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(Rip vs Erick, final round)
Rip said quietly "I know Serena, but it means everything to hear you say it."
Erick scoffed, seething with jealousy. He charged Rip, punching at him. Rip evaded the blow and returned with one of his own, hitting Erick in the junction between ribcage and hip. He stumbled and wheezed, Erick grabbed a handful of dirt and threw it in Rip's face "Argh!" Rip pawed at his eyes.
Erick rose up and swung again with an uppercut, he connected and knocked Rip in the jaw. Rip stumbled and Erick hit again, with his knee, in Rip's solar plexus. Rip gasped and doubled over, Erick smashed him down with both fists. As Rip fell, Erick's body went into rigors from all the traumatic damage he'd received so far.
Rip spun with his tail and swept Erick over, and as the man fell, Rip punched up, sending Erick back on his feet. Rip stepped back, wound up a punch and struck Erick in the center of his face, smashing in his nose. Erick wobbled and tried to move away. He swooned, and grasped at his head.
Rip ended it there, one more downward strike to Erick's neck, sent the horrible man face first into the dirt. A small pool of blood moved outwards as the last seconds of life began to fade from Erick.
Rip stumbled back and sat down hard. He watched Erick ebb away and began to softly sob into his hands. "I...hate this...I hate it...." He said and wiped his eyes, trying to regain his composure.
Erick turned onto his back, to watch the sky as he died. His last words to Rip, were "Wuss."