“She lunged at him.
Ravel wrapped an arm around her waist and Ghastly pulled her hands from Sult’s collar as Sult staggered away. Anger flashed across his face and he stepped up while Valkyrie struggled, fist bunched.
“I know,” Skulduggery said in a tone that made everyone freeze, “that you are not about to strike my partner.”
Slowly, Ravel and Ghastly let go of Valkyrie, and Sult’s fist unclenched.”
(Skulduggery Pleasant: Kingdom of the Wicked; UK hardback, pg. 521
If you listen very closely you can hear Val snap her fingers in a Z-formation. And mentally play out the technicalities behind the asphyxiation of government officials via their own spinal-column, but then, hey, when is she not?
Seriously though, I can’t be the only one who got physical chills at this point and can’t say why.
and i know it’s crappy but i just wish the tags were more active so here keep it your turn