Scrum drops down on Salazar’s back, and jabs the wooden stick into his shoulder. The vampire roars and tries to dislodge him, snapping and clawing. Henry and Carina shout at their friend, who is clinging for dear life.
“NO, NO THE UPPER BACK! IN BETWEEN HIS SHOULDERS!”
Salazar is snarling and jumping around, reaching for the pirate. Scrum wails and jabs the stick but it hits Mando in the mouth, getting stuck. The vampire scrabbles at the wood, becoming more exhausted. He falls to his knees, managing to pull it free before collapsing, Scrum still in place.
“30 minutes riding the beastie! New record!”
Salazar growls into the dirt. Scrum is tired but triumphant. He pats the vampire’s head, grinning.