Drabble: Giving His All
My response to the August prompt ‘whole’.
~Giving His All~
In everything he did, he gave his all. Didn’t matter how small it was or even whether or not it was something he chose. If he was going to do something, he was going to go all the way.
So when he joined the team and paired up with a senior to show him the ropes, he was determined to be the best junior ever.
Unfortunately, his senior had other plans. It didn’t matter how good a student he was, it was hard to learn anything when his senior spent half the time staring ahead into the distance.
Worse, even though his senior was so distracted, he still couldn’t beat him when they sparred. He used every single trick he knew, swung the staff with all his strength, attacked from every angle possible, only to have his efforts batted aside with a casual wave.
He growled and threw his whole weight behind his next strike. He would get his senior to acknowledge him if it was the last thing he did.
For the first time, his staff broke through his senior’s guard. It clipped his senior by the side of his head and sent him crashing into the wall.
His senior didn’t get up.
Oh, melon gumdrops.
~The story continues in Hearing It All.~