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"I can't believe that fucker gets the privilege of testing new equipment!" A well-aimed punch connected with the punching mitt. "That son of a bitch's game improved that much in just a few months' time." Another punch, this time aiming much higher, was quickly blocked by another mitt. "It's gotta be whatever Capsule Corp is building. That little shit could not have improved that much by training himself."
"You still bitching and moaning about all that?" the taller man inquired in a gravelly voice. "Maybe the dude takes steroids. Oh, or maybe he's just pretendin' to be poor so he can fuck with ya."
Sharp eyes narrowed and rose to look at the bald man. "I'm not paying you to be my therapist, Nappa," the shorter man spit out as a knee rose to connect with the man's belly but was once again quickly blocked.
"Coulda fooled me." The bigger man blocked another attack. "With all the bitching you've been doing lately, how am I not supposed to think that?" A foot connected with the
Slip-upIt wasn't anything extraordinary, the feat she had just accomplished, but for her to achieve such a reaction was something she'd never attempted before. She chewed on her bottom lip just thinking about it. A secretive smile and small blush covered her face as a hand automatically came up to cover her own reactioneven though no one was around to witness it. A sudden chill ran down her spine causing her body to sober and stiffen.Slip-up in General Fiction More Like This
"You didn't get far."
The gruff tone of his voice had her whipping around, the ends of her long hair tossing back over her shoulder. "I wasn't aware I was supposed to be hiding," her tone was neutral, not sure if he was trying to pick a fight with her. When she received a narrow expression her body relaxed slightly.
"Isn't that what you humans do best when faced with danger?" He stepped closer to her, watching for any signs of weakness to prey upon. A foot seemed to unconsciously shuffle backwards, although her face betrayed nothing.
"Danger?" she question