---- InTheLittleDream / Kaeyi and Martyn ----
Kaeyi took to the air, blocking all of Martyn's kicks and lunges. She back-flipped and landed in a crouch, snapped up her head and took to the air again.
It went on like that for hours. The two of them, panda and tree, were drenched in sweat in their training clothes. The rest of the server members gathered around.
The two of them seemed to be skilled in the air. Martyn normally blocked Kaeyi's hits but occasionally she got on through, either on his leg or arm. Kaeyi was used to the air (no duh, her last name's dream)
Finally Kaeyi was able to pin Martyn, holding her forearm to his throat. Zoey and Minty cheered, and Lomadia hooted.
"You devious!" Martyn laughed. Kaeyi kissed him on the cheek, and rolled off him. She held out her hand and helped him up. They stood by the refreshments, waiting for the next couple or friends to fight.
---- Zoethian / Zoey and Rythian ----
Zoey stepped up, a wicked grin on her face, like she knew something the rest of them didn't. She dragged Rythian on, a sheepish smile crinkling around his eyes. Teep roared with laughter behind them.
Right off the bat, golden and purple light exploded. Rythian's skill outstretched Zoey's, but Zoey's speed outmatched Rythian's.
Sword on pickax, they began their dance.
Zoey moved with unbelievable grace, almost if every lunge was a dance move. Rythian caught her pickaxe, hilt on hilt, and flicked his wrist. Zoey was faster. She lashed out and kicked Rythian's elbow, registering his arm numb and their weapons went flying.
For a second, time slowed down, a large grin seemed to form in Rythian's eyes. Zoey's giggle echoed.
She caught his first few lunges with her wrists. He tried to sweep her off her feet with unbalancing her, but she leaned towards him and twisted off his back. She got to their weapons and for a second one may of thought that she'd use them both against him but Zoey knew how to fight fairly.
She flung his blade at him, he caught it perfectly, twisting it around in his hand.
She sprinted and flew through the air, planning to jump on him. She dropped and he slid under her, hitting the ground baseball-style. She fell into a crouch, her head snapping up, catlike.
They went on like that, shorter than Kaeyi and Martyn's battle was but much faster and more skilled.
Zoey wickedly dodged Rythian's strikes and Rythian blocked or barely dodged her slices.
Finally the two of them caught each other in midair and fell to the ground, locked in each others grip.
Teep roared with laughter as they broke free of each other and bowed, handing one another's weapon to the rightful owner. Both of them could barely stop smiling. It was the most emotion Rythian showed in public.
The server members clapped, and Martyn and Kaeyi with a secret smile on their faces, laughed at something Toby whispered to them.
---- Rail Bros. / Strippin & Benji ----
There was something between these two that seemed to rival Xephos' and Honeydew's friendship. They knew each others strikes before it hit, their first round they used crowbars, the second they went fist-on-fist.
The crowbars were tricky. Benji seemed to have a hard time balancing his but finally realized that it was just a pole with two curved ends.
Strippin didn't hold back. He disarmed Benji within the first few seconds and held his crowbar to Benji's chest.
"Eat squid," Strippin cracked a smile.
Benji just stormed away.
The second around was better. Benji seemed more comfortable, except the factor that Strippin was a whole foot taller than him, with another six feet of intimidation and another four of muscle mass.
Benji got a couple of hits through, bruising Sam's collarbone and cheek. Benji was bleeding though, limping on one leg. Minty shook her head at the two of them, knowing Benji would probably break every bone and she'd have to be the one to heal him back to health.
In the end, it was Strippin, who was sitting on top of Benji. Everyone burst out laughing, except Toby, who for the most part normally felt like Martyn was always sitting on him. They went off the dueling site, both pretty banged up. It surprised almost everybody that Benji was able to walk off. It'd take a blind man to not see the fact that Benji would probably be not able to move for the next four weeks after this.