INCLUDED IN POST: Maura, Haxlia, Maria, Sneari, Krory, Delin, Nyarth, Kiki, Xio
Sorry in advance if you spot like a hundred errors in spelling and grammer. I don't have the correct feature on this word program like my other one.
I had never trained harder in my life. Sure I had trained and exercised routinely, everyday for years. Before I had only trained to get stronger for myself but now I have more important reasons to fight; like the war.
When I found out we were being grouped to be trained I honestly wasn't very keen on being part of a group. Though I found out later that our assigned training instructor was Haxlia and she's really strong experience fighter. It made me feel assured working with her. Sneari was strong to especially since she evovled into a Weavile and Maria well...
So we trained together sparing and practice battles. Haxlia would point out our flaws in battle and what we need to work on. I know there are some things I need to work and battle moves I could learn but then Haxlia informed me after one training session.
"You need to work on teamwork," Haxlia said.
I gulped cool water from a plastic bottle and looked at her blankly, "What makes you say that?"
"I first notice it when we were all playing soccer a while ago."
"You were hogging the ball half the game."
I crossed my arms over my chest, "And how is sharing got to do with training for war?" I questioned
Haxlia said, "Teamwork is important. You can't look out only for yourself. We all need to have eachother's back when we're fighting the enemy."
I frowned, "So what? Do I have to watch out for others while we're fighting?"
"Well yes...but not always. But with this war thats coming we're going to face really strong fighters and they'll be very dangerous and had no problem in killing others. So it would be best to work together."
"Psh I'll be fine on my own," I said waving my hand dismissively. "I only need to get stronger."
"Hmm," Haxlia said with an attentive expression. "Okay..." She walked away and I got a feeling that she was up to something.
Then the next day I was with the group outside in the forest. Haxlia said "This will be different than a practice battle since I want you guys to fight as if you were facing a real enemy. An enemy with an attention to kill."
There was an anxious and tense pause. I frowned, what was she up to?
"So I'll be your 'enemy'. You three must work together to bring me down got it?"
Oh this is a freakin' teamwork lesson. I sighed alright bring it on. Sneari and Maria nodded with determined and apprehensive expression.
"Alrighty then~" Haxlia said then she attack. She was so fast. It was almost a blur. She used Slash her nails now sharp as knives. She striked at Sneari who dodged just in time and then at me. I back away and nearly got my shirt shredded.
I twisted around Jaws swung around and used Bite. Haxlia dodged and Sneari came up behind her with Ice Punch. But Haxlia avoided both attacks that ended up with Sneari getting hit by Bite and I got hit by Ice Punch. The Ice Punch nearly knocked my to the ground but I forced myself to stand on my feet and felt my sneakers dug into the dirt. "Damn..." I put a hand to my cheek. It was so cold it sting.
"Sorry," Sneari said. She was rubbing her shoulder where Jaws got her with Bite.
"S'alright, its my bad too," I said. I hope Jaws' Bite wasn't too hard.
Haxlia was standing yards away and was laughing so much she was holding her stomach. "Omigad I only saw something like that on the Three Stoogis," chortled Haxlia.
I clenched my teeth and growled. I charged at Haxlia and used Sucker Punch. Haxlia dodged with an elegant flare and kicked on the side of my head. Jaws wipped around and snapped at her direction but she was out reach.
"You guys won't get me when your fighting one at a time," Haxlia said. "I want to see you act like a team."
"I can take you on by myself!" I challenged.
Haxlia sighed. "Guess I'll have to resort to this," She put her hand to her chest and slip her fingers into her clevage. Ugh what the Hell is she doing?? Haxlia held out a key. "This," She said tangling the Key in the air. "Is the key to the pantry where all the sweets and junk food are locked away. In order to get the key from me you have to team up for real got it."
"The key to the sweets," Maria sighed her eyes sparkling with longing.
Krory had forbidden everyone from eating sweets and junk food then put everyone on a strict diet since we started training. I hadn't eating anything sweet in so long and I was craving for something with peanut butter and chocolate. But I wasn't going to 'act like a team' just so I can have candy and sweets.
"I'll just take that key away right now!" I ran up at Haxlia. I was knocked down to the ground. I growled in frustration and attacked in a series of kicks and punches. Haxlia kneed me in the stomach and doubled over held onto my gut. She hit be harder than usual and I think she did that to snap me out of it.
"You need to understand that you won't get far acting as a lone wolf," Haxlia told me sternly. "This world is a cold place I know. But I understand we can accomplish much more if we help eachother out."
I scoff and walked away from Haxlia. I looked over at Sneari and Maria.
"Come on Maura its for the sweets!" Maria said.
Teamwork huh. For a long time I had only worked alone. Even when I was with my parents I felt like it was just me against the world. But since I started leaving here something in me started to change.
I took a deep breath and pointed challenging at Haxlia. "Okay you're on Blondie!"
Haxlia grinned and put the key back in her ...treasure chest. Eww I made a face. How are we suppose to get the key...uh worry about that later.
"Ready start..." Haxlia vanished suddenly startling us.
Okay she must have had a career as a Ninja or an assassin where else would she developed skills like that.
The three us huddled together in a small circle. Almost like football team huddle before a big game.
"So does anyone have a plan yeah?" Sneari questioned.
"Uhhh I don't know...," said Maria scratching her head. "Maura do got any ideas?"
"Beat her to a bloody pulp," I said with a clench fist infront of me. The girls said nothing. "Kidding."
"She's stronger and more experience in fighting then all of us and I don't think that out numbering her would make any difference..." I chewed my bottom lip thinking. I was good at thinking up quick battle stragedies at the heat of the moment but I did to think of a plan for the three of us to work with. But after a training with them for a while I have an understanding of what they can do and their moves. Sneari was strong and a decent fighter but Maria only knows a few moves and theres that one thing...
I took a deep breath, "Alright..."
A few minutes later we found Haxlia sitting on a rock finishing off a candy bar.
"Did you...get that from the secret pantry?" Maria asked her.
"Hmm its a secret," Haxlia licked chocolate off her finger tips. "But if you really want the sweets you have to get the key from me."
"We know yeah," Sneari said.
Haxlia stood up with her hands on her hips. "Okay show me what you got."
It started as Sneari, Maria and I charged forward. Sneari used Icy Wind. Since Haxlia is a Haxorus she should be weak against Ice types though I know it wouldn't be that easy at first. Haxlia went through the white and sparkled swirl of Sneari's Icy Wind to attack with Dual Chop. Then I used Hyper Cutter. Haxlia was hit and blinked as she looked over my head and must have noticed Maria used Minus. Sneari used Ice Beam and it hit Haxlia.
The Ice Beam threw Haxlia backgrounds but she was soon on her feet and was smiling.
"Dragon Pulse!" I was hit by the rhythm of blue ring energy. I cursed under my breath but toughen out.
I saw Maria used Spark it barely fazed Haxlia. Haxlia turned to Maria and used Dragon Rage then Sneari jumped in between and counter from Protect.
"Thanks Sneari," Maria said to Sneari.
"Hey! What were you thinking?!" I snapped at Maria. "Like that measly little Spark could hurt anyone."
"S-sory," stuttered Maria startled.
I blinked and sighed. "It...s'alright," I muttered. Snapping at people in a middle of the battle isn't the perfect solution.
We faced Haxlia agained and the fight went on. Sneari used Icy Wind again stronger it was combined with Maria's Spark. It was rather a pretty display. The golden electic sparks dance around in the silver blizzard. I had snuck up behind Haxlia and grap hold of her arms and pinned them behind her. "Hey!" Haxlia tried to kick me while I was behind her but Jaws Bite on her leg. "AGH! Careful! I like those shoes!" JAWS wouldn't leg of of her foot so in the awkward postion she was in she couldn't kick me with her other leg.
"Get it!" I said to Sneari and Maria. "Get the key!"
Sneari and Maria looked at eachother and then at Haxlia. They started uncertainly at her chest area where she hidden the key. "Uhhhh...."
"Oh don't be feeling awkward now!" I snapped. As I was standing right behind Haxlia I could easily tell she was shaking with laughter. Or she was cold from the Icy Wind.
"Why don't you do it Maura?" Haxlia suggested. She turned her head around and I caught her smirking. "Unless you two feel comfortable about body searching another woman."
"I'm hesitate to get the key out...because I know its going to be sweaty." I told her bluntly. I sighed. "Alright Sneari you hold her. I'll get the damn key."
As we were about to switch places Haxlia got one of her hands free and used Dragon claw at me causing Jaws to let go. She karate kick Sneari and then used False Swipe.
I got a full blast of it and fell back on the ground hard. "Sh*t." But I got up and was ready to attack with the others.
Haxlia held up her hand. "Enough." She said in a commanding town. We looked at her confused.
"That was okay it could have gotten better. Thats something we need to work on." Haxlia rubbed the back of her head. "Being a training coach is hard work. Alright you pass."
"What?!" I exclaimed incredulously.
"I said you all pass."
"But we didn't beat you," Maria said.
"Well no you didn't defeat me out right. You three still got some ways to go so," Haxlia took the key out and toss it at me.
"Ah hah!" I caught the key. "Uh..." I pulled at the front of my shirt and wipe down the key.
"Ahem," Haxlia said and I looked up at her. "The point of this exercise was not to beat me but to work as a team. And I see you got the point." She smiled over at me and glanced down at the grass.
"Now lesson learned good work," Haxlia said happily.
After the day turn into night we located the pantry. "The treasure is ours girls!" I said getting the key out grinning. Sneari and Maria stood beside me as I unlocked the door then I realized it wasn't even locked. I swung the doors open and discovered the room was empty. There was nothing but a naked light bulp hanging from ceiling. Not even candy bar in sight.
"WHA---WHERE THE F*** THE FOOD!!?" I yelled
"Oi Shellas," Krory appeared behind us. "I did hid the lollies and junk food there but I found out someone had snuck in and nicked em."
Krory took the key from me. "I gave da key ta Haxlia. She already breef me of your achievements. I'm pleased of your accomplishments so far."
"But what happened to the sweets??" Maria asked
"The ones that the sweet thief left behind. I threw them out." Krory raised at eyebrow looking at us in amusemnet. "G'night sheilas keep up the good work." Then Krory left.
I threw my hands in the air irate, "WHAT THE F-IN' HELL?!! ALL THAT WORK AND NO FREAKING CANDY!!! GAWD GONE IT!!"
"Chill out Maura there's still sugar celeral yeah," Sneari said.
"That whole grain crap..." I muttered.
"We should go down to the kitchen we haven't had dinner yet," Marai said.
So we went to the kitchen I was still pissed off and then I heard someone going "PSSST!" I hate that sound so freakin' annoying. "WHAT?!" I snapped.
"Hey hey chill out," It was a Delin he was leaning against the wall and the Meowth Gijinka who I know is named Nyarth was behind him. "Somebody is sugar deprived," Delin snickered.
"Don't you start screwing with me," I growled. I do not want to be teased over that.
"We're not here to point and laugh we're here to help nya," The Meowth Gijinka said.
Nyarth glanced around causiously in a sneaky manner and stepped away from behind Delin. I noticed he was wearing large coat enough though it was quiet warm in the mansion. He opened his coat and showed the candy bars and sweets attached to the insides of the coat just like a sneaky dealer.
"With or without nuts?"
We went on training and weeks went back and soon it had been over three months. After time went by I trainned with the others and I learned new moves and developed my strenght and speed. I also learned the importance of teamwork. Thanks to our training coach Haxlia. She's not bad, neither were the other girls I'd admit.
After eating breakfast of scrambled eggs and toast I went outside to the usual spot that where Haxlia's group meet. There I started my routine stretching. There were already several people outside doing warm up stretches or running around around the mansion. Then more people came out.
Sneari first showed up, "Good morning." She said and started warm up stretching with me.
"Uh huh morning," I said as I was squating down stretching out one leg at a time.
Soon Maria showed up. "Morning!" She said brightly and she too joined in stretching.
We had warm up stretches together for a while and had become part of our routine. It was funny at first since I always did warm ups and training alone but I got used to it. I even started to enjoy their company though I won't say it out loud.
Today at training I watched Maria and Sneari practice battle. They had both gotten stronger and better at fighting although Maria had ways to go. When Maria and I faced each other she could take my punches.
After sparing Haxlia stopped us. “Good. You’ve all improved an awful lot, and I just want to say how proud of you guys I am.”
“Thank you, we’ve been working hard, yeah?” Sneari said looking at Maria and I.
“We sure have!” Maria said grinned.
“Yeah, what smiles said. We should be proud.”
“You should smile even more Maura!” Maria said.
“You look quite lovely, yeah.” Sneari nodded.
“Hmm, if you say so…” I mumbled I could feel my cheeks blushing. God! I hate blushing like this.
“Well, training is over for the day. Go get yourselves something healthy to eat…that means NO candy Maria!” Haxlia shook her finger at Maria.
“Ok, but then I get two pieces next time I can have some!” Maria nodded.
“Fine fine.” Haxlia sighed.
Me, Maria and Sneari went inside the mansion and had dinner in the kitchen. I ate stir fry rice and vegetables.
“Bye Maura, good night!” Maria said waving at me.
“See ya chuckles.” I had gotten to giving Maria nicknames like that since she always seemed happy and cheerful, not as annoying as Kiki.
The next day I got up and dressed for another day of training. I was washing my face in the bathroom and looked at my reflection in the mirror. My hair had grown longer almost to my shoulders. My bangs had grown out and fall over my eyes it was annoying. "Hmph," I grapped a pair of scissors and started cutting at the annoying locks.
Then I went to the kitchen for breakfast and saw other Gijinkas were up and saw Haxlia with Sneari and Maria. "Hey there are you really going outside dressed like that?" Haxlia said. "Its a blizzard out there."
I looked out the window and saw like good few feet of snow. Did we had a snow storm last night? "I can train in the gym." I grapped a carten of juice in the fridge and got a glass from the cuppard.
"I...see you cut your hair too," Haxlia said sitting at the kitchen island holding a mug of either coffee or tea.
"Too?" I said sitting at one of the bar stool of the kitchen island.
"Yeah I cut my hair last night. What do you think?" Haxlia said grinning.
"Hmm," I titled my head and squint my eyes looking at her blonde hair. "I don't see anything different."
"What?? I did a big change my bangs can't you tell?"
"Is there something wrong with your eyes or something?" she questioned.
"I just don't pay attention to detail I guess," I said shrugging.
"So...what would you do if I shaved my head bald?"
"I would...," I put a finger to my chin thinking. "Offer you a hat?"
Maria giggled in amusement.
"Hahaha," Haxlia said. "Just let you know girls training is canceled. You can relax for today."
"Cancelled why?" I asked.
"Its like below 20 out there."
"We can train the gym."
"Geez girl take a break," Haxlia said. "Everyone else is taking a break. Why not just play in the snow with the others?"
"Yeah come play in the snow with us," said Maria.
"It'll be fun yeah," said Sneari.
"So...we can have a snowball fight?"
"What else would we do in the snow."
I grinned, "Alright."
So were outside Maria and I were bundle up to keep us warm except Sneari. Being an Ice type she didn't need to wear layers of clothes. The cold must feel nice to her. Where as I was started to go numb in places like my finger tips. I needed to move around to get my blood going.
So we had a snow ball fight. There were other Gijinkas playing in the snow not just the four of us. "Hey where's that boyfriend of yours?" I asked Maria. "Is he still trainning or something?"
"Oh no, he's out shopping with the guys."
"Shopping I'm surprised you didn't join them," I commented as I pack snow into a ball. I was planning to through it at Sneari. Sneari was ruling this game obviously but I still wanted to gain a upper hand.
"I can't. He's shopping for a present for me. What if I accidently see it and ruin the surprise."
"Okay I get it but what if he gets the wrong gift?" I threw a ball at Sneari's direction but missed. Damn I could never be a pitcher.
"I'm not worried," Maria said. "Hey do you want go shopping tomorrow what about you S--ow hey!" Maria got bit in the shoulder by a snowball from Sneari.
"Really. Have you forgot I hate shopping and I don't have any money?"
"It could still be fun."
"Hmm." I looked around to see where Sneari had gone. I think she's planning a sneak attack. Some ways away I saw Kiki and some of her team mates playing in the snow. She had tactled Xio to the snowy ground. Ugh I hope they don't start kiss--"HEY!" Cold wet snow smashed on the side of the face. "I'll get you for that Sneari!"
After a good few hours of playing in the snow. We retreated back in the mansion. Right now I just wanted hot chocolate and to seat at a Kotasu in front of the TV.
I was worried I got the time in the post messed up. I got confused while writing and reading other posts but I think I managed it alright.
Sorry for the shoddy fight scene =/
Any mistakes such as the OC's behavior or the like comment please I don't mind