Thanks for the feedback, Cindy. This was a tough one to get out, but I think I did good with it. I sure hope so, it's K-Free's first ever title match lol:Cool Story, Bro: Episode 6
The scene opens shortly after the close of Thursday Torcher, where we find a groggy Kenny Freeman stumbling around the hallway of the Assembly Hall. Various TFWF staff look on as the Internet sensation struggles to get his bearings. He stops at the sight of Ozzy Finch.
â€œDude, what happened?â€
â€œYou got hit pretty hard, Kenny. Is everything okay?â€
Kenny nods his head slowly, still looking around as though lost.
â€œI think so, man. Did I win?â€
Ozzy looks at him with a confused look.
â€œThe debate. Did I win the debate?â€
Ozzy sends a hand straight up to his face, shaking his head.
â€œThat wasnâ€™t really a debate, Kenny.â€
â€œI know that, manâ€¦but did I win?â€
â€œIâ€¦you know, Kenny, you should probably get ready for next week.â€
Kenny nods in agreement.
â€œThatâ€™s the most brilliant thing Iâ€™ve heard all night. I should totally get ready. Who am I up against?â€
â€œWell, Iâ€™ve got some good newsâ€¦and some potentially upsetting news. The good news is you have a title match, a pretty important one in fact.â€
Kennyâ€™s face lights up in excitement.
â€œAwesome! Iâ€™m gonna train so hard, thereâ€™ll be no WAY that I could lose! Iâ€™m gonna go out there and show them all what Iâ€™m made of. Iâ€™m gonnaâ€¦â€
Kenny stops, looking at a concerned Ozzy.
â€œWait, whatâ€™s the potentially upsetting news?â€
Ozzyâ€™s nerves become quite evident, as though he is afraid to break the news to Kenny.
â€œCome on, it canâ€™t be that bad. I take it theyâ€™re finally giving me a shot at Jose Ramon?â€
Ozzy shakes his head slowly.
Ozzy shakes his head again.
â€œSurely theyâ€™re not putting me up against Phenom, or even Fallen Angel. As nice a thought as that is, I donâ€™t think the TFWFâ€™s ready for Kenny Freeman to beâ€¦â€
Ozzy blurts out with a mix of angst and fear.
â€œItâ€™s Mosa! Theyâ€™re putting you up against Drake Mosa for the North American title!â€
Kennyâ€™s eyes widen, a look of horror growing on his face as we cut to Kennyâ€™s room. Here we find Kennyâ€™s mother knocking on the door of his built-in closet.
â€œCome on out, Kenny! You canâ€™t get ready for your match staying in there all week!â€
We hear a muffled shout from inside the closet.
â€œSure I can, Drakeâ€™s a closet case!â€
Kennyâ€™s mom lets out a sigh as she raises a hand to her face.
â€œHoney, I know youâ€™re still hurt over losing to Darrius King. It happens, dear. Failure happens, and then we move on. You remember what that guy in the movie said, right?â€
â€œMom, you know how many movies have been released inâ€¦like, the past year alone? Youâ€™ll need to be specific.â€
â€œThat movie about the bat guy.â€
All we hear from the closet is a light thud, possibly Kenny hitting his head against the wall.
â€œAre you talking about the why do we fall down line?â€
â€œYeah, thatâ€™s the oneâ€¦why do we fall down, Kenny?â€
A really loud sigh from inside the closet.
â€œSo we can pick ourselves back up, Mom.â€
â€œExactly. So you lost, big deal. I have faith in you, Kenny. Your fans have faith in you. Now get out here, you have a flight to catch.â€
The room goes quiet for a moment.
â€œKenneth Xavier Freeman, if you donâ€™t come out here right nowâ€¦Iâ€™m going to ground you!â€
Still silent for just a moment longer.
â€œGround me? What, are you going to keep me from going to Thursday Torcher?â€
His motherâ€™s eyes shift left and right.
â€œYeah, thatâ€™s exactly what Iâ€™ll do!â€
The door swings wide open, revealing a stunned Kenny. He gives his mother a cold stare, shaking his head slightly.
â€œThat doesnâ€™t make any seâ€”hey, why youâ€™d bring the camera in here? Turn that thing off!â€
With this we cut to static, bringing us to the Muppet Interlude (thatâ€™s right, itâ€™s back!)â€¦
We return from the interlude to a house show in St. Louis, Missouri. We are just days away from a Thursday Torcher that is very special to one man in particularâ€¦and that man is coming down the ramp as â€œLittle Less Conversationâ€ blares over the PA system, much to the delight of the crowd. As Kenny enters the ring, his earlier fear seems to be replaced with some sense of hopeâ€¦perhaps even confidence. He gets a microphone from ringside, waiting for the fans to quiet down before he starts talking.
â€œWhatâ€™s up, St. Louis!â€
The crowd gets rowdy hearing their hometown, much to the amusement of the Internet sensation.
â€œItâ€™s been a heck of a ride this past month, hasnâ€™t it? The TFWF Galaxyâ€™s watched a LOT of stuff go down. Weâ€™ve got Phenom and Dragon Demonico about to throw down for the Intercontinental Championshipâ€¦â€
A big pop for each man.
â€œWeâ€™ve got the war between Fallen Angel and Jack Benevolence take a new turn as the One Ring Circus FINALLY sticks their nose into the World Title pictureâ€¦â€
A pop for the World Champion is followed by boos for Benevolence and MDK, and the Circus as a whole.
â€œAnd through every twist and turn, one thing remains constantâ€¦you guys, the TFWF Galaxy. Without you guys there would be no hope for a guy like me to make it in this company.â€
The crowd cheers for Kenny, whose smile fades.
â€œAnd believe me, I could use all the hope I can get right about now. When I first found out I was facing Drake Mosa, I was scaredâ€¦in fact, I was terrified. Weâ€™ve all seen what heâ€™s capable of, we all know what he can do when he sets that depraved mind of his to it. This is the guy that made Joey Lupino tap out, after all. This is the guy that did all thoseâ€¦all those horrible things to Joeyâ€™s friend.â€
Some heavy booing for Mosa, as well as his evil deeds of the past.
â€œBut you know something, TFWF Galaxy? I was inspired by Joeyâ€™s willingness to suffer the pain for a greater cause. Because heâ€™s fighting for what he believes inâ€¦and thatâ€™s exactly what Iâ€™m going to do. Someone once said that courage is not a lack of fear, but rather overcoming itâ€¦and Iâ€™m going to overcome my fear so hard, Drake Mosaâ€™s gonna be feeling it for the next three weeks!â€
A big pop for Kenny now, as he starts to get mental momentum going.
â€œDrake Mosa, youâ€™ve cast fear into so many peopleâ€™s livesâ€¦but Iâ€™m going to give you the biggest scare of all. Iâ€™m going to do something everyone thought was impossible, Drakeâ€¦Iâ€™m going to beat you, in the middle of THIS ring, and Iâ€™m going to take that North American Championship off your big olâ€™ shoulder. Iâ€™m going to do what Masked Marvel couldnâ€™t do a while back, and as much as he might not like hearing thisâ€¦Iâ€™m even going to do what Joey Lupino couldnâ€™t do. Your time is over, Drake Mosa!â€
The crowd is getting even louder now, Kenny nodding with approval.
â€œAnd Joey, I hope youâ€™re listening too man. Iâ€™m going to do you a small favor, and take this manâ€™s title awayâ€¦and by doing so, Iâ€™m going to give you one less distraction from tearing this man limb by limb! As for you, Drake Mosaâ€¦come Torcher, the K will set you free from the burden of carrying that belt around with you all the time! Kenny Freeman, Northern American Championâ€¦I like the sound of that. Donâ€™t you, TFWF Galaxy?â€
The crowd goes wild in approval as Kenny drops the microphone. He exits the ring as â€œLittle Less Conversationâ€ plays, giving high fives to people in the front row on his way up the ramp. He gets to the stage, taking one last look at the crowd with a smile as the scene fades to black.