"Congratulations on pa.s.sing the 2nd Test." said the Etherial voice, this is the first voice I heard just as I became conscious.
When I opened my eyes, I found myself standing on the simple fighting ring which is big enough that even the lieutenant stage could fight comfortably one it much me who is at the sergeant stage.
"Thank You," I said after looking around, "Since you have pa.s.sed the two tests, it is time for you to take the third test, the test of Strenth." the ethereal voice said.
Looks like I will have fight an opponent to pa.s.s the test of strength, I thought as I looked the fighting ring that I am standing on.
"You have already pa.s.sed the test of Will and Perseverance, the test of strength should not be difficult for you."
"The third test will start in one minute and this test you have to finish early as possible to get the maximum score." said Etherial voice with the soft laugh.
Whoever this Supreme powerhouse that designed these tests is sure is m.a.s.o.c.h.i.s.t, who like torture people intentionally.
As the Etherial voice disappeared, a sword came to my hand and to my surprise, it is my sword the Red sword that I used regularly, how considerate of her!
Time pa.s.sed and soo thirty seconds pa.s.sed and my opponent appeared in front of me and when I saw my opponent, I couldnt help but get shocked because the opponent I am facing is me.
My opponent is me, he looked exactly like me, wearing exactly the same close as me and holding the same Red sword as me.
I am going to fight me? I asked myself, then started to wonder how I am going to win if fight myself.
I didnt have time to think about it as the countdown started and all I could do ready myself for the fight.
As large tong sounded as the countdown reach zero and exact same moment, my opponent and I who is also me went for each other, we came at each other with the same speed and holding the sword at the similar style.
As our sword clashed, I come to know that not my opponent looked like me and use all my skill, he can also use my rule power. The Rule power which said to impossible things to replicate is replicated in from me.
I can feel the same flavor of Rule power from him that I comprehended which should be impossible but here it is becoming possible, I have never in my wildest dream thought that I will be fighting me who is an exact copy of mine and could use all my abilities including the ruling power.
I have way too underestimated the powerhouse who had created this test that I didnt dare to imagine which level that powerhouse had reached.
Our weapon clashed, he and I used the exact same moves and reacted exactly the same way with no exception.
I am my opponent them how I am going to win against myself? I continue to ask myself. This is making me frustrating as no matter what move I make, it is easily been countered by the opponent.
In my frustration, I just want to throw my sword an give up as clearly this is an undefeatable opponent but if this was an undefeatable opponent and then this would be the test.
There is much some way to win this battle, as this thought came into my mind all the frustration I am feeling evaporated in a flash as I wholeheartedly started concentrating on my opponent to find any way or loophole to defeat him.
First I did not see anything but after ten minuits of fighting, I notice something which made me extremly happy.
I was such a dumb f.u.c.k! I cursed myself. All three tests are not just tests but also opportunities.
The first test helped me sharpened my will and helped me enhance my soul power, the 2nd test boosted my Perseverance and gave me a wide view about the world and the third test which I'm going through now will help me increse my strength directly.
I am fighting myself and all the moves he is making and abilities he is using all mine that means by observing with it, I can find fault in it and exploit, this is way not only will I able to defeat my opponent but will also able to know the weakness my moves have what should be done to improve them which will help me increse my strength directly but its easier said than done.
It would have been quite easy if I had been not finding myself who knows me from my core, so defeating myself would be ten times stronger than defeating oneself who knows everything about you, still is the only way I could find and I am very willing to try it.
Clank Clank Clank….
My weapons clashed with my opponent and in just five minuits, I had found more than twenty mistakes in my moves which could be easily solved.
I usually film myself while fighting to see the mistakes I am making and to refine my moves but I have to say, I had never found so much mistake in one go and this just starting.
As time pa.s.sed by, I found more and more mistakes that number their number reached very close to hundreds which made me gasp in shame as I have never thought, I make so many mistakes while fighting.
Some of these mistakes are small and some are big but all of them are easily fixable with a little tweak.
Seeing all this mistake, I started to fix them one by one and continue to test them against my opponent and this way I had not only fixed my mistake but also continue to improve them and while I am doing that, I got a pleasant surprise.
As I started to fix and improve my mistake, our fight was on the equal term and n.o.body able to gain the upper hand in battle due to both having similar strength and using similar moves but as time pa.s.sed, I started to gain upper hand slowly.
The more I kept fixing and improving my moves, the more I kept gaining the upper hand in the fight and by the time I had fixed and improved half of my mistake, I started to completly dominate my opponent.
He may have my strength and move but it can't improve, he is like a copy of mine taken before the start of a fight, at first we were equal but as I kept improving, it kept getting suppressed by me and by the time I fixed and improved three forth of my mistakes, I had completly suppressed him that I could easily finish the fight but I did not do that.
This is the rare chance to improve and while doing that I may lose some of my scores but I didnt care this opportunity of improving isn't less than reward.
Time pa.s.sed by as I continued to fix and improve my mistakes and by the time I am done improving and fixing all the mistakes, my opponent had utterly suppressed under my sword and that so much that I will only need the slash to finish the fight and that is what I did.