A Fair Fight

textual_phoenix

An alumnus of both Ficlets.com and Ficly.com. Who, for some weird reason, is starting his time here with an abundance of cannibalism-themes stories. O.o


Barris, commander of the Republic troops strode forward. No armour, no weapons.

Acheson turned to his troops. "No one fires a shot until I say." He stepped out from behind his barricade, meeting Barris half way.

"Colonel." Barris said. "I've been waiting for this opportunity."

"What do you want?"

Barris smirked. "Here's the deal. Neither of us wants more of our troops to die. So, you and me. To the death. I win, the rebels surrender."

"If I win?"

"The Republic falls, and this conflict ends. A fair fight. You and me. No weapons. Just training and natural ability."

Acheson nodded. "Agreed. You know, though, there's really no such thing as a fair fight. Someone always has the advantage."

"That would be me. I'm younger, faster, and stronger than you."

"You are that. I, on the other hand..." Acheson scowled.

It was over in an instant. Barris screamed as his arms and legs were torn from his body. "I'm a telekinetic. It's a natural ability I was born with." With a snap of Barris' neck, the war was over.


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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Interesting. I thought this was in the SW universe at first but the end makes me doubt it. I'm not sure that tearing off the arms and legs was a good move for him, especially if he was going to break Barris's neck moments later. Troops loyal to Barris might have seen that as cheating or as a trick, or just fought back against the sheer cruelty, having potentially been reminded of what they were fighting for. On a technical note, everything flows pretty quickly thanks to the dialogue and I was never confused at what was going on, so good job on the clarity as well.

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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

It was because he wanted to deliver his line to a living brain, but I doubt it would have been heard over his screams of agony.

  • #3375 Posted 2 years ago
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textual_phoenix

textual_phoenix

Decidedly not my best work. I really should have done this as a two-parter. :-/

  • #3377 Posted 2 years ago
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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

Shoot, I'm just happy you're writing at all. It's awful lonely here.

  • #3378 Posted 2 years ago
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