Yup, I care very much about your health and stuff
Wed Aug 23, 2017 15:36

Bubbles? Seriously? Jävla fan, whose arm did Danny think he was pulling with that? Following up with an attack worthy of a twelve-year-old after having already slammed him was not only a garbage move, but completely idiotic. He'd briefly thought that he might get something mildly resembling a real workout out of this, but nooo, of course not, not with Pretty Boy Danny. (Kaye's nickname suddenly made even more sense than it had previously.) Ruben glowered, equally annoyed by Danny's weak-assed dueling strategy as by the lack of impaling currently happening. At least the other boy had been his by the rubber. Only a little, not nearly enough to count as anything worthwhile, but his face of obvious disgust swayed Ruben's evaluation of his success by the smallest fraction. "Can't even touch it?" he mocked, sneering, filing this away as yet another proof of inferiority.

Danny put up a shield, which might have been a smart move if it wasn't such a taunt. "I have no interest in fighting you."

"Pineappleing hell you have none." Ruben's snarl was accompanied by a couple long strides closer that brought him to the shield's edge. The brunette clearly thought he was some kind of moron, to be shoved and then just talked at. Talking was for losers. And Danny was the biggest one, right now. "Get out, you hela skitstövel. Finish it," he threatened. "Or be finished." Blue eyes sparked with uncontained fury fury that he wasn't even trying to contain, because that would be literally the biggest waste of his time.

No matter how much he wanted to, Ruben knew better than to last out physically at the shield; he'd done it before and being repelled was also a waste of time. So isntead, he raised his wand, setting the tip within millimetres of the shield, and silently fired off a series of spells. A Strangling Hex (stemming from his deep-rooted interest in stopping Danny's stupid mouth from talking nonsense and boring the air to death), two Stabbing Curses (because someone needed to be stabbed already, damn it), and repeat, with a periodic Biting Jinx or Toe-Breaking Curse thrown in for fun. The bursts of colour barely left his wand before striking the shield, sizzling on contact and spreading outwards in waves across it. The shield should just keep absorbing them, but it would just keep weakening, too, unless Danny took it down and recast it, which Ruben highly doubted he had the guts to do.

In a gap between one such sequence of attacks, Ruben shifted his attention to the floor. His wandless-and-nonverbal casting still needed some work, but he was pretty damn solid at the fast-sneaky-whispered wandless version, if he did say so himself. Sure enough, a crack split open between Ruben's feet and in less than a second it had raced under the shield's perimeter to where Danny stood. Between the volley of spells and presumably being set off-balance by the crack, there was surely enough distraction that he could get through now, Ruben reckoned. Without further delay, his idle left arm finally got the chance to swing forward at full force, aiming straight for Danny's jaw. The mental image of teeth flying was too good to pass up.

  • So altruistic - Dardanius , Tue Aug 22 10:12
    Seeing Ruben slamming against the wall was very satisfying, but only for a moment. After a breath, Dardanius was ashamed that he'd resorted to primitive reflexes because he couldn't keep his emotions ... more
    • Yup, I care very much about your health and stuff - Ruben, Wed Aug 23 15:36
      • Im not convinced that's true - Danny, Thu Aug 24 04:08
        If Danny thought he had anger issues right now, it was nothing compared to Ruben’s furious demeanor. All because he’d been pushed into a wall, which admittedly wouldn’t usually count as a good time,... more
        • Danny went down. Which was great, because that had been the point. You didn't punch someone in the face if you were planning on continuing the fight further. If there was such thing as a rulebook of... more
          • Disagree - Danny, Fri Aug 25 08:23
            Rather than garnering any satisfaction from seeing Ruben’s immobile body hitting the floor, Danny was just frustrated. This was merely proving his mantra that violence never solved anything, and if... more
            • We can't all be right - Ruben, Fri Aug 25 21:19
              Ruben couldn’t hold back a snort of laughter at Danny’s instruction. “Reputations are not bad, not something to fight. To know that people can know you in some way from a distance is a fact to be... more
              • Just me - Danny, Sat Aug 26 08:26
                Ruben was obviously missing the point. Dardanius suspected part of this might be wilful misinterpretation. “It's not your business what I do or did with Marissa,” he said calmly, when Ruben asked why ... more
                • And me! - Ruben, Wed Sep 6 22:40
                  “She doesn’t want people talking about her like that. It makes her upset.” Ruben half-listened to the other boy’s rant about how he should shut his mouth or whatever because Marissa hadn’t said he... more
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