As Ethan raised his hands in submission, the headbutt sent him sprawling backwards. Ripper's hand flashed out, grabbing Ethan's wrist and pulling him straight back into a gut punch. Doubling over, Ethan felt his stomach quake. Thick burning liquid puked out of his mouth. As Ripper shoved Ethan down, straight towards the vomit, Ethan threw his hands out, jarring all the way up through his shoulders as he hit the cold concrete. A sharp kick to Ethan's hip knocked him over.

Looking up, Ethan threw an arm across his eyes to shield himself from the fierce joy on Ripper's face.