Burning For A Fight | Cloud and Faris
The water from the blonde’s magic attack sent Faris stumbling into the early morning tide of the ocean. If it weren’t for the fact that Faris was used to fighting in watery conditions she probably would have been way too thrown off to dodge the Blizzard that came her way soon after. Luckily, the other warrior had taken a moment to gloat giving Faris time to push her sopping bangs out of her eyes. She saw him aim his attack and dove further back in the water to avoid it.
The warrior came charging in with her, trying to bear down on her with a flamestrike, but she was ready for it. She had the advantage on him in this terrain: sand, water, the beach. This was her turf. She jumped out of the water, landing on top of the ice block that his blizzard had created and used it as a jumping board to launch herself at him again. This time, her attack succeeded in effectively pushing back his flamestrike; steam rose out of the water when his still flaming sword made contact with the ocean.
Faris continued to push her advantage. Before he could drag his sword out of the water (size certainly didn’t seem to be working in his advantage here), Faris hit him in the stomach with the blunt edge of her blade (drawing blood really wasn’t necessary after all). He managed to counter her next few attacks, but his footwork was slow and dragging; he was fighting like he was still on land, after all. And that just wouldn’t work here.
“What’s the matter?! ‘Fraid of gettin’ wet?”
Their swords clashed repeatedly a few times. He was trying to avoid letting his sword drop below the water again, and that meant he couldn’t wind up to deal more powerful attacks. The Brave Blade was slim enough to slide through the water, and Faris was able to swing it around whichever way she liked, dealing more powerful hits. Faris was sending him backwards with each blow, occassionally making contact with the other soldier.
By the time Faris had managed to push them back into the shallow water, the blonde swordsman had a few cuts on his arms, and had suffered a few blunt blows to his chest and stomach. Faris gripped her sword and swung it at a horizontal.
Cloud was helpless when the fight was taken to the sea, So was he luring me in all this time? Did I really just get tricked by him?, he asked himself in disbelief and shocked at the power the other was showing. He was being pushed back every second, feeling helpless and couldn’t do a thing about it, until they were both closer to the land once more. He was able to get a good grip of his weapon and analyze the other’s quick movements. Ok, now it’s my turn, let’s see how you handle this one now, he said to himself preparing to counter.
The second the sword he took a step back and quickly jumped over the other. Now behind him, he quickly cast Water once more to push the other towards the sand to continue the fighting. After watching the other being pushed away Cloud smirked, “You know that wasn’t pretty bad, tricking me to get into the water to try and beat me, but not even there did you finish me.”
He then prepared his next attack, “Now its my turn” he said as he ran towards the other preparing another Flamestrike, he brought his sword down on him and the swords began to clash. “You’re getting faster…. still not enough” he told the other bringing his sword back and swinging it once more with Sparkstrike.
The sound of swords clashing began repeating, Cloud was sweating from the heat released from his Flamestrike and then flashes were appearing every time he used Sparkstrike. The attacks kept repeating, he used a lot of his energy in every attack. He noticed then a boulder behind the other and then took the chance to strike with a spell, he released one hand and cast Water once again to push the man towards the boulder.
None of Cloud’s attacks dealt direct damage, but he knew the flames made contact with the other due to the smoke on many parts of the other’s body. Those were small flames, he’s not done yet, but my next attack will have to stop him from fighting, he said as he prepared for his last attack. If I put a lot of my energy into this last Sparkstrike, even if he blocks, the electricity should run through his weapon and shock him, and at least leave him unable to fight for a good hour or so, he thought out the plan in his head.
He then dashed towards the purple-haired man and then the electricity began running through his Ultima Weapon, the sword was shining bright. Cloud then began to run faster when the distance between the two was brought down to about two feet he lifted his sword.