Post by Aaron Black on Jan 10, 2017 2:42:25 GMT -5
Scene opens up backstage at Vindication just before the show begins. Camera crew and event staff are running around wildly as they make final preparations for the show to go live.
Aaron Black enters the frame from around a corner, grinning as he looks around.
"Been a little while."
He's in full ring gear and a Jensen t shirt, already looking prepared for his main event match tonight. He continues making his way down the halls of the venue before it becomes clear that he's heading to gorilla position.
He peeks out of the curtain at the sold out arena in Portland, Oregon. The crowd are all filled in and the countdown clock begins to start the show.
"Looking to pander?", someone approaches him in gorilla.
Aaron turns to see his brother Jaiden standing behind him, arms crossed.
"What? Oh, the shirt? Nah, I didn't even think about it when I put it on", he replies.
"You look good. How's the hand?", Jaiden asks.
Aaron balls it up and lets it go a few times, showing its mobility. "Better. As better as it ever will be."
"Well that's good. Hey look, I know it's been a while and I never officially apologized for what happened with Testament and your rematch clause..."
"Don't", Aaron interrupts him. "There's nothing to apologize for. You were defending your wife, and that's exactly what anyone else would have done. I mean in what universe could a man who is just defending his wife be considered the bad guy?"
Jaiden laughs. "I don't know man, but I know that you're going to get that title back. You were so damn close to winning the Rumble. People are pissed."
"Good. Let them be pissed. The more pissed they are, the more pleased they'll be when I take that title back from whoever ends up with it."
"Speaking of that, tonight you're in there with all of them. Hawes, Corin, Styles. Hell of a first night back on Vindication", Jaiden pats his brother on the back.
"It is, and I suspect the others won't like that. I mean I get injured, I come back, I get injured again, and then I enter the Rumble as a surprise entrant and almost win and now I'm main eventing Vindication? Hell, I'd hate me. But it doesn't matter. I'm back, and this time it's for real. I'm not the soft, fragile Aaron Black that they last saw. I'm the Author of Agony. I'm like a starving wolf. It doesn't matter if it's all three of them, I'm going to rip and claw my way through. I'm done waiting, I stepped aside to let Drew and John become the champions I thought they could be, and it didn't happen. The Anarchy Club was a failure, but Aaron Black is not.
I've got a list of names that I'm going to cross off this time. First on the list? Shio Corin. Champion or not, he's still on my radar. I don't care if Styles or Hawes are out there too, they'll all get tapped out if need be. Shio is mine. I'm locking in the Blacklist, I'm submitting him, and I'm moving on with my life. This just the first night of my redemption, brother, and the last chance he has for it."
Aaron and Jaiden slap hands and embrace for a moment before heading off into the arena. As the scene fades out we can just briefly hear their conversation.
"So, Darius. Last time I saw that guy he was half that size. Someone needs to drug test that guy..."
“SHIO MAY HAVE A BROKEN JAW! Hawes crawls into the cover…1…2…3! HAWES HAS DONE IT! OWEN HAWES IS THE NEW CHAMPION!” “Here is your winner, and NEW GCW Heavyweight Champion, OWEN HAWES!” “That was one hell of a victory Kohl! I had no clue who was going to get the final pin. But we have out answer.” “You are most certainly right Beast. It looks like the End of Days is the End of the road for Shio’s championship run. I can’t wait to see a rematch in the future of these two. But for now, there is your new GCW Heavyweight Champion, Owen Hawes!”
*Cut to commercial*
Owen Hawes walks through the curtain, holding his prize. Everything around him is a blur. A road agent hands Owen Hawes a t-shirt with the End of Days logo plastered on it. Owen Hawes puts it on, as the change of temperature from the arena’s bright light’s heat to the air conditioned backstage area is quite noticeable, the sweat and bruises the Nightmare had accumulated over the course of the match didn’t help. There are many eyes surrounding the new champion. Each pair glaring at him up and down as they practice their respective pre-match stretching routines prior to the GCW Rumble. Owen Hawes is only vaguely aware of this; his focus has been on his new title.
Owen Hawes walks out of one of the doors reading, “exit” and eventually makes his way to a semi empty Tokyo alleyway, surrounded only with Japanese workers unloading a truck into a nearby restaurant, with one of the workers appearing to be on his smoke break. Owen Hawes walks up to the man and, not knowing Japanese makes a smoking motion to the worker. The Japanese man understands and offers Owen Hawes a cigarette and lighter. As Owen Hawes is about to light it, the worker looks at Owen Hawes’ World Heavyweight Championship. The worker says “Tatakai?” in Japanese, apparently asking a question. Remembering that Owen didn’t speak the language instead uses his own form of body language to make a fighting motion, asking if Owen Hawes fights for a living. Owen nods his head, to agree with him as he takes a deep drag from the cigarette.
“Won this half an hour ago actually.” He says, and then exhales the smoke from his lungs. “Let me ask you something. What do I do now? I just reached the top of the mountain. I got the respect I’ve been working for my whole life. Now, they don’t only respect me. They’re afraid of me. I’ve never been looked up to before.” Owen Hawes takes another drag from his cigarette in a few moments of silence. Owen Hawes is surprised that he was actually willing to speak to this total stranger, and actually tell him how he’s feeling. It may be the adrenaline; his heart is still pounding from the war he had with Shio Corin. It may be the emotions; his mind isn’t really at its sharpest after achieving one’s life goal. It may be the language barrier; his words can’t be judged if they’re spoken in a foreign language. Regardless, Owen Hawes asks the stranger the question one last time. “What do I do now?” The Japanese worker throws his cigarette to the ground, grinds it with his foot and says, “Tatakai.”
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