It was time for the duel, and my brother was strapping my armor on me. "Ok, then Evelin, remember what I taught you. Watch their movements." He said. "Ok Alexander, just please relax." I said. He was so stressed that he was tightening my armor a little too much. "What do you mean?" He asked. I pointed to the straps. "Oh! Sorry about that." He said, loosening the straps. I sighed and then said "Hey, I promise I'll make you proud big brother." He gave me a smile, and I smiled back. I was ready. We ran down to the training room. We were early. I released Shadow and stroked her soft black fur. *Time skip to the battle*
"Are you two ready?"Asked my brother. "Yes" We responded. "The rules are to not kill your opponent. This duel will end until one of you is hurt, or until one of you backs down. You may use strength from your spirit animal." He said and we both nodded. Alexander backed up and said, "Draw you weopons. Start!"We drew our swords and began the duel. She thrusted the tip of her sword towards me. I jumped backwards. Shadow's strength entered me and I countered her attack. I pushed her back and struck. She countered my attack. She grunted and in a strained voice said, "I have to agree that you do fight well." I pushed her. "Same to you. I'll thank my brother for you." I said. She kicked her leg under mine and I Stumbled. She pushed me back and attacked. I parried and I watched her movements like my brother taught me. I hit her with the flat of my blade. She yelped. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw my brother smile proudly. *Time skip to the end of the battle*
Zia and I forfeited at the same time. We were laying on the ground. "Wow! Your great! How about we call this a truce." I said to her. She smiled at me. "Same to you. I look forward to training with you." We laughed with my brother. We lay on the ground together.