Circus Circus! (closed) Apr 8, 2021 18:32:36 GMT -5
Post by Reigun on Apr 8, 2021 18:32:36 GMT -5
At the not so world famous Circus Circus! just outside South City, Rei has heard about the 25th Tenkaichi Budokai and tries to persuade the owner, Lyton, to let her attend.
Power Level 5,000
Rei opens the news paper and reads about the 25th Tenkaichi Budokai yet again. This time she would be sure to ask Lyton about it. She is sure, after honing her skills for so long and just having learned new tricks, that she is good enough. Lyton was all about bottom line, which is why she was sure he would not agree to it outright. However, Rei might be able to use it to her advantage. If she tells him how he can personally profit from it, he had to agree!
Rei leaves her tent and goes to find Lyton. She enters the practice tent and there Lyton is talking to a trapeze artist. In the background, people are flipping, tumbling, and doing whatever else to practice their act. There are clowns, trapeze artists, animal tamers, knife throwers, fire eaters, and tight rope walkers present.
Lyton and the trapeze artist finish talkingf not long after Rei entered. Rei, feeling especially bold, walks up to him. "So, you heard of the Tenkaichi Budokai tournament?"
Lyton nods slowly, "I have..."
"I want to...I need to participate."
"Absolutely not. You know I need you here!"
"But Lyton," When Lyton adopted her, one of the ground rules was that she never, ever called him Dad. It promoted too much familiarity, he said. He never let her forget theirs was a business relationship, nothing more. "If I win, think of how famous Circus Circus! will become. Fame means customers and customers mean more money for you!"
"Ooh, I like the sound of that. Very well, but you WILL reimburse me for the time lost, win or lose...but do be sure to win, ok?"
"I will do my best, Sir!"
"Maybe I wasn't clear. I didn't ask for your best. I asked for success!"
"Understood, Sir. I will win then."
Rei walked away with mixed feelings. She did get what she wanted. However, she didn't expect this kind of pressure. The whole thing was enough to...she threw a punch without looking. Her fist hit something soft. It felt like cotton. She had not only uknowingly made her way to the work out area, but punched through the heavy bag, pulling back a hand full of stuffing. What she really needed an opponent, not some shabby bag! Even though non employees were not allowed here, she hoped that someone strong would come find her.