I was headed to the dojo again. My bag slung over my sholder and my __(c)__ hair tied up in a ponytail. I wore loose sweatpants and a tanktop under my sweater. I was whistling to myself as i strolled towards the dojo.
I was very skilled in various forms of martial arts, everything from Karate to Kung Fu and everything in between. I started learning when i was only young...5 actually.
I was bullied alot by kids older or stronger than me....and it drove me crazy. So i put myself in Karate, i soon realized i had real talent for it. I was extremely flexible and very fast. In three years i was almost a black belt and i was consided amazing at it. 2 years later, when i was 10 i got my first black belt. And now i'm __ and considerd a lethal weapon.
Not long ago i broke my leg during a tournament, i was layed up for months and i just got back into the game a week ago....and i found out my teacher got a new pupil. Apparently he was a beywheeler...a pro one at that. He allready had alot of training in the martial arts field. but my teacher decided to take him on and test him. Even though i was a black belt i still accepted help from my instructors...but i couldnt help being a little pissed at the new guy. I just shrugged it off and pretended i was fine. I was suppost to meet him today....i had to admit, i was a bit curious, apparently this guy was really good...if my teacher admitted that on his first day than he had to be skilled.
I crossed the street and walked into the japanese-style building. A tall japanese man with long jet-black hair tied back in a low ponytail, sat cross legged on the floor, meditating. He didnt even look up when i enterd. I took my sweater off and put my bag down on the floor and joined him. I sat down and crossed my legs and sat beside him. Facing the same direction. It was all silent, all i could hear was my slow breathing and my heart beat when the door opend slowly. My piercing __(c)__ eyes opend halfway to see a black haired male standing in the doorway.
"Hello Jin" My teacher said beside me. His eyes were still shut.
"Go introduce yourself __(n)__" he instructed. I untangled my legs and rose. I walked over to the teenager that Sensei adressed.
"Hello" he said. As i walked closer i saw his golden eyes watching me carefully.
"Hello. You must be Jin. My name is __(n)__." i said, bowing my head.
"A pleasure to meet you __(n)__" he bowed too.
"Come. We must meditate" Sensei said. I walked over and left Jin to put his stuff on the floor next to mine. I sat on his right. Jin sat across from me, forming a triangle. "While we relax, why dont we get aquainted shall we? I know how impatient today's youth can be" Sensei said. That was a phrase he used alot.
"Answer my questions then...What are your full names?" Sensei asked.
"__(n)__ __(mn)__ __(ln)__." i replied.
"Jin Ryu" Jin replied.
"Belt?" Sensei asked.
"Black belt" i replied.
"Black belt" Jin said. I was surprised.
"You too?" we both asked in unision. Sensei chuckled lightly.
"Allright. How long have you been studying Karate?" Sensei asked.
"Ever since i was 5" i replied.
"Me too" Jin said. I rose an eyebrow.
"This is starting to get scary" i said. He nodded.
"That is enough for now..." Sensei said and rose....and promptly tired to karate chop my head. I blocked it easily. I rose an eyebrow.
"I dont think thats going to work any more Sensei" i said.
"Oh yea?" he asked.
He began moving his foot upwards to kick me, but i saw it coming. I lept back. He came forwards and tried to give me a hard knock to the head. I ducked under where he spun around quickly and tried to kick me but i was still faster. I rolled out of the way and lept up before he could attack again.
Meanwhile, Jin was watching, amused, as i outmanuverd my sensei. I saw him watching and smirked.
"This isnt an uncommon occurance. So get used to it" i winked at Jin as i dodged a roundhouse kick.
A few minutes later, after Jin managed to stop me and Sensei from fighting. We started training. When i trained, i made sure to do a good job of it. When i was younger, after loosing a tournament, i was furious and i trained so hard i passed out. After that i learned how to relax before i exploded like that.
I started out by pulverizing the punching bag. Jin watched from the bench.
"So __(n)__. Why did you get into karate?" he asked, i aimed a much harder punch than normal at the bag as the memory hit me.
"I was bullied as a kid...I was that kid in every school that sat in the corner with a book and never spoke to anyone....One day the bullies took it too far and landed me in the hospital...So in order to be able to defend myself i joined karate. Sensei's trained me ever since. When i became a black belt, i began training mostly on my own but i still come to him now and then..." i said as i kicked the bag, hard.
"Bullied huh? That must've been difficult" he said.
"You have no idea..." i said, moving away from the bag and giving Jin a turn.
"I've been coming here for a while now....how come i've never seen you around before?" he asked.
"Broke my leg in a tournament a while back. I've been layed up for months and i just got back into the game..." i replied, taking a long swig of water.
"Ouch. I'm guessing you lost?" he asked.
"Yep...Big time. It was a dirty trick so the guy that did it got disqualified but i'm still pissed at him" i growled. Jin nodded.
"Nothing bothers me more than people who dont play by the rules" he said.
"I know right? Here we are following every rule to the letter and they just run amok causing trouble" i said.
"I got tricked like that a while ago" he said.
"Really?" i asked.
"Yea...I'm a Beywheeler....you probably allready knew that though. It was a while ago...I was in a tag team battle against these guys called The Dominators" he said.
"I know those guys....One of them randomly attacked me in the street. Since i dont have a bey and i needed to defend myself so i attacked him...It was fun" i smirked. He laughed.
"So anyway. We were fighting off against the two strongest and they cheated by breaking the stadium. I almost lost my Beywheel and my life as well....Luckily my friend caught me before i could fall" he said. I nodded slowly.
"I think i remember seeing that before...I was going for a jog and i saw a quick flash of it on one of those annoying levitating screens...Those things are everywhere" i said. He laughed.
"Anyway. Lets get to work shall we?"
And so the day began. It was rough. Sensei trained us as hard as he could without making me injure my leg again. I was coverd in sweat and breathing hard by the time he finally let me go to the showers. After i cleaned myself up. I met Jin outside.
"Hey __(n)__. I was wondering if you wanted to come see me and my friends train tomorrow...I mean if you dont have anything going on...I think you'd really like them" he stammerd slightly.
"Sure! I have nothing going on anyways. Where should i meet you?" i asked.
"U-um...The bey park on Main street? You know where that is?" he asked. I nodded.
"I do have a wheel...but i'm not very good. I go down there sometimes" i said. His eyes brightend.
"Why dont you bring your bey? I can give you a few pointers" he said. I smiled.
"I'd like that...See you tomorrow Jin!" i waved as i began walking in the opposite direction.
"Bye!" he waved back before turning and going off in the opposite direction.
The next day, i met up with Jin at the bey park. I had my wheel _____ in the case at my belt and the launcher on the other side. I was sitting on the bench and waiting for Jin to arrive.
"Hello?" a voice asked. I turned around and saw a red haired boy looking at me.
"Oh, hello" i said.
"Are you waiting for someone?" he asked. I nodded.
"I'm waiting for Jin..." i said. He nodded.
"You must be the girl he met yesterday, i'm Sho Tenma, Jin's a good friend of mine!" he said, holding out a hand.
"Nice to meet you Sho." i took his hand and shook it, before i could open my mouth again. I heard my name called. I looked over and saw Jin running towards us.
"Sorry i'm late __(n)__...I got held up." he said sheepishly.
"It's allright. I wasnt waiting long" i said.
"So Jin....You didnt tell me she was so pretty" Sho said, raising an eyebrow. Jin flushed and grabbed Sho by the arm.
"You warm up a bit __(n)__. I'll be right back" he said as he towed Sho around the corner. I heard a loud yell and Sho saying something before more yelling came from around the corner. I rose an eyebrow but didnt say anything. I went over to the edge of the stadium and took my launcher. I clipped ____ onto the launcher and fired him into the stadium.
In reality. I wasnt as bad as i thought i was. According to everyone else, i actually did have some skill but i never really believed i had the talent for beywheeling. I did practice now and again, and i did get stronger. It was only recently that i was thinking of starting it up again.
Once Jin came back around the corner. He saw ____ going over the jumps in the stadium.
"Wow, those jumps are pretty smooth, your turns are really quick too. Why dont you try it with a bit more speed?" Jin offerd.
"I'll give it a try...____ isnt really built for speed, being a power type." i said.
"A power type? I'm curious now. Why dont you show me what you've got?" he asked and i smirked.
"I'd love to"
Later on. I was at a diner with Sho, Jin and their friends Leon, Nicole, Marche and Covey. Team Estrella.
"So. You really do show promise __(n)__. I think you should get into Beywheeling" Sho said.
"You know...I've been thinking about it...and since you guys all think i should...i will" i said as i plucked a fry from my plate and stuck it in my mouth. Jin smiled at me and i smiled back. He looked away slightly, a faint blush on his cheeks. After we ate. Jin offerd to walk me home. I didnt really need it but i wasnt going to turn it down.
"So...Wanna meet up tomorrow after karate?" he asked. I smirked.
"Of course. If i'm going to get better i'm gonna need to do alot of training" i said.
"Well i'll be glad to help then" he said. We kept talking for a while. When we got to my place. I turned to him.
"This is the place...Thanks for walking me home" i said.
"No problem" he said. I leaned over and planted a quick kiss on his cheek. Both of us flushed and i quickly turned away.
"B-bye!" i waved as i quickly disippeared inside the door. Jin toutched his cheek where i kissed him and smiled.
"The word 'Training' has never sounded so good"