Previously: While Digger was interrogated by the Cobalt Czar, Twain and Cole were being held prisoner in the Czar’s dungeon. And now…
Twain sat and tried not to panic at what Digger might be telling the Czar. He could spoil the whole plan. On the other hand, it might get Twain interrogated sooner.
â€œSo whatâ€™s your name anyway?â€ asked the voice from the other cell.
â€œSo youâ€™re Twain,â€ said the voice. â€œI should have known.â€
â€œWell, Digger was wanting to stop some guy from hurting the Czar and youâ€™re the only one in here with ideas for how to do that,â€ said the voice. â€œIâ€™m Cole. You may have heard of me back in the States as Metalord.â€
â€œI know who you are,â€ Twain said. â€œYouâ€™re the ass who tried to kill Yi Fan.â€
â€œYi Fan?â€ Cole asked. â€œWhoâ€™s that? Your girlfriend?â€
â€œSheâ€™s Ghost Dragon,â€ Twain said.
â€œGhost Dragon is your girlfriend?â€
â€œSheâ€™s not my…â€ Twain took a breath. â€œWeâ€™re friends, is all.â€
â€œWell, I wasnâ€™t trying to kill her,â€ Cole said. â€œJust make her pass out to see if it would stop her projecting that energy construct.â€
â€œHeâ€™s not a construct,â€ Twain said. â€œHeâ€™s a spirit who has possessed her against her will.â€
[blockquote type=”blockquote_quotes” align=”left”]”Who knew a guy so sunny-sky blue would really be an emo goth kid inside?â€[/blockquote]â€œOh, come on,â€ Cole said. â€œYou donâ€™t honestly believe in ghosts, do you?â€
â€œAt least as much as I believe in guys who can bend spoons with their mind,â€ Twain answered.
â€œYouâ€™re lucky I canâ€™t use my powers right now,â€ Cole said. â€œIâ€™d show you what else I can bend.â€
â€œYouâ€™re lucky I canâ€™t use my powers either,â€ Twain said.
â€œWhat, the clothes-changing thing?â€ Cole laughed. â€œWhat would you do, switch to a clean pair of pants after youâ€™d pissed yours?â€
â€œWell, maybe theyâ€™ll get around to torturing me pretty soon, and you can find out.â€
â€œWhat?â€ Cole asked, sounding confused. â€œAre you saying being tortured will get you your powers back?â€
â€œSomething like that.â€ He was revealing too much, he knew, but Twain just hated theÂ smug sound of that guyâ€™s voice.
â€œHow does that wo…â€
The door in the hall slammed open and the guardâ€™s voice sounded again. â€œI said, no talking!â€
The door to Twainâ€™s cell was wrenched open, and the guard stepped in, raising his billy club. â€œStick around and fi…â€ was all Twain could get out before the club fell.
Some time later, Cole heard the doors open again. Someone groaned as the door to the cell next to his opened, and then a body thudded onto the floor. COle waited until the guards were gone, then said, â€œDigger, is that you?â€
â€œYeah,â€ Digger moaned.
â€œWhat happened to you?â€
â€œThe Czar is a very sensitive guy,â€ Digger said, â€œwho gets really offended when you make fun of his pain.â€
â€œWhy would you do that?â€
â€œBecause Iâ€™m stupid,â€ Digger said. â€œAnd I thought he could take it. Who knew a guy so sunny-sky blue would really be an emo goth kid inside?â€
â€œI kinda figured,â€ Cole said. â€œMaybe once that blue stuff they injected me with wears off, I can get us out of here.â€
â€œWe canâ€™t wait that long,â€ Digger said.
Without Cole’s or Twain’s powers to help them, how will they escape? And just how is torture supposed to help Twain get his mojo back? For some of the answers, don’t miss our next exciting episode!
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