Pshh... you're lucky ya got me to drink first!
>Under most other circumstances, she wouldn't want to recount the memories. It wasn't exactly a happy string of events, but there were ups and downs. Besides, he seemed earnest enough... maybe it'd help get his mind off that whole mess, if he was even sober enough to have his ears work!
Well, like I said, home wasn't exactly a nice place. Scrap heaps an' mountain'sve grime an' dirt. 'Cause of all the crap everywhere, ya can't drink any of the water, but life finds a way. Fresh water got shipped in every week or so an' everyone'd head over to Cable to buy some. City's good for trade but water... well, everyone charges high for water. Most of what ya earn goes to the stuff, f'ya can afford it.
My clan weren't exactly the richest so... I'd head t'the Titan Underdome. Titan clan're real fight lovers, an' they had a fight ring there for people to bet on. Wasn' exactly healthy sport, but it was entertainment. I was a good scrapper, I earned enough, but... well, I wanted the clan to not have ta worry about water anymore. Desert's a safe place to be, but... well, water don't last long there.
So I went behind the chief's back an' fought a few rounds. I wasn't exactly good at it at first, but I kept tryin'... eventually I beat a guy. Then another, an' another, and I'd get paid for it too! Chief'd always ask me where I was gettin' the quartz from but I never said anythin'.
Word got 'round eventually, though. 'Vixen Red knocked Biggy Small's jaw clean off', the rumour's went. Felt a weird sense of pride in it all, exaggerated or not, but... Chief damn near exiled me. Forbade me from doin it anymore, said I should spend more time doin' what I was good at - findin' scrap and fixin' it up to sell rather than breakin' my bones and getting bruises. So... I did.
'Til that man
showed up at our door.
>The mention of this mystery fellow seemed to evoke mixed emotions from Vi. On the one hand she seemed thankful, but on the other there was an intense bitterness. Realising she'd rambled on a bit, she turned to look back over at Bolone.
You weren't in it long, ya said..? Didja know much about Ultimate Muscle?
>Clearly she wanted to see how much she needed to explain, rather than assume and ramble.