So I said, "Would you leave me alone if I rip out his throat?" referring to one of the guys.
They looked at each other, laughed, and said, "Sure."
So I pulled some move on the guy, but only ripped his throat open about a third of the way.
I said, "Is that good enough?"
The other guy ran away, and the target dropped to the ground.
And I went on with my dream about getting settled in Paris, learning the history of the neighborhood and meeting the neighbors.
Not sure which to give up, though...