Battlerama Super Tweens On The Other Side (excerpt b)

Botcha-ku had not prepared his team for the additions, but it did not matter. He was a master in martial arts and he could take on the whole team by himself, but he did not think it prudent to do so. When he raised his hand, the team attacked.

“Kiao!” they yelled and split the air with their flying kicks.

“What does the fox say?” Derek yelled.

The Seven and their help easily deflected the onslaught of kicks and punches because Shane moved so fast through the rumble that the Dragon Slayers did not know who they were fighting. Derek was able to get his hand on one person and used them as a sling, pushing back the others. When they finally broke rank, Ian and Deborah were back-to-back in combat with two of the Dragon slayers, while the Seven were working on tiring out the rest.

For a short time, Botcha-ku watched until he grew weary and with his magic conjured up rabblers from the other side and turned them loose on the group. Now, since each of the Seven had a short sword in their hands, they could easily fight off the rabblers. Maria vanished and suddenly, the rabblers began falling backwards as if they were pins in a bowling alley.

“What does the fox say?” Maria yelled.

Anthony, taking his cue from Maria, blew an ice ring around the fallen rabblers that would hold them since they would not be able to stand the touch of the ice. Tori grabbed Shane’s and Jiao’s hands and cloned them until there were six of each of them and Botcha-ku didn’t know which to decimate. Kiara fought valiantly alongside Chin and Derek until Derek seemingly gave up, unable to breathe.

Chin and Kiara stepped around him to protect him and when Derek inhaled deeply, he blew a ring of fire around two of the Dragon Slayers.

“What does the fox say?” Kiara yelled.

Botcha-ku was astounded. He knew they had powers, but he didn’t know the extent of their powers. Just as he was about to even the odds against them, he found himself in a tango with Chin. There was very quizzical look on Chin’s face and an equally quizzical look on Botcha-ku’s face. It was if they both recognized something very familiar within each one.

Botcha-ku’s memory surfaced first and he attacked Chin with everything ounce of strength he had and would have brought forth more magic, if Chin had not moved quickly, taking him down in a sweep kick, and was sitting on top of him. Chin quickly pulled the short sword he had coated with his own concoction and pricked Botcha-ku’s skin with the blade.

Within seconds, Botcha-ku began to weaken and wither. Chin had made sure there was not enough of the toxic plant juice to kill him, just to revert the anti-aging agent he had made for himself and Pang-chi. Chin was a bit regretful about Pang-chi, but Botcha-ku had to be stopped and as for Pang-chi, she had outlived her life a long time ago.

“Tell them to stand down!” Chin warned Botcha-ku.

“Xiàtái!” Botcha-ku shouted in a quivering voice.

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Fight Back!

Has life beaten you up lately?

When everything we attempt to do appears to be futile and nothing seems to work, we often tend to feel like we have beaten up and left to lick our wounds.

If you have ever been in a physical fight–you might understand this reference.  Usually, especially when I was a younger child, if a there was any type of conflict between two people, others gathered to instigate until someone threw the first punch.  If that punch landed on target, there was usually some pain felt and that pain ignited reaction.  That reaction led to other punches until someone stopped the fight or both parties were exhausted.  Sometimes a winner was declared and sometimes, it was a draw–no clear victor.

Life is a fight and sometimes–there are no clear victors–but we can remain victorious to fight another day.  How?  Fight the obstacles of life the same way you would fight in a physical confrontation.  I don’t mean go beat people up, but you when feel the pain of the first hit–fight back–react in such a way that whatever the problem is–let “it” know–you’re in it to win it–if not today, you will be back and you’ll keep fighting the good fight of faith until you see victory over all the challenges that attempted to beat you up! So what if the first punch knocked you down–get up, get up!  Take your fighting stance, look your opponent in the face and “strike back” anticipating another reaction, but ready to block it!

Nothing in life is fair and if we think it should be, we are setting ourselves up for failure.  Life is–however–what we make it–it is our choice.  Are you going to climb over, go through, go around or merely sit and dwell on the misery when challenges arise in your life?  Fight back!  It may not be easy, but it is possible, for with Christ–we can do all things, well!