“Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 7

What a mess. Val had really thought it was over. Now Agent Lee had gone back to trying to find Death by groping. One agent was wounded, and the other was holding onto his gun so tightly that his knuckles were white. And Dave was too busy covering the photographer with his big, manly bodyContinue reading ““Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 7″

“Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 6

Val really didn’t want to be here. For one reason, without her powers, there was nothing to stop Death from sneaking up and putting a bullet in her head. She wouldn’t mind the element of danger if she was having fun, but the newsroom was so boring that it could probably be prescribed as medicineContinue reading ““Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 6″

“Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 5

The cafe still smelled like coffee, but now a metallic undercurrent of blood lurked below. The staff and customers had all been cleared out, some of them being interviewed by DSA agents outside. Khaki Suit’s body lay where it had fallen, a medical examiner crouched over it. Moreen was standing over the examiner, arms crossedContinue reading ““Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 5″

“Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 4

“You’re not going to suit up?” Dave asked as the car pulled up behind the cafe. He wore his White Knight suit, the mask not completely covering the bandage on his nose, unfortunately. Lightblade had changed out of his flannel shirt and into his costume, which Dave didn’t envy. The spandex was a weird mixContinue reading ““Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 4″

“Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 3

“His name is Hong-Jae Chun,” Val said. “Born in Japan. Ethnically Korean. Started working as a freelance assassin in ‘87, hits all across Europe and Asia. As of four years ago, he’s been working exclusively for the Kuroda Syndicate. They must be paying him a small fortune.” Val looked over the small group assembled inContinue reading ““Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 3″

“Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 2

“You’re going to Seattle.” Dave took the news better than Moreen, who groaned loudly. “We’re taking her deal?” she asked. “We’re taking her deal,” their supervisor, Walter, confirmed. They were sitting in front of his desk, which was a mess of overstuffed files, loose papers, and stapled reports. Walter Franke was a beefy, middle-aged formerContinue reading ““Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 2″

“Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 1

Dave stared at the blinking cursor on his computer screen, which had been in the same spot for several minutes. Incident reports were never fun to write, but this one took the prize for being the worst. He tried to think of a way to type “Then I threw a plastic tiara at the suspect”Continue reading ““Two Eyeballs and a Gun” – Part 1″

“Tick, Tick, Boom!” – Epilogue

Jean-Baptiste Dupree spent maybe half an hour in the car. Eddy had on a radio station that played rock from the 50s and 60s, and he didn’t talk. JB had thought the Black Valentine talked too much, but now he wished she was there to fill the silence. When Eddy stopped the car, he gotContinue reading ““Tick, Tick, Boom!” – Epilogue”

“Tick, Tick, Boom!” – Part 10

Once the rescue workers had cleared away as much of the rubble as they could, Dave pushed himself up, shrugging off the final slab of concrete from his back. It landed on the rest of the debris with a loud thud, and Dave fell into a sitting position beside it. It took a lot ofContinue reading ““Tick, Tick, Boom!” – Part 10″

“Tick, Tick, Boom!” – Part 9

Val woke up coughing, her throat scratchy and dry. Where was she? She opened her eyes—and nothing changed. The world was pitch black. Had she gone blind? Was she dead? She couldn’t be dead. She could only feel a few aches and pains up and down her body. Hell was bound to hurt a lotContinue reading ““Tick, Tick, Boom!” – Part 9″