BE SEEING YOU... Ethan nudged one side of the card, tilting it just so. He winced as he turned but didn't let it show in his stride. He hadn't let Ripper beat him too thoroughly but still, Ethan knew he'd be aching for days. He left the door unlocked – it wasn't like he'd be back again – and settled into a car across the way and waited.
Rupert returned to the scene: not Ripper. Nothing Ethan had done had changed anything. All that work, and he'd been no more effective than a ghost. He'd have to try harder the next time.