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Five Years Gone
Date: Spring 2012 Characters: Candice Wilmer, Jimmy Lee Summary:… 
31st-Oct-2007 09:38 pm
Date: Spring 2012
Characters: Candice Wilmer, Jimmy Lee
Summary: Hand to hand combat is important training for any field agent. Especially those who were formerly married.
Warnings: Violence, no doubt.
Status: In progress
Open, but ping first

She stripped to a tank top before coming into the room, purposeful and determined, turning her cell off and shoving it to the back of her locker - something which she almost never did. Never mind being reachable, she had time to get a few rounds in.

The training room was empty at this time of night. Empty except for the other figure in the co-ed changing room. No need to talk to him to know who it was. After years of marriage and what felt like an eternity of cohabitation, they know the drill only too well.

31st-Oct-2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
The mat felt cold beneath his bare feet. Though the weaved vinyl cover gave the appearance of being rough, it sunk beneath his weight, prepared to cushion the falls that would inevitably come. He seized up his opponent from the corner of his eye, walking causally over to the rack at the edge of the mat.
31st-Oct-2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
One day soon, she would be deemed too old for this. Of course, when that happened, they'd pull her off active duty and shove her into a cell for 'research purposes'. For now, though, she'll cling to what her body still allows her to do. Which isn't much but learn how to take a fall.

Whoever said that wasn't a lesson?

"Free for all?" she asked, pinning up her hair with a tight elastic. If her scalp ached, all the better. Easier to ignore the pain from his kicks. That was inescapable.
31st-Oct-2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
"Anything goes." he grinned, rolling his shoulders as he turned to face her. "Except guns, I can't take another cut for wall repairs."
31st-Oct-2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
"Damn and I've been itching for some target practice," she grinned back, a hint of a challenge there. Her holster hung on the banister by the door. Depending on how this went, they might end up scraping that rule.
31st-Oct-2007 09:39 pm (UTC)
"No blackouts, tapout word is 'Canton'. Are we going to wager dinner or something else?" Rolling up the sleeves of his t-shirt to his shoulders, Jimmy stepped farther away from the rack. He fought better without things in his hands anyway.
31st-Oct-2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
"Whoever loses takes over training duties for the next week," Candice suggested, rolling back and forth on her heels. "That sound reasonable enough to you?"
31st-Oct-2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
"Sounds fair enough." he nodded, slipping into his fighting stance for only a second before advancing forward. Candice would normally take the offensive stance first, but they needed to break from routine, if only a little.
31st-Oct-2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
Defense, she used to say, made her sleepy. It held true in all areas of life, but never more so than in the training room. Grinning when she saw him advance, Candice spared a thought to what she might do in his stead. Never a good strategy, but it made for good compromise.

Rather than let him get a hit in, she spun on her heel, aiming for a back kick.
31st-Oct-2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
He brought his arms to his chest, pushing at the heel of Candice's foot when it came in contact with them. Twisting his upper torso as he dropped to a lower stance, Jimmy made a sweep at the leg Candice's weight rested heavily on with his left foot.
31st-Oct-2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
Falling didn't mean losing, but she still bit back rage as she hit the mat, his expression above her seeming to mock. Incensed, she brought foot into whatever part of him she could reach first. It just happened to be his thigh.
6th-Nov-2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
It was a dirty move, kicking at someone already on the ground, but the pain in his thigh made him go for it, his foot aiming for her side.
6th-Nov-2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
Candice grunted at the kick. He had good aim, the son of a--her ex-husband.

"Maybe we should've gone to counseling instead, dear," she mocked, blowing a strand of hair out of her face and getting back to her feet.
8th-Nov-2007 08:20 pm (UTC)
"Pay to have someone fuck with my thoughts when you already do it for free?" he smirked, shifting his weight on the balls of his feet. "Sorry, darling."
8th-Nov-2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
"You never know," Candice grunted, going for a hit to his chest, feinting and catching his side instead. "Someone else might do it better."
8th-Nov-2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
He grunted as the wind was knocked out of him and he reflexively reached up to guard himself from any further attacks while his other hand went for her wrist before it could retreat. With an attempt to throw either her body or rhythm, Jimmy tugged at her arm, pulling her toward his body then away, pivoting before they could collide. "Find that hard to believe, no one can do better than you."
8th-Nov-2007 08:47 pm (UTC)
"Is that a compliment?" she smirked, recovering her balance and trying to not to feel too disappointed. His grip on her arm grounded her in the fight, but her mind wandered. "Since when do you pay me compliments?"
8th-Nov-2007 08:57 pm (UTC)
"Before or after we got married?" he asked, feigned a back kick to take a punch at her mid-section. It was a pointless question, but the more thoughts wandered away from the steps of battle, the more advantageous it was. Even if it meant he'd distract himself in the process.
8th-Nov-2007 09:03 pm (UTC)
"Before or after we got divorced," she winced, "therein lies the question." Recovering from the punch, she put more distance between them, returning to the attack with a series of high kicks.
8th-Nov-2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
"What about during?" Jimmy met her kicks with a series of blocks, first with his arms and then with kicks of his own. "Can't remember much of any of it beyond the yelling."
8th-Nov-2007 09:10 pm (UTC)
"If I was that loud, it was all to your credit," she laughed, retreating. "At least that's how I remember it."
8th-Nov-2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
"No, you're right. To think, I was a quiet guy." he laughed, shaking his head. Taking a brief moment to catch his breath, he charged again, dropping low to take a low kick at her mid-section.
8th-Nov-2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
"To think, I used to care," she shot back, inattention letting him catch her at a weak moment. She took the hit and the ensuing fall with less than good grace. "Bastard."
8th-Nov-2007 09:32 pm (UTC)
"Think there must've been a lapse of judgment there, neh?" he asked, crouching over her prone form with a wry grin. It left him open but he didn't care. "Can't imagine you ever having any of those ridiculous feelings at all. My folly."
8th-Nov-2007 09:35 pm (UTC)
"Wouldn't be the first thing you were wrong about," she shrugged, too tired to push up from the math.

"How's my Korean these days? Just as bad?"
8th-Nov-2007 09:38 pm (UTC)
"Pronounciation lazy, as always." he chided, stepping to the side and offering a hand. Their marriage wasn't as bad as they made it out to be, but the divorce made up for the bitterness that lingered. Even still, he couldn't hate her, even at during the times he wanted to. "At least you don't stutter with it, that stop-go thing you used to do was annoying."
8th-Nov-2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
"You can be such a bitch," she grinned appreciatively, taking the offered hand. "I've had enough. You?"
8th-Nov-2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
"Learned from the best." he grinned, helping her stand. "Yeah, I've reached my limit."
8th-Nov-2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
"Great." Candice grinned back, intertwining their fingers for a stolen moment of closeness, perpetually aware of the cameras above them. "Always were a lightweight."
8th-Nov-2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
"I could've gone longer, probably take it out on some rooks later." he smiled, keeping their hands out of view as he tightened his grip instead of letting go as he should. "Call it a draw? No winners."
8th-Nov-2007 10:08 pm (UTC)
"So noble of you," she mocked, brushing her thumb over sweat-slick fingers, trying to think of a reason to stay like this a few moments longer. "Is that what you tell the Enclave in the field? Let's call it a draw?"
8th-Nov-2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
"You see, if I won and technically I would, you'd have to take up my training. If you did, what would I do with myself next week?" he made a motion to wipe at his brow but instead brushed her knuckles against his lips before releasing her hand. "I'll probably end up restless."
8th-Nov-2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
Candice barely suppressed a shudder of longing. By the time they made it home, the moment will have passed them and nothing will have changed.

She smirked, stepping away from him. "You'd have to think up ways to entertain yourself all on your own, like a big boy."
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