As thousands of people poured into the rectangular shaped stadium for what was
being called, "the event of the century" , the participants readied themselves
for the hardships they would surely suffer from the games. After a long
grueling season of intense bodily torture this would by the final chapter of
confrontations. Out of the 275 original members of the DFS leagues infant year,
only 20 remained. These men and women were not only hardened on the outside,
but on the inside as well for they had long since learned the weaknesses that
emotions bring. Everyone one present in the cubical that was called a dressing
room knew that as soon as the capacity crowd of 300,000 had settled, they would
no longer be comrades brought together by the common bond that friendship makes
but enemies of the battle field each one jockeying for the upper hand.
As the referee announced there was half an hour left before game time, a few
players huddled together to say a quick prayer while others gathered around the
head coach for a final word of advice. One of the competitors listening to
this advice was Matt Williams or "The Destroyer", as he was known by the crowd.
He was a powerfully built young man who was in the possession of deep opaline
eyes, nightmarish black hair, and a ruddy complexion. Feared by all for his
ruthless behavior, Matt had joined the DFS league after being courtmarshaled by
the army for striking the commanding officer of his platoon. Why he was even
near the coach was a mystery to him because most of the coaches words fell on
unhearing ears. Matt guessed he was just nervous. Who wouldn't be. Looking up,
Matt saw that the coach had left and it was time to enter the field. Strapping
on his helmet and the rest of his gear, he took a deep breath, focused his
thoughts, and ran out onto the field joining the rest of the players. The roar
of the crowd sounded as if a tsunami was breaking on the beach and the... [continues]
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