God's Gonna Cut You Down Sept 26, 2009 16:12:46 GMT -5
Post by Steve Catt on Sept 26, 2009 16:12:46 GMT -5
You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later God'll cut you down[/i]
Steve Carr is leaning in a cheap plastic chair, the back propped against a wall. He's wearing a T-shirt and jeans and has his feet up on the table in front of him. He catches a tennis ball after a bounce, and throws it against the wall in front of him, as he had just done before the fade-in. Hank Brown walks in from the side, his suit and microphone interrupting the comfortably lazy vibe of the scene. Carr pays no mind to it and keeps throwing the tennis ball.
Hank Brown coughs. Carr responds without turning his head.
Steve Carr: Yes?
Hank Brown: I never did finish that interview.
Steve Carr: Oh, really?
Hank Brown: Well, you talked about Mikami and Rick Mad, but there's about twenty-seven other people in that match.
I don't care. I'm not here to win the War.
No, of course not. I'm not in the right shape for that. You can't train for a month and win War. I've been retired for a year, Hank.
Then why did you...
I just wanted to be a part of it, one last time. Plus it's an excuse to start getting even with Rick Mad. And Mikami, well, he can say anything, but for me, I won't accept any decision unless it's given in the ring, in the heat of battle. That's the only way he can make a proper choice. And that's the only way I can believe him. If that means I get punched in the mouth, or worse, then so be it.
Well you may throw your rock and hide your hand
Workin' in the dark against your fellow man
But as sure as God made black and white
What's down in the dark will be brought to the light
The outcome of this match will decide the new direction of WCF. Everything will change. The next several months, at least, will depend on what happens Sunday night at War. Yet you seem very calm about it.
It's not my War. It's not my company. Not for much longer, anyway. The only parts of this match that will affect me, well, I can't do anything about them. It's out of my hands. The only thing that changes for me after War is how long it takes before I can go home. The only thing that changes is, will I have to destroy one enemy, or two?
But let's say Mikami chooses to side with Rick Mad. Don't you think maybe that might be a problem not just for you, but for WCF as a whole?
Maybe. But it's none of my concern.
None of your...what happened to doing what's right?
Justice is more Mikami's thing, remember? I just wanted to be left alone. But don't worry, Hank. If he chooses that path, then someone will be there to stop him. Someone always is. It just won't be me.
No one stays on top forever, Hank. Not Mikami. Not Torture. Not me. No one.
You'll just sit back and let things balance out?
Nope. There is no balance. It's all chaos out there, Hank. It just seems like balance to us.
He catches the ball again, rights the chair, stands up, and walks away.
Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down
Tell 'em that God's gonna cut you down[/i]