Shadowed: Chapter 43: Oh, teh Irony…
Then there’s a second missile that hits the underground compound.
It’s exactly as effective as the first.
Sure, kids are trapped behind a wall of concrete, but Paul has something more important on his mind: he wants to punch Ranold.
(Isn’t it funny to think that Paul doesn’t have 1/1,000,000th the bitchin’ awesomeness that Zoe does?)
After all, punching Ranold is way more important than getting to his children. Maybe Paul forgot their names again and that’s why he turned tail and abandoned his wife to dig to the kids.
Instead, Paul does some manly PHONE STUFF, in the best Jenkinsian tradition: he has Straight get Scooter the Cameraman and charter a speedy flight from Chicago to D.C., to meet him at the location where he’s set up to meet Ranold.
HOT PHONE PORN ACTION
And it continues: Straight gets off the phone with Paul, but soon Abraham calls, to try to talk Paul out of “making this personal,” because “vengeance is the Lord’s.”
Wow, for once a RTC is counseling staying one’s hand. Abraham doesn’t even advise Paul to pray down a plague on Ranold or anything.
Paul’s main argument for punching Ranold? Well, there is the whole bombing-his-grandchildren (Whoever and What’s-Her-Name), but the really important point is…
“The man is my father-in-law, and he cares for no one but himself.”
Paul, complaining about someone else’s selfishness.
We cut to Ranold, and find out that he hired “the head of a militia group he had once attempted to prosecute” to bomb the underground. I think this is supposed to be some horrible revelation, but Ranold isn’t the one who masterminded a massacre of millions upon millions of people who were just minding their own business or anything.
Pudgy Jack and Paul stand around and discuss the situation, like the manly leaders they are. Pudgy Jack, to the surprise of absolutely nobody, is actually just fine and dandy with Paul killing Ranold. I guess it’ll sate his bloodlust just a tad, though it’s not as cool as drowning every non-RTC left on the planet.
Bizarrely, they both decide that Paul should take Roscoe Wipers with him.
So Paul SPRINTS for Wipers, sparing one brief thought for his kids, from whom he sprinted AWAY not too long ago.
Such a strong Christian head of his household!
And through all this, Jae has been digging through concrete.
With her bare hands.