Edmund walked through the forest, wondering when his opponent would arive. He drew his longsword, sat down and meditated with his longsword stuck in the ground beside him. While his mind was clear, his sight and hearing were sharpened, so he'd know if someone attempted to ambush him. He listened to the quiet breezed rustling through the leaves of the trees, the sound of a babling brook and the birdsong.
Len wandered through the forest. Great. She'd gotten lost, and all she could see was a clear clean brook, burbling in the wind, and the green of trees, but no signs of her opponent anywhere. Wait... SHINK A sword! That meant her opponent was close. She muttered something and two spheres appeared in front of her. "Go find my opponent." Len said. The spheres bobbed up and down as if in agreement. They flew off, as leaves were swept behind. They located Edmund fairly quickly, and hovered above him.
Edmund opened his eyes and looked at the spheres. He picked up his sword, and watched the orbs. He knew that someone was watching him through them. "Are you going to fight, or just spy on me all day through these things?" Edmund asked the orbs, knowing that the message would be conveyed to his enemy, "Or are you too scared?"
Len spoke into the other two orbs, hearing the other voice. "No, I'm not scared at all... But I'm lost and can't find my way." She was glad the opponent had known she was spying. No way in heck would she ever fight a dumb person. She sat down on a rock near the brook. Len knew her opponent would find her, and if he didn't, well... She'd go for him.
"And I'm rich enough to afford a castle." Edmund glowered, "Do you think I was born yesterday? You control these orbs, so you can follow them. Anyway, you're right by the brook. And you've just made a big mistake by sitting on that rock." Edmund held his hand towards the rock that Len was sat on, and a small ball of yellow light appeared in his hand. Edmund gripped his fingers quickly and tightly around the orb, breaking it and making it explode. When the orb exploded, so did the rock.
When the rock exploded, Len was battered with rock bits and chunks, which really didn't do her much harm. They just made her quite dirty. "Oh, it's my opponent!" She said, summoning a long wooden stick with red and white papers attached to the end. The spacey shrine maiden only just noticed her foe standing in front of her. The tags on the stick seemed to have unreadable writing on them, slowly pulsing with a strange energy. Len faced Edmund, summoning more orbs to guard her flank.
"If that's how it's going to be..." Edmund grinned and drove his sword into the ground. A green light pulsated out of it and flowed through the earth. Immediately, thorny vines grew from the earth around Len and started lashing at her barrier of orbs.
As she sipped her tea, two orbs dodged the vines and flew her away from the vines. The other orbs were left to their own fate, exploding with dust as the thorny vines popped them. As she flew to Edmund, she stuck her stick out as if she was going to run him through. The tags glowed violently, as if they were on the verge of blowing up.
Edmund crossed his arms as if to block Len's staff with his arms, but that wasn't what he intended. Just as Len's staff was about to strike him, a wall of rock rose from the ground to block Len's blow. Edmund wasn't certain that the wall wouldn't explode, so he jumped backwards, just in case it did.
Len stopped just right before she rammed into the rock, but the tip of her stick went straight through the rock wall, causing chunks of rock to burst on her face. However, a rock did splash into her tea. Len sighed, annoyed, and took the rock out, which had been reduced to a steaming piece of dust. "Tsk, tsk. No one should disturb a lady's teatime."
"In case you haven't noticed, this is a fight, not a dinner party." Edmund frowned. He noticed that the rock that had been reduced to dust, causing him to grin. He realised that Len used the tea to gain power. If he could just stop her from drinking any more of it... "I'm sorry, but tea's going to have to wait!" Edmund grinned and lunged at Len, aiming his sword at her teacup.
Len quickly swiped the teacup out of the way, causing the tea inside to burst out. "Oh, dang. That was the best tea I brewed." Sighing, she took a canteen out of her pocket and poured tea in the cup. "It's the cup that's magical... Not the tea. It's just regular sakura tea." Len hurled her stick at Edmund. "If you're foolish enough to disturb someone's moment, then maybe this'll be even more foolish!"
Edmund knocked her stick aside with his sword. "If you're foolish enough to admit to someone your weakness, then you're going to pay for it!" Edmund grinned. He noticed some vines hanging from a nearby tree and decided to use those. He held out his hand, and the vines glowed bright green and shot out at Len's arms.
Len's lips curved into a smile. "The Utsushiki people never pay. It's the way of our life." As the vines grabbed her arms, Len used her teeth to drag out a tag from her dress. As she stuck it on the vine, it recoiled sharply, hissing as if something had burned it. She did the same for the other vine. The cup, meanwhile, she had grabbed onto tightly. When the vines recoiled there was a red line across her wrists.
Edmund smiled. He knew that the more her wrist was hurt, the harder she'd find it to hold her teacup. Edmund picked up a stone and held it up in the air. It glowed yellow and many similar rocks emerged from it and became solid using the help of the yellow energy. Edmund waited until there was a ring of rocks and aroud him. When there was, he lobbed the rock at Len's teacup, and the other rocks shot at Len as well.
Len lifted up a spell-protection charm, and all the rocks bounced off, except one. The original stone penetrated the defenses and hit Len's head. Wincing, she began her attack. As she lifted a tag up in the air and muttered something, it began to glow and circles of light shot out, aiming at Edmund. "Evil Sealing Circle."
Edmund was clueless as to what the circles would do, but he didn't want to find out. He threw himself to the ground, so the circles flew over his head. He stood up and brushed the dust off his coat, grinning. Even though he hadn't broken Len's cup, he managed to deal some damage. He wasn't sure whether or not Len was capable of healing herself with her tea, but he didn't want to find out. He grasped his sword tightly and charged at Len. When he was close enough to strike he faked a lunge at Len's shoulder, then threw his sword into his other hand and slashed at Len's teacup.
With a clang, the sword reflected on something. A circle of light had slipped under the sword, protecting the teacup. A yin-yang orb took this moment to spring at Edmund, getting faster and faster. Len smiled as she drank more of her tea. The orbs cluttered in front of her, creating a round shield. The shrine maiden grinned behind the screen.
The orb struck Edmund's forehead, sending him stumbling backwards a few paces. He wasn't annoyed by the fact that Len had created a shield, since she was standing on a patch of grass. Edmund chuckled to himself and raised his hand, making the grass at Len's feet grow up and try to coil around her, rooting her to the spot so Edmund could smash through her shield and then throw away her teacup.