This is a bit harder for me to write, I keep standing up from the computer to mimic the movements in the hope that a counter movement will come to mind. Time to continue the action…
Lia carefully backed away from Calenia, the cut on her arm stinging. She knew in a one on one situation, the blademistress would seriously kick her ass. And that was really the last thing she wanted in this situation.
“Calenia, m’dear, I know yer angry about somethin’ but maybe we can talk about it?” Lia smiled slightly.
“The time for talk is over!” Calenia, enraged, rushed forward again. Lia lept back, twisting out of the way of her dual katanas. This was going to be a very very long night. Reaching into the top of her right boot, Lia grabbed her dagger and held it in her other hand, both it and short sword at the ready.
Calenia stalked forward, one katana held low and at the ready while she held up the other, prepared to strike. Lashing forward with lower katana, she grunted as Lia rather ungracefully parried with her short sword. The clang of metal on metal filled the air as Calenia brought her other katana down, intending to slice at Lia’s neck.
“Fuck!” Lia growled, dropping to the ground, careful to avoid the myriad of blades she suddenly found herself surrounded by – her own and Calenia’s. Lashing forward with her dagger, she cut along the inside of Calenia’s right leather boot, careful to not hit any skin.
“What do you think you’re doing?!” Calenia raged, dancing back. Her foot came loose in her right boot and she stumbled, dropping one of her katanas.
“Evenin’ the odds, y’know.” Lia lept up with acrobatic grace, the butt of her sword coming down on Calenia’s shoulder. Calenia stumbled back again, twisting her upper body, bringing the one katana she had left around, intending on slicing into Lia. Lia blocked again with her sword before reaching forward with her dagger, intent on slicing across Calenia’s belly. Calenia grabbed for Lia’s dagger hand, twisting and squeezing until the rogue dropped her dagger. Panting, she stepped back from Lia, the anger still evident in her amber gaze.
“You’ve been taking lessons from your Jo-nin.” Calenia ground out. Lia stepped back, wiping the back of her hand across her forehead. She nodded.
“Yeh.” She stood up straight. “Yer happy now?”
“Yes. No. I don’t know.” Calenia spit on the ground, the katana she still held in hand dangling loosely. “I hate you.”
“Yer jus’ sayin’ that.” Lia shook her head. “Ya never loved me, Calenia. I was just a warm body for ya.”
“You don’t know that!” Enraged, Calenia lept forward again, her katana slashing in a wide arc towards Lia. Lia sprung back, the blow missing by miles.
“Yer angry ‘cause I’m marryin’ Yoshimutsu. I know that, but d’ya really wanna kill one o’ th’ only people ye actually care about?” Lia asked, watching Calenia closely. “Ye’d never be able t’ live wit’ yerself, and it would hurt th’ Lady Xyen.”
Calenia continued to hold Lia’s green eyed gaze with a gaze full of anger while she considered her ex-lover’s words. She began to stand back a moment when a third voice echoed throughout the dojo.
“CALENIA! LIA! STOP THIS MADNESS!” The aforementioned Lady Xyen strode in, her robes flowing around her, auburn hair unbound. Her eyes, storm dark, glared at the two women before her. “You will cease this nonsense immediately!” she raged.