Episode 8 - A Blow is Struck
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Two weeks later, McKinney found himself sitting on the workout room mats with Geffen and the two instructors, having just finished what was in essence their final exam. “Damn, these two weeks have gone fast.” He felt satisfied with what he had accomplished. The ziksu had told them that both he and Geffen had achieved a higher level than most of their students. Geffen was more adept at Feel the Wind while he was stronger at using the bolt. Both had reached a fairly high level of competence at deploying the shield. While they could not completely repel a strike like the ziksu, they were able to dissipate incoming force like they were wearing padding. The hardest part had been trusting in the new system. Too often, in a critical situation, the muscle memory of their old system would kick in. It wo...

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