@kashif1: [ HEY, WANT TO KNOW MY REAL POWER? ] [ FUTILITY ]
Taylor's sword shortened rapidly, then extended to double the size in an instant, snapping Jack's weapon out of his hands.
[ I MAKE EVERYONE LOSERS ] [ THAT'S ALL ] [ LOSE-LOSE SITUATIONS ] [ SOMETIMES I GIVE THINGS ] [ SOMETIMES I TAKE THEM AWAY ] [ IT'S ALL THE SAME IN THE END ] [ NOTHING WE ACHIEVE HOLDS MEANING ] [ SO WHAT DOES IT MATTER IF YOU ACHIEVE ANYTHING? ]
Taylor's eyebrows twisted in pleasure.
[ THE LOOK ON DESPAIR ON THE FACE OF EVERYONE THAT ISN'T YOU ] [ THAT'S WHAT GETS ME THROUGH EACH DAY ]
Taylor swung the blade through the floor by Jack's feet, slicing a good section from the tower.
@kashif1: The smoke cleared, and Taylor stood, unharmed. [ YOU REALLY DON'T LISTEN, DO YOU? ] [ I COULD STAB YOU THROUGH THE EYE AND YOU'D GET BACK UP TOMORROW ] [ NO ONE I KILL STAYS DEAD UNLESS IT WAS AN ACCIDENT ]
Taylor took up a rough, undisciplined stance, holding his sword horizontally near his ear as if he were a Jedi, then extended the blade to skewer Jack.
[@kashif1: Where the blast hit Taylor, his clothing was damaged. Where Taylor hit the wall, there was a crater. There what a thin, white plating under his clothes, that was now morphing to cover Taylor's fingers.
[ HELLO ARMOUR ] Taylor pushed himself off the wall and onto his feet, walking towards Jack in his stolen Black Ops armour.
[ YOU PUT A LOT OF EFFORT INTO KEEPING THIS KIND OF THING TO YOURSELF ] [ IT'S NOT NICE TO BE GREEDY ] [ YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO SHARE ] [ LUCKILY, THE HARDER YOU TRY TO DO SOMETHING ] [ THE EASIER IT IS FOR ME TO MAKE YOU FAIL ]
He drew the white katana from behind him and swung for Jack.