Previously: Twain and Digger were interrupted in robbing Caveat Maledictor’s mansion by a mental probe from Deus Ex Machina. And now…
â€œDude, what happened to you?â€ Digger asked.
Twain was no longer wearing his dark burglar clothes. In the light of Diggerâ€™s head lamp, he now wore a simple pair of blue jeans withÂ a simple polo shirt. A bright white patch of gauze bandage was taped to his temple near the hairline. â€œI just wanted to see what would happen if I flipped while Deus was trying to read my mind,â€ Twain said. â€œHe didnâ€™t seem to like it. You want me back in the dark clothes?â€
â€œIâ€™m not talking about the clothes,â€ Digger said. â€œIâ€™m talking about your head.â€
Twain put his hand up to the bandage. â€œYou threw me through a window, remember?â€
â€œYeah, but you didnâ€™t have that bandage before,â€ Digger said.
â€œIt was under the wig,â€ Twain said. â€œBelieve me, I donâ€™t heal up quite that fast, especially when Iâ€™m spending most of my time in the other body.â€
Twain shook his head. â€œJust grab what we came for and letâ€™s get out of here before the cops arrive.â€
â€œAre you kidding? Caveat would not have his alarm call the cops. He would want to punish us himself.â€ Digger pulled open the cabinet. The inside of the cabinet was a solid wall of small wooden drawers with neatly typed labels on the front. â€œWhat am I looking for?â€
â€œBlue crystal, maybe as part of a necklace or pendant,â€ Twain said.
Digger started from the top, pulled them open one by one until on the eighth, a blue glow illluminated his face. He reached in and pulled out a glowing crystal on a leather thong. â€œIs this it?â€
â€œLooks like,â€ Twain said. â€œLetâ€™s get out of here.â€
Digger took a step forward and a metal security gate slid down and slammed shut across the doorway. Other sounds echoed through the rest of the darkened house as metal shutters and steel doors slammed down over every door and window. â€œTold you he would want to keep us here until he could deal with us himself,â€ Digger said.
â€œTell me youâ€™re not serious about this,â€ Carpe Noctem said as she followed Caveat outside to his motorcycle. Biggus Stickus followed a few steps behind. â€œJust let it go, like Deus said, or else let the police handle it.â€
Caveat spun around and pointed a finger at Carpeâ€™s chest. â€œNo! Heâ€™s in my house! This will not stand!â€
He turned and stalked toward his motorcycle as Carpe said, â€œThen at least let me fly you! You have any idea how long it will take you to get to Connecticut on that?â€
â€œLess time than you think.â€
â€œBut more than youâ€™d like,â€ Carpe said. â€œI can get you there fast.â€
â€œNo,â€ Caveat said. He straddled the bike and reached down for the secret fuel cutoff switch. â€œI have to do this on my own.â€
â€œOh, for Godâ€™s…â€ Carpeâ€™s hand seized the D ring sewn into the special harness at his waist and lifted him into the air. â€œMen are idiots.â€
Will Digger and Twain manage to escape before Caveat arrives, or will there be a rematch? Find out in our next exciting episode!
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