Arazi suited up in her normal outfit, if a suit of skintight spandex could be described as normal. The fabric was a deep red, with the extremities fading out into a blazing orange, and she wore what could only be the most hideous yellow leather go-go boots in creation. She smiled as she pulled the boots up, showing a few inches of her thigh between the hem of her unitard and boots.
"I guess I will go first, but I should let you know that I've done this course before, sort of. Last time there were more of the goon-bots, and there wasnt a bigger goon-bot at the end, but whatever, right?" she said, giving David a sidelong look that would have ignited a fireplace.
She stepped across the sensor threshold, and the three supermodel thin, department store looking mannakin robots came to life. Two rushed her headlong, pounded out a heavy cadence on the steel reinforced concrete floor. The first struck high, the second swung low, more effective tactics than most street thugs and generally petty criminals used, even those who worked in gangs. Arazi did a backwards somersault, avoiding both attacks, and showing her gymnastic training.
She sprung forward as the two goon-bots reevaluated their failed attack while the third moved quickly to flank her. The lead bot stumbled as she pounced hands first on its shoulders, using it as a vault-horse. The second robot collapsed as she delivered a punishing blow to it's head. It crackled and the head sheered off. The goon-bot staggered and fell to the floor, headless and sparking. A fast reverse sweep attack took the second bot off of its feet, and a quick thrust kick dislocated its left leg, its circuitry recognized a fight ending injury and the bot ceased moving. The third lunged and tacked Arazi, driving her into the ground with enough force to knock the wind out of her.
Heat billowed from her hands as she channeled xeo energy into the carapace of the bot. The plas-steel bubbled and ran like wax, and the bot lurched as its internal systems overheated. It collapsed on top of her, streaming molten plas-steel down her arms and chest. She rolled the bot off of her, gasping for breath and slinging the semi-liquid off of her body.
"d**n, must've upgraded them or something." she said rising to her feet. Nearly thirty feet from the threshold, she found the chasm, nearly another thirty feet wide. Jumping the distance between two buildings, or across a narrow street. She took a breath and cursed softly. If she could only fly like some of the other xeos, but that wasnt in her repetoire.
She took a running start and leapt as far as she could, extending her power as much as possible. She focused the heat into a tight cone behind her, expelling a cloud of superheated air and flame, in the fashion of a horribly primitive and inefficient jet engine. She hit the opposite side of the chasm and rolled, the cone of heat extinguished.
She looked at the wall of flame with mild disgust. One section of the wall flickered, and the flames receded, her hand extended in a warding submission gesture. Wordlessly she stepped over the burners. Easiest part of the obstacle course.
The guardian lunged forward, not waiting for her to enter its zone. With an iron fist it caught her beneath the arm and slung her across the floor and into the wall. She gagged with the pain of the hit, her hand drawn to her ribs. "Dammit, some training bot." she said, staggering to her feet.
She vaulted over a second attack, her kick failing to damage the head. The guardian rotated, extending a three chain flail. Arazi took a step back, obviously surprised by the machine. She dodged barely in time to avoid att three chains as they swung at her like the end of a whip. She grabbed one as the bot recoiled the chains. A flash of heat welded the chain to the floor, raising a foul smelling cloud of metal vapor and slagged concrete. The bot tugged and the servo motors whined as it tried to draw in the third chain, but was quite firmly welded to the floor.
Non-flusted the bot launched itself foreward with the heavy gait of a pro-football linebacker. The punch smashed through Arazi's defences, and smashed her across the room again. Liquid metal dripped from its iron fist, the fingers now semi-fused. Arazi lay still, fear caught her and she started to shake.
"DAVIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIID!" she screamed.