Pay The Man
And with a fire inside burning as it never had before, Scoot didst draw the HellRazor and face this terrible foe.
And the Dudes didst cry in unison: ‘Duhn… duhn… duhnn!…’
‘At last we meet…’ spake The Man. ‘Thou hast caused a good deal of trouble for me, but not for much longer. I hope thou enjoyed thy little rebellion, because now it’s at an end. Pay The Man!’
‘No…’ quoth Scoot as he didst power up more than ever. ‘Thou wilt pay. For thou hast much to answer for…’
And it came to pass that Scoot the Ko’An didst do battle with The Man, and yet, though he fought with all his might, even the power of the New & Improved HellRazor seemed to have no effect on him.
‘Der, Luigi wilt helpeth Scoot!’ cried Luigi as he didst attack The Man. ‘Der, thou’rt it—’
And The Man didst kick Luigi, punting him unto the next Time Zone.
‘No way!’ cried Nori. ‘This doth blow the rusty sax of Kenny G!’
‘I see thy pathetic struggle for freedom…’ spake The Man. ‘Thou art nothing!’
‘Yea, tho I have no chance in hell against thee, and the Gods of Hondo art nowhere to be found,’ quoth Scoot, ‘I shall fight till I die!’
And so Scoot stood before The Man, having exhausted all of his power, and it looked as if the Ass-Kickin’ Apostle’s days of battling the Power were over.
Is Scoot the Ko’An finished? Wilt he pay The Man? Find thee out next time— same Hondo time, same Hondo channel!
The Book of Spooky Doors is dedicated to the memory of the terror that was Lydia (a k a Liddy Kitty), gone but not forgotten.
1980 – 2001