April 23, 2017 by Patrick Starks
Standing in this crowd I tremble with fear. I mean… What am I doing here? They probably already think I’m no good. My opponent looks intense; however, I can tell deep down he’s just as afraid as me. I feel I should take advantage of this situation and destroy this guy, but feel that it’s already too late. What can I do to get out of this situation? I’m not ready. Everything feels like an earthquake; the floor is shaking and people are screaming at the top of their lungs. Are they cheering for my opponent? Has he already begun and if so, where did he find the courage to press forward? I guess it doesn’t matter now, It’s all over. The only thing that can save me now is the right song, a good one. And… dammit! Never-mind, the DJ would play that song. This is the worst song that’s came out this summer. Wow, now I really must say that there some favoritism here. I should have been better prepared I should have been ready.
“You are ready.”
“What who said that? Was it someone from the crowd or my imagination. I must be really freaked out right now.”
“You are ready, you are the best, so what is stopping you from taking this guy? He’s got nothing on you, believe in yourself, believe in me.”
And there it was, that same voice again. I remember hearing this voice in my first battle and the outcome end up being that I was defeated because of my ignorance to ignore it. But why do I ignore this warrior, this lion within? Why am I so afraid? I guess the only other reason I can think of is that I don’t want to lose who I am in the process; however, this is foolish of me for that this other side of me, this alter ego, is exactly who I am. I must embrace it, I must do it now or else my victory will not stand. If you can hear me voice within, I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready!
“What, no! How is this girl coming at me? I was just destroying her, I just had—. I can’t lose to a girl, all the homiez will never let me here the end of it. I won’t go down without a fight, here I… No this can’t be! How did he do that move? I’ve never seen anything like it. The crowd is roaring like thunder and now their booing me, are you serious. I don’t understand, this song is lame, yet she can come back so strong.”
”It’s because she is now one. You are going about this all wrong, you will not win without me.”
“Shut up! I told you I got this, I don’t need you! I got this!”
“From the looks of the crowd, it would seem that you don’t. Looks like there is only 30 seconds left, are you sure you don’t need any help?”
“Ah!!!! Just shut up! Wait… Wait, what just happened? It… It can’t be.”
“Yes, it is over now. Your opponent is victorious this round, while you stand defeated. How do you feel?”
“I… I had her, she couldn’t have beat—.”
“Indeed, you did have her, for the moment at least. However, you failed this battle due to your lack of discipline, but do not be discouraged boy, learn from it. I see what you do not, I am you after all. Do not be afraid of me for that I can bring you to your fullest potential, I am your strength, I am your power. Let us show the world, the people in the audience even, what we can do.”
“Right… Your right, you were always right. How could I have been such a fool. Uh… I understand, I’m ready now.”
“Then let us show them that the last round was just a fluke.”