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Zen Dragon

Zen Dragon

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want you to hold up your tai chi sword and say, ‘The jian is the king of

swords.’ He will think you’re over confident and he might even laugh. This

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will make him under estimate you and give you a chance to surprise him

with a speed attack.”

Longsword practiced using that trick on me with a slow demo

followed by a speedy attack. At first I had to tell him to make his demo

slower. I explained that before real combat he would be pumped full of

adrenaline and the hardest thing would be to go slow.

I told him to go home, and meditate. “Visualize your strategy giving

you victory……and don’t tell anyone your strategy. Your life may depend

on it.”

After he left I went to the medicine cabinet in the bathroom. Some

naproxen should help reduce the inflammation of my bruises. A little pain

was worth the price if it allowed Longsword keep his life.

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Tansao was in charge of teaching the classes today, so I had the entire

day off. I planned to spend the evening with Etherea and it was very hard to

wait for her to get off work.

Now that I didn’t have Longsword to distract me I watched the clock

and waited eagerly for every second to pass. It seemed like I would have to

wait forever until four o’clock.

At two o’clock Tansao asked me, “Where are all the Tiny Dragons?”

“Maybe they got spring fever,” I said. “Sometimes nobody shows up

for class.”

“But I took the day off from work so I could teach,” she complained.

“Don’t worry, some students will show up as the day gets later.”

She was not reassured, “What if nobody comes to class anymore?”

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