Amber stoops, brings his right hand down with a muscular force like metal, pressing Dud back into the seat, and stays there staring into his target’s terrified face, with charismatic twinkling menace and no words.
Panic flashes in Dud’s face—it’s that blond psychopath who came barging into his office in the Avenue of the Stars tower!—while the tongue continues swinging around in flappy orbit of the ball, still twirling aloft on those deft fingers beside both their heads.
Amber’s right hand reaches forward and forces Dud’s jaws open, while his left hand darts forward too, pushing the football-tongue hard between Dud’s teeth and into his slobbering mouth. Then Amber is walking back up the garden and through the double-doors, and he’s vanished before Dud has managed to squeeze the cold grey ox-meat back out through his lips, spluttering in fury and terror. The spat-out tongue and ball land in the infinity pool, where they proceed to sink slowly to the bottom, staining the water as they go.
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