Previously: As Digger and the girls made their escape, Cole Chen was trapped in a glowing force prison by an official Chinese hero. And now…
Shi Ying Xiong, the Stone Hero, turned to his companion and smiled as the glowing shapes enclosing the policemen dissolved, freeing their captives. Flecks of grey broke from Shiâ€™s skin and sifted down from the lines in his face. â€œDid you change your mind, Bu Shou?â€
His companion had called himself Shen De Bu Shou, the Divine Catcher, before the Chinese government had recruited him to be a national Hero.Â His official title was now Jin Huang Ying Xiong, Golden Hero, because the term Divine was frowned upon in the Peopleâ€™s government. But among friends, he preferred his personally chosen name. He shrugged and flipped black hair out of his eyes. â€œI didnâ€™t change my mind. I just told him what he wanted to hear so he would be easier to catch.â€
â€œNot a lie. A strategy.â€ Bu Shou smiled at the glowing dodecahedron enclosing Metalord. His eyelid twitched.
â€œA lie is a lie.â€
â€œCalling it a lie implies the victim deserved the truth,â€ Bu Shou replied.
â€œDid he not?â€ Shi pressed. â€œIâ€™ve heard you say the same thing about fighting our own kind over politics many times.â€
[blockquote type=”blockquote_quotes” align=”left”]The glowing prison exploded in a flash of light and whizzing shrapnel. Bu Shou grunted and fell to the ground. Shi stood his ground as shards of metal struck sparks off his impenetrable body…[/blockquote]â€œYes, but weâ€™ve already let two defectors escape this month,â€ Bu Shou said. â€œWe need a win to keep us from being arrested ourselves, I have no problem giving them some arrogant American invader for that.â€
His eyelid twitched again.
â€œWhatâ€™s he doing in there?â€ Shi asked.
â€œHe tried hitting it a couple of times, and now heâ€™s trying lightning.â€ Bu Shou chuckled. â€œNow heâ€™s not doing anything. Pouting, probably. Iâ€™m disappointed. If this is the best America has to offer, why donâ€™t we just…â€
The glowing prison exploded in a flash of light and whizzing shrapnel. Bu Shou grunted and fell to the ground. Shi stood his ground as shards of metal struck sparks off his impenetrable body.
Cole Chen stood in a sweaty T-shirt and shorts. The various bits of his armor whirled in the air around the three men.
â€œDammit!â€ Bu Shou groaned, bleeding from several deep cuts. â€œThat hurt, you…â€
As he lifted his hand, he was struck by lightning from Coleâ€™s fingers. He screamed in agony, even after Shi cut the assault short by punching Cole through the wall of the nearby hangar.
Shi rode his earth wave past his friend who lay twitching on the ground. The metal hangar wall twisted outward like a flower blooming to let Cole stroll out. â€œYou know, I was willing to talk like a civilized person,â€ he said. â€œBut this is fun, too.â€
â€œIt wonâ€™t be fun for long,â€ Shi said in a voice like two boulders scraping together. He shrugged off Coleâ€™s lightning bolts as he advanced. He drew his fist back to punch the American and end this travesty quickly.
Metal from Metalordâ€™s armor suddenly attached itself to his fist, first a small strip, then more and more. Soon, there was a massive wrecking ball on the end of his arm, held frozen in the air.
The battle is on! Be here for our next exciting episode!
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