Quick as lightning. To describe it mildly. The speeding Blaze Cane never met its target. In fact, its target was just as fast. Quickly grabbing Xonos's arm, twisting around, and pushing him to the floor. Xonos was now at the mercy of this intruder, and he wasn't happy about it. "What do you want?" Xonos said, almost calmly, straining under the intruder's knee. "I'm here for you, DIRECTOR," the intruder whispers. Xonos smiles under his mask, "Okay then, what do you need of me..?" The intruder lessened the pressure on Xonos's back, but never got to speak. Xonos twists around and swipes his leg across the area where the intruder stood. Falling down, the intruder gave a snarl. Xonos jumps up and grabs his-- nothing!? He looks to where he usually hooks his Blaze Cane, the inside of his jacket, but it wasn't there. "Looking for this?" the intruder smiles. "Yes, thanks for finding it for me!" the rest of Xonos's statement trails off as he jumps forward to grab his stolen cane.
The intruder was just as fast. He sidesteps, but Xonos already calculated that he would make a move like that. Xonos plants his foot where the intruder was standing and jabs his fist into the intruder's direction. the intruder's jaw is hit and the cane falls. Xonos rolls, grabs the Blaze Cane, ignites it, and rushes forward for the kill. Bringing down the Blaze Cane upon the intruder's head, but one last surprise materialized. A quick Snap-hiss signals the activation of something deadly. Blade upon blade meets over the two opponent's heads. Fire against Ice. The intruder speaks, "Your Blazing wit against my Frosty temper! It's time to see who's going to win finally!"
Xonos suddenly realizes, I know this person!, he removes his Blaze Cane and takes a swing at the intruder, but the other's Frost Blade meets the Blaze Cane in midair. Xonos speaks, "Brains or brawn!" Then the intruder, still holding his weapon against Xonos's, grits his teeth and speaks, "Not this time!"
to be continued...