Mikhail sat on the bench in front of his locker in the ready room for the tourney preliminaries, staring at the holoscreen on the wall. Nighteye ripped Stargazer apart with the Flak Cannon again. Even though there was no audio for the damn holoscreen, he knew that they were taunting each other, like they had before the match near the vending machine. Mik never liked talk, because that was all it really was. Talk.
Finally, Nighteye made his last kill of the match, and they were transported back to the area where the arena was selected. Mik stood up and walked toward the door and passed Nighteye when he was walking down the hallway. Nighteye had an air of confidence around him, and that made Mikhail's blood lust go crazy. He heard his name and his opponent's name, Janice, coming from the speakers after Mik had stepped up onto the platform.
He glanced around the room and saw the fans going wild. He couldn't help but grin wickedly as he heard them chant his nickname. 'Blood,' they called him because every match after his last kill, he would smear his opponents blood across his face. He may have been known around this small area, but he wasn't really 'good' enough to be part of one of the greatest teams in the tournaments.
Finally, his opponent walked up onto the platform. She was a beautiful woman, and Mik found that he was somewhat attracted to her sexually. The crowd grew silent as the announcers chose their arena. "Hope you're ready to die, Mikhail," Janice said just before they were teleported to the map. As soon as he spawned, he looked around and spotted the link gun. He dove for it and looked for more weapons. He picked up a couple of link charges and clipped them onto his belt.
Mik sprinted up an incline and grabbed the bio rifle at the top. It wasn't the most powerful weapon on this map, but it might come in handy if he got caught in a hallway. He ran up another incline and picked up a shield pack. Then he looked around the area to see if he could find any trace of Janice. He heard a small explosion and whipped himself around to see what it was. Janice was standing atop the first incline and lobbing assault rifle grenades at him. One hit him and exploded on impact, taking out the shield he had just picked up.
He rolled to the left and came up, firing his link gun the enitre time. Half the bolts missed and he emptied the charge pack, so he slapped a fresh one into the receiver. He switched to secondary firing mode and shot a beam of energy at her. She managed to dodge the beam for a short time, then she began to slow down and was burned through by the beam. The charge hadn't been emptied completely, but Mik decided to slap his last fresh one into the gun. He needed more ammo and more weapons. Then he spotted the minigun a few feet to the left of him. He dove for it and grabbed it.
Then his health began to drop rapidly as he took rounds from an assault rifle. Mik whipped himself around again and mashed down the trigger for the weapon. It spun up for a few seconds, then spat out bullets at a high rate of speed. He quickly mowed down Janice and decided to take her assault rifle so he could duel wield them. He reloaded the rifle he had picked up from her and gripped it in his left hand.
He sprinted across the bridge between two Albatross statues and jumped down into the small hallway. He nearly tripped over a loose stone in the darkness. Mik noticed a mega shield pack and picked it up. Then he noticed a lightning gun ontop of a ledge and climbed up to it. As soon as he picked it up, he heard a minigun spin up and bullets were soon breaking apart the stones in the wall. He dove for cover, but was soon filled with lead.
He respawned almost the exact same spot he had the first time and grabbed the link gun, along with the two link charges. This time Mikhail jumped over the small stream and headed into another dark hallway. He spotted Janice's silhouette against the slightly brighter wall and sprayed it with link bolts. He smelled burnt flesh and saw her body fall to the ground. He ripped the empty charge pack away from the gun and slammed a fresh one into it. He heard a rocket launcher being fired, and he soon saw the exhaust trail come closer to him. The rocket lit up the hallway when it exploded, spraying Mik's bodyparts along the walls, floor, and ceiling.
Mik respawned ontop of the bridge and he jumped down onto the ground below. He looked around for her, but couldn't spot her. Then he heard a second rocket being fired and his gibs are yet again splattered across the ground. Then he spawns right next to the rocket launcher and he picked it up. Just a few feet away, with her back turned, he saw Janice, and fired three rockets at her in a spiral. Her gibs flew at least twenty to twenty-five feet away from where she had died.
Then his pupils began to dilate and his body began running on pure instinct. He turned his head toward where the link gun was and sprinted at a higher speed than he had ever gone before toward where he knew Janice had just spawned. As soon as he got there, he fired a few rockets at her exposed backside. She flew apart into bits of flesh and organ.
He ran up the incline and grabbed the bio rifle. Mik ran up the second incline and saw Janice disappear into the dark hallway. He swapped out his rocket launcher for the bio rifle and sprinted in after her. He spotted her and charged up a large blob of the goo. He let go of the trigger and the ball slammed into her, melting through her skin and organ tissues, leaving nothing but bone behind.
He turned around and dashed out of the hallway, and right into Janice. He tackled her and began to beat her with his fists. He heard her respawn below and used his translocator to get himself down there the fastest. Mik fired his bio rifle continuously into her until there was nothing left but bone and small piles of ash. Then he swapped his bio rifle for his rocket launcher as his eyes darted back and forth looking for Janice.
He saw a flicker of movement on the far side of the bridge and used his translocator to get up onto the ledge. He put his rocket launcher away and grinned as she started to look around the area. The only place she forgot to look was right behind her. He stealthed his way closer to her and he wrapped his right arm around her neck while his left one wrapped around her chest. He whispered into her ear, "Hello," and she almost collapsed. She would have if Mik didn't have such a tight grip on her. He began to fondle one of her breasts and she began to squirm, letting out soft and nearly unnoticeable moans. Just before he snapped her neck, he slipped his hand down between her legs and began to rub her pussy through the cloth of her pants. He let her body drop and he stepped over it to grab her assault rifle.
One more kill, he thought, one more kill. He checked to make sure that both of his assault rifles had full clips before he moved across the bridge to where the minigun was. He picked it up and strapped it across his back. He was at the top of the second incline, checking to make sure that there was no one down below, when a rocket impacted near him and he was sent sprawling on the ground. He quickly picked himself up and sprinted away from the area. He unstrapped his minigun and crouched next to a rock for cover.
She came walking up the incline, looking angry and cautious at the same time. She regularly checked behind her, so he couldn't sneak up on her again. He depressed the trigger and the minigun spun up for a few seconds before a wall of bullets impacted Janice. He dropped the minigun and walked up to her body. He punctured her flesh with a hand and made sure that it was slick with blood before he pulled it out. He took two fingers and smeared some of the blood across his forehead and his chest plate.
A few seconds later he is teleported back onto the platform. He grins wickedly at Janice as she stares at him with hateful eyes. His grin fades as he walks away from the platform. He heard the announcers say something, but he couldn't understand what they said. 'Prolly something about what I did on the ninth kill, he thought.