By the author of BARD: Owner of the Gemstone
*This is a fictious story and homage to professional wrestling
The referee lifts her right arm into the air. With a closed fist, except for her index finger, that points up, she circles her wrist. Autumn Spring dings the large, vertical wrestling bell on her foldout desk.
“Is that real!?” a fan shouts out. Everyone knows he’s talking about The Bionic Man’s arm.
Yes, it is Autumn says inside her head. That was a gift that all the promoters and some of the wrestlers willing paid for. There is one more gift for The Bionic Man but The Source would present that later.
“Lobster Claw has put his right claw up to challenge The Bionic Man’s bionic hand,” she commentates. “Nature against machine,” she continues. “It’s a back-and-forth battle, ladies and gentlemen. Lobster Claw’s claws are known to crush unopened beer cans. On our website, honourthebelt.com you can see videos of him splitting coconuts and other items. Items no one would believe are humanly possible to crush. However, The Bionic Man is a mystery. There’s currently no content on what he can do.”
“I think we’re about to find out!” She stands up to rile the crowd and to get a better view. “Lobster Claw just grabbed the bionic arm. It looks like he’s trying to tear the bionic arm off. The bionic man is pounding the claw on his arm but his normal, human strength doesn’t seem to be having any effect. Lobster Claw just hipped tossed The Bionic Man.” Oh, gawd, she thinks.
She takes in a deep breath. The show must go on.
“The Bionic Man has lost his bionic arm. Lobster Claw is against the ropes while the referee checks on The Bionic Man. I don’t believe it! The Bionic Man wants to continue the match!
“Lobster Claw looks like he’s going to pounce on The Bionic Man before he even gets back to his feet. The referee is holding Lobster Claw back. The Bionic Man is back on his feet! His face is full of rage. The referee has just stepped away. Lobster Claw is wasting no time stalking The Bionic Man. Is this now a game of cat and mouse? The Bionic Man just stomped his right foot in a threatening manner. Unbelievable! That’s a double drop kick by The Bionic Man right into the centre of Lobster Claw’s chest! Few people including veteran wrestlers could do such an accurate leaping double kick.
“Lobster Claw hit the top rope so hard he lost his footing and fell on his face.” Autumn catches a glance from the referee. She checks the time and points her right index and middle finger down.
“It looks like the referee is now checking on Lobster Claw. Lobster Claw looks stunned but nods his head that he can continue. I didn’t think anyone on the planet could continue after a kick like the one he just took.
“Wait! What? This is unbelievable! The Bionic Man is trying to put his bionic arm back on! Oh, no! Lobster Claw just yanked the bionic arm away. Oh, my gawd, does this man have no morals? He just hit The Bionic Man with his own bionic arm. This is ruthless folks, just ruthless, and uncalled for.
“But wait! The bionic man just slid one of his legs around one of Lobster Claw’s. He’s taken the big man down! This is impossible! I can’t believe what I’m seeing! Lobster Claw tried to hit The Bionic Man again but because of the pain he must be in, from the leg hold, there was little strength in his attack.
“The Bionic Man has done it! Using the power from Lobster Claw’s attack he’s managed to slip his bionic arm back on. The fingers are moving people. The fingers are moving! The Bionic Man just put his bionic hand around Lobster Claw’s throat. Lobster Claw is tapping out!
“Don’t be surprised if Lobster Claw calls for a disqualification. Really, how strong is that bionic arm?”
Jennifer Deslaurier for portraying Autumn Spring
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