(convention centre, video game hall. Stacy and Lucas, controlling Zelda and Meta Knight respectively, each have 1 life left. What I’m Made Of is playing in the background)
(both fighters exchange blows and dodges. Meta Knight seems to gain a percent advantage)
ANNOUNCER: This is tight! Meta Knight’s flurry of attacks has served Lucas well so far, but Stacy is just holding on by playing defensively with Zelda’s magic. It’s anyone’s game! One hit could decide it all!
LUCAS: Ugh, what a noob. You can’t just camp forever! Let’s get this over with!
(both fighters stand still for a few seconds, eyeing each other. Meta Knight rushes towards Zelda and they collide in a final clash of attacks, but Zelda lands the hit and sends Meta Knight flying)
The Winner is…Zelda!
(loud applause erupts from the spectators)
ANNOUNCER: What an impressive victory from newcomer Stacy! It looked like Lucas had her on the ropes, but her patience paid off! She may call herself Fake Geek Girl, but she looks like the real deal!
LUCAS: Hmph. Happy you got lucky, scrub?
LUCAS: Whatever. Good game. (begrudgingly shakes hand)
LUCAS: (silently walks away)
UNCLE: Haha! I knew you could do it! You’re my niece, after all!
UNCLE: Eh, kids these days are damn good. Watch out for Sam. Crushed me without losing a single life.
UNCLE: Losing ain’t fun, but I’d be willing to fight again.
The Winner is…Ike!
IKE: I fight for my friends.
REN: So you’re Stacy? I believe we haven’t properly introduced ourselves yet. I’m Ren. Pleased to meet you.
REN: Oh…I’m so sorry about that. Actually, I was excited to have a girl in the club, and so were many of the others. I should have said something.
REN: Yes…. It was awful. I was scared of speaking up lest they turned on me too. I guess I’m not as brave as Oliver. Again, I’m really sorry that I didn’t say anything.
REN: Thing is, he’s actually quite insecure since he used to be bullied for being a nerd. It’s not pleasant when his ego gets bruised, but everyone needs a friend. I wouldn’t have stuck with him for so long if he was a complete asshole.
REN: Me too. Anyways, gotta go. I’ll try to catch your remaining games!
(video game room, preparing for second round)
Hi. I suppose you’re my opponent for the next round. Stacy, right?
Are you sure? Perhaps other girls have never told you about it. My girl friends and I have been playing games our whole lives.
Weird? No. Around here, guys think it’s cool to see girls playing games. There are some idiots on the Net, but who cares about them?
ANNOUNCER: Our second round is under-way! For this match, the newcomer Stacy will be fighting veteran Smasher Lydia. Will Stacy be able to pull another upset with Zelda against Emily and Lucina? Let’s find out. IT’S TIME TO DUEL!
Been around the scene for a while. Don’t let that scare you, though. Show me your A-game.