"So, could you always talk?" Johnny asked.
"Good, cause I say, 'Hello' to you like every day!" Mike chimed in.
"Yes, well, I couldn't respond before. Actually, it's a pretty weird story. Wanna hear it?"
"Please," said Mike, looking interested.
"Well, last night I was hanging out in the alley, as I usually do when it rains. All of a sudden, I saw that door over there open, but no one came out."
Mike and Johnny looked at each other, remembering Mike's first application of his super speed.
"Then, I turned back and saw a pizza box sitting on the trash can. Naturally, I went to eat it. It was delicious."
"See? Someone liked it," Mike said to Johnny.
"Dude, it was toxic! Mr. Fox, I mean, Fox, did you have any ill effects after eating it?"
"Oh, yes! I got sick and then passed out."
Johnny looked at Mike as if to say, "See? It was poisoned." Then, he actually did say, "See? It was poisoned."