Chapter One - A Meeting of the Minds
||Whilst Dr Steve and Frank are building the
courage to confront Chad, the ninja has traced them to their
abode in an effort to gain their assistance. The brave man may
use stealth to defeat his foes, but the wise man makes use of
others to avoid unnecessary dismemberment.|
After a brief discussion at the door, the
dark assassin is led into the scientist's home and Frank puts
the kettle on. Biscuits are handed out and the talks
||"I believe we both have a problem, the solving of
which may be more than each of us alone can, umm, solve" said
"Hmm, that may be true, but Frank and I are
already a team."
"That as may be, but look at the man - he
is not exactly the sharpest shuriken in the corpse."
||"True, true. However, what he lacks in
brains he makes up for in brawn, or at least a keen sense of
smell. But I see where you are heading. You think that we
three combined may defeat this evil-doer, where alone we may
ourselves be vanquished?"|
"I feel this American will be a
wily foe," continued the ninja. "Your knowledge of science and
my skill with weapons should surely see us to victory."
you realise that Chad is also a reknowned scientist?" asked
the doctor. "His skill with the tesla coil is
"Well then, it seems we were destined to meet.
With your knowledge we shall know the types of things he is
"Well, for starters I was thinking of
going back there and giving him a piece of my mind. The filthy
foreigner should be sent packing as soon as
"NO!" shouted the ninja, as his finely-tuned
reflexes cast a biscuit over the doctor's shoulder with deadly
||"I'm sorry, but I can't allow our enemy
to be forewarned. Surprise is a powerful ally, and one we
would do well to cultivate. Sorry about the biscuit, too. I
spent 4 years in a Chinese bakery run by Bruce Lee's aunt.
Sara herself taught me the ancient art of combat using
pastries and foodstuffs of all kinds."
The scientist remarked that an apology
was not necessary.
After getting Frank out of his
predicament with the deft use of a spatula and some butter,
the planning of the downfall of Chad was begun in