There were many things the members of Team World Adventure rivaled each other in. Sonic rivaled Ryn on Chaos power. Fern rivaled Sonic on most everyday things. Milkshake rivaled Buttermilk on cooking. Milkshake rivaled Ryn on magic. Usually, these rivalries were subtle, and were just a form of friendly competition. It was often Sonic and Fern who made these little contests end in people's heads getting stuffed into flowerpots and such. You get the idea.
Today, it seemed another rivalry had come up between the redheaded islander and the blue speedster.
Sonic and Fern stood at other sides of the court, emerald eyes trained on lime eyes. Fern glared at him with such intensity that Sonic chuckled at the iciness of it. The red ball was tucked under the redhead's arm, her hand on her hip.
"Are you ready?"
"If you are."
Fern raised the dodgeball, staring deep into the emeralds across the court. "Well, then! Prepare to meet the Ultra Mega Deluxe Dodgeball of Destruction!" Throwing all her weight into the ball, she drew her arm back, locked onto her target, and pitched the dodgeball with a surge of energy.
Sonic, however, was rather unperturbed by the velocity of the incoming ball. He watched the ball advance towards his face, a brow raised and eyes half-lidded. Then, with a quick slide of his left foot he sashayed to the right, and the ball raced right past his head. The ball bounced roughly off the back wall and retreated, now heading straight for the girl at the opposite end of the court.
SMACK. The ball hit Fern's head with absolute precision and sent her careening into the concrete below. The ball bounced twice and laid still, innocent of any offense. Sonic grinned and walked towards Fern, who now had an angry red mark on her forehead.
"You were saying?"
Fern gave him a death glare. "You know what? Go to hell."
Sonic laughed. "Okay, we can play something else."