((sorry for shitty post quality, I have to avoid inactivity and I'm on a 3DS so))
He was fighting Dougie for the bat, and he, as the much more muscular and stronger individual, was making Michael fight for it. He was twisting the bat, moving Michael into odd positions just so that he could keep holding on. Consequences would follow if he let go, and it was taking all of his power to make sure that didn't happen.
Michael was pulling back when, all of a sudden, Dougie let go of the bat.
He reeled backwards, had to fall on one knee to make sure that he didn't fall off the boardwalk. He felt exhausted, could barely hold the bat, until all of a sudden, Dougie turned his back on him to help Anzu.
Michael saw his opportunity.
He stood up, clutched the bat in his hands, and rushed towards Dougie, hoping that it could do some damage.
He was right behind him at this point, ready to attack, he raised the bat, and
He saw Dougie working on the school project with him, he saw Dougie on the sportfields, helping his team. He saw Lily, hoping that she could find Dougie before she died.
He couldn't do it.
He couldn't kill a fellow classmate.
So he didn't. He lowered the bat, and didn't attack. He made sure Zoe could see him, and he signalled a direction to go.
Then he ran, back to the Bull Craps Casino.
((Michael Robinson continued in Blue Moon