Two men got into a heated argument. Then things got ... weird. And horrible.
We've got a strange story coming out of Houston about a heated dispute turning violent, filled with intrigue, twists and Link's Master Sword.
A woman got into an argument with her live-in boyfriend, Eugene Thompson, Saturday night, which led to her calling her estranged husband. At around 10 p.m., she let her ex into her home, where the fight between him and Thompson began. Thompson attempted to flee further into the house and avoid a confrontation, saying, "... go away, you don't live here anymore."
That's when things got really ugly. Explains Thompson, "I heard him heading to the bedroom where I was, so I jumped in the closet and I grabbed one of my replica swords, and I pulled it out and stood at the doorway, and he was coming down the hallway at me while I was yelling, 'Go away, you don't live here' and he just walked right into the point of the sword, I don't know if he thought it was a toy."
What makes this so weird is that the sword itself is a replica of the Master Sword from the popular Legend of Zelda franchise. Thompson says, "I do anime conventions and stuff, dress up in costume. So I got it, because it's a good replica, and it looks nice, and it so happens to be pointed and bladed."
But weird leads quickly to dangerous. The two men fought over the sword, and the ex-husband was stabbed two more times, in the leg and chest. Thompson, meanwhile, sustained a gash on his face after his assailant cracked a flower pot over his head.
Both men were taken to the hospital, with Thompson receiving stitches and the homeowner's ex-husband still in serious condition.
Everything about this story is terrible. Why did this woman call her ex-husband if they are estranged? Why did that ex-husband come into the house and allegedly pick that fight? And who cosplays with a sword that's bladed?! Genuinely, you are not supposed to do that. Swords for cons and fairs are meant to be dull and safe. Ask anyone who has ever worked at either kind of event.
According to Thompson, "I am just trying to figure out what to do from here. I have to find a new place to live."