[ The camera opens to a shaky image which takes a few moments to steady: there's a man dangling off the edge of a building, held by a gloved hand fisted into the collar on his shirt. There's a few curses from him, which go ignored, and the voice that follows is clearer.
There's a story I was told once about a snake that plagued a village. The snake was cruel, defensive, and a villager only had to place one foot inside those fields the snake called its home to find themselves bitten, the poison deadly in an instant. The townspeople could not catch the snake, but in time its own conscience did.
The snake felt consumed with guilt for all the lives it had taken, and in its moment of need, a rabbi appeared to answer its pleas. When asked for forgiveness, the rabbi offered it, in exchange for the vow that the snake would never bite again.
So, the snake was good on its word and no one was harmed, but the villagers remembered their pain too well and they chose to seek vengeance. They went on to taunt the snake, to attack it, and it was forced to hide itself to spare its life. The rabbi found the snake in this pitiful state, broken and vulnerable, and when the rabbi asked what had happened, the snake reacted in despair, for it had bitten no one as it had been told, doing right, and its life became miserable.
And anger flared in the rabbi's eyes.
[ His hand deliberately loosens, letting fabric slid free enough for the man to feel the fall down in his gut, before tightening again. Now, the curses are replaced by pleading.
"You fool!" the rabbi exclaimed. "I told you not to bite -- I did not tell you not to hiss!"
[ The man is lifted and thrown back onto the building, hard enough to knock the wind from his lungs.
For cowards, criminals are stubbornly bold. You can lock them up, beat them to a pulp, make an example of them, and the message still won't come through.
It's hard to make a murmur without murder, hissing instead of biting, [ a boot comes down on the man's throat, beginning to cut out his breath
] but here is this:
I want you all to tell me about Norman Osborn.(ooc: For context, Moon Knight is feeling his old powers return for the first time!! He's made stupidly bold and cocky because it's the full moon and he is FULL OF VENGEANCE. Oh and he's not in his costume since it's currently pink... just fyi)