"We aren't really going to let Jon fight, are we?" Henchman hissed anxiously at me.
"Why not?" I asked. "This is what he does, after all."
"Yeah, but the Super Skrull? That jerk has the combined powers of the Fantastic Four! He'll wipe the floor with Jon!"
"Really?" Bennet asked. "Excuse me a moment. I have to go change my bet."
"Hey man, this ain't cool," Hudson said as Bennet left. "Jon doesn't even have his wrist device. How is he suppose to take on the Fantastic Four?"
"Jon has the heart of a brave warrior," Kriss offered hopefully. "His skills don't rely just on weapons. He is very adept at hand to hand."
"Yeah but the Super Skrull has the strength of the Thing," Henchman replied snidely. "Karate choppin' that isn't going to do much good."
Loud trumpets rang through the arena and everyone jeered. Gates at opposite ends of the combat floor slid up.
"Oh man, I've got a bad feeling about this," whined Hudson.