Cole responded quickly and firmly to Lincents advances by stepping towards him and headbutting him.
It was a brain rattler- the kind that turns your knees into jelly and your spine into a slinky, where the entire body collapses on the floor as the mouth tries to remember what WTF stood for and how to pronounce it.
Once Lincent was on the ground, Coleen stamped on the ground three times and clapped her hands. Three more stamps, and the stands erupted in a thunderous clap. Coleen now stood still, a horde of ghosts stamping the ground and clapping rhythmically as an invisible mob began to pour through unseen doors.
They took shape, hundreds of mods and rockers led by a man in tight leather trousers and an admiral's coat over a white vest. The leader was glaring at Lincent, disgust and pity visible from his eyes to his bushy moustache.
"And cue convenient distraction." Kelly said, turning Al's chin so he could see the summoned mob approach Lincent as Cole walked away from the riot she had created. "I'm Kelly Malkin, Nice to meet you." She said, shaking hands with Matt as a large, annoying Buzz was heard, drowning out the stamps and claps.
Hitomi's door opened, and her tongue was loosed, as was Coleen's. "Finally." Coleen said, walking past Lincent as her mob returned to vapour and silence returned.
SamJaz was curious. He didn't get to vote? Or was it that the first to get majority vote won, to prevent ties?
Cole was first through the door. It was a swamp with trees that rose half a mile in the air. She could feel heat, noticing some patches of water were steaming, some were boiling, some had floating bones in them, clearly not safe for human usage. Another step, and a small cut appeared on her wrist.
Razor wire. Finer than she'd ever seen in her life, to cut through her Outer Carapace so easily.
"I recognise this fire swamp." Kelly motioned casually, tearing a few chunks of tree to collapse the web of razor wires. "This is what they used for last years hunger games. Pretty good one too, there was this one girl from Loveline's group that absolutely dominated the competition using wires like this and oooooooh..." She trailed off, turning to look at Hitomi who had gone white and was shaking in terror.
She spent three weeks in this hell trying to survive with Twenty-Three other citizens of Hellscraper trying to kill her.
The poisons in the water.
The pollen that caused those hallucinations
The Blast Ended Skrewts.
That feeling in her fingers the first time she broke someone's neck.
This was her nightmare made manifest.
Three miles into the swamp was a wooden door.
But Hitomi couldn't even cross through this first one.