Darin jerked back, startled as he came bursting through the back door. The man moved unnaturally fast for a human and Darn immediately recognized him as the pile of insensate trash he'd left lying in the pile of trash outside. Obviously this was no longer the case.
Other patrons ran screaming as the crazed beast, for he could no longer be called a man, streaked across the room at Artemis. Orion quickly stepped in and Darn turned his attention to the other three oncoming attackers.
Two Hispanic males and a black man, in their twenties maybe but looking just as crazed as the filthy creature attacking Orion with all the single minded determination of a lemming heading for the cliffs edge.
He jumped away from his stool, the sound of it clattering to the ground lost amongst the roaring cries of his attackers. Darins canes were special, built by him, and meant only for his use. Made of a hollow titanium shell the interior was filled with deposits of heavier metals in order both to bear his weight and increase their usefulness as weapons.
He slid backwards, moving as quickly as he could to compensate for the mad speed of their rush. The first of them, one of the Hispanic kids ran to his right and his cane whipped up with startled ng speed considering its twenty pound weight. The end of the cane caught the kid a solid blow across the side of his head, sending him careening past.
The other two were too close though. At the last moment he brought up his left arm and the black man sank his teeth into the thick leather of the sleeve covering his left arm. Ignoring him Darin leaned back as the third ran up he struck.
He brown gut his forehead down with a crushing blow against the third mans face. Cartilage disintegrated with a loud crunching sound as the mans nose shattered under the strength of the blow. He didn't appear to notice however as he stumbled back and then rushed forwards again. Reaching out Darin swore under his breath and grasped the man by the throat.
"Hey Orion," he yelled. "Batter up." He lifted the man off his feet and threw him bodily across the bar towards where Orion stood over the first attacker, bloodied chair still held in hand.
He ignored the man after that and turned back to the one still trying to chew through his jacket. "Stop that," he snapped irritably and punched him in the face several times with his free hand. "I. Really. Like. That. Jacket." Each word was punctuated by a solid blow from his massive fist but again the man hung on tenaciously as if he felt none of the pain the blows should be causing. Finally Darin turned, lifting his arm and the man with it and brought his body down so hard across the bar that the thick wooden splintered and shattered.
The teeth finally released as numerous bones, including his spine were broken and Darin straightened up to take a calming breath.
That was when the first man he'd struck leaped onto his back, driving them both to the dirty floor. They rolled and kicked, teeth and jagged fingernails scratching and snapping, attempting to reach Darins flesh under the protective shell of his jacket.
"Mother fuck nugget, get OFF," he roared and surged upward, using his arms as leverage to throw the man to the side. Before he could attack again Darin was on him, lying half across the mans torso his arm wrapped around his head and Darin pulled and squeezed as hard as he could. For a moment the mans struggles became even more violent, frantic as fear set in.
Eventually Darn felt and heard the bones in his neck separate and the body went suddenly still.