Without the Wizard to intercede, this drama can have only one conclusion.
Goldenhair's magic has turned your heart into a well of blackness. Your Battle-Axe is poised in the air, and soon you will make certain that the King has nothing on which to wear his crown. Then both the crown and the kingdom will pass to the bronzed barbarian.
So your twisted mind believes. Alas, foolish Warrior, your eyes are blinded by a sorcerer's deception. Evil has not granted you the power to triumph over a King's courage and heart.
King Henry's lance flies through your armor before you can bring down the Battle-Axe.
"You have pierced my heart," you gasp to the King.
"Your pain will soon be over," King Henry says, in a voice trembling and sad. "But for this deed, my heart will ache forever."
Your vision dims even though your eyes do not close. You cannot see the life-and-death struggles around you. You can only feel your own.
Who is victorious at the battle's end — King Henry, or Goldenhair? Does the Wizard live to defend Henry again?
These are the questions you will take unanswered to your grave. The dead have no use for answers.
Suddenly the windshield shatters and you feel something burn deep into your chest. The broken glass spins before your eyes and a terrifying numbness spreads from your chest to your limbs. Kate screams in terror, then silence engulfs you as your roadster slams into the side of a derelict gas station and explodes in a brilliant ball of orange flame.
Swiftly you drop on one knee, spin on your right foot, reach back with your left hand, bend your left elbow, drop your right shoulder, shift the weight of your body forward, grip the hand on your mouth and use your opponent's superior strength to hurl him through the doorway and almost fifty feet along the corridor.
Unfortunately he was biting your neck at the time and so has taken a hefty chunk of your throat with him.
Beaten once again, Old Bean
and on your way to dread 14.
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