Skulduggery Pleasant: Death's Dawn

"I grabbed the axe off of one of them, snapping it with a sharp crack, twisting around and driving it into the skull of another. These guys were easy to kill, but we were being overwhelmed. I was almost at Tihana's side again, when I felt the rock hit my head.

"Oh bollocks." Blood trickled down the side of my face, and then I passed out."


40. Chapter 39

Shadow Wolf - Tihana

It was one thing having to work with her, but when she actively accused me of getting Tyrian hurt... I imagined the boxing bag as her head, her body, and her frail mind. I tore them to shreds, tearing at the stuffing and ripping it apart. Skulduggery was watching. We were having an unspoken competition. Who could destroy the punch-bag the fastest. So far, I had the feeling I was winning. Fire vs teeth. So far teeth was winning.

As he finished incinerating his first, all that remained of mine were little tatters of leather. I think he was starting to see just how useful I could be. Especially when I could control myself. He looked me over, tilting his skull to one side. "Best of three?"

I gave him a wolfish grin. "Why, Skeleton, are you scared you're gonna lose?"

He chuckled, settling into a fighting stance. "Three..." I turned toward another bag, tail lowering, baring my teeth. "Two... One."

I leaped at it, tearing another scrap of fabric. I had torn the bottom off when I heard a loud bang, and a snarl was in my throat. Skulduggery stood, arms crossed, in the midst of his own punch-bag. It rained like confetti around him. I relaxed almost immediately, sitting and watching him as he deflected the bits of stuffing with a thin 'layer' of wind that surrounded him. "Final round."

He nodded, and I started the countdown once more. "Three..." We both prepared. "Two... One..."

I leaped instantly, tearing it apart even faster then before. Skulduggery was having slightly more trouble imploding the mass of leather and stuffing. Probably a tougher one.

After a few more seconds, I had finished and the skeleton's own bang came out once more. Be both acknowledged each other, dipping our heads. "Draw?"


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