ve replayed that fight dozens of times in my mind, hundreds, trying to figure out how I could have gotten in another shot at him, but the more I think about it, the more it seems like he just knew what I was going to do before I did it.â€
â€œWhat do you mean, another shot?â€
â€œYou said you wanted to get in another shot at him,â€ Twain said.
â€œWell, I did hit him once,â€ Digger said. â€œHe got distracted by something, and while he was looking off the side, I clocked him a good backhand across the jaw with the metal Driller. He felt it, thatâ€™s for sure. But then I got cocky and thought I had the upper hand, and the next thing I knew, I was sliding facefirst across the floor. And by then, Iâ€™d about had it. I decided to finish this thing, once and for all.â€
â€œWhat did you do?â€ Twain asked.
â€œWhat do you think I did? I fired up the Drillers.â€
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