the abduction?’ Freaka-chu prompted. ‘Where will he flee to?’ The Chief’s eyes rolled backwards in his head. He twitched and grunted, taking along, hard drag on the pipe before his mouth flew open, emitting a cloud of dark smoke.‘
’ He exclaimed. ‘
The Video Lord will take him to his great fortress at Nazzivian!
’ Freaka-chu’s head snapped up. ‘Who will take him to Nazzivian?’ ‘
The Video Lord
,’ The War Chief replied, his eyes fully glazing over.‘Check again,’ Freaka-chu said testily. ‘I’m the only Video Lord and I’m not suddenlygoing to have a change of heart … not even if I Degenerate into Fifth. He might be anarsehole, but he wouldn’t betray The Mercury Rooms.’ ‘
It is The Video Lord whom you all must fear
,’ The War Chief said stiffly. ‘
The Video Lord is aiding the Mind-Robber
.’ ‘But I’m not though!’ Freaka-chu rasped. ‘I’ve got no intention of helping him, not now,not ever.’ ‘
It is the Video Lord whom you must fear
,’ The War Chief said simply. ‘
It is he who survived the extinction … he who has lived for centuries in confusion … he who has only recently learned of his true nature once more
.’ ‘But that’s me,’ Freaka-chu glowered. ‘You’re wrong! You’re so absolutely, totally wrong!I’m the only Video Lord!’ The War Chief leaned forward and glared into Freaka-chu’s eyes. ‘
You are not alone …
’ he breathed.‘That’s impossible,’ Freaka-chu snapped.‘Don’t you mean it’s highly improbable?’ Manhunter raised an eyebrow.‘Shut up, Chris!’ Freaka-chu said sharply, making an apologetic face as soon as the words left his mouth. ‘Sorry,’ he mumbled and turned back to The War Chief. ‘But, youcan’t be right … there
Video Lords …
of them are dead … they’re
gone.I wish they weren’t! I wish there were Video Lords left for you to mix them up … but therearen’t … so, I need you to be
is helping Buster?’ The Chief’s head lolled even further backwards.‘
The Video Lord!
’ He said again. ‘
He who walks in shadows! The one who should not live!
’ ‘You’re still talking about me!’ Freaka-chu cried.‘
He who has many names!