Chapter 21: Round 2: Dudley Versus Ling
Kenshin: *winces as a nurse examines his ribs* damn he fights good for an old man
Dudley: *chuckles to himself as he looks over at the nurse* what's the extent of there injuries?
Nurse: nothing life threatening they just need rest and a good meal
Dudley: *nods* sounds good
Jade: agreed oh wait Dudley isn't your match starting?
Dudley: oh crap your right *runs to the ring*
Isono: The second match Dudley vs Ling will begin shortly
Ling: *steps up onto the ring*
Dudley: *gets on the ring as well*
Isono: when you guys are ready you may begin
Dudley: *extends a hand* may the best samurai win
Ling: *takes the hand* and that will be me!
Dudley: *chuckles* arrogance will get you nowhere my friend *pulls his blade out*
Ling: *pulls his blade out too*
Jade: *arrives at ringside* take this chump down Dudley!
Ling: *looks at Jade* who are you calling a chump woman?
Dudley: *stern look on his face* hey I won't tolerate you insulting a lady in front of me! *points his blade at Ling*
Ling: *chuckles* aww I'm sorry *runs toward Dudley as swings his blade at his face*
Dudley: *blocks it and a red aura surrounds him* I refuse to lose to a dirtbag like you! *pushes him away and slices his stomach sending him flying to the edge of the ring*
Dudley: *walks over and points his blade in Lings face*
Ling: *look of fear on his face* w-wait d-don't do it I surrender!
Dudley: *lifts his blade up and prepares to swing it downward*
Jade: *runs towards Dudley and Ling* Dudley stop this he already surrendered!
Dudley: *stops his swing and looks at Jade*
Jade: *stops at the edge of the ring* this isn't like you, you gotta stop!
Dudley: *the red aura flickers before it disappears completely and he falls to his knees* N-Not again *grabs his head*
Jade: *looks at Isono* well?
Isono: Ling has surrendered the winner is Dudley!
Jade: *jumps in the ring and puts her hands on Dudley's shoulders*
Dudley: *looks up at Jade shaking* I-I'm sorry....
Jade: *shakes her head* its alright nothing bad happened
Dudley: this time but last time It happened I killed someone!
Jade: *shocked look on her face*
Dudley: *shakes* when I was kid I was cursed by someone whenever I lose my temper that foul power takes over my body and I lose all sense of myself the first time it happened I was about 15 years old I saw some thugs harassing a lady and I can't tolerate disrespect towards women so I lost me temper then that foul power came out and I killed every one of those thugs, if it wasn't for the lady I stood up for I wouldn't have returned to me senses
Jade: *her hands fly up to her mouth tears flowing down her cheeks*
Dudley: *stands up weakly* I-I'm ok now *puts a hand on her shoulder* thanks for listening it feels good to get that off my chest
Jade: *wipes her face with her sleeve and nods* lets go my fight is next *they walk out of the ring together*
Narrator: Dudley wins his match by a surrender but who or what is responsible for that terrible power that dwells within him to find out keep reading Samurai King!