I think you’ve lost your… [She stops talking when the whip cracks at her feet and she clenches her jaw, irritation building up in her.] How about we resume this some other time, because your little whip trick needs some work.
To the contrary, sweetheart, I’m merely warming up. [She snaps the whip towards Annie’s neck] I can’t wait to stamp out that fire of yours.
Of course and I enjoy watching it.
We’ll have to celebrate once I’m finished.
You’re serious about this? Well, I’ve never surrendered for anything in my life. I doubt I’m going to start now because you tried to make a bargain out of it.
Very well. More fun for me. [Uncurls her whip and snaps it at Annie’s feet]
I’d rather not.
Then it’s a very good thing I don’t care.
Think about surrendering and perhaps I’ll kill you quickly.
Try and try again, love. It’ll stick one of these days, for now, just enjoy the kill.
Don’t I always?
I do believe there’s a certain archer who would love to receive a visit from you. Then you can deal with the pesky business of her mother once and for all.
Yes, well let’s hope that they actually manage to stay dead. I’d gladly wipe the entire family off the planet if I knew it would be permanent.
Where should we start?
[Clutches at her throat, trying to loosen the whip’s hold] You’re pathetic and mistaken if you think I play favourites. [Falls back at the force of the kick] I do not need to explain the way I mother my children to you. [Pulls a knife off her leg and reaches behind her to plunge it into Viper’s stomach]
[Scoffs, reaching for another dagger, but Natasha is quicker. Viper releases her hold on her, clutching at her stomach] This doesn’t make you safe. [Pulls the knife out, clenching her jaw] Cobra will hunt your family down until there’s none left but you. [Uses one hand to attempt to stem the bleeding as she throws the knife at Natasha]