“Oh, I think we do,â? came the reply. With that the first punch was thrown. Valentine thrust his foot forward in a quick stabbing motion. Before the punch was even halfway to his face he felt his foot strike his attacker’s kneecap and heard the groan as he staggered backwards. Valentine turned quickly and struck the other man flush in the nose with his elbow before he could react. Immediately blood spurted from his nose as Valentine felt his elbow crush the cartilage. He turned back to the first man who was still reeling from the blow to his knee. Valentine lunged forwards and brought his right knee upwards, striking the thug in the forehead. He fell to the ground limp.