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The leaning tower of Piezo
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Has tiny metal barbs on the knuckles pointing outward, almost invisible. Theres a plastic pouch filled with a fast acting nerve poison on the index finger, with a tube running inside the glove to the barbs. Pressing the pouch with the thumb breaks a seal and sends the poison to the barbs.
attacked, break the seal, hit the attacker, and within seconds he is helpless at your feet.
You may then kick him a few times. Barbs extending from the tips of the matching shoes contain a slow acting antidote, giving you plenty of time to get away.
So, go ahead, kick him. Youre saving his life.
* * * * * *
She just sat there in her pink bathrobe, stunned.
So you just kick them...how many times? she said.
Well, the more you kick them, the faster they get up, I said.
And if you dont kick them at all?
They might die.
She rolled her eyes. Pluter, youre about the craziest bird ever built a nest around here.
I didnt like Charlene then. Heck, all I was doing was bringing stuff back from the future. Everybody wears death gloves a hundred years from nowthats what they call them, death gloves, not poison gloves, because very few people bother to do the kicking part.
So I bring stuff back, I make a few bucks, thats not so bad, is it? But Charlene tells me Im bird crazy. Im thinking maybe Ill steal Charlie from her. Not much of a catch, but it would teach Charlene a lesson. I studied her through my steepled fingers as she babbled on. Or maybe I could send Charlene to the future. Shed probably be mistaken for a flamingo in that pink robe of hers, skinny legs and all.
Thatd be quite fitting, yep, then shed be the crazy bird.
||Maybe with a snake head finger tip.
||Thats interesting, let me think about that for a moment
<absentmindedly rests chin on knuckles> Has anyone seen my shoes?
||I'm slightly worried as to what happens if my attacker has these gloves on.
||-alx, then youd really feel like kicking yourself.