Of course, just as Lanky's shedding his final tears does William finally manage to grab a hold of the leash. Upon touching the leash, the source of the tear causes a shock that temporarily breaks William free from Sapphire's control.
This causes him to let go of the leash, allowing Lanky to take it off and run free while he's still distracted.
William: *growls angrily*
William: *turns around* !?
DK: Before you run off and feed your little obsession, I want you to explain how you and your little brain-demon friend met.
William: Well, it all started yesterday afternoon, when I was shopping. Suddenly, this blue smoky thing
arrived, and put off the atmosphere. He introduced himself as Sapphire, and he offered me to help him gain power if I could keep Lanky as my pet! And if he gains enough power, he promised to team up with me and together, we could kill everyone else he loves, including you and your little crew
! ...A-and your son, too!
DK: And what would killing us all imply? We'd just come back as ghosts and exact our revenge.
William: Even ghosts don't stand a chance when the two of us work as one, and Lanky eventually won't remember anyone else he's known in his life, only me.DKC+64 - , game by Rare