Anihilato’s mouth curved into a grin. Through the petrifying battle of glares, it managed to speak. “You can’t win, Dan.”
“My name’s Jay now, but call me what you want.”
“You can’t win, DanJay.” Anihilato’s grin spread wide. “Remember a trick you taught me?” It closed its bottom pair of eyes. It reopened them and closed its central pair of eyes. It reopened them and closed its top pair of eyes. “By repeating this, I’ll keep four eyes on you forever. My vision is eternal. Soon you will wink, and decay into an earthworm for me to slurp.”
Tears streamed from Jay’s closed left eye.
“You’re right to cry,” said Anihilato. “I’ll savor squashing your hubris.”