Jacob Rayner was in a plane flying from Gigamerica to Electopia, en route to meet a friend of his for her birthday, when he suddenly received an Email from none other than MirrorMan, another old friend.
The email requested that he meet MirrorMan at the ruins of The Crusading Hall, the old base of operations for a Faction that they were the leading members of, years ago.
Jake welcomed this opportunity unhesitatingly, but then he noticed that the email was cc'ed to Merrill as well. This made the situation a bit sticky -- the last time he was with Merrill, there was a bit of betrayal that happened, and not on Merrill's end.
Regardless, running from the problem wouldn't fix it. And while he didn't want to bring his drama to MirrorMan, Jake knew it would have to be addressed eventually.
As the flight continued his course, he Pulse In to the Cyber World -- his mind racing back to the most memorable battle between Merrill and the original Warrior as his digital body slowly materialized on the Net.
7 Years Ago
"It's been some time, hasn't it?"
In a large grassy field, surrounded by an endless forest of trees along the outskirts, Warrior found his friend Merrill waiting there for him. They had organized a sparring session for this place and time, and he was more than eager to break their consistent record of fighting each other to a draw. This time, there must be a clear victor.
As a storm began to swiftly approach from the horizon, Warrior drew his sword and stood blade's length from his rival, clearly eager to get started.
"I'm glad to cross paths again."
Last Edit: Nov 14, 2018 16:46:27 GMT -8 by Warrior
Merrill had been waiting with a certain eagerness for Warrior. This grassy plains had often been the sparing site for several of their battles, and this was no different. He stood in a relaxed position, almost leaning on his sword that was sticking out of the ground. He was in a good mood. He noticed the oncoming storm first, and it made him slightly more excited and curious.
"This adds a new element to battle that we haven't seen before."
He spoke to himself with a small grin. Healer would be at a slight disadvantage due to the weather, but he could probably make up the difference with his own skills. Healer frowned, displeased by the weather, but was determined to make a difference. Every battle they had tested each others strengths, had ended in a tie so far. Would this time be different?
As Warrior approached, he smiled. His blade disappeared and he bowed, as custom. Warrior was already ready, eager to fight. He chuckled at his friend's comment
"It has! I have honestly been looking forward to this! This will be a first, now having to account for the weather in battle as well. I am honored that our paths cross for a test of abilities again!"
He withdrew his swords again to his side, wielding them properly.
"When I win, I request sometime we just need to hang out and relax and chat. It feels that more often we are so busy training that we forget to enjoy ourselves and get to know each other better."
With a deep breath, he let his smile fade a bit, almost to a smirk. He looked at his friend, and got into a defensive fighting stance.
" When you lose, I'll try not to rub it in during our meet ups, haha! "
Sword still drawn, Warrior took a step away from Merrill.
Whether it was pure prediction or raw reaction, this caused a blinding strike of lightning to just barely miss him. In the fraction of time that the bolt had flashed, Warrior vanished without a trace.
To the left? The right? Above? No where to be seen. However, his destination would quickly be revealed to Merrill as he heard the humming of energy being gathered in Warrior's palm from behind him.
" Let's get this started then. "
The energy he held in his palm seemed to do nothing yet, but more important would be the rising slash from Warrior's blade that intended to meet Merrill the moment he turned around to look behind himself.
Success or failure made no difference -- as Warrior's sword pointed skyward after the swing, another bolt of lightning struck down at his position, this time hitting the sword like a lightning rod and imbuing it with electricity as he swung it back down with thundering force, decimating the ground where Merrill stood.
The coming storm had now arrived and a gentle downpour slowly licked up the flaming grass that the lightning bolts had caused. Warrior's sword was still crackling with electricity as he took a defensive stance in expectation of Merrill's retaliation.
" I'll slow down if you need me to! "
Last Edit: Nov 15, 2018 14:55:14 GMT -8 by Warrior
Warrior: Heyo. She sure is, more than ever I might add. I'mm'a hit you up on discord in a bit to discuss some things, just giving you a heads up ahead of time when you get the random friend request for that lol
Dec 1, 2019 17:54:41 GMT -8