Jinxie entered the arena while still supporting herself with crutches. She walked up a few rows, trying to find an empty seat. With no luck, she was about to turn back until a small girl- most likely a freshman, stood up and offered Jinxie her seat. Jinxie bowed her head as a thank you and sat down, leaning her crutches against the seat in front of her.
She looked around. It seemed like they were only on the second battle. Most likely there was a long ways to go until she would be up.
The battle was quite interesting, but not interesting enough to distract Jinxie from the worry of her own battle. She twiddled her thumbs and almost thought about leaving the arena until her battle started, if the person sitting next to her didn't tap her.
"You're Jinxie, right?" It was a nervous looking red headed boy. He gave her a weak smile while he tapped vigorously on his knee.
She nodded. "Sorry have we met-?"
He shook his head. "Oh no, I don't think so. Maybe in passing, but not officially." he held out his hand. "My names Elijah and I'm supposed to be your opponent today."
The battle that was raging just moments ago came to an abrupt end when one student shot the other one up into the air and into the seats. Thankfully, most onlookers got out of the way in time. After a few seconds, Jinxie heard Helmy from somewhere in the arena say "Legal".
Jinxie gave Elijah a grin and shook his hand. "I'm sorry I didn't really know who I was facing this round. I haven't been outside much." She nudged her crutches with her toes and smiled.
He gave her a half-hearted chuckle. "Oh it's fine. Are you ok now?"
The next round was about to start. Helmy announced the next two contestants. "Countour vs. Kaine!"
"I heard that we're supposed to be the eighth battle, and this is only the third."
"Ugh, we've still got a long ways to go."
Nodding his head, Elijah seemed to take Jinxie's constant replying as a welcome to probe her with questions. "How did your past battle go? Were they close ones or did you completely defeat your opponents?" He seemed quite giddy all of a sudden.
She smirked. "Well obviously my last one didn't go too well for me if I came out of it with both knees fractured and a bunch of ribs broken."
"Oh. Well I guess I just really want to know if we're gonna be a close match or if I should worry."
her face scrunched up. "Well I'm guessing you probably have the upper hand seeing as I'll be needing my crutches throughout the battle."
Elijah shrugged and reached down to pull up his shirt. He revealed that his whole stomach was wrapped, not even an inch of skin showing. "I got pretty badly injured too, don't worry about it."
Grinning, she decided it might be better for the two of them to start off with even platforms rather than both of them sinking on the ground. (not to mention that they most likely will sink on the ground, she heard that there were going to be spots of quicksand on this playing field.) "Would you like to exchange information. So we won't be bulls running amuck?"
He pondered on her offer for a few minutes "Sounds good." he nodded his head. "I'll go first. I'm a chimera."
"Ha," She chuckled "That's great. A phoenix fighting a chimera."
"So you're a phoenix then?"
"And a carbuncle."
"What a mix!"
"Tell me about it..." She sighed.
The third battle came to an end. Jinxie wasn't paying attention to it, but it seemed like a close competition. Helmy announced the next two students. "Chrono vs Alexei!"
"uh well," Elijah's smile turned nuetral. "Since I'm a chimera I have duel personalities. So I'm sorry if I turn...something not friendly." As he blinked, Jinxie swore she saw his pupils turn slitted, but just as fast as they came, they disappeared.
Nodding solemnly, she let out a deep sigh. "I'm afraid I'm also the same, but hopefully you will never
have to see the other me."
He gave her an understanding smile, and then it became a smirk. "Come on, give me something more juicy, you've been branching off of my facts."
She rolled her eyes. "Fine....Uhm on top of fire magic and a phoenix form, I have plain old magic. magic of the soul. lol." She winked.
Elijah laughed a bit. "I have enhanced senses and strength."
"I have a hot body." She winked again. "In more than just one way."
after a second of silence, they both started laughing. Suddenly, Eli's pupils became tiny slits and he put his hand on her thigh. "You sure do." But he quickly pulled away and closed his eyes tightly. "Why the hell would you do that? That is unacceptable. Oh my god. Oh come on.
Shut up. She liked i-
go away!" He looked up at Jinxie with his normal eyes again. "I'm so sorry, truly. I'm sorry! Do not apologize
." He shook his head.
"it's ok, don't worry about it." She gave him a small smile and turned to watch the fighting. She was going to have an interesting fight.
It was finally time for Jinxie and Elijah to fight. Once Jinxie put even one foot down on the sand, her hopes of winning went down by another %30. There was no possible way she could fight with crutches while struggling to even walk on the crumbling ground.
Seeing Elijah across the arena, she gave him a smile. It looked like when he stepped onto the arena ground, he missed some quicksand by an inch. They both got into the battle quickly, but steadily. Elijah turned into a chimera and charged her. She let out a couple of spurts of fireballs, but realizing she was too weak to do anything grand, she jumped out of the way just in time. She focused all of her energy on picking herself up with fire before he had time to charge her again. The fire was weak, but it was enough to get her just over his head as he tackled the spot that she was just in.
Before she had any more time to react, Elijah quickly turned around and jumped at her. He pulled her down and pinned her against the ground.
Jinxie was out of juice to fuel her inner fire. Fading in and out of consciousness, she attempted to kick her, but only managed to get her a bite from the snake in return. Elijah started chocking her, and she could feel an area of quicksand forming right near her head. This was it. She had lost. Her only regret was that she didn't put up much of a fight. Her loss was quick and embarrassing.
Cold. Cold and helpless. I'm so cold.
"Weak. You are so weak. You are not cold. You are weak and dishonorable. I cannot even believe that we are one. You shouldn't even exist, I should have control of this body at all times. And it's unacceptable that a weak bitch like you is controlling what I do. I haven't had any fun in a while, and I finally get to be let out."
Jinxie opened her eyes, but they were not her eyes anymore. They were not even eyes, just blank slates. Before Elijah could do anything, Jinxie emitted a large wave of blue magic that knocked him far back. She- or it, stood up and erupted in blue flames. After a few second, the flames succumbed to nothing but small flickers coming from around the Harlequins body.
Jinxie stood in a whole different outfit: she had a top with a diamond pattern, her skirt looked liked it was made of fire, her blue striped tights stretched into jester shoes adorned by little bells, and she wore long black and white gloves with a flash of red covering her pinkies. Her smiled was crooked and her lips almost looked stitched. Her hair looked more like fire now than ever, with the blue gone and replaced by white and black. Feathers grew all up her neck and the stone was actually visible sticking out of her chest.
As Elijah recovered, he looked over her new form. "Is this the fucking form you warned me about? It is nothing. You are just a weak bitch compared to me. This will be quite easy."
The harlequin gave him and evil smirk and flicked her finger up. The chimera was thrown into the air. She twirled her finger, and he spun in the air along with it. She then put her finger down and Elijah came crashing to the ground.
A whimper was barely heard coming from him before she raised her hand up, and had his almost unconscious body float up along with it. suddenly, a circle of blue fire surrounded him and a sigil formed in the middle of it. Then, in a few seconds he yelled out in excruciating pain.
The Harlequin did nothing but laugh. When she got tired of his struggle, she relaxed her hand and he dropped limp to the ground. she then looked around the arena, and gave an evil giggle. "So many new toys to break." Her giggle turned into a grotesque laugh and as she raised her hands, a little prickle of pain came from the back of her head until it became unbearable. The Harlequin grabbed her head and groaned under her breath.
Her body fell to the ground, beaten and battered like a ragdoll, but still alive.
I will come back one day soon. You cannot keep me trapped forever. I will escape your damn cage and kill everyone you hold dear. Just you wait, one of these days you will not be able to do anything. It might be goodnight for now, but soon in the near future it will be a good day for death.