Garrett Hunter did not lose fights.
Actually, that was patently untrue. Garrett had lost plenty
of fights, though he always thought of an excuse or three as to why
he'd lost those fights. The Fight Club boys accepted those excuses without question, brainwashed as they were, and everyone else just continued thinking of Garrett as a pathetic poseur. Not that Garrett gave a flying fuck about anyone outside of Fight Club.
It was understandable, though, that the boy didn't always win, despite a formidable reputation and his unwillingness to ever give up. He was pretty strong, but he was in no way big, often a severe disadvantage in fights against some of Bayview's larger residents. And not counting a couple of weeks of instruction as a kid, Garrett had never had any real training. In a way that was an advantage- he was unpredictable- but he could occasionally have trouble keeping up with some of the martial art experts of the neighborhood.
One thing Garrett could say proudly, though, was that he'd never
lost a fight to a girl.
Unfortunately for him, that was about to change.
He grinned presumptuously as his rage-filled blow hit Belle dead in the-
Fuck! She blocked it, when did she get so fucking FAST?
The grin was knocked off his face by the force of the kick at his side, throwing him off balance yet again, he gritting his teeth against the pain-
Garrett, get fucking BALANCED, get fucking ready, she's not gonna-
Another kick, harder than the first, to the stomach, he still wasn't ready, the wind was knocked out of him and for a moment it was hard to breathe-
How the fuck is this happening?! I can beat her, I know I can beat her, I've done before-
He tried, he really did. He couldn't regain his balance, but he tried regardless, swinging towards Belle, and missing completely. The third kick hit him again in the side, he grunted from the pain, and-
He barely saw the tree before it rushed up to meet him.
A hollow thunk followed by a muted one- Garrett's head hitting the tree, and his body hitting the ground.
He blacked out before he had time to register his loss.
[[Garrett Hunter continued in Project Mayhem