Chapter 9 of the thrilling Dengler & Butts series is up, written by Gavin:
“Buss it Pitts! The case is over. Who ever they are, we can’t touch them.” Butts remembered saying.
The case had been a disaster. The inhabitants of QWOP would never been the same. The flailing. The horror. Than whoever they were, were gone. And Butts was ready to give in. Pitts never would though.
“I can’t let them go. What they’ve done. Africa. The QWOPing. They can never be allowed to think there isn’t someone out there ready to punish them!” Pitts snapped.
Butts saw Pitts leave the room. He always saw him leave the room. Every time he closed his eyes he remembered Pitts walk out alone to face an enemy he knew required two. And every day he hated himself for letting his partner face his death alone. Because Pitts turned back one final time and offered him some final words:
“One final thing Butts. I’m gonna take them down, alive. And make them see justice. Because we’re better than them.”
Than he was gone. Forever.
Dong was begging for his life. Only making Butts hate him more. Like Dong had a right to live. But he knew the rage was pointless. He could never pull the trigger and betray Russ yet again.
“You’re right Dong. I am better than you. And Russ knew it. You’re gonna get to live and watch me take you down.”
Butts tossed the gun away. Dong laughed bitterly, trying to ignore the blood staining his mouth.
“You’ll never find them.” Dong laughed.
“We already have.” Dengler chuckled, staggering up, bloody and battered, but holding Dong’s mobile. “They called you. I specialized in mobile call tracing back in Training.”
For a second Dong realised this. Than he closed his eyes, as if willing himself to die. Hating himself, a pain worse than death. As Butts smiled at the pain, he finally saw the potential in this seemingly useless rookie.
“Come-on Rookie.” Butts muttered, staggering up and tossing a gun to Dengler. “This is a job for two, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, you might just actually be him.”
They turned away, ready to face the final battle that Butts should have faced so long ago. Finally redemption was available, and for a brief second, Pitts appeared to him, offered a few words of advice:
“Kick their Bus Butts!”
TO BE CONCLUDED…