Disclaimer: Don't own Beyond Good and Evil, no matter how much I like the game.

Thomas Goodwin let out a string of curses as he watched the stubby green hovercraft zoom across the finish line, leaving him and his racer, Miss Seven firmly in her dust.

He cursed again. It wasn't like the little rookie Jade was driving a throughbred racer like his own or like the boat coming up behind him, Doctor Benzene. No, it was just a combat-scarred little hovercraft. Thomas shook his head. Maybe next time, he thought to himself. At least he got second, so he wasn't leaving empty handed. And, as he loaded Miss Seven up into his airship, he made a note of the time of the next race.

Just in case. He would win next time, he would.