Previously: the Chinese official who met Metalord and Digger at the Shanghai airport told them they were under arrest. And now…
â€œYouâ€™re arresting us?â€ Tiffany yelled. â€œYou canâ€™t be serious.â€
â€œOh, but I most certainly am, my dear,â€ the official said. â€œYou are trespassing on sovereign Chinese soil, and we canâ€™t have that.â€
â€œYouâ€™re making a mistake,â€ Metalord said.
â€œOkay, but seriously…â€ Metalord pointed one finger at the sky. â€œYou might want to look at that thing over your head before you make a final decision.â€
The officialâ€™s sly smile grew even wider. â€œYou canâ€™t be serious. Are you truly trying to fool us into looking up so you can try to get away? We both know thereâ€™s nothing up there.â€
Metalord shrugged and laughed. â€œYeah, okay, youâ€™re right. Thereâ€™s noth…â€
Suddenly, the guns tore from the airport policemenâ€™s hands and flew straight up into the air.
â€œWoops, looks like we were both wrong,â€ Metalord said. â€œThere is something up there after all.â€
â€œYou think this is funny?â€ the official snapped, all trace of sardonic humor gone now. â€œReturn their weapons immediately!â€
â€œSure,â€ Metalord said.
[blockquote type=”blockquote_quotes” align=”right”]â€œWhat are you doing?â€ the official shouted. â€œDonâ€™t you realize that by defying me, you defy all of China?â€ â€œChina can kiss my ass…”[/blockquote]Suddenly, the policemen were yanked into the air by their belt buckles. They flew up around 100 feet to hover next to their weapons.
â€œWhat are you doing?â€ the official shouted. â€œDonâ€™t you realize that by defying me, you defy all of China?â€
â€œChina can kiss my ass,â€ Metalord said.
â€œBut you canâ€™t win,â€ the official spluttered, red-faced.
â€œItâ€™s not a matter of winning or losing,â€ Metalord said. â€œItâ€™s a matter of, is it worth millions of dollars in damage and untold lives endangered, when you could save all that just by letting me go to Mongolia? Then I can be the Czarâ€™s problem.â€
â€œWe cannot tolerate open defiance,â€ the official said.
â€œYouâ€™re gonnaâ€™,â€ Metalord said. â€œLook, I gave you that letter as a courtesy, not to ask permission. And you rudely destroyed my treasured personal possession, which is not a good idea when youâ€™re talking to a guy who can electrocute you with his mind.â€
Electricity crackled around Metalordâ€™s helmet, and then lightning arced out from his face to the nearest jeep, which exploded spectacularly. The official dove away from the fireball.
Metalord turned to Digger. The visor on his helmet flipped up by itself. â€œDo you think those powers of yours can hotwire that guyâ€™s car?â€
â€œSo we can add Grand Theft Auto to the list of charges?â€ Digger asked.
â€œItâ€™s China,â€ Metalord said. â€œItâ€™s not like they need evidence to charge us with shit.â€
â€œI see your point.â€
â€œGet the girls to the hotel,â€ Metalord said. â€œIâ€™ll meet up with you later.â€
â€œOkay.â€ Digger hustled the girls and their luggage to the officialâ€™s sedan as the official stood by, his face growing redder by the moment.
Once Digger was away, the official asked, â€œNow what?â€
Metalord looked up and smiled. â€œNow the really fun part begins.â€
The soldiers and their weapons were suddenly surrounded by glowing icosahedrons, which had the effect of shielding them from Metalordâ€™s magnetic force. They fell to the ground and rolled like a handful of game dice.
What’s happening now? Could there perhaps be superheroes in China? Join us Monday for another exciting chapter of Run, Digger, Run!
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