Underdog's Upset (1.3)

The two bandits looked at each other. “Wait, hold up,” the second one said, “Are you saying you’re going to take us on? By yourself?”

“Do you see anyone else here?” Kazeus asked. The first bandit burst out laughing.

“Man, you are funny,” he said.

“How so?”

“It seems pretty obvious,” the second bandit said. “You’re up against two Force users, both of them armed, unlike yourself.” He turned to his partner. “And we’re certainly not amateurs, are we, Squalo?”

“Yeah Puran, we're no pushover chumps,” Squalo agreed.

“You’re obviously a user of the Ventrous Force,” Puran continued. “You guys may be the fastest Force users, but your attacks are too light to cause any serious damage.”

“All you wimps can do,” Squalo scoffed, “is hit and run like the cowards you are and hope that you can wear your opponents down.”

“You can’t possibly hope to succeed with that tactic against us, especially without any weapon to aid your weak attacks. Sooner or later, you’ll run out of steam, and then you’d be at our mercy,” Puran finished. The two of them looked at Kazeus, expecting him to accept the facts and back off. Kazeus said nothing. This wasn’t the first time an opponent had looked down on him, because he used the Ventrous Force, and it wouldn’t be the last.

“These guys know their stuff, alright,” he thought. Everything they’d said about the  Ventrous Force and its wielders was true. However…that applied to normal users. “Aren’t these guys in for a surprise,” Kazeus thought. He chuckled to himself. These two were going to regret underestimating him.

“Well, what are you waiting for?” Squalo asked impatiently. “You don’t stand a chance, so just run away already.” Puran nodded.

“There’s no sense in a pointless battle where the outcome is-”

“Are you guys going to keep going on about that?” Kazeus said. “I already told you; I didn’t just come here to leave.” He crouched down and clenched his fists in front of him, like an experienced boxer. “If I’m such a weakling, then you should have no trouble beating me. But I’m not moving.”

The End

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