What really happened at LAW #66 Jul 29, 2017 10:33:08 GMT -5
Post by AngelicaVaughn on Jul 29, 2017 10:33:08 GMT -5
At the conclusion of Ashley Williams vs. Angelica
Angie was exhausted. She felt she had the slight upper hand, but her cardio was lacking. Ash, on the other hand, was a machine that never stopped. Even after hitting her with the Vaughnemous, the Monmouth Miracle had enough time to evade the EW!, and counter.
Angelica doubled over after getting kicked in the stomach, watching her coach and mentor crawl away, before getting herself back to a vertical basis using the ropes. She knew she should be in full pursuit, but her chest was heaving and her lungs were stinging already. She was simply too winded, and it could’ve cost her dearly.
Ash got up and charged at her. Angelica panicked. Her coach was fast, even faster than during their usual sparring matches. With the LAW faithful cheering them on, she undoubtedly had so much adrenaline pumping through her veins that it strengthened her muscles and heightened her muscles.
But not for Angie. She nearly blacked out, and on pure instinct, did the one and only thing that she knew could save her hide.
She recoiled, but stuck out her hand, well aimed at her mentor’s mouth. Ash was caught off guard, not expecting the swift counter that had hit her more by way of chance than by actual skill. Angie felt her fingers enter Ash’s mouth and she curled her fingertips, wrapping them around the teeth for extra leverage, allowing her entire hand to sink inside of her mouth.
Ash’s supply of oxygen was cut off completely and instantaneously. The Future of Female Wrestling’s eyes widened as she realized what her protégé had done. She immediately latched on to Angie’s wrist with both her hands, trying to get free, but Angie had the mandible claw locked in so tight that there was no escaping it; not with her oxygen supply cut off.
She faded fast, sinking to one knee. Angelica’s face was a mess and as readable as a book. She felt a tear well up, disgusted with what she was doing, but she couldn’t hesitate now. She couldn’t pull back. She had to see this through. Angelica kept repeating what Ashley had told her so many times in the build-up to this match.
“You better be ready to PUT me down.”
Angelica noticed the struggle stopped. Ash, now down on both knees, looked up at Angelica and their eyes met. If Angelica didn’t know any better, she could have sworn those eyes were beaming with pride. Ay-Dub grabbed on to Angelica’s lower arm.
And she winked at her protégé. It was quick and barely noticeable, but Angelica knew what she saw. As she wondered what it could mean,, she felt something tap her forearm three times. Angelica looked down, and as she heard the sounds of the bell ringing, she realized what Ash had just done.
She pulled her hand out of Ash’s mouth, threads of saliva running from her fingers. And before the referee could even raise Angelica’s hand, the rookie wrestler wrapped her arms around Ashley, locking in a deep, deep hug.
“Thank you,” Angie whispered in Ashley’s ear, inaudible to anyone in attendance or watching at home. “Thank you so much for everything.” During the last sentence, Angie could hear her voice break, the emotion finally getting to her, but she swore she wouldn’t cry. Now was not the time to show weakness. The crowd though, ate it up. They cheered as Angelica showed her mentor this sign of gratitude and respect.
When Ashley returned the hug and pulled Angelica in even tighter, they went berserk. But while the adoration of the crowd meant the world to Angie, Ash’s gesture meant event more.
“You got me, kid,” she answered, her voice hoarse due to Angie’s mandible claw. “You got me good. I’m proud of you. You didn’t hesitate. You put me down, like I knew you could.”
Their embrace seemed to take forever. Angie never really wanted to let go, but when Ash broke it up and raised her hand in victory under the rapturous applause of the LAW faithful in Long Beach, she had no choice but to give in.
A single tear ran down her cheek. Finally, she knew what it meant to be truly proud of something.