This is cool! Cool in that 'not even trying- it's just a state of mind' kind of way. I love seeing Cutter and Bearclaw kick bad-guy behind tog! I love how you describe Cutter looking to his father for guidance. It's gonna be a shock, I bet, for Cutter to discover that the troll's don't just have Ember. I wonder how that's going to play out? I guess Timmain got the memo instead. Can't wait to see if her 'fangs' come out.
And how about the corrupt police department that doesn't investigate the trollish den of iniquity? The whole story is just perfectly noir. And funny! (The Shaft? Right.) Love it, love it, love it.
Thanks for the new chapter! It's way good to have you back, WS!