Freshman is at least trying to help his coworker in todays comic. But as far as the larger community of the company or the customer he’s still not really a team player.
This is not a funny story. It’s just a story idea I had for a fight scene. I get ideas sometimes and they never go anywhere and eventually get forgotten so this time I thought I’d write it down. There’s no other context than this.
Caroline threw all her weight into her sword swing but his still pushed her backwards when the two blades collided. Her speed and skill allowed her to meet his sword every time and her strength was sufficient to stop his weapon before it reach her body yet the strength behind his sword caused her to take a step backwards each time. She knew there was a wall somewhere behind her and once she was pressed up against it she would be severely disadvantaged. She realized she couldn’t win a contest of who could swing their sword the hardest. As he pulled his sword back to prepare another attack she stepped to the side quickly which caused him to think she was attempting to flee. He swung quickly in a hurry to strike her before she got too far away. But as she wasn’t trying to escape her body wasn’t where he expected and the sword struck nothing but air leaving him off balance for a moment. She kicked him hard as she could in the back of his knee. Already off balance and now with his left leg folding into a kneeling position he completely toppled over. She thrust her sword down at his chest as he lay in the mud beneath her. He was quick enough to bring his sword up to block but she had the agility to change her aim in mid stroke dodging his sword and cutting him in his side. The wound wasn’t enough to kill the man but he was now laying on his back at her feet and bleeding. This was not a good place for him to be and feeling the sting of a fresh sword wound in his side prompted him to stand as quickly as he could. As he moved to get up there was a moment she knew she could bring her sword down on his neck. She raised her sword to bring down the killing blow and the man made eye contact with her. Had he been a wise man he would have given her the large sad eyes of a puppy and appealed to her empathy and mercy. She had never killed before and was unsure she wanted to start now. But his eyes were not the sad puppy dog eyes that plead for life, they were the angry eyes of a wolf that seeks only the death of it’s prey. Through his eyes she saw his soul, full of hate and anger and rage. This man was a bully and a murderer and would never think to change his ways. The world would be a better place if he was removed from it. And in the blink of an eye he was.
As Caroline walked away her mind was filled with questions. Would she have been able to sever his head from his body in only one stroke if her sword were sharper? How did her mother used to get the bloodstains out of her fathers clothes after he butchered animals on their farm? Does everyone feel like this after they take a life?
Terrence claims not to share Todd’s anxiety about travel and then talks about his anxiety about travel. Todd talks about a North Korean satellite launch that could secretly be a test for a long range missile system and then about the brand new year old game Grand Theft Auto 5.