Monday, 31 December 2007

Happy New Year 2008!

I've created a new Desktop Wallpaper for the new year. It's got two of my favorite Gals on it, Reandra and Alyssa from Fatal Busters, along with a funky Superbike in the corner, topped off with a cool Tokyo nightscape in the background (Can't do better that!).

Happy New Year everyone!

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Surviving Christmas

Hey ya'll! Managed to survive Christmas?

My plan to survive the X-mas madness has pretty much worked, allowing me to switch off from all the stress that people subject themselves to. Although maybe I switched off a little too much? Christmas day itself was pretty much reduced to watching repeats of "Hogan Knows Best" (Hulk Hogan's family rules!)on MTV one for most of the day, and later on tuning in to see the usual lame story climaxes on Eastenders and Coronation Street (As I thought it would be, they were both tired and predictable). Hell, at least I didn't have to put up with annoying relatives always butting in and telling me what to do and how I should live my life.

I did have the intention to complete a few projects with my time off (as I usually do), but as usual the best laid plans of mice and men always seem to fall by the wayside due to the shear enjoyment of doing nothing. Ah well... ^_^

Other than some minor computer problems (might have to reboot, AGAIN), and trouble trying to put my Gundam model kits together (I lost a piece! >_<), this has been a relatively stress free Christmas. I've got a few days left until I have to go back to work, so I've got to make the most of what time I have left, if I can!

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

X-mas Madness!

It's that time of year again folks! A time when all logical thought and reasoning goes right out of the window. I am of course talking about, Christmas.

Over the years, I have grown to despise this particular holiday, mainly because of the fact that there is no other holiday in the year that COMPLETELY and UTTERLY INCAPACITATE LIFE AS WE KNOW IT!!

Retail and High-Street stores grind to a halt under the strain of virtually millions of people spending tons of money on stuff they don't need, to impress people they don't really like.

They also use this holiday season as an excuse to throw caution to the wind, and stuff their faces with stuff they KNOW isn't good for them, proceed to make complete twats of themselves in front of their work colleagues and bosses, and possibly embarrass themselves further by seducing a colleague they are attracted to, sleep with them, and end up regretting it in the morning.

Call me a Scrooge if you want, but I just don't see the appeal. I've never been much of a party animal to begin with (even though I love to dance), but to do the kinds of things I just mentioned earlier, without a complete regard for the consequences of such actions is beyond me. To make matters worse, you X-mas lovers insist that every one else should be doing the same things, and if they choose not to, they're shunned and ridiculed for not getting into the "Holiday Spirit".

Let me tell you straight right now. I really don't give a toss what and how you choose to celebrate the birth of your almighty lord, just leave me the hell out of it! >_<

Personally, I'm planning to minimise my exposure to Christmas as much as humanly possible, and like the proverbial grizzly bear about to go into hibernation, stock up on as many quality Anime DVDs, Video Games and Gundam model kits to last me the entire period until the advent of the new year, where the cycle will begin ALL OVER AGAIN!! *_*;

As far as I'm concerned, everything about Christmas is a complete waste of time.......

......although, I wouldn't say no to a kiss under the Mistletoe with a really cute girl! Santa? If you can do this for me, I will forever sing your praises, and preach to all and sundry just how awesome Christmas is!

Thursday, 22 November 2007


Last night was more or less a good night for me. I watched an AWESOME episode of Heroes last night, I downloaded the soundtrack to Ace Combat 6 (totally awesome x2!), and England are out of the running for Euro 2008 (Totally awesome x10! ^_^).

It may sound quite un-patriotic to commend England's departure, but I just don't care. I've never been that much into football, and the one thing I hate more than watching English football, is listening to English football fans blab on about how good they think England are.

Which they're not. Just accept the truth and get on with your lives.


There's nothing I like more than a good time-traveling story, and last night's episode of Heroes on BBC 2 was one of the best I've seen! I can't POSSIBLY reveal the plot, because it's just THAT awesome. Hell why am I having to say that? You should already know just how awesome Heroes is! After all, it's got Masi Oka in it, damn it! I would even be so bold to wager that it's even better than LOST! *prepares anti-flame shield*

You just can't beat a show about regular people with super-powers. Go and watch it, NAO!!>_<


I've always been a fan of the Ace Combat series since the first game on the Playstation One. It gave me the chance to do what previously only PC gamers had the luxury of doing, flying real-life fighter planes. I became familiar with such famous jets as the F14 Tomcat, the F15 Strike Eagle, the Mig 29 and SU 27, Eurofighter, and the F22 Raptor. I came to know these guys as well as I know such real-life cars as the Nissan GT-R, the Mitsubishi Lancer or the Subaru Impreza.

The games themselves grew from strength to strength, giving higher degrees of advanced and awesome Dogfighting (aerial) combat. With it's easy controls and high paced action, I was totally hooked! One other thing that stood out for me was the music. Although it can be initially written off as nothing more than "Top Gun Music", the evolution of the soundtracks for this series has been as dynamic as any of Namco's other IPs, like Ridge Racer or Tekken.

The soundtrack for Ace Combat 6 is a good example. It combines more dramatic orchestral themes with funkier electronic beats, and even combines the two to produce a truly fresh and original feel. If only I could find more commercial stuff like this!

In the mean time, I'm gonna keep listening to these cool tunes, that never fail to get me all fired up for action!

Friday, 9 November 2007

The Last Straw! >_<

If you've been following my exploits up to this point (and I sincerely hope you have!), you will know that I hate my job. With. A. Passion.

This morning was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. I've found out that I have to start coming in 30 minutes earlier than usual AND I have to attend a crappy meeting at the start of the day.

I had to commute with poxy schoolkids that make too much noise, and show an utter disregard for others around them. To make matters worse, when I finally got to work to attend this so-called "Meeting", it only lasted about 3 minutes, and was about stuff that has nothing to do with me!

I've put up with a lot of stuff in my time, but it seem that little by little, my tolerance towards the stuff they keep doing to me has gotten shorter and shorter. Right now, I'm about at the end of my tether. I've been poked and prodded, pushed and shoved, analysed and scrutinised until my face has gone blue (not literally, of course).

I have almost no privacy to work on my own projects (which officially, I'm not supposed to do, but when you have as much free time as I have, you have to do something!), and I'm constantly bothered by idiot work colleagues about stupid problems that don't matter, and I don't care about. Sounds pretty bitter, don't it?

I have applied to a few job vacancies in the past, but so far I haven't even received a letter or job interview in return, which as a result has put me off applying for more jobs for some time. I fear though that I may have to just bite the bullet and keep trying if I want to get any progress.

The scary thing is, right now, I'm in a very good position. I've got money coming in (what little there is), and I can buy all the things I like without a second thought. The problem is, I don't think it's going to stay that way forever. I won't go into too much detail, but prices are going up, and I'm finding myself having to contribute more and more of my salary just to keep a roof over my head. The dream is slowly starting to fade.

On the whole, I maybe contented with what I have at the moment, but I'm not happy. The only way I'm gonna be able to make myself any happier is to make that big step and jump ship. Unfortunately, if anything goes wrong, I'd end up even more unhappy than I am now.

It's a big sacrifice to make. It took me a long time to even get the job that I have now. I'm not sure I could go through the stress and uncertainty that comes with trying to get a new job again.

Playstation 3 Roytec Backlash!

I've decided to vent my frustrations about the Sony Playstation 3 right here, although in hindsight a lot of time has passed since it's release, meaning that my anger at Sony has abated somewhat. But not completely.

First things first: Blu-ray. What da hell were they thinking?! Sony has blown about as much money as to completely cure Third-World Hunger on a new disk format that, at the time was released before the general public was ready for it, in a format war that if they had lost, would've been the biggest technological disaster in history! (Well, maybe I'm exagerating, but I can't be far wrong)

Never have I seen a format pushed so aggressively into the market, and the thing is, the reason that Sony did so (and HAD to do so) is because they were trying to win on two fronts:

A. The Gaming Industry
B. The Movie Industry

Two quite similar fields that, in theory, could be negociated in a similar manner. HOWEVER, it would be naive to think that a strategy that would work for one would also work for the other! I must admit, it was kind of clever to use the Playstation 3 to help solidify the Blu-ray format into as many homes as possible, but I also feel that in doing so they diluted the gaming strength of the PS3 against it's opponents, Microsoft's Xbox 360, and Nintendo's Wii.

Sony thought they could muscle the competition into submission with a superior system running a superior disk format, which to me seems like a very american business tactic (yeah, I went there! Sue me!). But as history has repeatedly proven, things don't always go as we expect them to. The Xbox 360 had gained a lead by being the first out of the gate, the general public refused to swallow the $599 pricetag, and one thing that no-one had predicted (me included) had thrown a spanner in the gears, Nintendo's Wii (and I STILL can't believe they went with that name! I'll write more about the Wii at a later date!).

Granted, 2008 is looking like a better year for the PS3, but it seems that Sony are playing catchup. Granted, their strategy was more of a long game where as their opponents wained, Sony's machine would keep on going, but it's difficult to ignore the fact that the initial success of the Playstation 3 wasn't what they had hoped.

My second issue with the PS3: No killer Applications (

It's pretty much a given that most launch titles for a new console are weak, and do not showcase the full potential of the machine it's playing on. It always takes time for a gaming developer to get to grips with a new consoles capabilities. What I don't understand is, why the hell did Sony not put more effort into getting half decent games out on it's console as soon as possible?

When the PS3 was coming out, I heard a rumour that someone at Sony said that they didn't need good games in order to sell lots of Playstation 3's. Regardless of whether they were joking or not, and regardless of the PS3's other abilities like watching movies and downloading content off the internet, the one thing a console will always need IS GAMES. And GOOD GAMES at that.

The funny thing is, so far the games that have been claimed as being Killer Apps (such as Heavenly Sword and Assassin's Creed) unfortunately haven't lived up to their hype. To make matters worse, some multi-platform game releases have proven to be inferior on PS3 compared to their Xbox 360 brothers, because the developers find it easier to optimise a game for the 360, then upscale to the PS3 afterwards. The number of games that are being made especially for the PS3 is at the moment is a lot less than there was for the PS2.

The real Killer Apps are around the corner. Metal Gear Solid 4 will be coming out this year (fingers crossed), and Final Fantasy 13 is scheduled for a (yet to be confirmed) 2009 release, but I all feels a little "You're a little late! See you again!" to me. PS3 already lost exclusive rights to Devil May Cry 4, and it seems the reasons for owning a PS3 are shrinking and shrinking by the minute. Only time will tell whether these losses and setbacks will affect the Playstation 3 in the future.

Another issue which has come up recently that I have an issue with is the removal of the Playstation 2 backwards compatibility.

I currently own a Playstation 2. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I love my PS2, and I was willing to do whatever it took to keep it going for as long as possible. However, one point has crept into the back of my mind: one day my PS2 will fail, and there will be nothing I can do about it. Originally, the anouncement that the PS3 would be compatible with both PS2 and PS1 games was a godsend to me, because it meant that when my PS2 does fail, I'd have something to fall back on. Unfortunatley, this may no longer be the case and neatly brings me to my next point.

Different versions. At last count, there are more than 10 different versions of the Playstation 3 released across the planet. The specs and capabilities of each varies from region to region, and some countries fare better than others in terms of what you get in the package. The PS2 backwards compatibility feature has suffered to most changes to it, firstly being emulated through hardware, then being emulated through software, and then finally removed from the latest 40GB version (in order to keep the price down).

I can totally understand why they did it, but it smacks of hypocracy. Sony made such a fuss about how Back Compat was a key point to the Playstation 3's infastructure, only to just change their minds later as if they'd totally forgotten what they'd just said. It also further confuses what should've been an easy question:

Which Playstation 3 version should I buy? Do you know? If you do, send me a reply with the most advantageous version for the UK (Back Compat is a must).

I pretty much knew that I would be getting a Playstation 3 at some point, because it was gonna be just like the PS2 in terms of success. Now I'm not so sure, and the more that I think about it, the more I think I'm gonna come off the worse for staying loyal to Sony. Being a fanboy is great when you are right, but not as fun when you are wrong. Especially when you, and everyone around you knows it.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Whatever it takes to save the one you love! (Update)

It took a little longer than I thougt it would, but I've finally got my PS2 back!

I must admit, somewhere in the back of my mind, I was slightly worried about what might happen. The shop clerk kept saying things like "we make no guarantee that this service will fix the problem" and "even if it is fixed, there is no guarantee how long it will last" etc.

This kind of talk is enough to un-nerve even the most fearless individual, and I was already imagining all the likely things taht could go wrong, such as:

- The engineer makes a mistake and fries the machine, turning it into a useless pile of scrap
- The engineer finds a servere problem that means that it can't be fixed or costs even more to fix
- It's dropped during transit.
- An error is made, and the machine is given to the wrong person
- None of my disks work with it anymore

The least bad thing that could've happened, that I would have been okay with was that the service made absolutely no difference to the performance whatsoever.

Much to my embarassment, my PS2 has come back even better than it left! Where as before, it had trouble loading up some games, now it loads up FIRST TIME, EVERY TIME! My DVDs, my cheat disks, even my PSone games start up first time, with no loading errors. I forsee a long and enjoyable gaming future!

The icing on the cake is that "Rogue Galaxy" runs perfectly as well! Yatta!! My gamble has paid off quite handsomely!

I predict my PS2 will keep going for at least a couple more years, where as before, I would've predicted only another 6 months at best. I think I've already mentioned this before, but I would definately recommend anyone to service their fav games console once in a while (especially if you're an Xbox360 owner!).

The love of my life is back where she belongs, ready to tide me over for the Christmas period! Although, I have to admit I have been eyeing up the sexy new Slim and Lite Sony Playstation Portable (PSP). Damn, she looks fine! I wouldn't mind tapping that ass!



What? Can't a guy's eyes wander a little?

Monday, 29 October 2007

Happy Halloween 2007!

These are a couple of Halloween desktop wallpapers for this year's Halloween on the 31st of October. I've always had a thing where I create a cool wallpaper for any special day like Christmas or Valentine's Day. These are actually the first Halloween wallpapers I've ever created, and I got a bit of help from my Japanese friends at ENA to translate the names of the characters!

The first one has a traditional style to it. You've got a Witch, an Egyptian Mummy Girl, and a Female Were-Wolf (very sexy!). The second one is the Japan-centric version. I decided to go with a fan favorite, the Nekogal (Cat girl), as well as a Devil Girl. The other character may not be a monster, but more of a monster-hunter! She's a Kunoichi, which translates as a Female Ninja. Fans of Soul Calibur will recognise the resemblance!
Stay tuned Roytec fans, there are a lot more seasonal wallpapers planned for the future!

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Eastern Promise (or Mental Oriental!)

In my never ending journey through the mediocrity that is life, there are moments that make putting up with all the bullpoop worth it. Yesterday was one of those days! I have two examples of why the east is still the top dog in terms of quality action!

The first is a new Hong Kong Martial Arts flick called Dragon Tiger Gate. As far as I know, it's based on a Korean Manga comic series (will try to get details later). It stars the enigmatic Donnie Yen as the henchman turned hero Dragon Wong.

As a fan of Martial Arts movies, I am a relative newcomer to the work of Donnie Yen. I've seen him in a couple of films where he stared alongside either Jackie Chan (Shanghi Kights) or Jet Li (Hero), and I also saw him in Seven Swords. From what I'd seen of him in action, I was very impressed! From that point onward, I knew that I wanted to see more of him in action!

Now I want to stress that it was mere coincidence that I got this particular movie. I saw it advertised in the Manga, Anime and Eastern Cinema Magazine called Neo (UK based). All I know, is that it had Donnie Yen on the cover, and it looked VERY cool.

I planned to get it as soon as it came out, but the time the release date came around, the DVD was nowhere to be seen at my local HMV. I realised I would probably have to go all the way into Central London and brave many a bemused sales assistant just to get hold of a copy. The other option I had (which I have frequently found myself resorting to) is ordering it on Ebay from a UK based seller for cheaper than retail (HA! Take that rip-off Britain!).

I was planning to watch it with my Mum and bro on the weekend, but impatience got the better of me and I decided to watch it yesterday (24th Oct). There was always a chance that the movie wouldn't have been very good, but fortunately for me it WAS!! The three main characters kicked ass, the villain kicked ass, the special effects kicked ass, pretty much everything kicked ass! (Did I say "ass" a little too much?)

It's probably unlikely, but if they make a sequel, I will totally buy it, and I suggest any Martial Arts fans to watch the current one as well!


The second is the latest in the long line of Mobile Suit Gundam spin-offs. The show's called Gundam 00 (that's pronounced double O), and it's only just started in Japan.

I must admit when I first watched this show's predecessor, Gundam Seed, I was slightly underwhelmed. It just didn't have the same kind of presence as, say Gundam Wing or Stardust Memory. To it's credit, it got a lot better as it got further into the story, and the sequel that followed it, Gundam Seed Destiny enhanced the story and characters further. I just couldn't help but feel like they were pandering to the young, teen angst crap that a lot of shows seem to focus on these days (probably the reason I didn't like Final Fantasy 8 that much, but that's a different story for another time!)

Anyway, back to Double O. As I said before, this show has only just started in Japan, and so far there are only 3 episodes available (just go to and search for Gundam 00). My brother is a big Gundam fan, so I knew I had to grab these episodes for him as well as myself! Because they're straight outta Japan, they're currently only available with English subtitles, which is not a problem for me because I'm trying to learn Japanese myself, and it's just good practice to constantly listen to a language you're trying to learn!

So far, I've seen 4 episodes, and I have to say I'm impressed. VERY impressed! I believe that the person that designed the Gundam suits for Double O is the same guy that designed the suits for the Gundam SEED spinoff, Astray. As a result, the suits have a very fresh and original style to them.

The action scenes are the best I've seen to date, with an almost movie-like quality (very high frame-rate). The suits all fall into the standard categories, but each one has been done very well. The characters are a little hard to read at the moment, but at least they're not whiny teenagers like in Gundam SEED (which is always good)!

The story is routed a little closer to reality this time, being based as an extension of our timeline (Anno Domini - A.D.). As a result, there is a lot of political intrigue tied into the actions of the Gundam pilots this time. This isn't one of your "Good guys vs Bad guys" kinda shows. If you like your plots easy to understand, look elsewhere!

Even though I've only seen 4 episodes so far, I'm willing to give it a preliminary rating, that I can use as a benchmark of comparison after I've seen more of the series. That rating is 8.5/10 (pretty generous, eh?)

Only time will tell if this series will develop the potential it has clearly shown so far!

Monday, 15 October 2007

Whatever it takes to save the one you love!

It's been a hell of a ride, and I have every intention of making sure this ride goes on for as long as possible! What da heck I'm I talking about? I'm talking about my beloved, my one and only....Playstation 2!

I've had my PS2 for nearly 4 years now. It's one of the older, fatter versions (not the infinitely more sexy slimline versions). I bought it second hand because I had a clever plan of getting it chipped/modified, so that I could play American and Japanese PS2 games (for more details, refer to my previous post about NTSC vs PAL).

It was an all or nothing gambit, which more or less paid of handsomely, allowing me the freedom to choose whatever game I wanted, from where ever I wanted, AND to be able to get games that I would normally have to wait months to be able to play in the UK!

Unfortunately, there is ONE game that has foiled this perfect arrangement. The name of this game is Rogue Galaxy.

This game is created by Level 5, the developers that created the critically acclaimed Dragon Quest 8 (which I loved!). Sufficed to say, when I heard about this game, I knew I wanted to get the American version as soon as possible! My good friends at Ebay were more than happy to oblige, and I was able to get a brand new copy almost immediately after it's official release! Then the trouble started. -_-;

At first, the problems were slight, like the game freezing during the combat scenes or imediately after a cutscene. Over time these problems escalated into utter disaster, leaving me with a game that at best would crash after 10 minutes, or at worse woudn't even load up.

Now it has to be noted that there are a lot of factors that have contributed to my inability to play this game like any other game that I currently own. Virtually every game I have ever bought has worked on my PS2, baring the occasional loading error. I have never had an experience where a game just outright refused to load, even though there is no logical reason for it not doing so. Quite frankly, it pisses me off! >_<

As a result, I have decided to take the quite drastic measure of getting my PS2 serviced at a game shop in central London. In all honesty, this was a good idea in itself, because my machine probably has more dust in it than a haunted house. A good clear-out of the gubbins inside can only be a good thing, and I would wholeheartedly recommend any console user who cares for their machine to get it serviced once in a while. It's just common sense.

Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that this servicing will fix the problem, mainly because of the age of my PS2. It may even come to a point where I have to pay to get the laser replaced. But you know something? This machine, which I have invested so much time and effort into is so important to me, I was willing to take the chance. You could almost say it's like a girlfriend or beloved pet or something, which in itself is a pretty pathetic thing to say. What can I say? I love my PS2 so much, I'm willing to compare it to a girlfriend or a beloved pet! ^_^ (I really need to get out more!)

Only time will tell whether this gambit will pay off, but I sincerely hope it does! Right now, I really can't afford to lose this machine, mainly because the Playstation 3 is barely even a viable replacement, and there are still plenty of decent PS2 games out there to play (ever heard of Valkyrie Profile Silmeria?). Right now I'm a content Playstation 2 gamer, and I intent for it to stay like that for a good while longer!

Friday, 5 October 2007

Yo buddy, you still alive?

Stories of my demise have been greatly exaggerated! (If there are any!) Even though I've been sick as a dog, I've still been managing to drag my sorry carcass into work each morning. I still got a cough, but at least it's not impeding my work as much as it was before, although if there was some lucky type of wood laying around, you can be damn sure I'd touch it!

I've had to put up with a lot of crap at work recently. A ton of work colleagues are all being bundled into the room I'm currently situated in, and my desk has been moved, again. I now have the pleasure of staring at the face of my line manager 5 days a week, and listening to conversations about which football team is going to get their asses kicked EVERY weekend. Nice. ¬_¬

I sense the next couple of weeks are going to be QUITE interesting!

Sunday, 30 September 2007

I've been ill

Just in case you were wondering, I've been ill recently. Very ill.
I have missed days of work (not such a bad thing), and I've spent mornings in so much pain, I could barely move. And you don't even want to know how much phlegm I've been coughing up! I tell you, you could almost swim in it! (not recommended!) >_<

I don't know how long it will be until I fully recover, but it had better be soon. Every day I don't come into work gets taken out of my wages! I kid you not! My boss is a very stingy guy, and quite frankly I don't want to give him any more satisfaction than he is already getting!

I need to get better, now! o_o

Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Why does eveybody leave me?

Times are hard at my work right now. A ton of employees are leaving for various reasons, but I can definately attest th the fact that most are leaving because my boss is a douche-bag. He really doesn't give a toss what happens to you, just as long as you do as you're told and keep your mouth shut about the kind of things going on around you.

You have 2 options: Put up and shut up, or you can leave, and my boss will find someone else to take your place, even if they can't do your job half as good as you can.

Fortunately, I've always been very good at that sort of thing, but others are not as accomodating. Hence the mass exodus.

I would say that, out of the total number of employees that work there, about 80% are leaving or have already left. This equates to a lot of leaving parties at the end of the week, and a lot of empty desks at the beginning of the following week. I don't consider myself to be a professional businessman, but to me an 80% employee leaving rate is not very good for company morale. I could be wrong, but I just don't think so. >_<

Quite frankly, I want to join them, but I haven't had much luck finding other work. This leaves me with no option but to stay put until I do. I just don't have anything else to fall back on at the moment. But make no mistake, as soon as I DO find a new job, that will be it for me! I will leave, and NEVER come back. To do so would, for me feel like admitting defeat, and I'm just not willing to do that.

Streets of Rage: Love Triangle series – Part 8

Part 8! I can't believe this has been going on for so long! Requests on Gamefaqs eventually coaxed me to do another installment. Having done a lot of short stories involving most of the main characters (except Zan, coz he sux ballz), I had the idea of adding a new character into the mix. Let me know what you think of the results!

Smut rating: 8.5/10 (pretty indecent!)
Under the age of 15? Think smutty content in all its forms is evil and should be destroyed by any means necessary? You WON'T wanna read this then! GO AWAY! Come back when you're older or have learned to embrace your dark side!

Streets of Rage: Love Triangle series – Part 8

Axel, Blaze, Max, Adam and Skate were all over at the Hunter's apartment having a Chinese takeaway meal together. After defeating Mr X and saving the city for the umpteenth time, the gang decided that once a month, they would all meet together. They would have a different meal each time, and catch up on what was happening in each of their lives.

Axel and Max had decided to open up a Dojo in the city, specialising in Martial Arts and Wrestling. Blaze was still working as a freelance private investigator, and training in her spare time. Adam had been promoted to the rank of Captain at the local Police Dept, and was in charge of leading new recruits in their training to become the next generation of law enforcers. Skate was still at school, and with his bro riding him to get good grades, he would be going onto college to study further (what in, I'm not sure).

As a change to their usual meetings, Axel had brought one other person with him, his 18 year old cousin Becky.

*Door bell ringing*

Adam: Hmmm, that must be Axel. Skate, go and answer the door, will you?

Skate: Why do I have to answer the door?

Adam: Because my rank is Captain, and you always have to do what your Captain says.

Skate: But I'm not in the Police Forc....

Adam: Just go already!

Max: I can go, if you want.

Adam: No, that's alright. As guests to the Hunter household, it is our sole duty to cater to all your needs. I'm setting the table, and Skate is going to go open the door, RIGHT?

Skate: Jeez.....alright! I was in the middle of doing my homework, but I'm sure I can stop right in the middle of my sentence to go and answer the door! You know, since you've become promoted to captain, you've been a right pain in the ass, you know that?

Adam: You do know you're still small enough for me to put you over my knee, don't you?

Skate: Just you try it, big bro! I'll make you regret those words in no time at all!

Adam: Oh, really?

Skate: Yeah, REALLY!

Adam: ORLY?

Skate: YARLY!!

Blaze: Will you two knock it off!! If none of you are going to go, then I'LL do it. If it was up to you two, Axel would probably grow a beard by the time you decided which one of you would go to open the damn door!

*Blaze heads over to the front door and opens it*

Blaze: Hi Axel, come on in. Everyone’s waiting for you.

Axel: What took you so long? I've been waiting out here for over a minute! Any longer, and I might've grown a beard or something!

????: It's very nice to meet you Miss Fielding! I've heard so much about you!

Blaze: Ohhh! Hi! What's your name?

Axel: This here's my sister's kid, Rebecca.

Rebecca: ACTUALLY, I prefer to be called Becky. I’m surprised you don’t remember me, Miss Fielding!

Blaze: Remember you? You know, now that you mention it, you do look kinda familiar…

Becky: Don’t worry about it right now. I’ll tell you more later! *winks*

Blaze: There’s something a tad unusual about that girl.

Axel: Tell me about it! You seem to be the only person she’s opened up to since we got here! Let’s go through.

Blaze: Right.

Axel, Blaze and Becky move into the living room, where everyone else was sitting.

Skate: Whoa! Who's she?

Becky: SHE has a name, short stuff! My name is Becky, and I'm here to join your little gathering!

Axel: My sis is out of town on a business trip, and I got lumbered with the little missy here for a few days.

Becky: I'll be 18 in 2 months, uncle! I'm virtually an adult!

Axel: Virtually isn't the same as actually, Becky!

*Adam sneaks up behind Axel, and slides in between him and Becky*

Adam: As an upholder of the law, I think it's commendable that Miss Rebecca is following age restrictions to the letter. I suggest that in 2 months time, we celebrate her eventual ascension into womanhood! *wink!*

*Axel pushes Becky away from Adam*

Axel: I don't care if you've just been promoted to captain, if you go ANYWHERE near my cousin, they’ll probably have to send me to jail for what I do to you!

Max: Wow Becky, you have really soft skin! What kind of moisturiser do you use?

Becky: Well, it's not a really special cream or anything....

*Axel jumps in and pushes Becky away from Max*

Axel: You may be my business partner, but if you so much as STROKE her soft skin, I'm gonna have to look for a new partner!

Max: But I was only.....

Axel: I KNOW what you THOUGHT you was doing!

Skate: You know, I was a key part of the downfall of Mr X! I was right there on the front line, kicking ass and taking names, all in a day's work for the legendary Skate Hunter!

Becky: Really? From looking at you, I wouldn't have guessed! You are kinda cute though...

*Axel jumps in and pushes Becky away from Skate*

Axel: I don't want to have to hurt you kid, but if you mess with her, I'll mess with you. Permanently!

Skate: Wha? Are you kidding me?

Axel: When it comes to family, I don't kid around. Ever.

Becky: So, how do you keep in such great shape Miss Fielding?

Blaze: You don’t have to call me Miss! Blaze is just fine. And to answer your question, I regularly train at your uncle’s dojo, just to keep my skills in tip top condition and as sharp as possible. Why do you ask?

*Axel jumps in and pushes Blaze away from Becky*

Axel: I thought you told your mother that you would behave yourself while you were with me!

Becky: What? You didn't REALLY believe what I said in front of Mom, did you?

Adam: Yo guys! Everything is ready in the dining room! Hustle!

Everyone moves into the dining room. As Becky goes to sit down, Axel, Adam and Skate scramble to grab the seat nearest to her. Blaze sits on the other side of the table.

Becky: Blaze! Can I sit next to you?

Blaze: Sure. There’s plenty of room on this side, apparently.

The guys look on in disbelief as Becky gets up and goes around to the other side of the table, where she sits down and shuffles her chair right next to Blaze’s. Utterly defeated, the guys go and sit down in their respective chairs around the table, while Axel picks a chair on the opposite side of Becky and Blaze. He gives Adam, Max and Skate all a sinister look as the Chinese food is handed out.

After they had eaten their fill of noodles, sweet & sour pork, dumplings and fortune cookies (most of which foretold of rather grizzly deaths), Blaze decided to chat with Becky a while.

Blaze: So, Becky, how long has it been now? 5 years?

Becky: It’s been about 6 years, 4 months, 1 week and 3 days since we last saw each other. Give or take 3 hours 5 minutes and 42 seconds.

Blaze: Ohhhhhhh Kay. Well then, how has your studies been going? Axel was telling me you were interested in becoming a Police Officer?

Becky: Yeah, I’ve been getting perfect grades on all the written and physical tests.

Blaze: That’s very impressive! I’m sure you’ll make an excellent Police Officer someday!

Becky: I suppose, but to be quite honest, I’d rather be a freelance P.I like you Blaze!

Blaze: Huh? Why is that?

Becky: Because being a police officer isn’t much fun. I’m sure you get much more interesting cases in your line of work, right?

Blaze: Well, sometimes, but some jobs I do can become a lot more dangerous. You would have to spend a lot of time as a regular officer before you could even consider becoming a P.I.

Axel: Uhh, Becky? When did you get the idea to become a Private Investigator? Does your Mom know about this?

Becky: Are you kidding me? She’d go ballistic if I told her anything about this! She has a hard time as it is with the fact that I said I was gonna join the Police Force!

Axel: Well frankly, I can’t blame her! Law enforcement is not an easy job! The streets are dangerous, and you could get injured or even killed!

Becky had a lustful, gushy look on her face as moved right next to Blaze and grabbed her arm.

Becky: Well, I’m sure I’ll be just fine when I have Blaze with me, right Blaze?

*Adam sprayed the mouthful of Cool-ade he had in his mouth at that moment. Max choked on a prawn cracker, while Skate just looked on in disbelief. *

Blaze: W-w-wha? What are you talking about?

Becky: What am I talking about? I’m talking about the fact that you said you were going to make me your partner when I got older.

Blaze: P-partner?! I don’t remember saying anything like that!

Becky: Of course you did! When I was only a little girl, you said that when I got older, you would make me your partner!

Blaze: That hardly counts as a binding contract!

A disappointed look crept across Becky’s face

Blaze: Becky, you seem like a nice kid. If I trained you, and then you went and got yourself hurt, I would be responsible!

Becky: If you care about me so much, why don’t you train me to be as good as you!

Axel: BECKY!! That’s enough! Why don’t you just give up! This is not something that you can just keep pestering Blaze about, until she changes her mind!
Becky: Stay out of this Axel! The way I see it, if I’m trained by the guys that defeated the Legendary Mr X, wouldn’t that be better than just leaving me to my own devices on the streets?

Axel: If you’re not on the streets, then there won’t be a problem, will there, right Adam?

Adam: Wha? Ummm, well actually……

Blaze: You know, Becky does have a point

Axel gives her a disapproving look

Blaze: Don’t look at me like that! If I train her, at least she will be able to take care of herself, instead of having to rely on others as much.

*Becky’s eyes lit up*

Becky: You mean you’ll train me?

Blaze: Sure. We’ll set some time when you and I are free, and I can show you the basics.

Becky: Oh my god! I love you so much Blaze!

Axel: What da hell? Blaze?! You’re supposed to back ME up here!

Blaze: Axel, this isn’t something that’s just gonna go away! Can’t you see how dedicated Rebecca is to this?

Axel scratched his head for a moment, frustrated that the situation was not going the way he was expecting. He turned to the others for support.

Axel: C’mon guys! One of you must agree with me on this!

Max: Well I kinda think it’s a good idea. Once she learns from Blaze, she’ll be unstoppable!

Axel: Oh be quite you! Adam! Buddy! Pal! You got my back right?

Adam: Quit the buddy-buddy talk Axel! I can see right through you! Besides, I’m with Blaze on this one! Having another fighter like Blaze can only be a good thing in the long run. She’ll become a much better officer as well as a result. It’s win-win.

Axel: Pfft. Skate? You’re probably gonna support your bro right?

Skate: Damn right! Becky will be awesome if she trains with Blaze! Why would you wanna stand in the way of that?

There was a long pause.

Axel: You know what, I don’t care anymore. You can all do what you want. I’m going home now Becky. If you don’t wanna be left behind, grab your jacket.

Becky: Fine Uncle Pushy! You know, for a grown man, you’re pretty childish!

Axel: Meh. See you guys next month.

*Max, Adam & Skate chuckled to themselves*

Becky: Thank you so much guys! Especially you Blaze!

Blaze: Think nothing of it! I’m just happy to help you out as much as I can!

Becky: I’m really gonna look forward to our first training session. I’ll wear something really special as well!

Blaze: I wouldn’t recommend that. Just wear something casual that’s comfortable. I also want you to know that I’m a pretty hard task-master. I’m not gonna hold back, you understand?

Becky: Oh, of course! I wouldn’t have it any other way! I want you to work me VERY hard!

Blaze: ………? Ahh……Ooooookay then. Take care Becky. I look forward to seeing you again soon!

Blaze moves in to hug Becky, and is greeted with a huge kiss, right on the lips! Blaze was frozen on the spot, her body a wash with heat. Becky was in no way holding back, playfully teasing Blaze’s tongue with her own.

After about what seemed like an eternity, Becky broke of the kiss. A sliver of saliva strayed from their lips.

Becky had a very satisfied look on her face as she sauntered out of the door. She gave Blaze one last glance over her shoulder, licked her lips, and walked to the door.

Everyone had been watching Becky the entire time, including Axel. After she left the room, they all turned to look at Axel. All he could do was shrug his shoulders. Then everyone turned to look at Blaze. Blaze could barely hide her embarrassment.


Stay tuned for part 2!

Streets of Rage: Love Triangle – Part 7!

You might be surprised to know this episode has a smut rating of only 1.5/10. For me, that's quite an achievement!

Anyway, my man Skate Hunter (or "Sammy" as he is known in Japan), hasn't been getting any love from the scarlet bombshell recently. As the youngest member of the team, he is easily overlooked by everyone, and as a result he's a little miffed! Stay tuned as Skate gets to strut his stuff, and a couple of familiar sisters also make an appearance!

Just to be on the safe side, I'll put in a smut warning anyway. No one under the age of 15, or people who don't like smut/think smut is wrong may read this fanfiction. There. Happy now? Jeez......-_-;

Streets of Rage: Love Triangle – Part 7!

Skate was playing video games, when he heard the doorbell ring. He and eagerly went to open the door. He had a good idea who it was.

Skate: Hi Blaze!

Blaze: What’s up Skate! Is your bro around?

Skate: Nah. He went to meet Axel and Max for a guys night out. He left me in charge!

Blaze: Wow! That’s a lot of responsibility! Is Adam sure he can trust you on your own?

Skate: Ahhh, c’mon Blaze! Don’t you think I’m old enough to be home alone by now?

Blaze: Well I don’t know. Planning on inviting any of your friends for a party any time soon?

Skate: Actually, I kinda had something else planned. I want to ask you a question first Blaze.

Blaze: A question? It’s a little out of the blue, but go ahead.

Skate: When was the last time that you and me spent time alone together?

Blaze: I see where this is going, and I think I may have to stop you right there!

Skate: Huh? What are you talking about, Blaze?

Blaze: Uhh, never mind! *embarrassed* Just forget I said anything! Didn’t we do something fun last month?

Skate: Yeah, but Max, Axel and my bro were there as well, and you spent the most time with Max!

Blaze: Well, what about last year?

Skate: Axel was there, my bro were there as well, and you spent more time with them than with me! Now I don’t want to make a big deal about this, but I just don’t see that as fair, do you?

Blaze: I think you’re imagining things! I remember one time when we went to the cinema together!

Skate: C’mon! Did you forget the old police buddy we bumped into, and insisted that we all sit together?

Blaze: …..Oh……yeah. I’m so sorry. I had no idea you felt that way. I guess I always thought of you as the cute younger brother that would keep hanging round his cooler older brother!

Skate: *pouting* Didn’t I already prove to you how cool I was when I helped you guys beat Mr X? Didn’t I prove to you that I’m not a little kid any more?

Skate pulled out his secret weapon to subdue Blaze: puppy-dog eyes!

Blaze realised she had little choice up to that point. Even SHE has a soft spot for cuteness waves!

Blaze: Okay fine, what do you want to do?

Skate pulled out a poster advertising a Dance-Off contest at the local night club, plus two tickets to participate. Blaze gave Skate a wry look.

Blaze: You had this planned from the very beginning, didn’t you?

Skate gave Blaze a cheeky grin.

Later that evening, Blaze was sitting at the bar. Skate came over to her with a pair of sticky labels with their entry numbers on them.

Blaze: so, did you enter us into the competition as a team?

Skate: Actually, I entered us in separately! I’m gonna show you who’s da man when it comes to busting moves on the dance floor! Baby, you goin DOWN!

Blaze: *puts on her number* Well, we’ll just see about that, won’t we? I accept your challenge!

The two friends sat together drinking soft drinks, and commented on the other entrants as they waited for their turns to come up. First up was Skate, who started breakdancing to a high tempo hip-hop track. He wowed the crowd with his athletic moves and complex skating techniques! He did a number of aerial flips and pirouettes, and finished up with his patented whirlwind leg spin into a relaxed finishing pose. Sufficed to say, the crowd went wild!

Blaze: I’ve got to say, I’m quite impressed

Skate: Yeah well, when you got it, you’ve got it! It’s just a shame that I haven’t given you much of a chance of beating me, now that the people have ALREADY seen the best!

Blaze: Don’t count me out just yet! I’ve still got some moves the crowd has yet to see! You’re gonna see a whole new level of coolness!

Skate: Oh really?

Blaze: Yeah, REALLY!

A few more contestants took their turns afterward, but then the next entrants were two women, who appeared to be wearing the same costume. On closer inspection, the appeared to be twins.

Blaze: Why do you get the distinct impression that I’ve seen those two somewhere before?

Skate: Who? Those two?

Blaze: Yeah. Don’t they seem familiar to you?

Skate: *pauses* You know, I think you’re right!

The twins started dancing to a heavily choreographed routine. It was easy to see that the two of them must’ve trained with each other since they were kids, because the timing of their movements was perfect. It was almost like watching a real life mirror image in motion. The audience was in complete awe of their routine, the entire dance floor was silent except for the music. When they had finished, they received a standing ovation from the crowd! The sisters went to sit down at a nearby table, and relaxed, looking directly at Blaze as they did so.

Blaze: Mona & Lisa! I should’ve known!

Skate: Didn’t we kick their asses a while back?

Blaze: We did, but it seems they’re back for more!

One other competitor came up after the twins, then finally, it was Blaze’s turn!

Blaze: Looks like I’m up. Wish me luck!

Skate: Go for it Blaze! Show ‘em who’s boss!

Blaze started dancing to a sensual R&B mix. She gyrated in a very sensual manner, getting a lot of whoops and hollers from the men in the crowd! She also threw in a couple of jumps and flips, which also got a lot of cheers. She got the most cheers when she did the splits!

Lisa: What da hell? Why are they cheering for her? She’s just dancing like a cheap stripper!

Mona: This is the kind of thing we have to put up with at competitions like this. The crowds will always be swayed so easily by such slutty, techniques.

Lisa: Well I’m not standing for it! We practiced for months to get our moves down just right, and now that dumb bimbo is going to ruin everything! Are you with me?

Mona: Right behind you sis!

Blaze was so into her dance routine, she was totally off her guard when she was tripped over by Lisa. She tried to retaliate, but no sooner had she thrown a punch, she was grabbed on the arm by Mona and chucked into the crowd. Most of the people in the line of fire managed to get out of the way as Blaze tumbled into a nearby table!

Skate was quickly to his feet, and ran headlong towards Mona. Unfortunately, he didn’t see Lisa’s leg swing towards his head. He slammed into the floor and slid towards the other side of the dance floor, and came to a stop next to a petrified couple.

By the time Blaze had gotten to her feet, most of the crowd had fled, leaving the nightclub mostly empty. She looked over to see Mona and Lisa standing in the centre of the dance floor, and Lisa was holding Skate in the air by his neck.

Blaze: I would’ve thought you two would’ve found other ways to amuse yourselves by now!

Mona: We did, but the YOU and your toy-boy had to stick your nose in and ruin everything!
Lisa: Do you have any idea just how hard we worked to try and win this contest? This was our one chance to earn some decent money for a change!

Blaze: My heart bleeds! Why don’t you drop the kid, so we can settle this, women to women?

Mona: Only idiots give up their trump cards in a stale mate! You’re going to have to learn that you’re not dealing with the same Mona and Lisa you’ve faced in the past!

Lisa: *Starts to choke Skate* I think this stalemate just became a whitewash!

Blaze couldn’t stand any more, and charged ate Lisa. Anticipating this move, Lisa threw Skate into Blaze’s path. Blaze caught Skate, but was unable to block the aerial kick from Mona, that threw the both of them to the floor. Blaze was momentarily stunned, but quickly shook it off. She checked to see if Skate was alright. He was unconscious, but still breathing. Blaze gently placed him behind an upturned table, out of harms way, then stood to face to twins who were stood next to each other in the centre of the dance floor. They both had a look of utter contempt on their faces.

Blaze started to walk slowly towards the twins, her stride quickly broke into a sprint. She leapt into the air to deliver a downward kick, but the kick missed as Mona dodged backwards and Lisa dodged sideways. Blaze tried a roundhouse kick on Mona, but Mona ducked, leaving Blaze open to a punch from Lisa. Blaze skipped backwards, parrying Lisa’s blows as she did so.

Lisa’s movements were so sloppy, Blaze was able to grab her arm and throw her to the ground with a judo throw. Unfortunately, Lisa was quick enough to use Blaze’s momentum against her and threw her towards her sister at the same time. Mona finished up with a monkey-flip throw, causing Blaze to slam into the ground with a thud!

Lisa: Ha! It’s true that you ARE a great fighter, you may even be a match for either of us one-on-one…
Mona: …But you’re no match for the BOTH of us! You probably don’t want to hear this, but you might want to think about quitting!

Blaze stumbled to her feet, her clothes were slightly torn and blood was trickling from her nose. She was coming to the conclusion that she may not win this fight. Fortunately, she WASN’T going to let them know that!

Blaze: Sorry girls! I have no intention of quitting just yet! I’m having too much fun! *takes a moment to limber up* Ready for round two?

Lisa: Uhhh, sis? Why is she not giving up?

Mona: Shut up!

Lisa: Don’t tell me to shut up!

The twins almost became so distracted that they didn’t realise Blaze bearing down on them. Blaze changed her tactics, choosing to fight them at the same time and switching between the sisters in quick succession. This caused the twins to become frustrated, because it meant neither of them could free themselves up long enough to launch a counterattack. Mona and Lisa started to throw punches and kicks at the same time in the hope that one of them would connect. Blaze was flustered, but quickly turned this to her advantage.

I was becoming harder for the sisters to not hit each other as they tried to hit Blaze. Lisa threw a lightning fast kick that barely missed Blaze, but hit her sister clean in the face, causing her to spiral into a bunch of tables and chairs! Shocked by her own mistake, Lisa rushed to her sister’s aid, only to receive a slap to the face from her twin!

Mona: What the hell do you think you’re doing?! Hit HER not ME!!

Lisa: Well if you weren’t so slow, I wouldn’t have hit you!!

Blaze: Umm, girls?

The two sisters look over to see Blaze dancing again. She really seemed to be dancing to her own tune, and thoroughly enjoying herself, thus causing the sisters to become more flustered and frustrated!

Lisa helped Mona to her feet, then they both charged Blaze, hoping she was too distracted to fight back. Blaze effortlessly dodged their attacks and knocked them both on their asses! Just to make matters worse, she taunted them by wiggling her butt at them!

Blaze: I hope that’s not the bet you two have! If it is, I can’t help but feel sorry for you a little! Too many twins think their similarities are always enough to get them through any problem in life. You need to realise that at the end of the day, you’re both individuals! Separate people with separate personalities! The more you keep relying on each other, the more lost you’ll be when you‘re forced to think for yourselves!

Mona: I’ve just about had enough of your crap!

Lisa: What YOU don’t realise is that the very fact that we’re twins gives us a strength that you’ll NEVER hope to beat!

Mona: I couldn’t have put it better myself sis! You have no idea jus how powerful we can be!

Lisa: I think it’s time to unleash our super finisher, don't you?

Mona: You’re absolutely right! Let’s do it!

Mona leaps into the air towards Blaze and launches an aerial downward kick, while Lisa dashes towards her as well, and launches a low fast corkscrew kick. At the last second, Blaze launches herself between the two sister’s kicks, effortlessly spiralling through the narrow gap! She lands in a sexy crouching pose, while the sisters collide into each other in a clumsy heap on the floor!

Blaze: *standing up* I must admit girls, I’ve had fun, I really have! But now it’s time you the both of you to experience MY super finisher!

Mona & Lisa: Oh CRAP!!

Blaze: SOUL FIRE!!

Blaze launched a lightning blue energy bolt at the hapless sisters. The resulting energy blast smashed them through more tables and chairs, the DJ’s mixing desk, the bar, and then against the wall of the nightclub, lifting them up and through the wall and into the sky beyond. All that was left was a large hole in the side of the nightclub!

Blaze turned round to see Skate standing behind the upturned table she had hid him behind. He appeared unhurt, except for a bruised neck and arm.

Skate: Holy crap Blaze! You really did a number on them, didn’t you?

Blaze: Yeah well, they deserved it. Are you okay?

Skate: A little worse for wear, but I’ll live! I’m just sad that I didn’t get a chance to give those two an ass-kicking myself!

Blaze: Don’t worry! I gave them more of an ass-kicking than the two of us combined!

Skate looked round to see that the entire club was empty.

Skate: Auuhh man! We didn’t get a chance to find who won the competition!

Blaze: Well, there’s always next year! C’mon, let’s head to the hospital. I’m feeling a little sore myself!

Skate: I’m not surprised. Those sisters were really dangerous, weren’t they?

Blaze: They would’ve been more dangerous if they could’ve trusted each other more.

Skate: Huh? I thought that twins had the most amount of trust that any two people could have?

Blaze: That is true, but at the end of the day, they’re still individuals. Two minds, two personalities. Sometimes one is going to want to do something that the other doesn’t want to do. Simple as that.

In a far off ally in the middle of the night, the two sisters carried each other homeward.

Lisa: Do you think she had a point?

Mona: Perhaps. Perhaps it’s time we took some time off from each other?

Lisa: *pauses* I’m not sure that I could cope with you not being around sis. You…complete me.

Mona: I feel the same way Lisa. I feel the exact same way…


Streets of Rage: Love Triangle – Part 6!

It was suggested to me that this time I focus on some of the other characters in the Streets of Rage universe, so I decided to write about Shiva and the other thugs that are as much a part of SOR as the main characters.

I wrote with a more serious tone this time, with a more dramatic action sequence, and a more thought provoking interaction between Blaze & Shiva. Probably some of my best work to date. With a little bit of smut thrown in for good measure! (well I have to keep things interesting, don't I? ~_^;)

You know the drill. No under 15s, no haters of smut, don't like, don't read on. Blah blah blah..... -_-

Streets of Rage: Love Triangle – Part 6!

Shiva used to be the right hand man of Mr X. He was always used as the trump card in any situation that needed a problem solver. Shiva would use his cold, efficient killing techniques to eliminate anyone who was stupid enough to stand in Mr X’s way. Unfortunately, all that changed the day he met Blaze Fielding and her team of ex-police officers. Her team foiled Mr X’s plans on no less that three occasions (there might’ve been more, but that’s not important right now!)

These days, Shiva is living in a pokey rented apartment with the majority of his work associates. There are no less than 11 people living in the same apartment: Bald-headed muscle thug Donovan, knife fanatic Garcia, Sporty punk Zack, Goldie the coward, Signal the waster, Suzy the wanna-be, dominatrix Elektra, the twins Mona & Lisa, and just to make matters worse, the guy that keeps emptying the refrigerator, Big Ben. Shiva makes the 11th. Sufficed to say, the gang had fallen on hard times. REALLY hard times.

Shiva was on the roof meditating, trying to clear his mind of random thoughts. He was interrupted by the loud shouting coming from directly below. It was Donovan and Garcia.

Donovan: How many times have I told you NOT to sit on my glasses you idiot?!

Garcia: Well if you didn’t keep leaving it all over the place, people wouldn’t keep sitting on it, WOULD THEY?!

Donovan: Well I shouldn’t have to worry about people sitting on my sunglasses if SOME people were more considerate of other people’s STUFF!
*Donovan raises his broken sunglasses*
You’re gonna have to pay for this!

Garcia: You’re dreaming if you think I’m going to pay for those! I haven’t even got any money right now!

Donovan: Well I don’t care! Somebody is going to pay for these, or I’m gonna get nasty!

Zack: Will you two SHUT THE HELL UP!

Donovan & Garcia: YOU SHUT UP!

Shiva couldn’t believe what he was hearing! Arguing over a stupid pair of sunglasses! Shiva got up and went inside. When he got in through the door, Donovan and Garcia were at each other’s throats. Zack was desperately trying to break the two of them up. Shiva couldn’t see where Suzy, Elektra or Signal was, but Mona & Lisa, Goldie and Big Ben were watching TV, utterly oblivious to what was going on around them.
Shiva was annoyed that the others hadn’t lifted a finger to deal with the situation, and decided to step in.

Shiva: If you two don’t settle down, I promise I will break those stupid sunglasses in half, and shove each half so far up your asses, by the time they come out again, you’ll both be eating solid food with a straw. Because I will have shoved your teeth down your throats! Got it?!

Zack: Wait a minute, that doesn’t make any sense Shiva! How can you…*looks at Shiva staring at him* ….uh, never mind. I’m good
Garcia: Yeah, me too.
Donovan: Uh, it’s not really that important anyway…

With that settled, Shiva went back onto the roof to continue meditating. Unfortunately, no sooner had he sat down and crosses his legs, another argument broke out. This time, Shiva wasted no time heading inside and down the stairs.


Mona, Goldie, Lisa & Big Ben: SSHHHHH!!!

Zack: Umm, it’s not us dude. Check the bathroom.

Donovan: I think it’s Suzy and Elektra.

Garcia: They’re in the bathroom.

Shiva cursed under his breath, and walked towards the bathroom.

When he got there, Suzy and Elektra were fighting over a slutty, PVC skirt.

Elektra: You keep your greasy mitts off of my skirt!

Suzy: YOUR skirt? As I recall, you said you didn’t want it any more because it was no longer in fashion!

Elektra: Well it just came BACK in fashion again! Besides, I don’t want your fat ass stretching the fabric!

Suzy: FAT ASS?! Your OLDER than me! I’m surprised you’re able to fit into ANY of your old clothes!

Elektra: Get OFF!!

Suzy: No, YOU GET OFF!!


The girls stopped for a moment and looked at Shiva.

Suzy: Ah, Shiva! Great timing! Who do you think deserves the skirt?

Shiva: Are you kidding me?! I don’t care about the stupid slutty skirt! I just want some peace and quiet!

Elektra: See? The skirt is slutty, which is something a young girl your age shouldn’t be wearing, so give it back!

Suzy: I’m 26! Hand it over you old bag!

Elektra: OLD BAG?! How DARE YOU!!

Shiva: THAT’S IT!!

Shiva grabbed the skirt from both of them, and promptly ripped it in half! He handed each girl a half of the skirt.

Shiva: There! Happy now?

Elektra: You IDIOT!! What have you done?! That dress cost me a fortune!

Suzy: What the hell am I supposed to wear for my date now?!

Shiva: Consider yourselves lucky! I could’ve done something much worse! Now keep the noise DOWN!!

Shiva walks off, leaving the two girls staring their half of ripped skirt. They both looked like they were about to cry.

As Shiva came back into the living room, a news report was running on the news to do with the steady drop in crime levels around the city.

Lisa: Can you believe this crap? They’re only saying that stuff because we’re not on the streets anymore! What total bull!

Mona: It’s only now that you realise that?

Lisa: Nuh-uuh! It’s just that without Mr X, we lack a leader to organise us!

Mona: The brains to our brawn?

Lisa: Exactly! What we need is a new leader!

Donovan: I’ll do it.

Lisa: Don’t be stupid! We need a leader that we all RESPECT and ADMIRE!

Donovan: What? Are you saying you don’t respect me?

Garcia: Wouldn’t be the first time! Don’t you remember Lisa turned you down when you asked her out last week?

Donovan: Shut…the hell….UP!!

Zack: What about Shiva?

At that moment, everyone in the room looked at Shiva.

Shiva: Forget it. Not interested.

Lisa: Why not?

Shiva: To be a powerful leader, you need money. Right now none of us have barely two coins to rub together. I work better alone, and quite frankly, you idiots are too stupid to follow even the simplest of instructions anyway.

Shiva got a cold reception from that comment, and everyone rose to their feet. Even Elektra and Suzy rushed into the room after they overheard what Shiva said.

Donovan: What the hell?

Garcia: You better watch your mouth Shiva.

Shiva: Oooooohhhh! Looks like I ruffled some feathers! Don’t make me laugh!

Big Ben: That’s below the belt man! If you want an ass-whupping, you’re going the right way about it!

Shiva: Heh! I guess some people just can’t handle the truth!

Goldie: W-we aren’t the only ones to blame here!

Shiva: Really? Do you ever remember a time when you DIDN’T go down in one punch to Axel Stone and his cronies? Think hard now, I know you can do it!

Lisa: The last thing you wanna do is piss us all off at the same time!

Shiva: C’mon. Like I have any reason to be scared of all of you chumps!

Mona: I suggest you listen to my sister’s advice! You may be the best fighter out of all of us, but I doubt even YOU could cope with all of us at the SAME time!

Shiva: Pfft. Fine. I’ll leave you all to lick your wounds a while. I’m going out to get some fresh air. Just follow me outside if you want an ass-kicking.

*Shiva walks out*

Suzy: Damn it! That guy can be such a jackass!

Goldie: Well, he kinda had a point though.

*Everyone glares at Goldie*

Goldie: Ahhh! ……..I’ll shut up now.

As Shiva exited the front door, Signal was just coming back from his errands.

Signal: S’up Shiva.

Shiva: I’d probably leave it for a couple of hours, if I were you.
*walks off*

Signal: Huh? Shiva? What happened just now?

Shiva was in such a bad mood, he wasn’t paying too much attention to where he was going. Before he knew it, he was on the other side of the city, far from the slums he had just come from. Everything looked a lot nicer on the streets, cleaner. There were no smashed windows or burned out cars, only the good citizens of the city. Shiva thought to himself that maybe it was better this way. Shiva never liked to think that everybody’s life was controlled by politicians and bureaucrats, but if it meant that people could walk the streets without fear, maybe order should rule over chaos, at least for a little while.

Shiva walked down the side streets, curious to see how others lived, when he spotted a familiar figure walking towards him. With beautifully long brunette hair, leather jacket, fingerless gloves, a small handbag, elegantly toned legs and trainers, he knew it could be none other than Blaze Fielding!

She was looking for something inside her handbag, utterly oblivious to what was going on around her. Shiva took his chance, and stood directly in her path. She bumped right into him, and dropped her bag.

Blaze: Oh! I’m so SORRY! I wasn’t watching were I was going! Are you alright?

Shiva: I’m fine. Long time no see, Miss Blaze!

The expression on Blaze’s face shifted from confusion to surprise, and then anger.

Blaze: Shiva?! What the hell are you doing here!

Shiva: I’m glad you finally recognised who I am! How long has it been now?

Blaze: A little over a year and a half. I hope you’re not looking for an ass kicking, because I’m late for an appointment right now. Can we do this later?

Shiva: Straight to the point! I like that in a woman!

Blaze: I suppose I’m not going to get off that easily, am I?

Shiva: Well, I was just taking a walk to try and improve my mood, but a good sparing session just might do that for me! Do you mind?

Blaze: Fine, looks like I’m gonna be late anyway! A few more minutes won’t hurt much. *Takes her jacket off* How about that basketball court?

Shiva: Now I’m motivated! I’m REALLY looking forward to this!

Shiva and Blaze move over to the abandoned basketball court. Shiva ushers Blaze to go in first by bowing in a chivalric, knights of the round kind of way. Blaze moves over to the far side of the court, places her jacket and bag in the corner, then proceeds to do some stretching exercises to limber up for the fight. Shiva also does some stretching, to loosen his muscles. He flicks out some lightning quick punches and kicks, while Blaze starts rotating her arms while cricking her neck, then squats down to do some leg splits. The both take about 2 minutes to limber up in preparation for their fight.

Blaze: Before we start, I’ll tell right now, that you had better not hold back because I’m a woman, got it?

Shiva: Wouldn’t have it any other way! Are you ready?

Blaze: Yep.

Shiva: Then I’ll BEGIN!!

Shiva dashes towards Blaze at high speed. To the untrained eye, it looked like he wasn’t even touching the floor. Blaze stood ready with her arms up to absorb the first punch. Shiva then launched into a flurry of punches and kicks. Blaze was totally composed in her actions, blocking and dodging his blows like they were no big deal. She finished up by blocking a straight punch by Shiva, holding him in place. Shiva tried to apply more pressure to push her back, but as he did, Blaze moved with the push, then counter-attacked with an elbow to his stomach.

Shiva stumbled backwards, clutching his gut from the pain.

Blaze: I thought you said you weren’t going to hold back. This had better not be your best Shiva!

Shiva grimaced for a moment, then smiled.

Shiva: I apologise! I should’ve realised that you would’ve improved since the last time we met!

Blaze: Geez! Don’t make me regret missing my appointment by wasting my time not fighting at your best!

*Shiva starts to laugh*

Shiva: This is incredible! It’s been a VERY long time since someone has made sport of my fighting ability!

Shiva launches another attack. Blaze goes to intercept, but she is knocked off her feet by a lightning upward kick from Shiva. She slides backward, but stays on her feet, then wipes a small trickle of blood from the corner of her mouth.

Blaze: I’d forgotten just how quick you can be Shiva!

Shiva: I’m glad my high standards meet your approval!

This time, Blaze charges in first. The two exchange punches for a moment, then the fight turns into a kicking match, with their legs moving like coloured blurs. Shiva lunges at Blaze again with another upward kick, but this time Blaze leaps high enough to land on his foot as it comes up. As he follows through, Blaze flips backwards from the kick, and uses the momentum to get high in the air. As Shiva recovers from his kick, he is left totally defenceless as Blaze flies towards him with a diving straight kick! The force of the kick forces Shiva to the ground, sliding backwards until he hits the wall behind him, while Blaze gracefully touches down and is again in a ready stance!

It takes Shiva a couple of minutes to compose himself enough to get up again, and dust himself off. Still sore from the kick, he massages his jaw, then spits out a loose tooth.

Shiva: Heh! I must…heh…make sure…not to….heh…use the same attack twice!

Blaze: Well, look who’s still on his feet! I know you’re probably gonna hate me for saying this, but I’m just going to come out and say it anyway: Do you want to quit?

Shiva: *Limbering up* This is the best fight I’ve had in a very long time! There is ABSOLUTELY no way that I can walk away from this now! If you just give me a moment, I’d be more than happy to continue!

Blaze: Fine. *mumbles to herself* Geez, this guy really needs to get out more! HELLO? Ever heard of a social life?

After Shiva felt he was ready, he charged again. This time however, he used his attacks to disguise the fact that he was trying to get close enough to grab Blaze. Each time he laid a hand on her clothes, Blaze batted his hand away. This tactic also fooled Blaze enough for him to be able to get behind her and put her in a Full Nelson hold. At first, Blaze tried to head-butt backwards, but Shiva dodged it. She then tried to kick behind her, but Shiva was able to dodge these attacks as well. Finally, she tried to use brute strength to power out from his hold, but even that proved useless due to Shiva’s superior upper body strength! Shiva made sure that he dodged any attack Blaze launched at him in order to get free. He was certain he could hold her on place long enough to finish her off, then leaned backwards into a Suplex throw.

This was the opportunity Blaze needed! Sensing what Shiva was about to do, she threw herself into the throw. This caused Shiva’s grip to slip just enough for Blaze to absorb the impact into her legs as she landed. Even though Shiva was still holding on to her, he could stop her as she propelled the both of them into the air again!

Using her amazing leg strength, she span herself out of Shiva’s grip and then threw a few punches at Shiva’s stomach and then pushed off of his body like it was an aerial platform! The force of the kick off propelled Shiva straight into the ground, leaving a crater-shaped hole on the basketball floor! Blaze once again effortlessly pirouetted through the air and landed in a crouched position, then rose back into her ready stance.

Shiva was in no shape to continue, and he knew it! He was badly bruised, and his clothes were all ripped. He didn’t want to quit, but it seemed he had already reached his limit, where as Blaze looked ready to go one more round! Things were becoming desperate, and Shiva was at the stage where he was considering using a dirty trick to get the upper hand, after all, he wasn’t exactly a good guy was he? As Blaze started to approach him, Shiva grabbed a handful of dirt from the ground.

Blaze: I think you’ve had enough, don’t you? *reaches to help him up*

Shiva: I’ll tell you when I’ve had enough!!

Shiva blew the dirt into Blaze’s eyes! She was momentarily blinded, unable to defend herself. As she staggered backwards, Shiva leapt to his feet and charged her again. Blow after blow connected, sending Blaze backwards even further. He finished up with a gut punch that utterly floored Blaze, causing her to writhe in agony.

Shiva moved in for the kill! Climbed on top of her, pinning her to the floor. He pulled his hand backwards and formed it on the shape of a point. This was it! He had finally defeated Blaze Fielding! But those thoughts of triumph quickly turned to something else.

As he looked down at her, he couldn’t help but notice that her clothes were ripped from their fight, exposing her well toned vulnerable body. Sweat was dripping all over her, some was running down from her neck to between the crevice between her breasts! He looked down further to see that her tight red miniskirt was also torn, exposing her frilly panties!

Shiva could barely believe what was happening to him! Instead of delivering the killer blow, his emotions were confusing him, making him lust over the body of this woman! What’s more, this woman had bested him at every turn, but he just didn’t seem to care anymore. She was clearly more powerful than he was, but his desire for revenge was quelled by his desire to want her!

Blaze had recovered just in time to see Shiva knelt over her body, ready to strike, but not doing anything.

Blaze: Huh? W-what are you doing? Are you going to finish me off or not?

Shiva was shaken out of his lustful daze by Blaze’s words, and then looked like he was going to strike again. Moments passed, but still nothing happened. Blaze looked into Shiva’s eyes, but instead of blind rage, all she saw was admiration and desire.

Shiva eventually lowered his hand. He then move closer until he was right on top of Blaze. He could feel her ample bosom pressing against his chest. He could feel her pounding heartbeat fall into sync with his.

Blaze: What happened, Shiva? A while ago, you wanted to kill me. Did you lose your nerve?

Shiva: I just realised, right now, more than anything in the world that I want to kiss you! Might I be so bold?

Blaze: …..You might.

Shiva moved closer, their lips were about to touch…

WHAM!! Shiva winces from the pain as Blaze knees him in his crotch! Blaze proceeds to roll Shiva off of her body and gets up off the floor. She dusts herself off, then as Shiva rolls onto his back, shoves the side of her shoe under his chin, choking him.

Blaze: Stand down.

Unable to move, and slowly feeling himself become light-headed from lack of oxygen, Shiva goes limp to signify that he would no longer fight. The look he gives Blaze says clearly “You win, I give up”.

Blaze removes her foot from Shiva’s throat. She then goes to pick up her jacket and handbag. As she leaves the basketball court, she hears Shiva calling out to her.

Shiva: W-wait! Blaze! Please!

Blaze: *turns around* What the hell do you want now?!

Shiva: It’s just that, I wanted to say “thank you”. That fight has opened my eyes to new possibilities. I doubt, I’ll never have a fight like that with anyone else!

Blaze: So? Are you saying you want another rematch? Geez! You just don’t give up, do you?

Shiva: Indeed! You can pick the time and the place, I don’t care. I just want to see your magnificent body in action again!

Blaze: You’re a real pervert, do you know that? You must really enjoy getting your ass kicked by a woman! Why else would you stop dead when you had the chance to kill me! *looks at herself* AND you ruined my clothes to boot!

Shiva rose to his feet, but due to fatigue, he could barely keep himself from toppling over again. After a moment, Blaze said:

Blaze: On one condition.

Shiva: Name it.

Blaze: No cheating.

Shiva: Deal.

Blaze: Oh, one other thing. You have to pay for the damage you did to my clothes!

Shiva: Well, I don’t have much money at the moment, but I promise.

Blaze: Fine. Let’s meet up again in a week. See ya! *starts to walk off*

Shiva: Wait! How will I contact you?

Blaze: Don’t worry! I’ll find you!

All Shiva could do was watch Blaze’s hips sway from side to side as she walked away, and wonder what lay in store for him in the future!


A week later, Shiva was about ready for his rematch with Blaze. It was the middle of the night, and the rest of the gang were fast asleep. As he left, he was confronted by two dark figures blocking the door. It was the twin sisters, Mona and Lisa.

Lisa: And WHERE do you think YOU’RE going?

Shiva: I haven’t got time for this, you two. Move.

Mona: Or what? You’re going to thrash us? I would sincerely love you to try!

Lisa: You’re not going anywhere! Let’s do it sis!

Thinking their usual tag team antics would work, they charge towards Shiva. Shiva effortless moves through them, and heads towards the door. Lisa spots this, and tries to head him off, but Shiva is too quick for her. He stuns her with a blow to the side of her neck and holds her hostage.

Shiva: I don’t want to hurt either of you, Stand down.

Mona: After you just hit my sister? Not a chance!

Mona charges again. This time, Shiva throws Lisa into her path, knocking them both to the floor.

Shiva: Please understand. I’m not trying to betray any of you. It’s just that there is someone that I have to fight.

Lisa: Who is it? You can’t possibly do it by yourself, so let us help you!

Shiva: I thank you for offering to help me, but this is something that I have to do on my own.
Mona looks into Shiva’s eyes, and then everything starts to make sense.

Mona: You’re in love with her, aren’t you?

Shiva: Heh! The more I think about it, the more I believe that is the case! I’ve never met anyone like her in my entire life!

Mona: Then go for it!

Lisa: Sis?

Mona: And don’t come back until you’ve won her heart!

Shiva: I’ll try! See you guys later. *walks out the door*

Lisa: Sis? Do you know who he’s talking about?

Mona: Perhaps…

Lisa: Then tell me!

Mona: Maybe later. I’m going to bed. Coming?

Lisa: Auuhh! You’ve got to tell me who it is sis! The suspense is killing me!

The sun was just coming up as Shiva was walking towards the place Blaze had told him to go. His thoughts were filled with images of Blaze, her perfect fighting form, and her magnificent breasts and ass! He could hardly contain his excitement at the prospect of getting to see and fight Blaze Fielding one more time!

Streets of Rage: Love Triangle – Part 5!

I just get worse and worse! You can just tell I ain't getting any, can't ya! ¬_¬
Originally, someone on the Gamefaqs forum suggested I write a intimate liason between Blaze and Max, and the ideas just flowed from my brain onto the screen!

I liked the fact that I played the big burly brute that is Max as a more gentle and caring kinda guy. It's almost as if he's tuneing into his feminine side!

And it seems like Axel is finally gonna get the hint that Blaze isn't interested in him any more!


Streets of Rage: Love Triangle – Part 5!

Max was working out at the gym as usual, when Blaze arrives. Max is slightly surprised and caught off guard by the fact that she had shown up. Max had always had a thing for Blaze, but never did anything about it, mainly because of Axel and Adam. Above all else, he considered himself to be a gentleman.

Blaze: Hi Max. How’s things?

Max: Hey Blaze! I didn’t know you worked out here as well!

Blaze: Well, a girl’s gotta keep figure! Anyway, you more than anyone should know how important it is to keep the blade sharp!

Max: You’re right. I’m pretty sure that if I stopped training for a week, I’d be more than a little off my game.

Blaze: Too true. Uhh, Max? Is it alright to train with you for a bit?

Max: S-s-sure! I sometimes get lonely when I’m training by myself, I’d be glad of the company!

The two friends start warming up, before moving onto light weights with high reps, then onto a couple of machines. As Blaze was working out, Max couldn’t help but watch Blaze as she worked out. Her body was glistening with fresh sweat. Max watched one bead flow down from her neck to the crevice between her breasts.

Blaze: You ok? Your pace seems to have slowed a little.

Max: Ahhh, it’s nothing. I just got a little distracted, that’s all. Shall we move onto something more intense?

Blaze: What do you have in mind?

They move over to a bench with some “not so heavy” weights on them. Max fiddles around with the weights until he thinks they are just right, then beckons to Blaze.

Max: Try it out. I’ll spot you.

Blaze: You sure I can handle it?

Max: Don’t worry! I’ll bail you out if you get in trouble!

Blaze lays down onto the bench and readies herself as Max lowers the weights into her hands. She has little trouble lifting the weights, and starts bringing it down to her chest, then up again.

Max keeps his hands near the bar, ready to snatch it if Blaze got into any trouble. Ironically, this position also gives Max a perfect view of Blaze’s breasts. His eyes observe poetry in motion, as her heavenly mounds get squashed by the bar, and bounce back into shape as it is lifted.

Blaze concentrates on keeping a steady rhythm as she powers the weights away from her body. She can feel the muscles in her whole body tense up as she fights against gravity. Unexpectedly, her attention was distracted by the very large bulge protruding from Max’s skintight speedos!

Blaze’s heart skipped a beat, and she almost dropped the weights onto herself. Max managed to step in at the last second, and pulled the weights back onto the handles.

Max: Blaze! Are you all right? What happened?

Blaze: I-I’m fine, I just got a little distracted by your “package” for a moment!

Max: My……package?

Blaze: I think you KNOW what I’m talking about! *Wink*

(Max’s face goes red, if that’s even possible?)

Max: I-I’m SO SORRY! I didn’t mean to, I mean it wasn’t my intention to, I mean…

Blaze: Don’t worry about it. To be honest, I’m quite flattered actually! I mean, a big strong guy like you must get LOTS of offers from young, fit, attractive girls in the gym, right?

(scratching the back of his head) Max: Well yeah, but it’s not like anything’s gonna happen. It may not look it, but I’m hopeless when it comes to women!(laughs)

Blaze: I don’t think you’re being truthful to yourself Max.

Max: Truthful?

Blaze: Yes. You are a man after all, and as a man, I’m sure that you have certain needs and desires, don’t you? (Moves closer)

Max: Well, sure. It’s not like I don’t like women, it’s just that I keep getting the impression that just because I’m big and muscle-y, they think I’m as thick as the local phone book! It’s a bigger problem than you’d think!

Blaze: Well I’ve known you for quite a while, and I know that you are an intelligent, sensitive, passionate and loyal kinda guy. I’m amazed that you haven’t found a good woman to spend your free time with by now!

Max: Thanks Blaze, your positive comments mean a lot to me.

Blaze: Think nothing of it… *moves closer*

The two friends stare into each others eyes for what seemed like an eternity. Max’s mind is racing, wondering which one of them was going to make the first move. Then Blaze’s hand reaches towards his face to pull him closer, the distance their lips becomes smaller and smaller….


Max and Blaze jump to their feet, fearing that they were under attack from some random thugs that had wandered into the gym to cause trouble.

????: You thought you could get away without me noticing, didn’t you? Well THINK AGAIN!

Max: That voice sounds kinda familiar…

Blaze: Axel?

Max and Blaze looked down to see a pair of angry eyes staring up at them from a vent in the floor. The grate opened up to reveal a dust and grime covered Axel, climbing up out of the vent, and looking VERY angry!

Axel: I’m VERY disappointed with you Max! I thought I could trust you dude! How could you stab me in the back like that?!

Max: Wha? Just hold on there a second! I….WE haven’t done anything! We’re just friends! You more than anyone should know that I’m not the kind of guy who betrays his friends!

Axel: Whatever! Your actions have clearly shown what kind of a guy YOU are! As far as I’m concerned, you’ve crossed the line! I’d expect this kind of crap from Adam, but I thought better of you!

Max: You know what? I REALLY don’t have to put up with this. I’ll see you both later, I’m going to go have a shower to wash the bitter taste out of my mouth! *Walks off*

Axel: What the? Get back here! I’m not done with you yet! MAX!!

At this point, Axel is totally oblivious to the smouldering fury that is Blaze Fielding.

Axel: I hope you can see the kind of guys I have to protect you from Blaze! These guys only have one thing on their minds! You just can’t trust ‘em Blaze! Blaze?

Blaze: You JERK!! It seems like no matter how many times I tell you, you just can’t take a hint! I’m not yours! I NEVER will be! We’re no longer together! It’s OVER! Stop following me! It’s weird and creepy! If you persist, I may have to call in a few favours down at the station to have you restrained!

Axel: Now I know you don’t mean that! You and me have a history! You can’t just say that thing between us is just going to go away just like that! I refuse to believe it! You’re mine! You always will be, and there’s nothing that anyone else can do abou…

His sentence was cut short by a thundering super-kick by Blaze, that threw him through the air into the nearest wall. As he stumbled to his feet, he was pinned in place by a flurry of blows by Blaze! She wasn’t holding back anymore, and unleashed the full gamut of he fury! Just when Axel thought it couldn’t get any worse, Blaze finished up with her finishing move. As she leaned back, lightning blue energy appeared in her hands. She lunged forward, shoving the energy into Axel’s chest!


The impact was so great, it sent Axel through the wall he’d been standing against. His entire body was wracked with pain as the energy travelled though his entire body. Moments passed, then Axel slowly rose to his feet to see that Blaze had disappeared. His t-shirt was ripped and smoking from the blast, and there was a star shaped burn mark on his chest.

????: Man, you don’t look so good Axel! You okay?

Axel looked up to his right to see Adam and his little bro Skate on a couple of treadmills. Adam stepped off and walked towards Axel. Skate chuckles to himself.

Adam: What happened just now?

Axel: I’m not sure, but I think it’s finally over between me and Blaze. I-I just can’t believe it… *tears start to run down his cheeks*

Adam: Sorry to tell you this man, but she’s been telling you that for some time. I’m just surprised you’ve ignored her this long!

Axel: Well, I guess in some small way I already knew it was over. I just didn’t want to admit it to myself.

Adam: Do you want to go to the hospital? You look pretty torn up.

Axel: Nah, I just need a nice strong drink.

Adam: Sounds good. Mind if I come?

Axel: The more the merrier. Let’s go.

Skate: Cool! I’ll have a Bud.

Adam: You’ll have Lemonade. And you’ll like it.


Meanwhile, Max was in the showers trying to cool his head. He’d been totally flustered by Axel’s comments. He was unsure as to what to do next, or how his relationship with the others would turn out.

He also wondered about Blaze. “Did she really like him?” “How far would she have gone?” “How supple are her breasts?” It wouldn’t take too long to find out, as someone pulled back the shower curtain!

Blaze: There you are! I’ve been looking all over for you!

Max: Wahhhhh! Blaze! I’m naked in the shower! D-Do you think there’s a chance you could come back later?

Blaze: Oh c’mon Max! Don’t tell me you’re scared off an attractive young woman seeing you naked in the shower, are you?

Max: *shakes head* You’re crazy, do you know that? What if someone were to walk in on us? We’d probably be kicked out of the gym permanently!

Blaze: Makes it more exciting, doesn’t it? *starts to strip down* I’m feeling a bit sweaty, so I think I’ll join you!

Max: You’re totally crazy! I don’t think I’ve ever seen this side of you before. Are you alright?

Blaze: *steps into shower* shouldn’t I be asking you the same question? Those things Axel said…

Max: It’s alright Blaze. I probably deserved them. Considering how it all looked, I can understand why he was so upset.

Blaze: Stop right there Max! It’s not your fault that Axel has been acting like a selfish, possessive jerk these past few months. He’s the one that needs to grow up.

Max: So does that mean that there is nothing going on between you and Axel?

Blaze: There’s been nothing going on between us for about 2 years now! The idiot just hasn’t gotten the hint yet! I tried to be firm but fair, but that didn’t work. Just now, I resorted to what even I consider extreme measures!

Max: Really? Is he okay?

Blaze: Yeh, but he’s gonna have a few bruises for a while!

Max: Ha! I should’ve stuck around to see that!

*They both laugh*

Max: So…right now, here we are, in the men’s shower, together, naked.

Blaze: Well, what do you want to do? Be honest now, because if you lie, I might as well just get out right now!

Max: I-I-I…….I want you. I want you more than I’ve ever wanted anybody…ever! I want to touch your soft skin, I want to run my fingers through your hair, I want to be able to wake up with you tomorrow morning! I-It’s just…

Blaze: You were right when you said that there was noting going on between us. You’re worried how others will see this side of you. You’re worried they won’t trust you any more, right?

*Max looks away*

Blaze: Look at me! If anyone, and I mean ANYONE gives you trouble about us, they have to answer to me, got it?

Max: Blaze…

Blaze: Now shut up and kiss me, you big oaf!

Max: Hey! That hurt!

Blaze: Just kidding!

And with that, the two friends decided to consummate their relationship. Things became VERY steamy indeed!