Week 25.5 – We All Scream

Previously: Digger and Metalord defeated the Chinese government supers sent to capture them and were flying above Shanghai in a stolen ice cream truck. And now…

“So this Ghost Dragon,” Digger said. “What’s his deal?”

“We didn’t really get into specifics,” Cole said. “The gist was that we might not even get close to the Czar, cause this other guy is so tough.”

“You think he was telling the truth?”

“I don’t care if he was telling the truth,” Cole said. “I’m not real scared of what those bozos think is super-tough.”

“Well, at least you’re confident,” Digger said.

Cole nodded and did his best to lean back in the seat. “Yeah, why don’t you grab us a couple of popsicles or something from the back? It’s going to take a couple of hours to get there.”

“Sure,” Digger said. “What fla…”

The truck rocked as bullet holes ripped through the floorboards in back, punching out through the roof.

“Damn it,” Cole said. “I should’ve expected that.”

Digger looked out through the window on his side to see streaks of light–tracer shells–deflecting off to the side of the truck and streaking up past them. “Expected what?”

“Anti-aircraft fire,” Cole said. He sat up and checked the rear view mirror. “And now here come the SAMs. Seriously, you think these guys would learn.”

[blockquote type=”blockquote_quotes” align=”right”]“But brilliant’s bad for us, isn’t it?” Digger asked. His stomach lurched as the ice cream truck shot upward…[/blockquote]Digger was pressed back against the driver’s seat as the truck accelerated through the air. He gripped the steering wheel tightly as he looked in the rear view mirror to see two curling tendrils of smoke pursuing them. The steering wheel couldn’t actually do anything useful in the air, but it gave his hands something to do. The inside of the truck reeked of brake fluid and vanilla as the smoke tendrils drew closer.

“They’re catching up to us,” Digger said.

“Yeah, I know.”

“Well, can’t you make this thing go any faster?” Digger urged as more tracers shot up and around them.

“It’s an ice cream truck! It’s not exactly built for speed!” Cole said. “Cut me a little slack, here. I just flew us across the Pacific and beat the crap out of two Chinese supers. I’m a little tired.”

“Well, figure something out, because they’re getting closer,” Digger said.

“Relax,” Cole said. “They’re metal, which means even if we can’t outrun them, we just go to Plan B and I destroy them from here.”

He flicked his hand up dismissively, then looked more closely at the rear view mirror. “Hm.”

“What’s ‘hm?’” Digger asked.

“The missiles are emitting some kind of coded electro-magnetic pulse that blocks my magnetism,” Cole said. “It’s pretty brilliant, actually.”

“But brilliant’s bad for us, isn’t it?” Digger asked. His stomach lurched as the ice cream truck shot upward.

“Oh yeah,” Cole said, still watching the missiles in the rear view. “Can’t outrun ‘em, can’t deflect ‘em. Which means Plan C.”

“Which is?”

The driver’s side door ripped away from the vehicle at a gesture from Metalord, followed immediately by the driver’s seat with Digger still strapped to it. As he plummeted toward the ground, Digger saw both missiles strike the truck, which exploded spectacularly.

Rock, meet hard place! How will Digger survive the fall? Join us for the next exciting chapter of Run, Digger, Run!

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4 Responses to Week 25.5 – We All Scream

  1. Bobby says:

    Missing link to the next part.

  2. Tony Frazier says:

    Sorry, the next chapter hasn’t published yet. It will begin on Monday.

  3. Bobby says:

    Well, THIS time it really is missing. 😛

  4. Tony Frazier says:

    Aargh! Though I had covered all the bases on Sunday… Fixed. Thanks.

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