Post by Katie Moicelle on Aug 6, 2016 21:52:05 GMT -6
OOC: Astyn... before this gets going, I want to thank you. You've made for the toughest challenge of my e-fedding career and win or lose, Katie's views do not, will not, and shall never reflect my own. You're a great Zero Gravity Champion, no matter what Katie says here. Congratulations in advance if you win, and we've done a fantastic job no matter what. I just hope I've made for a convincing challenge for you as well. That said, let's bring the ruckus. Let's make this the greatest Zero Gravity Title match in Visionaries of Wrestling history.
He’s taken pretty much everything away from me: my title, my records, my stability, and if I lose to him again, maybe he’ll take my sanity, too. I have to win this. Basically everything I’ve ever done that’s wrestling related is riding on this match. There are no other options: I can’t just beat Ace. I can’t just defeat him. I need to make him beg. I need to make Ace Watson beg for mercy. I can hear it now, “Oh, please, Katie. Have mercy! I didn’t mean to take this from you and have one of the worst reigns ever with it. I’m sorry, here, have it back, because I’m not ready for this kind of exposure.”
Oh, pish-posh, you and I both know that’s not happening, what’s probably gonna happen is I’ll barely beat him or he’ll beat me as easily as he did the first time. You don’t think I would do such a thing, do you? Of the many things I am, heartless isn’t one of them. Gutless isn’t one of them either. Though… stubborn IS one of them, and no one usurps me and gets away with it… except for all of the people who came into VoW, got a win over me, then just ran off after that match. Yeah, probably shouldn’t have said that one, because it’s not true. Look, a champion is going to walk into Heatstroke, and a champion is going to walk out of it, and if I can help it, that champion’s gonna… going to be me, and I’ll finally have my name etched into the annals of VoW history as the first ever TWO TIME TWO TIME Zero Gravity Champion… MAN, wouldn’t that have a nice ring to it?
Act I – Morale Boost
Location: A local Motel 6 outside of the Stansbury Hall in Morgantown, West Virginia
Date: August 4th, 2016. 2:30 A.M. Eastern.
The more things change, the more they stay the same, am I right? I said am I right?! Oh… you’re shaking your head no… OK, forget I said that, the more things change, how drastically they change in my case. Morgantown kinda sucks… but so does their golden boy, so I know where we’re all dealing: the most backwards, idiotic place I’ve ever been. Even the bellhops in this Motel 6 shot us dirty looks when they handed Claire and I our apartment key. It’s scary, to be honest… but at this point in time, Claire is the light of my otherwise dark life… and I wonder if that’ll be any more apparent than here, since we’re in a scary backwards town? She’s in the bathroom, I’m in the bed… we aren’t safe here, I know it. So, we communicate through text.
Sent by: Claire-Bear, 2:30 A.M.
“Hey, um...I know you probs don't wanna but I'm putting together a birthday party for Kelsey and wondered if you might wanna come too. ”
Sent by: Katie, 2:31 A.M.
"If she'll let me, then of course, dear."
CB, 2:32 A.M.
"She's really a nice person."
Katie, 2:33 A.M.
"I know she's nice... but it feels like she's been misguided in some way... I don't know how."
CB, 2:34 A.M.
"Hopefully this party will help. It's on the 11th of October, location to come...at some point. lol"
Katie, 2:35 A.M.
"I truly hope it does... I do want to be her friend, really."
CB, 2:36 A.M.
"Me too. But it's also a dressup party. She wants Spider Gwen...so other than that. "
Katie, 2:38 A.M.
"You know, Lucasfilms is owned by the same company as Marvel is: Disney. Maybe I could break out the Jyn Erso cosplay? "
CB, 2:38 A.M.
"That could work. I think you can pull it off. "
Katie, 2:39 A.M.
<insert picture> "You think? You've seen it before, right? "
CB, 2:39 A.M.
"Of course I did, right around we first met. Looks...complicated, but I can help you get in it. "
Katie, 2:40 A.M.
"I've... gotten into it on my own before... but if you want, you could help? "
CB, 2:41 A.M.
"Of course. Though I think I'd be better suited in getting you out. And off. lol"
Katie, 2:42 A.M.
CB, 2:42 A.M.
"What d'ya mean probably? Do I need to show you again?"
Katie, 2:43 A.M.
CB, 2:43 A.M.
"Let's do this thing. C'mere, you!"
Katie, 2:44 A.M.
"Ooh, she's ready for this! lol Gimme a moment and I'll find the thing."
And out Claire walks. Clean, pure, beautiful as all getout, and…
I sit my phone down and look up at the beautiful nude fiancée with a surprised look. She’s so lovely…
"Oh... not exactly what I meant, but if you wanna get started with that, I'm not complaining."
Claire looks herself over and shrugs before sitting on the corner of the bed stroking her finger along over the sheets.
"What DID you have in mind?"
"I thought we were gonna work on that cosplay. But, we don't have to right now, we have two months before then, don't we?"
Like a caterpillar, I squirm over to Claire as she speaks, eventually placing my head on her left thigh.
"We should focus on this evening. We have a show to do, remember?"
"Burlesque? No... the Breakthrough tonight, sweetheart."
My head keeps inching towards Claire's privates, getting as close as the gap between Claire's thighs before I stop to face the pale-ish raven haired woman. I like this position, it’s perfect for me. Claire looks down at me, seeming a little surprised at my stopping, but she smiles nonetheless, stroking a hand down through my hair.
"Yeah, there's that. How are you feeling about it? If you wanted to chat about it, that is."
Oh, I wish she hadn’t asked that…
"There's not much else to talk about it other than they moved it to Fridays and didn't tell us until the last minute... you feel like they're trying to replace us?"
It feels like my face sinks as I wrap my left arm around Claire's bare waist.
Claire shifts herself forward to allow for my arm to go around her.
"Who'd ever want to replace you?"
"A lot of people... title's gone, haven't won anything since April, it's really killed my morale. Meanwhile, there's a blonde girl who's my opponent who's going down the same path I went down. Best thing in my life is you, though."
"And I'm never leaving."
Claire smiles as she comes down to hug hold of my head, kissing me on the cheek and shoulder.
"Please don't... I don't think I could live without you."
I rise up to give Claire a kiss on the lips of her own.
"You're the only stability left in my life."
Another kiss on the lips.
"You're basically all that I have left."
Yet another kiss on the lips.
"You're my Clarity... If I lose you, I have nothing to live for, nothing to work for. I'll have nothing... I'll be nothing."
"You think I'd wanna lose you either? Did you not see the wall?"
The Friendship Wall back home was getting bigger taking up almost the entirety of the apartment now. Nearly every photo held the two of us in some capacity, save for the letter from Jami and the image of her tattoos… if memory serves this autistic girl right.
"Katie, you changed my life for the better. If it weren't for you I'd still be rolling around in the mud oinking at Kat hoping for a nuzzle but getting a leash instead. I like this better, you know? I like being able to just say...screw it, I'll drive to LA for the day or whatever. Eat a tube of cookie dough instead of...you know. Other things with it. I've got no reason to ever leave you. Even if the whole world decided to treat you with discommendation...I'll still totes be there holding your hand."
Hearing and taking in every letter of every word, I tear up, as usual. I sit all the way up and wrap Claire up in the tightest hug I can muster.
"Th--thank you, dear... that's some-- something I needed..."
I softly cry out as I begin weeping tears of... joy? Wait a minute, I’m crying HAPPY tears? Holy crud, that's a first in a long time... Claire strokes her hands down my back, kissing me cheek before she just holds me, letting me go however long I want… I think. I continue weeping, letting it all out... my mind was trying to think of happy thoughts so I'd stop crying. It's something my Aspie brain had been "programmed" to do, even before kindergarten.
Claire begins before pausing a moment. When set, she takes a second attempt at singing.
"Chiisaki mono sore wa watashi"
She was still having trouble with the lyrics but worked through what she's taught herself since both Jami and she sang it for me.
"watashi desu magire naku
kagami no naka kokorobososa dake ga
dare ni makenai ashita ni naru yo "
That song... it gets me every time. 100% success rate of calming Katie Montes down since I first heard it back in 2007. My weeping starts calming down and my crying started quieting down... but not enough for Claire who continues singing, growing a little more comfortable with the lyrics.
"soshite watashi wa osanai koro ni
sukoshizutsu modotte yuku
imi mo shirazu utau koi no uta o
hometekureta ano hi ni "
EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. As Claire hits the final "ni," my weeping is calmed to a minimum due to aftereffect mucus, and my crying completely stops... as I fall halfway asleep.
"I... love you, Claire... Daniels... until the day... I die..."
"I love you too, kitten."
Kissing atop my head, Claire helps me down over the bed and snuggles herself in close. Soon, she feels the chills of being nude so she draws up the sheets sharing them equally with her lover, her fiancé, her life… I guess I’m it.
Act II – Limit Break
Date: Voice-over recorded on August 11th, 2016.
This is going to be angrier than usual. I’m angry at myself, and Ace: Ace for turning the Zero Gravity Title into a prop like it was before, and myself for letting it get back in that shape. I apologize in advance for how this is all going to sound, but hopefully you understand why I’m so angry.
“Boy, you’re so confident about our match… you’re so self-assured that you’ll likely never lose to me due to history that you’ll never take into account where you go if you’re wrong about this whole situation. Hey, newsflash: this whole company doesn’t revolve around you. It likely never will, either. It’s not gonna revolve around me, and for now, I’m fine with that. That’s not where my mind is. No, my mind is set on taking back that title and restoring the dignity it once had when I held it the first time.”
“You made so many promises when you stole that title… you have followed through with none of them. You said you have everything to prove… you have proven nothing other than you are a fluke… kinda like people said I was. Boy, how time flies. As Zero Gravity Champion, you have done nothing but brag, and talk, and just like before your comeback tour began, you have done nothing but lost. I don’t care that you’ve only been in one match since you stole the title, you lost said match, and that’s what the record shows.”
“I know your response to that: “Well, it doesn’t matter, because I still beat you twice.” You see, there’s a difference between tapping out and quote ‘seizing an opportunity’ unquote. The stats show you’ve only beaten me once, then you pinned Tristan because obligatory dick move. You never beat me. Your response? “I did, too, or else I wouldn’t be Zero Gravity Champion, dumbass.” Even still, the stats show I wasn’t involved in the decision. That’s why I hate multiple person matches, garbage like this happens.”
“As Zero Gravity Champion, you have done nothing. Even Shane Sparx did something in his reign as Zero Gravity Champion, holding it for 81 days before Ziu Zhong went and did more for Zero-Gee than you could ever dream of doing. Those metaphoric big shoes you want to fill oh so bad, you’ll never truly get the chance. Not as long as I’m still breathing. Not as long as I’m alive. Not as long as the Zero Gravity Championship is a title. You’re going to have to kill me to shut me up.”
“You are not more than anything since you stole that title. Your words are just that: words. They have done nothing for you except make Zero-Gee look like garbage. There has been nothing positive done for that title since you stole it, other than it changed hands. Yes, change can be a good thing at certain points, but to truly appreciate change, it needs to occur naturally, not artificially. That’s why the country I live in has gone even further into the depths of hades, never to be seen again. I think you would see that as a grand metaphor for me since you stole my title from me, but you know what? You’d be wrong about that, too, but hey, that’s a normal day in the life of Ace Watson: Perpetual Bronze Medal, isn’t it?”
“Yes, I’m angry. I’m angry that the Zero Gravity Championship has fallen back to the depths of being a prop instead of a serious title that anyone like me can vie for and eventually win. I told myself I wouldn’t let that happen as long as VoW was still a thing. The only reason I thought going for a higher title was a good idea was because I didn’t think the title would get in this bad of a shape. I thought you were going to fulfil your promises and skyrocket Zero-Gee to a level comparable to that of the World Visionary Championship. I was actually rooting for you against Ryder Blade, and yet you disappointed, just like you’ve done since you stole that title. But, again… typical day in the life of a bronze medal.”
“Whatever respect I had for you is long gone, because the only thing you’ve really done since stealing that title is knock me down, kill my morale, just like a schoolyard bully. And trust me, I’ve had my fair share since middle school.”
“Oh, and spare me the argument that I had it easy as Zero Gravity Champion, because I really didn’t. Remember Alex Kincaid? You know, rather large guy who beat World Visionary Champion Casanova English right before his title match with me? I beat him. Or how about Matthew Robinson? 5-time World Champion, one of the best before he came to VoW. I beat him. Or how about your recent butt-buddy, Tyron Bickerton? He held the Zero Gravity Title before I did. First one to successfully defend it since Ziu Zhong. I beat him, no matter what he’ll tell you about him throwing the match, no matter what interference he dealt with… I beat him and went on to hold Zero-Gee for 164 days… and when Thursday bleeds into Friday and it dawns on you that you’ve been wrong about me this whole time… I’ll make it 165.”
“But, as it stands right now, you don’t believe a word I’m saying. You’re going to disregard this whole reality check you so desperately need and continue disparaging me and everything I’ve done whist telling me I’m the worst thing since sliced Hitler… you know, the usual stereotypical dick tactics from the bronze medal. Your actions have impressed no one and you will never impress anyone after we’re done.”
“”Oh, but Katie, for every Kincaid, there’s a Dustin Holt. For every Bama Brooks, there’s a Winter Pine loss. For every Tyron Bickerton, there’s a Stacy Jones loss. Face it, you had it easy, stupid.” Yeah, because you could touch Stacy or Winter, right? No! You can’t lace up their boots on your best night! Because you’re not on that level, as Tyler Storm’s proven to you, as Ryder Blade’s proven to you… as Tristan Ambrose’s proven to you before. As Beck Ramsey’s proven to you before. Save the talk about beating me twice, it’s not an achievement as everyone makes it out to be. Just like beating you isn’t an achievement, but rather an inevitability. It’s going to happen, Ace. You’ll never admit it, but it’s going to happen. Swallow your stupid pride and admit it could happen. Stop hiding behind your words to fail and admit that I am a credible threat to taking back my title. Stop hiding behind your false achievements that lack credibility and admit that it’s possible for you to lose to me. Stop hiding and face reality.”
“The argument that you’re in my head and I’m just trying to convince myself that I can touch you is flawed as well. If you were in my head, I’d be nervous, not enraged. I’d be scared, not angry. I’d be telling you that we should have a respectful match, win or lose, not that you aren’t walking out of Norfolk as a champion of any sort. And isn’t the point of any of this to convince ourselves that we can destroy our opponents? If not, then where would you be? Where would I be? Certainly not here like this, that’s for sure.”
“And, for one final kicker, you aren’t the hero here to save us all, don’t even bother with that joke. You aren’t the good guy defending against a jealous little girl. You’re the fool who fell into holding a title he doesn’t deserve to even look at losing against a bitter, stubborn champion wanting back what’s rightfully hers.”
“It’s going to feel good when I pin your shoulders to the mat for that three count. It’s going to feel good when I make history. It’s going to feel good to hear… AND NEEEEEEEW ZERO GRAVITY CHAMPION… KATIE… MOICEEEEELLE! For the second time in my life.”