Wolverine vs. Ninja Styles
"The Beast and the Shadow"
written by Joseph Lookabaugh
Wolverine stood still, scanning the forest slowly. He was on the tracks of a shadow...and now his enemy was lost to the trees. As he sniffed the air to find the scent his nose wrinkled up. Too many other animals were around to pinpoint anyone.
He knelt down to get closer to the ground, he felt the soil with his fingers and looked off to the left...his prey had gone that way.
Wolverine slowly crept through the woods until he finally picked up on a distinct smell coming from behind him. SNKT, his claws shot out quickly as he turned around. Nothing was there. This game was getting to be a little too much for him, but he wasn't the type to give up easily.
His eyes squinted as he heard the sound of a branch snapping, he looked up right in time to dive out of the way of Ninja Styles' sword in full stride.
Despite missing his target, the ninja landed gracefully on the ground, peering out from behind his dark mask. He pulled a Chinese star out of his belt as he stood up. With that he launched it at Wolverine. Wolverine ducked but didn't duck quickly enough, the star caught his shoulder and sliced a smooth and wide cut. Blood slowly trickled down his shoulder.
Wolverine sprinted towards the shadow and dove with all of his might, but Ninja Styles leapt high into the air before any claws could leave their mark. Wolverine looked up, the trees looked empty as far as he could tell, but the ninja couldn't have gotten too far.
Unexpectedly, working in silence and shadows the whole time, Ninja Styles drew his sword while standing behind Wolverine. He took a swing at the neck of his opponent and watched him drop.
Hours later, the ninja rested at home...in the forest, Wolverine began to come to...
Winner: Ninja Styles