The Rock Star fell silent and raised his musket.
‘I’m happy to shoot you as well,’ he said. ‘It matters not a jot to me.’
‘I’m sure,’ said Mac, ‘but just know that I am close enough to deal you a fatal blow as well.’
Inteachán stepped forward. She could stand no more.
‘But where will it leave the world’ she asked, ‘if you two kill each other?’
The two men looked at each other but didn’t reply.
‘How about you both lower your weapons,’ said Inteachán, ‘and let’s see what we can find to say about this.’
The Rock star shrugged.
‘Doesn’t bother me,’ he said. ‘The world’s doomed anyway. What’s a few more words?’