By Ron Goulart
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Big Mac fired the stungun this time. It made a low ponging sound. The other buffalo canvas toppled. By then Conger, unseen, was at the clutter of discarded appliances closest to the black agent. He selected a heavy stew pot, lifted it up and swung it at Big Mac's skull. "Hey, poltergeists," said Ting, getting to his feet in time to see the pot three inches short of Big Mac's head. There was a thunk and Big Mac said, "Diddlysquat," before slumping to his knees. Conger bicycled backwards to avoid the toppling agent.
He caught hold of the girl's shoulders, pulling back. Surprised at the unseen force, the Chinese assassin let go of Angelica. He wobbled back two steps and his heels went over the edge of the balcony. He stayed there on the edge, ticking, arms flapping, neither safe nor falling. Conger shoved the girl toward the ball room entrance. " He lunged, catching at the teetering Chinese's suit front. He dug in his heels, yanking the plump man in. " He kicked out at where he guessed Conger's groin to be.
Conger watched the pretty slim Angelica for a moment, deciding it wasn't safe to talk to her now. He sealed up his invisible coat against the chill wind which came blowing across the balcony terrace. He turned to re-enter the dancing area. " he said to himself. The force screen wasn't supposed to let in anything but the view. Conger carefully crossed to the edge of the balcony. The dots of guards and still-arriving guests moved through the ritual of admittance hundreds of feet down. He stretched out his hand and it continued out beyond the lip of the balcony and into chill dark night.
A Talent for the Invisible by Ron Goulart