3rd Fight. Kokoro Kitsune vs Shun Sekai.
Shun was once again standing in the arena awaiting his fight to start, Shun had by now continued his way of not following anyone from the bracket as himself, since he did not want to face his possible opponents and also think perhaps one would win and then make a tactic for that person who then wouldn’t have won. In any case Shun knew that whatever his reasons it also meant he faced his opponents without any idea of their abilities. Shun looked at the ground and awaited for his opponent who had still not found themselves in the arena, the waiting itself made Shun wonder what kind of opponent he would find. A mental image of a monster of an opponent appeared in his mind that made him increasingly worried. However the examiner voice then ranged out.
“Kokoro Kitsune, please make yourself to the arena, if you do not you will be disqualified…..”
There was silence and Shun started to hope that his opponent wouldn’t show up, however that idea quickly got destroyed by the reply from far away.
The very girly voice also destroyed the horrifying image Shun had made, it also didn’t help that Shun could see Kokoro coming running towards the arena and well….it didn’t live up nearly to how frightening he had imagined his third opponent to be. Kokoro was atleast 20 cm’s shorter than him and she didn’t look very intimidating at all. However Shun snapped out of it and began thinking.
*Calm down….just because she does not look intimidating she can be quite dangerous opponent, remember she has gotten here by defeating two other opponents….stay focused and don’t lose concentration*
Shun looked at the ground as usual as he could hear Kokoro was coming close to her starting position, however as he closed his eyes, took a breath and opened his eyes Kokoro was was looking right at him, which both startled Shun and forced his eyes wide open. Shun quickly got embarrassed by the situation but tried once again to show no emotions however then Kokoro out of the blue said something to him.
“Fuck….you are tall….”
Shun got so stupefied by her comment that he just looked at her with surprised eyes. However the examiner cut the embarrassment short by starting to talk.
“You both know the rules, fight well and with wits!...Now get ready, get set...GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Shun was still dumbfounded by what had happened that Shun just looked at the examiner.
Shun didn’t get a reply before from the corner of his eye could see Kokoro jumping backwards as his previous opponents, however unlike the others two kunai’s were sent towards him. Shun took a quick step backwards as the kunai’s hit the ground right in front of him. It was only then Shun realized that there was an explosive tag on one of them.
*I gotta…jump backwards....*
Shun jumped backwards away from the explosion that from the explosive tag. Shun landed on his feet and looked at Kokoro who was smiling at him from the furthest end of the arena. Shun quickly realized that he had done exactly what Kokoro had wanted. Shun took a stance and waited for Kokoro, it was the only thing that made sense to him at this point. Analyze Kokoro moves and find the best way of attacking. Kokoro then started to throw several kunai’s towards Shun, which Shun slowly dodged by constantly moving. After the first wave Shun eyes changed for a second, he had found a time in between the throws where Shun could close the gap, Shun changed his dash that would make him able to dash as soon as the opening would come. As Kokoro threw the second wave of kunai’s and the opening showed itself. Shun started his dash, as he was halfway across and got ready to be able to attack Kokoro a voice ruined his concentration.
“Hey you! Longshorts!...how is the weather up there in the clouds!?”
Shun turned his head and looked at a fox. Shun immediately stopped and just looked at the fox.
The fox looked at with a serious face before it talked again.
“What is the Square root of 9?”
Shun looked at the fox baffled *what did the fox say?* Shun didn’t manage to think of anything else before he could see from the corner of his eye a shadow appear, before Shun could react a foot was planted straight in his face and Shun was sent backwards. Shun landed on the ground but quickly got up to a sitting position with a foot imprint across his face. Shun got up and looked at Kokoro and the fox, remembering that the kitsune did have a fox partner. Shun quickly got up and took another stance as Kokoro was preparing more kunai’s for throwing.
Shun took a deep breath as focused once again. Preparing himself to charge Kokoro again, it didn’t take long before the opening from before presented itself again and Shun once again dashed as it came, again he heard the fox saying something to him, but this time Shun ignored it and continued to run towards Kokoro. However once again a familiar voice made him break his concentration. Shun heard Souon’s voice calling him. Shun turned his head and looked at the fox again with a dumbfounded face.
The fox once again talked however it spoke in the same voice as Souon.
“Shun…I like you”
Shun immediately got embarrassed and just blurted out to the fox, almost yelling at it.
“Stop sayings such embarrassing things!” Shun then remembered what had happened before and immediately turned around only to see several kunai’s once again come flying towards him. Shun had only one option for dodging them, which was to completely bent backwards, however due to his length Shun bashed is head into the arena floor, and immediately put both hands on his head as he had hammered his head into the ground. Shun could hear people laughing over the rather peculiar scenery unfolding. Kokoro herself couldn’t help herself but laugh aswell. Which gave Shun time to get up again and make another stance. Kokoro was about to throw shurikens now, however Shun didn’t wait but dashed right away towards Kokoro, the fox started to talk again and the second it did Shun changed his trajectory of his run and ran towards the fox and Kokoro instantly reacted to it and ran over to protect her fox partner. However Shun had thought as much and immediately dashed again towards Kokoro. As Shun had closed the gap Kokoro and Shun looked at eachother before Shun grabbed Kokoro clothes and hit her in the stomach before he forced Kokoro to the ground and sat on top of her with a fist inches away from her face.
The examiner finally raised his hand and claimed Shun the victor. As the fight was over Shun got away from Kokoro but as he moved. Shun without hesitation said as he left the arena.
“Thank you for the fight Kokoro…you pushed me to another level… thank you for that”