Todd opened his mouth, closed it, turned to Nick, and drew in a breath. Then he let his chin drop to his chest for a few beats. “No, Nicky. I don’t want to get rid of you. I just need to know how well they taught you to fight.” He shrugged, lifted one hand into the air, then let it drop to hit his hip. His chin jerked at Jimmy. “Hit him, then.”
“I can’t hit him.” Nick pointed to Jimmy. “He’s old.”
Jimmy barked, “Hey!”
Nick cringed and Todd laughed.
“Nick, you’re gonna have to hit one of us,” Todd pointed out.
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