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    Daenmor wasn't ready for this. He didn't think he ever would be. But he hadn't backed down from Eehol, even when the old man had cut his face bad enough that even his normal level of healing couldn't stop him from scarring. Compared to the old man, Fweiu was nothing to be concerned about.

    He stepped into the main floor of the arena, cracking the bones in his neck as the crowd cheered and jeered his announcement. The man they loved to hate. Their Heel. The bloodthirsty bastard in every sense of the word. Daenmor.

    He didn't look out in the crowd. Didn't try to find Ankh. He knew most of the Rukt'ins would be there, and seeing that sea of blue would have just made him angrier than he needed to be. Seeing them, knowing they were there to watch their leader put the mad dog down.

    He still sported his newly whitened hair, having resolved his determination to separate himself from them. He was shirtless, as usual, and was wearing a new pair of jeans and boots: some that he wouldn't have to strip out of to shift.

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    For her part, Fweiu was ready for this to be done with.

    She entered the arena in human form, wearing her typical workout clothes. A sleeveless top, a pair of leggings. She already had ice made and ready to use, hanging around her in a cloud of crystals that glimmered in the light of the stadium. The crowd seemed to find it impressive. Fweiu found them annoying. The announcer was even worse; they didn't even come close to pronouncing her name right. She could tolerate that from most who were not of her people, but this person's entire job was to announce things about combatants.

    She was doing this for Daenmor's benefit, and she couldn't stress that enough. Daenmor wouldn't accept her olive branch. As she saw it, from the way he acted around her, and the way he treated her when they met, there was nothing that he would accept from her but her blood, shed by his fangs and his claws. Giving Daenmor this opportunity was generous of her. And doing it on his terms, in this blasted place? Downright magnanimous.

    If this whole ordeal didn't help set Daenmor straight...
     
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    "Do you even know what this is all about, Fweiu? Do you even have an inkling of why my anger extends to you and all of the older Rukt'ins?"

    He cracked his neck, moving towards her. He could tell from her body language, her expression. She still had that air of superiority about her. He honestly didn't believe that she understood. As he got closer, he started to shift. Not all the way, just enough to bulk himself up and get some scales over his important bits.

    Then he launched forward like a cannon ball, bringing his leg around to slam his shin into her side.
     
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    "Of course I know," Fweiu told him. She didn't get the chance to expand on that.

    As Daenmor launched himself towards her, part of the icy cloud would condense, becoming a jagged and unnaturally hard chunk of ice. It flew to meet his leg and block the kick. At the same time, Fweiu partially transformed, becoming larger and scalier and bulkier in a split second. Much like Daenmor himself had done.

    She would counterattack while he was off-balance, springing forward with a vicious series of elbows and punches.
     
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    Daenmor braced himself for the hail of strikes from Fweiu, protecting his face with his forearms and planting his foot from his failed kick down onto the floor. He had known that she could partial shift, but he hadn't had an idea of how much stronger she was in that form. This was a good learning experience.

    He snarled from behind his arms, glaring her down as she continued to attack him. "I fucking doubt it. If you knew, we wouldn't be here. We wouldn't have to be. Because you'd know what you have to do to fix this!"

    While he spoke, he shifted to grow larger again, but this had a secondary purpose. His tail shot out like a viper from between his legs, intending to grab Fweiu by her ankle and pull her off balance. Then he'd strike back.
     
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    Fweiu tuned out what Daenmor was saying at this point to focus on the fight. She already knew what she needed to do to fix this. The fight was just part of the process, not the entire solution in itself. She wouldn't let him join the clan as he was now. He had too much bad blood with all of them. He held himself as an enemy of theirs, not a family member.

    She had fought partial shifters before; she was ready for him to go low with his tail. She hadn't quite expected it to come from between his legs though, or quite so fast. The tail found its mark, but Fweiu wasn't about to let him capitalize on that for free. Several jagged blocks of ice would fly towards his head hopefully forcing him to block or avoid them instead of attacking. At the same time, she reached down to try to grab that tail and pull if off her ankle. If she could control his tail, she would be the one pulling him off balance.
     
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    Daenmor felt the first chunk of ice slam into the side of his head. It hurt like a bitch but he immediately switched tactics. He coiled his legs and leapt up, letting the last blocks hit his back.

    Only they didn't hit a humanoid back. He shifted once his feet left the ground, taking on his full, van sized dragon form. Beating his wings, Daenmor slammed down over Fweiu, intending to land directly on her.
     
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    She hurled herself out of the way, diving and rolling much farther and faster than a human could have managed. At the end of the roll, she would change.

    The most common partial-shifted forms one sees on the island tend tend to be mostly humanoid and human-sized. But for many of the partial shifters in the Akt'anir community, their favorite kinds of shifting sometimes start from a dragon form and become more human from there. For example, giving oneself opposable thumbs, or shifting away one's wings to better fit in a tight space, or becoming bipedal to have an easier time picking something up. This kind of shifting could even be useful in a fight, sometimes.

    Fweiu looked like a 9-meter tall version of a Pacific Rim monster. While still bipedal, she was slouching forward a little, and her face and body looked almost entirely inhuman. She charged him.
     
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    Daen snarled, watching Fweiu transform and rush him. He could have dodged, but what would be the point? So he rushed her right back.

    When the two clashed, he let himself take whatever damage she intended to do and wrapped his head around to bite at her back.
     
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    Fweiu wasn't going for the neck, which was a miscalculation on her part. That really fucking hurt. Stupid snaky wyvern necks.

    She dug her claws into his wing and the back of his neck, and started ramming a knee into Daenmor's chest. If she kept doing that, she was sure she would feel a crunch or two. At the same time, the ice from earlier would be back, changing shape, trying to encase part of Daen's neck and pull his mouth off of her.

    The crowd cheered at the carnage, and the two's impressive displays of power. It pissed Fweiu off.
     


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