PHOCT Round 5 Part 4 - Long Shadows
AJ had just enough time to register the vibrantly pink-suited man before he drew a hidden blade and lunged for Drac.
"Thane!" she shouted.
Drac moved without thinking, bringing his arm up to intercept the thin blade as he twisted to the side, throwing it off target. Blood began to flow from the wound, but it was better than the alternative. He took a large leap backwards as Eris pulled the blade back and thrust like lightning again. The tip of the sword poked him in the chest as he got distance, but didn't penetrate the skin.
Drac crouched down and drew his knife from its holster, holding it point out and close to the chest to ward off any more thrusts.
Eris hopped backwards as AJ took a wide swing at him with her own knife. He glanced at it and pursed his lips. He took up a fencing stance in the doorway, where only one of the two could come at him, and held his sword out, daring one of them to come closer.
And then he bolted back into the club.