You should listen to the teacher, Flick. She has a point on that link thing.
Wood cracked against my arm, drawing a sharp yelp from me that was swiftly followed by a curse.
“You’re still too slow,” Avalon informed me unnecessarily. The pain in my bicep was already doing a fine job of making that point for her. “Keep your guard up. The staff has two ends, and you can use either of them. Don’t forget that. Make me watch both of them, not just the top half. Keep it moving, end over end, back and forth. Vary your speed, vary your rotation. Never let me see a pattern, or—”
Without further warning, the wooden staff that my roommate was holding lashed out to smack my other arm this time. While I yelped, she stated flatly, “Or, if you’re lucky, you’ll regret it.”
“And if I’m not lucky?” I asked while taking a second to rub my arm. “Because this feels not lucky.”
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